03-02-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th February
    7:00pm Patrick Hanrick, Ballinastraw. Brigid Jordan, Church Road.
  • Sunday 5th February
    12 Noon John Kehoe, Craan.
  • Monday 6th February
    9:00am Special Intention.
  • Tuesday 7th February
    9:00am Patrick Morrissey. Julia Cantwell.
  • Saturday 11th February
    7:00pm Florence Griffin, Drumderry, 5th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 12th February
    12 Noon Florence Griffin, 5th Anniversary. Jack Carroll, Barnahask.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 22nd Jan. €757.20 Thank you for your generosity


Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th February 8:00pm Pat O’Leary, Month’s Mind. Annie, Mick and Betty Nolan Cashel and Ellen Brennan & Kitty West.
  • Saturday 11th February 8:00pm John, Ann, Mick & Nick Kinsella, Kilmyshall. James & Hanna Finn, Coorduff.
  • Sunday 12th February 10:30am Mary Jane & Michael Cullen & deceased members of the Cullen family.


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

A copy of the submission

..of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (TWO LIVES, ONE LOVE) to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of the Eighth Amendment will be available here at the Church. You are asked to take this document home and to give it your prayerful consideration. The issue of the right to life is central to Christian teaching and to the proper functioning of society.

World Day of the Sick

Saturday 11th February A Healing Mass for all in the parish will be held in Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody at 11:00am Saturday 11th February. All are welcome. All are welcome.


Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Michaela/Ella McDonald
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Dermot O’ Connor

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche/Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne/Liz Whelan


Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Mary Murphy.

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke/Margret Barry.


Enrolment forms for children starting school in September are now available from the school office by emailing the secretary at or by telephoning 053- 9377380, by visiting the school's website and downloading the enrolment form or by calling to the school. Children starting school in September 2017 are offered access to the Reading Eggs Programme.

We are inviting children who will start school with us in September 2017 and their parents to visit the school and to meet the children and teachers anytime from 9:30am to 11:00am on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9thFebruary. We hope this will give any new families a good idea of what life in our school is like from day to day and give the new pupils a chance to join the class for a while. Refreshments will be served for the adults. Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG Day-care Assistant/Driver (2) Job Reference - CES 2027327 To Apply for this position: Contact 053 9239300 to check your eligibility. Then to express interest and to collect an application form please call to: Bunclody Parish Office Open from (8:30 to 4:30pm) Monday to Friday Phone Number 053 9376190 Garda Vetting will Apply Persons applying for this position must satisfy the Dept. of Social Protection criteria to participate in a Community Employment Scheme CLOSING DATE: Monday 6th February 2017 Online Applications NOT ACCEPTED

"The Monday Club"

St. Mary’s Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody Come, join us, and brighten up your Monday mornings Continuing with the February programme 10am-2pm

Throughout the year, we will have information sharing, entertainment, arts & crafts, guest speakers and many more topics.

  • Monday 6th Feb: Introduction to Well Being through mindfulness with Jackie Byrne
  • Monday 13th Feb: Home exercises to maintain your mobility with Bernadette Byrne
  • Monday 20th Feb: Hints and ways to upscale your wardrobe with Maureen Byrne
  • Monday 27th Feb Social morning- crafts & games

Entrance fee: €4, which includes tea/coffee light lunch This Club would suit 60+ age group. Transport not provided.


CHOIR: choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New members most welcome.

Weekday Mass: Held in the Oratory at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. Prayer Group meet every Wednesday after 7:30pm Mass in the parochial house. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday in the Oratory from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Adorers’ required for hour 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm & 3pm-4pm. If you are available please leave your name in the parish office 053 9377188.

Parish Website: Newsletter available now on website.

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

Kilmyshall ICA meeting on Wed 8th Feb. Guest Speaker, Louise Armstrong will talk on physiotherapy. Open meeting. Hostesses: Nellie Long & Mary Byrne.

300 - 1 Club Draw: Draw January Results: 1st Seamus Long, Rossard 2nd Veronica Kenny, Mullawn, 3rd Mag & Phil, Gurteen, 4th Denis O'Neill, Glaslacken, 5th Jim Stamp, Cashel, 6th Emily Sinnott, Ballypraecus, 7th Patrick O'Neill, Glaslacken, 8th Sid & Mary McKowen, Ballyraecus, 9th Mary Atkinson, Gurteen, 10th Margaret Doyle, Gurteen. Next, Draw Sat 28th February. Your Support is very much Appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: January Winner: Thomas & Nellie Farrell.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner 20th January: James Foley Jnr €91. Seller Kilmyshall Parish Office. Next draw Friday 27th January 2017. Envelopes available in K.N. School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H. shop & bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clohamon & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.

2ndCollection: last weekend realised the sum of €308.95. Thank you for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist – February 2017

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word – February 2017

  • Saturday 11th February: Derry Mahon
  • Sunday 12th February: Do This in Memory of Me Mass

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings take place on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30pm 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 is in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017

All Pilgrimage Application Forms are now available in the Parish Office.

Split the Pot Draw:

Bunclody Vocational College Split the Pot Draw: Winner, Friday 27th January, is Matt Og Boggan who won €68. Thank you for your support. Next draw is Friday 10th February 2017. Envelopes available in O’Reillys Supervalu, Eurospar, Ken Rothwell, Bunclody Credit Union and Bunclody Vocational College.

Thank You

To all who brought candles for Candlemas Day.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages 2017

Special Offer 2 weeks only Departing 17th to 24th May 7 nights Spiritual Director Fr Pat Duffy C.C. Departing 20th to 27th Sept. Special Price €619 Spiritual Director Fr L O'Connor PP €100 Deposit will secure above prices until 15th Feb. Price €709. Contact Ann 087 2254206

Knock Pilgrimage

Feast of St Joseph Sat 18th & Sun 19th Mar. Dinner B&B at Knock House Hotel also Sunday evening tea incl. Price €110.00. Bus leaves from church of Holy Trinty Bunclody at 8:45am via Whitemills Ballon and Aske Church Carlow. Immediate Booking recommended. Dep of €50. Contact Ann 087 2254206

Faith Teens Club

..would like to thank all who supported their cake sale & raffle last weekend, which realised the sum of €485.00. The winners of the raffle were 1st Nan Kelly, 2nd Joe Byrne, 3rd Dr. Geraldine Farrell. Your support is appreciated.

Baby Massage Classes

..will commence on Tuesday 14th February in Sonny Holistic Centre, Bunclody from 10:00am – 11:30am. Contact Mary at 087 3893221.

Knock Pilgrimage to New York

A special pilgrimage to New York will take place from 8th – 14th May. Flying from Ireland West Airport to JFK, the pilgrimage offers the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip. Itinerary includes Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th May at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the re-internment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock witnesses which will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Dolan. Further information contact Joe Walsh Tours on 01 2410800 or email:


In today’s Gospel we hear of two scenarios where salt is concerned: one is that we are called to be "salt of the earth". What salt does for food, Christians are called to do for the world-to give life "taste". You might recall someone who brought "taste" to your own life, encouraging you on your journey, offering hope, a new insight or project, someone you followed and learned from. What gifts did they bring?

The other scenario in the Gospel today is where salt has lost its taste-how can it be restored? You might recall someone you placed great hope in, whether it be a family member, a public figure, a Church leader or politician; someone who had vision and inspired others. Yet the "salt" or the "taste" was lost. We see this all around us in our world, when someone’s potential is lost.

There are many situations in our world today where people’s light is not allowed to shine. It is controlled, hidden prevented from being used for the benefit of all because of jealousy or perhaps others are afraid of the consequences. Jesus tells us that these lights must shine, for all, and then we can give glory to God in heaven for the fruits it may produce. To help lights shine and to give flavour to the world is our task today. Another way of putting it might be: how are the effects of our encounter with Jesus Christ evident in our lives?

Jane Mellet.


  • 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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