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This Sun­day's Ser­vices of Work­ship - The Sec­ond Sun­day of Easter: 8.30am - Holy Com­mu­nion 2; 11am - Ser­vice of Bap­tism.

Par­ish Fete: This takes place on Satur­day May 17.

Holy Redeemer Par­ish Notes Reg­u­lar Prayer Op­por­tu­ni­ties: Prayer Group in the Side Chapel on Mon­days at 8pm; Lec­tio Divinio Group in the Up­per Room of the Cof­fee Dock on Tues­days 11am to 12 Noon; Life in the Spirit Sem­i­nars on Wed­nes­days at 7.30pm in the Lit­tle Flower Hall; Ado­ra­tion fol­lowed by Bene­dic­tion in the Church on Thurs­days af­ter 7pm Mass un­til 8pm; Silent Holy Hour in the Side Chapel on Fridays 11am to 12 Noon.

Easter Week Timetable: To­day (Wed­nes­day) to Fri­day: Mass at 10am No Evening Mass. No Evening Mass. This Satur­day / Sun­day - Masses as usual. Week of Mon­day April 28th to Fri­day May 2nd : Mass at 10am. No Evening Mass.

Easter Mag­a­zine; Copies of the Easter Mag­a­zine are avail­able on the ta­bles of the church. Please take one home with you.

Tro­caire Boxes: These can be re­turned to the Sac­risty on to the Par­ish Of­fice dur­ing the week.

Thank You: The re­cent church gate collection in aid of the Royal Na­tional Lifeboat In­sti­tute (RNLI) amounted to €968 - thank you for your gen­eros­ity.

Cof­fee Dock: This will re-open on Sun­day af­ter the 10.30am Fam­ily Mass.

Lour­des 2014 - 7th to 12th Septem­ber: The par­ish will again join the Dioce­san Pil­grim­age to Lour­des in Septem­ber. The fully in­clu­sive price is ?707pps. Book­ing forms are avail­able in the sac­risty or at the Par­ish Of­fice - re­turn the form with a de­posit of ?100 to se­cure a place. Med­ju­gorgje 2014: De­part­ing from Dublin Oc­to­ber 15th . Price ?619 in­clud­ing re­turn day flights from Dublin - 7 nights on half-board ba­sis near St. James' Church. Full re­li­gious pro­gramme op­er­ated by Mar­ian Pil­grim­ages. For de­tails con­tact Mar­garet O'Brien on 086-3234751.

How to get in touch with the Holy Redeemer Con­fer­ence of 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 HOLY REDEEMER PAR­ISH

Holy Week Timetable: Next Mon­day: Mass at 10am and 7pm. 7.30pm Com­mu­nal Pen­i­ten­tial Ser­vice in St. Peter's Church, Lit­tle Bray. Next Tues­day: Mass at 10am and 7pm. 7.30pm Com­mu­nal Pen- iten­tial Ser­vice in St. Mary's Church, En­niskerry. Next Wed­nes­day: Mass at 10am and 7pm; Holy Hour- si­lence, guided prayer & mu­sic at 9pm. Holy Thurs­day: 10am - Morn­ing Prayer and 7.30pm Mass of the Lord's Sup­per. The church will re­main open un­til 10pm for pri­vate prayer.

Good Fri­day: 10am - Morn­ing Prayer. 10am - Out­door Sta­tions of the Cross to Bray Head com­menc­ing in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church; 3pm - The Lord's Pas­sion. 7pm Com­mu­nal Pen­i­ten­tial Serice in St. Fer­gal's Church, Bal­ly­waltrim. Holy Satur­day: 10am - Morn­ing Prayer, 12 Noon- Com­mu­nal Pen­i­ten­tial Ser­vice, 1pm - Food Bless­ing - Pol­ish Easter Tra­di­tion. 4pm to 5pm - In­di­vid­ual Con­fes­sions. 9pm - Easter Vigil Mass. Easter Sun­day : 6am - Ec­u­meni­cal Dawn Ser­vice at Bray Head Car Park fol­lowed by break­fast in the Lit­tle Flower Hall, Masses at 9am, 10.30am and 12 Noon. No Evening Mass.

Easter Week Timetable: Easter Mon­day: 11am Mass. No Evening Mass. Tues­day April 22nd to Fri­day April 25th: Mass at 10am. No Evening Mass. Satur­day April 26th / Sun­day April 27th - Masses as usual. Week of Mon­day April 28th to Fri­day May 2nd : Mass at 10am. No Evening Mass.


St. Peter's Par­ish, Lit­tle Bray - Par­ish Notes Par­ish Of­fice: The Par­ish Of­fice is open Mon­day to Fri­day from 9am to 1pm. Con­tact the Sacristan Carol Smith in the sac­risty be­tween 9.30am and 10.30am.

Mass Times: Mon­day to Fri­day at 11am; Satur­day at 11am and Vigil at 7.30pm; Sun­day at 10am and Fam­ily Mass at 11.30am.

Easter Week: To­day (Wed­nes­day) to Satur­day: Mass at 11am. Weekend Masses as usual.

Chris­tian Med­i­ta­tion: Chris­tian Med­i­ta­tion has re­sumed in Fr. Ben's house at 9.45am on a Thurs­day morn­ing. Also there is med­i­ta­tion group in the Sac­risty on a Tues­day evening at 7pm. Please con­tact Sr. Pa­tri­cia in the par­ish hall for de­tails.

St. Peter's Par­ish Con­fer­ence of the 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 pm. Ad­dress: Unit 1 Sun­ny­bank In­dus­trial Es­tate (be­hind Cost­cut­ters), Dar­gle Road, Bray.


Ex­po­si­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment: This takes place ev­ery Fri­day from 10am to 1pm.

Novena to Anthony: This is said on Tues­day morn­ings dur­ing the 9.30am Mass.

Sta­tions of the Cross in the Church: These are said each Fri­day in the Church at 3pm. All ages wel­come. Easter Mass Bou­quet Cards: The in­ten­tions of those re­ceiv­ing the cards will be re­mem­bered at the 9.30a.m. Mass on Easter Mon­day. Avail­able from Phyl­lis and the Par­ish Of­fice. Par­ish Trip to Bucharest: Fi­nal Meet­ing takes place on Wed­nes­day 30th April at 7.00p.m. in the Church. A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Marathon Travel & the tour guide, who is from Bucharest, will an­swer any ques­tions you may have re­gard­ing the trip. Easter Flow­ers: If you would like to of­fer a do­na­tion to­wards the Easter flow­ers in the Church please use the Easter flower do­na­tion en­velopes at the back of the church.

Grand Sum­mer Raf­fle: Tick­ets are now on sale and cost €1 each or €5 for a book of 6. The draw will take place at the Par­ish Fete in St. Fer­gal's Se­nior Na­tional School on Satur­day June 14, 2014.

Thank You: The Sun­shine Fund Ad­vo­cate Collection which was held on Palm Sun­day amounted to €1576.59.We thank ev­ery­one for their out­stand­ing gen­eros­ity in times of hard­ship. We also thank the pupils of 6th class in St. Fer­gal's Na­tional Se­nior School who took up the collection.

Fam­ily Sum­mer Con­cert: Ma­jor Mi­nors Ju­nior Orches­tra in­vite you to their Fam­ily Sum­mer Con­cert on Wed­nes­day 14th May at 7pm in St. Fer­gal's Church. Price: €3 for adults, €2 for chil­dren. Ma­jor Mi­nors Ju­nior Orches­tra is a lo­cal com­mu­nity orches­tra for pri­mary school chil­dren in our area. Con­tact Aoife 0863848526 or Lisa 087-9194991; Email: ma­jormi­ or on Face­book: Ma­jor Mi­nors Ju­nior Orches­tra.

Bray Com­mu­nity Helpers - Care for the Com­mu­nity: Shop­ping for what you need - Tak­ing you to Church. Tea and Chat - Help­ing in the Gar­den. Take you for a drive - Pre­par­ing food for you. Sort out small re­pairs for you - Wal­ing with you. Do you need help? Could you spare 1 hour a week to help? Do you know some­one who needs help? If ' Yes ' con­tact He­len at 01-2860950 / 086-2700404 or Mary at 0122828693.


Villa Pacis: The Villa will closed to­day (Wed­nes­day), to­mor­row and Fri­day at 1pm.

Tro­caire Boxes: These can be left into the Par­ish Of­fice be­tween 9am and 1pm this week.

Lour­des 2014: Our an­nual Lour­des Pil­grim­age this year will take place from Septem­ber 7th to Septem­ber 12th , Price ?707. Book­ings can be made through the Par­ish Of­fice on Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day or Fri­day morn­ings. De­posit of ?50 when book­ing.

Hos­pi­tal­ity Team: The team for this Sun­day is ' Team D '. Cake Sale: A Cake Sale will take place this Sun­day in the Villa Pacis in aid of Bray Bowl­ing Club af­ter the 10.30am and 12 Noon Masses.

Cof­fee Dock: Open 9am to 12.30pm Mon­day to Fri­day.

Easter Week: To­day (Wed­nes­day) to Satur­day - Mass at 10.30am. Weekend Masses as usual Draw­ing Course for Beginners: The du­ra­tion of this course is 6 weeks. Venue is the Villa Pacis (Par­ish Cen­tre). The start­ing date is Wed­nes­day April 30th from 2pm to 4pm. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion avail­able from Ni­cola Sedg­wick at 085-7396219.

AWARE: Sup­port Group Meet­ings take place weekly on Wed­nes­day nights from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Villa Pacis. We wel­come people with ex­pe­ri­ence of de­pres­sion, stress and anx­i­ety. For in­for­ma­tion call 01-6617211.

Ve­vay Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (VARA): VARA are hav­ing their an­nual hol­i­day to West­port, Co. Mayo, from May 25th to May 29th. Book­ings can be made in the Villa Pacis on Fri­day morn­ings be­tween 11am and 12.30pm. De­posit re­quired (non re­fund­able).

Bingo: Ev­ery Mon­day in the Villa Pacis from 2pm to 4pm. All wel­come - come along and en­joy.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Par­ish Con­fer­ence of St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety: The des­ig­nated con­tact num­ber for those in the par­ish seek­ing as­sis­tance is 086256 7236.


The anx­i­ety and panic sup­port group meet on Wed­nes­day evenings in the Bal­ly­waltrim Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 7.30 un­til 9.30pm. We pro­vide a sup­port ser­vice leading to re­cov­ery from all anx­i­ety dis­or­ders or panic at­tacks. All are wel­come. For cur­rent dates and time con­tact Michael Groves on 087 9144775 or 01 2868018. CUALANN SO­CI­ETY

Last Wed­nes­day James Scan­nell pre­sented a free lec­ture in Bray Li­brary at 11.30am re­call­ing 'Easter in Bray 100 Years Ago (1914)’. Due to Easter, To­mor­row night (Thurs­day) the April meet­ing will take place April in Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce., Quins­boro Road, Bray, at 8pm at which James Scan­nell will present his il­lus­trated talk 'Sav­ing the drown­ing Sailors - The De­cem­ber 1943 MV Ker­logue Bay of Bis­cay Res­cue.' The Thurs­day May 15 meet­ing will be held in Bray Methodist Church, Florence Road, Bray, and all mem­bers and sup­port­ers of the So­ci­ety are asked to note this change in venue.

To mark the 150th An­niver­sary of the Methodist Church in Bray, The Methodist Com­mu­nity of Bray and the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will hold a spe­cial talk by Rev. Dud­ley A. Le­vi­s­tone Cooney, Methodist His­to­rian on 'A His­tory of Method­ism in Bray and North Wick­low' at 8pm.

All wel­come to at­tend - ad­mis­sion free but a vol­un­tary do­na­tion is re­quested.

The Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Sum­mer Out­ing on Sun­day May 18 will be to Arig­ina Coal Mine, Car­rick-On-Shannon, and Kings House, Boyle ,Co. Roscom­mon. Cost €24.00 (ad­mis­sions and Bus). Op­tional Lunch€18.95. Monies will be col­lected to­mor­row night (Thurs­day) at our April meet­ing.

Bray & District Coun­cil of Trade Unions will hold the Bernard Con­nolly Me­mo­rial Lec­ture on Mon­day April 28 at 7.30pm in St Peter's Par­ish Cen­tre, Lit­tle Bray, at which Fergus Whelan will present his lec­ture ' Dis­sent into Trea­son, The Role of the Protes­tant Dis­senters in 1798 Re­bel­lion', and all are wel­come to at­tend. GIVE BLOOD

Visit by Ir­ish Blood Trans­fu­sion Ser­vice The mo­bile unit will be in the Royal Ho­tel, Bray, on to­mor­row (Thurs­day) from 3pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm and on Sun­day from 12.30pm to 4pm.


Ve­vay Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (VARA) are hav­ing their an­nual hol­i­day to West­port, Co. Mayo, from May 25th to May 29th. Book­ings can be made in the Villa Pacis on Fri­day morn­ings be­tween 11am and 12.30pm. De­posit re­quired (non re­fund­able). EN­DEAV­OUR AWARDS

Mon­day April 28th is the clos­ing date for nom­i­na­tions for this year's Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce En­deav­our Awards. Nom­i­na­tions can be made by email to info@bray­cham­

Beth McHugh peeps in at chicks in Anvils, Bray.

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