07-11-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 6th November
    11:00am Annie Nugent, Barnahask. Ann Balland, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Joseph & Catherine Jordan. Sean Kelly & Gerard (Chappie) Kelly, Anniversary. Ellen Hanrick, Anniversary, Ballinastraw.
  • Sunday 7th November
    12Noon Paddy & Peter Doyle, St Mary’s Villas, Anniversary’s.
  • Thursday 11th November
    9:00am Anne Sumner. Hannah Redmond, Coolmelagh, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 13th November
    11:00am Tom Doyle, Ballypreacus, 8th Anniversary.
    13th November 7:00pm Johnny Codd, Kilmyshall, Month’s Mind. Noreen Murphy, Sliabh Ros, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Sunday 14th November
    9:00am John Doyle, 1st Anniversary.
    14th November 12Noon Tony Nolan, Ryland. Kathleen & Valerie Nugent.

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.

Trócaire Collection

A special Trócaire Collection will take place next weekend 13th & 14th November in The Church of The Most Holy Trinity


The Bishops of Ireland have called for a national collection in support of Trócaire’s work to provide life-saving aid to the vulnerable communities in East Africa and Democratic Republic of the Congo who are being pushed in their million to the edge of starvation. A deadly mix of climate change, conflict, COVID-19 and a desert locust infestation are adding to a major humanitarian crisis – and people across East Africa and DRC need help now! We appeal to you, to do what you can to save lives and support Trócaire’s emergency Response. The collection takes place in Kilmyshall Church this weekend 6th & 7th November and Bunclody next weekend 13th & 14th November. Please give what you can!


A meeting to put the local area Meals on Wheels service on a more formal footing will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Bunclody on Monday November 15th at 8.00 p.m. The service currently delivers to people in Bunclody, Kilmyshall, Clohamon, Kilrush, Castledockrell and Clonegal. People from all these areas are invited to attend. For details contact James at 087-9594639, or Barbara-Anne at 08-6736966.

Bunclody Finance Council

Next meeting will be held on Monday 8th November in the Pastoral Centre
at 8:00pm.

Annual Remembrance Mass

Mass in memory of those who have died this year will be held on Friday 19th November at 7:00pm. All are invited to attend mass. To include a loved one, or for more information, please contact the Parish Office
053-9376190 or Eileen 087-2933545.

Envelope Collection

Monday 1st November : €552.60 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 November 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: TBC
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:  TBC
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office


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: 29th October Winner: Alan Power €84 - Seller: Redmond’s Bar. 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 RESULTS - OCTOBER: 1st Patrick Long, Rossard 2nd John O’Leary, Rossard 3rd Liam Kelly, Glaslacken 4th Wattie & Kate Skelton, Ballinavocran 5th Mary Nolan Sn. Kilmyshall 6th Martina Kinsella 7th Denis O’Neill, Glaslacken 8th Jimmy Dwyer 9th Colin Kearns 10th Thomas Walsh, Gurteen.

Radio Mass: Mass will be broadcast on South-east Radio from Kilmyshall Church this Sunday 7th November at 10am. Please note change of time.

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

Annual Remembrance Mass
Mass in memory of those who have died during the year will be held in Kilmyshall Church on Wednesday 17th November at 7:30pm. If you would like a loved one included, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 or email:

Bunclody Parish Office

Opening Hours

MONDAY 25th Oct - Closed Bank Holiday
TUESDAY 26th Oct – 8:30am - 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY 27th Oct – 8:30am - 4:30pm
THURSDAY 28th Oct - 8:30am - 4:30pm
FRIDAY 29th Oct – Closed

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

Radio Mass

Mass will be broadcasted on South East Radio from Kilmyshall Church on Sunday 7th November at 10:00am. Please note change in time for that Sunday.

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions

Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190

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.


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm

Simply Divine Saturday 6th November 10.04am - 10.30am
Secularism is the topic, and Maria Colfers guest is Fr. Patrick Claffey, SVD, curate in St Mary’s, Haddington Road, and lecturer in world religions and theology at the Loyola Institute at Trinity College, Dublin.

Sounds For Sunday 7th November 9.04am - 10.00am
Sounds for Sunday, is presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes requests, hymns and sacred songs.


 It is clear from the gospels that Jesus did not like hypocrites, people who pre-tend to be what they are not. They long for attention and love to be saluted by all and sundry. They wear lavish clothes and seek the places of honour and prominence at religious venues and other celebrations. They are known both for their lengthy prayers and blatant injustice.

There is a great contrast towards the end of Sunday’s Gospel. Jesus took time out to watch people make contribution to the temple treasury. Many people gave generously from their superflua, that was over and above what they needed. But he noticed a poor widow who put in all she possessed, all she had to live on. Jesus highlights her remarkable generosity. It was what he called for himself and how he lived himself. St Paul was truly aware of his generosity. "You are well aware of the generosity which Our Lord Jesus Christ had, that, although he was rich, he became poor for your sake, so that you would become rich through his poverty." (2 Cor. 8:9) Jesus became poor by giving himself on our behalf. His life and action were the essence of love. He wants us to imitate that spirit and it can take in the whole of life in our relationships with God and with each other. We can be generous in giving to those in need. We can be generous in giving good time to those who are significant in our lives. We can be generous in patience when we are aggravated or unjustly dismissed. We can be generous in looking out for opportunities to offer help when our com-fort may have been our desire. We can be generous in praising and in giving confidence and self-belief to those who are negative and defeatist. By giving of ourselves we become poorer, but in doing so we make others richer and more full of life


  • 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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