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Holy Week Timetable: To­day ( The Wed­nes­day of Holy Week) Masses will be cel­e­brated at 7.45am, 10am and 7.30pm. The Com­mu­nal Cel­e­bra­tion of the Sacra­ment of Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion will take place af­ter the 10am Mass. To­mor­row (Holy Thurs­day) 10am Morn­ing Prayer, 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Sup­per – the church will re­main open un­til 9pm for pri­vate prayer. Good Fri­day – 10am Morn­ing Prayer and also Out­door Sta­tions of the Cross com­menc­ing at 10am in Our Lady Queen of Peace; 12 Noon Pas­sion Pageant by chil­dren fol­lowed by soup and rolls in the Lit­tle Flower; 3 pm The Lord’s Pas­sion and 7.30pm Prayer around the Cross. Holy Satur­day – 10am Morn­ing Prayer; 12 Noon Com­mu­nal Cel­e­bra­tion of the Sacra­ment of Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion; 3pm to 4pm In­di­vid­ual Con­fes­sions and 9pm Easter Vigil Mass. Easter Sun­day – 6am Ec­u­meni­cal Drawn Ser­vice at Bray Hear Car Park fol­lowed by break­fast in Our Lady Queen of Peace. Masses as on Sun­day ex­cept there will be no Evening Mass. On Easter Mon­day, Mass is at 11am and 10am Tues­day, April 6 to Fri­day, April 9 – no Evening Mass from Easter Mon­day to Fri­day, April 9.

Prayer Group: This group meets in the Side Chapel ev­ery Mon­day at 8pm.

Scrip­ture Group: The group meets in the up­per room of the Cof­fee Dock ev­ery Tues­day morn­ing from 11am to 12 noon.

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

Daily Mass: This is cel­e­brated at 10am and 7pm.

Aif­re­ann i nGaeilge don Charghas - Séipéal na Sacraim­inte Bean­naithe Siúlán Bhait­siléir (Bach­e­lor’s Walk) - Luan go hAoi­ine at 1.15p.m.

Lour­des 2010: Our an­nual pil­grim­age to Lour­des takes place from Septem­ber 7 to 12. The cost is €699pps. Lim­ited sin­gle room sup­ple­ments avail­able, €175. Con­tact the Parish Of­fice with book­ing de­posit of € 100 be­tween 9.30am to 12 Noon Mon­day to Fri­day or call 01-2868413.

Per­pet­ual Ado­ra­tion: This year Queen of Peace Parish cel­e­brates 20 years of 24-hour Per­pet­ual Ado­ra­tion in the church. The Eucharist is ex­posed on the al­tar and there is a hu­man pres­ence in the Church ev­ery hour, each day and night of the year. To con­tinue with the ado­ra­tion over the com­ing years they are looking for new mem­bers. If you can spare just one hour per week please con­tact the Queen of Peace Parish Of­fice at 01-2745497.

Free English Classes: Th­ese are given by vol­un­tary teach­ers at 5 Loaves on Thurs­days from 7pm to 9pm. Any­one wish­ing to learn English is wel­come – con­tact Jim at 01-2867516. The classes have been or­gan­ised by Failte Is­teach in co-op­er­a­tion with Bray Part­ner­ship - fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from www.thirdage­foun­da­

Youth Cen­tre: The Youth Cen­tre has won the AIB com­pe­ti­tion and has re­ceived €5,000 to­wards out­door pur­suits ac­tiv­i­ties. Thank you to all of you ‘tex­ters’ for your sup­port.

Ikanga: The Twin­ning Com­mit­tee would like to thank every­one for their gen­eros­ity on St. Pa­trick’s Day for your do­na­tions which came to €1160, all of which goes di­rectly to Ikanga. Cur­rently there are 70 secondary and col­lege stu­dents in Ikanga who are de­lighted to at­tend school and col­lege, an op­por­tu­nity which they could not oth­er­wise af­ford.

Sui­cide Sup­port: The next Sui­cide Sup­port Meet­ing will take place at 8pm on Mon­day, April 12, in the Royal Ho­tel, Bray.

Holy Redeemer Folk Group: The new folk group dou­ble CD is now out – avail­able from group mem­bers or the Parish Of­fice, price €15.

How to Get in Touch with the 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 0879724668.


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.


The Li­brary will be closed Good Fri­day, Holy Satur­day and Easter Mon­day. The open­ing hours for Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, are 10am to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. on Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day; and 1 to 8.30pm on Tues­day and Thurs­day. En­quiries and re­newals: 01-286 2600 or email: brayli­brary@eir­ Chil­dren’s story telling takes place on Tues­day morn­ings at 11am. Bray Li­brary host four book clubs once a month: the Fam­ily Book Club, ages 10-13 and par­ents, meet on a Satur­day at 3.30pm; the Young Adult Book Club, ages 14 to 18, meet on a Wed­nes­day at 3.30pm; the Adult Book Club meets on a Wed­nes­day at 11am; and Cior­cal Lei­theoireacha meets on Thurs­day at 7.30pm. Please ask the Li­brary for the date of the next meet­ing of each of th­ese groups.


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


Read­ers in­ter­ested in join­ing the Ir­ish Rail­way Record So­ci­ety which holds lec­tures on var­i­ous as­pects of Ire­land’s rail­way his­tory and her­itage, can ob­tain a mem­ber­ship ap­pli­ca­tion form by post by writ­ing to Kevin Walker, 55 Sweet-mount Park, Dun­drum, Dublin 14. SAE with re­quests ap­pre­ci­ated.


AWARE is work­ing to help de­feat de­pres­sion. The Lo­cal 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.


The re­main­der lec­tures in the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s 2010 Spring Pro­gramme are: Thurs­day April 15 – ‘A Tour Around the World in 1847 – A Wick­low Per­spec­tive’ (Tur­tle Bun­bury); and Thurs­day, May 20 – ‘Ir­ish Post Boxes’ (Stephen Fer­gu­son). All wel­come to at­tend this lec­tures which take place at 8pm in the Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce. Ad­mis­sion non-mem­bers €4. Mem­bers of the So­ci­ety have been in­vited to next Tues­day night’s meet­ing of the Kil­macanogue His­tory So­ci­ety at which James O’Brien will present his lec­ture ‘A Jour­ney Through Wick­low by Old Post­cards ‘ at 8.30pm in the Glen­cor­mac Inn, Kil­macanogue, Co.Wick­low – ad­mis­sion €3.


Vol­ume 7 of the Old Bray So­ci­ety’s highly suc­cess­ful Pic­to­rial His­tory of Bray se­ries of books, com­piled by Henry Cairns and Owen Gal­lagher, is the lat­est ad­di­tion to this ex­cel­lent se­ries of photo books deal­ing with the Bray and district, its peo­ple, places and events though pho­to­graphs and doc­u­ments. Copies of this par­tic­u­lar vol­ume can be ob­tained from the Town Hall Book­shop, Florence Road.


The Bray Can­cer Sup­port Cen­tre, Main Street, Bray, s looking for women to take part in the Flora Ladies Mini Marathon on June 7 in Dublin. The cen­tre will pro­vide sup­port for en­trants in the form of spon­sor­ship cards, a per­sonal on­line spon­sor­ship, trans­port to and from the event, chang­ing fa­cil­i­ties near St. Stephen’s Green, free t-shirt and base­ball hat, post race re­fresh­ments, tick­ets for a post race raf­fle and a ‘meet and train‘ group which meets at the band­stand on Bray Seafront. Last year over 200 women ran for Bray Can­cer Sup­port Cen­tre and man­aged to raise over €25,000. Con­tact the Bray Can­cer Sup­port Cen­tre at 01-286 6966 or call in per­son to the cen­tre..


Get Choral is a choral pro­gramme for older peo­ple liv­ing in County Wick­low. The pro­gramme of­fers ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion in a choral pro­gramme which will be based in six lo­ca­tions through­out the county – Grey­stones, Bless­ing­ton, Balt­in­glass, Ti­na­hely, Laragh and Wick­low Town. It will have pro­fes­sional choral con­duc­tors and all six sec­tions will come to­gether as one county choir to per­form a con­cert on June 20. Re­hearsals will com­mence shortly – fur­ther in­for­ma­tion avail­able from Ann Cather­ine Nolan on 087-972 3059.


Bray Choral So­ci­ety, as part of its Sil­ver Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions, will per­form a spe­cial evening con­cert in the Church of the Most Holy redeemer Bray on Satur­day, May 8, fea­tur­ing work by Bruch­ner, Far­rant, Rut­ters, Jenk­ins and Bach. Bray Choral So­ci­ety meets ev­ery Tues­day night dur­ing school term be­tween 7.45pm and 10pm in St. Kil­lian’s School, Bal­ly­waltrim, for re­hearsals. The So­ci­ety is cur­rently seek­ing new mem­bers. First So­pra­nos, Tenors and Basses are es­pe­cially needed. Any­one in in­ter­ested in join­ing the So­ci­ety is asked to come along to their re­hearsals.

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