21-04-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 20th April
    9:00pm John Hanrick, Main Street. Jerry Barry, Anniversary, Carrigduff. Ronald Partridge, Anniversary. Donal & Joan O’Connor.
  • Sunday 21st April
    12:00 Noon Thomas & Anastasia Gantly and family. Danny Kinsella, Ned & Bridie Kinsella, Kilbranish and Baby Daniel.
  • Monday 22nd April
    11:00am Larry & Lizzie Doyle, Church Rd.
  • Tuesday 23rd April
    9:00am Johnny Connors, Irish street. Dan Kehoe. Special Intention.
  • Saturday 27th April
    11:00am Nan Murphy.
    7:00pm Patrick J Mulrennan. Thomas Doyle, Months Mind, Carrigban & the family wish to extend thanks to everyone for their support.

Envelope Collection

Monday 15th April: €738.70 Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 27th April 8:00pm Alice, Sonny, Betty and Mary Cullen & deceased members of the Doyle & O’Brien families. Martin Foley, Cashel, 6th Anniversary and his sister Johanna Fagen 1st Anniversary.

Eucharistic Adoration

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


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.

Words of Wisdom

"When you are angry for a minute you lose 60 seconds of happiness." - Nance Bond

Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April

In Bunclody Parish Church at 2:30pm. Confession chaplet 3:00pm Prayer of divine mercy, Mass & Benediction.

Holy Week Ceremonies

Church of the Most Holy Trinity

  • Holy Saturday 20th April:
    - No Morning Mass
    - Confession from 11:30am - 12:30pm
    - Easter Vigil Maas at 9:00pm
  • Easter Sunday 21st April:
    - Mass at 9:00am and 12 Noon
  • Easter Monday 22nd April:
    - Mass at 11:00am

Church Gate Collection

For St Patrick’s Special School will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April.

Give Blood

The mobile blood clinic will visit Bunclody on Thursday 25th April. The clinic will take place in FCJ Secondary School from 4:30pm until 8:00pm. Please donate and help those in need.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


 ...request Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.


Practice in Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you have relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let us 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 April 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Doyle
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan & Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne & Paul Egan
  • 12 Noon: Elen Delaney

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Sr. Madeleine Ryan & Sr. Madeleine Hayes

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner Michael Redmond €81 Next draw Friday 3rd May. Thank you for your support.

Bunclody VTOS

Is enrolling now. Participants can complete QQI courses free of charge. If you’re aged 21 or over, in receipt of a social welfare payment & want to return to education or upskill please call into Bunclody Adult Education Centre on Ryland Road or phone 0863837645 for more information.


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

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 Fri 12th April Winner: Colin Levingstone, €124, Seller: KNS. Next draw will be held on 26th April.

2nd Collection 13th/14th April: €204 .00

Eucharistic Ministers - April 2019:

  • Saturday: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word—April 2019

  • Saturday 27th: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 28th: John Atkinson

Holy Week Ceremonies

St Mary Magdalene

Holy Saturday 20th April:
- Confession from 11:00am—12:00pm
- Easter Vigil Mass at 9:00pm

Easter Sunday 21st April:
- Mass at 10:30am

Easter Monday 22nd April:
No mass

There will be NO ADORATION Tuesday 23rd April.

Kilmyshall National School Parents Council

..would like to thank everyone who supported our trolley raffle in Eurospar Bunclody. Congratulations to Julie Black on winning the raffle. Also we are having a clothes collection on Monday 20th May in the school .

Bunclody Tidy Towns

National spring clean taking place Saturday 27th of April meeting on the square at public toilets at 11 am. We are looking for volunteers to come and support in this clean up. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact

TERESA on 0877030627 or LUCY 086 3464940.

Bunclody Tidy Towns A.G.M. will take place in Redmond's Loft on Thursday 9th May at 8 pm. All welcome

Irish Cancer Society

Church Gate Collection taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate any and all donations.

Diocese of Ferns, Camino de Santiago

The Portuguese Way,
Lisbon to Fatima (Stage 1)
17th-24th August 2019
€599.00pp inc. Flights, Accommodation & Insurance
(Limited Places - Early Booking Essential)
Director: Fr. Roger O'Neill
Chaplain: Fr. James Cullen
Booking: O'Leary Travel Ltd. 0539233178

Bunclody Home Care Cancer

Annual Walk will take place on Sunday 19th May from the Square at 2pm. Please come along and support.

Daffodil Day raised over €6000.00 this year. Thanks to all who helped on the day and to all those who gave so generously.


This weekend we celebrate the Paschal Mystery. We think of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus was a good man who was also the Son of God. His ministry was one of love and enlightenment. He came to uncover the mystery of God and the mystery of ourselves for us. He chose the way of death to express his great love for each of us. St Paul reminds us of the full meaning of Jesus’ death. "The life that I am now living, …I am living in faith, faith in the Son of God who loves me and gave himself for me." He loved us by giving himself on our behalf and for our benefit. His death also ex-pressed his love for his heavenly Father. He chose to fulfil the Father’s will rather than his own. In response, his Father raised him from the dead and he came to walk once more on this earth. Later he returned to the Father to become the head of the church and the one who leads the people of God to true life.

There is a very clear connection between the death and resurrection of Christ and our own lives. Jesus’ decisive moment of death happened in Gethsemane when he made up his mind to carry out his Father’s will. There he died to all the self-will and selfishness in him-self in order to show his love for his Father and for all of us. We too are challenged to do the same in our love of God and of each other. If we follow the example of Jesus, then we will rise to a better and more fulfilled life that will anticipate a permanent life with the Risen Christ beyond this world.


  • 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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