MOUNT LEINSTER COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT CLG
Day Care Assistants (1) One Positions Bunclody
Day Care Job Reference – 2265007 Current active B Driving licence
desirable Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a
requirement Age limit 21 years upwards Closing Date: 16/03/2023
Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint
Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility: Local
D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 Garda
vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies
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
email@example.com 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.
Divine Mercey Conference
Bus to Divine Mercey Conference in RDS Dublin on Saturday 18th
February. To book a seat ring John 086 2608454
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
Be Kind 2 Your Mind:
The Be Kind 2 Your Mind programme starts in Carlow on Thursday 2nd
March. Running for 5 weeks in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow the Be Kind 2
Your Mind programme is for teens and their parents and focuses on
managing anxiety, emotional regulation and building confidence. For more
information or to book your place call or text Aisling on 087 7910560,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org More information including dates for
half-day workshops can be found at www.bekind2yourmind.ie
Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group
The Drama Group will perform The Night Alive by Conor McPherson in
the Concert Hall FCJ Secondary School, on Fri 17, Sun 19, Wed 22 and
Thurs 23 February, at 8pm nightly. Tickets on the door. No booking
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
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 Sunday’s Gospel Jesus wants his followers to behave
better than the scribes and Pharisees. “For I tell you, if your virtue
goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never
get into the kingdom of heaven.” The interest of the scribes and
Pharisees was law and regulation. What was important for them was
keeping the external law. For many people who insist on law their
interest goes no further. The place of the mind and heart does not get
much attention. Once people follow the instructions of the law, that is
all that matters.
But Jesus lays emphasis on the heart, mind and intention
if we hope to live a good life. In the Gospel Jesus revises the basic
law of the Ten Commandments. The old law said “You must not kill”. But
Jesus advocates that we do not take the first step on the road down to
killing. We should not be angry with our brothers and sisters. Any show
of aggressive anger could eventually lead one to murder. What Jesus
wants is profound respect for other people. Abusive language like “Fool”
or “Renegade” is insulting and a manifestation of hostility towards the
person concerned. Reconciliation with a neighbour comes before
fulfilling religious obligation.
On the sixth commandment Jesus follows a similar
approach. The Old Law said “You must not commit adultery” by being
unfaithful to a married spouse. Jesus insists that we do not take the
first step down that road. “But I say this to you, if a man looks at a
woman lustfully, he has already committed adultery with her in his
heart.” He emphasises the place of the heart, or mind or spirit if we
will be good people and avoid adopting an evil outlook. Jesus stresses
the importance of basic respect for others in the area of sexuality.
Where married couples are concerned Jesus makes it clear that divorce is
not the right answer to marital difficulties.
Jesus also calls for an end to swearing in order to
guarantee the truth. What he wants is simple honesty and basic respect.
A simple statement of the truth is what is required. ‘All you need say
is “Yes” if you mean yes. “No” if you mean no.’
The Hook of faith
‘Take Care of him: Compassion as a Synodal Exercise of
Healing’ is the theme of Pope Francis’ message for the 31st World Day of
the Sick which fell on 11th February, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
We have an extract for the newsletter insert and an article on the
experience of sickness. We feature the Irish input on the European phase
of synodal process taking place in Prague this week and ask the question
if we are now living in a more dangerous Ireland? We continue to promote
the reading of Scripture as Pope Francis highlights three actions that
the Word of God achieves in people and how you can receive daily
meditations on the Mass readings via email. Finally, the homily for this
Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time continues Jesus’ teaching on the
Beatitudes and how we are called to be people of virtue and integrity.
Check out these and other resources available at www.thehookoffaith.com