17-09-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • 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
    12:00Noon Pamela Hannigan, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 23rd September
    11:00am Paddy & Christie Cowman, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Emmet Griffin, Drumderry. Andrew Redmond, Month’s Mind & his wife Bridget Anniversary.
  • Sunday 24th September
    12:00Noon Emmet Griffin, Drumderry. Laurence Breen & Fr. Tom Breen, Millview House

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 16th September 8:00pm Jim Raleigh, Anniversary. John & Elizabeth Murphy, Kyle & Paddy Butler. Gus Lehane, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 17th September 10:30am James Jim Armstrong, London, recently deceased, formerly H.W.H. Gus Lehane, Ovens, Co-Cork, recently deceased


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

William Power Jnr. Kilbranish
Gus Lehane, Ovens, Co. Cork
Pamela Hannigan, London
Breda (Bridget) O’Connor (née Farrell
Margaret Dunbar (née Hendrick)

May They Rest in Peace.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 10th September: €450.00 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 8th September Winner: Jack Rigley €100. 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.

Eucharistic Ministers for September

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 23rd September: Martina Kelly
  • Sunday 24th September: Carmel Ryan

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

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 Pastoral / Finance Council Meeting

A Joint Meeting of Pastoral / Finance Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 20th September at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.


Autumnal Floral Arrangement Demonstration– Thurs 21st Sept at 7.00pm Join Clare Dobson of Stems From Love as she creates an autumnal floral arrangement for you to copy at home! Get inspired and get advice from an expert! Places limited, booking required.
Culture Night Film Screening – Fri 22nd Sept 11.00am to 12.30pm. For our Culture Night Film Screening, we will be showing an Oscar-nominated Irish film. This screening is for adults only. Places limited, booking required.
Culture Night Event: A Celebration of Irish Art with Elaine Hoysted – Fri 22nd Sept at 4.00pm Join Elaine Hoysted, Independent Art Historian and Library Staff Member, for a discussion of some of Ireland’s most treasured paintings. Among the art works that will be discussed are The Marriage of Aoife and Strongbow by Daniel Maclise, The Liffey Swim by Jack B. Yeats, and The Nightingale by Harry Clarke. Places limited, booking essential.
Saturday Storytime for 4 to 7 year olds – Sat 23rd Sept 11.30am – 12.30pm Join us for plenty of songs and stories followed by a play session with Duplo. Places limited, booking required.

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.

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

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.

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.

Do This in Memory



Jesus surprised Peter by willing him he needed to forgive seventy-seven times. Perhaps you have known the value of this when something reminds you of a past hurt and you find you need in your heart to forgive again the person who hurt you. What was this like for you? How has a capacity to have a forgiving heart helped you?

 Sometimes we need to forgive ourselves for things we regret about past behaviour. What happens to you when you cannot do this? How has your ability to forgive yourself for past mistakes influenced your attitude towards yourself now?

Pope Francis chose as his motto ‘miserando atque eligendo’ (seen with compassion and chosen) to express his belief that Jesus viewed his past mistakes with compassion, and called him, nonetheless. At this moment can you see Jesus calling you, no matter what your past has been like?

Are there people whose ability to forgive has inspired you? Recall them and the forgiveness they showed and give thanks for their example.


The Homily for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time is about one of the most demanding challenges of the Gospel – forgiveness. The gripping film ‘The Sound of Freedom’ is reviewed in a video with Fr Mike Schmitz and in an interview with the movie’s director. We have a review of the State’s new RSE course by the Iona Institute and an article on the beauty of creation in this ‘Season of Creation’. We have news of an upcoming conference on the Church’s role in the Civil War and a selection from Padre Pio’s best known quotes as we honour his feast day on 23rd September. Finally, a young Wexford girl looks back on the recent death of her mother and how the old traditions around death helped her and her family get through it all. 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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