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.
World Day of Prayer
The organisers of World Day of Prayer, held on Friday 4th March,
would like to thank everyone who attended and took part from across the
religious communities in the Bunclody area. The well-written service
expanded on the words of the Lord to the prophet Jeremiah, 'I know the
plans I have for you.' The chance to enjoy the tea, delicious
home-baking and chat afterwards was much appreciated. The sum of €154.05
was collected for WDP charities in Ireland. Thank you for your
Lough Derg 2022
PILGRIMAGE SEASON RE-OPENS SUNDAY 1ST MAY 2022
ONE DAY RETREATS
May, August & September
One Day Retreats are scheduled to take place on May– 1st, 2nd, 7th
10th,15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 30th
August - 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th, and 29th
September - 3rd, 7th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th
Admission €45 - Concessions for groups. Booking essential.
THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE
June, July & August
The Three Day Pilgrimages will commence on Wednesday 1st June and
continue until 15th August 2022 (Saturday 13th August 2022 is the last
day for pilgrims to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage) Admission €80 -
Concessions available for students, seniors 7 groups. Booking advised.
For more info: Contact 071 9861518
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Before Jesus left this world he sent his apostles out on mission. The
clearest statement is in St. Matthew’s Gospel. "All authority in heaven
and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of
all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave
you. And, look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time." (Mt
28:19-20). The Apostles were the church of the time and represented all
believers. They were sent to make disciples of all nations. A disciple
is one who learns. They would bring people a knowledge of Christ and his
teaching and persuade them to be-come his followers. Those who believed
and became disciples were initiated into the community of faith through
baptism and made their own the teaching and commands of Christ. Jesus
also gave the assurance that he would be with his church to the end of
All of us who have been baptised in the church have a role to play in
continuing the mission of Jesus and his apostles. Parents hand on their
faith to their children, introduce them to prayer and the Sacraments of
the church and make them familiar with the word of God and the stories
of the Gospel. But each one of us, in a spirit of readiness and
cooperation can play an important part in the mission and work of the
church. There are many roles and tasks we can take on and with everybody
working together we can establish a truly alive and active church
community. In the coming weeks each person who comes to Mass will be
given a list of areas from which they can choose an area or two that
suit their gifts and talents. It is hoped that younger people especially
can give some of their time, energy and gifts to adding to the life and
action of our own parish community.