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Con­grat­u­la­tions to Al­lie Byrne, Rachel O'Dwyer, and Sarah Flavin. They won the first three places in the Queen of Peace Ad­ven­ture Youth Club quiz com­pe­ti­tion. Next club items in­clude a night climb on the Lit­tle Su­gar­loaf, Dar­gle Val­ley walk, pool swim­ming, tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion, and in­flat­able boat pad­dling. DIV­ING CLUB

Gra­ham Wheeler re­cently en­joyed his first snorkel dive with Bray Divers. Gra­ham is a PADI diver in­struc­tor, and af­ter three more snorkel dives he will be ready for scuba div­ing with the club. Club mem­bers will be div­ing in Portroe Slate Quarry in Fe­bru­ary, and at Hook Head at Easter. AC­TIVE RE­TIRE­MENT

The Ve­vay Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion meets ev­ery Fri­day morn­ing in the Villa Pacis. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. 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 086-8199752. PAR­ISH NOTES

Villa Pacis hours: The Villa Pacis hours of open­ing are from 9am to 1pm and 6.30pm to 10pm. Other hours by book­ing only.

Rooms to Rentin 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.

Dublin Dioce­san Child Safe­guard­ing and Pro­tec­tion Pol­icy: This is avail­able for view­ing on the Our Lady Queen of Peace web­site and on www.dublin­dio­ 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.

Hos­pi­tal­ity Team: The Hos­pi­tal­ity Team for this Sun­day is Team D.

Last Week­end's Church Gate Col­lec­tion: Last week­end's church gate col­lec­tion was in aid of the Dublin Dio­cese Chil­dren's Pil­grim­age to Lour­des which takes place ev­ery Easter for one week. This group of vol­un­teers brings chil­dren who may be suf­fer­ing from emo­tional, men­tal and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties. The cost of bring­ing a child to Lour­des is €800. The chil­dren are brought to var­i­ous places to pray and have fun while fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of St. Ber­nadette. The trip in­cludes the Sta­tion of the Cross, a Torch Light Pro­ces­sion and daily Mass. Each vol­un­teer is Garda vet­ted and has com­pleted Child Pro­tec­tion Train­ing.

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.

Bo­gus Char­ity Col­lec­tors: Please be aware of bo­gus char­ity col­lec­tors in or around the Church grounds.

Mass for the Sick: The Bray Area Parishes ex­tend a cor­dial in­vi­ta­tion to all, es­pe­cially the ill and the el­derly, to at­tend A Mass and Anoint­ing of the Sick at 3pm on Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 24th in St. Fer­gal's Church, Bal­ly­waltrim, Bray. Please con­tact Fr. Fer­gal's Par­ish Of­fice on 01-286 0980 if you re­quire trans­port.

Bugisi: St.Anne will give a talk at 6.30pm Mass on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 9th and the 10.30am and 12 Noon Masses on Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 10th.

Have You an Hour a Week to Spare: 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 2723865.

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