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).
Bray Gathering Charismatic Group: 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.
Lent 2011: Booklets called ' Walking on Holy Ground ' containing daily reflections and prayers are available with Catholic newspapers at the door of the Church - €1.
Lenten Journey - A Sacred Place has been created in front of the Sanctuary and anyone interested in undertaking the Lenten Journey of Reflection is invited to take a card. Come Back to Me With All Your Heart: Prayer cards issued by the Office of Evangelisation are available on the tables at the doors of the church. They are designed as a guide for this time of preparation.
They are particularly suited for families and small groups but can equally used for private prayer. www.yearofevangelisation.ie - Check out the Office of Evangelisation website for Lenten resources including Gospel Reflections, eGood news, prayers and a short scripture course prepared by Fr. Kieran O' Mahony.
St. Patrick's Day: Tomorrow (Thursday) is the Feast of St. Patrick. Masses are today (Wednesday) at 7pm and tomorrow (Thursday) at 9am, 10.30am, and 12 Noon.
There is NO evening Mass. Members of the Parish Twinning Team will be distribution shamrock outside the doors of the Church. All donations received will go towards the education of needy student in our twin parish of Ikanga in Kenya.
Re-Opening of the Church: We are pleased to inform everyone now that the upgrading of the security system is now complete, the church will be open as usual.
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.
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.
Volunteer Collecorrs Needed: The local conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society are looking for collectors for the 9am Mass on the first Sunday of the month. If anyone is available and willing to do this, please call the conference mobile on 0879724668 or speak to a member of the conference.
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.
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; hryouthcentre@ gmail.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: email@example.com.
On Tuesday March 29th Brian White will present a lecture ' Writers & Arts of Bray ' at 7pm and all welcome to attend - admission free.
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 Thursday night, authorm hisrian and trade unionist Francis Devine was the guest speaker for the March meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society - the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow - in the Bray Chamber of Commence House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce., Quinsboro Road, Bray, at which he presented his illustrated lecture ' The History of the Labour Movement in Ireland and North Wicklow '.
In this highly and fascinating lecture Francis Devine traced the origins and highlighs of the trade union movement in Ireland interlinking national events and developments with those talking place in County Wicklow.
In the course of this presentation he outlined the development and growth of country branches and their rise and fall and reemergence in light of national developments. He also spoke on some of the many trade union officials who had associated with Bray and County Wicklow and their contributions to the national trade union movement and trade unionism.
Society Chairman Brian White thanked Francis Devine for a most fascinating lecture and reminded members that that the April meeting would take place on the earlier date of Thursday April 14th due to the normal meeting night falling on Holy Thursday in April. Details of the topic for the April lecture will be announced shortly and soon as arrangements are finalised.
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 (Thursday) - St. Patrick's Day - Dublin Bus and the DART will operate to a Sunday timetable.
There will be a Gala Concert at 8pm on Friday 1st in Christ Church, Bray, in aid of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. Tickets are €15 each or €25 for 2 - call 087-095 4137.
Philly Doyle, Amy Wogan, Victoria Cranley, Emma Doyle, Darren Temple and Ian Neiland enjoying a night out in Jim Doyle's.