18-02-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 17th February
    7:00pm Peter Jordan, Carrigduff, Anniversary Mass.
  • Sunday 18th February
    9:00am Patrick & Anna Duffy, Anniversary Mass.
    12 Noon Catherine & Timothy Ryan, Ryland Road.
  • Monday 19th February
    9:00am Catherine Doyle & deceased members of the Doyle and Connelly family.
  • Saturday 24th February
    7:00pm Babz & Jack Gleeson, Anniversary mass. Daughter Rose, first anniversary & Son and Daughter Jacky & Betty. Jim & Marie recently deceased.
    12 Noon Shay Delaney. Daniel & Ellen Murphy, Ryland. Frances Carroll, Month’s Mind, Barnahask. Richard Nugent, 46th Anniversary, Barnahask. Ned Nugent Cheltenham, 25th Anniversary, Barnahask.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 4th February €644.40 Thank You for your Generosity.

Saint Mary Magdalene

  • Saturday 17th February 8:00pm John, Catherine & Pat Nolan, Kilmyshall. Catherine Collins, Enniscorthy, 1st Anniversary.
  • Sunday 18th February 10:30pm John O’Neill, Glaslacken, 8th Anniversary.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays.

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.

Parish Office

The Parish Office will re-open on Monday 19th February at 8:30am.

Contemplative Outreach Ireland

Welcomes you to join us on our Centering Prayer Saturday Gathering and Retreats.
23rd-25th February: Weekend Retreat, Es-ker Retreat Centre, Athenry, Co Galway.
9th-11th March: Weekend Retreat,Tobar Mhuire Retreat centre, Crossgar, Co Down.
13th-20th March. Week Retreat, Manresa Spirituality Centre, Dublin 3
For Information on Centering Prayer Retreats: Eileen: 087 6017709 or email:
For a full list of our


Continues on Thursday 22nd Feb at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Centre. This week Fr. O’ Connor will talk on ‘God’s Dream of Love’.
All are welcome.

Stations of the Cross

During Lent Stations of the Cross will be every Friday at 7:00pm.

Confirmation Programme

You should be my witness" resumes on Wednesday 21st February at 7:30pm.


CHOIR: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church ( Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Fri 26th Jan. Winner: Una Kehoe. Kilmyshall N.S. Thank you for your support.

Envelope draw January Winner: Nicholas & Carmel Ryan. Envelopes available in Kilmyshall National School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne Hardware, Clohamon & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Thank you for your support.

Kilmyshall 300-1 Club Draw January 2018
George O’Neill, Kilmyshall. Betty O’Toole, Hacketstown. Teresa Moules, Mt.Leinster Pk. Brenda Farrell, Rossard. Nick & Bridie, Kinsella. Kathleen Nolan, Glaslacken. Denis & Martina Kelly. Emily Doyle, Rossard. Kathleen Lancaster. Kathy & Jimmy Kehoe, Cametigue.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help. S.V.P. re-quest Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice resumes in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If you have a family member, relative or friend who is ill or at home in hospital, please let any choir member know if you wish them to be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for January 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Mary Murphy

Shrine Rota:

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry

Kildavin / Clonegal Drama Group

..are busy rehearsing their forthcoming production of "Nobody’s Taking To Me" by Tommy Marren. This hilarious play will take to the stage on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February in Spellman Hall, Kildavin, Co. Carlow at 8.00 p.m. sharp. The group looks forward to seeing you all, so come along for a night of live comedy at its best.

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group

..will present their festival entry "Rumours" a comedy by Neil Simon on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, and Thursday 22nd in FCJ Concert Hall at 8pm nightly.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from 18th-26th October 2018. Places visited will be Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Jerico, Nazareth, Cana, Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel and many more. Price €395. For further info contact Fr.Danny Mc Donald 053 9388521 or Teresa Wickham 053 9120124.

Ecumenical Lenten Service

All saints`, aghade Sunday, 4th march, 2018 7 p.m.
An ecumenical Lenten service of the word in preparation for holy week and Easter. Featuring, Castlecomer Brass Band, The Four Hims, The Adelaides, The Parish Choir of St. Peter & St. Paul, Ballon, Co. Carlow. Preacher: The Rev. William Bennett - Rector of Newcastle, Newtown-mountkennedy & Calry, Diocese of Glendalough. Tea af-terwards in Aghade Church Hall. All Welcome. For Details Contact: The Rev. Dr. Lester Scott, Tel. 059 9159367.

"Spring Market"

Spring Clean your Closet and book a stall at our upcoming Spring Market which takes place on Friday the 23rd of February from 7-10pm in The Millrace Hotel Bunclody, great selection of New and Worn Dresses, Tops, Handbags, Scarves, Shoes etc will be on display. Come along and grab a bargain!!!
Contact Marianne Jackman on 087 9026986 for more info.

HWH Bunclody GAA Club

Would like to request any old photo’s or documents that people may have to do with the Halfway House Bunclody GAA club for an upcoming historical book. For more info contact: Liam 087 2440702/ Mick 087 6680150.


The first Sunday of Lent-I love Lent, it’s a great season where we can get in ‘transformation’ mode. Regardless of whether or not someone is still ‘practicing’ their faith, people still seem to get on board with Lent. We usually give something up, but remember it’s not simply about weight loss or getting fit. By doing these things we are trying to make room for something deeper. It’s a spring cleaning sort of time. What needs clearing out in my life so that I can make more room for God? Or often do we need to make more room for what God has planned for us? We can get stuck, especially when we are comfortable and don’t really want too much change. But without change we cant grow and things fast become stale in our lives.

God is always urging us on because God knows just what possibilities there are for each of us. So Lent might be a time where in giving up something or taking on something, we make space for something new. The Gospel today is short and sweet - Jesus is sent into the desert and we too are invited into a desert time. Deserts are interesting places which can allow us to reflect, give ourselves space and we should not be afraid because as the gospel tells us clearly today, it is a Spirit led desert. God is with us in this desert. So enjoy Lent, embrace it. How we make use of this time determines what will be.

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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