- Saturday 25th December
9:00am Jack & Ann Raleigh, Brady’s Cross, And their Daughter Nancy
Roche & Daughter in law Agnes Raleigh. Annie & Michael McGrath &
sons John, Michael, Willie & Jimmy McGrath. Gwen Timmons, Kildavin.
- Sunday 26th December
12 Noon Paul Mulrennan, Anniversary.
- Monday 27th December
11:00am Mirek Gogal, Anniversary.
- Tuesday 28th December
9:00am Pat Connaughton, Anniversary.
- Friday 31st December
9:00am Chrissie Fitzgerald, Anniversary.
- Saturday 1st January
11:00 Richard O’Leary, Anniversary. Eileen Redmond Foley, Month’s
mind & her parents Catherine & Michael Foley.
- Sunday 2nd January
12 Noon Mary O’Connor, 2nd Anniversary, Carrigduff.
Christmas Mass Schedule -
Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody
- Friday 24th December Christmas Eve: 9:00am, 7:00pm, & 9:00pm
- Saturday 25th December Christmas Day: 9:00am & 12:00 Noon
(Blessing of toy’s)
- Sunday 26th December St. Stephen’s Day: 9:00am & 12 Noon
- Monday 27th December Bank Holiday: 11:00am
- Friday 31st December New Year’s Eve: 9:00am
- Saturday 1st January New Year’s Day: 11:00am
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,
Your support for both is much appreciated.
IN VIEW OF THE OMICRON VARIANT, THE BUCKET COLLECTION WILL CONTINUE
FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
Monday 20th December : €516.80 Thank You for your Generosity
CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES 2022
Contribution Envelopes 2022 can be collected from the The Church of The
Most Holy Trinity Bunclody
- 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 2021
Ministers of the Word:
7:00pm: Willie Doyle
9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
12 Noon: Sarah Burke
7:00pm : Altar servers
9:00am : are not currently
12 Noon : attending mass
St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 1st January 8:00pm Anna Flynn Murphy, Anniversary.
- Sunday 2nd January 10:30am Special Intention.
- Confession Friday 24th 10am-12 or anytime by request.
Regular Sat confession6.30pm-7.30pm
- Christmas mass Times
24th 6pm and 8pm
25th 10:00am. Children to remain in seats for toy blessing.
- 26th 10:00am
- 27th -31st inclusive, no mass in Kilmyshall
1st and 2nd Mass as normal
- No adoration on 21st or28th, resumes on 4th Jam.
Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening
Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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: Friday: 17th December Winner: Jimmy Dwyer €144 -
Seller: K.P.O. 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. The
pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes
place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw Results For December 2021: 1st Lar Byrne, 2nd
Rachael O’Brien, Ballyphilip Hgts, 3rd Deirdre Byrne, Ballycarney 4th
Pender Family 5th Denis & Martina Kelly, Glaslacken 6th David Crean,
Cashel 7th Bridget Kehoe, Craan 8th Patrick Murphy 9th Bobby McKeown,
Ballypreacus 10th Phil & Mag Roberts, Mullawn.
Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is
sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232
Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO
kilmyshallparish.com and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE
Bunclody Parish Office
BUNCLODY PARISH OFFICE CHRISTMAS
OPENING HOURS DECEMBER
- MONDAY 20TH DEC: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- TUESDAY 21ST DEC: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- WEDNESDAY 22ND DEC: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- THURSDAY 23RD DEC: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- FRIDAY 24TH DEC: CLOSED
Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon - Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190
THE PARISH OFFICE WILL REMAIN CLOSED FROM 4:30PM THURSDAY 23RD
DECEMBER UNTIL TUESDAY 4TH JANUARY WHERE IT WILL RE-OPEN AT 8:30AM.
Christmas Cards, Christmas Bouquet Cards and
2022 Calendars are available in the Parish Office. Signed
mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including
wedding and baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards. Rosary
Beads, and Baptismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other
prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish
office. For any queries please contact Bunclody parish office on: 053 93
"I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole
people." If you think you may be called to announce the Good News of
Christ’s presence as a priest, deacon or in consecrated life, speak to
your Diocesan Vocations Director at: email@example.com
MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES
APRIL - OCT 2022:
7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or
Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price
for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you.
Tel. 01 4434 510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:
Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
Job Reference – CES 2195787
Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions
Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190
MCN - Livestream Recordings
MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream 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
email@example.com and we can arrange to add your email to our
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
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
St Vincent De Paul
St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to
help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper
recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.
Manual & Computerised Book-Keeping - Ballon BBTS
Classes starting 20th January 2022 QQI 5N1354. Every Thursday from
7pm-10pm for 10 weeks. €300 includes examination fee and can be paid in
instalments. Funding available if in receipt of Social Welfare Payment.
Call 059 email@example.com to book a place
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports
for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating
to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are
available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where
necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by
calling 0818 222 024.
Bunclody Day Care Services
Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not
opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We
apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as
The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group
..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term
time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church,
Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.
Mass is available to watch online. To view go to
mcnmedia.tv and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with
any queries you may have.
..feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day in a place
of education. An Online Quiz, to support their efforts, takes place on
the last Friday of EVERY month at 8pm. To join/donate go to www.bit.ly/QuizforMM
or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Christmas is a time of celebration. Christmas is a time of goodwill
and generous spirit. We send Christmas cards to express our best wishes
to each other; we share Christmas presents as a sign of the gift of
ourselves to each other. The atmosphere is most certainly one of love.
How do we explain this marvellous feeling at Christmas. There is little
doubt but that it goes back to the main reason as to why we celebrate
The first Christmas was the moment when God came into our world as a
human baby. He humbled himself and came down to our level so that he
would be in close touch with us as hu-man beings and communicate to us
in our language and in a way that we could understand. Jesus was both
human and divine. If we met him on the road he seemed a normal human
being, but he was more. He was also the Son of God. He was the "Light of
the world" who came to enlighten us. We can say with Isaiah, "The people
who walked in darkness have seen a great light; on those who live in a
land of deep shadow a light has shone." (Is.9:1) Jesus came to enlighten
us about God and about ourselves. He shows us that God is a loving God
who calls us to a new life in company with himself. Jesus by his death
brought home to us the extent of God’s love for all and each of us. St
Paul re-minds us very well. "The life that I am now living……. I am
living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself
for me". (Gal. 2:20)
Jesus also came to enlighten us about ourselves and how we could
become good and mature human persons. Love that reflects his love for us
is the key. "This is my commandment; love one another as I have loved
you. No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his
friends." (Jn. 15:12-13). Every time we come to mass we hear the message
of Jesus’ love for us. "This my body, (my self) which will be given up
for you." "This is my blood (my life substance) which will be poured out
for you." In every mass Jesus expresses his love for us. Hopefully we
can pick up his spirit in our love for each other. This great story for
us all began on the first Christmas night. Jesus entered our world in
the most humble and humiliating circumstances, but in thirty years he
left us a treasure, a legacy of light and love.
Reflection for the weekend of the 25th & 26th
Christmas affects persons of every background imaginable. All are
drawn to the Christmas message. It’s the single Christian holy day that
is the world’s fullest expression of peace and good will. I’ve spent
Christmas in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, where Christians are a
small minority, yet the holiday is enthusiastically embraced by the
masses. .The Disney Channel informs my 3-year-old grandson that this is
the "most magical time of the year." Really? Why? Perhaps because the
Christmas message goes far beyond magic. It’s transforming. With the
pas-sage of years, my feelings for Christmas have intensified. Christmas
is perhaps more important to me today because I have eight grandchildren
and am blessed to view the holiday through their disparate blue, green,
hazel and dark brown - eyes. Christmas is always about those whom we
love, never ourselves. Christmas is more than ever-green wreaths,
twinkle lights and holidays. In the charm of the stable setting — and
the lowing of the beasts of the field — we mustn’t lose sight of the
significance of it all. At its heart, we celebrate Christ’s Mass: the
coming of the Anointed One … Immanuel. Immanuel in Hebrew means "God
Jesus is the long-promised Saviour of the World, and his arrival is
the heart of the Gospel." The message is universal. It’s about an
existential love that surpasses all other loves. As a Christ follower,
Christmas gives expression to my longing for meaning and eternity. It is
my belief that Christ came among us not "once upon a time" but once for
all time. Charles Dickens’ famous character, the miserly Ebenezer
Scrooge, scrambles from his bed Christmas morning — after a night of
visitations — a changed man. It’s a full-blown Christmas miracle. The
light of the Christ Child, "born this day in the City of David," has
trans-formed the Old Humbug. If Jesus Christ is God come to earth,
Christmas is the watershed event of human history. And, I can be
changed. (JIM CARNETT)
Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council