07-10-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 6th October
    11:00am Christopher & Catherine Dempsey.
    7:00pm Paddy Dillon, Main Street, 1st Anniversary, Matt & Edith Kavanagh.
  • Sunday 7th October
    12 Noon Joe Murphy, Glasslacken. Bernie Moorhead, Irish Street. James Finn, 3rd Anniversary.
  • Saturday 13th October
    7:00pm Paul O Brien. Noel Sheehan. Pat Somers.
  • Sunday 14th October
    12 Noon Mike Wall. Mary Nolan. John Slevin, 1st Anniversary. Jane Lennon.

Envelope Collection

Monday 1st October: €760.40 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 6th October 8:00pm James Finn, formerly Coorduff.
  • Sunday 7th October, 10:30am Margaret Kearns & deceased members of the Kearns family.
  • Saturday 13th October 8:00pm Mick Kinsella, 4th Anniversary Nick Kinsella, 2nd Anniversary Elizabeth O Neill, Glasslacken Johnny & Nellie Cummins, anniversary
  • Sunday 14th October 10:30am Tommy & Annie, Killanure, and deceased members of the Murphy Family.

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 Irish Wheelchair Association

..will be holding a church gate collection on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October 2018. Your support would be gratefully appreciated. If you wish to volunteer please contact Holly on 087 215 9482 or

You are invited join us in celebrating the Sisters Servants of the Lord’s 10th Anniversary in the Bunclody/Kilmyshall Parish. Bishop Denis Brennon will celebrate Holy Mass in thanksgiving on Friday October 12th at 6:00pm with refreshments after in the Pastoral Centre. Please join us in this celebration. All are welcome. Any questions please contact the Parish Office or the Sisters.

Parish Office Opening Hours October 1st-12th:

Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8:30am—4:30pm
Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 8:30am—4:30pm
Friday 8:30am—1:00pm
The office will only open Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th, and Friday 19th the week of October 15th.
Normal hours resume Monday 22nd.

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of October at: St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m and Mon-day—Friday at 12 Noon at the Grotto Carrigban.

The enrolment mass

..for 1st Holy Communion students will take place on: Sunday 7th October at 12 Noon

A rosary for life

..and solemn benediction will take place in Bunclody Parish Church on Sunday 7th October at 2:30pm to coincide with the nationwide Rosary on the Coast.


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 28th September: Winner: Angela Walsh€77, Seller: Halfway House

2nd Collection 29th September: €183.50

300 Club Results: 1st Martin Cullen, Ballyphilip Heights. 2nd Jim Hendrick, Craan. 3rd Ciss Murphy, Kilrush. 4th Nell Farrell, Rossard. 5th Siobhan Fahy, Wicklow. 6th Joan Murphy, Glasslacken. 7th Phil Kelly, Ballyphilip Heights. 8th Sinead Byrne, Glasslacken. 9th Mary Treacy, Kilmyshall. 10th Paddy O Connor, Ryland.

The Holy Rosary will be recited every Monday evening at Kilmyshall Grotto at 7pm for the month of October

Ministers of the Eucharist - October 2018

  • Saturday: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - October 2018

  • Saturday 13th October: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 14th October: Nellie Long

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Recent Winner: Joesphine Francis €73.00 Next draw Friday 5th October. Thank you for your support.

F.C.J. Secondary School Bunclody Open Day

Sunday October 14th, 2:00pm—4:30pm F.C.J. Secondary School invites primary school children and their parents to visit our school.

Bunclody I.C.A

Meeting to take place on Monday 8th at 8pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
Competition: "Wild Life picture or Photograph."
Hostesses: Bridget Murphy & Marcella Dunne

Bunclody Christmas Lights Committee

..will meet in Redmond's Main Street, on Tuesday October 9th at 8.00 p.m. to formulate plans for Bunclody’s Christmas Lights Display for the 2018 Festive Season.
New members welcome.

"St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road"

The October Programme - 10 am to 2pm
Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

Mon 1st Oct: Monthly Quiz
Mon 8th Oct: Arts & Crafts – Projects for Christmas
Mon 15th Oct: Questions & Answers Session on Money Matters with Joseph Kinsella Chartered Accountant
Mon 22nd Oct: Make your Credit Union work for you. With Eugene McDonough

New Members Always Welcome. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Bunclody Vocational College Open Day

Friday 7th October 3:00pm-5:00pm
All welcome to view school facilities, and speak with current students and teachers.

F.C.J. Secondary School Bunclody Open Day

Sunday October 14th, 2:00pm—4:30pm
F.C.J. Secondary School invites primary school children and their parents to visit our school.

Rosary On The Coast for life and faith.

Taking place Sunday October 7th at 2:30pm in Courtown Harbour. Contact Ann on 087 2244206


Check out the latest from Featuring a homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time; an article on the building blocks of life by Sean O’ Leary; a feature on St Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist; a video promoting the Rosary Around the Coast on 7th October and an interview with Bishop D. Brennan who shares his thoughts on the World Meeting of Families and the visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama . New members very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.

Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.

Bunclody ICA

Resuming Monday 10th September at 8pm in Pastoral Centre. Competition: Small seasonal arrangement– fruit/flowers/leaves. Guest speaker: Surprise Hostess: Mary Cullen

Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/ for information.

Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith, Ireland

Following the passing of the referendum removing the protection for unborn babies in Ireland we ask you to come and pray the Rosary on the Coasts of Ireland on October 7th, 2018 for the protection of unborn babies & for the strengthening of the Catholic Faith here. Sign up to a location in

Special Ministers for October 2018

Ministers of the Word

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

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:

  • Ann Moorhead

Shrine Rota

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning


Check out the new website in the diocese dedicated to the mission evangelisation. This weeks posts include a reflection 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 importance of religion in modern society. Check it out on

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.


Day Care Assistant Bunclody Job Reference – CES 2088341 Closing Date: Monday 22nd October 2018 at 5pm
Caretaker - Bunclody Parish Job Reference – CES 2088340
Closing Date: Monday 22nd October 2018 at 5pm

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


..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.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Volunteers Required

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

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.


Today’s Gospel is challenging. It contains two instances of Jesus correcting a popular opinion of the time and offering an alternative way.

The first is one of the few times J esus is presented as speaking about marriage. The question asked by the Pharisees is whether it is "against the law" for a man to divorce his wife. Note that they do not ask whether divorce is right, or just—only whether it is legal. They are testing Jesus of course. They know the answer and so does he: divorce was indeed allowed under the law. Divorce was relatively common in the society of the time, though there were different interpretations of the law.

But J esus, as alw ays is less concerned about the law than the rightness of a situation. He directs his questioners instead to God’s plan for marriage and the unity between a married couple. When he delivers his strongest words about divorce, it is In the context of adultery; the sin is not breaking of the legal agreement, but the betrayal of one’s spouse. The Pharisees are asking the wrong questions.

The second part of the gospel see J esus once again teaching people to look at things in a new way. Children at the time of Jesus, not unlike wives, were often viewed as property, without any rights of their own. The disciples fail to show and concern for them when they turn them away. But Jesus welcomes them, blesses them, and treats them with love and concern. He goes so far as to present them as teachers, on account of their faith and openness. Another surprising attitude!

-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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