BAL­LY­WALTRIM

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BAL­LY­WALTRIM LI­BRARY

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

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 Dublin-Bologna, 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.

TalkonTus­cany: There will be a talk on Tus­cany in the Church on Satur­day March 26th at 11am with spe­cial ref­er­ence to San Marco in Florence which houses paint­ings by the great Do­mini­can Gio­nanni da Fiesole bet­ter known as Fra An­gelico & St. Cather­ine of Si­enna. The talk will be given by Sr. Mary O'Driscoll, O.P., who is an au­thor­ity of the teach­ing of St. Cather­ine of Si­enna who was the sub­ject of her doc­toral work.

TheRosary: Fr. John will say the Rosary on Tues­days at 9.40am be­fore the 10am Mass.

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.

Church Mu­sic of Lent & St. Pa­trick's Day: Next Tues­day this event, or­gan­ised by Bray Churches To­gether, will be pre­sented by Tim Thurston of RTE Lyric Fm Glo­ria fame in the Church at 8pm in the Church fea­tur­ing the works of Bach, Mozart, Tallis, Rach­mani­nov amongst other com­posers.

Ash Wed­nes­day: Mass Times for Ash Wed­nes­day (to­day) are 8.30am, 10am and 7.30pm. At the 7.30pm Mass Con­fir­ma­tion can­di­dates will present their com­mit­ments in prepa­ra­tion for Con­fir­ma­tion.

Tro­caire: Tro­caire boxes are avail­able for col­lec­tion from the back of the Church.

Thank You: Sarah Byrne ex­tends her thanks to the parish­ioners of St. Fer­gal's for all their sup­port and kind gen­eros­ity to the re­cent week­end col­lec­tion in aid of The Oliver Foun­da­tion - the amount raised was €971.

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.

ICA GUILD

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.

SUP­PORT GROUP

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.

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