14-01-2024  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 13th January
    7:00pm Michael Hall, Anniversary. Tom & Mary Bowes.
  • Sunday 14th January
    9:00am Thomas & Annie Doyle, Pat & Kathleen Doyle, Pat Foley & May Roche, The Mill Ballypreacus.
    12 Noon Brigid Lennon, Anniversary.
  • Tuesday 16th January
    9:00am Ada Doyle, Saint Mary’s Villas Anniversary.
  • Saturday 20th January
    7:00pm Rita Dillon, Main Street, Anniversary. Pat Kavanagh, Ryland & Paddy O’Brien, Chapel Lane. Aidan & Philomena Mahon, Irish Street. Ann Murphy, Month’s Mind.
  • Sunday 21st January
    12 Noon Aidan & Molly Whelan. Sean Carton, Month’s Mind.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 13th January 8pm Paddy Long & deceased members of the Long family. John & Catherine Nolan & their son Pat Nolan, Kilmyshall.
  • Saturday 20th January 8pm Rita Foley, Anniversary. Elizabeth Hendrick, Mary Edwards & deceased members of the Hendrick family.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family and Friends of:

Sean Carton
Peter (Petesy) Byrne
Michael (Toddy) Irwin

May They Rest in Peace.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 24th December: €735.00
Sunday 31st December:€860.00.
Sunday 7th January:€585.00

Thank You for your Generosity


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

The Parish Office

..will Re-open on Monday 8th January 2024
Opening times :
Monday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:00noon
Saturday : 8:00am - 1:00pm
Parish office phone number : 053-9376190.


Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

Bunclody Library

Little Library Bedtime Book
A new free bedtime story book and library card wallet are available at the library for all children of 4 years and under, to pick up and keep. Parents and children can drop into the library to pick up their free bedtime story book and join the library. Book available in Irish or English.
Mindfulness, Meditation and Sound Therapy with Sundara Self Care
Thursday 18th Jan at 7.00pm Join Bernadette Murphy from Sundara Self Care for a relaxing mindful evening which includes tips on bringing meditation and mindfulness into your daily life. The session will end with some sound therapy leaving everyone feeling relaxed, balanced & better able to cope with life! Places limited, booking required, telephone 053 9375466 or book online at
Adult Book Club
Thursday 1st Feb at 7.30pm Join us for a discussion on ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig. New members always welcome. No booking required. Copies of the book are now available for collection in library.

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 January 2024

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm:  Aoife Corcoran
  • 9:00am:  Helena or John Byrne
  • 12 Noon:  Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  •  7:00pm: Ann Behan / Theresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne / Sr Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm :
  • 9:00am :
  • 12 Noon :

Flower Society:

  • Betty Comiskey / Eileen Carton


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

Weekday Masses & Adoration and will be held in the Oratory at the back of Parochial house from Monday 20th November for Winter time.

Choir: Rehearsals every Thursday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members male & female welcome
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. A minimum donation of €20 appreciated.
Split the Pot Winner: Mark Morrissey €69. Seller: Tirlan. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s 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.

Minister of the Eucharist December

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Ann Tyndall

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 20th January:
  • Sunday 21st January:

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall


18 – 25 JANUARY 2024 Diocesan Ecumenical Service in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Enniscorthy Sunday evening 21st January, 7.00p.m. All Most Welcome


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.



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.

hot dinner delivered

If you or someone you know is in need of a hot dinner delivered to your home by volunteer drivers three times per week, Please contact Brigid on 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

Church Choir

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.

Clohamon Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Thank You to all Our Members who have decorated our Church this year, Help is needed to arrange flowers for February. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190




Bunclody AFC CLUB
Groundsperson Caretaker(2) Two Positions
Job Reference—CES-2311024 Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Tidy Towns—General Operative
(1) One Position Job Reference - 2311042
Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Parish-Caretaker/Maintenance Person(1) One Position
Job Reference - 2310778 Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Daycare Services Daycare Assistant/Driver (3) Three Positions Job Reference—CES 2312955 Closing Date: 16/01/2024

Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement.
Closing Date for all : 03/01/2024

Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility: Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 Garda vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies

MCN - Media

Our live streaming web address has been updated. To access MCN Media, please go to on your web browser. To watch Mass on our Parish website there will be no change everything remains the same. For any queries please contact: From ROI 0044 28 8772 9580 From UK and NI 028 8772 9580

Dana in Concert at Barntown.

Internationally renowned artist and Eurovision winner Dana will sing in Barntown church on Sunday 11th February 2023 at 7.30pm. Joined by the local children's choir at Barntown, local artists will also take part. Tick-ets are €25 each and can be bought from Barntown Parish Office on 053(91)20853.


Application for Admissions for Kildavin National School will commence on 8th January 2024. If anyone requires an application form please go to our school website to download the form or email the school at

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 St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

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


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


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

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.


‘Take the Risk for Christ’ is the name given to this year of prayer and promotion to the diocesan priesthood. ‘Taking the Risk for Christ’ underlines the chance Christ asks us to give him as he leads us to the way of life he created us for. Might this way for you be priesthood or religious life? If you have thought and prayed about this possibility, then please know that help and support is available. Contact Fr Billy Swan, Vocations Director at for a chat and more information.


John pointed the disciples towards Jesus as the one they should follow. Remember the people in your life who have pointed you in a new and life-giving direction? Perhaps in some cases this may have involved directing you away from your association with them, e.g. leaving home, changing jobs etc.

Where do you live? Jesus did not respond to the question by giving the disciples his address. He invited them to come and experience where and how he lived. Discipleship is a lived experience. What experiences have helped you to learn how Jesus lived, and what he was looking for in life? How has this attracted you to follow him?

What is your experience of gathering in small groups to learn to live like Jesus by listening to the Gospel together? Where two or three are gathered in his name, Jesus is there with them. What group experiences have helped your faith to grow?

Andrew did not keep the good news to himself but also invited his brother to join him in following Jesus. What is your experience of receiving, or giving, an invitation to join in some worthwhile venture?


The Gospel for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time focuses on the first encounter between Peter and Jesus. We are told that Jesus ‘Looked hard at him’ as he gazed on Peter with mercy but with hope because he was the person he had chosen to lead the Church. We have a homily and a reflection on the Second Reading from Paul which highlights the value of the forgotten virtue of chastity and what it means to love with one’s whole body. Bishop Robert Barron explores how to be a person of greater love and the late Cardinal Suenens explains hope for the Church. We share the findings of yet another study which shows the social benefits of faith. Finally, we focus on the importance of Christian Unity Week which runs from 18th to 25th January. Check out these and other resources available at


  • 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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