14-11-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 13th November
    7:00pm Tom Doyle, Ballypreacus, 8th Anniversary. Johnny Codd, Kilmyshall, Month’s Mind. Noreen Murphy, Sliabh Ros, 2nd Anniversary. Joe Codd, Craan, Anniversary. Deceased members of the Connors & Flynn Families. Aidan Doyle & John Donohue, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 14th November
    9:00am John Doyle, 1st Anniversary.
    12 Noon Tony Nolan, Ryland. Kathleen & Valerie Nugent.
  • Monday 15th November
    9:00am Special Birthday Intention. Maura Redmond, Clonmel.
  • Wednesday 17th November
    9:00am John Clarke, 16th Anniversary.
  • Thursday 18th November
    9:00am Kathleen Clarke, 1st Anniversary.
  • Saturday 20th November
    7:00pm Patrick Behan, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 21st November
    12 Noon Rory & Nancy Murphy, Ballinavocran & deceased members of the Kelly & Murphy Families. Stephen Cox, Anniversary. Sean Cowman, Anniversary & deceased members of the Cowman and Gantly Families. Morris Murphy.

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.

Trócaire Collection

A special Trócaire Collection will take place next weekend 13th & 14th November in The Church of The Most Holy Trinity


A meeting to put the local area Meals on Wheels service on a more formal footing will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Bunclody on Monday November 15th at 8.00 p.m. The service currently delivers to people in Bunclody, Kilmyshall, Clohamon, Kilrush, Castledockrell and Clonegal. People from all these areas are invited to attend. For details contact James at 087-9594639, or Barbara-Anne at 08-6736966.

Annual Remembrance Mass

Mass in memory of those who have died this year will be held on Friday 19th November at 7:00pm. All are invited to attend mass. To include a loved one, or for more information, please contact the Parish Office
053-9376190 or Eileen 087-2933545.

Envelope Collection

Monday 8th November : €570.00 Thank You for your Generosity

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 November 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: TBC
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:  TBC
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 13th November 8:00pm Patrick O’Reilly, of "Hollow House", Ballypreacus, 60th Anniversary.
  • Saturday 20th November 8:00pm Ann & John Murphy, Cromogue Lane & Fr. Tom Cleary. James & Hanna Finn & sons James & Dinny Finn, Anniversaries.
  • Sunday 21st November 10:30am Ann & John Murphy, Cromogue Lr. 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: 5th November Winner: Conal Smyth €148 - Seller: K.N.S 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 & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the

Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 CLUB DRAW RESULTS - OCTOBER: 1st Patrick Long, Rossard 2nd John O’Leary, Rossard 3rd Liam Kelly, Glaslacken 4th Wattie & Kate Skelton, Ballinavocran 5th Mary Nolan Sn. Kilmyshall 6th Martina Kinsella 7th Denis O’Neill, Glaslacken 8th Jimmy Dwyer 9th Colin Kearns 10th Thomas Walsh, Gurteen.

Radio Mass: Mass will be broadcast on South-east Radio from Kilmyshall Church this Sunday 7th November at 10am. Please note change of time.

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

Annual Remembrance Mass
Mass in memory of those who have died during the year will be held in Kilmyshall Church on Wednesday 17th November at 7:30pm. If you would like a loved one included, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 or email:

Bunclody Parish Office

Opening Hours

WEDNESDAY 17th Nov: 8:30am - 4:30pm
THURSDAY 18th Nov: 8:30am - 4:30pm
FRIDAY 19th Nov: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Wed & Thur

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


A meeting to put the local area Meals on Wheels service on a more formal footing will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Bunclody on Monday November 15th at 8.00 p.m. The service currently delivers to people in Bunclody, Kilmyshall, Clohamon, Kilrush, Castledockrell and Clonegal. People from all these areas are invited to attend. For details contact James at 087-9594639, or Barbara-Anne at 08-6736966

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions

Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190

Trip to Arboretum Garden Centre,

Candy tours are running a day trip to the Arboretum in Leighlinbridge on Saturday 4th December. The day will begin with breakfast in the lovely surroundings of Rachel's Garden Cafe, enjoy wandering around the shops, garden centre. The bus will leave the Arboretum at 3pm and have a tour to Old Leighlin, visit St. Lazerian Holy Well and view the Barrow Valley from the ridge of Leinster afterwards return to original pickup points. Cost €45 and includes: Coach, Breakfast and tour of Old Leighlin. Pickup Points: Enniscorthy 9am - Bunclody 9:20am and Ballon 9:40am. Contact John Candy 087 2632324/May Kelly 087 7468724.

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

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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.

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.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm

Simply Divine Saturday 6th November 10.04am - 10.30am
Secularism is the topic, and Maria Colfers guest is Fr. Patrick Claffey, SVD, curate in St Mary’s, Haddington Road, and lecturer in world religions and theology at the Loyola Institute at Trinity College, Dublin.

Sounds For Sunday 7th November 9.04am - 10.00am
Sounds for Sunday, is presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes requests, hymns and sacred songs.


This is November, the time when we remember in a special way our deceased relatives and friends. It is also a good time to look to our-selves and to reflect on our own final end, our departure from this world and what follows. What follows, in accord with the Christian tradition, is the final judgment and our ultimate destination in either heaven or hell. It is good for us to reflect on death and what follows because it can make a great difference to the quality of life we live in the meantime.

Jesus, in St. John’s Gospel reminds us that we do not have to wait for the final judgment. We are judged already in virtue of the stand and direction we take in life. "For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already." (Jn. 3:17-18) But the person who believes in the Son of God has eternal life right now. Those who sustain eternal life or ongoing life with God during their time in this world will continue that life beyond this world with God in heaven. There will be one major difference. Now we relate to God through faith. Then, we will see God face to face or enjoy the Beatific Vision.

People are condemned because of their failure to believe or commit themselves genuinely to God or to Jesus and follow the way of life he has mapped out for us. Purgatory may be the consequence where people move from where they are at, through purification, to where they should be as people of God. Hell is the ultimate punishment for those who deliberately reject a life of relationship with God. Hell is not fire, but is probably a state of permanent and nagging regret for not taking the opportunity of salvation that came their way during their life-times. The present is the most important time for us. A little reflection should bring home to us where we are in relation to God’s Judgment. If we stand condemned at the moment we certainly can do something about it.

Reflection for weekend 13th & 14th November

Giving is Better than Receiving Because Giving Starts the Receiving Process (John Rohn)

Pope Francis told Alok Sharma, COP26 president, that the conference "can and should actively contribute to the conscious construction of a future where everyday behaviour and economic-financial investments can really safeguard the conditions of a dignified life for humanity today and tomorrow on a healthy planet."

We all have to do our part for the planet. There is a story told about a miser who fell into a well. Even though he wasn’t liked in the village because of his meanness, the people were anxious to rescue the man. Someone stretched down and said "Give me your hand". The miser hadn’t given anything in his life and could not understand what giving his hand meant. Someone else shouted down the well "Take my hand". Instantly the miser stretched out his hand and was pulled from the well. Giving and receiving always go hand in hand. We receive a lot when we are allowed to give. One of the greatest enemies of God is a meanness of spirit. We are called to be generous with our time, our love for people and the earth, our energy, our gifts and talents. Is there a bit of a miser in me, in how I use what God has given me.

(Fr Jame McSweeney)


  • 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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