28-01-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 27th January
    7:00pm Mary Ellen Atkinson, Months Mind. Kathleen Doyle, Ballinapark. Johnny & Bridie Hayes Anniversary, Church Road & deceased members of the Hayes family. Jim Murphy, Anniversary, Carrigduff.
  • Sunday 28th January
    12 Noon Gerry McGrath & deceased family members. Tom Bowes.
  • Monday 29th January
    9:00am MJ O’Connor, Main street.
  • Saturday 3rd February
    11:00am Willie & Shem Murphy.
    7:00pm Patrick Handrick, Ballinastraw. Chrissie Fitzgerald, Month’s mind.
  • Sunday 4th February
    12 Noon John Kehoe, Craan.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 21st January €991.90 Thank You for your Generosity.

Saint Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 27th January 8:00pm Kathy Jordan Coorduff. Phyllis Murphy. Michael & Edward Doyle, Hollow house. Noel Plunket. Katy McGrath, Cashel, 6th Anniversary and deceased members of the Foley & McGrath family.
  • Sunday 28th January 10:30pm Clive Allen recently deceased.
  • Saturday 3rd February 8:00pm Ellen Nolan and deceased members of the Nolan and Fitzpatrick family.

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.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, & Gurteen on Thursday and all other areas on Friday.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Frances Carroll Née Foley May She Rest in Peace.

Visit of The Icon

..for the World Meeting of Families. January 29th – February 9th Enniscorthy: St Aidan’s Cathedral: Monday evening January 29th departing after 10am mass on Wednesday 31st.
Wexford: Bride St. Wednesday 31st January Noon departing after 10am Mass Saturday 3rd February.
New Ross: St Mary and St Michael: Saturday February 3rd Noon departing after 10am Mass on Tuesday 6th February.
Gorey: St Michael’s. Arriving Tuesday 6th February Noon departing Saturday February 9th after 10am Mass.


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church ( Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

Ministers of the Eucharist - January 2018

  • Saturday Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Margaret Roberts

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help. S.V.P. re-quest Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice resumes in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If you have a family member, relative or friend who is ill or at home in hospital, please let any choir member know if you wish them to be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for January 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Caroline Fortune

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan/Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne/Paul Egan
  • 12 Noon: Nancy Guinan/Ellen Delaney

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning


Mount Leinster Community Employment
Bunclody Parish Caretaker, Kilmyshall Parish Caretaker, Bunclody Parish Office Secretary and 3 Day care assistants in Bunclody Day Care.

See posters around Bunclody area. To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years. Enquiries to Bunclody
Parish Office 053 9376190.
Closing Date Extended to Monday 12th February 2018.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 9th February. Thank you for your support.

Church Gate Collection

..will be held on the 27th and 28th January. In aid of IHCPT Irish Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes. All support will be appreciated greatly.

Coffee morning

Bunclody Active Retired Coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 31st January in River’s Edge at 10:30am.

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

12 week part-time training programme starting in mid February on Thursdays & Fridays at 10am-2pm in Wexford training services, Whitemills North Industrial Estate Wexford Town. Course content includes: Customer service, Serving food & drink, Food Service. For more info contact Liz Duffy BTEI County coordinator 086-8533677, Eligibility criteria applies.

Kildavin / Clonegal Drama Group

are bus y rehearsing their forthcoming production of "Nobody’s Taking To Me" by Tommy Marren. This hilarious play will take to the stage on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February in Spellman Hall, Kildavin, Co. Carlow at 8.00 p.m. sharp. The group looks forward to seeing you all, so come along for a night of live comedy at its best.


Bunclody Sat 3rd Feb in The Church Of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody. Holy Mass 7pm, followed by what is to be a very interesting talk on Medjugorje by the two visitors. Refreshments in Pastoral Centre immediately after, everyone welcome. For more info contact: Ann 087 2254206.


Bunclody Swimming pool AGM w ill be held on Monday 12th February at 8pm in Redmonds loft. New members welcome.

World Meeting Of Families

As part of our preparation for the World Meeting of Families event in August the Parishes of Bunclody, Kilrush and Ferns plan to promote the Six Session Education Programme on Marriage and the Family, Lets talk family, Lets be family in the P arish Pastoral Centre Bunclody starting Thursday, February 8th at 7:30pm. All families are encouraged to participate. More details next week.


‘But man, proud man, Dressed in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assured’ Measure for measure William Shakespeare

We probably wouldn't have to look too hard for examples of public figures who seem to fit the above description. Puffed up with a sense of their own importance, they are anxious to be seen as the expert on a given subject, in spite of their limited knowledge or experience. We criticise politicians if we feel they are blind to the struggles of ordinary people. They don’t know what its like, for example, to live on a minimum wage, or to be at risk of homelessness. On the other hand, it is refreshing when those in power have faced some of these issues themselves, or have made the effort to do their research and to listen to people. We can tell when someone is speaking with genuine authority and care.

Those who listen to Jesus teaching in the synagogue know there is something different and exciting about him. His teaching is in sharp contrast to the scribes they are used to hearing. The difference, stated twice in this passage, is his authority, and it leaves his audience ‘astonished’ . He does not use it the way we might tend to use our ‘little brief authority’, to make ourselves look good. Instead he uses his authority to serve, to love, and to bring mercy and freedom.

Triona 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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