16-06-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 15th June
    7:00pm Mai & Joe Harrold. Tom Larrissey.
  • Saturday 22nd June
    7:00pm Hugh Doyle, Killanure, 2nd Anniversary.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 15th June 8:00pm Mary Kehoe, Blackwater, recently deceased. Josephine & Ambie Murphy, and deceased members of their families.
  • Sunday 16th June 10:30am James & Josephine Farrell and daughter Catherine.
  • Saturday 22nd June 8:00pm Annie & Michael Weafer & deceased members of the Weafer family.
  • Sunday 23rd June 10:30am Aidan and John Nolan and deceased members of the Nolan family.

Parish Office Open Hours June 19th—27th

The Parish will be CLOSED on the following dates:
Wednesday 19th June: afternoon
Thursday 20th June: all day
Friday 21st June: all day
Wednesday 26th June: afternoon

Normal opening hours resume Thursday 27th

Ferns Pilgrimage to Knock

Taking place Sunday 7th July 2019 Bus leaving Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Saturday 6th at 9am for overnight stay in Knock House Hotel. Cost €130 pps (€140 for single person) covers coach, B&B, and 2 evening meals. For details contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or Parish Office on 053-9376190

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

Words of Wisdom

As along the road we travel/We shall fall down now and then/We must find strength to straighten up/And carry on again.

- Nance Bond

Envelope Collection

Monday 10th June: €765.00 Thank You for your Generosity


* The Eucharistic Procession will take place on Sunday June 23rd.
* The Patron will take place on Friday 26th July.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Friday 28th June. Thank you for your support.

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.

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

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.


..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 June 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Sisters

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh & Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Deraldine Roberts & Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke & Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Hannah Fitzpatrick

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Friday 28th June. Thank you for your support.


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.


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

Mon 24th June: " Mystery Tour" (Book your place with Maria 053 9376552 Mon, Tues, Thurs)

Closing for Summer Break July & August Re- Opening September 2nd 2019

New Members Always Welcome Through the year we have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.
This Club suits 60+ age group. 10am -2pm
Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch


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 24th May: Winner: Cian & Jamie White, €110, Seller: Kilmyshall National School

2nd Collection 25th 26th May: €202.50

Dates for your Diary:

  • Sunday 23rd June - Corpus Christi.
  • Sunday 14th July - Kilmyshall Field Day.
  • Friday 19th July - Kilmyshall Patron.

Eucharistic Ministers - June 2019:

  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:

Ministers of the Word—June 2019

  • Saturday 8th: Riona Mahon
  • Sunday 9th: Margaret Roberts

Dates for your Diary:

Sunday 23rd June - Corpus Christi.
Sunday 14th July - Kilmyshall Field Day.
Friday 19th July - Kilmyshall Patron.

Our Lady Of Lourdes National School

The end of year mass will take place in our church on Friday 21st June at 11am. Family of students are invited to attend.


Dublin City Centre Saturday 6th July at 2pm

Stand for Life in support of the right to life of EVERY human person, especially unborn babies. For details of bus, please contact Elizabeth at 087 7922637

Pastoral Council Meeting

The next Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday next, June 20th at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

24 hour Adoration of Blessed Sacrament

With focus of prayer on vocations. Beginning 9:30am Monday 24th June, and ending 8:30am Tuesday 25th June.

Clohamon Community Development Group

We Group wish to thank everyone for their generous sup-port at the Clohamon Fair Day revival on Sun 2nd Jun. Clohamon Foroige Senior Club Leaders/Parent helpers wanted to start new club Sep 2019 for teenagers age 12- 18. Information evening with Rosie O'Brien, Regional Youth Officer at Clohamon school next Wed 19 Jun 7 - 7.30pm. If willing to volunteer please attend

Bunclody Swimming Pool

The winners of Bunclody Swimming Pool Silver Circle Draw for June were ~
1st Prize € 500 Gillian Murphy
2nd Prize € 200 Caroline Fortune
3rd Prize € 100 Jill Mellon
Many thanks to everyone who supported the draw and the Street collection.
The pool will be open from Saturday 15th June.


"It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."

This expression, originally used in 1939 by Winston Churchill, is typically used to describe some-thing that is immensely puzzling or too complex to understand. The word "mystery" is often used in everyday speech. When we can’t wrap our heads around something, we shrug and say: "it’s a mystery to me" of "it’s another of life’s great mysteries."

As a child I often used to wonder about the religious meaning of "mystery." I remember some-one telling me that is something is a mystery, it can never be fully understood, though that does not mean we should stop trying—like Jesus being fully human and fully divine (the incarnation), Jesus’ death and resurrection (the Paschal mystery), and the three persons in one God (the Trinity.) It is this last mystery that we celebrate today.

One of the most poignant attempts to explain the Trinity came from C.S. Lewis, who reasoned that if God is love, then God must contain more than one person: "God is not a static thing—not even a per-son—but a dynamic, pulsating activity, a life, almost a kind of drama. Almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance." The idea of the Trinity as a sort of diving dance is a good place to begin reflecting on this great mystery of God as a communion of love. In today’s Gospel, we see that Jesus is comfortable with an element of mystery. He does not reveal anything to his disciples at once, as it "would be too much for you not." The full truth will be revealed later, when the Spirit comes. The more we reflect, the more we pray, the more we are open to the Spirit, the more we will understand about the great mystery of God as love.

-Tríona Doherty


  • 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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