23-04-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • 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.
    12 Noon Danny Kinsella & his grandparents Ned & Bridie Kinsella & baby Daniel. Helen O’Grady.

  • Saturday 29th April
    11:00am Mary & Lax McFarland.
    7:00pm Dinny Finn, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

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

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

  • Sunday 30th April 10:30am Liam Coleman , Anniversary & baby Ryan Whiting.


Treasures of the National Gallery of Ireland with Elaine - Thursday 27th April at 7.00pm
Join Elaine Hoysted, art historian, for a discussion on some of the treasures found in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. Booking required.

Classics Film Morning at Bunclody Library – Friday 28th April at 11.00am – 12.30pm  Join us every month for a classic film for adults. Library staff will select the perfect movie to take you back in time to the golden age of Hollywood. This movie is for adults only. Booking essential.

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

Envelope Collection

Sunday 16th April : €429.14 Thank You for your Generosity


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



  • 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 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




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 14th April Winner: Barry Walker €106. Seller: Redmond’s Bar 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. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw takes place after Mass next Saturday 29th April.
Prayer Meeting in Pastoral Centre Bunclody Tuesday 25th April at 7:30pm.
Weekday Masses will take place in the Church.

St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Eucharistic Ministers for April

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 29th April: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 30th April: Carmel Ryan


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

Kilmyshall Parish 10K & 5K Fun Run Walk

Takes place on Sunday 28th May 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.

Bunclody Finance Council

Next meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th April in the Pastoral Centre at 8:00pm

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


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.


Jesus joined the despondent disciples and listened to them. ‘We had hoped…’… When you have been upset or disappointed, who has joined you along the road? To whom have you been able to pour out your heart? Who was a ‘Jesus person’ to you, listening to you in respectful silence? To whom have you been a Jesus person?

Jesus then helps them to see things in another light by opening the scriptures to them. When did you have the experience of finding your heart ’burning within you’ with new hope for the future? Who/what helped you to change after a setback?

The disciples invite Jesus to join them at table– there follows a recognition of who he is. We meet many people on the road of life. Usually we meet and pass on. Occasionally we meet someone whom we invite into or homes, into our hearts, in a deeper way. In what way in such relationships have you experienced the presence of God or of Jesus?

After Jesus had gone the disciples went to bring the good news to others. When have you met others who told what happened to them along the road? What effect did this sharing have on you? When have you done this with others? When was such a conversation ‘good news’ for you or others?


The Gospel for this Third Sunday of Easter is the encounter of the risen Lord with the despondent disciples on the road to Emmaus. A homily on the text points to the importance of both accompaniment of each other on the pilgrim path and the centrality of teaching and catechesis that lifts our spirits to new horizons of hope. Fr Tony O’ Riordan gives an update on the situation in Turkey/Syria in the region where the terrible earthquake happened a few weeks ago. We continue with the series ‘The Creed in Slow Motion’ and have articles on Saints Mark and Catherine of Siena whose feast days fall this week. Finally, two inspiring videos – the first on wanting to be a saint and the second on what happens when we adore Jesus truly present in the Eucharist. 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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