12-01-2020  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 11th January
    11:00am Lizzie Redmond & Anne Wilson, Barnahask.
  • Tuesday 14th January
    9:00am Thanksgiving to Holy Mother, Blessed Spirit and Sacred Heart.
  • Wednesday 15th January
    9:00am Thanksgiving to Holy Mother, Blessed Spirit and Sacred Heart.
  • Saturday 18th January
    7:00pm Ada Doyle. Aidan & Philomena Mahon, Irish Street. Patrick Kavanagh, Ryland, Anniversary. Paddy O’Brien, Chapel Lane, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 19th January
    12 Noon Aidan Whelan. Brigid Lennon, Main Street, Anniversary.

Special Ministers for January 2020

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : A
  • 9:00am : B
  • 12 Noon : C

Flower Society:

  • Margaret Barry/Monica Mernagh

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Envelope Collection

Monday 6th January 2020: €566.20 Thank You for your Generosity

2020 Contribution Envelopes

Are available for collection in the Parish Office from Monday 16th December. Your contributions help fund: Faith Development, Flowers & Candles, Light & Heat, Insurance, Maintenance, Parish Office, Pastoral Centre and more.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Sunday 12th January 10:30am Bill Jordan, Jim & Mick Kearns, Coorduff.
  • Saturday 18th January 8:00pm Rita Foley 4th Anniversary. Patrick & Elizabeth Hendrick & Mary Edwards & deceased members of the Hendrick family.
  • Sunday 19th January 10:30am Murt Whelan, recently deceased.

Bunclody Men’s Shed Now Open!

Mon 10:00am—1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm—5:000pm
Location: Maureen Moorhead’s Shop, Irish Street.
For more info contact: Peter 087-6631558, or Jonathan 089-4972664 New members welcome.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Mary O’Connor Née Gebruers May She Rest in Peace.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 2020

May 27th—June 3rd €675 before Feb 1st* Accompanied by Fr Jim Finn 2nd—9th September €695 before Feb 1st* Accompanied by Spiritual Director. Includes direct flights Cork—Mostar, 7 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner each day, comprehensive travel insurance up to 84 years, all airport and local taxes.

*Price increases by €50 after Feb 1st 2020. For information contact Ann Murphy on 053-9377632 or 087-2254206

Sacred Songs & Solos

In St. Paul's Church, Kildavin on 19th and 26th January 2020 at 7p.m. sharp.
Proceeds to the Mater Hospital Foundation Fund.
Admission is by ticket only. Tickets €20.00 can be booked by contacting Kathleen Rothwell 087 9605509 or Martha Willis 087 9799175. Refreshments served in Conway's after the event. Great nights entertainment is guaranteed

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Bunclody Bridge Club

Bunclody Bridge Club play resumes in Redmond's lounge on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The January Programme - 10 am to 2pm  Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 13th Jan: Catch Up after the Christmas Break
Mon 20th Jan: Beauty Tips with Doll ~ Doll’s Beauty Clinic , Bunclody
Mon 27th Jan : Information Talk from Emergency Response

New Members Always Welcome Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.
This Club would suit 60+ age group
Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square.


Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.

S.V.P. request Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

SVP Special Notice:

From November 4th 2019 anyone seeking help must apply in writing and sign the request. Requests may be left in the box in the Society’s shop on Market Square and will be dealt with at each meeting. It is no longer acceptable to call to members home seeking help. This is a directive from the National Council of St Vincent De Paul.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Church Choir:

Seeking new members both male and female. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, or Eileen 087-2933545. All are welcome to join. We practice every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the church.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.


Choir: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Prayer Group: meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the Oratory. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays in the Church from 10:00am to 4:00pm. New Adorers always welcome.

Hall bookings and use of hall equipment MUST be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

Split the Pot Fri : W inner: Hannah Carroll, Winnings: €182. Seller: K.N.S.

2nd Collection: €207.50

300-1 Club December Results: 1st: Liz Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights. 2nd: Margaret Taylor, Mandoran. 3rd: John Tyndall, Gutreen. 4th: Thomas Walsh, Gurteen. 5th: Emma Fielding. 6th: Sióbhan Fahy, Wicklow. 7th: John & Jack Fitzpatrick. 8th: Nick & Bridie Kinsella, Gurteen. 9th: Martina & Dennis Kelly, Glaslacken. 10th: Carol Fahy, Wicklow.

Eucharistic Ministers - January 2020:

  • Saturday night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Martin Cullen

Ministers of the Word - 2020

  • Saturday 18th: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 19th: Phil Coleman

Next prayer meeting will take place on January 8th 2020.

Do This In Memory Mass

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 26th January at 12:00 noon.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 23rd January. Thank you for your support.

Pastoral Council

The next Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, January 16th at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

Missing Wedding Ring

Wedding Ring Lost on the 20th December. If found or any information regarding this please contact 087 9310555.

Kildavin National School

Enrolement forms for Kildavin National School for 2020/2021 are available now in the school office. Call in or ring us on 053 93 76456

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Bunclody swimming Pool AGM will be held on Tuesday 28th January at 8:00pm in Redmond's loft, New members welcome. Many thanks to everyone who supported the pool last year

Ballon Business and Training School

Manual and Computerised Payroll course 10 week course 7-10pm
Beginning January 23rd 2020
Deposit of €300 must be paid in full before commencing the course.

Contact 059-9159447 or email to book your place.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - 2130608
Bunclody Day Care Assistant Job Reference - CES 2130610
For further information contact the below numbers and quote reference number:
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years


John the Baptist was driven by one mission: to point people to Jesus. Yet John is uneasy in this account of Jesus’ baptism. The moment has arrived but he is standing before someone much greater than himself and is being asked to minister. John feels unqualified, unworthy of such a task. After some persuasion "John gave to him" and accepted his responsibility. This is a lesson to all of us, not to let feelings of inadequacy stop us from carrying out our various missions and vocations in our lives. Jesus explains to John that this is necessary as a sign for the beginning of his ministry, a public statement of identity.

Today we might consider out own baptism and what it means to us. At that moment we are anointed as priests, prophets and Kings. To what extent do we live this out in our Christian lives. John points us towards Jesus and we can ask, do we also point the way to Jesus for others? How can we be a signpost for others?

Remember today those who pointed the way for you at various times in your life. Maybe a chaplain in school, or college, a teacher, a grandparent, a friend, a retreat you participated in. At various times in our lives we meet these "signposts" which help us to grow in our faith and deepen our awareness of Christ’s love. Let us celebrate all of these "baptismal" moments today.

- Jane Mellett


  • The Parish of Bunclody/Kilmyshall shall be a community:
  • Of renewed faith and commitment to Christ expressed in prayer and genuine Eucharistic worship where all participate fully.
  • With deep respect for and interest in each and every person.
  • Flourishing in love, care, support, co-operation, education and communication, building to the unity of the Body of Christ.
  • Reaching out the hand of welcome to all who do not belong to our faith and worshipping community.

Please let your priest know when a family member is in hospital or sick at home

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