29-04-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 28th April
    7:00pm Patrick J Mulrennan. Denny Finn, Anniversary. Denis & Ita Byrne.
  • Sunday 29th April
    12 Noon Thomas & David Tobin. Willie Sweeney.
  • Tuesday 1st May
    9:00am Michael & Molly Scallon, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 5th May
    7:00pm Michael Donoghue, Anniversary. Tom Mahon, Months Mind. PJ O Brien, Jim O Brien, Pat O Brien, Peg Sweeney & deceased members of the O Brien family.
  • Sunday 6th May
    12 Noon Mary & Jim Reck.

Envelope Collection

Monday 16th April : €1030.20 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 28th April 8:00pm Michael & Kathleen Doyle. Cis Cowman & deceased members of the Cowman family, Kyle.
  • Sunday 29th April 10:30am Liam Coleman, Baby Ryan Whiting & deceased members of the Coleman 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

Family Mass

Next Family Mass and Children’s Liturgy will take place on Sunday 29th April at 12 Noon mass.

First Friday

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

Church Gate Collection

St. Patrick’s Special School Enniscorthy Church Gate Collection will be held on the 28th & 29th April. Serving Special Needs in all of Co. Wexford.

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of May at: Our Lady’s Grotto, St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m.

Lough Derg 2018

Season opens for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Retreats continue on May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28. Advance booking is essential. Tel +353 (0) 71 9861518 or email Why not take some time and space for yourself on Lough Derg this May? (Three Day Pilgrimage Season begins on Friday 1st June.)

pastoral letter

This Weekend 28th/29th April the Bishop will send a pastoral letter for the consideration of the people of the diocese. Copies of the letter will be available in the Church so that we can all take them home after Mass. The diocese believes it is important that each of us carefully reflect upon the serious matter of removing the right to life of the unborn child in the Constitution and then allowing for terminations up to 12 weeks. You are invited to take the newsletter away and to read it closely.




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.
Split the Pot
Winner for Fri 20th April: David Travers, €108. Thank you for your support.
Second Collection:
21st/ 22nd A pril €269.

Ministers of the Eucharist - May 2018

  • Saturday: Martin Cullen
  • Sunday: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - May 2018

  • Saturday 5th: Marie Byre
  • Sunday 6th: First Holy Communion

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 now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Choir: Choir Practice in Bunclody

..every Tues day 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.

Special Ministers for April 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Eliz O’ Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society

  • Eileen Carton

Shrine Rota

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Mount Leinster Community Employment

Vacancies Day Care Assistants Bunclody Job Reference – CES 2070010 Bunclody Parish Caretaker
Job Reference – CES 2070011 Closing Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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 OR Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Mon & Tue 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190/053 9376088.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 11th May. Thank you for your support

Bunclody Tidy Towns

Bunclody Tidy Towns AGM in Redmond's loft at 8 pm on May 3rd 2018. All are welcome.

Bunclody Home Care Cancer Annual Walk

Our Annual walk will take place on Sunday 6th May at 2pm. Meet at the Square at 1.45pm. This is a leisurely walk which will take approx. 1 hour. Sponsorship cards are available from any committee member or come along on the day and give a donation. There will be refreshments afterwards.

Public Meeting

A Public Meeting to voice concerns over any change of use to the Millrace Hotel in Bunclody will take place on Monday April 30th at 8.00 p.m. in River's Edge.

The economic benefit of having a hotel in Bunclody town has been very positive for jobs, local business and as an amenity enjoyed by all. It is important that as many people as possible attend the Public Meeting on April 30th. For further information contact Michael Kehoe 086- 8365265; Derek Nally 087-2562790 or Councillor Barbara -Anne Murphy 087-6736966.


Can you help us by giving just a few hours of your time over the next few weeks? Co Wexford Pro Life are looking for volunteers to help with door-to-door canvassing & Street Sessions in the run up to the Referendum on 25th May. If you can help, please contact:

  • Elizabeth at 087 7922637 for Wexford area.
  • Tommy for Gorey area 086 0552658
  • Helena for Bunclody area 087 2981506
  • Eoghan for New Ross area 086 8518789
  • Eileen for Enniscorthy area 087 9331809

Every Vote counts, every Life matters.

HWH/Bunclody GAA Club

..would like to thank all seller s and buyers of our recent Model County Development Draw tickets.


As with all good vine growers, God cares for his crop, nurturing it, pruning it, giving it all it needs so that it can grow and reach its full potential. We are no doubt the branches. What does it mean to be a branch? Branches must be connected to the vine or they bear no fruit. Even those branches that do bear fruit need pruning so that they can grow and bear even more fruit. As we are all too well aware, productivity seems to be the measure of success in the world today, in our education system, in the workplace, in economics; we are measured by what we produce. Is Jesus really adding to the pressure by telling us that he wants to see results or else!?

Perhaps we can read this passage in terms of connectivity. Think of your most intimate friendships and relationships. You don’t measure their weight in terms of productivity, do you? But you do want to stay connected right? It is this Closeness, this intimacy that Jesus calls us to: "abide in me". Are you connected or disconnected? If the connection is strong, then fruit-bearing comes naturally and people will see the gospel in our lives and in the way we respond to the world. If we are connected, all manner of things are possible for us.

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

Please Note:

All items for the Newsletter must be in before Lunchtime on Wednesday. May be sent by email to: t

Sponsorship of Newsletter for April 2018
Crean & O’Flaherty Solicitors,
Main Office: Estate House, Castle Hill, Enniscorthy Co Wexford .
Branch Office: Mill Wood, Carrigduff, Bunclody, Co Wexford 053 9234500