14-04-2024  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 13th April
    11:00am Elizabeth Nolan. Jack & Kitty Kenny Mullawn. Brian Jackman, Cloneybyrne.
    7:00pm John Hanrick, Main Street.
  • Sunday 14th April
    9:00am Larry & Lizzy Doyle The Steps, Bunclody, Anniversaries. Myles Flynn.
    12 Noon Audriel Byrne, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Saturday 20th April
    11:00am Nan Murphy Nee Ronan, Carrigban, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Jerry Barry Carrigduff, Anniversary. Mick Fitzgerald, Carrigduff , Anniversary

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 13th April 8:000pm Willie Butler, recently deceased.

Sunday 14th April 10:30am Mary Nolan, Glasslacken & deceased members of the Nolan Family. Nan Doyle, Glasslacken, Anniversary

Do This In Memory Mass

Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 14th April at 12:00 Noon.


First Confessions

..will be held next Thursday 18th April at 7:30pm for all second class who are receiving their First Holy Communion in May.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 7th April: €535.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody Parish Office

We have a selection of Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

Bunclody Library

Bedtime Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds – Thursday 18th April 7.00 – 8.00pm. Join us for a Bedtime Stories event. Make sure and wear your favourite PJ's and bring along your favourite cuddly toy! Children of all ages love bedtime stories. It's never too early to start reading to your child so why not pick up a book from your local library and start tonight! Booking essential.

Spring Creation Station - -Saturday 20th April 11.00am – 12.30pm. This is a family-led creative event where we invite families to sit down, relax and make some wonderful creations together. No need to book. All welcome!

Just Read! Junior Book Club – Saturday 20th April at 2.30pm. Places now available in our junior book club, come along and join in. Suitable for 9 to 12 year olds. All are welcome.

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

Bunclody Horticultural Society’s event to be held on Thursday 18th April 8pm in Rivers Edge, Bunclody. ‘Transform your Garden in months; planting with annuals’ by Geoff Stebbings. Flower competition: see poster. Admission: €5 (includes Tea/Coffee) plus raff

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Applications are invited for Bunclody Swimming Pool and Amenities for the following positions for the summer season running from June to August 2024: Manager, Senior Lifeguards and Junior Lifeguards and Level 1 and Level 2 Swim Teachers. Application Forms are available by emailing Please include a valid contact number and email address. Applicants for Lifeguard positions must be 17 years and over on June 1st and preference will be given to those who hold relevant teaching qualifications. Swimming Pool Lifeguards MUST be WSI or RLSS qualified. Copies of valid and up to date certificates will be required to accompany your application, with originals brought to interview. Closing date for completed application forms is 5pm Friday March 8th2024. Interviews will be held in early April, to be con-firmed.

Bunclody Swimming Pool Silver Circle Results March 29th

  • 1st prize: Dunbar Family €500
  • 2nd prize: Harry & Claire Byrne €200
  • 3rd prize: Maureen Murphy €100

Fully paid member draw: Annette Morris (Family membership)


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc

Contributions to the Church

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, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Bunclody Library

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

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 April 2024

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne / Sr. Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton / Betty Comiskey


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

No Mass in Kilmyshall from Monday 15th April to Fri-day 19th April inclusive.
Adoration as usual on Tuesday 16th April 10am - 4:00pm in the Oratory.
Choir: Rehearsals every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members welcome.
Split the Pot Winner: Friday 29th March – €- Seller: . Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemer’s, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s 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.


Minister of the Eucharist April

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 20th April: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 21st April: Janette O’Neill

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Trip to Garbandal in June

Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th €250 sharing or €330 single That includes bus transfers from Santander to Garbandal, accommodation and full board. You book your own flight with Ryanair Dublin to Santander Sunday 16th light is at 5:55am and returning Wednesday 19th.

Contact Margaret Byrne 087 7552935.


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.

Chroma Art Group

are exhibiting New Exciting Work at ArtBank Bunclody from April 20th to May 3rd 2024. Come along to support this lovely exhibition at our opening on Sunday 20th April at 3pm Opening Hours Wednesday-Saturday 2:00 to 5:00pm Chroma 24-Art Bank Bunclody

Chroma Art Group are delighted to showcase some of their most recent work here in the ArtBank Gallery. This wonderful venue is a magnet for a host of creative endeavours throughout the year and is deeply rooted in the heart of the local community.
Chroma, are a Carlow-based art group, formed in 2018. This cur-rent exhibition captures the beauty of Irish land and seascapes, in both oils and mixed media. Some pieces are figurative, while others are more semi-abstract in nature,

The group members have exhibited widely in solo and group shows. Many of their paintings now hang in homes in Ireland and abroad. This is great opportunity to view a variety of captivating artworks by this talented group.

The artist are:-
Mary Clare Nolan, Lorraine Hayden, Bridget Monks, Liz Eustace, Maeve Taylor, Ann Cuddy.
The Exhibition will run from:- Saturday 20th April to Friday 3rd May.
Opening hours:_ Wednesday to Saturday—2:00pm to 5:00pm All are welcome



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.

Church Choir

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.

Clohamon Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCIES



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 - Media

Our live streaming web address has been updated. To access MCN Media, please go to on your web browser. To watch Mass on our Parish website there will be no change everything remains the same. For any queries please contact: From ROI 0044 28 8772 9580 From UK and NI 028 8772 9580

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Kilmyshall /Bunclody Parish Medjugorje Pilgrimage Thursday 3rd October - 10th October 2024. Direct Aer Lingus flight From Dublin. Return Transfers Medjugorje. Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meals. Pilgrimage Insurance. Marian Pilgrimage Guide for duration of trip. Cost €835. €50 discount if paid by 2nd February. Further information Contact: Ann Murphy on 0872254206

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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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 St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


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

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.


When we are not expecting it to happen, even a good event can startle us. So it was with the disciples when Jesus appeared to them. He sought to calm them and helped them to see the good news behind what had initially alarmed them. Who has been a Jesus person for you by helping you to find meaning and good news in life?

Jesus helped the disciples to find new hope, but he did not give them easy answers. He asked them to see the facts before their eyes. He wanted them to learn from the lived experience they were having. As a parent, teacher, friend, or guide, have you been a Jesus person to another, helping him/her to find hope and purpose in life by learning from his/her experiences? Who has done this for you?

Jesus opened their minds to "understanding the scriptures", and the effect was transformative. Perhaps there have been times when a new and deeper understanding of scripture has had a transformative impact on you. Recall the experience and give thanks for those who opened the scriptures for you.

The resurrection experience empowered the disciples to be witnesses. Unexpected possibilities for the future surfaced when it seemed that hope had gone. When have new possibilities opened for you after a "resurrection" experience: recovery of health when it did not seem possible, new opportunities after failure or disappointment, inner healing after a deep hurt, etc?


‘Dignitas Infinita…Infinite dignity’ is the recent document published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and spells out again the dignity of the human person. We have the document in full and a commentary by Bishop Robert Barron. We have an appeal by Bishop Ger for prayers for favourable weather to allow the tillage of fields and sowing of crops. We have news of a conference taking place in both Kilkenny and Ballyvaloo in May on ‘Conversations with Women in the Bible’. We have an article on the need for another ‘Spiritual Revolution’ for our times like that which happened after the first Easter. Mark Bradford from ‘Word on Fire’ speaks to the UN on the rights of people with Down Syndrome. Finally, we have a homily for the Third Sunday of Easter where the risen Lord shows the disciples his wounds and how faith is born when human wounds and Christ’s wounds meet. 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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