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.
AshWednesday: Today (Wednesday) is Ash Wednesday and is a Day of Fast and Abstinence. Ashes will be distributed at Masses today - 8am (for today only), 10am and 7.30pm.
Trocaire Boxes: These are available at the doors of the Church after Mass. Please take one if you have not already received one through the schools.
Give Up Drink for Lent: Why not take a short term Pledge for Lent ? Non-Pioneers who would like to give up alcohol for Lent are invited to take a Temporary Pledge for the duration. Further information from Marie at 01-2862415.
Sacramental Preparation: Saturday's 6.15pm Mass will be a special Lenten Mass for First Communion children and their families. Sunday's 7.30pm Mass will be a special Blessing Mass for the Confirmation candidates who will celebrate Confirmation on April 9th.
MinistersoftheEucharist: Next Monday night there will be a meeting of Ministers of the Eucharist at 8pm in the Little Flower Hall and as many ministers as possible are asked to attend.
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; email@example.com or from any of the Youth Centre Management.
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.
CROSSCARE Drugs and Alcohol Programme: This programme is a resource to parishes in the Dublin Diocese providing information about drugs, alcohol and prevention. Know where to find help, when needed - contact 01-8360911; email infodap.ie or visit www.drugs.ie.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ever-popular children's story telling takes place on Tuesday mornings at 11am. Bray Library host 4 Book Clubs once a month. 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.
During the week it was announced that Katie Taylor who is featured in the Remarkable Women section of the current Bray Cualann Historical Society journal, will be the Grand Marshall for the Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade .
This section of the journal tells the story of some women, all somehow associated with Bray. Elise Sandes set up 32 homes for soldiers. Pauline Adams became a champion of women's rights in the USA. Lilian Lucy Davidson, an artist, attended the Olympics in 1928. Sr. Cyril Mooney is a highly respected educationalist in India, and world-boxing champion Katie Taylor has a history of boxing in Bray behind her.
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 to tomorrow night (Thursdaywhen 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 Chamber of Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce., Quinsboro Road. Bray. Copies of the journal will be available at the meeting.
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.
BLOOD DONORS REQUIRED
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board's mobile unit team will be in The Royal Hotel, Bray. Next Monday and Tuesday from 5pm to 8.30pm both days. Further information available from 1850731137 or www.giveblood.ie.
New website: losing your job www.losingyourjob.ie is a new website from the Citizens Information Board with information and links that may be useful if you have lost your job or been put on reduced hours.
CARING AND SHARING
Tomorrow night (Thursday) there is a quiz in aid of CASA in Hollands Lounge, Main Street, Bray, at 8pm - tables of 4 - €30 - all welcome.