26-11-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 25th November
    11:000am Jim Moore, St Mary’s 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. Cliodhna Quinlivan 8th Anniversary.
  • Tuesday 28th November
    9:00am Fr Brendan Cantwell. Special Intention.
  • Saturday 2nd December
    7:00pm Margaret Hanrick, Main Street. Mary & Thomas Murphy, Patrick & Eileen Murphy, May & Jimmy & Oliver McKeown. Kay & Arthur O Rourke.
  • Sunday 3rd December
    12 Noon Paula Redmond, Brady’s Cross, 3rd Anniversary. Rory & Nancy Murphy and deceased members of the Kelly & Murphy families.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 25th November 8:00pm Jane Roche Ballyphilip, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 2nd December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Ryland Lower.
  •  Saturday 9th December 8:00pm Christopher & Catherine Dempsey, Anniversary. Paddy Murphy, Cloneybyrne, Anniversary. Art & Eilish O’Neill, Glasslacken, Anniversaries

Envelope Collection

Sunday 19th November: €545.00 Thank You for your Generosity

First Friday

Fr. O’Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December, following his usual route.


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:

Anthony (Tony) Nash
& Thomas (Tommy) Armstrong
May They Rest in Peace.


Advent begins next Sunday 3rd December.

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

Do This In Memory Mass

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

Confirmation Enrolment

Enrolment of Confirmation students will take place on Sunday 3rd December during 12 Noon Mass. All confirmation students are asked to attend

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

Aileen Lambert Book Launch 'O Were I at the Moss House'– Thurs 30th Nov at 7.00pm. Join us for the launch of traditional singer Aileen Lambert's new songbook of Bunclody songs. The event will include singers performing songs from the publication. All are welcome. Booking required.

Young Adult Book Club for 13 to 15 year olds – Fri 1st Dec 4.15 to 5.00pm. At this meeting members will discuss ‘The Last Chance Hotel' by Nicki Thornton. Booking required, please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

Christmas Decoration Craft and Tree Lighting Event – Sat 2nd Dec 11.00am – 12.30pm. We invite all the children in the area to pop into the library and create a decoration for our Christmas tree. All materials will be provided. This is a fun creative activity for all the family. Open to all - no need to book. We will turn on our Christmas tree lights at 12.30pm.

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 December 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Willie Doyle
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Betty Comiskey / Eileen Carton


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.

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 17th November Winner: Paddy Mullaly €116. Seller: Cahill’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, 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 will take place after Mass in the Parish Office tonight

Minister of the Eucharist December

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 2nd December: Ann Murphy Sunday
  • 3rd December: Do this in Memory

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Tractor Road run

Larry Canavan Memorial Christmas Light up Tractor Road run. Saturday 16th December Registration at Slaney Meats ABP Carpark Y21E1T6 from 4:00pm. Departing at 6:00pm Sharp. Open to all ages of vehicles. Music , Raffle and Auction in The Village Bar Clohamon after run. All proceeds to Bunclody Home Care Cancer. For information contact 086 363 1238 or 0871345229


..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.

YOUTH 2000 Prayer Group Meeting

..on Tuesday 28th November at 6:30pm in Bunclody Church, Refreshments afterwards in the Pastoral Centre. Contact: 053 9376190. "Youth 2000 Ireland are having their annual Christmas retreat in Dominican College, Newbridge, Co Kildare on the 8th -10th of December for ages 16-35. This promises to be a special retreat!! Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops, Fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today!! There are free buses leaving from all over the country to the retreat. Donation only. Find out more and register now on"


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.


This judgement scene contains surprises for us. One surprise is that nobody is condemned for doing wrong, but for their failure to do good. Being a disciple of Jesus is a positive choice about how we live and relate to others. Perhaps sin-avoidance has sometimes dominated your view of what was being asked of you. What difference has it made for you when you viewed your Christian life as a daily opportunity to make a positive difference to others?

Another way of saying this is that the aim of Christian living is not me-centred (about my personal sanctification) but other-centred (about responding to the needs of others). What happens to you when you get caught up in yourself? Is your life not better, and often more enjoyable, when you can look beyond yourself to others?

Another surprise is to hear Jesus tell us that when we do something for another, he considers it done to himself. When has seeing Christ in others helped you in your dealings with them?

The story is about the judgement of the whole of humanity. It presents an ideal of society in which human relationships at all levels are governed by law of love. In your experience what difference has it made to a group to which you belonged when there was a definite sensitivity to the needs of all members?


As we mark the 60th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy, we have the second part of an article that reflects on the role of his Catholic faith on his life and vision. We offer a homily and newsletter insert for the Feast of Christ the King based on the Gospel of the final judgment in Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus identifies himself with “the least of these brothers and sisters.” The third of the trilogy of zoom recordings on ‘Taking the Risk for Christ’ is included with a seminarian from St Patrick’s College Maynooth and Fr Tomas Sulis, Rector of the seminary. We also report on a successful Vocations ‘Come and See’ weekend that took place last week. ‘Catholics in a Woke World’ is a recording of a recent conference in Dublin on how we can navigate a culture increasingly hostile to alternative view points. Finally, more inputs on the debate on Assisted Dying. 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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