28-05-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 27th May
    7:00pm Wayne Farrell, 6th Anniversary. Angela Kavanagh, 2nd Anniversary. Special Intention.
  • Sunday 28th May
    9:00am Kathleen & Noel Travers.
  • Saturday 3rd June
    7:00pm. Michael Donohoe, Month’s Mind   P.J. Doyle, Church Road. Fr. Hughie Sheridan late Irish St. & deceased members of the Sheridan family.
  • Sunday 4th June
    9:00am Ellen Breen, Millview House.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 21st May: €694.60 Thank You for your Generosity


  • Saturday 27th May 8:00pm Luke Roche, recently deceased.
  • Sunday 28th May 10:30am William, Una & Leona Atkinson and deceased members of the Atkinson family.
  • Saturday 10th June 8:00pm John Hogan, Ryland

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and house-bound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, & Gurteen on Thursday 1st June and all other areas on Friday 2nd June.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: Andy Kennedy, Knockaree, Kilrush May He Rest in Peace.

‘The 8th Amendment and the Right to Life’

Pro-Life Information Event Thursday 1st June Redmond’s Lounge, Bunclody at 8pm.
At this critical time in Irish history, find out more about how you may be able to help protect mothers and babies from abortion.

Lough Derg

Come home to the love of God’s Family on Lough Derg.

You may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 1st June until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm, 7 days per week. There are various travel options available countrywide. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518. (from NI 00 35371 9861518) Email:


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

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church (Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednes-day. Prayer Group meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the Oratory. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday in the Church from 10:00am to 4:00pm. New Adorers always welcome.

Parish Website: Newsletter available now on website.

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

Monthly Envelope Draw: May winner: .

300 -1 Club : Next Draw Sat 27th May. Your Support is very much Appreciated.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Lar Byrne, €85 ,Seller: K.N .S. Next draw: Friday 26th May. 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.

2nd collection: Last weeks collection realised: €240.00 Many thanks for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist - June 2017

  • Saturday: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - June 2017

  • Saturday 3rd June : Aoife Murphy
  • Sunday 4th June : Cathal Sweeney

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


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.


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

Bunclody / Kilmyshall Parish Pastoral Council:

Next Meeting on Thursday 1st June at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Bunclody Active Retired

Art Exhibition & Coffee Morning on Wed 31st May at 10:30am in the Millrace Hotel.


..very Wednesday night in River’s Edge at 9:00pm. €200 from proceeds each month will be given to a local charity.

Special Ministers for June 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Sr. Madeline
  • 12 Noon:

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

  • Kate Stephenson

Shrine Rota

  • Annie Meyler / John Burke

Parish Coffee Morning

On Saturday 3rd June after 11:00am Mass All are Welcome

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 / 087 2524536

FCJ Summer Camp

A multi-activity summer camp for 9-12 year old boys and girls will take place in FCJ Secondary School from Monday July 3rd until Friday July 7th. The camp will run from 9:45 until 3:00 each day. There are two aspects to the camp - sport and computers. For more information email: or phone (086) 3925828.

The Weavers' Cottage Museum nestled in the picturesque village of Clonegal beautifully restored to its original condition. Come and take a step back in time and listen to the history relayed by one of our guides, enjoy the cottage gardens. Open Monday, Tuesday & Fri-day from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 12.00 to 4.00pm.

Bunclody Vocational College

Our next Split the Pot draw is Friday 30th June. Envelopes available in O’Reilly’s Supervalu, Eurospar, Ken Rothwell, Bunclody Credit Union and Bunclody Vocational College. Thanks to everybody who supported our recent Willoughby Brothers concert. A great night was had by all.

Bunclody Historical Society

Bunclody Historical Society meets Thursday June 1st at 6.45 pm at Market Square, Bunclody to visit the historic settlement of Clonmore, Co. Carlow near the Wicklow border. Local Clonmore historian, Eddie McDonald, will give us a tour of this fascinating historic site. Travel will be by car share. Please contact Barbara-Anne at 087- 6736966 if you would like to come along.


Today marks the 51st World Communications Day, and the theme for this year is "Fear not, for I am with you": Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time. In his message to mark the occasion, Pope Francis urges us to engage in "constructive forms of communication".

"In a communications industry which thinks that good news does not sell, and where the tragedy of human suffering and the mystery of evil easily turn into entertainment, there is always the temptation that our consciences can be dulled or slip into pessimism," he warns. I ask everyone to offer the people of our time storylines that are at heart "good news"".

For Christians, Pope Francis says, the lens through which we view life must be the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ; "In Christ, even darkness and death become a point of encounter with Light and Life…Seen in this light, every new tragedy that occurs can also be a setting for good news, in as much as love can find a way to draw near and to raise up sympathetic hearts, resolute faces and hands ready to build anew."

It is fitting that this day coincides with the Feast of the Ascension. In today’s Gospel, Jesus entrusts his disciples with the important task of spreading the Good News– to "make disciples of all the nations". The way we communicate, and the news we choose to share with others, is a vital part of our role as disciples.

"The early Christians compared the Human mind to a constantly grinding Millstone, it is up to the miller to Determine what it will grind: good Wheat or worthless weeds. Our minds Are always "grinding", but it is up to us to Choose what to feed them." Pope Francis’ message for 51st World Communications Day
Triona Doherty


  • 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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