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Ser­vices of Wor­ship for this Sun­day - The Sec­ond Sun­day af­ter the Epiphany: 8.30am - Holy Com­mu­nion 1; 11am - Holy Com­mu­nion.

Church Unity Week: 8pm Ser­vice this Fri­day night to mark the start of the Week of Prayer for Chris­tian Unity which this year has as its theme ' What does God re­quire of us?'.


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.

Christ­mas Dues Thanks: The priests of the par­ish wish to thank all those who contributed to the Christ­mas dues.

New Min­is­ters of the Word: New Min­is­ters of the Word are re­quired to read at week­end Masses. A two week train­ing course will take place in St. Pater's Par­ish Cen­tre, Lit­tle Bray, on Wed­nes­days Jan­uary 23rd and Jan­uary 30th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. If in­ter­ested please give your name to the Par­ish Of­fice or call Liz on 086-820 2090.

New Col­lec­tors / De­liv­ers: The Par­ish is look­ing for peo­ple who can help with the de­liv­er­ies in all ar­eas of the par­ish. If you think you can help, please leave your name, ad­dress, and con­tact de­tails into the Sac­risty or the Par­ish Of­fice or email: ad­min@holyre­deemer­

Par­ish Planned Giv­ing Col­lec­tion: A sin­cere thank you to ev­ery­one who con­trib­utes to the Par­ish Planned Giv­ing Col­lec­tion. The col­lec­tion con­tin­ues to be the main source of fund­ing to­wards the up­keep of the church and par­ish and we in­vite any­one who may be in a po­si­tion to do so, to start or in­crease their Planned Giv­ing Con­tri­bu­tion.

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.holyre­deemer­ - there is a sec­tion de­voted to St. Luke's Gospel which all are wel­come to browse through.


Next Mon­day Bray Li­brary will be closed for train­ing pur­poses and any in­ve­nience caused to users is re­gret­ted.

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: brayli­brary@eir­ 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) the AGM of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety - the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Bray & North Wicklow - takes place at 8pm in Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House, Quins­boro Road, 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.

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