12-03-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 11th March
    7:00pm Dan Carroll, Mandoran, 1st Anniversary. Kathleen O’ Connell, Months Mind. Annie Wall, Irish Street. Owen & Lizzie Thorpe, Church Road.
  • Sunday 12th March
    12 Noon Jack Carroll, Barnahask.
  • Monday 13th March
    9:00am Mary Meyler.
  • Thursday 16th March
    7:00pm John & Catherine Doyle
  • Friday 17th March
    9:00am Bridie Kinsella Kilbranish 1st Anniversary.
    12 Noon Deceased members of Glór Na Gael.
  • Saturday 18th March
    11:00am Jack Barry (Month’s Mind).
    7:00pm George & Julia McLaughlin & deceased members of the McLaughlin family.
  • Sunday 19th March
    12 Noon Michael Murphy Ryland Road & his sister Alice Hickey.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 26th February 2017: €715.80 Thank You for your Generosity

Masses for St. Patrick’s Day in Kilmyshall

Vigil Mass on Thursday 16th March at 8:00pm. Mass on St Patrick’s Day is at 9:00am to facilitate those taking part in the parade.


  • Saturday 11th March 8:00pm Tommy & Pat Armstrong & Mary Houlihan. Peggy Nugent, Manchester.
  • Saturday 18th March 8:00pm Tysie Fogarty 3rd Anniversary. John Kenny Snr. And all deceased members of the Kenny family.

‘The Monday Club’

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

Monday 13th March: "Skin Care & Beauty treatments", with Michelle McDonald ( McCauley’s Pharmacy)

Monday 20th March: " Keep up with Modern Technology" Continued..

Monday 27th March: "Craft Work" - Upscale tired and old furniture with Noeleen Maloney

Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch. This Club will suit the 60+ age group. Transport not provided.


Continue on Wednesday 15th Mar. at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre. This week Fr. O’ Connor will talk on ‘Understanding the Gospel of Mark" All are welcome.

During Lent

..Stations of the Cross will be every Friday at 7:00pm

Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed next Thursday and Friday 16th and 17th of March.

Masses for St. Patrick’s Day in Bunclody

Vigil Mass on Thursday 16th March at 7:00pm. Mass on St Patrick’s Day at 9:00am & 12 Noon


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 Ora-tory 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 9377188.

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 25th March. Your Support is very much Appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: February winner: Joe & Carmel Stafford.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Aoife Smith €78. Seller: K.N.S. Next draw: Friday 10th March. 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.

Kilmyshall National School Parents Council would like to thank everyone who supported our trolley raffle in Eurospar Bunclody. Congratulations to Edel Crean on winning the raffle.

The 2nd collection: Last weeks collection €271.00

Ministers of the Eucharist - March 2017:

  • Saturday Night: Martin Cullen
  • Sunday Morning: Margret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - March 2017:

  • Thursday 16th March: Mary Atkinson
  • Friday 17th March: Chris Atkinson
  • Saturday 18th March : Aoife Murphy
  • Sunday 19th March: Do this in Memory Sunday

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.

Bunclody Vocational College

Split the Pot Draw Winner Friday 3rd March: Aaron, Ryan & Leah Hayes €6. Thank you for your support. Next draw is Thursday 16th March.

Bunclody I.C.A.

..will hold their meeting on Monday 13th March at 8:00pm. David Wallace is our guest speaker and he will give a talk on "Plant Protection" This meeting is open to non members. Hostesses: Bridget Murphy and Lily Power.

Competition: ‘Nicest Calendar.’ All very welcome.

Vacancies at Home Instead Senior Care

Qualified experienced Caregivers to care for elderly people and people with disabilities in the Bunclody and surrounding 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.

Bunclody Weight Watchers

..meeting Wednesday’s at 7:00pm in Church of Ireland Hall, Church Road, Bunclody. Leader: Liz Dunphy, Phone: 086 8185101


Collection of Clothes on Wednesday 15th March in Kilmyshall Hall Car Park from 11am to 1pm Bunclody Church Car Park from 2pm to 6pm All items of clothing, footwear, bedsheets, curtains etc. in any condition most welcome. Your support would be appreciated

Mount Leinster Community CLG

Vacancies Daycare Assistant (2)

Duties include caring for clients in day care setting , caring toileting and feeding. Collecting clients from their homes. Entertaining, bingo, cards, crafts and chatting. Cleaning and preparing Day Care Centre,. Driving Licence B an advantage

Job Reference– CES2031399

To apply for this position:

Contact 053 9239300 to check your eligibility. Then to express interest and to collect an application form please call to Bunclody Parish Office open from (8:30am to 4:30pm) Monday to Friday Phone Number 053 9376190 Garda Vetting will Apply

Persons applying for this position must be: Over 21 and satisfy the Dept of Social Protection criteria to participate in a Community Employment Scheme Closing Date: April 2017

GAA Boxing Night

H.W.H. Bunclody V Duffy Rovers GAA Boxing Night on Saturday 1st April at 8pm in Bunclody Soccer Pavilion, followed by late bar & disco. Tickets €20.

Daffodil day

..takes place on Friday 24th March. If you can spare 1 hour to help sell their wares please contact Martha on 087 9799175. Your help as always is much appreciated.


‘Stand up. Do not be afraid.’

The disciples will need to remember this advice from Jesus. There are much darker days to come for them, and they will need every bit of courage they can muster. As Jesus moves ever closer to death, they will be scared and will desert Jesus, Peter even denying him. We will make this journey alongside the disciples on Good Friday.

But they will remember the brightness of this day. When Jesus is transfigured before them on the mountain, his face shines ‘like the sun’ and his clothes are ‘as white as the light’. White is the colour of heavenly garments — it is a sign that it is God who is speaking. It is this light that will carry them onwards, during their time with Jesus and through the dark hours leading up to his death.

The Transfiguration is recalled later in Matthew’s Gospel, after Jesus rises from the dead. When the women go to the tomb, they are greeted by an angel whose appearance is ‘like lightening’ and his clothing ‘white as snow’. The disciples are once again directed to a mountain location, where Jesus appears to them to pass on their mission and assure them of his presence with them always.

So we have two mountain tops, and two re-assuring messages from Jesus. ‘Do not be afraid.’ ‘I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ Tríona Doherty


  • 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

Please Note:

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