Bunclody Parish Caretaker/Cleaner
Caretaking/Gardening/Cleaning Parish Property & Grounds
Job Reference – 2207776
Bunclody Tidy Towns General Operative
Litter Control/Sweeping Pathways/Gardening
Job Reference – 2207777
CLOSING DATE FOR BOTH VACANCIES 21/02/2022
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.
MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES
APRIL - OCT 2022:
7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or
Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price
for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you.
Tel. 01 4434 510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510 Website:
MCN - Livestream Recordings
MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream 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
email@example.com and we can arrange to add your email to our
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
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
St Vincent De Paul
St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to
help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper
recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports
for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating
to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are
available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where
necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by
calling 0818 222 024.
Bunclody Day Care Services
Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not
opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We
apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as
The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group
..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term
time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church,
Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.
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.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
An eight day pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from 16th to
24th February 2022. Led by Fr. John Carroll (Ferns Diocese), there are
still a small number of places available. The pilgrimage will visit
Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other sites in the Holy Land
associated with Jesus. Price is €1725. To reserve your place, please
call Marian Pilgrimages on 01-8788159 or email email@example.com
CHRISTIAN MEDIA TRUST PROGRAMMES
..on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm
Simply Divine Sat 5th Feb 10.04- 10. 30am
Maria Colfer speaks with John G. O'Dwyer, travel consultant and regular
contributor to The Irish Times, on the topic of Irelands Pilgrim Paths.
Sounds For Sunday 6th Feb 9.04am - 10.00am Presented by Patricia
McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and
includes re-quests, hymns and sacred songs.
*Text Line for requests 089 2700688*
Sunday Mass 6th Feb 10.00 am Church of the Annunciation, Clonard, Co
Sunday Reflection 6th Feb 8.30pm - 9pm David Hennessy shares a
reflection and Music on ' Finding Happiness'.
Bunclody Library Book Club
..are currently taking names to join their book club for adults,
which will meet online once a month on a Thursday evening via MS Teams,
with a view to holding this in person in the branch once it’s safe to do
so. Register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org For
the monthly book club you will be sent an email with a link to the
meeting in MS Teams – all you need to do is have MS Teams app installed
on your device! All are welcome to join!
Little Sisters of The Assumption
The Little Sisters of The Assumption make the Annual Mission Appeal
at the Mass of the Parish on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th February.
Donations will be greatly appreciated.
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
This year marks the 30th anniversary of ‘World Day of the Sick’ that
was instituted by St John Paul II in 1992 to coincide with the Feast Day
of Our Lady of Lourdes. We include Pope Francis’ message for this
occasion, celebrated on Friday 11th February. Fr Brendan Nolan, PP of
Blackwater offers a homily on the beautiful readings this Sunday that
speak of call and mission. Ibar Quirke reflects on the feast day of St
Scholastica and Bishop Robert Barron dives deeper into the beauty and
spirituality of the Psalms as the Church’s songbook. We have an
inspiring input by a young woman at the re-cent ‘March for Life’ rally
in the US. Finally, we explore the life and religious poetry of Thomas
McDonagh, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Check out these and
other resources available at www.thehookoffaith.com
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
The readings of this Sunday are very much about vocation. The first
reading from the prophet gives an account of his own call by God. Isaiah
had a vision of God. "I saw the Lord seated on a high throne; his train
filled the sanctuary; above him stood the seraphs, each one with six
wings." The seraphs were crying out in praise of God, "Holy, Holy is the
Lord of hosts. His glory fills the whole earth." Confronted by the glory
and the holiness of God, Isaiah was very aware of his own unworthiness.
"For I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean
lips." One of the seraphs took a burning coal from the altar and touched
his lips saying, "See now, this has touched your lips, your sin is taken
away, your iniquity is purged." The burning coal represents something of
God himself. It touches Isaiah and his sin and iniquity are at an end.
Purified in this way he is ready to answer God’s call. "Then I heard the
voice of the Lord saying: ‘Whom shall I send? Who will be our
messenger?" Isaiah answered, "Here I am, send me."
The gospel gives us a somewhat different picture of vocation. Jesus
was preaching the word of God surrounded by a great crowd. He got into
Simon’s boat and asked him to pull back a bit from shore. Now, he could
address the crowds with comfort. When he finished speaking he insisted
that Simon Peter would pay out the nets for a catch. Peter protested
that they were fishing already and caught nothing. This time he needed
help from the other boat to cope with the catch they had made. He and
the others were overwhelmed with the experience. Peter fell at the knees
of Jesus and exclaimed. "Leave me, Lord; I am a sinful man." Peter,
conscious of his mistake and poor judgment wanted to have nothing more
to do with Jesus. But Jesus reminded him that from now on it was people
he would catch. With that Peter and the other disciples "left everything
and followed him." They abandoned their former way of life to play their
part as disciples of Jesus who would in time use their influence and
persuasion to encourage others to become disciples and followers of
Jesus, to bring people to faith and to a way of life that would lead
them to ultimate salvation. Both Isaiah and Peter acknowledged that they
were sinners. Both played their part in bringing a knowledge of God to