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 email@example.com
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
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!
Bunclody Library Book Club
We are currently taking names to join our book club which will meet
once a month on a Thursday evening in person in the branch . Register
your interest by emailing email@example.com The first meeting
will take place in March.
Kildavin Clonegal Veteran Players
At last, let’s meet learn and catch up. Clonegal Kildavin Veteran
Players Group will facilitate a series of social and information
evenings commencing March 8th and every Tuesday, Night thereafter until
Tuesday April 12th. The events will alternate between Spellman Hall
Kildavin and St Brigid’s Hall Clonegal and there will be a question and
answer session at each of them.
This is an opportunity to meet friends and neighbours and to get
answers to some of those questions at the back of your mind.
Refreshments will be served each night. We look forward to the chat. The
event is free to participants and is funded by Carlow County Council.
The Line up is March 8th Spellman Hall Dr. Liam Dunne will discuss
how to look after your health, March 15th St. Brigids Hall Clonegal,
Garda Peter McConnell Crime Prevention Officer and Jim Dowling Self
Defence Expert, March 22nd Spellman Hall Pauline O Toole Solicitor will
discuss Wills and inheritances. March 29th St Brigids Hall Clonegal and
April 5th Spellman Hall Kildavin Michael Kealy will Discuss Technology,
how to use it , how to manage it and how you will be able to access the
Community Podcast which will be launched by the Veteran Players later
this year. April 12th Fun and frolics a night of entertainers and
Clothes Collection supporting Friends of Calcutta ( CHY No: 13218 )
on Wednesday March 9th. All items of clothing, footwear, curtains,
towels etc most welcome and can be left close to the FOC sign in the
Church Car Park at any stage that day up to collection time of 5pm in
both Kilmyshall and Bunclody. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
Can we still speak of our human nature as fallen? An article explores
how important this question is, especially at this time of Lent. We have
Pope Francis’ message for Lent where he encourages us to sow the seeds
of goodness while praying and fasting for peace in Ukraine. Bishop Ger
invites the diocesan family to consider taking part in the pilgrimage to
Lourdes which resumes this year after a two-year absence. The homily for
the First Sunday of Lent focuses on the temptations of Christ and how we
too can succumb to the classic substitutes for God of wealth, honour,
pleasure and power. We have the usual newsletter insert and an appeal
for the people of Ukraine from Aid to the Church in Need. Finally, a
recorded talk given at last weekend’s Divine Mercy Conference on the
Eucharist as God’s way of loving us. Check out these and other resources
available at www.thehookoffaith.com
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
"Again, he began to teach them by the lakeside, but such a huge crowd
gathered round him that he got into a boat on the water and sat there.
The whole crowd were at the lakeside on land. He taught them many things
in parables." (Mk. 4:1-2) Here we have a wonderful image of the church.
There is a great crowd of people who gathered around Jesus. Many came to
hear what he had to say. Many came as well to be healed of their
illnesses and afflictions. The picture we have is of many people
gathered around Jesus. That is what the church is. It is all of us
gathered around Jesus. Sometimes the church is described as the
community of faith. We are committed to God and his Son Jesus Christ.
God revealed himself to us over the centuries. But his main revelation
came in the per-son of his Son, Jesus Christ who showed us, in a human
way the face of God as a loving God. As church we are the people of God
whose faith links us to God through his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus brought
us Good News, The Gospel, and we are people of the good news, who make
it our own and live by it to the best of our ability
Christ for us is central to the church. It is not surprising that the
church is called the Body of Christ and so emphasises the unity of the
church. All of us are united to Christ by faith. He is our focus. He is
our centre. As the outward manifestation of the Body of Christ we, as
his people are called on to continue his work and ministry. St Paul was
very conscious of this. "Just as each of us has various parts in one
body, and the parts do not have the same function: in the same way, all
of us, though there are so many of us, make up one body in Christ, and
as different parts we are all joined to one another. Then, since the
gifts that we have differ according to the grace that was given to each
of us: if it is a gift of prophecy, we should prophecy as much as faith
tells us; if it is a gift of practical ser-vice, let us devote ourselves
to serving; if it is teaching, to teaching; if it is encouraging , to
encouraging." It is for each of us to discover our own special gifts and
in the interest of our parish com-munity place those gifts at the
disposal of our own people and community.