- 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
- 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.
..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
Perhaps you are seeking advice on what God is asking of you too. Why not
speak to your Diocesan Vocations Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
Your support for both is much appreciated.
Monday 6th December : €544.00 Thank You for your Generosity
- 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
7:00pm : Altar servers
9:00am : are not currently
12 Noon : attending mass
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,
- Sunday 12th December 10:30am James & Mary Maher.
- Saturday 18th December 8:00pm John Murphy, Coolattin, Month’s
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
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: email@example.com.
Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO
kilmyshallparish.com 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
- 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
MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:
Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
Job Reference – CES 2195787
Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
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
If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by
email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or
email@example.com and we can arrange to add your email to our
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
BISHOP CALLS FOR GENEROUS RESPONSE TO ST VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL
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
..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 email@example.com 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
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
mcnmedia.tv and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with
any queries you may have.
..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 www.bit.ly/QuizforMM
or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
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
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
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
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
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. www.thehookoffaith.com