21-01-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 20th January
    7:00pm Patrick Kavanagh, Ryland. Jimmy Kehoe, Half Way House. Patsy Furlong, Month’s Mind. Michael & Annie and their son Michael and deceased members of the McGrath family.
  • Sunday 21st January
    12 Noon Aidan & Philomena Mahon, Irish Street. Aidan Whelan.
  • Saturday 27th January
    7:00pm Mary Ellen Atkinson, Months Mind. Kathleen Doyle, Ballinapark. Johnny & Bridie Hayes Anniversary mass, Church Road & deceased members of the Hayes family.
  • Sunday 28th January
    12 Noon Gerry McGrath & deceased family members. Tom Bowes.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 14th January €642.00 Thank You for your Generosity.

Saint Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 20th January 8:00pm Jay Kennedy, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 21st January 10:30pm Mary Ellen Atkinson, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 27th January 8:00pm Kathy Jordan Coorduff. Phyllis Murphy. Michael & Edward Doyle, Hollow house. Noel Plunket. Kathy McGrath, Cashel, 6th Anniversary and deceased members of the Foley & McGrath family.

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.

Parish Office

We have a selection of Cards including Signed Sympathy Cards, Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy, Mass Bouquets, Prayer Cards, Rosaries and Baptismal Candles for sale in the Parish Office .

Parish Office Opening Hours

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

There will be a Special Mass

.. for parents and Confirmation children on Wednesday, January 24th as part of their Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation on March 18th.

Mind your Mental Health Workshop

Wednesday 7th February 2018 -10.00AM to 4.00PM. This one day workshop is facilitated by Linda Thorpe Area Development Officer at Mental Health Ireland. Is suitable for everybody and provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on mental health and to learn strategies to enhance wellbeing. Mind your mental health is delivered in four main units, Understanding your Mental Health and Wellbeing. Stress and Thinking Patterns, Mental Health Difficulties, Recovery and Support, Minding your Mental Health Strategies.

Church Gate Collection

..will be held on the 27th and 28th January. In aid of IHCPT Irish Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes. All support will be appreciated greatly.


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church ( Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

Ministers of the Eucharist - January 2018

  • Saturday Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - January 2018

  • Saturday TBA
  • Sunday TBA

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help. S.V.P. re-quest Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice resumes in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If you have a family member, relative or friend who is ill or at home in hospital, please let any choir member know if you wish them to be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


In St. Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody on Thursday 25th January at 8:00pm.

Special Ministers for January 2018

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning


Mount Leinster Community Employment
Bunclody Parish Caretaker, Kilmyshall Parish Caretaker, Bunclody Parish Office Secretary and 2 Day care assistants in Bunclody Day Care.
See posters around Bunclody area. To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years. Enquiries to Bunclody
Parish Office 053 9376190. Closing Date Friday 26th January 2018.


Starting back on Thursday, January 25th. Takes place every Thursday from 4.30pm to 6pm (Pastoral Centre Bunclody). All welcome!

The Study Room

Opens in Bunclody in January 2018 in Carrigduff Business Centre.
Senior Students: 4:3 0-9:00pm Mon-Fri and 10-2:30pm on Saturday. €40/ Book your desk.
Junior Students: 2 Sessions available, 4:30- 6:30pm/7-9pm Mon-Fri and 2 hours on Saturday €25.
Contact information: Phone 0873552999

‘The Monday Club’

St. Marys Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody.
Come and join us and brighten up your Monday mornings. The January Programme - 10 am to 2pm. Throughout the year we will have information sharing, entertainment, Arts & crafts, guest speakers and many more topics.
Mon 22th January: Modern Technology with the local
Transition Year Students from the F.C.J. learn how to take a selfie, Learn how to text.
Mon 29th January: Soci al Gathering, Darts Competition, Bingo and Lots more.
Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch
This Club will suit the 60+ age group.
Transport not provided.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner: Mairead Boggan €70. Next draw Friday 26th January. Thank you for your support.

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group

Table quiz 26th January at 9.00pm in Redmond's Bunclody. Table of 4 = €40.

Bunclody Library Events

Thursday 25th Jan 7pm Folklore History of Bunclody with Michael Fortune. Michael will talk about the cultural heritage of Bunclody, in the areas of folklore, story and song. He will explain his passion for the collection of material, both historical and contemporary and the people he meets on the way. He is a native of the Macamores and his photographic exhibition, titled ‘The Wexford Dresser Project’ is currently running at Wexford Library.


The Gospel, this weekend, gives us the very first words of Jesus as he began his public

ministry. He went into Galilee and proclaimed the Good News from God. "The time has come" he said "and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent and believe the Good News." People had been looking forward to a great intervention of God into our world. Now the wait is over. It has come to pass. Jesus, as the Son of God, has brought it about. He announces that the kingdom of God is at hand. God has come into our lives and he looks for space in our hearts. When two people fall in love, they reign in each others hearts. God wants to reign in our hearts in a similar way. That is what the kingdom of God is all about.

Two things are required if God is to have a place in our lives. "Repent and believe the Good News." Jesus calls for change. A change mind and mental attitude is called for. If we get the inner approach right then the behaviour will follow. The second challenge is to believe the Good News. Jesus himself is at the centre of the Good News. If we explore the Scriptures to learn from him and to come to know him better we will ensure that we become genuine disciples who build our lives and lifestyle on his teaching and example.

In the Gospel Jesus chose four disciples, fishermen, who would become "fishers of men". In time, they will evangelise, announce the Good News, and bring many to faith. All of us are called to continue their work.


  • 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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