22-12-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 21st December
    11:00am Elaine and Darren Mates, anniversary.
    7:00pm Nancy Roche & Ann Raleigh. Tommy & Mary Ellen Atkinson, Anniversary, Barkers Rd.
  • Sunday 22nd December
    12 Noon Joan Moore, also her son James & husband Jim.
  • Tuesday 24th December
    9:00am Patrick Jordan & Martin Jordan. Mollie & Aidan Whelan. Mai Linehan & Kitty O’Brien, Co Limerick.
    9:00pm Martin, Ellen & Patsy Redmond, Carrigduff. Paul Mulrennan.
  • Wednesday 25th December
    9:00am Jack & Anne Raleigh, Bradys Corss. Their Daughter Nancy Roche & daughter in law Agnes Raleigh, 1st Anniversary, St Mary’s Villas.
  • Friday 27th December
    9:00am Mirek Gogal.
  • Saturday 28th December
    11:00am Pat Connaughton, 7th Anniversary.
    7:00pm Richard O’Leary.
  • Sunday 29th December
    12 Noon Thomas & Anastasia Gantly & Family.

Mass times for Christmas Period

  • Christmas Eve Tues Dec 24th: 9:00am & 9:00pm
  • Christmas Day Weds Dec 25th: 9:00am, 10:30am, & 12 Noon.
  • St Stephens Day Thurs Dec 26th: 11:00am only.
  • New Year’s Eve Tues Dec 31st: 9:00am
  • New Year’s Day Weds Jan 1st: 11:00am only.

Special Ministers for December 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Sisters

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

  • Sr. Madeleine Ryan/ Betty Comiskey

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Envelope Collection

Monday 16th December €1199.60
Thank You for your Generosity

2020 Contribution Envelopes

Are available for collection in the Parish Office from Monday 16th December. Your contributions help fund: Faith Development, Flowers & Candles, Light & Heat, Insurance, Maintenance, Parish Office, Pastoral Centre and more.

Turkey Trot

Kildavin-Clonegal GAA will host their annual 6km walk will take place on St Stephens Day. Sign-in at St Brigid’s Hall, Clonegal at 10:45am. Proceeds will be shared between the club and Tullow and Bunclody Day Care Centres. All are welcome and invited to join us on the morning.

Christmas Visits

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in the area on Mon 23rd & Tues 24th December.

Church Gate Collection

Enniscorthy Community Workshop church gate collection will be held on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th December.

Parish Office Christmas Closure

The Parish Office will close at 3:00pm on Friday December 20th and will not reopen until Monday 6th January. Please ensure all notices and mass intentions for this period are with us by 4:00pm 19th December.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 21st December 8:00pm Deceased members of the Monaghan & Morrissey families.
  • Sunday 22nd December 10:30am Andy & Dolores Redmond & deceased members of the Redmond family.
  • Saturday 28th December 8:00pm Mick Cowman, Rossard. Pat & Mary Murphy. Special Intention—Get Well
  • Sunday 29th December 10:30am John & Elsie Leacy & deceased members of the Leacy & Whelan families.

Bunclody Men’s Shed Now Open!

Mon 10:00am—1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm—5:000pm
Location: Maureen Moorhead’s Shop, Irish Street.
For more info contact: Peter 087-6631558, or Jonathan 089-4972664 New members welcome.

Parish Office

Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available in the Parish Office as well as all other usual Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. We have a small number of 2020 Calendars also.

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


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Bunclody Bridge Club

Bunclody Bridge Club play resumes in Redmond's lounge on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

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.

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.

SVP Special Notice:

From November 4th 2019 anyone seeking help must apply in writing and sign the request. Requests may be left in the box in the Society’s shop on Market Square and will be dealt with at each meeting. It is no longer acceptable to call to members home seeking help. This is a directive from the National Council of St Vincent De Paul.

Church Gate Collections

The annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all Churches of the Diocese of Ferns on 7th/8th December. Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Church Choir:

Seeking new members both male and female. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, or Eileen 087-2933545. All are welcome to join. We practice every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the church.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.


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: Tuesdays 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 Fri : Winner: Hannah Carroll, Winnings: €182. Seller: K.N.S.

2nd Collection: €253.50

Eucharistic Ministers - December 2019:

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

Ministers of the Word - 2019

  • Saturday 21st: Emily Doyle
  • Sunday 22nd: John Atkinson

Christmas Mass Bouquets and Christmas Cards Are available in Kilmyshall Parish Office. Sympathy Cards and Mass Bouquets are also available.

Christmas Mass arrangements:

  • Christmas Eve 24th: 8:00pm
  • Christmas Day 25th: 10:00am only including blessing of toys.

No Mass in Kilmyshall on 23rd, 26th, 27th, or 30th December. Mass as usual on 28th/29th.
No Adoration on Tuesday 24th December or Tuesday 31st January.
Next prayer meeting will take place on January 8th 2020.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 9th January 2020. Thank you for your support.

Clohamon Local Development

Christmas Roadrun

Next road run on Sunday December 22nd at 5pm with vehicles decorated for Christmas! Register from 4pm in Slaney Foods car park. Arriving Bunclody approx 6.30pm, arriving Clohamon approx 7pm. All proceeds to BUNCLODY DAYCARE. Entry €20. Refreshments served & all vehicles entered in raffle. Prize for best lit up vehicle! Please support our cause—all vehicles welcome! After run we will have carol singing at Clohamon Christmas tree by Clohamon Foroige club, who’ll sell Christmas decorations in aid of the club. Followed by a community

Christmas gathering in Gahan's bar at 8pm. All welcome.

During Advent

..there will be Rosary and Benediction held on Sunday evenings at 3:00pm in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity to pray for families.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - 2130608
Bunclody Day Care Assistant Job Reference - CES 2130610
For further information contact the below numbers and quote reference number:
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years


Pope Francis has spoken on several occasions about his devotion to St Joseph. St Joseph is his favourite saint, he says, because he shows us how God reveals his plan to us in our times of silence and rest. He keeps a statue of a sleeping St Joseph on his desk, placing prayer requests under it.

Speaking on a trip to the Philippines in 2015, he said "I have great love for Saint Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength… Joseph’s rest revealed God’s will to him. In this moment of rest in the Lord, as we pause from our many daily obligations and activities, God is also speaking to us. But like St. Joseph, once we have heard God’s voice, we must rise from our slumber; we must get up and act."

Today’s Gospel recalls the central role played by St Joseph in the story of the birth of Jesus. A man of honour from the outset, the goodness of his character is further highlighted by his response to God’s voice. When he wakes up after hearing God’s instructions in a dream he immediately acts on it and takes Mary in to his home. He openness to God’s will is a crucial element in the story that follows: his partnership with and support of Mary, the birth of Jesus, his care for the child "who is to save his people."

Christmas is very near now, and we are busy and preoccupied with our preparations. A good time, perhaps, to pause in silence, to rest with God, and to listen to what he might have to say to us.

Tríona Doherty


  • 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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