23-12-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 22nd December
    7pm James Doyle, Kyle, and deceased mem-bers of the Doyle family. Mary Ellen & Tommy Atkinson. Michael & Catherine Redmond, Kilbranish.
  • Sunday 23rd December
    12 noon Thomas & Anastasia Gantly and family. Elaine & Darren Mates. Frank, James & Sarah Lynch Marian, James & Catherine Kane
  • Monday 24th December
    9:00am Patrick & Martin Jordan. Paul Mulrennan & deceased members of the Mulrennan & Betts family.
    9:00pm Martin, Ellen & Patsy Redmond who are remembered. Paul Mulrennan & deceased members of the Mulrennan & Betts family. Molly, Aidan & Marianne Whelan.
  • Tuesday 25th December
    12 Noon Mary Linehan & Kitty O’Brien.
  • Thursday 27th December
    9:00am Mirek Gogal.
  • Saturday 29th December
    11:00am Pat Connaughton, 6th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 30th December
    12 Noon Christina Fitzgerald, 1st Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Monday 17th December: €662.60 Thank You for your Generosity


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: 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: Jodi Tector €138, Seller: KNS

Second Collection: €220

Eucharistic Ministers - December 2018:

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall
  • Christmas Eve: Anne Tyndall/ Patrick Murphy
  • Christmas Day: Janette O Neill

Ministers of the Word - December 2018

  • Monday 24th: Derry Mahon
  • Tuesday 25th: John Atkinson Saturday 29th: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 30th: Nellie Long

Colouring sheets are available at back of the Church for the children, and may be used during Mass.

2019 Envelopes available at the back of the church and also in the Parish Office on Tues/Friday 9am—1pm.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • None for this period.

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Monday 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
Adoration as normal on Christmas Eve & New Years Eve.


Through the life - giving waters of Baptism we welcome into our community:
Síle Dunne

Contribution envelopes

..for 2019 are available for collection in the porch of the church.

Second Collection

There will be a second collection on Christmas day for the upkeep of the church.


Confession will take place at 4pm on Christmas Eve, Monday December 24th. All are welcome to attend.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner: Betty Byrne €78.00 Thank you for your support.

Pastoral Council Meeting

The next parish Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday 17th January at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Enniscorthy Community Workshop

Will be holding a church gate collection on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th December 2018 to raise funds for their residential and day service. All support is appreciated.

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 with Bunclody Day Care Centre.

Blood Bank Visit

Donate blood in FCJ Bunclody on Thursday 3rd January from 4:30pm to 8pm. There was a great turnout at our last clinic and we hope to have the same again. Please bring a friend or family member and make a lifesaving donation. For more information see or call 1850 731 137 We wish all who have attended our clinics in the past a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

Lighting of Walking track at GAA Pitch

The walking track at the GAA pitch in Bunclody will be lit from 7pm to 9pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Annual membership €10. OAP membership € 5

Christmas Mass Times

Mass will take place at the following times on Christmas Even and Christmas day: Christmas Eve: 9am & 9pm Christmas Day: 9am (Children’s mass) and 12 noon

Eucharistic Ministers - December 2018:

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

Ministers of the Word - December 2018

  • Saturday 8th: Sarah Kenny
  • Sunday 9th: Ellen Dobs

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am- 11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.

Rural Social Scheme Vacancies

The Rural Social Scheme is a supplementary programme for low income farmers, We currently have a number of vacancies to fill. To check you eligibility or to register your interest in the scheme, please contact Margo Hayes on 053 9155865/087 0572951 or Eileen Furlong on 053 9155894/087 6685290.
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Newly Opened Podiatry Clinic in Bunclody

Local Podiatrist Stephen Steward offers full range of Podiatry services: General Footcare (Corns & Callus), Back Leg Knee and Foot Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetic Foot Care and Assessment, Paediatrics/Adult Insoles & Custom Made Orthotics. The clinic is located at Pembroke Dental, Carrickduff and opens late on Wednesday. Stephen is delighted to bring this service to his local community and welcomes your support. Book a consultation today 053-937 5347

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The December Programme: 10am to 2pm Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

Mon 3rd Dec: Up-Scaling your Wardrobe for the Christmas Festivities by Maureen Byrne.
Mon 10th Dec: Fire Prevention in the Home with Colm McGrath, Fire Officer Wexford
Mon 17th Dec: Christmas Festivities & Treats.

New Members always welcome. Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing. This Club would suit 60+ age group. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Special Ministers for December 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: John Varghese

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:

  • Team

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama . New members very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.

Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.

Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/ for information.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.


..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 9 pm 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.


Choir Practice in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


On Tuesday next we celebrate another Christmas day. The name of the feast suggests that we are thinking of Jesus who was the Christ or the Anointed Messiah. Generations of expectation and looking forward came to an end with the birth of Jesus. It was by any reckoning, a remarkable and outstanding occasion. God intervened in our world. He came to us as a hu-man baby, born in humble and distressing circumstances. Jesus was both God and man. If we met Jesus during his time in this world 2000 years ago we also would have encountered the Son of God. Ad the prologue of the Gospel puts it, "The Word became flesh, he lived among us."

Jesus came to our world to bring home to us the great love that God has for each of us. We are of great value in his eyes and he wants us to appreciate that great truth and adapt our lives accordingly. He would like us, at this sacred time, to revive and renew our faith, to deepened our relationship and friendship with him as we reflect and pray about his original coming to us 2000 years ago. He came to bring peace built on justice and goodness. We wish everybody in the parish a very happy and peaceful Christmas distinguished by the joys of a real family occasion.


  • 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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