30-04-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 29th April
    7:00pm Dinny Finn 3rd Anniversary. Patrick J. Mulrennan. Denis & Ita Byrne, St. Mary’s Villas. Stephen & Brid Nolan, Irish St.
  • Sunday 30th April
    12 Noon Patrick J. Mulrennan. Tommy & David Tobin Corragh & Willie Sweeney. Sonny Cullen.
  • Wednesday May 3rd
    9:00am Birthday Remembrance.
  • Saturday 6th May
    11:00am Rose Ferguson (nee Gleeson) recently deceased.
    7:00pm Harry & Nancy Murphy, Ballinapark. Jim O’ Brien, P.J. O’ Brien & Peg Sweeney & deceased members of the O’ Brien family. Jim Murphy & Peggy Murphy, Craan, Pat Foley, John Foley & Tom Foley.
  • Sunday 7th May
    9:00am Pat Kavanagh, Arron House & deceased members of the Kavanagh family.
    12 Noon Jeremiah Tobin, Carrigduff.

Envelope Collection

  • Sunday 16th April: €25.40
  • Sunday 23rd April: €25.20

Thank You for your Generosity


Sunday 30th April 10:30am James Finn, Coorduff. Rita & Patsy Kinsella

Saturday 6th May 8:00pm Martin Foley, Cashel, 4th Anniversary. Mary-Ann, Sylvia & Jimmy Doyle, Cashel.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and house-bound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, & Gurteen on Thursday 4th May and all other areas on Friday 5th May.

‘The Monday Club’

St. Mary’s Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody. Continuing with the May Programme 10am – 2pm

Monday 8th May : "Keep up with Modern Technology". Students from FCJ will help you improve your skills on phone, tablet, laptop, etc. Sessions will include basic skills, downloading apps of interest, skype, saving photos, etc. These sessions will be carried out throughout the year.

Monday 15th May : "Keep up with Modern Technology" - continued....

Monday 22nd May : "Spring Gardening" with Fergal Joy (Glanbia)

Monday 29th May: Arts, Crafts & Activities

Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch. This Club will suit the 60+ age group. Transport not provided.

The 49th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage Lourdes takes place from 17th-22nd May next. Led by Bishop Denis Brennan. Cost is from €699. Contact O’ Leary Travel Enniscorthy – 053 9233178 for enquiries.


Mass for the First Holy Communion

Children of Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. will take place at 12 Noon Mass this Sunday 30th April. This is a special occasion for the First Holy Communion children and their parents.

Bank Holiday Monday 1st May:

Mass at 11.00am in Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody. As it is a Bank Holiday there will be no Adoration


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

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

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

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: April winner: Margaret Murphy.

300 -1 Club : draw this Sat 29th April. Your Support is very much Appreciated.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Tommy Mallaly €62. Seller: Redmond’s Bar. Next draw: Fri. 28th April. 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: €236.00 Many thanks for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist - May 2017:

  • Saturday: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday: Nellie Long

Ministers of the Word - April 2017:

  • Saturday 6th May : Ciara Kelly
  • Sunday 7th May: First Holy Communion

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 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 4th May at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Bunclody Vocational College

Split the Pot: Next draw Friday 12th May. Thank you for your support. A used clothes collection will take place in the school on Monday morning 15th May. A great way to de-clutter our homes while helping to raise funds for the school.


..every Wednesday night in River’s Edge at 9:00pm. €200 from proceeds each month will be given to a local charity. April Charity: St. Vincent de Paul.

KEEP FIT CLASSES for all levels Kilmyshall Hall every Wednesday from 7:00pm –8:00pm. Please bring your own mat. Cost €5  For further details contact Niall at 087 7182232 .

Special Ministers for May 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers Doyle
  • 9:00am: Jon Varghese
  • 12 Noon: Sisters of the incarnate Word

Eucharistic Ministers

  • 7:00pm: Mick Roche / Margaret Barry
  • 9:00am: Joe Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Maureen Byrne / Liz Whelan

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : C
  • 9:00am : A
  • 12 Noon : B

Flower Society

  • Ellen Delaney / Liz Kelly

Shrine Rota

  • Sarah Burke / Margaret Barry

Parent and Child Group

..takes place every Wednesday from 10 -12pm in St. Aidan's Hall, Irish Street. Admission € which includes Tea/Coffee/Biscuits for the parents and Juice/Fruit for the little people. Contact Marianne on 087 9026986 for more information.

 Sponsored Walk

Bunclody Home Care Cancer Group Sponsored Walk will take place on Sunday 7th May 2017 at 2:30pm. We will meet at the Square at 2.15p.m. Route: Proceed up Irish Street, Hospital Hill, Up Pegs Lane, then keep right and proceed back towards G.A.A. Pitch where we will do 1 lap around G.A.A. pitch and then proceed back to the Square where refreshments will be served. This will be a leisurely walk. Sponsorship cards are available from Martha on 087 9799175 or any of the Committee members or you can make a donation on the day.

Please come along and support this worthy cause.

Parish Coffee Morning

On Saturday 6th May after 11:00am Mass All are Welcome


Bunclody ICA would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Coffee Morning & Bring & Buy sale which realised the sum of €513. Your Support is very much appreciated.

Didn’t our hearts burn within us?

Today’s Gospel finds Jesus’ friends downcast and confused at all that happened in their world. His death had devastated them; rumours of his resurrection amazed and confused them. Into their sadness and confusion Jesus comes; walking with them, talking with them even though they didn’t recognise him and yet they said later "didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road?" It’s a reminder to us that he is always with us as believers even if we don’t recognise hm. Sometimes he speaks to us through the love and kindness of others; the friendly word or gesture, the willingness to listen, the acceptance of us for all our faults and failings. There is surely someone in all our lives who makes us feel better just for knowing them; they reflect God’s goodness and love and care in the simplest ways.

The great gift that Jesus left his followers to remind them of his constant presence was the Eucharist when he promised to be with us wherever it was celebrated in memory of him, And when we have listened and nourished ourselves in communion with each other we go to bring this word and this nourishment to others. Because the religion that Jesus Christ taught was one of giving and forgiving: of living life to the full and making the most of each day. In the words of St Catherine of Siena, " Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."

Padraig O’Connor.


  • 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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