08-07-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 7th July
    7:00pm Thomas & Margaret Tyrrell, Ryland Rd. Tom, Pat & Lizzie Tyrrell, Ryland Rd.
  • Sunday 8th July
    9:00am Mogue Anniversary, Sarah, & Thomas Mahon, Gurteen and deceased members of the Mahon family, Graiguebeg.
    12 Noon Bridget Tomkins, Months Mind.
  • Thursday 12th July
    9:00am Breda O’Leary.
  • Saturday 14th July
    11:00am Ellen Morrissey. Ronnie Moorhead. Ann Murphy, Months Mind.

Envelope Collection

Monday 2nd July: €639.30 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 7th July 8:00pm John, Aidan, & Molly Nolan, Glaslacken.
  • Sunday 8th July 10:30am Breda Roberts, Bolacreen.
  • Sunday 15th July 10:30am Pauline Kearns, Gurteen & James Kearns, Cromogue.

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 Patron

Friday 27th July 2018 Blessing of graves in Old Cemetery at 7:00pm. Calvary Cemetery: Holy Mass at 8:00pm.

Parish Family Picnic

..taking place in Bunclody Soccer Ground on Sunday July 8th at 2pm. Volunteers are needed to assist on the day, if interested please contact the parish office 053 93 76190.

Phoenix Park Tickets For Mass

Tickets are available on the WMOF 2018 website, for anybody who wishes to apply for tickets for the mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August .

Kids Summer Camp

Taking place in Bunclody Soccer Club on 9th-13th July. Ages 8-12 years old. €30 per child, family discounts available also. For more information Contact Sisters on: 087 2797194/053 9375398

Church Gate Collection

On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, money collected during Mass in both Bunclody and Kilmyshall will go to Gorta Self Help Africa. All contributions are gratefully appreciated.


‘The Hook of Faith’ website continues to be updated each Thursday with homilies, articles and reflections. Posted this week is the latest beautiful icon written by Fr Jim Nolan ‘Our Lady Un-doer of Knots’ and a corresponding prayer composed by Pope Francis. Check it out at

'Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago

Pilgrimage "The Way" Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela, 7th – 18th August 2018, €640.00 Booking with O'Leary Travel 053 9233178


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 winner Fri 29th June: Dylan P en der €88, KNS.

300-1 club: June Results : 1st Bobby McKeown, Ballypreacus. 2nd Mary & Jim Jordan, Coorduff. 3rd Elizabeth David. 4th Marguaritte Murphy, Glaslacken. 5th Andy Doyle, Craan. 6th Mary Nolan Sn, Kilmyshall. 7th Annette & Michael Murphy Ballyphilip. 8th Laura Murphy, The Laurells. 9th Bernie Cullen, Ballyphilip Hgts. 10th Denis & Martina Kelly, Glaslacken.

Kilmyshall Patron

Friday 20th July: Old graveyard 7:30pm
Saturday 21st July: Kilmyshall church:7:45pm

Ministers of the Eucharist - July 2018

  • Saturday: Joan Finn
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - July 2018

  • Saturday 14th July: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 15th July: John Atkinson

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 13th July. Thank you for your support.

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.

Streams of Bunclody Festival

Requires: Stewards required on 20th, 21st & 22nd July to assist with running of the festival. For more information ring 089 4972664 or email


..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.

St. Padre Pio Glove

..returns to the Scout & Guide Hall in Piercestown, Co.Wexford on Sunday 8th July from 2pm to 5pm. No Appointment Needed.

Sonas Health & Wellness Centre

A meditation evening of mindfulness & mindful living teaching will be held on Wednesday evenings 7:30-8:30pm. Releasing stress & anxiety and promoting relaxation. For booking please contact Melissa O Neil on 087 6874761.


Kilmyshall Parish Council would like to express our sincerest thanks to all who helped in any way and who gave of their time so generously in preparing for and on the day of our Annual Field Day on Sunday 1st July. A special word of thanks to all our sponsors in Kilmyshall and Bunclody for their very kind donations and continuing support, without which events like this could not take place. Thanks to all our parishioners who supported by donating bottles and prizes for our various stalls and purchased raffle tickets. A very special thanks to all who came on the day and supported us. Your support and hard work helped make the day a successful one.

Lough Derg 2018

The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email:


‘You cannot be a prophet in your home country’ is a well-known phrase. You don’t have to go too far to see examples of this gospel around you. Anyone who returns to their home town with new knowledge and wisdom can sometimes be put in their place. This is what occurs in Jesus’ home town of Nazareth in today’s gospel. Even though the crowd are impressed by the local carpenter’s son, astounded even, and note that he has great wisdom, still he could do no deed of power there. It is definitely a reality check experience. Have you ever had this experience in your own life? A time you were really excited about a new-found knowledge or inspired by a great event or speaker; yet when you returned to tell friends or family members they made fun of you or greeted you with cynicism? Or you can imagine yourself in the crowd today, listening to the local carpenter’s son, so full great teachings you cant quite believe it. In the end Jesus left and went around the villages teaching. Simply put, there are times when you have to move on and bear fruit elsewhere.

Jane Mellett

Parish Office Opening Hours

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

Volunteers Required

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

Streams of Bunclody Festival Parade

FREE drop in workshops taking place Mondays 9:30—3:30pm and Friday 9:30—12:30p, in ART BANK, Bunclody. Be part of the Queen of Hearts parade on Friday 20th July by dropping in to the workshops and helping construct props and costumes.

Special Ministers for July 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am: John Varghese
  • 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:

  • Freda Stout

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty J ordan & Mary Canning

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 offers us two stories of the healing miracles of Jesus showing up something of how God’s grace can enter our lives and transform our situations. We can all recall times when we were struggling, whether it be with a relationship of illness. We needed something to move us, to help us forgive, to help us walk away or relieve us of physical pain. In the end, it can be the simple gestures that save us: a kind word, someone praying for us, a gentle touch or we reach out to someone and like the woman with the haemorrhage, we suddenly feel within ourselves that we are healed.

The woman is physically healed through her faith-filled action but Jesus reaches out to her in another way by calling her "Daughter". He restores her status among the people. She would have been completely outcast in society because of her illness and Jesus does not let social convention dictate who he should or should not acknowledge. All are children of God. We are called to do the same, to reach out to those whom society declares "unclean" and those with whom we would rather not be associated. Jesus reminds the people of this woman’s true identity as a child of God.

As Mark returns to the account of Jairus’ daughter, we hear how Jesus restores the young girl to life with the simple words: "Talitha, Kum!" (Little girl, get up.) God’s grace is gentle yet can bring to life situations of death. What do you need healing from today? Ask the Lord for what you need.

-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 July 2018
Philip Murphy, Funeral Director
Irish Street, Bunclody.
087 273 1531