CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for this Sunday - The First Sunday after the Epiphany- The Baptism of Our Lord: 8.30am - Holy Communion 1; 11am - Morning Prayer.
Parish Fete 2013 Meeting: Next Tuesday night 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.
Church Unity Week: 8pm Service on Friday January 18th for Church Unity Week. HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
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 Has Re-Opened: The Coffee Dock re-opened last Monday after the 10am Mass.
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.
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. BRAY LIBRARY
Bray Library will be closed Monday January 21st for training purposes.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. CUALANN SOCIETY
Tomorrow night (Thursday) Brian White, Chairperson of the Bray Cualann Historical Society - the local history society for Bray & North Wicklow - 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.
The next meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society 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.. COMMUNITY HELPERS
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.
Niall Sheehy from ITV's Superstar couldn't get in the water this year for the New Year’s Swim in Bray because he was off to star in Sleeping Beauty but here he is with his fellow lifeguards (from left) Vanessa Devin, Donal Kelly, Jack Dempey, Katie Dempsey, Sheena Smith, Ger Devin, Corinna Nolan and Colm Dempsey.