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17-12-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 16th December
    7:00pm Ann Raleigh & Nancy Roche. Tony Melay and deceased members of the Melay family.
  • Sunday 17th December
    12 Noon Mollie Murphy & Brendan Brophy. John Sheridan. Jim Doyle Kyle & deceased members of the Doyle family.
  • Saturday 23rd December
    11:00am Elaine & Darren Mates. Pat Connaughton 5th Anniversary Mass.
    7:00pm Thomas & Anastacia Gantly and deceased family members.
  • Sunday 24th December
    9:00pm Paddy & Martin Jordan, St Marys Villas. Mollie & Aidan Whelan. Martin, Ellen & Patsy Redmond, Carrigduff. Martin & Nora Whity Anniversary Mass. Theresa & Maura Homewood. Lizzie & Winnie Whelan. Paul Mulrennan Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 10th December €747.50 Thank You for your Generosity.

Saint Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Saturday 16th December 8:00pm Anna Crane and Deceased members of the Crane family. Mary & John Dwyer Glasslacken.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am,
Saturday 9:30—10:30am.

No Adoration on Bank Holidays.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Ellen (Nellie) FOLEY May She Rest in Peace.

Parish Christmas Schedule 2017

Most Holy Trinity

Sunday 17th December 7:00pm
Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 4:00pm-5:00pm

Christmas Eve Morning Mass - 11:00am
Vigil Mass - 9:00pm
Christmas Day Mass - 9:00am, 10:30am (Children's Mass) & 12 Noon.
The Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve is the most important and significant of all the masses celebrated at Christmas.

Polish Mass Times for Christmas

23rd December 5:00pm & 26th December 12:00pm

Parish Office Opening Hours

The Parish Office will be opened on Monday 18th December from 8:30am-4:30pm, Thursday 21st December 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 22nd December from 8:30am-1:00pm.

Most Holy Trinity Bunclody

The "Do This in Memory" Celebration of Preparation for the First Holy Communion Children of the Parish will take place on Sunday December 17th at the 12:00pm Mass.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for the celebration for Christmas will take place on Sun-day night December 17th at 7:00pm. There will be a number of priests available for Confession. All are encouraged to come out to receive this sacrament so as to make good preparation for the Feast.

Fr. O’ Connor

..will visit the invalids of the parish on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Not Thursday and Friday as officially suggested.


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church ( Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

Ministers of the Eucharist - December 2017

  • Saturday 24th: Martin Cullen, Anne Tyndall & Ann Farrell
  • Sunday 25th: Mary Atkinson

Ministers of the Word - December 2017

  • Saturday 23rd Dec: Jacqui Kehoe
  • Sunday 24th Dec: Liz Atkinson
  • Monday 25th Dec: Mary Atkinson

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall Christmas Schedule

Friday 22nd Dec - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 23rd Dec - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve)
Vigil Mass - 8:00pm
Monday 25th Dec (Christmas Day) 10:00am
Blessing of children's toys at this Mass.

No Mass from Tuesday 26th Dec to Friday 29th Dec.

Masses will resume back to normal on Saturday 30th De-cember. No Adoration on Tuesday 26th December.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday N ight in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help. S.V.P. re-quest Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside Super Value in aid of S.V.P.

Choir: Choir Practice

..resumes in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If you have a family member, relative or friend who is ill or at home in hospital, please let any choir member know if you wish them to be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for Decemer 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Anita Somers Doyle

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Whelan
  • 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

  • Dermot O’Connor / John Burke

Parish Office

We have a selection of Cards including Prayer Cards, 2018 Church Art Calendars, Christmas Cards, Signed Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, Birthday, Get Well & Christmas Mass Bouquets, Baptismal Candles and Rosaries for sale in the Parish Office.

Our Lady of Lourdes NS

We extend a warm invitation to all our families (and families who may be thinking of sending children to us in the future) to join us on Friday 22nd December from 10.00am for coffee/tea, to listen to some Christmas singing & music, to visit the various classrooms and then join us for our Christmas Mass in the school's assembly hall at 11.00am. Children will receive their holidays after Mass. If you know of any families with children due to start school next year or the following year please offer them an invitation to attend on our behalf. Come any time from 10.00 am onwards.

NEW Kids Ceol Club

Every Thursday from 5pm to 6.30pm, in the Pasto-ral Centre Bunclody. The aim of the club is to teach songs and music to the children, in order to form a children’s choir, which will perform for Saturday night Mass. For more info ring 085-8235525. Safeguarding policies in place.

Clongeen Parish Council

..are holding a con cert in Clongeen Church on 27th December at 8pm with music by "The Dublin City Ramblers". Tickets available at the door or from Fr Colm Murphy 051-565610/ 0872648780.


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Church Gate Collection

Sat 30th & Sun 31st Dec 2017

Please support Co Wexford Community Workshop (Enniscorthy CLG). In aid of St. Anthony’s Pre-School for children with special needs. Your Co-operation will be grate-fully appreciated.


Last Week we were introduced to John the Baptist as part of our Advent journey. We hear his story again today, and in this account, from the fourth gospel, we hear Johns voice and his testimony about Jesus. Light and darkness is a key theme of the fourth gospel and its opening verses proclaims that this light has always shone in the dark; the darkness cannot overpower it. The evangelist goes on to tell us that John the Baptists mission is that he has been sent to God to ‘speak for the light’. John is a light bearer, he is not the light, but he points to the light. He is a witness to the light of God in our world, a light that cannot be put out.

We celebrate this light today on Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means ‘rejoice’; we light the pink candle and we celebrate with joy. It might be a good opportunity to ask today: ‘who have been the light-bearers on your own faith journey? Who testified to the Light of God and passed the torch on to you? We thank God for them.

Jane Mellett


  • 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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