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Bray Com­mu­nity Car­ers: Bray Com­mu­nity Helpers is the new name by which the Holy Redeemer’s Car­ers Group is now called. If you have one hour a week to spare or if you need a lit­tle sup­port please call He­len, Sylvia or Wally at 086-8870714.

Christ­mas Chil­dren’s Choir: Chil­dren from the Parish are in­vited to sing at the 6pm Christ­mas Eve Mass and all those will­ing to do so are pleased asked to come to a re­hearsal in Room 1 of the Parish Cen­tre this Sun­day morn­ing af­ter the 10.30am Mass.

Christ­mas Cards: Th­ese are now on sale price €3.50 per pack of 6 or 3 packs for €10 with the pro­ceeds prov­ing secondary ed­u­ca­tion for or­phaned and needy chil­dren in our Twin Parish of Ikanga in Kenya. Cards will be avail­able out­side the Church af­ter all Masses and from the Parish Of­fice 9.15am to 12.15pm Mon­day to Fri­day.

Col­lec­tion: This week­end the an­nual Christ­mas Col­lec­tion of the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety will be taken up at all Masses and will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion.

Christ­mas Carol Ser­vice: This will take place in the Church at 4 p.m. on Sun­day De­cem­ber 21st.

Christ­mas Eve Vigil Masses: The 6pm Mass has an em­pha­sis on fam­i­lies with young chil­dren and due to the large crowds who at­tend this Mass ev­ery year those without small chil­dren are asked to come to a later Mass.

For Health and Safety rea­sons there will be a video link to the Lit­tle Flower Hall to cater with any over­flow. There will be an­other Mass at 8pm while the 11pm Mass will be tele­vised live by RTE and there will be a video link to the Lit­tle Flower Hall to cater with any over­flow.

SVP: 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 0879724668.


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.

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

Parish Choir CD: Our Lady Queen of Peace, un­der the di­rec­tion of Joe Bol­lard, have launched a CD called ‘Sim­ply Singing’ which costs €10 and is avail­able from Joe and mem­bers of the choir. The CD would make a won­der­ful gift and all the pro­ceeds are go­ing to the Church Restora­tion Fund.

Bugisi Mis­sion: Christ­mas Cards ( new de­sign) in aid our Twin Parish are now on sale in the Villa Pacis – €6 per pack of 12. Her trip was de­layed as fol­low­ing an op­er­a­tion of her hand, as her sur­geon would not al­low her re­turn there un­til the end of the month.

Carol Ser­vice: This will take place on Sun­day De­cem­ber 21st at 7.30pm.

Christ­mas Mass List: Names for the Christ­mas List must be given into the Parish Of­fice by 1pm Thurs­day De­cem­ber 18th.

VdeP Col­lec­tion: On Sun­day the An­nual Col­lec­tion for the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion at all Masses.

Tesco Door Col­lec­tion: This raised €2,084 and a spe­cial thank you is ex­tended to all those who col­lected and those who con­trib­uted. All the pro­ceeds went to the church re­fur­bish­ment fund.

Con­fir­ma­tion: The Third Con­fir­ma­tion Mass will take place on Satur­day at 6.30pm. All Con­fir­ma­tion candidates and their par­ents are in­vited to at­tend.


Ac­tiv­i­ties: Like to be­come more in­volved with the parish? Check out the var­i­ous parish groups by log­ging onto www.stfer­gals­

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

Mass Times: Satur­day 7pm (Vigil) , Sun­day 9am,10.30am and 12 Noon. Holy Days - Vigil 7.30pm, Hol Day 10.30am and 12 Noon. Week­days – 10am.

Parish Of­fice: Open Mon­day to Fri­day 10am to Fri­day 3.30am ; Tues­day Evenings 4pm to 7pm.

Parish Tour 2009: Im­ages of Poland:Based in Krakow to in­clude Wad­ow­ice, Czesto­chowa, Auck­witz, Wieliczka Salt Mines, the Shrine of Sr.Faustina & Zakopane-Wed­nes­day 27th May to Wed­nes­day 3rd June 2009, stay­ing in 4 star su­pe­rior ho­tel, An­dels Ho­tel, for 7 nights.

Cost € 1050 ap­prox. in­clu­sive of re­turn flights, ser­vices of lo­cal guide through­out the stay in Poland , day to day pro­gramme. B & B Ba­sis, sole oc­cu­pancy sup­ple­ment ap­plies.

Ex­tras : taxes, bag­gage fee and in­sur­ance. To book and for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact the Parish Of­fice.

Se­nior Day: Ev­ery Mon­day 10.30am to 2.30pm at St.Clare’s Cen­tre, Bal­ly­mor­ris Es­tate, Kil­lar­ney Road. Join in in­ter­est­ing ac­tiv­i­ties - en­joy a light lunch. Get to know ‘What’s On’ for se­niors. No charge – Do­na­tions ac­cepted. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Eleanor at 086-0563243.

The Caird­eas Group: St. Fer­gal’s Caird­eas (Friend­ship) Group meets ev­ery Tues­day in St. Clare’s Cen­tre be­tween 2pm to 4pm.

Christ­mas Cards: A pack of six - €4. The in­ten­tions of all those who send or re­ceive Parish Christ­mas cards will be re­mem­bered at all Masses com­ing up to Christ­mas in St. Fer­gals’s.

Christ­mas Con­cert: This will take place in the Church at 7.30pm on Sun­day De­cem­ber 21st.

St.Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety: This week­end the an­nual Christ­mas Col­lec­tion of the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety will be taken up at all Masses and will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion.


Bap­tisms: 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.

Parish Of­fice: The Parish Of­fice which is lo­cated in the bun­ga­low op­po­site the parish hall is closed 1pm to 2.15pm Mon­day to Fri­day and Satur­days and Sun­days. Any en­quiries re­gard­ing the hall, Bap­tismal ap­pli­ca­tion forms , ceme­tery in­for­ma­tion and parish ac­tiv­i­ties, should be made to the parish of­fice on week­day morn­ings from 9am to 1pm. For copies of Bap­tismal cer­tifi­cates, book­ing of Masses etc., should be made to the sacristan in the sac­risty Mon­day to Fri­day be­tween 9.30am and 10.30am.

Rosary: The Rosary will be prayed in the Church each Sun­day at 3pm for world peace and all are wel­come to come along.

St.Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety: This week­end the an­nual Christ­mas Col­lec­tion of the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety will be taken up at all Masses and will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion.

Memo­rial Gallery: Those who placed a photo or memo­rial cards on the Re­mem­brance Gallery for the month of Novem­ber can now col­lect them from the Parish Of­fice.

Di­rec­tor of Mu­sic: A va­cancy ex­ists for a Di­rec­tor of Mu­sic for the 11am Mass on Sun­days in St. Peter’s Church Lit­tle Bray. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion avail­able from Fr. Ben Mul­li­gan at 282 2204.

Christ­mas Cards: This year the Christ­mas Cards on sale are sup­port­ing Cross­care, the Dublin Dioce­san So­cial Agen­cies, which work with the home­less in the Dio­cese.


Our ser­vice be­gins at 10.30 am. All wel­come any or ev­ery Sun­day (we’re on Hill­side Road just up from Hills Garage in Grey­stones). See www.hill­sidee­van­gel­i­ or call Si­mon on 087-2503388.


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.


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@eir­

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: Please ask the Li­brary for the date of the next meet­ing of each of th­ese groups.


The or­gan­is­ers of the 26th An­nual New Year’s Day Char­ity Swim in aid of the Bray and Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port Groups and the Bray Lions Old Folks Fund are re­cruit­ing swim­mers on be­half of this year’s char­i­ties.

If you would like to cel­e­brate the New Year by splash­ing out, please phone 086-8561888, 286 9977 or 286 0309 for a spon­sor­ship card.


The Carer’s As­so­ci­a­tion is run­ning a six-week course aimed at those who want to achieve goals and are in­ter­ested in self-de­vel­op­ment and will be of a one and a half day’s du­ra­tion each week. Those in­ter­ested are asked to con­tact San­dra at 2761760 by the end of Jan­uary.

The Carer’s As­so­ci­a­tion is also or­ga­niz­ing a Para­chute Jump in aid of the or­gan­i­sa­tion in the sum­mer of next year and again de­tails can be ob­tained from An­drea or San­dra at the Carer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, 7 Maple Square Bray tel: 2761760.


A Night with a Dif­fer­ence T - if you are looking for a night with a dif­fer­ence why not Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Martello Ho­tel, on Bray Bray’s Seafront, in aid of Bray Swan Sanc­tu­ary and WH Five Loves Bray. From 8pm to 9.30pm Learn to Jive – spec­tac­u­lar rou­tine by Jive In­ferno and then from 10pm to 12.30am. Rock ‘n Roll with Bray’s Swing Sis­ters .Ad­mis­sion €20.

Michael Stack and Fa­reed Sababou hav­ing a good time at the Bray School Project Christ­mas Fair last week.

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