- Saturday 28th November
11:00am Rev. Fr Brendan Cantwell, Anniversary. Eamon Griffin,
- Sunday 29th November
11:00am Michael & Mary Kate McGrath. Eamon Griffin, Drumderry.
Patricia Roche, 4th Anniversary. Margaret Hanrick, Main Street.
Cliodhna Quinlivan, 5th Anniversary.
Thank You for your Generosity
Weekend online Masses
..will be taking place and broadcasted at 11:00am each Saturday and
Sunday for the next few weeks.
Special Ministers for December 2020
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
- 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
- 12 Noon: Liz Whelan
- 7:00pm : Altar servers
- 9:00am : are not currently
- 12 Noon : attending mass.
- Sr Madeleine Ryan & Betty Comiskey
- Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry
St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 28th November 8:00pm Kate Harrison, recently deceased.
- Saturday 5th December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Ryland
Lower, Anniversary. Paddy Murphy, Anniversary.
- Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
- Prayer Group: Rosary At 7:00pm on Wednesday in the church
followed by Mass and Benediction at 7:30pm
- Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays 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: Envelopes available at HWH, Steemers, Cahill’s, D
& M Laundrette, Glanbia, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower &
Kilmyshall Parish Office. Winner Friday 20th November: Bridie
Kavanagh €127. Seller: Cahill’s Hardware.
Signed Mass cards, Mass Bouquets & cards for all occasions are
available from Kilmyshall parish office.
Many thanks to parishioners who continue to donate by dropping their
envelopes into the Parish Office or the Church. Your continued support
is greatly appreciated
Weekly Envelopes 2021 - 2021
Weekly envelope list is being compiled. If you would like your name
included on the list and/or wish to pay by Standing Order/Direct Debit,
please inform Kilmyshall Parish Office. Bank Details: BIC: BOFIIE2D IBAN:
contact Kilmyshall Parish office at 053 9377188
Thank you for your continued generous Support Please visit our
Please inform Fr Duffy
..or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital.
Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on
Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December 2020.
MINI ADVENT RETREAT ON ZOOM
For three sessions, during Advent, you are invited to take part in a
mini-retreat that will explore the themes of Faith, Hope and Love. The
retreat will be led by Fr Billy Swan, St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy
and will take place from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd December beginning
at 8pm. To take part, all you need to do is send an email to
email@example.com to receive the Zoom link. Come and join us to
prepare for Christmas.
As we see a rise in COVID19 cases we ask parishioners to remember
masks are mandatory in shops, to practice good respiratory hygiene and
to wash hands often, using sanitizer where washing isn’t possible. We
ask anyone feeling unwell not to attend mass, and to contact their GP
First Sunday of Advent
..begins on Sunday 29th November.
Bunclody Parish Office
From Monday September 7th the Parish Office opening hours will
The parish office opening days will be changed to the following:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday 8:30am - 1:00pm
- Closed for lunch from 1:00pm-1:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday for
Christmas cards, packets, boxes, bouquets available along with 2021
calenders. Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general
cards including wedding and baptism cards, Confirmation & Communion
Cards. Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. Also available to publish
Baptism and Confirmation certs, and Letters of Freedom.
St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water
bottles are also available in the parish office. For any queries contact
To contact the Parish Office by email please remember to use the
address firstname.lastname@example.org or your message will not be
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 email@example.com 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.
The following resources are
available: Online library 24/7: Free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers,
eLanguage learning, online courses, comics and graphic novels, business
and company research and more can be found on the eBooks and eResources
section of the library website. Not a library member? Not a problem.
Join today at www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries - It is free and easy.
Book Call Service for elderly/vulnerable and cocooning citizens. You
can request a bag of books and we will deliver directly to your door.
Phone: 053-9196566 – 9.30am—5.30pm Monday to Friday.
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
Mass is available to watch online. To view go to mcnmedia.tv and
All masses available live. Contact Parish Office on 053 9376190 with
Mount Leinster Community Employment
- Bunclody Tidy Towns – General Operative (1) Job Reference –
- Caretaker/Maintenance Castledockrell (1) Job Reference – 2164608
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. D.E.A.S.P eligibility
criteria applies (MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P.payment)
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
It can be very hard to live with uncertainty. Back at the start of
the COVID-19 pandemic, a counsellor was interviewed on radio about how
people were coping with the ‘lockdown’. People were anxious and fearful,
she said. Many were experiencing loneliness, as their normal routines
and social life came to an abrupt halt.
Another thing that people really struggled with was the inability to
make decisions. They felt trapped and stuck, unable to plan ahead. They
couldn't make plans to visit family or go on holidays. They didn't know
if their jobs were secure, or if their children would return to school.
When things are up in the air, it is hard to find your feet and feel
grounded. Many of us are still struggling with these feelings.
Today we enter a new church year, and our first Advent season since
the pandemic hit. Many of us are feeling more subdued than normal as we
begin our preparations for Christmas. It will be very different from the
usual family and social occasion, and we are saddened and worried by
In today’s gospel. Jesus urges his disciples to ’stay awake’. We
might feel we have no choice at the moment - the feeling of not knowing
what is coming is very familiar. We are on our guard, on edge, waiting
for the latest news. Yet already, there are initiatives springing up to
support those who are vulnerable or in need this Christmas. In our own
families, we are plotting ways to ensure no one is alone or isolated. We
are ’awake’ to the strange circumstances, and we are finding ways to
cope. We pray today for the strength to guide us through the coming
weeks, and for the peace and joy of Christ to lift our hearts and carry
‘In this time of tribulation and mourning, I hope that you will be
able to experience Jesus, who comes to meet you, greets you and says:
‘Rejoice’. Pope Francis
Reflection for weekend 28th & 29th Nov. 2020
Fratelli Tutti..Pope Francis Chapter 2 – A Stranger on the Road
After the lament of the first chapter, Pope Francis offers an
extended reflection on Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan as a "ray of
light in the midst of what we are experiencing" (56). The Holy Father
sees in the parable a reminder that the natural love we experience for
family members should be consciously extended to those who are strangers
to us. This call to care for strangers in need has its roots in Judaism,
and Pope Francis highlights that this care must be expressed both
personally, case by case, and communally, united as a family. Each new
day should be seen as an opportunity to "include, integrate, and lift up
the fallen" rather than "an arena for [our] own power plays" (77).
Advent ...stay awake !
Clay can be made into many things (see Rom 9:21). How open am I to God’s
creativity in my own pilgrimage of faith?
God, our loving father, when we are absent from you and when you seem
absent to us, come again, be close to us, and let us know your presence
and action in our lives. We place ourselves in your hands: we are the
clay, you the potter. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.
Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Colette Doherty reflects
on the Gospel that encourages us to stay alert and focused in our faith
commitment. We also feature an innovative Advent Calendar brought to us
by the Irish Bishops website. The Hook of Faith has organised a
Mini-retreat on Zoom for 1st, 2nd and 3rd December on the themes of
faith, hope and love. All are welcome to take part. We have an article
by Ronan Mullen on Christian values in politics and a video by Bishop
Paul Tighe on faith and culture. We feature Saints Andrew and Francis
Xavier whose feast days fall this week and finally, we have the last of
our videos on the ‘Evangelising Irish Culture’ series, this time with
Bishop Denis Nulty. Check out these and other resources available at