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