17-06-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 16th June
    7:00pm Johanna Kavanagh, Tommie & Alice Larkin. Harry & Nancy Murphy, Ballinapark. Walter Forde & Father Walter Forde.
  • Sunday 17th June
    12 Noon Tom Furlong. Tommy Larrissey, 1st Anniversary. Patrick, Henrietta, & Michael O’ Brien Anniversary.
  • Friday 22nd June
    9:00am Dr Alfred Cantwell
  • Saturday 23rd June
    7:00pm John Connors, Irish Street. Jimmy Foley, Killanure. Hugh Doyle, Kilanure, 1st Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Monday 11th June: €730.50 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 16th June 8:00pm Special Intention.
  • Sunday 17th June 10:30 am James & Josephine Farrell and their daughter Catherine. Birthday Remembrance.

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


Through the life - giving water of Baptism we welcome to our community:
Sienna Michelle Kelly


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

Parish Patron

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

National Collection for the World

Meeting of Families 2018 Please support the fourth national collection for WMOF2018 which will be taken up in our parish on the 16th & 17th June. Thank you.

Parish Family Picnic

.. taking place in Bunclody Soccer Ground on Sunday July 8th at 2pm. Some seats still available for overnight stay in Knock on June 30th/July 1st. Singers also required for choir to sing in the basilica on the day.

There will be a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council and volunteers to organise the Parish Family Picnic Day in the Pastoral Centre on Thursday June 21st at 8:00pm


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: Brian g & Pat Jackman. €85, Kilmyshall N.S.

Ministers of the Eucharist - June 2018

  • Saturday: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday: Janette O’Neill

Ministers of the Word -June 2018

  • Saturday 23rd: Riona Mahon
  • Sunday 24th: Ellen Dobson

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Latest winner David Creane €81.00. Next draw Friday 15th June. Thank you for your support.

Kilmyshall Field Day - Sunday 1st July

All usual attractions: bottle stall, bouncy castle, wheel-of-fortune, Over 60's Dress Competition. Male & Female. Entries to Children’s Art Competition must be in by June 27th, entries on A4 size sheet please. Please leave them in to the school.

Field Day Raffle tickets will be delivered in the coming weeks.
We would be grateful for any donations of unwanted gifts and bottles for our bottle stall. In order to facilitate the labelling the bottles for the Field Day please leave donations for bottles stall to the Parochial House or the Half - Way shop before the 22nd June.

Anyone available and would like to help at the Field Day please contact Janette on 086 3681772

This is the Parish’s main fundraising event of the year and your support is very much appreciated.

Parish Office Opening Hours

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

Public Notice

Swimming in unsupervised areas can be extremely hazardous. Potential Hazards include: Underwater obstructions, moving boats, deep & shallow water, slippery & uneven surfaces, tides & strong currents, water quality unsuitable for bathing. Parents, know where your children are at all times and please ensure that if they go swimming, they are aware of these dangers.

Clothes Collection

Held by Bunclody camogie club on 19th 20th 21st & 22nd of June. Drop off any unwanted clothes or shoes to GAA pitch between 7 and 8pm on these evenings. Thank you.

Volunteers Required

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

Family Fun Day

Taking place June 17th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in Innovate Wexford Park as part of the World Meeting of Families celebrations. Activities for all the family including fitness challenges, meeting Wexford sportspeople, and dressing room tours. Activities for kids include as Bricks for Kidz or face painting. And much more on the day.

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 June 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Caroline Fortune
  • 12 Noon: Anita Somers

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh/Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts/Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Nancy Guinan

Shrine Rota:

  • Dermot O’Connor & John Burke

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.


The parable of the mustard seed seems pretty straight forward at first glance, but as always there is more to it than meets the eye. Jesus did not compare the Kingdom of God to a majestic tree. There is an ancient text which forbade planting mustard seeds in Palestinian gardens because the shrub takes over wherever it is planted. It is wild, gets out of control, and attracts unwanted birds. The kingdom of God grows from something small to something large, but more than that, its growth is overwhelming and it will grow even where it is not wanted. Author and activist, Shane Claiborne, compares it to kudzu, a wild vine that could blanket entire mountain areas, smother trees, and even crack cement buildings.

People of Jesus’ time may have preferred the image of the lofty "cedars of Lebanon" to explain God’s kingdom where the nations could build nests like the eagles do. Now that image may have gotten a few cheers from the crowd! Mustard plants however, only stand a few feet tall. Jesus is turning the ideals of power and triumph on their head again. The image we have here is of the birds who find a home in this little shrub which cannot be curtailed. It will grow even where it is not wanted. Watch out this week for glimpses of this "mustard seed" kingdom quietly growing.

-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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