15-10-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 14th October
    7:00pm Pat Somers, Carrigban.
  • Sunday 15th October
    12 Noon Margaret Dunbar, Month’s Mind. Jane Lennon.
  • Friday 20th October
    7:00pm Cannon Seamus de Val, Month’s Mind.
  • Saturday 21st October
    7:00pm Bridget (Breda) O’Connor, Month’s Mind. Ned & Kit Mahon, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 22nd October
    12 Noon Tom O’ Loughlin, Church Road, 1st Anniversary. Mary & Tony Nolan & Margaret Rochford. John Slevin, 6th Anniversary & deceased members of the Slevin & Maguire families

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 14th October 8:00pm Special Intention.
  • Sunday 15th October 10:30am Eileen & Paddy Maher, 2nd Anniversary

The Month’s Mind Mass

The Month’s Mind Mass for Canon Seamus de Val will be celebrated on Friday, October 20th at 7:00pm. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards in the Pastoral Centre. All are welcome.

There will be no Morning Mass

..on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, October 16th, 17th, 18th. The Sisters with some Lay People will arrange a special Eucharistic Service for these days that will include a Liturgy of the Word and Reception of Holy Communion as essential to the service.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 8th October: €523.05 Thank You for your Generosity

Ecumenical Quiet Day Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre on next Thursday 19th October, 11.15am - 4.00pm. The day will be led by Canon Trevor Sargent and Fr. James Murphy. €25 including lunch and coffee on arrival. Please text or call Fr. James on 087 8152637 if you wish to attend.


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


Our Annual Parish Raffle takes place on Saturday 21st October. Tickets will be distributed in the coming week. Tickets may be returned to the Parish Office, Parochial House or Halfway Shop. Be sure to get your tickets to be in with a chance of winning lots of lovely prizes!!!!! We hope that you will support our raffle as generously as last year.

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 October 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne / Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

12 Noon

Flower Society

  • Blathnaid Mc Namee

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.

No Mass in Kilmyshall on Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th or Wednesday evening 18th October. A Eucharistic Service will take place in Bunclody on these mornings.

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 6th October Winner: Phil Kavanagh.€108. Seller: Redmond’s Bar. 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.

Eucharistic Ministers for October

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn Sunday Morning: Liz Atkinson

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 21st October: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 22nd October: Do this in Memory

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Fibromyalgia Support Group

Meeting in Artbank on Wednesday 18th October at 11:30am. Donation of €5.

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 End of the Civil War and the 1923 Election in Co. Wexford – Talk with Barry Lacey, Historian in Residence – Thursday 19th Oct at 7.00pm. Barry will discuss the end of the Irish Civil War in County Wexford and the election which took place afterwards in August of 1923, the first election since the foundation of the Irish Free State. Booking required.

Spooky Creation Station – Sat 21st Oct 10.30am to 12.30pm. Join us for our Spooky Creation Station. This is a family creative event where all materials will be provided. No need to book - just pop in and create some spooky projects!

Tony Turtle Sensory Storytime with Valerie Sheehan – Sat 21st Oct 2.30 – 3.30pm, Suitable for 4+. Help us celebrate Children's Book Festival by joining children's author Valerie Sheehan for a sensory story time. Valerie will read stories from her 'Tony the Turtle' series, which aim to help families and children who see and feel the world a little differently. Booking essential. To book for these events please phone 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.

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 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 and November. 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

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.


There are two parables here that Matthew has joined together. Looking at the first one:

Scripture often speaks of the kingdom of God as a banquet. The image of people being at a meal where everyone is happy and welcome and where all hunger and thirst is satisfied gets across the idea that God loves, accepts, and welcomes us and wants us to make that experience available to one another. Think of the times in your like when you have had “banquet” experiences and when you have felt accepted and loved?

The host enlists the help of his servants to invite people to the banquet. We are commissioned by the Lord to invite people to the banquet of the kingdom, to the fulness of life-as parents, teachers, friends etc. What has it been like for you to play a part in leading others to a fuller life?

As in the parable last week there is a message about being alert to invitations that offer a fuller life and the danger of losing out if we neglect to respond to such invitations. Perhaps there have been opportunities offered to you that you missed, and now regret. Think also of the blessings you received because you seized the moment and took an opportunity that presented itself.

The second parable puts the focus on how we respond to invitations. Some invitations are ones that challenge us to change, to conversion, to put on a “wedding garment”. What has been your experience of changing in response to an invitation you received?


The opening address of any synod or Church Council sets the tone for what is to follow. As the Synod on synodality continues in Rome, we include Pope Francis’ homily at the opening Mass. We also post in full ‘Laudate Deum’ – the pope’s follow up teaching document on the environment after ‘Laudato Si’ and a beautiful video called ‘Canticle of Creatures’. We include Fr Timothy Radcliff’s meditation at the synod that reflects on authority. Sean O’Leary reflects on the positive reasons to identify as Catholic today while we also include the second of Jim Thompson’s articles ‘This is the Word of the Lord’. We include reflections on the witness of St Ignatius of Antioch and St Luke whose feast days fall this week. 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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