26-01-2020  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 25th January
    7:00pm Jonny Hayes & Hayes family, Church Road. Jimmy Kehoe, Cametigue, Anniversary. Kathleen Doyle, Ballinapark.
  • Sunday 26th January
    12 Noon Gerry McGrath, Mary Hiney & deceased members of the McGrath family.
  • Monday 27th January
    9:00am Thanksgiving.
  • Wednesday 29th January
    9:00am Special Intention
  • Saturday 1st February
    7:00pm Dominic O Connor, Benjamin Power & family. Patrick Hanrick, Ballinastraw. Mary O Connor, Months Mind.

Special Ministers for February 2020

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Leanne/Mairead Mahon
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Paulina Skiersinis

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : C
  • 9:00am : A
  • 12 Noon : B

Flower Society:

  • Mary Hogan/ Mary Murphy

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Envelope Collection

Monday 20th January 2020: €796.00 Thank You for your Generosity

2020 Contribution Envelopes

Are available for collection in the Parish Office from Monday 6th January. Envelopes are only available from the office.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 25th January 8:00pm Phyllis Murphy, Anniversary. Katie McGrath, Cashel, and deceased members of the Foley and McGrath families.

Sunday 26th January 10:30am Laura & Martin Lennon. Kathy Jordan, Coorduff.

Saturday 1st February 8:00pm George O' Neill, Kilmyshall 2nd Anniversary, Annie Nolan, Mick Nolan Ellen Brennan, Kitty West & Betty Nolan.

Sunday 2nd February 10:30am Eddie Byrne, recently deceased.

Bunclody Men’s Shed Now Open!

Mon 10:00am—1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm—5:000pm
Location: Maureen Moorhead’s Shop, Irish Street.
For more info contact: Peter 087-6631558, or Jonathan 089-4972664 New members welcome.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 2020

May 27th—June 3rd €675 before Feb 1st* Accompanied by Fr Jim Finn 2nd—9th September €695 before Feb 1st* Accompanied by Spiritual Director. Includes direct flights Cork—Mostar, 7 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner each day, comprehensive travel insurance up to 84 years, all airport and local taxes.

*Price increases by €50 after Feb 1st 2020. For information contact Ann Murphy on 053-9377632 or 087-2254206

Sacred Songs & Solos

In St. Paul's Church, Kildavin on 19th and 26th January 2020 at 7p.m. sharp.
Proceeds to the Mater Hospital Foundation Fund.
Admission is by ticket only. Tickets €20.00 can be booked by contacting Kathleen Rothwell 087 9605509 or Martha Willis 087 9799175. Refreshments served in Conway's after the event. Great nights entertainment is guaranteed

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


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Bunclody Bridge Club

Bunclody Bridge Club play resumes in Redmond's lounge on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

January/February Programme

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road 10am-2pm
Come enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 27th Jan: Information Talk from Emergency Response
Mon 3rd Feb: Patchwork Quilting w Valerie Mullally
Mon 10th Feb: Comedy, Storytelling and Music w P .J . Arthur and Group

New Members Always Welcome
We have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing. Club suits 60+
Entrance Fee: €4 includes Tea & Light Lunch

Alcoholics Anonymous

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 help.

S.V.P. request Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

SVP Special Notice:

From November 4th 2019 anyone seeking help must apply in writing and sign the request. Requests may be left in the box in the Society’s shop on Market Square and will be dealt with at each meeting. It is no longer acceptable to call to members home seeking help. This is a directive from the National Council of St Vincent De Paul.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Church Choir:

Seeking new members both male and female. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, or Eileen 087-2933545. All are welcome to join. We practice every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the church.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.


Choir: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Prayer Group: meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the Oratory. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays 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 Fri 10th Jan: Winner: Ellen Brownrig, Winnings: €161. Seller: Steemers.

2nd Collection 18th/19th January: €260.00

Eucharistic Ministers - February 2020:

  • Saturday night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long

Ministers of the Word - February 2020

To Be Confirmed



APRIL - OCT 2020

7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 pps. Book any flight and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for nfo and book the dates that suit you. Tel: 01 4434510 or email:

Do This In Memory Mass

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 26th January at 12:00 noon.

Christmas Dues

..are due at this time.

Liturgy Team Meeting

Wednesday 29th January at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We are earnestly seeking new members for our team. Contact the office on 053 9376190.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 6th February. Thank

HWH Bunclody Dinner Dance

Takes place Friday 21st February 2020 in Riverside Hotel. Dinner at 7:30pm. With entertainment and late bar. Tickets: €30 available from Rivers Edge Presentations will be made to Championship winning teams and 1995 Jubilee Team.

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group

Host their annual table quiz in Redmond's Lounge on Friday 31st January at 9pm. A table of 4 costs €40. Refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle on the night. All welcome.

Kildavin National School

Enrolement forms for Kildavin National School for 2020/2021 are available now in the school office. Call in or ring us on 053 93 76456

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Bunclody swimming Pool AGM will be held on Tuesday 28th January at 8:00pm in Redmond's loft, New members welcome. Many thanks to everyone who supported the pool last year

County Wexford School of Music Winter Concert

CWSM celebrates its 40th Anniversary with Winter Concert on Jan. 26th in Talbot hotel @ 3pm. Performances from students and orchestras and featuring the music of Sue Furlong. For tickets: email or call 053 9141284

Our Lady of Lourdes N.S

We’re holding an Open Week from Mon 10th to Thurs 13th February for pupils starting school in 2020 and 2021. Parents and children are invited to call to the school
between 9.30am to 10.30am. This will give you a chance to see the school in operation, to visit classes and speak to teachers and pupils. All are welcome.

Enrolment forms for 2020 are available from the school office.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - 2130608
Bunclody Day Care Assistant Job Reference - CES 2130610
For further information contact the below numbers and quote reference number:
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years


In today’s Gospel we hear that Jesus withdrew to Galilee and made his home in Capernaum by the lake. Anyone who has been to the Holy Land will have visited Capernaum and will know that it is a beautiful place, In Jesus’ time this was a thriving fishing town. To "repent" literally means to "turn around". We are called to transformation, to turn away from what is not life giving and embrace a full life.

It is hard to imagine behaving in the same way as Simon Peter and Andrew, leaving everything behind them and following Jesus. There must have been something very attractive about Jesus. The account in Matthew is quite short but one wonders if they had heard him speak many times before this moment. It takes courage to drop everything and follow something new. Obviously, they were ready for it, it was the right moment and their hearts said "Yes!"

These accounts are the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. Today perhaps you can reflect on moments you were called to something new and even though it means leaving something behind you knew it was the right choice. You were at peace with your decision despite the challenges it might bring. This process never ends, and we are constantly called to "repent", renew, rediscover, seek out.

-Jane Mellett


  • 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.

Please let your priest know when a family member is in hospital or sick at home

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Sponsorship of Newsletter for January 2020
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