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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 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.

Christ­mas Day Masses: Th­ese will be cel­e­brated at 9am, 10.30am and 12 Noon – There will be no Evening Mass. On St. Stephens Day (De­cem­ber 26th) Mass will be at 11am only. On Satur­day De­cem­ber 27th at 11am and 6.15pm (Vigil) and at the usual times on Sun­day De­cem­ber 28th.

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 087-9724668.


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.

Con­fes­sions: In­di­vid­ual Con­fes­sions will be heard on Christ­mas Eve from 10.30am to 11.30am and from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Christ­mas Mass Times: There will be no 1.05pm Mass from Christ­mas Eve un­til Mon­day Jan­uary 5th 2009.

On Christ­mas Eve Masses are at 10am, 6.30pm (Fam­ily Mass) and 9pm (Christ­mas Mass). On Christ­mas Day Masses are at 9am, 10.30am and 12Noon – There will be no Evening Mass.

On St. Stephen’s Day ( De­cem­ber 26th) Mass is at 10am only. On Satur­day De­cem­ber 27th Masses are at 10am and 6.30pm Vigil Mass and on Sun­day De­cem­ber 28th at the usual times.


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.

St. Fer­gal’s Parish CD: Called the ‘The Sound of Mu­sic’, the parish CD which comes in a spe­cial Christ­mas gift card is avail­able from the Parish Of­fice, price €10 , and makes an ex­cel­lent Christ­mas gift.

Christ­mas Masses: Masses on Christ­mas Eve at 10am, 6pm (Fam­ily Mass) and Vigil Mass; on Christ­mas Day Masses are at 9am, 10.30am and 12 Mid­day – There will be no Evening Mass. On St. Stephen’s Day Mass will be at 11am and from Satur­day De­cem­ber 27th on­wards Masses will re­vert to nor­mal times.


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.

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.

Con­fes­sions: On Christ­mas Eve In­di­vid­ual Con­fes­sions will be heard from 10.30am to 11.30am and from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Christ­mas Masses: Masses on Christ­mas Eve at are at 10am, 7.30pm with Folk Group and 10pm with parish Choir and on Christ­mas Day at 9am, (10am in St. Kevin’s Mass Cen­tre), 11am and 12 Noon – No Evening Mass.

On St. Stephen’s Day Mass is at 10am, on Satur­day De­cem­ber 27th at 10am and 7.30pm (Vigil) and on Sun­day De­cem­ber 28th at the usual times.

Tues­day Tea Club: Meet­ings have now fin­ished and will re­sume on Tues­day Jan­uary 6th.

Young at Heart: The next din­ner will take place on Fri­day Jan­uary 9th at 12.30pm and all over 50 are wel­come to come along.


Ever won­der what life is all about? To find out join us on Sun­day morn­ings to hear the true Chris­tian mes­sage and dis­cover the real mean­ing of our hu­man ex­is­tence.

Our ser­vice be­gins at 10.30 am with up­lift­ing praise and wor­ship mu­sic fol­lowed by a mes­sage from the Gospel pre­sented in a re­laxed and friendly man­ner.

We have a Sun­day school for kids and a crèche for the tiny tots.

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.


Sun­day Ser­vice: 1st and 3rd Sun­day of the month 10am. Holy Com­mu­nion; 2nd Sun­day 10am Fam­ily Ser­vice; 4th Sun­day (and 5th is there is one) 10am Morn­ing Prayer.


See no­tice in the Li­brary re­gard­ing Christ­mas ar­range­ments.


The Li­brary will close at 5pm on Tues­day De­cem­ber 23rd and not re-

open un­til Thurs­day De­cem­ber 30th.


Bingo takes place on Mon­day nights at 8.30pm in Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, Bray. Top Prize wins €500. Most Full House Games win €100.


Bray’s Farm­ers Mar­ket takes place on Satur­days from 11am to 3pm be­side the Bray Her­itage Cen­tre and Tourist Of­fice.


AWARE is work­ing to help de­feat de­pres­sion.Anx­ious or De­pressed? The Lo­cal Sup­port Group Bray meets on Mon­days at 7.30pm in the Holy Redeemer Parish Rooms, Her­bert Road, be­hind the church. Helpline 1800-303302.


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.

De­tails can be ob­tained from An­drea or San­dra at the Carer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, 7 Maple Square Bray tel: 2761760.


The Cof­fee Dock in the Lit­tle Flower Hall closed for Christ­mas on Sun­day and will re­open on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 7th 2009.

On Fri­day there will be a raf­fle af­ter the 10am Mass in the Church of the Most Holy redeemer, Bray in aid of St. Se­bas­tian’s Chakra Char­ity.

Lead­ing this par­tic­u­lar scene at the St Peters School Christ­mas play was Richard Cox as 'Jake the Peg'.

Pic­tured at the St Peters School Christ­mas play was Scott Walsh as 'Spongebob Squarepants'.

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