12-03-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 11th March
    7:00pm Liam Sweeney Anniversary and Johnny & Alan Somers. John Hogan Anniversary. Owen & Lizzie Thorpe, Church Road, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 12th March
    12:00Noon Michael & James Murphy, Ryland Road & Alice Hickey formally Ryland Road.
  • Saturday 18th March
    7:00pm Mary Ellen & Tommy Atkinson & Dermot Murray, Mill Road.
  • Sunday 19th March
    12:00Noon Tom Doyle, Carrigbán, 4th Anniversary. Sheila Dunbar, Anniversary.

St Patrick’s Day

Mass times are Thursday 16th March 7:00pm Friday 17th March St Patrick’s day 9:00am & 12:00noon.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 26th February: €633.60 Thank You for your Generosity

The basket collection

..taken up at all Masses on St. Patrick’s Day this year will be used for the Education and Development Fund for the Diocese. As we go into the future we will need to invest money in the training of lay people and priests and seminarians to lead and support the faith development in our parishes. Your contribution will be your commitment to responding to a changing church





  • TUESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • WEDNESDAY 8:30AM– 4:30PM
  • THURSDAY 8:30 AM- 4:30PM
  • SATURDAY 8:30—1:00PM

Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including St Patrick’s Day, Easter, wedding and baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office. For any queries please contact Bunclody parish office on: 053 93 76190.

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 March 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/ Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:




Daffodil Day will take place in Bunclody on Friday March 24th. Help needed to sell daffodils and other daffodil day items. Please if you have an hour to spare could you call Martha on 087 9799175. Your help would be much appreciated.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 11th March 8:00pm Noel Kinsella, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 12th March 10:30am Nellie Reck & Mogue Nolan & deceased members of the Reck & Nolan families.
  • Friday 17th March 10:00am Jimmy Kehoe, Birthday Remberance.
  • Saturday 18th March 8:00pm Tysie Fogarty, 9th Anniversary. John & Ann Kinsella & their sons Mike, Nick & John.
  • Sunday 19th March 10:30am Special Intention.


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 March Winner: Bridget Jordan. €109. Seller: K.N.S.. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s 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.

No evening Mass on Wednesday 15th March as a Eucharistic Service will take place at 7:30pm in the Oratory. No 9:30 am Mass on Thursday morning vigil mass on Thursday 16th March at 8:00pm.

Friday 17th March is St. Patrick’s Day. Please note that Mass will be at 10:00am to facilitate those wanting to attend the parade.

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 March

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 18th March: Deirdre Maher.
  • Sunday 19th March: Liz Atkinson.

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

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Bunclody on Friday March 17th setting off from Glanbia, Carrigduff at 10:40am sharp. If you ae part of a sporting or community group, a dance or martial arts class, a parent and toddler or other group, a club, ICA, Macra, or if you have a colourful, creative idea that you can include in our parade please contact Barbara-Anne Murphy 0876736966 or Michael Kehoe 086 8365265. All participants in this year’s parade should be colourful, creative and add music or dance if at all possible to make the 2023 Bunclody St. Patrick’s Day Parade the best ever. Add bunting, flags, face paint, costumes, be creative please.

The Parade committee is calling on volunteers to help steward this event so if you are willing to help, please contact Michael at 086 8365265 or Barbara-Anne at
087 6736966.

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.

Bunclody and Districts GPA

On behalf of Bunclody and Districts GPA we would like to thank all the local landowners who granted us the privilege of hunting over their lands this past season and take this opportunity to remind every local landowner that we are available to help with vermin control as we approach the new lambing and crop sow-ing seasons. Further information in relation to vermin control can be had by calling 087-832 4811. Also on a point of clarification I would like to state that Bunclody and Districts GPA has not been involved in any clay pigeon shooting activities on Ryland Hill since our eviction from the shooting grounds nearly two years ago and any further complaints in relation to noise or light pollution should be made directly to the landowner. The committee of Bunclody and Districts GPA.

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

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG Vacancies

Grounds person /Maintenance Castledockrell(1) Job reference - CE 22468797 Closing Date:11/04/2023

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns (2) Job reference—CE 2269397 Closing Date: 13/04/2023

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.

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.

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 /

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.


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.


On Friday next, March 17, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick, patron Saint of this country. It is an occasion of great celebration worldwide and a great time to be Irish in most parts of the world. As members of the faithful who honour the Saint on that day we celebrate in gratitude the great person who sowed the seeds of our faith among the people of fifth century Ireland.

St Patrick was a humble man who spoke in a very down to earth way about himself. His introduction to his best known work, the Confessions is remarkable. "I am Patrick, a sinner, the most unlearned of men, the lowliest of all the faithful, utterly worthless in the eyes of many." Patrick, at the age of sixteen, whose origin was in Northern France, was taken captive by Irish raiders and was the shepherd of sheep on Mount Slemish, in County Antrim. During his years of slavery he experienced conversion. The Lord, then, made me aware of my unbelief that I might at last advert to my sins and turn wholeheartedly to the Lord my God." In a short time he became an avid Christian fully committed to a good relationship with the Lord. "When I had come to Ireland I tended herds every day and I used to pray many times during the day. More and more my love of God and reverence for him began to increase. My faith grew stronger and my zeal so intense that in the course of a single day I would say as many as a hundred prayers and almost as many in the night. This I did when I was in the woods and on the mountains. Even in times of snow or frost or rain I would rise before dawn to pray. I never felt the worst for it; nor was I in any way lazy, be-cause as I now realise, I was full of enthusiasm." St Pat-rick had a great command of the Scriptures and scripture quotations recur over and over again throughout his work. It was his faith nourished by the scriptures that made his ministry so effective. He points out that the results were extraordinary. "How , then does it happen that in Ireland a people who in their ignorance of God always worshipped idols and unclean things in the past, have now become a people of the Lord, and are called children of God. How is it that the sons and daughters of Irish chieftains are seen to be monks and virgins dedicated to Christ?"

The Hook of faith

The Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent reflects on Jesus’s encounter with the woman at the well which has deep literal and spiritual meaning for people who are thirsting for real water like the people of Somalia and us who thirst spiritually for the living God. We reflect on the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ papacy and include the second of three articles on the prophet Micah’s request that we ‘Act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God’. As we approach another St Patrick’s Day, we reflect on his feast and its connection with Easter. Bishop Robert Barron offers a video talk on ‘The Way of Beauty’ as a route to evangelise and finally, an online resource from the Council for Catechetics for the celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. 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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