- Saturday 1st August
7:00pm Catherine O Brien, Ballinastraw, Anniversary.
- Sunday 2nd August
9:00am Walter Forde & Father Walter Forde, Anniversary Mass.
12 Noon Thomas & Anastasia Gantly and Family. David O’ Riordan.
- Tuesday 4th August
9:00am Maria Cronin—Get Well.
- Wednesday 5th August
9:00am Mary Moorehead, Irish Street.
- Sunday 9th August
12 Noon William & Ellen Murphy, Michael, Kevin & Nancy Murphy, Rylan
Upper. Edward Doyle, High house.
Monday 29th July 2020: €742.90
Thank You for your Generosity
First Friday Update
Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on
Thursday 6th and Friday 7th August 2020.
Special Ministers for August 2020
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: Anita Somers
- 9:00am: Gertrude & Sisters
- 12 Noon: Sarah Burke
- 7:00pm : Altar servers
- 9:00am : are not currently
- 12 Noon : attending mass.
- Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning
- 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: Split the Pot draw will resume Friday 31st
- 2nd Collection: €115
Eucharistic Ministers - August 2020:
- Saturday: Joan Finn
- Sunday: Janette O’ Neill
Ministers of the Word - July 2020
The Confirmation ceremony in Kilmyshall will take place on
Saturday 8th August 2020.
1st Confession of Communion students in Kilmyshall will take
place on Thursday 20th August
The Communion ceremony in Kilmyshall will take place on
Saturday 22nd August at 10:30am.
Confirmation and Communion 2020
The Confirmation ceremonies will take place on August 19th, 20th, and
21st at 11:00am. The Communion ceremony will take place in the new
academic year. There is no date yet.
Bank Holiday Monday August 3rd
Mass on Monday will take place at 11:00am. There will be no
Eucharistic Adoration. The Parish Office will be closed.
Every Monday 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays
To contact the Parish Office by email please remember to use the
address firstname.lastname@example.org or your message will not be
Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market
Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.
St Vincent de Paul
Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need
..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper
recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.
Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies
Grounds Person/Maintenance at Bunclody AFC
Job Reference - CES 2152841
Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job
reference and to check eligibility: Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office
Garda vetting will apply. D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies (MUST
be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)
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 VC Split the Pot Draw:
Next draw Thursday 27th August. Thank you for your support.
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
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
During the lockdown, the Church needed to strike a balance between
compliance to government restrictions and the call to be faithful to her
mission. This week’s interview with journalist David Quinn investigates
how successful was this balance found. We feature the launch of the
Diocesan Lay Vocations Council who will promote vocations to the
priesthood and religious life in our diocese and the latest podcast on
trusting God from a new Catholic website www.frgministry.com. The homily
for this Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary time is on the miracle of the
loaves and fish followed by an article on encountering God through
nature by Sean O’ Leary. Finally, our video this week is on the
extraordinary life of St John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests
whose feast day falls this week. Check out these and other resources
available at www.thehookoffaith.com
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Have you ever felt like you have nothing left to give? We all have
times when we feel as though we do not have "enough" to offer, whether
it’s time, money, energy, or even love. When work is busy, we don’t have
enough time for family. When we are physically or emotion-ally exhausted
at the end of a long day, w might not have the energy to play with our
children or visit a friend. In the face of suffer-ing in our own society
and around the world, we often feel helpless—whatever small amount of
time or money we can give will never be enough.
But where we see "not enough", God sees potential. What we see as a
small contri-bution is not small to God, if it all we have to give, and
it is given with love. "All we have with us is five loaves and two fish"
say the dis-ciples to Jesus—a tiny offering when faced with a giant
task. But Jesus takes what they have, blesses it, and uses it to give
sustenance to thousands. In the face of human limitations, God can do
We are told at the start of today’s read-ing that Jesus "took pity"
on the large crowd that followed him. They have been out all day and are
hungry, not to mention tired. They are so engrossed in listening to
Jesus that time has slipped away. They are running on empty, and I’m
sure they would be dismayed, if as the disciples suggest, they had to
hike to the nearest village to buy food. Jesus under-stands their
exhaustion and hunger, their limitations and their "not enough." What
they have to give is inadequate, but he can do more with it than they
could ever have imag-ined. We too are limited in what we have to offer.
But whatever we can give—to our fami-lies and friends, to those in
need—God sees and blesses and multiplies.
"Give something however small, to one in need. For it is not small to
one who has noth-ing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what
we could." St Gregory of Nazianzus