10-04-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 9th April
    11:00am Theresa Canning, Memorial Mass, Burial of Ashes.
    7:00pm Peg Kelly, Anniversary. Elizabeth Mclean, Anniversary. Patsy Redmond, Anniversary.
  • Thursday 14th April
    8:00pm Michael Connors.
  • Saturday 16th April
    9:00pm John Hanrick, Main Street, Anniversary. Sean & Ann Codd, Ballinastraw, Anniversaries.
  • Sunday 17th April
    9:00am Mick Fitzgerald, Carrigduff, Anniversary.

Bunclody Union of Parishes

..are inviting you and every one you know, to a Coffee Morning and Raffle at St. Mary's Rectory, Ryland, Bunclody in aid of the Red Cross Appeal for Ukraine at 10.30am on Easter Monday 18th April. There will be a Raffle with great prizes, such as a load of firewood, hamper, spirits, wine etc. The Raffle will be drawn at 1pm. Please come along and help to raise funds for this vital humanitarian crisis.


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

Holy Week Ceremonies

PALM SUNDAY 10TH APRIL Penitential Service at 8:00pm.

Holy Thursday 14th April Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00pm.

Good Friday 15th April Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00pm.
Ecumenical Good Friday Service at 7:00pm.
It will start with prayers and hymns in St. Mary’s Church. There follows a precession with the cross from St. Mary’s Church to the Church of The Most Holy Trinity Followed by prayers and Taize Chants around the Cross in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity. The ceremony begins on Good Friday evening at 7:00pm in St. Mary’s Church

Holy Saturday 16th April Mass at 9:00pm.
Easter Sunday 17th April Mass at 9:00am & 12:00 Noon.

First Confession

Congratulations to all second class students who received their First Confession on Thursday 7th April in the Church Of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody.

First Holy Communion will be held on the 14th of May for all second class students.

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.

Envelope Collection

Monday 4th April: €385.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass

The 1st collection is for the electricity, heating, repairs etc. the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of 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 April 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Gertrude Rowlands

  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne

  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore

  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne / Sr. Madeline Ryan

  • 12 Noon: Ellen Delaney / Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers

  • 9:00am : are not currently

  • 12 Noon : serving at mass.

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 9th April 8:00pm Edward & Bridget Dreelan, Ballyphilip & James & Margaret Dreelan, Ryland.
  • Sunday 10th April 10:30am Mary Nolan, Anniversary, Glasslacken, & deceased members of the Nolan family.


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 1st April Winner: Patricia Murphy- €103. Seller H.W.H. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laun-drette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Eucharistic Ministers for April

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: O’Neill

Ministers of the Word

  • Saturday 9th April: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 10th April: Chris Atkinson

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

Ferns Diocesan
Ferns Diocesan adoration apostolates will a presentation at masses next weekend 19th & 20th March.

A Lenten Reminder for Love from Pope Francis

"Let us put into practice our call to do good to all, and take time to love the poor and the needy, those abandoned and rejected, those discriminated against and marginalised" His Holiness Pope Francis, cf. Fratelli Tutti,193

Far from the media spotlight this Lent, families like Thandekile’s in Zimbawe are going days without eating, grieving with no one noticing, and their futures hang in the balance. The message of your Trócaire Boxes this Lent is that the chance at a better tomorrow shouldn’t be lost because of forgotten crisis from Covid to poverty to climate changes that are taking a terrible toll on families worldwide. Please, if you’re able, return Trócaire Box on Easter Week and let your love be a lifeline. Or donate on or by calling 1800408408 (ROI)/ 08009121200 (NI). Thank you for the light you bring.



Heart to Hand Charity Ukrainian Appeal

Items may be left in Kilmyshall Church or parochial house for the Ukrainian appeal. Items of Nappies, wet wipes, toilet paper, tooth brushes, tooth paste, baby food, tea sugar, tinned food, tinned rice etc. medical supplies ie bandages, First Aid Kits. Pillows, sleeping bags, flash lights and batteries

Employment Vacancy

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCY

Bunclody Day Care Day Care Assistant
Job Reference – 2217111
Driving License preferable but not essential
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.

Lough Derg 2022

May, August & September
One Day Retreats are scheduled to take place on May– 1st, 2nd, 7th 10th,15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 30th
August - 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, and 29th
September - 3rd, 7th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th
Admission €45 - Concessions for groups. Booking essential.


June, July & August

The Three Day Pilgrimages will commence on Wednesday 1st June and continue until 15th August 2022 (Saturday 13th August 2022 is the last day for pilgrims to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage) Admission €80 - Concessions available for students, seniors 7 groups. Booking advised. For more info: Contact 071 9861518


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

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Day Care Services Ltd.

Bring & Buy Sale Coffee Morning Holy Thursday 14th April 2022 @10;00am to 12:30pm in St Mary’s Day Care Centre.

  • Handmade Covid Quilt Raffle €5 per Strip
  • Home Baking & Home Produce Stall
  • Crochet & Jewellery
  • Bags, Belts & Books

Please drop in and support this worthwhile local cause.
We are open Mondays 9:00-2:00, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-4:00, for accepting artciles or produce for the sale


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.


We are approaching the most important week in the Church’s year. It is Holy Week when the focus of our attention is the death and Resurrection of Jesus. On Palm Sunday there is a celebration of triumph as Jesus enters Jerusalem encouraged by an enthusiastic crowd. But, in the course of the week, provoked by the leaders of the Jewish people, the Sanhedrin, the scribes and Pharisees the crowd turn against Jesus. We learn how Jesus came to be condemned to death and suffered the horrible execution of crucifixion. As he died he entrusted himself to his Father. "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." But his death was also on our behalf. It was the expression of his supreme love for all of us.

On Holy Thursday, we recall the Institution of the Eucharist. Jesus left us the Eucharist as his greatest gift for his followers. He enabled us to recall the key moment of his life when he gave up his life to benefit us all. Every time we celebrate the Eucharist Jesus’ great act of love on our behalf on Calvary comes alive for us during its celebration.

The week comes to an end on Saturday night with the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. God enable Jesus to overcome death in response to his faith and love. He was glorified. He takes on a totally new life as he sits at God’s right and also makes himself present to us so that we can experience a share in that new life during our time in this world. He also left us a clear pattern for living. Self-giving love, after the manner of Jesus, leads us to a better quality of life in this world and everlasting life beyond this world.


For the first time since 2019, we can celebrate the Easter Triduum publicly. This week’s newsletter insert is an invitation to all parishioners in every parish to ‘Come and Celebrate Easter Again’. An article explores the rich liturgical significance of these three special days, followed by a homily for Palm Sunday. We feature a video from The Irish Catholic on the current crisis in Ukraine and another by the Iona Institute on ‘Taking Stock: Assessing the last Two Years and the Road Ahead’. We have an article on why we must not neglect the spirituality of Holy Saturday for it is an integral part of what Christ has done for us. Check out these and other resources available at


  • 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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