06-03-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 5th March
    11:00am Nicholas Murphy, Irish street, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Aidan Jordan, Months mind. Dan McLean, Anniversary
  • Sunday 6th March
    12:00 Noon Jimmy McGrath
  • Saturday 12th March
    7:00pm John Hogan, Anniversary.


..will take place every Friday at 7:30pm during lent.

Church Choir

..will return to practice on Tuesday evening March 1st at 7:30pm in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity. New member, male & female will be most welcome. For more information contact: Eileen Carton 087 2933545.


We continue to reflect on the synodal journey: We are pilgrims in a changing Church where our Baptism calls us to be active members and not be afraid. We are called to see God in everybody regardless of differences in age, race or belief and to work towards unity. How does this change us and our idea of Church?

Envelope Collection

Monday 28th February : €715.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass
The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the electricity, heating, repairs etc.

Your support for both is much appreciated.


Contribution Envelopes 2022 can be collected from the The Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody .

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 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 5th March 8:00pm Johnny Nolan, Ballypreacus & wives Mary & Ann, Anniversaries. Holy Souls.
  • Sunday 6th March 10:30am Holy Souls. Nellie Reck & Mogue Nolan & deceased members of the family.
  • Saturday 12th March 8:00pm John Byrne, Month’s Mind.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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: Friday: 25th February Winner: Maura Clarke €117- Seller: Glanbia 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. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw February Results: 1st Madeleine Cleary, Clonard 2nd Bridget Murphy, Cromogue 3rd Margaret Roberts 4th Mary Connell, Cromogue 5th Liz Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights 6th Mick Kenny, Ballypreacus 7th Ted & Carmel Sinnott, Ballypreacus 8th Mag & Paddy Reck, Cloneybyrne 9th Mary Ann Foley, Killanure 10th Andy Doyle, Killanure.

Eucharistic Ministers for March
Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word
Saturday 5th March: Ann Murphy
Sunday 6th March: Margaret Roberts

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Bunclody Parish Office

  • MONDAY 17th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY 18th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY 19th Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • THURSDAY 20th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY 21st Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319

Evening of prayer and healing

You are invited to an evening of prayer and healing with Eddie Stones on Friday 11th march at 7pm in Bunclody parish church

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Bunclody will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday morning March 17th this year. The news of the return of the Parade after 2 years without it due to the Covid 19 Pandemic was warmly welcomed. If you are available to help steward at the Parade or if you want to take part with a marching group or if you have a float to enter, please contact Mick Kehoe 086-8365265 or Barbara-Anne Murphy 087-6736966 without delay.
The Parade will leave Glanbia at 10.30 am. Participating groups and floats need to be in place by 10.15 am.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Mary (Mai) Bennett Née Porter
May She Rest in Peace.

Employment Vacancy

Bunclody Parish Caretaker/Cleaner
Caretaking/Gardening/Cleaning Parish Property & Grounds
Job Reference – 2207776

Bunclody Tidy Towns General Operative
Litter Control/Sweeping Pathways/Gardening
Job Reference – 2207777

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.


APRIL - OCT 2022:

7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434 510 or email

MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream 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

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.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email for more information.


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

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.

Bunclody Library Book Club

..are currently taking names to join their book club for adults, which will meet online once a month on a Thursday evening via MS Teams, with a view to holding this in person in the branch once it’s safe to do so. Register your interest by emailing For the monthly book club you will be sent an email with a link to the meeting in MS Teams – all you need to do is have MS Teams app installed on your device! All are welcome to join!

Bunclody Library Book Club

We are currently taking names to join our book club which will meet once a month on a Thursday evening in person in the branch . Register your interest by emailing The first meeting will take place in March.

Kildavin Clonegal Veteran Players

At last, let’s meet learn and catch up. Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players Group will facilitate a series of social and information evenings commencing March 8th and every Tuesday, Night thereafter until Tuesday April 12th. The events will alternate between Spellman Hall Kildavin and St Brigid’s Hall Clonegal and there will be a question and answer session at each of them.

This is an opportunity to meet friends and neighbours and to get answers to some of those questions at the back of your mind. Refreshments will be served each night. We look forward to the chat. The event is free to participants and is funded by Carlow County Council.

The Line up is March 8th Spellman Hall Dr. Liam Dunne will discuss how to look after your health, March 15th St. Brigids Hall Clonegal, Garda Peter McConnell Crime Prevention Officer and Jim Dowling Self Defence Expert, March 22nd Spellman Hall Pauline O Toole Solicitor will discuss Wills and inheritances. March 29th St Brigids Hall Clonegal and April 5th Spellman Hall Kildavin Michael Kealy will Discuss Technology, how to use it , how to manage it and how you will be able to access the Community Podcast which will be launched by the Veteran Players later this year. April 12th Fun and frolics a night of entertainers and entertainment.

Clothes Collection

Clothes Collection supporting Friends of Calcutta ( CHY No: 13218 ) on Wednesday March 9th. All items of clothing, footwear, curtains, towels etc most welcome and can be left close to the FOC sign in the Church Car Park at any stage that day up to collection time of 5pm in both Kilmyshall and Bunclody. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins 087-9073074


Can we still speak of our human nature as fallen? An article explores how important this question is, especially at this time of Lent. We have Pope Francis’ message for Lent where he encourages us to sow the seeds of goodness while praying and fasting for peace in Ukraine. Bishop Ger invites the diocesan family to consider taking part in the pilgrimage to Lourdes which resumes this year after a two-year absence. The homily for the First Sunday of Lent focuses on the temptations of Christ and how we too can succumb to the classic substitutes for God of wealth, honour, pleasure and power. We have the usual newsletter insert and an appeal for the people of Ukraine from Aid to the Church in Need. Finally, a recorded talk given at last weekend’s Divine Mercy Conference on the Eucharist as God’s way of loving us. Check out these and other resources available at


"Again, he began to teach them by the lakeside, but such a huge crowd gathered round him that he got into a boat on the water and sat there. The whole crowd were at the lakeside on land. He taught them many things in parables." (Mk. 4:1-2) Here we have a wonderful image of the church. There is a great crowd of people who gathered around Jesus. Many came to hear what he had to say. Many came as well to be healed of their illnesses and afflictions. The picture we have is of many people gathered around Jesus. That is what the church is. It is all of us gathered around Jesus. Sometimes the church is described as the community of faith. We are committed to God and his Son Jesus Christ. God revealed himself to us over the centuries. But his main revelation came in the per-son of his Son, Jesus Christ who showed us, in a human way the face of God as a loving God. As church we are the people of God whose faith links us to God through his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus brought us Good News, The Gospel, and we are people of the good news, who make it our own and live by it to the best of our ability

Christ for us is central to the church. It is not surprising that the church is called the Body of Christ and so emphasises the unity of the church. All of us are united to Christ by faith. He is our focus. He is our centre. As the outward manifestation of the Body of Christ we, as his people are called on to continue his work and ministry. St Paul was very conscious of this. "Just as each of us has various parts in one body, and the parts do not have the same function: in the same way, all of us, though there are so many of us, make up one body in Christ, and as different parts we are all joined to one another. Then, since the gifts that we have differ according to the grace that was given to each of us: if it is a gift of prophecy, we should prophecy as much as faith tells us; if it is a gift of practical ser-vice, let us devote ourselves to serving; if it is teaching, to teaching; if it is encouraging , to encouraging." It is for each of us to discover our own special gifts and in the interest of our parish com-munity place those gifts at the disposal of our own people and community.



  • 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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