23-09-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 22nd September
    11:00am Joseph Roberts, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Emmet Griffin, Drumderry. Michael and Ellen Taylor, Anniversary. Laurence & Fr Tom Breen, Millview House. Nicholas & Anastasia Murphy.
  • Sunday 23rd September
    12 Noon Brendan Canning, Months Mind. Emmet Griffin, Drumderry.
  • Wednesday 26th September
    9:00am Ann Kavanagh.
  • Thursday 27th September
    9:00am Special Intention.
  • Saturday 29th September
    7:00pm Bridie Doyle. Gary Doyle, Killanure, Month’s Mind. Mary Ellen Doyle, Month’s Mind.
  • Sunday 30th September
    12 Noon Paddy Ivory.

Envelope Collection

Monday 17th September €661.50 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 22nd September 8:00pm Mark Murphy, Killanure. Marie Doyle recently deceased.
  • Saturday 29th September 8:00pm Matthew & Mary Byrne, Cametigue.

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

The Irish Wheelchair Association

..will be holding a church gate collection on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October 2018. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

10th Anniversary

We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the Sisters Servants of the Lord’s 10th Anniversary in the Bunclody/Kilmyshall Parish. Bishop Denis Brennon will celebrate Holy Mass in thanksgiving on Friday October 12th at 6:00pm with refreshments afterwards in the Pastoral Centre. Please join us in this cele-bration. All are welcome. Any questions please contact the Parish Office or the Sisters.

Parish Office

From 1st—12th October the Parish Office will open as following:

  • Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8:30am—4:30pm
  • Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 8:30am—4:30pm
  • Friday 8:30am—1:00pm

The office will only open Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th, and Friday 19th the week of October 15th. Normal opening hours will resume Monday 22nd.

Old Graveyard Fundraiser

Thank you to all who volunteered and contributed. Thanks to your generosity we raised €1170. Special thank you to Joe and Catherine O Reilly for the use of their premises. Winner: Cathy Clarke, Borris, Kilrush

Bunclody Active Retired

Coffee Morning Wednesday 26th September 10:30am in Rivers Edge


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: 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 14th September: Winner: Sarah & Tommy Codd. €152, Seller: Redmonds Bar.

2nd Collection 15th/16th September: €194.

A meeting

..for residents and users of the Crosses Lane, Kilmyshall will take place on Monday September 24th at 7.30p.m. in Kilmyshall Hall regarding the Local Involvement Scheme. All welcome.

Ministers of the Eucharist - September 2018

  • Saturday: Martin Cullen
  • Sunday: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - September 2018

  • Saturday 29th September: Derry Maho n
  • Sunday 30th September: Michael Doyle

Christmas Lights

A meeting to form a committee to oversee Bunclody’s Christmas Lights will take place Tuesday October 2nd at 8.00 pm in Redmond’s, Main Street. It is important all business interests are represented at the meeting to ensure Bunclody will have Christmas Lights. The outgoing committee of Peter Steemers and Colin Ca-hill have stepped down after many years of service along-side Charlie Meyler, the late Denny Finn, and the late Paddy Moorhead who gave time and efforts for upwards of 25 years. Please make sure to put this date in your diary so Bunclody will have excellent Christmas Lights this year.

"Pro Life Wexford talk

- The Way Forward for Ireland’s Pro -Life Movement on Thursday 4th Oct in Riverside Park Ho-tel, Enniscorthy at 7:30pm. Speakers: Vicky Wall of Every Life Counts, Paddy Manning, Michael Dwyer.

All welcome!"


Check out the latest from Featuring a homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time; an article on the building blocks of life by Sean O’ Leary; a feature on St Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist; a video promoting the Rosary Around the Coast on 7th October and an interview with Bishop D. Brennan who shares his thoughts on the World Meeting of Families and the visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

Bunclody ICA

Annual Fun Walk taking place Sunday 23rd September 2018 in aid of:
Wexford Mental Health & Wexford Women’s Refuge
Meeting at Most Holy Trinity Church at 2:30pm and walking to Bunclody Golf Club. All are welcome to join, members and non members alike.

Wexford support Dyspraxia meeting on Tuesday 25th of September at 8pm in riverside park hotel all welcome. Bike day for children with Dyspraxia who can't cycle in Marshlestown National School. Booking essential please contact Veronica on 0879745861

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama . New members very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.

Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmonds Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.

Bunclody ICA

Resuming Monday 10th September at 8pm in Pastoral Centre. Competition: Small seasonal arrangement– fruit/flowers/leaves. Guest speaker: Surprise Hostess: Mary Cullen

Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/ for information.

"St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road"

The September Programme : 10am to 2pm
Come along-enjoy a social & informative gathering.
Mon 3rd Sept: Welcome back everyone. Let’s hear your views on what you would like to happen throughout the year.
Mon 10th Sept: "Discussion on crime prevention" With Sergeant Brendan Moore (Crime Prevention Officer)
Mon 17th Sept: Visit to Coolaught Gardens and Garden Centre.
Mon 24th Sept: Arts and Crafts. Cards, Darts, Bingo and lots more.
New Members Always Welcome. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith, Ireland

Following the passing of the referendum removing the protection for unborn babies in Ireland we ask you to come and pray the Rosary on the Coasts of Ireland on October 7th, 2018 for the protection of unborn babies & for the strengthening of the Catholic Faith here. Sign up to a location in

Special Ministers for September 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Paulina Skiersinis

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Catherine O’Neill

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell


Check out the new website in the diocese dedicated to the mission evangelisation. This weeks posts include a reflection on the beautiful summer we are having, the ongoing series on faith and mental health, a homily for this week-end and a recent interview with David Quinn of the Iona Institute who talks about the recent abortion referendum, the ideology of choice, marriage and family and the importance of religion in modern society. Check it out on

Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2018

26th September—3rd October 7 night package, departing Dublin. Fully religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimage Medjugorje Team. Please contact Ann Murphy on 053 9377632 or 087 2254206 for more information or to secure your place.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 2018

7th- 14th October 2018 Pilgrimage Directors: Fr Thomas Doyle and Fr Denis Browne 7 nights, full board at Hotel Catolica. Price: €745 per person sharing. FULL DETAILS FROM O’LEARY TRAVEL 053 9233178

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Vacancies Day Care Assistant Bunclody (maternity cover) Castledockrell Parish Caretaker For more information or to check your eligibility contact: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190/053 9376088.

To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years.


..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Parish Office Opening Hours

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

Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Monday night 9 pm 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 in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


In today’s Gospel Jesus is presented as a courageous leader, instructing those who will follow on from him and carry on his work for future generations. He sat down, called the twelve and said to then, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Then he took a little child and said to them, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me" This September we are celebration the Season of Creation. Pope Francis challenges us to reflect: "What kind of world do we want to leave for this who come after us, to children who are now growing up?" (Laudato Si’ 160) In the context of today’s gospel, we might ask: how are we welcoming generations to come? Pope Francis urges us to remember that the goods of earth are not meant to be exploited and states, "Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain. We may well be leaving to coming generation’s debris, desolation and filth." During this creation time, let us reconnect once more with nature and restore our relationship with the environment. As parish communities, we must play our part in ensuring that our world is liveable for generations to come.

"Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental social, economic, political, and for the distribution of good. It represents one of the principle challenges facing humanity in our day." – Pope Francis, Laudato Si, 25

- Jane Mellett


  • 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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