03-03-2024  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 2nd March
    7:00pm Pat Hanrick, Month’s Mind.
  • Sunday 3rd March
    9:00am PJ McLaughlin, Month’s Mind. Peter Jordan, Anniversary.
    12:00 noon Mary Kilbride Gurteen 4th Anniversary & deceased members of the Cleere family Ballypreacus. Peter & Patricia Rae, Borris. Michael & Kathleen Donohue, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 9th March
    7:00pm Nicholas Murphy, Irish Street, Anniversary. Mike & Ellen Taylor & deceased members of the Taylor & O’Connor family also Margaret Doyle, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 10th March
    12:00 noon John Hogan, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 2nd March 8:00pm Jim Byrne, Cametigue, 1st Anniversary. John Byrne, 2nd Anniversary & deceased members of the Byrne family. Johnny Nolan, Ballypreacus & wives Mary & Ann.
  • Sunday 10th March 10:30am Nick Kinsella, 1st Anniversary. Ellen Reck, Mogue Nolan & deceased members of the Reck & Nolan families

Lenten Talks

There will be talks on the Eucharist on each Friday evening at 8:00pm during March, 1st, 8th,15th, and 22nd in the Pastoral Centre, Bunclody. All are welcome.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 25th February: €395.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Applications are invited for Bunclody Swimming Pool and Amenities for the following positions for the summer season running from June to August 2024: Manager, Senior Lifeguards and Junior Lifeguards and Level 1 and Level 2 Swim Teachers. Application Forms are available by emailing Please include a valid contact number and email address. Applicants for Lifeguard positions must be 17 years and over on June 1st and preference will be given to those who hold relevant teaching qualifications. Swimming Pool Lifeguards MUST be WSI or RLSS qualified. Copies of valid and up to date certificates will be required to accompany your application, with originals brought to interview. Closing date for completed application forms is 5pm Friday March 8th2024. Interviews will be held in early April, to be con-firmed.


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Bunclody St. Patrick’s Day Committee is asking all social, sporting, cultural, educational, commercial, agricultural interests in the Bunclody Area to start their preparations for the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

We are calling for colour, humour, music, dancing and displays of talent and achievement at our Parade on Sun-day March 17th 2024.

For information contact / 087 6736966 or visit our Facebook page Bunclody St. Patrick’s Day Parade for access to the online registration form.

Bunclody Library

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

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 March 2024

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/ Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

Weekday Masses & Adoration and will be held in the Oratory at the back of Parochial house from Monday 20th November for Winter time.

Choir: Rehearsals every Thursday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members male & female 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. A minimum donation of €20 appreciated.
Split the Pot Winner: Friday 23rd February Barbara Murphy - €90- Seller: H.W.H. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemer’s , Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw Result’s February 2024: Promoter’s Prize: Phil Coleman. 1st: Mary Donohoe, Ballyphilip Heights, 2nd: Michael Byrne, Kilmyshall, 3rd: O’Leary Family, Kiltealy, 4th: Áine & Skye Morrison, 5th: Patrick Long, Rossard, 6th: John Tyndall, Gurteen, 7th:Jim Hendrick, Craan, 8th: John & Liz Atkinson, Gurteen, 9th: Brenda Farrell, Rossard, 10th: Mary Nolan Snr, Kilmyshall. Thank you for your continued support.

Minister of the Eucharist March

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 9th March: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 10th March: Chris Atkinson

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Clohamon’s Operation Transformation

5k finale fun walk/jog. Sunday 3rd March at 3pm. Slaney meats starting point. All welcome to join, We will have a bucket for donations for Bunclody home care cancer. Music afterwards in the village by Syl Ivers .. raffle on night .. Please support.



The 2024 World Day of Prayer Service

Will take place in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm. Please note the change of date from Friday 1st March. This Ecumenical, Christian service was prepared by a group of Palestine Christian women, with the theme: "I beg you .... Bear with one another in Love" Ephesians 4:1-7. All are welcome and refreshments will be served afterwards in the Parish centre.

Do This In Memory Mass

Do This in Memory Mass will take place this Sunday 3rd March at 12:00 Noon.

Trip to Garbandal in June

Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th €250 sharing or €330 single That includes bus transfers from Santander to Garbandal, accommodation and full board. You book your own flight with Ryanair Dublin to Santander Sunday 16th light is at 5:55am and returning Wednesday 19th.

Contact Margaret Byrne 087 7552935.


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.



hot dinner delivered

If you or someone you know is in need of a hot dinner delivered to your home by volunteer drivers three times per week, Please contact Brigid on 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

Church Choir

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.

Clohamon Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Thank You to all Our Members who have decorated our Church this year, Help is needed to arrange flowers for February. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCIES



Age limit 21 years upwards Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.

MCN - Media

Our live streaming web address has been updated. To access MCN Media, please go to on your web browser. To watch Mass on our Parish website there will be no change everything remains the same. For any queries please contact: From ROI 0044 28 8772 9580 From UK and NI 028 8772 9580

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Kilmyshall /Bunclody Parish Medjugorje Pilgrimage Thursday 3rd October - 10th October 2024. Direct Aer Lingus flight From Dublin. Return Transfers Medjugorje. Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meals. Pilgrimage Insurance. Marian Pilgrimage Guide for duration of trip. Cost €835. €50 discount if paid by 2nd February. Further information Contact: Ann Murphy on 0872254206

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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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 St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.


In the Old Testament the privileged place of God’s presence was the temple in Jerusalem. In the New Covenant, this was replaced by the person of Jesus. This is the symbolism of the action of Jesus in the Temple. Recall how Jesus has helped your relationship with God and give thanks for this.

But we are the Body of Christ. When have you been particularly aware of the sacredness of people (yourself or others).

There are many ways in which people, the temples of God, are being profaned today. Where are you aware of the sacredness of the human person being violated? Who are the people seeking to cleanse the temple, by promoting respect for the dignity of every human person? Perhaps in ways you have done this.

We may also think of institutions as in some way temples of God’s presence. We live in a time when aspects of our institutions are either crumbling or subject to sever criticism. What is it like for you living is a time when some of the things you have taken for granted are collapsing? Where do you find hope in such circumstances?


‘For the Martyrs of our Day – Witnesses to Christ’ is the theme of the Pope’s Prayer intention for March. This need is appropriate and urgent, particularly for our Christian brothers and sisters in places like Nigeria. We offer a homily for the Third Sunday of Lent which reflects on Jesus cleansing the temple. We also have a newsletter insert on the importance of the Ten Commandments which are given in the first reading at Mass this weekend. We include a statement from the Irish Bishops on the Family and Care Referendums on 8th March. We have the first of a series of meditations of Jesus’ Seven Last Words and an article on air pollution by Fr Sean McDonagh. Finally, a final chance to be part of a webinar on vocations that takes place on Tuesday 5th March with Irish Times columnist Breda O’Brien. 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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