CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, February 19 – The Second Sunday Before Lent: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion 2; 11 a.m. – Holy Communion.
Christ Church Fashion Show: Takes place in Fishers, Newtownmountkennedy, on Thursday, February 23, from 7 p.m. Tickets, €20, available from the Travel Boutique, Bray, or the Christ Church Parish Office. The ticket price includes wine and nibbles and a 10% discount on all purchases made on the night.
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
Holy Redeemer Youth Centre: We would like to invite all secondary school students to join us in the Holy Redeemer Youth Centre on any Wednesday (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday Night (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) or Saturday (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.). A great atmosphere to make new friends in a lovely environment with loads of fun filled activities, movies and pool.
Fr Donal Dorr On the Popes Encyclical On the Environment: There will be a short meeting to discuss plans for the future tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. in the Preysbtery (the house behind the church).
ACCORD annual Collection: The annual collection for the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the family, will be taken up at all Masses this Sunday. This Collection replaces the usual Share Collection.
Prayer Service Ministry Training: A training session will be held for those interested in leading prayer services in your parish. The training will cover the different aspects of parish life, both liturgical and pastoral, and aims to give an understanding of the need for lay people to step into the breech in the absence of a priest. The following topics will be covered – Why now? – Growing our faith communities – Working through the prayer service booklet – Questions and conclusions. We will of course have the proverbial ‘cuppa’ and it will be a light hearted and informal gathering. It is ideal for those already involved in reading at Mass but all are welcome. Date: Saturday, February 25, in the Little Flower Hall, Holy Redeemer, Bray, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For catering numbers, please inform the parish office if you are attending.
The Coffee Dock: Is open each morning Monday to Friday after 10 a.m. Mass and on Sundays after the 10.30 a.m. Mass. Tea, coffee, biscuits and occasionally cake is served. The Coffee Dock also offers a great source of community and friendship for people within the parish and outside the parish. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all. Come in for a chat and a cuppa and perhaps make new acquaintances while you are there.
Volunteers are needed to help in the Coffee Dock Monday to Friday mornings. The commitment is from 9.30 a.m. to approximately 11.30 a.m.. One morning every second week. Please phone Philippa at 087 1442969 if you think you can help.
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 €725pps. Single Supplement €150 – Limited Single Rooms Available. Installments accepted. Final payment is due first week of July 2017. For details, please see poster in the church Porch or contact Michael Connolly in the sacristy at 01 2868649 or at 01 2868413.
Cantóirí Chualann: New members are welcome to join any Sunday morning, please contact Pat Morrissey at 087 9839763 or just come along to the 9 a.m. Mass any Sunday.
Many Hands Church Cleaning Group: Would welcome volunteers after 10 a.m. Mass on Wednesdays for approximately one hour cleaning. Your help is much needed and appreciated. Please contact Anne Byrne at 086 3438873.
ST PETER’S PARISH
Confirmation Mass: For St Peter’s, Ravenswell, and St Gerard’s schools will take place this Sunday at 11.30 a.m.
ACCORD: The annual collection for ACCORD, The Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the family, will take place at all Masses this Sunday and will replace the Share Collection. We need your help, please give generously.
Young at Heart Dinners: Every Friday at 12.30 p.m. Enjoy great food and a game of Bingo.
ST FERGAL’S PARISH
Parish Office: The St Fergal’s Parish Office can be contacted at 01 2860980, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Parish Office is closed to the public on Fridays to allow for Administration and Accounts Work to be completed in line with Diocesan requirements.
St Fergal’s Parish Trip 2017 to Seville: From May 27 to June 3 – eight Days and seven Nights Trip. The price includes seven Nights Dinner, bed and Breakfast at 4* Hotel America Seville Coach transfer to and from Airport. Tour guide for the duration of the trip. Plus three Day Trips: (1): Day Trip to Córdoba; (2): Day Trip to Cádiz; (3): Day Trip to Ronda. Cost: €959 per person sharing (based on 31-35 people); Cost: €935 per person (based on 36-40 people); Cost: €925 per person (based on 41-50 people). Single Room Supplement – (€196 for seven nights). There are a couple of places left on this trip, If you are interested Booking Deposit: €325 required this week (refundable, if minimum persons required are not met). Final payment due seven weeks prior to travel. See Posters at the back of the church.
The annual collection for ACCORD: The annual collection for ACCORD – The Dublin Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the family throughout the diocese which offers Marriage Preparation Courses, Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships and Relationship and Sexuality Programme in Schools, will replace the Share Collection this weekend. ACCORD Dublin needs your support – please give generously.
Ministers of the Eucharist Meeting: This will be a meeting of the Ministers of the Eucharist Team tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30 p.m. in the church. Could all Ministers please try to attend. New applicants would also be welcome.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Villa Pacis Room Booking: Call 01 2760045 or email@example.com.
Website: Please visit our Parish Website: queenofpeace.ie.
New Parish Office Opening Hours: The Parish Office will now be closed on Wednesdays and Fridays to allow for administration and accounts work to be completed in accordance with Diocesan requirements.
Prayer Books: Prayer books for the World Day of the sick will be available this weekend. Donation of €2 to cover costs. Please put donation in the box for books and papers.
Confirmation Preparation Mass: The fifth Confirmation Preparation Mass will take place this Saturday at 6.30 p.m. in our Church. All Confirmation candidates and their parents/guardi- ans are requested to attend.
Garda Vetting: The task of re-vetting all involved in parish ministries will begin in the coming weeks. This is to comply with legal requirements.
Lourdes 2017: Bookings for our parish pilgrimage to Lourdes are now being taken in the Villa Pacis.
Annual Collection for ACCORD: The Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the family, ACCORD, will hold their annual collection this weekend and it will replace the usual Share Collection. ACCORD Dublin throughout the diocese offers: Marriage Preparation Courses, Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships. We need your help, please give generously.
Perpetual Adoration: To promote and continue this wonderful gift of Perpetual Adoration in our parish, we are appealing for your help. If you can do one hour a week, please contact the Sacristy.
Prayer Cards: Prayer cards for the World Meeting of families are available at the back of the church for anyone who would like to take one.
Memorial Plates: It has been a long church tradition to have a plate fitted to a seat in memory of a loved one. Full details regarding such plates are available from the parish office. (€250 donation towards the running costs of our Church.)
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
Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club Are seeking the assistance of canoe instructors during the months from the start of May up to the end of September. Normally for these months there up to thirty-six young members needing instruction for the various levels. Anyone, who would like to help for an hour a week could call 2860837, and the club would be very grateful.
Bray Divers Sub-Aqua Club is currently training two new divers, and next month they hope to recruit up to 10 new junior snorkelers. During the month of April offers of free swimming pool introductory snorkel training will be made to various local groups. Further information will be available regarding this after February 22. Call Albert at 087 6756439, and he will gladly arrange applications, and enrolments.
Bray Library opening hours are – Monday/Wednesday/ Friday/Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday – 10 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone – call 01 2862600.
Branch opening hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. The library is closed on Mondays and Fridays. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone – call 01 2723205.
2017 Committee members of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, are: president – Ms. Eva Sutton; chairperson and Hon. Treasurer – Brian White; Vice-chairperson – Dave Murphy; Hon. Secretary – Ms. May Harte; PRO – James Scannell; Communications and Technology – Mark Murphy; Visitor Reception – Ms. Nancy Mahony.
The February meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at 8 p.m. in the Royal Hotel, Bray, at which James Scannell will reveal the remarkable story of ‘Captain Hermann Goertz: The German WW2 Gatherer, who landed in full military uniform’ in 1940 and had contacts with numerous people and stayed in safe houses in the North Wicklow and South Dublin area, and remained in circulation for over 15 months till finally arrested in Clontarf, Co.Dublin. All welcome to attend.
Annual Membership of the Bray Cualann Historical Society is €15 and covers two Adults+2 Children, and can be taken out at any meeting of the society. Admission to lectures is €5 visitors – members free.
Members of the Bray Historical Society are invited to attend the Wednesday, February 22, 6.30 p.m. meeting of the Old Dublin Society in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two, at which Gregory Young will present his lecture ‘Francis Smyth and Sons, umbrella manufacturers, Dublin, 1836-1967’. All welcome – admission free.
Mary and Pat Killilea at the Bray Camera Club Exhibition at the Mermaid Arts Centre.