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.
Clohamon Operation Transformation
Clohamon’s Operation Transformation finale 5k Sunday 5th March,
Leaving Slaney Meats Car Park 3pm. All welcome to walk/ jog the route,
Music 6pm to 8pm in Gahan’s Village Bar with Syl Ivers. Raffle for
numerous prizes. All proceeds to Bunclody Day Care Centre. Clohamon’s
Operation Transformation finale 5k
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange to add your email to our
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: Co-lette 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 / fernsdaferns.ie
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
LENTEN TALKS FOR LENT
‘LENTEN STUDY COURSE ON JESUS’, WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7:30PM IN THE
PASTORAL CENTRE, THE MOST HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, BUNCLODY. ALL ARE WELCOME
Bunclody Men’s Shed
Beginner’s course in upholstery.
This free course will run for 5 weeks in the Bunclody Men’s Shed.
Starting on Friday 23rd September from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
If you have a chair you would like to refurbish, you are welcome to
bring it along. If you don’t, bring yourself and we will supply the
chair. For further details contact Jonathan on 089 4972664
"The Monday Club "
Will be returning from Mon 4th September. We looking forward to
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
BUNCLODY BRIDGE CLUB
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.
...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
www.bit.ly/QuizforMM 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 www.bit.ly/QuizforMM 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 Day Care would like to thank all who supported our
Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is
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
mcnmedia.tv and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with
any queries you may have.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
In today’s gospel Jesus is enticed to gratify his own needs, or to
perform some spectacular act in public. He rejects the temptation
because he chooses commitment to his mission and to dependence on his
Father over any immediate gratification. We can all be tempted to go for
some immediate satisfaction,… but is that where happiness lies? Have you
found that sometimes there is more contentment in saying ‘no’ for the
sake of some long-term goal? What are the goals, aims, values that
inspire you in this way?
One way of looking at this gospel is to say that Jesus went into the
desert to face his demons. We all have demons we need to face–
compulsions, fears, prejudices, anger, and urges that lurk within. It is
in facing our demons that we find a way to live a fuller life. Can you
recall a time when you grew through facing a ‘demon’ in this way?
In one of her reflections Joyce Rupp describes Lent as a ‘time to
rediscover lost treasures’. Is there something that once was a healthy
part of your life and is no longer there: e.g., reading, exercise,
mindfulness, prayer, socializing , fun? Would this Lent be a time to
rediscover that lost treasure.
The Hook of faith
The Homily for this Second Sunday of Lent focuses on the
Transfiguration where Jesus’ divinity radiated from his humanity. The
newsletter insert comments on how God’s grace brings out the best in our
humanity and how faith is the friend and not the foe of human freedom.
We feature another two videos from the ‘Wonder’ series from Word on Fire
and explore how social justice and the liturgy are not at polar ends of
the Catholic spectrum but belong together. We include an article on
Justice for Lent and how we are called to be just at all times. Philip
Quirke pens another reflection called ‘The Challenge’ and Lorcan Brennan
shares more light and inspiration. Check out these and other resources
available at www.thehookoffaith.com