13-06-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 12th June
    7:00pm Patrick, Henrietta, Michael & Pat O’Brien Ballypreacus, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 13th June
    9:00am Ellen Breen, Millview, Anniversary. Walter Forde & Fr. Walter Forde. James & Bridget Thompkins, Anniversary. Deceased members of the Egan and Grimes families & Special Intentions.
  • Friday 18th June
    9:00am Birthday Remembrance.
  • Saturday 19th June
    7:00pm Imelda O’Connor, Months Mind.

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.


Restoration of Adoration will resume from Monday 21st June. There will be a document in the back of the church for Names. Adoration will take place at main alter of church and will continue until end of September.

Special Ministers for June 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

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:

  • Hannah Fitzpatrick

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 12th June 8:00pm Nancy Murphy, Kilmyshall & deceased members of the Murphy & Long families.
  • Sunday 13th June 10:30am John Hogan, Anniversary.


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:28th May Winner: Leah Butler €100 Seller : Kilmyshall Parish Office.
300-1 Club Draw Results May 2021: 1st Michael Byrne, Kilmyshall 2nd Carol Walsh c/o K.N.S 3rd Martina Kinsella, Craanmore 4th Rachel O’Brien, Ballyphilip Heights 5th Joe & Mag Reck , Cloneybyrne 6th Andy Doyle, Killanure 7th Tina Collier, Ballyphilip Heights 8th Emma & Liam Fielding, Gurteen 9th  Eileen Coleman, 10th Padraic Murphy, Killanure.


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

St Peter’s College Past Pupils Union

School Sports Development fund Ticket Draw – Tickets €10 each

  • 1st Prize € 2000
  • 2nd Prize € 500
  • 3rd Prize € 250
  • 4th Prize € 250

All proceeds go to Astro Pitch Development Fund
Draw will take place in St. Peter’s College on July 30th 2021
Tickets can be purchased by phoning SPC PPU PRO, Tel: 0877971077 or

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

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.

Bunclody Library

Bunclody Library has now reopened for browsing and ‘contact and collect’ during normal opening hours.
Do you want to test the Radon levels in your home? Bunclody library has digital radon monitors available to borrow for a 4 week period, along with leaflets advising you on what to do if your radon levels are high. To borrow a monitor you must be a member of Wexford Library Service (you can join if you are not already signed up), and you must collect and drop back the monitor to Bunclody Library.

To find out more on what’s happening in Bunclody Library please follow us on FaceBook or contact us at 053 9375466 or

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.


Something we may not often think about is Jesus’ earthly relationship with creation. Jesus walked everywhere, went to quiet places to pray, preached from mountains, from boats on the water; his followers included fisherman in tune with the rhythm of the sea. In Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’- On care for Our Common House, he reminds us that Jesus ‘was in constant touch with nature, lending it an attention full of fondness and wonder’ (Laudato Si’,97).

Jesus’ parables are full of imagery from the natural world and in today’s Gospel we have an example of this in the parable of the mustard seed. People of Jesus’ time may have preferred the image of the lofty ‘cedars of Lebanon’ to ex-plain God’s kingdom, mustard plants however, only stand a few feet tall. Jesus is turning the ideals of power and triumph on their head. There is an ancient text which forbade planting mustard seeds in Palestinian gardens because the shrub takes over wherever it is planted and attracts unwanted birds, Author and activist, Shane Claiborne, compares it to Kudzu, a wild vine that could blanket entire mountain areas, smother trees, even crack cement buildings. This mustard seed image of God’s dream for this world is one which suggests that it will grow even in places where it is not wanted, putting cracks in seemingly mighty structures.

The New Testament not only tells us of the earthly Jesus and his tangible and loving relationship with the world. It also shows him risen and glorious, present throughout all of creation (Col 1:19-20).

‘ The very flowers of the field and the birds which (Christs) human eyes contemplated and admired are now imbued with his radiant presence’ (Laudato Si, 100). As we watch out for traces of the mustard seed kingdom this week, let us also embrace the joy of Christ in all of creation.

Jane Mellett


On the Hook of Faith, we begin a new series this week on ‘A New Irish Catholicism’. In this series, we explore in what ways the Lord is renewing his Church. The homily for this Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time is offered by Fr Brian Broaders who unpacks a series of Jesus’ parables on the seed that grows. We have the usual newsletter insert and a reflection by Bro. Solanus from the Friary in Wexford. We feature a video by Pope Francis on his intention for the month of June – that urges young people not to give up on the dream of married love. Finally, we have updated statistics from Holland that show the numbers dying from euthanasia are increasing rapidly – a fact that challenges its pro-posed legalisation here. Check out these and other resources available at

Reflection for weekend 12th & 13th June 2021

The grand connection between grandparents and grand-children where the wisdom and serenity of the older generation is mixed with the energy and enthusiasm of the young - each can benefit the other. Pope Francis recognises this and has declared Sunday 25th July as the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

There are Blessings and Graces that being a grandparent can bring according to Ms. Stanton

1. Grandparents are blessed as they get a second chance to get it right. We know where we went wrong before
2. Wisdom of the years that has been gained by living-we can share
3. Humility - we know when we are wrong
4. To love – not always looking to be loved
5. To be generous –with your time and not just money
6. To be light-hearted and to laugh with the grandchildren and play with them
7. To listen – use your ears more
8. Question rather than declare or tell them what to do –if you ask the right questions they often come up with answer themselves
9. Be really present – show up and shut up
10.To pray – even when you are not there physically we can always pray for them.

Compiled by Peggy Stanton
Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm Simply Divine Saturday 5th June 10.04am - 10.30am Maria Colfer speaks with Peggy Staunton, Artist/journalist, founder-the Mary Anne Foundation; author of books and columns; ABC News network 's first woman correspondent in Washington and to Bishop Denis Brennan on some recent Celebrations in the Diocese. Sounds For Sunday 6th June 9.04am - 10.00am presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes requests, hymns and sacred songs. Sunday Mass 6th June 10.00am Church of the Assumption, Bride Street, Wexford Christi.


  • 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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