25-04-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 24th April
    11:00am Jerry Barry, Carrigduff, Anniversary. Johnny Connors, Irish Street.
  • 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


Are available to be collected from the Parish Office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30am - 1:00pm.

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 April 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:

  • Sr Madeleine Ryan/Madeleine Hayes

Shrine Rota:

  • 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 Video.

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: IE90BOFI90652354261070
Please visit our website at

Contact Kilmyshall Parish office at 053 9377188
Thank you for your continued generous Support
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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
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

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

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 possible.

Gardening Flowers and Shrubs

..with Eddie
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 include:
Ornamental flowering plants
Pruning Shrubs
The best plants to sow in shade, full sun, and all year round
Taking cuttings.

If you would like further information or if you would like to book a place on the course please contact Fiona at


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.

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Bunclody Tidy Towns – General Operative (2)
Job Reference – 2177162

Day Care Assistant (2) – Bunclody Day Care
Job Reference – 2177253

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)


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

Jane Mellett


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 Rosary
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 short reflection


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


  • 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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