28-04-2024  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

Saturday 27th April
11:00am Lax & Mary McFarland, Walkinstown.
7:00pm Bernadette Jordan, Ballinapark, Month’s Mind.

Sunday 28th April
12 Noon Denis Finn, Carrigduff, Anniversary.

Saturday 4th May
11:00am Denis, Ita and Mary Byrne, St. Mary’s Villas.
7:00pm Jim & Peggy Murphy Craan and also Pat, Tom & John Foley.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 27th April 8:00pm Martin Foley, Cashel and deceased members of the Foley family. Special Intention.

Sunday 28th April 10:30am Liam Coleman, Anniversary and baby Ryan Whiting and deceased members of the Coleman family


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Families and Friends of:

  • Denis O Neill, Glasslacken
  • Eddie Fitzachary, Tullow

May They Rest in Peace.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 21st April: €550.00 Thank You for your Generosity

Bunclody Parish Office

We have a selection of Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 2nd May and Friday 3rd May, following his usual route.

Bunclody Library

Digital Help Hub – Thursday 2nd May 10.30am – 2.30pm. The Digital Help Hub is available this week in Bunclody Library. Do you struggle with IT, need help with using the internet or your smartphone/tablet? The Digital Help Hub is here to help you understand technology better and is free, confidential and one to one. Contact 089 9843815 for an appointment or simply drop-in.

Star Wars Lego Challenge for ages 8+ – Thursday 2nd May 3.30 – 5.00pm. To celebrate Stars Wars Day, we are holding a special Star Wars Lego Challenge. Can you create a new spaceship for Luke Skywalker? Why not make a new planet for the stormtroopers? Pick a Lego challenge card and create something amazing! Booking essential, please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

Adult Book Club – Thursday 2nd May at 7.30pm This month the club will be discussing Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout. New members always welcome. Book available to borrow in library, just ask at the desk.

Baby Playtime – Friday 3rd May 11.00am – 12.00pm. Join us on the first Friday of each month for our baby sensory playtime morning. Ideal for ages 0-2 years. We will provide lots of fun sensory toys and story sacks. Come along and meet other parents and babies in a comfy environment! No booking required.

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Bunclody Library

To book an event please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

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 May 2024

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: John / Helena Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am: Ellen Delaney / Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Eileen Carton


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

Choir: Rehearsals every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members welcome.

Split the Pot Winner: Friday 12th April – Siobhan Fahy €135- Seller: K.P.O. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemer’s, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s 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 will take place after Mass next Saturday 27th April.

No Mass in Kilmyshall on Monday 29th April - Friday 3rd May inconclusive.
Adorations Tuesday 30th April in the Oratory from 10:00am - 4:00pm


Minister of the Eucharist April

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 27th April: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 28th April: Liz Atkinson

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Pastoral Council Meeting

Will take place Thursday 2nd May at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all members can attend.

Trip to Garbandal in June

Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th €250 sharing or €330 single That includes bus transfers from Santander to Garbandal, accommodation and full board. You book your own flight with Ryanair Dublin to Santander Sunday 16th light is at 5:55am and returning Wednesday 19th.

Contact Margaret Byrne 087 7552935.

Conversations with Women in the Bible

This Conference will be on 10th May 2024.
Venue: Ballyvaloo Retreat & Conference Centre, Blackwater.
The speaker: Thérèse Fitzgerald.
Times: 10:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost: €30 (includes lunch) pay on the door.
Booking Essential: Contact Sara or Catherina at 056 7722870 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday or e-mail before May 7th.


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.

Chroma Art Group

are exhibiting New Exciting Work at ArtBank Bunclody from April 20th to May 3rd 2024. Come along to support this lovely exhibition at our opening on Sunday 20th April at 3pm Opening Hours Wednesday-Saturday 2:00 to 5:00pm Chroma 24-Art Bank Bunclody

Chroma Art Group are delighted to showcase some of their most recent work here in the ArtBank Gallery. This wonderful venue is a magnet for a host of creative endeavours throughout the year and is deeply rooted in the heart of the local community.
Chroma, are a Carlow-based art group, formed in 2018. This cur-rent exhibition captures the beauty of Irish land and seascapes, in both oils and mixed media. Some pieces are figurative, while others are more semi-abstract in nature,

The group members have exhibited widely in solo and group shows. Many of their paintings now hang in homes in Ireland and abroad. This is great opportunity to view a variety of captivating artworks by this talented group.

The artist are:-
Mary Clare Nolan, Lorraine Hayden, Bridget Monks, Liz Eustace, Maeve Taylor, Ann Cuddy.
The Exhibition will run from:- Saturday 20th April to Friday 3rd May.
Opening hours:_ Wednesday to Saturday—2:00pm to 5:00pm All are welcome



hot dinner delivered

If you or someone you know is in need of a hot dinner delivered to your home by volunteer drivers three times per week, Please contact Brigid on 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

Church Choir

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.


Come join us on Sunday 2nd June for Clohamon 5 a side street Tug-of-War. A great fun event Tug-of War starts at 4pm sharp. Registration of teams from 3-3.30pm All teams of 5 welcome, men’s and ladies competitions—— no mixed teams, Runners/trainers to be worn by all participants, 3 meter pull.
Winners and runners up will be presented with medals on the day, Winners will receive a perpetual Cup. There will also be a barrel of beer which entitles all partici-pants to a free pint in the village bar Clohamon. Tug of war starts at 4pm sharp Music in the Village bar 7pm to 9pm Raffle on night.. For any information contact

Eilish Kavanagh 0871345229

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.


Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG VACANCIES



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.

MCN - Media

Our live streaming web address has been updated. To access MCN Media, please go to on your web browser. To watch Mass on our Parish website there will be no change everything remains the same. For any queries please contact: From ROI 0044 28 8772 9580 From UK and NI 028 8772 9580

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Kilmyshall /Bunclody Parish Medjugorje Pilgrimage Thursday 3rd October - 10th October 2024. Direct Aer Lingus flight From Dublin. Return Transfers Medjugorje. Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meals. Pilgrimage Insurance. Marian Pilgrimage Guide for duration of trip. Cost €835. €50 discount if paid by 2nd February. Further information Contact: Ann Murphy on 0872254206

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 St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


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

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.


In a relationship, connectedness is important. Relationships cannot be taken for granted and need time and care to be life-giving. What does your experience tell you of this in your relationships
with God
with your friends
with your family
with communities or groups to which you belong?

Just as a vine is pruned in order to be fruitful, so we will be pruned when we accept the give and take of healthy relationships. When have you found that a relationship grew when you were able to consider the needs of the other as well as your own?

In THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL Pope Francis wrote "I invite all Christians, , everywhere, at this very moment to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ." He goes on to suggest that when individuals, or groups, focus on Jesus there is an increase of energy and vitality. Have you seen this happen?

The parable also reminds us that we ware not the source of our own life. Is a gift from God, from our parents, and from all who have nourished us. Give thanks for those who have been a source of life for you.


The homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter unpacks one of the most beautiful images Jesus used to teach about our connection with God and the life he shares with us, namely that of the vine and the branches. We have two video interviews – one courtesy of I-Catholic with Cardinal Mario Grech on synodality and the second with Bishop Phonsie Cullinan on vocations. We have articles on Saints Catherine of Siena and Athanasius whose feast days we celebrate this week and an interview with Jordan and Tammy Peterson after her reception in to the Catholic Church at Easter. We feature a ‘State of the Na-tion Podcast’ by the Irish Catholic and another video on climate change. Finally, some of the best films available on YouTube on the lives of the saints. 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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