28-11-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 27th November
    7:00pm Eamon Griffin, Anniversary, Drumderry. Jim & Maura Ryan, Kildavin.
  • Sunday 28th November
    9:00am Mary Kate McGrath, Michael McGrath & deceased members of the McGrath Family.
    12 Noon Fr. Brendan Cantwell. Eamon Griffin, Anniversary, Drumderry. Patricia Roche, 5th Anniversary. Cliodhna Quinlivan, Anniversary. Julia Lyons.
  • Saturday 4th December
    7:00pm Margaret Hanrick, Anniversary, Drumderry.
  • Sunday 5th December
    12 Noon Paula Redmond, 1st Anniversary.

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.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd December

Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st December at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

Envelope Collection

Monday 22nd November : €531.40 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 November 2021

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office


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

Eileen Foley Née Redmond

& John Murphy Coolattin

May they Rest in Peace.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 27th November 8:00pm Kathleen, Joe & Maurice Roberts, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 28th November 10:30am Jane Roche, Ballyphilip, Anniversary. Aidan & Annie Doyle & deceased members of the Doyle family. Jimmy & Mary Hendrick & Paddy & Mogue Hendrick, Anniversaries.
  • Saturday 4th December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Ryland Lower. Paddy Murphy, Cloneybyrne, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 5th December 10:30am Christopher & Catherine Dempsey


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: 19th November Winner: Mark Morrissey €145 - Seller: Glanbia 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 takes place this Saturday 27th November after Mass.


Day Trip to Arboretum Garden Centre, Leighlinbridge

Candy tours are running a day trip to the Arboretum in Leighlinbridge on Saturday 4th December. The day will begin with breakfast in the lovely surroundings of Rachel's Garden Cafe, enjoy wandering around the shops, garden centre. The bus will leave the Arboretum at 3pm and have a tour to Old Leighlin, visit St. Lazerian Holy Well and view the Barrow Valley from the ridge of Leinster afterwards return to original pickup points. Cost €45 and includes: Coach, Breakfast and tour of Old Leighlin. Pickup Points: Enniscorthy 9am - Bunclody 9:20am and Ballon 9:40am. Contact John Candy 087 2632324/May Kelly 087 7468724.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Annual Remembrance Mass
Mass in memory of those who have died during the year will be held in Kilmyshall Church on Wednesday 17th November at 7:30pm. If you would like a loved one included, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 or email:

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Mass for deceased members of Kilmyshall ICA Guild will take place on Monday 29th November at 7:30pm in Kilmyshall.


Design & Create Christmas Decorations, Christmas Games & Activities. To book contact Ballon business on 059 9159447. Saturday 11th December 12:00 - 1:30pm & Saturday 18th December 12:00 - 1:30pm. Children aged 6-12years, €15 per child.

Bunclody Parish Office

Opening Hours

MONDAY: 8:30am - 4:30pm
TUESDAY: 8:30am - 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY: 8:30am - 4:30pm
THURSDAY: 8:30am - 4:30pm
FRIDAY: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Wed & Thur

Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190 E-mail:
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319
Sisters Contact No: 053 93 75398


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

MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:

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

Trip to Arboretum Garden Centre,

Candy tours are running a day trip to the Arboretum in Leighlinbridge on Saturday 4th December. The day will begin with breakfast in the lovely surroundings of Rachel's Garden Cafe, enjoy wandering around the shops, garden centre. The bus will leave the Arboretum at 3pm and have a tour to Old Leighlin, visit St. Lazerian Holy Well and view the Barrow Valley from the ridge of Leinster afterwards return to original pickup points. Cost €45 and includes: Coach, Breakfast and tour of Old Leighlin. Pickup Points: Enniscorthy 9am - Bunclody 9:20am and Ballon 9:40am. Contact John Candy 087 2632324/May Kelly 087 7468724.

Wexford Volunteer Centre coming to Bunclody Wednesday 1st December. Eva, our Development and Placement Officer will be in the Bunclody Tourist Office from 11am - 2pm. Eva can support individuals to find volunteering opportunities in fields that they are interested in within their local community. Eva can support organisations in Recruiting Volunteers, Training for Volunteers, Training for Staff, Support with Policies and Procedures, Recruitment of Board Members/Trustees, Retention of Volunteers, and Garda Vetting. This is a walk-in service, but you can make an appointment with Eva by emailing her on

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

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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

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 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.

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 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 or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.


This weekend we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. Advent remembers and represents the many centuries that the people of God in the Old Testament looked forward and prepared for a coming Saviour. There was strong expectation of a new king, of an Anointed Messiah who would bring freedom and salvation for people in the future. There was a solid belief that he would be a descendant of David who would establish a kingdom of peace and justice. The first reading of Sun-day’s Mass reflects this. "In those days and at that time I will make a virtuous branch grow for David who will practice honesty and integrity in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Israel shall dwell in confidence". The prophets anticipated a new world to emerge after the coming of the Messiah. The nations will respond to the wishes of God. Isaiah looks forward to a radically changed world. God "will wield authority over the nations and adjudicate between many peoples. These will ham-mer their swords into ploughshares, their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift sword against nation, there will be no more training for war." (Is. 2:4). In this new world the weapons of war will become the weapons of peace and service.

At Christmas we celebrate the coming of Christ to our world. It is good for us to ask- where we are at as we approach this great feast. Perhaps, we too need to make radical changes in attitude and behavior as we move close to the feast. Are honesty and integrity features of our character and of our common life with each other? Advent is a time of repentance and change, when we take time to peer into our hearts and inner selves and ask God to shed his light into our consciences so that we can see clearly if we have taken Christ seriously since his first coming. Have we allowed him to form our character and take on board his salient qualities and virtues? The more we are like Christ as we ready ourselves to celebrate once again his coming amongst us, the better will be our family celebration of this Christmas.


The annual Advent Digital Calendar was launched recently and will become live from this First Sunday of Advent. It offers prayers and resources for everyone as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. We offer a homily for this first Sunday of the liturgical year. In a video interview with Bishop Robert Barron, he argues that a lack of meaning in life is making people sick all over the world. We explore ways of creating a culture of vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our parishes and diocese. Finally, we find out more about the life of two important saints - St Catherine Laboure whose feast falls on 28th November and St Francis Xavier who feast falls on 3rd December. 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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