HOLY REDEEMER NEWS
Senior Choir: The Sunday 12 Noon Mass Choir is looking for new members especially men, of all ages to join as they start on their St. Patrick’s Day and Easter programmes.
No musical experience is necessary, neither is an ability to read music, just enthusiasm and a desire to sign. Those interested should contact Margaret on 086-1696361 or just come along to rehearsal on Mondays at 8pm in Room 7 of the Parish Centre.
Bray Community Carers: 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.
Ikaga: Following the failure of the expected seasonal rains over the past year to materialize, the Kenyan government has reported that some 10 million Kenyans which equates to nearly one third of the entire population, have insufficient food and the Holy Redeemer’s twin parish of Ikanga is one of the worst areas affected.
This weekend there will be a special collection for Ikanga and everyone is asked to help as best they can as every cent collected will be sent directly to those who need it.
Take Care: Please be careful of your belongings when in the church especially at quiet times and in particular when going to communion as nothing of value should be left in your seat. OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Parish Office Hours: The opening hours are 9.30am to 12.30 Monday to Friday. Masses can only be booked during these hours.
New Mass Times: Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass and Sundays at 9am, 10.30am,11.30am, 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Weekdays at 10am and 1,05pm. For the duration of the refurbishment work all Masses will be held in the temporary church in the church grounds. Parking restrictions will be in force.
Confessions will be heard in the Villa Pacis after the 10am and 6.30pm Masses on Saturdays. Rite 2 Reconciliation Service will take place on the last Saturday on the month at the 10am Mass.
Funerals: During the current refurbishment funerals will take place in either St.. Fergal’s Church or the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer. This priests of the parish will continue to organize and officiate at these funerals – all funeral Masses will be at 11.30am
Reconciliation Services: The First Communion Sacrament of Reconciliation Services will take place tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30pm and tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm. ST. FERGAL’S BALLYWALTRIM
Activities: Like to become more involved with the parish? Check out the various parish groups by logging onto www.stfergalsbray.ie.
Baptisms: 1st and 2nd Sunday of the Month after 12 Noon Mass. Three weeks notice required. Preparation Meeting on the Monday before the 1st Sunday.
Parish Office: Open Monday to Friday 10am to Friday 3.30am ; Tuesday Evenings 4pm to 7pm.
Wanted: Musicians and Singers are required for the Gospel Choir – of you would like to join please contact the Parish Office at 2860980.
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.
Fete 2009: Last Monday night there was a meeting of those interested in organising a parish fete later in the year with a variety of stalls. Anyone who was unable to attend this meeting but who like to be involved is asked to leave their name and contact details into the Parish Office or give them to Mary Breen or Fr. John.
Sick or Housebound: If a member of your family, or if you know of a neighbour who is sick or housebound and who would like to receive a visit from our Priest or from a member of our Carer’s Group, please contact Deirdre in the Parish Office at 286 0980.
Our sick and housebound, of whom we know, receive Communion on the 1st Friday of the month or one a more regular basis. There are probably more people in our Parish who would be grateful to avail of this ministery. ST PETER’S, LITTLE BRAY
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.
Commitment Mass: On Sunday at the 12 Noon Mass there will be Commitment Ceremony for all our Confirmation Candidates.
Newsletter: Items for the weekly parish newsletter should be handed into the Parish Office by Wednesday mornings and subject to space should appear the following Sunday. HILLSIDE CHURCH
Our service begins at 10.30am 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 are welcome any or every Sunday (we’re on Hillside Road just up from Hill’s Garage in Greystones). See www.hillsideevangelicalchurch.ie or call Simon on 087-2503388. KILBRIDE COI
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. BALLYWALTRIM LIBRARY
Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Ballywaltrim, is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm, and on Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm and from 6pm to 8pm. Phone 2723205 for enquiries / renewals. BRAY LIBRARY
Opening hours for Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, are 10am to 5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 8.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Enquiries and renewals, phone 2862600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ever-popular children’s story telling takes place on Tuesday mornings at 11am 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. CUALANN SOCIETY
Brian White will screen his illustrated presentation ‘Hidden Secrets of the Dargle Valley’ at the February meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society which takes place on Thursday February 19th at 8pm in the Bray Chamber of Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Quinsboro Road, Bray.
All are welcome to attend - those interested in joining the Bray Cualann Historical Society can do so at the meeting. SPRING DEMONSTRATION
This will take place in the Little Flower Hall on Friday February 13th at 8pm to raise funds for equipment for Martin Codyre.
Demonstrators will demonstrate the latest trends in the world of flower arranging. Tickets €25 are available from Monica at 2860213 or the Holy Redeemer parish Office. LOG ON, LEARN
The Transition Year Students of St. Brendan’s College are offering free, one to one computer training for those aged 65 and over. Learn how to book flights, surf the Internet or send an email to a friend.
These user friendly classes take place on Friday February 6th consecutive from 2pm to 3.35pm starting from February 6th. As places are limited don’t delay and sign up as soon as possible by calling Michael O’Brien on 01282 2317. INVITATION
Mr.W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan invite everyone to an evening of Ballads, Songs and Snatches from their operas in Bray Methodist Church, corner Eglinton Road and Florence Road, at 8pm on Friday February 13th. Tickets €15, Concessions €10 and Children €5. Bookings to 087-905 3552, 086-604 3944 and 083-3188191. BARA
Bray Active Retirement Association will hold its February ‘Good Neighbour Morning’ at 10.45am in Friday February 6th in the Little Flower Hall, Bray. The Association is open to all those aged 50 and over – new members welcome. VEVAY ACTIVE RETIRED
The Vevay Active Retirement Association will hold a lunch in the Tower Bistro on Friday February 6th from 1pm to 5pm; cost is €20 per person and bookings must be placed with Joan at 086-1015440. OXFAM
The Oxfam shop which is located on the Quinboro Road is asking people to do a clear out and drop all their unwanted good quality and clean clothes and to leave them into the shop. There is a large amount of people looking for god second hand clothes at the moment so not only will you be assisting a deserving charity but also helping those who are finding it difficult to make ends meet. OPEN EVENING
Are you interested in any of the following courses – Writing (form filling, letter and note writing, reports); Spelling (improve your memory and brush up on your spelling); Computers introduction to computers, internet and email); Maths (your money, the metric system, helping children with their homework ).
The Bray Adult Learning Centre in Brennan’s Parade ( opposite Sealife) is holding an Open Evening from 7pm to 9pm today (Wednesday). For further information call 276 1350. ST. PETER’S BOYS NS
On Tuesday February 24th at 12 Noon the pupils, teachers and Board of Management invite everyone to see the work of the school including the interactive white boards in action, and view the library and computer room; celebrate the success of the students in winning the Young Scientists Cup, view all the school improvements and enjoy some light refreshments. SCAMS
Neighbourhood Watch wishes to advise shoppers of a scam operating in some local supermarkets whereby ladies are being distracted by thieves whose accomplices steal their purses while their attention is elsewhere. COMEDY
The Bray Comedy Club meets tonight (Wednesday) in The Martello, Bray, at 9pm with a strong line of acts - MC for the night will be Andrew Stanley and the headline act will be Karl Spain.
For further information log onto www.braycomedy.com or call 086-330 9061. WELL DONE KATIE
Congratulations are extended to world boxing champion and Bray person Katie Taylor who was presented with The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council ‘ Sportswoman of the Year 2008 ‘ award at a gala ceremony in Dublin at which she and 13 other sports starts were honored for their achievements during 2008.
Neneh Lyons and Hannah Moran-Jackson having fun out and about in the snow in Deepdales