18-12-2016  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 17th December
    7:00pm Thomas & Anastatia Gantly & deceased members of the Gantly family.
    Anne Raleigh & Nancy Roche. Tony Melay & deceased members of the Melay & Nolan families. Special Intention.
  • Sunday 18th December
    12 Noon Molly Murphy Ryland Rd, & Brendan Brophy. Jim Doyle Kyle & deceased family members.
  • Wednesday 21st December
    9:00am John Jordan & Annie Dillon.
  • Friday 23rd December
    9:00am Elaine & Darren Mates
  • Saturday 24th December
    11:00am Paddy & Martin Jordan, St. Mary’s Villas. May Linehan & Kitty O’Brien.
    9:00pm Mollie & Aidan Whelan, Irish Street. Martin & Nora Whitty. Martin, Ellen & Patsy Redmond, Carrigduff. Teresa & Maurice Homewood and the O’Leary family Rose Cottage, Kildavin.
  • Sunday 25th December
    9:00am Mary Connors, Hospital Hill.
    12 Noon Deceased members of the O’Sullivan & Byrne families

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 11th Dec. 2016: €626.10  Thank you for your generosity


  • Saturday 17th December 8:00pm Anna Creane, (2nd Anniversary).
  • Sunday 18th December 10:30am Bill Jordan, Jim Kearns & Mick Kearns, Cooduff.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 8:30—9:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays.

Dates for your Diary

Family Mass will be celebrated in the Most Holy Trinity church this Sunday 18th December at the 12 Noon Mass. All are welcome.

Penitential Service for Bunclody & Kilmyshall on Monday 19th December at 7:30pm in Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody.

Christmas Visitation
Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, & Gurteen on Thursday 22nd December and all other areas on Friday 23rd December.


Through the life - giving waters of Baptism we welcome into our community: Sandra Delaney Kathleen Power  Jerry Connors  Molly Nolan


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.
Weekday Mass will be held in the Oratory.
Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic adoration in Kilmyshall each Tuesday from 10am-5pm.
Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.
300 -1 Club Draw takes place this Saturday 17th Dec. Your Support is Appreciated. Draw early due to Christmas.
Monthly Envelope Draw: December winner: Paddy & Claire Dwyer.
Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Bridget Murphy €73. Seller: H.W .H. Next draw: Friday 15th December. Envelopes available in Kilmyshall National School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clohamon, & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.
The 2nd collection: Last weeks collection realised €325.00. We thank your for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist December:

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn / Martin Cullen
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall/ Janette O’ Neill

Ministers of the Word December:

  • Saturday 24th December: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 25th December: Chris Atkinson

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan ’s Hall.

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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice is in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.

Ring in the New Year

.. at the Millrace Hotel with our Michael Buble Tribute Band and a sumptuous 5 Course Gala Dinner” €49.50 per person to include Drinks Reception and DJ until the early hours! Book now Tel:- 053 9375100 - email : -

Parish Christmas Schedule 2016

Most Holy Trinity
Saturday 17th Dec. 11:30 -
Monday 19th Dec. Bunclody & Kilmyshall Penitential Service at 7:30pm.
Saturday 24th Dec. Christmas Eve: 4:00pm - 5:00pm .
Christmas Eve -Morning Mass: 11:00am. (As Usual).
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.
St. Stephen’s Day: 11.00am

Our Lady of Lourdes NS

.. extends 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 Thursday 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.

H.W.H. Bunclody G.A.A. Club

Active Transformation Registration River’s Edge Sunday 8th January at 8:00pm For more information ring 086 3077230 All Welcome.

Art Bank

..would like to thank everyone for their support during 2016. We would like to wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous 2017

Co. Wexford Community Workshop

..(Enniscorthy) Ltd Annual Church Gate Collection w ill take place on Saturday 31st Dec 16 & Sunday 1st January 2017. This collection raised €18,777 from around the County last year. The proceeds of this years collection will go towards the shortfall of a purpose built Pre-School for children with special needs which w as officially opened in April 2015. Your Support would be very much appreciated.

St. Stephens Day Annual Turkey Trot.

Starting in St Brigids Hall Clonegal. Registration 5-7 K Walk including short guided Walk through Huntinton Castle for Children and Parents. Refreshments served. Free Participation. Donations welcome. Proceeds to Bunclody Day Care and Kildavin/Clonegal GAA Club.


While Luke focuses on the birth of Jesus from Mary’s point of view, Matthew’s Gospel tells the story from Joseph's. Joseph must have been extremely confused when he learned of Mary’s pregnancy. He plans to quietly ‘dismiss’ her so as not to put her in danger. Mary’s options are bleak without Joseph; her fate is very much in his hands. He is immediately obedient and says yes to his call. Joseph welcomes Mary and gives this child the name he is instructed: Jesus.
We hear very little about Joseph in the Gospels and he is sometimes a forgotten figure in the Jesus story, yet his decision to follow God’s call is hugely important as he fulfils his promise to protect Mary from danger. Joseph’s ‘yes’ to God sets him on a dangerous path, He must protect his family and this will mean later leaving their homeland, becoming refugees fleeing the terror of Herod.
Each time God speaks to Joseph, it is through his dreams. The Word of God which comes to Joseph gives him a new meaning and a new mission in life. Today, can you reflect on how God speaks to you? In what ways do you hear God’s word? And when you hear God’s word, what is your response? When you have said ‘yes’ , where has that led you?
Today we can pray for those who are faced with tough decisions and who must chose the more difficult path. It requires strength and bravery.
Jane Mellet


  • 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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