HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
Prayer Group: This Group meets in the Side Chapel every Monday at 8pm.
Lectio Divina Group: The Lectio Divina meets in the Upper Room of the Coffee Dock on Tuesday mornings from 11am to 12 Noon - all welcome.
Silent Holy Hour: This take place in the Side Chapel each Friday from 11am until 12 Noon. Daily Mass: This is celebrated at 10am (Monday to Saturday and 7pm (Monday to Friday).
BrayGatheringCharismaticGroup: This group meets on Wednesday night at 8pm in the Little Flower Hall - all welcome.
Blessed Sacrament Adoration: This takes place on Thursdays after the 7pm Mass until 8pm.
Re-Opening of the Church: We are pleased to inform everyone that as soon as the upgrading of the security system is complete, the church will be open as usual. We are grateful for the help and advice given to us by the Community Gardai and the Crime Prevention Officer. They have promised that they will be patrolling the car park , church, and grounds on a regular basis but it is also important that we all continue to be vigilant and we ask you to report anything suspicious, no matter how small you think it might be - to the sacristan on duty or the parish office or directly to Bray garda Station at 6665300.
Youth Centre Dinner Dance: A dinner dance in aid of the Youth Centre will take place on Friday April 1st in the Esplanade Hotel, Bray with wine reception at 7.30pm followed by dinner and entertainment. Ticket €50 can be obtained by contacting Dermot at 086-0635195; firstname.lastname@example.org or from any of the Youth Centre Management.
Special Olympics: The recent church gate collection in aid of the Special Olympics raised the sum of €1008 and the organisers entend a very big thank you to everyone for their generosity.
20thAnnualPilgrimagetoLourdes: This will take place from September 7th to September 12th - the cost is €689 pps - booking deposit €100. This includes bus to and from the airport, flights, and full board in Hotel Agena which is very near the grotto. Limited single supplements available 150. Payment may be made by instalments with the final instalment due by mid July. Call into the Parish Office with booking deposit between 9.30am to 12 Noon Monday to Friday.
World Day of Prayer: An International and Interdenominational Prayer Service to mark World Day of Prayer takes place on Saturday March 5th at 11am in The Well ( opposite the Royal Hotel). The service has been prepared by the Christian women of Chile - all women and men are welcome.
HowtoGetinTouchwiththeSt.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 087-9724668.
Use Your Net: Holy Redeemer Parish now has a web site: www.holyredeemerbray.ie and there is section devoted to St. Luke's Gospel which all are welcome to browse through.
Opening hours for Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, are 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm Monday. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 8.30pm Tuesday and Thursday. Enquiries and renewals: 01-286 2600 or email: email@example.com. The ever-popular children's story telling takes place on Tuesday mornings at 11am. Bray Library host 4 Book Clubs once a month: The Family Book Club ages 10 - 13 and parents meets on a Saturday at 3.30pm; The Young Adult Book Club ages 14 to 18 meets on a Wednesday at 3.30pm ; The Adult Book Club meets on a Wednesday at 11am and Ciorcal Leitheoireacha on Thursday at 7.30pm. Please ask the library staff for the next meeting date of each of these groups. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone.
AWARE is working to help defeat depression. Anxious or Depressed? 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.
Last weekend the recently launched special journal produced by the Bray Cualann Historical Society to mark the centenary of the birth of Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, the 5th President of Ireland, who was born at 85 Main Street, Bray, on 12th February 1911 and who resigned controversially in 1976, reached the No1 spot in Dubray Book Top 10 best selling books. This issue of the journal has been guestedited by Prof. Colum Kenny of Dublin City University. Divided into 4 sections, articles include Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh 19111978 - Fifteen articles and poems about the late Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, a journalist, lawyer and politician whose principles drove him to step down as President of Ireland. In the continuing absence of a biography in English about Ó Dálaigh, this section has extra significance.
Members and supporters of the Bray Cualann Historical Society are asked to note that due to St. Patrick Day falling on the 3rd Thursday of March, the Bray Cualann Historical Society has brought forward its March meeting by one week to the earlier date of March 10th when Francis Devine, Historian, Author and Trade Unionist, will present his lecture on ' The History of the Labour Movement in Ireland and North Wicklow ' and all are welcome attend.
This lecture will take place at 8pm in the Bray Chamfer of Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce., Quinsboro Road. Bray.
Bray Five Loaves and Bray Women's Refuge present Campbell University Choir with special guests ' Serendipity ' Lady Barbershop chorus in Concert next Tuesday night at 8pm in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Quinsboro Road, Bray. Admission is €5 and tickets are available from Five Loaves on 012040960 or Bray Women's Refuge at 012866163.
This is a free telephone line for older people. Based in Bray and in operation since 2008, if you would like to become a member please contact Homelink on 012014773.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) Bray Lions Club will hold a table quiz in aid of a Bray child requiring specialist medical treatment at 8pm in the Heather House (Martello). Tables of 4 - €30 per table. All welcome.
CARING AND SHARING
Caring and Sharing Association (CASA) Next Thursday week (March 10th) a table quiz in aid of CASA will take place in Hollands Lounge, Main Street, Bray, at 8pm - tables of 4 - €30 - all welcome.
If you have been put out of the workforce for a while and would like to explore your options, the Wicklow Trade Union Centre and Bray Area Partnership are offering a free training course which will help.
Contact Mary or Patricia at the Wicklow Trade Union Centre for further details at 01-286 6730.
The Fáilte Isteach project offers free conversational English classes in central Bray every Thursday evening in a warm and friendly setting.
The project is part of a national initiative and the idea is that people volunteer their time to teach practical English to new migrants in their community through small group conversations. To find our more, contact Eileen Byrnes at the Partnership on 01-2868266.
The March Bray Active Retirement Association ' Good Neighbour Morning Meeting ' takes place at 10.45pm on Fri- day March 4th in the Little Flower Hall, Bray. New members welcome.
DRUG AWARENESS FORUM
The AGM of the Bray Drugs Awareness Forum takes place today (Wednesday) at 12.30pm in The Ramada Hotel, Bray.
This will take place in Bray Swimming Pool (Shoreline) every Thursday at 10am. Limited number (40). Show Active Retirement Membership card - further information from 01-2765660.
Fr. John O'Connell and James Scannell attending the launch of the Bray Cualann Historical Society journal 'A Changing Church' in the Civic Buildings.