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31-12-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 30th December
    7:00pm Michael Deane, Bernie Deane & Michael Dean Snr. Richard O Leary.
  • Sunday 31st December
    12 Noon Mary Furlong Bowes.
  • Friday 5th January
     9:00am Martin Shore.
  • Saturday 6th January
    7:00pm Kay Henderson.
  • Sunday 7th January
    9:00am Annie Myler Months Mind.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am,
Saturday 9:30—10:30am.

No Adoration on Bank Holidays.

Saint Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 6th January 10:30am Laurence Dunne, Sisters Stacia, Lizzie, Nelly and all deceased members of the Dunne family. Pat O’Leary, First Anniversary.
  • Saturday 6th January 8:00pm Patrick & Elizabeth Hendrick. Mary Edwards and deceased members of the Hendrick family.

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.

Parish Office

We have a selection of Cards including Signed Sympathy Cards, Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy, Mass Bouquets, Prayer Cards, Rosaries and Baptismal Candles for sale in the Parish Office also 2018 Calendars.

Parish Finance Committee

Would like to Thank all who contributed to the 2nd collection at the masses on Sunday, either by envelope or coin. This collection goes to the running of the Parish. The 2018 envelopes are available this weekend after the masses in the CHURCH and during the week in the Pastoral centre.

The Parish Office

..will be closed from the 23rd December to the 3rd of January and will reopen on the 4th of January.

Holy Land Pilgrimage Spring 2019

A pilgrimage to the land of the birth place of Jesus Christ and to the places associated with His Life, Death and Resurrection is being organised by Fr James Cullen CC, Wexford Parish for the Spring 2019. It will be an 8 day pilgrimage and the approximate cost will be €1450.00. To make this trip viable there will need to be 40 people interested on a first come basis. There will be more information and details available around April 2018. If you are interested or if you want further information please contact Fr James on jcullenesq@gmail.com or 0539122055.





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

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church ( Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

Ministers of the Eucharist - December 2017

Ministers of the Word - December 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night 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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice resumes in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If you have a family member, relative or friend who is ill or at home in hospital, please let any choir member know if you wish them to be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for Decemer 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Anita Somers Doyle

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

  • Dermot O’Connor / John Burke

Bunclody Day Care

..will re open after Christmas/ New Year on THURESDAY 4th January 2018. Looking forward to seeing you all after the festive sea-son. New Guests most welcome. Come join us for a morning or afternoon and see what goes on!
Wishing all our guests and their families a Peaceful Christmas and a Healthy 2018.
Bunclody Day Care Services Committee.

NEW Kids Ceol Club

Every Thursday from 5pm to 6.30pm, in the Pastoral Centre Bunclody. The aim of the club is to teach songs and music to the children, in order to form a children’s choir, which will perform for Saturday night Mass. For more info ring 085-8235525. Safeguarding policies in place.

HWH Bunclody GAA

The GAA Club will run their annual Active Transformation from Sunday 7th January to Sunday 25th February. This project gives people in the community the opportunity to be active after Christmas and to lose weight over a 7-week period. Fourteen exercise classes in the indoor complex, 6 organised Sunday walks, and a timed 5km walk/run from Kildavin to Bunclody; use of our now fully lit walking track and prizes for the winners of the project (percentage weight loss for individuals and teams of 4) are some of the activities provided. Please support this enjoyable and most beneficial event.

Church Gate Collection

Sat 30th & Sun 31st Dec 2017
Please support Co Wexford Community Workshop (Enniscorthy CLG). In aid of St. Anthony’s Pre-School for children with special needs. Your Co-operation will be grate-fully appreciated.

Bunclody Library Events

NB: Booking advisable for all events. Bunclody Library 053 9375466.

Regular Adult Events:

Adult Reading Circle - The first meeting of the New Year is on Friday 12 Jan at 11.00am. New members are always welcome.

Regular Children’s Events:

Junior Reading Circle—‘Bunclody Book Cave’ Junior Reading Circle continues in December.

Toddler Story Time - Join us on Friday mornings at 11.00am. Come along with your toddler or pre-schooler for stories, rhymes and songs.

1st – 31st January: Exhibition of Paintings by Martin Kirwan. Martin is a local artist based in Enniscorthy and this exhibition will feature paintings of the Bunclody and Enniscorthy area.

Reflection: Diocesan Pastoral Council

God came into the world in a family. And he could do this because that family was a family with a heart open to love, a family whose doors were open. We can think of Mary, a young woman, She couldn’t believe it. "How can this be?" But once it was explained to her, she obeyed.

We think of Joseph, full of dreams for making a home; then along comes this surprise which he doesn’t under-stand. He accepts; he obeys.

And in the loving obedience of this woman, Mary, and this man Joseph, we have a family into which God comes.


Simeon and Anna welcome Mary, Joseph and Jesus to the Temple. They have been waiting for this moment. What kind of Messiah were they

expecting? Simeon welcomes this family who must have seemed ‘ordinary’ and poor. He can see that this child will be ‘a light...for the glory of your people’. Already there is a note of reversal; of boundaries being stretched. Mary is told that this child ’is destined for the fall and rising of many’. There will be trouble ahead; there will be challenges for many. Simeon knows that ,any thoughts will be exposed, what people really think will be revealed, who they welcome and who they exclude will be challenged; for God’s invitation and welcome have no boundaries. This will be uncomfortable for some. Anna rejoices for all those who were looking for a change, for hope; she knows that this child will overturn systems of oppression and exclusion.

Luke is interested in how humanity responds to the Gospel. If Jesus’ message is really good news, then this requires a shakeup; a shakeup which challenges comfortable assumptions about the way God works. God’s abundant invitation to all may not sit comfortably with many. While Anna prays fast for a change of heart in the way Jerusalem operates, Simeon warns Mary that this will not be an easy road. What situations in our own society and in our Church require a shake-up, an uncomfortable but necessary change so that God’s love and welcome can shine through?

Jane Mellett


  • 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

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