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.
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.
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, 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.
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: email@example.com. 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.
Bingo takes place on Monday nights at 8.30pm in Presentation College, Bray. Top Prize €500. Most Full House Games €100.
Bray’s Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm beside the Bray Heritage Centre and Tourist Office.
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.
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.
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.