19-08-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 18th August
    11:00am Evelyn Barry Doyle.
    7:00pm Paddy & Mary Flynn.
  • Sunday 19th August
    12 Noon Eamon Nash, First Anniversary.
  • Saturday 25th August
    11:00am James & Mary Maher.
    7:00pm Shem & Marie Redmond.
  • Sunday 26th August
    12 Noon Paddy Ryan, Ryland Road. Denis Carton, Plunket Park.

Envelope Collection

Monday August 13th: €626.20 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.


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

Bunclody Kilmyshall Parish Pilgrimage

OUR LADYS ISLAND Wednesday 22nd August. Leaving Church of the Most Holy Trinity at 5pm. Cost: €10
Contact: Eileen Carton: 0872933545 OR Parish Office: 0539376190

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.

SVP Pilgrimage to Knock

Saturday, 8th September 2018. COST INCLUDING 2 MEALS: Adults €50 & Children €25. TO BOOK YOUR PLACE CONTACT: SEAN KINSELLA (053) 9123819 OR NEIL FOLEY (087) 9740120. All are welcome.


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.

Split the pot winner Fri 20th July: Derek Warren €80 - Seller: Cahill's Hardware.

July Envelope Draw Winner: Frances Fogarty

Ministers of the Eucharist - August 2018

  • Saturday: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday: Janette O' Neill

Ministers of the Word - August 2018

  • Saturday 25th August: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 26th August: Cathal Sweeney

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Latest winner Pat O’Hara €92
Next draw Friday 7th September. Thank you for your support.

Chiropodist/Podiatrist Retirement

Wishing Margaret Nolan a Happy Retirement on 01/09/18. Her surgery (Bunclody) will be under new management of Deirdre Bowe Chiropodist 087 6424633 from 06/09/18.

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland need you!

Can you spare a couple of hours and help out at your local Tesco for the NCBI National Tesco Bag Pack on Saturday 25th August 2018? If you and / or your friends and family have time to spare, please get in touch with / 01 882 1970.

"St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road"

The September Programme : 10am to 2pm
Come along-enjoy a social & informative gathering.
Mon 3rd Sept: Welcome back everyone. Let’s hear your views on what you would like to happen throughout the year.
Mon 10th Sept: "Discussion on crime prevention" With Sergeant Brendan Moore (Crime Prevention Officer)
Mon 17th Sept: Visit to Coolaught Gardens and Garden Centre.
Mon 24th Sept: Arts and Crafts. Cards, Darts, Bingo and lots more.
New Members Always Welcome. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith, Ireland

Following the passing of the referendum removing the protection for unborn babies in Ireland we ask you to come and pray the Rosary on the Coasts of Ireland on October 7th, 2018 for the protection of unborn babies & for the strengthening of the Catholic Faith here. Sign up to a location in

RADIO MARIA IRELAND an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies, all commercial free. Listen via FREE App "RADIO MARIA IRELAND", streaming on PHONE get live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!

Lough Derg 2018

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust will participate in the one day retreat on Lough Derg on Saturday September 22nd. Travelling from Wexford on Friday Sept 21st and staying in Dorrians Hotel Ballyshannon Friday night. On Saturday morning we travel by bus to Lough Derg for the retreat and return to the hotel Saturday evening for dinner, bed and breakfast. Returning to Wexford on Sunday Sept 23rd. Total cost including bus travel, 2 nights dinner bed and breakfast and the day retreat on Lough Derg €185. Booking and information from Helen Kirwan 087 6817648

'Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago

Pilgrimage "The Way" Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela, 7th – 18th August 2018, €640.00 Booking with O'Leary Travel 053 9233178 Few places remaining

Special Ministers for August 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Sarah Burke
  • 9:00am: John Varghese
  • 12 Noon: Sisters

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Theresa Murphy

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke/Margaret Barry


Like and follow our official Facebook page - The Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody.


Check out the new website in the diocese dedicated to the mission evangelisation. This weeks posts include a reflec-tion on the beautiful summer we are having, the ongoing series on faith and mental health, a homily for this week-end and a recent interview with David Quinn of the Iona Institute who talks about the recent abortion referendum, the ideology of choice, marriage and family and the im-portance of religion in modern society. Check it out on


'Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage "The Way" Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela, 7th – 18th August 2018, €640.00 Booking with O'Leary Travel 053 9233178 Few places remaining

RADIO MARIA IRELAND an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies, all commercial free. Listen via FREE App "RADIO MARIA IRELAND", streaming on PHONE get live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!

Sonas Health & Wellness Centre

A meditation evening of mindfulness & mindful living teaching will be held on Thursday evenings 7:00-8:00pm. Releasing stress & anxiety and promoting relaxation. For booking essential contact Melissa O Neil on 087 6874761.

Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2018

26th September—3rd October 7 night package, departing Dublin. Fully religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimage Medjugorje Team. Please contact Ann Murphy on 053 9377632 or 087 2254206 for more information or to secure your place.

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.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 2018

7th- 14th October 2018 Pilgrimage Directors: Fr Thomas Doyle and Fr Denis Browne 7 nights, full board at Hotel Catolica. Price: €745 per person sharing. FULL DETAILS FROM O’LEARY TRAVEL 053 9233178

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Vacancies Day Care Assistant Bunclody (maternity cover) Castledockrell Parish Caretaker For more information or to check your eligibility contact: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190/053 9376088.

To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years.


..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.

Lough Derg 2018

The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email:

Parish Office Opening Hours

The Parish Office will be opened Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 4:30pm & Friday 8:30-1:00pm each week.

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.



In recent months the Society of St Vincent de Paul released some shocking figures regarding hunger in Ireland. One in three people who contact the charity are calling because they cant afford to buy food. It is estimated that one in eleven people in Ireland experience food poverty, which refers to the inability to afford food to make up a healthy diet.

Food is an area of expenditure that families have discretion over on a day-to-day basis, 'said SVP head of social justice, Dr Tricia Keilthy.’it is much easier to control the cost of food than the cost of rent, utilities or education. So food is typically what families cut back on when times are tough.’ Hunger is a sad fact of life for many in our country. More than ever we appreciate the value of having enough to eat. Over the past few Sundays we have heard Jesus speak a lot about bread and food. His followers experience physical hunger too; the feeding of five thousand (the story precedes todays extract from John’s Gospel) shows that Jesus takes care of the physical needs of his followers too. Their experience of hunger and being fed prepares them for his teaching on the bread of life.

When Jesus talks about himself as the ‘bread come down from heaven’, it is clear that it is himself he is offering his very flesh. If we are followers of Jesus, we are also called to give ourselves in service of others. We have Jesus as our model and teacher, present with us and in us. What can we do to help those who hunger in our country and our world?

Tríona Doherty


  • 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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