18-06-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 17th June
    7:00pm Mary & Patrick Grace, Main Street. Peter Doyle. Tom Furlong, Irish St.
  • Sunday 18th June
    9:00am James & Margaret Doyle & deceased family members
    12 Noon Daniel Brennan & deceased members of the Brennan family.
  • Wednesday 21st June
    9:00am Special Intention.
  • Thursday 22nd June
    9:00am Dr. Alfred Cantwell.
  • Friday 23rd June
    9:00am Special Intention.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 11th June: €617.60 Thank You for your Generosity


Sunday 18th June 10:30am James & Josephine Farrell & their daughter Catherine. Michael Reck, Elizabeth Nolan, Elizabeth Byrne & deceased members of the Reck family.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Tommy Larrissey, Church Road May He Rest in Peace.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

Places are available for an overnight trip to Knock for the Annual Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage on Saturday 1st July & Sunday 2nd July. For further information, contact Eileen on (087) 2933545 or the Parish Office on 9376190 during office hours.


..takes place in Bunclody this Sunday 18th June after 12 noon Mass. Kilmyshall after 10:30am Mass. Children who made their First Holy Communion in May are also invited to participate.

‘ Happy Father’s Day ‘

May God, bless all the fathers in the world. Guide them to be good role models and help them to be a Father like You are. We remember in a special way those who are no longer with us


Saturday 1st July at 2pm PARNELL SQUARE, DUBLIN Bus has been arranged. To book place on bus, please contact Helena Byrne at 087 2981506 This will be the most important Rally for Life ever so please come along & stand up for the most sacred of all rights - the RIGHT TO LIFE.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Help is needed to arrange flowers for the altar on a monthly rota basis. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190.

Annual Global Rosary Relay

..for Priests on Friday 23rd June at 8pm in Our Lady’s Island.


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.

Monthly Envelope Draw: May winner: Albert & Carmel Dooley.

300 -1 Club : Next Draw Sat 24th June. Your Support is very much Appreciated.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Lucy Fortune, €97,Seller: Redmond ’s . Next draw: Friday 16 th June. 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.

2nd collection: Last weeks collection realised: €239.00 Many thanks for your generous support.


..after 10:30 Mass this Sunday. Children who made their First Holy Communion in May are also invited to participate.

Ministers of the Eucharist - June 2017

  • Saturday: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - June 2017

  • Saturday 24th June : Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 25th June : Nellie Long

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan’s Hall.

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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice is in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.


In St. Aidan’s Hall, Bunclody on Thursday 22nd June at 8:00pm


..every Wednesday night in River ’s Edge at 9:00pm. €200 donated each month to a local charity.

Parent and Child Group

..takes place every Wednesday from 10 -12pm in St. Aidan's Hall, Irish Street. Admission €3 which includes Tea/Coffee/Biscuits for the parents and Juice/Fruit for the little people. Contact Marianne on 087 9026986 for more information.

‘The Monday Club’

St. Mary’s Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody. Continuing with the June Programme 10am – 2pm Monday 19th June: "Insight into Charity Work in Moldova" with Maureen Byrne. Monday 26th June: "Annual Outing" to Newbridge Silverware & Museum of Style Icons, Kildare Village & Meal on way home. Please let Maria know on or before Mon 12th June to book a place. The Monday Club is closing for July & August, reopening on Monday 4th September.

Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch This Club will suit the 60+ age group. Transport not provided.

Vacancies at Home Instead Senior Care

Qualified experienced Caregivers to care for elderly people and people with disabilities in the Bunclody and surround-ing areas, Fetac level 5, experience preferred. You must have a car, hours to suit family life. Please send your CV to: or call our office for a chat 053 9184042 / 087 2524536


Mon 19th: Street Art Workshop with Caoimhe 10:00-1:00pm Thursday 22nd: June 7:30pm Opening of a "Mid Summer Night’s Eve" Exhibition. Displaying work by artists from counties Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny, Running until 8th July. Saturday 24th: Dress for Mess 12-1:30pm


takes place on Sunday 9thJuly. This is the Parish’s main fund raising event of the year. We thank and appreciate the generous support of the community for this annual event in the year. Field Day Raffle tickets will be distributed in the coming weeks, and we would be grateful for donations of unwanted gifts and bottles for our Wheel-of-fortune and bottle stalls. Cakes & produce for our cake stall. Donations & bottles may be left in the parochial house or half-way-house shop, and, it would be helpful if we could have the donations by Wed 5th July.

New helpers required, if interested in helping please give your name to Fr. Duffy or leave in the parish office. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Bunclody Vocational College

Our next Split the Pot draws are Friday 30th June, Friday 28th July and Friday 25th August. Envelopes available in O’Reilly’s Supervalu, Eurospar, Ken Rothwell, Bunclody Credit Union and Bunclody Vocational College. Your continued support is appreciated.


This Sunday we celebrate the Solemn Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi, The pur-pose of the feast is to bring home to all of us the great importance of the Eucharist in our Christian lives. Jesus gave us the Eucharist at the Last Supper. It is a remarkable gift. At Mass we can experience and be touched by Christ’s great act of love on our behalf. In the words of Consecration we meet the full force of his words of love on our behalf. "this is my body, which will be given up for you." This is the chalice of my blood…. Which will be poured out for you." Jesus gives up his body, his total humanity, himself, for our benefit. He also sheds his blood, his very life substance, for our good. This takes place for us every time we celebrate Mass in the church in Bunclody.

This is not the only expression of his love for us in the Eucharist. We come to Holy Communion. We re-ceive the Body of Christ, which brings us into imme-diate personal contact with himself. That gives us the opportunity to be close to him, to pray to him, to have conversation with him in our own words. We are intimately invited to Christ, but through him we are bonded to each other. We cannot bypass the re-markable words of St. Paul. "The fact that there is only one loaf means that, though there are many of us, we form a single body, because we all have a share in this one loaf." When we receive the Eucha-rist we say "Amen", we say "Yes" to receiving the body of Christ, but we also say "Yes" to who we are, the body of Christ, the community of faith in which Christ is fully alive. The call of the Eucharist is that we go out and live the Eucharist and act as the Body of Christ in our daily lives by giving ourselves for the benefit of each other, as Jesus did.


  • 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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