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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 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.

Thank You: Bray Branch of the Royal Na­tional Lifeboat In­sti­tu­tion ( R.N.L.I.) wish to thank all those who con­trib­uted to last week­end's church gate col­lec­tion.

Ikanga Col­lec­tion: This week­end mem­bers of the Parish Twin­ning Team will be col­lect­ing the en­velopes they gave out last week­end for our twin parish Ikanga. Even though we are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing very dif­fi­cult times here at home, please re­mem­ber the chil­dren of Ikanga as they de­pend on us to pro­vide them with a chance to en­ter so­ci­ety with an ed­u­ca­tion which is, af­ter all, a ba­sis right of ev­ery child.

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@ 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.

Women's Mini Marathon: Run or walk for W. H (Wick­low Home­less) Five Loaves. Dur­ing 2010 W.H Five Loaves served 11,480 two-course din­ners, 6,800 hot break­fasts, 1560 take­aways & pro­vided ac­com­mo­da­tion for five men in their tran­si­tional hous­ing pro­ject. If you are in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in this year's Flora Women's Mini-Marathon on Mon­day 6th June, they would be de­lighted to hear from you. For spon­sor cards please con­tact Claire on 01 2040960 or email: claire.wh­fiveloaves@

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.holyre­deemer­ 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: brayli­brary@eir­


Mem­bers of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety - the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Bray and North Wick­low - are re­minded that due to Easter the April meet­ing will take place a week ear­lier than usual at the new date of Thurs­day April 14th in the Bray Cham­ber of Com­mence House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce., Quins­boro Road, Bray, The sub­ject of the April lec­ture will be an­nounced shortly.


There will be a Gala Con­cert at 8pm on Fri­day April 1st in Christ Church, Bray, in aid of the Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion. Tick­ets are €15 each or €25 for 2 - call 087-095 4137.


If you are think­ing about self-em­ploy­ment, this free 12-week course (one morn­ing per week) could be just right for you. The course will in­tro­duce par­tic­i­pants to the con­cept of self-em­ploy­ment and build their con­fi­dence. It will also help them to iden­tify their skills and in­ter­ests and how they could be used to be­come self-em­ployed.

Par­tic­i­pants will ex­plore the el­e­ments they will need to set up and run busi­nesses and learn how to iden­tify busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from Bernard or Eithne at Bray Com­mu­nity En­ter­prise at 01-2050111.


Bray has a rich her­itage of writers and artists liv­ing in Bray. The re­cently pub­lished jour­nal of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety has an ar­ti­cles about Cyril Cu­sack, an es­tab­lished writer but is best re­mem­bered for his film, tv, and stage roles and to­wards the end of his life as ' Un­cle Peter ' in the RTE se­ries ' Glen­roe'. Artist Lil­ian Lucy David­son was born in Bray in 1879 and at­tended the Olympics in 1928.

Brian White has com­piled a list of over 200 writers and artists that were born, lived or died in Bray since 1850. A se­lec­tion of these have been re­searched and the fruits of this re­search will form a short illustrated talk by Brian White in Bray Li­brary on Tues­day 29th March start­ing at 7pm and all are wel­come to at­tend - ad­mis­sion free. This year also marks the cen­te­nary of Bray Pub­lic Li­brary.


Bray Women's Refuge in­vites you to an Aware­ness Rais­ing Seminar on ad­dic­tions and co-de­pen­dency on Thurs­day 14th April in the Ra­mada Ho­tel. The cost is €25 to in­clude tea/cof­fee bis­cuits, and 3 course buf­fet lunch. Places are lim­ited so early book­ing is ad­vis­able. Con­tact the Bray Women's Refuge Cen­tre on 2866163. Email: man­agerbwr@ eir­

Mem­bers of the Rochdale Boomerang Band tak­ing part in the Bray St. Pa­trick's Day pa­rade.

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