17-10-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 16th October
    7.00pm Pat Park Nolan, Mill Road, Months Mind. Lily Murphy, recently deceased, sister of Molly Jordan.
  • Sunday 17th October
    12 Noon Jane Lennon, Anniversary. Mary Agnes Nolan, Ryland Road.
  • Wednesday 20th October
    9:00am Michael O’Beirne, 1st Anniversary.
  • Saturday 23rd October
    7:00pm Kit & Ned Mahon, Anniversary. Pat & Ann Clear, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 24th October
    12 Noon Ann Mahon, Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Monday 11th October : €358.10 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 October 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 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 16th October 8:00pm Bob Armstrong, Birthday Remembrance & Anniversary.
  • Sunday 17th October 10:30am Patrick Nolan & Fran Moore, 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: 8th October Winner: Melissa Blake €165 - Seller: Byrnes 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.

A new list of readers is currently being prepared . New readers are required. If you would like to read at Mass, please contact Readers Coordinator Liz at 087 7440791 


1st Austin Burke, Coolattin 2nd Mick Armstrong, Ballypreacus, 3rd Enda Murphy, Half Way House. 4th Cooper Kehoe, Cametigue. 5th Liz Kenny, Kilmyshall. 6th Laura Wade. 7th Martin Cullen, Kilmyshall. 8th Josh Fitzpatrick, Ballypreacus. 9th Ciara Walsh, Gurteen. 10th Tiernan Moynihan, 11th Fr Tom O’Byrne. 12th Denis O’Neill, Glasslacken. 13th Paddy Doyle, Kyle. 14th Stephen Donohue. Roscommon. 15th Mag P Reck, Cloneybyrne, 16th Paula Murphy, Barnahask. 17th Daniel Slye.


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

Opening Hours

  • MONDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY – 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

Bunclody Men’s Shed is holding a trolley raffle outside Eurospar on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd October from 9:00am to 6:00pm each day. Come along help support your local Men’s Shed and have a chance at winning a €100 trolley.

For Further information contact Jonathan on 089 4972664.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:

John (Johnny) Codd
May he Rest in Peace.

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

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

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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.

"FDYS recruiting youth workers for a new Youth Work Project in the Bunclody area. The Application form and job specification are available from Kieran Donohoe, Ferns Diocesan Youth Services, 053 91 23262 or Email:"


..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


Mission Sunday

Next Sunday October 24th is Mission Sunday, when the church celebrates and reminds us of its call to Mission both at home and abroad.

The Second Collection, next weekend, will be the Annual Collection for the Propagation of the Faith which aids the missionary effort of the church. Please donate if 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.


There is little doubt, Jesus must have been discouraged from time to time. The Apostles were with him for a long time. But Jesus’ teaching is not getting through to them. John and James, the sons of Zebedee come to him looking for prime places in his kingdom. Jesus reacts by pointing to their ignorance. "You do not know what you are asking." He challenges them by asking if they are ready to suffer as he is ready to suffer. They claimed that they were. But Jesus explained that it was not his prerogative to give places in his kingdom.

The other apostles were not too happy with John and James. Jesus decided to re-mind them of what is important in life. People with authority have positions of power and exercise clout or lord it over their subjects. But this must not be the way with his followers. "Anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all". The key to greatness is service, a service born out of respect for the dignity of other people and laced with a spirit of love, respect and care. Service means commitment to the other and a readiness to offer practical help. We have Jesus’ personal example to give us direction. "For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many." Jesus did not seek or relish power or authority. He came to serve and liberate people from a self-centred existence and lead them to the freedom of a generous spirit.

Synodal Process

In these days, the Catholic Church throughout the world and in Ireland is beginning a series of conversations about what God wants of his people at this time. These conversations are often referred to as a Synodal Process. "Synodal" comes from a Greek word which means "walking together".
On Sunday 17th October we mark the opening of this Synodal Process entitled, For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission. This Synodal Process coincides with the start of the two-year Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland which will lead, in time, to a National Synodal Assembly in Ireland.

We pray that the next two years will be a time of prayer, listening and discernment, involving a consultative conversation. This will allow all people - both within the Church and in society at large, to share their insights into the Catholic Church in Ireland – past, present and future – so that we can prepare for a National Synodal Assembly in the coming years. - to learn more about the Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland, – to learn more about the worldwide Synod.

Prayer of the Faithful

"Father of all, as we begin this journey together, may we be guided by the Holy Spirit so that we may truly listen and discern together."

Lord hear us.


Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist who shot to fame with his 2018 book12 Rules for Life which became an international bestseller. In the book Peterson argues that the call to virtue and moral integrity is a requirement to achieve our potential. On his feast day on 22nd October, we compare this message to the witness of St John Paul II. We have a homily for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time by Sr Louise O’Rourke who reflects on Jesus’ mission to serve and not be served. We have the usual newsletter insert and Pope Francis’s message for World Youth Day 2021. Our video this week is by actor Denzel Washington who explains his conversion to Christianity. Finally, we anticipate ‘Mission Sunday’ which falls next week on Sunday 24th.


  • 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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