- 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.
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
PARISH CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING
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
..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
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 www.carlowfootcare.ie.
St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
The December Programme: 10am to 2pm Come along-enjoy a Social &
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
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
- 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh/Maura Quinlivan
- 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts/Leanne Nolan
- 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/Celia Burns
- 7:00pm : B
- 9:00am : C
- 12 Noon : A
- 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
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.
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 email@example.com for
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special
occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at
To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una
Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.
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
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
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
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!