24-12-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 23rd December
    7:00pm Tommy & Mary Ellen Atkinson, Anniversaries.
  • Sunday 24th December
    9:00am Patrick, Martin, Mary & Aidan Jordan, St. Mary’s Villas, Anniversaries
    12 Noon Jim & Joan Moore,& their son Jimmy, St Mary’s Villas, Anniversaries. Mary Lineham & Kitty O’Brien & deceased members of the Lineham & Redmond families.
    Christmas Vigil Mass 9:00pm Mollie & Aidan Whelan. Martin, Ellen & Patsy Redmond Carrigduff. Jack & Anne Raleigh, Brady’s Cross & their daughter Nancy Roche & daughter in law Agnes Raleigh 5th Anniversary.
  • Wednesday 27th December
    9:00am Miroslaw Gogol, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 30th December
    7:00pm Chrissie Fitzgerald. Richard O’ Leary. Margaret &Peter Ryan.
  • Sunday 31st December
    12 Noon Pat Connaughton, 11th Anniversary.
  • Monday 1st January
    11:00am Margaret O Reilly
  • Saturday 6th January
    7:00pm Mary O’Connor, Carrigduff, Anniversary.

Bunclody Christmas Arrangements

Penetential Service in Bunclody Church Sunday 17th December at 8:00pm.
Mass on Saturday 23rd at 7:00pm
Sunday 24th at 9:00am and 12:00Noon
Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 9:00pm
Christmas Day Mass at 9:00am and 12:00Noon.
St Stephen’s Day Mass at 11:00am

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 23rd December 8:00pm Margaret O’Connor Murphy, Glasslacken, 1st Anniversary. Special Birthday Intention.
  • Sunday 24th December 6:00pm Christmas Bouquet. Christmas Bouquet. Sunday 24th December 8:00pm Christmas Bouquet. Christmas Bouquet.
  • Monday 25th December 10:00am Christmas Bouquet. Special Birthday Intention
  • Saturday 30th December 8:00pm Mary Murphy & Patrick Murphy & Bridget Mary Murphy, Anniversaries. Barry Jordan recently deceased.
  • Sunday 31st December 10:30am Frazer Kinley, John, Mary & Aidan Nolan and deceased members of the Nolan Family. John Armstrong 1st Anniversary.
  • Saturday 6th January 8:00pm Anna Flynn Murphy 14th Anniversary. Ellen (Nell) Doyle, Month’s Mind

Kilmyshall Senior Citizen Dinner

On Sunday 7th January 2024 at 1pm in Rivers Edge
Tickets can be purchased in Kilmyshall Parish Office. Cost €15. Limited spaces so book early.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 17th December: €620.00 Thank You for your Generosity.


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Coal Applications

..are now being accepted please phone or text ONCE ONLY on 0873593635

Bunclody Parish Office

Christmas Cards, Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and 2024 Church Art Calendars are available in the Parish Office. Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

The Parish Office will be closing on Thursday 21st December for two weeks so if you would like to include any notices for the weekly Newsletter we would appreciate it if you could have all notices in by 21st December as we will be printing a double Newsletter on the 22nd December. We would also like to take this opportunity wish everyone, “Happy Christmas & Peaceful New Year”, from Breda & Liz in the Parish Office

Bunclody Library

Christmas 2023

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 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Willie Doyle
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

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:

  • Betty Comiskey / Eileen Carton


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

Weekday Masses & Adoration and will be held in the Oratory at the back of Parochial house from Monday 20th November for Winter time.

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 1st December Winner: Ellen Brownrigg €100. Seller: Steemer’s. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s 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.

Minister of the Eucharist December

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 23rd December: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 24th December (Vigil Mass): Chris Atkinson
  • Monday 25th December (Christmas Day): Carmel Ryan
  • Saturday 6th January: Marie Byrne.
  • Sunday 7th January: Janette O’Neill

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Kilmyshall Christmas Arrangements 2023

Confessions Parish Penitential Service will take place in Bunclody Church on Sunday 17th December at 8:00pm.
Confessions in Kilmyshall on Saturday 23rd December 10:30am to 12 Noon. Sunday 24th December Mass at 6:00pm & 8:00pm Monday 25th December (Christmas Day)
Mass at 10:00am (Blessing of toys at this Mass) Tuesday 26th—Friday 30th December (inclusive)
No Mass in Kilmyshall. Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st December Mass at Normal
No Adoration on Tuesday 19th or Tuesday 26th December. Adoration will resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Family Fun Walk

In id of Gavin Glynn Foundation St Stephen’s Day 2023 Around the block at the HWH 2km, 5km, 10km routes Registration @Tig Leath Sli from 9:30am €5 per person, €10 per family Raffle & Refreshments served after @ Tig Leath Sli Contact Marie on 0863316138


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.



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.

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

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.

Clohamon Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Thank You to all Our Members who have decorated our Church this year, Help is needed to arrange flowers for February. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190




Bunclody AFC CLUB
Groundsperson Caretaker(2) Two Positions
Job Reference—CES-2311024 Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Tidy Towns—General Operative
(1) One Position Job Reference - 2311042
Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Parish-Caretaker/Maintenance Person(1) One Position
Job Reference - 2310778 Closing Date 03/01/2024

Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement.
Closing Date for all : 03/01/2024

Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility: Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 Garda vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies

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

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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 St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


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

Bunclody Day Care Services

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

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.


‘Take the Risk for Christ’ is the name given to this year of prayer and promotion to the diocesan priesthood. ‘Taking the Risk for Christ’ underlines the chance Christ asks us to give him as he leads us to the way of life he created us for. Might this way for you be priesthood or religious life? If you have thought and prayed about this possibility, then please know that help and support is available. Contact Fr Billy Swan, Vocations Director at for a chat and more information.


On Monday we celebrate the Solemn Feast of Christmas. Over the last two months Christmas has got great attention. The commercial world is pushing back the beginning of Christmas preparation further and further. But it does little to draw attention to the magnificence of the Christmas Feast. It marks the remarkable intervention of God into our world. He came as a human baby and would grow as an ordinary person to full maturity. His message and thinking mapped out for us a way of life that would make us fully and genuinely human. He became a model for all of us to follow.

It is appropriate that we honour Jesus as we remember his birth in Bethlehem, the native city of the great king David. Jesus link with David is regularly affirmed in the Gospels. Jesus is the Light that shines in the darkness of our ignorance and sin. He enlightens us about God and about ourselves. He shows us that God is a loving God. His crucifixion and death is the measure of his own and God’s love for us. In relation to ourselves he shows us that love and service is what makes us fully human. In supporting others we enhance and increase our own stock of life. Jesus came that we may have life and have it to the full. It is no wonder that for us who believe Christmas is a celebration of joy.

May God bless everyone with a very happy, holy and delightful Christmas full of religious and family celebration.


Bishop Ger’s Christmas Message is top of the bill for this final weekend before Christmas. We have a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and another for Christmas Day. We have an article on coming home for Christmas which has a literal meaning for thousands who will travel this week but also has an important spiritual meaning too. Bishop Robert Barron reflects on how the baby King takes on Caesar and we also include the recent Vatican document on the meaning and offering of a Christian blessing. Finally, a message to all our followers for Christmas, thanking you for your support in 2023 and looking forward to another year of communicating the Joy of the Gospel in 2024. 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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