20-05-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 19th May
    7:00pm Breda Nolan 3rd Anniversary & also her Son Billy Nolan 11th Anniversary. Jason Tobin, 11th Anniversary. Nancy Mahon, 5th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 20th May
    9:00am Patrick & Andy Doyle and deceased members of the Doyle & Comerford families.
    12 Noon Dick & Delia Breen. Brigid, Edward & Annie O Neil and Deceased members of the O’Neil family.
  • Wednesday 23rd May
    9:00am Special Intention.
  • Saturday 26th May
    7:00pm Denis Byrne. Angela Kavanagh, 3rd Anniversary, Wayne Farrell, 7th Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Monday 14th May : €659.10 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Church

  • Saturday 19th May 8:00pm Ann Plunkett, Kilmyshall.
  • Saturday 26th May 8:00pm Josephine & Ambie Murphy and Deceased members of the family.

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


Through the life - giving waters of Baptism we welcome into our community:
Josephine O Connor

The Holy Rosary

..will be recited for the Month of May at: Our Lady’s Grotto, St. Mary’s Villas each evening at 6:00p.m.

Lough Derg 2018

Season opens for One Day Retreats which continue on May 20th, 22, 26, 27 & 28th. Advance booking is essential. Tel +353 (0) 71 9861518 or email Why not take some time and space for yourself on Lough Derg this May?

Parish Office Opening Hours

The Parish Office will be opened Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30-1:00pm each week.

Church Gate Collection Bunclody & Kilmyshall in aid of MS, taking place on 26th & 27th May. All support appreciated.

Family Mass

..will be celebrated on Sunday May 27th at the 12:00 Mass. Younger children will be facilitated in the Pastoral centre.

Next Sunday

..the Radio Mass on South East Radio will be broadcasted from our church. The mass will take place at 10:00am. There will be no 9:00am Mass. It is important for a good broadcast that there is a full congregation in church.

Solemn Mass celebrated By Pope Francis

Those who plan to go to the Solemn Mass celebrated By Pope Francis on Sunday August 26th at the end of the World Meeting of Families should give their names and numbers into the Parish Office as soon as possible. The final date is Sunday May 27th.

On Sunday Week

..June 3rd the Eucharistic Precession will take place at the end of 12:00Pm Mass as we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.


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.

Split the Pot Winner Fri 11th May: Tom Codd, €78, Redmond’s Bar. Thank you for your support.

Ministers of the Eucharist - May 2018

  • Saturday: Martin Cullen
  • Sunday: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - May 2018

  • Saturday 26th: Aoife Murphy
  • Sunday 27th: Padraic Doyle

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Latest winner Ann Steamers €103. Next draw Friday 25th May. Thank you for your support.


Sat May 26 - Sun June 03 2018 €899.00 sharing/€155.00 single supplement.
Camino 2018 is ready to go! Hotel accommodation with bags transported forward each day. Only 6 places remaining!! All are welcome to join us, whether you are religious or non-religious. For more information or booking contact Liam O'Leary, O'Leary Travel, 3 Main St, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel: 053 9233178 Fax: 053 9234822 Email:

‘The Monday Club’

St Mary's Day Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody,
May Programme - 10am - 2pm.
Come along and enjoy a social and informative gathering.
Mon 21st May: Arts & Crafts, card games/bingo and lots of chat
Mon 28th May: Variety Show performed by the talented FCJ students
New members always welcome.
Club suits 60+ age group - Entrance fee: €4 which includes tea/coffee & light lunch.

24 Hr Eucharistic Adoration

For the protection of life of the unborn in Kilmyshall Church on Tues next, 22nd May Beginning after 10am Mass and finishing at 9.30am on Wed 23rd May at 9.30. Sign up sheets available in Kilmyshall Church, Bunclody Parish and Bunclody Parish Office.

St Patrick’s Special School

..would like to sincerely Thank everyone for their help and support in their recent Church Gate Collection held in April. A total of €23.40 was raised and a sum of €,562.63 was raised across the Diocese.

Bunclody/Kilmyshall drama Group

..are holding auditions for our Summer production "WHEN I SNAP MY FINGERS" by Bruce Adam - Summer Show Group in Redmond's Lounge on Monday 21st May at 8pm. Come and be part of this Hilarious one act comedy. New people very welcome, Onstage and behind the scenes, we'd love to have you.

Bunclody Horticultural

It’s perfect weather to come to Bunclody for our favourite time of year the Annual Bunclody Horticultural Society Plant Sale on Saturday 26th May from 10.30am - 12pm. 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. Tea & coffee served. Remember the early bird catches the best plants.


 A small green brochure has arrived this weekend in the parish. It’s available in the Church. It attempts to answer in factual terms the questions put to those who are proposing a NO vote in next Friday’s referendum. You are invited to take it away with you and to study it as you prepare for the referendum next Friday.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 9 pm 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.


Choir Practice in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for May 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Paulina
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline
  • 12 Noon: Srs of Inst Word

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

  • Ellen Delaney / Liz Kelly

Shrine Rota

  • Sarah Burke & Margaret Barry


Pentecost coincided with the Feast of Weeks which became one of the pilgrimage Feasts for people of God in the Old Testament. It celebrated the granting of the Law by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. When God first communicated the Law to Moses there were extraordinary manifestations of God’s appearance of Theophany. Moses led the people out of the camp to meet God. Mount Sinai was entirely wrapped in smoke, because Yahweh had descended on it in the form of fire. The smoke rose like smoke from a furnace and the whole mountain shook violently." This is an account of a powerful Theophany where the features of noise, smoke, cloud and fire are prominent features.

The Apostles were gathered in a room w hen God made his presence felt. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in foreign language as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech." The Apostles had their experience of Theophany. It brings about an immediate transformation. Immediately they take on the role of prophets proclaiming the word of God to the many nationalities gathered in Jerusalem for the feast. The Spirit manifests himself in various ways in the New Testament.

In the Gospel reading w e meet a very different view of the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of Truth and will give internal witness to Jesus and his Father and enable us to give witness to the Truth. As the spirit of truth he will lead us to the complete truth." He will enable us to interpret and assimilate the truth about God that Jesus reveals to us, make it our own, and make it part of our thinking and spiritual lives.


  • 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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