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