10-02-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

Saturday 11th February
7:00pm Florence Griffin, Drumderry, (5th Anniversary). Annie Cahill, Irish Street.

Sunday 12th February
12 Noon Florence Griffin, 5th Anniversary.

Saturday 18th February
11:00am Special Intention.
7:00pm Peter Jordan, Carrigduff.

Sunday 19th February
12 Noon William Mahon. Richard Nugent, Barnahask.


Saturday 11th February 8:00pm John, Ann, Mick & Nick Kinsella, Kilmyshall. James & Hanna Finn, Coorduff.

Sunday 12th February 10:30am Mary Jane & Michael Cullen & deceased members of the Cullen family. John O Neill, Glasslacken (7th Anniversary).


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

Weekday Mass: Held in the Oratory at 9:30 Tues-day, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. Pray-er 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. Adorer’s required for hour 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm & 3pm-4pm. If you are available please leave your name in the parish office 053 9277188.

Parish Website: Newsletter available now on website.

Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

300 -1 Club : Next Draw Sat. 28th February. Your Support is Appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: January winner: Thomas & Nellie Farrell.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Mick Murphy €84 Seller: Steem-ers Next draw: Friday 10th February. Envelopes availa-ble 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.

The 2nd collection: Last weeks collection

Ministers of the Eucharist - February 2017:

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - February 2017:

  • Saturday 18th February : Philomena Coleman
  • Sunday 19th February: Padraic Doyle

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 5th Feb. 2016: €87.50 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.

Parish Office

We have a selection of Cards, Rosaries, Signed Sympathy Cards, Birth-day, Get Well & Mass Bouquets and Baptismal Candles, for sale in the Parish Office.


A copy of the submission of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (TWO LIVES, ONE LOVE) to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of the Eighth Amendment will be available here at the Church. You are asked to take this document home and to give it your prayerful consideration. The issue of the right to life is central to Christian teaching and to the proper functioning of society.


A meeting will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel this Mon 13th Feb at 7:30pm. 3 speakers will attend. Everyone is most welcome.

Family Mass

..will be celebrated on Sunday 26th February at 12 Noon Mass. All are welcome.

Knock Pilgrimage

Feast of St Joseph Sat 18th & Sun 19th March. Dinner B&B at Knock House Hotel also Sunday evening tea incl. Price €10.00. Bus leaves from church of Holy Trinty Bunclody at 8:45am via Whitemills, Ballon and Aske Church Carlow. Immediate Booking recommended. Deposit of €50.

Contact Ann 087 2254206.



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.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017

Pilgrimage Application Forms are now available in the Parish Office.

ArtBank Workshops

Starting Monday 13th February 7:30pm to 9:30pm A course of 6 sessions learning to paint in Acrylic. Course costs €60 Places limited. Tuesday 14th Creative Textiles 8pm-10pm Thursday 16th Adult Art collaboration 8pm-10pm Saturday Dress for mess Children’s Workshop 12 -1:30pm. Valentine’s Shop Open for unique gifts for your loved one. Find us on: Facebook, or phone 089 4972664


The Husband, brother and sisters of the late Mella Devers would like to thank all those who sympathised sent mass cards and letters of sympathy on their recent sad bereavement. The Holy Sacrifice of Mass has been said for your intentions.

Bunclody I.C.A.

February Meeting on Monday 13th February in the Pastoral Centre at 8:00pm. Guest Speaker: Betsy O’Connor Hair care. Hostesses Mary Stamp and Mary Kehoe.

 Kildavin / Clonegal Drama Group

..will again stage their production of "The Maiden Aunt" by Jimmy Keary on Sunday 12tjh February at 8.00 p.m.

"The Monday Club"

St. Mary’s Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody Come, join us, and brighten up your Monday mornings Continuing with the February programme 10am-2pm

Throughout the year, we will have information sharing, entertainment, arts & crafts, guest speakers and many more topics.

 Monday 13th Feb: Home exercises to main-tain your mobility with Bernadette Byrne

 Monday 20th Feb: Hints and ways to upscale your wardrobe with Maureen Byrne

 Monday 27th Feb: Social morning- crafts & games

Entrance fee: €4, which includes tea/coffee light lunch This Club would suit 60+ age group. Transport not provided.


This Sunday we have a third extract from the Sermon on the Mount. It can appear at first glance to be a series of moral statements and rules from Jesus. On closer reflection we can see Jesus’s message here is the call for each of us to ‘go deeper’. The Scribes and the Pharisees followed the letter of the law but without depth. Jesus is clear that he has not come to demolish the law, rather, this whole passage is a call to a more profound reflection on our lives; not tick-ing boxes but moving towards a deeper change of heart in dealings with others. Jesus gives many examples of how people might do this: warning against the hypocrisy of offering gifts and rituals at the altar when we may have a huge anger and resentment towards another. Is the real sacrament not in reconciling that relationship first? Which offering is more life-giving? It is not enough to ‘not murder’, but we must watch our anger which can lead to violence.

Jesus is calling on people to watch their thoughts which can lead to serious actions like murder and adultery.

When we encounter Christ, the grace that this experience brings can make us aware of what is not ok in our lives. We are called to a radical conversion, a change of heart. And so we read today’s passage with our hearts, not our heads. It may help to recall a time when you felt God’s grace bringing you to a deeper realisation about your life.

Jane Mellet


  • 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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