06-05-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 5th May
    7:00pm Michael Donoghue, Anniversary. Tom Mahon, Months Mind. PJ O Brien, Jim O Brien, Pat O Brien, Peg Sweeney & deceased members of the O Brien family. Pat, John & Tom Foley, Craan. Peggy & Jim Murphy, Craan.
  • Sunday 6th May
    12 Noon Mary & Jim Reck.
  • Tuesday 8th May
    9:00am John Slevin.

Envelope Collection

Monday 30th April : €628.50 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 12th May 8:00pm Mary Weafer, Cametigue, 7th Anniversary & deceased members of the Weafer and Byrne families.

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

Parish Office Opening Hours

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

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of May at: Our Lady’s Grotto, St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m.

Lough Derg 2018

Season opens for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Retreats continue on May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28. Advance booking is essential. Tel +353 (0) 71 9861518 or email Why not take some time and space for yourself on Lough Derg this May?
(Three Day Pilgrimage Season begins on Friday 1st June.)




A Spirituality of Creation in Laudato Si & Patrick Kavanagh. Will take place May 25th in Ballyvaloo Retreat & Conference Centre, Blackwater, Co. Wexford. Speaker: Una Agnew SSL Times: 10am - 4.30 pm. Cost: €25 (includes lunch), pay on the door. Booking essential. To book, call Sara/Catherina on 056 7722870.

VTOS Bunclody

The Staff and Students of VTOS Bunclody invite you to their Multicultural Open Day, taking place in VTOS Adult Education Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody on Wednesday 9th May from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Come and join us to celebrate Europe Day and discuss the courses on offer for the 2018/2019 year.


Choir: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church ( Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

300-1 Club: 1st Elizabeth David, Rossard. 2nd Christina Murphy, Mayo. 3rd Nellie Furlong, Ballyphilip. 4th Bridie Cowman. 5th Liz Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights. 6th Maria Tracey, Myshall. 7th Denis O’Neill, Glaslacken. 8th Ger Carroll, Enniscorthy. 9th Sarah Murphy, Ballyphilip. 10th Denis & Martina Kelly, Glaslacken.

Split the Pot Winner Fri 27th April: Mairead Travers, €94. K.N.S. Thank you for your support.

Weekend Collection: 28th/29th April €207.50.

Ministers of the Eucharist - May 2018

  • Saturday: Martin Cullen
  • Sunday: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - May 2018

  • Saturday 5th: Marie Byre
  • Sunday 6th: First Holy Communion

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 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.

Special Ministers for May 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Paulina
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Srs of Inst Word

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

  • Ellen Delaney / Liz Kelly

Shrine Rota

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Vacancies Day Care Assistants Bunclody Job Reference – CES 2070010 Bunclody Parish Caretaker Job Reference – CES 2070011 Closing Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018 To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years. Check eligibility by contacting: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053- 9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Mon & Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190/053 9376088.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Latest winner Glenn Cullen €0. Next draw Friday 11th May. Thank you for your support.

Bunclody Home Care Cancer Annual Walk

Our Annual walk will take place on Sunday 6th May at 2pm. Meet at the Square at 1.45pm. This is a leisurely walk which will take approx. 1 hour. Sponsorship cards are available from any committee member or come along on the day and give a donation. There will be refreshments afterwards.

Festival of Choirs

A festival of Choirs will take place in Gorey from Fri 11th - Sun 13th May, all proceeds to Wexford Hospice Homecare. There will be 20 choirs taking part in 4 different venues over the 3 days. Look up on line Festival of Choirs Gorey & see if you are interested in coming along to any of the performances. No ticket required for any event. Donations at the door in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare.

‘The Monday Club’

St Mary's Day Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody, May Programme - 10am - 2pm. Come along and enjoy a social and informative gathering. Mon 14th May: " preparing your garden for spring/ summer" - Fergal Joyce

Mon 21st May: Arts & Crafts, card games/ bingo and lots of chat
Mon 28th May: Variety Show performed by the talented FCJ students

New members always welcome. Club suits 60+ age group - Entrance fee: € which includes tea/ coffee & light lunch.


..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.


This Gospel follows Jesus teaching on the vine and the branches. "As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself, unless it remains part of the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me." Jesus loves us with the total self-giving love of the Father. He encourages us to remain in that love that unites us to himself. We do so most obviously when we keep his commandments just as he had kept his Father’s commandments. What commandments has he in mind? It is clear from what follows that he intends the new commandment of love based on his Father’s love and on his own love for all of us. "This is my commandment, love one another, as I have loved you. A man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends." What Jesus explains is a basic principle which helps us to live a good and fulfilled life. There is a quotation which, I believe, comes from Pope Francis, which puts it well. "Life is a gift that is fully realised in self-giving."

Jesus lays down his life for his friends. We are his friends because he has disclosed to us the secrets about God. He is the one who reveals God to us as a loving God. "For this is how God loved the world, he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." In his love he has chosen us to go out and bear fruit that will be genuine. That fruit will be see in the faith and love we reflect in our daily lives.


  • 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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