18-11-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 17th November
    11:00am John Foley, Mill Road. John Clarke.
    7:00pm Tom Doyle, Ballypreacus, Anniversary mass.
  • Sunday 18th November
    12 Noon Sean Cowman, Irish Street, 2nd Anniversary. Stephen Cox & Mary Brennan, Anniversary mass.
  • Saturday 24th November
    7:00pm Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Patrick Behan 20th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 25th November
    12 Noon Rory & Nancy Murphy Ballinavocran and deceased members of the Murphy & Kelly Families. Patricia Roche, 2nd Anniversary. Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Michael & Mary Kate McGrath. Cliodhna Quinlivan, 3rd Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Monday 12th November: €1,035.00 Thank You for your Generosity

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

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.

Parish Office Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am- 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30 am- 1:00pm
Closed for lunch 1:00pm - 1:30pm Mon - Thurs
Closed Bank Holidays

Do This in Memory Mass

.. is Taking place on Sunday 25th November at 12 Noon.


Mass in our church is available to watch online by livestream. To access the livestream go to and search for Bunclody. All weekly masses will be available to view. If you have any questions or feedback about the system please contact the Parish Office 053 93 76190.


On Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November there will a weekend of discernment for those wishing to learn about diocesan priesthood. It will be held at Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre, Portarlington, Co. Laois and is organised by the National Vocations Office. For info, contact Fr Billy Swan on 087-1225407 or see

Cancer Research

The Collection and Donations raised €1,150. It has been sent to the Research Dept, St. Vincent's Hospital. A sincere Thank You to all for such a generous response.

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal

The annual Christmas SVP Appeal is due to take place across the Churches of the Diocese of Ferns on the weekend of 1st and 2nd December 2018. Your support is sought. A letter urging support for the many who still face ‘food and fuel poverty’ will issue to the Churches of the Diocese next week-end. St. Vincent de Paul – Neighbours Helping Neighbours.


Choir: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

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.

Second Collection: €287 .

Split the Pot Winner Fri 9th Nov Winner: Mary Connell €107. Seller: Kilmyshall Parish Office.

Clothes Collection Kilmyshall National school will hold a clothes collection on Monday 26th November. Clothes can be left into the school during the week before this. Your support would be appreciated.

Kilmyshall Christmas Party

Kilmyshall Christmas Party this year will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 2pm in River's Edge, Bunclody. Tickets €7.50 each, available from Kilmyshall Parish office and must be purchased before Tuesday 27th November.

Ministers of the Eucharist - November 2018

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Ministers of the Word - November 2018

  • Saturday 24th: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 25th: A lison Kennedy Murphy

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner: Veronica Kenny, €72. Next draw Friday 23rd November.
Thank you for your support.

A morning conference

..will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on Saturday 24th November at 9.30am and concluding with lunch. The topic of the conference is Christian faith and its importance for our times. The conference will explore 4 headings: Faith in the head, Faith in the hands; Faith in the heart and Faith tested. Speakers include Dr Sean O’Leary, Sr. Holy Family, Bunclody, Colette O’ Doherty and Fr Billy Swan. The conference is brought to you by Ferns Café (Ferns Catholic Adult Formation and Education) and will be opened by Bishop Brennan. All are welcome. To book a place text you name to 087-1225407.

AL-Anon Family Group

A community resource for families affected by alcoholism. Public Meeting being held in St Joseph House, St Michael’s Place, Gorey, Co Wexford (Opposite the RC Church) on Thursday 22nd November at 8:00pm. Speakers from AL-Anon Family groups, Alcoholics Anonymous & Professionals. Strictly over 18’s. Adm is free.
Complimentary Tea & Coffee.

All-Night Vigil at Knock Shrine

December 7th - 8th 2018

The annual All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Thursday 7th & Friday 8th December. The Vigil Ceremonies will commence with Confessions from 10pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation and Vigil at 12 Midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr Brendan Walsh SCA.

Concelebrated Mass will take place at 4am with His Excellency Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio. Concelebrants are Fr Brendan Walsh, Pallotine, Thurles and Fr Lawrence CFR, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. For more information:

Advent Day Retreat with Deirdre Ní Chinnéide ‘Listening for the Light’ day retreat will take place Saturday 24 November 10am-4pm in the Prayer Centre, Knock Shrine. The retreat invites you to spend time with others through reflection, conversation, music and prayer as we journey with the beauty and challenge of Psalm 139. ‘O Lord you have searched me and known me…lead me in ways everlasting.’ To book, call (094) 93 75355 or email (fee €30 includes lunch).

Ferns Youth Ministry

A Table quiz in aid of Ferns Youth Ministry will take place in Wexford Golf Club on Saturday, November 24th at 8:30pm. Please come along for a night of fun and support youth ministry in our diocese.

Rural Social Scheme Vacancies

The Rural Social Scheme is a supplementary programme for low income farmers, We currently have a number of vacancies to fill. To check you eligibility or to register your interest in the scheme, please contact Margo Hayes on 053 9155865/087 0572951 or Eileen Furlong on 053 9155894/087 6685290.
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

F.C.J Enrolment Night

The parents of all pupils who wish to enrol in 1st Year in the F.C.J. Secondary School, Bunclody for September 2019 are asked to attend an Application for enrolment night for parents and prospective students. This will take place on Thursday 15th November 2018 at 7.30 pm in the F.C.J. GYM. Parents must have Student PPS Nos. at this meeting.

Newly Opened Podiatry Clinic in Bunclody

Local Podiatrist Stephen Steward offers full range of Podiatry services: General Footcare (Corns & Callus), Back Leg Knee and Foot Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetic Foot Care and Assessment, Paediatrics/Adult Insoles & Custom Made Orthotics. The clinic is located at Pembroke Dental, Carrickduff and opens late on Wednesday. Stephen is delighted to bring this service to his local community and welcomes your support. Book a consultation today 053-937 5347

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

November Programme: 10 am - 2pm
Come along enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 5th Nov: Demonstration of Jewellery Making with Liz McSweeny.
Mon 12th Nov: Modern Technology with FCJ Students.
Mon 19th Nov: Autumn & Christmas Planting with Fergal Joy, Glanbia. Mon 26th Nov: Arts, Crafts & Games.
New Members Always Welcome Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/ card playing. This Club would suit 60+ age group.
Entrance Fee:€ which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Special Ministers for November 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Willie Doyle
  • 9:00am: Helena Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Mary Canning

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama . New members very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.

Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.

Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/ for information.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.


..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Volunteers Required

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

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.


This chapter from Mark Is part of a farewell speech from Jesus to his followers in the last days of his earthly life. It sounds almost apocalyptic because we are nearing the end of the Church’s liturgical year and so the texts we read take this tone. Jesus is revealing to his disciples something about the new order which is coming. He talks about ’end times’ and this can appear frightening at first. However, if we enter into a meditation on this Gospel we might bring something of those moments in our own lives when we felt like our world was ending. Perhaps it was the end of a relationship, the death of a loved one, the end of one stage of your life. Things which seemed so familiar and helped keep us secure suddenly changed.

These can be extremely difficult periods of ones life. It is during those times that someone comes to us offering prophecy of better times to come, of words that ’will not pass away’. Jesus is preparing the disciples for what is about to happen to him and with assurance that God’s kingdom is far greater than any evil that is about to occur. The passage is often interpreted as referring to the seconding coming of Christ or his resurrection. Whenever we experience trauma we keep going with the assurance that resurrection is all around us and a new way of being is on the horizon.

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.

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