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HOLY REDEEMER NEWS

Child Pro­tec­tion: A full copy of the Holy Redeemer Parish Child Pro­tec­tion pol­icy can be viewed in the Parish of­fice or www.holyre­deemer­bray.ie.

Ac­cord: The an­nual col­lec­tion for Ac­cord, the Dublin dioce­san agency for Mar­riage and the Fam­ily will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion at all Masses this week­end.

Ac­cord Dublin through­out the Dio­cese of­fers Mar­riage Prepa­ra­tion, Coun­selling for cou­ples and in­di­vid­u­als who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in re­la­tion­ships and pro­vides a Re­la­tion­ship and Sex­u­al­ity Pro­gramme for schools.

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.

Tom Kendzia: Next Tues­day night there will be An Evening with Tom Kendzia at 8pm in the Church. Tom is a con­tem­po­rary litur­gi­cal com­poser from the USA and has writ­ten such hymns as ‘Lead us to the Wa­ter’, ‘Over my head’, ‘Chill of the Night­fall’ and many oth­ers. Please come along to hear and meet Tom in per­son.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE

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.

Lour­des: Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be mak­ing its an­nual pil­grim­age to Lour­des from the 7th to the 12th Septem­ber, in­cor­po­rat­ing the Dublin Dioce­san Pil­grim­age. This will be our 9th year go­ing as a parish, in which we have es­tab­lished our­selves as a very suc­cess­ful pil­grim­age, ap­peal­ing to many peo­ple out­side the parish.

While in Lour­des we stay in Ho­tel Soli­tude, just 4 min­utes from the Grotto. This is a fam­ily run ho­tel, and we par­take in some of the more mov­ing cer­e­monies, leav­ing you with plenty of time to see the sights of Lour­des which is an amaz­ing city for many dif­fer­ent rea­sons. Why not come and see for your­self. Book­ing forms avail­able from the Parish Of­fice – de­posit €50.

Parish Can­vas: Over the next few weeks it is hoped to can­vas the Parish for in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the Parish Re­fur­bish­ment - if you can help, please give your name to any of the priests of the parish.

Par­ent, Baby & Tod­dler Group: This meets on the third Wed­nes­day of the month from 10.30am to 12pm in the Vil­las Pacis – next meet­ing Wed­nes­day 18th Fe­bru­ary.

Thank You: Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, wishes to thank all those to gave gen­er­ously to their very wor­thy cause – the amount do­nated was €750.

Ac­cord: The an­nual col­lec­tion for Ac­cord, the Dublin dioce­san agency for Mar­riage and the Fam­ily will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion at all Masses this week­end.

Ac­cord Dublin through­out the Dio­cese of­fers Mar­riage Prepa­ra­tion, Coun­selling for cou­ples and in­di­vid­u­als who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in re­la­tion­ships and pro­vides a Re­la­tion­ship and Sex­u­al­ity Pro­gramme for schools.

ST. FER­GAL’S BAL­LY­WALTRIM

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

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 – those in­ter­ested in join­ing are asked to con­tact the Parish Of­fice at 01-2860980.

Ac­cord: The an­nual col­lec­tion for Ac­cord, the Dublin dioce­san agency for Mar­riage and the Fam­ily will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion at all Masses this week­end.

Ac­cord Dublin through­out the Dio­cese of­fers Mar­riage Prepa­ra­tion, Coun­selling for cou­ples and in­di­vid­u­als who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in re­la­tion­ships and pro­vides a Re­la­tion­ship and Sex­u­al­ity Pro­gramme for schools.

ST PETER’S, LIT­TLE BRAY

Ash Wed­nes­day: Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 26th is Ash Wed­nes­day and ashes will be blessed and dis­trib­uted at both Masses. At the back of the church there are Trocaire boxes annd dur­ing Lent you are asked if pos­si­ble to sup­port the work of Trocaire.

This year the fo­cus is on So­ma­lia where peo­ple are forced from the homes and are now liv­ing in many camps in the Gedo re­gion. Trocaire is work­ing with lo­cal part­ners in the Gedo re­gion to pro­vide food, ac­cess to clean wa­ter and med­i­cal sup­plies within the camps.

Your gen­eros­ity and sol­i­dar­ity dur­ing Lent will make a real and last­ing dif­fer­ence to some of the most vul­ner- able com­mu­ni­ties in the de­vel­op­ing world.

Ac­cord: The an­nual col­lec­tion for Ac­cord, the Dublin dioce­san agency for Mar­riage and the Fam­ily will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion at all Masses this week­end.

Ac­cord Dublin through­out the Dio­cese of­fers Mar­riage Prepa­ra­tion, Coun­selling for cou­ples and in­di­vid­u­als who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in re­la­tion­ships and pro­vides a Re­la­tion­ship and Sex­u­al­ity Pro­gramme for schools.

HILL­SIDE CHURCH

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 10.30am 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 Wednes- day 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 brayli­brary@eir­com.net.

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’s il­lus­trated pre­sen­ta­tion ‘Hid­den Se­crets of the Dar­gle Val­ley’ will be the topic for 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

James Scan­nell will give a short talk ‘The Night of the Big Wind – Jan­uary 1839’ - and all are wel­come to at­tend. Those in­ter­ested in join­ing the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety can do so at the meet­ing.

WOOD FOR WARMTH

St. Bren­dan’s Col­lege Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents are re­cy­cling waste wood by dis­tribut­ing bun­dles of fire­wood to the el­derly and the needy. If you need fire­wood call at Col­lege at 2822317. De­liv­ery can be ar­ranged.

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

On Ffri­day night 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. Tick­ets €15, Con­ces­sions €10 and Chil­dren €5. Book­ings to 087-905 3552, 086-604 3944 and 083-3188191.

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.

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.

SCAM

Neigh­bour­hood Watch Bray 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.

LORETO SCHOOL

Tran­si­tion Year Stu­dents of the Loreto Tran­si­tion Year are op­er­at­ing a ‘ com­puter for be­gin­ners ‘ train­ing scheme for older par­tic­i­pants. The cour­ses will run from 12 Noon to 1.15pm on Wed­nes­days and from 4pm to 5.15pm on Mon­days.

Any­one wish­ing to avail of th­ese cour­ses is asked to call Loreto school at 01-2867481 as soon as pos­si­ble as num­bers are lim­ited. This course will com­mence on March 2nd.

VALEN­TINE’S DAY

It’s St. Valen­tine’s Day on Satur­day and lo­cal traders have been pulling out all the stops with spe­cial pro­mo­tions on cards, cho­co­lates and other items.

BUS SER­VICE

Last Mon­day week Dublin Bus an­nounced that it has ter­mi­nated the Mon­day to Thurs­day Nitelink ser­vice due to low passenger num­bers and will now only op­er­ate on Fri­day and Satur­day nights.

Davie Dolan and An­drew Sol­lis en­joy­ing last week's snow­fall in Bray.

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