27-06-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 26th June
    7:00pm Jimmy & Rita Foley, Anniversary. Maureen Cowman.
  • Sunday 27th June
    9:00am Kathleen Delaney, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 3rd July
    7:00pm Peter Keogh, Month’s Mind. Tom Kavanagh, Anniversary Gurteen & deceased members of the Kavanagh family.
  • Sunday 4th July
    12 Noon Michael Kilbride 2nd Anniversary, Gurteen & deceased members of the Kilbride family. Thomas & Margaret Tyrrell, Ryland Road and their children Tom, Mary, Pat & Lizzie. Thomas & Margaret (Peggy) Corcoran, Ballytiglea. Thomas Cox, Anniversary.

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.

Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 1st at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

Envelope Collection

Monday 21st June : €439.80 Thank You for your Generosity

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July.

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 July 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sr. Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Ellen Delaney / Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society

  • Eileen Carton

Shrine Rota

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 26th June 8:00pm John & Margaret Donavan.


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: 11th June Winner: Jake Nolan €80 Seller : K.N.S

300-1 Club Draw:


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

  • 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


Bunclody Men’s Shed will be holding our first AGM on Friday 9th July starting at 7:00pm in our new Shed, behind St Mary’s Day Care Centre, Ryland Road. All are welcome.

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This day tour takes us to Mount Melleray in Cappaquinn Co Waterford. Located at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains this beautiful Cistercian Abbey is a place of prayer and meditation. Mount Melleray boasts some of the finest stained Glass Windows of Ireland. We will visit the Grotto during our visit for some prayer and meditation also. A peaceful place to relax and enjoy. Due to the huge success of this tour in 2019 many people have already booked there place for 2021. We will begin our day with Breakfast in Arboretum Garden Centre Leighlinbridge. Cost €90. Your Tour Includes: Coach Transportation, Breakfast in Arboretum, Tea/Coffee Scone in Mount Melleray and Dinner in The Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Pickup Points: Enniscorthy 8:00am, Bunclody 8:30am, Ballon 8:50am, Askea 9:10am. To book a place, Please contact John Candy 087 2632324

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.



As you know, with current restrictions, capacity at Mass is very restricted and Knock Basilica is limited to a capacity of 200 people at present. Therefore, the Pilgrimage for this year will follow the same format as last year with a virtual pilgrimage for the diocese. The Pilgrimage Mass will be streamed online on the website and on the Knock Shrine Facebook page. Ceremonies will begin at 2.30pm. Bishop Brennan, Bishop elect Ger Nash and Gerry O’Leary Knock pilgrimage director will be present for the ceremonies in Knock.

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 the extraordinary cures of two women. One was the daughter of Jairus, who was very seriously ill and on the point of death. When Jesus arrived at the house the people who had gathered believed she was dead. On his way to the house of Jairus a large crowd followed him. A woman in the crowd who had suffered from a blood disorder for twelve years and had spent all her money on doctors but had got no better. She came to know something about Jesus and touched his cloak. She said to herself, "If I touch even his clothes, I shall be well again." Her cure was immediate. Jesus knew that power had gone out from him and tried to discover who touched his cloak. The woman came forward, trembling and fearful, fell at his feet and told him the whole truth. Jesus gave her wonderful assurance. "My daughter", he said, "Your faith has restored you to health; go in peace and be free from your complaint."

In the meantime, some people arrived from the house of Jairus to say that his daughter had died. Jesus encouraged him to have faith. When he arrived Jesus found great com-motion with weeping and wailing. He assured them that the girl was asleep and not dead. They laughed at him. He said to her, "Little girl, I tell you to get up." She got up at once and began to walk about. The great faith and trust of Jairus was duly rewarded.

Both stories give us a good understand-ing of what Jesus was about. If people were lacking, in any way in life, he brought them back to normal life so that they could continue to live as a normal healthy human person and be in control of their own selves as they wished. Jesus mission was to give life and add to life as we understand it.


‘I Am With You Always’ is the title of the message from Pope Francis for the first ‘World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly’ which falls on 25th July this year, the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grand-parents of Jesus. We feature the message in full and explore its significance. The homily for the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary time is offered by Fr Brian Broaders who reflects on people’s encounter with the person of Christ who changed lives. Our video this week is a lengthy but inspiring interview with Mattie Harte, son of Micky Harte. He talks about the loss of his sister Michaela, faith and forgiveness. Finally, there is a wealth of wisdom on offer from the many saints we celebrate this week including St. Irenaeus, Peter, Paul and Oliver Plunkett. 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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