29-08-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 28th August
    11:00am Paddy Ryan, Ryland Road. Michael & Kathleen Carroll, St Mary’s Villas.
    7:00pm Eamonn Nash, Anniversary. Aaron Byrne, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 29th August
    12 Noon Margaret Doyle, Anniversary, Carrigban. Thomas Kirk, Anniversary. Dennis Carton, Anniversary, Carrigduff. Larry Doyle, recently deceased.
  • Tuesday 31st August
    9:00am Tom Dunne, 2nd Anniversary, Ballypreacus.
  • Saturday 4th September
    7:00m Maureen Butler, Anniversary, Kilbranish. Peter Kelly, 30th Anniversary, Main Street. Peg & Jim Murphy, Anniversary, Carrigduff.
  • Sunday 5th September
    9:00am Mary Ellen Doyle, 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.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:

John Kinsella
Larry Doyle

May they Rest in Peace.

Envelope Collection

Monday 23rd August : €466.20 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody Finance Council

Next meeting will be held on Monday 30th August in the Pastoral Centre at 8:00pm.

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 September 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Doyle
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts / Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 28th August 8:00pm Mary Armstrong, 4th Anniversary. John Cullen, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 29th August 10:30am Michael Dawson, recently deceased
  • Saturday 4th September 8:00pm Bridget Murphy, Mullawn. John & Elizabeth Murphy, Kyle. Paddy Butler. Brigid Mary Murphy, Anniversary, Cashel.


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: 20th August Winner: Pat Grace €73 Seller : Redmond’s Bar. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Your support is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU to parishioners who continue to donate by dropping in their envelope contributions into the Parish Office, Church or Parochial house, Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


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

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Job Reference – 2189791 Closing Date: 24/09/2021
Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.
D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies (MUST be in receipt of D.E.A.S.P. payment)

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Pilgrimage 2021 – Lady’s Island

Restrictions in place due to Covid
Opening 15th August - 3pm in Church
Closing 8th Sept - 8pm in Church
Daily Masses 3pm and 8pm
Adoration 4-5pm Mon Wed & Fri. Many musicians and speakers have been invited to take part throughout. Small parish groups are welcome.
Bookings on 087-6464198
Transmission via web-cam and 106FM
Coffee Shop and Gift Shop open daily
Pilgrims welcome to Church and Island.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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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.

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.


Mary's Meals, feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day in a place of education. An Online Quiz, to support their efforts, takes place on the last Friday of EVERY month at 8pm. The next one is this coming Friday (27th) at 8pm. To join/donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.

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.


When we talk about the Eucharist we talk about Sacrament. In Sacrament we use words and actions to bring about an extraordinary happening. It is good to recall the prayer before the consecration in the third Eucharistic Prayer. "Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you: by the same Spirit, graciously make holy these gifts we have brought to you for consecration, that they may become the Body and Blood of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ." In virtue of the words of consecration this is exactly what happens for those present at the celebration. It goes even beyond that. "This is the chalice of my blood.. Which will be poured out for you and for many". These are the critical words that reveal a tremendous truth. They put us in touch with the death of Christ, with the death of the Son of God who gave up his life out of his utter goodness to manifest his love for us. Every time we attend mass and we pay attention to these words His great act of love for us takes place in our church. Calvary takes place for us in our church. For that reason the Eucharist de-scribed as a Memorial. What took place in the past takes place for us now.

There is another gift in the Eucharist that we cannot forget. It is the gift of the Lord himself in Holy Communion. He comes to nourish us, but not in the way that natural food does. He nourishes us by his contact with us which renews our relationship and friend-ship with him. It is a time of prayer, of conversation and a great sense of union.

I believe that, as Christians, we need to go beyond coming to mass and receiving Jesus in the Eucharist. If Eucharist is to make an impact on our lives and community, we need to live it day by day. To do so we return to the words of consecration. "This is my body which will be given up for you" and "this is the chalice of my blood which will be poured out for you". Jesus gave of his humanity, of himself and of his life substance for our benefit.

Reflection for weekend 28th Aug & 29th Aug

Love is one thing that unites all of human existence. It has the ability to inspire, to encourage, and to lighten your heart.

If we could only realise the world of a difference our love can make in someone’s life. I don’t think we fully appreciate our goodness, how much our kindness matters and how our love transforms others. We do it and we simply move on. If we could just know the amount of hidden energies we release in others when we do our bit and our best, we’d be amazed. The hectic pace of life quickly moves us on. But God has actively been involved in that moment and in the next moment we do it again. It would be a great shame to underestimate the great good you are doing. People change when they are given hope, above all they change when they are loved. They come out of their shells and hidden energies are released in them. (Flor McCarthy) The message is simple one another (Reflection by Fr James McSweeney)

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As he comes to the end of his time as bishop of Ferns, we talk to Bishop Denis Brennan as he looks back on his fifteen years of service – the highs, the lows and his hopes for the future. The newsletter insert includes an extract from St John Paul II’s ‘Pastores Gregis’ on the ministry of a bishop. The homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is offered by Fr Lar O’Connor who comments on Jesus’ attention to our motives rather than external actions. We have an article that marks the beginning of the ‘Season of Creation’ from 1st September to 4th October. Finally, we include a conversation between David Quinn from the Iona Institute and David Nugent of Atheist Ireland on how faith or lack of faith has implications for social stability, values and ethics. 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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