12-12-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 11th December
    7:00pm David Wraster, 1st Anniversary. John Sheridan, Irish Street. Ned, Maureen & Paraic Cowman, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 12th December
    12 Noon Paula Griffin, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 18th December
    7:00pm Ann Raleigh & Nancy Roche. Tony Melay & deceased members of the Melay family. Patrick & Ellen Nolan & deceased members of the Nolan family.
  • Sunday 19th December
    9:00am Nelly Foley, Anniversary.
    12 Noon Lizzie & Winnie Whelan. Mollie Murphy, Ryland Road & Brendan Brophy, Dublin. Joan Moore, St Mary’s Villas.

Penitential Service

..will be taking place On Friday 17th December at 7:00pm.

Third Sunday of Advent

In our Gospel today the people ask John the Baptist "What must we do?"
Perhaps you are seeking advice on what God is asking of you too. Why not speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director at

Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass
The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the electricity, heating, repairs etc.

Your support for both is much appreciated.

Envelope Collection

Monday 6th December : €544.00 Thank You for your Generosity

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

Special Ministers for December 2021

Ministers of the Word:

7:00pm: Willie Doyle
9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

7:00pm : Altar servers
9:00am : are not currently
12 Noon : attending mass

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 11th December 8:00pm John & Mary Dwyer, Glasslacken. Eilish & Art O’Neill, Glasslacken & deceased members of the O’Neill family. Sean Whelan, Enniscorthy, Anniversary & Patrick Collins, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 12th December 10:30am James & Mary Maher.
  • Saturday 18th December 8:00pm John Murphy, Coolattin, Month’s Mind.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday 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:Friday: 3rd December Winner: Sophie Murphy €121 - Seller: K.N.S. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 Club Draw for December will take place on Saturday 18th December.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Annual Remembrance Mass
Mass in memory of those who have died during the year will be held in Kilmyshall Church on Wednesday 17th November at 7:30pm. If you would like a loved one included, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 or email:

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Mass Times for Holyday of Obligation The Feast of the Immaculate Conception will take place in Kilmyshall on Wednesday 8th December at 10:30am Morning Mass & 7:30pm Evening Mass.


Design & Create Christmas Decorations, Christmas Games & Activities. To book contact Ballon business on 059 9159447. Saturday 11th December 12:00 - 1:30pm & Saturday 18th December 12:00 - 1:30pm. Children aged 6-12years, €15 per child.

Bunclody Parish Office

Opening Hours

  • MONDAY: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • THURSDAY: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY: 8:30am - 1:00pm


Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon - Thur

Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190 E-mail:
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319
Sisters Contact No: 053 93 75398

Christmas Cards, Christmas Bouquet Cards and 2022 Calendars are available in the Parish Office. Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards. Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office. For any queries please contact Bunclody parish office on: 053 93 76190.


APRIL - OCT 2022:

7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434 510 or email

MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions

Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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Bunclody ICA - New members needed

It is 70 years since ICA was started in Bunclody. The guild has always been very active in the parish for all those years. We want to keep that tradition alive. But, due in no small way to Covid 19 and the demographic ageing of our members, we are desperately looking for new members to join our guild. We meet once a month and have a guest speaker. Sometimes have various crafts, etc at our meeting. We also meet once a month for coffee and chat in local restaurant. Sadly, if we do not get new members, we may have to close the guild. If you have 2 hours to spare, once a month, and to keep the guild open, which was kept going by so many wonderful women in the past.

Please phone 087 2805426 or 086 8135587

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.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email for more information.



Bishop of Ferns Ger Nash, following a meeting with local representatives from the Society of St Vincent de Paul, has called for a generous response to the Annual Church Gate Collection which will take place after all masses on the weekend of 11/12 December. The Society has said that calls for help this year will be at their highest level in its history and could reach almost 200,000 by the end of December. The theme for the Annual Appeal this year is ‘Impossible Choices’ reflecting what those struggling financially face every day. Bishop Ger commended the work of so many volunteers who give so selflessly of their time to assist with the work of The Society throughout the Diocese and beyond and has asked mass goers to respond as generously as they can to the upcoming collection.


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

Manual & Computerised Book-Keeping - Ballon BBTS

Classes starting 20th January 2022 QQI 5N1354. Every Thursday from 7pm-10pm for 10 weeks. €300 includes examination fee and can be paid in instalments. Fund-ing available if in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Call 059 9159447/ to book a place

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


Mass is available to watch online. To view go to and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with any queries you may have.

Mary's Meals

..feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day in a place of education. An Online Quiz, to support their efforts, takes place on the last Friday of EVERY month at 8pm. To join/donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.


On Wednesday last as we celebrated the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary the angel Gabriel said to Mary, "Rejoice". Mary is asked to rejoice because a critical moment has arrived in the history of salvation. God is about to intervene in our world and Mary will be at the heart of that intervention in that she will play a central part in that intervention by becoming the mother of God’s Son.

In the second Reading of Sunday’s celebration St. Paul calls on his followers in Philippi to rejoice. "I want you to be happy, always happy in the Lord; I repeat, what I want is your happiness." The reason is clear; "The Lord is very near." The Advent wreath candle clearly remind us of the theme of joy. The candle for the Third Sunday is pink which gives an added brightness and note of joy to the occasion. The Lord is near and so we express our joy in our tolerance and respect for each other. When the Lord is near there is no need for worry. We can turn to him in prayer if there is anything we need. If we turn to him in prayer, we turn away from ourselves and our anxieties and concerns and leave everything in the hands of the Lord. Prayer will bring us a sensation of peace and comfort, because unknown to ourselves the Lord takes us out of ourselves and enables us to be more contented.

Christmas time is a time for joy and happiness. If we keep the Lord in mind and heart he will highlight the true peace we experience as we celebrate and honour the coming of Christ to each and all of us.

Reflection for weekend 11th & 12th December 2021

Candle Hour

An hour before I go to bed, I turn off all my devices for the night. I hit the lights. I light a candle or two or three — enough to read a book by, or to just sit and stare at the flame, which, by drawing oxygen, reminds me I need to breathe, too. ... Candle Hour doesn't even need to last a full hour, Just sit until I feel an uncoupling from the chaos, or until the candle burns all the way down, or sometimes both. …

During Advent, we light on our Advent wreath Candle, which represents faith. Lighting candles during this season of darkness reminds us of our call to be light in the world and is a symbol of hope of the light and promise of abundant life that comes from Jesus.
In a world that has many bright lights that compete for our attention, we take time in Advent to reorient our-selves to natural candlelight and the light of our faith.
We also remember that living by candlelight helps us to experience time as nature intended. Artificial lighting al-lows us to extend the day instead of trusting the rhythm of the earth and of our bodies to rest and restore our-selves when darkness falls. Living in this way, in sync with nature, is an act of humility because we trust that although our work in the world is unique and important, it can wait until the sunrise as we leave whatever we had hoped to accomplish in God's hands for the night.

I invite you to join this practice . As the sun slips below the horizon, avoid turning on lights or using electronics the hour before you go to bed. Sit and stare at a candle, read, pray, stretch, shower or do whatever it is that will help you unwind and slow down by candlelight. If you don't have a candle, simply get comfortable and sit in the darkness. Notice the paradox of abundance in the emptiness and spaciousness of time.

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


A recent report on drug abuse in the Dublin area was alarming. Why are people hurting and what is the pain we are trying to numb? An article explores how the Gospel can speak a message of hope at this time of year. The Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent is offered by Fr Roger O’Neill. It is Gaudete Sunday which celebrates the gift of joy and also Bambinelli Sunday when figures of the infant Christ are blessed at Mass in preparation for Christmas. We feature the latest Pro-Life developments in the US. Tuesday 14th December is the feast of St John of the Cross and we have an article that explores the spirituality of this extraordinary saint.


  • 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.

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