- Saturday 24th April
11:00am Jerry Barry, Carrigduff, Anniversary. Johnny Connors, Irish
- Sunday 25th April
11:00am Dinny Finn, Carrigduff, Anniversary. Danny Kinsella and his
grandparents Ned & Bridie Kinsella, Anniversary, late of Kilbranish
- Thursday 29th April
9:00am Mary McFarland, 1st Anniversary.
Due to Current Level 5 Restrictions Weekend Masses will be held at
11:00am Saturday Mornings & 11:00am Sunday Mornings, Masses During the
week will take place at 9:00am. All Masses will be live streamed and can
be viewed on mcnmedia.tv/bunclody.
2021 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES
Are available to be collected from the Parish Office on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30am - 1:00pm.
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 April 2021
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm : Altar servers
- 9:00am : are not currently
- 12 Noon : attending mass.
- Sr Madeleine Ryan/Madeleine Hayes
- Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning
We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the
family and friends of:
Kelly Lennon Née Foley
May She Rest in Peace.
St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 24th April 8:00pm. Special Intention.
- Sunday 25th April 10:30am Michael Feeney, recently deceased
Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary At 7:00pm on Wednesday in the church
followed by Mass and Benediction at 7:30pm
Eucharistic Adoration: Resumes Tuesdays in the church on January
5th 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: Winner: Friday: 16th April Áine Dowling €114
Seller: Kilmyshall Parish Office.
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
Thank You to parishioners who continue to donate by dropping in their
envelopes into the Parish Office, Church or Parochial House . Your
continued support is greatly appreciated
If anyone would like to donate to the upkeep of Kilmyshall
Parish the following are our Bank Details: BIC: BOFIIE2D IBAN:
Please visit our website at www.kilmyshallparish.com
Contact Kilmyshall Parish office at 053 9377188
Thank you for your continued generous Support
Please visit our website www.kilmyshallparish.com
Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is
sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232
As with many other parishes throughout the country lockdown of
churches and restrictions have made it difficult to reach out to our
parishioners in this time of Covid-19. So in order to reach out to our
parishioners of Kilmyshall parish the Finance committee has installed
webcam in the Church to make liturgies available. We need to raise funds
to cover the cost of this installation. The security on the parochial
house is also in need of upgrading. The long-term goal of the Finance
Committee is to purchase land so that Kilmyshall Parish can have its own
designated graveyard. Your donations and support will help us to achieve
our aims and will be gratefully appreciated. THANK YOU
Bunclody Parish Office
TUESDAY 8:30AM - 1:00PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30AM - 1:00PM
FRIDAY 8:30AM - 1:00PM
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190 E-mail:
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319
Sisters Contact No: 053 93 75398
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We Deliver: Book Call Service for elderly or vulnerable citizens. You
can request a bag of books and we will deliver directly to your door.
Phone: 053-9196566 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
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
Gardening Flowers and Shrubs
Takes place on Thursdays at 11:00am - 12:30am. The course will be held
on April 15th, 29th, May 13th, 20th, 27th and June 3rd. The topics will
Ornamental flowering plants
The best plants to sow in shade, full sun, and all year round
If you would like further information or if you would like to book a
place on the course please contact Fiona at email@example.com
Mass is available to watch online. To view go to
mcnmedia.tv and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with
any queries you may have.
Mount Leinster Community Employment
Bunclody Tidy Towns – General Operative (2)
Job Reference – 2177162
Day Care Assistant (2) – Bunclody Day Care
Job Reference – 2177253
CLOSING DATE 1ST JUNE 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.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
In Jesus’ time, being a shepherd was not a pleasant job. Sheep became
easily lost and the shepherd’s job was to guide them back to safety.
There were many dangers and the sheep were totally dependent on the
shepherd. Shepherds would round up their sheep in the evening and guide
them into their pen. But it had no gate, so the shepherd would have to
lie across the space in case the sheep were attacked in the night. The
shepherds literally lay down their lives for their flock. John compares
the sacrifice of the shepherd to the ‘hired hand’ who is not really
committed to the flock. He does what he has to but flees at the first
sign of trouble.
This Good Shepherd Sunday the Gospel describes Jesus as the ‘genuine’
Shepherd who wants a personal relationship with each one of us and who
would lay down his life for us. The Gospel emphasises the importance of
relationship as the shepherd knows his flock and cares for them. They
‘Follow Him’ and it is not a Facebook or Twitter type of following,
rather it is a genuine relationship. Everyone matters to the Good
Shepherd, regardless of their situations. We are told ‘I know my own and
my own know me’. We are called today to follow Jesus in a more personal
more intimate way. Even when we stray off the path and get lost, it is
then especially that the Good Shepherd comes looking for us.
‘We think we are feeling from God, but in fact we are running into
his arms’. - Meister Eckhart
Reflection for weekend 24th & 25th April 2021
Living our Vocation
How beautiful will be the day when all the baptized understand that
their work, their job, is a priestly work, that just as I celebrate Mass
at this altar, so each carpenter celebrates Mass at his workbench, and
each metalworker, each professional, each doctor with the scalpel, the
market woman at her stand, is performing a priestly office! How many
cabdrivers, I know, listen to this message there in their cabs; you are
a priest at the wheel, my friend, if you work with honesty, consecrating
that taxi of yours to God, bearing a message of peace and love to the
passengers who ride in your cab.– (Oscar Romero, Nov. 20, 1977)
Pope Francis about St Joseph wrote the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde,
whose aim was "to increase our love for this great saint". Saint Joseph
is an extraordinary figure, yet at the same time one "so close to our
own human experience". He did not do astonishing things, he had no
unique charisms, nor did he appear special in the eyes of those who met
him. He was not famous or even noteworthy: the Gospels do not report
even a single word of his. Still, through his ordinary life, he
accomplished something extraordinary in the eyes of God. God looks on
the heart (cf. 1 Sam 16:7), and in Saint Joseph he recognized the heart
of a father, able to give and generate life in the midst of daily
routines. Vocations have this same goal: to beget and renew lives every
day. (Pope Francis)
"Happy the one who trusts in the Lord." Proverbs 16:20
The Diocese of Ferns Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes
9th to 13th May 2021
The Masses and ceremonies will be on-line only and will come from St.
Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy. Join us at
Lourdes: a place of grace, peace and resilience
Sunday 9th May @ 10am: Bishop Brennan will celebrate Mass launching the
virtual pilgrimage and light the Lourdes Candle. 7pm: Fr Jim Doyle will
guide us through a time of gentle prayer and adoration, recalling our
quiet times at the grotto.
Monday 10th May @ 10am: Fr Odhrán Furlong will celebrate Mass and short
reflection 7pm: Fr Matt Boggan guides us through the mysteries of the
Tuesday 11th May @ 10am: Fr Ricky O’Connor will celebrate Mass and share
a short reflection 7pm: Fr Billy Swan will pray us around the Stations
of the Cross
Wednesday 12th May @ 10am: Msgr Joe McGrath will celebrate Mass and
share a short reflection 7pm: Fr Billy Caulfield will lead our evening
prayer on God’s healing grace
Thursday 13th May @ 10am: Fr Brian Broaders celebrates Mass and share a
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
This Sunday is ‘World Day of Prayer for Vocations’. We share many
resources that help us grow in awareness of our Christian vocation in
general and the promotion of vocations to the priesthood in particular.
There are video inter-views with the two men studying for the
priest-hood for our diocese and Pope Francis’ message for Vocations
Sunday. We have the usual newsletter insert and a sample homily. We
offer a host of quotes from Scripture and Tradition on the power of the
Lord’s call that is addressed to each of us. What are the signs that I
might be called to this way of life? We offer answers to this question.
Finally, we feature a host of inspiring YouTube videos on the theme of
vocations where real people tell their vocation stories. Check out these
and other resources available at thehookoffaith.com