27-01-2019  Newsletter

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Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 2nd February
    11:00am Willie Redmond, Coolmelagh, Bunclody.
    7:00pm Patrick Hanrick, Ballinastraw. Kathleen Doyle, Ballinapark.
  • Sunday 3rd February
    12 Noon Dr Edward Fitzgerald, Anniversary.
  • Monday 4th February
    9:00am James Moorhead, Irish Street.
  • Thursday 7th February
    9:00am Patrick Morrissey. Julia Cantwell.
  • Saturday 9th February
    7:00pm Florence Griffin, Drumderry. Brigid Jordan, Church Rd.
  • Sunday 10th February
    12 Noon Florence Griffin, Drumderry. Kathleen & Michael O Connell, Irish Street, John Kehoe, Craan.

Envelope Collection

Monday 28th January: €815.00 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 2nd February 8:00pm George O’ Neill, 1st Anniversary. Annie Nolan, Cashel, Mick Nolan, Ellen Brennan, Kitty West & Betty Nolan. John, Ann, Mick & Nick Kinsella, Kilmyshall.
  • Saturday 9th February 8:00pm John, Catherine & Pat Nolan, Kilmyshall
  • Sunday 10th February 10:30am Paddy & Elizabeth Byrne, Kilmyshall.

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


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of:
Margot Hodges & Paddy O’ Brien
May They Rest in Peace.

Family Mass

The next family mass will take place on February 3rd at 12 noon. All are invited to join us.

Adoration Renewal

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is spreading to many parishes in the Diocese of Ferns. Why? A speaker will answer over weekend of Feb 9th & 10th.

ALPHA Course

Beginning Thursday 7th February in Bunclody Pastoral Centre. Time: 7:30—9:30 For information or to register contact the Parish Office on 053-9376190 or email:


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: 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.

2nd Collection: €250

Split the Pot: Winner: Tom ( South African) €148 Seller: Redmond’s Bar

300-1 Club Results January 2019: 1st. Joanne Kenny, Halfway House. 2nd. Brenda Farrell, Rossard. 3rd. Nellie Farrell, Rossard. 4th. Carmel & Ted Sinnott. 5th. Elsa Tyndall, Gurteen. 6th. John Foley, Killanure. 7th. Frances Fogarty, Kilmyshall. 8th. Mick and Pattie O’ Neill, Kilmyshall. 9th. Paddy O’ Connor, Ryland Hill. 10th. Jimmy Dwyer, Kilmyshall.

Eucharistic Ministers - February 2019:

  • Saturday Night: Marin Cullen
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long

Ministers of the Word - February 2019

Awaiting 2019 rota.

Kilmyshall I.C.A meeting Tuesday 5th February at 8:00pm in Kilmyshall Community Hall

Special Ministers for February 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Leanne & Mairead Mahon
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne & Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Mary Murphy

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner Paula Furlong €76.00 Next draw Friday 8th February. Thank you for your support.

Bunclody Swimming pool AGM

..will be held on Monday 4th February 2019 at 8:30pm in Redmonds loft. New members welcome.

Bunclody VTOS

Is enrolling now. Participants can complete QQI courses free of charge. If you’re aged 21 or over, in receipt of a social welfare payment & want to return to education or upskill please call into Bunclody Adult Education Centre on Ryland Road or phone 0863837645 for more information.

Our Lady of Lourdes N.S.

Will hold an Open Week from Mon 11th to Thurs 14th Feb for pupils starting school in 2019/2020. Parents and children are invited to visit the school between 9.30am & 10.30am. This will allow you to see the school in operation, to visit classes & talk with teachers & pupils. All are welcome. Light refreshments served. Enrolment forms for available in the school office.

Kildavin / Clonegal Drama Group

..present their new production of "The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley" by Jimmy Keary. The play will take to the stage on Sat 9th, Sun 10th and Sat 16th February. Please make a note in your diary, this event is not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you all, so come along for a night of live comedy at its best.

Kilmyshall National School

Enrolment forms for school year 2019-2020 are available now from the school office.

Carrigduff National School

Table Quiz in Conway's Kildavin on 9th February Time 8.00pm. Table of four €0. Raffle on the night.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 8th February. Thank you for your support.

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am-11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.

Our Lady of Lourdes N.S.

Will hold an Open Week from Mon 11th to Thurs 14th February for pupils starting school in 2019/2020. Parents and children are invited to visit the school between 9.30am & 10.30am. This will allow you to see the school in operation, to visit classes and talk with teachers and pupils. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Enrolment forms for 2019 are available in the school office.


Mass in our church is available to watch online by livestream. To access the livestream go to and search for Bunclody. All weekly masses will be available to view. If you have any questions or feedback about the system please contact the Parish Office 053 93 76190.

Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office reopens tomorrow, Monday, 7th January at 8:30am. Normal hours as follows:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am- 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am- 1:00pm
  • Closed for lunch 1:00pm - 1:30pm Mon - Thurs
  • Closed Bank Holidays

Invalid Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019

Application forms are available in the Parish Office for anyone who wishes to apply as an Invalid Pilgrim for this years Lourdes Pilgrimage. Forms must be filled in and submitted no later than 1st March.

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 in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If you have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick.
All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 2019

Special early booking discount of €50 before 15/2/19
Departing with Aerlingus on: May 16th for 7 nights €645
September 26th for 7 nights €675

Price includes:
B&B and evening meal, coach transfers along scenic route from Dubrovnik, all government taxes and fully comprehensive travel insurance. Full Marion Pilgrimage Programme Provided
€100 deposit secures seat and discount
Contact Ann Murphy on 087 2254206 for more information.


..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.

Volunteer drivers urgently needed

The Irish Cancer Society operates a Volunteer Driver Ser-vice for referred Wexford patients attending St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin for chemo treatment. Drivers pick a patient up at their home, drop them at the hospital and, after treatment, bring them home again. All volunteer expenses are paid. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability, who have a car and can commit to driving min two (week) days a month. To apply please call Laura on 01 2310 594 or visit the Irish Cancer Society website

General Data Protection Regulation

The introduction of GDPR regulations in May 2018 requires the implementation of new safeguards around personal data. As a result, the Diocese of Ferns has compiled a request form in relation to dealing with baptism, confirmation and marriage certificate requests. Anyone wishing to obtain a certificate must fill out a form and have up to date photo id. If another person is collecting the certificate, they must be authorised to do so and must produce id.

We thank you for your understanding and patience with this matter.

Lighting of Walking track at GAA Pitch

The walking track at the GAA pitch in Bunclody will be lit from 7pm to 9pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Annual membership €10. OAP membership € 5


A prophet is never welcome in his home town. This familiar saying paraphrases the words of Jesus in today’s Gospel: "I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country."

We might find ourselves sympathising with Jesus on this front: that feelings that no what we have done in our adult life, in our homeplace we are still identified with the child we were or the family we came from. Sadly there are some who seems to delight in taking other down a peg or two and ensuring they don’t get ideas "above their station."

Perhaps we ourselves have this tendency sometimes. We can be guilty of pigeonholing people, of silencing their voices because their mes-sage comes in the wrong package. We don’t al-ways recognise the prophets among us. Do we listen to young people’s opinions? Do we dismiss the experience and wisdom of elderly people? Are we biased against certain groups of people or do we shoot people down before they even speak, just because wee have disagreed with something they said in the past?

Jesus, the carpenter’s son, faces this attitude in today’s Gospel. Returning home to Nazareth he impresses his former neighbours at first with his preaching. But as soon as he challenges then, they turn on him. They refuse to listen to his message of hope and inclusion. They hustle him out of town and attempt to throw him from a cliff. "Joseph’s son" should not be speaking to them in this manner. Joseph’s son should know his place.

-Tríona Doherty


  • 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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