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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.
St. Patrick's Day: Vigil Mass today (Wednesday) at 7pm - tomorrow St Patrick's Day at 10am and 11.30am. The Parish Office will be closed on St. Patrick's Day.
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.
ParishFete: The parish Fete takes place on Saturday June 18th and if you have any items suitable for the following Fete stalls - Accessories ( hats, scarves, jewellery, bags),Knitting, Books, Toys,White Elephant, Gifts - good as new which must be in good condition, - please hold on them and they will be gratefully received closer to the time of the Fete. There will also be stalls for M&J Plants, Cakes, Plants, Jams and Preserves, Plants & Flowers and Refreshments.
Cemetery Mass: The annual Mass and Blessing of the graves in Springfield Cemetery will take place on Sunday June 19th.
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.
Ministers of the Eucharist: There will be a day of Renewal for all the Ministers of the Eucharist on Saturday April 16th in St. Anne's, Shankill, Co. Dublin. The day will commence with Mass at 10am following onto St. Anne's Resource Centre, and finishing with lunch at 1.30pm.
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.