20-08-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 19th August
    11:00am Pat Connor. Kevin Mahon, formerly Bunclody recently deceased.
    7:00pm Maureen Behan, 2nd Anniversary. Aaron Byrne.

  • Saturday 26th August
    11:00am Michael & Kathleen Carroll, St Mary’s Villas.
    7:00pm Margaret Doyle, Carrigbán. George Raleigh, Month’s Mind.

  • Sunday 27th August
    12 Noon Paddy Ryan, Ryland Road. Denis Carton, Carrigduff.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 19th August 8:00pm James & Mary Maher, Anniversaries. Special Intention.

  • Sunday 20th August 10:30am Special Intention.

  • Saturday 26th August 8:00pm James Farrell, 1st Anniversary.

Prayer for Fine Weather

"God our loving Father, we know that you care deeply for us. We ask you to bless us with the good weather we so badly need at this time. Bless the work and efforts of all your people so that their endeavours may produce the results they need. Grant success to the work of our hands. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen."

Envelope Collection

Sunday 13th August: €523.82 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


Saturday, 9th September 2023

Adults: €70.00

SEAN KINSELLA (053) 9123819 OR:
NEIL FOLEY (087) 9740120
All are welcome

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 August 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: Ellen Delaney /Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Edel Kearney / Ger Kehoe

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 18th August Winner: Nessa O Neill €61. 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.

Eucharistic Ministers for August

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 26th August: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 27th August: Liz Atkinson

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Family in desperate need of a house, 4 bedroom please, if you can help please contact S.V.P. 087 3593635

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group

Summer Show The drama group summer show is making a welcome return with the performance of three short comedy pieces. The show will run nightly from Sunday 27 August to Wednesday 30 August, in Redmond’s Loft at 8pm. No advance booking required, tickets on the door.

Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island

Wednesday 30th August. Bus leaving Bunclody at 4:00pm. Call Parish Office on 053 9376190 or Eileen on 087 2933545 to book your place. Cost €12.


Classic Film Morning for Adults - Fri 25th August 11:00am – 12:30pm Join us every month for a classic film for adults. Staff will select the perfect movie to take you back in time to some of the film greats. Places limited, booking essential.

Summer Stars Teddy Bedtime Storytime for 3 to 7 year olds. – Thurs 24th August 7:00 – 8:00pm Join Elaine for a very special Summer Stars Bedtime Storytime. Sensory toys will be available for the children after the storytime. Children are invited to wear their cosy pjyamas and bring a special teddy with them. Places limited, booking essen-tial.

Live Music Sessions with local musicians – Sat 26th Au-gust 2:15 – 3:45pm. Join us here in Bunclody Library for an afternoon of music with both a traditional and international flavour performed by some of Bunclody's finest musicians. Places limited, booking essential. To book for these 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

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 comes to the terrain of Tyre and Sidon. Both are outside the Promised Land of the people of God, of the territory of Israel. Jesus was confronted by one of the old stock, a Canaanite woman, who was an inhabitant of the country before the Jews or Israelites arrived. Jesus did not treat her with initial courtesy. He emphasized that his mission was to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the house dogs” The woman replied with great courage, “Even the house dogs can eat the scraps that fall from the master’s table.” Jesus, having tested her faith and trust complemented her saying “Woman, you have great faith, Let your wish be granted.”

The gospel raises the whole issue of difference. The old Canaanites, the original inhabitants of the land were overrun by the Israelite conquest. They were always second class citizens. It looked for a moment that Jesus was going along with the current belief and culture. He highlights that what matters in the long run is faith.

As Christians we belong to a faith community. A basic mark of our community should be respect for all and an emphasis on equality. Each of us is called on to support one another, encourage each other and build an atmosphere of harmony, cooperation and genuine self-giving love. It is important that we look at our own parish and Christian community to discover to what extent our community is imbued with the Christian spirit.


George O’Connor was one of the finest hurlers Wexford ever produced. In this week’s interview, he talks about success, failure, mental health and the importance of faith. We have a homily for the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time where Jesus expands his own circle of followers to show how his saving love is meant for all and not just some. We have articles by Sean Byrne, Sean O’Leary and a video talk by Bishop Robert Barron from World Youth Day. We have another video interview on why thinking about our own death is a good thing and a talk by an expert on catechesis in contemporary society. Finally, a series of inspiring thoughts from the pen of Gorey’s Michael Dwyer. 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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