24-09-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • 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.
  • Saturday 30th September
    7:00pm Bridie & Larry Doyle Monumental Works, Anniversary. Paddy Dillon, Main Street, Anniversary. Michael & Ellen Taylor & deceased members of the Taylor & O Connor families & Margaret Doyle.
  • Sunday 1st October
    12 Noon Eileen Murphy, Carrigduff. Paddy Ivory & Dan Mc Grath.

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:
Very Reverend Canon Seamus de Val (Wall)
May He Rest in Peace

Envelope Collection

Sunday 17th September: €395.00 Thank You for your Generosity


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


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.

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 30th September:
  • Sunday 1st October:

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.

Kildavin National School

..are hosting a fundraising Coffee Morning in Spellman Hall on Friday, 29th September from 10am - 12 noon. This is in aid of the Carlow Hospice and Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team. All support is much appreciated.

Bunclody Pastoral / Finance Council Meeting

There will be a joint pastoral / finance meeting along with Wexford Local Development and FDYS in St Aidan’s Hall on Wednesday 27th September at 8:00pm. Hope all members can attend.


Wexford Volunteer Centre Drop In Clinic – Tues 26th Sept 11.00am to 1.00pm Join John Bird of Wexford Volunteer Centre, for a drop in clinic in Bunclody Library. Find out about all things volunteering and how you can help out in your community! No booking required, just drop in!
Creative Lego Play for 7 to 12 year olds– Sat 30th Sept 2.30 – 3.30pm. Come along and get creative with our lego. All lego pieces will be provided. Booking required, telephone 053 9375466 or book online at
Bunclody Library Knitting Group – Every Thursday 10.30am to 12.00pm. New members welcome. No booking required! Digital Radon Monitors Do you want to test your home for radon?
Digital radon monitors are available to borrow for a period of 4 weeks from Bunclody Library, all you need is your library card!. For more information please contact the library. 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.

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

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 053 9376190

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.


“I was there first”. Envy easily comes to the surface when faced with the good fortune of others, especially when compared to what seems less favourable treatment of ourselves. Can you recall that feeling in yourself and what it did to you? Can you also recall times when you were content with your lot, even though it seemed others had greater gifts, better opportunities etc.

A parent or teacher who gives a lot of time to a difficult child does not love the others less, but if we are one of those other children we may not see that. Recall a “Jesus person” in your life who helped you to overcome feelings of envy and helped you appreciate that the apparently more favourable treatment of another did not mean a lessening of love for you.

This leads us to the core message of this parable, namely, that God’s love is a free gift, and not earned. Recall moments when you were particularly conscious of the gifts that God has given you by counting all the blessings that you have, no matter how small.

“It is too late now” are words sometimes uttered to justify doing nothing about a situation. This parable tells us that where love is involved, it is never too late. Can you recall times when you got a positive response after taking action when you thought it was “too late”?


This Sunday is the 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. We include Pope Francis’ message which focuses on the freedom, or lack of it, for people to choose to stay in their homelands or to leave. Here in Wexford, we speak with Ms. Tanya Savelieva, a Ukrainian lady who works as translator and SNA at CBS Primary School. In the interview, she speaks of her experience of coming to Ireland and the circumstances that led to it. We have an article by Sean O’Leary, the Diocesan of Pastoral Development and a video on the life of Venerable Jerome Lejeune. As the Synod on synodality begins in Rome, we have prayers that Pope Francis asks every parish around the world to make. We have a focus on St Vincent de Paul on his feast day and have resources that help us to discern what our vocation might be. 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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