CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, August 6 – Trinity 8: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion One; 11 a.m. – Holy Communion Two. No Evening Service.
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH
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.
Mass Times: There will be a Liturgy of the Word with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) in place of Evening Mass. There will be a 7 p.m. evening Mass on Friday.
Mid-summer Dues: Please place your summer dues envelopes in the Boxes in the back of the church. Thank you.
Trócaire – Working for a Just World: The recent Trócaire SHARE collection in aid South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia amounted to €5,642. Coming so soon after our extraordinarily successful collection for Sr. Orla Treacy in South Sudan, your generosity is even more greatly appreciated.
Sa Bhaile – Helping the Homeless in Bray: The recent church gate collection raised €1,167.75 for the Sa Bhaile Homeless Project. They were most grateful to both collectors and subscribers and truly appreciate the support from the Holy Redeemer parishioners.
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.
Pilgrimage to Knock: In preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018, the official Launch will take place in Knock on August 21 this year. This date is the exact date of the apparitions in Knock and will also be the date of the commencement of celebrations next year.
At Holy Redeemer we are considering a small pilgrimage leaving from Our Church at 9 a.m. on the day. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will be the Main celebrant at the 3 p.m.
Mass in the Basilica. Anointing of the sick will directly precede this. We hope to leave Knock for home at 5 p.m. This Pilgrimage will only take place if we have sufficient numbers for a bus. Please leave your name in the parish office if you are interested in taking part. We would encourage families in particular to join us on this special occasion.
Sacred Space: Please see sacredspace.ie for daily prayers and thoughts on the day’s scriptures.
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.
Trócaire Diocesan Appeal: Thank you for your generous contribution to the recent Trócaire Diocesan Appeal in aid of South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A total of €1228.48 was raised. We thank you for your support for all the various Church Collections.
Young at Heart Dinners: Resume in September.
SVP Monthly Collection: The August Monthly collection will take place this Sunday at all Masses. Your support is greatly appreciated.
ST FERGAL’S PARISH
St Fergal’s 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 email@example.com.
Web: stfergalsbray.ie. Bap- tisms: 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.
Novena to St Anthony: Every Tuesday Morning during the 9.30 a.m. Mass.
St Fergal’s Gospel Choir: St Fergal’s Gospel Choir are looking for a musician, and for new members. Gospel music is uplifting and inspiring. So, if you are interested in joining the group. please leave your contact details at the parish office. Many Thanks.
Parish Day Trip to Patrick Kavanagh Centre: An outing to Monaghan will take place on Saturday, August 19, from St Fergal’s Church, Bray. This trip will include a visit to ‘The Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen Village. Prices for the trip will depend on the number of people travelling. If you are interested please see details on the poster at the back of the church or contact the parish office.
Trócaire: The recent Special Trócaire Collection which replaced the Share Collection amounted to €5,348. Thank you for your generosity.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Villa Pacis Room Booking: Call 01 2760045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: Please visit our Parish Website: queenofpeace.ie.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Tuesday, August 15: This is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass Times: Monday, August 14,:7 p.m. Vigil Mass; Tuesday, August 15,: 10.30 a.m.
Octave of Thanksgiving: This will take place from Tuesday, August 15, to Tuesday August August 22. Octave prayers will be said at al Masses. Prayer petition box will be available near the altar. Prayer leaflets will be available.
Divine Mercy Mass: A Divine Mercy Mass will take place this Friday at 8 p.m.
Church gate collection: The church gate collection this weekend is in aid of our local conference of St Vincent de Paul. July’s collection amounted to €1,092. Thank you for your continued 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.
Trócaire Collection: The re- cent collection in aid of Trócaire’s emergency Church appeal for their work in East Africa raised a staggering €4,051. We offer a sincere thank you to all who donated to this very worthy cause.
Hospitality: Hospitality this Sunday August is hosted by Team C.
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.
Vevay Active Retirement Mass: A Mass is being held on Friday August August 11 for all the deceased members of the Vevay Active Retirement Group.
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 has had a great wind down before the summer twoweek break.
There was a trip to Clara Lara Fun Park with 13 members, twenty-one enjoyed a weekend in the Hidden Valley in Rathdrum, twenty-three were involved in canoeing and surfboarding, the RNLI entertained 11, and snorkelling included four members.
Bray Divers have almost completed a very successful snorkel course for 11 young people. These young snorkelers are now capable of understanding what is necessary to snorkel safely at home and abroad. The same course will be offered to another group next September. For more information 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. Bray Library will be closed this Friday and next Monday due to the August Bank Holiday.
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.
This Library will closed this Saturday due to the August Bank Holiday weekend.
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.
Three events in the coming week which may be of interest to members are this Saturdays Militaria and Medal hosted by the Medal Society of Ireland from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Knox Memorial Hall, Monkstown Village, Co. Dublin, admission €4; next Mondays Vintage Car Show in Castle Street, Dalkey, and next Tuesdays 8 p.m. lecture on ‘Where historical Geography meets Genealogy by Brian Hollinshead to the Genealogical Society of Ireland in Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
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 – email@example.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 website: 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.
Lucy Cooper enjoying the Football Stars Summer Club at Wolfetone Youth Club.