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CHRIST CHURCH COI

Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, May 29, – Trin­ity 1: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. – Heal­ing Ser­vice.

CEME­TERY SUN­DAY

The Mass of Re­mem­brance and Bless­ing of Graves in Shanganagh Ceme­tery takes place this Sun­day at 3 p.m.

The Spring­field Ceme­tery Mass of Re­mem­brance and Bless­ing of the Graves will take place on Sun­day, June 19, at 2.30 p.m.

HOLY REDEEMER PARISH

Sa­cred Heart Novena: The Sa­cred Heart Novena starts af­ter the 10 a.m. Mass to­mor­row (Thurs­day).

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.

ST PETER’S PARISH

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

Cross­care: The an­nual Cross­care Col­lec­tion amounted to €1,850. Thank you for your gen­eros­ity.

Triduum In hon­our of St An­thony: Takes place on June 11, June 12 and June 13. Mon­day, June 13, is the Feast of St An­thony of Padua. Con­ducted by Fr Larry Be­han. Mass at 9.30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Satur­day and Mon­day. Mass at 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. Sun­day. Con­fes­sions avail­able af­ter Masses. Novena Prayer and Bless­ing with Relic of St An­thony at each Mass. Bless­ing of Lilies at Mass on Mon­day, June 13. All are Wel­come.

Cor­pus Christi Pro­ces­sion: A Pro­ces­sion will take place in the Grounds of St Fer­gal’s this Sun­day at 3 p.m. fol­lowed by Bene­dic­tion in the church. We would es­pe­cially like to see all the chil­dren who re­cently re­ceived the Sacra­ments of First Holy Com- mu­nion and Con­fir­ma­tion. Ado­ra­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment will com­mence at 2.45 p.m. All are wel­come.

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?

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.

70th Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tions: A spe­cial meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, June 20, at 7.30 p.m. in the Villa Pacis to plan for our 70th cel­e­bra­tion which will run from Satur­day, De­cem­ber 17, till Sun­day, De­cem­ber 17,2017. If you have ideas both spir­i­tual and so­cial, please come along.

Do This in Mem­ory of Me Com­mu­nion Mass: The fi­nal Do This in Mem­ory Com­mu­nion Mass will take place this Sun­day at 10.30 a.m. in our Church.

De­fib­ril­la­tor Training Course: Any­one in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing a de­fib­ril­la­tor training course please is asked to please leave their name and phone num­ber in the parish of­fice.

Thank You: Tró­caire would like to thank the par­ish­ioners of our parish for their very gen­er­ous do­na­tion of €994.37 which was col­lected for this year’s Len­ten cam­paign. Please see tro­caire. org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Cross­care Youth Ser­vices: The re­cent an­nual Col­lec­tion amounted to €1,771. Thank you all for your sup­port.

Ve­vay Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Group Mass: There will be a mass for all the de­ceased mem­bers of the Ve­vay Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Group this Fri­day at 10.30 a.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.

BE­GIN­NERS’ DRAW­ING COURSE

A 6-week Be­gin­ners’ Draw­ing Course be­gin­ning June 1, will be held in the Queen of Peace parish cen­tre on Wed­nes­days 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In this in­no­va­tive course your teacher, Ni­cola Sedgwick, au­thor of You Too Can Draw, will show you how draw­ing is a skill that can be learned by any­one. Cost €120. Con­tact Ni­cola at 085 7396219 to book and for fur­ther de­tails.

QOP YOUTH CLUB

Queen of Peace Ad­ven­ture Youth Club mem­bers en­joyed their third ses­sion of sea sport. Sea con­di­tions were ideal for ca­noe­ing, and some spent time on body boards splash­ing in un­der and over the wa­ter. This was en­joyed by 30 boys and girls. Four­teen mem­bers took part in Dessie O’Tooles Char­ity Walk. Next main events will in­clude hill walk­ing in Glen­dalough, and a trip to Dalkey Is­land.

DIV­ING CLUB

Bray Divers wel­come new trainee snorkels diver Cian Dee­gan, and Alex Bar­coe This brings the num­ber of new trainee snorkel divers re­cruited this year to seven. Lec­tures and pool training has been com­pleted and soon all will com­mence sea training. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ger Kennedy who has fin­ished scuba pool training and is no ready to be­gin div­ing.

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 histo- ry, 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.

CUALANN SO­CI­ETY

James Scan­nell was the guest speaker for last 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. For his pre­sen­ta­tion James screened a se­lec­tion of pic­ture post­cards of Bray pro­duced by a va­ri­ety of com­pa­nies and then went to ex­plain how John Hinde rev­o­lu­tionised the pro­duc­tion of colour pic­ture post­cards, con­clud­ing with the a se­lec­tion of images of Bray and North Wick­low pub­lished by the John Hinde Com­pany.

This was fi­nal lec­ture in the Spring pro­gramme but the Soci- ety will be host­ing a num­ber of events dur­ing Na­tional Her­itage Week in Au­gust. Last Sun­day the So­ci­ety’s an­nual out­ing took place vis­it­ing the sites as­so­ci­ated with 1916 in Wick­low. This tour which re­ceived fund­ing from 1916-2016 Fund and Wick­low County Coun­cil, was fully booked out.

Mem­bers of the So­ci­ety are in­vited this morn­ing’s (Wed­nes­day) ‘Morn­ing Open Meet­ing’ of the Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety of Ire­land which takes place be­tween 10.30 a.m. and 12, 30 p.m. in Hardy’s Bar, The Royal Ma­rine Ho­tel, Ma­rine Road, Dun Laoghaire, and Fri­day’s 2 p.m. 60-minute talk in Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, Bray, by Brian White on ‘Ge­neal­ogy Records/ Fam­ily Records’. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion free.

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