11-06-2023  Newsletter


  • Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 10th June
    7:00pm James & Bridget Tomkins, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 11th June
    12 Noon Ned Dunbar, Gurteen & Dinny & Bill Murphy, Gurteen & deceased members of the Murphy family. Johnny Mahon, Gurteen, Month’s Mind, his sister Nancy Mahon, who’s Anniversary occurs around this time & all the deceased members of the Mahon family. Desmond Corcoran, 1st Anniversary.
  • Tuesday 13th June
    9:00am Kay Maher.
  • Wednesday 14th June
    9:00am Kay Maher.
  • Saturday 17th June
    11:00am Alice Dunbar, Month’s Mind.
    7;00pm Patrick Morrissey St. Mary’s Villas, 1st Anniversary.
  • Sunday 18th June
    12 Noon James & Margaret Doyle & members of Doyle family

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 10th June 8:00pm Deceased members of the Cullen & Murphy families. Nancy Murphy, Kilmyshall.
  • Sunday 11th Kilmyshall 10:30am Michael Reck, Elizabeth Nolan & Elizabeth Byrne. Tommy, Margaret & Pat Kavanagh, Ballinapark

Note for your Diary

Bunclody Annual Patron will take place on the 28th July 2023 at 7:00pm in the Old Cemetery and 8:00pm in the New Cemetery. Volunteers to help with Parking and direction will be greatly welcome on that date

Bunclody Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th June at 8:15pm in the Pastoral


On Sunday next, June 11th, the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, at 5:00 pm a twenty four hour period of Adoration begins. There will be a brief ceremony to mark the start of the Adoration and it is hoped that people of the whole parish, including Kilmysahall, will spend one hour before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration. Sheets will be left at the end of the churches to enable people to select a suitable time for them-selves. It is hoped that people will be very generous, especially in selecting difficult hours. The focus of the period of Adoration is to pray intensely for vocations to priesthood and Religious Life in the diocese of Ferns.

The Adoration will take place in the church. All are encouraged to drop into the church and spend good time in prayer during the period of Adoration for the purpose mentioned. The Adoration will continue through Sunday night and all day Monday apart from Mass time. There will be a brief ceremony to conclude the adoration at 7:45 p.m. on Monday evening. May this be a great time of blessing for the whole parish.


Will be held in St. Aidan's Hall Bunclody on Saturday 24th June from 11am.
If you have any items you wish to donate please leave them in Kilmyshall Parish Office or Bunclody Parish Office.
Good - as - new Clothes, Bags, Plants, Baking Bric-a - Brac, Books, Crafts etc. Contact 086 3681772.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 4th June: €324.97 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

Thanks all who supported Gianna Care's Coffee Morning last Friday. The fantastic sum of €396.85 was raised to provide free and confidential services to pregnant women.
Donations can still be made via the Parish Office.

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 June 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Leanne Mahon
  • 9:00am: Helena / John Byrne
  • 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:

Shrine Rota:


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 2nd June Winner: Pat Dwyer, €75 Seller: Steemers Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlan, 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.
Corpus Christi is on Sunday 11th June. The Procession will take place in Kilmyshall after 10:30am Mass.
Dates for your diary: Kilmyshall Patron, Ryland Hill, Friday 21st July, Graveyard around Church Saturday 22nd July

Eucharistic Ministers for June

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Liz Atkinson

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 17th June: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 18th June: Chris Atkinson

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Reflections on the Irish Civil War in County Wexford from March 1923 with Barry Lacey – Thursday 15th June at 7.00pm

Join Barry Lacey, Historian in Residence, for a talk recounting some of the incidents that occurred during March 1923 based on reports in local newspapers from the time. Places limited, booking essential, telephone 053 9675466 or book online at

Summer Stars 2023 Launch Day – Friday 16th June 2.00 - 5.30pm and Saturday 17th June - All day.

Join us for the launch of our annual Summer Stars Reading Adven-ture. Children of all ages are invited to join the library and take part in this fun reading adventure over the summer months. Open to all children.

Father’s Day Creation Station – Saturday 17th June 2.00 – 3.30pm

A family creative event. Pop into the library to create a wonderful Father's Day card. Colouring sheets and all materials needed will be supplied. No booking required!

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.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Are holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 17th June after 11:00am Mass as a fundraiser. Help is needed to arrange flowers for February September and November. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Sunday, 2nd July 2023 Cost including 2 meals: €70.00 To book your place Contact: SEAN KINSELLA (053) 9123819 OR NEIL FOLEY (087) 9740120

National Franciscan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

Sunday 25th June Join the Wexford Secular Franciscan Order for this pilgrimage. Bus leaves Franciscan Friary on 24th June returning on the evening of the 25th June. One night bed and breakfast and two evening meals included. €140 per person sharing. Please pay deposit of €40 to Patrick in the Friary Office to secure your place. Deposit non-refundable. Contact 0863946734 or 0872350381

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 Assistant / Caretaker (1) One Position
Bunclody Day Care
Job Reference-2283743

Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement.

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

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 in Bunclody Day Centre, Ryland Road on Wednesday 14th September at 7:15pm . Contact Liz on (087)6450867 for information RE: Bridge Lessons. New Members Welcome.


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Mary's Meals

...feeds hungry children in a place of education in 20 countries. To help them an online quiz is held on the last Friday of every month at 8pm. It has raised over €23,000 to date to provide more than a quarter of a million meals. To take part or simply donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 0872596159.. 55 meals can be provided with €5.Thank you.

The Christmas edition of the Online Quiz to support Mary's Meals takes place on Friday, December 16th at 8pm. The quiz provides meals for over 500 hungry children in a place of education every month. A contribution of €5 is enough to provide 55 meals. To take part or simply donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you to all who helped us during the year. It is very much appreciated.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits: Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.


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.


Jesus tells us that to have life we need more than physical nourishment. How have you been aware of deeper hungers? What has met that deeper longing in you?
Jesus tells us that it is not just something he gives us which will give us life, but himself in his life, death and resurrection. How has your faith in the person of Jesus fed you?
Jesus speaks about ‘drawing life’ from him. In day to day living what are the practices which support your faith and help you to draw life from Jesus?
The Eucharist is one of the ways in which we draw life from Jesus. Recall with gratitude how the Eucharist has been a source of nourishment and life for you. ~
Perhaps you can also think of human examples of people drawing life from one another. From whom have you drawn life ? Who has been able to draw life from you?


The great feast of Corpus Christi this Sunday is a time to give thanks for the gift of the Eucharist and its place in the life of every Christian and faith community. We have a homily and the newsletter insert on this sublime sacrament. The new census statistics seem to show faith in Ire-land is in retreat – or is it? An article explores. We have a reflection on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the feast on 16th June which is also the ‘World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests’. We feature a new video on the life of the late Donal Walsh whose tenth anniversary passed on 12th May. Finally, a few tips on how we can help change a culture of contempt and not succumb to polarisation and division. 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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