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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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.dl­r­c­


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 brayli­brary@eir­


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.

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