11-11-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 10th November
    11:00am Hannah Redmond, Coolmelagh.
    7:00pm Joseph & Catherine Jordan. Peter Doyle 4th Anniversary & Paddy Doyle 1st Anniversary. Aidan & Nicholas Doyle, Ryland. Joe Codd, Craan.
  • Sunday 11th November
    12 Noon Annie Nugent, Barnahask, 37th Anniversary. Kathleen Nugent, Ballypreacus, 21st Anniversary. Annie Badland Neé Nugent, Cheltenham, formerly Barnahask, 9th Anniversary.
  • Monday 12th November
    9:00am Jim Gleeson, 1st Anniversary.
  • Wednesday 14th November
    9:00am John Donohue and deceased members of the Donohue family.
  • Thursday 15th November
    9:00am Mora Redmond, Clonmel.
  • Saturday 17th November
    11:00am John Foley, Mill Road.
    7:00pm Tom Doyle, Ballypreacus, Anniversary mass.
  • Sunday 18th November
    12 Noon Sean Cowman, Irish Street, 2nd Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Monday 5th November: €735.00 Thank You for your Generosity

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

Bunclody ICA Meeting

Will be held Monday night 12th November in the pastoral centre at 8:00pm. Competition Is for "I hate November because" in 4 lines. Hostesses are Lily Power and Nan Kelly.




From this weekend Mass in our church will be available to watch online by livestream. To access the livestream go to and search for Bunclody. All weekly masses will be available to view. If you have any questions or feedback about the system please do get in contact with us in the Parish Office.


On Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November there will a weekend of discernment for those wishing to learn about diocesan priesthood. It will be held at Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre, Portarlington, Co. Laois and is organised by the National Vocations Office. For information, contact Fr Billy Swan on 087-1225407 or see


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.

Second Collection: €257.

Split the Pot Winner Fri 2nd Nov Winner: Kitty Jordan €102. Seller: Steemers.

Kilmyshall Christmas Party

Resulting from feedback, the Parish Council decided that Kilmyshall Christmas Party this year will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 2pm in River's Edge, Bunclody. Tickets €7.50 each, available from Kilmyshall Parish office and must be purchased before Tuesday 27th November.

Kilmyshall Parish Council will hold a Table Quiz in Redmond's on Friday 16th November at 8:30pm. Table of 4 €40. Your support would be appreciated.

Ministers of the Eucharist - November 2018

  1. Saturday Night: Ann Farrell
  2. Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Ministers of the Word - November 2018

  • Saturday 17th: Riona Mahon
  • Sunday 18th: Liz Atkinson

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Fri 23rd November. Thank you for your support.

Rural Social Scheme Vacancies

The Rural Social Scheme is a supplementary programme for low income farmers, We currently have a number of vacancies to fill. To check you eligibility or to register your interest in the scheme, please contact Margo Hayes on 053 9155865/087 0572951 or Eileen Furlong on 053 9155894/087 6685290.
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Christian faith and its importance for our times

A morning conference will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on Saturday 24th November at 9.30am and concluding with lunch. The topic of the conference is Christian faith and its importance for our times. The conference will explore four headings: Faith in the head, Faith in the hands; Faith in the heart and Faith tested. Speakers include Dr Sean O’Leary, Sr. Holy Family, Bunclody, Colette O’ Doherty and Fr Billy Swan. The conference is brought to you by Ferns Café (Ferns Catholic Adult Formation and Education) and will be opened by Bishop Brennan. All are welcome. To book a place text you name to 087-1225407.

Parish Office Opening Hours

12th-16th November

Monday 12th Nov: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 14th Nov: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 16th Nov: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Closed for lunch 1:00pm - 1:30pm Monday.
Normal hours will resume 19th November.

F.C.J Enrolment Night

The parents of all pupils who wish to enrol in 1st Year in the F.C.J. Secondary School, Bunclody for September 2019 are asked to attend an Application for enrolment night for parents and prospective students. This will take place on Thursday 15th November 2018 at 7.30 pm in the F.C.J. GYM. Parents must have Student PPS Nos. at this meeting.

Newly Opened Podiatry Clinic in Bunclody

Local Podiatrist Stephen Steward offers full range of Podiatry services: General Footcare (Corns & Callus), Back Leg Knee and Foot Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetic Foot Care and Assessment, Paediatrics/Adult Insoles & Custom Made Orthotics. The clinic is located at Pembroke Dental, Carrickduff and opens late on Wednesday. Stephen is delighted to bring this service to his local community and welcomes your support. Book a consultation today 053-937 5347

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

November Programme: 10 am - 2pm
Come along enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 5th Nov: Demonstration of Jewellery Making with Liz McSweeny.
Mon 12th Nov: Modern Technology with FCJ Students.
Mon 19th Nov: Autumn & Christmas Planting with Fergal Joy, Glanbia. Mon 26th Nov: Arts, Crafts & Games.
New Members Always Welcome Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/ card playing. This Club would suit 60+ age group.
Entrance Fee:€ which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

National Collection for WMOF

Please support the 5th National Collection for WMOF 2018 which will be taken up in the 2nd collection during mass over the weekend of 10th/11th November.

Special Ministers for November 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Willie Doyle
  • 9:00am: Helena Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne/Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Mary Canning

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Wexford General Hospital’s

..annual Service of Remembrance which will take place on Friday 16th November in Clonard Church @ 7.30pm.

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group

Presenting 'Women on the Verge of HRT' by Marie Jones, staged for the first time in Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club. Directed by Tommy Murphy with Mary Gibson, and cast including Bunclody regulars Sinéad O'Gorman & Margaret Farrell and newcomer John Donoghue. Running Monday 12 to Friday 16 November at 8 pm. To book tickets, text 087226937 giving name, number of tickets and the night you wish to attend.

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. 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 very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.

Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.

Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/ for information.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.


..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.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Volunteers Required

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

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.


In the Gospel of this Sunday, Jesus warns us not to be like the scribes who walk about in flowing robes, who love to be greeted and acknowledged in the marketplace and see the prime places at banquets, and in the synagogue when they come for worship. Their top motivation in life is to gain attention and create an impression in public. Jesus condemns them for making a show of lengthy prayers while at the same time exploiting widows, the most vulnerable people in the community at the time.

The scribes are the equivalent of those who wallowed in class distinction in this country in the past. We are not as conscious of class distinction nowadays. That is not to day that it does not exist in certain areas of life at present. All we need do is put to ourselves the question: "Do I consider myself superior to any person or group of people in my community?" If the answer is "yes" then a there are a number of considerations that come to mind. We are all equal in God’s eyes. All of us are the children of God and created in his image and likeness. None of us is junk in God’s eyes. We should never consider ourselves or anyone else in that light.


  • 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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