12-05-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Sunday 12th May
    12 Noon Delia & Bick Breen, and deceased members of the Breen and Barry families. Patrick & Jane O’ Sullivan.
  • Monday 13th May
    9:00am Special Intention
  • Saturday 18th May
    7:00pm Nancy & Harry Murphy, Ballinapark. Johanna Kavanagh. Tommy & Alice Larkin and deceased members of the Larkin Family.
  • Sunday 19th May
    9:00am Matthew Doyle, Carrigduff.
    12 Noon Dennis & Ita Byrne.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 11th May 8:00pm Mary Weafer, Cametigue, 8th Anniversary, & deceased members of the Weafer & Byrne families.
  • Sunday 12th May 10:30am Jim Finn, Coolatin.
  • Saturday 18th May 8:00pm Ann Plunkett, Kilmyshall.

Irish Cancer Society

Church Gate Collection taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate any and all donations.

The Holy Rosary

will be recited for the Month of May at: St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m.

First Holy Communion

Will take place next Saturday May 11th at 11:00am

First Holy Communion

We would like to wish good luck and congratulations to all of the children who are making their first Holy Communion in our church this weekend.

Pastoral Council Meeting

The next Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday next, May 16th at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

Envelope Collection

Monday 6th May: €799.40
Thank You for your Generosity

The parish office email address is now:

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Friday 17th May. Thank you for your support


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

  • Mon 6th May: Bank Holiday
  • Mon 13th May: "Laughter Relaxation Exercise" With Mary Fitzpatrick & "Modern Technology" With FCJ Pupils
  • Mon 20th May : "Flower Arranging" With Margaret Minchin
  • Mon 27th May: "Monthly Quiz"

New Members Always Welcome Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.

This Club would suit 60+ age group. 10am -2pm

Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of May at: St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m

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

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in the area on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May.


Choir: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Prayer Group: meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the Oratory. All are 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.

Split the Pot: Fri 3rd May: Winner: Kevin Sinnot, €324, Seller: Redmonds Bar

2nd Collection 4th/5th May: €324.00

300-1 Club Draw - April Results: 1st Jim Stamp. Cashel, 2nd Mary Connell, Cromogue. 3rd Bobby McKeown, Ballypreacus. 4th Mary Breen, Bunclody. 5th Madeline Cleary, Clonard. 6th Peggy Dowling. 7th Marie Dowling, Kilmyshall. 8th The Pender family. 9th Paddy & Marina Doyle, Kyle. 10th Mrs. Mary Murphy, Cashel.

Eucharistic Ministers - May 2019:

  • Saturday: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday: Martin Cullen

Ministers of the Word—May 2019

  • Saturday 11th: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 12th: Nellie Long


Kilmyshall National School Parents Council

We are having a clothes collection on Monday 20th May in the school.

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited at the Grotto in Kilmyshall each Wednesday in May, beginning May 1st at 7:00pm

Bring and Buy Sale

..taking place in Kilmyshall Community Hall on Sunday 12th May, beginning 2pm. Contact 086-3681772 for more in-formation.

Irish Cancer Society

Church Gate Collection taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate any and all donations

Padre Pio Pilgrimage 2019

5th-11th August for 6 Nights from Dublin, €885 pps
Contact (01)8788159 - (087) 6349103

Mall Market-Bunclody Results of Easter Draw:

Rose Murphy — Easter Egg.
Ann Maria Morris — Selection of Jams. ~
Ann Conway — Chocolates.
Catherine Dunbar — selection of jams.

A sincere thank you to all customers from all the stall holders.

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


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.

Words of Wisdom

"Meet success like a gentleman, meet disaster like a man." - Nance Bond

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.


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


Practice in Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let us know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for May 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Sarah burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche &Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne & Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : C
  • 9:00am : A
  • 12 Noon : B

Flower Society:

  • BettyComiskey &Blaithnid McNamee
  • Shrine Rota: Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Bunclody VTOS

Is enrolling now. Participants can complete QQI courses free of charge. If you’re aged 21 or over, in receipt of a social welfare payment & want to return to education or upskill please call into Bunclody Adult Education Centre on Ryland Road or phone 0863837645 for more information.

Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago

The Portuguese Way,
Lisbon to Fatima (Stage 1)
17th-24th August 2019
€599.00pp inc. Flights, Accommodation & Insurance
(Limited Places - Early Booking Essential)
Director: Fr. Roger O'Neill
Chaplain: Fr. James Cullen
Booking: O'Leary Travel Ltd. 0539233178

Bunclody Home Care Cancer

Annual Walk will take place on Sunday 19th May from the Square at 2pm. Please come along and support.

Daffodil Day raised over €6000.00 this year. Thanks to all who helped on the day and to all those who gave so generously.


John’s Gospel is sometimes referred to as the "spiritual Gospel" as it has beautiful reflective passages. During the Easter season, we read and hear mostly from John. Is it a lovely opportunity to meditate more deeply on the Word. Today, we are given the image of Jesus as the Shepherd and of his people as the flock. We hear the words "I know them." Jesus knows each person intimately. He knows our deepest desires, our worries and fears, our insecurities and pain. Jesus is as close to us as our own breathing. Nobody can interfere with this intimate friendship, even though at times we may feel differently. We may experience discrimination because of our faith, or be attached in some way. When things are not going so well, we may feel as if Jesus has abandoned us; sometimes we simply want to give up on the whole thing. Let this passage be a reminder to us that Jesus is always very close to us and knows our struggles. We simply need to share those struggles and fears with Him, for "no one hand will snatch them [you] out of my hand." We may forget this from time to time. This week, can you spend five minutes each day meditating on this passage. Focus on the breath. A phrase to repeat might be: "Jesus I know that you are as close to me as my own breathing."

-Jane Mellett


  • 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

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