13-02-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 12th February
    11:00am Florence Griffin, 10th Anniversary, Drumderry. Jack Barry, Carrigduff, Anniversary. Willie Redmond, Coolmelagh, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Annie Cahill, Irish Street.
  • Sunday 13th February
    12 Noon Florence Griffin, 10th Anniversary, Drumderry. Patrick Doyle, Month’s Mind, The Mill Ballypreacus.
  • Wednesday 16th February
     9:00am James & Elizabeth Delaney.
  • Sunday 20th February
    12 Noon James Mahon, Gurteen, 1st Anniversary. Dan & Ellen Murphy, Ryland, Anniversaries. Ken Quinlivan, 2nd Anniversary. Catherine & Timothy Ryan, Ryland Road, Anniversaries

Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 16th February at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend

Bunclody Finance Council

Next meeting will be held on Monday 21st February in the Pastoral Centre at 8:00pm.

Envelope Collection

Monday 7th February : €748.10 Thank You for your Generosity

Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass
The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the electricity, heating, repairs etc.

Your support for both is much appreciated.


Contribution Envelopes 2022 can be collected from the The Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody .

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 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan & Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 12th February 8:00pm Hannah Finn, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 13th February 10:30am John O’Neill, Glasslacken, Anniversary & Kearns & Jordan families, Corrduff, Anniversaries.
  • Saturday 19th February 8:00pm Willie Mahon, Anniversary.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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:Friday: Friday: 4th February Winner: Martin Cullen €107 - Seller: Kilmyshall Parish Office 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. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw January Results: 1st Barty & Liz Byrne 2nd Annette Gormley 3rd Mary Donohoe, Ballyphilip Heights 4th Oisín & áine Dowling 5th Liz Kenny 6th Patrick Long, Rossard 7th Ted & Carmel Sinnot 8th Mary & John Nolan, Coorduff 9th John & Liz Atkinson 10th Mary Dunne, Ballypreacus.
2022 Weekly Envelopes
have been distributed. If you have not received your envelopes and would like to support the Parish, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 to be added to the list. Thank you for your continued generous Support.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Bunclody Parish Office

  • MONDAY 17th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY 18th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY 19th Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • THURSDAY 20th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY 21st Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Bunclody will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday morning March 17th this year. The news of the return of the Parade after 2 years without it due to the Covid 19 Pandemic was warmly welcomed. If you are available to help steward at the Parade or if you want to take part with a marching group or if you have a float to enter, please contact Mick Kehoe 086-8365265 or Barbara-Anne Murphy 087-6736966 without delay.
The Parade will leave Glanbia at 10.30 am. Participating groups and floats need to be in place by 10.15 am.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Robert Dunne
May He Rest in Peace.

Employment Vacancy

Bunclody Parish Caretaker/Cleaner
Caretaking/Gardening/Cleaning Parish Property & Grounds
Job Reference – 2207776

Bunclody Tidy Towns General Operative
Litter Control/Sweeping Pathways/Gardening
Job Reference – 2207777

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.


APRIL - OCT 2022:

7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434 510 or email

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MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream 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.

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.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email for more information.


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

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

An eight day pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from 16th to 24th February 2022. Led by Fr. John Carroll (Ferns Diocese), there are still a small number of places available. The pilgrimage will visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other sites in the Holy Land associated with Jesus. Price is €1725. To reserve your place, please call Marian Pilgrimages on 01-8788159 or email

Bunclody Library Book Club

..are currently taking names to join their book club for adults, which will meet online once a month on a Thursday evening via MS Teams, with a view to holding this in person in the branch once it’s safe to do so. Register your interest by emailing For the monthly book club you will be sent an email with a link to the meeting in MS Teams – all you need to do is have MS Teams app installed on your device! All are welcome to join!

Little Sisters of The Assumption

The Little Sisters of The Assumption make the Annual Mission Appeal at the Mass of the Parish on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th February. Donations will be greatly appreciated.

Eco Unesco

A group of TY students from FCJ Bunclody will be taking part in Eco Unesco. Eco Unesco is an all-Ireland environmental awards project which aims to raise awareness on a specific topic. Their project is on radon, radon is a toxic gas which can be harmful in large doses. It can be found in buildings with cracks in the floor or space around pipes. For more information visit

Bunclody Library Book Club

We are currently taking names to join our book club which will meet once a month on a Thursday evening in person in the branch . Register your interest by emailing The first meeting will take place in March.


The National Vocations Office has organised a virtual ‘Come and See’ session on zoom for men exploring the possibility of priesthood. We have further details of this conference that takes place on 1st March. From ongo-ing studies on the reasons why many women choose abortion or feel it is their only option, the role of men comes into sharp focus. Fr Brendan Nolan offers a homily for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary time where we have St Luke’s account of the Beatitudes. Our video this week is from another doctor who offers a compel-ling case against euthanasia. We have the usual news-letter insert and finally, to mark St Valentine’s Day, a reflection on understanding, living and sharing the Catholic vision for human sexuality. Check out these and other resources available at


 Blessing and Curse are two ideas that occur often in the Scriptures. Blessing is God’s reward of the just, of good people. Curse is the lot of those who oppose God or the directions he has given for his people. Both the First Reading and the Gospel of this Sunday’s Mass are about blessing and curse. The first reading describes the reason for curse and its consequences. "A curse on the man who puts his trust in man and relies on things of flesh, whose heart turns from the Lord." The person who puts his trust in other human beings or in worldly affairs "is like scrub in the wastelands" where there is no prospect for a better life. On the contrary the person who puts his trust In God is assured of blessing. "A blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord, with the Lord for his hope." He is like a tree by the waterside, that trusts his roots to the stream. He delights in being alive and well and capable of prospering and developing as a fine human person.

In the Gospel the focus is on the poor, and those who have not, and on the rich who experience good things in this world. The poor are blessed by God. Unlike Matthew’s Gospel there is no mention of the poor in spirit. "Blessed are you who are poor, yours is the kingdom of God." For the poor there is a reversal. They will partake of the kingdom of God. There is also a turn-about for those who are hungry and those who weep or grieve now.

For the rich there is Curse and disapproval from God. "But woe to you who are rich, you are having your consolation now" as you enjoy the material benefits that come your way in this world. Those who have their fill now will experi-ence hunger. Those who laugh and are happy now will mourn and weep.

In St Luke’s Gospel there is a great emphasis on the poor and rich. They still have their place in our world. Human dignity means that all of us are sensitive to those who go without the goods of this world. Those who have property and wealth must also pay attention to those who go without and in a spirit of generosity come to their aid. We are all equal as human beings in this world. It is most important to see each other as brothers and sisters and do our best to see that no one experiences poverty, hurt or discomfort.


  • 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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