19-05-2024  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 18th May
    7:00pm Imelda O’Connor, 3rd Anniversary. Jason Tobin, 17th Anniversary.

  • Sunday 19th May
    12:00 Noon Denis Byrne, Main Street, Anniversary. Frank & Stasia Furlong and Bernard & Lena Furlong. Erwin Egli. Alice Dunbar, St Mary’s Villas 1st Anniversary & her son Marty Donohoe. Jim O’ Reilly, Carrigduff, Anniversary. Edward Fitzachary, Month’s Mind. Ned & Sheila Dunbar, Gurteen.

  • Monday 20th May
    9:00am Special Intention.

  • Saturday 25th May
    7:00pm Mylie & Maureen Cowman, Carrigban, Anniversary. Helen Sweeney O’Neill 5th Anniversary. Harry & Nancy Murphy, Ballinapark and deceased members of the Murphy & Larkin families. Angela Kavanagh, Anniversary. Wayne Farrell, Anniversary.

  • Sunday 26th May
    12 Noon James Bennett, Ballinastraw, 2nd Anniversary. Jack & Sally Murphy, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 18th May 9:00pm Denis O’Neill, Month’s Mind.
  • Saturday 25th May 8:00pm Margaret, Tommy & Pat Kavanagh, Ballinapark, Anniversaries

Envelope Collection

Sunday 12th May: €540.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

Leaving Sunday 19th May and returning on Monday 20th May. Staying at Knock House Hotel. Cost €190pp sharing. Single supplement €40. Includes breakfast en route on Sunday, dinner at Knock House Hotel & breakfast on Monday. For information or to book a place, contact May Kelly 0877468742 or John Candy 0872632324

All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock

The All Ireland Rosary Rally will take place on Saturday June 1st from 1pm in Knock. It will include Holy Mass 3pm, Stations of the Cross 2pm and Rosary Procession 2:30pm and talks in St John's Centre and the Basilica. The Main Celebrant for the Holy Mass is Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan. A bus will leave from Clonard, Wexford at 6.30am, Oylegate Bus Stop - 6:45am Enniscorthy Promenade - 6:55am Ferns Church - 7:10am, Camolin Bus Stop - 7:15am, Gorey Monument at - 7:25am, Arklow - 7:40am. Return to Wexford at approx 9:30pm Please book your seat early to avoid disappointment. Ring Eileen : 087 9331809 or 087 6846908

Bunclody Parish Office

We have a selection of Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

Word of God Outreach

Celebrating Pentecost Sunday May 19th from 10:30am –5:30pm in Edmond Rice Centre, Bar-rack Street, Waterford. For further information Contact Sheila on: 0868590394

Bunclody Library

Wexford Bat Group Talk – Saturday 25th May at 2.30pm. Join the Wexford Bat Group for an informative talk about bats in Co. Wexford. The Wexford Bat group’s objective is to educate the general public and to create enthusiasm for these mammals and for their protection in Ireland. Booking essential.

Healthy Age Friendly Homes with Deirdre Mulally – Thursday 30th May at 7.00pm. Join Deirdre - Local Wexford Co-ordinator for an informative talk and learn more about the Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme that recently launched in Wexford by Age Friendly Ireland. The programme is aimed at supporting older people to live in their home for as long as possible. Booking required.

To book events, please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Bunclody Library

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

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 May 2024

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: John / Helena Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am: Ellen Delaney / Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm :
  • 9:00am :
  • 12 Noon :

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

No Mass In Kilmyshall on Monday 20th May. Mass as usual Tuesday—Friday 9:30 am in the Church.

Eucharist Adoration: takes place every Tuesday from 10am to 4pm. New Adorers are always welcome.

Choir: Rehearsals every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members welcome.

Split the Pot Winner: Friday 10th May – Nessa Griffin €45- Seller: K.P.O. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemer’s, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 Club Draw will take place next Saturday 25th May after Mass.

Minister of the Eucharist May

  • Saturday Night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 25th May: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 26th May: 1st Holy Communion

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Trip to Garbandal in June

Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th €250 sharing or €330 single That includes bus transfers from Santander to Garbandal, accommodation and full board. You book your own flight with Ryanair Dublin to Santander Sunday 16th light is at 5:55am and returning Wednesday 19th.

Contact Margaret Byrne 087 7552935.


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Word of God Outreach

Celebrating Pentecost Sunday May 19th from 10:30am –5:30pm in Edmond Rice Centre, Bar-rack Street, Waterford. For further information Contact Sheila on: 0868590394

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.



hot dinner delivered

If you or someone you know is in need of a hot dinner delivered to your home by volunteer drivers three times per week, Please contact Brigid on 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

Church Choir

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.


Come join us on Sunday 2nd June for Clohamon 5 a side street Tug-of-War. A great fun event Tug-of War starts at 4pm sharp. Registration of teams from 3-3.30pm All teams of 5 welcome, men’s and ladies competitions—— no mixed teams, Runners/trainers to be worn by all participants, 3 meter pull.
Winners and runners up will be presented with medals on the day, Winners will receive a perpetual Cup. There will also be a barrel of beer which entitles all partici-pants to a free pint in the village bar Clohamon. Tug of war starts at 4pm sharp Music in the Village bar 7pm to 9pm Raffle on night.. For any information contact

Eilish Kavanagh 0871345229

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCIES



Age limit 21 years upwards Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.

MCN - Media

Our live streaming web address has been updated. To access MCN Media, please go to on your web browser. To watch Mass on our Parish website there will be no change everything remains the same. For any queries please contact: From ROI 0044 28 8772 9580 From UK and NI 028 8772 9580

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Kilmyshall /Bunclody Parish Medjugorje Pilgrimage Thursday 3rd October - 10th October 2024. Direct Aer Lingus flight From Dublin. Return Transfers Medjugorje. Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meals. Pilgrimage Insurance. Marian Pilgrimage Guide for duration of trip. Cost €835. €50 discount if paid by 2nd February. Further information Contact: Ann Murphy on 0872254206

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.

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 St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.


Jesus recognised that his disciples were not capable of taking in everything at once. Wisdom about life comes slowly and sometimes painfully. Hearing the “right” answer at the “wrong” time does not help us. We need to be ready and pen to receiving the truth if it is to have any impact. Perhaps you can recall some occasions when it was the “right” time for you to learn a truth about life. Remember your experiences of growth in understanding.

The Spirit can guide us to understanding in different settings. Understanding may have come to you when you were praying or reflecting on your life. Perhaps the Spirit guided you through the words of someone close to you, or through words and actions of people you read about or saw on TV. Remember and give thanks for the people who have helped you to greater wisdom in life.

The Spirit also speaks to us through “the signs of the times”. The church has lived through a troubled decade or two, and society has been through turbulent times with the climate crisis, political unrest, wars and forced migration. How do you think the Spirit is speaking to us at this time?

Wisdom is handed on from person to person, and from generation to generation, within families, within communities, etc. are there any particular gems of wisdom that you cherish from what has been handed on to you? What wisdom would you like most of all to pass on to those lose to you


We have arrived at the great feast of Pentecost Sunday, the birth of the Church. We offer newsletter inserts and a homily for this great feast. We include an encouraging letter from Pope Francis to priests that emerged from the recent ‘Parish Priests for the Synod’ conference in Rome. We feature the Novena Prayer for Life that runs from 23rd to 31st May and an article on how we can evangelise culture in a way that makes a difference. ‘The New Atheism and the Meaning Crisis’ is a must see video with Justin Brierly that investigates how lack of belief has spawned a massive crisis of meaning in peoples’ lives. We have an article by Sean O’Leary on vocations and an open letter to Leaving Cert students as they prepare for their exams, to leave Secondary School and turn a new page of their lives.


  • 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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