01-08-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Sunday 1st August
    12 Noon David O’Riordan, Anniversary. Edward, Mary & Eamonn Farrell.
  • Saturday 7th August
    11:00am Willie Redmond, Barnahask, 30th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 8th August
    12 Noon Edward Doyle, Ballypreacus, Anniversary.



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.

Envelope Collection

Monday 19th July : €766.70 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 August 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche / Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne / Sisters
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

  • Ger Kehoe / Edel Kearney

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 31st July 8:00pm George & Annie O’Neill and their son George, Anniversary. Annie Nolan, Cashel and deceased members of the Nolan family.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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: 16th July Winner: Síobhan Fahy €65 Seller : Kilmyshall Parish Office. 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. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Live Streaming Of Masses In St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall Will Commence On Wednesday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day And Can Be Accessed By Going Onto Kilmyshallparish.Com And Clicking On Live Video.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Bunclody Parish Office

Parish Office Summer Closure

The Parish Office is closed for the next two weeks, and will reopen on August 9th at 8:30am. For any urgent matters please Contact Fr O’ Connor on 053 93 77319 or the Sisters on 053 93 75398.


  • MONDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • THURSDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur


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


Friday 13th August Enniscorthy Golf Club Team of 4 - €120 To book call Teresa on 086 6049340 or Tom on 086 2142339

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG


Job Reference – 2186776
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.
D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies
(MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)

The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path

..on the lough shore is now open daily. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option, and several information boards highlight features of particular interest. Leaflets are available at the Visitors Centre. For bookings and further information email or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal. F94 N289

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

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


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

Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2021 has now started in Bunclody Library and will run until the end of August. All children are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing, and participation will also help maintain and improve reading levels over the summer months. Children are encouraged to visit the library regularly during the adventure with gifts being awarded at regular intervals. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free! For more information on Summer Stars activities, including online story time, short story competition, online quizzes and more please visit:

Follow Bunclody Library on Facebook for any updates and further information on local activities and events throughout the summer or phone the library at 053 9375466 or email at

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.


Growing up, did you hear any ‘old wives’ tales’ about food - eating carrots helps you see in the dark; bread crusts will make your hair curly; an apple a day keeps the doctor away..? These wise old sayings, passed down the generations, were employed to encourage us to eat certain foods, mainly healthy fruit and veg. Many even had an element of truth. These days we can easily establish the accuracy of such claims, but many parents still find themselves falling back on these nuggets of wisdom. Behind it all is a desire to see children grow up strong and healthy.

Recent years have seen an increased focus on health, both physical and mental. Nourishing one’s body and mind and keeping them healthy are essential long-term projects, the work of a lifetime. In today’s Go-pel, Jesus talks about a different type of nourishment - bread that gives life, food that satisfies, food that endures. ‘I am the bread of life,’ says Jesus. It is Jesus who nourishes us at the very core of our being, who knows our every need and gives meaning to our lives. He tells us today: ‘Do not work for food that endures to eternal life. ‘As we continue on our way, learning how to best nourish our body and mind, let us not forget to nourish our spirit with Jesus, the bread of life.

‘I invite all Christians, everywhere, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ… The Lord does not disappoint those who take a step towards Jesus, we come to realise that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.’ (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)

Tríona Doherty


The homily for this Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time is on the Eucharist for the Gospel for the next six Sundays is taken from famous the sixth chapter of John where Jesus teaches about the ‘Bread of Life’. The Eucharist is also the theme of the newsletter insert. There is the seventh of a ten part series on ‘A New Irish Catholicism’ that explores our need to be newly informed. We feature a video by Bishop Robert Barron on ‘Breaking out of the Prison of Self- Invention’. Ibar Quirke explores the life and significance of a saint few of us have heard of but perhaps need to. Brother Solanus offers a meditation on Mary’s silence and we also mark the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola. Finally, a beautiful poem by David Car-roll. 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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