10-09-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 9th September
    11:00am Marie Farrell, (Nee Murphy) Anniversary.
  • Saturday 9th September
    7:00pm Susan Kelly 1st Anniversary & Peter Kelly 32nd Anniversary. Jack Cahill, Irish Street. Park Nolan, Mill Road.
  • Saturday 16th September
    11:00am Joseph Roberts, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Martin Jordan, St. Marys Villas, Anniversary. Hugo Sinnott. Joe & Eileen Roberts, Carrigduff. Sunday 17th September 12 Noon Pamela Hannigan, recently deceased.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 9th September 8:00pm Rita Cahill, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 16th September 8:00pm Jim Raleigh, Anniversary. John & Elizabeth Murphy, Kyle & Paddy Butler.

Bunclody Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday 14th September at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.



Envelope Collection

Sunday 3rd September: €538.57 Thank You for your Generosity

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


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 September 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

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:

  • Helena Byrne

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.

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 1st September Winner: Carol Fahy €90. Seller: K.P.O. 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.
"Come and See" Meeting will take place after Mass on Monday next 11th September at 8:15pm.

Eucharistic Ministers for September

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 16th September: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 17th September: Chris Atkinson


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

Druimcree History Group

..will host a Barry Lacey lecture on The Battle of the Pound in Rivers Edge Bunclody on Thursday 14th September at 8pm in conjunction with Wexford County Council 225th anniversary of the 1798 rebellion.

All are welcome.

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.


The Bishop's Conference reminds the faithful that from Easter Sunday 17th of April 2022, the Return to full Public Worship was once again deemed to be an essential expression of faith for all in our Church in Ireland. As always, those whose health is vulnerable or who are unwell will not be under any obligation to attend Mass, and should keep themselves safe and pray at home until they are better.


Bunclody Library Knitting Group – Every Thursday from 7th Sept 10.30am to 12.00pm. New members welcome. Please note change of day! No booking required!
Rhymetime for 0 – 5 year olds – Every Wednesday at 11.15am. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for 0-5 years. All welcome and no booking required. Summer Stars Certificate Day – Saturday 16th September. To celebrate all our amazing
Summer Stars participants, we invite all the children to pop into the library anytime between 10.30am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm to collect their Summer Stars certificate.
Autumn Creation Station – Saturday 16th Sept 2.00 – 3.30pm. Join us for our Autumn Creation Station. This is a family creative event where all materials will be provided. To book for the above events please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

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.

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

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.


September 23rd 2023 Weekend trip to Donegal for the One Day Retreat on Lough Derg leaving Wexford on Friday September 22nd staying in Ballyshannon Co Donegal, returning to Wexford on Sunday September 24th. Two nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in the Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon, coach travel and the day on Lough Derg €225 per person sharing. Further details and booking from Helen Kirwan 087/6817648

Legion of Mary Annual Pilgrimage to Knock.

The Legion of Mary Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 24th September. A bus will leave from Clonard, Wexford at 6.30am. Oylegate Bus Stop - 6.45am, Enniscorthy Promenade - 6.55am, Ferns Church - 7.10am, Camolin Bus Stop - 7.15am, Gorey Monument at - 7.25am, Arklow - 7.40am. Return to Wexford at approx 9.30pm. Please book your seat early to avoid disappointment. Cost, €35 Ring Eileen : 087 9331809 or 087 6846908.

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.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fátima

October 2023 11th October 2023 for 7 nights. (Present for the Feast Day Celebrations of 13th of October). €899 per person sharing. Includes Flights Dublin-Lisbon; 20kg Bag; Airport transfers Lisbon-Fátima; 7 Nights Hotel; Full Board: breakfast, lunch & dinner each day. Full Religious Programme. Guided Tours of: Sanctuary, Basilica, Village of Aljustrel & Valinhos, & visit to town of Santa-rém (site of Eucharistic Miracle). Spiritual Directors: Fr. Denis Browne & Fr. Paddy Banville.



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.

Book Binding

If anyone knows where you could get loose pages bound into a book please let the Parish Office know on 05393 76190. Thank You.

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

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.


At this time Matthew was writing his gospel local church communities would have numbered no more than fifty people. They would be known to one another. Matthew presents the instructions of Jesus for dealing with people whose behaviour disrupted and harmed the community. Note the steps suggested. Simple directions but many of us do otherwise. We avoid difficult confrontations. We talk about the faults to everyone but themselves. We go over the head of someone who displeases us and make complaints. In your experience, which approach is life-giving for you and for others?

While Jesus is referring to a group situation, the advice can be applied also to personal difficulties and problems with others. What lessons has life taught you about constructive ways of dealing with conflict?

As individuals and communities we have the power to bind and to loose, to exclude people from relationship, or to open up and include others in relationship. When have you found it important to acknowledge this power in your own life?

Jesus also promises to be with his followers when they gather together. What does that mean to you? How have you experienced the presence of Jesus in his followers gathered together? During the recent lockdown due to the coronavirus, how did you experience the presence of Jesus in your faith community?


This Sunday 10th September is ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’. We have reflections and resources that speak of hope for all who are struggling. The Homily for the Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time is about the delicate challenge of fraternal correction that Jesus presents to us in this Sunday’s Gospel. Our interview this week is with one of the young people who travelled with the diocese for World Youth Day in Lisbon who speaks of the experience of celebrating faith with young people from all over the world. We have a homily for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on 14th September and Our Lady of Sorrows on the following day. Finally, a review of the new film ‘The Sound of Freedom’ which sheds light on the evil trade of child trafficking 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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