LENT 2020 >>>

08-03-2020  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 7th March
    7:00pm Dan McLean, Anniversary, Carrigduff. Dan Carroll, Mondoran. Owen & Lizzie Thorpe, Church Road. Margaret Ryan, Graiguebeg.
  • Sunday 8th March
    12 Noon Desmond Smith.
  • Saturday 14th March
    7:00pm John Hogan.
  • Sunday 15th March
    12 Noon Patrick and Mary Cowman & their son Sean. Michael Murphy, Ryland Road & his sister Alice Hickey, formerly Ryland Rd. Nicholas Murphy, 2nd Anniversary, Irish Street.

Important Reminder:

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Special Ministers for March 2020

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O’ Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Paulina Skiersinis

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh/Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts/Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Nan Kelly/ Liz Kelly

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke/ Elizabeth Dockrell

Envelope Collection

Monday 2nd March 2020: €574.20 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 7th March 8:00pm Sandra O’Connor, Month’s Mind. Baby Joey A. Cousins Redmond, Months Mind.
  • Sunday 8th March 10:30am Nellie (Ellen) Reck, Mogue Nolan and deceased members of their families.
  • Saturday 14th March 8:00pm Sandra O’ Connor, Recently Deceased.

Lenten Notes:

Ministers for DAILY Mass in Bunclody:

  • Monday: Geraldine Roberts
  • Tuesday: Sean Byrne
  • Wednesday: Sr. Holy Family
  • Thursday: Sr. Presentation
  • Friday: Mick Roach
  • Saturday: Sr. Hostia Blanca

Please read notice for guidelines on attending religious services during the current COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Mary Kilbride Ne Tyrrell May She Rest in Peace

Evening of prayer and healing

..With eddie stones On sunday 27th march at 7:00pm In most holy trinity church Bunclody All are welcome

Carrigduff National School

Host "A Night at the Races" in Conway’s Bar, Saturday 7th March at 8:30pm. Horses €10 each. All proceeds to the schools building fund. All welcome.

Bunclody Men’s Shed Now Open!

Mon 10:00am—1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm—5:000pm
Location: Maureen Moorhead’s Shop, Irish Street.
For more info contact: Peter 087-6631558, or Jonathan 089-4972664 New members welcome.

THE MONDAY CLUB—March Programme

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road 10am-2pm Come enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

Mon 9th: "Modern Technology"with FCJ Students
Mon 16th: "Beauty Tips with Doll" with Doll’s Beauty Clinic, Bunclody
Mon 23rd: "Positive Thinking & Music" with Jackie Byrne
Mon 30th: "Music & Song" with Local Artists
New Members Always Welcome
We have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing. Club suits 60+
Entrance Fee: €4 includes Tea & Light Lunch.

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


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Bunclody Bridge Club

Bunclody Bridge Club  in Redmond's lounge on Wednesdays  7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

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.

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.

SVP Special Notice:

From November 4th 2019 anyone seeking help must apply in writing and sign the request. Requests may be left in the box in the Society’s shop on Market Square and will be dealt with at each meeting. It is no longer acceptable to call to members home seeking help. This is a directive from the National Council of St Vincent De Paul.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Church Choir:

Seeking new members both male and female. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, or Eileen 087-2933545. All are welcome to join. We practice every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the church.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.

Confirmation Students

The third session for Confirmation Students and parents will take place on Wednesday, March 11th at 8:00pm in the church.


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: Tuesdays 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 Fri 28th Feb: Winner: Grace O’ Neill, Winnings: €162. Seller: Kilmyshall National School.

2nd Collection: €215.00

Eucharistic Ministers - March 2020:

  • Saturday night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday morning: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - March 2020

  • Saturday 14th: Emily Murphy
  • Sunday 15th: Do This In Memory Mass
  • Tuesday 17th: Janette O’ Neill

Do This In Memory Mass

There will be a meeting with parents of Communion students on Thursday March 12th at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre. The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 15th March at 12:00 noon.

Bunclody ICA

Resumes Monday 9th March in the Pastoral Centre at 8:00pm. Competition: Flower Arrangements, consisting of 3 varieties of Daffodils.


KYNTRICH with special guest Niall Toner will perform in Art Bank Bunclody, on Saturday 8th March in a very special fundraising event with proceeds going to Wexford Homeless Housing Action Group and Art Bank. Admission €5. Doors 8:30pm. Performing 9-11pm.

Bunclody Home Care Cancer

A.G.M. will take place on Monday 9th March at 8:30pm in Redmond’s Loft.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 2020

May 27th - June 3rd €6725 Accompanied by Fr Jim Finn

2nd - 9th September €745 Accompanied by Spiritual Director.
Includes direct flights Cork - Mostar, 7 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner each day, comprehensive insurance up to 84 years, all taxes.

For info call Ann 053-9377632 or 087-2254206


APRIL - OCT 2020

7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 pps. Book any flight and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for nfo and book the dates that suit you. Tel: 01 4434510 or email:

Lourdes Pilgrimage forms

..and Invalid Pilgrimage forms are available from the Parish Office for all who wish to avail of them.

Bunclody Swimming Pool Job Vacancy

Vacancies for the 2020 season June 13th - August 30th: Manager, Senior/Junior Lifeguards. Application available from Please include contact no. and email address.

Applicants must be 17 on June 1st 2020 and hold current IWSA Pool Lifeguard Award before beginning employment. Preference given to those who also hold minimum IWSA Assistant Teachers Qualification, or Swim Ireland Level 1 Teaching Award. Certificates required at interview. Closing date for applications: Monday March 23rd.

Pool test and interviews: April 10th.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Recent Winner: Chelsea Sunderland €111 Next draw Thursday 12th March. Thank you for your support.

Camino de Santiago

Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago, FATIMA to AGUEDA, 170 Km approx. 15th - 22nd Aug 2020, €599.00 p.p. Includes flights, hostel accommodation, private bus transfers in Portugal, and insurance. Booking with O’Leary Travel Ltd. 053 9233178


The Knock Diocesan Pilgrimage Committee are hoping to build a network in the diocese to promote the pilgrimage which happens on the first Sunday of July. Volunteers are required from the various groups in the parish who would work with us to promote the pilgrimage. Anyone interested may contact: Eileen Carton, 0872933545; OR

Gerald O’Leary, 0868515394;

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group

Present their latest play "The Good Father" by Christian O’Reilly in the FCJ Concert Hall on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March at 8pm.

Directed by Kieran Tyrell, with cast: Mairead Connaughton and Padraig Darcy. Booking 087 9539117.

Kildavin/Clonegal Drama Group

Present "Mother Knows Best" in Spellman Hall, Kildavin on Sunday 8th March at 8pm. Don't miss this opportunity to see this hilarious play, where laughter is guaranteed.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - 2130608
Bunclody Day Care Assistant Job Reference - CES 2130610
For further information contact the below numbers and quote reference number:
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years


On this second Sunday of Lent, we hear the story of the Transfiguration. It is an account of a signifi-cant spiritual experience for the disciples. We can recall in our own lives times when we received a new spiritual insight, moments when we came to know Jesus in a more profound way. These mo-ments change us, they are powerful and can sus-tain us in difficult times.

During Lent we are invited into a new way of seeing. As our world faces enormous environ-mental challenges, faith communities have a huge role to play in protecting God’s creation for gener-ations to come. The roots of the environmental crisis are deeply spiritual, for we have become disconnected from nature and forgotten how deeply interconnected everything is. This calls for a deep conversion, a reconnection; to be filled again with a childlike sense of awe and wonder where our relationship with the natural world is concerned. This Lent, let us spend more time in nature, being aware of God’s presence in every created thing. Let us stand awestruck before the beauty of the world.

"The entire material universe speaks of God’s love … Soil, water, mountains: everything is a caress of God … From panoramic vistas to the tiniest living form, nature is a constant source of wonder and awe. It is also a continuing revelation of the divine. Alongside revelation in sacred Scrip-ture, there is diving manifestation in the blaze of the sun and the fall of night." (Laudato Si, 84-85)

-Jane Mellett


  • 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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Sponsorship of Newsletter for March 2020
Philip Murphy Funeral Director
Irish Street, Bunclody, Co. Wexford