20-01-2019  Newsletter


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Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 19th January
    7:00pm Ada Doyle. Patrick Kavanagh, Ryland.
  • Sunday 20th January
    12 Noon Aidan Whelan. Aidan & Philomena Mahon, Irish Street.
  • Wednesday 23rd January
    9:00am Fraser Kinnley, Dundee, grandson of the late Jack & Molly Nolan, Glasslacken, who’s funeral takes place today.
  • Saturday 26th January
    11:00am Willie & Shem Murphy
    7:00pm Johnny Hayes, Church Road, and the Hayes family Dominick O’ Connor, Benjamin Power, and family. Jimmy Kehoe, Twin Peaks
  • Sunday 27th January
    12 Noon Jenny McGrath & Mary Hinney Frances Carroll, Barnahask Agnes Raleigh, Months Mind

Envelope Collection

Monday 14th January: €921.70
Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 19th January 8:00pm Rita Foley, Killanure. Patrick & Elizabeth Hendrick, their daughter Mary, and deceased members of the Hendrick family. Paddy Long and deceased members of the Long family.


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.

2nd Collection: €211

Split the Pot: Winner: Kevin Breen . €157 Seller: Parish Office

Eucharistic Ministers - January 2019:

  • Saturday Night: Marie Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - January 2019

  • Saturday 12th : Jacqui Kehoe
  • Sunday 13th: Chris Atkinson

Colouring sheets are available at back of the Church for the children, and may be used during Mass.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 25th January. Recent Winner, Catherine & Rebecca O’Connor €72 Thank you for your support.

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am-11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.

Drama Group Annual Quiz

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group will host their annual table quiz in Redmond’s Loft on Friday 25th January at 9.30pm. The quiz is an important pre-festival fundraiser for the group and local support is much appreciated. All teams welcome. A table of 4 costs €40 and there will be prizes for the 1st and 2nd teams on the night.

Bunclody Swimming pool AGM

..will be held on Monday 4th February 2019 at 8:30pm in Redmond's loft. New members welcome.

Bunclody VTOS

Is enrolling students. Participants can complete QQI courses free of charge. If you’re aged 21 or over, in receipt of a social welfare payment and want to re-turn to education or upskill please call into Bunclody Adult Education Centre on Ryland Road or phone 0863837645 for more information.

Our Lady of Lourdes N.S.

Will hold an Open Week from Mon 11th to Thurs 14th February for pupils starting school in 2019/2020. Parents and children are invited to visit the school between 9.30am & 10.30am. This will allow you to see the school in operation, to visit classes and talk with teachers and pupils. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Enrolment forms for 2019 are available in the school office.

Pastoral Council Meeting

The next meeting has been moved from Thursday 15th to Thursday 25th January at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Do This in Memory

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday January 27th.

Parish Office

..closed Tuesday 22nd January. Opening Monday 21s January from 9am—1pm instead.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 25th January. Thank you for your support.

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

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.


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.

Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office reopens tomorrow, Monday, 7th January at 8:30am. Normal hours as follows:

  • 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

Invalid Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019

Application forms are available in the Parish Office for anyone who wishes to apply as an Invalid Pilgrim for this years Lourdes Pilgrimage. Forms must be filled in and submitted no later than 1st March.

2019 Contribution Envelopes

Contribution envelopes for 2019 are available for collection in the porch of the church.

2019 Envelopes

..available at the back of the church and also in the
Parish Office on Tues/Friday 9am—1pm.

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.


Choir Practice in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If 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.

Special Ministers for January 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Caroline Fortune

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan/Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne/Paul Egan
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 2019

Special early booking discount of €50 before 15/2/19
Departing with Aerlingus on: May 16th for 7 nights €645
September 26th for 7 nights €675

Price includes:
B&B and evening meal, coach transfers along scenic route from Dubrovnik, all government taxes and fully comprehensive travel insurance. Full Marion Pilgrimage Programme Provided
€100 deposit secures seat and discount
Contact Ann Murphy on 087 2254206 for more information.


..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.

Volunteer drivers urgently needed

The Irish Cancer Society operates a Volunteer Driver Ser-vice for referred Wexford patients attending St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin for chemo treatment. Drivers pick a patient up at their home, drop them at the hospital and, after treatment, bring them home again. All volunteer expenses are paid. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability, who have a car and can commit to driving min two (week) days a month. To apply please call Laura on 01 2310 594 or visit the Irish Cancer Society website

General Data Protection Regulation

The introduction of GDPR regulations in May 2018 requires the implementation of new safeguards around personal data. As a result, the Diocese of Ferns has compiled a request form in relation to dealing with baptism, confirmation and marriage certificate requests. Anyone wishing to obtain a certificate must fill out a form and have up to date photo id. If another person is collecting the certificate, they must be authorised to do so and must produce id.

We thank you for your understanding and patience with this matter.

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am-11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.

Lighting of Walking track at GAA Pitch

The walking track at the GAA pitch in Bunclody will be lit from 7pm to 9pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Annual membership €10. OAP membership € 5


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The January Programme - 10 am to 2pm
Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 14th Jan: WELCOME BACK – Movie Monday "Keeping Up Appearances"
Mon 21st Jan: Modern Technology
Mon 28th Jan: Monthly Quiz
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


This is a familiar story, rich in symbolism. It is the first "sign" recorded in John's Gospel. These "signs" in John’s Gospel are miracle stories but John prefers to use the term "sign" as they point to some-thing far more than just the miracle itself. John used these signs to encourage belief in his readers but they are also an invitation for us to under-stand something more of how God operates in our lives.

Jesus transforms the water which would be used for the Jewish purification rite. He takes something used to give life to people, and trans-forms it into something which brings joy, celebration, and new life to the party. There are many messages we can take from this account: the ability of God to transform our lives, to transform that which is dead and stale. The abundance of wine (approx. 700 litres!) is a significant reminder of God’s love for us, beyond our comprehension.

We could also focus on the role of Mary in this Gospel—she is the one who notices, she is attentive to the needs of those around her and brings this concern to Jesus. We might pray today that we too may be able to notice, to see, to intervene when we are faced with situations that need attention. This may be a situation of injustice or it may be a situation where something in our own lives or in our church has become dead and stale and is in desperate need of new wine.

-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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