Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions
- Saturday 6th May
11:00am Birthday Remembrance.
7:00pm Michael Whelan, Anniversary. Jim & Peggy Murphy & Pat, John
and Tom Foley.
- Sunday 7th May
9:00am Pat Kavanagh, Aran house, Graiguebeg & deceased members of
the Kavanagh family.
12 Noon Brendan Dunne, 1st Anniversary.
- Saturday 13th May
7:00pm Nancy & Harry Murphy, Ballinapark & deceased members of the
Larkin & Murphy families. Ellen McGrath, 1st Anniversary.
- Sunday 14th May
9:00am Denis Byrne, Main Street, Anniversary & Stasia, Frank, Lena
and Bernard Furlong & Irwin Egli, Canada.
St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 6th May 8:00pm Birthday Remembrance.
- Sunday 7th May 10p30am Maude Gilvarry, recently deceased.
- Saturday 13th May 8:00pm Mary Weafer, 12th Anniversary &
deceased members of the Weafer & Byrne families.
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion takes place in Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Bunclody at 11:00am on Sunday 13th May.
'Rosary at the Grottos'
As part of 'Rosary at the Grottos' and in memory of our faithfully
departed who always prayed the Rosary at the Grotto in St. Mary's
Villas, Bunclody, in the month of May, this tradition will continue at
6pm each evening during May. All are welcome. Our Lady of Knock, Queen
of Ireland, pray for Ireland.
On Saturday 13th May, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of
The Rosary, a Rosary Rally will take place at 4pm opposite the Church of
the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody. All welcome. Ireland Needs Fatima.
April Swimming Pool Draw
- €500 - Paddy Mernagh
- €200 - Oonagh Malone
- €100 - Sarah, Jack & Dylan Murphy
BUNCLODY LIBRARY EVENTS
Finding Medicine and Magic in your garden - Thursday 11th May at
7.00pm. Join Feebee Foran for an introduction to medicinal properties
and the folkloric tales of some of our wildest native Irish weeds. This
is a fun and engaging talk. Feebee will bring along tasters of dandelion
coffee for people to sample along with samples of plants for our
audience to examine. Places limited, booking essential. Creative Lego
Play for 7 to 12 year olds – Saturday 13th May 11.00am to 12.00pm. Come
along to Bunclody Library and get creative with our Lego, all Lego
pieces will be provided. Booking essential.
RESULTS OF 300-1 DRAW
- €150: Grainne Callanan
- €50: Elaine Somers
- €50: Marie Monaghan
- €50: Peter & Gertrude Rowlands
- €150: Margaret Deacon, Ryland
- €50: Pat Grace
- €50: Fr O’Connor
- €50: Alex Blake
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS
Bunclody Pastoral Council
A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th May at
8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre.
Sunday 30th April : €649.80 Thank You for your Generosity
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
225TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BUNCLODY
I am gathering together a group of pikemen/women to commemorate the
225th anniversary of the battle of Bunclody. This will consist of a
march around Bunclody on or about the 1st of June. There will be a need
to have your own pike and appropriate clothes (mostly that will be black
pants, white shirt and waist-coat). We will have 4 or five
nights/evenings training in the lead up to it. I will post more here
later. So get your gear ready and please spread the word.
Send me a WhatsApp message so that I can create a group for easy
This will be a once off event and we'll disband after the event.
We will hold our mext Pike group training on Wednesday 17th May at
7:30pm in front of the RC Church in Bunclody. You don't need a pike or
uniform at this meeting, but bring them if you have them. Looking
for-ward to seeing you all there."
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS THIS WEEK
- MONDAY 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- TUESDAY 8:00AM – 4:00PM
- WEDNESDY CLOSED
- THURSDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
- FRIDAY 8:30 - 10:00AM REOPENS AT 12:30 PM - 3:30PM
- SATURDAY 8:30AM - 1:00PM
SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENICIENCE CAUSED
We have a selection of First Holy Communion Cards, Prayer Books and
Rosary Beads for sale in the Parish Office also Signed Mass Cards,
Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including Get Well,
Birthday, Wedding and Baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards,
Rosary Beads, and Baptismal 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.
- 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 2023
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
- 9:00am: Sean Byrne
- 12 Noon: Joe Byrne
- 7:00pm: Margaret Barry
- 9:00am: Ellen Delaney / Joe Byrne
- 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan
- 7:00pm :
- 9:00am :
- 12 Noon :
APPRECIATION EVENING FOR FR JIM BYRNE
Cummann Luthchleas Gael - Tig Leath Slí Bun Clóidí are having an
appreciation evening for Fr Jim Byrne in the Horse & Hound Hotel,
Ballinaboola on Monday 5th of June 2023 (Bank Holiday) at 3pm. Fr Jim
ministered in our parish from 1965 to 1981 and is the man that started
underage football in the club and Rackard League football schools. He
brought great Rackard League success in the 70's which paved the way for
senior success in the 80's. This is a great opportunity for all former
players and parishioners to honour Fr Jim with his family and friends.
There will be a buffet lunch and entertainment with a Bunclody flavour
to it on the day. We are looking for photos of Fr Jim both sporting and
religious related. Please send any material you may have to: Liam Kelly
0872440702 email@example.com or Alan Murphy 0863851019
Choir: Rehearsals every Thursday at
7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members male & female
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 28th April Winner: Melissa Blake €117
Seller: Byrne’s Hardware Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop,
Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlan, Redmond’s Bar,
Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall
School. The pot is split between Kilmy-shall School & the Parish. Draw
takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw Results for April: 1st: Jimmy Dwyer, 2nd: Mary
Byrne, Kilmyshall, 3rd: Ann Murphy, Killanure, 4th: John Byrne,
Cromogue, 5th: Liz Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights, 6th: Kevin Murphy,
Cromogue, 7th: Patsy O’ Neill, Glasslacken, 8th: Padraic Murphy,
Killanure, 9th: Graham Kinsella, Gurteen, 10th: Angela Brennan, Rossard.
Thank you for your continued support.
There will be no Mass in Kilmyshall from Monday 8th May to
Thursday 11th May inclusive. Mass as usual on Friday 12th May at 9:30am.
Rosary will be said at Kilmyshall Grotto every evening for the
month of May at 7:00pm. All are welcome.
Eucharistic Ministers for May
- Saturday Night: Ann Farrell
- Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill
Minister of the Word
- Saturday 13th May: Marie Byrne
- Sunday 14th May: First Holy Communion
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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.
Bunclody Parish Flower Society
Help is needed to arrange flowers for the altar on a monthly rota basis.
If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact
Eileen Carton on
087—2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190.
Kilmyshall Parish 10K & 5K Fun Run Walk
Takes place on Sunday 21aMay starting at 12:30 from Kilmyshall
Community Hall. Registration at 11:30am in the Community Hall. Timed 10K
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,
Your support for both is much appreciated.
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.
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.
Bunclody Parish Flower Society
Help is needed to arrange flowers for the altar on a monthly rota
basis. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please
contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190.
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange to add your email to our
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
Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square
St Vincent de Paul
Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need
BUNCLODY BRIDGE CLUB
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.
...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
www.bit.ly/QuizforMM 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 www.bit.ly/QuizforMM 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 Day Care would like to thank all who supported our
Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is
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
mcnmedia.tv and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with
any queries you may have.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
At times we may be downhearted and doubtful about life and our place
in life. We get some wonderful answers in this Sunday’s Gospel. Jesus
asks us not to allow our hearts to be troubled, but to trust in God and
in himself. He provides the answers. We are meant to have God as part of
our lives. God calls each and every one of us to a life with himself.
Jesus assures us," There are many rooms in my Father’s house." There is
an opportunity for each of us to have a relationship with God and liver
close to him during our life time. We do not have to wait until after
death to avail of our room. Jesus asserts that he is going away to
prepare a place for his followers. He will return and take his
disciples, his followers with him so that where he is his disciples will
be too. He passes through death and rises to new life with his
resurrection. In virtue of his death and resurrection he made it
possible for all of us to have access to himself and through him with
his Father. In baptism we gain that access to God and have a key to the
room assigned to us. There is no real room. What matters is that we gain
access to Christ and to God and that we live close to them during our
time in this world. We will gain full and clear possession of our room
when we see God face to face and come to enjoy his presence forever.
If we are to have a full understanding of our life’s journey with
Christ and his Father it is Christ who will show us the way. "I am the
Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except
through me". Jesus is the Way because he is the Truth. He is the truth
about God. He shows us what God is like. He is a loving God because he
gave his Son up to a loving death on our behalf. Jesus is also the truth
about mankind. He shows us that self-giving love is the key to human
fulfilment and perfection. If we embrace and follow these truths about
God and ourselves we will have life, the ultimate life of being a good
human per-son in constant relationship with God.
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
‘Marrying the right person’ is a question that crosses the mind of
many young people today. We have a video that helps you look for the
signs. The homily for the Fifth Sun-day of Easter focuses on Christ as
‘the Way, the Truth and the Life’ and the newsletter insert reflects on
our common vocation as Church today to be a ‘chosen race, a royal
priesthood, a people set apart’. This links into the Pope’s prayer
intention for May which is for ecclesial movements and groups. We
include a powerful talk by the daughter of a saint who witnesses to the
gift of life and tells her remarkable story. We have an interview on the
topic of vocations and continue the series of video commentaries on the
Creed. Check out these and other resources available at
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
- 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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