15-07-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 14th July
    11:00am Ellen Morrissey. Ronnie Moorhead. Ann Murphy, Months Mind.
  • Thursday 19th July
    9:00am Mary Connors, 2nd Anniversary
  • Saturday 21st July
    7:00pm Joe O’ Brian, First Anniversary
  • Sunday 22nd July
    12 Noon Mary Doyle, Ballypreacus

Envelope Collection

Monday 9th July: €868.80 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church

  • Sunday 15th July 10:30am Pauline Kearns, Gurteen & James Kearns, Cromogue, 20th Anniversary.
  • Saturday 21st July 8:00pm Pat, Maureen & PJ Kenny.

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

Parish Patron

Friday 27th July 2018 Blessing of graves in Old Cemetery at 7:00pm. Calvary Cemetery: Holy Mass at 8:00pm.

Phoenix Park Tickets For Mass

Tickets are available on the WMOF 2018 website, for anybody who wishes to apply for tickets for the mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August .

Church Gate Collection

On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, a church gate collection will take place in both Bunclody and Kilmyshall. Money raised goes to Gorta Self Help Africa. All contributions are appreciated.


Check out the weekly updates of the Hook of Faith Website that seeks to ‘Digitally proclaim the Gospel in the diocese of Ferns and beyond’. This week’s posts include a Sunday homily, the ongoing series on Faith and Mental Health and an interview with Fr Brian Broaders on the launch of the book ‘A Celebration of our 50 Pilgrimages’ that marks the 50 times the Ferns diocese has gone on pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Camino de Santiago

'Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage "The Way" Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela, 7th – 18th August 2018, €640.00 Booking with O'Leary Travel 053 9233178

The Parish Office

..will close for 2 weeks from July 27th reopening August 13th. The office will open until 4:30pm on July 27th to en-sure all matters for this period are sorted.

Bunclody Home Care Cancer

Annual Church Gate Collection will take place on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July. Your support would be much appreciated.


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.

Split the pot winner Fri 6th July: Ann Conroy €72, Cahill's Hardware.

Kilmyshall Patron Friday 20th July: Old graveyard 7:30pm Saturday 21st July: Kilmyshall church:7:45pm

Ministers of the Eucharist - July 2018

  • Saturday: Joan Finn
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - July 2018

  • Saturday 21st July: Jacqui Kehoe
  • Sunday 22nd July: Nellie Long

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 10th August. Thank you for your support.

Centering Prayer

...Saturday Gathering and upcoming retreats. 17th-24th July: 8 Day Centering Prayer Retreat. Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre, Crossgar, Co Down. For retreat information and bookings phone Eileen: 087 6017709 or email:  For a full list of our retreats:

FCJ Summer Camp

Taking place July 23rd - 27th in FCJ Bunclody. Suitable for boys and girls aged 7 to 13. There are two main areas of fun: sport/games and computer/coding activities. The camp will run between 10am and 3pm each day. For a brochure or more details text/call (086) 3925828 or email

Kilmyshall Parish Office

..will open from 9:00am to 1:00pm every Tuesday & Friday commencing Tuesday 17th July.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 2018

7th- 14th October 2018 Pilgrimage Directors: Fr Thomas Doyle and Fr Denis Browne 7 nights, full board at Hotel Catolica. Price: €745 per person sharing. FULL DETAILS FROM O’LEARY TRAVEL 053 9233178

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Vacancies Day Care Assistant Bunclody (maternity cover) Castledockrell Parish Caretaker For more information or to check your eligibility contact: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190/053 9376088.

To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years.

Streams of Bunclody Festival

Requires: Stewards required on 20th, 21st & 22nd July to assist with running of the festival. For more information ring 089 4972664 or email


..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.

Lough Derg 2018

The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email:

Parish Office Opening Hours

The Parish Office will be opened Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 4:30pm & Friday 8:30-1:00pm each week.

Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.

Streams of Bunclody Festival Parade

FREE drop in workshops taking place Mondays 9:30—3:30pm and Friday 9:30—12:30p, in ART BANK, Bunclody. Be part of the Queen of Hearts parade on Friday 20th July by dropping in to the workshops and helping construct props and costumes.

Special Ministers for July 2018

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Freda Stout

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty J ordan & Mary Canning

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.


Being a follower of Jesus means to be "sent out." Our spiritual lives ought to be visible on the outside through our actions and dealings with others. The disciples are sent in twos for companionship but also as a team; one person cannot have all the gifts and there is support in working with another.

We might interpret the many demands that they cast out as all those things in the world that are not of the Spirit, the injustices in our world. Jesus sends the disciples out to work for a better world, to bring move love, compassion, and peace to those that they encounter. They go and urge people to repent, to turn around. This is one of the goals of their mission and Jesus’ mission: to turn the world around.

Jesus ’ instructions to shake the dust from their feet when they feel unwelcome may seem harsh at first. We too may fear rejection and when we experience it, it can leave us feeling exhausted and upset. Perhaps the message here is to free ourselves and move on; to not let our disappointment and upset control our lives because if we do we lose our freedom, it holds us back and it starts to define us. In the midst of that experience, our true mission can become lost. As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland, let us go out and bring joy and hope to those we encounter.

"You might be the only gospel which people read."

Jane Mellett


  • 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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Philip Murphy, Funeral Director
Irish Street, Bunclody.
087 273 1531