18-06-2023  Newsletter


  • Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 17th June
    11:00am Alice Dunbar, Month’s Mind.
    7;00pm Patrick Morrissey St. Mary’s Villas, 1st Anniversary. Peter Doyle, 9th Anniversary.

  • Sunday 18th June
    9:00amWalter Forde, Anniversary.
    12 Noon James & Margaret Doyle & members of Doyle family. Jimmy (James) Connors, 1st Anniversary.

  • Monday 19th June
    9:00am Jimmy (James) Connors, 1st Anniversary.

  • Friday 23rdJune
    9:00am Dr Alfred Cantwell, Anniversary.

  • Sunday 25th June
    12 Noon Jim & PJ O‘Brien and all deceased members of the O’ Brien and Stafford families.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 17th June 8:00pm James & Josephine Farrell, Anniversary.

  • Saturday 24th June 8:00pm Michael & Annie Weafer, Rossard, Anniversary

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


Thanks to all who took part in and attended our recent commemoration. There was a great turn out of pike people and spectators, and of course the wonderful St. Coleman's Pipe Band.


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 11th June: €595.33 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 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 Split the Pot Friday 2nd June Winner: Siobhan Fahy, €75 Seller: K.P.O. 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.
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 24th June: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 25th June: Carmel Ryan

Corpus Christi Procession: Thank you to all who participated in our Corpus Christi Procession last weekend and in particular to those who volunteered to carry the canopy and steward the route your help and assistance is very much appreciated.

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

Carrigduff Residents Association:

..are holding their A.G.M. on Wednesday 21st June at 8pm The Jack Rabbit Bar. All welcome


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

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.

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 OR EILEEN CARTON (087) 2933545 OR BUNCLODY PARISH OFFICE (053) 9376190

Lough Derg Pilgrimage

Tue. 4th July - Thurs. 6th July 2023 Bus leaving St. Peter’s Square, Wexford at 6.30am [via Enniscorthy (Abbey sq.) Ferns (Bus Stop), Gorey (Hospital)] return to Wexford Thursday at 6.00 p.m.

Island Fee: €80.00 Bus: €70.00 Bookings: Fr. P. Cushen, Ferns, 053-9366152 Mobile 087-2387559 Ferns Parish Office 053-9366514 Bookings taken and seat guaranteed with deposit of €50.00. with €50 non-refundable deposit


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


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG
Day Care Assistants (2)
Job Reference - 2286908
Current active B Driving licence desirable

Grounds person /Maintenance (2)
Job reference - CE 2286916
Current active B Driving licence desirable
Ability to work with machinery

Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement

Age limit 21 years upwards
Closing Date: 07/07/2023

Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300
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.

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 allowed himself to be touched by the needs of the crowd. When you are with people, what difference does it make to the way you relate to them when you have empathy with them?
The commission Jesus gave the twelve ‘ to cure all kinds of diseases and sickness’ is a reminder to us that we all have the capacity to be an influence for good in the lives of others. In this we continue the mission of Jesus (cf. St Teresa’s Prayer). When have you experienced yourself as having a healing or life-giving influence on another person? Who has had that influence on you?
At a first glance it might seem that Jesus made some bad choices in his twelve apostles. One will deny Jesus, another will betray him and others are only interested in who will be first. All of them will run away in the end. This reminds us that all kinds can share in the mission of Jesus, no matter how we see ourselves.
The instructions Jesus gave the disciples before he sent them out have a note of urgency about them. What difference does it make for you when you approach a task with a sense of urgency.
He also tells them their service should be ‘without charge’, keeping in mind what they have received without charge from God. Remember when you have received generous and understanding love from another.


This Sunday, 18th June, is the annual ‘Day for Life’ in Ireland, England Wales. We have resources for this important day when the dignity of human life and especially vulnerable life is celebrated. We have a homily for the Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time as Jesus summons friends who would share in his mission and continue it for all times and places. The Lord asks us this weekend to ‘ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest’ and so we feature the theme of vocation for this year of ‘Take the Risk for Christ’. We honour the Irish Martyrs whose feast falls on 20th June and also the joint feast of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More on 22nd June. Finally, a video explores the wonders and limits of science. Check out these and other reContributions to the Church sources 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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