CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, May 22, – Trinity Sunday: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion; 11 a.m. – Family Service.
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
Welcome: We extend a very warm welcome to the children who will join us at the Table of the Lord during the midday Masses this Sunday and Sunday May May 29 they always feel welcome and at home in our Church Community of Holy Redeemer.
Thank You: The cake sale on Thursday, May 5, for Alzheimer’s Tea Day raised €320.The cake sale last Sunday week in aid of the four young members of Holy Redeemer Parish travelling to Krakow for World Youth Day in July raised €650. The St Vincent de Paul monthly collection amounted to €1,915. Thank you for all your generous support with all the above collections.
Shine a Light on Climate Justice Candle: Last Sunday we celebrated the arrival of the Climate Justice Candle in Holy Redeemer which will be with us for the coming week. Churches throughout Ireland are participating In the Eco-Congregation initiative to ‘Shine a Light on Climate Justice’. ‘The environment is on loan to each generation, which must hand it on to the next.’ [Pope Francis: Laudato Si, 159].
Lourdes Pilgrimage 20September 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.
Youth Website Launch: Young people from the parish, aged 13 to 18) are invited to attend the Holy Redeemer Youth Club this Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the launch party of youngbray. com. Snacks and music on the night. Funded by the Knights of St Columbanu’s.
ST PETER’S PARISH
Youth Website Launch: Young people from the parish, aged 13 to 18, 18) are invited to attend the Holy Redeemer Youth Club this Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the launch party of youngbray. com. Snacks and music on the night. Funded by the Knights of St Columbanu’s.
Care and Creation of the Environment: This Sunday, St Peter’s Parish will welcome the Climate Change Candle which will be with for a week.
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
St Fergal’s Parish Jubilee Art Exhibition: In St Fergal’s National School, Boghall Road, Bray, from this Friday to Sunday. Official Opening Friday night at 7.30 p.m. Opening Hours of Exhibition: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Knights of Columbanus: Young people from the Parish (aged 13-18) are invited to attend the Holy Redeemer Youth Club (located on the church campus) this Friday for the Launch Party of youngbray.com – an information and news site for young people in the Bray area. Snacks and Music will be provided. The Website is funded by the Knights of St Columbanu’s.
Concert: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland present a concert featuring Thiel College Choir, Pennsylvania, USA., and the Brittas Bay Singers on Friday night at 8 p.m. in St Fergal’s Church, Bray. Tickets €10 each are available from the Parish Office. All proceeds to – Wicklow Alzheimers Society.
First Holy Communion: We pray for the girls and boys who will be celebrating the sacrament of First Holy Communion in this church on Sunday.
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?
Grand Summer Raffle: The Top six Prizes are – 1st Prize; Trip on the Shannon for two People – From Athlone to Clonmacnoise/ Return, with Coffee/Lunch at Clonmacnoise; second prize – A Round of Golf for four people at Old Conna Golf Club, with Breakfast; third prize – Tyrone Crystal Fruit Bowl; fourth 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 six for €5. The draw will take place at the Parish Fete on Saturday, June 18,.
Cemetery Sunday in Springfield Cemetery: Mass and Blessing of the Graves takes place on Sunday, June 19, at 2.30 p.m.
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.
Wicklow Hospice: The church gate collection which took place on Saturday, April 23,/Sunday, April 24, amounted to €945.57.
St Fergal’s Parish Trip 2016: Our holiday choice is Lake Garda. Same dates, May 21 to May 31. The price includes Flights and Transfers, seven Nights Bed and Breakfast, and Dinner on five Nights, at the Vila Maria Hotel. Cost: €839 per person sharing. Single room supplement €140 for seven Nights. Booking deposit €270 non-refundable. Final balance due five weeks prior to travel. Please collect an information sheet at the back of the church. Booking forms are available from the Parish Office.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
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 of Fr Teddy Downes: 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. this Friday
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.
Hospitality: Teas and Coffees will be served in the Villa after 10.30 a.m. Communion Masses this Sunday hosted by Team C.
Cemetery Sunday: The Mass of Remembrance and Blessing of Graves in Shanganagh Cemetery takes place on Sunday, May 29, at 3 p.m.
Wheelchair Appeal: Thank you to all who helped on the day and those who supported it. €3,000 was raised in last Sunday week’s cake sale and raffle for a wheelchair for Rory Lee.
Prayer Intention Book: A prayer intention book for students sitting exams has been placed in front of the Ambo for anyone who would like a student remembered.
Cemetery Sunday: The Springfield Cemetery Mass of Remembrance and Blessing of the Graves will take place on Sunday, June 19, at 2.30 p.m.
Flower Arrangers: If you are an experienced flower arranger, can you help us in our Church. For further information please contact Rose through the Parish Office.
QOP YOUTH CLUB
There were two different age groups and four sections in the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club annual Art Competition. The winners were Saoirse McManus, Jules Kinsella, Fionn Brien, Elaine Johnson, Niambh McNulty, Sarah Flavin, Avamay, Nathan Nolan, and Roby. On the first water sports event of the season the session was enjoyed by 30-two members. At the weekend eight members went hostelling in Oakwood. The occasion was very successful, and the main organisers were Paul and Marty.
Bray Divers new junior snorkel members attended snorkel lectures, and are new getting ready for pool training which will be followed by up to 10 sea snorkels. Apart from being members of the diving club they will be affiliated to the Irish Underwater Council. Those involved were Fionn Brien, Nathan Nolan, Ryan Fegan, Daniel Waldron, Eleanor Gilroy, and Max Keating.
HISTORY TALKS IN LIBRARY
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 ‘Trade and Industry in Bray’, presented by Brian White who will also present the Friday, May 27, lecture with ‘Genealogy Records/Family Research’, concluding on Friday, June 3, with ‘From Grand Jury to County Council: Local Government Structures in County Wicklow’ presented by James Scannell. 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 tomorrow (Thursday) night’s 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 two Adults+2 Children. The Society’s annual outing will take place this Sunday visiting the sites associated with 1916 in Wicklow. This tour which has received funding from 19162016 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. Please note that the coach will depart from outside the Town Hall at 9.30 a.m.
This Friday Brian White, Chairman of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, will present a 60-minute talk in Bray Library on ‘Trade and Industry in Bray’. All welcome – admission free.
Bray Seafront Show and Picnic in aid of Purple House takes place from midday to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5,. Bray Vintage Car Club will be there with a French classic car gathering, and there will be a Family Fun Day with Teddy Bears Picnic. Contact Howard 086 8300463. All Welcome.
Bray Citizens Information Centre, 3-4 Boulevard, Quinsboro Road offers Free and confidential information, advice and advocacy service on all your rights and entitlements, Social Welfare, Employment Rights, Housing, etc.
FIVE LOAVES/ARK HOUSING
WH Five Loaves Ltd and Ark Housing Association are proactively addressing and meeting the needs of the homeless and marginalised in Co Wicklow. Drop In Centre: The All Trust Centre, five Albert Walk, Bray, Co Wicklow. Telephone 01-2040960. Email email@example.com. Opening Hours; Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hot Meals, Information, Support, Clothing, Housing, etc.
Last Thursday night Arklow local historian Jim Rees launched ‘Revolt in Co. Wicklow: A History of County Wicklow 1913 to 1913’ in Bray Town Hall, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Published by the Old Bray Society with funding assistance from 19162016 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 available from the Town Hall Book Shop, Florence Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Stuart Coxon and Jennifer Cairns at the launch of the book ‘Wicklow in Revolt’ in Bray Town Hall.