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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; hry­outh­cen­ 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.holyre­deemer­ 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: brayli­brary@eir­ 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 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.


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.

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