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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.

Seats Re­served: For the 6.15 p.m. Mass on Satur­day all the seats above the cross­roads will be re­served as this is a spe­cial bless­ing Mass for the parish Con­fir­ma­tion candidates and their fam­i­lies.

Ash Wed­nes­day: To­day (Wed­nes­day) is Ash Wed­nes­day and an day pf Fast and Ab­sti­nence. Ashes will be dis­trib­uted at all the Masses. The week­day Masses for Lent will be 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Trocaire: Trocaire boxes are avail­able at the doors of the Church af­ter Mass, Please take one if you have not re­ceived one through the schools.

Book­let: A book­let called ‘Seek­ing God, Find­ing God’, con­tain­ing daily pray­ers and re­flec­tions is avail­able with the catholic pa­pers at a cost of just €1.

Prayer Group: This Group con­tin­ues to meet in the Side Chapel ev­ery Mon­day at 8pm.

Si­lent Holy Hour: This take place in the Side Chapel each Fri­day from 11 a.m. un­til 12 Noon.

Guided Prayer: A week of guided prayer based on scrip­ture and a oneto-one ba­sis will take place in Loreto Con­vent from Sun­day March 8 to Fri­day March 13. Con­tact Sr. Va­lerie Walsh at 2862921 for fur­ther de­tails.

Lec­tio Divinia Group: This group meets on Tues­days be­tween 11am and 12 Noon in Room 3 of the Parish Cen­tre. All are wel­come to at­tend to join this group ex­plor­ing scrip­ture with Fr. Joe Mur­phy – just come along any Tues­day.

Lour­des: The an­nual pil­grim­age to Lour­des takes place from Septem­ber 712 this year. The cost is €709pps. Lim­ited sin­gle sup­ple­ments avail­able at €175. Con­tact the Parish Of­fice with Book­ing De­posit of €100 from 9.30 a.m. to 12 Noon Mon­day to Fri­day. Phone 2868413 for in­for­ma­tion.

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 8 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. or by call­ing 087-9724668.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE

Parish Of­fice Hours: The open­ing hours are 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 Mon­day to Fri­day. Masses can only be booked dur­ing th­ese hours.

New Mass Times: Satur­day 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass and Sun­days at 9 a.m., 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. 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 10 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. 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 11.30 a.m.

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

ST. FER­GAL’S BAL­LY­WALTRIM

Bap­tisms: First and sec­ond 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 10 a.m. to Fri­day 3.30 p.m.; Tues­day Evenings 4-7 p.m.

Ex­tra Masses: Dur­ing Lent there is ex­tra Masses on Mon­day and Tues­day evenings at 7.30 p.m. and on Wed­nes­days at 8.20 a.m.

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

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.

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.

Ash Wed­nes­day: To­day, Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 26 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 med- ical sup­plies within the camps. Your gen­eros­ity and sol­i­dar­ity dur­ing Lent will make a real and last­ing dif­fer­ence to some of the most vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties in the de­vel­op­ing world.

Lent: Dur­ing Lent there will daily Mass at 7.30am.

Parish Pil­grim­ages: This year the Parish will have two pil­grim­ages – the first takes place on June 19 to Rome and Sor­rento for 7 nights, price €999 per per­son shar­ing.

The sec­ond takes place on Au­gust 4 to Lour­des for seven nights, and price is €759 per per­son shar­ing.

If you wish to book or ob­tain fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Mary or Alice in the Parish Hall on Sun­day morn­ings or call Alice on 2894169.

De­fib­ril­la­tor: The Parish is looking for peo­ple to be trained into us­ing the De­fib­ril­la­tor which can save a per­son’s life. There will be day’s train­ing and the cer­tifi­cate course some­one to use the ma­chine for two years.

Ideally the Parish would like to have at least 2 peo­ple from ev­ery Mass to be trained in­clud­ing the 7.30 a.m. and 10 a.m. week­day Masses. If you are will­ing to be trained please give you your name to ei­ther Fr. Ben or the Parish Of­fice.

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 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. 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.

Women’s Break­fast: The Women’s Break­fast will take place in Satur­day March 28 in Bray Golf Club, Grey­stones Toad, Bray, at 8.30 a.m. for break­fast at 9 a.m. The cost is €12. The theme this year is ‘ Time and Pri­or­i­ties, putting first things first’. The speaker is Tr­ish Dodd. As places are lim­ited, all tick­ets must be pur­chased by March 22. Tick­ets can be ob­tained from the var­i­ous Bray parish offices.

World Day of Prayer: The Women World Day of Prayer takes place on Fri­day March 6 at 11am in Bray Methodist Church (op­po­site Bray Pub­lic Li­brary) with the theme this year ‘ In Christ there are many mem­bers yet one body ‘ which has been ar­ranged by the women of Pa­pua , New Guinea.

The guest speaker will be Sr. Pa­tri­cia from St. Peter’s Parish, Lit­tle, Bray. Next year (2010) St. Peter’s Parish will host this event.

BAL­LY­WALTRIM LI­BRARY

Bal­ly­waltrim Li­brary, Boghall Road, Bal­ly­waltrim, is open on Tues­day, Fri­day and Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6pm to 8pm. Phone 2723205 for en­quiries / re­newals.

BRAY LI­BRARY

Open­ing hours for Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, Bray, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, and 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Tues­day and Thurs­day. En­quiries and re­newals, phone 2862600 or email brayli­brary@eir­com.net.

CUALANN SO­CI­ETY

Last Thurs­day night there was a large at­ten­dance for the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in the Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House, Quins­boro Road, Bra.

Brian White screened an up­dated ver­sion of his il­lus­trated pre­sen­ta­tion ‘Hid­den Se­crets of the Dar­gle Val­ley’, in­cor­po­rat­ing ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on peo­ple, places and events on this part of Co. Wick­low since Brian launched it last De­cem­ber at the monthly meet­ing of the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety.

Brian’s pre­sen­ta­tion will in­cluded in­for­ma­tion on the Car­rigonna wa­ter div­ing ex­per­i­ment, a bank­ing scan­dal and cor­rup­tion in pub­lic of­fice, para­nor­mal ex­pe­ri­ences and ac­counts of some ac­ci­dents that be­fell peo­ple the area.

Brian was as­sisted by his son Cor­mac for this pre­sen­ta­tion which had the au­di­ence fas­ci­nated for its en­tire du­ra­tion and led to a very lively open sec­tion of the meet­ing at the end of the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Louis O’Rourke con­cluded this mem­o­rable evening by read­ing a bal­lad about the River Dar­gle re­call­ing the 1950’s in­ci­dent when fish­er­men de­stroyed many weirs along the river which had been built by poach­ers.

James Scan­nell’s short talk on‘The Night of the Big Wind’ was de­ferred for time rea­sons and will be pre­sented at the April meet­ing of the So­ci­ety when the So­ci­ety’s AGM will take place and will be fol­lowed by a pre­sen­ta­tion from Diar­muid Breath­nach on sur­names as­so­ci­ated with North Wick­low.

For the March 19 meet­ing the So­ci­ety will host a spe­cial lec­ture on the artist Paul Henry is as­so­ci­a­tion with the Na­tional Gallery of Ire­land, Mer­rion Square West, Dublin 2, with in­ter­na­tion­ally renown art lec­turer Ms. Olive Knox as the main speaker. All are wel­come to at­tend.

Ad­mis­sion is €3. Those in­ter­ested in join­ing the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety can do so at the meet­ing.

Mem­bers of the So­ci­ety have been in­vited to next Tues­day night’s 8.30pm meet­ing of the Kil­macanogue His­tory So­ci­ety in the Glen­cor­mac Inn, Kil­macanogue Vil­lage, at which Joe Kelly will present his lec­ture on ‘ The Ir­ish Hon­ey­bee – a fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory.’

Mem­bers have also been in­vited to at­tend next Wed­nes­day night’s meet­ing of the Rath­michael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in Rath­michael School, Stone­bridge Road, Shankill, at which Ms. Mary Kelly will present her lec­ture ‘Cum Pas­sione Con­traria – The Glendalough Man­u­script.’

FAIR TRADE DIN­NER

On Fri­day night the Bray Town An­nual Fair Trade Din­ner will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 27 in the Royal Ho­tel, Bray. Guest of Hon­our will be Chris De Burgh.

Tick­ets are €60 and pro­ceeds are in aid of Bray Can­cer Sup­port. For tick­ets con­tact Ms. Caro­line Bur­rell at 0863140453, the Royal Ho­tel Bray, or Bray Can­cer Sup­port.

YOUTH IN­FOR­MA­TION

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. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 01-2050502.

OR­DER OF MALTA

The Or­der of Malta Hall, be­side St. Peter’s Boys Na­tional school, has re­cently been ren­o­vated and is now avail­able for use by com­mu­nity groups.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by con­tact­ing Frank McGuin­ness at 086871 9538 or Damien Meaney at 087-628 6563.

Niall and Fionn O'Mal­ley take a spin on their bikes at the rais­ing of the Green Flag in St. Cro­nans.

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