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
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: Colette 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
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
The disciples are in a state of shock and suffering from
a traumatic loss. Jesus, the one in whom they had placed so much hope,
has been murdered and buried. Then, before they have time to recover
comes another shock– the body of Jesus is missing. Have you had
experiences in which one tragedy or crisis follows quickly after
another? What was that like for you? How did you cope? What, or who,
sustained you then? Mary and Peter, and possibly others, came and
discovered that the tomb was empty. The part of the story we have in
this text gives no explanations of what has happened. They are left in a
state of bewilderment ‘for as yet they did not understand the scripture,
that he must rise from the dead.’ have you been in that kind of
situation, faced with events you cannot explain, possibly events which
have dashed your hopes in another person, or in God? What has that been
like for you? Yet in spite of the lack of explanation, the beloved
disciple ‘saw and believed’.
Have there been times when others have done
something that you could not understand, and which they could not
explain at the time and yet you believed that all was not as it
seemed?....times when you decided to trust in spite of the evidence?
Have thee been times when others have shown this
kind of faith in you when you were not able to offer satisfactory
explanations, and all you could say was ‘trust me’?
Have there been times in your relationship with God
when you have felt that you were faced with an empty tomb and still
- Where have you found life in such experiences?
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
‘He is Risen!! The cry of hope and joy echoes in the
Church and around the world on Easter Sunday. We have a homily and the
newsletter insert on what it means to be an Easter people at this time.
Speaking of new life, while we rejoiced at the first actor with Down
Syndrome to win an Oscar, the disturbing truth emerging in Ireland is
that 95% of children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are now being aborted.
We shine a light on this truth that tends to be ignored or minimised. We
have a recent talk given on ‘Europe and the Faith’ and conclude the
series of meditations on ‘Jesus Seven Last Words’. Finally, a video from
‘Word on Fire’ explores ‘The Lost Art of Conversation’. Check out these
and other resources available at www.thehookoffaith.com