18-07-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Sunday 25th July
    12 Noon Mary Doyle, Anniversary, Ballypreacus.

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 12th July : €284.10 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 July 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sr. Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Ellen Delaney / Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society

  • Eileen Carton

Shrine Rota

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 17th July 8:00pm Sr. Liguori, recently deceased. Margaret Whelan, 40th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 18th July 10:30am Terry Shaughnessy, recently deceased

Pattern 2021

As of now it appears that there will be no Public Pattern Celebration, if that is the case Fr O’Connor will bless the graves in both cemeteries privately as he did last year.


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: 9th July Winner: Finnian Hayden €66 Seller : Steemers.
NEXT DRAW FRIDAY 16TH JULY. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laun-drette, 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

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.


This day tour takes us to Mount Melleray in Cappaquinn Co Waterford. Located at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains this beautiful Cistercian Abbey is a place of prayer and meditation. Mount Melleray boasts some of the finest stained Glass Windows of Ireland. We will visit the Grotto during our visit for some prayer and meditation also. A peaceful place to relax and enjoy. Due to the huge success of this tour in 2019 many people have already booked there place for 2021. We will begin our day with Breakfast in Arboretum Garden Centre Leighlinbridge. Cost €90. Your Tour Includes: Coach Transportation, Breakfast in Arboretum, Tea/Coffee Scone in Mount Melleray and Dinner in The Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Pickup Points: Enniscorthy 8:00am, Bunclody 8:30am, Ballon 8:50am, Askea 9:10am. To book a place, Please contact John Candy 087 2632324

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.

Clothes Collection

Clothes Collection supporting Friends of Calcutta ( CHY No: 13218 ) on Wednesday July 21st. All items of clothing, footwear, curtains, towels etc most welcome and can be left close to the FOC sign in the Church Car Park at any stage that day up to collection time of 2pm in Kilmyshall and 4pm Bunclody. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins 087-9073074


We all need a break sometimes. I remember once reading a selection of entries for a Mother’s Day competition, in which people were asked why their mother deserved to win a prize. They all had themes in common - she never does anything for herself; she’s al-ways thinking of other people; I cant remember the last time she took a break.

In today’s Gospel, the disciples need a break. They have returned from their mission, eager to catch up with Jesus, but there is so much happening that they barely have time to eat. Jesus sees their need, and invites them to take a boat with him to a quiet place and rest for awhile. But there is no time for rest, as the crowds have followed them on foot.

Jesus is moved by them because they are ‘like sheep without a shepherd’. He is the Good Shepherd who always cares for his flock, and he responds with compassion and love.

No doubt the disciples are drafted in to help: it turns out it is not break time! We can imagine their exhaustion. We all feel tired or overwhelmed from time to time, from work or family pressures or simply trying to balance everything.

Postponing our own needs to care for others is familiar to every parent or caregiver. We don’t know if the disciples got a rest at that point, but we know that Jesus valued time apart as he later sends the disciples off in the boat again while he goes away by him-self to pray. In the chaos of life, even when there are demands on our time and energy, it is important to take some time to reflect and to pray.

Tríona Doherty


..for weekend 17th & 18th July 2021

The Magic of Grandparents

It all began in 1970 with a boy named Billy. Billy was a little boy with ADD,(attention deficit disorder) and Arthur (Dr Arthur Kornhaber) was his child psychiatrist. Arthur soon realized that despite Billy’s behavioural issues at home and school, he was fine when he was with his grandmother.

"In his grandmother’s eyes, this kid couldn’t do anything wrong," says Arthur. "He didn’t have to sit still, he didn’t have to pay attention, he just had to eat and smile. And they had great times together." This proved an aha! moment for the good doctor. His experience with Billy, coupled with his own experience with his strong and nurturing grandparents, convinced him that there was magic in grandparenting. "That magic is unconditional love," says Arthur. A little 8 yr old boy said when he drew a picture of his family. "My family, well, I’m at the top, and my parents are under me, and my grandparents are under me and my parents…they are there to catch us if we fall…" On next Sunday Pope Francis has instituted the first ever World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The Catholic Grandparents Association are inviting families and parishes to plant a tree in thanksgiving for all grandparents and elders and in memory of those who are no longer with us. Let us mark this special day!

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


Pope Francis often speaks of an ‘inter-generational solidarity’ that seeks to bride cultural and relational gaps between different generations. In advance of the first annual ‘Day for Grand-parents and the Elder-ly’ we provide some reflections and resources. We have a homily and an article for the Sixteenth Sun-day of Ordinary Time where Jesus invites us to ‘come away and rest for a while’ in these summer months. We have the usual newsletter insert and a feature on St Mary of Magdala whose feast falls on 22nd July. Included is the sixth part of the series ‘A New Irish Catholicism’ that calls the Church to be newly coura-geous and confident. Finally, we explore a recent sur-vey by the Iona Institute that tracks a rise in anti-Catholic bias and discrimination. Check out these and other resources available at


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm

Saturday 10th July - Tuesday 13th July Simply Divine Saturday 10th July 10.04am - 10.30am Heather Hadrill speaks with Mary Curran, Organiser of Adoration in Wexford town on ' The Power of Adoration'.

Sounds For Sunday 11th July 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. *( Text line for requests 089-2700688 Please send requests in by Wednesday beforehand to have them included for following Sunday)

Sunday Celebration 11th July 10.00am Sunday Mass from St. Patrick's Church, Monageer. Sunday Reflection 11th July 8.30pm - 9pm Fr. Billy Swan shares a reflection on the theme ' Look me in the eye' - The art of effective communication'.

Music Box Mon 12th July 8.04pm - 8.30pm Eric Driver shares a selection of inspirational musical favourites. Faith Matters Mon 12th July 8.30pm- 9pm Nora Cousins takes us on a journey to well known places of pilgrimage with music and reflections.

Tues 13th July Diocesan Diary 8.04pm - 8.30pm Martin Colfer and Betty Breen speak with Fr. Tom Dalton of Riverchapel and to Patricia Friel of Mary's Meals.


Clonard Drive in Bingo resumes every Wednesday at 7:30pm in Clonard Community Centre Car Park (Gates open at 6:30pm). All Proceeds go directly to Clonard Church & Community Centre. Conard Church And Community Centre Lotto resumes Wednesday 7th JULY 2021 JACKPOT €8,500 Play Online at WWW.CLONARDPARISH.IE OR With your local promoter


  • 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.

    Like and follow our official Facebook page -

    The Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody

Please let your priest know when a family member is in hospital or sick at home

Please Note:

All items for the Newsletter must be in before Lunchtime on Wednesday. May be sent by email to:

Sponsorship of Newsletter for July 2021

MGM Partnership
Chartered Quantity Surveyors