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HOLY REDEEMER

Back On Air: The Parish is now able to broad­cast Mass on the ra­dio and spe­cial ra­dios, which cost ¤20, are now avail­able for use in pri­vate homes in the parish. Please con­tact the Parish Of­fice at 286 8413 be­tween 9am and 12 Noon Mon­day to Fri­day.

Le­gion of Mary Pil­grim­age: This takes place to Knock on Sun­day Septem­ber 28th by coach de­part­ing Bray at 7.30am.Coach plus evening din­ner is ¤35. Con­tact Marie or Bill at 012862415 to book your place.

Driv­ers Needed – Nurs­ing Homes: Vol­un­teers are wanted to drive parish­ioners from nurs­ing homes to Mass on Sun­days. You can help by ei­ther driv­ing one month out of three or by stand­ing in for hol­i­day re­lief. Please give your de­tails to one of the priests of the parish, the Parish Of­fice ( 286 8413) or at the sac­risty af­ter Mass.

Cof­fee Dock: The Cof­fee Dock re­opened last Mon­day af­ter the 10am Mass and will re­open on Sun­days af­ter the work in the Lit­tle Flower Hall is com­pleted.

Lit­tle Flower Mass Group: This recom­mences in the Cof­fee Dock on Sun­day at 10.30am – all chil­dren from 1st Com­mu­nion age up­wards wel­come.

Youth Choir: The Youth Choir will re­sume on Sun­day at the 7.30pm Mass.

Sr. Sheila’s Pro­grammes:Rain­bows pro­gramme for chil­dren and young adults who are griev­ing the loss of a par­ent or sib­ling through death of sep­a­ra­tion be­gins on Fri­day Septem­ber 12th from 5pm to 6pm.

Sep­a­rated Sup­port Group recom­mences in room 1 of the parish cen­tre from 8pm to 10pm on Fri­day Septem­ber 5th. Sui­cide Sup­port Group meets on the 1st Mon­day of the month in the Royal Ho­tel, Bray from 8pm to 10pm. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on th­ese pro­grammes con­tact Sr. Sheila at 0862435058 or 286 8413.

Clo­sure: The Lit­tle Flower Hall will be closed from Septem­ber 6th for paint­ing.

How to Get in Touch with the St. Vin­cent de Paul

Mem­bers of the Holy Redeemer Con­fer­ence of the So­ci­ety of St. Vin­cent de Paul can be con­tacted at the Parish cen­tre on Tues­day evenings from 8pm to 8.45pm or by call­ing 087-9724668.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE

Villa Pacis: Would all Groups in­ter­ested in book­ing a room please con­tact 2760045. The Villa Pacis caters for a wide va­ri­ety of groups rang­ing from Yoga, Com­mu­nity Moth­ers Group, Med­i­ta­tion, Ac­tive Re­tire­ment and es­pe­cially Prayer.

New Parish Of­fice Hours: The New Open­ing Hours are 9.30am to 12.30 Mon­day to Fri­day. Masses can only be booked dur­ing th­ese hours.

Parish Ra­dio Sys­tem: A lim­ited num­ber of spe­cial Re­ceivers / Ra­dios are still avail­able. The cost is ¤26. All in­quiries to the Parish Of­fice at 274 5497 10am to 12 Noon only.

Mass No­tice: The 1.05pm is be­ing sus­pended for the next few months due to Fr. Larry’s ill­ness and he is wished a speedy re­cov­ery un­til he can re­turn in good health.

Ta­ble Ten­nis:Ta­ble Ten­nis is now avail­able in the parish cen­tre – any­one in­ter­ested in play­ing please con­tact Anne at 2760045. Spe­cials thanks are ex­tended to the Ve­vay Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion for their kind do­na­tion of the ta­ble

Fam­ily Mass Group: Any boy or girl in­ter­ested in join­ing the Fam­ily Mass Group is asked to con­tact Deirdre or Fr. Fin­barr. This is a great group to be in as those in it get the chance to sing at Mass and to take part in art and other events in the church year.

Al­tar Servers: To­day ( Wed­nes­day) a meet­ing of al­tar servers will take place in the Villa Pacis at 4.30pmAll servers must at­tend and all new servers must also at­tend.

Parish Choir: The Parish Choir un­der Joe Bol­lard are pre­par­ing a CD of Sa­cred Songs which will be avail­able be­fore Christ­mas with all pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards the Church Ren­o­va­tions Funds.

Child De­vel­op­ment and Play: A Course will be held in St. Fer­gal’s Re­source Cen­tre in Septem­ber on Thurs­day morn­ings 10am to 12 Noon – Call Louise at 2766036 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Parish Raf­fle: Tick­ets for the Parish Raf­fle in aid of the Church re­fur­bish­ment Fund are now on sale in the Parish of­fice and the Villa Pacis. St. Fer­gal’s Bal­ly­waltrim Like to be­come more in­volved with the parish? Check out the var­i­ous parish groups by log­ging onto www.stfer­gals­bray.ie

Ex­po­si­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment takes place ev­ery Fri­day from 10.30am to 1pm.

Child De­vel­op­ment and Play: A Course will be held in St. Fer­gal’s Re­source Cen­tre in Septem­ber on Thurs­day morn­ings 10am to 12 Noon – Call Louise at 2766036 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

ST PETER’S LIT­TLE BRAY

Bap­tisms are cel­e­brated in St. Peter’s Parish on the 1st Satur­day and last Sun­day of the month. Those think­ing of hav­ing their ba­bies bap­tised are re­quired to com­plete an ap­pli­ca­tion form which must be re­turned at least 2 weeks be­fore the date of Bap­tism. Th­ese forms are avail­able from the Parish Of­fice, the Sac­risty or St. Kevin’s Mass Cen­tre.

The Parish Of­fice has re­turned to nor­mal af­ter the Sum­mer break. The Of­fice is open 9am to 12.30pm - for parish in­quiries call 01-2829467.

The Le­gion of Mary Pil­grim­age to Knock takes place on Sun­day Septem­ber 28th by coach de­part­ing Bray at 7.30am.Coach plus evening din­ner is ¤35. Con­tact Marie or Bill at 012862415 to book your place

Young at Heart: This Din­ner Club re­sumes on Fri­day Septem­ber 5th at 12.30pm in the Parish hall and all aged over 50 are wel­come. If you have not been be­fore why not come along and en­joy din­ner, a game of Bingo and meet friends. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from Liz O’Grady in the Parish Of­fice at 282 9467, He­len Tal­bot or Carmel Fox.

BAL­LY­WALTRIM LI­BRARY

Bal­ly­waltrim Li­brary, Boghall Road, Bal­ly­waltrim, is open on Tues­day, Fri­day and Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Phone 2723205 for en­quiries / re­newals.

BRAY LI­BRARY

Open­ing hours for Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, Bray, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, and 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Tues­day and Thurs­day. En­quiries and re­newals, phone 286 2600 or email brayli­brary@eir­com.net.

The ever-pop­u­lar chil­dren’s story telling takes place on Tues­day morn­ings at 11 a.m. with Gil­lian and Kate.

Bray Li­brary hosts four Book Clubs once a month: the Fam­ily Book Club for ages 10-13 and their par­ents meets on a Satur­day at 3.30 p.m.; the Young Adult Book Club for ages 14 to 18 meets on a Wed­nes­day at 3.30 p.m.;

The Adult Book club meets on a Wed­nes­day at 11 a.m. and Cior­cal Lei­theoireacha on a Thurs­day at 7.30 p.m. Please ask the Li­brary for the date of the next meet­ing of each of th­ese groups.

HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY

In­door lec­tures of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety - Bray’s own lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety - will re­sume at 8pm on Thurs­day Septem­ber 18th in the Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce., Quins­boro Road, Bray, when Liam Clare will present the open­ing lec­ture in the So­ci­ety’s Au­tumn pro­gramme on ‘The Bray and En­niskerry Rail­way’ and all are wel­come to at­tend.

Brian White will give a short talk to mark the cen­te­nary of the Bray Band­stand while James Scan­nell will give one of his Book­brief pre­sen­ta­tions.

AC­TIVE RE­TIRE­MENT

On Fri­day morn­ing the Septem­ber ‘ Good Neigh­bour Morn­ing ‘ meet­ing of the Bray Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (BARA) takes place at 10.45am in the Lit­tle Flower Hall, be­side the Church of the Most holy redeemer, Bray.

The As­so­ci­a­tion is open to all those aged 50+ with ac­tiv­i­ties many and var­ied cov­er­ing So­cial, Cul­tural, Ed­u­ca­tional and Sport­ing – new mem­bers wel­come so come along and join in.

FESTINA LENTE

Festina Lente, Old Con­naught Ave, Bray, are run­ning a Gar­den­ing Work­shop - Flower ar­rang­ing with flow­ers from your own gar­den – on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 17th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Ad­mis­sion is ¤10 and tea / cof­fee will be avail­able be­fore the demon­stra­tion be­gins. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion avail­able from An Glee­son at 272 0707 or email:gar­dens@fes­ti­na­lente.ie.

VISIT TO BRAY

Last Satur­day morn­ing up­wards of 30 mem­bers of the Ir­ish Ge­or­gian So­ci­ety, led by John Holo­han, were brought on a guided tour of Bray by au­thor and his­to­rian Ms. Mary Davies.

Com­menc­ing at the Bray Her­itage Cen­tre, the party brought on a cir­cu­lar tour along a route of Sea­point Road, Strand Road, crossed the rail­way level cross­ing level and then pro­ceeded up along the Quins­boro Road with Ms Davies prov­ing with a vast amount of in­for­ma­tion about peo­ple, places and the his­tory that sur­rounded them as they pro­ceeded along the route.

In the Town Hall Book­shop, each mem­ber of the part was pro­vided with a spe­cial tour guide of Bray pub­lished by the Bray Her­itage Cen­tre as a sou­venir of their visit to Bray.

Tony, Fiona and Fer­gal Dig­nam en­joy­ing them­selves at the Cham­ber Bar­beque in the Martello.

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