16-12-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 15th December
    11am Eugene Bochemski.
    7pm Patsy Furlong, Carrigduff. Ann Raleigh & Nancy Roche. Tony Melay, and deceased members of the Melay & Nolan families. Deceased members of HWH Bunclody GAA Club, Ladies Football Club and Bunclody Camogie Club. John Sheridan, formerly Irish Street.
  • Sunday 16th December
    12 noon Molly Murphy. Brendan Brophy. Elaine & Darren Mates. Julia Lyons. Lizzy Whelan.
  • Saturday 23rd December
    7pm James Doyle, Kyle, and deceased members of the Doyle family. Mary Ellen & Tommy Atkinson
    12 noon Thomas & Anastasia Gantly and family. Elaine & Darren Mates.

Envelope Collection

Monday 10th December: €663.20
Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 15th December 8pm
Anna Crean, anniversary and deceased members of the Crean Family.

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

Do This in Memory Mass

The next Do This In Memory mass will take place on
Sunday 16th December at 12 Noon.


Through the life-giving waters of Baptism we welcome into our community:


Parish Office Christmas Opening Hours

Open until 4:30pm Friday December 21st
Closed December 22nd—January 6th. Reopening January 7th at 8:30am.
Please ensure all newsletter notices and mass intentions are with the parish office before end of Thursday December 20th so they will be included.

2019 Contribution Envelopes

Contribution envelopes for 2019 are available for collection in the porch of the church.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

..will be celebrated in the our church on Sunday December 16th at 6:30pm.

Christmas Visits to the Sick

Fr O Connor will visit the sick in the parish ahead of Christ-mas on Thursday and Friday next, December 20th & 21st.

Fr Wall Radio Interview

An interview with Fr Wall will air on South East Radio on Tuesday next, 18th December at 8:04pm. Please listen in.


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: 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: Peg McDonald €157, Seller: KNS

Second Collection: €220

2019 Envelopes available at the back of the church and also in the Parish Office on Tues/Friday 9am—1pm

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.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Thursday 20th December.
Recent winner: Betty Byrne €78.00
Thank you for your support.

A Portrait of Bunclody

Exhibition running from Tuesday 4th—Saturday 22nd December 2018 in Art Bank Bunclody.
Meet the artist afternoon taking place on Saturday 8th December from 3pm. All are welcome.
Gallery open hours: 2-5pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Lighting of Walking track at GAA Pitch

The walking track at the GAA pitch in Bunclody will be lit from 7pm to 9pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Annual membership €10. OAP membership € 5


Will take place on Saturday 22nd December after 11:00am mass in the pastoral centre. All are very welcome to come and enjoy mince pies and cream.

FDYS Bunclody

..would like to thank all those who contributed to their recent church gate collection which raised €260. They would also like to extend their thanks to those who donated prizes to their fundraising bingo.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

..will be celebrated in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody on Sunday December 16th at 6:30pm. There will be several priests available for Confession and this is an excellent way to prepare for the coming of Jesus to us at Christmas time.

Christmas Mass Times

Mass will take place at the following times on Christmas Even and Christmas day: Christmas Eve: 9am & 9pm Christmas Day: 9am (Children’s mass) and 12 noon

Eucharistic Ministers - December 2018:

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

Ministers of the Word - December 2018

  • Saturday 8th: Sarah Kenny
  • Sunday 9th: Ellen Dobs

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am- 11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.

Rural Social Scheme Vacancies

The Rural Social Scheme is a supplementary programme for low income farmers, We currently have a number of vacancies to fill. To check you eligibility or to register your interest in the scheme, please contact Margo Hayes on 053 9155865/087 0572951 or Eileen Furlong on 053 9155894/087 6685290.
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Newly Opened Podiatry Clinic in Bunclody

Local Podiatrist Stephen Steward offers full range of Podiatry services: General Footcare (Corns & Callus), Back Leg Knee and Foot Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetic Foot Care and Assessment, Paediatrics/Adult Insoles & Custom Made Orthotics. The clinic is located at Pembroke Dental, Carrickduff and opens late on Wednesday. Stephen is delighted to bring this service to his local community and welcomes your support. Book a consultation today 053-937 5347

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The December Programme: 10am to 2pm Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

Mon 3rd Dec: Up-Scaling your Wardrobe for the Christmas Festivities by Maureen Byrne.
Mon 10th Dec: Fire Prevention in the Home with Colm McGrath, Fire Officer Wexford
Mon 17th Dec: Christmas Festivities & Treats.

New Members always welcome. Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing. This Club would suit 60+ age group. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Special Ministers for December 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: John Varghese

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:

  • Team

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama . New members very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.

Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.

Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/ for information.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.


..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 9 pm 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.


Choir Practice in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


In his encyclical Evangeii Guadium (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis issues a warning that might resonate with us as we continue our Advent journey. Caught up in consumerism, he says, it is easy for us to forget what is truly important:

"The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted conscience. Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt and the desire to do good fades."

In the lead up to Christmas we often get caught up in a flurry of interests and concerns. True, much of the joy of Christmas comes from giving to others, but there is so much focus on material goods and spending money that it can be difficult to remember the good news at the heart of the season. It is so easy to become distracted by the bright lights and advertising.

This Sunday is Gaudete Sunday—Gaudete means "Rejoice". It is the perfect time to recapture some of the quiet joy that Pope Francis talks about. "The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus," he reminds us. 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. This is the reason for our joy—the reason for the season!

-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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