17-03-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 16th March
    7:00pm John & Catherine Doyle. Eoin & Lizzie Thorpe, Anniversary, Church Rd. George & Julia McLaughlin and deceased members of the family.
  • Sunday 17th March
    12 Noon Pat, Mary & Sean Cowman, Irish Street. Deceased members of Glór Na nGael & Irish people everywhere.
  • Monday 18th March
    11:00am Michael Murphy, Ryland Rd, & his sister Alice Hickey formerly of Ryland Rd.
  • Wednesday 20th March
    9:00am Patrick & Annie Flynn.
  • Saturday 23rd March
    11:00am Mary Byrne.
    7:00pm Thomas & Nora Redmond, Gurteen. Nancy Bond, Month’s Mind.

Envelope Collection

Monday 11th March: €924.40 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 16th March 8:00pm Tysie Fogarthy, Kilmyshall.
  • Sunday 17th March 10:00am Michael Cullen & deceased members of the Cullen family.
  • Saturday 23rd March 8:00pm Catherine (Katie) Dunne, 4th Anniversary & her sis-ter Sr. AnnaMarie Dunne.

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.

ALPHA Course

Explore your Faith and the Christian Message. The course continues on Thursday nights from 7:30pm - 9:30pm in the Pastoral Centre. All welcome.

Stations of the Cross

Will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm during Lent.

Words of Wisdom

"Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with your God." - Nance Bond

Bank Holiday Monday March 18th

There will be no 9am mass, mass will instead take place at 11am.
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration.
The Parish Office will not open.


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 8th March: W inner Mia Byrne, €145, Seller: Kilmyshall Parish Office.

2nd Collection 9th/10th March: €239.50

Eucharistic Ministers - March 2019:

  • Pending

Ministers of the Word - March 2019

  • Saturday 23rd: Sarah Kenny
  • Sunday 24th:

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.


Practice in 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.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Next draw Friday 29th March. Thank you for your support.


—March Programme
St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 18th March: Bank Holiday
Mon 25th March: "Mindfulness & Song" with Jackie Byrne

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

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.

Next ALPHA meeting Thursday 21st

March in the parish pastoral centre from 7:30-9:30pm. All are welcome.

Kilmyshall area clean up

..will take place 23rd March at 10:30am. Meeting in the church carpark. Gloves, bags & Pickets available before that date if required. For more information please contact: Marty 087 2679100.

Vacancy Bunclody Swimming pool

Recruiting for the following positions for 2019 summer season running June 15th - September 1st:
Manager, Senior/Junior Lifeguards. Must be 17 years of age and hold current IWSA Lifeguard Award. Applications must be received by Monday March 29th. Pool test/ interview taking place April 19th.
Contact for application form and more information. Please include valid email and phone number.

All Saints, Aghade

Lenten Service taking place Sunday 24th March at 7pm.
Featuring Graiguenamanagh Brass Band, the Adelaides and Parish Choir of St Peter and Paul, Ballon.
All are welcome and invited to join. Eircode: R93 XD79

Silver Circle March Draw Winners

1st prize €500: Muireann Redmond
2nd prize €200: Marita Byrne
3rd prize €100: Stephen & Elaine Gough

Membership for fully paid up line - Martina Whelan

Fundraising Cabaret

All invited to attend the Launch &  for Tullow Local Electoral Area candidate Helena Byrne on Saturday 23rd March at 9pm in Conway's Function Room, Kildavin. Helena is running for Renua Ireland and hope to represent this area on Carlow County Council. Following the launch by Party Leader, Cllr. John Leahy, there will be a variety of acts, refreshments and a raffle.

All Saints, Aghade

Lenten Service taking place Sunday 24th March at 7pm. Featuring Graiguenamanagh Brass Band, the Adelaides and Parish Choir of St Peter and Paul, Ballon.
All are welcome and invited to join. Eircode: R93 XD79

Special Ministers for March 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O’Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Paulina Skiersinis

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Nan Kelly

Shrine Rota

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! - a day when we remember the roots of the Christian Faith in Ire-land. There is no doubt that to be a Christian in Ireland today is difficult. Often it is easier to hide our faith, to avoid ridicule, arguments and de-bates which can wear us down. However, today we should take example and energy from Saint Patrick. His story was not a walk in the park either. We celebrate our Christian identify today and celebrate the Gospel message that a courageous Patrick brought to us, a message that had preserved and passed on, a message that is very relevant to today’s world and which continues to nourish and sustain us.

Take heart from the parable of the Mustard Seed in the Gospel today. The mustard seed plant is sometimes wild and out of control. Author and activist, Shane Claiborne, compares it to kudzu, a wild vine that could blanket entire mountain are-as, smother trees, even crack stone buildings and footpaths. The shrub was banned in certain areas of Palestine because of how it could completely take over garden. When we are struggling with being a Christian in modern Ireland, feeling excuses in a world that wants to forget God, we can take courage from the parable of the mustard seed. It grew in places where it was not wanted. You might recall the people in your own life who nourished your faith and guided you along your spiritual path.

"I arise today, through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s shield to protect me." (St Patrick’s Breastplate)

-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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