CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, July 3 – The Sixth Sunday after Trinity: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion; 11 a.m. – Holy Communion.
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
Holy Redeemer Feast Day: The Holy Redeemer Feast Day will be held this Sunday with the celebration of a special Mass at 11 a.m. – the 10.30 a.m. and midday Masses will be amalgamated for this special celebration. On this day we will remember all those who minister and worship in the parish and all our deceased loved ones. Our celebrant will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. The Mass will be followed by strawberries and cream, ice-cream and music on the lawn. There will be no parking in and around the parish on this day. Please join us.
First Mass Celebration: Brother Darragh McNally is being ordained into the Priesthood on Saturday, July 9,. He will say his First Mass here in Holy Redeemer the following day, Sunday, July 10, at the midday mass. We invite all our Parishioners to join us and celebrate this special occasion with him.
Lourdes Pilgrimage 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
Young at Heart Dinners: The dinners have ceased for the Summer months. They will resume again in September – date to be confirmed.
The Saint Vincent De Paul Monthly Collection: This will take place this Sunday at all masses. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Christian Mothers: The next meeting is on Tuesday, July 5, in St Peter’s Parish Hall at 2 p.m.
St Peter’s Cemetery Sunday: Takes place this Sunday at 4 p.m. Contribution to the gate collection helps towards the maintenance of the cemetery and equipment used on Cemetery Sunday. Your support is greatly appreciated.
St Peter’s Little Bray Pilgrimage to Lourdes: August 14 – Hotel Solitude – seven night’s full board – €799 per person. Contact Margaret: 083 4843906; Ann: 086 3159188.
ST FERGAL’S PARISH
Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) North Wicklow: Meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. in the Portacabin in St Fergal’s Church Grounds, Killarney Road, Bray. The topic for discussion is ‘The Dublin Archdiocese in 2030 – A Report’. All Welcome.
Thank You: A very sincere thank you to everyone involved in the running of the Parish Fete and Summer Raffle which took place last Saturday week, which was very successful. (albeit on the Ireland v Belgium Match Day).
Thank you to everyone who sponsored a prize or contributed in any way, your ongoing hard work and commitment is very much appreciated.
We also wish to say a Big Thank You to the St Fergal’s’s Bingo Committee for their very generous contribution which helped in no small way, to boosting the final tally on the day. Best wishes and Blessings to all – Fr Larry.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Peter’s Pence Collection: The annual collection for Peter’s Pence to support the Holy Father Pope Francis and his papal charities will take place this weekend. It will replace the share collection at all Masses. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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.
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
Twenty members from the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club arrived at the base of Snowdon Mountain in North Wales on Saturday night, and they began climbing. They were at the summit at 2 a.m., and they got back to base before dawn. There they slept in pitched tents for a few short hours before making the return journey on Sunday. All enjoyed the achievement and so perhaps Ben Nevis next year?
Congratulations to Ger Kennedy who is a member of Bray Divers, and has just completed the required number of sea training snorkels prior to sea scuba training. Congratulations are also due to the young snorkelers Max Keating, Nathan Nolan, Fionn Brien, Daniel Waldron, Eleanor Gilroy, Ryan Fegan, and Alex Barcoe. All have gained sufficient snorkel training for the Splash certificate.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service mobile unit will be at the Royal Hotel Bray on Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Blood donors urgently needed.
Members of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, are asked to note that Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has issued its ‘Summer of Heritage 2016’ brochure of free Summer Tours which will operate on a daily basis, except on Fridays, from June 27 to September 4.
Tours this year will cover Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre; Cabinteely House; The National Maritime Museum; Monkstown Castle; Deansgrange Cemetery 1916 Tour; The Metals; Historic Blackrock; The Quaker Burial Ground, Temple Hill, Blackrock; Dun Laoghaire as 1916 approached a Social History; Kilgobbin Church; Historic Milltown; The Oratory, Dun Laoghaire; Seapoint Martello Tower; Holy Trinity Church, Killiney; Deansgrange Cemetery Tour; Carrickbrennan Cemetery Tour; Historic Dun Laoghaire; The Obelisk, Killiney Hill Park; Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers’ Walk in Dalkey; Historic Dundrum; Kill Abbey; The Obelisk, Stillorgan; and Monkstown Parish Church. Copies of the brochure are available from the Dun Laoghaire Tourist Information Office in County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, branch libraries or log onto – events.dlrccoco.ie.
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 Thurs- day. Enquiries and renewals: 01 286 2600 or email email@example.com.
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.