30-08-2020  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 29th August
    11:00am Patrick (Paddy) Ryan, Ryland Road.
    7:00pm Maureen Butler. Aaron Byrne, Carrigduff, Ani.
  • Sunday 30th August
    12 Noon Denis Carton, Oliver Plunkett Park. Paddy and Mary Grace. Margaret Doyle, Carrigban, Ani. Thomas Doyle, Carrigban, Ani.
  • Saturday 5th September
    11:00am Michael and Kathleen Carroll, St Marys Villas.
    7:00pm Andrew and Nell Redmond, Main St. Denis Jordan, Strahert. Peter Kelly, Main Street.
  • Sunday 6th September
    9:00am Mary Ellen Doyle, Corragh.

Envelope Collection

Thank You for your Generosity

First Friday Update

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020.

Special Ministers for August 2020

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Gertrude & Sisters
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Ger Kehoe / Edel Kearney

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 29th August 8:00pm Mary Armstrong, 3rd Anniversary.


  • Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
  • Prayer Group: Rosary At 7:00pm on Wednesday in the church followed by Mass and Benediction at 7:30pm
  • 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:  Envelopes available at HWH, Steemers, Cahill’s, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Winner 21st August: Bernie Cullen, €47. Seller: Kilmyshall Parish Office
  • 2nd Collection: €131.50

Eucharistic Ministers - September 2020:

  • Saturday: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - August 2020

  • Awaiting confirmation

COVID19 Reminder

As we see a rise in COVID19 cases we ask parishioners to remember masks are mandatory in shops, to practice good respiratory hygiene and to wash hands often, using sanitizer where washing isn’t possible. We ask anyone feeling unwell not to attend mass, and to contact their GP for advice.

Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 3rd at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

Marriage Notice

Congratulations to Joe Kelly & Muireann Redmond and who married recently in our church. We wish them every happiness in their life together

Communion 2020

Communion 2020 will take place on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th September. A date for Confession will be finalised in the next week.

Bunclody Parish Office

From Monday September 7th the Parish Office opening hours will change.

The parish office opening days will be changed to the following:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Closed for lunch from 1:00pm-1:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday.

Important Reminder:

To contact the Parish Office by email please remember to use the address or your message will not be received.

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

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.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Grounds Person/Maintenance - Bunclody AFC
Job Reference – 2152841
Parish Secretary – Bunclody Job Reference – 2154999

Day Care Assistant (2) – Bunclody Day Care Job Reference – 2155001
Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint  Enniscorthy and quote reference and 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)

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.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw takes place Thursday 10th September. Thank you for your support.

Radio Prayer Group

As we can't meet in prayer groups other than Mass, for several weeks Sr Stephanie will lead us in a Prayer experience on Monday nights 8.30p.m. - 9.00p.m. on South East Radio. Please tune in.

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.


The Gospel for this Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time sees Jesus call Peter ‘Satan’ after the leader of the Apostles tried to dissuade Jesus from the path that lead to the cross. The homily this Sunday explores the implications for us fellow Christians. On a related theme, our interview this week is with Fr Pat Collins – a Vincentian priest who work in the ministry of exorcism. We speak to Fr Pat about his new book ‘Freedom from Evil Spirits’ as he talks openly about the presence of evil in the world. We have an article on the ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation’ and another on the positive aspects of human loneliness. Finally, we have a very interesting podcast on ‘Asceticism and Speaking God’s language’ as Jesus tells us that self-denial is an inevitable part of following him. Check out these and other resources available at


I remember reading, during the early weeks of the pandemic, an account of a "day in the life" of an Irish healthcare worker. She described the precautions she had to take while attending to patients in hospital, the protective equipment she had to wear, and the strain of working in such a challenging environment. She talked about coming home from work to her family after each shift; how she had to immediately shower and change, stay apart from her husband and children so as not to put them at risk, and then go to sleep in a separate room.

These extraordinary levels of self sacrifice, have rightly come to be more appreciated in recent months. Doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers have been going beyond the call of duty to take care of their patients, often sacrificing their own family life, health and safety in the process. They have had to put their own fears and anxieties aside in order to help others, and are rightly described as heroes; they remind us every day of the incredible ways in which people can make sacrifices for others, out of a sense of compassion, justice, and love.

In today’s gospel, Jesus tells his followers that they must take up their cross. When he tells the, that he is going to suffer and be put to death, they naturally react with shock. But he is not doing it simply to make life difficult for himself. His sacrifice stems from his passionate and compassionate love. We too are capable of making extraordinary sacrifices out of love. Those frontline workers who carry on in the most difficult circumstances are prepared to put others’ needs before their own—the very thing that Jesus says being a disciple entails.

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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