30-06-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 29th June
    7:00pm Jimmy Foley, Killanure. Helen O’Neill, Month’s Mind. Tom Kavanagh, Gurteen & deceased members of the Kavanagh Family. Tom Furlong & Mary Mahon, Irish Street.
  • Sunday 30th June 9:00am Mogue, Sarah & Thomas Mahon, Graiguebeg and deceased members of the Mahon family.
    12 Noon John McColgan, Anniversary.
  • Thursday 4th July
    9:00am Special Intention.
  • Saturday 6th July
    7:00pm Peter Martin. Thomas Cox, Gurteen.
  • Sunday 7th July
    9:00am James & Margaret Doyle, Curragh and deceased members of the Doyle family.

Special Ministers for July 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones, Patsy Cowman, Edel Kearney
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan & Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne & Sr. Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Ellen Delaney & Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 6th July 8:00pm Breda Roberts, Bolacreen. Peter Ferndon.
  • Sunday 7th July 10:30am Bridie Hanlon & deceased members of the Hanlon family.

Welcome to new Principal

The new Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes, Parish National School is Tomás Moriarty, a native of Bree. He spent the early years of his teaching career in Dublin. For four years he was Principal of St Oliver Plunkett’s N.S. Finglas, and for the past four has been Principal of St Patrick’s Boys N.S attached to St Patrick’s Training College. We offer him congratulations and sincere welcome.

We also congratulate Andrea Rigley on her appointment as Principal of Kilmyshall N.S.

Ferns Pilgrimage to Knock

Taking place Sunday 7th July 2019 Bus leaving Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Saturday 6th at 9am for overnight stay in Knock House Hotel. Cost €130 pps (€140 for single person) covers coach, B&B, and 2 evening meals. For details contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or Parish Office on 053-9376190

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

Words of Wisdom

"The people who mind don’t matter, and the people who matter don’t mind." - Nance Bond

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in the area on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July.

Summer Camp

Kids Summer Camp will take place from Monday July 8th to Friday July 12th in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S from 10:30am to 1:30pm each day. Suitable for children from 7 to 13. Cost: €30 per child. Contact the sisters for more details: 087-2797194

Envelope Collection

Monday 24th June: €715.00 Thank You for your Generosity


 The Patron will take place on Friday 26th July.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Bunclody Day Care Day Care Assistants & Day Care Assistant/Driver
Job Reference - CES 2116096
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 053 9376190/053 9376088.

Men’s Shed

An Open Meeting will be held regarding setting up a Men’s Shed in Bunclody. Taking place on Thursday 8th July at 8:00pm in Rivers Edge. All are invited to attend.
For further information contact: Jonathan King on 089-4972664

Pro Life Rally

Taking place Saturday 6th July at 2:00pm beginning from Parnell Square. Bus leaving Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody at 10:40am. For information contact

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day

Tuesday July 16th is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. There will be a short explanation and investure of the scapular of Mount Carmel that evening at 7:30pm in Bunclody Church. Our Lady promises to bring all those who are invested, and die wearing the scapular, to heaven. For further information contact the sisters on 087-2797194


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 VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Friday 26th July. Thank you for your support.

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.


..recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let us know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.


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 21st June: W inner: Elizabeth Quirke, €145, Seller: Kilmyshall National School

2nd Collection 22nd/23rd June: €260.00

Dates for your Diary:

  • Sunday 14th July - Kilmyshall Field Day.
  • Friday 19th July - Kilmyshall Patron.

Eucharistic Ministers - June 2019:

  • Saturday: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday: Nellie Long

Ministers of the Word - July 2019


Kilmyshall Field Day takes place on Sunday 14th July. This is the Parish’s main fund raising event of the year. This year we are having a Dog Show along with all the usual attractions. Field Day Raffle tickets will be distributed in the coming weeks, and we would be grateful for donations of unwanted gifts and bottles for our Wheel-of-fortune and bottle stalls. Cakes & produce for our cake stall. Donations & bottles may be left in the parochial house, Kilmyshall or half-way -house shop, and, it would be helpful if we could have the donations by Wed 5th July. Your support would be appreciated. For further information
Contact: 053 9377188 or 086 3681772.

Dates for your Diary:

Sunday 23rd June - Corpus Christi.
Sunday 14th July - Kilmyshall Field Day.
Friday 19th July - Kilmyshall Patron.

Carrigduff Residence Association

..will hold their AGM in Ryan’s Moss House Carrigduff, on July 11th at 8pm. New members most welcome.


Dublin City Centre Saturday 6th July at 2pm

Stand for Life in support of the right to life of EVERY human person, especially unborn babies. For details of bus, please contact Elizabeth at 087 7922637

Church Gate Collection

For Wexford Mental Health Association will take place on Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June.

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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 Swimming Pool

The winners of Bunclody Swimming Pool Silver Circle Draw for June were ~
1st Prize € 500 Gillian Murphy
2nd Prize € 200 Caroline Fortune
3rd Prize € 100 Jill Mellon
Many thanks to everyone who supported the draw and the Street collection.
The pool will be open from Saturday 15th June.


Those of us who are procrastinators will identify with today’s Gospel. We have the best of intentions, but somehow out "to do" list for today keeps getting pushed out until tomorrow, and the next day, and the next week. There is always an excuse, or something more urgent that needs to be done. The things that we do not prioritise get relegated to the bottom of the list, and sometimes drop off altogether, so that they never get done.

In Luke’s Gospel, when Jesus invites people to follow him, he gets some similar responses, "I’ll be right with you," - "I’ll add it to my "to do" list." "I will follow you, sir, but first let me…" The excuses these people give are far from feeble: one wants to go and bury his or her father first, an-other simply wants to say goodbye to their family. But Jesus has what sound like very harsh words for these predicaments. There is no time, there can be no excuses, this is more important.

Discipleship is a path that means living in a new and different way. Rather than focusing on the past, we need to move forward and get on with the task. Jesus tells us; "Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God." There is work to be done and it cannot wait. People who are hungry, home-less or marginalised or suffering cannot wait. The earth cannot wait. Our "to do" lists need to be shaken up. If we are to live as disciples, the time is not tomorrow, it is now.

-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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