Normal branch opening hours are 10am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm on Wednesdays. The library is closed on Mondays and Fridays and Bank Holiday Saturdays. To avail of the library's newspaper on microfilm, please phone 01-2723205 to reserve time on the microfilm viewer and printer. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone.
ST. FERGAL'S PARISH NOTES
Parish Information: Parish Office - Openings times are 10am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday & Tuesday Evening 4pm to 7pm. Tel No: 2860980, Fax 2768196. Sacristy: Tel No: 2768194. Parish Emergency Mobile: 086-7333007. Parish Priest: Very Rev. Fr. John O'Brien, The Parochial House, St. Fergal's, Killarney Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow - Tel: 2768191. Parish Chaplain: Fr. Hugh O'Donnell, OFM - Tel: 2768192.
Baptisms: These take place on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month after 12 Noon Mass. Three weeks notice before preparation meeting is required. Preparation Meetings take place on the Monday before the 1st Sunday.
Parish Trip 2011: Called ' Spendours of Tuscany ' this will take place from Saturday May 28th to Saturday June 4th 2011, staying in the Grand Hotel Riviera, a four star hotel, in the centre of Lido di Camaiore and directly across from the breach. The cost is €900 per person sharing, inclusive of return flight DublinBologna, return airport transfer, 7 nights accommodation in the Grand Hotel Riviera on a half board basis & 3 excursions and extras (see leaflet). Those who wish to book are asked to call to the Parish Office to have their name added to the booking sheet, and collect a booking form. Booking form and deposit to be sent directly to Map Travel. Leaflets available at the back of the church.
TheRosary: Fr. John will say the Rosary on Tuesdays at 9.40am before the 10am Mass.
Remembrance: On Saturday morning during the 10am Mass the names of those who are on the plaque at the back of the church, erected in 2006, will be remembered.
Bray Churches Together: Bray Churches Together will hold a ' Festival of Hope ', a fun event for all families with a Celebration of Worship, on Sunday May 1st between 1pm and 4pm in Kilruddery Gardens. Volunteers are needed to help with planning, preparing and stewarding this event and those who would like to be a volunteer and be part of the Festival are asked to contact the Parish Office.
The World Day of Prayer Service : This Service which has been prepared by the women of Chile takes place Saturday morning at 11am in The Well, Main Street Bray (opposite the Royal Hotel). All welcome.
Church Music of Lent & St. Patrick's Day: Organised by Bray Churches Together, this will be presented by Tim Thurston of RTE Lyric Fm Gloria fame in the Church at 8pm on Tuesday March 15th featuring the works of Bach, Mozart, Tallis, Rachmaninov amongst other composers.
Ash Wednesday: Mass Times for Ash Wednesday - March 9th - are 8.30am, 10am and 7.30pm. At the t67.30pm Mass Conformation candidates will present their commitments in preparation for Conifrrmation.
Senior Day: This is held every Monday from 10.30am to 12.30pm in St. Clare's Centre, Ballymorris, Killarney, Road. Join in interesting activities - enjoy a light lunch and get to know to know ' what's on ' for Seniors.
The Knitting Café: Why do join the Knitting Café for knitting and needlework fun and a relaxed morning every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11am - further information from Pat at 01-2828371.
The Ballymorris / Bray Guild of the Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA) meets on the 2nd Monday of months at 8pm in St. Clair's Centre, Ballymorris, Killarney Road, at which talks, demonstrations and crafts take place. New members welcome. For further information contact Pat at 01-282 8371.
The Anxiety and Panic Attack support group meet every Wednesday night in Ballywaltrim Community Centre on the Boghall Road, opposite Centra shopping centre from 7.30-9.30 p.m.
The purpose of the group is to explore with those who suffer anxiety or panic attacks, ways to control, manage, change and improve their quality of life by mutual support, encouragement, relaxation, friendship and information. For further information contact Michael on 0879144775.
Badminton for all at St. Killian’s sports complex [four courts] every Monday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. All welcome (beginners - improvers etc.) Coaching available - pay as you play. For any further details please contact Richard on 086-8866339 or e-mail to email@example.com.