28-05-2023  Newsletter

  • Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 27th May
    7:00pm Helen Sweeney O’Neill, 4th Anniversary. Wayne Farrell, Old Forrest. Angela Kavanagh, Carrigbán. Patricia Sheehan, Enniscorthy.
  • Sunday 28th May
    9:00am Ellen Breen, Millview, Anniversary.
    12:00noon Mylie & Maureen Cowman, Carrigbán, Anniversary. Jim Bennett, 1st Anniversary.
  • Saturday 3rd June
    7:00pm Peter Kehoe, 2nd Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Sunday 28th May 10:30am Mary Armstrong, 1st Anniversary.

'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.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 1st June and Friday 2nd June, following his usual route.

Pastoral and Finance Council Meeting

There will be a joint meeting of both groups on Wednesday 31st May at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

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 Library Adult Book Club - Thursday 1st June at 7.30pm. Join us for a discussion of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. New members are always welcome! Copies of the book are available to borrow in library. No booking required.

NEW! Young Adult Book Club - Friday 2nd June 4.15 - 5.00pm : Suitable for 13 to 15 year olds.

Join us for a meeting of the new Bunclody Library Young Adult Book Club.

At this meeting members will discuss The Monsters of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny. The Climbers by Keith Gray will be discussed at July's meeting. Booking required, please tele-phone 053 9375466 or book online at

Cruinniú na nÓg - Saturday 10th June. As part of our Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations, we are inviting families to learn how to perform with spinning plates. Call into the library today to collect your free spinning plates and you will be given a QR code with a link to the video to watch how to use the spinning plates and have fun as a family at home!

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

Envelope Collection

Sunday 21st May: €432.43 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. Last training session on May 31st at 7:30 pm, We gather to practice at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

We hope to see you there.

Coffee Morning

All are welcome to a coffee morning in the Parish Centre after 9am Mass on Friday June 2nd, in aid of Gianna Care. A small donation would be appreciated.

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 June 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Leanne Mahon
  • 9:00am: Helena / John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke/Celia Burns

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 19th May Winner: Colin Skelton €87 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.
300-1 Club: Draw takes place after Mass on Saturday 27th May.
Thank You: Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent Trocaire box collection, the total sum raised was €1165.00
Rosary will be said at Kilmyshall Grotto every evening for the month of May at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Ministers for June

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Liz Atkinson

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 3rd June: Deirdre Maher
  • Sunday 4th June: Margaret Roberts

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

Thank You

We would like to thank all who participated in, and supported our recent Fun Run, particularly those who volunteered their time to steward the routes and provide First Aid, and to those who provided the refreshments afterwards.



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. Creative Lego Play for 7 to 12 year olds – Saturday 27th May 2.15 - 3.45pmCome along to Bunclody Library and get creative with our Lego, all Lego pieces will be provided. Booking essential.

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

Computer Literacy Course BTEI

Ballon Business & Training Services

We are running a new course in September called Computer Literacy. This is a minor component running for 14 weeks. This is aimed at people with little or no understanding of using the computer.
The learner will gain knowledge in:

1. Outline how IT affects everyday life including social networking, e-commerce, e-government and e-learning.

2. Explain commonplace IT concepts and terminology relating to computer types, hardware, software and the internet.

3. Describe health and safety when using computers

4. Learning about security and the internet including viruses and password protection

5. Outline the main hardware elements of a computer and storage devices.

6. Operating computer hardware.

7. Keyboarding skills

8. File management

9. Using external storage devices.

10. Emailing and internet skills

For information on how to apply for this basic computer course contact the BTEI Carlow on (059) 9139532 or email:

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.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Sunday, 2nd July 2023 Cost including 2 meals: €70.00 To book your place Contact: SEAN KINSELLA (053) 9123819 OR NEIL FOLEY (087) 9740120


Day Care Assistant / Caretaker (1) One Position
Bunclody Day Care
Job Reference-2283743

Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement.

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.


This weekend we celebrate Pentecost. It occurred fifty days after the feast of Passover which coincided with the death and resurrection of Jesus. Pentecost was another major feast for the Jewish people. It was known as the Feast of Weeks when Jews gathered from all over the diaspora, or the countries to which they were dispersed, to celebrate the feast in Jerusalem. It remembered the grant of the Torah or Law on Mount Sinai when God appeared in smoke and fire as he communicated the law that would guide his people for the future.

`On the occasion of Pentecost the apostles were gathered in a room in Jerusalem. There was quite a disturbance. A loud wind blew and a distinct noise filled the room where they were. There appeared to them tongues of fire that descended on them and touched the head of each of them. God was frequently represented by fire. God touches them and gives them the power to go out and continue his own ministry. The text tells us, "They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech." There was a large gathering of people from different countries and languages who had come to celebrate the feast. People from different places understood the apostles talking about "the marvels of God"

The apostles had another experience of Pentecost later on in the Acts of the Apostles and is worth noting. "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." The Holy Spirit gave the conviction and confidence to proclaim the word of God effective-ly. In Confirmation all of us received the fit of the prophetic Spirit who enables and encourages all of us to give witness to our faith and the gospel way of life that Jesus has entrusted to us.


On the great feast of Pentecost, we pray for an out-pouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church and the whole world. The homily and newsletter insert focus on the importance of the Holy Spirit that comes to us with gifts that are made visible in its fruits. We feature the annual Novena for Life that coincides with the 5th anniversary of the repeal of the 8th Amendment. We include a video and an article that asks the questions that need to be faced about an issue that has not been resolved. For the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church and the Visitation, we reflect on Mary’s role in a Church called to evangelise. Finally, in a video interview, Fr Brendan Kilcoyne reflects on the future of Ireland Catholicism and signs of hope. 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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