19-02-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 18th February
    7:00pm Peter Jordan, Carrigduff. Patrick O’Brien, Ballinastraw.
  • Sunday 19th February
    12 Noon William Mahon. Richard Nugent, Barnahask. Catherine & Timothy Ryan, Ryland Road.
  • Saturday 25th February
    7:00pm Frank Buckley, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Sunday 26th February
    12 Noon Shay Delaney 1st Anniversary. Daniel & Ellen Murphy

Envelope Collection

Sunday 12th February 2017: €08.40 Thank You for your Generosity


  • Saturday 25th February 8:00pm Myles Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights 6th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 26th February 10:30am Tom O’Connor, Month’s Mind. Ellen & Mike Taylor & deceased members of the O’Connor & Taylor families.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 8:30—9:30am. 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 Church, electricity, heating, repairs etc. Your support for both is much appreciated.

Parish Office

We have a selection of Cards, Rosaries, Signed Sympathy Cards, Birthday, Get Well & Mass Bouquets and Baptismal Candles, for sale in the Parish Office.

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

A copy of the submission of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (TWO LIVES, ONE LOVE) to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of the Eighth Amendment will be available here at the Church. You are asked to take this document home and to give it your prayerful consideration. The issue of the right to life is central to Christian teaching and to the proper functioning of society.

Family Mass

..will be celebrated next Sunday 26th February at 12 Noon Mass. All are welcome.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Kathleen O’ Connell, Irish Street Jack Barry, Carrigduff May They Rest in Peace.


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

Weekday Mass: Held in the Oratory at 9 :30 Tues-day, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. Pray-er Group meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the parochial house. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday in th e Oratory from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Adorer’s required for hour 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm & 3pm-4pm. If you are available please leave your name in the parish office 053 9377188.

Parish Website: Newsletter available now on website.

Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

300 -1 Club : Next Draw Sat. 2 8 th February. Your Support is Appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: January winner : Thomas & Nellie Farrell.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Mairead Byrne €79 Seller: K.N .S. Next draw: Friday 17 th February. 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.

The 2nd collection: Last week s collectio n €287.75

Ministers of the Eucharist - February 2017:

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: A nn e Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - February 2017:

  • Saturday 25th February : Ciara Kelly
  • Sunday 26th February: Cathal Sw eeney

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.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages 2017

Special Offer 2 weeks only Departing 17th to 24th May 7 nights Spiritual Director Fr Pat Duffy C.C. Departing 20th to 27th Sept. Special Price €619 Spiritual Director Fr L O'Connor PP €100 Deposit will secure above prices until 15th Feb. Price €709. Contact Ann 087 2254206


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.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017

Pilgrimage Application Forms are now available in the Parish Office.

Bunclody Active Retired morning o n Wednesday 22nd February in the Millrace Hotel from 10:30am to 12 Noon.


In St. Aidan ’s Hall, Irish Street on Thursday 24th February at 8:00pm.

"The Monday Club"

St. Mary’s Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody Come, join us, and brighten up your Monday mornings Continuing with the February programme 10am-2pm

Throughout the year, we will have information sharing, entertainment, arts & crafts, guest speakers and many more topics.

  • Monday 20th Feb: Hints and ways to upscale your wardrobe with Maureen Byrne
  • Monday 27th Feb: Social morning- crafts & games

Entrance fee: €, which includes tea/coffee light lunch This Club would suit 60+ age group. Transport not provided.

Knock Pilgrimage

Feast of St Joseph Sat 18th & Sun 19th March. Dinner B&B at Knock House Hotel also Sunday evening tea incl. Price €110.00. Bus leaves from church of Holy Trinty Bunclody at 8:45am via Whitemills,

Ballon and Aske Church Carlow. Immediate Booking recommended. Deposit of €50. Contact Ann 087 2254206.



Vacancies at Home Instead Senior Care

Qualified experienced Caregivers to care for elderly people and people with disabilities in the Bunclody and surrounding 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


Today we hear and read one of the most famous passages in the Gospels: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. It is a radical text and not so easy. How can we be expected to love those who have hurt us or done harm to us? Anthony de Mello, an Indian Jesuit who wrote many books on spirituality, spoke often about the concept of "loving enemies". When someone hurts us, when someone triggers emotional pain in us, de Mello suggests that we try to come to the realisation that we are "standing before our benefactor". The situation is a reminder that we are still to grow and we are hurt because someone has not met our expectations. It is these expectations that we must let go of. We can learn from the other who has wronged us: how has this affected me? What do I need to let go of?

The teachings in this passage are radical and go against what we hear around us in our world like calls for retribution and revenge. However Jesus has high expectations of his followers, to go against the grain. Jesus is not encouraging passiveness. He is inviting people to a "third way": to make a non-violent stand when faced with persecution. By "offering the other cheek" we allow for the potential of conversion of the other to a realisation of what they have done. The easy option is to retaliate, to not see our brother or sister standing before us. We can offer them an opportunity to see our own sacred humanity. "Loving our enemies" is a call to constantly move towards restoring relationships, offering mercy and peace.

"An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind"


Jane Mellet


  • 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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