04-06-2023  Newsletter

  • Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 3rd June
    7:00pm Peter Kehoe, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Monday 5th June
    11:00am Dan Flynn.
  • Saturday 10th June
    7:00pm James & Bridget Tomkins, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 11th June
    12 Noon Ned Dunbar, Gurteen & Dinny & Bill Murphy, Gurteen & deceased members of the Murphy family.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 3rd June 8:00pm Aidan Nolan, Glasslacken, 40th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 4th June 10:00am Frances Cowman, 1st Anniversary & Mick Cowman.
  • Saturday 10th June 8:00pm Deceased members of the Cullen & Murphy families. Nancy Murphy, Kilmyshall.
  • Sunday 11th Kilmyshall 10:30am Michael Reck, Elizabeth Nolan & Elizabeth Byrne, Anniversaries.

Note for your Diary

Bunclody Annual Patron will take place on the 28th July 2023 at 7:00pm in the Old Cemetery and 8:00pm in the New Cemetery. Volunteers to help with Parking and direction will be greatly welcome on that date

Bunclody Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th June at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.


On Sunday next, June 11th, the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, at 5:00 pm a twenty four hour period of Adoration begins. There will be a brief ceremony to mark the start of the Adoration and it is hoped that people of the whole parish, including Kilmysahall, will spend one hour before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration. Sheets will be left at the end of the churches to enable people to select a suitable time for them-selves. It is hoped that people will be very generous, especially in selecting difficult hours. The focus of the period of Adoration is to pray intensely for vocations to priesthood and Religious Life in the diocese of Ferns.

The Adoration will take place in the church. All are encouraged to drop into the church and spend good time in prayer during the period of Adoration for the purpose mentioned. The Adoration will continue through Sunday night and all day Monday apart from Mass time. There will be a brief ceremony to conclude the adoration at 7:45 p.m. on Monday evening. May this be a great time of blessing for the whole parish.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 28th May: €602.84 Thank You for your Generosity

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D


Commemoration of The Battle of Bunclody 225 years ago will take place at 7pm on 4th June. We'll leave the square at 7pm for the old grave yard, then back to the bridge and finally finish on the square. Marchers are requested to assemble in front of the Chapel at 6.40 for a final run through the drill.

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

Bunclody Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed Monday and Saturday this week.

Special Ministers for June 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Leanne Mahon
  • 9:00am: Helena / John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:


Bank Holiday Monday 5th June Horse & Hound Hotel, Ballinaboola at 3:00pm An evening of ceol, craic and recitals. Tickets are for sale in Redmond’s Bar and the Half Way House or please contact Shemmie Kelly 087 2216978 Price €25.


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 26th May Winner: Angela Redmond €109 Seller: K.P.O. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlan, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s 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 Results for May 2023: 1st: Claire Whiting, 2nd: Josh & Jack Fitzpatrick, 3rd: Daren Sweeney, Bolacrean, 4th: John & Margaret Taylor Mandoran, 5th: Emly Sinnott, 6th: Leah & Tommy Dunbar, Ballyphilip Heights, 7th: Graham Kinsella Gurteen, 8th: Mick Kehoe & Pattie O’Neil, 9th: Mag & Joe Feck, 10th: Carol Walsh.
Corpus Christi is on Sunday 11th June. The Procession will take place in Kilmyshall after 10:30am Mass.

Eucharistic Ministers for June

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Liz Atkinson

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 10th June: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 11th June: Do this in Memory

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Will be held in St. Aidan's Hall Bunclody on Saturday 24th June from 11am. If you have any items you wish to donate please leave them in Kilmyshall Parish Office or Bunclody Parish Office. Good - as - new Clothes, Bags, Plants, Baking Bric-a - Brac, Books, Crafts etc. Contact 086 3681772.


No Twixing or Crossing' Michael Fortune Book Launch – Thursday 8th June at 7.00pm Transcribed and interpreted by artist/folklorist Michael Fortune from conversations with a group of Traveller Women from Bunclody, this collection of superstitions, beliefs, practices, rituals, cures, verses and stories from Bunclody will be launched in Bunclody Library. All welcome, booking required.

Moo Music Workshop for 0 – 5 year olds – Saturday 10th June at 11.00am As part of our Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations here in Bunclody Library, we are delighted to announce that Mairéad from Moo Music is back with a fun music-filled hour for children aged 0-5 years. Places limited, booking required.

Cruinniú na nÓg - Saturday 10th June. As part of our Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations, we are inviting families to learn how to perform with spinning plates. Call into the library today to collect your free spinning plates and you will be given a QR code with a link to the video to watch how to use the spinning plates and have fun as a family at home! To book a place for these events please telephone 053 9375466 or register online at

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.

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.

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

Are holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 17th June after 11:00am Mass as a fundraiser. Help is needed to arrange flowers for February September and November. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Sunday, 2nd July 2023 Cost including 2 meals: €70.00 To book your place Contact: SEAN KINSELLA (053) 9123819 OR NEIL FOLEY (087) 9740120


Day Care Assistant / Caretaker (1) One Position
Bunclody Day Care
Job Reference-2283743

Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement.

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

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

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 weekend we celebrate the Solemn Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. This is one of the great mysteries of our faith which is fully beyond our understanding. It was the Incarnation and the coming of Jesus Christ as the Son of God which brought the mystery into view. It was Jesus, especially in St. John’s Gospel, that brought home to us that there are three persons and still one God. Some of the attempts to understand this mystery have given us good insight.

The Father stands at the origin of all. But he has generated the Son. The Son is the perfect image of the Father. He is like the Father in every detail and in every respect The Father gives himself perfectly to the Son. The Son. Likewise gives himself to the Father. From that loving self-giving from one person to the other there emerges a third person, namely the Holy Spirit, who is the love bond between the Father and the Son and is equal to Father and Son as divine persons. Jesus as the Incarnate Son of God who became man gives and understanding of the self-giving love between the persons of the Trinity, in his total self-giving to the Father when he surrendered in death on our behalf. A good image of the Trinity is to be found in the family. There is the mutual love and self-giving of husband and wife to each other. This in turn brings to life children and so there emerges the interactive love of parents and children. The family is a satisfying image of the Trinity and becomes more like the Trinity as the mutual love of members increases and develops. That should be our constant prayer that our family resembles the Trinity in the interactive display of love towards each other


Mary Beary is a member of Wexford parish who lost her son to drug addiction. She speaks to us in an interview about how her faith in God is a constant source of hope and strength and how she wants to share that hope with other parents and families suffering from addiction. For Trinity Sunday we have a homily and the newsletter insert that explores the mystery of God as a communion of love that draws us into itself. Thanks to CMT, we include inter-views with young people from our diocese who recently went on pilgrimage to Medugorje – an experience that moved and surprised them. As June begins, we feature Pope Francis’ prayer intention which is to end the horror of torture. Finally, we have an article on St Colmcille, one of the patron saints of Ireland, for his feast day on 9th June. Check out these and other resources available at


  • 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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