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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.

BRAY LI­BRARY

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: brayli­brary@eir­com.net.

On Tues­day March 29th Brian White will present a lec­ture ' Writers & Arts of Bray ' at 7pm and all wel­come to at­tend - ad­mis­sion free.

AWARE

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.

CUALANN SO­CI­ETY

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.

HOMELINK

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.

DART CHANGES

To­mor­row (Thurs­day) - St. Pa­trick's Day - Dublin Bus and the DART will op­er­ate to a Sun­day timetable.

GALA CON­CERT

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.

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