29-10-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Sunday 29th October
    12:00 Noon Johnny Bennett, Ryland Road, Anniversary. John & Freda O Brien.
  •  Wednesday 1st November
    9:00am Kevin Mahon, Birthday Remembrance.
  • Saturday 4th November
    11:00am Betty & Paul Cowman, who’s Anniversaries occur around this time.
    7:00pm Sean Kelly, Anniversary. Matty Doyle, 1st Anniversary. Ellen Hanrick, Ballinastraw. Patrick Farrell & Bridie Farrell McKenna. Mary & Andrew Mahon Irish Street. Paddy Moorhead, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 5th November
    9:00am John & Sarah Doyle, Ballypreacus Anniversaries.
    12:00 Noon Get Well

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 28th October 8:00pm Ann Dunne, Anniversary & deceased members of the Dunne & Byrne families.
  • Sunday 29th October 10:30am Fr. Jim Cleary, Fr. Tom Cleary, Anniversaries & John & Annie Murphy.

F i r s t F r i d a y

Fr. O’Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 2nd November and Friday 3rd November, following his usual route

Our Annual Remembrance Mass

..will take place on Friday 17th November 2023 at 7:30 pm in the Most Holy Trinity Church Bunclody. All people who’s funeral has taken place in the Church since last year will be remembered at this Mass. If you would like someone remembered from outside of the Parish please contact Eileen Carton on 087— 2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190


Feast of All Saints will take place on Tuesday evening 31st October at 7:00pm and Wednesday morning 1st November at 11:00am in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity

Envelope Collection

Sunday 22nd October: €400.00 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

Pastoral Council Meeting

Will take place Thursday 2nd November at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre.
We hope all can attend.

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

Do This In Memory Mass

Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 5th November at 12:00 noon

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Coal Applications

..are now being accepted please phone or text ONCE ONLY on 0873593635



1st: Marie Doyle Ballindaggin,
2nd: Ber Foley,
3rd: Andrew Murphy, Mt Leinster View,
4th: Pat Mernagh,
5th: Brigid Murphy, Ryland lower,
6th: Martina Hudson,
7th: Patrick O’Neill,
8th: Pat Hanrick Craan,
9th: Emanuel Lantzos,
10th: Enda Murphy, Ryland Lower,
11th: Nicola Murphy,
12th: Martin Cullen,
13th: Shelly Hogan,
14th: Áine Dowling,
15th: Mary Cullen, Carrigduff,
16th: Sophie & Izzy Brennan,
17th: Joe Mernagh, Kildavin,
18th: Paul & Cait Redmond,
19th: Kavanagh’s Gurteen,
20th: Kathy Murphy, Cromogue Lane,
21st: Frances Fogarty,
22nd: John W. Atkinson, 2
3rd: Zoey Stedman,
24th: Edel Crean,
25th: Christine O’ Neill,
26th: Liz Nolan, Kildavin,
27th: Bridie Kinsella, Gurteen,
28th: Ciaran Kavanagh,
29th: Mary T Fitzpatrick,
30th: Barry Murphy,
31st: Mary Hogan,
32nd: Megan Murphy.

Congratulations to all our winners

Thank you to all participants

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 November 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Helena / John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan
  • 9:00am: Ellen Delaney / Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton

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.

There will be no Mass in Kilmyshall on Monday 30th October. Vigil Mass on Tuesday 31st October at 8pm. Mass on Wednesday 1st November All Saints will be at 10:30 am, no evening Mass on Wednesday. There will be no Mass in Kilmyshall on Tuesday morning 31st October. Adoration will be from 10am - to 4pm as usual.

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 20th October Winner:Chrissie Murphy €122. Seller: Halfway Shop. 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.
The Remembrance Mass for those who died in the parish will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm. If you would like a loved one remembered please contact the parish office at 0539377188 or 0864460232.
300 –1 Club draw will take place after Mass Saturday night.

Eucharistic Ministers for November

  • Saturday Night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 4th November: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 5th November: Margaret Roberts

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

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.


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 or email for further details.

Outdoor Christmas Market.

Clohamon Saturday 9th December 4pm - 8pm Santa will arrive in style with Mrs Claus and some elves at 6pm. Children can visit Santa €10 and will receive gifts. Anyone interested in setting up a table to sell their wares €20 per table. Please contact Catherine 087 7962253 or Eilish on 0871345229. All proceeds to Bunclody Home Care Cancer



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 Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

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

Thank You to all Our Members who have decorated our Church this year, Help is needed to arrange flowers for February 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.



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 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.


You may feel some sympathy with the Jews struggling to cope with 613 laws and wondering which were the important ones. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the rules and regulations of your own tradition? And have you ever been blessed by meeting someone, or reading something, that was able to cut through all the layers and point out to you what is essential in life? Who was that person? What did s/he say or do? Is there some phrase or text that encapsulates such wisdom for you?

If you were asked what is most important in life, what would your answer be? Recall the experiences and relationships you have had. Which are the ones that you treasure most what has particularly enriched your life? How would you encourage another person who asked you how s/he could live a full life?

In the unusual circumstances of recent years social life was disrupted by Covid. We had to find unusual and creative ways of showing love to our neighbours. What ways of reaching out to others did you find were most appreciated?


The late Fr Tony Scallan was a priest of the diocese of Ferns who was a great advocate of the dignity of people with disabilities and their right to work. We share a special documentary on his life thanks to our friends in CMT. The homily for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time comments on Jesus’ great commandment to love God and our neighbour as ourselves. We include a letter from Pope Francis to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of St Therese of Lisieux. We explore what the witness of St Charles Borromeo might teach us about the synodal pathway as we celebrate his feast day on 4th November. We feature new research on the link between social media use and mental health. Finally, as the Opera Festival begins in Wexford, we have an article that compares Christian spirituality to harmonious music. 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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