12-02-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 11th February
    7:00pm Brigid Jordan, Church Road and her niece Ann Driscoll who died recently. Special Intention. Kathleen O’ Connell, Irish Street, 6th Anniversary .

  • Sunday 12th February
    12 Noon Dominic O’ Connor and Benjamin Power.

  • Thursday 16th February
    9:00am Elizabeth & James Delaney, Anniversaries.

  • Saturday 18th February
    11:00am Maggie Roberts, Carrigduff, Month’s Mind. John Burke, Carrigduff, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Patrick & Anna Duffy, Carrigbán, Anniversaries. Annie Cahill, Irish Street.

  • Sunday 19th February
    12 Noon Jams Mahon, Gurteen, Anniversary and deceased family members.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 5th February: €664.85 Thank You for your Generosity


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family and friends of:
Barty Bolger
May He Rest in Peace.


TUESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM- 4:30PM ~


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 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Leanne Mahon
  • 9:00am: Sr. Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm :
  • 9:00am :
  • 12 Noon :

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 11th February 8:00pm John Byrne, Coorduff, 1st Anniversary. Willie Mahon, Anniversary. Margaret Roberts, recently deceased.

  • Sunday 12th February 10:30am Tom Cooney, recently deceased.

  • Saturday 18th February 8:00pm Tom Murphy, recently deceased.

  • Sunday 19th February 10:30am Paddy & Elizabeth Byrne, Kilmyshall, Anniversaries


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 Friday 3rd February Winner: Ella Skelton €107. Seller: H.W.H. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.

"Come and See" Prayer Meeting after Mass on Monday 13th February at 8:15pm

Week Day Masses will take place in the Oratory at the back of the Parochial house for the Winter months except on Tuesdays when Mass and Adoration will take place in the Church as usual.
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Eucharistic Ministers for February

  • Saturday Night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Nellie Long

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday Night: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday Morning: Carmel Ryan


The weekly envelopes for 2023 will be distributed in the coming week. 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, Parish Office or Parochial House. Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Kilmyshall Church - IBAN : IE90 BOFI 9065 2354 2610 70 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Bunclody Library Events

Starting a Medicinal Herb Garden with Forager Feebee Foran. – Thursday 9th February at 7.00pm Learn what to plant, and how to grow some common herbs that you can use in your everyday life.

Blackstairs and Mount Leinster—Placenames and history with Barry Dalby Thursday 16th February at 7:00pm Join Barry of EastWest Mapping for a fascinating talk on "Blackstairs & Mount Leinster, some thoughts on their placenames & history". Barry will be looking at the origin of their names, regional history and importance.

Booking essential for both events, book online at or telephone 053 9375466.

Valentine’s Day Creative Station—Saturday 11th February 2pm—3pm Family Event Why not drop into Bunclody Library to create your own Valentine’s cards? The creation station is for families to come and get creative. There will be colouring sheets and materials available to make cards for loved ones. No booking required, just call in!

St. Patrick's Day Parade

A meeting to organise the Bunclody St. Patrick's Day Parade for 2023 will take place on Tuesday February 7th in Rivers Edge, Bunclody at 8pm. All those who are willing to help keep the tradition of our St Patricks Day Parade in Bunclody are invited to attend. Help in organising the Parade and help stewarding the Parade on the day is greatly needed.

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

Holy Trinity Church Choir has returned to singing at masses and other church services. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the church of The Most Holy Trinity. New members male and female are required and will be sincerely welcomed. Contact Eileen on 087 2933545 or Parish Office on 053 9376190 or any choir member if you are interested in joining the church choir

Employment Vacancy


 Day Care Assistants (1) One Positions  Bunclody Day Care Job Reference – 2265007 Current active B Driving licence desirable Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement  Age limit 21 years upwards  Closing Date: 16/03/2023 

 Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility: Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300  Garda vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies

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 and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

FCJ Class of ’83.

A committee has been busy for the past several months organising a School Reunion for the FCJ Bunclody Class of ’83 who this year mark 40 years since they left school. The Reunion will take place in Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club on Saturday April 22nd, 2023.

Whilst they have made great strides in contacting more than 100 past pupils from their year group, they are aware that some one or two people may still not be aware of the event. So if you know anyone from the Class of ’83, please tell them about the Reunion and to contact Barbara-Anne Murphy at 087-6736966 for details.

Divine Mercey Conference

Bus to Divine Mercey Conference in RDS Dublin on Saturday 18th February. To book a seat ring John 086 2608454

Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The Diocese of Ferns are organising their first Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje taking place from the 19th to the 25th of April, Clergy, youth leaders and teachers will accompany 20 young people on this Pilgrimage. Anyone that has been to Medjugorje will appreciate how wonderful this opportunity is. In an attempt to keep all costs to a minimum, we are busy fundraising so if you would like to support us please send any donations to: Co-lette O’ Doherty, Director of Religious Ed and Youth Ministry, Redmond House, St Peter’s College, Summerhill, Wexford, Co. Wexford. All cheques to be made payable to Diocese of Ferns Youth Ministry. For further information please do not hesitate to Contact Colette on 087—9474513 /

Be Kind 2 Your Mind:

The Be Kind 2 Your Mind programme starts in Carlow on Thursday 2nd March. Running for 5 weeks in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow the Be Kind 2 Your Mind programme is for teens and their parents and focuses on managing anxiety, emotional regulation and building confidence. For more information or to book your place call or text Aisling on 087 7910560, or email More information including dates for half-day workshops can be found at

Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group

The Drama Group will perform The Night Alive by Conor McPherson in the Concert Hall FCJ Secondary School, on Fri 17, Sun 19, Wed 22 and Thurs 23 February, at 8pm nightly. Tickets on the door. No booking required

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

Bunclody Men’s Shed

Beginner’s course in upholstery.
This free course will run for 5 weeks in the Bunclody Men’s Shed. Starting on Friday 23rd September from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
If you have a chair you would like to refurbish, you are welcome to bring it along. If you don’t, bring yourself and we will supply the chair. For further details contact Jonathan on 089 4972664

"The Monday Club "

Will be returning from Mon 4th September. We looking forward to seeing everyone.

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.


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.

Mary's Meals

...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 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 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 Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
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 and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with any queries you may have.


In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus wants his followers to behave better than the scribes and Pharisees. “For I tell you, if your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.” The interest of the scribes and Pharisees was law and regulation. What was important for them was keeping the external law. For many people who insist on law their interest goes no further. The place of the mind and heart does not get much attention. Once people follow the instructions of the law, that is all that matters.

But Jesus lays emphasis on the heart, mind and intention if we hope to live a good life. In the Gospel Jesus revises the basic law of the Ten Commandments. The old law said “You must not kill”. But Jesus advocates that we do not take the first step on the road down to killing. We should not be angry with our brothers and sisters. Any show of aggressive anger could eventually lead one to murder. What Jesus wants is profound respect for other people. Abusive language like “Fool” or “Renegade” is insulting and a manifestation of hostility towards the person concerned. Reconciliation with a neighbour comes before fulfilling religious obligation.

On the sixth commandment Jesus follows a similar approach. The Old Law said “You must not commit adultery” by being unfaithful to a married spouse. Jesus insists that we do not take the first step down that road. “But I say this to you, if a man looks at a woman lustfully, he has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” He emphasises the place of the heart, or mind or spirit if we will be good people and avoid adopting an evil outlook. Jesus stresses the importance of basic respect for others in the area of sexuality. Where married couples are concerned Jesus makes it clear that divorce is not the right answer to marital difficulties.

Jesus also calls for an end to swearing in order to guarantee the truth. What he wants is simple honesty and basic respect. A simple statement of the truth is what is required. ‘All you need say is “Yes” if you mean yes. “No” if you mean no.’

The Hook of faith

‘Take Care of him: Compassion as a Synodal Exercise of Healing’ is the theme of Pope Francis’ message for the 31st World Day of the Sick which fell on 11th February, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. We have an extract for the newsletter insert and an article on the experience of sickness. We feature the Irish input on the European phase of synodal process taking place in Prague this week and ask the question if we are now living in a more dangerous Ireland? We continue to promote the reading of Scripture as Pope Francis highlights three actions that the Word of God achieves in people and how you can receive daily meditations on the Mass readings via email. Finally, the homily for this Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time continues Jesus’ teaching on the Beatitudes and how we are called to be people of virtue and integrity. 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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