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.thirdagefoundation.ie.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.