16-07-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 15th July
    7:00pm Mary & Patrick Grace, Main Street. Annie Hall, 1st Anniversary. Brendan Loftus, 1st Anniversary. Dermot O’Connor, 5th Anniversary.

  • Monday 17th July
    9;00am Francis de Claine.

  • Sunday 23rd July
    12 Noon Mary Doyle, High House, Ballypreacus.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 15th July 8:00pm Mick Furlong, Anniversary. Nellie Furlong, Month's Mind.

  • Sunday 16th July 10:30am Pauline Kearns, Gurteen, Anniversary.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family and friends of:

James Redmond, Clohamon
Kevin Mahon formerly Church Road

May They Rest in Peace

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

Parish Office Opening Hours

Bunclody Parish Office Will Be Closed on Thursday 20th July and Friday 21st july. Bunclody parish office will be closed for two weeks holidays from Saturday 22nd July and will reopen on Tuesday 8th august. there will be a three weekend newsletter on Sunday 23rd July. we ask if all notices for these weeks could be in by Wednesday 19th July and before 1:00pm sharp. thank you.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 9th July: €513.03 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 July 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Helena / John Byrne
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm :
  • 9:00am :
  • 12 Noon :

Flower Society:

  • Helena Byrne

Shrine Rota:

Bunclody Home Care Cancer

Annual Church Gate Collection will take place week ending 15th/16th July. Your support would be greatly appreciated


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.
300-1 Club Draw Results for June: 1st: Jimmy Kehoe, Camteigue, 2nd: Deirdre Byrne, Ballycarney, 3rd: Arron, Ryan & Leah Hayes, 4th: Albert Dooley, 5th: Carol Walsh, 6th: Emma & Liam Fielding, 7th: Ted Sinnott, 8th: Mary Donohoe, Ballyph-ilip Heights, 9th: Kevin Murphy, Cromogue, 10th: Ann Ruth, Kilrush. Thank you for your continued support.
Split the Pot Friday 30th June Winner: Bryan Redmond €75 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.
Thank You We would like to thank all who supported our recent Jumble sale, those who made donations. A special thanks to all who gave their time and efforts in preparing and helping on the day all which contributed to a successful day.

Dates for your diary: Kilmyshall Patron, Ryland Hill, Friday 21st July, Graveyard around Church Saturday 22nd July

Eucharistic Ministers for July

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 15th July: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 16th July: Pola Drabik

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Youth 2000 Summer Festival.

Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 10th August to Sunday 13th August 2023.

The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. Donation only and we have buses going from all over Ireland. For more information and to book your place go to


Rhymetime for 0-5 years Every Wednesday at 11.15am Due to overwhelming demand, we are dedicating our Wednesday mornings at 11.15am to Rhymetime for 0-5 years for the months of July and August. Rhymetime will have lots of fun nursery rhymes and stories suitable for babies and toddlers. No booking required.

Summer Stars Colouring Station Every Tuesday 2pm-3.30pm Join us here in Bunclody Library every Tuesday for our Summer Stars Colouring Station. This is a fun creative event for all the family. No need to book - all are welcome! Parents are asked to remain in the library for the duration of the event.

Radon Monitors available to borrow from your local library! Wexford Public Libraries now have Radon monitors available to borrow for all Wexford library members in the county. The monitors can now be requested at your local library. Contact Bunclody Library via email at or phone (053) 9375466 to arrange your loan of these Radon monitors. The monitors are available to borrow for a 4-week period and come with instruction leaflets.

Clohamon Heritage and Vintage weekend

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July. Storytelling Saturday 29th at 8pm at the old bog cottage with live music, We also have Wexford Honda 50 club arriving at 7pm.
We will be cooking stew the old traditional way with floury Wexford spuds, A great family time out. No Admission

On the street in Clohamon. Eircode Y21D8P9 The Old bog Cottage will be on display, it's Ireland's only roll-ing cottage, a true & authentic experience of times past.
Music and Storytelling at the old bog cottage Saturday 29th July at 8pm.

Sunday 30th July from 10am to 6pm displaying:- Steam engine, stationary engines, vintage cars & tractors, oil engines, machinery, and lots more. Other attractions include:-
Street traders selling there wares, The Brew Box will be serving refreshments, Face painting, Mrs Brown may just make an appearance Guess the weight of the ANVIL, Cooking bacon and cabbage outdoors, Monster Raffle, and lots lot’s more

All proceeds from the weekend are donated to Bunclody Home Care Cancer, For more information contact 0871345229


There will be a Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Financial Council to discuss the future possibilities for St. Aidan’s Hall. There are the possibility of various grants to secure the hall and make it a fine community facility for the future. We also invite all who have a serious interest in having a social and community hub for the future which will be of benefit to the whole town community. The meeting will take place on Wednesday evening, July 19 at 8:00 p.m.

Date 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 Calvary Cemetery. Volunteers to help with parking and direction will be greatly welcomed.

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.

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.


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCY
Tidy Towns (1) Job reference—2288131 Closing Date: 01/08/2023
Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement
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

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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.

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.


Jesus used parables as essential features of his teaching. A Parable is a metaphor or simile or image to communicate his message. The Parable of this Sunday’s mass is that of the Sower. We have both the parable and a detailed explanation of the parable. In the parable itself Jesus probably suggests the small beginning of his kingdom which will eventually grow and flourish and produce a crop of a hundredfold, sixty and thirty.

In the explanation the parable becomes an allegory with many points of comparison. The seed is identified with the word of the kingdom, in other words, the teaching of Jesus. The first group mentioned are those who hear the word of the kingdom and do not understand it, because “the evil one comes and carries off what is sown in the heart”. If a person’s thinking is evil and perverted by evil it is unlikely that he will come to accept the teaching of Jesus. Theseed that fell on rock represents the people who receive the word with joy, but they have no roots, no deep convictions, and so it does not last too long. If some trial or persecution comes their way they falter easily.

The person who receives the seed in thorns is the man who hears the word of Jesus, but he is so caught up with the cares of this world and the attraction of riches that he is overcome by them and accomplishes nothing. The seed in rich soil is the person who hears the message of Jesus, understands it, assimilates it, reflects on it , thinks about it and lives by it. He is the one who “produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty”. The word of Jesus is the key to a good and flourishing life, not just for individuals but for the whole community. It creates a culture that uplifts the world.


  • 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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