05-03-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th March
    11:00am Frances and Jack Carroll, Barnahask, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Jim & Mary Bennett, Ballinastraw, (1st Anniversaries). Ellen & Mike Taylor, Margaret Doyle and deceased members of the Taylor and O’Connor families. Kathleen Donohoe, 1st Anniversary also her husband Michael Donohoe, Anniversary. Jimmy McGrath, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 5th March
    12 Noon Mary Kilbride, 3rd Anniversary and deceased members of the Clear family, Ballypreacus. Kathleen Lynam (nee Hayes), Month’s Mind. Nicholas Murphy, Irish Street.
  • Saturday 11th March
    7:00pm Liam Sweeney Anniversary and Johnny & Alan Somers. John Hogan Anniversary.
  • Sunday 12th March
    12Noon Michael & James Murphy, Ryland Road & Alice Hickey formally Ryland Road.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 26th February: €453.25 Thank You for your Generosity



  • TUESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • WEDNESDAY 8:30AM– 4:30PM
  • THURSDAY 8:30 AM- 4:30PM
  • SATURDAY 8:30—1:00PM

Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including St Patrick’s Day, Easter, wedding and baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards, Rosary Beads, and Bap-tismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office. For any queries please contact Bunclody parish office on: 053 93 76190.

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 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

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:

Shrine Rota:



Bunclody Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thurs-day 9th March at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 4th March 8:00pm Special Intention. Carmel Clynes and Hugh Byrne, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 5th March 10:30am Special Intention (Get Well). Tom Murphy, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 12th March 10:30am Nellie Reck & Mogue Nolan & deceased members of the Reck & Nolan families.
  • Saturday 18th March 8:00pm Tysie Fogarty, 9th 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 10th February Winner: Melissa Murphy. €70. Seller: Byrne’s Hardware. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s 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 will take place after Mass next Saturday night.

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 March

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 11th March: Mary Atkinson.
  • Sunday 12th March: Do this in Memory.

Kilmyshall Parish Fund
300-1 Club Draw Results for February 2023.
1st. Jim Stamp, Cashel. 2nd. Boobbi & Mia Atkinson. 3rd. Michéal Mahon, Moonahaw. 4th. John Hendrick, Craan. 5th. The Dowling Family. 6th. Nellie farrall, Rossard. 7th. Michéal Doyle, Gurteen. 8th. Nellie Long, Rossard. 9th. Maeve & Catha Keavaney. 10th. Mary & Ann Atkinson.


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: Ann O'Donnell, Limerick
  • €50: Martin O Connor, Craan
  • €50:Grainne Callaghan Barker’s Road
  • €50:Denis Codd, Carhill.


Bunclody Library

Digital Ambassador Drop In Clinic - Thursday 9th March at 7.00 - 8.00pm Drop in to Bunclody library and learn how to familiarise yourself with your digital device (phone, tablet, laptop etc.). Learn about the range of online resources accessible through Bunclody Library and become more confident using your device. No need to book, just come along between 7.00 and 8.00 pm.

St. Patrick's Day Creation Station - Saturday 11th March at 2.00 - 3.30pm

Why not drop into Bunclody Library on Saturday 11th March to create your own Shamrock card and snake? 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 need to book! Please note that parents/guardians must accompany children at all times.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Bunclody on Friday March 17th setting off from Glanbia, Carrigduff at 10:40am sharp. If you are part of a sporting or community group, a dance or martial arts class, a parent and toddler or other group, a club, ICA, Macra, or if you have a colourful, creative idea that you can include in our parade please contact Barbara-Anne Murphy 0876736966 or Michael Kehoe 086 8365265. All participants in this year’s parade should be colourful, creative and add music or dance if at all possible to make the 2023 Bunclody St. Patrick’s Day Parade the best ever. Add bunting, flags, face paint, costumes, be creative please.

The Parade committee is calling on volunteers to help steward this event so if you are willing to help, please come along to our next meeting on Tuesday February 28th at 7:00pm in River’s Edge or contact Michael at 086 8365265 or Barbara-Anne at 087 6736966.

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

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG Vacancies

Grounds person /Maintenance Castledockrell(1) Job reference - CE 22468797 Closing Date:11/04/2023

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns (2) Job reference—CE 2269397 Closing Date: 13/04/2023

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.

Clohamon Operation Transformation

Clohamon’s Operation Transformation finale 5k Sunday 5th March, Leaving Slaney Meats Car Park 3pm. All welcome to walk/ jog the route, Music 6pm to 8pm in Gahan’s Village Bar with Syl Ivers. Raffle for numerous prizes. All proceeds to Bunclody Day Care Centre. Clohamon’s Operation Transformation finale 5k

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.

FCJ Class of ’83.

A committee has been busy for the past several months organising a School Reunion for the FCJ Bunclody Class of ’83 who this year mark 40 years since they left school. The Reunion will take place in Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club on Saturday April 22nd, 2023.

Whilst they have made great strides in contacting more than 100 past pupils from their year group, they are aware that some one or two people may still not be aware of the event. So if you know anyone from the Class of ’83, please tell them about the Reunion and to contact Barbara-Anne Murphy at 087-6736966 for details.

Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The Diocese of Ferns are organising their first Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje taking place from the 19th to the 25th of April, Clergy, youth leaders and teachers will accompany 20 young people on this Pilgrimage. Anyone that has been to Medjugorje will appreciate how wonderful this opportunity is. In an attempt to keep all costs to a minimum, we are busy fundraising so if you would like to support us please send any donations to: Co-lette O’ Doherty, Director of Religious Ed and Youth Ministry, Redmond House, St Peter’s College, Summerhill, Wexford, Co. Wexford. All cheques to be made payable to Diocese of Ferns Youth Ministry. For further information please do not hesitate to Contact Colette on 087—9474513 /

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.


In today’s gospel Jesus is enticed to gratify his own needs, or to perform some spectacular act in public. He rejects the temptation because he chooses commitment to his mission and to dependence on his Father over any immediate gratification. We can all be tempted to go for some immediate satisfaction,… but is that where happiness lies? Have you found that sometimes there is more contentment in saying ‘no’ for the sake of some long-term goal? What are the goals, aims, values that inspire you in this way?

One way of looking at this gospel is to say that Jesus went into the desert to face his demons. We all have demons we need to face– compulsions, fears, prejudices, anger, and urges that lurk within. It is in facing our demons that we find a way to live a fuller life. Can you recall a time when you grew through facing a ‘demon’ in this way?

In one of her reflections Joyce Rupp describes Lent as a ‘time to rediscover lost treasures’. Is there something that once was a healthy part of your life and is no longer there: e.g., reading, exercise, mindfulness, prayer, socializing , fun? Would this Lent be a time to rediscover that lost treasure.

The Hook of faith

The Homily for this Second Sunday of Lent focuses on the Transfiguration where Jesus’ divinity radiated from his humanity. The newsletter insert comments on how God’s grace brings out the best in our humanity and how faith is the friend and not the foe of human freedom. We feature another two videos from the ‘Wonder’ series from Word on Fire and explore how social justice and the liturgy are not at polar ends of the Catholic spectrum but belong together. We include an article on Justice for Lent and how we are called to be just at all times. Philip Quirke pens another reflection called ‘The Challenge’ and Lorcan Brennan shares more light and inspiration. 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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