05-11-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th November
    11:00am Betty & Paul Cowman, who’s Anniversaries occur around this time.
    7:00pm Sean Kelly, Anniversary. Matty Doyle, 1st Anniversary. Ellen Hanrick, Ballinastraw. Patrick Farrell & Bridie Farrell McKenna. Mary & Andrew Mahon Irish Street. Paddy Moorhead, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 5th November
    9:00am John & Sarah Doyle, Ballypreacus Anniversaries.
    12:00 Noon Get Well.
  • Monday 6th November
    9:00am Annie Nugent & Ann Badland, Anniversaries.
  • Saturday 11th November
    7:00pm Catherine & Patrick Jordan Anniversaries.
  • Sunday 12th November
    12 Noon Myles & Kathleen Nugent & their daughter Valarie.

Do This In Memory Mass

Do This in Memory Mass will take place this Sunday 5th November at 12:00 noon

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 11th November 8:00pm Una Kehoe, 1st Anniversary.
  • Sunday 12th November 10:30am Michael (Mike) Redmond, Carrigban, 20th Anniversary. Special Intention.
  • Saturday 18th November 8:00pm Ann & John Murphy & Fr. Tom Cleary, Cromogue Lane. Anniversaries.

Our Annual Remembrance Mass

..will take place on Friday 17th November 2023 at 7:30 pm in the Most Holy Trinity Church Bunclody. All people who’s funeral has taken place in the Church since last year will be remembered at this Mass. If you would like someone remembered from outside of the Parish please contact Eileen Carton on 087— 2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190

Envelope Collection

Sunday 29th October: €595.00 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

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

Do This In Memory Mass

Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 5th November at 12:00 noon

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

  • Saturday Storytime for 4-7 year olds, Saturday 11th November, 11am-12pm. Join us for a fun story time for ages 4-7 years. Storytime will be followed by Duplo lego play. Booking essential.
  • School Lunch Box Ideas with Dietician Liz O'Leary, Thurs-day 9th November at 7pm. Are you struggling with ideas for the lunch boxes? As part of the Healthy Ireland At Your Library programme join dietician Liz O'Leary for an informative talk to help you find something delicious and nutritious for your chil-dren! Booking essential.
  • Bunclody Library Knitting Club, every Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm. No booking required. Everyone welcome.
  • Sensory Basket available at Bunclody Library. A sensory Basket containing various sensory toys/ books avail-able for children to use while visiting the Library. Just ask at the Library 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.

There will be no Mass in Kilmyshall on Monday 30th October. Vigil Mass on Tuesday 31st October at 8pm. Mass on Wednesday 1st November All Saints will be at 10:30 am, no evening Mass on Wednesday. There will be no Mass in Kilmyshall on Tuesday morning 31st October. Adoration will be from 10am - to 4pm as usual.

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 20th October Winner: Bridget Jordan €95. Seller: K.N.S.. 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.
The Remembrance Mass for those who died in the parish 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.
300 –1 Club Results: Promoter’s Prize: Joan Finn. 1st:Patrick Long, Rossard, 2nd: Marion Kearns, 3rd: Jim Hendrick, 4th: Jim Kenny, 5th: Martina Kinsella, 6th: Jaro Caro, Mt. Leinster Pk, 7th:Emma & Liam Fielding, 8th: James & Josie Buckley, Mullawn, 9th: Teresa Moules, Mt. Leinster Park, 10th: Albert Dooley.

Eucharistic Ministers for November

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 11th November: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 12th November: Carmel Ryan

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

Bunclody Men’s Shed hosting a Free French Polishing and Chair Caning Course. This course runs for 8 weeks . Commencing on Wednesday 8th November at 10am to 12 Noon. In the men's shed behind St. Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Road. Please contact Jonathan to book a place on 089 4972664. This course is open to Men and Women.


..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.


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.


The condemnation of the scribes and pharisees by Jesus brings to mind the public disclosure about the Church in recent years. This has highlighted the failures of church people to live up to the values of the Gospel. This has had a negative effect on many people and on their religious practice. How do you find hope in the midst of this negative criticism?

When our actions match our words about gospel values, then our words carry more weight. Recall people whom you admired for this quality. Perhaps your own experience at times confirms this.

Our passage ends with a paradox. Those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted. For Jesus the way to greatness and a full life is through service of others. When have you found the way of service brought unexpected rewards?


Sr Imelda Wickham is a Presentation Sister originally from Bree who ministers to prisoners in Dublin. On ‘Prisoners Sunday’ we catch up with Sr Imelda who talks about her work with prisoners and argues for reform of the system. We include the Iona Institute’s submission to the NCCA on the new Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) programme for Senior Cycle pupils. A video interview with Bishop Robert Barron tracks the rise and fall of the ‘New Atheism’ while Jim Thompson reviews Pope Francis’ latest teaching document on the environment ‘Laudate Deum’. Now that Halloween is over for another year, Patricia McNally wonders what it is we are celebrating? We have an article on ‘Saints from the Past and for the Future’ and focus on St Elizabeth of the Trinity whose feast day falls on 9th November. 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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