04-07-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 3rd July
    7:00pm Peter Keogh, Month’s Mind. Tom Kavanagh, Anniversary Gurteen & deceased members of the Kavanagh family.
  • Sunday 4th July
    12 Noon Michael Kilbride 2nd Anniversary, Gurteen & deceased members of the Kilbride family. Thomas & Margaret Tyrrell, Ryland Road and their children Tom, Mary, Pat & Lizzie. Thomas & Margaret (Peggy) Corcoran, Ballytiglea. Thomas Cox, Anniversary.
  • Monday 5th July
    9:00am Denny & Bill Murphy, Gurteen and deceased members of the Murphy family.
  • Saturday 10th July
    11:00am Dermot O’Connor, 3rd Anniversary.
    7:00pm Peter Martin.
  • Sunday 11th July
    9:00am Mogue, Sarah & Thomas Mahon, Anniversary Graiguebeg and deceased members of the Mahon family.

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.

Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 1st at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

Envelope Collection

Monday 28th June : €384.30 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 July 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sr. Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Ellen Delaney / Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society

  • Eileen Carton

Shrine Rota

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 3rd July 8:00pm Peter Farndon late of Enniscorthy & Birmingham.
  • Sunday 4th July 10:30am Margaret, Tommy & Pat Kavanagh, Ballinapark
  • Sunday 11th July 10:30am Aidan, John & Mary Nolan & deceased members of the family. Pauline Kearns, Anniversary.


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: 25th June Winner: Patricia Murphy €85 Seller : H.W.H Envelopes available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower & Kilmyshall Parish Office.
300-1 Club Draw
Results for June 2021: 1st Marie Connor 2nd Kevin Murphy, Cromogue 3rd Nellie Long, Rossard, 4th Liz Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights 5th Elizabeth David 6th Jane Murphy, Mullawn 7th Kim Moynihan, Cloneybyrne 8th Jim Kenny, Ballpreacus 9th Paddy Doyle, Kyle 10th Marion Kearns, Gurteen.


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

  • 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

Pattern 2021

As of now it appears that there will be no Public Pattern Celebration, if that is the case Fr O’Connor will bless the graves in both cemeteries privately as he did last year


Bunclody Men’s Shed will be holding our first AGM on Friday 9th July starting at 7:00pm in our new Shed, behind St Mary’s Day Care Centre, Ryland Road. All are welcome.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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This day tour takes us to Mount Melleray in Cappaquinn Co Waterford. Located at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains this beautiful Cistercian Abbey is a place of prayer and meditation. Mount Melleray boasts some of the finest stained Glass Windows of Ireland. We will visit the Grotto during our visit for some prayer and meditation also. A peaceful place to relax and enjoy. Due to the huge success of this tour in 2019 many people have already booked there place for 2021. We will begin our day with Breakfast in Arboretum Garden Centre Leighlinbridge. Cost €90. Your Tour Includes: Coach Transportation, Breakfast in Arboretum, Tea/Coffee Scone in Mount Melleray and Dinner in The Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Pickup Points: Enniscorthy 8:00am, Bunclody 8:30am, Ballon 8:50am, Askea 9:10am. To book a place, Please contact John Candy 087 2632324

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.



As you know, with current restrictions, capacity at Mass is very restricted and Knock Basilica is limited to a capacity of 200 people at present. Therefore, the Pilgrimage for this year will follow the same format as last year with a virtual pilgrimage for the diocese. The Pilgrimage Mass will be streamed online on the website and on the Knock Shrine Facebook page. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm. Bishop Brennan, Bishop elect Ger Nash and Gerry O’Leary Knock pilgrimage director will be present for the ceremonies in Knock.

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.


In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus returns to his home town of Nazareth. In our terms it was a village. It was never mentioned in the Old Testament. Jesus came back and people were astonished. They were amazed by his wisdom and power. Wasn’t he the Son of Joseph and we know his brothers who were probably sons of Joseph from a previous marriage. But the locals did not want to accept him. That led to Jesus’ proverb "A prophet is only despised in his own country, among his own relations, and in his own house."

It is clear from the Scriptures that Jesus was a prophet. Prophets were not people who forecast the future, but their role was to speak the word of God and bring God’s mind to bear on the present realities of society and on the trends that would lead to growth or disaster for the people. They were conscious and aware of the thinking and behaviour of the people and, frequently, judged if it conformed to what God wanted or not. Jesus is also our prophet and has left us a body of information and knowledge that can guide us to a good life where God is at the centre. He is the key both to our perfection, our happiness and our salvation. The people of his time were astonished by his wisdom. His wisdom is our gift. Wisdom, in the Bible is always practical wisdom, suggesting what we can do to become good people.


‘I Am With You Always’ is the title of the message from Pope Francis for the first ‘World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly’ which falls on 25th July this year, the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grand-parents of Jesus. We feature the message in full and explore its significance. The homily for the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary time is offered by Fr Brian Broaders who reflects on people’s encounter with the person of Christ who changed lives. Our video this week is a lengthy but inspiring interview with Mattie Harte, son of Micky Harte. He talks about the loss of his sister Michaela, faith and forgiveness. Finally, there is a wealth of wisdom on offer from the many saints we celebrate this week including St. Irenaeus, Peter, Paul and Oliver Plunkett. Check out these and other resources available at


..for weekend 3rd & 4th July 2021
World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly coming soon on Sun 25th July Pope Francis speaks to grandparents and the elderly

The prophet Joel once promised: "Your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men will have visions" (3:1). The future of the world depends on this covenant between young and old. Who, if not the young, can take the dreams of the elderly and make them come true? Our dreams of justice, of peace, of solidarity can make it possible for our young people to have new visions; in this way, together, we can build the future. You need to show that it is possible to emerge renewed from an experience of hardship. I am sure that you have had more than one such experience: in your life you have faced any number of troubles and yet were able to pull through. Use those experiences to learn how to pull through now. Dreams are thus intertwined with memory. I think of the painful memory of war, and its importance for helping the young to learn the value of peace. Those among you who experienced the suffering of war must pass on this message. Keeping memory alive is a true mission for every elderly person: keeping memory alive and sharing it with others. And the foundation of life is memory. Finally, as my predecessor, Pope Benedict, him-self once said: "the prayer of the elderly can protect the world, helping it perhaps more effectively than the frenetic activity of many others." [4] Your prayer is a very precious resource: a deep breath that the Church and the world urgently need (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 262). Especially in these difficult times for our human family, as we continue to sail in the same boat across the stormy sea of the pandemic, your intercession for the world and for the Church has great value: it inspires in everyone the serene trust that we will soon come to shore. (Pope Francis)

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


Clonard Drive in Bingo resumes every Wednesday at 7:30pm in Clonard Community Centre Car Park (Gates open at 6:30pm). All Proceeds go directly to Clonard Church & Community Centre. Conard Church And Community Centre Lotto resumes Wednesday 7th JULY 2021 JACKPOT €8,500 Play Online at WWW.CLONARDPARISH.IE OR With your local promoter


  • 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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