15-12-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 14th December
    11:00am Andy Mahon, Church Road. Eugene Bochenski
    7:00pm Tony Melay & deceased members of the Melay and Nolan families. Thomas, Annie & Kathleen Doyle, Mary Roche & also Pat Foley. Noreen Murphy, Month’s Mind. Patsy Furlong. John Sheridan James Doyle & Deceased members of the Doyle family.
  • Sunday 15th December
    12 Noon Nelly Foley, Ballingale Taghmon formerly Ballypreacus. Lizzie & Winnie Whelan. Mollie Murphy, Ryland Rd. Her sister Nancy neé Armstrong, Cloneybyrne, recently deceased in London. Brendan Brophy.
  • Saturday 21st December
    11:00am Elaine and Darren Mates, anniversary.
    21st December 7:00pm Nancy Roche & Ann Raleigh. Tommy & Mary Ellen Atkinson, Anniversary, Barkers Rd.
  • Sunday 22nd December
    12 Noon Joan Moore, also her son James & husband Jim.

Mass times for Christmas Period

  • Christmas Eve Tues Dec 24th: 9:00am & 9:00pm
  • Christmas Day Weds Dec 25th: 9:00am, 10:30am, & 12 Noon.
  • St Stephens Day Thurs Dec 26th: 11:00am only.
  • New Year’s Eve Tues Dec 31st: 9:00am
  • New Year’s Day Weds Jan 1st: 11:00am only.

Special Ministers for December 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Sisters

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts / Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Sr. Madeleine Ryan/ Betty Comiskey

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Envelope Collection

Monday 9th December €711.50 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.

Parish Office Christmas Closure

The Parish Office will close at 3:00pm on Friday December 20th and will not reopen until Monday 6th January. Please ensure all notices and mass intentions for this period are with us by 4:00pm 19th December.


Reconciliation (penance) will take place on Sunday 22nd December at 7:30pm. All are welcome and a number of priests will be available for confession on the night.

Parish Movie Night

Showing: It’s A Wonderful Life

Taking place on Friday 20th December in the Parish Pastoral Centre. Doors 7:30pm for 8:00pm start. Run time: 2hr 15min approx. Suitable for 9+ Popcorn, Sweets and Fizzy Drinks will be available.


Reconciliation (penance) will take place on Sunday 22nd December at 7:30pm. All are welcome and a number of priests will be available for confession on the night

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 14th December 8:00pm Anna Crean & deceased members of the Crean family. John & Mary Dwyer, Glasslacken.
  • Sunday 22nd December 10:30am Andy & Dolores Redmond & deceased members of the Redmond family.

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.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 5th December. Recent winner Liz Kenny €76.00. Thank you for your support.

Parish Office

Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available in the Parish Office as well as all other usual Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. We have a small number of 2020 Calendars also.

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.

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.

Church Gate Collections

The annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all Churches of the Diocese of Ferns on 7th/8th December. Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

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: Mary Codd. Winnings: €109. Seller: Steemers.

2nd Collection December 7/8th: €255.00

Eucharistic Ministers - December 2019:

  • Saturday night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: An ne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - 2019

  • Saturday 21st: Emily Doyle
  • Sunday 22nd: Joh n Atkinson

Christmas Mass Bouquets and Christmas Cards Are available in Kilmyshall Parish Office. Sympathy Cards and Mass Bouquets are also available.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 19th December. Recent winner Redmond Kids €78 Thank you for your support

Clohamon Local Development

Christmas Roadrun

Next road run on Sunday December 22nd at 5pm with vehicles decorated for Christmas! Register from 4pm in Slaney Foods car park. Arriving Bunclody approx 6.30pm, arriving Clohamon approx 7pm. All proceeds to BUNCLODY DAYCARE. Entry €20. Refreshments served & all vehicles entered in raffle. Prize for best lit up vehicle! Please support our cause—all vehicles welcome! After run we will have carol singing at Clohamon Christmas tree by Clohamon Foroige club, who’ll sell Christmas decorations in aid of the club. Followed by a community

Christmas gathering in Gahan's bar at 8pm. All welcome.

Taizé Prayer Service

Will take place in Bunclody Parish Church on Sunday 15th December from 7:00—8:00pm. Taizé music and chants will be provided by the Taizé team from New Ross. The event is open to all, but is aimed at encouraging young people to take part

During Advent

..there will be Rosary and Benediction held on Sunday evenings at 3:00pm in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity to pray for families.

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


The sights and sounds and smells of the season are all around us. Is there a particular sound that reminds you of Advent or Christmas—perhaps a carol you’ve always loved, or the sound of jingle bells? For many the smell of mince pies or mulled wine are real signs of Christmas. Our towns and cities are filled with wonderful sights too: festive lights and decorations, trees decked out with tinsel and baubles, while our churches display Nativity scenes. Another common sight in the run-up to Christmas are the charity collectors we meet on the streets, singing carols or shaking buckets, urging us to give generously to a good cause. It is a feast for the senses, with these experiences often evoking warm Christmas memories and putting us in good humour.

Today is known as Gaudete Sunday—Gaudete means "rejoice". In our churches the rose–coloured candle is lit on the Advent wreath to symbolise joy. Today’s readings bring out the sense of joyful anticipation of our Lord’s coming. The people of Jesus’ time would have been familiar with Isiah’s talk of "everlasting joy and gladness". And Jesus tells us: "Happy is the man who does not lose faith in me." It is this personal encounter with Jesus that we celebrate at Christmas, God becoming man, the Good News announced by John the Baptist in today’s Gospel. We have reason to be happy– let’s make this Gaudete Sunday a real celebrating.

-Tríona Doherty


  • 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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