25-12-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 24th December
    11:00am Patrick Jordan & Martin Jordan, Anniversaries. Mary Lineham & Kitt O’Brien, County Limerick.
    9:00pm Mollie & Aidan Whelan, Anniversaries. Remembrance Mass for Martin, Ellen & Patsy Redmond, Carrigduff.
  • Sunday 25th December
    9:00am Jack & Ann Raleigh, Brady’s Cross also their daughter Nancy Roche & daughter-in-law Agnes Raleigh, 4th Anniversary.
    12:00noon Alice Connors, Johnny Connors, Bill Connors, John Con-nors, & Michael Connors.
  • Tuesday 27th December
    9:00am Mirosaw Gogal, Me-ro-s-wav, Anniversary.
  • Wednesday 28th December
    9:00am Pat Connaughton, 10th Anniversary.
  • Saturday 31st December
    7:00pm Christie Fitzgerald, Remembrance Mass. Richard O’Leary & Margaret & Peter Ryan, Anniversaries.


Christmas Eve

Saturday 24th December Vigil mass at 9:00pm

Christmas Day

Sunday 25th December Family Mass (Blessing of Toys) at 9:00am
Mass at 12:00noon

St Stephen’s Day

Monday 26th December Mass at 11:00am
Feast of The Holy Family Friday 30th December Mass at 9:00am

New Years’ Eve

Saturday 31st December Mass at 11:00am Mass at 7:00pm

New Year’s Day

Mass at 9:00am Mass at 12:00noon
Happy Christmas Everyone & have a Peaceful New Year

Envelope Collection

Monday 19th December : €471.61 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 January 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan/Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne/ Sr Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm :
  • 9:00am :
  • 12 Noon :

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 31st December 8:00pm Mary, Patrick, Bridget Mary Murphy, Cashel. Sean Morrissey, recently deceased



CONFESSIONS Sacrament of Reconciliation Will take place in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody on Sunday ! 8th December at 8:00pm Confessions in Kilmyshall on Saturday 24th December : 10:30am—12:00 or anytime by request


  • SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER ( Christmas Eve) MASS AT 6:00PM & 8:00PM
  • SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER ( Christmas Day)
  • MASS AT 10:00am (Blessing of toys at this Mass)
  • Monday 26th - Friday 30th December (inclusive) NO MASS IN KILMYSHALL



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 2nd December Winner: Eoghan Murphy- €101. Seller: Byrne’s Hardware, Clohamon. 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. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw- Results for December 2022– 1st. Brenda Farrell, Rossard. 2nd. Joan Finn, Coorduff. 3rd. Willie Woodburn. 4th. Padraig O’Neill. 5th. Denis O’Neill, Glaslacken. 6th. Jim & Ann Farrell, Kyle. 7th. bernie Cullen, Ballyphilip Hgts. 8th. Mary Stamp, Cashel. 9th. Liz Redmond, Ballyphilip Hgts. 10th. Tina Collier, Ballyphilip Hgts.
Week Day Masses will take place in the Oratory at the back of the Parochial house for the Winter months except on Tuesdays when Mass and Adoration will take place in the Church as usual.

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St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Eucharistic Ministers for January

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 31st December: Deirdre/Gearoid Maher
  • Sunday 1st January: Liz Atkinson


Congratulations to Maura Kenny and Pat Kinsella who were recently married. Wishing them every happiness in their new life together.

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

Holy Trinity Church Choir has returned to singing at masses and other church services. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the church of The Most Holy Trinity. New members male and female are required and will be sincerely welcomed. Contact Eileen on 087 2933545 or Parish Office on 053 9376190 or any choir member if you are interested in joining the church choir

Employment Vacancy

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns Job Reference - CE 2250855 Closing date 13/12/2022

PARISH SECRETARY-BUNCLODY (1) JOB REFERENCE - CES 2255433– English essential. Closing date 10/01/2023

GROUNDSPERSON /MAINTENANCE (2) BUNCLODY SPORTS CLUB ( GAA & AFC) English essential. Driving licence an advantage JOB REFERENCE CES 2255431 Closing date 10/01/2023

Day Care Assistants (1) BUNCLODY Job Reference - CES 2255432 Driving License an advantage—English essential. Closing date 10/01/2023

Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.

Admissions for Kildavin National School

Application for Admissions for Kildavin National School will commence on 5th January 2023. If any-one requires an application form please go to our school website to download the form or email the school at


Clohamon Foroige Senior Youth Club is back on Friday nights!
Registration night Thurs 8th Sep 7.30pm in Clohamon Community Hall for secondary school teens (age 12-18). Club returning on Friday nights (7.30 - 9pm) from 16 Sep. Contact 087 3484622, or the Facebook page.
New members and leaders welcome!

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

Bunclody Men’s Shed

Beginner’s course in upholstery.
This free course will run for 5 weeks in the Bunclody Men’s Shed. Starting on Friday 23rd September from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
If you have a chair you would like to refurbish, you are welcome to bring it along. If you don’t, bring yourself and we will supply the chair. For further details contact Jonathan on 089 4972664

"The Monday Club "

Will be returning from Mon 4th September. We looking forward to seeing everyone.

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.


Play will resume in Bunclody Day Centre, Ryland Road on Wednesday 14th September at 7:15pm . Contact Liz on (087)6450867 for information RE: Bridge Lessons. New Members Welcome.


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

Mary's Meals

...feeds hungry children in a place of education in 20 countries. To help them an online quiz is held on the last Friday of every month at 8pm. It has raised over €23,000 to date to provide more than a quarter of a million meals. To take part or simply donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 0872596159.. 55 meals can be provided with €5.Thank you.

The Christmas edition of the Online Quiz to support Mary's Meals takes place on Friday, December 16th at 8pm. The quiz provides meals for over 500 hungry children in a place of education every month. A contribution of €5 is enough to provide 55 meals. To take part or simply donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you to all who helped us during the year. It is very much appreciated.

Bunclody Day Care Services

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

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits: Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.


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.


We celebrate Christmas, this year, on Sunday. It is fitting that we celebrate this great feast of the year on Sunday. We recall a major turning point in the history of mankind. God decided to come into history as a human baby. His mission is suggested in the name of the child, Jesus which means "God is Saviour". He came as St. Matthew proposes in his Gospel, "to save his people from their sins". In St Luke’s Gospel the angel tells the shepherds, "Look I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today, in the town of David, a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." Jesus came among us as Saviour, as God and Man as expected Messiah and Lord.

Isaiah, the prophet, anticipates a great leader who is a light for mankind. "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; on the inhabitants of a country in shadow dark, light has blazed forth", This light will be a child who would give wise and enlightened leadership in the future. Jesus certainly fulfils this prophecy. He describes himself as the light of the world of humankind. He came to enlighten us, to en-lighten us about God and about ourselves. He makes clear to us that God is a loving God, who brought us into existence and who gave us the possibility of a new life in relationship, in communion with himself. We adopt this new life and sustain it during our time in this world, by our faith, by a ready commitment to him in life, which will, in turn, lead us to eternal life. Jesus also enlightens about ourselves and his own example and teaching gives us a map of direction for life that has not been surpassed in the course of history. He advocates that self-giving love and a generous spirit leads us on the road to maturity and genuine quality of life.

May all families have a happy Christmas, marking Jesus birth with faith and love and coming together in a spirit of Goodwill and Joy.


This week, we feature Bishop Ger’s Christmas message that he offers to the whole diocese. We offer a homily for Christmas Day and the usual newsletter insert that features an extract from the National Synodality Synthesis Report. On this theme of synodality, a video with Bishop Robert Barron explains what synodality is and what it is not. Conscious of those who grieve loved ones at Christmas, we have a reflection named ‘When Grief and Gratitude Embrace’. Bishop Paul Dempsey reflects on how the crib exposes the relevant issues of today; and finally, we have a Christmas greeting and message from the Hook of Faith to everyone who logs on each week as we continue to share the Good News on this digital platform. 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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