25-07-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 24th July
    7:00pm Patrick & Catherine O’Brien, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 25th July
    12 Noon Mary Doyle, Anniversary, Ballypreacus. John Hayes, Bristol UK, formerly St. Mary’s Villas.
  • Sunday 1st August
    12 Noon David O’Riordan, Anniversary. Edward, Mary & Eamonn Farrell.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th August.



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 19th July : €766.70 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 24th July 8:00pm Tom Reddy, Recently deceased. Special Intention
  • Sunday 25th July 10:30am Special Intention. Pat, Maureen & PJ Kelly, Cametigue. John Hayes, Recently deceased.
  • Saturday 31st July 8:00pm George & Annie O’Neill and their son George, Anniversary. Annie Nolan, Cashel and deceased members of the Nolan family.

Pattern 2021

As of now it appears that there will be no Public Pattern Celebration, if that is the case Fr O’Connor will bless the graves in both cemeteries privately as he did last year.


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: 16th July Winner: Síobhan Fahy €65 Seller : Kilmyshall Parish Office. 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. Your 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

Parish Office Summer Closure

The Parish Office is closed for the next two weeks, and will reopen on August 9th at 8:30am. For any urgent matters please Contact Fr O’ Connor on 053 93 77319 or the Sisters on 053 93 75398.


  • 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

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG


Job Reference – 2186776
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

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.

Mary’s Meals

The next monthly Online Quiz for Mary's Meals, which feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day, will take place on the last Friday of the month (July 30th) at 8pm. Thanks to your generosity we have raised enough for 95,000 meals to date. To enter/donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you very much to all who have helped so far.

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.

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.


This Sunday’s Gospel tells of a remarkable miracle. Jesus was immediately aware of the needs of the people. He was determined to provide them with food. The Gospel tells us there were five thousand men. We can assume there were many others as well. All the disciples had for food were five loaves and two fish. Jesus asked everybody to sit down and they did so. The he took the bread and the fish and gave thanks and gave them out to the people. The results were extraordinary. All were satisfied and the collected scraps left over came to twelve hampers.

Most people are convinced of the connection between the miracle and the institution of the Eucharist. In St Paul’s account Jesus took bread and thanked God for it and said the words of institution. This is an even greater miracle and the great gift of Jesus to his church. Priests around the world can take bread and wine and change them into the Body and Blood of Christ with a view to feeding and nourishing the people of God. The Body and Blood of Christ do not nourish us in the same was as normal food. It is the con-tact with Jesus when we receive the Sacrament that matters. We meet him, we en-counter him and renew our friendship with him and so we strengthen and enrich our relationship with him. It is communion with him, first of all, and because the community receives the body of Christ, we enter communion with each other. We receive the body of Christ to become the Body of Christ.


..for weekend 24th & 25th July 2021
(World Grandparents day and the Elderly)

St Anne and St Joachim

While very little is known of these two celebrated grand-parents there is according to tradition some information concerning their lives found in the 2nd & 3rd century "Gospel of the Nativity of Mary". Anne was born in Bethlehem in Judaea. She met and fell in love with Joachim. They were both wealthy and lived a devout life together. However their marriage was not complete as they had no family. Joachim suffered from being taunted at the Temple for his sterility. Anne too, was embarrassed at having no family and knew how Joachim suffered. One day unexpectedly Joachim disappeared into the country-side as he wanted to spend more time in prayer. Anne, grieved at the disappearance of her beloved Joachim. However, she knew she had to do something to help her husband. She implored the Lord and solemnly promised that if their prayer was answered she would dedicate their child to the Lord’s service. The Lord answered her plea and sent an Angel to both Anne and Joachim telling them that Anne would conceive a most wondrous child. Joachim and Anne returned to their home and there was great excitement when their baby daughter was born. Anne named her Mary. Anne and Joachim enjoyed their miraculous parenthood for 3 whole years together. Then Anne, wishing to keep her promise, she and Joachim brought Mary to the Temple of Jerusalem and left her there to be brought up. Once there, the toddler proceeded to climb the 15 Temple steps that led to the Holy of Holies. This innermost part of the Temple was a place where only the High Priest could enter to make sacrifice and even then only one day out of every year. No doubt at the prompting of the Holy Spirit, the High Priest (the Orthodox churches teach that Zechariah was the High Priest that year, the father of John the Baptist) did not turn the child away, but even took her into the holy site. Mary remained in the Temple until the time when she was betrothed to Joseph, shortly before the Annunciation, which tradition says took place in Nazareth and not in Jerusalem. Today we celebrate the most holy of grandparents St Anne and St Joachim. Happy Grandparents Day and Happy feast day of the Elderly...we salute you.


The homily for this Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time is on the Eucharist for the Gospel for the next six Sundays is taken from famous the sixth chapter of John where Jesus teaches about the ‘Bread of Life’. The Eucharist is also the theme of the newsletter insert. There is the seventh of a ten part series on ‘A New Irish Catholicism’ that explores our need to be newly informed. We feature a video by Bishop Robert Barron on ‘Breaking out of the Prison of Self- Invention’. Ibar Quirke explores the life and significance of a saint few of us have heard of but perhaps need to. Brother Solanus offers a meditation on Mary’s silence and we also mark the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola. Finally, a beautiful poem by David Car-roll. 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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