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Wick­low So­ci­ety for the Preven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals com­mit­tee met on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 18. Main agenda items in­cluded Sharpeshill An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary fu­ture de­vel­op­ment, fundrais­ing and open fun day be­fore Easter. Ian Fitzsi­mons was wel­comed onto the com­mit­tee. To speed and im­prove com­mu­ni­ca­tions mem­bers of the so­ci­ety who have an email ad­dress are asked to for­ward same to the An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary.


Bray Divers are open to new mem­bers. For in­for­ma­tion tele­phone Al­bert on 2860837. The first away club div­ing trip of the year will be the an­nual one to Clif­den in Gal­way.


Villa Pacis: Would all Groups in­ter­ested in book­ing a room please con­tact 2760045. The Villa Pacis caters for a wide va­ri­ety of groups rang­ing from Yoga, Com­mu­nity Moth­ers Group, Med­i­ta­tion, Ac­tive Re­tire­ment and es­pe­cially Prayer.

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.

Lour­des: Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be mak­ing its an­nual pil­grim­age to Lour­des from Septem­ber 7-12, 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 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Vil­las Pacis.

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

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