CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for this Sunday - The Epiphany: 8.30am - Holy Communion 1; 11am - Epiphany Holy Communion 2, followed by a meeting of parents and confirmation candidates.
Parish Fete 2013: On Tuesday January 15th there will be a meeting of Fete stall holders at 8pm in the PLC. It is hoped that a representative from each Stall will be present at this meeting.
ChurchUnityWeek: 8pm Service on Friday January 18th for Church Unity Week.
The Regular Prayer Opportunities: Prayer Group: Side Chapel each Monday at 8pm; Bray Gathering Charismatic Prayer Group: Little Flower Hall Wednesday at 8pm; Adoration followed by Benediction on Thursdays after 7pm Mass until 8pm ; Silent Holy Hour in the Side Chapel from 11a.m. to 12 Noon each Friday morning.
The Coffee Dock Re-Opens: The Coffee Dock will re-open next Monday after the 10am Mass.
Advent Prayer Wall: The Wall was taken down on Sunday December 23rd after the 7.30pm Mass. The prayers will form part of the Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses on the weekend of the Feast of the Epiphany ie. this Saturday and Sunday.
Carol Concert Collection: The collection in aid of the Bray Community Food Bank amounted to €1,601. Thank you for your generosity.
Christmas Dues: When returning your Christmas dues envelopes, please place them in the boxes which are fitted in the walls of the church bear the doors of the church. Postage Stamp for the Missions: Save all your postage stamps for the Missions. Please leave a minimum of a half inch around the stamp and hand them into the Sacristy or Parish Office.
Daily Masses Timetable fr this week: Today (Wednesday) to Friday - 10am only; Saturday 10am & 6.15pm Vigil Mass.
How to get in touch with the St. Vincent de Paul Society: Members of the Holy Redeemer Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul can be contacted by writing to the Conference c/o The Parish Centre, Herbert Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow or by calling the confidential Help Line at 087- 9724668.
Use Your Net: The Holy Redeemer Parish web site is: www.holyredeemerbray.ie - there is a section devoted to St. Luke's Gospel which all are welcome to browse through.
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
ST. PETER'S PARISH
Parish Office: The Parish Office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm. If you wish to book an Anniversary Mass or Wedding, please contact the Sacristan Carol Smith in the sacristy between 9.30am and 10.30am.
Tuesday Tea Club: The Tea Club will now meet after the 11am Mass. New Christian Meditation Group Meeting Times: From tomorrow (Thursday) the Morning Meditation Group will meet in Fr. Bens House at 11.45am and the Evening Meditation Group in the Church Sacristy at 7.30pm. Please contact Sr. Patricia via the Parish Office.
Saint Vincent de Paul Society: 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.
Twitter &Facebook Details: You can follow the Parish on twitter@dublindiocese and at www.facebook.com/pages/Archdiocese-of-Dublin/209792609053122.
ST. FERGAL'S PARISH
Parish Information and website: Parish Priest & Moderator: Rev. Larry Behan, The Parochial House, St. Fergal's, Killarney Road, Bray - Tel: 2768191; Team Assistant: Fr. Hugh O'Donnell, O.F.M. Sacristy - Tel: 2768194. Parish Office: Monday to Friday 10am to 3.30pm and Tuesday Evening 4pm to 7pm. Tel: 2860980 / Fax 2768196 or www.st.fergalsbray.ie; email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: This takes place on
Parish Office: The Parish Office will reopen today (Wednesday).
Family Offering Boxes 2013: For those parishioners who have an allocated collector, boxes will be delivered to you by this weekend. For those who have no authorized collector, boxes are available for collection at the back of the church.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: This year's Service will take place in Christ Church, Bray, on Friday January 18th at 8pm. All welcome. Organized by Bray Churches Together.
Volunteers for Ministry: Anyone who would like to volunteer for any of the ministries in the parish can do so by contacting Fr. Larry Breen or Deirdre in the Parish Office.
Weekday Morning Mass Times; St. Fergal's - 9.30am; Church of the Most Holy Redeemer - 10am; St. Mary's Enniskerry - 10.15pm; Our Lady Queen of Peace - 10.30am; St. Peter's Little Bray - 11am.
Today ( Wednesday) this library reopens at 2pm. Normal branch opening hours are 10am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm on Wednesdays. The library is closed on Mondays and Fridays and Bank Holiday Saturdays. To avail of the library's newspaper on microfilm, please phone 01-2723205 to reserve time on the microfilm viewer and printer. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone.
Normal 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. Bray Library hosts 2 Book Clubs: The Family Book Club ages 8 - 12 and parents meets on a Saturday at 2.45pm; The Adult Book Club meets on a Wednesday at 11am. Please ask the library staff for the next meeting date of each of these groups. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone.
The next meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society- the local history society for Bray & North Wicklow - takes place on Thursday January 17th at 8pm in Bray Chamber of Commerce House, Quinsboro Road when the Society's AGM will take place and all members are requested to attend.
The AGM will conclude with a number of short presentations, one of which will be ' Hidden Secrets of Bray ' presented by Brian White. There will also be a number of other short presentations. Details of the Spring 2013 Programme will be announced at the AGM.
Prior to the Bray Cualann Historical Society's AGM, on Thursday January 10th Brian White, Chairperson of the Bray Cualann Historical Society will present his lecture 'Some Discoveries in Enniskerry and Some Other Interesting Stories About Enniskerry ' to the Enniskerry History Society at 8.30pm in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel, Enniskerry, and all are welcome to attend, especially members of other local history societies.
Bray Community Helpers are looking for volunteers. Help to bring someone shopping , for a walk, to church. Prepare food, carry out small repairs - 1 hour a week. If you would to help please call Helen on 01-286 0950 / 086-270 0404.
OLD BRAY SOCIETY
The Old Bray Society is pleased to announce that volume 4th of its Pictorial History of Bray is now available and that this year, in addition to a vast selection of photographs recalling various aspects of the town's past, includes several articles dealing with various aspects of the town's past.
' The Drumm Battery Railcars by James Scannell, ' The Putland Family ' by Liam Clare, ' The Records of Louglinstown Workhouse and their Relevance to Bray ' by Ms. Eva O Cathaoir, ' St. Cronan's Teacher ', a photo feature on Bray Red Cross, ' Some Bray Families ' which includes images and information provided by Pat Egan, the Humphries / Ivory Family, The Byrne/James and Cranley Family of Wingates, The Henry Longmore Family, The Johnson Family, The Dempsey Family, The Kane / Buckley Families, The Callis / O'Neill Families, are some of the items included.
The book is now available from the Town Hall Bookshop, Florence Road, Bray, which also has copies of the previous Old Bray Society pictorial history books in stock.
ONE ACT DRAMA FESTIVAL
The Bray One Act Drama Festival will take place in the mermaid Theatre, Main Street, Bray, from January 22nd to January 26th.
QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH
Villa Pacis Re-Opens: The Villa Pacis re-opens today (Wednesday). The Villa hours of opening are from 9am to 1pm and 6.30pm to 10pm. Other hours by booking only.
Rooms to Rent in Villa Pacis: We have a small number of rooms available to rent (at very reasonable rates) in our newly refurbished centre. If you are interested, please contact the Villa during normal office hours or call Declan at 01-276 0045.
Parish Office Re-Opens: The Parish Office re-opens (today) Wednesday.
Dublin Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy: This is available for viewing on the Our Lady Queen of Peace website and on www.dublindiocese.ie or you can request a copy from the parish office.
Parish Child Protection Policy: The Parish Child Protection Policy can be viewed in the Parish Office.
Cards: Mass cards for expression of sympathy, and cards for other occasions are available in the Villa Pacis, Monday to Friday.
Baptism: Baptisms take place in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on the 2nd Sunday of the Month.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Pastoral Council: The Our Lady Queen of Peace PPC can be contacted via the Parish Office.
A Divine Mercy Hour: This will be held each 'First Friday' at 8pm in this Church - an Hour of Prayer, Adoration, Praise and Petition. All welcome. December's takes place this Friday.
Year of Faith Leaflets: Prayer Leaflets from the Office of Evangelization for the 'Year of Faith' are available in the Church Porch for anyone who would like to take one.
Lessons: The Mobile Phone Lessons for adults programme has expanded by popular demand to include lessons on Laptops, Ipads, eReaders, Digital Cameras and Smart Phones. Courses commence in January 2013. Book now - call Fintan on 086-8199 752.
Have You an Hour a Week toSpare: Do you have one hour a week to spare in the week? Would you like to spend it in the quiet of the Church? If the answer is yes maybe you would like to commit to becoming a member of the Perpetual Adoration. Please pick up a card at the back of the Church and choose which hour suits your needs.
Perpetual Adoration: Why not spend 1 hour with Jesus? In these challenging times great graces can be obtained. Adorers are required for Day and in particular Night Hours. If you are interested and can help, please contact Chrissi on 272 3865.
Vevay Active Retirement Association: The Vevay Active Retirement Association meets every Friday morning in the Villa Pacis. New members are always welcome.
QOP YOUTH CLUB
Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club will soon compile their programme for 2013. Present and past members are welcome to suggest inclusions by calling Albert on 087 6756439. It is expected that the programme will have some new exciting ventures demanding an expansion of the leadership. Persons who have around three spare hours once a month, and would like involvement with the club may contact Albert.
Clare Stephens leads the trombone players at the Kilmac Christmas Carols on the Green.