CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, February 26 – The Sunday Before Lent: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion 2; 11 a.m. – Family Service (All Ages).
World Day of Prayer Service: An interdenominational World Day of Prayer service prepared by women of the Philippines will be held in Bray Methodist Church, Eglinton Road, Bray on Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m.
Christ Church Fashion Show Tomorrow Night (Thursday): This year’s show takes place in Fishers, Newtownmountkennedy, tomorrow night (Thursday) 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.
Prayer Service Ministry Training This Saturday: 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: This Saturday 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.
Pro Life: The local branch of the Pro Life Campaign will be hosting a coffee morning on Thursday, March 2, in the Coffee Dock, Little Flower Hall, Holy Redeemer Church, Main Street, Bray at 10.30 a.m. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served. All are welcome and please consider bringing a friend. For more information, contact 086 3132872 or 01 662 9275.
Thank You: The organisers of last Sunday morning’s cake sale in aid of Habitat for Humanity for transition year students travelling to Zambia to build houses, which was held after 10.30 a.m. and midday Masses, thank all those who supported this event.
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.
Lenten Activities: Mini Retreat Monday, March 6, to Friday, March 10, at the 7 p.m. Mass; Gospel Reflection groups. Mondays of Lent after 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mass; Life in the Spirit Seminars starting on Wednesday, March 8, and each Wednesday following; Are you in touch with your Faith? A discussion group which will look at some of Fr John’s Homilies, starts Thursday, March 2, and continues on the following Thursdays in the Youth Centre 7.30 p.m.
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.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
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.
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. Thank you to all who supported our recent weekend collection at which a total of €1,700 was collected. Thank you all for your most generous support.
Lent: Ash Wednesday is on March 1 this year and marks the beginning of Lent. It is a day of fasting and abstinence and Ashes will be blessed and distributed at all Masses. The Novena of Grace will take place from Saturday, March 4, till Sunday, March 12,. Novena prayers will be said at all Masses. This year’s Novena will be led by Fr Kevin O’Rourke SJ Prayer leaflets available in the church. Trócaire boxes will be available in the church porches from next weekend.
Cake Sale and Information Day: Council 100 (Bray) of the Knights of St Columbanus will hold a cake sale and information day in Villa Pacis this Sunday February after the 10.30 a.m. and midday Masses. Members will be present to explain the work of the Knights in the Bray community.
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 at 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 at 01 2829467.
To view Mass in St Peter’s Church: Visit mcnmedia.tv/camera/church.
Young at Heart Dinners: Every Friday at 12.30 p.m. Enjoy great food and a game of Bingo.
St Peter’s Parish Conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society: If you need to contact the SVP please call 01 855 0022.
Twitter and Facebook Details: You can follow the parish on twitter@dublindiocese and on Facebook at: facebook.com/pages/ Archdiocese-of-Dublin/2097 92609053122.
ST FERGAL’S PARISH
Ballywaltrim Community Centre CLG Vacancy – Community Centre Manager: The board of Directors are seeking to employ a Community Centre Manager, who will have responsibility for the day to day running of the community enterprise and develop its streams of income to cover costs and re-investment. In addition the Community Centre Manager will be responsible for the staff, upkeep of the centre, development and marketing, and general office duties relating to the work of the centre and undertaking any other duties consistent with this role as reasonably directed by the board. Applications to be sent with CV and letter of motivation to: email@example.com before 5 p.m. Friday, March 3. For a full copy of the job description please email the Company secretary using the above email address.
Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) North Wicklow: A Eucharist Celebration – tonight Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Portacabin at St Fergal’s Church, Killarney Road, Bray.
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.
Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Parish Centre, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Putland Road/ Vevay Road) Bray. If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact Leo 086 8033124.
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.
Last Thursday night, James Scannell, PRO of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, was the guest speaker for the February meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society which took place at 8 p.m. in the Royal Hotel, Bray, at which he revealed the remarkable story of ‘Captain Hermann Goertz: The German WW2 Gatherer, who landed in full military uniform’ in 1940 and the contacts he had with numerous people in County Wicklow and County Dublin, stayed in several 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.
The March meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society takes place in the Royal Hotel, Bray, on Thursday, March 16, at which Dr Charles Hannon will present his lecture on ‘Roger Casement and 1916.’ 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.
In the meantime members are invited to attend tonight’s (Wednesday) 6 p.m. meeting of the Old Dublin Society, the local history society for Dublin City and county, 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; and to next Wednesday (March 1) night’s 8 p.m. meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin, at which Theresa Hicks will present her lecture ‘The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy’ – all welcome, admission €4.
Anabel Sweeney playing the part of Belle in theSt Gerard’s School production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’