27-08-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • 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.

  • Saturday 2nd September
    7:00pm Andy & Nell Redmond, Main Street. Shem & Marie Redmond, Ryland Upper, Anniversaries. Mary Ellen Doyle, Anniversary.

  • Sunday 3rd September
    12 Noon Rita Cahill, (Month’s Mind). Maureen Butler, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 26th August 8:00pm James Farrell, 1st Anniversary.
  • Sunday 27th August 10:30am Tom Murphy, Killanure.
  • Saturday 2nd September 8:00pm Mary Armstrong, Anniversary.


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

Ann (Nan) Doyle (Nee Roche)
Andrew (Andy) Redmond May They Rest in Peace.

First  Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 31st August and Friday 1st September, following his usual route.

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 20th August: €411.21
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 September 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

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: Peggy Mahon €71. Seller: Seemers. 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 2nd September: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 3rd September: Janette O’Neill

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.

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group

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 27th August to Wednesday 30th August, in Redmond’s Loft at 8:00pm. 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.


Digital Ambassador Drop In Clinic Thursday 31st August 7.00 – 8.00pm Drop in to the library and learn how to familiarise your-self 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!

Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 for further details. 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 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.


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

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.



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.

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.


This marks a turning point in the life of Jesus, and the disciples. It is the first time that his disciples recognise him as the Messiah. Recall turning points in your own life when you came to some deeper understanding of who Jesus is.

“Who do you say that I am?” This is possibly the most important question that Jesus puts to us. In your heart of hearts, how do you answer this question?

Jesus praises Peter for his faith and comments that this was not his own doing but a gift of God. Perhaps there have been times when you have been more than usually conscious that faith is a gift. Be thankful for the gift you have received.

These are troubled times for the Church and the promise of Jesus that “the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it” are an encouragement. What helps you to draw strength from this promise of Jesus? What signs of hope do you see in the Church today?


Bishop Ger has written a Pastoral letter to the people of the diocese on Lay Ministry that is posted this week. The Homily for this Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time presents the question: ‘Who is Jesus Christ for me?’ and reminds us that Christ builds his Church on our faith. We have a video talk given by former RTE broadcaster Sean O’Rourke on the gift and service of the priesthood and another from World Youth Day on hearing God’s call. We have a feature on catechesis in contemporary society and an article that explains why the Church doesn’t cancel people’s baptismal records even when they leave the Church. Finally, we include some of St Augustine’s best quotes ahead of his feast day on 28th August. 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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