20-10-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 19th October
    11:00am Paul Cowman.
    7:00pm Denis O’Connor & Brigid O’Connor, Anniversary, Main Street. Kit & Ned Mahon. Bridie Hayes, Church Road. Tony O Brien, Ballinastraw, 10th Anniversary.
  • Wednesday 23rd October
    9:00am Special Intention, Annversary
  • Saturday 26th October
    11:00am Johnny Bennett, Ryland Road.
    7:00pm Mary Doyle & her husband James, Carrigban and members of the Fanning family.
  • Sunday 27th October
    9:00am Bridget Doyle, Carrigduff, Anniversary.
    12 Noon James & Kathleen Kavanagh,

Special Ministers for October 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Willie Doyle
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan/Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne/Sr Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Ellen Delaney/Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • TBA

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan/Mary Canning

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 19th October 8:00pm Tadgh Dwane, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 26th October 8:00pm Ann Dunne, 3rd Anniversary.

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.

Bunclody VTOS

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 would like to return to education or up-skill please call into Bunclody Adult Education Centre, Ryland Road or call 0863837645.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 7th November. Thank you for your support.

Envelope Collection

Monday 14th October €660.80 Thank You for your Generosity

Annual Remembrance Mass

Mass in memory of those who have died in the past year to be held Friday November 15th at 7:30pm. All are invited to attend mass and for refreshments afterwards.

If you wish to have someone included please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, Eileen 087-2933545 or Sr Madeleine Ryan 086-1064576 and leave details.

We are also seeking volunteers to help with set up and catering of the refreshments on the 15th. Please contact any of the above numbers to volunteer.

Church Gate Collection

Bunclody Day care hold their annual collection this weekend 19th and 20th October.

Cancer Research will hold a church gate collection on Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd November. All support is appreciated.

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

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish
Job Reference - CES 2124356

Bunclody Day Care
Job Reference - CES 2123841

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 upwards. (MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)


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.

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 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.

House to Rent

Seeking a 2/3 bedroom house to rent, must be animal friendly and out of town if possible. Please contact: 087 4121644 if you have or know of any houses to rent with the above requirements. Many thanks.

Festal Shout

All people of Faith are invited to take part in a Festal Shout on Sun 20th October at 2pm at The 9 Stones, Mt Leinster. A Festal Shout of victory affirms Jesus’ victory over evil through prayer, praise, and song. Anyone with musical instruments are most welcome to join in the Festal Shout.

Rosary for Life

The Rosary for Faith and Life will take place on the 13th of October 2019. We are asking you to find a location in your area and join us in praying the Rosary there at 2.30pm on the 13th of October. We are joining with countries all around the world on that day to pray for a return to the Faith and for the protection of the unborn. For further information or to register your location please go to

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of October at: St. Mary’s Villas daily at 6:00p.m. and in Carrigban at 12 noon Monday—Friday each week.

Propagation of the Faith Collection

Will take place this weekend at Saturday evening mass and both 9am and 12 noon mass on Sunday. Please donate if possible.


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road Come enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

  • Mon 21st Oct : "Calming Crafts" with Catherine Callaghan
  • Mon 28th Oct: Bank Holiday

New Members Always Welcome Through the year we have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.
This Club suits 60+ age group. 10am -2pm
Entrance Fee: €4 includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Trip to Knock

Leaving morning of Friday 25th October, returning Sunday 27th October. Cost: approx €155 which covers 2 nights b&b, and 1 evening dinner. Pick up at Bunclody Church at 8:30am on Friday 25th. Contact Ann Murphy 087-2254206 for more information and to book.


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 : Winner: Connor Gormley, Winnings: €190. Sold in: Steemers.

2nd Collection: €231

Table Quiz

.. in Halfway House, Kilmyshall on Friday 25th October 8:30pm, Table of 4 €40. Support greatly appreciated.

Eucharistic Ministers - October 2019:

  • Saturday night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - October 2019

  • Saturday 19th : Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 20th: Michael Doyle


The judge in the parable we hear today is hardly a role model. He delivers justice to the widow, not because he cares about her but because he wants to get rid of her. He acts out of selfishness. This unjust judge is in contrast with God, who is full of compassion, particularly for those who are most in need. When his people cry out, God hears their pleas.

On the surface, the parable is about the need to pray and not lose heart, and the faithfulness of God. But like many of Jesus’ parables, it has many layers. It also teaches about justice, and how we should respond to those crying out for justice.

At the time of Jesus, widows were one of the most vulnerable groups in society; many were left without resources after the death of a husband. In our own country and in other parts of the world, millions of people continue to cry out for justice. Are we like the unjust judge, burying our head in the sand and simply hoping they will go away? Do we offer a half-hearted response, just to make ourselves feel better? Or is our response rooted in a real sense of justice and compassion?

"May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths,
And superficial relationships…
And may God bless you
With enough foolishness
To believe that you can
Make a difference in the world,
So that you can do
What others claim cannot be done
To bring justice and kindness
To all our children and the poor."
Franciscan Blessing

-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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