17-05-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 14th May
    7:00pm Breda Nolan & her son Billy, Anniversary. Imelda O’Connor, First Anniversary.
  • Sunday 15th May
    12:00 Noon Audriel Byrne, Month Mind. Denis & Ita Byrne, Anniversary.
  • Tuesday 17th May
    9:00am Jacob Joseph Chakkaramakil, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 21th May
    7:00pm Maureen Cowman, First Anniversary.
  • Sunday 22nd May
    12:00 Noon Dennis Byrne, Main Street, Anniversary

First Holy Communion

..will take place in Bunclody on the 14th May at 11:00am in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody for all the Boys and Girls of second class from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School Bunclody.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of:
Brendan Dunne &
Nellie McGrath
May They Rest in Peace.

First Holy Communion

..will be held on the 14th of May for all second class students.

Envelope Collection

Monday 9thMay : €520.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody Finance Council

Next meeting will be held on Monday 16th May at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre at 8:00pm.

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 May 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: Ellen Delaney/Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne/Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 14th May 8:00pm Mary Weafer & deceased members of the Byrnes & Weafer families. Carmel Dooley, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 21st May 8:00pm Ned, Kitty & Mick Doyle, Hollow House & Noel & Ann Plunkett.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
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 6th May Winner: Ella Skelton - €111 Seller: H.W.H. Shop. 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. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Eucharistic Ministers for May

  • Saturday Night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word

  • Saturday 14th May: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 15th May: 1st Holy Communion

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 21st May: Martina Kelly
  • Sunday 22nd May: Chris Atkinson

Congratulations to Kilmyshall National school children who make their First Holy Communion this weekend.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the weekly Envelope Collection is unable to fund our Parish. In order to raise our income, we need to run a silver circle type draw to help make up the shortfall, so our Parish can remain solvent.
We propose to hold a 300 to 1 Club draw over 12 months. €50 fully paid up (to include 2 free draws) or €5 per month. The prizes each month will be 1 x €150 and 3 x €50 with 1 x €100 fully paid-up members draw.
We need volunteers to sell a card of 10 lines to people in their own area. If you can help, please contact the Parish Office at 053-9376190 or Mary Canning at 087-9364190.
Your support for this necessary fundraiser will be greatly appreciated. We hope to hold the first draw at the end of May 2022. Have you joined yet?

Heart to Hand Charity Ukrainian Appeal

Items may be left in Kilmyshall Church or parochial house for the Ukrainian appeal.
Items of Nappies, wet wipes, toilet paper, tooth brushes, tooth paste, baby food, tea sugar, tinned food, tinned rice etc. medical supplies ie bandages, First Aid Kits. Pillows, sleeping bags, flash lights and batteries, men’s socks (new), duvets, children’s toys, chocolates & sweets. Next truck going out in early May.
Your Support is greatly appreciated.


The Clohamon Area Reunion Committee are delighted to let you know that the tickets are now printed, and it is full seam ahead for the Reunion on Saturday 30th of July. The afternoon promises to be great filled with all things nice, friendly faces, history, stories of times passed and lovely food. The following people can be contacted for tickets, Susan Bolger Dunne, Imelda Harte, Sheila Roberts Hewson, Una Murphy, Barty O’Connor, Paul Power, Gahan’s Village Pub. Also Rosemary Atkinson is available after 2pm any day should you have any enquires on 086-8860246.

Diocese of Ferns

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022 20th June 24th June Led by the Bishop of Ferns, Most Rev Ger Nash 4 Nights Accomodation in Lourdes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day Hotels Padque, Solitude & Agena Transfer & assistance between Lourdes airport & your hotel. Booking details; JWT 01 2410800 /

Employment Vacancy

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG
Bunclody Day Care Day Care Assistants (2) Two Positions
Job Reference – 2223203
Driving License preferable but not essential
Age limit 21 years upwards
Closing Date: 06/06/2022
Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy

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

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

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Congratulations all the second class Boys and Girls from Our Lady of Lourdes N.S, who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 14th May in the church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody

Clohamon Fair Day

Come join us on Sunday 5th June of the June Bank Holiday weekend for the Clohamon Fair Day revival & street Tug-o'-War. There will be a street market with a great selection of stall holders, food van, & raffle-from 2pm. Tug-of War starts at 4.30pm sharp. 5 a side ladies and gents tug of war on the street in Clohamon . All teams of 5 welcome, no mixed teams, Runners/trainers to be worn by all participants, 3 meter pull. Winners and runners up will be presented with medals on the day, There will also be a barrel of beer which entitles all participants to a free pint Tug of war starts at 4.30 sharp For any information contact 0871345229 or 087235 5129



Date for your diary

It’s perfect weather to come to Bunclody for our favourite time of year, the Annual Bunclody Horticultural Society Plant Sale on Saturday 21st May from 10.30am -12.30 pm. Entrance FREE at The Sunday School, Church Road, Bunclody. Filled with plants of all types to brighten up your garden this summer, including some rare & unusual plants. Join us for tea, coffee, cakes and chat! €3. Books, Magazines, bric a brac & Raffle. Remember the early bird catches the best plants!

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

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

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits:Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.


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.


Sunday’s Gospel is about the death of Jesus, but deals with it in a remarkable way. In John’s Gospel the death and glorification of Jesus belong together. We normally think of His resurrection as being the moment when he is glorified. For John he is exalted and glorified on the cross. At that moment he reaches the high point of his human life when he gave himself totally in love for humanity. But he also glorified his Father by his love of Him and by fulfilling his will completely. By his love he gave himself up for us and also honoured his Father by fulfilling the Father’s plan for our salvation.

The Gospel concludes when Jesus gives a new commandment. "I give you a new commandment, love one another; just as I have loved you, you must also love on another." It is clear that Jesus is the model of our love for each other. It means that we give ourselves generously and even totally for the benefit of each other. It is a challenge because we have always to contend with the pride and selfish instincts that affect us all. In today’s world focus on the individual plays a big part. I am the only one who matters, I decide for myself what is right and wrong and I am happy to do my own thing. An emphasis on personal dignity and autonomy may be a good thing, but goes contrary to what truly makes us mature and fulfilled human persons. Love is the key. We recognise the importance and value of the other person; we focus on their good and welfare and do what we can to enhance them and add to their lives. Love in the family is basic. It is mutual. Each party goes out of his/her way to add to the good of the other. In all of us there is the capacity and the drive to love. But, so often it is smothered by giving in to the selfish and individualistic instincts that are part of our make-up and culture.


The synodal pathway in our diocese is moving along and following many meetings, conversations and listening, a synthesis of those voices is now published here on ‘The Hook of Faith’. This synthesis is accompanied by a commentary and interview with Mr Sean O’ Leary. We have a homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter where Jesus leaves us the great command to ‘Love one another as I have loved you’. We have the usual newsletter insert with light and inspiration from Lorcan Brennan. We have an audio interview with Fr Chris Hayden on his new book ‘A Better Vision’ and a video interview with a former successful businessman who left it all to become a priest. 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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