Winners in the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club talent competition were “Celtic Kittens”, “Dancing Dynamite”, and “Jib and Jab”. March club activities include night climb Small Sugarloaf, Glen of the Downs night walk, Dargle Valley night walk, swimming, introduction to scuba diving, and rock climbing.
On March 12 the Bray Divers Sub-Aqua Club will be running a regional Rescue Diver course. This will be the fifth year that this has been held in Bray. Venue will be the Boathouse on the Seafront.
Robert Byrne was given a huge welcome home in the Bray Rowing Club following his successful row across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Barbados. He was in a team of six, and they broke two world records. Robert is a big strong lad, and he now has, and for sometime into the future a big grin whenever he thinks of how this adventure made a dream come through. What comes next? Well Robert will advise and encourage others about how to realise their hopes of doing something similar. Well done to Robert and team mates.
ParishOfficeOpeningHours: 9.30am to 2pm Monday to Friday; Lunch 105pm to 1.30pm. Tel: 274 5497.
Parish Liturgy Group: Anyone interested in joining this Group can contact Fr. Larry and thus assist the Group to provide Masses that truly celebrate our faith and enrich the life of the Parish.
The Pioneer Association: Today (Wednesday) the annual Pioneer Association Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm. Anyone wishing to join the Pioneer Association can do so at this Mass. Light refreshments will be served in the Villa Pacis afterwards. For further information call 01-286 3111.
Seniors Bingo: This takes place on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm in the Villa Pacis - all welcome.
Charismatic Prayer Group: This Group meets on Thursday nights at 8pm in the Villa Pacis.
Baptism: Baptisms take place on Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on the 2nd Sunday of the Month.
2011 Holy Land Pilgrimage: The Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from Monday May 23rd to Tuesday May 31st 2011. The cost is €1150 per person sharing, Half Board. Non-refundable booking deposit €250 - limited numbers. Those interested are asked to contact the Parish Office or Fr. Larry on 01-286 2346.
2011 Lourdes Pilgrimage: This will take place from September 7th to September 12th. Total cost €689 - Deposit Cost €50. Further details from 01-2745497 between 10am and 1pm.
Apostolic Visitation: The Apostolic Visitation by Archbishop Sean O'Malley has begun and he is willing, is so far as possible to meet with parishioners. Those wishing to meet him should write c/o The Apostolic Nunciature, 183 Navan Road, Dublin 7. Please mark the letter ' Confidential '.
Booking of Masses: Mass Cards and the booking of Masses will be looked after in St. Laurence's Office in the Villa Pacis (beside the Parish Office). If you are unable to get the date you require, perhaps it may help to have the person included in the Mass on that date.
New Hymn Books: New hymn books have been purchased and will be available all around the Church. Please use them at Mass as singing is very important for our celebrations. Please do not remove them from the Church.
The World Day of Prayer: The Service which has been prepared by the women of Chile takes place next Saturday at 11am in The Well, Main Street Bray (opposite the Royal Hotel). All welcome.
World Youth Day: 5 young people from the parish will be attending this event in Madrid, Spain, in August -Shane Whelan, Bentley Park; Fiona Doherty, Seacrest; Isabella Veale, Avoca Drive; Laura Green, Woodbrook Lawn; and Zahraa Mohamed, Putland Villas. Please pray for them as they prepare for this pilgrimage.
Prayer Cards for Confirmation Children: Cards will be left on a table in the Church. Parishioners are welcome to take a card and pray for the young person named on the chosen card. Please return the card to the table before leaving the Church. Thank you.
Celebrating 21 Years of Perpetual Adoration: There will be a Holy Hour every Friday at 8pm for Lent led by Fr. Godfey - Stations of the Cross, Chaplets of Divine Mercy and Rosary.
Bray Churches Together: Bray Churches Together will hold ' Church Music of Lent ' with Tim Thurston of RTE Lyric Gloria fame in St. Fergal's Church, Ballywaltrim, at 8pm on Tuesday March 15th at 8pm.
Novena of Grace: This will take place from Friday to the following Saturday (March 12th) directed by Fr. Kieran Cronin, OFM. Novena prayers will be said at the 10am and 1.05pm Masses. Fr. Cronin will speak at the 10am Mass only. The Prayer Petition Box will be in the Church.
Child Protection Policy: A copy of the Parish Child Protection Policy can be viewed in the Parish Offices.
Bethany Bereavement Group: The Our Lady Queen of Peace Bethany Support hold a Drop-In evening on the first Tuesday of every month at the Villa Pacis at 8.30pm for those suffering loss of every kind. If you would like to find out more please call 087-9905299 or contact Sam through the Parish Office.
North Wicklow/ Bray Stroke Club Meets every Monday morning 10am-12noon in the Villa Pacis beside Our Queen of Peace Church. If you have been affected by a stroke or are a carer and would like to come along you will be most welcome.
A meeting takes place on March 11th at 11am in the Villa Pacis and all members are requested to attend. Details of outings and future events will be announced.