CHRIST CHURCH COI
This Sunday's Services of Workship - The Second Third of Easter: 8.30am - Holy Communion On ; 11am - Holy Communion.
Parish Fete: This takes place on Saturday May 17th. HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
Thank You: We would like to thank all the people - the young and the not so young - who helped in many different ways to make our Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies the joyous celebrations they were. Very many people were involved in preparing the Celebrations, getting the church ready in every way, and many more involved during the celebrations. To one and all, a thousand thanks!!!
Mass this Week: Today (Wednesday) to Friday - 10am only. No Evening Mass.
Brass Memorial Plates: In many Churches, including our own, there are a number of brass memorial plates attached to the seats in memory of deceased loved ones. These are a tangible method of honouring those we have loved. While we already have a plate on each seat in Holy Redeemer, we would like to offer this opportunity to many more people.
Plates, made from the highest quality brass, can be placed one at each end of existing seats. The cost of each plate will be €300. Everyone named on the plates will be included in a special memorial Mass to held each November. Should you wish to avail of this opportunity, please take one of the forms available on the tables at the door of the church, check out the parish website - www.holyredeemerbray.ie or contact the Holy Redeemer Parish Office at 01- 2868413.
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 0863234751. ST. FERGAL'S PARISH
Church Gate Collection: This weekend the church gate collection is in aid of the local St. Vincent de Paul conference of St. Clare.
Parish Trip to Bucharest: Tonight (Wednesday) the final meeting takes place at 7pm. 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.
Share Appeal - This Weekend: The Share Appeal Collection will take place at all the masses next weekend. Supporting parishes throughout the diocese with a broad range of services.
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 14th.
The Cure of Vittorio Micheli in Lourdes 1963 (Sarcoma of the Pelvis): Vittorio Micheli, 63rd Miracle of Lourdes, will give his testimony on his miraculous cure in St. Fergal's Church on Monday 19th May at 7pm. There will also be a talk and slideshow given by Cardiologist Mario Botta & Member of A.M.I.L. All are welcome. Our Lady Queen of Peace 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 E '.
Bugisi: The recent Church gate collection in aid of our twin-parish Bugisi raised for € 2257. We are most grateful for your continued support.
St. Vincent de Paul: The Church gate collection after all Masses this weekend is in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society. We are most grateful for your continued support.
Coffee Dock: Open 9am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday. Trocaire Boxes: These can be left into the Parish Office before Thursday May 8th.
Easter Dues: Thank you all who returned their Easter Dues. Spare Dues envelopes are available in the porches of the Church for anyone who did not receive one.
Divine Mercy: A Divine Mercy Mass will be celebrated in this Church on Friday at 8pm. All welcome.
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 0857396219. QOP YOUTH CLUB
Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club will begin water sports on Tuesday May 6. This will involve canoeing, body boarding, coasteering, and snorkelling. Due to increased membership new leaders are needed especially canoeing instructors. Sessions are for one to three hours each week, so if interested call Albert on 0876756439. Induction and training is given by the club. DIVING CLUB
The official opening of the diving season at Hook Head County Wexford was a huge success. Weather and sea conditions were perfect. Bray Divers enjoyed seven great dives down to depths of thirteen metres including cave, and wreck dives. Divers were Jack Hickey, Louis Oakes, Albert Kerr, and David Kerr. Next away trips will be to Portroe Slate Quarry near Nenagh County Tipperary, and to Saint John's Point in Donegal. ANXIETY/PANIC SUPPORT
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. VEVAY ACTIVE RETIREMENT
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). BRAY LIBRARY
The library will be closed this Saturday and Monday due to the May Bank Holiday Weekend. BALLYWALTRIM LIBRARY
The Library will be closed this S aturday and Sunday due to May Bank Holiday Weekend. CUALANN SOCIETY
Last Thursday night James Scannell ,Vice-Chairman & PRO of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, was the guest speaker for the , Society April meeting in the Bray Chamber of Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce., Quinsboro Road, Bray, at which he presented his illustrated talk ' Saving the drowning Sailors - The December 1943 MV Kerlogue Bay of Biscay Rescue.'
The Thursday May 15th 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, immediate past President of the Old Dublin Society and currently one of it's Vice-Presidents, on ' A History of Methodism in Bray & 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 18th 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. Final monies will be collected at the May 15th meeting . BRAY ACTIVE RETIREMENT
The May ' Good Neighbour Morning ' meeting of the Bray Active Retirement Association takes place on Friday morning at 10.45am in the Little Flower Hall beside the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray. Tea and Biscuits will be served. All welcome especially new members. BRAY FLOWER CLUB
The club meets tomorrow night (Thursday) in the Little Flower Hall, Bray, at 8pm at which there will be a Flower Arranging Demonstration by Marie Dodrill. All arrangements made by Marie will be raffled after the show. Admission €5 for nonmembers~ includes tea & biscuits. Enquiries: Margaret Nevin at 0872322308.