CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, June 5, – Trinity 2: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion; 11 a.m. – Holy Communion.
Summer Fete: The Christ Church, Bray, Summer Fete will take place in the church grounds on Saturday, June 11, from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and is a great fun filled family event. There will be a terrific array of stalls to chose items from so make a point of calling into this event during the morning as you never know what you might find.
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
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.
Holy Land Pilgrimage: Year of Mercy Christian Solidarity Pilgrimage Led by Archbishop Eamon Martin on September 9 for eight nights – direct flights –€1,495 pps half board. Further details from MAP Travel at 018783111 or maptravel.ie.
ST PETER’S PARISH
St Peter’s Cemetery Sunday: Takes place on Sunday, July 3, at 4 p.m.
Holy Communions at St Peter’s Church: St Kieran’s School: This Friday at midday.
Climate Change Candle: : St Peter’s Parish was proud to host the Climate Change Candle last Sunday week. We continue to appreciate this Wonderful World created by God.
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
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.
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.
St Vincent De Paul: The church Gate Collection this weekend will be in aid of our local St Clare’s Conference of St Vincent de Paul. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Reading Responding Resting: The Lectio Divina group will meet for prayer with the Scriptures tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. in the Portocabin. All are Welcome.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Divine Mercy Mass: A Divine Mercy Mass will take place this Friday at 8 p.m. in our Church. All welcome.
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.
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.
Church Gate Collection – St Vincent de Paul: A Church gate collection will take place this weekend in aid of our local conference of St Vincent de Paul. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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.
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.
QOP YOUTH CLUB
Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club members continue with water sports on Tuesdays till the end of September. A climb in Glendalough had fifteen participating. The over 14 age group carried out a cleanup of the club boathouse. In June there will be a climb on Snowdon Mountain in Wales. Past members and friends of the club are welcome to be on this trip. For more information call Albert at 087 6756439.
Following lectures and pool training Bray Divers Sub-Aqua Club new trainee snorkelers took to the sea at Greystones. Training included snorkel technique, towing, rescue, finning with masks, and finning without masks. Facilitators were Ger Kennedy, Lauren Hetherington, and Albert Kerr. Trainees included Max Keating, Nathan Nolan, Fionn Brien, Ryan Fegan, and Alex Barcoe. Everyone enjoyed the occasion, and all are looking forward to the next session. The club welcomes new member Oisin Brady. Oisins Dad Jon is a diver who dived many times with the club.
Due to the June Bank Holiday weekend, the library will be closed this Saturday and next Monday. Normal opening hours 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: 01286 2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bray Library hosts two Book Clubs: The Family Book Club ages eight – 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.
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 concludes this Friday with ‘From Grand Jury to County Council: Local Government 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, Fri- days and Saturdays. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone.
The next event for members of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, is Friday’s 2 p.m. 60-minute talk in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, by James Scannell covering ‘From Grand Jury to County Council : Local Government in County Wicklow’. All welcome – admission free.
SEAFRONT SHOW / PICNIC
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.
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 is 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.
MEDIEVAL BRAY PROJECT
The Medieval Bray Project is looking for volunteers from the local community to assist in all areas of historical research, archaeological survey and excavation. All welcome – simply register your details at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via themedievalbrayproject.ie.
Enjoying St Kilian’s Bike to School Day were Adam Wesolowski, Terry Lawless, James Lowsley, Dave Berry, Christian Kealy, Noel Conway, Aaron Gray and Zach Fisher.