14-05-2023  Newsletter

  • Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • 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.
  • Wednesday 17th May
    9:00am Francis de Claine
  • Saturday 20th May
    11:00am Kathleen White (Nee Carton) Funeral Mass
    7:00pm Imelda O’Connor 2nd Anniversary. Breda & Billy Nolan, Birthday Remembrances

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 13th May 8:00pm Mary Weafer, 12th Anniversary & deceased members of the Weafer & Byrne families. Nan, Willie & Leona Atkinson & deceased members of the Atkinson family.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion this weekend in both Bunclody and Kilmyshall Parish.

'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.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family and friends of:
Johnny Mahon, Gurteen   May He Rest in Peace.

Bunclody Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 17th May at 8:15pm

Annual Plant sale

Bunclody Horticultural Society's Annual Plant sale is scheduled to take place on Saturday 20th May from 10:30 am- 13:00pm in Bunclody Market Square.

Thank You

A huge THANK YOU to all who supported our recent 300—1 Club draw, also a huge THANK YOU to our promoter’s and CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners.


An introduction to Romanticism with Elaine Hoysted – Thursday 18th May at 7.00pm. As part of Bunclody Library's Bealtaine celebrations, join Elaine Hoysted, independent art historian, for a talk on paintings created during the Romantic era. Some of the artists that will be discussed include Theodore Géricault, Casper Friedrich, Goya and JMW Turner. Booking essential.

Classic Film Club – Friday 26th May 11.00am to 12.30pm

Join us for our monthly classic film for adults as part of this year’s Bealtaine Festival. Staff will select the perfect movie to take you back in time to some of the film greats. Places limited, booking essential.

To book a place for these events please telephone 053 9375466 or register online at

Envelope Collection

Sunday 7th May: €606.00 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


Bunclody/Kilrush Pike group 225th commemoration of 1798 will take place on Sunday June 4th at 7pm in Bunclody. If you want to be involved please contact Watty Skelton at 0879081440 or Barbara-Anne Murphy 0876736966.

We gather to practice on Wednesday May 17th at 7.30pm at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. We hope to see you there.

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:


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 5th May Winner: Mark Hayden €95 Seller: Tirlan. 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.
Congratulations to the children of Kilmyshall National School who are making their First Holy Communion this week-end.
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 20th May: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 21st May: Liz Atkinson

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

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

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.


In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus introduces us to a new personality, namely ,the Paraclete. "I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever." The Paraclete is an advocate. He is like a barrister in the court of law. He assists the person in court to state and argue his case. That is one of the roles of the Holy Spirit in Christian life. In our Gospel he is the Spirit of Truth. Jesus brought us the truth. It was the truth about God and the truth about ourselves. The Spirit of Truth or the Paraclete helps and supports us to understand the revelation and the truth that Jesus proclaimed and lived for us. With his guidance and light the Holy Spirit enables us to penetrate, comprehend and understand the truth of Jesus. He helps us to make that truth our own and to live it in practice as best we can. The Holy Spirit keeps us in tune with Jesus himself as we build an ongoing friendship with him. He prompts us to live the life of love which is central to Jesus commandments.

In St Luke’s Gospel and Acts of the Apostles the Spirit has a very different role. He enables Jesus and the apostles to proclaim the word of God. When the Spirit came on the apostles at Pentecost they abandoned their fear and powerfully preached the word of God. Later in the Acts of the Apostles the disciples had another Pentecost moment. "As they prayed, the house where they were assembled rocked. From this time they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to proclaim the word of God fearlessly." (Acts 4:31).

We have different views of the Holy Spirit. They are not unrelated. We cannot proclaim the word of God with conviction unless the Spirit has guided us to assimilate the word of God and make it our own.


‘Well-Being’ is a word that we hear more today and a concept that shapes education programmes in our schools and other institutions. But what does it mean? The newsletter insert offers a Catholic definition of the term. We have the webinar from Mgr. Stephen Rosset-ti’s input on priesthood based on his new book ‘Priesthood in a Time of Crisis’. We offer a homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter that contemplates Jesus’ fare-well words at the Last Supper. We continue a video series that helps young believers discern what true love looks like. Bishop Robert Barron outlines five animating principles of the new evangelisation and finally, a few words of appreciation and a prayer as ‘The Hook of Faith’ celebrates its fifth birthday on 18th May. 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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