Tuesday 21st May 2019

Blessington U3A are proud to present their May talk by Stella Mew on “William B Yates” on Tuesday 21st May at 10:30am at The Education Centre, Baltinglass Road. All welcome, €5 entry for non-members

Citizens Information Centre in Blessington Library from 1pm to 4pm. Legal advice service on 1st & 3rd Tues of month by appointment

Blessington Active Retired meet at 2.30pm in the Coimin Centre

Eucharistic Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Blessington Church.

Monday 20th May 2019

Holy Hour in Crosschapel every Monday after 10am Mass. (ex Bank Holidays)

Children’s Choir 1st Rehearsal from 3pm to 3.45pm in Church of Our Lady Blessington

Sunday 19th May 2019

Children’s Church at 10am Mass for children aged 6 to 9 years.

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls from No 1School & Blessington Educate Together NS who will receive 1st Holy Communion in Church of Our Lady, Blessington today.

Burgage Cemetery Mass  at 3pm.

Saturday 18th May

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls in St Mary’s JS receiving 1st Holy Communion in Church of Our Lady Blessington at 11am and all those in St Brigid’s NS Manor Kilbride who will receive at 11am Mass in Manor Kilbride.

Congratulations

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls who will receive 1st Holy Communion this weekend 18th & 19th May in Blessington and Manor Kilbride.

Every blessing on all the children and their families from St Mary’s JS Blessington, Blessington No 1 School, Blessington Educate Together NS and St. Brigid’s NS Manor Kilbride

Cemetery Mass Notice

Burgage Cemetery Mass next Sunday 19th May at 3pm

Wednesday 15th May

The Rosary will be offered at 7.30pm for the intentions of our families in Blessington Church

Tuesday 14th May

Eucharistic Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Blessington Church.

Monday 13th May

Holy Hour in Crosschapel every Monday after 10am Mass. (ex Bank Holidays)

Children’s Choir 1st Rehearsal from 3pm to 3.45pm in Church of Our Lady Blessington

Neighbourhood Collection Envelopes for May are due, we would appreciate it collectors could drop the envelopes into the Parish Office

Sunday 12th May

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls who will receive 1st Holy Communion at 11.15am Mass in Valleymount Church today.

►A message from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

This weekend of 11th & 12th May, we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday an occasion to reflect on the importance of the ministerial priesthood & on prayer for vocations to the priesthood.  This is an urgent call for the future of our diocese. There will no longer be special collection today as with smaller numbers of seminarians, there are now sufficient funds for the near future. In his message for the World day of Prayer for Vocations Pope Francis says that there can be no greater joy than to risk one’s life for the Lord! He encourages us, especially the young, not to be deaf to the Lord’s call.   ‘If he calls you to follow his path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him.  Do not yield to fear, which paralyses us before the great heights to which the Lord points us.

Next weekend, 18th & 19th May, we will for the first time hold a new collection which will be called the Ministry Sunday Collection. This new annual collection will replace the Share Collection & will be devoted to support the building up of new forms of lay ministry in our parishes.  The work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus in our changing religious culture will require more lay men and women working in various ways alongside our priests at the heart of parish communities. This collection is about ensuring that we will have the people we need – men & women who will be to the fore in making our parishes vibrant faith communities into the future. While many of those involved will be volunteers, we will have to equip & train leaders & provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts & expertise. The new collection is one-step in that process.