ST PETER'S PARISH
Baptism: Parish Baptisms now take place in Holy Redeemer at 12 Noon on the first Saturday of each month. Our Parish team and priests will still be involved. Forms must still be collected from the parish office, and completed at least two weeks before the date of Baptism. Baptism meetings will be held in this Parish on the Wednesday before the date of Baptism.
Administration: Those wishing to book an Anniversary Mass or to obtain a Baptismal Certificate, Confirmation Certificate etc may do so by calling to the Parish Office in person on weekday mornings between 9am and 12.30pm or in writing providing full details and enclosing an SAE and €5 so that the certificates can be posted back to the requester. Requests for certificates cannot be taken over the phone. Those requiring information about a grave in the cemetery should call into the Parish Office between the times already mentioned.
Mother'sPrayerMeeting: There will be a Mother's Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday April 7th in the parish Bungalow (opposite the Church).
Christian Mothers: The next meeting takes place on Tuesday night at 7.45 p.m. in the Parish Bungalow.
Christian Mediation: Christian Mediation has been taking place on Thursday mornings at 11.00 am in Fr. Ben's house. Anyone who would be interested in taking part is asked to contact Fr. Ben either after Mass or on 01 2822204.
Lourdes Pilgrimage: This year (2011) will be the 40th Anniversary of the Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes and the 2011 pilgrimage takes place from August 9th to August 16th - cost €759. There are a limited number of single rooms available but a supplement applies. For further details contact Mary Byrne on 086-399 3970 after 6pm or call to Mary or Deirdre at the Order of Malta Hut (next to the school) on Sunday mornings between 11.45am and 1.15pm.
Child Protection Policy: A copy of the Child Protection Policy is displayed in the Parish Office.
Youth Centre Dinner Dance: On Friday night a dinner dance in aid of the Holy Redeemer Youth Centre will take place 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 0860635195; firstname.lastname@example.org or from any of the Youth Centre Management.
Day of Renewal for 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.
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.
ChurchGateCollection: Over this weekend there will be a church gate collection for Laura Egan-O'Brien who was an altar server for many years and who is participating in the U.C.D. Volunteers Overseas Delhi Programme and will be involved in 3 projects - Housing construction with habitat for Humanity in a large slum colony in northern Delhi.
Each volunteer such as Laura has to raise €2250 as theses fund enable volunteers to carry out the above mentioned tasks for one month and also cover the cost pf project resources such as construction materials, educational packs and physiotherapy equipment.
Laura will hold a church gate collection on the weekend of April 10th and will be happy to provide a project report when she returns.
Advocate Sunday: Advocate Sundays is Saturday / Sunday April 16th / 17th and there will be a collection after all the Masses. This is the Sunshine Fund for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
If you have any old or broken mobile phones, St. Peter's Boys' National School are asking for them to be donated in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital. There is a box at the entrance of the hall for any donations and it will be there for the next few weeks.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
The Emergency Number for the local conference of Saint Vincent de Paul is 087 7772 132, please leave a message and somebody will return your call as soon as possible. Meetings take place on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. Address: Unit 1 Sunnybank Industrial Estate (behind Costcutters), Dargle Road, Bray.