31-01-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Sunday 31st January
    11:00am Jimmy Kehoe, 8th Anniversary. Lizzie Redmond, Ann Wilson & Ann Brennan, Barnahask. Peter Roberts.
  • Tuesday 2nd February
    9:00am Anne Kavanagh.
  • Sunday 7th February
    11:00am Patrick Hanrick, Ballinastraw. Patrick Morrissey. Bridget Jordan, Church Road, Anniversary and her Niece Breda Spain, recently deceased.


Due to Current Level 5 Restrictions Weekend Masses will be held at 11:00am Saturday Mornings & 11:00am Sunday Mornings, Masses During the week will take place at 9:00am. All Masses will be live streamed and can be viewed on

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 February 2021

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 : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

  • Mary Hogan & Mary Murphy

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

2021 Contribution Envelopes


St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Sunday 24th January 10:30am
  • Laura & Martin Lennon, 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: Resumes Tuesdays in the church on January 5th 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.
2nd Collection:


If anyone would like to donate to the upkeep of Kilmyshall Parish the following are our Bank Details: BIC: BOFIIE2D IBAN: IE90BOFI90652354261070
Please visit our website at

Contact Kilmyshall Parish office at 053 9377188
Thank you for your continued generous Support
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Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Ann Cowman Née Gantley
May she Rest in Peace.

COVID19 Reminder

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 for advice.

Bunclody Parish Office

TUESDAY 8:30AM - 1:00PM
FRIDAY 8:30AM - 1:00PM

Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190 E-mail:
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319
Sisters Contact No: 053 93 75398

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.

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 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.

Bunclody Library

We Deliver: Book Call Service for elderly or vulnerable citizens. You can request a bag of books and we will deliver directly to your door. Phone: 053-9196566 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

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 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 possible.


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.

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Interviews cannot be conducted until level 5 has been lifted.   

Parish Secretary (1) – Bunclody Job Reference – 2165920 CLOSING DATE: 17/02/2021 
Day Care Assistant (1) – Bunclody Day CareJob Reference – 2168712 CLOSING DATE: 04/03/2021 Age limit 21 years upwards
Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 Garda vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies 


Sunday’s Gospel gives us a brief look at Jesus’ ministry. He "proclaimed the Good News from God." Jesus brought good news to his listeners. It was what God wanted him to convey. It is good news because it concerns our good and our welfare. He reminds us that "the time has come". People had been looking forward for generations, hoping that God or his representative would come and give people the experience of salvation, peace and liberation. Now that moment has arrived. "The kingdom of God is at hand." God desires to have a place in our lives. His hope is that our hearts would give him space and then we would go on and have an ongoing and living friendship with him. The kingdom or the reign of God can be compared to a loving couple where one dwells in the heart of the other. God longs to dwell in the hearts of each of us.

For this to happen there is need for change. "Repent", he says, "and believe in the Good News." When we repent there is a change of mindset and attitude leading to a change of conduct. That change will become permanent and transform us, if we combine repentance with reflection on the good news of Jesus that can lead to a full and fulfilled human life that God desires and that, deep down, we desire ourselves.



The most popular verse of the Bible for 2020 has been revealed. We feature a podcast from ‘Word on Fire’ that explores reasons why ‘Do not be Afraid’ comes in first. We have a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time by Fr Denis Browne and the usual newsletter insert that is taken from the ‘New Directory for Catechesis’. We continue with the ‘Time for Priests’ conferences and include an article on St Brigid for her feast day on 1st February. We have an informative video from the Iona Institute on the ethics of taking vaccines against COVID-19 and an article that highlights a more humane alternative to the ‘Mother and Baby Homes’, founded by Frank Duff in the last century. Check out these and other resources available at


..for weekend 30th Jan & 31st Jan. Fratelli Tutti Chapter 8 – Religions at the Service of Fraternity in Our World (Pope Francis)

In this final chapter, the pope asserts the essential role that the different religions of the world should play in fostering universal fraternity. Religions remind humanity of the existence of transcendent truth which is the source of human dignity.
Moreover, religious formation fortifies human consciences against the individualism and materialism that underlie the divisions and polarizations in our world. The Roman Pontiff calls for greater collaboration among religions "for the common good and the promotion of the poor" (282). Finally, Pope Francis quotes directly from the "Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together," which he signed in

February 2019 with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi, committing again, in the name of God, to a path of peace and dialogue toward greater human fraternity.

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


PROGRAMMES on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm
Saturday 30th Jan - Tuesday 2nd February 2021 Simply Divine Saturday 30th 10.04am -10.30pm Maria Colfer speaks to Tom Carroll, author of Primary School resources for Catholic Schools Week. Sounds For Sunday 31st 9.04am - 10.00am presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes requests, hymns and sacred songs.


  • 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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