20-06-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

Saturday 19th June
7:00pm Imelda O’Connor, Months Mind.

Sunday 20th June
9:00am James & Margaret Doyle Anniversary and deceased members of the Doyle family.

Tuesday 22nd June
9:00am Dr. Alfred Cantwell, Anniversary.

Saturday 26th June
7:00pm Jimmy & Rita Foley, Anniversary. Maureen Cowman.

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.

Envelope Collection

Monday 14th June : €644.10 Thank You for your Generosity

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 June 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts / Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

  • Hannah Fitzpatrick

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 26th June 8:00pm John & Margaret Donavan.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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: Friday: 11th June Winner: Jake Nolan €80 Seller : K.N .S
300-1 Club Draw: June Draw will take place next Saturday after Mass.

Live Streaming Of Masses In St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall Will Commence On Wednesday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day And Can Be Accessed By Going Onto Kilmyshallparish.Com And Clicking On Live Video.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Bunclody Parish Office

  • MONDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • THURSDAY - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur


Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190 E-mail:
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319
Sisters Contact No: 053 93 75398

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This day tour takes us to Mount Melleray in Cappaquinn Co Waterford. Located at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains this beautiful Cistercian Abbey is a place of prayer and meditation. Mount Melleray boasts some of the finest stained Glass Windows of Ireland. We will visit the Grotto during our visit for some prayer and meditation also. A peaceful place to relax and enjoy. Due to the huge success of this tour in 2019 many people have already booked there place for 2021. We will begin our day with Breakfast in Arboretum Garden Centre Leighlinbridge. Cost €90. Your Tour Includes: Coach Transportation, Breakfast in Arboretum, Tea/Coffee Scone in Mount Melleray and Dinner in The Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Pickup Points: Enniscorthy 8:00am, Bunclody 8:30am, Ballon 8:50am, Askea 9:10am. To book a place, Please contact John Candy 087 2632324

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

Mary’s Meals

The next monthly Online Quiz for Mary's Meals, which feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day, will take place next Friday, June 25th at 8pm. To enter/donate go to: or ring Martin Colfer 087 2596159. Thank you very much to all who have helped to date.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.



As you know, with current restrictions, capacity at Mass is very restricted and Knock Basilica is limited to a capacity of 200 people at present. Therefore, the Pilgrimage for this year will follow the same format as last year with a virtual pilgrimage for the diocese. The Pilgrimage Mass will be streamed online on the website and on the Knock Shrine Facebook page. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm. Bishop Brennan, Bishop elect Ger Nash and Gerry O’Leary Knock pilgrimage director will be present for the ceremonies in Knock.

St Vincent de Paul

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

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email for more information.


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

Bunclody Library

Bunclody Library has now reopened for browsing and ‘contact and collect’ during normal opening hours.
Do you want to test the Radon levels in your home? Bunclody library has digital radon monitors available to borrow for a 4 week period, along with leaflets advising you on what to do if your radon levels are high. To borrow a monitor you must be a member of Wexford Library Service (you can join if you are not already signed up), and you must collect and drop back the monitor to Bunclody Library.

To find out more on what’s happening in Bunclody Library please follow us on FaceBook or contact us at 053 9375466 or

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.


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.


‘Let us go across to the other side’ is an important phrase in Mark’s Gospel which occurs many times. Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee from what is a predominantly Jewish area to a more Gentile (non-Jewish) region. While this phrase signifies Jesus’ geographical position, it also suggests that he is inviting the disciples to go a little deeper on their journey. They are per-haps entering into the unknown, moving out of their comfort zones and therefore feeling anxious. The crossing of the water does not go so well for the disciples as a storm begins to brew and eventually the water begins to en-danger the boat. To the disciples astonishment, Jesus is asleep through the whole or-deal. Their anxious call is understandable, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ After all, Jesus has led them, and ‘other boats’ into this situation and now appears not to care what will happen to them all.

In times of turmoil in life, we too may feel totally abandoned, swamped by fear and anxiety, adrift in a storm where even Jesus appears to be asleep. During such experiences, we might remember the worlds of Jesus from today’s Gospel and repeat them, like a mantra. ‘Peace! Be still’. While the wind is howling around us it can be frightening but Christ is always with us, present within our very selves, offering us this deep peace. Of-ten, coming back into this awareness can help us navigate through the storm and remind us that Jesus is very active in our lives, especially when we are entering into unknown territory. What is required of the disciples in this account, is a more mature faith, a deeper trust in their Teacher, that he will not abandon them.

‘May the peace of Christ go with you wherever he may send you; May he guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm; May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you; May he bring you home rejoicing.’ (Shane Claiborne).

Jane Mellett

Reflection for weekend 19th & 20th June 2021

What is Prayer?

Prayer doesn’t just happen when we kneel or put hands together and focus and expect things from God. Thinking positive and wishing good for others. That is prayer
When you hug a friend - That is a prayer
When you cook something to nourish a family & poor people ..That’s a prayer
When we send off our near and dear ones and say ‘Drive safely’ or ‘Be Safe’ that’s a prayer
When you are helping someone in need by giving of your time and energy ---you are praying.
Prayer is a vibration – A feeling – A thought.
Prayer is the voice of love, friendship and genuine relationship

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


  • 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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