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Ser­vices of Wor­ship for this Sunday – Trin­ity 12: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion 2; 11 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion two.

Con­fir­ma­tion 2020: An early ‘call-out’ to any mem­bers of the par­ish who are in sec­ondary school (or older) who would like to be con­firmed in Spring 2020 to con­tact the Rec­tor be­fore the end of Septem­ber. Classes will be­gin in Oc­to­ber.

Ir­ish Tre­foil Guild – Guid­ing for Life: Call­ing all for­mer lead­ers of the Ir­ish Girl Guides in Bray and its sur­round­ing ar­eas. There is now a Tre­foil Guild in Bray. Con­tact Anne at braytre­foil­[email protected]

Rath­michael Par­ish and School Fête: Takes place from mid­day to 4 p.m. in the grounds of Rath­michael School, Stone­bridge Road, Shankill. A great fun filled fam­ily event.


Con­tact Holy Redeemer Par­ish: Call 01 2868413. Web­site: holyre­deemer­ Email of­[email protected]­deemer­

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.

Prayer Op­por­tu­nity: Holy Rosary Group – Mon­day to Satur­day af­ter 10 a.m. Mass led by An­toinette Far­rell in the Main Church; Mirac­u­lous Medal and Rosary – Mon­day to Fri­day at 7 p.m. in the Main Church; Lec­tio Div­ina Tues­day group recom­mences mid Septem­ber; Holy Face Devo­tions – Tues­day af­ter the rosary in the Main Church (Prayer book­lets avail­able for new mem­bers); Prayer group with Ex­po­si­tion – Wed­nes­day af­ter the Rosary in the Side Chapel; The Nazarine Com­mu­nity Charis­matic Prayer Group – Wed­nes­day in the Lit­tle Flower Hall at 8 p.m.; Silent Holy Hour – Fri­day in the Side Chapel 11 a.m. to mid­day.

10.30 a.m. Side Chapel Chil­dren’s Mass: Re­sumes this Sunday af­ter the sum­mer break. Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you all.

Youth Cen­tre Vol­un­teer: A vol­un­teer is re­quired for Holy Redeemer Youth Cen­tre on a Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please for­ward your C. V. to Holy Redeemer par­ish of­fice, Herbert Road, Bray, Co. Wick­low.

Ra­dio Maria Ire­land: Has in­vited a team from our par­ish to take part in a quiz on gen­eral knowl­edge re­lated to our Catholic Faith. Please con­tact [email protected]­ or phone 089 4672000 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Holy Rosary dur­ing Septem­ber: The Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day in the church, be­side Our Lady’s Ban­ner.

Tesco Com­mu­nity Char­ity To­kens (Blue To­kens): The Holy Redeemer Re­fur­bish­ment Fund has been al­lo­cated a Com­mu­nity Fund Col­lec­tion Tube in Tesco Store, Ve­vay Road, Bray, and on Tesco Ex­press, Quin­boro Road, Bray, for eight weeks from Mon­day, Au­gust 19. We would ap­pre­ci­ate your sup­port by do­nat­ing your blue to­ken to­wards our worth­while cause. Thank You.

Songs for the Har­vest: A con­cert in aid of Re­fur­bish­ment Fund will take place on Sunday, Septem­ber 29, from 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in the Well, Main Street, Bray. Tick­ets €10 on sale af­ter all Masses. For fur­ther de­tails please see our no­tice board.

The Cof­fee Dock: Re-opened last Mon­day af­ter the 10 a.m. Mass.


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.

St Peter’s Ceme­tery, Lit­tle Bray: It is re­quested that vis­i­tors help to keep the ceme­tery tidy by bring­ing any rub­bish home with them. There is strictly ‘No Dump­ing’ in force in any area of the ceme­tery. Your co-op­er­a­tion is ap­pre­ci­ated.

Age Ac­tion for all older peo­ple: Age Ac­tion runs be­gin­ners cour­ses in Com­put­ers, iPads and Tablets for older peo­ple who have lit­tle or no ex­pe­ri­ence or for the ab­so­lutely ter­ri­fied. All cour­ses are free of charge. Classes are held in venues through­out Wick­low. To book a course call.

01 475 6989.

Wick­low De­men­tia Sup­port 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.

St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety: Any­body look­ing for as­sis­tance from the SVP must do so by ring­ing SVP Dublin at 01 8550022.


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.

Face­book page for the Bray and En­niskerry Pas­toral Area: Check out ‘Bray and En­niskerry Pas­toral Area’ for all the news and in­for­ma­tion of our Pas­toral Area.


Villa Pacis Room Book­ing: Call 01 2760045 or email­vil­[email protected]

Web­site: Please visit our Par­ish Web­site: queenof­

Hos­pi­tal­ity: Our Hos­pi­tal­ity Teams are tak­ing a well earned break from Septem­ber Sunday, Septem­ber 1, to Sunday, Septem­ber 22, tea and Cof­fees will re­sume on Sunday, Septem­ber 29, with Team A. If you would like to join one of the teams we would love to have you on board. It is a com­mit­ment of one Sunday a month, for ap­prox­i­mately one hour af­ter the 10.30 a.m. Mass. Please con­tact Anne at 087 7772127 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Have a look at the Rota on the No­tice Board at the back of our church.

Kids Club: Our Lady Queen of Peace Fam­ily Mass Group meet every Wed­nes­day from 2.45 p.m. till 3.30 p.m. in the Villa Pacis in prepa­ra­tion for fam­ily friendly Mass start­ing in Septem­ber. Chil­dren of all ages are wel­come for gospel sto­ries, arts and crafts, prayers and hymns.

Our Face­book page: Please visit and like our Face­book page: Bray and En­niskerry Pas­toral Area.


lead­ers in the Queen of Peace Ad­ven­ture Club in­clude Al­bert, Paul, Marty, Mike, Stephen, Elaine, and Emer. All are un­paid vol­un­teers who give their time freely to the club. At the end of Septem­ber Marty will be tak­ing a well de­served one year break. Dur­ing this time she will re­lax, and recharge her bat­ter­ies be­fore re­turn­ing with even more en­ergy and vigour. Martina is the third long­est serv­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber and leader in the club, and her drive and en­thu­si­asm will be missed while she is away. There is no wait­ing list and new mem­bers are wel­come. Call Paul at 086 3516630, and let the ad­ven­ture be­gin.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to Shane O’Car­roll, who has at­tained the One Star diver cer­tifi­cate. He was tested by Dave Kerr and he passed the test with the great­est of ease. Next is the train­ing to ac­quire the Two Star qual­i­fi­ca­tion which will prob­a­bly be be­fore Easter next year. Shane is a very ac­tive mem­ber of Wick­low Aqua­nauts. For in­for­ma­tion about this Grey­stones Har­bour based div­ing club call Al­bert at 087 6756439, and you could start en­joy­ing the sport at home and away im­me­di­ately.


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.

‘It’s Sto­ry­time’ takes place every Mon­day, ex­cept Bank Hol­i­day Mon­days, at 10 a.m. Sum­mer Stars at Bray Li­brary takes place at 2.30 p.m. this Satur­day with an End of sum­mer show fea­tur­ing the fab­u­lous Reuben the En­ter­tainer. All ages wel­come – no book­ing re­quired.


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.


Monthly in­door lec­tures of the Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for the Bray and North Wick­low Area, will re­sume at 8 p.m. on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 19, in the Royal Ho­tel, Bray, when James Scan­nell will speak on ‘The 1867 Bray Head De­rail­ment’ to the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in the Royal Ho­tel, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wick­low. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion €5.

In the mean­time two lec­ture which may be of in­ter­est to mem­bers sup­port­ers of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety next Tues­day night’s 8 p.m. lec­ture by Ger­ard White about ‘Re­search­ing WW1 mil­i­tary and naval records of Ir­ish sol­diers and sailors’ to the Genealogic­al So­ci­ety of Ire­land in Dún Laoghaire Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tute, Cum­ber­land Street, Dún Laoghaire.

All wel­come – con­tri­bu­tion €3; and next Wed­nes­day night’s 6 p.m. lec­ture by Pádraig Yeates re­veal­ing ‘Un­equal treat­ment of IRA wid­ows re­flected the so­cial hi­er­ar­chy of the Free State’ to the Old Dublin So­ci­ety in the Con­fer­ence Room of Dublin City Li­brary and Ar­chive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion free.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Her­itage Week and au­tumn pro­gramme avail­able from the So­ci­ety’s web­site at bray­cualannhis­tor­i­cal­so­ci­

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In Au­gust 1919 the Duke of Con­naught Hos­pi­tal, now St Pa­trick’s Na­tional School, which catered for am­putees and limb­less sol­diers was of­fi­cially closed with the re­main­ing pa­tients un­der the charge of Capt. De Burgh Daly being trans­ferred on Thurs­day, Au­gust 9, were trans­ferred to the Or­thopaedic Hos­pi­tal, Black­rock.

The nurses who ac­com­pa­nied the pa­tients to Bray Rail­way Sta­tion re­ceived three hearty cheers from the men as the train steamed out of the sta­tion. It was also an­nounced Miss Ethel Hackett, Ma­tron of the Princess Aux­il­iary Hos­pi­tal, for­merly the In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel and now Bray Bowl, had been awarded the Royal Red Cross (First Class).


Au­tumn pro­grammes now open for reg­is­tra­tion are – Cancer Thriv­ing and Sur­viv­ing Pro­gramme: 6-Week self-man­age­ment pro­gramme starts on Tues­day, Septem­ber 17, at 6.30 p.m.

CLIMB Pro­gramme: 6-Week course for chil­dren, who have a par­ent with a Cancer di­ag­no­sis starts Satur­day, Septem­ber 14;

Strides for Life: 16-week Walk­ing Pro­gramme for Cancer sur­vivors starts on Fri­day, Septem­ber 6, at 9.30 a.m.;

Go for Life: Weekly Phys­i­cal Ac­tiv­ity Pro­gramme for over-50s starts on Fri­day, Septem­ber 6, at 11 a.m.;

Cre­ative Writ­ing: With Au­thor Tanya Far­relly starts on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 12, at 5 p.m.

All events take place in Pur­ple House, Bray – to book a course place cal 2866966.

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