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
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.
A group of TY students from FCJ Bunclody will be taking part in Eco
Unesco. Eco Unesco is an all-Ireland environmental awards project which
aims to raise awareness on a specific topic. Their project is on radon,
radon is a toxic gas which can be harmful in large doses. It can be
found in buildings with cracks in the floor or space around pipes. For
more information visit radonbunclody.weebly.com
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.
THE HOOK OF FAITH THIS WEEK
The National Vocations Office has organised a virtual ‘Come and See’
session on zoom for men exploring the possibility of priesthood. We have
further details of this conference that takes place on 1st March. From
ongo-ing studies on the reasons why many women choose abortion or feel
it is their only option, the role of men comes into sharp focus. Fr
Brendan Nolan offers a homily for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary time
where we have St Luke’s account of the Beatitudes. Our video this week
is from another doctor who offers a compel-ling case against euthanasia.
We have the usual news-letter insert and finally, to mark St Valentine’s
Day, a reflection on understanding, living and sharing the Catholic
vision for human sexuality. Check out these and other resources
available at www.thehookoffaith.com
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Blessing and Curse are two ideas that occur often in the
Scriptures. Blessing is God’s reward of the just, of good people. Curse
is the lot of those who oppose God or the directions he has given for
his people. Both the First Reading and the Gospel of this Sunday’s Mass
are about blessing and curse. The first reading describes the reason for
curse and its consequences. "A curse on the man who puts his trust in
man and relies on things of flesh, whose heart turns from the Lord." The
person who puts his trust in other human beings or in worldly affairs
"is like scrub in the wastelands" where there is no prospect for a
better life. On the contrary the person who puts his trust In God is
assured of blessing. "A blessing on the man who puts his trust in the
Lord, with the Lord for his hope." He is like a tree by the waterside,
that trusts his roots to the stream. He delights in being alive and well
and capable of prospering and developing as a fine human person.
In the Gospel the focus is on the poor, and those who have not, and
on the rich who experience good things in this world. The poor are
blessed by God. Unlike Matthew’s Gospel there is no mention of the poor
in spirit. "Blessed are you who are poor, yours is the kingdom of God."
For the poor there is a reversal. They will partake of the kingdom of
God. There is also a turn-about for those who are hungry and those who
weep or grieve now.
For the rich there is Curse and disapproval from God. "But woe to you
who are rich, you are having your consolation now" as you enjoy the
material benefits that come your way in this world. Those who have their
fill now will experi-ence hunger. Those who laugh and are happy now will
mourn and weep.
In St Luke’s Gospel there is a great emphasis on the poor and rich.
They still have their place in our world. Human dignity means that all
of us are sensitive to those who go without the goods of this world.
Those who have property and wealth must also pay attention to those who
go without and in a spirit of generosity come to their aid. We are all
equal as human beings in this world. It is most important to see each
other as brothers and sisters and do our best to see that no one
experiences poverty, hurt or discomfort.