16-04-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • 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.

  • Saturday 22nd April
    11:00am Anne (Nan) Murphy, nee Ronan Carrigban
    7:00pm Jerry Barry, Anniversary. Mick Fitzgerald, Carrigduff , Anniversary.

  • Sunday 23rd April
    9:00am Johnny Connors, Irish Street




Music Evening with local musicians – Thursday 20th April at 7.00pm

Join us here in Bunclody Library for an evening of music with both a traditional and international flavour performed by some of Bunclody's finest musicians. Booking essential.

Spring into Storytime with Elaine – Saturday 22nd April at 11.00am - Suitable for 4 to 7 year olds.

Join us for a special Storytime to celebrate Spring into Storytime 2023. Places limited, booking required. Book for child/children only.

To book a place for the above events please telephone 053 9375466 or book online at

Spring Creation Station – a family creative event – Saturday 22nd April 2.00 – 3.30pm

Pop into the library to create a wonderful Spring themed craft. Colouring sheets and all materials needed will be supplied. No booking necessary!

Envelope Collection

Sunday 9th April March: €801.80 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.

Silver Circle Draw

March winners of Bunclody Swimming Pool Silver Circle Draw were:

  • 1st Kitty Rellis
  • 2nd Brendan Daly
  • 3rd Sarah O'Rourke

The next draw is on Friday April 28th if you would like to join and support the Swimming Pool lines cost €10 per month or €40 for the remaining 4 draws. Thank you for your support

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

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

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 15th Aptil 8:00pm Matt Skelton, Anniversary. Eamon Treacy, recently deceased. Victor Malloy, recently deceased.

  • Sunday 16th April 10:30am Nick Kinsella, Month’s Mind. Aidan Doyle, 40th Anniversary.

  • Saturday 22nd April 8;00pm Carmel Dooley, Anniversary.

  • Sunday 23rd April 10:30am Kelly Lennon, Anniversary.


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 31st March Winner: Sarah & Tom €107. Seller: Cahill’s Hardware 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. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Eucharistic Ministers for April

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 22nd April: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 23rd April: Janette O’ Neill

Divine Mercy Sunday 16th April in Bunclody Church at 2:30pm
Kilmyshall I.C.A.: meeting on Monday 17th April at 8:00pm
Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

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.

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

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.

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.


‘Peace be with you’ was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles. Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were frightened? For whom have you been an agent of peace?

Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can identify. What part have doubts and questions played on your faith journey? How has your faith been strengthened by such moments?

Note the way Jesus dealt with Thomas. He did not give out because he doubted. He took him where he was and led him along to see the truth of his resurrection. Who has been that kind of a teacher for you, gently taking you where you were and leading you on to a deeper knowledge of some truth about life? For whom have you been that kind of teacher

‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed’. That requires great trust. Perhaps you have had the experience of being trusted without having had to prove every step along the way. What was it like to be trusted in that way? Who have you been able to trust in a similar manner?


On this ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’ we again proclaim the infinite and beautiful mercy of God that is our final hope. It is a gift that invites us to see it from God’s side as giver and not just our side as receivers. We have an article that identifies why many vocations programmes fail and another that helps preachers and teachers proclaim the resurrection with its full power and impact. Fr Jim Cogley provides us with brief but powerful reflections on the Easter message. We continue with the series ‘The Creed in Slow Motion’ that unpacks the Apostles Creed and finally, we include more light and inspiration from the pen of Lorcan Brennan. 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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