Enniskerry footballers had a good win over Avoca and top their group and a place in the quarterfinals of the County Junior B Championship.
A depleted Powerscourt Arms Hotel were forced to change the date for their final game of league. The team finished a very creditable third place in the league and were beaten in the semi-final of the by the eventual winers.
Enniskerry Walkers had a great night with their Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones. Next Tuesday it is a trip across the Border to Dublin.
Anyone wishing to help or donate prizes etc to the Ben Melia Fund Raiser still have time to do so.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, August 13 – Trinity 9: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. – Family Service and Holy Baptism.
Daily Prayer and Open Church, midday and 5 p.m. each day: Powerscourt Church has re-opened for daily prayer. This year there will be two times of prayer, midday and 5 p.m. with the church being open between those times for quiet space and personal prayer.
Car boot sales in aid of Powerscourt Parish Funds: These take on the last Saturday of the month in Powerscourt Church – Paddock, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The August one takes place On Saturday, August 26, For further details, contact Robert Allison at 086 3835151.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, August 13 – Trinity 9: 10 a.m. – Family Service.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Mass Times: Enniskerry: Sunday Mass at 11 a.m.; Weekday Morning Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10.15 a.m.; Prayer Service on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.15 a.m. Holy Days – as announced. Curtlestown: Sunday Mass at 10 a.m.; Glencree: 9 a.m. Mass on the First Sunday of the month; Kilmacanaogue: Sundays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Holy Days – as announced.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – (Confessions): 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.
The Rosary: The Rosary is recited each morning (before Mass and Prayer Services) at 10 a.m.
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.
Curtlestown Cemetery Clean Up: Continues tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m., Please bring strimmers and rakes. We would appreciate more help to ease the work on our regular volunteers who are doing great work. Tea served at 8.30 p.m.
Trip to Our Lady’s Island: Parishioners wishing to travel to Our Lady’s Island on August 15, the feast of the Assumption, please contact Mary Driver at 086 1924995.
Lough Derg 2017: Our 3-Day Pilgrimage runs on any day up to and including Sunday, August 13,.Advance booking is not necessary. There are various travel options available countrywide. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Telephone Maureen or Lorraine at 071 9851518; Email info@ loughderg.org; go to – loughderg.org.
Annual Blessing of Graves: Kilmacanogue on Sunday, August 20, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sunday, August 27, at 3 p.m.
Used Postage Stamps Needed: Barnardos Children’s Charity is looking for used stamps. The money raised through the sale of these stamps will go directly towards their work with vulnerable children here in Ireland. If you would like to leave your used stamps in an envelope in the basket at the back of the church we will forward them to Barnardos at regular intervals.
Monthly Rosary Group: Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Prayer room in St Mary’s Church.
Legion of Mary – Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 11.30 a.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.
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 Facebook page and like it please.
The Enniskerry History Society is on summer Recess till meetings resume in the autumn. Two events next 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, Co. Dublin (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 – email@example.com 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.
Further information on the Enniskerry History Society and its activities available from John Callan at 01 2867853.
PLEASE NOTE - Opening hours have changed and are as follows: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The friends of Ben Melia in conjunction with Enniskerry YC AFC are holding a golf classic in Powerscourt Golf Club on Sunday, September 3, The format will be a team of four (any combination). The cost is €280 per team including dinner. We are also holding a Monster Raffle + Music and Craic in the Powerscourt Arms Country House Hotel on Friday, September 8, sponsorship – If you are interested in entering a Team/Sponsoring a Tee Box/Green/Golf Prize or a prize
Rebecca and Daniel Cleary in the DunLaoghaire RNLI Rib with ‘Fireman Sam’ at the Woodies Heroes event benefiting ACT for Meningitis, Jack and Jill Foundation, Temple Street and Make a Wish.
Taking part in the King of Greystones Triathalon was Brian Harris who was first out of the water.