15-01-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 14th January
    7:00pm  Ada Doyle, St Mary’s Villas, Anniversary. Jimmy Kehoe, Twin Peaks, Cametigue, Bunclody, 10th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 15th January
    9:00am Annie Doyle, Kathleen Doyle & Pat Doyle, Thomas Doyle,The Mill, Ballypreacus, Bunclody, Anniversaries.
    12:00noon Tom Tobin, St Mary’s Villas, Month’s Mind. Brigid Lennon, Main Street, Anniversary. Nellie & Tom Brennan & also their daughter Ann, Anniver-saries.
  • Saturday 21st January
    11:00am Lizzie Redmond, Anne Wilson, Ann Brennan, Barnahask, Anniversaries, also Patricia Nolan, Cork, 1st Anniversary.
    7:00pm Rita Dillon, Main Street, Anniversary. Aidan & Philomena Mahon, Irish Street, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 22nd January
    12:00noon Aidan & Mollie Whelan, Anniversaries. Patrick Kavanagh, Ryland Road also Paddy O’Brien, Chapel Lane

Envelope Collection

Monday 9th January : €568.12 Thank You for your Generosity



  • TUESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • THURSDAY 8:30 AM- 4:30PM


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 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Helena Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Sunday 14th January 10:30am Special Intention/ John Armstrong, London formerly of H.W.H. Cloneybyrne recently deceased.
    8:00pm Paddy Long & deceased members of the Long family. Special intention (Christmas Bouquet) Special Intention (Jimmy Kehoe).
  • Sunday 15th January 10:30am Cathy Doyle, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 21st January 8:00pm Helen O’Brien, Cromogue, Months Mind.
  • Sunday 22nd January 10:30am Ann Marie Manning, recently deceased.


18-25 JANUARY 2023

Do good; seek justice (Isaiah 1:17) FERNS DIOCESAN ECUMENICAL SERVICE Church of the Holy Trinity, BUNCLODY SUNDAY 22 January 2023 7:00pm Preacher: Rev. Michael Anderson (Arklow Presbyterian Church)


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 Friday 6th January Winner: Siobhan Fahy - €100. Seller: K.P.O. 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. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Week Day Masses will take place in the Oratory at the back of the Parochial house for the Winter months except on Tuesdays when Mass and Adoration will take place in the Church as usual.
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Eucharistic Ministers for January

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 21st January: Martina Kelly
  • Sunday 22nd January: Margaret Roberts


The weekly envelopes for 2023 will be distributed in the coming week. 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, Parish Office or Parochial House. Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Kilmyshall Church - IBAN : IE90 BOFI 9065 2354 2610 70 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Bunclody Library Events

An Evening with Wexford Volunteer Centre – Thursday 19th January at 7.00pm
Are you interested in volunteering or are part of an organisation that uses volunteers, please come and meet Join Eva Law, Development & Placement Officer with the Wexford Volunteer Centre. Eva can support you with all queries relating to volunteering, assist you in registering and teach you how to upload opportunities.

Heritage and Tourism in the Blackstairs Mountains: Collecting Oral Histories - Thursday 26th January at 7.00pm
CUPHAT is a project looking at the heritage and tourism of four upland areas in Ireland and Wales, including the Blackstairs Mountains, Wicklow Mountains, Preseli Hills and Cambrian Mountains. One element of the project involves oral history interviews with people in both the Blackstairs and the Wicklow Mountains. Dan-iel Carey, the research project officer for community engagement, will give an introduction to CUPHAT and talk in particular about this aspect of it.

Booking essential for both events, book online at or telephone 053 9375466.

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

Holy Trinity Church Choir has returned to singing at masses and other church services. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the church of The Most Holy Trinity. New members male and female are required and will be sincerely welcomed. Contact Eileen on 087 2933545 or Parish Office on 053 9376190 or any choir member if you are interested in joining the church choir

Employment Vacancy

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns Job Reference - CE 2250855 Closing date 13/12/2022

PARISH SECRETARY-BUNCLODY (1) JOB REFERENCE - CES 2255433– English essential. Closing date 10/01/2023

GROUNDSPERSON /MAINTENANCE (2) BUNCLODY SPORTS CLUB ( GAA & AFC) English essential. Driving licence an advantage JOB REFERENCE CES 2255431 Closing date 10/01/2023

Day Care Assistants (1) BUNCLODY Job Reference - CES 2255432 Driving License an advantage—English essential. Closing date 10/01/2023

Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.


Clohamon Foroige Senior Youth Club is back on Friday nights!
Registration night Thurs 8th Sep 7.30pm in Clohamon Community Hall for secondary school teens (age 12-18). Club returning on Friday nights (7.30 - 9pm) from 16 Sep. Contact 087 3484622, or the Facebook page.
New members and leaders welcome!

Clohamon’s Operation Transformation

Couch to 5k for walkers /runners/ beginners training every Monday , Wednesday and Friday starting Friday 6th January 2023 Starting from street in Clohamon at 7:00pm €2.50 per night
All proceeds to Bunclody DAY CARE CENTRE.
Weekly weigh in’s available every Friday at 8:00pm commencing Friday 6th January in Gahan’s bar .
Sponsorship cards available.
Cash prize of €50 for best individual weight loss
Final weigh in Sunday 5th March after 5k walk/run

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the live stream 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 and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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

Bunclody Men’s Shed

Beginner’s course in upholstery.
This free course will run for 5 weeks in the Bunclody Men’s Shed. Starting on Friday 23rd September from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
If you have a chair you would like to refurbish, you are welcome to bring it along. If you don’t, bring yourself and we will supply the chair. For further details contact Jonathan on 089 4972664

"The Monday Club "

Will be returning from Mon 4th September. We looking forward to seeing everyone.

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.


Play will resume in Bunclody Day Centre, Ryland Road on Wednesday 14th September at 7:15pm . Contact Liz on (087)6450867 for information RE: Bridge Lessons. New Members Welcome.


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

Mary's Meals

...feeds hungry children in a place of education in 20 countries. To help them an online quiz is held on the last Friday of every month at 8pm. It has raised over €23,000 to date to provide more than a quarter of a million meals. To take part or simply donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 0872596159.. 55 meals can be provided with €5.Thank you.

The Christmas edition of the Online Quiz to support Mary's Meals takes place on Friday, December 16th at 8pm. The quiz provides meals for over 500 hungry children in a place of education every month. A contribution of €5 is enough to provide 55 meals. To take part or simply donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you to all who helped us during the year. It is very much appreciated.

Bunclody Day Care Services

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

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits: Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.


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.


Sunday’s Gospel comes from John. It picks up a theme that we have already seen in St. John’s Gospel. He describes John the Baptist as a witness. His purpose was to give witness to Jesus as the Word of God and as Light of the World. In this Sunday’s Gospel he gives witness to other things about Jesus. First of all he "is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world". It is not easy to be sure of the background. It may be that of the Servant in the Songs of Isaiah. It is worth considering the picture of the Servant. "He was despised the lowest of men, a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering, one from whom, as it were, we averted our gaze, despised, for whom we had no regard. Yet ours were the sufferings he was bearing, ours the sorrows he was carrying, while we thought of him being someone being punished and struck with affliction by God; whereas he was being wounded for our rebellions, crushed because of our guilt, the punishment reconciling us, fell on him and we have been healed by his bruises. We had all gone astray like sheep, each taking his own way and God brought the acts of rebellion of all of us to bear on him." The servant of God, in place of us, bore our suffering for our guilt, rebellion and taking our own way, doing our own thing. The patience of the servant is depicted in the following verses which can be linked to Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes sins away. "Ill-treated and afflicted, he never opened his mouth, like a lamb led to the slaughter-house, like a sheep dumb before his shearers he never opened his mouth." In the light of that picture we can see how Jesus, as the suffering Servant of God would suffer and die in our place to free us from sin.

Jesus might also be considered as the Paschal Lamb who is sacrificed to liberate us from sin as God liberated his people from Egypt at the beginning of their history. Every year they killed and sacrificed the Paschal Lamb to celebrate their liberation from Egypt. Perhaps, these explanations can help in understanding Jesus as the Lamb of God.


‘Do Good, Seek Justice’ is the theme of Christian Unity Week this year that runs from 18th to 25th January. We share resources and reflect on the theme that comes from the prophet Isaiah 1:17. We have a homily for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time where John identifies Jesus as ‘the Lamb of God’ who takes away the sin of the world. We have another selection of Pope Benedict XVI’s best quotes and a poetic reflection by Philip Quirke. We have an article on synodality by Sean O’ Leary and a video with Bishop Brendan Leahy. Finally, a 10-minute extract from an interview by Joe Rogan with Jordan Peterson on the Cross of Christ and the meaning if suffering. Check out these and other resources avail-able 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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