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.