11-02-2024  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 10th February
    7:00pm Florence Griffin, Drumderry. Brigid Jordan, Church Road, Anniversary. Robert Dunne, Drumderry.
  • Sunday 11th February
    12 Noon Florence Griffin, Drumderry. Jack Kehoe, Craan, Anniversary. Kathleen O Connell, Irish Street, 7th Anniversary. Annie Cahill, Irish Street, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 17th February
    7:00pm Kitty Kavanagh, Month’s Mind.
  • Sunday 18th February
    12 Noon James Mahon Gurteen & deceased family members. John Burke, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 10th February 8:00pm Paddy & Elizabeth Byrne, Kilmyshall, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 17th February 8:00pm Willie Mahon, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 18th February 10:30am John O’Neill, Glasslacken, Anniversary.


Wednesday February 14th marks the start of the season of Lent. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00am and 7:00pm in Bunclody and at 7:30 in Kilmyshall.

All are encouraged to come out for morning mass during the weeks of Lent.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Families and Friends of:

  • Fr John Nolan P.P. Duncannon, formerly Cloneybyrne
  • Pat Hanrick, Ballinastraw Bunclody

May They Rest in Peace

Envelope Collection

Sunday 4th February: €435.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Ecumenical Service

..led by Bishop Adrian Wilkinson and Bishop Ger Nash in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, ENNISCORTHY on Sunday 18 February at 7.00pm. All most welcome.


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc

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

The Parish Office

The Parish Office will be open
Wednesday 7th February from 8:00am - 12:00noon and Closed Saturday 10th February.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Bunclody St. Patrick’s Day Committee is asking all social, sporting, cultural, educational, commercial, agricultural interests in the Bunclody Area to start their preparations for the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

We are calling for colour, humour, music, dancing and displays of talent and achievement at our Parade on Sun-day March 17th 2024.

For information contact / 087 6736966 or visit our Facebook page Bunclody St. Patrick’s Day Parade for access to the online registration form.

Bunclody Library

Valentine's Day Creation Station – Wednesday 14th Feb 3.00 – 4.30pm
Pop into the library to make a card for someone you love! All materials will be provided. No need to book - family creative event - all welcome!

Chair Yoga with CC of Over the Rainbow Events – Thursday 15th February at 7.00pm Join CC from Over the Rainbow events for an introductory session to chair yoga for adults. Yoga has many physical and mental health benefits including improved posture, flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Limited spaces available, booking essential.

Ireland Reads: Story Time – Saturday 17th February 11.00am – 12.00pm Join us for a special Ireland Reads Storytime for ages 4-7 years. Please book for the child only. Parents/guardians must remain in the library for the duration of the event.

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

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 February 2024

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: 9:00am: Ellen Delaney / Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne/ Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : 9:00am : 12 Noon :

Flower Society


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

Weekday Masses & Adoration and will be held in the Oratory at the back of Parochial house from Monday 20th November for Winter time.

Choir: Rehearsals every Thursday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members male & female 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. A minimum donation of €20 appreciated.
Split the Pot Winner: Friday 27th January Tommy Redmond €100. Seller: K.P.O. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemer’s , Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Minister of the Eucharist February

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 10th February: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 11th February: Do this in Memory

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Mass and Anointing of the Sick

..will take place in Kilmyshall Church on Wednesday 7th February at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

Confirmation Talks

..with Parents and confirmation children will be held on Thursday 22nd February, Thursday 29th February, and Thursday 7th March at 7:30pm in the Church.

Hope to see you all on the night



Trip to Garbandal in June

Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th €250 sharing or €330 single That includes bus transfers from Santander to Garbandal, accommodation and full board. You book your own flight with Ryanair Dublin to Santander Sunday 16th light is at 5:55am and returning Wednesday 19th.

Contact Margaret Byrne 087 7552935.

Peace Concert

..with Carlow Cathedral Choir on 23rd February at 8pm at All Saints', Aghade in support of UNICEF.

Bunclody Horticultural Society

Our first event of year is a short talk by Marie O’Leary on the presentation of flower arrangements for competitions followed by a Table Quiz to be held on the 15th February, 2024 at 8pm in the Rivers Edge, Bunclody. (Floral competition to follow in April. Admission €5. Annual Subscriptions for 2024 are now due, €15 single person and €25 for a couple.

Do This In Memory Mass

Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 11th February at 12:00 Noon.


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.

Peace Concert

..with Carlow Cathedral Choir on 23rd February at 8pm at All Saints', Aghade in support of UNICEF.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.



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.

Church Choir

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.

Clohamon Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Thank You to all Our Members who have decorated our Church this year, Help is needed to arrange flowers for February. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCIES

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 - Media

Our live streaming web address has been updated. To access MCN Media, please go to on your web browser. To watch Mass on our Parish website there will be no change everything remains the same. For any queries please contact: From ROI 0044 28 8772 9580 From UK and NI 028 8772 9580

Dana in Concert at Barntown.

Internationally renowned artist and Eurovision winner Dana will sing in Barntown church on Sunday 11th February 2023 at 7.30pm. Joined by the local children's choir at Barntown, local artists will also take part. Tick-ets are €25 each and can be bought from Barntown Parish Office on 053(91)20853.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Kilmyshall /Bunclody Parish Medjugorje Pilgrimage Thursday 3rd October - 10th October 2024. Direct Aer Lingus flight From Dublin. Return Transfers Medjugorje. Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meals. Pilgrimage Insurance. Marian Pilgrimage Guide for duration of trip. Cost €835. €50 discount if paid by 2nd February. Further information Contact: Ann Murphy on 0872254206

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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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 St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Bunclody Day Care Services

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

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.

Waterford S.E Region Charismatic Renewal

..invites you to “Come and See” Sunday 11th February in Tower Hotel Waterford from 2pm to 5:50pm. Prayer, Praise, Music, Scripture, Sharing and Healing Ministry. Further details call Sile on 086 8590394


Jesus’ compassion for people suffering was an outstanding characteristic of his ministry. We see the healing power of God at work through him. Recall times when the compassion of others has had a healing effect on you. Remember also when your compassion towards someone in trouble brought them hope, healing or strength.

“If you choose, you can make me clean”. Our choice is a key factor in how we affect others. We cannot choose to have no impact on the people in our lives. Even a choice to do nothing has an effect. When have you been particularly aware of the importance of your choice to be a positive influence on another?

Lepers were forced to live away from others. The leper’s cure meant that he was also readmitted to contact with the community. Perhaps you recall people who were once ostracized being brought back into family or community. Who was the Jesus person who helped the healing to take place?

The joy of the leper on being healed was such that he could not keep the good news to himself. Bring to mind occasions when you were so filled with good news that you could not keep it to yourself.


‘Through the desert God leads us to freedom’ is the title of Pope Francis’ message for Lent this year that begins this Wednesday. To mark ‘World Day of the Sick’ we have a newsletter insert on people living with illness. Last Friday, 2nd February was ‘World Day for Consecrated Life’ and to mark it, we caught up with Sr Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of St John of God, for an interview. We have news of a Vocations webinar that probes a Church response to the recent RTE programme ‘The Last Priest in Ireland’. We include a poem on war and peace by Philip Quirke and a YouTube video by Sr Mary Grace – an inspirational woman of faith and hope. Finally, some prayers and resources for the ‘Day of Prayer for Victims of Abuse’ which takes place on Friday 16th February. 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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