26-02-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 25th February
    7:00pm Frank Buckley, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Sunday 26th February
    12 Noon Shay Delaney 1st Anniversary. Daniel & Ellen Murphy
  • Monday 27th February
    9:00am Marks Hogan.
  • Saturday 4th March
    7:00pm Dan Mc Clean, 1st Anniversary. Jimmy Mc Grath.


Saturday 25th February 8:00pm Myles Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights 6th Anniversary.

Sunday 26th February 10:30am Tom O’Connor, Month’s Mind. Ellen & Mike Taylor & deceased members of the O’Connor & Taylor families.

Sunday 5th March 10:30am Jack & Kitty Kenny & Elizabeth Nolan Half -Way -House.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, & Gurteen on Wednesday 1st March, please note change, and all other areas on Friday 3rd March.

Family Mass

..will be celebrated this Sunday 26th February at 12 Noon Mass. All are welcome.

‘The Monday Club’

St.Marys Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody. Come and join us and brighten up your Monday mornings Continuing with the March programme 10am – 2pm

Monday 6th March: “Keep up with Modern Technolo-gy”. Students from FCJ will help you improve your skills on phone, tablet, laptop, etc. Sessions will include basic skills, downloading apps of interest, skype, saving photos, etc.

Monday 13th March: “Skin Care & Beauty treat-ments”, with Michelle McDonald ( McCauley’s Pharmacy)

Monday 20th March: “ Keep up with Modern Technology” Continued..

Monday 27th March: “Craft Work” - Upscale tired and old furniture with Noeleen Maloney

Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch.

This Club will suit the 60+ age group.

Transport not provided.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Mary Courtney Murphy, Clonroche May She Rest in Peace.


Mass will be celebrated from Most Holy Trinity Church this Sunday 26th Feb. at 10:00am. A good attendance would be appreciated. Please note There will be no 9:00am Mass.

Ash Wednesday

March 1st begins the season of LENT.

Most Holy Trinity

Mass and distribution of Ashes 9:00am and 7:00pm.

St Mary Magdalene Church, Kilmyshall

Mass and distribution of Ashes at 7:30pm

Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.


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

Weekday Mass: Held in the Oratory at 9 :30 Tues-day, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. Prayer Group meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the parochial house. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday in the Oratory from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Adorer’s required for hour 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm & 3pm-4pm. If you are available please leave your name in the parish office 053 9377188.

Parish Website: Newsletter available now on website.

Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

300 -1 Club : Draw th is Sat. 28 th February, after Mass. Your Support is Appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: February winner : Joe & Carmel Stafford.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: P .J . Kehoe €88 Seller: H.W .H. Next draw: Friday 24th February. Envelopes available in Kilmyshall National School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne Hardware, Clohamon, & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Thank you for your support.

The 2nd collection: Last weeks collection € 274.10

Ministers of the Eucharist - March 2017:

  • Saturday Night: Martin Cullen
  • Sunday Morning: Margret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - March 2017:

  • Saturday 4th March : Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 5th March: Margaret Roberts

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.

Whist: Every

Monday Night in St. Aidan ’s Hall.

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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.

Special Ministers for March 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Eliz O’Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke

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

  • Nan Kelly

Shrine Rota

  • Annie Meyler / John Burke

Choir: Choir Practice in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017

Pilgrimage Application Forms are now available in the Parish Office.

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Parish Pastoral Council

Next Meeting on Thursday 2nd March at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Vacancies at Home Instead Senior Care

Qualified experienced Caregivers to care for elderly people and people with disabilities in the Bunclody and surrounding areas, Fetac level 5, experience preferred. You must have a car, hours to suit family life. Please send your CV to or call our office for a chat 053 9184042.

Parish Coffee Morning

On Saturday 4th March after 11:00am Mass All are Welcome

Church Gate Collection

..on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March in aid of Faith Teens Club. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Annual Cystic Fibrosis Church Gate Collection

Takes place this weekend Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

A big Thank You to all who supported and those who donated prizes for the recent Christmas Whist which was a great success. Teresa Byrne & Eamon Hayes.

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group

..will present this years Festival entry "Agnes of God" written by John Pielmeier in the FCJ concert hall, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th March at 8:00pm to allow local audiences to see the play before it starts its run on the circuit. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Art Bank

Tues. 28th Feb: Textile Craft Workshop 8 -10pm Thurs. 2nd Mar: Art Collaboration Workshop 8 -10pm Sat 4th Mar: Dress for Mess Children’s Workshop 12 - 1:30pm


We all have moments of worry and anxiety. Many people are anxious about the future, planning their lives and stretching forward months and sometimes years. We can worry about finance, about relation-ships, about the world, our communities. In today’s Gospel, Jesus urges us not to worry about material things. We should not be enslaved by possessions. We are asked ‘what really rules our lives?’ If it is money and objects then that leads nowhere; they do not lead to fulfilment. Worry is unproductive. We all know this but that’s not very helpful when we are actually anxious about something. Jesus is urging us in today’s Gospel to free ourselves of worry. Worry is a symptom of a lack of faith. Jesus is not calling us to apathy or a life of carelessness but to realise that nothing was ever achieved by worrying.

How do we respond to worry or anxiety? Do we pray? Do we talk to God? Our thoughts can bring us to imagining endless outcomes of a situation, but none of those thoughts are real. Jesus is calling us today to a deeper awareness, to a letting go, to being more present to this moment, to ’today’. ’Consider the lilies in the field, how they grow…’ these words of Jesus about the providence of God are powerful and encourage us to put trust in God at the centre of our lives. God knows our deep desires and needs. The challenge of the Christian life is to place our trust in God, not material things, to stay focused on what God is doing in our lives right at this moment.

Jane Mellet


  • 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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