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HOLY REDEEMER

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

Com­mu­nity Car­ers: Bray Com­mu­nity Helpers is the new name for the Holy Redeemer’s Car­ers Group. 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.

Lec­tio Dev­ina Group: This group meets on Tues­days be­tween 11am and noon in Room 3 of the Parish Cen­tre. All wel­come to join this group ex­plor­ing scrip­ture.

Thank You: The Parish Twin­ning team would like to thank every­one for their ex­cep­tional gen­eros­ity re­cently in re­spond­ing to the cur­rent food cri­sis in our Twin Parish, Ikanga. The to­tal col­lected was €5,400.

Lour­des: The an­nual pil­grim­age to Lour­des takes place from 7th to 12 Septem­ber this year. The cost is €709pps. Lim­ited sin­gle sup­ple­ments avail­able at €175. Con­tact the Parish Of­fice with Book­ing De­posit of €100 9.30am to noon Mon­day to Fri­day – tel: 2868413.

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: All groups in­ter­ested in book­ing a room please con­tact 276 0045. The Villa Pacis caters for a lots 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.

New Mass Times: Satur­day 6.30pm Vigil Mass and on Sun­day at 9am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Week­days 10am and 1.05pm. For the du­ra­tion of the re­fur­bish­ment work all Masses will be cel­e­brated in the tem­po­rary church lo­cated in the church grounds.Con­fes­sions will be heard in the Villa Pacis af­ter the Satur­day 10am and 6.30pm Masses. A Rite 2 Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ser­vice will take place on the last Satur­day of the month at the 10am Mass.

Funer­als: For the du­ra­tion of the cur­rent church re­fur­bish­ment funer­als will take place in St. Fer­gal’s Church or the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer. The priests of the parish will con­tinue to or­ga­nize and of­fi­ci­ate at th­ese funer­als – all fu­neral Masses will be at 11.30am.

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. While in Lour­des we stay in Ho­tel Soli­tude – just 4 min­utes from the Grotto. We par­take in some of the more mov­ing cer­e­monies, leav­ing you with plenty of time to see the sights of Lour­des, an amaz­ing city 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 and Tod­dler Group : This group meets on the third Wed­nes­day of the month from 10.30am to 12pm in the Villa Pacis – next meet­ing to­day, Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 18th.

Re­fur­bish­ment: Due to the of the re­pairs and re­fur­bish­ment work to the Church which will com­mence next Mon­day, park­ing in the church grounds will be se­verely re­stricted. It is hoped to com­plete this project by the end of April. The Parish Can­vass will take place over the com­ing weeks and if you can help, please give your name to one of the priests or come to the meet­ing to­mor­row night (Thurs­day) at 7.30pm in the Villa Pacis.

Pi­o­neer As­so­ci­a­tion: Non-Pi­o­neers are in­vited to take a short term Pledge for the du­ra­tion of Lent. Mem­bers of the Pi­o­neer Coun­cil will be out­side the Church this Satur­day and Sun­day to reg­is­ter the names of those who wish to join for the pe­riod of Lent.

Fam­ily Mass Group: This Group will meet tonight ( Wed­nes­day) in the Villa Pacis.

Child Pro­tec­tion Pol­icy: A copy of the Parish Child Pro­tec­tion pol­icy can be viewed in the Parish Offices.

ST. FER­GAL’S CHURCH

Ac­tiv­i­ties: Check out the var­i­ous parish groups by log­ging onto www.stfer­gals­bray.ie

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

Bap­tisms: first and sec­ond Sun­day of the Month af­ter noon Mass. Three weeks no­tice re­quired. Prepa­ra­tion meet­ing on the Mon­day be­fore the first Sun­day.

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, Auschwitz, Wieliczka Salt Mines, the Shrine of Sr. Faustina & Zakopane – Wed­nes­day 27th May to Wed­nes­day 3rd June, Stay­ing in a 4 star ho­tel for 7 nights. Cost € 1050 ap­prox. in­clu­sive of re­turn flights, ser­vices of lo­cal guide through­out the stay and day to day pro­gramme. B&B ba­sis, sole oc­cu­pancy sup­ple­ment ap­plies. Ex­tras: taxes, bag­gage fee and in­sur­ance. In­for­ma­tion leaflet at the back of the church. To book please speak to Fr. John or con­tact the Parish Of­fice.

Se­nior Day: Ev­ery Mon­day from 10.30am to 2.30pm at St.Clare’s Cen­tre, Bal­ly­mor­ris Es­tate. Join in in­ter­est­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and en­joy a light lunch. No charge – Do­na­tions ac­cepted. Con­tact Eleanor at 086-0563243.

The Caird­eas Group: St. Fer­gal’s Caird­eas Group meets ev­ery Tues­day in St. Clare’s Cen­tre be­tween 2 and 4pm.

Wanted: Mu­si­cians and singers are re­quired for the Gospel Choir. If in­ter­ested, con­tact the Parish Of­fice at 012860980.

Ex­tra Masses: dur­ing Lent there is ex­tra Masses on Mon­day and Tues­day evenings at 7.30pm and on Wed­nes­days at 8.20am.

CTS: A se­lec­tion of books from the CTS (Catholic Truth So­ci­ety) are now avail­able from the stand at the back of the church. The price of each book is on the back – please place the money in thee con­tainer at Our Lady’s Shrine.

ST PETER’S – LIT­TLE BRAY

Bap­tism: Bap­tisms are cel­e­brated in St. Peter’s Parish on the first Satur­day and last Sun­day of the month. Bap­tism ap­pli­ca­tion forms must be re­turned at least two weeks be­fore the date of Bap­tism. Th­ese forms are avail­able from the Parish Of­fice, the Sac­risty or St. Kevin’s Mass Cen­tre.

News­let­ter: Items for the parish news­let­ter should be with the Parish Of­fice by Wed­nes­day morn­ings

Ash Wed­nes­day: Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 26 is Ash Wed­nes­day and a Day of Fast and Ab­sti­nance. Ashes will be blessed and dis­trib­uted at both Masses. At the back of the church there are Trocaire boxes and 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 re­gion to pro­vide food, clean wa­ter and med­i­cal sup­plies within the camps. Your gen­eros­ity dur­ing Lent will make a real dif­fer­ence.

Faith Friends: The Com­mis­sion­ing of Faith Friends and Holy Com­mu­nion will take place on Sun­day at the noon Mass. First Holy Com­mu­nion will be cel­e­brated on Satur­day, May 16 at the noon Mass and Con­fir­ma­tion on Satur­day May 23 at noon.

CHURCHES TO­GETHER

Bray Churches To­gether have ar­ranged a day of prayer and re­flec­tion/re­treat on Satur­day, March 14 in the Do­mini­can re­treat cen­tre, Tal­laght, from 10am to 4.30pm – the cost is €25 which in­cludes tea and cof­fee. As this is be­ing ar­ranged by all the Churches in Bray, places are lim­ited so those in­ter­ested in tak­ing part are asked to con­tact their re­spec­tive Parish Of­fice as soon as pos­si­ble.

KIL­BRIDE COI

Sun­day Ser­vice: first and third Sun­day of the month 10am. Holy Com­mu­nion; sec­ond Sun­day 10am. Fam­ily Ser­vice: fourth Sun­day (and fifth when there is one) 10am Morn­ing Prayer.

BAL­LY­WALTRIM LI­BRARY

Bal­ly­waltrim Li­brary, Boghall Road, is open on Tues­day, Fri­day and Satur­day 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm and Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm, and 6pm to 8pm. Phone 01-2723205 for in­quiries.

BRAY LI­BRARY

Open­ing hours for Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, are 10am to 5pm Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, and 10am to 8.30pm on Tues­day and Thurs­day. En­quiries and re­newals: 01286 2600 or email: brayli­brary@eir­com.net. Chil­dren’s story telling takes place on Tues­day morn­ing at 11am. Bray Li­brary host four Book Clubs once a month: The Fam­ily Book Club, ages 10 - 13 and par­ents, meets on a Satur­day at 3.30pm; The Young Adult Book Club, ages 14 to 18, meets on a Wed­nes­day at 3.30pm; The Adult Book Club meets on a Wed­nes­day at 11am; and Cior­cal Lei­theoireacha on a Thurs­day at 7.30pm.

PRE­SEN­TA­TION BINGO.

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

FARM­ERS’ MAR­KET

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

AWARE

The Lo­cal AWARE Sup­port Group Bray meets on Mon­days at 7.30pm in the Holy Redeemer Parish Rooms, Her­bert Road, be­hind the church.Helpline No is 1800-303 302.

BRAY CUALANN SO­CI­ETY

To­mor­row night (Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 19), 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 at 8pm in the Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Quins­boro Road. Brian’s pre­sen­ta­tion will in­clude in­for­ma­tion on peo­ple and events as­so­ci­ated with the Dar­gle Val­ley in­clud­ing the Car­rigonna Wa­ter Di­vin­ing ex­per­i­ment. James Scan­nell will give a short talk ‘The Night of the Big Wind – Jan­uary 1839‘. All are wel­come to at­tend.

KNIGHTS SEEK RE­CRUITS

The Knights of Colum­bus Or­der of Catholic Lay Men is seek­ing re­cruits to carry out very im­por­tant work in the Dublin area. Tel John O’Brien at 086-0405165 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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 282 2317. De­liv­ery can be ar­ranged.

OX­FAM

The Ox­fam shop on the Quins­boro Road is ask­ing peo­ple to do a clear out and drop all their un­wanted good qual­ity and clean clothes into the shop. There is a large amount of peo­ple looking for good 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 at the mo­ment.

ST. PETER’S BOYS NS

Next Tues­day at noon, the pupils, teach­ers and Board of Man­age­ment of St. Peter’s Boys Na­tional School in­vite every­one to see the work of the school (in­clud­ing the in­ter­ac­tive white boards) in action, to 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.

LORETO TY COURSE

The Loreto’s Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents are op­er­at­ing a ‘com­puter for be­gin­ners’ train­ing scheme for older par­tic­i­pants. The cour­ses will run from 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.

DIS­ABIL­ITY TALK

Bray Area Part­ner­ship is or­ga­niz­ing a talk about choos­ing be­tween main­stream and spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion for a child with an in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity which will take place next Tues­day in the Villa Pacis, Bray. To reg­is­ter and to ob­tain fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call Paiviki Hoolann on 01-286 8266 or 0877705435.

FAIR TRADE DIN­NER

The Bray Town An­nual Fair Trade Din­ner will take place at 7.30pm on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 27th in the Royal Ho­tel, Bray. Tick­ets are €60 and pro­ceeds are in aid of Bray Can­cer Sup­port. For tick­ets con­tact Ms. Caro­line Bur­rell at 086-3140453, the Royal Ho­tel Bray, or Bray Can­cer Sup­port.

YOUTH INFO CEN­TRE

Bray Youth In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre is now lo­cated on the Her­bert Road op­po­site the Holy Redeemer Parish Cen­tre, be­side Bray Med­i­cal Cen­tre. The Youth In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer will be lo­cated in ‘The Seomra‘ Youth Cen­tre on Ade­laide Road – fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from 01-2050502.

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