Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, June 12, – Trin­ity 2: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer.

This Saturday’s Sum­mer Gar­den Fete: The Christ Church, Bray, Sum­mer Gar­den Fete will take place in the church grounds this Saturday 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.


Exam Prayer Wall: If you know any­one who is sit­ting the State Ex­ams this year and would like them in­cluded in our masses please write their name on a ‘post it’ (which is sup­plied) and

place it on the Exam Prayer Wall. All those named on this wall will be in­cluded in the Prayers of the Faith­ful at Masses com­ing up to and dur­ing the ex­ams.

Exam Prayer Cards: Prayer cards are avail­able for stu­dents and those who wish to pray for them. Take a multi-coloured prayer card if you are a stu­dent sit­ting the ex­ams or if you wish to give/send one to a stu­dent. Take a pur­ple prayer card if you would like to pray for some­one.

Exam Mass Bou­quet Cards: If you would like to give the gift of a mass card for some­one do­ing ex­ams, there are a small num­ber of cards avail­able in the Of­fice.

Date For Your Di­ary: This year the Holy Redeemer Feast Day will be held on Sun­day, July 3,. On that day the 10.30 a.m. and mid­day Masses will be amal­ga­mated for a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion at 11 a.m. This will be fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments in the Lit­tle Flower Hall/Church Grounds/Gar­den. Let’s all come to­gether to cel­e­brate our Feast Day. Fur­ther de­tails to fol­low

Grow Com­mu­nity Men­tal Health Move­ment: The Move­ment meets ev­ery Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Par­ish Cen­tre, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on the Put­land Road, Bray. If you are lonely, iso­lated or suf­fer­ing from stress why not come learn a prac­ti­cal psy­chol­ogy of men­tal health. Con­tact Leo at 086 8033124 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Bray Lions Club: Are seek­ing your sup­port for a very wor­thy lo­cal cause. Please see: braylions-­assa.html for fur­ther de­tails.

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 Ceme­tery Sun­day: Takes place on Sun­day, July 3, at 4 p.m.

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.


Mass Cel­e­bra­tion and Ded­i­ca­tion of our New St An­thony Room and out­door Grotto in hon­our of Our Lady: Arch­bishop Diar­muid Martin DD has kindly agreed to cel­e­brate Mass here in St Fer­gal’s on Sun­day, June 19, at 10.30 a.m.The con­struc­tion of the Meet­ing Room and Grotto were made pos­si­ble by the gen­eros­ity of the par­ish­ioners in con­tribut­ing to the Liv­ing the Joy of the Gospel Cam­paign. All are Wel­come.

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.

Plant Sale After All Masses: This Week­end in the side gar­den be­side the church. All pro­ceeds will go to­ward Par­ish Funds.

Fete Meet­ing: Tonight (Wed­nes­day) at 7.30 p.m. in the Por­ta­cabin. For ev­ery­one in­volved with the run­ning of the Par­ish Fete, or if you feel you would like to help in any way, Please come along to the meet­ing.

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.


Craft and Bake Sale: The an­nual craft and bake sale in aid of Our Lady Queen of Peace Lour­des Fund will take place this Sun­day after the 10.30 a.m. and mid­day Masses. Please come along and sup­port this very wor­thy cause. Thank you.

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.

Gar­den Sum­mer Fete 2016: Christ Church Bray, this Saturday 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Fun for all the fam­ily. En­quiries: Christ Church Par­ish Of­fice 01 – 2862968.

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.

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.

Bray Stroke Club: Meets in Par­ish Cen­tre, Villa Pacis, Ve­vay Road, Bray, ev­ery Mon­day, 10 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Con­tact Michael Whe­lan 086 8729255.


Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club mem­bers re­cently en­joyed a pad­dle board­ing ses­sion in ad­di­tion to the usual ca­noe­ing and body board­ing. The pad­dle boards and in­struc­tion was given by John McNulty of Bray Ad­ven­tur­ers. Nine ju­nior snorkel­ers are training on Wed­nes­days, and they ex­pect to gain cer­tifi­cates within the next 10 weeks. Older mem­bers or­gan­ised a so­cial evening fa­cil­i­tated by Ciara Larkin. Later in the month there will be a climb on Snow­don Moun­tain in Wales. The club is func­tion­ing very well with their ded­i­cated com­mit­ted lead­ers.


Bray Divers had a his­toric week as Mr Sean Quirke handed them the keys of their new club build­ing in Grey­stones Har­bour. The club was founded 33 years ago and now has mem­bers from Grey­stones, Kil­coole, Bray, and Dublin. It was a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion which will be cel­e­brated when the build­ing is fit­ted out. Div­ing in Portroe Slate Quarry was car­ried out with divers Bren­dan, Ann, Jack, Louis, Jonathon, and Al­bert. Dives were down to 25 me­tres in the clear cool quarry wa­ter.


Would you like to be con­tacted on a reg­u­lar ba­sis for a chat with a friendly mem­ber of our HOMElink team? We can also or­gan­ise mi­nor re­pairs, gar­den main­te­nance, alarm pen­dants, guide rails for fall preven­tion and can share other use­ful in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice with you.

Why not join us for the fol­low­ing so­cial events – Bee­tle Drive Game to­day (Wed­nes­day) in the Lit­tle Flower Hall, Holy Redeemer Par­ish, Bray. Cost €5. Slow walk on Bray Seafront: Meet at Hiber­nia Inn car park at 2 p.m. fol­lowed by teas/cof­fees and scones. Cost: €5. Con­tact our HOMELink team to­day – Tel: 01-2014473 or Email home­linkbray@eir­


The Alzheimer’s Café in Kil­rud­dery House and Gar­dens is a re­laxed place where peo­ple with de­men­tia, their fam­i­lies and friends and health and so­cial care pro­fes­sion­als come to­gether on the last Thurs­day of each month (2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.) for ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port over a cup of tea. It’s a safe space where peo­ple can share ex­pe­ri­ences and talk about de­men­tia. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact 01 2115179 leave a mes­sage and they will call you back. This ser­vice is free of charge.


Open­ing hours for Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, Bray, 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: 01-286 2600 or email brayli­brary@eir­

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.


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.


The next events for mem­bers of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Bray and North Wick­low, are to­mor­row (Thurs­day) nights 7.30 p.m. lec­ture ‘Dr John de Courcy Ire­land: A Trib­ute to a Mar­itime His­to­rian’ by John El­lis in the Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum of Ire­land, Haig Ter­race, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and next Tuesday night’s 8 p.m. lec­ture ‘Yitzhak Her­zog – the Sinn Féin Rabbi’ by Stu­art Rosenblatt to the Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety of Ire­land in Dun Laoghaire Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tute, Cum­ber­land Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Con­tri­bu­tion €3.


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 2040960. Email info@wh­ Open­ing Hours; Mon­day to Fri­day 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hot Meals, In­for­ma­tion, Sup­port, Cloth­ing, Hous­ing, etc.

Stephanie Kir­wan and Ais­ling Mad­den cheer­ing on the Seag­ulls at the Bray Wanderers v Long­ford Air­tric­ity League game.

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