05-02-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th February
    11:00am Willie Murphy, Carrigbán, Anniversary. Shem Murphy. Mill Road, Anniversary. Helen Klimkovich, Month’s Mind. James Moorhead, Irish Steeet, Anniversary.

  • Saturday 4th February
    7:00pm Patrick Henrick, Ballinastraw, Anniversary. Robert Dunne, 1st Anniversary. Peter Roberts, St Mary’s Villas, 3rd Anniversary. Kathleen Doyle, 2 Ballinapark , Anniversary.

  • Sunday 5th February
    12:00 Noon John Kehoe, Craan, Anniversary.

  • Tuesday 7th February
    9:00am Julia Cantwell, Anniversary Leslie Mates, 3rd Anniversary

  • Saturday 11th February
    7:00pm Brigid Jordan , Church Road and her niece Ann Driscoll who died recently. Special Intention.

  • Sunday 12th February
    12 Noon Dominic O’ Connor and Benjamin Power.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 29th January : €685.65 Thank You for your Generosity


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of:

  • Tom Murphy

  • Aidan Roche

May They Rest in Peace.

Mass for

..Our Lady Of Lourdes Anointing of the Sick will take place on Friday 10th February at 7:30pm in The Church of The Most Holy Trinity.

Healing Mass

..on Friday 10th February at 7:30pm in Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody. ALL ARE WELCOME Thank you to all who helped with the catering for the Aocesan Euchaminical Service last Sunday evening 22nd January 2023.



  • TUESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • WEDNESDAY 8:30AM– 4:30PM
  • THURSDAY 8:30 AM- 4:30PM


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 February 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Leanne Mahon
  • 9:00am: Sr. Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan
  • 9:00am: Ellen Delaney/ Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne/ Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 4th February 8:00pm Holy Souls. Laura & Martin Lennon, Coolattin, Anniversary. Evan Sweeney recently deceased & Annette Nolan recently deceased.

  • Sunday 5th February 10:30am Tom O’Connor & his daughter Sandra O’Connor Anniversaries Margaret Roberts, recently deceased.

  • Saturday 11th February 8:00pm John Byrne, Coorduff, 1st Anniversary.


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 Friday 6th January Winner: Kathleen Waters €103. Seller: K.N.S. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 Club Draw Results: 1st: Angela Brennan 2nd: Jim Stamp, Cashel, 3rd: Keith Walsh, Ballyprecus, 4th: John Tyndall, Gurteen, 5th: Josh & Jack Fitzpatrick, 6th: Michael Byrne, Kilmyshall, 7th: Tom Byrne, 8th :Ted & Carmel Sinnott, 9th Paddy Murphy, Mullawn, 10th Mark & Cathal Keavney.

Week Day Masses will take place in the Oratory at the back of the Parochial house for the Winter months except on Tuesdays when Mass and Adoration will take place in the Church as usual.
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Eucharistic Ministers for February

  • Saturday Night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 4th February:
  • Sunday 5th February


The weekly envelopes for 2023 will be distributed in the coming week. 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, Parish Office or Parochial House. Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Kilmyshall Church - IBAN : IE90 BOFI 9065 2354 2610 70 BIC: BOFIIE2D


  • €150: Barbara Anne Murphy, Ballinavocran
  • €50: George Raleigh, St. Mary’s Villas
  • €50:Tom Codd, Craan
  • €50:Patsy Cowman, Mill Road.


Bunclody Library Events

Starting a Medicinal Herb Garden with Forager Feebee Foran. – Thursday 9th February at 7.00pm Learn what to plant, and how to grow some common herbs that you can use in your everyday life.

Blackstairs and Mount Leinster—Placenames and history with Barry Dalby Thursday 16th February at 7:00pm Join Barry of EastWest Mapping for a fascinating talk on "Blackstairs & Mount Leinster, some thoughts on their placenames & history". Barry will be looking at the origin of their names, regional history and importance.

Booking essential for both events, book online at or telephone 053 9375466.

Valentine’s Day Creative Station—Saturday 11th February 2pm—3pm Family Event Why not drop into Bunclody Library to create your own Valentine’s cards? The creation station is for families to come and get creative. There will be colouring sheets and materials available to make cards for loved ones. No booking required, just call in!



ARTBANK will present a PARADE OF LIGHT featuring an Up-cycled Viking Longboat and followed by IMBOLC FESTIVAL OPEN MIC! to Celebrate the inaugural SAINT BRIGID'S DAY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 6th February. Our Upcycled Viking Longboat featuring Dragons will sail down MAIN STREET BUNCLODY! It's a Masquerade Parade again this year so please wear a mask. All the Colours of the Rainbow, Mystical Woodland Creatures from Celtic Lore and Rampaging Vikings are our Fancy Dress Themes this year!! All are Invited to participate in our Fun Event!!

Parade Assembly Point is at Glanbia Carpark, Carrigduff side of the River Clody.
We'll sail Main Street to ARTBANK where the ARTBANK OPEN MIC! will continue until 9pm. ~
Contact ARTBANK 087 311 96 47

St. Patrick's Day Parade

A meeting to organise the Bunclody St. Patrick's Day Parade for 2023 will take place on Tuesday February 7th in Rivers Edge, Bunclody at 8pm. All those who are willing to help keep the tradition of our St Patricks Day Parade in Bunclody are invited to attend. Help in organising the Parade and help stewarding the Parade on the day is greatly needed.

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

Holy Trinity Church Choir has returned to singing at masses and other church services. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the church of The Most Holy Trinity. New members male and female are required and will be sincerely welcomed. Contact Eileen on 087 2933545 or Parish Office on 053 9376190 or any choir member if you are interested in joining the church choir

Employment Vacancy


 Day Care Assistants (1) One Positions  Bunclody Day Care Job Reference – 2265007 Current active B Driving licence desirable Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement  Age limit 21 years upwards  Closing Date: 16/03/2023 

 Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility: Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300  Garda vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the live stream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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

Bunclody Men’s Shed

Beginner’s course in upholstery.
This free course will run for 5 weeks in the Bunclody Men’s Shed. Starting on Friday 23rd September from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
If you have a chair you would like to refurbish, you are welcome to bring it along. If you don’t, bring yourself and we will supply the chair. For further details contact Jonathan on 089 4972664

"The Monday Club "

Will be returning from Mon 4th September. We looking forward to seeing everyone.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

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


Play will resume in Bunclody Day Centre, Ryland Road on Wednesday 14th September at 7:15pm . Contact Liz on (087)6450867 for information RE: Bridge Lessons. New Members Welcome.


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

Mary's Meals

...feeds hungry children in a place of education in 20 countries. To help them an online quiz is held on the last Friday of every month at 8pm. It has raised over €23,000 to date to provide more than a quarter of a million meals. To take part or simply donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 0872596159.. 55 meals can be provided with €5.Thank you.

The Christmas edition of the Online Quiz to support Mary's Meals takes place on Friday, December 16th at 8pm. The quiz provides meals for over 500 hungry children in a place of education every month. A contribution of €5 is enough to provide 55 meals. To take part or simply donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you to all who helped us during the year. It is very much appreciated.

Bunclody Day Care Services

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

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits: Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.


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.


Sunday’s Gospel has two images, salt and light that concern good human behaviour. We will start with the second. “You are the light of the world.” These words are addressed to the disciples, those who learn from Jesus. As human persons we can be a light to others in what we say and do. Our actions and conduct can have an impact on others. Bad example, especially in the case of someone with standing and an important place in society can have detrimental effects on many followers. The person who offers good example may cause other people to think twice and come to see the value of what they do and come to adapt that behaviour themselves. Jesus advocates that we do not hide our light and put it under a tub. Instead,”your light must shine in the sight of men, so that seeing your good works, they may give the praise to you Father in heaven.” We live in society and are members of a community. As Christians all of us can play a part in lifting up the standards of the whole community. We can both talk the values and live the values in our daily dealings with each other.

Jesus also reminds his disciples, "You are the salt of the earth.”. Salt is something we are familiar with. It gives a taste or flavour to food. It was also used over the years to preserve food. Salt has a good influence on food and makes it more edible. Each of us, by our good behaviour can influence others to take on a similar behaviour and in time add a significant flavour to the community in which we live. It may generate a great community spirit where everybody plays a part in contributing to the atmosphere in the community. It is something wholesome which enhances the community. In its own time that influence ensures the preservation of a great community where giving and cooperation are the moods of the day.

The Hook of faith

In the Gospel this Sunday, Jesus reminds us that faith in him is not just a private but a public matter. He invites us to engage socially and culturally and to be ‘salt of the earth’ and ‘light to the world’. Belatedly, we celebrate ‘World Day of Consecrated Life’ and mark the annual ‘World Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking’ on Wednesday 8th Feb. – the feast of St Josephine Bakhita. We continue to track the fast-changing shifts in our culture when it comes to respect for life with disturbing news from the Rotonda Maternity Hospital and the ongoing effects of Euthanasia around the world. Finally, we feature a new initiative by the Irish Dominicans called ‘Treasure Ireland’ – a series of videos that explore Ireland’s Christian heritage. 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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