13-03-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 12th March
    7:00pm John Hogan, Anniversary. Dan Carroll, Mandoran, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 13th March
    12:00 Noon Special Intention.
  • Wednesday 16th March
    9:00am John & Katherine Doyle, Anniversary.
  • Thursday 17th March
    12:00 Noon Sheila Dunbar, Gurteen, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 19th March
    7:00pm Liam Sweeney, Carrigbán, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 20th March
    9:00am Patrick & Annie Flynn.
    12:00 Noon. Arthur, Kathleen & Kathy Hendrick, Anniversary. Tom Doyle, Carrigbán, 3rd Anniversary. Michael Murphy, Ryland Rd & Alice Hickey, formerly Ryland Rd, Anniversaries


..will take place every Friday at 7:30pm during lent.

St. Patrick’s Day Thursday 17th March

Mass times will be held at 7:00am, 9:00am and 12:00 Noon. The Irish Mass will be held at the 12:00 Noon Mass.

Church Choir

..will return to practice on Tuesday evening March 1st at 7:30pm in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity. New member, male & female will be most welcome. For more information contact: Eileen Carton 087 2933545.


We continue our reflections on the synodal path Remaining aware of who we are and our mission we strive to be sensitive to the needs of all and in the present social and cultural context. This calls for a deep and open listening. What can help us to open our hearts and minds to other people and ideas which differ from our own?

Envelope Collection

Monday 7th March: €646.00 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 March 2022

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Sunday 13th March 10:30 am. Mark & Bridget Fitzhenry, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 19th March 8:00pm. Tysie Forgarty, Anniversary. Catherine Dunne & her sister Sr. Anna Maria Dunne, Anniversary. Jack Ellis, Anniversary. John Byrne, Months Mind.


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: 4th March Winner: Wilma Murphy€133- Seller: K.N.S.
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.

Eucharistic Ministers for March
Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word
Saturday 5th March: Ann Murphy
Sunday 6th March: Margaret Roberts

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

Mass for St. Patrick’s Day
Wednesday 16th March Vigil Mass 7:30pm
Thursday St. Patrick’s Day Mass 9:30am

Ferns Diocesan
Ferns Diocesan adoration apostolates will a presentation at masses next weekend 19th & 20th March.


12 hours organ playing marathon on Saturday,12th, in St Mary’s Church which begins at 9:00am and finishes at 9:00pm. Please come along for as long as you can during the day to support the organists and volunteers who have offered to keep the church open, make cups of tea, and play the organ for the 12 appointed hours.

A collection on the door will raise funds to be split between Christen Aid for Ukraine and a music tuition fund to support children in Bunclody interested in learning music. For more details, or to volunteer, contact Rev. Trevor—087 2547836

Bunclody Parish Office

MONDAY 14TH MARCH: 8:30am - 4:30pm
TUESDAY 15th March: 8:30am - 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY 16th March: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Wed

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 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:
Kathleen Donohoe Née Byrne
May She 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.

World Day of Prayer

The organisers of World Day of Prayer, held on Friday 4th March, would like to thank everyone who attended and took part from across the religious communities in the Bunclody area. The well-written service expanded on the words of the Lord to the prophet Jeremiah, 'I know the plans I have for you.' The chance to enjoy the tea, delicious home-baking and chat afterwards was much appreciated. The sum of €154.05 was collected for WDP charities in Ireland. Thank you for your generosity.

Lough Derg 2022

May, August & September
One Day Retreats are scheduled to take place on May– 1st, 2nd, 7th 10th,15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 30th
August - 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, and 29th
September - 3rd, 7th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th
Admission €45 - Concessions for groups. Booking essential.


June, July & August

The Three Day Pilgrimages will commence on Wednesday 1st June and continue until 15th August 2022 (Saturday 13th August 2022 is the last day for pilgrims to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage) Admission €80 - Concessions available for students, seniors 7 groups. Booking advised. For more info: Contact 071 9861518


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

MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:

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.

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!

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.

Kildavin Clonegal Veteran Players

At last, let’s meet learn and catch up. Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players Group will facilitate a series of social and information evenings commencing March 8th and every Tuesday, Night thereafter until Tuesday April 12th. The events will alternate between Spellman Hall Kildavin and St Brigid’s Hall Clonegal and there will be a question and answer session at each of them.

This is an opportunity to meet friends and neighbours and to get answers to some of those questions at the back of your mind. Refreshments will be served each night. We look forward to the chat. The event is free to participants and is funded by Carlow County Council.

The Line up is March 8th Spellman Hall Dr. Liam Dunne will discuss how to look after your health, March 15th St. Brigids Hall Clonegal, Garda Peter McConnell Crime Prevention Officer and Jim Dowling Self Defence Expert, March 22nd Spellman Hall Pauline O Toole Solicitor will discuss Wills and inheritances. March 29th St Brigids Hall Clonegal and April 5th Spellman Hall Kildavin Michael Kealy will Discuss Technology, how to use it , how to manage it and how you will be able to access the Community Podcast which will be launched by the Veteran Players later this year. April 12th Fun and frolics a night of entertainers and entertainment.


Before Jesus left this world he sent his apostles out on mission. The clearest statement is in St. Matthew’s Gospel. "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And, look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time." (Mt 28:19-20). The Apostles were the church of the time and represented all believers. They were sent to make disciples of all nations. A disciple is one who learns. They would bring people a knowledge of Christ and his teaching and persuade them to be-come his followers. Those who believed and became disciples were initiated into the community of faith through baptism and made their own the teaching and commands of Christ. Jesus also gave the assurance that he would be with his church to the end of time.

All of us who have been baptised in the church have a role to play in continuing the mission of Jesus and his apostles. Parents hand on their faith to their children, introduce them to prayer and the Sacraments of the church and make them familiar with the word of God and the stories of the Gospel. But each one of us, in a spirit of readiness and cooperation can play an important part in the mission and work of the church. There are many roles and tasks we can take on and with everybody working together we can establish a truly alive and active church community. In the coming weeks each person who comes to Mass will be given a list of areas from which they can choose an area or two that suit their gifts and talents. It is hoped that younger people especially can give some of their time, energy and gifts to adding to the life and action of our own parish community.


  • 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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