09-04-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

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

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

  • Monday 10th April
    11:00am Larry & Lizzie Doyle, Church Road.

  • Tuesday 11th April
    9:00am Special Intention.

  • Friday 14th April
    9:00am Mylie Flynn.

  • Saturday 15th April
    7:00pm John Hanrick, Main Street, Anniversary.

  • Sunday 16th April
    12 Noon Audriel Byrne, 1st Anniversary.

  • Wednesday 19th April
     9:00am Berna Mahon, Church Road

Happy Easter

Fr. O’ Connor, Fr. Duffy, Fr. Seamus de Val and the Sisters would like to extend Easter Greetings to the people of the Parish, and to thank all for your preparation and participation in the Easter Ceremonies.


  • 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

Envelope Collection

Sunday 2nd April March: €540.50 Thank You for your Generosity


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.

Parish Office Opening Hours this Week

Monday Closed. Tuesday normal Hours Wednesday 8:00—1pm. Thursday Normal Hours, Friday Normal Hours, Saturday 8:00 to 1pm

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:


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



Church Gate Collection

There is a Church Gate Collection this weekend in ad of Cystic Fibrosis. Please give generously

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

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

  • Sunday 16th April 10:30am Nick Kinsella, Month’s Mind. Aidan Doyle, 40th 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 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 15th April: Martina Kelly
  • Sunday 16th April: Chris Atkinson

St Patrick’s Day Collection for the Education and Development Fund for the Diocese realised the sum of €235. Your support is greatly appreciated.
No Mass in Kilmyshall from Monday 10th to Friday 14th April inclusive.
No Adoration on Tuesday 11th April.

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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.

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.

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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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: Colette 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.


The disciples are in a state of shock and suffering from a traumatic loss. Jesus, the one in whom they had placed so much hope, has been murdered and buried. Then, before they have time to recover comes another shock– the body of Jesus is missing. Have you had experiences in which one tragedy or crisis follows quickly after another? What was that like for you? How did you cope? What, or who, sustained you then? Mary and Peter, and possibly others, came and discovered that the tomb was empty. The part of the story we have in this text gives no explanations of what has happened. They are left in a state of bewilderment ‘for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.’ have you been in that kind of situation, faced with events you cannot explain, possibly events which have dashed your hopes in another person, or in God? What has that been like for you? Yet in spite of the lack of explanation, the beloved disciple ‘saw and believed’.

  • Have there been times when others have done something that you could not understand, and which they could not explain at the time and yet you believed that all was not as it seemed?....times when you decided to trust in spite of the evidence?

  • Have thee been times when others have shown this kind of faith in you when you were not able to offer satisfactory explanations, and all you could say was ‘trust me’?

  • Have there been times in your relationship with God when you have felt that you were faced with an empty tomb and still you believed?

  • Where have you found life in such experiences?


‘He is Risen!! The cry of hope and joy echoes in the Church and around the world on Easter Sunday. We have a homily and the newsletter insert on what it means to be an Easter people at this time. Speaking of new life, while we rejoiced at the first actor with Down Syndrome to win an Oscar, the disturbing truth emerging in Ireland is that 95% of children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are now being aborted. We shine a light on this truth that tends to be ignored or minimised. We have a recent talk given on ‘Europe and the Faith’ and conclude the series of meditations on ‘Jesus Seven Last Words’. Finally, a video from ‘Word on Fire’ explores ‘The Lost Art of Conversation’. 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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