05-05-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th May
    7:00pm Jim & Peggy Murphy, Craan. Pat, John, & Tom Foley, Craan. Jim & PJ O’Brien, Carrigban.
  • Sunday 5th May
    9:000am Pat Kavanagh Anniversary, Graiguebeg & deceased members of the Kavanagh Family.
    12 Noon Michael Donohue, Barkers Road.
  • Thursday 9th May
    9:00am Special Intention.
  • Sunday 12th May
    12 Noon Delia & Bick Breen, and deceased members of the Breen and Barry families.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Sunday 5th May 10:30am Liam Coleman & Baby Ryan Whiting & deceased members of the Coleman family.
  • Saturday 11th May 8:00pm Mary Weafer, Cametigue, 8th Anniver-sary, & deceased members of the Weafer & Byrne families.

Irish Cancer Society

Church Gate Collection taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate any and all donations.

The Holy Rosary

will be recited for the Month of May at: St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m.

First Holy Communion

Will take place next Saturday May 11th at 11:00am

The parish office email address is now:

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Friday 17th May. Thank you for your support

Bunclody Tidy Towns

Bunclody Tidy Towns A.G.M. will take place in Redmond's Loft on Thursday 9th May at 8 pm. All welcome


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

  • Mon 6th May: Bank Holiday
  • Mon 13th May: "Laughter Relaxation Exercise" With Mary Fitzpatrick & "Modern Technology" With FCJ Pupils
  • Mon 20th May : "Flower Arranging" With Margaret Minchin
  • Mon 27th May: "Monthly Quiz"

New Members Always Welcome Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.

This Club would suit 60+ age group. 10am -2pm

Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of May at: St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m

Do This In Memory

The next Do This In Memory mass will take place on Sunday May 5th.

Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April

In Bunclody Parish Church at 2:30pm. Confession chaplet 3:00pm Prayer of divine mercy, Mass & Benediction.

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

Envelope Collection

Monday 22nd April: €695.30 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Friday 3rd May. Thank you for your support.

Free CPR Training

Taking place in Bunclody AFC on Tuesday 7th May
Avail of 1 of 3 one hour sessions:
6:30pm– 7:30pm
Booking essential either at or 01-6685001

Bunclody Day Care Centre

"The Committee of Bunclody Day Care Services wish to express sincere gratitude to all who so generously supported our recent Bring & Buy Sale/Coffee Morning. Many thanks for such wonderful support."


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

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.

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

Split the Pot: Fri 26th April Winner: Ann Cooper, €141, Seller: Tayler

2nd Collection 27th/28th April: €217.00

300-1 Club Draw - April Results: 1st Jim Stamp. Cashel, 2nd Mary Connell, Cromogue. 3rd Bobby

McKeown, Ballypreacus. 4th Mary Breen, Bunclody. 5th Madeline Cleary, Clonard. 6th Peggy Dowling. 7th Marie Dowling, Kilmyshall. 8th The Pender family. 9th Paddy

Eucharistic Ministers - April 2019:

  • Saturday: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word—May 2019

  • Saturday 4th: Jacqui Kehoe
  • Sunday 5th: First Communion

Kilmyshall National School Parents Council

We are having a clothes collection on Monday 20th May in the school.

First Holy Communion

..takes place in Kilmyshall on Sunday 5th May at 10:30am Mass.

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited at the Grotto in Kilmyshall each Wednesday in May, beginning May 1st at 7:00pm

Bring and Buy Sale

..taking place in Kilmyshall Community Hall on Sunday 12th May, beginning 2pm. Contact 086-3681772 for more in-formation.

Kilmyshall ICA—Open Meeting

Olga from Beechdale Garden will give a talk on Spring Gardening in the Kilmyshall Community Hall on Tuesday 7th May at 8:00pm. All Welcome.

Irish Cancer Society

Church Gate Collection taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate any and all donations

New Email Address

Due to issues beyond our control we have had to change to a new email provider. The parish office email address is now:
And we can be reached via this email.

Envelope Collection

Monday 15th April: €738.70 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 27th April 8:00pm Alice, Sonny, Betty and Mary Cullen & deceased members of the Doyle & O’Brien families. Martin Foley, Cashel, 6th Anniversary and his sister Johanna Fagen 1st Anniversary.

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


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.

Words of Wisdom

"The past is often the best lesson for the present."

- Nance Bond

Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April

In Bunclody Parish Church at 2:30pm. Confession chaplet 3:00pm Prayer of divine mercy, Mass & Benediction.

Church Gate Collection

For St Patrick’s Special School will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April.

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.


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


Practice in Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let us know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for May 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Sarah burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche &Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne & Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : C
  • 9:00am : A
  • 12 Noon : B

Flower Society:

  • BettyComiskey &Blaithnid McNamee
  • Shrine Rota: Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Bunclody VTOS

Is enrolling now. Participants can complete QQI courses free of charge. If you’re aged 21 or over, in receipt of a social welfare payment & want to return to education or upskill please call into Bunclody Adult Education Centre on Ryland Road or phone 0863837645 for more information.

Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago

The Portuguese Way,
Lisbon to Fatima (Stage 1)
17th-24th August 2019
€599.00pp inc. Flights, Accommodation & Insurance
(Limited Places - Early Booking Essential)
Director: Fr. Roger O'Neill
Chaplain: Fr. James Cullen
Booking: O'Leary Travel Ltd. 0539233178

Bunclody Home Care Cancer

Annual Walk will take place on Sunday 19th May from the Square at 2pm. Please come along and support.

Daffodil Day raised over €6000.00 this year. Thanks to all who helped on the day and to all those who gave so generously.


The theme of light and darkness in John’s Gospel is strong. In today’s reading we hear that it was "just after daybreak" when Jesus appeared to the disciples. The disciples had been fishing all night but caught nothing. Then with the dawn, Jesus appears on the beach and gently suggests that they cast the nets on the other side of the boat. We are invited to reflect on resurrection here, moments where we were given a sense of new life, and with that, an abundance of gifts. Perhaps a friendship had broken down or we were dealing with a crisis. Like the disciples, we may have simply been going through the motions of day to day life, in the dark, with-out much enthusiasm. And then...daybreak. A gently voice guided us, a friend or in a moment of prayer. In time, we realised that this was Jesus’ voice pointing us in the right direction, and once we allowed ourselves to be guided by Him, the "catch" was huge.

The end of the passage sees Jesus ask Peter three times if he loves him. Peter is once again by a charcoal fire so this scene mirrors the three denials of Peter during the trial of Jesus. Peter becomes upset and one can understand the regrets he must have. Yet here, Jesus is giving Peter the space to undo his denials. There is healing, new life. We can imagine Jesus’’ question to Peter at the end of the passage being addressed to us: "Simon, son of John, do you love me?... Tend my sheep!" Place yourself in this story throughout the week.

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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