31-10-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 30th October
    11:00am Johnny Bennett, Ryland Road. Paul Cowman, 19th Anniversary. Betty Cowman, 1st Anniversary.
  • Sunday 31st October
    9:00am Sarah Doyle.
    12 Noon Margaret Rochford, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 6th November
    7:00pm Patrick & Catherine Jordan. Sean Kelly & Gerard (Chappie) Kelly, Anniver-sary. Ellen Hanrick, Anniversary, Ballinastraw.

Churches have now reopened to full capacity

..and there is no longer limits on numbers attending religious services, however with that in mind, please continue to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines, keep a safe distance, wear masks and avail of use of hand sanitizer.

Summer time ends Sunday 31st October,
clocks go back 1 hour.

Bunclody Finance Council

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

Annual Remembrance Mass

Mass in memory of those who have died this year will be held on Friday 19th November at 7:00pm. All are invited to attend mass. To include a loved one, or for more information, please contact the Parish Office
053-9376190 or Eileen 087-2933545.

Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 3rd November at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th November.


Most Holy Trinity Mass times for Feast of All Saints will take place on Monday 1st November at 11:00am & 7:00pm.

Envelope Collection

Monday 25th October : €669.50 Thank You for your Generosity

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 November 2021

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: TBC
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:  TBC
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office


Most Holy Trinity Mass times for Feast of All Saints will take place on Monday 1st November at 11:00am & 7:00pm.


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: 15th October Winner: Emma Fielding €141 - Seller: Kilmyshall National School. 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 & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated

A new list of readers is currently being prepared . New readers are required. If you would like to read at Mass, please contact Readers Coordinator Liz at 087 7440791 

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

Opening Hours

MONDAY 25th Oct - Closed Bank Holiday
TUESDAY 26th Oct – 8:30am - 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY 27th Oct – 8:30am - 4:30pm
THURSDAY 28th Oct - 8:30am - 4:30pm
FRIDAY 29th Oct – Closed

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

Radio Mass

Mass will be broadcasted on South East Radio from Kilmyshall Church on Sunday 7th November at 10:00am. Please note change in time for that Sunday.

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions

Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190

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.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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.

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 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.

Bunclody Men’s Shed

Bunclody Men’s Shed would like to thank everyone who bought raffle tickets over the weekend 22nd & 23rd October, We raised a total of €980.00. Congratulations to Thomas Fitzgerald who won the trolley of groceries.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.

Radio Mass

Mass will be broadcasted on South East Radio from Kilmyshall Church on Sunday 7th November at 10:00am. Please note change in time for that Sunday.


In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus is asked to join a debate about which is the most important commandment I Jewish Law. Jesus showed no hesitation and quoted from the statement of the Law in the Book of Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy went through many stages of formation and probably reached its present state during the Exile in the sixth century before Christ. One thing is very clear. There are no longer many gods, a god for every nation. Now there is one God and one Lord. The God of the people of Israel is the only God. Jesus reaffirmed this belief. "Listen, Israel, the Lord your God is the one Lord."

The first and most important commandment calls for total and single minded commitment to this one God. "You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength." Jesus’ temptations were about his undivided attention to his Father. He was tempted to satisfy his natural desire for food by changing stones into bread. He rejected the call to throw himself from the parapet of the temple to satisfy his thirst for attention in a way that would require the intervention of God to protect him. He was also tempted to acquire power that would satisfy his desire for governance and control. Jesus was single minded and with undivided heart was devoted to God. There are many things that can draw us away from God. It may be food and even the legitimate interest in satisfying the desires of the body. Do I satisfy my own inclinations or do I give time and space to God? Again we may long for attention and recognition for achievements and our interests lead us away from attention to God. The hunger for power is the most dangerous of all. It may be legitimate, but it can absorb our energies and leave little capability to give attention to God. If we love God with an undivided heart and give him time each day then it will lead to happiness and contentment on our journey through life.

The second commandment comes from the Book of Leviticus. "You must love your neighbor as yourself." We have a natural tendency to love and take care of ourselves. If there is to be a stable cooperative society love of each other be-comes essential. Even the scribe who posed the question for Jesus recognized that his answer was genuine and authentic.

Reflection for weekend 30th Oct & 31st Oct

Clocks Change.

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve and too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternal. (Author unknown)

How often we have said that time goes so quickly. There is much to do, see, accomplish, and achieve and never enough time to do it all. But with God, time is eternal. This can only mean that God doesn’t have shares in Rolex or Quartz! We may never have enough time for all we want to do but with God there is plenty of time for every-thing. When we make time to love and nurture love we are in a timeless place. It is also a place where we are indeed very close to God.

(James McSweeney)

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


‘The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland’ is a new and insightful book by author Crawford Gribben. David Quinn interviews him about this important study. Sr Louise O’Rourke again offers a reflection for the Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time where Jesus brings us back to the heart of the Gospel as loving God and our neighbour. We have the usual newsletter insert this week on adoration of God and an article that names four key foundations to a missionary parish of the future. We highlight the work of Vicky Wall, founder of ‘Every Life Counts’ and offer reflections for the upcoming feast days of All Saints and All Souls. 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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