18-09-2016  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 17th September
    7:00pm Martin Jordan St. Mary’s Villas. Paddy & Christy Cowman. Michael Taylor, Mandoran.
  • Sunday 18th September
    12 Noon May Roberts, Ryland Road (10th Anniversary). Eileen Roberts (3rd Anniversary) & her husband Joe Roberts (Month’s Mind). Mary O’ Leary, Barnahask (Month’s Mind).
  • Monday 19th September
    9:00am Thomas O’Connor.
  • Wednesday 21st September
    9:00am Jim Linehan
  • Saturday 24th September
    7:00pm Bridie Doyle, Church Road (2nd Anniversary). Matthew & Edith Kavanagh, Carrigduff.
  • Sunday 25th September
    12 Noon Special Intention.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 11th Sept. 2016: €727.40 Thank you for your generosity


  • Saturday 17th September 8:00pm Hugh & Mary Byrne, Kilmyshall & deceased members of the Byrne family.
  • Saturday 24th September 8:00pm John & Elizabeth Murphy & Paddy Butler, Kyle
  • Sunday 25th September 10:00am (Radio Mass). John & Annie Hendrick, Kilbranish.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Jim Raleigh, Graiguemore, Bunclody. May He Rest in Peace.

Autumn Dues due around this time.

The Diocesan Pastoral Council

..has arranged an evening for the presentation and discussion on the letter of the Holy Father, Pope Francis on " Love and the Family" 2016. The presenter is Dr Tony Hanna, Director of the Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry, Armagh Archdiocese. In Riv-erside Park. Hotel Enniscorthy on Monday 19th September 2016 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm.

Admission €10.

Novena Prayer

.. to St. Pio of Pietrelcina Begins on 14th September

Almighty God you gave the Capuchin priest Saint Pio of Pietrelcina the immense privilege of sharing in a unique way the passion of your Son. Grant me through his intercession the graces that I ardently desire..... and above all at the hour of my death grant me the grace of being reconciled to the Will of Jesus and united with Him in the glory of His Resurrection. Amen

St Pio's relics

..coming to St. Aidan's Church Ferns Friday 23rd Sept. Concelebrated Mass & Confessions, & Blessing of religious objects at 7:30pm. *Individual blessing with St. Pio's glove*. Early attendance advisable. All welcome.

Parents of First Holy Communion Children

First Holy Communion Meeting will take place in the Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 21st September at 8:00pm for parents of children in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. making their Communion in Bunclody/Kilmyshall Pastoral Council

There will be a meeting

..of Bunclody/Kilmyshall Parish Pastoral Council on Thursday, Sept 22nd at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.
Weekday Mass
will be held in the Oratory.
Eucharistic Adoration: Please note Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday in the Oratory from 10:00am -5:00pm. Adoration every Saturday night before Mass from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Mass will be broadcast on the radio from St. Mary Magdalene Church, Kilmyshall next Sunday 25th September at the earlier time of 10:00am.
Parents of First Holy Communion Children - First Holy Communion Meeting will take place in Kilmyshall N. S. on Monday 26th Sept at 8:00pm for parents of children making their Communion in 2017.

Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.
300 -1 Club Draw : Next draw Saturday 24th September after Mass. Your support is very much appreciated.
Monthly Envelope Draw: September winner: John & Mary & Michael Nolan, Kilmyshall.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: E. & M. Hayes €61 Seller: K.N.S. Next draw, Friday 16th Sept. Envelopes available in Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clohamon, & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.

The 2nd collection will help defray the cost of the loan for the roof. Last weeks collection realised €336.60. We thank your for your generous support.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan’s Hall.

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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir practice will resume in early Sept. New members urgently needed. If interested please contact the Parish Office.


In St. Aidan’s Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody on Thursday 24th September at 8:00pm.

Bunclody Finance Council

Next Meeting on Monday 26th September at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Ministers of the Eucharist September

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell/Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long/Janette O’ Neill

Ministers of the Word September

  • Saturday 24th Sept: Nicole Hewson
  • Sunday 25th Sept: Philomena Coleman


MOUNT LEINSTER COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT CLC VACANCIES CARETAKER/MAINTENANCE PERSON (2) Two Positions Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - CES 2008670 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE PERSON (1) One Position HWH/Bunclody GAA Club Job reference - CES 200867

Check your eligibility by contacting: Employment Services, D. S. P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy. 053- 9239300. Garda vetting will apply. Persons applying for these positions must satisfy the Dept. of Social Protection criteria to participate in a Community Employment Scheme. CLOSING DATE : 19th September 2016 IF INTERESTED CALL IN TO BUNCLODY PARISH OFFICE LOCATED AT REAR OF CHURCH MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9am to 4.30pm TO EXPESS YOUR INTEREST.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes will begin in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. Bunclody on Wednesday 14th of Sept. Classes are available for both Primary and Secondary School students. Speech and Drama classes are not only fun but are also designed to encourage confidence, communication and creativity, skills which will benefit students all through their lives. Students will have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and prepare for Speech and Drama exams. New members are very welcome. Please call Elaine Jordan (B.A., L.R.I.A.M.) 086 1691040 for more details.

Coffee Morning

Kildavin N.S. Annual Coffee Morning for Carlow Hospice will be on Friday 23rd Sept at 10am in Spellman Hall. All welcome.

Kid’s Club

..will resume on Wednesday 21st September from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Pastoral Centre. A new Teens Club for children from 4th class to 13 years, will start on Friday 23rd Sept from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre. Contact 087 0940488


If you think that all the parables that Jesus told were nice stories about people of integrity then today’s parable will surely make you think again. This is a parable about a scoundrel, yet it praises him and his wisdom.

The manager has been given notice by his CEO and he decides to even up the tables, while he still can, for those who are struggling to pay their debts to the company. The manager is praised for his astuteness, he has his priorities straight, he is happy to let debt go, to redistribute the load. Of course, there is self-interest on his part but Jesus is tell-ing us that the only value the money really has is in the way it is disposed of and in doing this the manager wins the hearts and minds of the workers.

The manager won’t be the most successful man on the planet compared to the ‘children of the light’ who are more concerned with accounts than with real people. The manager is free-spirited and can be trusted to value what is really important. He knows that none of this material wealth is permanent and uses the authority that he has to relieve the suffering of those who are in debited to his company. Yes, he is a bit of a scoundrel, but Jesus liked scoundrels, once their efforts were put to good use.

‘God’s dream for creation is different from Pharaoh’s dream or Rome’s dream or Wall Street’s dream. And at the centre of God’s economy is the idea of redistribution…It is an invitation to holy mischief!’ Shane Claiborne

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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