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).
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@ 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.
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@ gmail.com.
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.
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.
TALK ON WRITERS/ARTISTS
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@ eircom.net.
Members of the Rochdale Boomerang Band taking part in the Bray St. Patrick's Day parade.