20-08-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 19th August
    7:00pm Andy Redmond Main Street & Denis Jordan Strahart. Katie O Brien.
  • Saturday 26th August
    7:00pm James & Marie Redmond Ryland. Aaron Byrne, Carrigduff.
  • Sunday 27th August
    12 Noon Paddy Ryan, Ryland Road. Dinny Carton. Margaret Doyle, 29 Carrigban.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 13th August: €745 Thank You for your Generosity

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.

Parish Office

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


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Evelyn Barry Doyle May She Rest in Peace.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

20th September 2017 €709 Fully Inclusive for 7 nights Departing from Dublin Spiritual Director: Fr. Laurence O’Connor. For more information Please Contact: Ann Murphy 053 9377632 /0872254206

The Parish Office

..will be open this week on Wednesday 23rd 9-5, Thursday 24th 9-5, Friday 25th 9-1:30 and the same hours for the following week.




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: June w inner: James Kenny.

300 -1 Club : 1st: Mary Stamp Cashel.2nd Emily Ni Shionoid. 3rd: Betty Cowman, Kilmyshall. 4th: Nellie Long, Rossaard. 5th: Philip & Margaret Roberts, Mullawn. 6th: Tommy Redmond Cloneybyrne. 7th: James O’Brien. 8th: Una & Jimmy Murphy, Mt. Leinster Park. 9th: Joe & Jane Byrne, Ballinavocran.10th: Jaro Cario, Mt. Leinster Park. Next Draw Saturday 26th August. Your Support is very much Appreciated.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Patricia Murphy. H.W .H. €78,Seller: H.W .H. Next draw: Friday 25th August. 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 week for Trócaire East Africa Appeal realised: €587.00. Many thanks for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist - August 2017

  • Saturday: Joan Finn
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - August 2017

  • Saturday 19th August: Nicole Hewson
  • Sunday 20th August: Cathal Sweeney
  • Saturday 26th August: Riona Mahon
  • Sunday 27th August: Margaret Roberts

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. 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, Irish Street on Thursday 24th August at 8:00pm .


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

Bunclody Vocational College

Our next Split the Pot draw is Friday 25th August June. Envelopes available in O’Reilly’s Supervalu, Eurospar, Ken Rothwell, Bunclody Credit Union and Bunclody Vocational College.

Facebook page

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - The Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody.

Vacancies in Local CE Scheme

Day Care Assistant Bunclody
Tidy Towns General Operative Bunclody
Caretaker/Maintenance in Castledockrell Parish

To be eligible you MUST be in receipt of a payment for one year from DSP and be over 21 YEARS Jobs will be advertised on an attached page next week.

‘The Monday Club’

St.Marys Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody.
Come and join us and brighten up your Monday mornings
Continuing with the September Programme after the Summer Holiday Break.
10am – 2pm
Throughout the year we will have information sharing, entertainment, arts & crafts, guest speakers and many more topics.
Monday 4th Sep: "Alternative Remedies" with Suzanne Byrne Bunclody Health Shop
Monday 11th Sep: "Modern Technology" FCJ Students will help you improve your skills on phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
Monday 18th Sep: "Test Your Competitive Side" with games such as Darts, Boules, Croquet, Horseshoe Throwing and lots more.
Monday 25th Sep: "Modern Technology" continued......
Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch

Clothes Collection

..for Street Children of Calcutta w ill take place in the Church car park between 3-5pm on Thursday 24th August. Your support is greatly appreciated.


We might wonder why Jesus is so rude and dismissive to the woman in todays’ Gospel who comes and asks for his help. Does he really call the woman "a dog"?! Many explanations have been given for Jesus’ words with some suggesting that it was an attempt at a first century joke, that he was just "teasing" (he didn’t really mean it) or that it was an opportunity to test the woman’s faith. The disciples also clearly want her sent away.

What happens just before this incident is important. Jesus has just left Gennesaret where the Pharisees have continued to be extremely hostile towards him. Jesus’ mission to "the lost sheep of the House of Israel" is not going to so well. So, Jesus "leaves that place" and goes somewhere that is unfamiliar: What happens in this unfamiliar place is certainly life giving for the woman and for Jesus also. It might be considered a place of new beginnings as Jesus’ mission is opened up to those who would have been considered "unworthy", such as the woman who is also a foreigner. The food rejected by the religious leaders at the time is ending up in unexpected places. It is here that the kingdom grows.

You have to admire the woman’s persistence. She is a reminder of the people we encounter who have great faith and make a deep impression on us.

We might ask ourselves today: when have experiences of rejection in our own lives led to new possibilities? Where are the unfamiliar places that we must go in order to grow, to embrace new life and new experiences.

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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