19-11-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 18th November
    7:00pm John Murphy, Coolattin, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 19th November
    12:00 Noon Dominic & Bridie O’Connor, Irish Street Hill, Anniversaries. Paddy Doyle, St Mary's Villas, 6th Anniversary. Stephen Cox & Mary Brennan, Anniversaries.
  • Monday 20th November
    9:00am Pamela Henderson.
  • Sunday 25th November
    11:00am Jim Moore, St. Mary Villas, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Eileen Redmond, 2nd Anniversary & her parents Michael & Catherine Redmond, who's anniversaries occur around this time. Patrick Behan, 25th Anniversary. Eamon Griffin, Drumderry.
  • Sunday 26th November
    12:00 Noon Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Mary Kate & Mick McGrath, Anniversaries. Trish Roche, Carrigbán, 7th Anniversary. Annie & Tom Meyler, Anniversaries.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 18th November 8:00pm Ann & John Murphy & Fr. Tom Cleary, Cromogue Lane, Anniversaries.
  • Sunday 19th November 10:30am Annie Doyle & her son Paddy & deceased members of the Doyle family

Do This In Memory Mass

Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 26th November at 12:00 Noon.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 12th November: €563.00 Thank You for your Generosity


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family and Friends of:
Eddie Ronan & Jim Furlong May They Rest in Peace

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D


St. Marys Church RD [Y21n120]
Bunclody Hub Thursday 7th Dec 11am-1pm Join us for tea, coffee & a chat ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO Bunclody Cancer Homecare & The Alzheimer’s society

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Coal Applications

..are now being accepted please phone or text ONCE ONLY on 0873593635

Bunclody Parish Office

Christmas Cards, Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and 2024 Church Art Calendars are available in the Parish Office. Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office.

Bunclody Library

Knitting Group – Every Thursday 10.30am to 12.00pm. New members welcome. No booking required!
Winter Garden and Christmas Tablescapes with Maria of Bell Meadow – Thur 23rd Nov at 7.00pm. Tablescaping for Christmas and planning for next year in the garden, Maria will talk about some ideas for planning for a more abundant and flower filled 2024 and will discuss table de-signing on a budget for Christmas. Using what you have in the garden, with the addition of a few small plants to create a luxury looking centrepiece. Booking required.
Classic Film Morning for Adults – Fri 24th Nov 11.00am to 1.00pm. This month, library staff have selected a classic film to bring you back in time to the golden years of Holly-wood. Booking required. To book for these events please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at
Sensory Friendly Hour Every Saturday from 4.00 – 5.00pm, Sensory Friendly Hour will be observed in Bun-clody Library. We encourage you to come along and relax in the calm environment of the library. No booking re-quired. All welcome! Sensory Basket available at Bunclody Library. A sensory basket containing various sensory toys/books available for children to use while visiting the library. Just ask at the desk.

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 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Helena / John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan
  • 9:00am: Ellen Delaney / Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton

Shrine Rota:


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

The Remembrance Mass for those who died in the parish during the year will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm. If you would like a loved one remembered please contact the parish office at 0539377188 or 0864460232. Weekday Masses & Adoration and will be held in the Oratory at the back of Parochial house from Monday 20th November for Winter time.

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 10th November Winner : Melissa Blake €111. Seller: Byrne’s Hardware Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmy-shall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Eucharistic Ministers for November

  • Saturday Night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 25th November: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 26th November: Do this in Memory

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Meeting in ARTBANK on Wednesday 22nd November at 11:30am.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.

Outdoor Christmas Market.

Clohamon Saturday 9th December 4pm - 8pm Santa will arrive in style with Mrs Claus and some elves at 6pm. Children can visit Santa €10 and will receive gifts. Anyone interested in setting up a table to sell their wares €20 per table. Please contact Catherine 087 7962253 or Eilish on 0871345229. All proceeds to Bunclody Home Care Cancer



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.

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 discuss eligibility.

Church Choir

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.

Clohamon Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Thank You to all Our Members who have decorated our Church this year, Help is needed to arrange flowers for February. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190



Day Care Assistants (2) Two Positions Bunclody Day Care Job Reference – CES 2297829 Current active B Driving licence desirable Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement Groundsperson / Caretaker (1) One Position HWH / Bunclody / Bunclody GAA CLUB Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement
Closing Date: 05/10/2023

Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility: Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy (0818)405060 Garda vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies

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

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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

FDYS Market Square Bunclody

..are holding dance classes with Dancing with Declan on Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th November from 7pm-8pm. Ages 18-25 years. Admission Free. Please contact 0864555918 to book your place.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

St Vincent de Paul

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


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


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

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.


A gift given in love, is given to be enjoyed, treasured, and used. Through fear, one servant failed to recognize the loving trust being shown to him and buried the talent. When have you found that overcoming fear helped you to make the most of opportunities in life?

On the level of our own personal life, faith is not given to us to be locked away, but to be “traded” with. We trade with it when we believe in its value, trust it, and use it, bringing it into the experiences we have in daily life. Can you recall times when relying on your faith has brought you rewards?

Likewise with our own personal gifts and talents. We can fall into the trap of seeing these as our personal possession so that we can do with them as we like, rather than share them as gifts so that they can be multiplied. What is your experience of hoarding or sharing your own gifts? When did you feel most alive?

Pope Francis in his letter The Joy of the Gospel wrote, “I invite everyone to be bold and creative in this task of rethinking the goals, structures, style and methods of envangelisation in their respective communities...The important thing is to not walk alone, but to rely on each other as brothers and sisters”. EG(33) How is your parish responding to this call?


Next Wednesday 22nd November marks the 60th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. An article explores the influence of his Catholic faith on his life, vision and leadership. As Science Week ends, the newsletter insert offers reflections on how the observation of the natural world can draw us towards faith and worship of our Creator God. We have a homily for the Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time and Pope Francis’s Message for ‘World Day of the Poor’ which is also marked this Sunday. We have article on the life of St Columbanus whose anniversary falls on 23rd November and an article on the Holy Face by Patricia McNally. Finally, we upload the second of the trilogy of zoom recordings on ‘Taking the Risk for Christ’ where a newly ordained and a Silver Jubilarian share their hopes and gratitude. 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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