04-06-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 3rd June
    7:00pm. Michael Donohoe, Month’s Mind. P.J. Doyle, Church Road. Fr. Hughie Sheridan late Irish St. & deceased members of the Sheridan family. Ned Cowman.
  • Sunday 4th June
    9:00am Ellen Breen, Millview House.
    12 Noon Special Intention.
  • Monday 5th June
    9:00am Tim Stout, 6th Anniversary.
  • Wednesday 7th June
    9:00am Special Intention, Exams.
  • Saturday 10th June
    11:00am Eithne Byrne.
    7:00pm Walter Forde & Fr Walter Forde.
  • Sunday 11th June
    9:00am Brigid Foley.
    12 Noon Patrick, Henrietta & Michael O’ Brien. Edward Dunbar, Gurteen.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 28th May: €761.10 Thank You for your Generosity


  • Saturday 10th June 8:00pm Margaret Thorpe Henegan. Nancy Murphy. John Hogan, Ryland.

Collections during Mass

The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest. The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the Church, electricity, heating, repairs etc. Your support for both is much appreciated.


Through the life - giving waters of Baptism we welcome into our community: Sean Conor Reade, Bunclody John Connors, New Ross

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

20th September 2017 €709 Fully Inclusive for 7 nights Departing from Dublin Spiritual Director: Fr. Laurence O’Connor. For more information Please Contact: Ann Murphy 053 9377632.

Bunclody Collection for Trocaire 2017

Total Amount Raised €2550. Thank you for your generosity.

Lough Derg.

Come home to the love of God’s Family on Lough Derg.

You may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 1st June until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10:30am until 3:00pm, 7 days per week. There are various travel options available countrywide. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.

Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518. Email:


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.

Parish Website: Newsletter available now on website.

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

Monthly Envelope Draw: May w inner: Albert & Carmel Dooley.

300 -1 Club May 2017 Results : 1st: Nicky & Christine Cummins, Glasslacken, 2nd: Oisin Dowling, Glasslacken, 3rd: Willie Woodburn, 4th: Frances Fogarty, 5th: Betty Murphy, Kilmyshall, 6th: Ann & Tom Murphy, Killanure, 7th: Elizabeth Kenny, Mt. Leinster Park, 8th: Daniel Kavanagh, Gurteen, 9th: John Foley, Killanure, 10th: Christina Murphy, Castlebar. Next Draw Sat 24th June. Your Support is very much Appreciated.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Phil Kavanagh, €88,Seller: Redmond's Bar Next draw: Friday 2nd June. Envelopes available in Kilmy-shall National School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne Hardware, Clohamon, & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Thank you for your support.

2nd collection: Last weeks collection realised: €249.50
Many thanks for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist - June 2017

  • Saturday: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - June 2017

  • Saturday 10th June : Nicole Hewson
  • Sunday 11th June : Margaret Roberts

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 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

Summer Tea P arty o n Tuesday 6th June in Redmond's at 3:00pm. Special Guest: Michael Fortune Folklore / Heritage.


..every Wednesday night in River ’s Edge at 9:00pm. €200 from proceeds each month will be given to a local charity.

‘The Monday Club’

St. Mary’s Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody. Continuing with the June Programme 10am – 2pm Monday 12thJune: "Mindfulness" with Jackie Byrne. Monday 19th June: "Insight into Charity Work in Moldova" with Maureen Byrne. Monday 26th June: "Annual Outing" to Newbridge Silverware & Museum of Style Icons, Kildare Village & Meal on way home. Please let Maria know on or before Mon 12th June to book a place. The Monday Club is closing for July & August, reopening on Monday 4th September.

Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch
This Club will suit the 60+ age group.
Transport not provided.

Vacancies at Home Instead Senior Care

Qualified experienced Caregivers to care for elderly people and people with disabilities in the Bunclody and surrounding areas, Fetac level 5, experience preferred. You must have a car, hours to suit family life. Please send your CV to: or call our office for a chat 053 9184042 / 087 2524536

Bunclody Vocational College

Our next Split the Pot draw is Friday 30th June. Envelopes available in O’Reilly’s Supervalu, Eurospar, Ken Rothwell, Bunclody Credit Union and Bunclody Vocational College.

Open Garden

The garden of Walter Kelly, Tombrick, Ballycarney will be open on Sunday 11th June from 2-6pm in Aid of St. Anthony’s Unit, Co. Wexford Community Work-shop, Enniscorthy. Tea’s will be served on the day and also a raffle will be held on the day.

FCJ Summer Camp

A multi-activity summer camp for 9-12 year old boys and girls will take place in FCJ Secondary School from Monday July 3rd until Friday July 7th. The camp will run from 9:45am until 3:00pm each day. There are two aspects to the camp - sport and computers. For more in-formation email: or phone (086) 3925828.

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group

..are holding auditions for their upcoming Summer play In Redmond's' Bunclody on 6th & 8th June at 8:00pm. This play will be a one act comedy under the directorship of Mary Gibson. We would love to see some new faces.


Mon 5th June Street Workshop 10:00—1:00pm
Wednesday 7th Textured Painting Workshop 7:30pm– 9:00pm
Thursday 8th June Collective Collaboration 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 10th Dress for Mess 12-1:30pm


The first Pentecost was a great and critical day for the church. It marks the beginning of our church’s journey. The immediate apostles and followers of Jesus had an extraordinary experience. All were touched by the Holy Spirit. He came to them in tongues of fire. Straight away, they were emboldened and began to speak with confidence and conviction. The great crowds gathered in Jerusalem for the great feast were astonished and bewildered that they could understand them in their own language. Their preaching had a profound effect. Many believed and began to build a community of faith. The Apostles had a very similar experience later in the Acts of the Apostles. "As they prayed, the house where they were assembled rocked. From this time they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to proclaim the word of God fearlessly". Before the Spirit came to them they were beset with fear, now they go out and preach the word of God with courage, conviction and confidence. Their influence was immense and thousands came to embrace the faith they preached.

Every Christian receives the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism and confirmation. All of us have the responsibility to pass on the faith that is ours in virtue of this great gift. We are not expected to ascend a soapbox and address the multitude in the town square. Yet we give quiet and effective witness by the lifestyle we portray, by the example we give and by the active role we take in educating and forming our children in accord with the Gospel way of life, and also by talking with each other about our faith and what matters to us in life. We should always keep in mind that the Holy Spirit is at hand to remove our fear and give us courage and conviction to give witness to the grace that is ours.


Today marks the 51st World Communications Day, and the theme for this year is "Fear not, for I am with you": Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time. In his message to mark the occasion, Pope Francis urges us to engage in "constructive forms of communication".

"In a communications industry which thinks that good news does not sell, and where the tragedy of human suffering and the mystery of evil easily turn into entertainment, there is always the temptation that our consciences can be dulled or slip into pessimism," he warns. I ask everyone to offer the people of our time storylines that are at heart "good news"".

For Christians, Pope Francis says, the lens through which we view life must be the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ; "In Christ, even darkness and death become a point of encounter with Light and Life…Seen in this light, every new tragedy that occurs can also be a setting for good news, in as much as love can find a way to draw near and to raise up sympathetic hearts, resolute faces and hands ready to build anew."

It is fitting that this day coincides with the Feast of the Ascension. In today’s Gospel, Jesus entrusts his disciples with the important task of spreading the Good News– to "make disciples of all the nations". The way we communicate, and the news we choose to share with others, is a vital part of our role as disciples.

"The early Christians compared the Human mind to a constantly grinding Millstone, it is up to the miller to Determine what it will grind: good Wheat or worthless weeds. Our minds Are always "grinding", but it is up to us to Choose what to feed them." Pope Francis’ message for 51st World Communications Day
Triona Doherty


  • 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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