07-05-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 6th May
    7:00pm Harry & Nancy Murphy, Ballinapark. Jim O’ Brien, P.J. O’ Brien & Peg Sweeney & deceased members of the O’ Brien family. Jim Murphy & Peggy Murphy, Craan, Pat Foley, John Foley & Tom Foley.
  • Sunday 7th May
      Pat Kavanagh, Arron House & deceased members of the Kavanagh family.
    12 Noon
      Jeremiah Tobin, Carrigduff.
  • Monday 8th May
      Special Intention.
  • Wednesday 10th May
      Mary & Paul Linehan.
  • Saturday 13th May
      First Holy Communion.
    Dick & Delia Breen. Mylie Flynn, New Ross Month’s Mind.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 30th April: €645.10  Thank You for your Generosity


  • Saturday 6th May 8:00pm Martin Foley, Cashel, 4th Anniversary. Mary-Ann, Sylvia & Jimmy Doyle, Cashel.

Parish Office

We have a selection of Cards including Sympathy & First Holy Communion Cards, Rosaries, Signed Sympathy Cards, Birthday, Get Well & Mass Bouquets and Baptismal Candles, for sale in the Parish Office.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
James Mahon, Corragh

Michael Donohoe, Barker’s Road.

‘The Monday Club’

St. Mary’s Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody.
Continuing with the May Programme 10am – 2pm
Monday 8th May : “Keep up with Modern Technology”. Students from FCJ will help you improve your skills on phone, tablet, laptop, etc. Sessions will include basic skills, downloading apps of interest, skype, saving photos, etc. These sessions will be carried out throughout the year.
Monday 15th May : “Keep up with Modern Technology” - continued....
Monday 22nd May : “Spring Gardening” with Fergal Joy (Glanbia)
Monday 29th May: Arts,Crafts & Activities. Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch.
This Club will suit the 60+ age group.
Transport not provided.

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of May at:
Our Lady’s Grotto, St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m.
At the Grotto in Carrigbán at 12 Noon, Mon - Friday
Kilmyshall Grotto, every Monday evening at 7pm.




CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.
Weekday Mass: Held in the Oratory at 9:30 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. Prayer Group meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the parochial house. All are welcome.
Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday in the Oratory from 10:00am to 5:00pm. New Adorers always welcome.
Parish Website: Newsletter available now on website.
Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.
Monthly Envelope Draw: April winner: Margaret Murphy.
300 -1 Club : April Results: 1st: Mary T. Mc Keown, Ballypreacus, 2nd: Mary Hogan, Bunclody, 3rd: Timmy Farrell, Kyle, 4th: John Hendrick, Craan, 5th: Noleeen Maloney, Gurteen, 6th: Larry Byrne, Cloneybyrne, 7th: Paddy O’Connor, Ryland Hill, 8th: Aoife Mahon, Glasslacken, 9th: Mary Byrne Kilmy-shall, 10th: Lily O’Leary, Kiltealy. Next Draw Sat 27th May. Your Support is very much Appreciated.
Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Ann Cowman €88. Seller: K.N.S. Next draw: Friday 5th May. Envelopes available in Kilmyshall National School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne Hardware, Clohamon, & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Thank you for your support.
2nd collection: Last weeks collection realised: €250.50
Many thanks for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist - May 2017:

Saturday: Ann Farrell
Sunday: Nellie Long

Ministers of the Word - May 2017:

Saturday 13th May : Marie Byrne
Sunday 14th May: Liz Atkinson

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan’s Hall.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help. S.V.P. request Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice is in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.

Bunclody Vocational College

Split the Pot: Next draw Friday 12th May. Thank you for your support. A used clothes collection will take place in the school on Monday morning 15th May. A great way to de-clutter our homes while helping to raise funds for the school.

Bunclody I.C.A.

Next Meeting on Monday 8th May at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre. Competition: Button Hole for a Wedding. Fresh Flowers Only. New members are welcome.


..every Wednesday night in River’s Edge at 9:00pm. €200 from proceeds each month will be given to a local charity.

Bunclody Active Retired

..are having a day trip to Burtown House and there are places available to non -members. You would be most welcome to join us on this trip. Coach will pick up in Bunclody at 11:00am on Thursday May 18th. Cost of Trip is €40 and includes transport, tour of Burtown House, 2 Course Lunch and all gratuities. To book ring Annette at 053-9375924.

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Silver Circle Results:
1st €500: Mick Masterson.
2nd €200: Eilish Kavanagh.
3rd €100: Bridget Clauson.
The next draw will be held on Friday 26th May. The committee would like to thank everyone who supported the draw. Anyone who wishes to subscribe can contact Sandra Murphy at 0876444261 or Janet Murtagh at 0860688758. Subscription for the remaining 3 months is €30 or €10 per month.


Mayhem Exhibition By Imelda Carty and Ger Kehoe Opening Saturday May 13th.
Meet the Artists Friday 12th at 7:30pm
Textile Workshop Wednesday 10th at 7:30pm Collaboration Workshop Thursday 11th at 7:30pm
Dress for Mess Saturday 13th 12-1:30pm

First Holy Communion

Sunday 7th May 2017
Congratulations to the children in Kilmyshall N.S. who make their First Holy Communion this weekend.
Kevin Breen, Jack Burke, Hannah Carroll, Róise Cullen, Regan Finn, Philip Jordan,
Eilís Maher, Ross Kavanagh, Yvonne Kavanagh, Conor Kehoe, T.J. Kelly,
Katie Kinsella, Hannah Kenny, Krystian Mordarski, Amy Murphy, Chloe Murphy,
Desmond Murphy, Dylan Pender, Kelsey Redmond, J.J. Sinnott & Ryan Walsh.
Dear Jesus, we thank you for the gift of our children;
may they grow before you in wisdom and grace.


Now, on this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, I would like to reflect on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling. Those who drawn by God’s voice and determined to follow Jesus soon discover within themselves an irrepressible desire to bring the Good News to their brothers and sisters through proclamation and the service of charity. All Chris-tians are called to be missionaries of the Gospel! As disciples, we do not receive the gift of God’s love for our personal consolation, nor are we called to pro-mote ourselves, or a business concern. We are simply men and women touched and transformed by the joy of God’s love, who cannot keep this experi-ence just to ourselves. For “the Gospel joy which enlivens the community of disciples is a missionary joy”. (Evangelii Gaudium,21).
Commitment to mission is not something added on to the Christian life as a kind of decoration, but is instead an essential element of faith itself. A rela-tionship with the Lord entails being sent out into the world as prophets of his word and witnesses of his love.
Jesus is anointed by the Spirit and sent. To be a missionary disciple means to share actively in the mission of Christ. Jesus himself described that mis-sion in the synagogue of Nazareth in these words: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and re-covery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s fa-vour”(Lk4:18-19). This is also our mission: to be anointed by the Spirit, and to go out to our brothers and sisters in order to proclaim the word and to be for them a means of salvation.
Pope Francis


  • 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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