GAA CLUB NEWS
Enniskerry GAA wish to thank all who bought or sold tickets for National Draw. Training for both ladies and Men’s team take place in club grounds on Tuesdays and Thursday at 7.30 p.m. Ladies are looking for experienced coach.
Scor – If you sing, dance, play music, act, recite or want to take part in table quiz please contact Liam Kane to compete in County Scor next month.
The only games played over the weekend were two youth games one against Shamrock Rovers. Work is going ahead on Patsy Carr Academy, more news from Stephen Barry.
Next outing for Enniskerry Walkers is on March 25 – the route is Vartry Reservoir Circuit. Meet at Windsors Spar at 1.30 p.m.
Midday today Wednesday is the closing date for notes to be included in the next edition of Clarion.
It was back to winning ways last week for Powerscourt Arms Hotel. A great start by the top pitchers was followed by impressive displays by the super subs. The team is home again next Tuesday.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, February 19 – The Second Sunday Before Lent: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion (Said); 11.30 a.m. – Holy Communion Two.
Church Lunch: This Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, February 19 – The Second Sunday Before Lent: 10 a.m. – Holy Communion One.
Confirmation Preparation: Those preparing for Confirmation from Powerscourt Parish will be presented to the Archbishop for Confirmation on Saturday, April 1, in Christ Church, Bray. They will be joined by candidates from Bray Parish and Rathmichael Parish. The following day, Sunday, April 2, will be marked by a festival Parish Eucharist which will welcome the newly confirmed into adult life of the church in the context of Holy Communion. Tonight (Wednesday) the Confirmation Group will meet in ‘The Shed’ at 7.30 p.m. and next Wednesday will visit St Michan’s Church.
Mothers’ Union: Tonight (Wednesday) Ms. Moira Byrne of Wicklow County Council will give a Talk entitled ‘Environment Awareness and Recycling’ in the hall. Parishioners and friends are welcome to attend this meeting.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Sacrament of Reconciliation – (Confessions): St Mary’s – Enniskerry: Saturday after 10.15 a.m. Mass; Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray – Saturday after 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Masses; Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray – Saturday after 10 a.m. Mass.
Annual Collection for ACCORD – Catholic Marriage Care Services: This will replace the SHARE collection at all Masses this weekend.
Confirmation Preparation Mass – This Sunday: The fifth of the 2017 Confirmation Preparation Masses takes place this Sunday at 10 a.m. in St Mochonog’s and at 11 a.m. in St Mary’s. The Theme for the Mass is ‘What a Challenge’. In the Gospel of the Mass, Jesus is calling on his followers to be ‘witnesses’ of where they witness Christ’s love in school and at home.
Women’s World Day of Prayer: In Powerscourt Church, on Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. This year’s topic is ‘Am I being Unfair to you?’
Funeral Mailing List: Would you like to be contacted (by text) in the event of a local funeral? If so, please leave your name and number on the form at the back of the church, we will add it to our ‘Funeral Notification Mailing list’. Your contact details will be treated confidentially and notification will only be issued with the consent of the family of the deceased or after details have otherwise been made public.
The Rosary: The Rosary is recited each morning (Monday to Saturday) at 10 a.m. (before Morning Mass and at 7 p.m. in the Prayer Room in St Mary’s on the first Monday of the month.
Baptisms: Baptisms are now held on the second Saturday of the month in St Mary’s Church, Enniskerry, for parishioners only. Please arrange with Parish Office. Parishioners are asked to please give two weeks notice if you wish to book a baptism.
Helpers Wanted: God’s Housekeepers are looking for help on Monday mornings for half an hour from 10.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. to clean St Mary’s Church, even if you cannot commit to every week, every second week, once a month, all help appreciated.
Legion of Mary – Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 3.30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Sacristy of St Mochonog’s. New members are most welcome. Group recite the Rosary on the first Saturday of each month at midday at the Grotto in the church grounds. Click on the link legionofmary.ie to view website.
Parish Shop: St Mary’s Church Shop (at rear of Church on the left) opens after all Masses. All occasion cards, prayers, statues available plus items, for baptisms, weddings and other Special Occasions.
Facebook Page: Enniskerry, Curtlestown, Glencree and Kilmacanogue are part of the Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area. A Facebook page has been created to coordinate any and all activities common to all parishes in the area. So please link in with it and like our page. To find: type Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area on your own face book page and like it please.
SCHOOL CAKE SALE
St Mary’s and St Gerard’s NS will have their annual cake sale from 1.45 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in the school.
CAD (Community Awareness of Drugs) are delivering a six-week course on alcohol and drug awareness programme to be held in St Patrick’s NS Curtlestown, commencing on Monday, March 6, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. To book this free course, or to obtain further information, please contact Catherine Nolan at 087 507145.
Calling on all past-pupils, grandparents and friends of St Patrick’s National School, Curtlestown. Join us for a great night on Saturday, March 25, to raise much needed funds for our school. The night includes a talk by special guest speak John Lonergan who, after 24 years as Governor of Mountjoy Prison, will share his unique, engaging and humorous perspective on parenting (and grand-parenting), its challenges and rewards. Drinks Reception, four course meal, Live Band (Kickback), auction and raffle. Tickets available from Sorcha at 086 1718652, Paddy 087 2438570, Alan 086 304377.
Last Thursday night local historian and author Brian White, who is also chairperson of the Bray Cualann Historical Society was the guest speaker for the February 8.30 p.m. meeting of the Enniskerry History Society in the Powercourt Arms and Country House Hotel at which Brian presented a selection of ‘Tales of Wicklow’ in which he recalled events, people, and places associated with County Wicklow and expanded on items featured his recent best-selling book ‘The Little Book of Bray and Enniskerry’ in addition to providing a number of new stories such as the explosion in Powerscourt Sawmill in 1913, pension fraud in Enniskerry, Enniskerry and its links with aviation history, the Bray and Dargle Laundry and an inspection by a board of trade official, the oldest elector in the British Isles in the 1910 general election and the shooting on a train that had a passenger treated in a Bray Hospital.
The March meeting of the Enniskerry History Society takes place in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House at 8.30 p.m. at which Frank Tracy will return to present his lecture ‘The story of Glencree’ which was scheduled to take place in January but which had to be cancelled at the last minute due to adverse weather conditions. All welcome to attend – admission €4.
In the meantime members of the Enniskerry History Society are invited to attend tomorrow (Thursday) night’s 8 p.m. meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society in the Royal Hotel Bray, at which James Scannell will present his lecture ‘Captain Hermann Görtz, the German WW2 intelligence gatherer who landed in uniform’ – all welcome, admission €5; and to 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.
Opening hours are as follow: Tuesday and Wednesday – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.; Friday – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Book Club will be continuing and will meet on the last Wednesday of every month. New members to both the Library and Book Club are always very welcome. Please phone 01 2864339 for further info.
The annual trip this year will be to Galway. Participants will travel by coach on Monday, April 17, and return on Friday, April 21. The group will stay in Flannery’s Hotel, Galway. Daytrips will incorporate visits to places such as Clifden and Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, ferry to Inishmore, half day scenic tour of South Galway and North Clare via Ballyvaughan and the Burren and other places of interest. Total Cost €330 (Sharing) and €410 (Single Room Oc- cupancy). If you wish to reserve a place please give your name and a non-refundable deposit of €30 to Veronica Byrne (086 3935471) or Tony Rennix (086 0747039) prior to March 1, with full payment no later than March 31.
EASTER EGG APPEAL
This annual charity day will be held on Saturday, April 8, from midday to 5 p.m. in the Mill Room. Organiser Sylvia Scanlon wants to buy 60 easter eggs for patients at Newcastle Hospital with the balance of funds being split between the Open Door, Kilcoole Tidy Towns and Bray Lakers. There will be a draw with 100 prizes. If anyone would like to donate a prize or unwanted gift please drop in to Kilcoole Pharmacy.
The centre is available for bookings (e.g. classes, meetings, birthday parties). Bookings can be made via email email@example.com or by phone 01 2872017. Office opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Bingo is held on Monday nights in St Patrick’s hall at 8 p.m. Everybody is welcome.
If you would like to have a notice included in the Kilcoole Notes please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eimear O’Connor with Bat Masterson, Tommy O’Rourke and Charles Egan at the Kilmac Historical Society talk on ‘Sean Keating: Art Politics and the Building the Irish Nation’ which took place in the Glenview Hotel.