06-02-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 5th February
    7:00pm Patrick Hanrick, Anniversary, Ballinastraw. Bridget Jordan, Anniversary, Church Road & Jim Roberts recently deceased. Private Intention. Kathleen Doyle, Ballinapark.
  • Sunday 6th February
    12 Noon Jack Kehoe, Anniversary, Craan. Kathleen Doyle.
  • Monday 7th February
    9:00am Patrick Morrissey. Julian Cantwell, Anniversary. Leslie Mates, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Saturday 12th February
    11:00am Florence Griffin, 10th Anniversary, Drumderry.
  • Sunday 13th February
    12 Noon Florence Griffin, 10th Anniversary, Drumderry. Patrick Doyle, Month’s Mind, The Mill Ballypreacus.

 Anointing of the Sick

Mass for Our Lady Of Lourdes Anointing of the Sick will take place on Friday 11th February at 7:00pm in The Church of The Most Holy Trinity.

Bishop of Ferns

The Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bishop of Ferns, Ger Nash will visit the Parish on Saturday the 5th & Sunday 6th of February to celebrate some of the Weekend Masses and talk at the one’s he doesn't.

Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th February at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend

Envelope Collection

Monday 31st January : €457.10 Thank You for your Generosity

Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall 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.


Contribution Envelopes 2022 can be collected from the The Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody .

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 February 2022

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan & Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 13th February 8:00pm John O’Neill, Glasslacken, Anniversary. Kearns & Jordan families, Coorduff, Anniversaries.


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: 28th January Winner: Maria Treacy €150 - Seller: K.N.S Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 Club Draw January Results: 1st Barty & Liz Byrne 2nd Annette Gormley 3rd Mary Donohoe, Ballyphilip Heights 4th Oisín & áine Dowling 5th Liz Kenny 6th Patrick Long, Rossard 7th Ted & Carmel Sinnot 8th Mary & John Nolan, Coorduff 9th John & Liz Atkinson 10th Mary Dunne, Ballypreacus.


2022 Weekly Envelopes have been distributed. I f you have not received your envelopes and would like to support the Parish, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 to be added to the list. Thank you for your continued generous Support.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Bunclody Parish Office

  • MONDAY 17th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY 18th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY 19th Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • THURSDAY 20th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY 21st Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Aidan Jordan
May He Rest in Peace.

Employment Vacancy

Bunclody Parish Caretaker/Cleaner
Caretaking/Gardening/Cleaning Parish Property & Grounds
Job Reference – 2207776

Bunclody Tidy Towns General Operative
Litter Control/Sweeping Pathways/Gardening
Job Reference – 2207777

Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint
Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy
053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.


APRIL - OCT 2022:

7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434 510 or email

MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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.

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.

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.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

An eight day pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from 16th to 24th February 2022. Led by Fr. John Carroll (Ferns Diocese), there are still a small number of places available. The pilgrimage will visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other sites in the Holy Land associated with Jesus. Price is €1725. To reserve your place, please call Marian Pilgrimages on 01-8788159 or email


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm
Simply Divine Sat 5th Feb 10.04- 10. 30am
Maria Colfer speaks with John G. O'Dwyer, travel consultant and regular contributor to The Irish Times, on the topic of Irelands Pilgrim Paths.
Sounds For Sunday 6th Feb 9.04am - 10.00am Presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes re-quests, hymns and sacred songs.
*Text Line for requests 089 2700688*
Sunday Mass 6th Feb 10.00 am Church of the Annunciation, Clonard, Co Wexford.
Sunday Reflection 6th Feb 8.30pm - 9pm David Hennessy shares a reflection and Music on ' Finding Happiness'.

Bunclody Library Book Club

..are currently taking names to join their book club for adults, which will meet online once a month on a Thursday evening via MS Teams, with a view to holding this in person in the branch once it’s safe to do so. Register your interest by emailing For the monthly book club you will be sent an email with a link to the meeting in MS Teams – all you need to do is have MS Teams app installed on your device! All are welcome to join!

Little Sisters of The Assumption

The Little Sisters of The Assumption make the Annual Mission Appeal at the Mass of the Parish on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th February. Donations will be greatly appreciated.


This year marks the 30th anniversary of ‘World Day of the Sick’ that was instituted by St John Paul II in 1992 to coincide with the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. We include Pope Francis’ message for this occasion, celebrated on Friday 11th February. Fr Brendan Nolan, PP of Blackwater offers a homily on the beautiful readings this Sunday that speak of call and mission. Ibar Quirke reflects on the feast day of St Scholastica and Bishop Robert Barron dives deeper into the beauty and spirituality of the Psalms as the Church’s songbook. We have an inspiring input by a young woman at the re-cent ‘March for Life’ rally in the US. Finally, we explore the life and religious poetry of Thomas McDonagh, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Check out these and other resources available at


The readings of this Sunday are very much about vocation. The first reading from the prophet gives an account of his own call by God. Isaiah had a vision of God. "I saw the Lord seated on a high throne; his train filled the sanctuary; above him stood the seraphs, each one with six wings." The seraphs were crying out in praise of God, "Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts. His glory fills the whole earth." Confronted by the glory and the holiness of God, Isaiah was very aware of his own unworthiness. "For I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips." One of the seraphs took a burning coal from the altar and touched his lips saying, "See now, this has touched your lips, your sin is taken away, your iniquity is purged." The burning coal represents something of God himself. It touches Isaiah and his sin and iniquity are at an end. Purified in this way he is ready to answer God’s call. "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: ‘Whom shall I send? Who will be our messenger?" Isaiah answered, "Here I am, send me."

The gospel gives us a somewhat different picture of vocation. Jesus was preaching the word of God surrounded by a great crowd. He got into Simon’s boat and asked him to pull back a bit from shore. Now, he could address the crowds with comfort. When he finished speaking he insisted that Simon Peter would pay out the nets for a catch. Peter protested that they were fishing already and caught nothing. This time he needed help from the other boat to cope with the catch they had made. He and the others were overwhelmed with the experience. Peter fell at the knees of Jesus and exclaimed. "Leave me, Lord; I am a sinful man." Peter, conscious of his mistake and poor judgment wanted to have nothing more to do with Jesus. But Jesus reminded him that from now on it was people he would catch. With that Peter and the other disciples "left everything and followed him." They abandoned their former way of life to play their part as disciples of Jesus who would in time use their influence and persuasion to encourage others to become disciples and followers of Jesus, to bring people to faith and to a way of life that would lead them to ultimate salvation. Both Isaiah and Peter acknowledged that they were sinners. Both played their part in bringing a knowledge of God to many people.


  • 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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