11-09-2016  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 10th September
    11:00am Marie Farrell.
  • Sunday 11th September
    9:00am Danny Hamilton.
    12 Noon Mary Jackson.
  • Saturday 17th September
    11:00am Joseph Roberts, Carrigduff & deceased family members.
    7:00pm Martin Jordan St. Mary’s Villas. Paddy & Christy Cowman.
  • Sunday 18th September
    12 Noon May Roberts, Ryland Road (10th Anniversary). Eileen Roberts (3rd Anniversary) & her husband Joe Roberts (Month’s Mind). Mary O’ Leary, Barnahask (Month’s Mind).

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 4th Sept. 2016: €10.15 Thank you for your generosity


  • Saturday 17th September 8:00pm Hugh & Mary Byrne, Kilmyshall & deceased members of the Byrne family.
  • Sunday 25th September 10:00am (Radio Mass). John & Annie Hendrick, Kilbranish.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 8:30—9:30am. No Adoration on Bank Holidays.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Pat Tyrell, Ryland Road, Bunclody. May He Rest in Peace.

Collections during Mass

The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest. The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the Church, electricity, heating, repairs etc.

Autumn Dues due around this time.

The Diocesan Pastoral Council

..has arranged an evening for the presentation and discussion on the letter of the Holy Father, Pope Francis on " Love and the Family" 2016. The presenter is Dr Tony Hanna, Director of the Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry, Armagh Archdiocese. In Riverside Park. Hotel Enniscorthy on Monday 19th September 2016 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Admission €10.

Novena Prayer St. Pio of Pietrelcina Begins on 14th September
Almighty God you gave the Capuchin priest Saint Pio of Pietrelcina the immense privilege of sharing in a unique way the passion of your Son. Grant me through his intercession the graces that I ardently desire..... and above all at the hour of my death grant me the grace of being reconciled to the Will of Jesus and united with Him in the glory of His Resurrection. Amen

St Pio's relics

..coming to St. Aidan's Church Ferns Friday 23rd Sept. Concelebrated Mass & Confessions, & Blessing of religious objects at 7:30pm. *Individual blessing with St. Pio's glove*. Early attendance advisable. All welcome.

Parents of First Holy Communion Children

First Holy Communion Meeting will take place in the Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 21st Sept at 8:00pm for parents of children in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. making their Communion in 2017.  


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Weekday Mass will be held in the Oratory.

Eucharistic Adoration: Please note Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday in the Oratory from 10:00am -5:00pm. Adoration every Saturday night before Mass from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Mass will be broadcast on the radio from St. Mary Magdalene Church, Kilmyshall on Sunday 25th September at the earlier time of 10:00am.

Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

300 -1 Club Draw : Next draw Saturday 24th September after Mass. Your support is very much appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: August winner: Matt & Ann Murphy, Mullawn.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Lar Byrne €51 Seller: K.N.S. Next draw, Friday 9th Sept. Envelopes available in Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clohamon, & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.

The 2nd collection will help defray the cost of the loan for the roof. Last weeks collection realised €284.00. We thank your for your generous support.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan’s Hall.

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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


The choir is taking a break for the month of August. Choir practice will resume in early Sept. New members urgently needed. If interested please contact the Parish Office.

Bunclody Kilmyshall Parish Pastoral Council meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd September at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume on Wed. 14th Sept. at 7:30pm in Redmond’s. New members welcome. Contact Liz on 053 9377118/087 6450867.

Bunclody I.C.A.

..will resume after the summer break on Monday 12th September at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre. Competition: Mug of Autumn flowers. New members most welcome.

Ministers of the Eucharist September

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell/Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long/Janette O’ Neill

Ministers of the Word September:

  • Saturday 18th Sept: Jacqui Kehoe
  • Sunday 19th Sept: Nellie Long


VACANCIES CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSON (2) Two Positions Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - CES 2008670 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE PERSON (1) One Position HWH/Bunclody GAA Club Job reference - CES 200867 Check your eligibility by contacting: Employment Services, D. S. P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy. 053- 9239300.

Garda vetting will apply. Persons applying for these positions must satisfy the Dept. of Social Protection criteria to participate in a Community Employment Scheme.


Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes will begin in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. Bunclody on Wednesday 14th of Sept. Classes are available for both Primary and Secondary School students. Speech and Drama classes are not only fun but are also designed to encourage confidence, communication and creativity, skills which will benefit students all through their lives. Students will have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and prepare for Speech and Drama exams. New members are very welcome. Please call Elaine Jordan (B.A., L.R.I.A.M.) 086 1691040 for more details.

Monster Auction

Kildavin/Clonegal GAA Club will hold a Monster Auction in Spellman Park Kildavin on Sunday Sept 11th 2pm.


The three parables of things lost and found emphasise the unending forgiveness of God and God’s rejoicing for those who return. In each of the situations there is a frantic search for that which is lost and a huge celebration when the lost is found.

In the third parable of the Prodigal Son there is much to reflect on. We hear that the younger brother eventually ‘came to his senses’. We might pray today that God shows us the aspects of our lives in which we also need ‘to come to our senses’.

As with all parables, we are left thinking and wondering, disturbed even. A sheep and a coin we can rejoice over, but when it is a person who has done us harm, hurt us in some way, it is a much deeper and more painful process. The elder brother in the third parable feels hard done by, is deeply hurt, full of anger and resentment. Luke, being the excellent storyteller that he is, does not tell us the outcome of the story; it is for us to finish for ourselves. The elder brother has two options: he can walk away full of resentment or he can try to let go of the anger he feels towards his brother. The latter is a more difficult path but it is the only one that leads to life, no matter how painful the journey may be. The father stands there pleading for the elder brother to come in. ‘Forgiveness isn't about releasing someone from accountability for his actions. It is about us letting go of our anger and resentment’.

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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