13-05-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Sunday 13th May
    9:00am Matthew Doyle, Carrigduff. Pat Kavanagh, Arron house & deceased members of the Kavanagh family.
    12 Noon Jerimiah & Pauline Tobin. Patrick O’Sullivan, Anniversary.
  • Tuesday 15th May
    9:00am Deceased members of the Dockrell family, Carrigduff.
  • Saturday 19th May
    7:00pm Breda Nolan 3 years Anniversary & also her Son Billy Nolan 11 years Anniversary.
  • Sunday 20th May
    9:00am Patrick & Andy Doyle and deceased members of the Doyle & Comerford families.
    12 Noon Dick & Delia Breen.

Envelope Collection

Monday 30th April : €669.70 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 12th May 8:00pm Mary Weafer, Cametigue, 7th Anniversary & deceased members of the Weafer and Byrne families. Maryann Doyle & her brother Sylvie Doyle, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 19th May 8:00pm Ann Plunkett, Kilmyshall.

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 Parish Flower Society

Help is needed to arrange flowers for the altar on a monthly rota basis. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact the Parish Office
on 053 9376190.


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

The Holy Rosary

will be recited for the Month of May at: Our Lady’s Grotto, St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m.

Swimming Pool Draw Results (May)

Shirley Porter €500, Síobhán Delaney €200, Pat Seale €100.


A Spirituality of Creation in Laudato Si & Patrick Kavanagh. Will take place May 25th in Ballyvaloo Retreat & Conference Centre, Blackwater, Co. Wexford. Speaker: Una Agnew SSL Times: 10am - 4.30 pm. Cost: €25 (includes lunch), pay on the door. Booking essential. To book, call Sara/Catherina on 056 7722870.

Bunclody I.C.A

..will hold their May meeting next Monday night 14th May in the Pastoral Centre. The competition is for 4 lines of "a cup of tea and what it means to me". The guest speaker is Marie Davis Make-up artist.


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

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church ( Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

Split the Pot Winner Fri 4th May: Kyra Redmond, €105. Thank you for your support.

Ministers of the Eucharist - May 2018

  • Saturday: Martin Cullen
  • Sunday: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - May 2018

  • Saturday 19th: Leah Sweeney
  • Sunday 20th: Sarah Kenny

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.

Special Ministers for May 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Paulina
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Srs of Inst Word

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society

  • Ellen Delaney / Liz Kelly

Shrine Rota

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

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

Festival of Choirs

A festival of Choirs will take place in Gorey from Fri 11th - Sun 13th May, all proceeds to Wexford Hospice Homecare. There will be 20 choirs taking part in 4 different venues over the 3 days. Look up online Festival of Choirs Gorey & see if you are interested in coming along to any of the performances. No ticket required for any event. Donations at the door in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare.


Sat May 26 - Sun June 03 2018 €899.00 sharing/€155.00 single supplement.

Camino 2018 is ready to go! Hotel accommodation with bags transported forward each day. Only 6 places remaining!! All are welcome to join us, whether you are religious or non-religious. For more information or booking contact Liam O'Leary, O'Leary Travel, 3 Main St, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel: 053 9233178 Fax: 053 9234822 Email:

‘The Monday Club’

St Mary's Day Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody, May Programme - 10am - 2pm. Come along and enjoy a social and informative gathering. Mon 14th May: " preparing your garden for spring/ summer" - Fergal Joyce

Mon 21st May: Arts & Crafts, card games/ bingo and lots of chat
Mon 28th May: Variety Show performed by the talented FCJ students
New members always welcome.
Club suits 60+ age group - Entrance fee: €4 which includes tea/ coffee & light lunch.

Singer/Musician 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.


In a world where people fight so hard to win human rights, we in Ireland are being asked to take a right away, and the most fundamental right of all at that, the right to life. What repeal would mean is very clear, namely that the unborn boy or girl whose heart beats at 21 days - and the older unborn baby who has all of her / his vital organs at twelve weeks - will have no rights at all in Irish law, should people vote yes to repeal. This twelve week old unborn baby - who is now enjoying for the first time the ability to kick, to move and to yawn – would, in the first stretches of young life, be without the basic protection of the right to life itself. (Bishop Denis Brennan, Pastoral Letter, The Right To Life Of The Unborn).


On May 18th in Good Counsel College Chapel, New Ross there will be a 24hr Adoration Vigil for Life. The Vigil begins on Friday evening at 6.30pm with an opening Mass and followed by hourly prayer, music and silent Adoration. The Vigil will finish with Mass at 5pm on Sat 19th May. There will also be an opportunity for Confessions. "Can you not pray with me one hour?" Matthew 26:41. Refreshments available for the duration. For further info contact 0876283405/ 0879740021.


We find the main account of the Ascension of the Lord in the Acts of the Apostles. Before his final departure Jesus assured the Apostles that they would receive power from the Holy Spirit and will be witnesses throughout the world starting from Jerusalem. After that, "he was lifted up while they looked on and a cloud took him from their sight." We are reminded of the cloud at the Transfiguration of Jesus that indicates the presence of God. At the Ascension Jesus is exalted and returns to take his place at the right hand of the Father. He ascends into heaven and "heaven" is the biblical location for the residence of God. At the scene of the Ascension the apostles looked upwards like Elisha awaiting their share of God’s Spirit. As they did so they are con-fronted by two men in white robes, angelic figures, who interpret the event for the witnesses. "This Jesus who was taken up from you in to heaven, this same Jesus will come back in the same way as you have seen him go there." It is not clear what they have in mind.

The Gospel is the addition by a different author of Mark’s account. It avails of earlier descriptions. Before his final departure Jesus gives a commission to the Apostles. Jesus showed himself to the eleven and said to them, "Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; he who does not believe will be condemned." Faith and baptism, as in John’s Gospel, is the key to salvation. "No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Holy Spirit." In the concluding words of the gospel, we are assured that the Lord Jesus was taken up to heaven. " The apostles, for their part, took his place in continuing his ministry – "while they, going out preached everywhere, the lord working with them and confirming the word by the signs that accompanied it."


  • 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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