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This Sunday’s Services of Worship–2nd Sunday of Advent: 8.30am–Holy Communion 2; 11am–Holy Communion; 12 Noon–Confirmation Class.
This Sunday’s Classics by Candlelight: Music for string quartet in Christ Church Bray this Sunday December 7th at 7pm. Tickets are €10 and includes mince pies and a glass of mulled wine. Homemade Christmas Fare will also be available for purchase Tickets available from The Travel Boutique, Main Street, Bray (01-2768114) or from the Christ Church Bray Parish Office (01-2862968).
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
New Saturday/ Sunday Mass Times in Church of the Most Holy Redeemer: The new weekend Mass times are: Saturday–No Vigil Mass. Sunday – 9 am (Irish); 10.30 am; 12 Noon, and 6pm.
Bookings for Cancelled / Changed Masses: A number of bookings were in the diary for Masses which have been cancelled or changed. If you have made such a booking please call into the Sacristy or contact the Parish Office (01-2868413) during the week to arrange an alternative Mass.
Review Of Parish Group Facilities: In Holy Redeemer we have many different Groups ministering across the Parish. The Parish is about to carry out a review with these Groups to assess their present facilities and to better understand the parish requirements into the future.
To this end, a small Parish Team has been set up to coordinate this review and work with a firm of Architects to develop a Master plan to meet as many of these requirements as is feasible over the coming years. The Parish Team will shortly be in contact with a cross section of these Groups to engage with them. If any parishioner wishes to input to this review they should put their suggestions down on paper, put them in a sealed envelope and drop them into the Parish Office not later than Friday 12th December. Envelopes should be marked for the attention of the Parish Project Team.
The Kids are back in town: The Childrens’ Choir needs singers aged 6 and over to ‘ raise the roof ‘ of Holy Redeemer!!!!! Our new practice venue is the Youth Centre on Sundays at 11.30am (to 12.30pm). Please come along this Sunday if you would like to join. Lots of fun to be had–not just singing.
ST. PETER’S PARISH
Marriage Preparation Course: A 7 week course will take place in St. Peter’s Parish, Little, Bray, starting on Sunday 4th January at 7.30pm.
Church Closing Time: The Church closes every day at 1pm.
Diocesan Crosscare Food Appeal: The Archbishop has announced that there will be a food collection to replenish the stock of the Crosscare Food Banks again this year, which will take place this weekend. These food banks give food directly to individuals and families in need through local community food banks and also to over 70 other charities in Dublin who are working with those most in need. Suggested items–pasta/ rice, fruit juice, tea/coffee, soup, sugar, powdered milk, tinned meat/fish, tinned vegetables / fruit, packaged dessert, biscuits, hygiene products. Donations can be left in the church this weekend. Your generosity and support is very much appreciated.
ST. FERGAL’S PARISH
New Weekend Mass Times: From this weekend new weekend Mass times in this Church are–Saturday–7pm Vigil Mass; Sunday 8am and 10.30am.
St. Fergal’s Parish Day Trip: A December Day Trip takes place this Saturday 6th .Coach departs at 9am from St. Fergal’s. Tea/ Coffee & Scones at Brown’s Barn, Citywest; Visit to Newbridge Silverware and Free time in Newbridge town. Visit to Kildare Village–Dinner at Brown’s Barn, Citywest, Cost: €39.Please book at the Parish Office. Booking deposit required when booking.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Katie Taylor who won her Fifth World Title in Jeju, South Korea.
Parish Trip to Bratislava, Slovakia: From 18th May–24th May 2015–8 Days & 7 night Trip Cost: €845.00 per person sharing. See posters, newsletter & parish website for further information. Please take a poster at the back of the church.
Thank You: Bray First Responders would like to thank the parishioners of St. Fergal’s for their generosity and support at the recent collection, to raise funds for an automatic external defibrillator for Ballywaltrim Community Centre.The total amount collected was €999.00.
Would you like to join St. Fergal’s Gospel Choir?: The choir practice takes place each Monday evening in the church and the choir sings at the Vigil Mass on the 3rd & 4th Saturday of each month. For further information please call to the parish office or phone (01) 2860980.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Sunday’s Parish Christmas Fair: Do you have any unwanted gifts at home or office? De-clutter and donate to Our Lady, Queen of Peace Christmas Fair. Please contact Anne, 087-777 2127. The Parish Christmas Fair will take place this Sunday in the Villa Pacis from 12.30pm to 3pm. The Villa Pacis will be open up to 6pm on Friday and on Saturday from 9am to 12 Noon if you would like to leave something in for the Parish Fair.
Feast of the Immaculate: Next Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated on Monday at 10.30am and 6pm.
QOP YOUTH CLUB
Twins, Conor and Caoimbe Hardiman enjoyed sharing a birthday cake with sixty members of the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club.Both are now teenagers. Club events for December will be a night walk along the cliff walk from Greystones to Bray, and a Christmas party.
Some Bray Divers are studying under sea life with the University of Southampton. As a result there are plans to organise a trip to the hydrothermal vents off Iceland in the New Year. Last club event this year will be a trip to Portroe Slate Quarry. Following a few enquiries the club may run a scuba training course next June.
Members of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, are invited to attend tonight’s (Wednesday) 8pm meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill at which at which Dr. Colin Ireland will present his lecture on ‘ Leinster’s place in the world in the 7th Century. All welcome.
On Friday December 19th , James Scannell, Vice-Chairman and PRO of the Bray Cualann Historical Society will present a special lecture ‘ Christmas in Bray 100 Years Ago (1914) ‘ at 11.30am in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray. Admission free–all welcome.
BRAY MUSICAL SOCIETY
‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is this year’s Bray Musical Society panto which will be staged from this Friday to Sunday in St. Patrick’s School, Vevay Road, Bray. The Friday performances are staged at 8pm, the Saturday performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday performances at 2.30 pm. Admission is €10 for adults and €5 for children; family tickets are €28. To book call 0862663250.
BRAY FLOWER CLUB
There is a Gala Christmas Demonstration by Candy Holton, tomorrow (Thursday) in the Little Flower Hall, Bray at 8pm. All arrangements raffled after the show. All proceeds go to Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Tickets €15.00 are available from St. Fergal’s Parish Office.
RAVENSWELL SCHOOL FAIR
The Ravenswell Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday from 11.30 am.–3.30 pm.