29-01-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

Saturday 28th January 11:00am

  • Elizabeth Redmond & Ann Wilson, Barnahask.

Saturday 28th January 7:00pm

  • Jim Murphy, Carrigduff.
  • Roger & Anne Nolan, St. Mary‘s Villas.
  • Thomas Fitzgerald, Carrigduff.
  • Johnny & Bridie Hayes, Church Rd.
  • Dominic O’ Connor & deceased family members.
  • Ben Power & deceased family members.
  • Kathleen Doyle, Ballinapark.

Sunday 29th January 12 Noon

  • Gerry McGrath & deceased family members.

Saturday 4th February 11:00am

  • Willie & Shem Murphy.
  • James Moorhead, Irish Street.
  • Willie Redmond, Coolmeelagh.

Saturday 4th February 7:00pm

  • Patrick Hanrick, Ballinastraw.
  • Brigid Jordan, Church Road.

Sunday 5th February 12 Noon

  • John Kehoe, Craan.


Mass Intentions

Saturday 28th January 8:00pm

  • Kathy Jordan, Coorduff.
  • Phyllis Murphy, Kilmyshall.
  • Michael & Edward Doyle, Hollow House and Noel Plunkett, Kilmyshall.

Saturday 4th February 8:00pm

  • Pat O’Leary, Month’s Mind.
  • Annie, Mick and Betty Nolan Cashel and Ellen Brennan & Kitty West.

Parish Coffee Morning

On Saturday 4th February After 11:00am Mass All are Welcome

Thursday 2nd Feb.

The Solemn Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord and is Candlemas Day. Candles will be blessed for personal use and for the Church at morning Mass. Please leave candles in the Church or parish office the day before.

Friday 3rd Feb. is the Feast of St. Blaise.

There will be Mass with the Blessing of throats at both 9am Mass and 7:00pm in the evening.

World Day of the Sick

Saturday 11th February A Healing Mass for all in the parish will be held in Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody at 11:00am Saturday 11th February. All are welcome. All are welcome.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, & Gurteen on Thursday 2nd February and all other areas on Friday 3rd February.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 22nd Jan. €1130.00 Thank you for your generosity


Enrolment forms for children starting school in September are now available from the school office by emailing the secretary at or by telephoning 053- 9377380, by visiting the school's website and downloading the enrolment form or by calling to the school. Children starting school in September 2017 are offered access to the Reading Eggs Programme.

We are inviting children who will start school with us in September 2017 and their parents to visit the school and to meet the children and teachers anytime from 9:30am to 11:00am on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9thFebruary. We hope this will give any new families a good idea of what life in our school is like from day to day and give the new pupils a chance to join the class for a while. Refreshments will be served for the adults.

Cake sale

..this w/e Sat/Sun 28th & 29thJanuary after all Masses in aid of FAITH TEENS CLUB. Your Support would be appreciated. Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG Day-care Assistant/Driver (2) Job Reference - CES 2027327 To Apply for this position: Contact 053 9239300 to check your eligibility. Then to express interest and to collect an application form please call to: Bunclody Parish Office Open from (8:30 to 4:30pm) Monday to Friday Phone Number 053 9376190 Garda Vetting will Apply Persons applying for this position must satisfy the Dept. of Social Protection criteria to participate in a Community Employment Scheme CLOSING DATE: Monday 6th February 2017 Online Applications NOT ACCEPTED

"The Monday Club"

St. Mary’s Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody Come, join us, and brighten up your Monday mornings

Continuing with the February programme 10am-2pm Throughout the year, we will have information sharing, entertainment, arts & crafts, guest speakers and many more topics.

  • Monday 6th Feb: Introduction to Well Being through mindfulness with Jackie Byrne
  • Monday 13th Feb: Home exercises to maintain your mobility with Bernadette Byrne
  • Monday 20th Feb: Hints and ways to upscale your wardrobe with Maureen Byrne
  • Monday 27th Feb Social morning- crafts & games

Entrance fee: €4, which includes tea/coffee light lunch
This Club would suit 60+ age group. Transport not provided.


CHOIR: choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New members most welcome.

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

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

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

300 - 1 Club Draw: Draw takes place this Saturday 28thJanuary 2017. Your Support is much appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: January Winner: Thomas & Nellie Farrell.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner 20th January: John Clarke €88. Seller Redmond’s Bar. Next draw Friday 27th January 2017. Envelopes available in K.N. School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H. shop & bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clohamon & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.

2ndCollection: on the w/e, 21st / 22nd January realised the sum of €313.50. Thank you for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist – February 2017

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word – February 2017

  • Saturday 4th February: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 5th February: Janette O’ Neill

Alcoholics Anonymous: Local Meetings take place on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30pm 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.


A meeting to discuss the vandalism and on-going illegal dumping in the Kilmyshall area will take place in Kilmyshall Community Hall on Tuesday 31st January at 8pm. It would be appreciated if a representative from each household would attend. We would also ask representatives from the Parish Council, School, Hall Committee and residence associations to attend. Gardaí & local TDs will attend.

Choir: 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 2nd February at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

The Annual General Meeting of Bunclody Swimming Pool will be held in Redmond's on Monday January 30th at 8.00pm. New members most welcome to attend.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017: All Pilgrimage Application Forms are now available in the Parish Office.

Lost and found: Last chance to collect any items left in the Church during the year, they may be collected in the parish office up to end of January 2017 after which they will be disposed of.

Bunclody Camogie Club: Celebration and Presentation of medals in Bunclody Golf Club on Saturday 4th February at 8:00pm. Tickets available from Players or contact 087 6565223. All are welcome


The Beatitudes are the topic for this Sunday’s Gospel. The Beatitudes are a set of practical principles for all of us to follow. They are foundation virtues which Jesus wants his followers to assimilate and direct their style of living. They are called "Beatitudes" because there are a number of blessings listed for following these basic guides to good behaviour. All of the blessings suggest eternal salvation for those who follow what Jesus calls for in the beatitudes. The "Poor in spirit" are humble; those who do not exaggerate their self-importance and so have the capacity to put others before themselves. The gentle are those who do not cause, by word or deed hurt or damage to other people. If the gentle find others suffering they are ready to ease that pain by their caring intervention. Those who mourn are those who experience loss of any kind, even the loss of the culture and values of their own locality.

Those who hunger and thirst for what is right are the people who have an avid desire to be good and to contribute to good relations with the people who matter in their lives. The merciful are those who are kind even to those who cause them hurt and they have a ready ability to forgive those who cause them pain. The pure in heart are the honest, the sincere and the genuine. What you see is what you get. The peacemakers are those who achieve reconciliation and good relationships once again with those with whom they have fallen out. They also work for peace and renewed relations between third parties. Those persecuted in the cause of right are the patient who can cope with inconvenience, difficulty and downright violence in life. The ultimate reward for all is a place in the kingdom of heaven.


  • 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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