CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, July 30 – Trinity 7: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion One; 11 a.m. – Holy Communion Two. No Evening Service.
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
Holy Redeemer Parish: Call 01 2868413. Website: holyredeemerbray.ie; Email office@ holyredeemerbray.ie.
Holy Redeemer Website: Please check out website for the latest parish news and all other information regarding our parish – holyredeemerbray.ie.
Prayer Opportunities: Monday Prayer Group with Exposition – The Presbytery at 8 p.m.; Lectio.
Divina Group will resume in September; Bray Gathering Charismatic Prayer Group in the Little Flower Hall, Wednesday at 8 p.m.; Silent Holy Hour in the Side Chapel on Friday from 11 a.m. to midday; Taizé style Holy Hour will recommence in the autumn.
Mid-summer Dues: Please place your summer dues envelopes in the Boxes in the back of the church. Thank you.
Loreto Bray – Lourdes Collection: A church gate collection will take place after Masses this Sunday in aid of the five Loreto Bray students who are travelling to Lourdes with the Dublin Diocese Pilgrimage in September to help sick pilgrims. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Age Action Computer Courses: Age Action runs beginner courses in Computers, iPads and Tablets for older people with little or no experience. Learn how to search the internet, send and receive emails, shop and book flights using your own device or use those available at the venue. Courses are all free of charge and take place in the Parish Centre. Please contact 01 475 6989 if you wish to become a volunteer or book a course.
Annual Blessing of Graves: Kilmacanogue on Sunday, August 20, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sunday, August 27, at 3 p.m.
Sacred Space: Please see sacredspace.ie for daily prayers and thoughts on the day’s scriptures.
How to get in touch with the Holy Redeemer Conference of St Vincent de Paul Society: Members of the Holy Redeemer Conference of the society of St Vincent de Paul can be contacted by writing to the Conference c/o the Parish Centre, Herbert Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, or by calling the confidential Help Line at 087 9724668.
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.
Baptism: 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.
Used Stamp Collection: Please drop in any of your used stamps into the parish office. They are a great source of income for the missions. Thank you to all who have left their used stamps into the parish office to date.
Young at Heart Dinners: Resume in September.
SVP: Drop off point for post for the St Vincent de Paul is situated at St Peter’s Parish Bungalow Chapel Lane. If you need to contact the SVP please call 01 855 0022.
ST FERGAL’S PARISH
Parish Information and web site: Moderator, V.F.: Rev Larry Behan. The Parochial House, St Fergal’s, Killarney Road, Bray.
Team Assistant: Fr Hugh O’Donnell OFM. Sacristy: telephone 2768194. Parish office: Mon, Wed, and Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday – Closed. Tel.01
2860980. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web: stfergalsbray.ie. Baptisms: First and third Saturday of each month at midday. Three week’s notice before the preparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the First Saturday Sacrament.
Important Meeting Tonight (Wednesday): An important meeting of all Ministers of the Word, Ministers of the Eucharist, Sacristans, Church Cleaners, Collectors, Flower Team, and Members of the Parish Choir, Gospel Choir, Men’s Choir, and Family Mass Choir, will take place in the church tonight (Wednesday) at 7.30 p.m. If you are unable to attend could you please let Jenny in the parish office know as soon as possible.
St Fergal’s summer Day Trip: The parish summer Day Trip this year will be to the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Co Monaghan. Full details are available on the Posters at the back of the church or from the parish office.
Parish Cake Sale: Our Cake Sale, Book Sale and raffle this month will be held this weekend. At this holiday time, we really need Bakers or we won’t be able have a ‘Cake Sale’. So, if you can help, please leave your name with Jenny in the parish office. PS – and of course we also need buyers. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Irish Countrywomen’s Association – Ballymorris/Bray Guild:. The ICA. Bray Guild meets on the second Monday of each month at 8 p.m. in the St Clare’s Centre, Ballymorris, Killarney Road, Bray, and if you are interested in joining our group please come along. We would love to see you there. Join us on the second Monday of every month at 8 p.m. for demonstrations, talks, discussions and crafts, etc. Contact us by phoning Anne at 086 3994327 or facebook.com/ICA.Ballymorris.
Bray Old Folks Association: Is an entirely voluntary organisation founded in 1966 and has been serving the community ever since from its premises on Killarney Road, Bray, Meals on Wheels,
Social Club – Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons, Visiting Group. Volunteers always welcome. Contact 01 – 286 7835; email email@example.com.
Facebook page. for the Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area: Check out ‘Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area’ for all the news and information of our Pastoral Area.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Villa Pacis Room Booking: Call 01 2760045 or emailvillafas1@ gmail.com.
Website: Please visit our Parish Website: queenofpeace.ie.
Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017: This final payment is due this Sunday and can be paid in the Villa Pacis between 10 a.m. and midday.
Church gate collection: The recent CASA Bray Group church gate collection raised a total of €733. Many thanks for your support.
Midsummer Dues: The Midsummer Dues Envelopes are ready for distribution. If you can help deliver in your area please call to the Sacristy. Thank you.
Memorial Plates: It has long been a church tradition to have a plate fitted to a seat in memory of a loved one. Full details regarding the plates is available from the parish office. (€250 donation towards the running costs of our Church.
Perpetual Adorers Needed: We are in serious need at all times for Perpetual Adorers. We have to see that the hours are covered 24-7. Can you please help? If you can commit, please leave your name and contact number in the box provided at the end of the 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
Congratulations to Eimear Hardiman, who has gained the Irish Canoe Union Level Two Canoe Proficiency Certificate. Eimear trained with the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club, and the tester for the ICU was John McNulty. She is the first member to have achieved this certificate for more than two years. It is expected that more members will gain this certificate before October. The club will be closed for two weeks from July 26 and will re-open on Tuesday, August 15. During this period the club leaders will be taking a very well earned break.
Bray Divers Sub-Aqua club will be recruiting up to six new trainees in September. Two new members are well advanced in the recent course, and the 11 junior snorkelers are making excellent progress. Plans for the rest of the year include night diving, a second trip to St John’s Point in Donegal, a trip to Portroe Slate Quarry, and the annual dive holiday in Lanzarote. For information about joining the club call Albert at 087 6756439.
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.
Monthly meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, have now concluded and will resume again in September in the Royal Hotel, Bray when the Society’s autumn programme will commence.
In the meantime members are asked to note that the Rathmichael Historical Society’s 43rd summer series of Evening Lectures will take place in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin (Junction of Dublin Road and Stonebridge Road, Shankill) from Monday, August 14, to Friday, August 18, nightly at 8 p.m. – the Leo Swan Memorial Lecture will take place on Wednesday, August 16, The programme is as follows – Monday, August 14: ‘Everything but the Apothecary – Recent Excavations at Kevin Street, Dublin’ by Alan Hayden; Tuesday, August 15: ‘Tullagh and the burial grounds excavated at Mount Offaly and Cherrywood: social organisation on the cusp of Christianity’ by Gillian Boazman; Wednesday, August 16: The Leo Swan Memorial Lecture – ‘Rath Melsig: The Anglo-Saxons in Ireland’ by An tOllamh Dáibhí Ó Cróiní; Thursday, August 17: ‘The Murder of a Tomb: Recent Discoveries at the Hellfire Club’ by Neil Jackman; Friday, August 18: ‘St Mary’s Abbey and its Medieval Grange farms, Co. Dublin’ by Geraldine Stout. Enquiries: Richard Ryan, email – rmjryan@ gmail.com or call 01 2853960.
During Heritage Week which commences on Saturday, August 19, and runs till Sunday, August 27, the Bray Cualann Society will be holding five events, details of which are displayed on the Society’s web-site: brayculalannhistoricalsociety.ie.
Members are asked to note that Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County has published its ‘summer of Heritage 2017’ programme of tours which will run till September 3 Hardcopies are available from branches of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Library Services or can be downloaded from dlrevents.ie.
Bridge is played every Thursday Evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Bray Fishing and Social Club, Strand Road, Bray. Enjoy a game of bridge in a nice friendly atmosphere. All levels of players welcome. Contact Eileen at 086 4076020 – or just drop in by 7.30 p.m. any Thursday.
Bray Camera Club is holding a photography exhibition in the Signal Arts Centre, Bray, till this Sunday.
Judith and Pauline Alves Da Sliva playing on the beach during the Bray Airshow on Saturday.