CHRIST CHURCH COI
Services of Worship for Sunday, August 13 – Trinity 9: 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.
Evening Mass: There will be a 7 p.m. evening Mass tonight (Wednesday), tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday of this week.
Mass Cards: Signed Mass Cards are looked after by the priests of the parish and are available ONLY in the parish office or in the Sacristy.
Mid-summer Dues: Please place your summer dues envelopes in the Boxes in the back of the church. Thank you.
Loreto Lourdes Trip: The Loreto Bray students who held a church gate collection last Sunday week raised a phenomenal €1,656.93. Huge thanks to all who contributed.
Lourdes Collection: The church gate collection this Sunday will be a special collection to help bring a sick person to Lourdes. Please give generously.
RCIA: The RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of adults, is a process through which non-baptised men and women enter the Catholic Church. It is also for those baptised in a different faith tradition who wish to become Catholic, or baptised Catholic, but never confirmed. The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism and confirmation. For anyone interested in finding out more about RCIA, please contact the parish office and leave your name and phone number and Fr Enda will contact you.
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. The final date to apply is this Friday.
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.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
Villa Pacis Room Booking: Call 01 2760045 or emailvillafas1@ gmail.com.
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.
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.
Hospitality: Hospitality this Sunday August is hosted by Team A.
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 this Friday at 10.30 a.m. for all the deceased members of the Vevay Active Retirement Group.
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.
Our Facebook Page: Please visit and like our Facebook page: Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area.
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.
Wicklow Dementia Support: St Peter’s Parish Hall every Monday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday Club is a social club for people with memory loss and their family carers. Support activities, fun and outings. For more information contact 089 4286928.
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.
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.
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 – Closed. Tel.01 Email info@stfer- at the parish office. Many Thanks.
St Fergal’s 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.
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.
Bray Library opening hours are – Monday/Wednesday/ Friday/Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday – 10 a.m. to 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.
Two events in the coming week which may be of interest to members are the Rathmichael Historical Society’s 43rd summer series of Evening Lectures will take place in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill (Junction of Dublin Road and Stonebridge Road, Shankill) nightly at 8 p.m.
The programme is – 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 2853960.
The other event is next Tuesday night’s 6.30 p.m. lecture in Dalkey Library, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, by Damien Burke, Archivist of the Irish Jesuit Archives on ‘The Life of Fr Willie Doyle, SJ’ Fr Doyle was born in Dalkey in 1873 and killed at the Third Battles of Ypres on August 13, 1917, while serving as a military chaplain. Admission free and all are welcome.
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 Council 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.
On Sunday, August 20, the seventh North Wicklow Motorcycle Enthusiasts’ motor cycle charity run will take place. Registration is €10 for a riders and €20 for a rider and pavilion passenger. Sign in commences at 9.30 a.m. with departure scheduled for 11 a.m. Meet at the Brady Centre, Seapoint Road, Bray.
For further information email email@example.com or see lakers.ie.
Olivia Dowling as Elle on stage during Sheevawn Musical Youth Theatre’s production of ‘Legally Blonde’ at the Mermaid.