30-01-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 29th January
    11:00am Lizzie Redmond, Anne Wilson & Ann Brennan, Barnahask. Willy Murphy, Anniversary, Wood Road. Shem Murphy, Mill Road.
  • Saturday 29th January
    7:00pm Peter Roberts.
  • Sunday 30th January
    9:00am Jerry McGrath & Mary Hiney and deceased members of the McGrath family.
    12 Noon Ann Cowman & deceased members of the Cowman and Gantly Families. Sister Ann O’Leary formerly of the Presentation order, 1st Anniversary, Also her Parents Pat & Milly and Siblings Tessa, Patsy, Sean, Michael & Liam. Jack & Babs Gleeson & deceased members of the Gleeson family.
  • Friday 4th February
    9:00am James Moorehead, Anniversary, Irish Street.
  • Saturday 5th February
    7:00pm Patrick Hanrick, Anniversary, Ballinastraw. Bridget Jordan, Anniversary, Church Road. Jim Robert recently deceased.
  • Sunday 6th February
    12 Noon Jack Kehoe, Anniversary, Craan.

Bishop of Ferns

The Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bishop of Ferns, Ger Nash will visit the Parish on Saturday the 5th & Sunday 6th of February to celebrate some of the Weekend Masses and talk at the one’s he doesn't.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February.

Envelope Collection

Monday 24th January : €477.20 Thank You for your Generosity

Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass
The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the electricity, heating, repairs etc.

Your support for both is much appreciated.


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

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 February 2022

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan & Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sr Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 29th January
    8:00pm Phyllis Murphy, Anniversary. Katie McGrath, Cashel, 10th Anniversary, Martin Foley & deceased members of the Foley and McGrath Families. Pat Lancaster, Anniversary. Special Intention Get Well
  • Sunday 30th January
    10:30am Special Intention


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: 21st January Winner: Jim Farrell €116 - Seller: K.P.O
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 Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw takes place this Saturday 29th January after mass.

2022 Weekly Envelopes have been distributed. I f you have not received your envelopes and would like to support the Parish, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 to be added to the list. Thank you for your continued generous Support.

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

Bunclody Parish Office

  • MONDAY 17th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY 18th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY 19th Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • THURSDAY 20th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY 21st Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon-Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Mary Deegan Née Redmond &
Rev Fr. James (Jimmy) Ryan
May They Rest in Peace.

Employment Vacancy

Bunclody Parish Caretaker/Cleaner
Caretaking/Gardening/Cleaning Parish Property & Grounds
Job Reference – 2207776

Bunclody Tidy Towns General Operative
Litter Control/Sweeping Pathways/Gardening
Job Reference – 2207777

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.


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

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

An eight day pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from 16th to 24th February 2022. Led by Fr. John Carroll (Ferns Diocese), there are still a small number of places available. The pilgrimage will visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other sites in the Holy Land associated with Jesus. Price is €1725. To reserve your place, please call Marian Pilgrimages on 01-8788159 or email


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm
Simply Divine Sat 29th Jan 10.04 - 10.30am
Maria Colfer speaks with student Grace Masterson about faith, her involvement with Holy Family Mission, & a new worship movement that's setting hearts on fire.
Sounds For Sunday 30th Jan 9.04am - 10.00am
Sounds for Sunday, is presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, includes requests, hymns and sacred songs. *Text Line for requests 089 2700688* Sunday Celebration 30th Jan 10.00am Reverend Canon Ruth Elmes, Archdeacon of Ossory and Leighlin.

Bunclody Library Book Club

..are currently taking names to join their book club for adults, which will meet online once a month on a Thursday evening via MS Teams, with a view to holding this in person in the branch once it’s safe to do so. Register your interest by emailing For the monthly book club you will be sent an email with a link to the meeting in MS Teams – all you need to do is have MS Teams app installed on your device! All are welcome to join!


In Clonard Community Centre every Wednesday at 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) Starting the 2nd February. Books: Singles €8 & Doubles €10


‘HOPE IN NEW BEGINNINGS’ is the first Pastoral Letter by Bishop Ger and is published this week. He also offers us the homily for this Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time where the crowds’ opinion of Jesus changes rap-idly from acceptance to hostility. We have the usual newsletter insert and an article on St Brigid whose feast falls on Tuesday 1st February. We feature the recent launch of the ‘Credible Catholic’ programme aimed to help adults grow in their faith. Our video this week is an interview with the character who plays Jesus in the drama series ‘CHOSEN’. Finally, we reflect how science is revealing more evidence of all creation being marked by God’s creative love. Check out these and other resources available at


The People of Nazareth could not accept that this local boy had something to teach them. Fixed ideas about people can at times block us from hearing what is being said. What a difference when we drop our prejudices! Perhaps you have experienced hearing an important truth when you focused on what was being said. Rather than on the person saying it?

The anger of the people arose when Jesus confronted them with God’s inclusive ways. For them, God was ‘their God’ and God’s blessings were for them.. Jesus re-minded them that this is not God’s way. When have you been challenged to think in new ways and not be excluding some people from your thoughts or concerns? Was there good news for you in the challenge?

Jesus continued his work despite the opposition. Have there been times when de-spite opposition you have been able to ‘walk through the people’ and ‘continue on your way’? Have you seen this courage in others?

John Byrne OSA


  • 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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