- Saturday 23rd June
7:00pm John Connors, Irish Street. Jimmy Foley, Killanure. Hugh
Doyle, Killanure, 1st Anniversary.
- Sunday 24th June
9:00am Tom Kavanagh, Gurteen and deceased members of the Kavanagh
- Tuesday 26th June
9:00am Kathleen Delaney & deceased members of the family.
- Wednesday 27th June
9:00am Mogue Wall. Noreen Mahoney.
- Saturday 30th June
7:00pm Thomas Cox, Gurteen.
- Sunday 1st July
12 Noon Denny & Bill Murphy, Gurteen and deceased members of the
Murphy family. Arthur, Kathleen & Cathy Hendrick and also deceased
members of the Hendrick family. John McCaulghan, Anniversary.
Monday 18th June: €1301.70
Thank You for your Generosity
Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays
Friday 27th July 2018 Blessing of graves in Old Cemetery at 7:00pm.
Calvary Cemetery: Holy Mass at 8:00pm.
Parish Family Picnic
..taking place in Bunclody Soccer Ground on Sunday July 8th at 2pm.
Volunteers are needed to assist on the day, if interested please contact
the parish office 053 93 76190.
Pilgrimage to Knock
Taking place on Sunday 1st July. Cost includes 2 meals: €50. To book
your place Contact: Sean Kinsella 053 9123819 or Neil Foley 087 9740120.
World Meeting of Families 2018.
Thank you for supporting last weekend’s National Collection for the
World Meeting of Families 2018.
Sonas Health & Wellness Centre
A meditation evening of mindfulness & mindful living teaching will be
held on Wednesday evenings 7:30-8:30pm. Releasing stress & anxiety and
promoting relaxation. For booking please contact Melissa O Neil 087
Centering Prayer Saturday Gathering
..and upcoming retreats. 13th July Friday: Day of Prayer and
Reflection. Mount St Anne's Retreat Centre, Killinard, Co Laoise.
17th-24th July: 8 Day Centering Prayer Retreat. Tobar Mhuire Retreat
Centre, Crossgar, Co Down. For retreat information and bookings phone
Eileen: 087 6017709 or email:email@example.com For
a full list of our retreats: www.coi.ie
WMOF Diocesan of Ferns
If You’d like to book for the events of the week please consult the
World Meeting of Families Website: www.worldmeeting2018.ie
Kids Summer Camp
Will be taking place in Bunclody Soccer Club on the 9th-13th July.
Ages 8-12 years old. €30 per child, family discounts also. For more
information Contact Sisters on : 087 2797194/053 9375398
Kilmyshall Field Day - Sunday 1st July
All usual attractions: bottle stall, bouncy castle, wheel-of-fortune,
Over 60's Dress Competition. Male & Female. Entries to Children’s Art
Competition must be in by June 27th, entries on A4 size sheet please.
Please leave them in to the school.
Field Day Raffle tickets will be delivered in the coming weeks.
We would be grateful for any donations of unwanted gifts and bottles for
our bottle stall. In order to facilitate the labelling the bottles for
the Field Day please leave donations for bottles stall to the Parochial
House or the Half - Way shop before the 22nd June.
Anyone available and would like to help at the Field Day please
contact Janette on 086 3681772
This is the Parish’s main fundraising event of the year and your
support is very much appreciated.
Parish Office Opening Hours
The Parish Office will be opened Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 4:30pm &
Friday 8:30-1:00pm each week.
Swimming in unsupervised areas can be extremely hazardous. Potential
Hazards include: Underwater obstructions, moving boats, deep & shallow
water, slippery & uneven surfaces, tides & strong currents, water
quality unsuitable for bathing. Parents, know where your children are at
all times and please ensure that if they go swimming, they are aware of
To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una
Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.
Streams of Bunclody Festival Parade
FREE drop in workshops taking place Mondays 9:30—3:30pm and Friday
9:30—12:30p, in ART BANK, Bunclody. Be part of the Queen of Hearts
parade on Friday 20th July by dropping in to the workshops and helping
construct props and costumes.
Special Ministers for June 2018
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
- 9:00am: Caroline Fortune
- 12 Noon: Anita Somers
- 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh/Maura Quinlivan
- 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts/Leanne Nolan
- 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/Celia Burns
- 7:00pm : B
- 9:00am : C
- 12 Noon : A
- Dermot O’Connor & John Burke
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
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
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist and listen to Luke’s
account of his nativity. John’s story is one of sacrifice and humility.
His parents know there will be something very special about this child.
The circumstances surrounding his birth already have people amazed.
Jewish historians account that John was a preacher around the time of
Pontius Pilate who went around calling people to renewal! He spent a lot
of time in the wilderness, eating wild things and wearing sackcloth. He
must have been a very interesting and attractive figure as we are told
in the gospels that people flocked to the River Jordan to be baptised by
him; a sign of their re-pentance or renewal of relationship with God.
John gathered so many followers around him that he was considered a
threat to Herod Antipas who feared he might begin a rebellion. John was
a preacher, a prophet, a signpost pointing people in the right
direction: towards Jesus of Nazareth.
We can pray today for all those people who acted as signposts in our
lives and brought us closer to God in some way, those who guided us and
pointed us in the right direction when we needed it. We too are also
called to be signposts for others.