01-09-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 31st August
    11:00am Michael & Kathleen Carroll, St Mary’s Villas, Anniversary. Catherine Carroll, Baldoyle Dublin.
    7:00pm Maureen Butler, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 1st September
    12 Noon Mary Ellen Doyle, 1st Anniversary. Margaret Doyle, Carrigban, 13th Anniversary. Mary McKee née Doyle, Church Road & deceased members of the Doyle family.
  • Saturday 7th September
    7:00pm Jack Cahill, Irish Street.
  • Sunday 8th September
    12 Noon Joe & Eileen Roberts, Anniversary, Carrigduff. Jack Cahill, Irish Street.

Special Ministers for September 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Anita Somers

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh & Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts & Leanna Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke & Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : B
  • 9:00am : C
  • 12 Noon : A

Flower Society:

  • TBA

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Envelope Collection

Monday 26th August €738.70 Thank You for your Generosity

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in the area on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September.

Church Gate Collection

A collection will take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (Children) Your support is appreciated.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Thomas Clifford Kirk May He Rest in Peace.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 31st August 8:00pm Mary Armstrong, 2nd Anniversary. Matthew Byrne, Mullawn, 4th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 1st September 10:30am Special Intention.

Pastoral Council

The next Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 12th at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend

Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island

We offer thanks to all who participated in our Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island; Bunclody & Kilmyshall choirs, canter, ministers of the word, read-ers of the prayers of the faithful, cross bearers, those who presented gifts and recited the rosary and to all who attended thank you very much.

Carlow Choral Society

New term starts Monday 2nd September at 7.45pm in Carlow Cathedral Parish Centre. This is an open evening and new members are very welcome. We will start work on In Paradisum by Andrew Campling and Missa Carolae by James Whitbourn and other works as we prepare for concerts in Nov and Dec. For more info contact or visit

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

Day of prayer at Lough Derg

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust will participate in a day of prayer at Lough Derg,Co. Donegal on Sat Sept. 21st. Trip includes bus travel from Wexford, New Ross or Enniscorthy, 2 nights b&b, 2 evening meals plus day on Lough Derg €195. Bus leaving Friday 20th and returning Sunday 22nd. Booking and details from Helen Kirwan 087/6817648.

Words of Wisdom

"Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." - Nance Bond

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Bunclody Day Care Day Care Assistants & Day Care Assistant/Driver
Job Reference - CES 2116096
To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years. Check eligibility by contacting: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053 9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190/053 9376088.


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Recent winner, Pauline Cowman €77.00 Next draw Thursday 5th September. Thank you for your support


Join Fr. Michael A. Doyle on one of his faith, fun and friendship Pilgrimages to Medjugorge and Dubrovnik Oct 4th - 11th. For details contact O'Leary Travel Enniscorthy 053 91 23844

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.

S.V.P. request Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Study Theology Online

Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register now for Autumn 2019 —
01 404 8124

Waterford Institute of Technology

Certificate in Community Studies - Level 6
Venue: Bunclody FET Centre
Beginning: 10am on Thursday September 19th
Finishing: May 2020
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Applications to be returned before 6pm on Friday September 6th 2019.
50% of spaces will be reserved for applicants from the Bunclody area
Interviews will be held at venue on September 12th
Desired applicants should have some involvement in community volunteering or work.


..recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let us know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
Come enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 2nd Sep: "Catch Up after the Holidays"
Mon 9th Sep: "Positive Thinking & Sing a Long" with Jackie Byrne
Mon 16th Sep: "Laughter Relaxation Exercise" with Mary Fitzpatrick
Mon 23rd Sep: "Monthly Quiz"
Mon 30th Sep: "Dancing" with Declan Flannigan

New Members Always Welcome Through the year we have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.
This Club suits 60+ age group. 10am -2pm
Entrance Fee: €4 includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Speech and Drama Classes

Begin Wednesday 11th September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are fun and also a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication skills. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama . New members are very welcome. Contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.


Choir: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Prayer Group: meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the Oratory. All are welcome.

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 Fri 23rd August: W inner: Archie Travers, Winnings: €79. Sold in: Taylor2

2nd Collection: €163.00

Kilmyshall ICA resumes on Tuesday 3rd September at 8:00pm in Kilmyshall Hall.


Mass in Kilmyshall will be broadcast on South East Radio at 10:00am on Sun 22nd Sept. Please note change of mass time for this week.

Eucharistic Ministers - September 2019:

  • Saturday night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - August/September 2019

  • Saturday 7th : Leah Sweeney
  • Sunday 8th: Liz Atkinson

Waterford Institute of Technology

Certificate in Community Studies - Level 6
Venue: Bunclody FET Centre
Beginning: 10am on Thursday September 19th Finishing: May 2020
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Applications to be returned before 6pm on Friday September 6th 2019.
Interviews will be held on September 12th
Applicants should have some involvement in community volunteering or work.

Clohamon Local Development

Clohamon's first tractor run takes place on Sun Sep 22nd at 1pm. Registration from 12 noon in the village. Proceeds in aid of the community fund for the development of Clohamon & Waterford Dialysis Unit. Entry €20. Refreshments served & all tractors entered in a raffle. Save the date and spread the word! Please support!

All tractors welcome!

Asperger Syndrome Support Group

Established with Support from Aspire Ireland

Volunteers wanted for committee with interest in establishing and running a monthly group for people with Aspergers, their Families & Professionals. Supporting those living in Carlow /Laois / Kilkenny / Kildare /Wicklow & Wexford. Open evening taking place in Carlow Town this September 2019 by Aspire Asperger’s Syndrome Association of Ireland. Please call 087 1127804 for info and to arrange first committee meeting.

Advert for Christian Media Trust

A part-time enthusiastic Studio Engineer with knowledge of modern sound equipment and Adobe Audition needed. Contact Maria on 087 9984736.


In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses the image of a great banquet to explain God’s vision for our world. He speaks of a place where those who consider themselves entitled to the highest seats at the table take the low seats. He urges us to invite the poor, the lame and the blind to this celebration. Jesus encourages us to turn the world upside down in a reversal, an upheaval, where the preferred option is for the poor and those considered least in society.

Today is an important day, as we begin the Season of Creation (from 1 September until the Feast of St Francis on 4 October.) Pope Francis asks all Christians to embrace this season in prayer, in living more sustainably and in raising our voices in the public sphere. We are invited to think more deeply about what is happening at present to the Earth, the environmental destruction which now threatens our world, our common home. The theme this year is "The Web of Life." The most vulnerable among us are suffering most deeply as this web of life begins to unravel. Our faith calls us to respond to this crisis with urgency. Let us hear the Gospel message today, where we are called to consider those on the margins, including those most at risk from climate change, and let us commit to working towards a world where we are all seated at the banquet.

Suggestion for the week: Find out more and see what you can do as a parish community during this season of creation at

Jane Mellett


  • 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.

Please let your priest know when a family member is in hospital or sick at home

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