12-09-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 11th September
    7:00pm Ronald Patridge. Marie Farrell, Anniversary. Martin Jordan & Hugo Sinnott. Nell Redmond, 2nd Anniversary & her husband Andy Redmond. Dennis Jordan, Stahart.
  • Sunday 12th September
    12 Noon Michael Kinsella, Months Mind.
  • Tuesday 14th September
    9:00am Get Well Intentions. Final Profession.
  • Saturday 18th September
    11:00am Joseph Roberts.
    7:00pm Martin Jordan & Hugo Sinnott. Maureen Behan, Month’s Mind. Emmet Griffin, Anniversary, Drumderry.
  • Sunday 19th September
    12 Noon Emmet Griffin, Anniversary, Drumderry.

First Holy Communion

Will take place on Saturday September 18th  at 11:00 AM

Envelope Collection

Monday 6th September : €472.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Collections during Mass

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

Your support for both is much appreciated.

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

Special Ministers for September 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Doyle
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

Autumn Dues are Due at this time.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Sunday 12th September 10:30am Tom & Dolly O' Connor & Kieran & Sandra O' Connor, Ryland Hill


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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: Friday: 20th August Winner: Pat Grace €73 Seller : Redmond’s Bar. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Your support is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU to parishioners who continue to donate by dropping in their envelope contributions into the Parish Office, Church or Parochial house, Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

As a Consequence of Covid-19 the Parish Raffle will be the Parish’s main Fundraising Event again this year. We would like to express our gratitude to all who helped make the raffle successful last year. Those who sponsored prizes and to all who bought tickets. Parish Council Representatives will be delivering Raffle tickets in your area in the coming weeks. We hope you will support our 2021 Parish Raffle as generously as you have in the past.

Live Streaming Of Masses In St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall Will Commence On Wednesday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day And Can Be Accessed By Going Onto Kilmyshallparish.Com And Clicking On Live Video.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm

Simply Divine Saturday 11th Sept 10.04am - 10.30am
Maria Colfer speaks with Bishop Emeritus Denis Brennan about the the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas and on how it responds to the needs of Irish prisoners abroad and their families.
Sounds For Sunday 12th Sept 9.04am - 10.00am Presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Rev. Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes requests, hymns and sacred songs.

Bunclody Parish Office

  • MONDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • THURSDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur


Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190 E-mail:
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319
Sisters Contact No: 053 93 75398

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Job Reference – 2189791 Closing Date: 24/09/2021
Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.
D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies (MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)

Upcoming QQI Level 3 Courses

QQI Level 3 - Career Preparation
Thursday 30th September - Thursday 2nd December 9.30am - 11.30am

QQI Level 3 - Internet Skills
Thursday 30th September - Thursday 2nd December 2pm - 4pm

QQI Level 3 - Desktop Publishing
Wednesday 29th September - Wednesday 1st December: 2pm - 4pm

QQI Level 3 - Word Processing
Wednesday 29th September - Wednesday 1st December: 9.30am - 11:30am

If anybody is interested please contact: Ballon Business & Training Service
Tel: 059-915-9447 Email:

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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Bunclody ICA - New members needed

It is 70 years since ICA was started in Bunclody. The guild has always been very active in the parish for all those years. We want to keep that tradition alive. But, due in no small way to Covid 19 and the demographic ageing of our members, we are desperately looking for new members to join our guild. We meet once a month and have a guest speaker. Sometimes have various crafts, etc at our meeting. We also meet once a month for coffee and chat in local restaurant. Sadly, if we do not get new members, we may have to close the guild. If you have 2 hours to spare, once a month, and to keep the guild open, which was kept going by so many wonderful women in the past.

Please phone 087 2805426 or 086 8135587

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.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email for more information.


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Guided Pilgrimages on the Lough Derg

Pilgrim Path will be offered on Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option. Advance booking is essential. For further information email: or telephone: 0(0353) 719861518.
Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal. F94 N289

Bunclody Library

Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2021 has now started in Bunclody Library and will run until the end of August. All children are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing, and participation will also help maintain and improve reading levels over the summer months. Children are encouraged to visit the library regularly during the adventure with gifts being awarded at regular intervals. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free! For more information on Summer Stars activities, including online story time, short story competition, online quizzes and more please visit:

Follow Bunclody Library on Facebook for any updates and further information on local activities and events throughout the summer or phone the library at 053 9375466 or email at

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.


Mass is available to watch online. To view go to and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with any queries you may have.


Seeing your Life through the Lens of the Gospel

‘Who do you say that I am?’ Imagine Jesus putting this question to you. How would you answer it? How would you answer it, not in words taken from a catechism or textbook, but from your own experience on the significance of Jesus in your life? What does Jesus mean to you? What does his gospel message mean to you?

Jesus went on to teach his disciples that following him would be hard at times. There would be a price to pay. Perhaps you also have found that imitating the love and compassion of Jesus is not an easy road? Nor does it come easy to have the constant trust in God that Jesus had. Yet Jesus tells us that this is the way to life. Would you agree?

There is a natural human tendency to shy away from what is painful or difficult. Yet if that is our standard pattern of behaviour, we will not get far in reaching our potential. We will never find who we are capable of being. When have you found it worthwhile to face difficulties, persevere, ’carry your cross’ for a while to achieve some goal that was important to you?

John Byrne OSA


On the first week of Bishop Ger Nash’s ministry as bishop of Ferns, we have the full video of his ordination ceremony including the homily at the Mass. The Gospel for this Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time is where Jesus asks us to take responsibility of who we think he is. We have the usual newsletter insert and words from Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the occasion of the Centenary of the foundation of the Legion of Mary. We look closer on the findings of a recent report on the welfare of Irish prisoners abroad and discover how young people are now being bullied at school because of their faith. Finally, we feature an article for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on 14th September. Check out these and other resources available at


  • 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.

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