24-06-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • 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 family.
  • 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.

Envelope Collection

Monday 18th June: €1301.70
Thank You for your Generosity

Eucharistic Adoration:

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

Parish Patron

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 6874761.

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 For a full list of our retreats:

WMOF Diocesan of Ferns

If You’d like to book for the events of the week please consult the World Meeting of Families Website:

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.

Public Notice

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 these dangers.

Volunteers Required

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh/Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts/Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Nancy Guinan

Shrine Rota:

  • Dermot O’Connor & John Burke

Alcoholics Anonymous

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 help.

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 prayer.


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.

Jane Mellett


  • 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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