23-01-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 22nd January
    7:00pm Rita Dillon, 1st Anniversary, Main Street. Jimmy Kehoe, Anniversary, Cametigue.
  • Sunday 23rd January
    12 Noon Paddy O’Brien & Patrick Kavanagh, Anniversaries. Aidan & Molly Whelan, Anniversaries.
  • Saturday 29th January
    11:00am Lizzie Redmond, Anne Wilson & Ann Brennan, Barnahask. Willy Murphy, Anniversary, Wood Road. Shem Murphy, Mill Road.
    7:00pm Peter Roberts.
  • Sunday 30th January
    9:00am Jerry McGrath & Mary Hiney and deceased members of the McGrath family. 12 Noon Ann Cowman & deceased members of the Cowman and Gantly Families. Sister Ann O’Leary formerly of the Presentation order, 1st Anniversary, Also her Parents Pat & Milly and Siblings Tessa, Patsy, Sean, Michael & Liam.

Envelope Collection

Monday 17th January : €1,031.70 Thank You for your Generosity

Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass
The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the electricity, heating, repairs etc.

Your support for both is much appreciated.


Contribution Envelopes 2022 can be collected from the The Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody .

Bunclody Community Park

Please support the newly formed Bunclody Recreation-al Committee who are holding a Trolley Raffle at EUROSPAR on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th January 2022. Also other prizes to be won in the raffle are one tonne bag of highest quality seasoned hardwood fire-wood kindly donated by Eddie Malone. And a large skip bag for your big spring clean kindly donated by O Toole skip hire. Draw will take place @ 6pm on the Saturday evening .

We as a Committee are so thankful to everyone who has supported us in anyway to date , it is all very much appreciated. To date we are thrilled to have raised in excess of €15,000 which is fantastic however we have a lot more to raise to get 1st phase of com-munity park off the ground .

If you wish to make a donation Bank details are as follows :
IBAN: IE2IBOFI90652323765997
Bank of Ireland Bunclody
Go fund me link HTTPS://

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 January 2022

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 22nd January 8:00pm Laurence Dunne & Sisters Lizzie & Nellie and de-ceased members of the Dunne family.
  • Sunday 23rd January 10:30am Tom O’Connor, Ryland Hill, Anniversary & his daughter Sandra whose Anniversary occurs around this time.
  • Saturday 29th January 8:00pm Phyllis Murphy, Anniversary.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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: Friday: 14th January Winner: Mary Jordan €100 - Seller: Steemers Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes 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 takes place next Saturday 29th January after mass.

2022 Weekly Envelopes have been distributed. I f you have not received your envelopes and would like to support the Parish, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 to be added to the list. Thank you for your continued generous Support.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Bunclody Parish Office

  • MONDAY 17th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY 18th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY 19th Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • THURSDAY 20th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY 21st Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Pat Doyle
May He Rest in Peace.

Employment Vacancy

Bunclody Parish Caretaker/Cleaner
Caretaking/Gardening/Cleaning Parish Property & Grounds
Job Reference – 2207776

Bunclody Tidy Towns General Operative
Litter Control/Sweeping Pathways/Gardening
Job Reference – 2207777

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.


APRIL - OCT 2022:

7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434 510 or email

MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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 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.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email for more information.


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

Ballon Business & Training Service

  • Get your garden Spring Ready Mon 24th Jan 2-4pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Relax and Paint Tues 18th Jan 11.30am - 1.30pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Manual and Computerised Payroll Mon 17th Jan 7-10pm x 10 weeks €300
  • Watercolours with Breda Wed 19th Jan 2pm - 4pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Manual and Computerised Book-keeping Thurs 20th Jan 7-10pm x 10 weeks €300
  • Food & Friends Wed 2nd Feb 10 - 12pm x 6 weeks €75

**Please note we close for business at 5pm Wed 22nd Dec and open again 9am Thurs 6th Jan 2022.

Ballon Business & Training Service The Old School Ballon Co. Carlow

Tel: 059-915-9447

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Kildavin National School - Enrolment

Applications for Enrolment for Kildavin National School are now open. Application forms can be downloaded from our website or sent out from the school office on request 053 93 76456

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.

Mary's Meals Quiz

"The monthly online quiz for Mary's Meals, which has raised over €16,000 to feed hungry children in 20 countries , will be held on Friday, 28th January, at 8pm. To take part or simply donate contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you."


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm
Simply Divine Sat 15th Jan 10.04-10. 30am
Damien Richardson shares his personal story with Maria Colfer about his journey from the darkness of addiction to the joy of family and how he met Pope Francis.
Sounds For Sunday 16th Jan 9.04am - 10.00am
Sounds for Sunday, is presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes requests, hymns and sacred songs.
*Text Line for requests 089 2700688*

Bunclody Library Book Club

..are currently taking names to join their book club for adults, which will meet online once a month on a Thursday evening via MS Teams, with a view to holding this in person in the branch once it’s safe to do so. Register your interest by emailing For the monthly book club you will be sent an email with a link to the meeting in MS Teams – all you need to do is have MS Teams app installed on your device! All are welcome to join!


‘DEVOTION’ is the title of the recently published memoir of former Tyrone All-Ireland winning coach Micky Harte. In a moving testimony to the tragic loss of his daughter, Micky speaks of the value and gift of his Christian faith in coping with her loss and finding meaning. Staying with the topic of meaning, Bishop Robert Barron explores the question of ‘What makes Life Meaningful?’ The Homily for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is offered by Bishop Ger Nash who reflects on the story of the Wedding Feast of Cana. We have the usual newsletter insert and look forward to the Week for Christian Unity which takes place from 18th to 25th January. Finally, Thursday 20th January marks what would have been the 50th birthday of Servant of God, Fr Ragheed Ganni. Ibar Quirke reflects on his extraordinary witness and life. Check out these and other resources available at


The Gospel readings, this year, comes from St. Luke’s Gospel. The first verses of the Gospel reminds us that Luke has done his own research and confirms the accounts that came from eye witnesses to the ministry of Jesus. The Gospel moves directly to the inaugural address of Jesus as he set out on his mission. Inaugural ad-dresses usually set out the ambitions, promises and hopes of the speaker. Jesus does not use his own words but finds the words of the prophet Isaiah perfect to outline his mission. The Spirit of the Lord has taken hold of him and anointed him. The Holy Spirit came down on him at his baptism and has given him prophetic power to begin and accomplish his mission. That leads him to give the detail of his service to humanity.

Jesus come, first of all, to bring good news to the poor. We think naturally of those who lack the necessities to live a good human life. But we can be poor in various ways, People who lack sufficient education are poor; people who do not have sufficient transport can be considered poor, but, above all those who lack a good set of human values and a positive culture are poor. The Good News of Jesus Gospel would help people at all levels of human life. Jesus came, as well, to proclaim liberty to captives. He is thinking not just of those who are imprisoned or physically restricted. People are also captive when they are dominated by bad habits and addictions that ruin their freedom. Jesus also offers liberation to the downtrodden, those who are oppressed by tyrants or people who exercise excessive control over them. Jesus also came to enlighten us", to lead us out of blindness and ignorance to see the good and beauty of genuine human life.

Jesus final task is "to proclaim the Lord’s year of favour". He came as grace and gift to us opening up for us the avenues to eternal salvation. Now is the appropriate time. Now is the time of salvation, "the Lord’s year of favour".


  • 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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