Happy Christmas


26-12-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • 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. Matthew Doran.
  • 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, repairs etc.

Your support for both is much appreciated.



Envelope Collection

Monday 20th December : €516.80 Thank You for your Generosity

Contribution Envelopes 2022 can be collected from the The Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody

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 2021

Ministers of the Word:

7:00pm: Willie Doyle
9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

7:00pm : Altar servers
9:00am : are not currently
12 Noon : attending mass

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 1st January 8:00pm Anna Flynn Murphy, Anniversary. Special Intention.
  • Sunday 2nd January 10:30am Special Intention.


Christmas schedule

  • 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


  • 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

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon - Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190
Email: mostholytrinitypo@gmail.com


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 76190.

Christmas Day

"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: billyswan68@hotmail.com


APRIL - OCT 2022:

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Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
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 mostholytrinitypo@gmail.com 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 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.

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 vincents.bunclody@svp.ie 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 9159447/ballonbts@gmail.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 possible.

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.

Mary's Meals

..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.


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 Christmas.

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 with us."

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


  • 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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