- Saturday 24th July
7:00pm Patrick & Catherine O’Brien, Anniversary.
- Sunday 25th July
12 Noon Mary Doyle, Anniversary, Ballypreacus. John Hayes, Bristol
UK, formerly St. Mary’s Villas.
- Sunday 1st August
12 Noon David O’Riordan, Anniversary. Edward, Mary & Eamonn Farrell.
Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on
Thursday 5th and Friday 6th August.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
MASS ON MONDAY AUGUST 2ND WILL BE HELD AT 11:00AM
Collections during Mass
The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the electricity, heating,
Your support for both is much appreciated.
Monday 19th July : €766.70 Thank You for your Generosity
- 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 2021
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: John Varghese
- 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
- 12 Noon: Sarah Burke
- 7:00pm: Mick Roche / Margaret Barry
- 9:00am: Joe Byrne / Sisters
- 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan
- 7:00pm : Altar servers
- 9:00am : are not currently
- 12 Noon : attending mass.
St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 24th July 8:00pm Tom Reddy, Recently deceased. Special
- Sunday 25th July 10:30am Special Intention. Pat, Maureen & PJ
Kelly, Cametigue. John Hayes, Recently deceased.
- Saturday 31st July 8:00pm George & Annie O’Neill and their son
George, Anniversary. Annie Nolan, Cashel and deceased members of the
As of now it appears that there will be no Public Pattern
Celebration, if that is the case Fr O’Connor will bless the graves in
both cemeteries privately as he did last year.
Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening
Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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.
Split the Pot: Friday: 16th July Winner: Síobhan Fahy €65 Seller
: Kilmyshall Parish Office. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop,
Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar,
Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Your support is
Live Streaming Of Masses In St. Mary Magdalene Church
Kilmyshall Will Commence On Wednesday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day And
Can Be Accessed By Going Onto Kilmyshallparish.Com And Clicking On Live
Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is
sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232
Bunclody Parish Office
Parish Office Summer Closure
The Parish Office is closed for the next two weeks, and will reopen
on August 9th at 8:30am. For any urgent matters please Contact Fr O’
Connor on 053 93 77319 or the Sisters on 053 93 75398.
MONDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
TUESDAY – 8:30am - 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY – 8:30am - 4:30pm
THURSDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
FRIDAY – 8:30am - 1:00pm
Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190 E-mail:
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319
Sisters Contact No: 053 93 75398
Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG
KILMYSHALL PARISH SECRETARY
Job Reference – 2186776
Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference
to check eligibility
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy
053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.
D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies
(MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)
MCN - Livestream Recordings
MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream 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
email@example.com and we can arrange to add your email to our
The next monthly Online Quiz for Mary's Meals, which feeds almost 2
million hungry children every school day, will take place on the last
Friday of the month (July 30th) at 8pm. Thanks to your generosity we
have raised enough for 95,000 meals to date. To enter/donate go to
www.bit.ly/QuizforMM or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you
very much to all who have helped so far.
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
Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square
Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.
St Vincent de Paul
Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need
St Vincent De Paul
St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to
help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper
recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.
Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2021 has now started in Bunclody
Library and will run until the end of August. All children are invited
to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and
writing, and participation will also help maintain and improve reading
levels over the summer months. Children are encouraged to visit the
library regularly during the adventure with gifts being awarded at
regular intervals. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who
reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme – and
it’s all completely free! For more information on Summer Stars
activities, including online story time, short story competition, online
quizzes and more please visit:
Follow Bunclody Library on Facebook for any updates and further
information on local activities and events throughout the summer or
phone the library at 053 9375466 or email at email@example.com
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports
for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating
to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are
available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where
necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by
calling 0818 222 024.
Bunclody Day Care Services
Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not
opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We
apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as
Mass is available to watch online. To view go to
mcnmedia.tv and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with
any queries you may have.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
This Sunday’s Gospel tells of a remarkable miracle. Jesus was
immediately aware of the needs of the people. He was determined to
provide them with food. The Gospel tells us there were five thousand
men. We can assume there were many others as well. All the disciples had
for food were five loaves and two fish. Jesus asked everybody to sit
down and they did so. The he took the bread and the fish and gave thanks
and gave them out to the people. The results were extraordinary. All
were satisfied and the collected scraps left over came to twelve
Most people are convinced of the connection between the miracle and
the institution of the Eucharist. In St Paul’s account Jesus took bread
and thanked God for it and said the words of institution. This is an
even greater miracle and the great gift of Jesus to his church. Priests
around the world can take bread and wine and change them into the Body
and Blood of Christ with a view to feeding and nourishing the people of
God. The Body and Blood of Christ do not nourish us in the same was as
normal food. It is the con-tact with Jesus when we receive the Sacrament
that matters. We meet him, we en-counter him and renew our friendship
with him and so we strengthen and enrich our relationship with him. It
is communion with him, first of all, and because the community receives
the body of Christ, we enter communion with each other. We receive the
body of Christ to become the Body of Christ.
..for weekend 24th & 25th July 2021
(World Grandparents day and the Elderly)
St Anne and St Joachim
While very little is known of these two celebrated grand-parents
there is according to tradition some information concerning their lives
found in the 2nd & 3rd century "Gospel of the Nativity of Mary". Anne
was born in Bethlehem in Judaea. She met and fell in love with Joachim.
They were both wealthy and lived a devout life together. However their
marriage was not complete as they had no family. Joachim suffered from
being taunted at the Temple for his sterility. Anne too, was embarrassed
at having no family and knew how Joachim suffered. One day unexpectedly
Joachim disappeared into the country-side as he wanted to spend more
time in prayer. Anne, grieved at the disappearance of her beloved
Joachim. However, she knew she had to do something to help her husband.
She implored the Lord and solemnly promised that if their prayer was
answered she would dedicate their child to the Lord’s service. The Lord
answered her plea and sent an Angel to both Anne and Joachim telling
them that Anne would conceive a most wondrous child. Joachim and Anne
returned to their home and there was great excitement when their baby
daughter was born. Anne named her Mary. Anne and Joachim enjoyed their
miraculous parenthood for 3 whole years together. Then Anne, wishing to
keep her promise, she and Joachim brought Mary to the Temple of
Jerusalem and left her there to be brought up. Once there, the toddler
proceeded to climb the 15 Temple steps that led to the Holy of Holies.
This innermost part of the Temple was a place where only the High Priest
could enter to make sacrifice and even then only one day out of every
year. No doubt at the prompting of the Holy Spirit, the High Priest (the
Orthodox churches teach that Zechariah was the High Priest that year,
the father of John the Baptist) did not turn the child away, but even
took her into the holy site. Mary remained in the Temple until the time
when she was betrothed to Joseph, shortly before the Annunciation, which
tradition says took place in Nazareth and not in Jerusalem. Today we
celebrate the most holy of grandparents St Anne and St Joachim. Happy
Grandparents Day and Happy feast day of the Elderly...we salute you.
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
The homily for this Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time is on the
Eucharist for the Gospel for the next six Sundays is taken from famous
the sixth chapter of John where Jesus teaches about the ‘Bread of Life’.
The Eucharist is also the theme of the newsletter insert. There is the
seventh of a ten part series on ‘A New Irish Catholicism’ that explores
our need to be newly informed. We feature a video by Bishop Robert
Barron on ‘Breaking out of the Prison of Self- Invention’. Ibar Quirke
explores the life and significance of a saint few of us have heard of
but perhaps need to. Brother Solanus offers a meditation on Mary’s
silence and we also mark the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola. Finally, a
beautiful poem by David Car-roll. Check out these and other resources
available at www.thehookoffaith.com