01-05-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 30th April
    11:00am Mary & Lax McFarland, Walkinstown.
  • Saturday 7th May
    7:00pm Jim & Peggy Murphy Craan, Pat, John & Tom Foley Craan.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 5th May and Friday 6th May .



First Holy Communion

..will be held on the 14th of May for all second class students.

Envelope Collection

Monday 25th April: €545.00 Thank You for your Generosity

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 April 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Gertrude Rowlands

  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne

  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore

  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne / Sr. Madeline Ryan

  • 12 Noon: Ellen Delaney / Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers

  • 9:00am : are not currently

  • 12 Noon : serving at mass.

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 30th April 8:00pm Holy Souls Audriel Byrne, Bunclody, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 7th May 8:00pm Betty Gallagher, recently deceased


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
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.
Split the Pot :Friday 22nd April Winner: Wayne Kielty-€100 Seller: Redmond’s Bar. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draws takes every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw takes place next Saturday 30th April after 8:00pm Mass.

Eucharistic Ministers for May

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

Ministers of the Word

  • Saturday 7th May: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 8th May: Margaret Roberts

Kilmyshall Amateur Boxing Club

Congratulations to Kilmyshall A.B.C. on their recent success. Kilmyshall Club has won three County Championships, One Michael Andrew Championship, Three Leinster Championships and two brothers in the club have won two All-Ireland Championships already this season. Well done to all involved!

The Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land realised the sum of €245. Thank you for your support.

Heart to Hand Charity Ukrainian Appeal

Items may be left in Kilmyshall Church or parochial house for the Ukrainian appeal. Items of Nappies, wet wipes, toilet paper, tooth brushes, tooth paste, baby food, tea sugar, tinned food, tinned rice etc. medical supplies ie bandag-es, First Aid Kits. Pillows, sleeping bags, flash lights and batteries, men’s socks (new), duvets, children’s toys, chocolates & sweets. Next truck going out in early May. Your Support is greatly appreciated.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of:
Audriel Byrne & Betty Gallagher
May They Rest in Peace


A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 4th May at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend

A Spirituality of our Times

This Conference will be on 13th May 2022.
Venue: Ballyvaloo Retreat & Conference Centre, Blackwater
The speaker: Jane Mellett
Times: 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Cost: €30 (includes lunch) pay on the door Booking essential: Contact Sara or Catherina @ 056 7722870 9.00 am – 5.00 pm or e-mail before May 6th.

Parish Finance

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the weekly Envelope Collection is unable to fund our Parish. In order to raise our income, we need to run a silver circle type draw to help make up the shortfall, so our Parish can remain solvent.

We propose to hold a 300 to 1 Club draw over 12 months. €50 fully paid up (to include 2 free draws) or €5 per month. The prizes each month will be 1 x €150 and 3 x €50 with 1 x €100 fully paid-up members draw.

We need volunteers to sell a card of 10 lines to people in their own area. If you can help, please contact the Parish Office at 053-9376190 or Mary Canning at 087-9364190. Your support for this necessary fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.
We hope to hold the first draw at the end of May 2022.

Heart to Hand Charity Ukrainian Appeal

Items may be left in Kilmyshall Church or parochial house for the Ukrainian appeal. Items of Nappies, wet wipes, toilet paper, tooth brushes, tooth paste, baby food, tea sugar, tinned food, tinned rice etc. medical supplies ie bandages, First Aid Kits. Pillows, sleeping bags, flash lights and batteries

Employment Vacancy

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG
Bunclody Day Care Day Care Assistants (2) Two Positions
Job Reference – 2223203
Driving License preferable but not essential
Age limit 21 years upwards
Closing Date: 06/06/2022
Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy

Bunclody Library Events

Arts Appreciation with Malachy Robinson (double bass/violone/guitar/banjo)
Thursday 5th May 7.00 – 8.00pm As part of the National Opera House Education and Commu-nity Programme a series of Evening Classes in Arts Appreciation are taking place in Wexford libraries. In Bunclody Library Malachy Robinson will talk about his background, training and life as a professional musician. There will be live performance demonstrations of his instruments, together with an opportunity for questions at the end of the evening.
This informal event is for anyone aged 18 upwards - no prior knowledge of music necessary!

Volunteer Evening with Wexford Volunteer Centre

Thursday 12th May 7.00 – 8.30pm
If you are interested in volunteering or are part of an organisation that uses volunteers, please come and meet with Eva Law, Development & Placement Officer with Wexford Volunteer Centre in Bunclody Library. Eva can support you with all queries relating to volunteering, assist you in registering and teach you how to upload opportunities.
Phone 053 9375466 to book a place or book online at for both of these events.

Lough Derg 2022

May, August & September
One Day Retreats are scheduled to take place on May– 1st, 2nd, 7th 10th,15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 30th
August - 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, and 29th
September - 3rd, 7th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th
Admission €45 - Concessions for groups. Booking essential.


June, July & August

The Three Day Pilgrimages will commence on Wednesday 1st June and continue until 15th August 2022 (Saturday 13th August 2022 is the last day for pilgrims to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage) Admission €80 - Concessions available for students, seniors 7 groups. Booking advised. For more info: Contact 071 9861518


APRIL - OCT 2022:

7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434 510 or email

MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream 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.

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.

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

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 Sunday’s Gospel there is another post resurrection appearance of Jesus. He was on the shore. At first they did not recognise him. They had been fishing and had caught nothing. Jesus advised them to cast the net to the starboard side and they would have success. They caught so many fish they could scarcely haul in the net. John recognised that it was the Lord. Peter in his enthusiasm jumped into the water and went to meet Jesus. He was already cooking a meal and asked them to have breakfast. What was true before his death and resurrection was once again true.

During his public life Jesus had meals on various occasions, often with the outcasts of society. In this way he built his friendship with people and made permanent friends. At the Last Supper he had his final meal with the apostles and disciples, his immediate friends. But he left to them the outline of another meal which would en-able all of us to renew and strengthen our friend-ship with himself. We call that meal the Eucharist, where we remember his death and resurrection and partake of himself in the bread of the Eucharist. We receive him into ourselves as the Bread of Life. We experience immediate contact with him-self in this sacred meal and so we nourish our friendship with him. Our attachment to him should grow stronger and if we live the spirit of the Eucharist in our daily lives we will build up our com-munity to be a family of friendship and love.


‘What the Church is Doing Wrong’ is a provocative title of an interview with Fr Brendan Kilcoyne. Worth listening to. For this Third Sunday of Easter we have a Homily on one of the most beautiful of the resurrection appearances where Jesus offers his forgiveness to a wounded Peter. For the feast of St Athanasius on 2nd May, we ask the same question as he grappled with - who Jesus Christ is for the modern world? We have a feature on evangelization as story-telling and an article by Sean Byrne inspired by Marty Morrisey’s tribute to his mother on the Late Late Show. We have a reflection on the Pope’s message for the month of May and finally, news of a holy hour of prayer in St Aidan’s Cathedral next Sunday, 8th May to mark ‘Vocations Sun-day’. 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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