CHRIST CHURCH COI
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?'.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.holyredeemerbray.ie - 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: 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. 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.