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CHRIST CHURCH COI

To­day (Wed­nes­day) New Year’s Eve: 11am–Holy Com­mu­nion 2; 7.30pm–Heal­ing Ser­vice; 11pm– Ring­ing in the New Year.

Sun­day Jan­uary 4th–The Sec­ond Sun­day of Christ­mas: 8.30am–Holy Com­mu­nion 1; 11am Holy Com­mu­nion 2.

HOLY REDEEMER PARISH

New Year’s Eve Mid­night Mass in Church of the Most Holy Redeemer: You are in­vited to place the ‘ New Year ‘ un­der the pa­tron­age of the Lord on to­day (Wed­nes­day) New Year’s Eve at 11.30pm.

New Year Masses: To­day Wed­nes­day ( New Year’s Eve)– 10am & 11.30pm. New Year’s Day–11am only. Fri­day Jan­uary 2nd and Satur­day Jan­uary 3rd–10am only. Sun­day Jan­uary 4th–9am, 10.30am, 12 Noon and 6pm. Mon­day Jan­uary 5th–10am and 7pm (Vigil). Tues­day Jan­uary 6th–The Feast of the Epiphany–a Holy Day of Obli­ga­tion: 9am, 10am and 7pm. -

Christ­mas Dues: When re­turn­ing your Christ­mas dues en­velopes, please place them in the boxes which are fit­ted in the walls near the doors of the church.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE

Hos­pi­tal­ity: There will be no teas/cof­fees served in the Villa after the 10.30am. Mass this Sun­day. The Hos­pi­tal­ity Group will re­turn, after the Christ­mas break, on Sun­day 11th Jan­uary 2015.

New Year’s Ar­range­ments: To­day (Wed­nes­day) New Year’s Eve there will be a New Year’s Eve Ser­vice of Thanks­giv­ing at 4.15pm. Next Tues­day–Jan­uary 6th ( The Feast of the Epiphany) is a Holy Day of Obli­ga­tion–6.30pm Vigil Mass on next Mon­day and on Tues­day at 10.30am.

ST. FER­GAL’S PARISH

Thank You: Fr. Larry & Fr. Hugh wish ev­ery mem­ber of the parish and their fam­i­lies a Blessed New Year. The in­ten­tions of all will be re­mem­bered in the Masses be­ing of­fered this Christ­mas. We would like to sin­cerely thank those who are send­ing in Christ­mas Dues &/ or con­tri­bu­tions to Parish funds.

We ap­pre­ci­ate your con­tin­ued support es­pe­cially in th­ese dif­fi­cult eco­nomic times. A very big thank you to all who gave so gen­er­ously of their time and tal­ent to pre­pare the church so beau­ti­fully for the Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions.

Thanks to the Sacristans, Church clean­ers, Flower ladies, those who look after the Parish Web­site, Min­is­ters of the Word and Eucharist, Choirs, Al­tar Servers and thank you to those who built and dec­o­rated the crib at the back of the church.

New Year’s Eve Mid­night Mass in Holy Redeemer Church: You are in­vited to place the ‘New Year’ un­der the pa­tron­age of the Lord tonight (Wed­nes­day, 31st De­cem­ber, 2014) at 11.30pm.

Ap­peal for un­wanted Christ­mas Gifts from Bray Home­less Fo­rum: The ap­peal is for toi­letries, gloves, scarfs, hats, and socks , for the home­less in Bray. Any do­nated items will be col­lected after Mass this Sun­day.

Mar­riage Course: A Mar­riage Course will take place in St. Peter’s, Lit­tle Bray, start­ing this Sun­day at 7.30pm for 7 weeks. This course is be­ing run by the Com­mu­nity of Nazareth and the Bray-En­niskerry Pas­toral Area.

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. New face­book page! for the Bray & En­niskerry Pas­toral Area: Check out ~ ‘ Bray and En­niskerry Pas­toral Area ‘for all the news and in­for­ma­tion of our Pas­toral Area.

BRAY LI­BRARY

Bray Li­brary will be open to­day (Wed­nes­day)–closed New Year’s Day. En­quiries and re­newals: 01286 2600 or email: brayli­brary@ eir­com.net

BAL­LY­WALTRIM LI­BRARY

Bal­ly­waltrim Li­brary will re-open this Satur­day.

CUALANN SO­CI­ETY

Mem­bers of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Bray and North Wick­low, are re­minded that the So­ci­ety will open its 2015 pro­gramme on Thurs­day Jan­uary 15th at 8pm in the Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Bray, at which the AGM of the So­ci­ety will take place and all mem­bers are re­quested to at­tend.

The evening will con­clude with two pre­sen­ta­tions–‘ From Pool­beg to Ark­low: The Dublin & Wick­low Coast­line ‘ with some unique views of Bray, and ‘ 100 Years of the Glen­view Ho­tel ‘ , lo­cated in the Glen of the Downs with an in­sight into some of its pa­trons. Those wish­ing to join the So­ci­ety can do so at this meet­ing.

In the mean­time mem­bers have been in in­vited to at­tend the Thurs­day Jan­uary 8th meet­ing of the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety which takes place at 8.30pm in the Pow­er­court Arms Ho­tel at which au­thor and his­to­rian Liam Clare from Foxrock will present his lec­ture ‘ Lough­lin­stown Work­house dur­ing the Famine Years ‘. All wel­come–ad­mis­sion €3.

Mem­ber­ship in­quires to the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety can be emailed to BrayHis­tory@ gmail.com. The an­nual in­di­vid­ual mem­ber­ship of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety costs €15; OAP’s and Stu­dents €10.

Other events in the 2015 pro­gramme in­clude the screen­ing of 3 films made by the Rad­harc Film Unit on Thurs­day Fe­bru­ary 19th and a visit on Thurs­day March 19th by the renowned Ark­low lo­cal his­to­rian and au­thor Jim Rees who will present his lec­ture on ‘ The Life and Times of a Wick­low Mariner, Cap­tain Robert Charles Halpin’. Both th­ese lec­tures will take place at 8pm in the Bray Cham­ber of Com­merce House, and all are wel­come to at­tend.

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