15-08-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 14th August
    7:00pm Mary & Paddy Flynn, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 15th August
    9:00am Dominic O’Connor, Hospital Hill.
  • Tuesday 17th August
    9:00am John Byrne, Ryland Road. Special Intention.
  • Saturday 21st August
    11:00am Special Intention.
  • Sunday 22nd August
    12 Noon Brendan & Teresa Canning and John & Annie Canning.

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.

Envelope Collection

Monday 9th August : €529.70 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 August 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Ger Kehoe / Edel Kearney

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 14th August 8:00pm Mick Furlong, Month’s Mind.
  • Sunday 15th August 10:30am Mick Murphy, Recently deceased.


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: 6th August Winner: David Kavanagh €70 Seller : Cahill’s Hardware. 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.

Your support is greatly appreciated


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

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 Men’s Shed will be holding our first AGM on Wednesday 18th August starting at 7:00pm in our new Shed, behind St Mary’s Day Care Centre, Ryland Road. Existing and new members are welcome.

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Job Reference – 2186776
Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility

Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy
053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.
D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies
(MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)

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.

Bunclody Library

Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2021 has now started in Bunclody Library and will run until the end of August. All children are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing, and participation will also help maintain and improve reading levels over the summer months. Children are encouraged to visit the library regularly during the adventure with gifts being awarded at regular intervals. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free! For more information on Summer Stars activities, including online story time, short story competition, online quizzes and more please visit:

Follow Bunclody Library on Facebook for any updates and further information on local activities and events throughout the summer or phone the library at 053 9375466 or email at

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.


This weekend we celebrate the Solemn Feast of the Assumption of our Lady into heaven. We do not have direct evidence, but it is a tradition going back to the early days of the church. It was, no doubt, appropriate that Mary should share in the destiny and glory of her Son. St. Paul reminds us, "Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first fruits of all who have fallen asleep." (I Cor. 15:20). Jesus was the first to rise from the dead and gives the assurance that all who are linked to him in faith and love would share in his resurrection. We can be very confident that Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Son of God, would share in that assurance. Her faith and lifelong relationship with her Son down to his death on Calvary entitled her to share his glory.

The Gospel of today’s mass gives us a good insight into Mary’s character and per-son. She showed herself to be a woman of compassion and care. The Angel Gabriel re-minded her that her elderly cousin had conceived a son and at that time was in her sixth month. Mary immediately set out on a two or three day journey to a little town near Jerusalem to help and support Elizabeth in the latter days of her pregnancy. When she arrived Elizabeth gave her a prophetic welcome. She assured her that she was blessed among women. She praised her for her extraordinary faith. "Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled". The Gospel concludes with Mary’s Magnificent. She praises God for the great dignity he bestowed on her. The burden of her message is that God thinks differently to us. Her thinking resembles that of Isaiah, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways are not my ways." (Is.55:8) God chooses the lowly and insignificant of this world to fulfil his purposes. It is not the proud and the powerful that God chooses, but "he has looked on his lowly handmaid."

Reflection for weekend 14th Aug & 15th Aug

‘There is only one path to heaven. On earth, we call it love’ (author unknown)

This Sunday is the feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. It is always a turning point in late summer, not just for those getting the Leaving Cert results but also a reminder that the school holidays will soon be winding down as we head for September. At the heart of this feast day is a sense of hope. Mary was taken up into heaven to show the other side of death. Death is always so final, but as believers we believe in eternal life. It’s the hinge on which we rest everything. The Assumption of Mary is a reminder that we are merely pilgrims as we journey through this world. What happened to Mary is God’s plan for all of us too. Sometimes we need a boost and a reminder that there is a meaningful purpose to life. Today is certainly one of those days. As we journey we need to give 100% to what needs getting done. This means when we do something, no matter how small, it’s best to give it our all. In our Gospels, Jesus constantly encouraged people to do their best, to keep focussed and especially on the really important things in life . As Samuel Johnson said ‘Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘can’t’ When we find ourselves saying ‘I can’t’, we pray for the encouragement to say ‘I can’.

(Thoughts by Fr James Mc Sweeney)

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


  • 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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The Feast of Mary’s Assumption falls this year on a Sunday which gives us a chance to explore its connection to our share in the resurrection of Christ. The homily for this important occasion is given by Fr Lar O’Connor. We also offer an article on the meaning of Mary’s Assumption and a beautiful reflection on Our Lady by Henri Nouwen. We have the final part of the series ‘A New Irish Catholicism’ and look forward to the feast day of St Bernard of Clairvaux on 20th August. Included is the latest poem by Philip Quirke. Finally, news of a sever famine emerging in Madagascar – caused by climate change – and the relief efforts underway. Check out these and other resources available at

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