09-01-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 8th January
    7:00pm Bridie O’Connor, Month’s Mind. Dominic O’Connor, Anniversary. Tom & Mary Bowe, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 9th January
    12 Noon Eamon Hayes, 2nd Anniversary. Bridget Lennon, Main Street, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 15th January
    7:00pm Ada Doyle, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 16th January
    12 Noon Charlie Roche, Month’s Mind.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th January

Envelope Collection

Monday 3rd January : €363.00 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 .



Bunclody Finance Council

Next meeting will be held on Monday 13th January in the Pastoral Centre at 8:00pm

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 January 2022

Ministers of the Word:

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 8th January 8:00pm Get Well Intention.
  • Sunday 9th January 10:30am Special Intention. Síobhan Flannery Ronan, 1st Anniversary & her Mother Maureen Flannery Walsh who’s Anniversary also occurs at this time.
  • Sunday 16th January 10:30am Rita Foley, Killanure, Anniversary. Patrick & Elizabeth Hendrick, Anniversaries & their daughter Mary Edwards & deceased members of the Hendrick Family.


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: 31st December Winner: Michael Redmond €51 - 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.

THANK YOU to parishioner s who continue to donate by dropping in their envelope contributions into the Parish Office, Church or Parochial house, Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

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 10th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • TUESDAY 11th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY 12th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • THURSDAY 13th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY 14th Jan – Closed

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:

Nora Marie Kirby May She Rest in Peace

Employment Vacancy

Bunclody Parish - Caretaker Cleaner
Based Bunclody Parish
Caretaking and Cleaning - Parish Property and Grounds
Job reference 2207776 Closing date 21/2/2022
Garda Vetting will apply

Bunclody Tidy Towns - General Operative
Based Bunclody Town
Litter control, Sweeping Paths, Square, Mall and other areas Maintaining Shrubberies and Grass areas
Job reference 2207777
Closing date 21/2/2022

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Do you know that you too are highly favoured like Mary? Do you sense the call of God addressed to you as you listen to the story of Mary’s Annunciation? Don’t ignore it any longer. Speak to your local Vocations Director at


APRIL - OCT 2022:

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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.

Ballon Business & Training Service

  • Get your garden Spring Ready Mon 24th Jan 2-4pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Relax and Paint Tues 18th Jan 11.30am - 1.30pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Manual and Computerised Payroll Mon 17th Jan 7-10pm x 10 weeks €300
  • Watercolours with Breda Wed 19th Jan 2pm - 4pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Manual and Computerised Book-keeping Thurs 20th Jan 7-10pm x 10 weeks €300
  • Food & Friends Wed 2nd Feb 10 - 12pm x 6 weeks €75

**Please note we close for business at 5pm Wed 22nd Dec and open again 9am Thurs 6th Jan 2022.

Ballon Business & Training Service The Old School Ballon Co. Carlow

Tel: 059-915-9447

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.

The Baptism of the Lord

"I have taken you by the hand and formed you. I have appointed you." (1st Reading) For what have you been formed? Where are your gifts and personality needed most? Perhaps as a priest, a deacon or in consecrated life? Speak to your Vocations Director AT

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.

Mary's Meals

..feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day in a place of education. An Online Quiz, to support their efforts, takes place on the last Friday of EVERY month at 8pm. To join/donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.


..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm
Simply Divine Sat 8th Jan 10.04- 10 30am
Anne Cousins guest is Fr. Paddy Moran, a member of the leadership team of the Irish Spiritan Province who served in Ethiopia for many years and tells of how he came to work in prisons there.
Sounds For Sunday 9th Jan 9.04am - 10.00am
Sounds for Sunday, is presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes requests, hymns and sacred songs.

*Text requests for sounds for Sunday programme
Sunday Mass 9th Jan 10.00 am
St.Mary and St. Michael Church, New Ros


Fr Aedan McGrath was an Irish Columban priest who was in prison in China for three years for his missionary activity. We feature a recording of his remarkable life story told by himself just before he died in 2000. For the Feast of the Lord’s Baptism, we have the homily by Bishop Ger Nash and include the usual newsletter insert that raises our awareness of our baptismal dignity. We feature and article on the meaning of our lives that flows from baptism and a video by Bishop Robert Barron on the role of the laity as anointed priests, prophets and kings. Check out these and other resources available at


This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. In the first part of the Gospel John makes it very clear that he is not the Christ or Messiah. Someone who is coming after him who is more powerful than he is and he is not fit to undo the strap of his sandals. Jesus is superior to himself. He announces, "He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire". He anticipates that Jesus will confer the gift of a prophetic Spirit who will purify and inspire people to give witness to the Gospel and the way of life proposed by the gospel.

Jesus’ baptism is very incidental in St. Luke’s Gospel. He notes that after his own baptism by John Jesus was at prayer and then two important interventions took place. "Heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily shape like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you’". Jesus receives the gift of the Holy Spirit. In the context of St. Luke’s Gospel it is the prophetic Spirit who sup-ports Jesus in preaching the Gospel and announcing the Good News. The voice from heaven proclaims that Jesus is the Son of God, his Beloved, who enjoys his favour. It reminds of the first reading where it is the servant of God who experiences the favour of God.

At our baptism and confirmation we receive the gift of God’s Spirit, who is God him-self who brings us into relationship with God himself and also empowers us to give prophetic witness to the Gospel and the gospel way of life, which truly integrates and enhances human life. At our baptism too, a voice from God also announces that we are sons or daughters of God. We come to enjoy an exceptional dignity as children of God.


  • 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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