25-12-2016  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 24th December
    9:00pmMollie & Aidan Whelan, Irish Street. Martin & Nora Whitty. Martin, Ellen & Patsy Redmond, Carrigduff. Teresa & Maurice Homewood and the O’Leary family Rose Cottage, Kildavin. Paul Mulrennan.
  • Sunday 25th December
    9:00am Deceased members of the O’Sullivan & Byrne families.
    12 Noon
    Mary Connors, Hospital Hill.
  • Monday 26th December
    11:00am Angela Broughall.
  • Tuesday 27th December
    11:00am Patricia Roche (Month’s Mind) Mirek Gogol.
  • Wednesday 28th December
    9:00amAndy & Berna Mahon & deceased members of the Mahon family.
  • Saturday 31st December
    11:00am Pat Connaughton.
    Michael Dean Snr., Bernie Deane & Michael Deane Jnr. Sean Cowman (Month’s Mind) Richard O’Leary.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 18th Dec. 2016: €900.00 Thank you for your generosity


  • Saturday 31st December 8:00pm Patrick & Mary Murphy Anniversary
  • Sun 1st January 10:30am John Leacy, Anniversary


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Kevin McDonald, Tullamore  Frank Brennan, Dublin  May They Rest in Peace.


This great feast has come around once again. In previous times people had looked forward with hope and expectation. They longed for someone to lift the burden of oppression and darkness from their shoulders. Then there was an exciting jump in the heart. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” The source of light and hope was the birth of a child.

“For there is a child born to us, a son given to us and dominion is laid on his shoulders.” Jesus Christ was that child for us. He is our source of light. He calls himself “the light of the world.” People can only be a light if they enlighten each other. They can do so by informing the mind and the heart. That is exactly what Jesus came to do. He came to shed light on God and on ourselves. He came to reveal to us that God was not a distant and unconcerned figure. In a very human way he made it clear that he as the Son of God was a compassionate, caring and loving person. “For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”

Jesus proved to us that God was Love itself and has an infinite interest in each of us and wants the best for us all. Jesus also came to enlighten us ab out   ourselves and about what we are called to be. He is the measure and benchmark of what we can be. If we adopt his generous, compassionate and loving lifestyle we can be wonderful people making this world a much different place to what it is. May the Lord bless you all with joy and happiness this Christmas and may your families glow with peace and goodwill during this season.


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

  • Cooper Eamon Kehoe
  • Rosie Smyth

Happy Christmas

Fr. O’ Connor, Canon Wall, Fr. Duffy, Mother Knock, & Sr. Grace wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and we take this opportunity of thanking you all for your co-operation and support during the year. May 2017 be kind to us all as we continue on the Pilgrimage of faith into our Father’s House.

The Parish Office will be closed

..26th to 28th December inclusive and will re-open on Thursday 29th December.


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.
Weekday Mass: Please note There will be no weekday
Mass from Tue 27th Dec to Fri 30th December.
Eucharistic Adoration: There will be no Eucharistic
Adoration in Kilmyshall on Tuesday 27th December. Eucharistic Service
Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must bebooked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.
300 -1 Club December Results: 1st Noel Plunkett,
Ballypracus €100. 2nd Michael Doyle, Gurteen. €50. 3rd The Kenny Family, Camrteigue €25. 4th Tom Lennon, Ballyphilip Heights , €25. 5th Cowman Family, Rossard, €20. 6th Nellie Long, Rossard , €20. 7th Liz Kenny, Ballypraecus , €20. 8th Bridie Cowman, Bunclody , €20. 9th Joan Murphy, Glaslacken , €10. 10th: Matt Roberts, Glaslacken €10. Next Draw 30th January 2017. Your Support is Appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: December winner: Paddy & Claire Dwyer.
Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw
Winner: David Travers. €66 Seller: K.N .S. Next draw: Friday 23rd December. Envelopes available in Kilmyshall National School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne Hardware, Clohamon, & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Thank you for your support.
The 2nd collection: Last weeks collection realised
€343.00. We thank your for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist December

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn / Martin Cullen
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall/ Janette O’ Neill

Ministers of the Word December:

  • Saturday 31st December: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 1st January : Margaret Roberts

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan ’s Hall.

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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.

Special Ministers for January 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Lucy Wall Murphy
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Annie Meyler

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne / Paul Egan
  • 12 Noon: Nancy Guinan / Ellen Delaney

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : A
  • 9:00am : B
  • 12 Noon : C

Flower Society:

  • Shrine Rota: Kitty J ordan / Mary Canning


Choir Practice is in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm.


..recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.

Ring in the New Year at the Millrace Hotel

..with our Michael Buble Tribute Band and a sumptuous 5 Course Gala Dinner” €49.50 per person to include Drinks Reception and DJ until the early hours! Book now Tel:- 053 9375100 - email : - The Hotel will close for 25th & 26th December and re-open on 27th December. We wish to thank all of those who supported us over the year and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Enniscorthy Community Workshop

Annual Church Gate Collection will take place on the weekend of Sat 31st Dec & Sun 1st January. Your Support would be appreciated.

H.W.H. Bunclody G.A.A. Club

Active Transformation Registration River’s Edge Sunday 8th January at 8:00pm For more information ring 086 3077230 All Welcome.

St. Stephens Day Annual Turkey Trot.

Starting in St Brigid's Hall Clonegal. Registration 5-7 K Walk including short guided Walk through Huntinton Castle for Children and Parents. Refreshments served. Free Participation. Donations welcome. Proceeds to Bunclody Day Care and Kildavin/Clonegal GAA Club.

Medjugorje 2017

Departing 17th May €619—7 Nights all inclusive Departing from Dublin Spiritual Director: Fr Pat Duffy. Contact Ann Murphy for more information 053 9377632 or 087 2254206 Price after 1st February €669.


  • 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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