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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..

AWARE

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

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.

BRAY 100

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.

DIV­ING CLUB

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.

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