05-05-2024  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th May
    7:00pm Jim & Peggy Murphy Craan and also Pat, Tom & John Foley.
  • Saturday 11th May
    7:00pm Billy & Breda Nolan, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 4th May
    8:000pm Ted Sinnott, recently deceased. Helen Fitzpatrick, recently deceased. Special Intention.
  • Sunday 5th May
    10:30am Denis O' Neill, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 11th May
    8:000pm Mary Weafer & Pat Weafer & deceased members of the Weafer & Byrne families. Denis O' Neill, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 12th May
    10:30am Denis O' Neill, recently deceased.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Families and Friends of:

Tom Connors, 2 Na Coilte, Bunclody May He Rest in Peace.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 28th April: €695.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody Parish Office

We have a selection of Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.


There will be a Parish Assembly on Thursday, May 16th in the Pastoral Centre. Parishioners from Bunclody and Kilmyshall are invited to take part in the Assembly which will consider the future development of the parish. Everybody will have the opportunity to discuss and to come with proposals on what will create the kind of Parish that everybody desires. Fr John Dunphy, Parish Priest of Graiguecullen Co. Laois, will give an account of Parish activities and developments in his own parish and lead the conversation on positive and constructive suggestions that will build a good future for the parish of Bunclody-Kilmyshall. We are looking forward to a great gathering and a fruitful dialogue.

Bunclody Library

Digital Ambassador Drop In Clinic – Thursday 9th May 7.00 – 8.00pm. Drop in 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. This clinic is for adults only.

Getting Started with Photography: A Beginner's Guide (From a wedding photographer) – Friday 10th May at 11.00am. Are you curious about photography? Recently picked up your first camera? Eager to learn how to capture great shots? In this workshop, we'll walk you through the basics of photography, helping you make the most out of your camera, improve your photos, and spot key details. Booking required.

Storytime for 4 to 7 year olds. – Saturday 11th May 11.00 – 11.30am. Join us for a special story time for 4 to 7 year olds. Booking required.

Kids Movie Afternoon for Ages 7+ – Saturday 11th May 2.30 – 4.00pm. Join us for a fun children's classic movie this afternoon suitable for ages 7+. Booking essential.

Please note all events in the library are FREE of charge.

Contributions to the Church

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, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Bunclody Library

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

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 May 2024

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: John / Helena Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

Choir: Rehearsals every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members welcome.

Split the Pot Winner: Friday 26th April – Tom Sth Africa €143- Seller: Redmond's Bar. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemer’s, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Minister of the Eucharist May

  • Saturday Night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 11th May: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 12th May: Chris Atkinson

300-1 Club April Results: Promoter: Janette O’Neill: 1st: Phil Kelly, Ballyphilip Heights, 2nd: Aidan & Jane Kenny, 3rd: Larry & Tina Doyle, 4th: Betty O’ Toole, Hackettstown, 5th: Claire Whiting, 6th: Pauric & Deirdre Byrne, 7th: Dowling family, 8th: Mick & Pattie, 9th: Marie Connor, 10th: MaryAnn Foley, Killanure.


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Trip to Garbandal in June

Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th €250 sharing or €330 single That includes bus transfers from Santander to Garbandal, accommodation and full board. You book your own flight with Ryanair Dublin to Santander Sunday 16th light is at 5:55am and returning Wednesday 19th.

Contact Margaret Byrne 087 7552935.

Conversations with Women in the Bible

This Conference will be on 10th May 2024.
Venue: Ballyvaloo Retreat & Conference Centre, Blackwater.
The speaker: Thérèse Fitzgerald.
Times: 10:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost: €30 (includes lunch) pay on the door.
Booking Essential: Contact Sara or Catherina at 056 7722870 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday or e-mail before May 7th.


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.



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

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.


Come join us on Sunday 2nd June for Clohamon 5 a side street Tug-of-War. A great fun event Tug-of War starts at 4pm sharp. Registration of teams from 3-3.30pm All teams of 5 welcome, men’s and ladies competitions—— no mixed teams, Runners/trainers to be worn by all participants, 3 meter pull.
Winners and runners up will be presented with medals on the day, Winners will receive a perpetual Cup. There will also be a barrel of beer which entitles all partici-pants to a free pint in the village bar Clohamon. Tug of war starts at 4pm sharp Music in the Village bar 7pm to 9pm Raffle on night.. For any information contact

Eilish Kavanagh 0871345229

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCIES



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.

MCN - Media

Our live streaming web address has been updated. To access MCN Media, please go to on your web browser. To watch Mass on our Parish website there will be no change everything remains the same. For any queries please contact: From ROI 0044 28 8772 9580 From UK and NI 028 8772 9580

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Kilmyshall /Bunclody Parish Medjugorje Pilgrimage Thursday 3rd October - 10th October 2024. Direct Aer Lingus flight From Dublin. Return Transfers Medjugorje. Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meals. Pilgrimage Insurance. Marian Pilgrimage Guide for duration of trip. Cost €835. €50 discount if paid by 2nd February. Further information Contact: Ann Murphy on 0872254206

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

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


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


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

Bunclody Day Care Services

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

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.


A commandment of love is something of a contradiction in terms. Love is a free choice. That is what gives the thrill to the experience of being loved. Recall times when you received gestures of love from another -
• a spontaneous embrace from a husband or wife;
• a wave from a friend;
• words of comfort and affirmation
Not because the other person felt obliged to reach out to you but because they wanted to let you know you were loved. What effect did that have on you? Did it bring you joy? Perhaps you have had a glimpse of the truth of what Jesus said, that it is in loving that our joy is complete.

Often love and friendship make demands on us. Parents give freely of their times and energy to the care of their children but sometimes it requires a lot of effort. Also, in responding to the needs of friends or spouses we can be challenged to "lay down" our own "lives" at least for a time. Can you recall when a time when putting yourself out for others bore fruit for them and for you? "I chose you". Have you had the experience of being "chosen" by someone? What was it like for you to be chosen? What was it like for you to consider yourself as one chosen by Jesus? That is what we are—chosen by Jesus and commissioned to bear fruit through our love.


‘Synodality Explored: Facing the Future Together’ is an article by Jim Thompson who recently attended a conference on synodality in Knock. The homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter focuses on the fundamental vocation we all share in common, namely to love one another as Christ has loved us. ‘For the Formation of Men and Women Religious and Seminarians’ is the Pope’s Prayer intention for May and we ask the question of whether we Catholics still love the Eucharist and why. Fr Eamonn Conway summarises a recently report on attitudes and behaviours in Catholic schools that highlights the importance of education as a formative experience. In advance of the ‘Day for Life’ celebrated on 16th June, Lord Alton explains the reasons why we should be concerned about the protection of life and why a recent programme on Ireland’s abortion laws was hopelessly imbalanced. 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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