08-10-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 7th October
    7:00pm Jack Cahill late of Irish Street Bunclody. Maureen Butler Kilbranish (Month’s Mind).
  • Sunday 8th October
    12:00pm Bernie Moorehead. Joe Murphy, Glasslacken. Noel Sheehen, Glasslacken.
  • Tuesday 10th October
    9:00am Deceased members of the Dockerill family.
  • Thursday 12th October
    9:00am Paul O’Brien.
  • Saturday 14th October
    11:00am Anne Barry (Month’s Mind)
    7:00pm Pat Somers. Kit & Ned Mahon, Church Road Bridget Redmond (Month’s Mind). Paul Cowman Mill Park Rd. Bunclody
  • Sunday 15th October
    12 Noon Mary Nolan (1st Anniversary). And Paddy Dillon who passed away this week R.I.P.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 7th October 8:00pm Mary Armstrong (Month’s Mind). John Babbs Redmond 6th Anniversary
  • Sunday 8th October 10:30am Margaret Kearns late of Cromogue & all deceased members of the Kearns family.
  • Saturday 14th October 8:00pm Mick Kinsella 3rd Anniversary and his late brother Nick Kinsella 1st Anniversary and Elizabeth O’Neil and the deceased members of the O’Neil and O’Connor families .
  • Sunday 15th October 10:30am Tommy, Annie, Nancy Murphy Killanure and deceased members of the Murphy family. John & Anne Hendrick Kilbranish .

Envelope Collection

Sunday 1st October : €1098.30. Thank You for your Generosity.

Collections during Mass

The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the Church, electricity, heating, repairs etc.
Your support for both is much appreciated.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Paddy Dillon
May he rest in peace.

Parish Finance Council meeting

Bunclody Parish Finance Council meeting will be held Monday 9th October at 8:00pm in Pastoral Centre. Please note change of date.

The Holy Rosary

Will be recited for the Month of October at Our Lady’s Grotto, St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m.


Our Parish Community would like to welcome Abigail Nye into the Catholic Church by the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.


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

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church (Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Deirdre Maher. €107. Seller: H.W.H. Next draw: Fri-day 13th Oct. , 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.

Rosary will be recited on Mondays at 7pm.for the month of October at the Grotto in Kilmyshall Car Park

300-1 Club Draw winners were: Mick Dunne, Laurence & Nan Farrell, May & Jim Jordan, Frances Fogarty, Jim & Mary T. Fitzpatrick, Margaret & John Nolan, Olivia Farrell, Anne Finn, Emma Fielding.

Ministers of the Eucharist - October 2017

  • Saturday: Martin Cullen.
  • Sunday: Nellie Long.

Ministers of the Word - October 2017

  • Saturday 14th October Jacqui Kehoe
  • Sunday 15th October Liz Atkinson

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Every Monday Night in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential help-line 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.

Eucharistic Adoration:

  • Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
  • Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.

No Adoration on Bank Holidays.

Vacancies at Home Instead Senior Care

Qualified experienced Caregivers to care for elderly people and people with disabilities in the Bunclody and surround-ing areas, Fetac level 5, experience preferred. You must have a car, hours to suit family life. Please send your CV to: or call our office for a chat 053 9184042 / 087 2524536


Congratulations to Dwayne Somers & Aishling Cowman who were married in The Most Holy Trinity Church Bunclody

We wish them every happiness and joy in their lives together

Mount Leinster Community Employment


Caretaker/Maintenance Person in Castledockrell Parish, Day Care Assistant Bunclody and Tidy Towns General Operative Bunclody. To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DSP and be over 21 years. Enquiries to Bunclody Parish Office 053 9376190. Closing Date: 13th October 2017 at 5pm

At ArtBank this week

Solo exhibition by Carlow artist Mary Clare Nolan from 3rd to 14th October
Monday 9th Papier Machee Christmas creature making workshop, 9.30 to 1.00pm. FREE
Wednesday 11th Creative Textured art workshop 7.30 to 9.30 pm €10.00 + €5.00 for materials 7.30 to 9.30pm €10 + €5 materials
Saturday 14th Dress4 Mess Children's workshop 12.00 to 1.30 pm €5.00, €3.00

ArtBank is open Tuesday to Saturday 2.00 to 5.30 pm.
For more information 0539375200,

Bunclody Active Retired A.G.M

Tuesday 10th October at 3pm In Redmonds Bar

Special Ministers for October 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: TBC
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne / Paul Egan
  • 12 Noon: Nancy Guinan / Ellen Delaney

Altar Servers:

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

Bunclody I.C.A.

October meeting will be held in the pastoral Centre on Monday night 9th October at 8:00pm . Lucy Murphy from New Ross will give a talk on Health and Well Being
Competition is for 6 pieces of Fruit and Nuts
Hostess is Marcella Dunne.

Where is God?

As someone who has willingly left these shores to assist people on the margins, I am familiar with the inhumanity of man to his fellow man, where millions of people are left to their own devices, forgotten in their own poverty. The I’m alright attitude permeates not just the so called ’developing world’; it is alive and well here in Ireland.

Does God, like the absentee landowner in the gospel parable, leave us and depart for another country?. A personal relationship with anybody means that the person is present. God should be no different. God is deep within our heart, not something out there and distant!. I battle with the castigation of the high priests and elders, the negative portrayal of the people of God, and the raw deal for the slaves that came to rescue the situation. Is this the forgiving God that out of the worst injustices can transform human hearts?.

So where is the hope?. Jesus doesn’t condemn in the passage: he invites us to under-stand his meaning. He asks the elders what they would do. This question is asked of us too.

Jesus then refocuses the parable: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it amazing in our eyes’. This is the high point of this gospel , where Jesus reminds us of the marvel that he is: the one that was rejected, the one that was overlooked – the one abandoned by us. It is this stone, this rock symbolises one who never leaves us. God loves us not because we are good but because God is good.

Shane Halpin

Viatores Christi.


  • 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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