07-05-2023  Newsletter

  • Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 6th May
    11:00am Birthday Remembrance.
    7:00pm Michael Whelan, Anniversary. Jim & Peggy Murphy & Pat, John and Tom Foley.
  • Sunday 7th May
    9:00am Pat Kavanagh, Aran house, Graiguebeg & deceased members of the Kavanagh family.
    12 Noon Brendan Dunne, 1st Anniversary.
  • Saturday 13th May
    7:00pm Nancy & Harry Murphy, Ballinapark & deceased members of the Larkin & Murphy families. Ellen McGrath, 1st Anniversary.
  • Sunday 14th May
    9:00am Denis Byrne, Main Street, Anniversary & Stasia, Frank, Lena and Bernard Furlong & Irwin Egli, Canada.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 6th May 8:00pm Birthday Remembrance.
  • Sunday 7th May 10p30am Maude Gilvarry, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 13th May 8:00pm Mary Weafer, 12th Anniversary & deceased members of the Weafer & Byrne families.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion takes place in Church of the Most Holy Trinity Bunclody at 11:00am on Sunday 13th May.

'Rosary at the Grottos'

As part of 'Rosary at the Grottos' and in memory of our faithfully departed who always prayed the Rosary at the Grotto in St. Mary's Villas, Bunclody, in the month of May, this tradition will continue at 6pm each evening during May. All are welcome. Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, pray for Ireland.

Rosary Rally

On Saturday 13th May, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of The Rosary, a Rosary Rally will take place at 4pm opposite the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody. All welcome. Ireland Needs Fatima.

April Swimming Pool Draw

  • €500 - Paddy Mernagh
  • €200 - Oonagh Malone
  • €100 - Sarah, Jack & Dylan Murphy


Finding Medicine and Magic in your garden - Thursday 11th May at 7.00pm. Join Feebee Foran for an introduction to medicinal properties and the folkloric tales of some of our wildest native Irish weeds. This is a fun and engaging talk. Feebee will bring along tasters of dandelion coffee for people to sample along with samples of plants for our audience to examine. Places limited, booking essential. Creative Lego Play for 7 to 12 year olds – Saturday 13th May 11.00am to 12.00pm. Come along to Bunclody Library and get creative with our Lego, all Lego pieces will be provided. Booking essential.



  • €150: Grainne Callanan
  • €50: Elaine Somers
  • €50: Marie Monaghan
  • €50: Peter & Gertrude Rowlands


  • €150: Margaret Deacon, Ryland
  • €50: Pat Grace
  • €50: Fr O’Connor
  • €50: Alex Blake


Bunclody Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th May at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 30th April : €649.80 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


I am gathering together a group of pikemen/women to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the battle of Bunclody. This will consist of a march around Bunclody on or about the 1st of June. There will be a need to have your own pike and appropriate clothes (mostly that will be black pants, white shirt and waist-coat). We will have 4 or five nights/evenings training in the lead up to it. I will post more here later. So get your gear ready and please spread the word.
Send me a WhatsApp message so that I can create a group for easy contact. 0879081440
This will be a once off event and we'll disband after the event.
Walter Skelton

We will hold our mext Pike group training on Wednesday 17th May at 7:30pm in front of the RC Church in Bunclody. You don't need a pike or uniform at this meeting, but bring them if you have them. Looking for-ward to seeing you all there."



  • MONDAY 8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • TUESDAY 8:00AM – 4:00PM
  • THURSDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
  • FRIDAY 8:30 - 10:00AM REOPENS AT 12:30 PM - 3:30PM
  • SATURDAY 8:30AM - 1:00PM



We have a selection of First Holy Communion Cards, Prayer Books and Rosary Beads for sale in the Parish Office also Signed Mass Cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including Get Well, Birthday, 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 May 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Joe Byrne

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:


Cummann Luthchleas Gael - Tig Leath Slí Bun Clóidí are having an appreciation evening for Fr Jim Byrne in the Horse & Hound Hotel, Ballinaboola on Monday 5th of June 2023 (Bank Holiday) at 3pm. Fr Jim ministered in our parish from 1965 to 1981 and is the man that started underage football in the club and Rackard League football schools. He brought great Rackard League success in the 70's which paved the way for senior success in the 80's. This is a great opportunity for all former players and parishioners to honour Fr Jim with his family and friends. There will be a buffet lunch and entertainment with a Bunclody flavour to it on the day. We are looking for photos of Fr Jim both sporting and religious related. Please send any material you may have to: Liam Kelly 0872440702 or Alan Murphy 0863851019


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 28th April Winner: Melissa Blake €117 Seller: Byrne’s Hardware 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 Kilmy-shall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw Results for April: 1st: Jimmy Dwyer, 2nd: Mary Byrne, Kilmyshall, 3rd: Ann Murphy, Killanure, 4th: John Byrne, Cromogue, 5th: Liz Redmond, Ballyphilip Heights, 6th: Kevin Murphy, Cromogue, 7th: Patsy O’ Neill, Glasslacken, 8th: Padraic Murphy, Killanure, 9th: Graham Kinsella, Gurteen, 10th: Angela Brennan, Rossard. Thank you for your continued support.
There will be no Mass in Kilmyshall from Monday 8th May to Thursday 11th May inclusive. Mass as usual on Friday 12th May at 9:30am.
Rosary will be said at Kilmyshall Grotto every evening for the month of May at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Ministers for May

  • Saturday Night: Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 13th May: Marie Byrne
  • Sunday 14th May: First Holy Communion

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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.

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.

Kilmyshall Parish 10K & 5K Fun Run Walk

Takes place on Sunday 21aMay starting at 12:30 from Kilmyshall Community Hall. Registration at 11:30am in the Community Hall. Timed 10K & 5K.

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

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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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.


At times we may be downhearted and doubtful about life and our place in life. We get some wonderful answers in this Sunday’s Gospel. Jesus asks us not to allow our hearts to be troubled, but to trust in God and in himself. He provides the answers. We are meant to have God as part of our lives. God calls each and every one of us to a life with himself. Jesus assures us," There are many rooms in my Father’s house." There is an opportunity for each of us to have a relationship with God and liver close to him during our life time. We do not have to wait until after death to avail of our room. Jesus asserts that he is going away to prepare a place for his followers. He will return and take his disciples, his followers with him so that where he is his disciples will be too. He passes through death and rises to new life with his resurrection. In virtue of his death and resurrection he made it possible for all of us to have access to himself and through him with his Father. In baptism we gain that access to God and have a key to the room assigned to us. There is no real room. What matters is that we gain access to Christ and to God and that we live close to them during our time in this world. We will gain full and clear possession of our room when we see God face to face and come to enjoy his presence forever.

If we are to have a full understanding of our life’s journey with Christ and his Father it is Christ who will show us the way. "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me". Jesus is the Way because he is the Truth. He is the truth about God. He shows us what God is like. He is a loving God because he gave his Son up to a loving death on our behalf. Jesus is also the truth about mankind. He shows us that self-giving love is the key to human fulfilment and perfection. If we embrace and follow these truths about God and ourselves we will have life, the ultimate life of being a good human per-son in constant relationship with God.


‘Marrying the right person’ is a question that crosses the mind of many young people today. We have a video that helps you look for the signs. The homily for the Fifth Sun-day of Easter focuses on Christ as ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life’ and the newsletter insert reflects on our common vocation as Church today to be a ‘chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people set apart’. This links into the Pope’s prayer intention for May which is for ecclesial movements and groups. We include a powerful talk by the daughter of a saint who witnesses to the gift of life and tells her remarkable story. We have an interview on the topic of vocations and continue the series of video commentaries on the Creed. 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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