AROUND THE DISTRICTS Bray
CHRIST CHURCH C OF I, BRAY
Services of Worship for this Sunday – Trinity 4: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion 2; 11 a.m. – Morning Prayer.
WICKLOW TOWN COPD SUPPORT GROUP OPEN DAY
Takes place on Tuesday, July 23, at 12.30 p.m. in the De La Salle Pastoral Centre which is located in the grounds of St Patrick’s Church, Wicklow Town. Join the support for an exercise class designed for people with lung conditions and stay for a cup of tea and a chat in a friendly environment. The group will meet every Tuesday at midday from July 30. For further information, contact Wendy in COPD Support Ireland at 086 0415128.
IRISH TREFOIL GUILD – GUIDING FOR LIFE
Calling all former leaders of the Irish Girl Guides in Bray and its surroundings. There is now a Trefoil Guild in Bray. Contact Anne at braytrefoil[email protected]
STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM
Luke Stanley has been accepted at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in Greenwich, London. He will be moving in September 2019 and would like to invite you to a special fundraising event on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help him raise much-needed funds for his educational costs. The Rectory and Gardens will be the venue for a day of friendship, fellowship, strawberries and cream, and the occasional singing. All are very welcome and any donations are greatly appreciated.
HOLY REDEEMER PARISH NEWS
Refurbishment of Holy Redeemer Church and Parish Centre: Thanks to all of you who have already contributed to this worthwhile project. If you haven’t done so yet please remember to return your donations/pledge form to the parish office or to the sacristy. All contributions, large or small, will be greatly appreciated.
Coffee Dock summer Closure: The Coffee Dock has closed for the summer and will reopen on Sunday, September 1.
Child Protection Officers: There are two designated Child Protection Officers in Holy Redeemer Parish. These are Eamonn Burgess and Niamh Grist. If you need to speak with one of them you will find their numbers in the church porch or by calling in to the sacristy after Mass.
Parish Pastoral Council: The Holy Redeemer Parish Pastoral Council is made up of 11 parishioners. Their names and contact details are available through the parish office or through the sacristy.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH
Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes – September 3 to September 9: six nights – full board in the Hotel Solitude, Fully inclusive price: €809 – single room available at a supplement of €36 per night. Bookings are now being taken in the Villa Pacis (weekdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
Kids Club: Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Mass Group will be running a Kids Club every Wednesday from 2.45 p.m. till 3.30 p.m. in preparation for family friendly Mass starting in September. Children of all ages are welcome.
ST PETER’S PARISH, LITTLE BRAY
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.
Young at Heart Dinners: Young at Heart Dinners have now ceased.
St Patrick’s Cemetery, Glencullen: The annual Mass and blessing of the graves will take place this Sunday at 3 p.m.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Our Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place on August 28 and is led by spiritual director Fr Jaimie Twohig. You will stay in the Hotel Saint Sauveur for five nights fullboard. The cost is €749 p.p. sharing; single room supplement. To book contact, St Anne’s Parish Centre, Shankill, Co. Dublin at 01 282 2704.
DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP
This group meets in 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.
IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
All over the country generous people give of their time at the weekend collecting funds from fellow local parishioners. This brings in a considerable amount for our foundation, and we are always looking for more people to help us make this valuable contribution to a great cause. If you would like to come on board and become a church gate collector for the Irish Heart Foundation, call Anne at 01 668 5001. All support and materials will be provided for you..
Your supporting light through depression. Aware is currently recruiting volunteers across three services – Support Line, Support Mail and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support is provided by the organisation. For more information see aware.ie/volunteering or phone Emma at 01 2374926.
BARNARDOS NATIONAL COLLECTION DAY
The Barnardos National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell, takes place on Friday, September 13, We need you to help with organised bag packs and on-street collections in communities across the country. This is a fun opportunity to take part in a very worthy cause. Not only will you be giving back to the community but by generously volunteering your time you’ll be helping to change lives and create brighter futures for some of the most vulnerable children across Ireland. Please contact us on 01 7080418 or email buck[email protected]
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Anybody looking for assistance from the SVP must do so by ringing SVP Dublin at 01 8550022.
ST FERGAL’S PARISH,
Novena to St Anthony: on Tuesday mornings, during the 9.30 a.m. Mass.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: On Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
11 Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from February 12 to February 22, 2020, cost €1,475, deposit €450. Early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. For further details contact Brenda Murray-Flynn at 041 6863390 or brenda.mur[email protected]elcounsellors. com or Philip at 087 2508043 or pmcar[email protected]
Lough Derg: Come along on our three-day St Oliver Plunkett 2019 Pilgrimage leaving direct from Dublin on the following dates: August 9 to August 11. Cost is €115 for old age pensioners and students €105. To book please contact 086 3853027 or 01 4941171 after 6 p.m.
Pallottine Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Our Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place on August 28 and is led by spiritual director Fr Jaimie Twohig SAC. You will stay in the Hotel Saint Sauveur for five nights full board. The cost is €749 p.p. sharing; single room supplement. To book contact St Anne’s Parish Centre, Shankill, Co Dublin at 01 282704.
RAILWAY HISTORY BRAY
Those interested in joining the Irish Railway Record Society, which holds lectures on aspects of Ireland’s railway history and heritage, can obtain a membership application form by post from the Dublin Area Representative, The Irish Railway Record Society, 48 Chalfont Road, Malahide, Co Dublin. SAE appreciated or email member[email protected]
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. Family time takes place at 10 a.m. every Saturday in July and August with stories and crafts suitable for children aged five and up. No booking is required.
BALLYWALTRIM LIBRARY 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. Join us for story time every Saturday at 11.30 a.m. Marine Dimensions will present the ‘Maritime Experience Workshop’ from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, The workshop includes a touch pool containing live sea creatures including starfish, shrimp, anemones, crabs, snails and lots more. An interactive display with sea shells, whalebones and stunning images of Ireland’s marine life. Qualified marine biologists and environmental educators will be on hand to answer all those curious questions.
BRAY CUALANN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Monthly indoor lectures of the Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for the Bray and North Wicklow Area will resume in September in the Royal Hotel, Bray, when the autumn programme will commence, details of which will announced in due course. Details of the Society’s August Heritage Week walks and talks will announced soon. In the meantime an event which may be of interest to members is tomorrow’s (Thursday) 6.30 p.m. free guided ‘Evening Tour’ of some of the highlights of the collection in the National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2.
At the Saturday, June 7, 1919, sitting of Bray Petty Sessions (District Court), the Resident Magistrate (District Justice) Mr Sullivan imposed a 5s. fine on a Douglas Fairlie, Dundrum, who pleaded guilty to using a motor cycle on the promenade contrary to the by-laws of the Bray Urban District Council.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Last Sunday morning former Great Northern Railways (I) preserved steam locomotive No 85., operated by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, made a brief stop in Bray, at the head of the Society’s one-day steam train ‘Sea Breeze’ excursion from Dublin Connolly to Wexford for signal check before advancing on to Wexford where a Wexford-Rosslare-Wexford trip took place before the train returned to Dublin. The arrival of the train in Bray on the return journey delighted the large. number of visitors in Bray station waiting on scheduled DART services.
The next one-day steam train trip operated by the Railway Preservation Society of. Ireland, ‘The Boyne’, from Dublin Connolly to Drogheda and return, takes place on Sunday, July 21, with two additional steam train trips taking place - Drogheda-Dundalk-Drogheda and Drogheda-Sherries-Drogheda. Booking details and further information available from steamtrainsireland.com.
Persons on winter and autumn holidays could enhance the break with the inclusion of snorkelling and scuba diving. Most seaside holiday centres offer an introduction to various water sports. A prior training course on scuba would be a huge advantage and would add greatly to the enjoyment. Wicklow aquanauts sub-aqua club have a quick intensive scuba and snorkel programme to advance prepare people who are interested. Call Albert at 087 6756439 for details.
QOP YOUTH CLUB
With the arrival of the warm weather the membership of the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club has begun to increase. Michael O’Carroll, arrives at the club house on the seafront on Tuesdays at 5.30 p.m. to open up and have the place ready for the members and for the other leaders. This helps maintain punctuality, continuity and regularity. For information about joining the club talk with Mike on any Tuesday.
Coaches Amy Cahill, Cliona Byrne, Megan Wall, Aine O’Gorman, Laura Bennett, Conor Brennan and Cian Timmons at the Roundwood FC soccer camp.