27-11-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 26th November
    7:00pm Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Patrick Behan, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 27th November
    9:00am Michael & Mary Kate McGrath & deceased members, Anniversary.
    12:00noon Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Maurice Murphy, Carrigduff, Anniversary. Trish Roche, Carrigbán, 6th Anniversary. Cliodhna Quinlivan, Anniversary.
  • Monday 28th November
    9:00am Rev. Father Brendan Cantwell, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 3rd December
    7:00pm Eileen & Patrick Murphy, Bedford also Kay & Author O’Rourke also Oliver McKeown & Kevin O’ Rourke Anniversaries. Matty Doyle, Months Mind. Margaret Henrick, Main Street, Anniversary. Ned & Maureen Cowman also their son Paraic who’s Anniversaries accord at this time.
  • Sunday 4th December
    12:00noon Brigid O’Connor, Hospital Hill, 1st Anniversary. Gerard Keigher, 2nd Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Monday 21st November: €574.22 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 December 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

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:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 26th November 8:00pm Jane Roche & deceased members of the Roche fami-ly, Ballyphilip.
  • Saturday 3rd December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Anniversary. Paddy Murphy, Anniversary. Art & Eilish O’Neill, Glasslacken, Anniversaries.
  • Saturday 10th December 8:00pm Christopher & Catherine Dempsey, Anniversaries. Mary & John Dwyer & deceased members of the Dwyer Family, Glasslacken.


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 7th October Winner: Mary Atkinson €113. 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. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw
will take place after Mass.

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.

Eucharistic Ministers for December

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 3rd December: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 4th December: Nellie Long

Bunclody Library Events

Adult Book Club - Thursday 1st December at 7pm.
All are welcome to attend our Book Club meeting in the library on Thursday 1st December at 7.00pm. Snow Blind by Ragnar Jónasson will be discussed on the night. Copies of the book available to borrow, just ask at desk in the library.

Irish Christmas Folklore, Customs and Traditions: A talk by Michael Fortune – Thursday 8th December at 7pm.
Join Michael Fortune, artist/folklorist, for a special talk where he looks at Christmas from an uniquely Irish perspective. Delving into Michael’s wealth of research and knowledge, this talk will introduce you to first-hand source customs and traditions found around the country- from Christmas mumming plays and carols, to the keeping of pieces of straw from the Christmas crib and the burning of last year’s Christmas holly.

Places limited, book online at or telephone 053 9375466.
Thank you for your continued support.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Families and friends of:

  • Una Kehoe
  • John Morrissey Spain formerly Coolattin
  • Paddy McDonald

May They Rest in Peace

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 1st December and Friday 2nd December.

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 dis-cuss 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

BUNCLODY DAY CARE Job Reference - 2248801
Driving License preferable but not essentially Age limit 21 years upwards
Closing Date: 28/11/2022

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.

Free Part-time Education Programmes

BUNCLODY Further Education and Training Centre
Nutrition & Healthy Options
Nutrition & Healthy Options • Small class size
Starting Thursday Dec 1st • Includes learning and using IT
9:30 - 1:00pm • Great social opportunity

Contact us for more information : Bridget 087-7424437
Susan 086–1074556



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

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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

Carlow Choral Society back in full voice with a gala performance of Handel’s Messiah in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, on 3rd December 2022 at 8.00pm.

Having returned to singing in 2021, Carlow Choral Society is now back in full voice with over 70 members and presents an uplifting performance of Handel’s Messiah. Conducted by our Musical Director, Blánaid Murphy, with the Irish Choral Sinfonia, and soloists; Aisling Kenny – Soprano, Laura-Joy Copeland – Mezzo Soprano, Eamonn Mulhall – Tenor and Matthew Mannion – Bass, it promises to be a stirring performance of this beautiful oratorio.

Tickets are €20.00 and are available on and and from choir members

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.

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.


The ‘coming of the Son of Man’ can be applied to the end of the world, to the moment of death, or to any moment of grace. We are not given advance notice as to when any of these will happen, so the message is to be alert and ready. When have you found that your alertness meant that you were able to receive an unexpected grace (e.g. take an opportunity which presented itself, or respond to a hint from another person that you might easily have missed, etc.)

One of the enemies of alert living is constant busyness. Have you ever found that being caught up in your own agenda makes you less sensitive to what is happening around you? Recall times when you paused in your relentless busyness and were rewarded by a significant interchange with another person, a moment of grace.

You probably know the difference between being ready for a visitor and the unannounced caller who catches you unprepared. Let the memory of the discomfort of being caught off guard spur you on to a constant readiness for the coming of the Lord,


This week’s interview is with Rom Bates from Ferns who talks about the pilgrim route of St Aidan and St David that links Ferns with David’s place of origin in Wales. Rom shares with us how doing the Camino to Compostela changed his life and how he and others have been working on this pilgrim project for the last few years. We have an article on the spirituality of Advent, a beautiful Advent hymn and a homily for the First Sunday of the season from Fr Martin Pender. We have features for the feast of St An-drew on 30th November and on St Francis Xavier whose ‘zeal for souls’ drove him to become one of the most successful missionaries after St Paul. 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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