13-01-2019  Newsletter


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Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Sunday 13th January
    9:00am Thomas McCormack, Patrick Slevin, & Angela Fitzpatrick.
    12 Noon Bridget Lennon, Main Street, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 19th January
    7:00pm Ada Doyle. Patrick Kavanagh, Ryland.
  • Sunday 20th January
    12 Noon Aidan Whelan. Aidan & Philomena Mahon, Irish Street.

Envelope Collection

Monday 7th January: €1439.00
Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 12th January 8:00pm Dan Murphy Mullaun. Pat & Mary Murphy, Cashel.
  • Sunday 13th January 10:30am Tom O Connor, Ryland Hill.
  • Saturday 19th January 8:00pm Rita Foley, Killanure. Patrick & Elizabeth Hendrick, their daughter Mary, and deceased members of the Hendrick family.
    Paddy Long and deceased members of the Long family.

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

Parish Office Closing Early Tues 15th Jan

The Parish Office will close at 11:30am on Tuesday 15th January as the secretaries have training that afternoon. We apologise for the inconvenience and will reopen as normal Wednesday 16th.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of:
May They Rest in Peace.

Pastoral Council Meeting

The next meeting has been moved from Thursday 15th to Thursday 25th January at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Do This in Memory

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday January 27th.

Marriage Notices

Congratulations to Shane Kehoe & Donna Moore and Cathal Redmond & Aine O’ Connor who married over the Christmas period . We wish them every happiness and joy in their lives together.

Church Gate Collection

County Wexford Community Workshop would like to thank everyone for their support in their recent Church Gate collection which raised €344.50.


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.

2nd Collection: €213

Split the Pot: Winner: Kathleen Lancaster, €69. Seller: Parish Office

300-1 Club Draw December results:
1st Teresa Moules, Mt. Leinster Pk. 2nd Nicky & Christi-na Cummins, Glasslacken. 3rd Carmel & Ted Sinnott. 4th Joan Finn, Coorduff. 5th John & Margaret Nolan, Ballinavocran. 6th John Hendrick, Craan. 7th Anne Tyndall, Gurteen. 8th Carmel Tobin, Cromogue. 9th The Kavanagh Boys, Gurteen. 10th Mary Breen, Bunclody.

Kilmyshall ICA

The next meeting will take place Tuesday 15th January at 8:00pm in the Parish Office


Eucharistic Ministers - January 2019:

  • Saturday Night: Marie Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - January 2019

  • Saturday 12th : Jacqui Kehoe
  • Sunday 13th: Chris Atkinson

Colouring sheets are available at back of the Church for the children, and may be used during Mass.

Parish Office

..closed Tuesday 22nd January. Opening Monday 21s January from 9am—1pm instead.

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Vacancy Bunclody AFC Grounds person/Maintenance Job Reference: CES 2096644 Closing Date: 5pm Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019 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.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 25th January. Thank you for your support.

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

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.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, and Gurteen on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th January 2019.


Mass in our church is 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 contact the Parish Office 053 93 76190.

Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office reopens tomorrow, Monday, 7th January at 8:30am. Normal hours as follows:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am- 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am- 1:00pm
  • Closed for lunch 1:00pm - 1:30pm Mon - Thurs
  • Closed Bank Holidays

Pastoral Council Meeting

The Pastoral Council will meet on Thursday 17th January at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Invalid Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019

Application forms are available in the Parish Office for anyone who wishes to apply as an Invalid Pilgrim for this years Lourdes Pilgrimage. Forms must be filled in and submitted no later than 1st March.

2019 Contribution Envelopes

Contribution envelopes for 2019 are available for collection in the porch of the church.

2019 Envelopes

..available at the back of the church and also in the
Parish Office on Tues/Friday 9am—1pm.

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 in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If 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.

Special Ministers for January 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Caroline Fortune

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan/Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne/Paul Egan
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 2019

Special early booking discount of €50 before 15/2/19
Departing with Aerlingus on: May 16th for 7 nights €645
September 26th for 7 nights €675

Price includes:
B&B and evening meal, coach transfers along scenic route from Dubrovnik, all government taxes and fully comprehensive travel insurance. Full Marion Pilgrimage Programme Provided
€100 deposit secures seat and discount
Contact Ann Murphy on 087 2254206 for more information.


Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner: Betty Byrne €78.00 Thank you for your support.


..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.

Volunteer drivers urgently needed

The Irish Cancer Society operates a Volunteer Driver Ser-vice for referred Wexford patients attending St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin for chemo treatment. Drivers pick a patient up at their home, drop them at the hospital and, after treatment, bring them home again. All volunteer expenses are paid. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability, who have a car and can commit to driving min two (week) days a month. To apply please call Laura on 01 2310 594 or visit the Irish Cancer Society website

General Data Protection Regulation

The introduction of GDPR regulations in May 2018 requires the implementation of new safeguards around personal data. As a result, the Diocese of Ferns has compiled a request form in relation to dealing with baptism, confirmation and marriage certificate requests. Anyone wishing to obtain a certificate must fill out a form and have up to date photo id. If another person is collecting the certificate, they must be authorised to do so and must produce id.

We thank you for your understanding and patience with this matter.

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am-11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.

Lighting of Walking track at GAA Pitch

The walking track at the GAA pitch in Bunclody will be lit from 7pm to 9pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Annual membership €10. OAP membership € 5


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The January Programme - 10 am to 2pm
Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 14th Jan: WELCOME BACK – Movie Monday "Keeping Up Appearances"
Mon 21st Jan: Modern Technology
Mon 28th Jan: Monthly Quiz
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: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch


Today’s Gospel tells us that people were "filled with expectation." It sounds like a very exciting time as they wonder who this prophet John could be. John must have been a dynamic and inspiring preacher as the people speculated if he were they one they had been waiting for. He uses all of his attention for one purpose: to point people to Jesus. There are many people in our own lives who have pointed us towards Jesus, perhaps by invitation to an event or a retreat or by shaving a reflection with us at just the right time. In them, we see something special and interesting that makes us wonder in our hearts and seek a little further. They are the John the Baptists in our lives, pointing us towards the Lord like signposts along the way.

John humbly responds to the people by saying, "One who is more powerful than I is coming," He emphasises that it is He who will really set their hearts on fire. While the words concerning "winnowing forks" seems harsh, we interpret them as speaking of God’s power to transform our lives through Jesus. When Jesus enters into the narrative, Luke emphasises that He is at prayer, and it is then that this powerful experience of God occurs. A nice meditation for today is to repeat the last sentence of today’s Gospel, imagining God speaking these words to you: "You are my Daughter/Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."


  • 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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