19-12-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 18th December
    7:00pm Ann Raleigh & Nancy Roche. Tony Melay & deceased members of the Melay family. Patrick & Ellen Nolan & deceased members of the Nolan family. Nicholas & Bridie Brown.
  • Sunday 19th December
    9:00am Nelly Foley, Anniversary.
    12 Noon Lizzie & Winnie Whelan. Mollie Murphy, Ryland Road & Brendan Brophy, Dublin. Joan Moore, St Mary’s Villas. Myles Nugent, Month’s Mind.
  • Monday 20th December
    9:00am Ann Connors, Carrigbán & deceased members of the Connors Family.
  • Tuesday 21st December
    9:00am James O’Reilly.
  • Thursday 23rd December
    9:00am Elaine & Darren Mates & Leslie Mates.
  • Friday 24th December
    9:00am Martin & Patrick Jordan. Mary, Agnes, Tony & Margaret Nolan. Ellen, Martin & Patsy Redmond, Carrigduff. Mary Linehan & Kitty O’Brien.
    9:00pm Mollie & Aidan Whelan.
  • Saturday 25th December
    9:00am Jack & Ann Raleigh, Brady’s Cross, And their Daughter Nancy Roche & Daughter in law Agnes Raleigh.

Christmas Mass Schedule - Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody

  • Friday 24th December Christmas Eve: 9:00am, 7:00pm, & 9:00pm
  • Saturday 25th December Christmas Day: 9:00am & 12:00 Noon (Blessing of toy’s)
  • Sunday 26th December St. Stephen’s Day: 9:00am & 12 Noon
  • Monday 27th December Bank Holiday: 11:00am

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th December.

Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall 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.



Envelope Collection

Monday 13th December : €438.20 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 2021

Ministers of the Word:

7:00pm: Willie Doyle
9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

7:00pm : Altar servers
9:00am : are not currently
12 Noon : attending mass

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

Fourth Sunday of Advent

"God, hear I am! I am coming to do your will." (2nd reading) Can you make that offer, to put yourself at the disposal of God’s plan for his people and for the world? Contact your Diocesan Vocations Director at

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 18th December 8:00pm John Murphy, Coolattin, Month’s Mind.

Christmas schedule

  • Confession Friday 24th 10am-12 or anytime by request.
    Regular Sat confession6.30pm-7.30pm
  • Christmas mass Times
    24th 6pm and 8pm
    25th 10:00am. Children to remain in seats for toy blessing.
  • 26th 10:00am
  • 27th -31st inclusive, no mass in Kilmyshall
    1st and 2nd Mass as normal
  • No adoration on 21st or28th, resumes on 4th Jam.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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: Friday: 10th December Winner: David Kavanagh €130 - Seller: Cahill’s Hardware. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 Club Draw takes place this Saturday 19th December after Mass.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Annual Remembrance Mass
Mass in memory of those who have died during the year will be held in Kilmyshall Church on Wednesday 17th November at 7:30pm. If you would like a loved one included, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 or email:

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Mass Times for Holyday of Obligation The Feast of the Immaculate Conception will take place in Kilmyshall on Wednesday 8th December at 10:30am Morning Mass & 7:30pm Evening Mass.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Charlie Roche
May He Rest in Peace

Bunclody Parish Office


  • MONDAY 20TH DEC: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY 21ST DEC: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY 22ND DEC: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • THURSDAY 23RD DEC: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon - Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190


Christmas Cards, Christmas Bouquet Cards and 2022 Calendars are available in the Parish Office. Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards. Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office. For any queries please contact Bunclody parish office on: 053 93 76190.


APRIL - OCT 2022:

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Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions

Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream 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

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.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email for more information.


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

Manual & Computerised Book-Keeping - Ballon BBTS

Classes starting 20th January 2022 QQI 5N1354. Every Thursday from 7pm-10pm for 10 weeks. €300 includes examination fee and can be paid in instalments. Fund-ing available if in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Call 059 9159447/ to book a place

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.

Mary's Meals

..feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day in a place of education. An Online Quiz, to support their efforts, takes place on the last Friday of EVERY month at 8pm. To join/donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.


As we move closer to Christmas Sun-day’s Gospel gives us further insight into Mary’s role in the Incarnation, in bringing God’s Son into our world. In the Annunciation story the Angel Gabriel reminded Mary that her cousin Elizabeth had herself conceived a son. Mary was moved with compassion and decided to embark on a three day journey to a little village not far from Jerusalem where Elizabeth and Zachary lived. Mary greeted Elizabeth and this led to her marvellous response inspired by the Holy Spirit. Her insights are remarkable. "Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord." Amazingly she recognizes that Mary is pregnant and she would be-come the "mother of my Lord", the mother of one who was God himself. Elizabeth also commends her for believing that the promise made to her by the Lord would be fulfilled.

But there is more to this story than meets the eye. The child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy. There is an account in the book Of Samuel about David. The Ark of the Covenant was brought to Jerusalem. David and the whole house of Israel danced before the Ark, we are told with all their might. David raised a question very like that of Elizabeth to Mary, "How can the ark of Yahweh (God) come to be with me"? The ark was taken to the house of a man called Obededom and remained there for three months. Mary stayed three months with Elizabeth. The message of the story is that Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant. The Ark of the Covenant is the place where God dwelt. He now dwells in Mary as the new Ark of the Covenant. The Litany of Loreto includes Mary as the Ark of the Covenant. It is good to know that she carries that title because she is where God dwells for nine months.


  • 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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