25-06-2023  Newsletter


  • Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 24th June
    7:00pm Tom Kavanagh Gurteen and all deceased members of the Kavanagh family.

  • Sunday 25th June
    12:00 Noon Jim & PJ O’ Brien and all deceased members of the O’ Brien & Stafford families.

  • Tuesday 27th June
    9:00am Kathleen Delaney.

  • Saturday 1st July
    7:00pm Jimmy Foley, Killanure.

  • Sunday 2nd July
    12:00 Noon Aimee O’Neill Redmond, 1st Anniversary. Michael Kilbride, 4th Anniversary & Jim Kilbride, Thomas & Margaret Tyrell Ryland Road & their children Tom, Mary, Pat & Lizzie. Thomas & Peggy Corcoran Borris & Peter & Patricia Reaa Borris.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

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

  • Saturday 1st July 8:00pm Colin Byrne, 1st Anniversary.


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

Ellen (Nellie) Furlong, Kilmyshall
Patrick (Pat) Creane, The Stile, Kilmyshall
Ben Hudson, Finland

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

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

Envelope Collection

Sunday 18th June: €507.52 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:


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 16th June Winner: €80 Seller: D&M Laundrettre. 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 July

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 1st July: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 2nd July: Nellie Long

Kilmyshall Parish Office will be closed for holidays from 27th June to Friday 30th June inclusive. The office will re-open on Tuesday 4th July.

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Setting up a Kitchen Garden

..with Trevor Sargent Thursday, 29th June 2023 - 8:00pm Rivers Edge, Bunclody
Admission €5
In association with Bunclody Horticultural Society, Trevor Sargent will give a talk on ‘Setting up a Kitchen Garden’. Trevor is a horticulturist and the Author & illustrator of 'Trevor's Kitchen Garden'


Digital Ambassador Drop In Clinic – Thursday 29th June at 7.00pm. Drop into the library and learn how to familiarise yourself with your digital device (phone, tablet, laptop etc.). Learn about the range of online resources accessible through Bunclody Library and become more confident using your device. No booking required!

Classic Film Morning – Friday 30th June 11.00 – 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. This movie is for adults only. Places limited, booking essential. Book online at or telephone 053 9375466.

Moo Music Workshop for 0 to 5 year olds – Saturday 1st July at 11.00amJoin us for a fun and interactive music session for 0 to 5 year old children and their parents/guardians. Places limited, booking essential. Book online at or telephone 053 9375466

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

Bunclody Parish Flower Society would like to thank all those contributed to their recent coffee morning. Thanks also to all who helped set up for and helped during the coffee morning. The total sum raised was €239.65 which will be put towards buying supplies for the flower society.

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


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Day Care Assistants (2) BUNCLODY DAY CARE 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 Closing Date: 07/07/2023

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.


"Do not fear” is the unifying theme in this passage which is set in the context of a mission sermon by Jesus, preparing his disciples for what lay ahead. HE urges them o have courage in speaking his message and living his message, drawing strength from their trust in the Father who cares for us exceeds his care for hundreds of sparrows. How has trust in God been a source of strength in life for you?

The body/soul terminology presupposes an anthropology in which the soul represents one’s real self and the body is the perishable shell. For Jesus the important thing is to be true to one’s real self, even if this does involve some material or physical loss or pain. When you have had that kind of courage, what as it like for you?

There is no such thing as secret discipleship. It is declaring their allegiance to 0Jesus that his followers will find life. They will be the losers if they hide their discipleship. Does this resonate with your experience?


‘World Refugee Day’ was marked in Ireland on 20th June. We have the bishops’ statement that offers light on a very relevant issue today. The homily for the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time calls for courage in the light of Jesus’ urging his disciples three times in the Sunday Gospel ‘Do not be Afraid’. We have the working document for the First Session of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome in October this year. Sean Byrne reflects on how good came from a recent tragedy and how a recent report revealed that Irish people are the loneliest in the EU. A podcast explores where modern men are looking for spiritual wisdom and finally, we feature the story of Trent Horn – a young man who has become one of America’s leading apologists for the faith today 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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