30-04-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 29th April
    11:00am Mary & Lax McFarland.
    7:00pm Dinny Finn, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 30th April
    12:00 noon Stephen Cox, Birthday Remembrance.
  • Saturday 6th May
    7:00pm Michael Whelan, Anniversary. Jim & Peggy Murphy & Pat, John and Tom Foley.
  • Sunday 7th May
    9:00am Pat Kavanagh, Aran house, Graiguebeg & deceased members of the Kavanagh family.
    7th May 12 Noon Brendan Dunne, 1st Anniversary.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 4th May and Friday 5th May, fol-lowing his usual route.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 29th April 8:00pm Jim Byrne, formerly Cametigue, Months Mind.
  • Martin Foley, 10th Anniversary & deceased members of the Foley family. Nanno Lancaster, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 30th April 10:30am Liam Coleman, Anniversary & Baby Ryan Whiting

'Rosary at the Grottos'

As part of 'Rosary at the Grottos' and in memory of our faithfully departed who always prayed the Rosary at the Grotto in St. Mary's Villas, Bunclody, in the month of May, this tradition will continue at 6pm each evening during May. All are welcome. Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, pray for Ireland.


Bunclody Library Adult Book Club - Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm Join us for a discussion of Mara Timon's 'City of Spies'. New members are always welcome! Copies of the book are available to borrow in library. No booking required.

NEW! Young Adult Book Club - Friday 5th May 4.15 - 5.00pm : Suitable for 13 to 15 year olds. Join us for the first meeting of the Bunclody Library Young Adult Book Club. At this meeting members will be given a copy of The Monsters of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny, which will be discussed at the next meeting. Booking required, please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

Wexford Volunteer Centre Drop In Clinic – Tuesday 9th May 10.30 – 12.30pm Join Ewa Juodis, Volunteer Development Officer, for the Wexford Volunteer Centre. This clinic is open to anyone in Bunclody that wishes to learn more about volunteering in Bunclody. Ewa will answer any questions you may have regarding volunteering and will go through all of the available opportunities in the area. No booking necessary just drop in anytime between 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Thank you for your continued support.



  • €150: Grainne Callanan
  • €50: Elaine Somers
  • €50: Marie Monaghan
  • €50: Peter & Gertrude Rowlands


  • €150: Margaret Deacon, Ryland
  • €50: Pat Grace
  • €50: Fr O’Connor
  • €50: Alex Blake


Bunclody Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th May at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Deanery Meeting

Deanery meeting for members will be held in the Riverside Hotel, Enniscorthy Wednesday 3rd May at 7:30pm.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 23rd April : €480.05 Thank You for your Generosity


I am gathering together a group of pikemen/women to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the battle of Bunclody. This will consist of a march around Bunclody on or about the 1st of June. There will be a need to have your own pike and appropriate clothes (mostly that will be black pants, white shirt and waist-coat). We will have 4 or five nights/evenings training in the lead up to it. I will post more here later. So get your gear ready and please spread the word.
Send me a WhatsApp message so that I can create a group for easy contact. 0879081440
This will be a once off event and we'll disband after the event.
Walter Skelton

We will hold our first Pike group meeting on Wednesday 3rd May at 7:30pm in front of the RC Church in Bunclody. You don't need a pike or uniform at this meeting, but bring them if you have them. Looking for-ward to seeing you all there."



  • MONDAY 8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • TUESDAY 8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • THURSDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • FRIDAY 8:30 - 10:00AM REOPENS AT 12:30 PM - 3:30PM
  • SATURDAY 8:30AM - 1:00PM



We have a selection of First Holy Communion Cards, Prayer Books and Rosary Beads for sale in the Parish Office also Signed Mass Cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including Get Well, Birthday, Wedding and Baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office. For any queries please contact Bunclody Parish Office on: 053 93 76190.

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 May 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:


Cummann Luthchleas Gael - Tig Leath Slí Bun Clóidí are having an appreciation evening for Fr Jim Byrne in the Horse & Hound Hotel, Ballinaboola on Monday 5th of June 2023 (Bank Holiday) at 3pm. Fr Jim ministered in our parish from 1965 to 1981 and is the man that started underage football in the club and Rackard League football schools. He brought great Rackard League success in the 70's which paved the way for senior success in the 80's. This is a great opportunity for all former players and parishioners to honour Fr Jim with his family and friends. There will be a buffet lunch and entertainment with a Bunclody flavour to it on the day. We are looking for photos of Fr Jim both sporting and religious related. Please send any material you may have to: Liam Kelly 0872440702 or Alan Murphy 0863851019


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 21st April Winner: Peter Steemers €96. Seller: Steemers Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, 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.
300-1 Club Draw takes place after Mass next Saturday 29th April.
Prayer Meeting in Pastoral Centre Bunclody Tuesday 25th April at 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Weekday Masses will take place in the Church.

Eucharistic Ministers for May

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 6th May: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 7th May: Nellie Long

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St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Kilmyshall Parish 10K & 5K Fun Run Walk

Takes place on Sunday 28th May starting at 12:30 from Kilmyshall Community Hall. Registration at 11:30am in the Community Hall. Timed 10K & 5K.

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

Help is needed to arrange flowers for the altar on a monthly rota basis. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190.

Employment Vacancy

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG Vacancies

Grounds person /Maintenance Castledockrell(1) Job reference - CE 22468797 Closing Date:11/04/2023

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns (2) Job reference—CE 2269397 Closing Date: 13/04/2023

Age limit 21 years upwards 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.

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


Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.

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.

Mary's Meals

...feeds hungry children in a place of education in 20 countries. To help them an online quiz is held on the last Friday of every month at 8pm. It has raised over €23,000 to date to provide more than a quarter of a million meals. To take part or simply donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 0872596159.. 55 meals can be provided with €5.Thank you.

The Christmas edition of the Online Quiz to support Mary's Meals takes place on Friday, December 16th at 8pm. The quiz provides meals for over 500 hungry children in a place of education every month. A contribution of €5 is enough to provide 55 meals. To take part or simply donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you to all who helped us during the year. It is very much appreciated.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits: Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.


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.


In the Middle East, it was the task of the shepherd to find water and pasture and to ensure safety. In your life who have been the people who nourished you and gave you security? For whom have you done this?

Important to the shepherd’s ability to give security to the sheep is the fact that he was known and familiar to them. They recognised his voice. Does this resonate in any way with your experience?

We are familiar with the image of Jesus as the shepherd. The image of Jesus as the door (or gate) is not so familiar but is one that merits attention. Jesus presents himself as the door through which we pass and find life. What are the doors through which you have passed and found life; a situation, a place, a book, an experience, a person? For whom have you been a door to a richer life?


‘TAKE THE RISK FOR CHRIST’ is the theme of the ‘Year of Prayer and Promotion of the diocesan priesthood’ that begins this Sunday, the ‘World Day of Prayer for Vocations’. We include video promotions, articles and resources for parishes and faith communities. We have a homily, the newsletter insert and a talk on vocations given by Archbishop Rino Fisichella in Maynooth this week. We have articles that mark the feast days of St Athanasius and Blessed Edmund Rice and a video by Irish poet and theologian Paul Murray on Faith, Poetry and how God captures our attention. Finally, as April draws to a close, we focus on the Pope’s intention for this month which was to pray for a culture of peace and non-violence. 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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