25-11-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 24th November
    7pm Eamon Griffin, Drumderry  Patrick Behan, 20th Anniversary
  • Sunday 25th November
    12 Noon Rory & Nancy Murphy Ballinavocran and members of the Murphy & Kelly Families. Patricia Roche, 2nd Anniversary. Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Michael & Mary Kate McGrath. Cliodhna Quinlivan, 3rd Anniversary.
  • Wednesday 28th November
    9am Fr Brendan Cantwell
  • Saturday 1st December
    7pm Margaret Hanrick, Main Street
  • Sunday 2nd December
    12 noon Tony Nolan & Margaret Rochford Annie Meyler, 1st Anniversary

Envelope Collection

Monday 19th November: €812.90
Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 24th November 8:00pm Ann & John Murphy, Cromogue Lane. Fr. Tom Cleary, Cromogue Lane. James Finn, Anniversary.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays

Do This in Memory Mass

The next Do This In Memory mass will take place on Sunday 25th November at 12 Noon.


Mass in our church is available to watch online by livestream. To access the livestream go to and search for Bunclody. All weekly masses will be available to view. If you have any questions or feedback about the system please contact the Parish Office 053 93 76190.

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal

The annual Christmas SVP Appeal is due to take place across the Churches of the Diocese of Ferns on the weekend of 1st and 2nd December 2018. Your sup-port is sought. A letter urging support for the many who still face ‘food and fuel poverty’ will issue to the Churches of the Diocese next weekend. St. Vincent de Paul – Neighbours Helping Neighbours.

Parish Office

We have a selection of Cards including Signed Sympathy Cards, Birthday, Get Well, Mass Bouquets, Prayer Cards, Rosaries and Baptismal Candles for sale in the Parish Office also Christmas Cards and Christmas Bouquets are now available.

A Portrait of Bunclody

Exhibition running from Tuesday 4th—Saturday 22nd December 2018 in Art Bank Bunclody.
Meet the artist afternoon taking place on Saturday 8th December from 3pm.
All are welcome.
Gallery open hours: 2-5pm Tuesday-Saturday.


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: 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.

Second Collection: €267 .

Split the Pot Winner: Ryan Murphy €153. Seller: Kilmyshall Parish Office.

Clothes Collection Kilmyshall National school will hold a clothes collection on Monday 26th November. Clothes can be left into the school during the week before this. Your support would be appreciated.

Kilmyshall Christmas Party

Kilmyshall Christmas Party this year will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 2pm in River's Edge, Bunclody. 3 course Christmas Dinner will be served, spot prizes etc. Tickets €7.50 each, available from Kilmyshall Parish office Contact: 053 9377188 or 086 3681772

Ministers of the Eucharist - November 2018

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Ministers of the Word - December 2018

  • Saturday 1st: Leah Sweeney
  • Sunday 2nd: Gearoid Maher

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner: Veronica Kenny, €72.
Next draw Friday 23rd November. Thank you for your support.

All-Night Vigil at Knock Shrine

December 7th - 8th 2018

The annual All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Thursday 7th & Friday 8th December. The Vigil Ceremonies will commence with Confessions from 10pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation and Vigil at 12 Midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr Brendan Walsh SCA.

Concelebrated Mass will take place at 4am with His Excellency Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio. Concelebrants are Fr Brendan Walsh, Pallotine, Thurles and Fr Lawrence CFR, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. For more information:

Advent Day Retreat with Deirdre Ní Chinnéide ‘Listening for the Light’ day retreat will take place Saturday 24 November 10am-4pm in the Prayer Centre, Knock Shrine. The retreat invites you to spend time with others through reflection, conversation, music and prayer as we journey with the beauty and challenge of Psalm 139. ‘O Lord you have searched me and known me…lead me in ways everlasting.’ To book, call (094) 93 75355 or email

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am- 11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.

Rural Social Scheme Vacancies

The Rural Social Scheme is a supplementary programme for low income farmers, We currently have a number of vacancies to fill. To check you eligibility or to register your interest in the scheme, please contact Margo Hayes on 053 9155865/087 0572951 or Eileen Furlong on 053 9155894/087 6685290.
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Newly Opened Podiatry Clinic in Bunclody

Local Podiatrist Stephen Steward offers full range of Podiatry services: General Footcare (Corns & Callus), Back Leg Knee and Foot Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetic Foot Care and Assessment, Paediatrics/Adult Insoles & Custom Made Orthotics. The clinic is located at Pembroke Dental, Carrickduff and opens late on Wednesday. Stephen is delighted to bring this service to his local community and welcomes your support. Book a consultation today 053-937 5347

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The December Programme: 10am to 2pm Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

Mon 3rd Dec: Up-Scaling your Wardrobe for the Christmas Festivities by Maureen Byrne.
Mon 10th Dec: Fire Prevention in the Home with Colm McGrath, Fire Officer Wexford
Mon 17th Dec: Christmas Festivities & Treats.

New Members always welcome. Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing. This Club would suit 60+ age group. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

Special Ministers for November 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Willie Doyle
  • 9:00am: Helena Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne/Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Mary Canning

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. 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 very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.

Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.

Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/ for information.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.


..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 9 pm 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 in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


Today is the Feast of Christ the King and this Gospel certainly gives us an opportunity to lay aside a lot of cultural baggage we have about kings, leaders, and kingdoms. The Jewish leaders want Jesus executed and so they bring him to Pilate who engages in a debate with Jesus on "kingship". Jesus is accused of claiming to be a "king" and this passage plays on both the political and religious meaning of that word. Pilate is concerned with whether or not Jesus poses a threat to Roman rule, while the Jewish religious leaders are worried about the type of "Messiah King" Jesus claims to be. Through his ministry Jesus has shown them that His kingdom is unlike the one that Pilate, or many other earthly leaders know. It is a kingdom built on love, service, justice, reconciliation and peace. Few kings can measure up to this. Jesus is a servant King, a beacon of light for today’s world. Who do you know in our world today who is the more living example of this type of kingship? When you look at the world’s political leaders, do they shine like a beacon light striving for peace, justice and care for the earth? On this Feast of Christ the King we celebrate a type of kingship that is a display of radical love. What a different world we would have if all those who hold power and authority lead in such a way. Let us pray today that all leaders will be open to listening to the Spirit and strive for a more just world.

-Jane Mellett


  • 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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