01-10-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 30th September
    7:00pm Matthew Doran Matt & Edith Kavanagh Bridie Doyle Church Road
  • Sunday 1st October
    12 Noon. Eamon Nash (Month’s Mind) James Finn Carrigduff (2nd Anniversary Mass).
  • Saturday 7th October
    7:00pm Jack Cahill late of Irish Street Bunclody. Maureen Butler Kilbranish (Month’s Mind).
  • Sunday 8th October
    12 Noon Bernie Moorehead. Joe Murphy, Glasslacken. Noel Sheehen, Glasslacken.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 24th September: €96.50 Thank You for your Generosity.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Sunday 1st October 10:30am Mark Murphy 2nd Anniversary & deceased members of the Murphy family
  • Saturday 7th October 8:00pm Mary Armstrong (Month’s Mind).
  • Sunday 8th October 10:30am Margaret Kearns late of Cromogue & all deceased members of the Kearns 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.

Irish Wheelchair Association

Church gate collection on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October 2017. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Special Ministers for October 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: TBC
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Ann Moorehead

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan / Mary Canning

Bunclody Parish Finance Council

..meeting will be held Monday 9th October at 8:00pm in Pastoral Centre. Please note change of date.

"I have called you by your name. You are mine"

(Isaiah 43:1)

We would like to ask your prayers for Abigail Nye, member of the parish Faith Teens club, who will be received into the Catholic Church by the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation. All are welcome to join us in the Mass of her First Holy Communion and Confirmation, next Saturday, October 7th, at 7pm, Bunclody.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, & Gurteen on Thursday 5th Oct and all other areas on Friday 6th October .

The Holy Rosary

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


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.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Natan Anaszenski. €91. Seller: Kilmyshall NS Next draw: Friday 22nd September, Envelopes available in Kilmyshall National School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne Hardware, Clohamon & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Thank you for your support.

Radio Mass: Sunday 8th October mass will be broadcast from Kilmyshall at 10:00am. Please note change of time .

Rosary will be recited for the month of October at the Grotto in Kilmyshall Car Park at 7pm.

300-1 Club Draw will be held this weekend .

Ministers of the Eucharist - October 2017

  • Saturday: Martin Cullen.
  • Sunday: Nellie Long.

Ministers of the Word - October 2017

  • Saturday 7th October Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 8th October: Anne Murphy

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night 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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice resumes in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.

Bunclody/ Kilmyshall Parish Pastoral Council

Next Meeting on Thursday October 5th at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Bunclody Day Care

St. Mary's Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody. Come and join us and brighten up your Monday mornings Continuing with the September Programme after the Summer Holiday Break. 10am – 2pm Monday 25th Sept: "Modern Technology" continued. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch. This Club will suit the 60+ age group. Transport not provided.

Bunclody Parent and Toddler Group

..takes place every Wednesday From 10-12pm in St. Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Admission €3. A place to meet other parents in a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Mount Leinster Community Employment


Caretaker/Maintenance Person in Castledockrell Parish, Day Care Assistant Bunclody and Tidy Towns General Operative Bunclody. To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DSP and be over 21 years. Enquiries to Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190. Closing Date: 13th October 2017 at 5pm

Annual Coffee Morning

At the home of Hazel & Bertie Moulton, Carrigduff Bunclody. On Friday 6th Oct: 10am-3pm. Proceeds going to Bunclody cancer home care and Eist cancer support, Carlow. We appreciate your support for these worthy causes who do tremendous work for individuals & families affected by cancer.

Children's Creative Drama Classes

..are back in St. Aidan's Hall every Monday evening for children aged 4 -12 years old. 4:30PM class for 4 -8 years old and 5:30PM class for 9 -12 years old. Contact Lisa Goold on 0851532705 or on our Facebook page "Shine Bright Theatre".

At ArtBank this week

Solo exhibition by Carlow artist Mary Clare Nolan from 3rd to 14th October
Monday 2nd Papier Machee Christmas creature making workshop, 9.30 to 1.00pm. FREE
Wednesday 4th Creative Textured art workshop 7.30 to 9.30 pm €10.00 + €5.00 for materials
Thursday 5th Mandy Sheridan's second part of journaling workshop 7.30 to 9.30pm €10 + €5 materials
Saturday 7th Dress4Mess Children's workshop 12.00 to 1.30 pm €5.00, €3.00
Saturday 7th Mary Clare Nolan meet the artist 3.00 to 5.30pm
ArtBank is open Tuesday to Saturday 2.00 to 5.30 pm.
For more information 0539375200,

Kids Club

Starts Back Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm Pastoral Centre

Bunclody ICA Charity Walk aid of "Cottage Autism" Wexford and St Vincent de Paul. Walk will take place on Sunday 1st October 2017. Starting outside Holy trinity Church at 2:30pm and walking to the Golf Club. Refreshments in the Golf Club. Parish Coffee Morning On Saturday 7th October after 11:00am Mass All are Welcome

What is Mission?

What does it mean to be a missionary? I have held to a variety of definitions since I first identified myself as one. When I first went out ‘ on mission’, it was clear to me that mission was strictly limited to making disciples of all nations, to bring people into the faith. During my first long term placement in Uganda I met my husband, who identified as a missionary, but shockingly he was a carpenter, and had never led a single Bible study. Could he truly be a missionary if his day to day work was (as I saw it) so mundane?
As I watched how he gave all of himself to build beautiful, strong buildings that would benefit so many people, my eyes were opened. He developed quality relationships with the builders he worked with, and the skills he taught them completely transformed their lives. And it was all motivated by his faith in Jesus.
On return to Europe I struggled with no longer being a missionary. I couldn’t see how I could honestly respond "I will go", and mean it. Because I wasn’t going anywhere! So I redefined (again!) my concept of mission. For me, mission is bringing about the kingdom of God, wherever we find ourselves in the world. I will go, even if "go" means "stay".

Louise Talbot Bernie
VMM International


  • 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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