02-04-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 1st April
    7:00pm Dan & Lizzie McClean, Carrigduff. Dan & Ann Brennan, Carrigduff & deceased family members. Tom Mahon, Anniversary.

  • Sunday 2nd April
    12 Noon Jack & Sally Murphy, Ballinastraw, Bunclody. Thomas Lennon, Main Street.

  • Saturday 8th April
    9:00pm Peg Kelly, Drumderry.

  • Sunday 9th April
    12 Noon Pa Murphy, Ryland & John & Annie Hendrick, Kilbranish. Patsy Redmond, Brady’s Cross 10th Anniversary


  • Sunday 2nd April - Psalm Sunday Penitential Service in Bunclody at 7:00pm

  • Holy Thursday 6th April Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00pm.

  • Good Friday 7th April Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00pm. Ecumenical Good Friday Service at 7:00pm. It will start with prayers and hymns in Church of the Most Holy Trinity. There follows a precession with the cross from the Church of the Most Holy Trinity to St.Mary’s Church. Followed by prayers and Taize Chants around the Cross in St. Mary’s Church. The ceremony begins on Good Friday evening at 7:00pm in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

  • Holy Saturday 8th AprilMass at 9:00pm.

  • Easter Sunday 9th April Mass at 9:00am & 12:00 Noon.

  • Easter Monday 10th April Mass at 11:00am. No Adoration on Easter Monday

F i r s t   F r i d a y

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of theparish on Wednesday 5th April and Thursday 6th April,following his usual route.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 26th March: €403.40 Thank You for your Generosity


Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including St Patrick’s Day, Easter, wedding and baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office. For any queries please contact Bunclody parish office on: 053 93 76190.

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 April 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Liz O Connell Jones
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:



The Sacrament of Reconciliation

..will take place in Bunclody is on Palam Sunday 2nd April at 7:00pm. There will be a number Priests on the night to hear confession

Divine Mercy Sunday 16th April 2023

In Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody at 2:30pm. Confessions, Chaplet, Three O' Clock Prayer, Veneration of the Divine Mercy image, Mass and Benediction

A Date for your Diary: May 12/13.

Conversations with Women in the Bible. A day to explore insights from their stories and God’s transforming presence in their lives. Speaker: Sr. Therese Fitzgerald SND. Venue: Ballyvaloo Centre, Blackwater, Co. Wexford - Friday May 12th or Pembrook Hotel, Kilkenny - Saturday May 13th. More details later/ check out

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 1st April 8:00pm Edward & Bridget Dreelan, Ballyphilip, Anniversary. James & Margaret Dreelan, Ryland, Anniversary. John Kenny Jnr & John Kenny Snr & Josephine Kenny & deceased members of the Kenny family. Colm & Peg Brennan & deceased members of the Brennan family, Clonegal. Jacqui McNamara, Anniversary. Catherine Dunne & Sr. Anna Marie Dunne.

  • Sunday 2nd April 10:30am Joe & Annette Whelan, recently deceased.

  • Sunday 9th April 10:30am Mary & John Nolan their son Aian & deceased members of the Nolan family Glasslacken.



  • Sunday 2nd April - Psalm Sunday Penitential Service in Bunclody at 7:00pm

  • Holy Thursday 6th April Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00pm

  • Good Friday 7th April Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00pm Stations of the Cross at 7:30pm

  • Holy Saturday 8th April Confessions:10:30am—12 noon Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm

  • Easter Sunday 9th April Mass at 10:30am

  • No Mass from Monday 10th—Friday 14th April

  • No Adoration on Tuesday 11th April


Choir: Rehearsals every Thursday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members male & female welcome
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. A minimum donation of €20 appreciated.
Split the Pot Friday 17th March Winner: €. Seller: Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw
will take place after mass this Saturday night
Week Day Masses
will take place in the Oratory at the back of the Parochial house for the Winter months except on Tuesdays when Mass and Adoration will take place in the Church as usual.
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Eucharistic Ministers for April

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 8th April: Easter
  • Sunday 9th April: Easter

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.


Trocaire boxes are to be left back on Good Friday please. There are some still available in the back of the Church if you would like to contribute.

Bunclody Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th April at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

Commissioning of Readers and Eucharistic Ministers

The Commissioning of Readers and Eucharistic Ministers will take place at the Mass of the Last Supper on Thursday evening at 8:00pm. We invite new people to come forward for the ceremony and will be installed as Readers and Eucharistic Ministers of the future. Please leave your names in the parish office. Training will be provided after Easter.

Bake Sale

The Sisters Servants of the Lord will be holding a Fundraiser Bake Sale on Easter Sunday after all the Masses in the front of the church. The proceeds will be for their volunteer trip to Bethlehem July 8th-20th, for medical supplies and for needs for the House of Mercy which holds 37 disabled children. They will be taking 10 young adults from Ireland to renovate the House of Mercy, assist the children in their daily needs and make a small pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Thank you for your generosity.

Pilgrimage of the Group to Knock

The annual Pilgrimage of the Group to Knock is on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd April this year. The bus as usual departs from Clonard  Carpark at 7am on Saturday the 22nd , with stops in Enniscorthy at 7.30am, Ferns 7.45 am and Gorey at 8.00am The price including bus and one night stay is €150.(Spaces limited) For more information and booking please contact 087 6419960.

Bunclody Day Care Services Ltd

Cake Sale and Coffee Morning Holy Thursday 6th April 2023 10:00am—12:30pm St. Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road , Bunclody, Cake Sale & Coffee Morning Raffle Cake & Home Produce Stalls Home Baking & Home Produce accepted Thursday morning from 9:00am. Please drop in and support this worthwhile local cause. We are open Mondays 9-2, Tuesday & Thursday 9-4pm for ac-cepting produce for the sale.

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.

Great Bake for Temple Street

Great Bake for Temple St. Children's Hospital - Clohamon Com-munity Hall, Sat 1st Apr 2 - 4 pm. Afternoon tea, supported by Clohamon Foróige Senior Youth Club. Please support our youth's charity initiative. All welcome!

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.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Help is needed to arrange flowers for the altar on a monthly rota basis. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190.

Employment Vacancy

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG Vacancies

Grounds person /Maintenance Castledockrell(1) Job reference - CE 22468797 Closing Date:11/04/2023

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns (2) Job reference—CE 2269397 Closing Date: 13/04/2023

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 - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the live stream 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

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FCJ Class of ’83.

A committee has been busy for the past several months organising a School Reunion for the FCJ Bunclody Class of ’83 who this year mark 40 years since they left school. The Reunion will take place in Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club on Saturday April 22nd, 2023.

Whilst they have made great strides in contacting more than 100 past pupils from their year group, they are aware that some one or two people may still not be aware of the event. So if you know anyone from the Class of ’83, please tell them about the Reunion and to contact Barbara-Anne Murphy at 087-6736966 for details.

Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The Diocese of Ferns are organising their first Youth Pilgrimage to Medjugorje taking place from the 19th to the 25th of April, Clergy, youth leaders and teachers will accompany 20 young people on this Pilgrimage. Anyone that has been to Medjugorje will appreciate how wonderful this opportunity is. In an attempt to keep all costs to a minimum, we are busy fundraising so if you would like to support us please send any donations to: Co-lette O’ Doherty, Director of Religious Ed and Youth Ministry, Redmond House, St Peter’s College, Summerhill, Wexford, Co. Wexford. All cheques to be made payable to Diocese of Ferns Youth Ministry. For further information please do not hesitate to Contact Colette on 087—9474513 /

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.


Play will resume in Bunclody Day Centre, Ryland Road on Wednesday 14th September at 7:15pm . Contact Liz on (087)6450867 for information RE: Bridge Lessons. New Members Welcome.


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

Mary's Meals

...feeds hungry children in a place of education in 20 countries. To help them an online quiz is held on the last Friday of every month at 8pm. It has raised over €23,000 to date to provide more than a quarter of a million meals. To take part or simply donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 0872596159.. 55 meals can be provided with €5.Thank you.

The Christmas edition of the Online Quiz to support Mary's Meals takes place on Friday, December 16th at 8pm. The quiz provides meals for over 500 hungry children in a place of education every month. A contribution of €5 is enough to provide 55 meals. To take part or simply donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you to all who helped us during the year. It is very much appreciated.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits: Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.


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.


This coming week is the most important week in the church’s year. Towards the end of the week we celebrate the Paschal Mystery. The focus of our attention will the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. On Holy Thursday we give our attention to the Institution of the Eucharist. This was Christ’s great gift to the church. He gave us a Sacrament, a sign which brings to life a wonderful reality. Jesus loved us to the point of death. Every time we celebrate the Eucharist Jesus great act of love takes place in our church. The Priest takes bread and wine, utters the words of consecration over them. They become for us the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ who gave himself up to death out of love for all of us. We receive the Body of Christ, the person of Christ, into ourselves and so we have the opportunity to be intimate with Him, to have conversation with him and so nourish our ongoing relationship with Him.

On Friday we join Jesus on his journey to Calvary. We hear the details of his trial, suffering and crucifixion to the point of death. It was a cruel journey, but a journey he had chosen himself to fulfil the will of his Father and bring home to us the measure of his extraordinary love for each of us. In his death Jesus reached the pinnacle of his humanity. He became the perfect human being at the moment of his death as he brought his self-giving love to the point of perfection. Calvary can never be separated from the great act of love of Jesus on our behalf.

But Jesus death also pleased his Father. Having seen the perfection in the death of his Son at the moment of his death he brought Jesus back to life as a new human being by raising him from the dead. The apostles met someone who was different but still carried the wounds he suffered on his road to deth. Thomas was eventually convinced and proclaimed with great faith "My Lord and My God". The risen Lord has risen for us all. He is available to us all so that he can walk with us on the journey of life and encourage us to adopt his way of life that leads through death to everlasting life.


  • 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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