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.
Desert Fathers! A Lenten Program for Men
A Lenten program for men has been developed by an Irish priest to
help men make this Lent different. The programme contains four pillars–
Prayer, Penance, Spiritual Reading and Charity. To find out more and
join an online group a zoom information meeting is scheduled for Sunday
February 19th at 8:30pm Meeting ID 4946259738 Password 997298. Email
email@example.com for a copy of the program.
Bunclody Home Care Cancer
Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 23rd February at
8:00pm in Redmond’s Lounge Bunclody. All are welcome.
Friends of Calcutta Clothes Collection
Clothes collection takes place in Bunclody and Kilmyshall on
Wednesday 22nd February in Church car park all day until 4pm in
Kilmyshall and 5pm in Bunclody. Home collections most welcome. Please
contact Michael Hopkins 087-9073974
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
World Day of Prayer
A service to mark Word Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday 2nd
March at 8:00pm in St. Mary’s Church Bunclody at 8:00pm. This year the
Women from Taiwan have written the content of the Prayer Service. All
are welcome. Refreshments served afterwards.
...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 Wednesday next we celebrate the beginning of the season of Lent.
We are marked with ashes which remind us that we are mortal and that
death is our final call. It is also a time for dying in another sense.
We die to self as we follow in the footsteps of Christ and shape
ourselves on the mode; of Jesus himself. As the priest offers ashes on
Wednesday he says "Repent and believe in the Gospel."
Some people see Lent as a time of Penance when we do hard things to
make atonement for sin. Lent is about repentance and not penance.
Repentance implies a change of mind and heart. We change our thinking
and outlook if that is what called for. There will be no change of
conduct or behaviour without a change in thinking. We, first of all,
recognize the thinking that leads to sin and does damage to our personal
lives. We decide to put that behind us and explore what thinking will
change our behaviour. We set out on the difficult task of bringing our
behaviour into harmony with our new thinking. In Lent we can take time
out to consider where we are at in relation to our behaviour and
conduct. We can go on to look at the future and what we would prefer to
do, and what might make us better people.
Many people see Lent as a time for giving up things. It certainly has
it’s value. It certainly plays a part in giving greater strength to our
will and character. It would be a mistake to focus only on giving up
things. All of us, however, could give great attention to doing things
better. We can improve on what we do up to this point in time. Our hope
is that when Lent is over we will be better people. Give attention,
first, to your faith and commitment to God. Then, devote your energy to
your relationships with the significant people in your life.
The Hook of faith
The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time this year is also known as
"Temperance Sunday" that is both an invitation to enjoy the goods of
life and a challenge not to over-indulge and become a slave to
addiction. Fr James Cullen shares the story of his vocation to the
priesthood and explains God’s way of calling those he loves. Friday 24th
February is the annual day dedicated to prayer for survivors of sexual
abuse. We have resources and prayers. As we prepare for Lent, we look
closer at the sign made on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday and what it
means. Finally, "Ireland’s Eternal Fire" is an inspiring documentary
about Ireland’s profound spiritual heritage. Check out these and other
resources available at www.thehookoffaith.com