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30-12-2018  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 29th December
    11:00am Pat Connaughton, 6th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 30th December
    12 Noon Christina Fitzgerald, 1st Anniversary.
  • Saturday 5th January
    11:00am Mary Furlong Bowes. Tom Bowes.
    7:00pm Kay Henderson

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 5th January 2019 8:00pm Laurence Dunne, his parents, brothers sisters & all deceased members of his family.


Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
Adoration as normal on News Years eve


First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, and Gurteen on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th January 2019.


KILMYSHALL NOTES

Choir: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Prayer Group: meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the Oratory. All are 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.

Split-the-Pot: Peg McDonald €157, Seller: KNS

Second Collection: €220

Eucharistic Ministers - December 2018:

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall
  • Christmas Eve: Anne Tyndall/ Patrick Murphy
  • Christmas Day: Janette O Neill

Ministers of the Word - December 2018

  • Monday 24th: Derry Mahon
  • Tuesday 25th: John Atkinson Saturday 29th: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 30th: Nellie Long

Colouring sheets are available at back of the Church for the children, and may be used during Mass.

2019 Envelopes available at the back of the church and also in the Parish Office on Tues/Friday 9am—1pm.


Baptism

Through the life - giving waters of Baptism we welcome into our community:
Liam De Hora


Livestreaming

Mass in our church is available to watch online by livestream. To access the livestream go to mcnmedia.tv and search for Bunclody. All weekly masses will be available to view. If you have any questions or feedback about the system please contact the Parish Office 053 93 76190.


Parish Office Christmas Hours

The Parish Office is closed until January 7th 2019. We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.


2019 Contribution Envelopes

Contribution envelopes for 2019 are available for collection in the porch of the church.


Blood Bank Visit

Donate blood in FCJ Bunclody on Thursday 3rd January from 4:30pm to 8pm. There was a great turnout at our last clinic and we hope for the same again. Please bring a friend or family member and make a lifesaving donation. For more information see www.giveblood.ie or call 1850 731 137 We wish all who have attended our clinics in the past a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.


 Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner: Betty Byrne €78.00
Thank you for your support.


Pastoral Council Meeting

The next Pastoral Council meeting will take place on Thursday 17th January at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.


Do This in Memory

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday January 27th.


Reflection

..for the weekend of the 29th and 30th Dec. 2018

Changing Hearts
The Christian journey is simply about changing hearts. One’s own heart first of all, and then helping to transform the hearts of others....It is about passing from a mentality which domineers, stifles, and manipulates to a mentality which welcomes, accepts and cares. Pope Francis, Paraguay, July, 2015.

In the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, on the day when the Grinch saw the true joy and lack of selfishness of the Whos down in Whoville, his heart grew three sizes. Seeing people whose happiness really did not depend on material things changed him permanently. This is just the tip of the iceberg! Seeing people who love and give in the face of suffering and pain transforms everything. Christ wants to make a new heart within me. This is brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


Eucharistic Adoration

Every Monday 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
Adoration as normal on Christmas Eve & New Years Eve.


Contribution envelopes

..for 2019 are available for collection in the porch of the church.


Second Collection

There will be a second collection on Christmas day for the upkeep of the church.


Confession

Confession will take place at 4pm on Christmas Eve, Monday December 24th. All are welcome to attend.


Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner: Betty Byrne €78.00 Thank you for your support.


Pastoral Council Meeting

The next parish Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday 17th January at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.


Enniscorthy Community Workshop

Will be holding a church gate collection on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th December 2018 to raise funds for their residential and day service. All support is appreciated.


Turkey Trot

Kildavin-Clonegal GAA will host their annual 6km walk will take place on St Stephens Day. Sign-in at St Brigid’s Hall, Clonegal at 10:45am. Proceeds will be shared with Bunclody Day Care Centre.


Blood Bank Visit

Donate blood in FCJ Bunclody on Thursday 3rd January from 4:30pm to 8pm. There was a great turnout at our last clinic and we hope to have the same again. Please bring a friend or family member and make a lifesaving donation. For more information see www.giveblood.ie or call 1850 731 137 We wish all who have attended our clinics in the past a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.


Lighting of Walking track at GAA Pitch

The walking track at the GAA pitch in Bunclody will be lit from 7pm to 9pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Annual membership €10. OAP membership € 5


Christmas Mass Times

Mass will take place at the following times on Christmas Even and Christmas day: Christmas Eve: 9am & 9pm Christmas Day: 9am (Children’s mass) and 12 noon


Eucharistic Ministers - December 2018:

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

Ministers of the Word - December 2018

  • Saturday 8th: Sarah Kenny
  • Sunday 9th: Ellen Dobs

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am- 11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.


Rural Social Scheme Vacancies

The Rural Social Scheme is a supplementary programme for low income farmers, We currently have a number of vacancies to fill. To check you eligibility or to register your interest in the scheme, please contact Margo Hayes on 053 9155865/087 0572951 or Eileen Furlong on 053 9155894/087 6685290.
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.


Newly Opened Podiatry Clinic in Bunclody

Local Podiatrist Stephen Steward offers full range of Podiatry services: General Footcare (Corns & Callus), Back Leg Knee and Foot Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetic Foot Care and Assessment, Paediatrics/Adult Insoles & Custom Made Orthotics. The clinic is located at Pembroke Dental, Carrickduff and opens late on Wednesday. Stephen is delighted to bring this service to his local community and welcomes your support. Book a consultation today 053-937 5347 www.carlowfootcare.ie.


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The December Programme: 10am to 2pm Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

Mon 3rd Dec: Up-Scaling your Wardrobe for the Christmas Festivities by Maureen Byrne.
Mon 10th Dec: Fire Prevention in the Home with Colm McGrath, Fire Officer Wexford
Mon 17th Dec: Christmas Festivities & Treats.

New Members always welcome. Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing. This Club would suit 60+ age group. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.


Special Ministers for December 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: John Varghese

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh/Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts/Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : B
  • 9:00am : C
  • 12 Noon : A

Flower Society:

  • Team

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.


Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama . New members very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.


Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436


Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.


Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/jeanrawson@wwetb.ie for information.


The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email transport@irishcancer.ie for an application form.


Singer/Musician

..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.


Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.


Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Whist

Monday night 9 pm in Day Care Centre.


St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.

S.V.P. request Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.


Choir

Choir Practice in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Jesus had a family like most people in this work. Unfortunately we do not know too much about that family life. Mary and Joseph had Jesus circumcised eight days after his birth in accord with current law. He also received his name on that occasion. A short time after they presented him in the temple as prescribed by law. The parents took their firstborn child to the Temple and dedicated himself to the Lord. Jesus on his like was to live out that dedication even to the point of giving himself to death on our behalf. Jesus joined his parents at the Passover Feast when he was 12 years of age. They discovered after the first day’s journey on their way back to Nazareth that he stayed on in Jerusalem. There we find the inner conflict that he experienced, between belonging to family and carrying out the mission his Father had entrusted to him. "Did you not know that I must be busy about my Father’s affairs?"

We know little of Jesus hidden life for the following 20 years. The Gospel tells us that he returned to Nazareth and "lived under their authority". He also "increased in wisdom, in statue, and in favour with God and men." That gives little insight into his family life and what he did in the meantime. We may surmise that Joseph had a job in rebuilding the neighbouring city of Sephoris and that Jesus spent many a day on the building site listening to artisans from various parts of the Roman world.

In his public ministry we know that Mary’s concern for her Son was very apparent. "Now his mother and his brothers arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him." Jesus response seems rather abrupt. "Who are my mother and my brothers?" He goes on to point out that his very close relations are those who do the will of God. Mary’s motherly concern for her son continues because she anticipates that the growing opposition to him could lead to his death.


PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

  • 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.

Please let your priest know when a family member is in hospital or sick at home


Please Note:

All items for the Newsletter must be in before Lunchtime on Wednesday. May be sent by email to: bunclodyparishoffice@eircom.ne t



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