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Wel­come: We ex­tend a very warm wel­come to the 129 chil­dren who will join us at the Ta­ble of the Lord dur­ing the mid­day Masses on Sun­days May 15, May 22, and May 29. May they al­ways feel wel­come and at home in our Church Com­mu­nity of Holy Redeemer.

Chil­dren’s Com­mu­nion Choir: We are in need of some new voices for the Choir. If you are over 8 and would like to sing at the Com­mu­nion Masses on May 15 and May 22. We are con­tin­u­ing re­hearsals this Sun­day af­ter the 10.30 a.m. Mass in the Youth Cen­tre. All are wel­come!

Lour­des Pil­grim­age Septem­ber 16 to Septem­ber 7 to Septem­ber 12 : The par­ish will once again join the Dioce­san Pil­grim­age to Lour­des in Septem­ber. The fully in­clu­sive price is €19pps. Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment €150 – Lim­ited Sin­gle Rooms Avail­able. For de­tails, please see poster in the church Porch or con­tact Michael Con­nolly in the sacristy.

Me­dugorje Pil­grim­age: There is a spe­cial pil­grim­age to Me­dugorje on Wed­nes­day, May 25, for 7 nights. Cost is €659 per per­son. Spir­i­tual ad­vi­sor will be Fr Paul Mon­tague from Holy Redeemer. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact James at 086 7252528.


St Peter’s Lit­tle Bray Pil­grim­age to Lour­des: Au­gust 14, – Ho­tel Soli­tude – 7 night’s full board – €799 per per­son. Con­tact Mar­garet: 083 4843906; Ann: 086 3159188.


St Fer­gal’s Par­ish Ju­bilee Art Ex­hi­bi­tion: In St Fer­gal’s Na­tional School, Boghall Road, Bray, from Fri­day, May 20, to Sun­day, May 22. Of­fi­cial Open­ing on Fri­day, May 20, at 7.30 p.m. Open­ing Hours of Ex­hi­bi­tion: Satur­day, May 21, and Sun­day, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. En­try forms are avail­able from the Par­ish Of­fice, and the Li­braries in Bray. All en­try forms must be sub­mit­ted by this Fri­day. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Peter Growney at 086 3292848.

Cross­care: The an­nual Col­lec­tion for CROSS­CARE Youth Ser­vices – So­cial Sup­port Agency of the Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Dublin will take place at all the masses this week­end. It will re­place the nor­mal Share Col­lec­tion. Cross­care pro­vide a wide range of fo­cused sup­ports and pro­grammes aimed at em­pow­er­ing peo­ple to achieve their own po­ten­tial. Our work is per­son cen­tred, rights based and sup­ports peer led ini­tia­tives that give peo­ple the power to make changes in their own lives.

St Fer­gal’s Par­ish Fete: Will take place on Satur­day, June 18, in St Fer­gal’s Na­tional School. Ap­peal for Do­na­tions – Do you have any items you would like to do­nate to the stalls?

Cemetery Sun­day in Spring­field Cemetery: Mass and Bless­ing of the Graves takes place on Sun­day, June 19, at 2.30 p.m.

Grand Sum­mer Raf­fle: The Top 6 Prizes are – first prize; Trip on the Shan­non for 2 Peo­ple – From Athlone to Clon­mac­noise/ Re­turn, with Cof­fee/Lunch at Clon­mac­noise; sec­ond prize – A Round of Golf for 4 peo­ple at Old Conna Golf Club, with Break­fast; third prize – Ty­rone Crys­tal Fruit Bowl; fourthd Prize – His and Hers Per­fumes; fifth prize – Bot­tle of Cham­pagne and Cud­dly Toy; sixth prize – Six piece New­bridge Pas­try Set; and Many More Prizes. Tick­ets now on sale. Tick­ets €1 each or a book of 6 for €5. The draw will take place at the Par­ish Fete on Satur­day, June 18,.

Exam Mass Bou­quet Cards: All those who are do­ing ex­ams will be re­mem­bered at the 9.30 a.m. Mass on Tues­day, May 31. Cards are avail­able from the Par­ish Of­fice.

Par­ish Trip 2016: Our hol­i­day choice is Lake Garda. Same dates, May 21 to May 31. The price in­cludes Flights and Trans­fers, 7 Nights Bed and Break­fast, and Din­ner on 5 Nights, at the Vila Maria Ho­tel. Cost: €839 per per­son shar­ing. Sin­gle room sup­ple­ment €140 for 7 Nights. Book­ing de­posit €270 non-re­fund­able. Fi­nal bal­ance due 5 weeks prior to travel. Please col­lect an in­for­ma­tion sheet at the back of the church. Book­ing forms are avail­able from the Par­ish Of­fice.


Bene­dic­tion and Litany of Our Lady: Will take place af­ter 10.30 a.m. Mass on Mon­days to hon­our Mary dur­ing the month of May.

Golden Ju­bilee of Priest­hood: You are cor­dially in­vited to celebrate the Golden Ju­bilee of Priest­hood of Fr Teddy Downes who served as a cu­rate in Our Lady Queen of Peace. Mass at St Joseph’s Church, Val­ley­mount, Co. Wick­low, at 7 p.m. on Fri­day, May 20,.

First Holy Com­mu­nion: We pray for the girls and boys who will be cel­e­brat­ing the sacra­ment of First Holy Com­mu­nion in our Church this Sun­day and on Sun­day, May 22.

Hos­pi­tal­ity: Teas and Cof­fees will be served in the Villa af­ter 10.30 a.m. Com­mu­nion Masses this Sun­day and on Sun­day 22nd, hosted by Team C.

Cross­care Youth Ser­vices: The an­nual Col­lec­tion for Cross­care Youth Ser­vices (the so­cial sup­port agency of the Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Dublin) will take place at all Masses this week­end. It will re­place the Share col­lec­tion at all Masses. Your sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Cemetery Sun­day: Mass of Re­mem­brance and Bless­ing of Graves in Shanganagh Cemetery on Sun­day, May 29, at 3 p.m.

Lour­des 2016: Our an­nual Lour­des pil­grim­age will take place from Septem­ber 7 to Septem­ber 12. Book­ing through the Par­ish Of­fice Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day morn­ings only. Price €719. Please see posters in Church porches. Our re­cent door col­lec­tion raised €2,025.Thank you for your gen­er­ous sup­port.


Queen of Peace Ad­ven­ture Youth Club had 40-two mem­bers swim­ming and play­ing foot­ball in shore­line on Fri­day. This was the last of these par­tic­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties till next Oc­to­ber.

From May 3 till Septem­ber 20 the club will be hav­ing water sports which will in­clude ca­noe­ing, body board­ing, pad­dle board­ing, coas­t­eer­ing, and snorkelling. Other events will be Hostelling, and a trip to Clara Fun Park, More ca­noe in­struc­tors are ur­gently needed. For de­tails call Al­bert at 087 6756439.


Wick­low Aqua­nauts Sub-Aqua Club (Bray Divers) wel­comes new trainee ju­nior snorkel­ers Nathan Nolan, and Fionn Brien. There are more places avail­able and the club ex­pects these to be filled within the next two weeks. Lec­tures, pool and sea train­ing will be­gin and con­clude in May. At least 10 snorkels will be ar­ranged dur­ing the sea­son.


Nor­mal open­ing hours for Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, Bray, are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day and 1 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Tues­day and Thurs­day. En­quiries and re­newals: 01-286 2600 or email brayli­brary@eir­

Bray Li­brary hosts 2 Book Clubs: The Fam­ily Book Club ages 8 – 12 and par­ents, meets on a Satur­day at 2.45 p.m.; The Adult Book Club meets on a Wed­nes­day at 11 a.m. Please ask the li­brary staff for the next meet­ing date of each of these groups. Bor­row­ers are re­minded that books can be re­newed by phone.


Canola Pic­tures in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Ir­ish Whale and Dol­phin Group (IWDG) will screen the film ‘The Hump­back Whales of Cape Verde’ as part of a unique col­lab­o­ra­tion with the li­braries of Ire­land. This Ir­ish made film will be shown to­mor­row (Thurs­day) at 7 p.m. in Bray. Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, Bray, and is one of a lim­ited num­ber of screen­ings in li­braries around

Ire­land. Ad­mis­sion is free but as places are lim­ited these will be al­lo­cated on a first come ba­sis.


Bray Li­brary in as­so­ci­a­tion with Sun­beam House, are host­ing a se­ries of six 60-minute lo­cal his­tory talks at 2 p.m. on con­sec­u­tive Fri­days deal­ing with as­pects of Bray and County Wick­low his­tory, pre­sented by lo­cal his­to­ri­ans Brian White and James Scan­nell from the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety.

The se­ries con­tin­ues this Fri­day with ‘From Grand Jury to County Coun­cil ; Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Struc­tures in County Wick­low’ pre­sented’ by James Scan­nell, with Brian White pre­sent­ing the fi­nal two talks on Fri­day, May 20, – ‘Trade/In­dus­try’, con­clud­ing on Fri­day, May 27, with ‘Ge­neal­ogy Records/Fam­ily Re­search Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment’. All are wel­come and ad­mis­sion is free.


Nor­mal branch open­ing hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tues­days and Thurs­days, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wed­nes­days. The li­brary is closed on Mon­days, Fri­days and Satur­days. Bor­row­ers are re­minded that books can be re­newed by phone.


James Scan­nell will be the guest speaker for the Thurs­day, May 19, meet­ing of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Bray and North Wick­low, at which he pre­sented his lec­ture ‘The Pic­ture Post­cards of John Hinde’ at 8 p.m. in the Kin­sale Room of the Royal Ho­tel, Main Street, Bray. an­nual Mem­ber­ship of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is €15 and cov­ers 2 Adults+2 Chil­dren.

The So­ci­ety’s an­nual out­ing will take place on Sun­day, May 22, vis­it­ing the sites as­so­ci­ated with 1916 in Wick­low. The Tour will cost €5 and will in­clude Bus, morn­ing tea or cof­fee and ad­mis­sion fees. This tour which has re­ceived fund­ing from 1916-2016 Fund and Wick­low County Coun­cil, is now fully booked. A standby list to cover can­cel­la­tions has been opened – call 087 2309185 to be placed on it.

To­mor­row (Thurs­day) James Scan­nell will be the guest speaker for the May meet­ing of the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety at which he will present his lec­ture ‘Some County Wick­low Rail­way Mishaps’ at 8.30 p.m. in the Pow­er­scourt

Arms and Coun­try House Ho­tel, En­niskerry. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion €4.

This Fri­day James Scan­nell, Vice-Chair­man of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, will present a 60-minute talk in Bray Li­brary on ‘‘From Grand Jury to County Coun­cil ; Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment in County Wick­low’. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion free.


To­mor­row (Thurs­day) Ark­low lo­cal his­to­rian Jim Rees will launch ‘Re­volt in Co. Wick­low: A His­tory of County Wick­low 1913 to 1913’ at 7.15 p.m. in Bray Town Hall, Main Street, Bray.

Pub­lished by the Old Bray So­ci­ety with fund­ing as­sis­tance from 1916-2016 Fund and Wick­low County Coun­cil, this pub­li­ca­tion in­cludes ar­ti­cles con­trib­uted by Jim Rees, Dr Ruan O’Don­nell, Henry Cairns, John Fin­lay, James Scan­nell, Eva Ó Cathaoir, and Robert But­ler. Copies will be on sale on the launch and from the Town Hall Book Shop, Florence Road, Bray.


The Bray Choral So­ci­ety Gala 30th An­niver­sary Con­cert is on this Satur­day at 8 p.m. in the church of the Most Holy Redeemer, fea­tur­ing Gounod: Messe Solen­nelle de Sainte Cé­cile Bizet: Te Deum and Opera Cho­ruses. Tick­ets: €20 and €16 con­ces­sions.


If you are free please join us for our next fun fundrais­ing Beetle Drive to­day (Wed­nes­day) in the Lit­tle Flower Hall be­side Holy Redeemer Church, Bray, at 2 p.m. Cost €5. Con­tact our Home Link team to­day. Tel: 01-2014473 or E-mail: home­linkbray@eir­


The Bray Seafront Show and Pic­nic in aid of Pur­ple House takes place from mid­day to 4 p.m. on Sun­day, June 5, with Bray Vin­tage Car Club with French clas­sic car gather­ing. Fam­ily Fun Day with Teddy Bears Pic­nic. Con­tact Howard 086 8300463. All Wel­come.

Ciara and Chris­tine O’Reilly tak­ing part in the Dark­ness into Light walk in Bray.

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