27-10-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 26th October
    11:00am Johnny Bennett, Ryland Road.
    7:00pm Mary Doyle & her husband James, Carrigban and members of the Fanning family. Aidan Doyle, 1st Anniversary.
  • Sunday 27th October
    9:00am Bridget Doyle, Carrigduff, Anniversary. Park Foley, Ballypreacus.
    12 Noon James & Kathleen Kavanagh, Patrick, Margaret & Elsie Cox, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 2nd November
    7:00pm Patrick Farrell and his wife Bridie Farrell Mckenna, Anniversary. Ellen Hanrick, Ballinastraw. Andrew & Mary Mahon, Anniversary. Paddy Moorehead.

Special Ministers for November 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Mary Canning & Majella Kelly

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Envelope Collection

Monday 21st October €1,044.10 Thank You for your Generosity



St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 26th October 8:00pm Ann Dunne, 3rd Anniversary.

Bunclody Men’s Shed Now Open!

Mon 10:00am—1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm—5:000pm
Location: Maureen Moorhead’s Shop, Irish Street.
For more info contact: Peter 087-6631558, or Jonathan 089-4972664 New members welcome.

Bunclody VTOS

Bunclody VTOS is enrolling students. Participants can complete QQI courses free of charge. If you’re aged 21 or over, in receipt of a social welfare payment and would like to return to education or up-skill please call into Bunclody Adult Education Centre, Ryland Road or call 0863837645.

Shine Bright Theatre

Children’s Drama Classes. Grow in confidence with Shine Bright Theatre. Drama Classes every Monday in St. Aidan’s Hall, Bunclody for primary school children, two age groups. Contact Lisa on 0851532705

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 7th November. Recent winner Farrah Murphy €84. Thank you for your support

Envelope Collection

Monday 14th October €660.80 Thank You for your Generosity

Annual Remembrance Mass

Mass in memory of those who have died in the past year to be held Friday November 15th at 7:30pm. All are invited to attend mass and for refreshments afterwards.

If you wish to have someone included please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, Eileen 087-2933545 or Sr Madeleine Ryan 086-1064576 and leave details.

We are also seeking volunteers to help with set up and catering of the refreshments on the 15th. Please contact any of the above numbers to volunteer.

Church Gate Collection

Cancer Research will hold a church gate collection on Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd November. All support is appreciated.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in the area on Thurs 31st Oct and Fri 1st Nov.

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


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 Bridge Club

Bunclody Bridge Club play resumes in Redmond's lounge on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

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.

Church Choir:

Seeking new members both male and female. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, or Eileen 087-2933545. All are welcome to join. We practice every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the church.

Do This In Memory Mass

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 3rd November at 12:00 noon.

Parish Office Closure

The Parish Office will close at 1:00pm on Thursday 31st October. Open all other days as normal. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Masses for Bank Holiday and Holy Day

Monday 28th October: 11:00am. No adoration.
Thursday 31st October: 7:00pm ~
Friday 1st November: 11:00am. No 9:00am mass

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of October at: St. Mary’s Villas daily at 6:00p.m. and in Carrigban at 12 noon Monday—Friday each week.

Propagation of the Faith Collection

Will take place this weekend at Saturday evening mass and both 9am and 12 noon mass on Sunday. Please donate if possible.


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road Come enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

  • Mon 21st Oct : "Calming Crafts" with Catherine Callaghan
  • Mon 28th Oct: Bank Holiday

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.

Seeking a 2/3 bedroom house to rent

.. must be animal friendly and out of town if possible. Please contact: 087 4121644 if you have or know of any houses to rent with the above requirements. Many thanks.


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 : W inner: Connor Gormley, Winnings: €190. Sold in: Steemers.

2nd Collection: €231

Eucharistic Ministers - October 2019:

  • Saturday night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - November 2019

  • Saturday 2nd : Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 3rd: Mary Atkinson

Clothes Collection

Taking place on Monday 11th November in Kilmyshall National School. Drop clothes in morning of, or in the week before the collection. Thank you for all support.

Hope Cancer Support Centre

invite those who have been touched by cancer (and other illnesses/loss) to their Candle of Hope Service at 8pm on Friday 1st November in St. Aidan’s Cathedral Enniscorthy. If you are unable to attend take part by lighting a candle at home and listening to South East Radio who will broadcast the service live.

BTEI Bunclody

BTEI will be offering 2 level 5 QQI modules from 14th November in Bunclody. Word Processing & Spreadsheets. One module will be taught in the morning and the other in the afternoon. For further info contact Mary Walsh O’Shea 086 8533677.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - CES 2124356 Bunclody Day Care Job Reference - CES 2123841

For further information contact the below numbers and quote reference number: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years upwards. (MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)


After the Second World War, a Greek man named Alexander Papaderous founded an Institute of Peace and Understanding on the island of Crete, as a response to the atrocities that had taken place there during the war. One day, while taking questions at the end of a lecture, someone asked him: "What is the meaning of life?" In response Papaderous took a small mirror out of his wallet, and said: "I am a fragment of a mirror whose whole design and shape I do not know.

Nevertheless, with what I have I can reflect light into the dark places of this world—into the black places in the hearts of men and women—and change some things in some people. Perhaps others may see and do likewise. This is what I’m about. This is the meaning of my life." Papaderous was a person of great humility, aware of how small and seemingly insignificant each one of us is, but full of faith that we can still do great things. Like the tax collector in the parable we hear today, he was aware of his unworthiness, but open to light and hope. In today’s Gospel we are invited to put ourselves in the shoes of the Pharisee, who regarded himself as superior to others, and the tax collector, who throws himself on the mercy of God. Which of them sees the bigger picture?

-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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