27-03-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 26th March
    7:00pm John Burke, Months Mind. Mary Byrne, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 27th March
    12:00 Noon Pat Murphy Ryland Road & John & Annie Hendrick Kilbranish. Anniversaries. Peter Doyle, St. Mary’s Villas, 50th Birthday Remembrance.
  • Monday 28th March
    9:00am Patrick Doyle.
  • Saturday 2nd April
    7:00 pm May Bennett, Ballinastraw, Months Mind Kathleen Donohoe, Months Mind also her husband Michael Donohoe who’s Anniversary occurs this month. Dan & Nan Breenan, Carrigduff & all the Brennan & Morris Family. Tom Mahon & John & Bridie Hayes Anniversary


..will take place every Friday at 7:30pm during lent.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 31st March and 1st April.


Confirmations will take Place In The Church of The Most Holy Trinity for all 5th & 6th Class Students from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School as follows:
On Saturday 26th March for all 6th Class Stu-dents at 11.00am & On the following Saturday the 2nd April for all 5th Class students at 11.00am

Church Choir

..will return to practice on Tuesday evening March 1st at 7:30pm in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity. New member, male & female will be most welcome. For more information contact: Eileen Carton 087 2933545.

Envelope Collection

Monday 21st March: €400.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass

The 1st collection is for the electricity, heating, repairs etc. the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of Your support for both is much appreciated.


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

Bunclody Finance Council

Next meeting will be held on Monday 28th March at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre at 8:00pm.


We continue to reflect on how the Church embraces the synodal journey Across our dioceses, many have become involved in praying together in our communities. We give thanks to God who is with us on our life’s journey. How can we in Ferns diocese become more active and increase participation of all the faithful in Liturgy and prayer?

House to rent

Mother & daughter looking for 2-3 bed house to rent near Bunclody. Contact: 0874121644

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 March 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 26th March 8:00pm Kathy Kehoe, Anniversary. Thanksgiving Mass.
  • Sunday 27th March 8:00pm Thanksgiving Mass.
  • Saturday 2nd April 8:00pm Michael & Kathleen Doyle & Ciss Cowman & deceased members of the Cowman family. Thanksgiving Mass


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: Friday: 25th March. 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 Par-ish. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Eucharistic Ministers for March
Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word
Saturday 5th March: Ann Murphy
Sunday 6th March: Margaret Roberts

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

Ferns Diocesan
Ferns Diocesan adoration apostolates will a presentation at masses next weekend 19th & 20th March.

Heart to Hand Charity Ukrainian Appeal

Items may be left in Kilmyshall Church or parochial house for the Ukrainian appeal. Items of Nappies, wet wipes, toilet paper, tooth brushes, tooth paste, baby food, tea sugar, tinned food, tinned rice etc. medical supplies ie bandages, First Aid Kits. Pillows, sleeping bags, flash lights and batteries

Special Collection for Ukraine

The Irish Bishops have asked for a Special Collection to be taken up at Masses this weekend 26th & 27th March to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and especially the families and children who have had to flee their homeland in advance of the Russian invasion. The proceeds of this Special Collection will be directed to Caritas International-is, which is the helping hand of the Church on the ground in the Ukraine and the surrounding region. Please be as generous as you can. Thank You.

Employment Vacancy

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCY

Bunclody Day Care Day Care Assistant
Job Reference – 2217111
Driving License preferable but not essential
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.

Lough Derg 2022

May, August & September
One Day Retreats are scheduled to take place on May– 1st, 2nd, 7th 10th,15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 30th
August - 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, and 29th
September - 3rd, 7th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th
Admission €45 - Concessions for groups. Booking essential.


June, July & August

The Three Day Pilgrimages will commence on Wednesday 1st June and continue until 15th August 2022 (Saturday 13th August 2022 is the last day for pilgrims to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage) Admission €80 - Concessions available for students, seniors 7 groups. Booking advised. For more info: Contact 071 9861518


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

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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 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.

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.

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.

Bunclody Library Book Club

We are currently taking names to join our book club which will meet once a month on a Thursday evening in person in the branch . Register your interest by emailing The first meeting will take place in March.


Like many a parable, this story makes its point in a way that seems to be unfair: the spend-thrift son is rewarded and the eldest son is left hurt and angry. People often empathise with him. Neither son understand the nature of love. The younger son did not recognise what a treasure he had at home and walked out on it. Then he ‘came to himself’ and returned home. Where and when have you experienced a homecoming by becoming aware of love you had previously not recognised? What helped you to come to yourself and make that journey home?

The older son resented the party given to the younger son after his wandering and dissolute life– forgetting that all the father had was his. He is a symbol of us when we set ourselves up to decide when and how others should show their love, affection and gratitude. Such expectations fail to respect the freedom of others and make us vulnerable to the pain of unmet expectations. These can be fertile ground for hurt and resentment. What helps you to respect the freedom of others, and recognise their love even if it is not expressed just as you would like?

Love is a free gift, not something we earn by our goodness. Recall the wonder of experiencing love when you did not expect it. You may even have thought you were not worthy of it. When has the experience of human love, freely given, prompted you to reflect on God’s love for you?


The Gospel for this Fourth Sunday of Lent or ‘Laetare Sunday’ is perhaps the greatest of Jesus’ parables – the Prodigal Son. It is a story that can never be emptied of its riches. The homily and newsletter insert unpack the meaning of this treasure that never ceases to challenge and inspire. Sunday is also Mother’s Day and we feature two inspiring poems. We have a reflection on the Pope’s act of consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and our video this week is an inter-view with Prof. Eamon Conway on the synodal pathway. 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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