21-04-2024  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 20th April
    11:00am Nan Murphy, Nee Ronan, Carrigban, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Jerry Barry, Carrigduff, Anniversary. Mick Fitzgerald, Carrigduff , Anniversary.
  • Sunday 21st April
    9:00am Danny Kinsella, Kilbranish also his grandparents Ned and Bridie Kinsella and baby Daniel Kinsella.
    12 Noon Maria Kuchta.
  • Tuesday 23rd April
    9:00am Johnny Connors, Irish Street.
    11:00am Lax & Mary McFarland, Walkinstown.
  • Saturday 27th April
    7:00pm Bernie Jordan, Month’s Mind.
  • Sunday 28th April
    12 Noon Denis Finn, Carrigduff, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall


Envelope Collection

Sunday 14th April: €495.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody Parish Office

We have a selection of Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

Bunclody Library

Mindfulness, Meditation & Sound Therapy with Sundara Selfcare – Thursday 25th April at 7.00pm. Join Bernadette Murphy from Sundara Selfcare for a relaxing mindful evening which includes tips on bringing Meditation & Mindfulness into your daily life. The session will end with some sound therapy leaving everyone feeling relaxed, bal-anced & better able to cope with life! Places limited, booking essential.

Classic Film Club – Friday 26th April 11.00am – 1.00pm. Join us for a classic film for adults. Booking required.

Spring into Storytime: Storytime and Craft Event – Saturday 27th April 11.00am to 12.00pm. As part of our Spring into Storytime programme, join us for a storytime and craft for ages 4-7 years. Please book a space for the child only.

Kids’ Board Games Afternoon – Saturday 27th April 2.00 – 3.30pm. New event! Pop into the library this afternoon to play some of our favourite children’s board games. This is a family event. No need to book – all welcome!

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

Bunclody Swimming Pool

Applications are invited for Bunclody Swimming Pool and Amenities for the following positions for the summer season running from June to August 2024: Manager, Senior Lifeguards and Junior Lifeguards and Level 1 and Level 2 Swim Teachers. Application Forms are available by emailing Please include a valid contact number and email address. Applicants for Lifeguard positions must be 17 years and over on June 1st and preference will be given to those who hold relevant teaching qualifications. Swimming Pool Lifeguards MUST be WSI or RLSS qualified. Copies of valid and up to date certificates will be required to accompany your application, with originals brought to interview. Closing date for completed application forms is 5pm Friday March 8th2024. Interviews will be held in early April, to be con-firmed.

Bunclody Swimming Pool Silver Circle Results March 29th

  • 1st prize: Dunbar Family €500
  • 2nd prize: Harry & Claire Byrne €200
  • 3rd prize: Maureen Murphy €100

Fully paid member draw: Annette Morris (Family membership)


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Bunclody Library

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

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



Special Ministers for April 2024

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan / Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne / Sr. Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm :
  • 9:00am :
  • 12 Noon :

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton / Betty Comiskey


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

No Mass in Kilmyshall from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th inclusive.
Adoration as usual on Tuesday 23rd April 10:00am - 4:00pm in the Oratory.
Choir: Rehearsals every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members welcome.
Split the Pot Winner: Friday 12th April – Siobhan Fahy €135- Seller: K.P.O. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemer’s, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw will take place after Mass next Saturday 27th April.


Minister of the Eucharist April

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 27th April: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 28th April: Liz Atkinson

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Congratulations all second class student who received their First Confession on Thursday 18th April in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody. First Holy Communion will be held on the 25th of May for all second class students

Trip to Garbandal in June

Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th €250 sharing or €330 single That includes bus transfers from Santander to Garbandal, accommodation and full board. You book your own flight with Ryanair Dublin to Santander Sunday 16th light is at 5:55am and returning Wednesday 19th.

Contact Margaret Byrne 087 7552935.

Conversations with Women in the Bible

This Conference will be on 10th May 2024.
Venue: Ballyvaloo Retreat & Conference Centre, Blackwater.
The speaker: Thérèse Fitzgerald.
Times: 10:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost: €30 (includes lunch) pay on the door.
Booking Essential: Contact Sara or Catherina at 056 7722870 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday or e-mail before May 7th.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

..will be observed on Sunday, April 21st, 2024. It is also known as ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’ because the Gospel is always from John chapter 10 where Jesus speaks of himself as being a caring shepherd. The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfil the Lord's instruction when he asked us: "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). A whole year has been dedicated to prayer and promotion of the vocation to the diocesan priesthood. The theme of the year was entitled ‘TAKE THE RISK FOR CHRIST’. Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood and religious life and the Church will always having pastors who care for God’s people with the heart of Christ himself.

This Sunday 21st April, at St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Vocations Sunday will be marked by a holy hour of prayer, beginning at 3pm. All are welcome.


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.

Chroma Art Group

are exhibiting New Exciting Work at ArtBank Bunclody from April 20th to May 3rd 2024. Come along to support this lovely exhibition at our opening on Sunday 20th April at 3pm Opening Hours Wednesday-Saturday 2:00 to 5:00pm Chroma 24-Art Bank Bunclody

Chroma Art Group are delighted to showcase some of their most recent work here in the ArtBank Gallery. This wonderful venue is a magnet for a host of creative endeavours throughout the year and is deeply rooted in the heart of the local community.
Chroma, are a Carlow-based art group, formed in 2018. This cur-rent exhibition captures the beauty of Irish land and seascapes, in both oils and mixed media. Some pieces are figurative, while others are more semi-abstract in nature,

The group members have exhibited widely in solo and group shows. Many of their paintings now hang in homes in Ireland and abroad. This is great opportunity to view a variety of captivating artworks by this talented group.

The artist are:-
Mary Clare Nolan, Lorraine Hayden, Bridget Monks, Liz Eustace, Maeve Taylor, Ann Cuddy.
The Exhibition will run from:- Saturday 20th April to Friday 3rd May.
Opening hours:_ Wednesday to Saturday—2:00pm to 5:00pm All are welcome



hot dinner delivered

If you or someone you know is in need of a hot dinner delivered to your home by volunteer drivers three times per week, Please contact Brigid on 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

Church Choir

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.


Come join us on Sunday 2nd June for Clohamon 5 a side street Tug-of-War. A great fun event Tug-of War starts at 4pm sharp. Registration of teams from 3-3.30pm All teams of 5 welcome, men’s and ladies competitions—— no mixed teams, Runners/trainers to be worn by all participants, 3 meter pull.
Winners and runners up will be presented with medals on the day, Winners will receive a perpetual Cup. There will also be a barrel of beer which entitles all partici-pants to a free pint in the village bar Clohamon. Tug of war starts at 4pm sharp Music in the Village bar 7pm to 9pm Raffle on night.. For any information contact

Eilish Kavanagh 0871345229

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCIES



Age limit 21 years upwards Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.

MCN - Media

Our live streaming web address has been updated. To access MCN Media, please go to on your web browser. To watch Mass on our Parish website there will be no change everything remains the same. For any queries please contact: From ROI 0044 28 8772 9580 From UK and NI 028 8772 9580

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Kilmyshall /Bunclody Parish Medjugorje Pilgrimage Thursday 3rd October - 10th October 2024. Direct Aer Lingus flight From Dublin. Return Transfers Medjugorje. Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meals. Pilgrimage Insurance. Marian Pilgrimage Guide for duration of trip. Cost €835. €50 discount if paid by 2nd February. Further information Contact: Ann Murphy on 0872254206

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

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Bunclody ICA - New members needed

It is 70 years since ICA was started in Bunclody. The guild has always been very active in the parish for all those years. We want to keep that tradition alive. But, due in no small way to Covid 19 and the demographic ageing of our members, we are desperately looking for new members to join our guild. We meet once a month and have a guest speaker. Sometimes have various crafts, etc at our meeting. We also meet once a month for coffee and chat in local restaurant. Sadly, if we do not get new members, we may have to close the guild. If you have 2 hours to spare, once a month, and to keep the guild open, which was kept going by so many wonderful women in the past.

Please phone 087 2805426 or 086 8135587

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

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


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


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

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


Mass is available to watch online. To view go to and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with any queries you may have.


Our relationship with those ‘in charge’ of us changes when we sense that not only are they in charge, but they care. Remember the difference this made for you as a child and give thanks for the caring adults who were part of your life.

The good shepherd ‘lays down his life for the sheep’. When has your care for another led you to ‘lay down your life’ for that person, e.g., as a friend, parent, spouse, son or daughter? When have you known another to do this for you?

Jesus speaks of the freedom of the Good Shepherd in laying down his life. Faced with the needs of others, we can at times feel trapped into looking after them, caught by duty, obligation, or guilt. We can become like the hired hands doing a job without care for the person. Perhaps you have experienced both attitudes, caring for others

under duress and caring by your free choice. What difference did it make when you chose to care for the other, even in circumstances where you had little option?

What do these experiences of love and care in human relationships reveal to you about God’s love for you?


‘Take the Risk for Christ’ is the name of the year just ending that was dedicated to prayer for and promotion of the diocesan priesthood. As the year draws to a close on this ‘World Day of Prayer for Vocations’, we provide resources and ideas for how we can continue to create a culture of vocations. We have an interview with Sean O’ Leary on the topic of vocations, an article on priesthood, vocational promotion videos and ideas of how we can promote vocations in our families and faith communities. We also include a homily for

Vocations Sunday and Pope Francis’ message for the day. What does Catholic Social teaching have to say about immigration? An excellent article explores the wisdom badly needed for the times in which we live. Finally, a discussion on the problem of social isolation and an article by Sean Byrne on Bishop Ger’s prayer for favourable weather. Check out these and other resources available at


  • 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.

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