04-09-2016  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 3rd September
    11:00am Denis (Dinny) Carton, (2nd Anniversary).
  • Sunday 4th September
    9:00am Martin Flynn.
    12 Noon Peter Kelly. Anthony (Tony) Murphy (Month’s Mind). Julie Murphy (Month’s Mind).
  • Saturday 10th September
    11:00am Marie Farrell.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 28th August 2016: €80.21 Thank you for your generosity

Carmelite Monastery Delgany

Vocation Exploration Day Saturday 17th September, 10:30 - 16:00 Day to pray with the sisters and to explore the possibilities of a Carmelite Vocation. If you are interested or even vaguely interested you are welcome to come along. Please bring a packed lunch. For more details contact us at: email: mobile: 0858601794

The 8th Annual Padre Pio Healing Mass

..takes place on feast day Friday 23rd Sept 7:30pm in St. Aidan's Church in Ferns, Co. Wexford.
There will be an opportunity for everyone to receive an individual blessing with Padre Pio’s mitten.
Confessions will take place during the blessings. Religious items will be blessed on the night.
Mass concelebrated by Fr. Sean Kelly O.F.M. Cap and very Rev Fr. Paddy Cushen P.P.
Early attendance is advisable as large crowds are expected.
All are very Welcome


There will be Rosary and Benediction next Sunday 4th September at 3:00pm in the Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All are welcome.

Autumn Dues due around this time.

Blessing of Schoolbags

..will take place at the 12 o Clock Mass on Sunday 11th September. All students are invited to bring their school bags to get them blessed.

The Waterford Charismatic Renewal Conference

..this year will take place on Sat. 17th & Sun.18th Sept. in the Rhu Glenn Hotel, Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny, via Waterford. The speakers will be Michelle Moran ICCRS and Fr. Pat Collins CM. The theme is "God of Mercy and Compassion". For enquiries contact Sile 086/8590394086/8590394 or Mossy 087/2136812087/2136812. Start time is 10am. No booking necessary. Door €25.


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

Weekday Mass will be held in the Oratory.

Eucharistic Adoration: Please note Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday in the Oratory from 10:00am -5:00pm. Adoration every Saturday night before Mass from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

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

Kilmyshall I.C.A. will resume after the summer break on Wednesday 14th September at 8pm.

300 -1 Club Draw Results for August: 1st Martina & Denis Kelly, Glasslaccken €100. 2nd Liz Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights €50. 3rd Maria Byrne, Mullawn. €25. 4th Patrick Long, Rossard €25. 5th Brenda Farrell, Rossard. €20. 6th Mag Reck & Phil Coleman €20. 7th Bridget Atkinson, Gurteen €20. 8th Kate & Mario Sekaradek €20. 9th Janette O'Neill, Glasslacken €10. 10th Una Kehoe, Kyle. €10. Next draw Saturday 24th September after Mass. Your support is very much appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: August winner: Matt & Ann Murphy, Mullawn.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: James Harte €64. Seller: Redmond’s. Next draw, Friday 2nd Sept. Envelopes available in Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clohamon, & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.

The 2nd collection will help defray the cost of the loan for the roof. Last weeks collection realised €303.00. We thank your for your generous support.

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.


The choir is taking a break for the month of August. Choir practice will resume in early Sept. New members urgently needed. If interested please con-tact the Parish Office.

Bunclody Active Retired

..resumes after the summer break on Tuesday 6th September at 3:00pm in Red-mond’s lounge. It would be appreciated if as many members as possible could attend.

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume on Wed. 14th Sept. at 7:30pm in Redmond’s. New members welcome. Contact Liz on 053 9377118/087 6450867.

Ministers of the Eucharist September

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell/Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long/Janette O’ Neill

Ministers of the Word September:

  • Saturday 10th Sept: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 11th Sept: Sophie Sheridan

Big Blue Box Volunteer Challenge

..sponsored by Bank of Ireland will travel along Ireland’s East from Friday 2nd September to Friday 16th September. The Big Blue Box will travel from town to town by bike; raising money for the Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit. Bank of Ireland promises to match each euro raised in the local communities. It will arrive in the Square Bunclody at 12:15 on Monday 5th September and leave at 11:00am on Tuesday 6th September. All are welcome to support on both days.

Lough Derg,

..offers One Day Retreats on 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th & 24th September.

Take time out in the nurturing peace of the Island and cross the threshold of the Holy Door in St Patrick’s Basilica.
Places are still available on two alternative Special Retreat Days –
‘A Day of Friendship & Prayer’ on Wednesday 14th September.
This ecumenical day is an opportunity to gather as a Christian pilgrim family.
Guest Speaker: Most Reverend Patricia Storey, Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath & Kildare.

‘Living With Suicide’ on Wednesday 21st September

This day offers those who have been affected by suicide in any way an opportunity for deeper understanding and support to ‘make sense of it all’. Guest Speakers: Conor Mc Cafferty, ZEST - Healing the Hurt - & Geraldine Kennedy, a personal experience. Advance booking is essential for all Retreats. For further in-formation contact Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518. Email:

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes will begin in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. Bunclody on Wednesday 14th of September. Classes are available for both Primary and Secondary School students. Speech and Drama classes are not only fun but are also de-signed to encourage confidence, communication and creativity, skills which will benefit students all through their lives. Students will have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and prepare for Speech and Drama exams. New members are very welcome. Please call Elaine Jordan (B.A., L.R.I.A.M.) 086 1691040 for more details.


Today’s Gospel is troubling. Does Jesus really expect us to hate our families, friends and even ourselves in order to be his followers? Jesus is making a point here about how we attach ourselves to things and to people, even to images of ourselves. Attachment can cause all sorts of suffering in our lives. If we are to grow, we move on from the comfortable, we let go of the familiar, and that can often be painful. Today, we can ask ourselves: ’What is it that I need to let go of?’

The two parables in this story remind us to think things through and weigh up the cost involved. This Kingdom of God journey involves sacrifice and some-times it feel like ‘20,000 against 10,000’. A disciple of Jesus must be ready to carry the burden not only of tensions with one’s family but even the burden of legal consequences. This was the experience of Luke’s community and it is still the experience of many Christians in the world today. So this passage is a call to conversion and we read it from the vari-ous forms of discipleship that we are in: parenting, advocacy, political life, social work, friendships, com-munity building…

Jesus ‘turned to them’, he is speaking from experience. Jesus‘ words are harsh, but spend time with this text today; his words can be interpreted as passionate, urgent, and focused, and can even offer us a great freedom and encouragement in whatever journey of discipleship we are on.

Jane Mellett


  • 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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