08-09-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 7th September
    11:00am Ann Barry, Carrigduff.
    7:00pm Jack Cahill, Irish Street.
  • Sunday 8th September
    12 Noon Joe & Eileen Roberts, Anniversary, Carrigduff. Jack Cahill, Irish Street.
  • Friday 13th September
    9:00am Val Ryan, Special Intention. Thomas Oliver Murphy, 23rd Anniversary, St Mary’s Villas.
  • Saturday 14th September
    11:00am Marie Farrell. Joseph Roberts, Carrigduff.
    7:00pm Martin Jordan. Hugo Sinnott. Brigid Redmond, Anniversary, Carrigban.

Special Ministers for September 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Anita Somers

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • TBA

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Envelope Collection

Monday 2nd September €600.00 Thank You for your Generosity

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in the area on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September.

Church Gate Collection

A collection will take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (Children) Your support is appreciated.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 7th September 8:00pm Tom Dunne, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 8th September 10:30am Special Intention (Get Well)
  • Saturday 14th September 8:00pm Tom Dunne, recently deceased. Hugh, Margaret & John Byrne, anniversary.
  • Sunday 15th September 10:30am Jim Raleigh, 3rd anniversary.

Pastoral Council

The next Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 12th at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend

Trolley Raffle

A trolley raffle for Bunclody Men’s Shed will take place at Eurospar on Fri 13th, and Sat 14th September. For more information call Larry Cullen 0876271052 or Jonathan King 0894972664

First Holy Communion Meeting

A meeting with parents of 2020 Communion students will take place on Thursday 19th September at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre

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

Day of prayer at Lough Derg

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust will participate in a day of prayer at Lough Derg,Co. Donegal on Sat Sept. 21st. Trip includes bus travel from Wexford, New Ross or Enniscorthy, 2 nights b&b, 2 evening meals plus day on Lough Derg €195. Bus leaving Friday 20th and returning Sunday 22nd. Booking and details from Helen Kirwan 087/6817648.

Words of Wisdom

"If you gently touch a nettle,
It will sting you and you will pain,
Grasp it like a man of metal,
And it soft as silk remain." - Nance Bond

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Bunclody Day Care Day Care Assistants & Day Care Assistant/Driver
Job Reference - CES 2116096
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 053 9376190/053 9376088.


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 play resumes in Redmond's lounge on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thurs 19th September. Thank you for your support.


Join Fr. Michael A. Doyle on one of his faith, fun and friendship Pilgrimages to Medjugorge and Dubrovnik Oct 4th - 11th. For details contact O'Leary Travel Enniscorthy 053 91 23844

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.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Study Theology Online

Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register now for Autumn 2019 —
01 404 8124

Waterford Institute of Technology

Certificate in Community Studies - Level 6
Venue: Bunclody FET Centre
Beginning: 10am on Thursday September 19th
Finishing: May 2020
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Applications to be returned before 6pm on Friday September 6th 2019.
50% of spaces will be reserved for applicants from the Bunclody area
Interviews will be held at venue on September 12th
Desired applicants should have some involvement in community volunteering or work.


..recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let us know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
Come enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 2nd Sep: "Catch Up after the Holidays"
Mon 9th Sep: "Positive Thinking & Sing a Long" with Jackie Byrne
Mon 16th Sep: "Laughter Relaxation Exercise" with Mary Fitzpatrick
Mon 23rd Sep: "Monthly Quiz"
Mon 30th Sep: "Dancing" with Declan Flannigan

New Members Always Welcome Through the year we have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.
This Club suits 60+ age group. 10am -2pm
Entrance Fee: €4 includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Carlow IT Wexford Campus

..are offering a Certificate in Pastoral Theology: Spirituality and Practise, the course runs between Sept 24th 2019 and April 2020. Contact Wexford Campus 053918522 or Fr Billy 0871225407 for more info.
Applications due by September 20th

Speech and Drama Classes

Begin Wednesday 11th September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are fun and also a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication skills. 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 are very welcome. Contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.


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.


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 30th August: Winner: Rory & Conor Gormley, Winnings: €101. Sold in: KNS.

2nd Collection: €276.50

300-1 Club Draw Results August: 1st Olivia Vaughan, Co Mayo. 2nd Laurence & Michelle Farrell, Ballinavocran. 3rd Mick Neill, Ballyphilip. 4th Mary Donohoe, Ballyphilip Heights. 5th Brian óg Jackman, Cloneybyrne. 6th John & Lillian Murphy, Cromogue. 7th Nicky & Christina Cummins, Glaslacken. 8th Margaret Roberts. 9th Paddy & Janette Murphy, Mullawn. 10th Nellie Farrell, Rossard.


Mass in Kilmyshall will be broadcast on South East Radio at 10:00am on Sun 22nd Sept. Please note change of mass time for this week.

Eucharistic Ministers - September 2019:

  • Saturday night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - August/September 2019

  • Saturday 7th : Leah Sweeney
  • Sunday 8th: Liz Atkinson

Waterford Institute of Technology

Certificate in Community Studies - Level 6
Venue: Bunclody FET Centre
Beginning: 10am on Thursday September 19th Finishing: May 2020
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Applications to be returned before 6pm on Friday September 6th 2019.
Interviews will be held on September 12th
Applicants should have some involvement in community volunteering or work.

Clohamon Local Development

Clohamon's first tractor run takes place on Sun Sep 22nd at 1pm. Registration from 12 noon in the village. Proceeds in aid of the community fund for the development of Clohamon & Waterford Dialysis Unit. Entry €20. Refreshments served & all tractors entered in a raffle. Save the date and spread the word! Please support!

All tractors welcome!

Asperger Syndrome Support Group

Established with Support from Aspire Ireland

Volunteers wanted for committee with interest in establishing and running a monthly group for people with Aspergers, their Families & Professionals. Supporting those living in Carlow /Laois / Kilkenny / Kildare /Wicklow & Wexford. Open evening taking place in Carlow Town this September 2019 by Aspire Asperger’s Syndrome Association of Ireland. Please call 087 1127804 for info and to arrange first committee meeting.


The Gospel is troubling. Does Jesus really expect us to hate our families, friends and even ourselves in order to be his followers? We are being invited to think about how we attach ourselves to things and to people, even to images of ourselves. Attachment can cause all sorts of suffering in our lives. If we are to grow, we must move on from the comfortable, let go of the familiar. That can often be painful.

During the month of September, we are celebrating the Season of Creation. We know that our world is currently suffering from a catastrophic loss of bio-diversity, largely caused by a consumerist culture. God’s creatures are disappearing from the Earth at a rate we can scarcely comprehend. Insects, mammals, trees, plants and creatures are becoming extinct. We pray that this decline may end, and we acknowledge that we are part of a complex, delicate and interdependent web of life, created by God. To-day’s Gospel invites us to let go of the attachments in our lives which contribute to this destruction. Let us try to live more simply and sustainably, and to encourage others to do the same. We are called to examine our relationship with material things and walk more gently on the earth.

"It is not enough to think of different species merely as potential "resources" to be exploited, while overlooking the fact that they have value in them-selves… Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. We have no such right." (Laudato Si’ 33)

Suggestion of the week: Can you remove single use plastics from your life? Buy a reusable water bottle and reusable coffee cup. Say no to plastic straws and food wrapping.

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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