22-08-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 21st August
    11:00am Special Intention.
    7:00pm Nora & Thomas Redmond, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 22nd August
    12 Noon Brendan & Teresa Canning and John & Annie Canning.
  • Tuesday 24th August
    9:00am Special Intention.
  • Saturday 28th August
    11:00am Paddy Ryan, Ryland Road. Michael & Kathleen Carroll, St Mary’s Villas.
    7:00pm Eamonn Nash, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 29th August
    12 Noon Margaret Doyle, Anniversary, Carrigban. Thomas Kirk, Anniversary. Dennis Carton, Anniversary, Carrigduff.

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 16th August : €443.10
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 August 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche / Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne / Sisters
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Ger Kehoe / Edel Kearney

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 21st August 8:00pm Harry Hickey, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 22nd August 10:30am Mike Kinsella, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 28th August 8:00pm Mary Armstrong, 4th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 29th August 10:30am John Cullen, recently deceased.


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: 13th August Winner: Sean Murphy €61 Seller : Steemers. Envelopes are availa-ble from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 Club Draw talks place next Saturday 28th August.

THANK YOU to parishioners who continue to donate by dropping in their envelope contributions into the Parish Office, Church or Parochial house, Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


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


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Michael J Kinsella
Maureen Behan Née Philips
May they Rest in Peace.

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Job Reference – 2189791 Closing Date: 24/09/2021
Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.
D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies (MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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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

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.

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

Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2021 has now started in Bunclody Library and will run until the end of August. All children are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing, and participation will also help maintain and improve reading levels over the summer months. Children are encouraged to visit the library regularly during the adventure with gifts being awarded at regular intervals. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free! For more information on Summer Stars activities, including online story time, short story competition, online quizzes and more please visit:

Follow Bunclody Library on Facebook for any updates and further information on local activities and events throughout the summer or phone the library at 053 9375466 or email at

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.


Mary's Meals, feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day in a place of education. An Online Quiz, to support their efforts, takes place on the last Friday of EVERY month at 8pm. The next one is this coming Friday (27th) at 8pm. To join/donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.

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.


Today's Gospel follows immediately from Jesus discourse on the Bread of Life where he identifies himself as the Bread of Life with the Eucharist, with his flesh and blood. The reaction is very negative. Even his followers and disciples could not accept what he had to say. Jesus wonders if he were to ascend into heaven like great figures of the past and return with genuine revelation would it make a difference. Of course, the old and certain tradition based on the Old Testament made it hard for them to hear the teaching of Jesus. It has to go beyond that. To under-stand on a superficial and human level leads nowhere. It is the Spirit, who engenders faith and will lead to a good and true understanding.

Anyway, not able to accept the words of Jesus, "many of his disciples left him and stopped going with him." This is not a strange or unusual happening. It is to our regret that many of Jesus’ disciples have walked away from the Eucharist in recent times. To understand why is not easy to fully understand. It may have to do with either lack or deficient understanding. It may have to do with the sweep of secular and non-religious or anti-religious culture prevalent in the country. It may have to do with Laziness or recurring bad habit.

I am convinced that if people had a good and genuine understanding of the Eucharist and what happens during its celebration they would never or, at least seldom, miss mass. Jesus left us the Eucharist at the Last Supper. It was his greatest gift to the church. As the Eucharist developed it nourished people at two levels. First of all the word of God in the first part of the mass nourishes us by contact with Jesus, his message and his values. The second part of the mass nourishes us by our contact with the role of Jesus on the mystery of our salvation.

Reflection for weekend 21st Aug & 22nd Aug

The Influence We Can Exert.

"If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn" (Andrew Mason")

The power each one of us has to influence others to good or evil is so great that it is almost without limit. The explanation of this is that when God finds a willing, a humble, a dependable worker, He uses him/her as a channel for His grace for others. A thought on names such as St Paul, St Dominic, St Francis of Assisi, and on the other hand Luther or Voltaire, will serve to show what it lies in one man to do- to influence a whole world, century after century. Man is small but a man who is in earnest about an idea is not small. He is going to influence others, and nobody knows where that is going to end. Let our dominating idea be the glory of God and the salvation of souls. (Frank Duff)

I can remember at school our science teacher telling us that a weed is a flower in the wrong place. It was a simple explanation but one I have never forgotten. The weed is also symbolic of those people that we don’t like or that irritate us. These people, like a flower, also have good qualities. But because we see them as a weed they tend to be not welcome. The following prayer might help: ‘Lord, it’s hard to get on with every-one, in fact it’s nearly impossible. When someone is really annoying me, help me to see the flower rather than the weed. Lord, I do want to give it a go, knowing that there are times too when I’m not always a flow-er!’ (Thoughts by Fr James McSweeney

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As Mgr. Ger Nash prepares for his ordination as bishop of Ferns, we begin a novena of prayer for him and our diocese. The homily for the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time is offered by Fr Lar O’Connor where many of Jesus’ disciples walk away over his teaching about the Eucharist. Bishop Robert Barron comments on an article entitled ‘The Fading of Forgiveness’ that suggests that society has become colder and harsher because of a dearth of forgiveness and mercy. For the feast of St Augustine, we feature some of his most famous quotes and Ibar Quirke introduces us to a younger and less known person of holiness – Little Nellie of Holy God. Finally, a recorded webinar by young people and for young people on the theme of vocations. Check out these and other resources avail-able at

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