18-12-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 17th December
    7:00pm Tony Melay & deceased members of the Melay Family & also Patrick & Ellen Nolan & deceased members of the Nolan Family. John Sheridan, Irish Street, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 18th December
    12:00noon Nellie Foley, Anniversary. Mollie Murphy, Ryland Road & Brendan Brophy, Dublin, Anniversaries. Joan Moore, St. Mary’s Villas also her husband Jim & son Jimmy & Grandson David & Grand daughter Jancin-ta, Anniversaries. Lizzie & Winnie Whelan, Anniversaries.
  • Friday 23rd December
    9:00am Darren, Elaine & Lesley Mates, Anniversaries.
  • Saturday 24th December
    11:00am Patrick Jordan & Martin Jordan, Anniversaries. Mary Lineham & Kitt O’Brien, County Limerick.
    9:00pm Mollie & Aidan Whelan, Anniversaries. Remembrance Mass for Martin, Ellen & Patsy Redmond, Carrigduff.
  • Sunday 25th December
    9:00am Jack & Ann Raleigh, Brady’s Cross also their daughter Nan-cy Roche & daughter-in-law Agnes Raleigh, 4th Anniversary.


Christmas Eve

  • Saturday 24th December
  • Vigil mass at 9:00pm

Christmas Day

  • Sunday 25th December
  • Family Mass (Blessing of Toys) at 9:00am
  • Mass at 12:00noon

St Stephen’s Day

  • Monday 26th December
  • Mass at 11:00am

Happy Christmas Everyone & have a Peaceful New Year

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 22nd December and Friday 23rd December.

Envelope Collection

Monday 12th December : €484.80 Thank You for your Generosity

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

Special Ministers for December 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm :
  • 9:00am :
  • 12 Noon :

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Sunday 18th December 10:30am Special Birthday Intention (80th)



CONFESSIONS Sacrament of Reconciliation Will take place in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody on Sunday ! 8th December at 8:00pm Confessions in Kilmyshall on Saturday 24th December : 10:30am—12:00 or anytime by request


  • SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER ( Christmas Eve) MASS AT 6:00PM & 8:00PM
  • SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER ( Christmas Day)
  • MASS AT 10:00am (Blessing of toys at this Mass)
  • Monday 26th - Friday 30th December (inclusive) NO MASS IN KILMYSHALL



Choir: Rehearsals every Thursday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members male & female 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. A minimum donation of €20 appreciated.
Split the Pot Friday 2nd December Winner: Cian & Rebecca Murphy- €101. Seller: Steemers. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hard-ware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your sup-port is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw- will take place this Saturday evening after Mass.
Week Day Masses will take place in the Oratory at the back of the Parochial house for the Winter months except on Tuesdays when Mass and Adoration will take place in the Church as usual.
Like and follow our new official Facebook page—St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Eucharistic Ministers for December

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 24th December: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 25th December: Carmel Ryan



You are welcome to join us for a short time of Prayer with others in preparation for Christmas as we wait in joyful hope and longing for the birth of Jesus. The evening will begin after Mass on Monday 12th December 8:00pm in Kilmyshall Parish Office Refreshment afterwards


  • MONDAY 19TH DECEMBER @ 1:30AM - 4:30PM.
  • TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER @ 8:30AM– 4:30PM
  • THURSDAY 22TH DECEMBER @ 8:30AM - 4-30PM
  • FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER @ 8:30AM - 12:00NOON



We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family and friends of:
PJ O’Brien
May He Rest in Peace

Penitential Service

..will take place in Bunclody On Friday 18th December at 8:00pm. There will be a number of Priests on the night to hear confession.



hot dinner delivered

If you or someone you know is in need of a hot dinner delivered to your home by volunteer drivers three times per week, Please contact Brigid on 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

Church Choir

Holy Trinity Church Choir has returned to singing at masses and other church services. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the church of The Most Holy Trinity. New members male and female are required and will be sincerely welcomed. Contact Eileen on 087 2933545 or Parish Office on 053 9376190 or any choir member if you are interested in joining the church choir

Employment Vacancy

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns Job Reference - CE 2250855 Closing date 13/12/2022

PARISH SECRETARY-BUNCLODY (1) JOB REFERENCE - CES 2255433– English essential. Closing date 10/01/2023

GROUNDSPERSON /MAINTENANCE (2) BUNCLODY SPORTS CLUB ( GAA & AFC) English essential. Driving licence an advantage JOB REFERENCE CES 2255431 Closing date 10/01/2023

Day Care Assistants (1) BUNCLODY Job Reference - CES 2255432 Driving License an advantage—English essential. Closing date 10/01/2023

Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.



You are welcome to join us for a short time of Prayer with Others in preparation for Christmas as we wait in joyful hope and longing for the birth of Jesus. On Monday 19th Dec. at 8:00pm in Castledockrell Community Centre. Refreshments afterwards

Admissions for Kildavin National School

Application for Admissions for Kildavin National School will commence on 5th January 2023. If any-one requires an application form please go to our school website to download the form or email the school at


Clohamon Foroige Senior Youth Club is back on Friday nights!
Registration night Thurs 8th Sep 7.30pm in Clohamon Community Hall for secondary school teens (age 12-18). Club returning on Friday nights (7.30 - 9pm) from 16 Sep. Contact 087 3484622, or the Facebook page.
New members and leaders welcome!

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the live stream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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Bunclody ICA - New members needed

It is 70 years since ICA was started in Bunclody. The guild has always been very active in the parish for all those years. We want to keep that tradition alive. But, due in no small way to Covid 19 and the demographic ageing of our members, we are desperately looking for new members to join our guild. We meet once a month and have a guest speaker. Sometimes have various crafts, etc at our meeting. We also meet once a month for coffee and chat in local restaurant. Sadly, if we do not get new members, we may have to close the guild. If you have 2 hours to spare, once a month, and to keep the guild open, which was kept going by so many wonderful women in the past.

Please phone 087 2805426 or 086 8135587

Bunclody Men’s Shed

Beginner’s course in upholstery.
This free course will run for 5 weeks in the Bunclody Men’s Shed. Starting on Friday 23rd September from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
If you have a chair you would like to refurbish, you are welcome to bring it along. If you don’t, bring yourself and we will supply the chair. For further details contact Jonathan on 089 4972664

"The Monday Club "

Will be returning from Mon 4th September. We looking forward to seeing everyone.

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.


Play will resume in Bunclody Day Centre, Ryland Road on Wednesday 14th September at 7:15pm . Contact Liz on (087)6450867 for information RE: Bridge Lessons. New Members Welcome.


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Mary's Meals

...feeds hungry children in a place of education in 20 countries. To help them an online quiz is held on the last Friday of every month at 8pm. It has raised over €23,000 to date to provide more than a quarter of a million meals. To take part or simply donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 0872596159.. 55 meals can be provided with €5.Thank you.

The Christmas edition of the Online Quiz to support Mary's Meals takes place on Friday, December 16th at 8pm. The quiz provides meals for over 500 hungry children in a place of education every month. A contribution of €5 is enough to provide 55 meals. To take part or simply donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you to all who helped us during the year. It is very much appreciated.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits: Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.


Mass is available to watch online. To view go to and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with any queries you may have.


The text speaks of how ‘God with us’ was revealed to the world in the person of Jesus 2000 years ago. I suggest that we move on from there to consider how we become aware of ‘God with us’ now in our daily lives.

It took some time for Joseph to accept the fact that, in Mary, there truly was Emmanuel—God with us. God is with us now, but at times we strug-gle to perceive God’s presence. Where have you unexpectedly discovered the presence of ‘God with you’ ? Recall those experiences and give thanks.

Joseph was confused and uncertain about what he should do. It took time, and outside help, for him to discern what his next step should be. Perhaps you have also had difficulties along the way to some decisions or commitments. Recall that journey and the moments when it became clear to you what was being asked of you. Give thanks for the angels who helped you along the way.

Mary bore Jesus within her, unseen to all, and unacknowledged by most. In Joseph she found one who believed in the treasure that she bore. We can be bearers of Jesus to others, and they to us. When have you been that kind of a bearer of Jesus to another? Who has been that to you?


This week’s interview is with Sr Marie Fahy who is the Abbess at St Mary’s Cistercian Abbey in Glencairn, Co. Waterford. In the interview, Sr Marie talks about faith, God, vocations and reading the signs of the times. Fr Martin Pender offers a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent where the liturgy shifts to the unconventional circumstances of Jesus’ birth. We have the usual news-letter insert and a reflection by Philip Quirke entitled ‘Morning Offering’. We have an article on the connection between the mystery of Christmas and the Eucharist and finally, a talk by Fr Mike Schmitz on the gift of joy for which we long. Check out these and other resources available at


  • 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.

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