25-09-2016  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 1st October
     7:00pm James Finn, Carrigduff (1st Anniversary). Matthew Doran, (5th Anniversary).
  • Sunday 2nd October
    12 Noon Bernie Moorhead, Irish Street. Paddy Ivory, Church Road.
    9:00am Catherine Forde.
  • Monday 3rd October
    9:00am Special Intention
  • Wednesday 5th October
    9:00am Peter Murphy.
  • Saturday 8th October
    7:00pm Pat Tyrell, Ryland Road (Month’s Mind).
  • Sunday 9th October
    12 Noon Joe Murphy, Glasslacken.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 25th Sept. 2016: €949.66 Thank you for your generosity


  • Saturday 1st October 8:00pm Elizabeth O’ Neill. John Redmond
  • Sunday 2nd October 10:30am Margaret Kearns, Cromogue & deceased members of her family. Bob Armstrong, Cloneybyrne, (10th Anniversary). Mark Murphy, (1st Anniversary).


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Johnny Rooney, Carrigbán. Ann Broughall (nee Dillon) formerly Main Street. May They Rest in Peace.


Enrolment Mass for First Holy Communion Children Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. will take place at 12 Noon Mass this Sunday. This is a special occasion for the First Holy Communion children and their parents.

First Friday

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

Friday 7th October.


There will be Rosary and Benediction on Sunday 2nd October at 3:00pm in the Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All are welcome.

Parish House Visitations

For the last number of years, the Parish has been offering a pastoral service of house visitations. The Sisters have been visiting parishioners in their homes, offering them an opportunity for a chat, company and friendship. It’s also an important link between the Parish and the people, and enables the Parish to receive your feedback, thoughts, opinions, and suggestions. If you are interested in a visit, please contact the parish office 053 9376190 or the Sisters 085 8235525, and they will be in touch.


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Weekday Mass will be held in the Oratory.

Eucharistic Adoration: Adorers for Eucharistic adoration are needed in Kilmyshall each Tuesday from 10am-5pm. If you feel that you can spend time with Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament please contact Kilmyshall Parish Office or leave your name with Fr. Duffy on 053 9377188. There is a particular need for adorers during the hours of 1pm to3pm. But people are welcome at any time.

Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

300 -1 Club Draw Results for September: 1st Elizabeth David €100. 2nd Larry Byrne, Cloneybyrne €50. 3rd Angela Bren-nan, Rossard €25. 4th Siobhan Fahy €25. 5th Joanne Donohoe, Leitrim €20. 6th Maggie Doyle, Gurteen. €20. 7th Adam Coleman, Gurteen €20. 8th Theresa Moules, Mt. Leinster Park €20. 9th Majella Farrell Byrne, Kyle €10. 10th Claire Dwyer, Glaslacken. €10. Next draw Saturday 29th October after Mass. Your support is very much appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: September winner: John, Mary & Michel Nolan, Kilmyshall.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Ann Steemers €66 Seller: Steemer’s. Next draw, Friday 30th Sept. Envelopes available in Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clo-hamon, & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.

The 2nd collection will help defray the cost of the loan for the roof. Collections w/e 11th Sept €336.60, 18th Sept €247.30 25th Sept €234.00. We thank your for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist October:

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn / Martin Cullen
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall/Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word October:

  • Saturday 8th October: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 9th October: Riona Mahon

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan’s Hall.

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

Bunclody Active Retired A.G.M.

Tuesday 4th Oct at in Redmond’s Lounge at 3pm. A good attendance would be appreciated.

Irish Wheelchair Association gate collection takes place on Sat/Sun 8th & 9th Oct in Co. Wexford. Your Support would be appreciated.

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Pastoral Council

Next Meeting on Thursday 6th October at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre.


Enrolment Mass for First Holy Communion Children of Kilmyshall N.S. will take place on Sunday 9th Oct at 10:30am. This is a special occasion for the First Holy Communion children and their parents.

First Aid Class

..will take place in Kilmyshall Community Hall, start date to be announced. Anyone interested, please leave your name and contact details with Kilmyshall Parish Office or contact 086 3681772 for further information.


'Walk in the woods' Exhibition by Peter Cunningham from 4th to 22nd October. Friday 7th October from 7:00pm Peter will be painting one of his landscapes and explaining the techniques used. Why not come along and see the artist at work.

Coffee Morning

Hazel & Bertie Moulton are having their Annual Coffee Morning on Friday October 7th from 10am to 3pm at Carrigduff, Bunclody. Proceeds to Bunclody Cancer Home Care and EIST Cancer Support Services, Carlow.

Please come along and enjoy a cuppa and support these worthy causes who do tremendous work for individuals and their families affected by cancer. Your Support would be appreciated.

Pro Life Campaign

National Conference 2016 takes place on Saturday 8th October from 1:00pm - 4:30pm in the RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The Holy Rosary

Will be recited for the month of October at Our Lady’s Grotto St. Mary’s Villas at 6:00pm each evening.

Holy Rosary will be recited every Monday evening for the month of October at Kilmyshall Grotto at 7pm.


I used to be a terrible worrier. You know the type. Somebody who actually worries about not worrying! I have improved hugely however. It would be hard not to as time, experience and faith have stood me well. Virtually all of the things I have ever worried about have never become a reality and for this I am grateful.

Generally, I have always liked to believe I am quite rational, but the head and the heart can sometimes be at odds with one another, so when I was in my “worry maze” the reasoning side of me always knew that my worries in the main, were idle, but a tiny, annoying voice would say “maybe this time”. That’s where wonderful friends come in. I am blessed to have lots of truly genuine people in my life who “tell it as it is”.

A lovely friend of mine once berated me for “worry worrying”. He was a man of faith, and during a telling off from him (a necessary one!) he said, “For God’s sake Sally, would you listen to yourself; You talk a lot about your faith but you are certainly not putting it into action. Absence of faith is fear and absence of fear is faith”. Take a minute to process this. Good, isn’t it? That simple but hugely profound sentence has come to my rescue time and again and I would go so far as to say that it is the reason I don’t worry any more.

Because I do have the incredible gift that faith is, and, as in Luke, it has increased my joy, my serenity and my peace. Every prayer is an act of faith in God and faith that whatever happens in this life, God and I will deal with it together. To me, faith and gratitude are the best policies against getting trapped in the insidious net of worry.

Don’t worry...have FAITH! And wonderful friends.

Sally McEllstrim


  • 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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