19-01-2020  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 18th January
    7:00pm Ada Doyle. Aidan & Philomena Mahon, Irish Street. Patrick Kavanagh, Ryland, Anniversary. Paddy O’Brien, Chapel Lane, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 19th January
    12 Noon Aidan Whelan. Brigid Lennon, Main Street, Anniversary.
  • Thursday 23rd January
    9:00am Margo Hodges.
  • Saturday 25th January
    7:00pm Jonny Hayes & Hayes family, Church Road. Jimmy Kehoe, Cametiegue, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 26th January
    12 Noon Gerry McGrath, Mary Hiney & deceased members of the McGrath family.

Special Ministers for January 2020

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Margaret Barry/Monica Mernagh

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Envelope Collection

Monday 13th January 2020: €471.90 Thank You for your Generosity

2020 Contribution Envelopes

Are available for collection in the Parish Office from Monday 6th January. Envelopes are only available from the office.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 18th January 8:00pm Rita Foley 4th Anniversary. Patrick & Elizabeth Hendrick & Mary Edwards & deceased members of the Hendrick family.

Sunday 19th January 10:30am Murt Whelan, recently deceased. David Glowczyk, 1st Anniversary.

Saturday 25th January 8:00pm Phyllis Murphy, Anniversary. Katie McGrath, Cashel, and deceased members of the Foley and McGrath families.

Sunday 26th January 10:30am Laura & Martin Lennon. Kathy Jordan, Coorduff.


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

Bunclody Men’s Shed Now Open!

Mon 10:00am—1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm—5:000pm
Location: Maureen Moorhead’s Shop, Irish Street.
For more info contact: Peter 087-6631558, or Jonathan 089-4972664 New members welcome.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 2020

May 27th—June 3rd €675 before Feb 1st* Accompanied by Fr Jim Finn 2nd—9th September €695 before Feb 1st* Accompanied by Spiritual Director. Includes direct flights Cork—Mostar, 7 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner each day, comprehensive travel insurance up to 84 years, all airport and local taxes.

*Price increases by €50 after Feb 1st 2020. For information contact Ann Murphy on 053-9377632 or 087-2254206

Sacred Songs & Solos

In St. Paul's Church, Kildavin on 19th and 26th January 2020 at 7p.m. sharp.
Proceeds to the Mater Hospital Foundation Fund.
Admission is by ticket only. Tickets €20.00 can be booked by contacting Kathleen Rothwell 087 9605509 or Martha Willis 087 9799175. Refreshments served in Conway's after the event. Great nights entertainment is guaranteed

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


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Bunclody Bridge Club

Bunclody Bridge Club play resumes in Redmond's lounge on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The January Programme - 10 am to 2pm  Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 20th Jan: Beauty Tips with Doll ~ Doll’s Beauty Clinic , Bunclody
Mon 27th Jan : Information Talk from Emergency Response

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: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch

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.

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.

SVP Special Notice:

From November 4th 2019 anyone seeking help must apply in writing and sign the request. Requests may be left in the box in the Society’s shop on Market Square and will be dealt with at each meeting. It is no longer acceptable to call to members home seeking help. This is a directive from the National Council of St Vincent De Paul.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Church Choir:

Seeking new members both male and female. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, or Eileen 087-2933545. All are welcome to join. We practice every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the church.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.


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: Tuesdays 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 Fri 10th Jan: W inner: Mag Reck, Winnings: €217. Seller: K.N.S.

2nd Collection 11/12th January: €256.00

Eucharistic Ministers - January 2020:

  • Saturday night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Martin Cullen

Ministers of the Word - 2020


Do This In Memory Mass

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 26th January at 12:00 noon.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Recent winner: Jim Kenny €65. Next draw Thursday 23rd January. Thank you for your support.

Missing Wedding Ring

Wedding Ring Lost on the 20th December. If found or any information regarding this please contact 087 9310555.

Kildavin National School

Enrolement forms for Kildavin National School for 2020/2021 are available now in the school office. Call in or ring us on 053 93 76456

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Bunclody swimming Pool AGM will be held on Tuesday 28th January at 8:00pm in Redmond's loft, New members welcome. Many thanks to everyone who supported the pool last year

County Wexford School of Music Winter Concert

CWSM celebrates its 40th Anniversary with Winter Concert on Jan. 26th in Talbot hotel @ 3pm. Performances from students and orchestras and featuring the music of Sue Furlong. For tickets: email or call 053 9141284

Ballon Business and Training School

Manual and Computerised Payroll course 10 week course 7-10pm
Beginning January 23rd 2020
Deposit of €300 must be paid in full before commencing the course.

Contact 059-9159447 or email to book your place.

Our Lady of Lourdes N.S

We’re holding an Open Week from Mon 10th to Thurs 13th February for pupils starting school in 2020 and 2021. Parents and children are invited to call to the school
between 9.30am to 10.30am. This will give you a chance to see the school in operation, to visit classes and speak to teachers and pupils. All are welcome.

Enrolment forms for 2020 are available from the school office.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - 2130608
Bunclody Day Care Assistant Job Reference - CES 2130610
For further information contact the below numbers and quote reference number:
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years


In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist is inviting us to look at Jesus. He calls Jesus the "lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." We say these words often at mass and today we are invited to meditate on them more closely. What does it mean? In Jesus’ time, two lambs were sacrificed in the Temple in Jerusalem each day. It was a ritual that invoked purity. Jesus will preach a love that is radical for many, in a world that was, and still is, broken. John refers to Jesus as the lamb as he knows that if one loves in such a way, they will suffer at the hands of unjust systems and institutions.

When we look at the "sins" of our world today—broken relationships, crisis, can we also see those who, like Jesus, "take away" the sins of the world? Christ’s love was not passive, he actively challenged systems that were oppressive and which prevented people from living life to the full. Whether it be the climate crisis or the homelessness crisis or any number of issues we face, "look" where Jesus walks and is actively working to end this suffering. When we hear these words at mass, let us be reminded of all those who sacrifice much to ease the sufferings of others. This is Christ, the "lamb of god" ac-tive in our world today.

"The descent into the waters of our spirit, is a journey into the presence of divinity… all human beings are children of God but not all live in the awareness that there is "that of God" within them.—W.L. Wallace

-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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