- Saturday 29th August
11:00am Patrick (Paddy) Ryan, Ryland Road.
7:00pm Maureen Butler. Aaron Byrne, Carrigduff, Ani.
- Sunday 30th August
12 Noon Denis Carton, Oliver Plunkett Park. Paddy and Mary Grace.
Margaret Doyle, Carrigban, Ani. Thomas Doyle, Carrigban, Ani.
- Saturday 5th September
11:00am Michael and Kathleen Carroll, St Marys Villas.
7:00pm Andrew and Nell Redmond, Main St. Denis Jordan, Strahert.
Peter Kelly, Main Street.
- Sunday 6th September
9:00am Mary Ellen Doyle, Corragh.
Thank You for your Generosity
First Friday Update
Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on
Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020.
Special Ministers for August 2020
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: Anita Somers
- 9:00am: Gertrude & Sisters
- 12 Noon: Sarah Burke
- 7:00pm : Altar servers
- 9:00am : are not currently
- 12 Noon : attending mass.
- Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning
St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 29th August 8:00pm Mary Armstrong, 3rd Anniversary.
- Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
- Prayer Group: Rosary At 7:00pm on Wednesday in the church
followed by Mass and Benediction at 7:30pm
- 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: Envelopes available at HWH,
Steemers, Cahill’s, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Byrnes Hardware
Ryland Lower & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Winner 21st August: Bernie
Cullen, €47. Seller: Kilmyshall Parish Office
- 2nd Collection: €131.50
Eucharistic Ministers - September 2020:
- Saturday: Patrick Murphy
- Sunday: Margaret Roberts
Ministers of the Word - August 2020
As we see a rise in COVID19 cases we ask parishioners to remember
masks are mandatory in shops, to practice good respiratory hygiene and
to wash hands often, using sanitizer where washing isn’t possible. We
ask anyone feeling unwell not to attend mass, and to contact their GP
A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 3rd
at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.
Congratulations to Joe Kelly & Muireann Redmond and who married
recently in our church. We wish them every happiness in their life
Communion 2020 will take place on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th
September. A date for Confession will be finalised in the next week.
Bunclody Parish Office
From Monday September 7th the Parish Office opening hours will
The parish office opening days will be changed to the following:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday 8:30am - 1:00pm
- Closed for lunch from 1:00pm-1:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday.
To contact the Parish Office by email please remember to use the
address firstname.lastname@example.org or your message will not be
Every Monday 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays
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 email@example.com 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.
Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies
Grounds Person/Maintenance - Bunclody AFC
Job Reference – 2152841
Parish Secretary – Bunclody Job Reference – 2154999
Day Care Assistant (2) – Bunclody Day Care Job Reference – 2155001
Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote
reference and 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)
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 VC Split the Pot Draw:
Next draw takes place Thursday 10th September. Thank you for your
Radio Prayer Group
As we can't meet in prayer groups other than Mass, for several weeks
Sr Stephanie will lead us in a Prayer experience on Monday nights
8.30p.m. - 9.00p.m. on South East Radio. Please tune in.
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
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
The Gospel for this Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time sees Jesus
call Peter ‘Satan’ after the leader of the Apostles tried to dissuade
Jesus from the path that lead to the cross. The homily this Sunday
explores the implications for us fellow Christians. On a related theme,
our interview this week is with Fr Pat Collins – a Vincentian priest who
work in the ministry of exorcism. We speak to Fr Pat about his new book
‘Freedom from Evil Spirits’ as he talks openly about the presence of
evil in the world. We have an article on the ‘World Day of Prayer for
the Care of Creation’ and another on the positive aspects of human
loneliness. Finally, we have a very interesting podcast on ‘Asceticism
and Speaking God’s language’ as Jesus tells us that self-denial is an
inevitable part of following him. Check out these and other resources
available at www.thehookoffaith.com
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
I remember reading, during the early weeks of the pandemic, an
account of a "day in the life" of an Irish healthcare worker. She
described the precautions she had to take while attending to patients in
hospital, the protective equipment she had to wear, and the strain of
working in such a challenging environment. She talked about coming home
from work to her family after each shift; how she had to immediately
shower and change, stay apart from her husband and children so as not to
put them at risk, and then go to sleep in a separate room.
These extraordinary levels of self sacrifice, have rightly come to be
more appreciated in recent months. Doctors, nurses, and other frontline
workers have been going beyond the call of duty to take care of their
patients, often sacrificing their own family life, health and safety in
the process. They have had to put their own fears and anxieties aside in
order to help others, and are rightly described as heroes; they remind
us every day of the incredible ways in which people can make sacrifices
for others, out of a sense of compassion, justice, and love.
In today’s gospel, Jesus tells his followers that they must take up
their cross. When he tells the, that he is going to suffer and be put to
death, they naturally react with shock. But he is not doing it simply to
make life difficult for himself. His sacrifice stems from his passionate
and compassionate love. We too are capable of making extraordinary
sacrifices out of love. Those frontline workers who carry on in the most
difficult circumstances are prepared to put others’ needs before their
own—the very thing that Jesus says being a disciple entails.