28-10-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Sunday 28th October
    9:00am Park Foley, Ballypreacus. Annie Murphy, St Marys Villas.
    12 noon Johnny Bennet, Ryland Road. Jim & Kathleen Kavanagh. Paddy, Margaret & Elsie Cox.
  • Saturday 3rd November
    7:00pm Patrick Farrell & Bridie Farrell-McKenna Ellen Hanrick, Ballinastraw Paddy Moorhead, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Sunday 4th November
    12 Noon Richard & Mary Murphy, Ballinastaw Uncle Paddy & Auntie Kay, Drumderry

Envelope Collection

Monday 22nd October: €825.00 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 27the October 8:00pm Anne Dunne, 2nd 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

Church Gate Collection

A collection for Cancer Research will be held on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November 2018. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Do This in Memory Mass

Taking place Sunday 28th October at 12 Noon.

General Data Protection Regulation

The introduction of GDPR regulations in May 2018 requires the implementation of new safeguards around personal data. As a result, the Diocese of Ferns has compiled a request form in relation to dealing with baptism, confirmation and marriage certificate requests. Anyone wishing to obtain a certificate must fill out a form and have up to date photo id. If another person is collecting the certificate, they must be authorised to do so and must produce id. We thank you for your understanding and patience with this matter.

Finance Council Meeting

A meeting of the finance council will take place next Tuesday 30th October at 8:30pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Mass times October 29th—November 2nd

There is no Eucharistic Adoration on Monday 29th Bank Holiday Monday October 29th: 11:00am Wednesday October 31st: Vigil Mass 7:00pm Holy Day Thursday November 1st: 11:00am All other masses as normal.

National Collection for WMOF

Please support the 5th National Collection for WMOF 2018 which will be taken up in the 2nd collection during mass over the weekend of 10th/11th November.

First Friday

..visits will take place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November as next Thursday November 1st is a Holy Day.


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.

Split the Pot: Friday 19th October, Winner: Sinead Byrne, €173 28th Seller: Kilmyshall National School.

Second Collection: Mission Sunday: €295.

The Holy Rosary will be recited every Monday evening at Kilmyshall Grotto at 7pm for the month of October.

Adoration Renewal

A speaker will talk about the renewal of adoration of the blessed sacrament in Kilmyshall Parish at masses next weekend 3/4th November. Find out what is adoration of the blessed sacrament and how it is spreading to many parishes in the diocese.

Kilmyshall ICA

Our November meeting will be an open meeting with Olga from Beechdale Garden Centre On Tuesday 6th November in Kilmyshall Hall at 8pm.

Holy Day of Obligation

Thursday 1st November is a Holy Day of Obligation; Vigil Mass will be on Wednesday 31st October at 8:00pm & Thursday morning 10:30am.

Remembrance Mass

..will take place in Kilmyshall Church on Fri-day 9th November. Anyone wishing to have a loved one remembered, please contact the Kilmyshall Parish Office on 053 9377188 by Friday 2nd November to leave details.

Parish Office Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am- 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30 am- 1:00pm
Closed for lunch 1:00pm - 1:30pm Mon - Thurs
Closed Bank Holidays

Wexford General Hospital’s

..annual Service of Remembrance which will take place on Friday 16th November in Clonard Church @ 7.30pm.

Congratulations Shona Hayes and David Gormley who married October 11th in Tomacork Church, Carnew.

Bunclody Active Retired

Bunclody active retired coffee morning Wednesday 31st October in River’s Edge at 11:00. Please bring money for Christmas lunch of €20.

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group

Presenting 'Women on the Verge of HRT' by Marie Jones, staged for the first time in Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club. Directed by Tommy Murphy with Mary Gibson, and cast including Bunclody regulars Sinéad O'Gorman & Margaret Farrell and newcomer John Donoghue. Running Monday 12 to Friday 16 November at 8 pm. To book tickets, text 087226937 giving name, number of tickets and the night you wish to attend.

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time only from 9:30am-11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody. Next class Wednesday 7th November

The Hope Cancer Support Centre

..would like to invite those who have been touched by cancer (or other illnesses or loss) to join them at their Candle of Hope Service on Friday 2nd November in St. Aidan’s Cathedral Enniscorthy at 8pm. If you are unable to attend you can still partake by lighting your own candle and listening to South East Radio who will broadcast the service live on air.

Kilmyshall ICA

Our November meeting will be an open meeting with Olga from Beechdale Garden Centre On Tuesday 6th November in Kilmyshall Hall at 8pm.

Ministers of the Eucharist - October 2018

  • Saturday: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - October 2018

  • Saturday 27th October: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 28th October: Chris Atkinson
  • Wednesday 31st October: Bernie Cullen



Parish Office Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am- 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30 am- 1:00pm
Closed for lunch 1:00pm - 1:30pm Mon - Thurs

Wexford General Hospital’s annual Service

..of Remembrance which will take place on Friday 16th November in Clonard Church @ 7.30pm.

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

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Recent Winner: Joesphine Francis €73.00 Next draw Friday 5th October.
Thank you for your support.

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The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of October at: St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m and Monday—Friday at 12 Noon at the Grotto Carrigban.

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.

Bunclody ICA

Resuming Monday 10th September at 8pm in Pastoral Centre. Competition: Small seasonal arrangement– fruit/flowers/leaves. Guest speaker: Surprise Hostess: Mary Cullen

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.

Special Ministers for October 2018

Ministers of the Word

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

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:

  • Ann Moorhead

Shrine Rota

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

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.

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Vacancies Day Care Assistant Bunclody (maternity cover) Castledockrell Parish Caretaker For more information or to check your eligibility contact: D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190/053 9376088.

To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DEASP and be over 21 years.


Day Care Assistant Bunclody Job Reference – CES 2088341 Closing Date: Monday 22nd October 2018 at 5pm
Caretaker - Bunclody Parish Job Reference – CES 2088340
Closing Date: Monday 22nd October 2018 at 5pm

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


..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.


Who is blind in today’s gospel? The obvious answer, of course, is the blind man. Bartimaeus is blind and desperate. He has not been blind all his life so he knows about the wonderful gift of sight he is now missing. His faith is strong, and his courage is stronger still; no matter how much he is scolded and silenced, he calls to Jesus all the louder. Though he is physically blind, he sees plenty.

Who sees Bartimaeus? Certainly not the followers of Jesus. They do not think of Bartimaeus as someone worthy of meeting Jesus. To the extent that they think about him at all, he is an irritation, a poor beggar to look own on, hardly a person. They are utterly blind to his needs.

I’m struck by the irony of the crowds summoning Bartimaeus with the word "courage." He was already shown with tremendous courage. Minutes previously Jesus’ followers had been content to pass him by and silence his cries for help, but their master had given an order and they must obey. How the must have squirmed, calling him over.

The blind man sees Jesus, and Jesus sees the blind man. Everyone else is blind to both of them. Everyone else fades into he background of the story, just as Bartimaeus was pushed to the back of the crowds.

Perhaps it is time for an eyesight test. So we see Jesus for who he really is? Do we pay atten-tion to those around us, or are we blind to their needs? Do we hear the cry of the poor, or are we complicit in silencing them?

-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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