05-08-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th August
    11:00am Mary Moorehead, Irish Street.
  • Saturday 11th August
    7:00pm Willie Redmond, Barnahask. Andy Redmond, Main Street. Denis Jordan, Strahart, Anniversary. Dermot O’Connor, Months Mind. Thomas & Elizabeth Sweeney, Mill Road.
  • Sunday 12th August
    12 Noon Edward Doyle, Ballypreacus, Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 4th August 8:00pm Josephine Kenny, Ballyphilip. Jackie McNamara, Tinahely.
  • Sunday 5th August 10:30am Annie O' Neill, Glasslacken, & deceased members of the O' Neill family.
  • Saturday 11th August 10:30am Joseph Murphy, Kilmyshall
  • Sunday 12th August 10:00am Kian O' Connor, Ryland.

Please note Mass will be broadcast on South East Radio from Kilmyshall Church on Sunday 12th August at the earlier time of 10:00am.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am,
Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays

The Parish Office is closed

.. until 13th August. You can contact Fr. O’ Connor directly by calling: 053 9377319 or the Sisters by calling: 053 9375398

Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2018

26th September—3rd October 7 night package, departing Dublin. Fully religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimage Medjugorje Team. Please contact Ann Murphy on 053 9377632 or 087 2254206 for more information or to secure your place.

Mass on Monday morning

August 6th will take place at the later time of 11:00am due to the Bank Holiday and there will also be no Eucharistic Adoration on Monday 6th.

Pope Francis Mass

A small number of places remain available for the trip to see Pope Francis’ mass on August 26th. All those interested, please contact Fr. O’ Connor on 053 9377319 or the Sisters on 053 9375398 as soon as possible.


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.

Split the pot winner Fri 20th July: Derek Warren €80 - Seller: Cahill's Hardware.

July Envelope Draw Winner: Frances Fogarty

Kilmyshall Parish Office

..will open from 9:00am to 1:00pm every Tuesday & Friday

Ministers of the Eucharist - August 2018

  • Saturday: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday: Janette O' Neill

Ministers of the Word - August 2018

  • Saturday 11th August: Aoife Murphy
  • Sunday 12th August: Margaret Roberts

Special Ministers for August 2018

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Theresa Murphy

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke/Margaret Barry


Like and follow our official Facebook page - The Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody.


Check out the new website in the diocese dedicated to the mission evangelisation. This weeks posts include a reflec-tion on the beautiful summer we are having, the ongoing series on faith and mental health, a homily for this week-end and a recent interview with David Quinn of the Iona Institute who talks about the recent abortion referendum, the ideology of choice, marriage and family and the im-portance of religion in modern society. Check it out on


'Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage "The Way" Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela, 7th – 18th August 2018, €640.00 Booking with O'Leary Travel 053 9233178 Few places remaining

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 10th August. Thank you for your support.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies, all commercial free. Listen via FREE App "RADIO MARIA IRELAND", streaming on PHONE get live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!

Sonas Health & Wellness Centre

A meditation evening of mindfulness & mindful living teaching will be held on Thursday evenings 7:00-8:00pm. Releasing stress & anxiety and promoting relaxation. For booking essential contact Melissa O Neil on 087 6874761.

Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2018

26th September—3rd October 7 night package, departing Dublin. Fully religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimage Medjugorje Team. Please contact Ann Murphy on 053 9377632 or 087 2254206 for more information or to secure your place.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 2018

7th- 14th October 2018 Pilgrimage Directors: Fr Thomas Doyle and Fr Denis Browne 7 nights, full board at Hotel Catolica. Price: €745 per person sharing. FULL DETAILS FROM O’LEARY TRAVEL 053 9233178

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Vacancies Day Care Assistant Bunclody (maternity cover) Castledockrell Parish Caretaker For more information or to check your eligibility contact: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190/053 9376088.

To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years.


..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.

Lough Derg 2018

The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email:

Parish Office Opening Hours

The Parish Office will be opened Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 4:30pm & Friday 8:30-1:00pm each week.

Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.

Special Ministers for July 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Sisters

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan/Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne/Paul Egan
  • 12 Noon: Nancy Guinan/Ellen Delaney

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Freda Stout

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 9 pm 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. I f 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.


This Sundays Gospel is part of Jesus’ discourse in St. John’s Gospel on the Bread of Life. Jesus advises his hearers to work for the food that will last and which endures for eternal life, that nourishes and assists our life with God. The people of God have received manna in the past but now it is the Father who now offers us bread from heaven, which is the true bread. "The bread of God which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Jesus surprises us when he asserts that he himself is the bread of life. "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will ever be hungry, he who believes in me will never thirst."

Here Jesus is not talking about himself as being the bread of the Eucharist. We come to him as the bread of life. We believe in him as the bread of life and he satisfies our thirst and hunger. He has something else in mind. As the bread of life he is the one who reveals God to us and helps us understand better who God is and who we are ourselves. He is the new wisdom who enlightens us about God and ourselves. Like wisdom, he offers a banquet to us. "Come and eat my bread, drink the wine which I have drawn! Leave foolishness behind and you will live, go forward in the ways of perception."

Jesus brings the truth about God and ourselves. Bread is not a bad image to describe it. We eat bread. We digest it and it becomes part of who we are. Something similar is true of Jesus as the bread of life. We learn from him. We digest when he has to say and to offer and it becomes part of our outlook and lifestyle.

-Fr. O’ Connor


  • 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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