02-08-2020  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 1st August
    7:00pm Catherine O Brien, Ballinastraw, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 2nd August
    9:00am Walter Forde & Father Walter Forde, Anniversary Mass.
    12 Noon Thomas & Anastasia Gantly and Family. David O’ Riordan.
  • Tuesday 4th August
    9:00am Maria Cronin—Get Well.
  • Wednesday 5th August
    9:00am Mary Moorehead, Irish Street.
  • Sunday 9th August
    12 Noon William & Ellen Murphy, Michael, Kevin & Nancy Murphy, Rylan Upper. Edward Doyle, High house.

Envelope Collection

Monday 29th July 2020: €742.90
Thank You for your Generosity

First Friday Update

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th August 2020.

Special Ministers for August 2020

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Gertrude & Sisters
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

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:

  • Ger Kehoe / Edel Kearney

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning


  • 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: Split the Pot draw will resume Friday 31st July.
  • 2nd Collection: €115

Eucharistic Ministers - August 2020:

  • Saturday: Joan Finn
  • Sunday: Janette O’ Neill

Ministers of the Word - July 2020

  • Awaiting confirmation

The Confirmation ceremony in Kilmyshall will take place on Saturday 8th August 2020.

1st Confession of Communion students in Kilmyshall will take place on Thursday 20th August

The Communion ceremony in Kilmyshall will take place on Saturday 22nd August at 10:30am.

Confirmation and Communion 2020

The Confirmation ceremonies will take place on August 19th, 20th, and 21st at 11:00am. The Communion ceremony will take place in the new academic year. There is no date yet.

Bank Holiday Monday August 3rd

Mass on Monday will take place at 11:00am. There will be no Eucharistic Adoration. The Parish Office will be closed.

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

Important Reminder:

To contact the Parish Office by email please remember to use the address or your message will not be received.

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.


..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 at Bunclody AFC
Job Reference - CES 2152841
Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job 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 Thursday 27th August. Thank you for your support.

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.


During the lockdown, the Church needed to strike a balance between compliance to government restrictions and the call to be faithful to her mission. This week’s interview with journalist David Quinn investigates how successful was this balance found. We feature the launch of the Diocesan Lay Vocations Council who will promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese and the latest podcast on trusting God from a new Catholic website The homily for this Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary time is on the miracle of the loaves and fish followed by an article on encountering God through nature by Sean O’ Leary. Finally, our video this week is on the extraordinary life of St John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests whose feast day falls this week. Check out these and other resources available at


Have you ever felt like you have nothing left to give? We all have times when we feel as though we do not have "enough" to offer, whether it’s time, money, energy, or even love. When work is busy, we don’t have enough time for family. When we are physically or emotion-ally exhausted at the end of a long day, w might not have the energy to play with our children or visit a friend. In the face of suffer-ing in our own society and around the world, we often feel helpless—whatever small amount of time or money we can give will never be enough.

But where we see "not enough", God sees potential. What we see as a small contri-bution is not small to God, if it all we have to give, and it is given with love. "All we have with us is five loaves and two fish" say the dis-ciples to Jesus—a tiny offering when faced with a giant task. But Jesus takes what they have, blesses it, and uses it to give sustenance to thousands. In the face of human limitations, God can do plenty.

We are told at the start of today’s read-ing that Jesus "took pity" on the large crowd that followed him. They have been out all day and are hungry, not to mention tired. They are so engrossed in listening to Jesus that time has slipped away. They are running on empty, and I’m sure they would be dismayed, if as the disciples suggest, they had to hike to the nearest village to buy food. Jesus under-stands their exhaustion and hunger, their limitations and their "not enough." What they have to give is inadequate, but he can do more with it than they could ever have imag-ined. We too are limited in what we have to offer. But whatever we can give—to our fami-lies and friends, to those in need—God sees and blesses and multiplies.

"Give something however small, to one in need. For it is not small to one who has noth-ing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could." St Gregory of Nazianzus

-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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