24-10-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 23rd October
    7:00pm Kit & Ned Mahon, Anniversary. Pat & Ann Clear, Anniversary. Tony O’Brien, Ballinastraw, 12th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 24th October
    12 Noon Ann Mahon, Anniversary.
  • Tuesday 26th October
    9:00am Margaret Quinn, Memorial Mass. Special Intention.
  • Saturday 30th October
    11:00am Johnny Bennett, Ryland Road. Paul Cowman, 19th Anniversary. Betty Cowman, 1st Anniversary.
  • Sunday 31st October
    9:00am Sarah Doyle.
    12 Noon Margaret Rochford, Anniversary.

Churches have now reopened to full capacity

..and there is no longer limits on numbers attending religious services, however with that in mind, please continue to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines, keep a safe distance, wear masks and avail of use of hand sanitiser.

Envelope Collection

Monday 18th October : €520.70 Thank You for your Generosity

The Second Collection

..will be the Annual
Collection for the Propagation of the Faith which aids the missionary effort of the church. Please donate if possible.

Mission Sunday

Sunday October 24th is Mission Sunday, when the church celebrates and reminds us of its call to Mission both at home and abroad

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 October 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 23rd October 8:00pm Tommie, Annie & Nancy Murphy & deceased members of the Murphy family, Killanure.


Most Holy Trinity Mass times for Feast of All Saints will take place on Monday 1st November at 11:00am & 7:00pm.


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: 15th October Winner: Emma Fielding €141 - Seller: Kilmyshall National School. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower & Kilmyshall Parish Office & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Next draw Friday 22nd October. Your support is greatly appreciated.

A new list of readers is currently being prepared . New readers are required. If you would like to read at Mass, please contact Readers Coordinator Liz at 087 7440791 


1st Austin Burke, Coolattin 2nd Mick Armstrong, Ballypreacus, 3rd Enda Murphy, Half Way House. 4th Cooper Kehoe, Cametigue. 5th Liz Kenny, Kilmyshall. 6th Laura Wade. 7th Martin Cullen, Kilmyshall. 8th Josh Fitzpatrick, Ballypreacus. 9th Ciara Walsh, Gurteen. 10th Tiernan Moynihan, 11th Fr Tom O’Byrne. 12th Denis O’Neill, Glasslacken. 13th Paddy Doyle, Kyle. 14th Stephen Donohue. Roscommon. 15th Mag P Reck, Cloneybyrne, 16th Paula Murphy, Barnahask. 17th Daniel Slye.


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

Opening Hours

MONDAY 25th Oct - Closed Bank Holiday
TUESDAY 26th Oct – 8:30am - 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY 27th Oct – 8:30am - 4:30pm
THURSDAY 28th Oct - 8:30am - 4:30pm
FRIDAY 29th Oct – Closed

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

Radio Mass

Mass will be broadcasted on South East Radio from Kilmyshall Church on Sunday 7th November at 10:00am. Please note change in time for that Sunday.

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions

Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190

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

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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.

"FDYS recruiting youth workers for a new Youth Work Project in the Bunclody area. The Application form and job specification are available from Kieran Donohoe, Ferns Diocesan Youth Services, 053 91 23262 or Email:"


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

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.

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.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers


Mission Sunday

Next Sunday October 24th is Mission Sunday, when the church celebrates and reminds us of its call to Mission both at home and abroad.

The Second Collection, next weekend, will be the Annual Collection for the Propagation of the Faith which aids the missionary effort of the church. Please donate if 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.


As Jesus comes to the end of his final discourse in St. John’s Gospel he prays to his Father that he may consecrate his disciples in the truth, that they may be shaped and formed by the revelation and teaching of Jesus. He has good reason for doing so. "As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world." At the end of St. Matthew’s Gospel he gives his formal command. "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Mt. 28:19). They are called to make disciples of all nations. They would help people to learn about Jesus, his teaching and his way of life. They would initiate new disciples into the community of the church through the ritual of Baptism. Their mission is not confined in any way. Their aim is to reach all nation and make Jesus and his message known worldwide.

In virtue of Christ’s final command we are a missionary church. In baptism we were anointed with Chrism and are identified with Christ as Priest, Prophet and King and are called to continue the ministry of Christ in these roles. Each of us shares in the mission of the church. We play our role by an exemplary life of prayer and holiness, by living the values of the Gospel, and proclaiming the gospel to our children and, at times, to others, when the opportunity arises. We give visible witness to our faith and encourage one another on our journey of faith.

As a missionary church, we in Ireland can be truly proud of the missionaries, priests and nuns, men and women who have gone to various parts, especially of the Third World, not only to preach the gospel but through hospitals and schools particularly enabled people to lay the foundations of a good and wholesome way of life. They brought the skills of farming, animal management, and food production to many backward areas of the world and encouraged people to fend for them-selves and be self-sufficient. All mission is about ensuring that people have life and have it to the full.

Reflection for weekend 23rd Oct & 24th Oct 2021

Holy Moments
We all have the faculty to discern spiritual qualities in the world. We can see beauty; we can see integrity; we can see honesty; we can see love; we can see goodness; we can see joy; we can see peace; we can see harmony; we can see intelligence; and so forth. None of these things has any form; none of these things can be imagined; none of these things is tangible, and yet they can be seen. Some people call it the soul, spirit, or consciousness.

My dream was to write about the holy moments when time stands still and we see beneath appearances to the grace of God that runs through all things, hidden like gold in a mountain chain. Sometimes, without our asking, an alchemy of awareness happens. Our body's eyes give way to what the mystic Meister Eckhart referred to as the same eye through which God sees us: "My eye and God's eye are one – one seeing, one knowing, one love." And for just a moment our soul is quiet and it sees what the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins saw: "a world charged with the grandeur of God."

St. Ignatius wrote about "finding God in all things." Each of us has the ability to glimpse goodness or beauty or love in any person, place or thing. Sometimes a simple experience opens our inner eye to the realization that all is well, no matter what the world looks like, and we know what St. Julian of Norwich knew: "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well." These flashes last only a moment. But we never forget them.

Brought to you by The Diocesan Pastoral Council


Last Friday 15th October, British MP David Amess was murdered in England. He was a committed Catholic Christian who argued that religion helps

society and how Christianity holds society together. Our video this week features him making his case in one of his final speeches. Sr Louise O’ Rourke again offers a reflection on the Scriptures for this Mission Sunday. We have the usual newsletter insert and an article on Saints Simon and Jude that invites us to be absorbed into the mission of the Church. Finally, we offer a meditation for Mission Sun-day on the beautiful reflection ‘The Mission of my Life’ by St John Henry Newman. Check out these and other resources available at


  • 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.

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