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: 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
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
On Friday next, March 17, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick,
patron Saint of this country. It is an occasion of great celebration
worldwide and a great time to be Irish in most parts of the world. As
members of the faithful who honour the Saint on that day we celebrate in
gratitude the great person who sowed the seeds of our faith among the
people of fifth century Ireland.
St Patrick was a humble man who spoke in a very down to earth way
about himself. His introduction to his best known work, the Confessions
is remarkable. "I am Patrick, a sinner, the most unlearned of men, the
lowliest of all the faithful, utterly worthless in the eyes of many."
Patrick, at the age of sixteen, whose origin was in Northern France, was
taken captive by Irish raiders and was the shepherd of sheep on Mount
Slemish, in County Antrim. During his years of slavery he experienced
conversion. The Lord, then, made me aware of my unbelief that I might at
last advert to my sins and turn wholeheartedly to the Lord my God." In a
short time he became an avid Christian fully committed to a good
relationship with the Lord. "When I had come to Ireland I tended herds
every day and I used to pray many times during the day. More and more my
love of God and reverence for him began to increase. My faith grew
stronger and my zeal so intense that in the course of a single day I
would say as many as a hundred prayers and almost as many in the night.
This I did when I was in the woods and on the mountains. Even in times
of snow or frost or rain I would rise before dawn to pray. I never felt
the worst for it; nor was I in any way lazy, be-cause as I now realise,
I was full of enthusiasm." St Pat-rick had a great command of the
Scriptures and scripture quotations recur over and over again throughout
his work. It was his faith nourished by the scriptures that made his
ministry so effective. He points out that the results were
extraordinary. "How , then does it happen that in Ireland a people who
in their ignorance of God always worshipped idols and unclean things in
the past, have now become a people of the Lord, and are called children
of God. How is it that the sons and daughters of Irish chieftains are
seen to be monks and virgins dedicated to Christ?"
The Hook of faith
The Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent reflects on Jesus’s encounter
with the woman at the well which has deep literal and spiritual meaning
for people who are thirsting for real water like the people of Somalia
and us who thirst spiritually for the living God. We reflect on the 10th
anniversary of Pope Francis’ papacy and include the second of three
articles on the prophet Micah’s request that we ‘Act justly, love
tenderly and walk humbly with our God’. As we approach another St
Patrick’s Day, we reflect on his feast and its connection with Easter.
Bishop Robert Barron offers a video talk on ‘The Way of Beauty’ as a
route to evangelise and finally, an online resource from the Council for
Catechetics for the celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation and
First Communion. Check out these and other resources available at