22-01-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 21st January
    7:00pm Tommy Doyle, (Month’s Mind). Jimmy Kehoe, 4th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 22nd January
    9:00am Aidan & Mollie Whelan, Irish Street.
    12 Noon Andy Nolan, 1st Anniversary.
  • Monday 23rd January
    9:00am M.J. O’ Connor, Main St.
  • Saturday 28th January
    11:00am Elizabeth Redmond & Ann Wilson, Barnahask.
    7:00pm Jim Murphy, Carrigduf. Roger & Anne Nolan, St. Mary‘s Villas. Thomas Fitzgerald, Carrigduff. Johnny & Bridie Hayes, Church Rd. Dominic O’ Connor & deceased family members. Ben Power & deceased family members. Kathleen Doyle, Ballinapark.
  • Sunday 29th January
    12 Noon Gerry McGrath & deceased family members.


  • Saturday 21st January 8:00pm Katie McGrath, Cashel & deceased members of the Foley & McGrath Family.
  • Saturday 28th January 8:00pm Kathy Jordan, Coorduff. Phyllis Murphy, Kilmyshall.


CHOIR: choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New members most welcome.

Weekday Mass: Held in the Oratory at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. Prayer Group meet every Wednesday after 7:30pm Mass in the parochial house. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday in the Oratory from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Adorers’ required for hour 2pm-3pm & 3pm-4pm. If you are available please leave your name in the parish office 053 9377188.

Hall Bookings and use of hall equipment must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

300 - 1 Club Draw: Next draw takes place on Saturday 28thJanuary 2017. Your Support is much appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: December Winner: Paddy & Claire Dwyer.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner 13th January: Tom Malloy €80. Seller Redmond’s Bar. Next draw Friday 20thJanuary 2017. Envelopes available in K.N. School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H. shop & bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clohamon & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.

2nd Collection: Collection on the w/e 14th / 15th January realised the sum of €400.20. Thank you for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist – January 2017

  • Saturday Night: Liz Atkinson/Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts/Nellie Long

Ministers of the Word – January 2017

  • Saturday 28th January: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 29th January: Chris Atkinson


The income from the Split-the Pot weekly draw that commenced in June 2015 and up to December 2016 has raised €10,108.00 in that time. The breakdown and distribution is as follows:

Winners: €5,047.00 - School: €2,531.50 - Parish: €2,529.50

We thank all who support this draw so generously & look forward to your continued support in 2017.


Mass for the First Holy Communion Children of Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. will take place at 12 Noon Mass this Sunday 22nd January. This is a special occasion for the First Holy Communion children and their parents.

Commissioning Mass

..for Faith Teens Club – Bunclody will take place this Saturday, January 21st at 7pm. Members of the new parish Youth Club will be commissioned as they begin their youth outreach in the Parish. We entrust them to your prayers and support.

We offer our deepest sympathy

..and prayers to the family and friends of: James Gerald McDonald, formerly Irish St. who died in England. May He Rest in Peace

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 15th Jan. €939.40 Thank you for your generosity

Christian Unity Week

18th – 25th January 2017 Ferns Diocesan Ecumenical Service The Methodist Church Gorey this Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 7:30pm Preacher: Fr. Chris Hayden (Curate of Coolfancy, Co Wicklow) All Welcome


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

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Parish Pastoral Council

There is no meeting for the month of January next meeting on Thursday 2nd February at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Swimming Pool

The Annual General Meeting of Bunclody Swimming Pool will be held in Redmond's on Monday January 30th at 8.00pm. New members most welcome to attend.

Bunclody Finance Committee

Meeting on Monday 23rdJanuary at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017

Pilgrimage Application Forms are now available in the Parish Office.

Bunclody Active Retired

Coffee morning in the Millrace Hotel on Wednesday 25th January at 10:30am to 12 Noon.


In St. Aidan’s Hall Irish Street, Bunclody on Thursday 26th January at 8:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan’s Hall.

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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.

New Step Aerobics Class

..commencing on Monday 23rdJanuary at 6:45pm in St Aidan’s hall, Irish St. Further details contact: 089 4543854.

Zumba Fitness

..resumes on Wednesday 25thJanuary at 8pm in St Aidan’s hall. Details contact: 089 4543854. Facebook: fitness&zumbabynatalia


A meeting to discuss the vandalism and on-going illegal dumping in the Kilmyshall area will take place in Kilmyshall Community Hall on Tuesday 31stJanuary at 8pm. It is important that a representative from each household would attend. We would also ask representatives from the Parish Council, School, Hall Committee and residence associations to attend. Gardaí & local TDs will attend.

Wexford Mental Health Association

..are hosting a Mind your Mental Health Workshop facilitated by Linda Thorpe, Area Development Officer at Mental Health Ireland in Henrietta Street, Wexford on Tuesday 31st January from 10:00am - 4:00pm. This one-day workshop is suitable for everybody and provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on mental health and to learn strategies to enhance wellbeing. For further information and bookings, please contact Theresa on 053 9140610 Monday to Friday from 9:30am-1:30pm.

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Day-care Assistant/Driver (2) Job Reference - CES 2022943 To Apply for this position: Contact 053 9239300 to check your eligibility. Then to express interest and to collect an application form please call to: Bunclody Parish Office Open from (8:30 to 4:30pm) Monday to Friday Phone Number 053 9376190 Garda Vetting will Apply Persons applying for this position must satisfy the Dept. of Social Protection criteria to participate in a Community Employment Scheme CLOSING DATE: Monday 6th February 2017 Online Applications NOT ACCEPTED


In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus calls on two sets of brothers to follow him. He said to Peter and Andrew, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men". They immediately left their father and their boat and followed him. John and James were mending their nets when he called them. Again they left their boat and their father and followed him. We have to admire their quick response and readiness to become involved with the mission of Jesus.

As immediate followers of Jesus they become disciples. A disciple is one who goes to school and learns. They came to the school of Jesus and learned about a new way of life and living that would mean so much to all human beings. They picked up on his teaching and his personal example, remembered what they learned and after Jesus departure passed it on to the new converts who joined the church in the decades after Jesus.

These disciples were also called "apostles". They were the people who were sent by Jesus to continue his work and his ministry. They were strongly identified with their master and represented him to the best of their ability.

All of us are followers of Jesus. We are also called to be disciples who return, over and over again, to the school of Jesus, learn from him and strive to put his teaching and way of life into practice in our own selves. We belong to an apostolic church and so have responsibility to play our part in continuing the work and mission of Jesus in our world today. "The people who lived in darkness have seen a great light". Do those who live in darkness today detect and respond to our light?


  • 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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