25-08-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 24th August
    7:00pm Gary Doyle, Killanure & Manchester, 1st Anniversary Aaron Byrne, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 25th August
    12 Noon Denis Carton, Carrigduff. Brendon, Annie, & John Canning, Anniversary.
  • Wednesday 28th August
    9:00am Paddy Ryan, Ryland Road.
  • Saturday 31st August
    11:00am Michael & Kathleen Carroll, Anniversary, St Mary’s Villas. Catherine Carroll, Baldoyle Dublin.
    7:00pm Maureen Butler, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 1st September
    12 Noon Mary Ellen Doyle, 1st Anniversary.

Special Ministers for September 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Anita Somers

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • TBA

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Envelope Collection

Monday 19th August €790.00 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 24th August 8:00pm Nan Farrell recently deceased.
  • Saturday 31st August 8:00pm Mary Armstrong, 2nd Anniversary. Matthew Byrne, Mullawn, 4th Anniversary.


Through the life - giving waters of Baptism we welcome into our community:
Grace Nellie Brophy

Carlow Choral Society

New term starts Monday 2nd September at 7.45pm in Carlow Cathedral Parish Centre. This is an open evening and new members are very welcome. We will start work on In Paradisum by Andrew Campling and Missa Carolae by James Whitbourn and other works as we prepare for concerts in Nov and Dec. For more info contact or visit

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

Day of prayer at Lough Derg

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust will participate in a day of prayer at Lough Derg,Co. Donegal on Sat Sept. 21st. Trip includes bus travel from Wexford, New Ross or Enniscorthy, 2 nights b&b, 2 evening meals plus day on Lough Derg €195. Bus leaving Friday 20th and returning Sunday 22nd. Booking and details from Helen Kirwan 087/6817648.

Words of Wisdom

"Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." - Nance Bond

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Bunclody Day Care Day Care Assistants & Day Care Assistant/Driver
Job Reference - CES 2116096
To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years. Check eligibility by contacting: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053 9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190/053 9376088.


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 5th September. Thank you for your support.


Join Fr. Michael A. Doyle on one of his faith, fun and friendship Pilgrimages to Medjugorge and Dubrovnik Oct 4th - 11th. For details contact O'Leary Travel Enniscorthy 053 91 23844

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.

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 Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Study Theology Online

Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register now for Autumn 2019 —
01 404 8124

Waterford Institute of Technology

Certificate in Community Studies - Level 6
Venue: Bunclody FET Centre
Beginning: 10am on Thursday September 19th
Finishing: May 2020
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Applications to be returned before 6pm on Friday September 6th 2019.
50% of spaces will be reserved for applicants from the Bunclody area
Interviews will be held at venue on September 12th
Desired applicants should have some involvement in community volunteering or work.


..recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let us know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
Come enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 2nd Sep: "Catch Up after the Holidays"
Mon 9th Sep: "Positive Thinking & Sing a Long" with Jackie Byrne
Mon 16th Sep: "Laughter Relaxation Exercise" with Mary Fitzpatrick
Mon 23rd Sep: "Monthly Quiz"
Mon 30th Sep: "Dancing" with Declan Flannigan

New Members Always Welcome Through the year we have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.
This Club suits 60+ age group. 10am -2pm
Entrance Fee: €4 includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Speech and Drama Classes

Begin Wednesday 11th September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are fun and also a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication skills. 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 are very welcome. Contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.


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: Tuesdays 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 Fri 16th August: W inner: Keane & R e-becca Murphy, Winnings: €85. Sold in: Steemers.

2nd Collection 3rd/4th August: €179.50
2nd Collection 10th/11th August: €203.59

Eucharistic Ministers - September 2019:

  • Saturday night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - August/September 2019

  • Saturday 31st : Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 1st: Margaret Roberts

Waterford Institute of Technology

Certificate in Community Studies - Level 6
Venue: Bunclody FET Centre
Beginning: 10am on Thursday September 19th Finishing: May 2020
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Applications to be returned before 6pm on Friday September 6th 2019.
Interviews will be held on September 12th
Applicants should have some involvement in community volunteering or work.

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Will hold their annual Pool Gala on Sunday 25th August 2019 from 2pm-6pm with warm up and registration from 1pm.

Clohamon Local Development

Thanks to all who supported our community fundraiser, the vintage exhibitors and market traders, the Mahon's for the use of their field, Mick Gahan who covered insurance, and special guests The Bridies (who donated proceeds of their stall to our fund), The Stormin’ Normans, and the vintage ponies & traps. A big thanks to John Ger Murphy in Bluerock Networks Ltd Bunclody who donated €250 worth of raffle prizes. And finally thanks to the tireless committee members without whom the day wouldn't be possible.

Our next event is Clohamon's 1st Tractor Run on Sun 22nd September at 1pm.

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"Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head through the doorway." (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

In the opening chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice is having a bit of bother with doors. She finds herself locked in a hall in which the doors are all locked. When she finds a key, it doesn’t fit the locks. When she manages to find a door to match the key, she herself won’t fit through; the doorway is too narrow. How frustrating!

The parable in today’s Gospel also features a narrow door and a locked door, as well as an unsympathetic doorkeeper—it’s almost as if the master wants to keep everyone out! People knock on the door expecting to be admitted, but it’s not that simple. The master turns them away despite protestations that they are acquainted.

Jesus is trying to teach his followers about discipleship. What does he mean when he says we must "enter by the narrow door"? Is it almost impossible to enter the kingdom of God? One thing is sure: a passing acquaintance with Jesus will not be enough. The plea of "We once at and drank in your company" is feeble. It is not enough to know Jesus only on the surface—to attend Mass every Sunday or to turn to him only when we are in need. To really know Jesus, one must walk the narrow path of the Gospel.

Tríona Doherty


  • 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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