29-11-2020  Newsletter



Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 28th November
    11:00am Rev. Fr Brendan Cantwell, Anniversary. Eamon Griffin, Drumderry.
  • Sunday 29th November
    11:00am Michael & Mary Kate McGrath. Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Patricia Roche, 4th Anniversary. Margaret Hanrick, Main Street. Cliodhna Quinlivan, 5th Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

  • Sr Madeleine Ryan & Betty Comiskey

Shrine Rota:

  • 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.

Parish Finances:
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: IE90BOFI90652354261070
contact Kilmyshall Parish office at 053 9377188

Thank you for your continued generous Support Please visit our website

Please inform Fr Duffy
..or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December 2020.


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 to receive the Zoom link. Come and join us to prepare for Christmas.

COVID19 Reminder

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 for advice.

First Sunday of Advent

..begins on Sunday 29th November.

Bunclody Parish Office

From Monday September 7th the Parish Office opening hours will change.

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 lunch.

Parish Office

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 053 9376190.

Important Reminder:

To contact the Parish Office by email please remember to use the address or your message will not be received.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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 help.

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 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.

Bunclody Library

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 - It is free and easy.

We Deliver:

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 possible.


Mass is available to watch online. To view go to and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.

Mount Leinster Community Employment


  • Bunclody Tidy Towns – General Operative (1) Job Reference – 2164609
  • 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)



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 this.

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 us onwards.

‘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

Jane Mellett

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. Amen.(

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


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


  • 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.

    Like and follow our official Facebook page -

    The Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody

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:

Sponsorship of Newsletter for November 2020

Brendan Loftus Pharmacy Ltd,
Main Street, Bunclody
(053) 937 7529