CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, June 26, – Trinity 5: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion; 11 a.m. – Family Service (all ages).
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
Prayer Opportunities: Prayer Group in the Side Chapel Monday at 8 p.m.; Lectio Divina Group resumes next Tuesday in the Upper Room of the Coffee Dock from 11 a.m. to midday; Bray Gathering Charismatic Prayer Group in the Little Flower Hall Wednesday – 8 p.m.; Invitation to spend an hour with the Lord in the church on the first Wednesday of each month at 9 p.m.; Silent Holy Hour in the Side Chapel – Friday – 11 a.m. to midday.
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 1 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.
Lourdes Pilgrimage September 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.
Many Hands: Would welcome volunteers after 10 a.m. Mass on Wednesdays for approximately one hour cleaning. Your help is much needed and appreciated. Please contact Esther at 085 1491103.
ST PETER’S PARISH
Hall Bookings and To Book a Mass: To book a room in the Parish Hall or a Mass, please contact Sharon in the Parish Office on 01 – 282 9467. Mass cards available at the Parish Office.
Baptisms: Baptisms takes place on the first Saturday of the month at midday. For further information contact Sr. Patricia in the Parish Office on 01 – 2829467.
To view Mass in St Peter’s Church: Visit mcnmedia.tv/camera/church.
Young at Heart Dinners: The dinners have ceased for the Summer months. They will resume again in September – date to be confirmed.
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.
St Peter’s Parish Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society: The Conference can be contacted via their mail box located in the wall of the Parish Hall beside the church.
ST FERGAL’S PARISH
Baptisms: First and third Sunday of each month after the 10.30 a.m. Mass. Three weeks notice before the preparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the first Sunday.
Parish Office: The St Fergal’s Parish Office can be contacted at 01-2860980, Email firstname.lastname@example.org: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and Tuesday evening 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Each Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Novena to St Anthony: On Tuesday Mornings during the 9.30 a.m. Mass.
Irish Countrywomen’s Association – Ballymorris/Bray Guild: Join us on the second Monday of every month at 8 p.m. in St Claire’s Centre, Ballywaltrim, Killarney Road, Bray. Demon- strations, talks, discussions and Crafts, etc. Contact us by phoning Anne at 086 3994327 or facebook.com/ICA.Ballymorris Bray. Guild
Facebook page! for the Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area: Check out ‘Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area’ for all the news and information of our Pastoral Area.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Villa Pacis Room Booking: Call 01-2760045 or emailvillafas1@ gmail.com.
Website: Please visit our Parish Website: queenofpeace.ie.
Perpetual Adoration: To promote and continue this wonderful gift of Perpetual Adoration in out parish, we are appealing for your help. If you can do one hour a week, please contact the Sacristy.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Bethany Bereavement Support Group: The Our Lady Queen of Peace Bethany Support Group hold a Drop-in Centre on the second Tuesday of the month from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the Villa Pacis located in the church grounds.
Prayer Intention Book: A prayer intention book for students sitting exams has been placed in the church for anyone who would like a student remembered.
Thank You: The recent cake sale in aid of Our Lady Queen of Peace Lourdes Fund raised €700. Thank you all for your support.
Hospitality Team: Our thanks to those on our hardworking hospitality team as they take a well-earned summer break and return in September. If you would like to join the hospitality team, please contact Anne Nolan at 087 7772127.
Parish Pastoral Council Survey: The Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Pastoral Council is conducting a survey at all Masses this weekend. Survey sheets will be given out during all Masses. Thank you for your help.
Young Bray Website: youngbray.com is a new information and news website for teenagers in the Bray area. It is funded by the Knights of Columbanus.
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.
Legion of Mary: We invite you to join us to pray the Rosary in the church on Monday – Saturday mornings at 9.55 a.m. All are Welcome. If you have unwanted Catholic Magazines please leave them on the bookstand at the back of the church, for our members to distribute to Nursing Homes. Thank You.
Parish Radios: These are available at a cost of €35 each. Please contact the Parish Office.
Grow Community Mental Health Movement: Meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Villa Pacis Parish centre at the Queen of Peace Church on the Putland Road. If you are Lonely, Isolated, Suffering from stress, Why not come and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact Leo at 086 8033124 for further information.
Religious Books and CDs: There is a large selection of books and CDs available on our newsstand at the back of the church. Please put money in the wall box provided.
Book Library: If you wish to borrow a book, please put money in the wall box and return the book at your own convenience. Thank you.
Our Facebook Page: Please visit and like our Facebook page: Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Conference of St Vincent de Paul Society: The designated contact number for those in the parish seeking assistance is 086 2567236.
QOP YOUTH CLUB
Elder boys and girls in the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club are now regularly cleaning the clubhouse, enjoying their own age related socials, and planning some events. Next item will be a trip to Dalkey Island. The club needs another canoe instructor for a couple of hours on Tuesday evenings. Anyone interested please contact Albert at 087 6756439. He will be delighted to hear from you.
Bray Divers had a fantastic weekend at St John’s Point in Donegal. Five excellent dives were organised with depths ranging down to 20-five metres. Snorkelers were Cormac, Max, and Ethan. Scuba divers included Stephen, David, Albert, Louis, Brendan, Sharon, Ann, Jonathan and the two Jacks. Diving conditions were very good and the group spent time observing a group of 30 Red Mullets. Thanks to Cormac who arranged a barbecue for all. Next club trip will be to Hook Head in Wexford.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Bray and Sugarloaf Lions Clubs are holding a sponsored walk in support of Marino Community School and Open Door along the cliff walk (one way only), this Sunday at at 11 a.m.
START: Bray at the Boat house coffee shop, finishing Greystones.
START: Greystones Marina, finishing Bray. Sponsorship cards/Donation Box at assembly points.
The next event for members of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, are invited to a special event this Sunday morning at 12.30 p.m. at which Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will be hosting a special 1916 Centenary Commemorative commemorative event in Deansgrange Cemetery. The Ceremony includes an Oghlaigh na hEireann colour party and the unveiling of a specially commissioned sculpture by artist Thomas Glendon.
Members are also invited to Sunday afternoon’s 3 p.m. free 45-minute ‘Proclaiming a Republic’ Public Tour of the ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’ exhibition looking at some of the Museum’s extensive Easter Week collection, in the Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7. No booking required – places allocated on first-come basis 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Grow Community Mental Health 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 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.
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.
Robyn Winstanley, Bray enjoying his day out at the annual agricultural show in Gorey, Co. Wexford.