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Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, May 22, – Trin­ity Sun­day: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. – Fam­ily Ser­vice.


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.


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 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 young­ – 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 info@wh­ 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.

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