Issue 1313 July 5th 2020

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME   5th July 2020

The presence of Christ in our world and our lives is a friendship, companionship and love that gives peace to the restless hearts and hope and meaning in times of stress and trouble. You may feel overburdened at times. Even as you read this, you may be getting a bit of ‘time off’ from different cares – children, grandchildren, pupils in your school, parents. While you may love the people who you care for, it can be wearing. You may have the burden of redundancy, homelessness, addiction, or prison. In such times, people have found the words, ‘come to me all you who are overburdened, and I will give you rest’. It’s rest not just for the body, but for the soul. The rest Jesus offers is his love and his word. He also has been through times of heavy burdens. He knows what is the worst of our lives and he will give the best of himself just as he did for the many who came his way in search of healing and of peace. The rest Jesus provides often comes through others. We can offer a listening ear when those near to us are burdened. We can offer help in many ways to those burdened with poverty, discrimination, or injustice.

 ‘Once we have received the refreshment and comfort of Christ, we are called in turn to become refreshment and comfort for our brothers and sisters, with a gentle and humble attitude, in imitation of the Master.’ Pope Francis, (July 2014).

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week

Teresa Clarke (RD)

Saturday 6pm: John McNamara (1st A) John Geoghegan (A) Teresa Ball (A)

Sunday 10am: Eddie Conroy (1st A) Rita Toner(A)

We also Remember the following: Ray O’Donnell, Christy Keogh, John & Nora Moran, Martin & Bridget McDonald, Denis & Mary-Ann Byrne

Monday: Mass offered for all the Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Eddie Conroy (1st A) John & Nora Moran (A) Martin & Bridget McDonald (A) Rita Toner (A) Ann Walsh (A)

Thursday:  Charlie Dunne (1st A) Sean & Hester Dunne (Rem) Eloise Dunne (Rem)

Friday: Margaret Ellis (nee Atkinson) London (Rem)

MEMORIAL NOTICE

1st Anniversary – Tuesday 7th July 2020

EDDIE CONROY, late of Beechdale, always remembered & sadly missed by your loving family, relations & many friends.

His wife PAT & family would like to thank everyone for their kindness & support throughout the last year.

Will those who think of Him today, a little prayer to Jesus say!

Saturday and Sunday Masses in Blessington

Due to the restrictions on numbers allowed to gather indoors we feel it necessary that people apply for a ticket if they wish to attend 6pm Mass on Saturday or 10am Mass on Sunday in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Tickets must be collected in the Parish Office between 9.30am & 12.30pm Mon to Fri – 045 865 327

Adoration & Rosary will take place from Tuesday 14th July, 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. If you are unable to come to the Church, you can join us via webcam on blessingtonparish.ie

St Mary’s School 1st CommunionDay 2020

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July,  Saturday 11am and 1pm – Sunday 1pm.  The details of the class groupings will be sent to parents from the school.

Monthly Envelopes for July are now due, they may be dropped into the PDF Boxes in the Church or the post-box at the Coimin Centre. Many thanks to all who are making a special effort to return their envelopes this time it is greatly appreciated.

Valleymount Private Members Draw Results for June: Margaret & Theo Clarke, Catherine & Sean Miley, Bernie & Jimmy Reid, Paul Farrell, Maria Gallagher

Cruthú Gallery at Russborough Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 12 noon. Our members have been very creative during the lockdown so we will start posting soon some exciting new art pieces that will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you soon and please remember to mind the social distancing rules. www.cruthu.ie or contact us at cruthuart@gmail.com

DONATE to the Parish Online you can now make donations to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, or Valleymount/Lacken or Donations to the Archdiocese, Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collections that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use, but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol 045 865 327 during the week.

The Parish Office has re-opened to the Public – Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries. Email: office@blessington.info, Call: 045 865 327. from 9am to 1pm. Please observe social distance & please use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving.

West Wicklow Cancer Support Our resident Mediation Facilitator Gemma Deeney is guiding a Meditation every Thursday on Facebook live free of charge. If you are interested in connecting to the group please contact us on facebook, by email westwicklow15@gmail.com or by phone 087 4346004

Courses in the Further Education and Training Centre Blessington Are you considering doing a course, changing your career? Do you need Guidance? Here at Blessington Further Education and Training Centre we provide a free, professional, impartial career guidance and information service to all adults. For further information on upcoming courses or changing your career please contact our Guidance Service, Irene Hayden on 086 806 1569 or irenehayden@kwetb.ie or contact Karen Townsend on 086 850 3833 or karentownsend@kwetb.ie

As we can only have 50 people in the Church for Mass it is necessary to book a ticket for weekend Masses. Tickets must be collected in the Parish Office between 9.30am & 12.30pm Mon to Fri – 045 865 327

A bit of good humour is very beneficial for us, for the feast of St Thomas More which fell on July 1st  it is advantageous to remember his prayer for good humour. I pray it every day and find it a great help, hope you do as well. Fr. Richard.

Prayer for Good Humour

By St Thomas More

Grant me O lord, good digestion,

And also, something to digest.

Grant me, a healthy body,

And the necessary good humour to maintain it.

Grant me a simple soul,

That knows to treasure all the good things,

And doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil.

Give me a soul that knows no boredom,

Grumblings, sighs and laments,

Nor excess of stress,

Because of that obstructing thing called ‘I’.

Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humour,

Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke,

To discover in life a bit of joy,

And to be able to share it with others.

Amen.

 

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Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington. All areas serviced. Phone: Tony or Regina:087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

 

HEADSTONES – McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington. Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations. Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessingtonor phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or Gary 087 933 3487

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“THANK YOU”

to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Envelope Collection.

We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to

Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount/Lacken

or directly to the Archdiocese.

It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish.

If you experience any difficulties,

please phone the parish office 045 865 327

for assistance

https://blessingtonparish.ie/

 

Issue 1312 June 28th 2020

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME   28th June 2020

Christ is no farther away than the people we meet every day. His cry for help is heard in the needs of the poor, homeless, and those rejected by society. Help us to hear and respond to His cry.

Mass Intentions this Week

Tom Wilson (RD) Knocklyon, Brendan Griffin (RD) (Tipperary), Grainne McGill (RD) Dublin, Det Garda Colm Horkan (RD)

Saturday 6pm – Gerry O’Connor (3rd A), Aisling Earley (RD)

Sunday 10am – Michael Kennedy (1st A), John & Margaret Clarke (A)

We also Remember the following:  – Paddy Whelan, Mary Maguire Margaret Glennon, Sarah, Mary & Roger Keogh, Grainne Tipper, Tom Tipper, James McDonald, Mary Anne McDonald, Thomas McDonald, William McDonald, John McDonald, Deceased friends & relations of McDonald Family, Hannah & Myles Wilson

Monday – Mass offered for all the Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday – Special Intentions, Special Intentions

Wednesday – Michael Kennedy (1st A), Larry, Mary & Matthew Lennon Michael & Mary Anne Norton & deceased members of Norton Family

Thursday – Alan Fleming (A), John Davis (RD)

Friday – 1st Friday, Mass offered for all on the November List of the dead

►As of Monday 29th June 2020, we are allowed to return to the public celebration of Mass in the Parishes of Blessington & Valleymount.

  • In accordance with the HSE prescribed guidelines we have posted the optimum number of places that each Church can hold.
  • We have marked out the seating to promote physical distancing and these are supported by appropriate signage.
  • We have established separate entrance & exit doors & we have ground markings indicating directions for the reception of Holy Communion.
  • The Church has been deep cleaned & sanitised & there are hand sanitisers available at entrance & exits.
  • There will be no sign of peace at Mass & Holy Communion will be received in the hand only.
  • The passing of baskets for collections will not take place. Your contributions will be collected at the entrance/exits
  • The Sunday obligation is suspended at present. However, if you wish, you can come to Mass on a weekday to fulfil your obligation during this time.
  • Toilets are not available at this time.
  • Confessions by appointment & will take place in the Crying Room, Church of Our Lady, Blessington.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, understanding and co-operation at this strange and difficult time.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26)

With every blessing, Fr Richard.

When the Church re-opens again next week we need to have teams available to sanitise the church after each Mass is celebrated. Many thanks to those who have already volunteered but more are needed to help as there really are not enough volunteers  to spread the burden. If you are willing to volunteer for this very important service, please contact the Parish Office for further arrangements.

Thank you from Trocaire, a cheque for €729 was sent to Trocaire this week from the Blessington group of Parishes. Many thanks to all who returned Trocaire Boxes & Envelopes to the Parish Office. It is your kindness and support, which ensures that our work on behalf of the Irish Catholic Church continues overseas.  May God bless your generosity. “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.  (2 Cor 9:11)

We are so happy to confirm that Cruthú Gallery at Russborough will reopen the week of 29th June!!! Open Fridays/ Saturdays/Sundays from 12 noon. Our members have been very creative during the lockdown so we will start posting soon some exciting new art pieces that will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you soon and please remember to mind the social distancing rules. www.cruthu.ie or contact us at cruthuart@gmail.com

DONATE to the Parish Online you can now make donations to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, or Valleymount/Lacken or Donations to the Archdiocese, Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collections that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use, but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol 045 865 327 during the week.

The Parish Office has re-opened to the Public – Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries. Email: office@blessington.info, Call: 045 865 327. from 9am to 1pm. Please observe social distance & please use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving.

Blessington Library has reopened with a “Click & Collect” service. Get in touch today to request books or items, and arrange a pick-up time to collect them. Contact us on 045 891 740 or at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie Opening hours: Monday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 1pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 5pm

West Wicklow Cancer Support Our resident Mediation Facilitator Gemma Deeney is guiding a Meditation every Thursday on Facebook live free of charge. If you are interested in connecting to the group please contact us on facebook, by email westwicklow15@gmail.com or by phone 087 4346004

Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

 

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www.cleggslocksmiths.ie

 

The Blessington Bookstore is delighted to offer our school book service this year from a temporary location in St. Mary’s School in Blessington.  Order online at blessingtonbookstore.ie or call us on 083 8486745 (Mon-Fri 10.00am to 4.00pm) Alternatively, email your list to us at info@blessingtonbookstore.ie  Looking forward to helping everyone again!

 

Paying too much to SKY or UPC? We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!!  No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053

 

Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service. www.blessingtonheatingandplumbing.ie Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email nolannoel2@gmail.com

 

German Autoworks. Service Specialist VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel. Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington. All areas serviced. Phone: Tony or Regina:087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

 

HEADSTONES – McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington. Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations. Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessingtonor phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or Gary 087 933 3487

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Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993. Standard Taxi €77 one way. Large 7-Seater €87 one way. Call Richard on 087 255 7993 or email: richardmc.keever@yahoo.ie

 

Time to get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers serviced or treat yourself to a new Mower. For full backup service and professional advice Philip Jones 087 6638788. Visit our website

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Gardening. For Summer Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds overhauled Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

BLINDS. Roller, Vertical and Venetian. For all your requirements home or office Contact Seamus 087 4060 434 Email: seamusjban@outlook.com

 

Eagle Cleaning Solutions. Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs. Call for appointment: 087 247 4388. Email: info@eaglecleaningsolutions.com Find us on Facebook

 

Active Appliance Repairs over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing all brands of domestic and commercial appliances. For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082 Call out Charge €75

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

“THANK YOU”

to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Envelope Collection.

We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to

Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount/Lacken

or directly to the Archdiocese.

It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish.

If you experience any difficulties,

please phone the parish office 045 865 327

for assistance

https://blessingtonparish.ie/

 

Pro-Cathedral – Sunday Lunchtime Recitals. via webcam. Sunday 28th June, 5th & 12th July a core ensemble of orchestral players & professional singers –

Aisling Kenny, soprano,

Andrew Gavin, tenor

have volunteered to perform a lunchtime recital at 12 noon.

Music to relax, inspire & uplift from composers Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni & Mozart. Each recital will last 30-35 minutes.   Do join us as we live stream on the Pro-Cathedral webcam at

www.procathedral.ie

Issue 1311 June 21st 2020

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 21st June 2020

God is always with us. He knows our every thought, word and deed. He loves us and constantly cares for us. He looks upon us and says, ‘Do not be afraid.’

Be proud of Jesus! In the gospel today Jesus says not to be ashamed of him or the word of God. We often say to someone, ‘I was really proud of you’; at other times we find ourselves standing up for an individual or groups of people who are being criticised. Jesus knows that in following him, we will find opposition, in what we might sometimes say or in our way of life. A person, young or old, may find themselves the only one in a family group who is a regular mass-goer, or who stands up for the principles in some moral issue. We find support in like-minded and like-believing people, or in people who may disagree with us but respect our point of view. We find support also in our practice of faith where we meet such people, also in prayer; as Jesus says, ‘every hair of your head has been counted’ by the Father who knows us and loves us through and through. We have a lot to be proud of in Jesus: his love and concern for all, especially the poor; his giving us a meaning in life, and his love which brought him against the powerful, even to death. Like Jesus, we too will find ‘the Lord at our side’ as the first reading proclaims, as we live our Christian life as best we can.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week – James (Jimmy) Mahon (RD) Mary Bohan (Belmullet)(RD) Paul Osborne UK & late Ballyknockan (RD)

Saturday 6pm – John & Sarah Magee (A) Daragh Rowan (A) Paddy Byrne (A) Marie McEvoy (A)

Sunday 10am – John Boylan (Mths Mind) Jospehine Horgan (1st A) Kevin Shiels (A) Walter Shirran (A)

We also Remember the following: Peter Nolan (Jnr) Vincent, Bohan, Patrick Boylan, Thomas McNally, Martin & Nora Murphy, Gabriel Murphy, Seamus Murphy, Lilian Darcy

Monday  – Mass offered for all the Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday – John & Sarah Magee (A) Daragh Rowan (A) Special Living Intention,

Wednesday – John Magee (RD) Kieran Stynes (RD)

Thursday – Maura McNally (A) Tommy Nolan (Rem) John Reynolds (RD)

Friday – Mass offered for all on Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

In a Framework Document from the Irish Bishopsconcerning the return of the public celebration of Mass and the sacraments, an important requirement for this to take place in Church of Our Lady in Blessington  is that we have teams available to sanitise the church after the mass is celebrated. With this in mind, I am appealing for volunteers to take on this important requirement. We will need to have teams in place after every Mass: 9.30am Monday to Friday,  6pm on Saturday and  10am on Sunday in order to be ready to re-open our Church to the public after 29th June.  Many thanks to those who have already volunteered but we will need more people…… If you are willing to volunteer for this very important service, please contact the Parish Office for further arrangements.  Thanking you in anticipation. Fr Richard

DONATE to the Parish Online you can now make donations to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, or Valleymount/Lacken or Donations to the Archdiocese Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collections that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use, but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol 045 865 327 during the week

The Parish Office has re-opened to the Public  – Monday to Friday 10am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries. Email: office@blessington.info Call: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm Please observe social distance & follow one-way system & please use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving

We are so happy to confirm that Cruthú Gallery at Russborough will reopen the week of 29th June!!! Open Fridays/ Saturdays/Sundays from 12 noon.Our members have been very creative during the lockdown so we will start posting soon some exciting new art pieces that will be available for purchase.We look forward to seeing you soon and please remember to mind the social distancing rules.

www.cruthu.ie or contact us at cruthuart@gmail.com

West Wicklow Cancer Support Our resident Mediation Facilitator Gemma Deeney is guiding a Meditation every Thursday on Facebook live free of charge. If you are interested in connecting to the group please contact us on facebook, by email westwicklow15@gmail.com or by phone 087 4346004.

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Jackpot next week €2150 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

www.blessingtonparish.ie

Deacon Gerry leads a Holy Hour of Prayer & Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8.30pm Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music & reflection.

Blessington Library has reopened with a “Click & Collect” service Get in touch today to request books or items,and arrange a pick-up time to collect them. Contact us on 045 891 740 or at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie Opening hours: Monday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 1pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm

Many people are hanging on by the very thinnest of threads. Be kind…….

Blessington Parish Appeal – How to support your parish during the current restrictions

You will be aware of our need to maintain an in-flow of funds at the present to help us meet payments and expenses: insurance, heat & light, church expenses, maintenance, staff expenses, priests salaries & the Coimin Centre. “THANK YOU” to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Envelope Collection.We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount/Lacken or to the Archdiocese. It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish. If you experience any difficulties, please phone the parish office who will assist you. Once again may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity. Fr. Richard

Coronavirus Poem. 

We live in a scary

World today

It’s different than

Before

No more hugs kissing

Our happiness gone away

Like never before

The virus has taken our

Loved ones away

Families suffering

Like never before

The fear of the unknown

Has arrived

The worry of what will happen

Tomorrow to you and me

Coronavirus on our mind’s

Coronavirus everywhere

Our lives in danger

Like never before

We practice social distancing

Every day to keep the virus

At bay as we shop in different ways

Were asked to stay at home

Like never before

When will this

Virus ever go away

But I promise

I’ll love and pray for everyone

Suffering

Every day.

David P Carroll

 

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German Autoworks. Service Specialist VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel. Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington. All areas serviced. Phone: Tony or Regina:087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

 

HEADSTONES – McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington. Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations. Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessingtonor phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or Gary 087 933 3487

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

 

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993. Standard Taxi €77 one way. Large 7-Seater €87 one way. Call Richard on 087 255 7993 or email: richardmc.keever@yahoo.ie

 

Time to get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers serviced or treat yourself to a new Mower. For full backup service and professional advice Philip Jones 087 6638788. Visit our website

www.jonespowertools.ie

 

Gardening. For Summer Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds overhauled Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

BLINDS. Roller, Vertical and Venetian. For all your requirements home or office Contact Seamus 087 4060 434 Email: seamusjban@outlook.com

 

Eagle Cleaning Solutions. Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs. Call for appointment: 087 247 4388. Email: info@eaglecleaningsolutions.com Find us on Facebook

 

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Issue 1310 June 14th 2020

THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (Corpus Christi) 14th June 2020

Today is our celebration that Jesus is present always with us, in signs we can recognise but not understand. It is a feast of the mystery of his presence, always close to his people.

Always a favourite feast day in Ireland and throughout the world, Corpus Christi, the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, is a chance to appreciate the Eucharist. It’s about Jesus giving his whole self to us – that’s the symbolism of ‘body and blood’. As we receive communion, we take into our lives, very deeply, the love of Jesus, shown in his death and resurrection. This is his gift – to nourish us and deepen our friendship with him and our faith in God. He also shares with us why he gives his body and blood – it is for the saving and betterment of the world. So, each time we receive communion we are joyfully receiving not only his love for us, but also the call to share that love. Receiving communion helps us to live our lives in love but also challenges us to live the message of that love. This can be with family, among friends and also in the wider world. Receiving communion means I want to do something for justice, peace and tolerance in my locality and the wider world. To receive is to do this ‘in memory of him’. To live in memory of Jesus is to live in actively sharing the life and love he shares with each of us. It is receiving the human and divine life of Jesus, so that through each of us the world may be a better place.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week

Beatrice (Billy) Connolly (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Kieran Stynes (Mths Mind) Jimmy Keogh (A) Des Kennedy (A) John Jameson (A) Mary Brady (1st A)

Sunday 10am: George Cody (Mths Mind) Dick Keogh (A)

We also Remember the following:

Katie Van Alpen (A) Brigid & Philip Quigley (A) Catherine, James & Sadie Byrne. (A) Christopher Brady (A) Brigid & John Miley (A) Andy Farrington (A) Kit Mahon (A) Larry Miley(A)

Monday: Mass offered for all the Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Birthday Mass, Thanksgiving Mass

Wednesday: Kit Mahon (A) Larry Miley (A)

Thursday: Kathleen Kelly (A) Kieran O’sullivan (A) Sheila Fahy (A)

Friday: Barry O’Donnell (REM) Special Intentions

In a Framework Document from the Irish Bishops concerning the return of the public celebration of Mass and the sacraments,  an important requirement for this to take place in our  Church of Our Lady in Blessington  is that we have teams available to sanitise the church after the mass is celebrated. With this in mind, I am appealing for volunteers to take on this important requirement. We will need to have teams in place after every Mass:  9.30am Monday to Friday, 6pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday in order to be ready to re-open our Church to the public after 29th June. If you are willing to volunteer for this very important service, please contact the Parish Office for further arrangements. Thanking you in anticipation.  Fr Richard

Valleymount Private Members Draw Winners in May: Nellie Reid, Christy Miley, Pat Fitzpatrick Senior, Mandy & Larry O’Brien, Dorrie Byrne

West Wicklow Cancer Support Our resident Mediation Facilitator Gemma Deeney is guiding a Meditation every Thursday on Facebook live free of charge. If you are interested in connecting to the group please contact us on facebook, by email westwicklow15@gmail.com or by phone 087 4346004

Community Pool for West Wicklow Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday June 18th at 7pm. As per Government restrictions we will be holding the meeting online using the Zoom app. All are welcome to join us to hear what the campaign has been up to & what we have planned for the coming year. Please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com & we will send you Zoom meeting log in details. Thank you for your continued support.

Blessington Library  has reopened with a “Click & Collect” service. Get in touch today to request books or items, and arrange a pick-up time to collect them. Contact us on 045 891 740 or at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie  Opening hours: Monday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 1pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm

DONATE to the Parish Online you can now make donations to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, or Valleymount/Lacken or Donations to the Archdiocese Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collections that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use, but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol 045 865 327 during the week

Deacon Gerry leads a Holy Hour of Prayer & Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8.30pm Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music & reflection.

Monthly Envelopes for June may be dropped into the PDF Boxes in the Church or the post-box at the Coimin Centre. Many thanks to all who are making a special effort to return their envelopes this time it is greatly appreciated.

The Parish Office has re-opened to the Public: Monday to Friday 10.30am to 12 noon we are still available by telephone or email  for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries Monday to Friday Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm. Please observe social distance & follow one-way system & please use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto – Jackpot next week €2100 sign up for €2 per week on www.blessingtonparish.ie €25 winner this week is Geraldine McCormack

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars

A Prayer from Fr. Richard. 

Prayer to God, for Help, Comfort & Salvation

God our father, creator of the world,

almighty & merciful,

out of love for us you sent your son into the world as the doctor of our

souls & our bodies,

look upon your children who,

in this difficult time of confusion & dismay in many regions of Europe & the world,

turn to you seeking

strength, salvation & relief,

deliver us from illness & fear,

heal our sick, comfort their families,

give wisdom to our leaders,

energy & reward to our doctors,

nurses & volunteers,

eternal life to the dead.

Do not abandon us in the moment of trial

but deliver us from all evil.

We asked this of Thee,

who with his son & the Holy Spirit,

live & reign forever & ever.

Amen.

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

The Blessington Bookstore is committed to redeeming any outstanding vouchers.

Email the voucher number(s) and outstanding amount to info@blessingtonbookstore.ie giving your name and address.

We will post you out a National Book Token for the full unused value of the vouchers.

If you have any questions phone 045 857 730 or 083 848 6745

 

Time to get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers serviced

or treat yourself to a new Mower

For full backup service and professional advice

Philip Jones 087 6638788

Visit our website

www.jonespowertools.ie

 

Active Appliance Repairs

over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing

all brands of domestic and commercial appliances.

For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today

on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082

Call out Charge €75

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

Ace Robotic Lawn Care

Sales and Installation of Robotic Lawn Mowers

Free garden assessment, all leading brands sold

Contact Ken: 086 834 4332

ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie

 

HEADSTONES

McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington

Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations.

Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.

Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessington

or phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or

Gary 087 933 3487

 

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

German Autoworks

Service Specialist

VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel

Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993

Standard Taxi €77 one way

Large 7-Seater €87 one way

Call Richard on 087 255 7993

Or email: richardmc.keever@yahoo.ie

 

Mr. Power Washer

Driveway Cleaning, Shopfront, Window Cleaning,

High Reach Wash, Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning

Contact Mark 085 246 5549 01 516 7316

Email: mrpowerwasher.ie@gmail.com

www.mrpowerwasher.ie

 

Eagle Cleaning Solutions

Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs.

Call for appointment: 087 247 4388

Email: info@eaglecleaningsolutions.com

Find us on Facebook

 

BLINDS

Roller, Vertical and Venetian.

For all your requirements home or office

Contact Seamus 087 4060 434

Email: seamusjban@outlook.com

 

Gardening

For Summer Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care,

Beds overhauled

Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

Paying too much to SKY or UPC?

We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!!

No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053

 

Alder Interiors Ltd

Fitted kitchens & wardrobes & custom-made units

For a Free estimate & quotation

Please phone Sinead on 01-4587617

Visit our website &

see our reviews from our happy customers.

www.alderinteriors.com

Email us @ info@alderinteriors.com

 

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.

Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington.

All areas serviced

Phone: Tony or Regina:

087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

 

Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service

www.blessingtonheatingandplumbing.ie

Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or

Issue 1309 June 7th 2020

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY 7th June 2020                                

The life of God is a sharing of life in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The call of the Christian is to share this life in family and in community with others, so that we are all sharers of faith, hope and love with others.

Whatever we make of the mystery of the Trinity, the readings today stress that God, no matter how we talk of God, is love. The god of tenderness in the first reading, and in the gospel God so loved the world as to send his son. St Ignatius Loyola speaks of the Trinity, looking down on the world, and saying ‘our lovely world needs to be saved’. They saw people in darkness and wanted to send the light of the world; in grief and wanted to send the joy of their life into the world.  Trinity Sunday is the feast of God’s desire to be with us in the dark times of life to bring the light of the risen Lord. The Trinity is not all up in the sky! – they look into the world… the heartache, the violence, the depressions, the weaknesses and know we need help, so Jesus came among us, as one of us, God has skin and humanity.Our people need to be saved through love, and a just society.  Our planet needs to be saved from the damage and hurt caused to it. May we, in the words of the second reading ’live in peace’ – with each other and with our planet. I bless myself today and always: in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Fr Noel Campbell as he celebrates his 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on Monday 8th June

Mass Intentions this Week

Emma Gale Mack, Lacken (RD

Saturday 6pm

Mick Curran (A) Vera Byrne (Birthday Rem) Dick Byrne (A) Deceased members of Byrne & Geoghegan Families

Sunday 10am

Vera Kirwan (A) Catherine & Tom Fitzharris (3rd A)

We also Remember the  following:

Desmond Kennedy, James Cullen, Essie Murray, Paddy Murray, Tom Cullen, John Crickley, Bill Garry, Gerry O’Connor (3rd A), Tommy Nolan, Caroline Sully (RD) Margaret Deegan (RD)

Monday

Mass offered for all the Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday

Dick Byrne (A) Deceased members of Byrne & Geoghegan Families

Wednesday

Lorcan McGrath (RD) Alice Lennon (RD)

Thursday

Katie Van Alphen (A) Thomas Kelly (RD) Margaret Hyland (RD)

Friday

Special intentions, Living Intentions, Special Intentions

The Parish Office will be reopening from 10am to 12 noon each morning from Tuesday. Outside of this time Jean & Carol are still available by telephone or email if you want to have a relative or friend prayed for at mass, for mass cards or for any General Enquiries. Contact details on the Website

The Church opening hours will be extended from next week, it will now be open from 10am to 5pm each day to allow people to drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle. There is a small area cordoned for this purpose. We will keep the area cleaned and disinfected but please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church.

Please keep up with Parish Events on  Blessington Parish Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/blessington.info

Monthly Envelopes for June are now due, they may be dropped into the PDF Boxes in the Church or the post-box at the Coimin Centre. Many thanks to all who are making a special effort to return their envelopes this time it is greatly appreciated.

“THANK YOU” to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Envelope Collection. Just We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, or to the Archdiocese PLEASE NOTE there is an option to donate to Valleymount/Lacken parish through the donate button. If you experience any difficulties, please phone the parish office who will assist you. Many thanks for your generosity

Blessington Library will reopen with a “Click & Collect” service from Monday, 8th June. Get in touch today to request books or items, and arrange a pick-up time to collect them. Contact us on 045 891 740 or at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie Opening hours: Monday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 1pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm

Lough Derg Online Retreat Days in June During May people who would normally come to Lough Derg for a day retreat joined us for a different experience, an Online Retreat Day. The responses have been very encouraging with many people asking for further dates.In response, we have decided to offer three further Online Retreats Days:

Sunday 7 June 2020

Saturday 13 June 2020

Thursday 18 June 2020

Visit https://loughderg.live/ on these dates to join Fr La and the Lough Derg Pastoral Team in an experience of pilgrimage

Coronavirus, Church and You – DCU’s Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education (Director, Dr. Gareth Byrne) has made an important survey available. The Covid-19 pandemic has obviously had a profound effect on Church. As we pass the most severe period of lockdown, it seems a good time to assess how clergy and churchgoers have responded to the experience, and what they think the future might hold. The views of priests, religious and lay people are all welcome. To have your say go to: https://www.dcu.ie/materdei-centre-for-catholic-education/news/2020/May/Coronavirus-Church-You-Survey.shtml

Community Pool for West Wicklow Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday June 18th at 7pm. As per Government restrictions we will be holding the meeting online using the Zoom app. All are welcome to join us to hear what the campaign has been up to & what we have planned for the coming year. Please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com & we will send you Zoom meeting log in details. Thank you for your continued support.

While the Parish Office is Closed to the Public we are available  by telephone or email  for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries Monday to Friday Email: office@blessington.info – Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm – Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm

Deacon Gerry leads a Holy Hour of Prayer & Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8pm Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music & reflection.

West Wicklow Cancer Support may be closed but they are still available to help. Call: 087 4346004 or westwicklow15@gmail.com with any enquiries.

Happiness is ….. not having what you want, but appreciating what you have.

Mass Cards by Phone or On-Line Blessington Parish Office can take orders for Mass cards on line & over the phone. Online: e-mail your Mass Card order and details to office@blessingtonparish.ie When you receive confirmation you can pay through the website.  Click the “Donate” button and pick “Mass Card, Shop, Newsletter Items” product    Cards will then be posted out or left in the Church for collection By Phone Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm, call in your details to 045 865 327 or 087 235 0835.

NEWSLETTER ADS

Time to get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers serviced

or treat yourself to a new Mower

For full backup service and professional advice

Philip Jones 087 6638788

Visit our website

www.jonespowertools.ie

 

Active Appliance Repairs

over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing

all brands of domestic and commercial appliances.

For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today

on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082

Call out Charge €75

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

Ace Robotic Lawn Care

Sales and Installation of Robotic Lawn Mowers

Free garden assessment, all leading brands sold

Contact Ken: 086 834 4332

ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie

 

HEADSTONES

McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington

Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations.

Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.

Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessington

or phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or

Gary 087 933 3487

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

 

German Autoworks

Service Specialist

VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel

Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993

Standard Taxi €77 one way

Large 7-Seater €87 one way

Call Richard on 087 255 7993

Or email: richardmc.keever@yahoo.ie

 

Mr. Power Washer

Driveway Cleaning, Shopfront, Window Cleaning,

High Reach Wash, Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning

Contact Mark 085 246 5549 01 516 7316

Email: mrpowerwasher.ie@gmail.com

www.mrpowerwasher.ie

 

Eagle Cleaning Solutions

Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs.

Call for appointment: 087 247 4388

Email: info@eaglecleaningsolutions.com

Find us on Facebook

 

BLINDS

Roller, Vertical and Venetian.

For all your requirements home or office

Contact Seamus 087 4060 434

Email: seamusjban@outlook.com

 

Gardening

For Summer Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care,

Beds overhauled

Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

Paying too much to SKY or UPC?

We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!!

No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053

 

Alder Interiors Ltd

Fitted kitchens & wardrobes & custom-made units

For a Free estimate & quotation

Please phone Sinead on 01-4587617

Visit our website &

see our reviews from our happy customers.

www.alderinteriors.com

Email us @ info@alderinteriors.com

 

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.

Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington.

All areas serviced

Phone: Tony or Regina:

087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

 

Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service

www.blessingtonheatingandplumbing.ie

Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or

email nolannoel2@gmail.com

 

Issue 1308 May 31st 2020

PENTECOST SUNDAY

The coming of the Holy Spirit is a gift of God for all peoples: the sign of his presence is in the reconciliation, justice and peace we create among people. The feast today is both a gift and a call: a call to be the ones who make the Holy Spirit present among God’s people everywhere.

We can all probably remember our confirmation day. What we did that day; visits to relatives, a special treat, maybe being asked a question by the bishop. We were told that we were given the gifts of the Spirit. God’s spirit would always be with us in life to help us be good Christians. As baptism was a promise from God to be with us as an infant and always, confirmation was the same promise as we enter our teenage years. The gospel today is about one big gift of the Spirit – forgiveness. No matter what my past, I am forgiven. We all have a past. There is no sinner who cannot be a saint, no saint that is not a sinner. All of us have regrets – what we have done, people we may have hurt especially family. God casts sin to the end of the ocean when we are sorry and do our best. Then there are the signs of God’s spirit – peace, joy, self-control, forgiveness, gifts we would all love to enjoy. So the Christian life is very attractive. The spirit today is the Spirit of God’s love – Son for Father, Father for Son. And we are invited into it. Jesus’s love is for the whole person, and that includes everyone. Often we think he likes only bits of me. He looks at me whole and entire in love. Maybe this love can help me forgive myself for all I feel guilty and ashamed of. Forgive us Lord, as you have forgiven us.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Michael Chalke (A) George McGuire (A)

Sunday 10am: Tom & Molly Hamilton (A) Paddy Monaghan (A)

We also Remember the following:

Andy Farrington (A) Mag Farrington(A) Mick & Mary Hubbard (A) Jim Toomey (A)

Tuesday: Exam Mass, Sp Intentions

Wednesday: Sp Intentions, Birthday Mass

Thursday: Nora Gavin (RD) Eileen Wilhare (RD)

Friday: Mass offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead

While the Parish Office is Closed to the Public.

We are available by telephone or email

for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries Monday to Friday

Email: office@blessington.info

Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm

Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm

The Church is open  from 10am to 1pm every day. Drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle.There is a small area cordoned for this purpose. We will keep the area cleaned & disinfected but please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church.

Deacon Gerry leads a Holy Hour of Prayer & Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8pm Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music & reflection.

Please keep up with Parish Events on  Blessington Parish Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/blessington.info

Mass Cards by Phone or On-Line

Blessington Parish Office can take orders for Mass cards on line & over the phone.

Online: e-mail your Mass Card order and details to office@blessingtonparish.ie

When you receive confirmation you can pay through the website.  Click the “Donate” button and pick

“Mass Card, Shop, Newsletter Items” product. Cards will then be posted out or left in the Church for collection

By Phone  Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm, call in your details to  045 865 327 or 087 235 0835.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hospice Sunflower Days.

Each June, our dedicated volunteers help to raise funds for Wicklow Hospice with our Sunflower day pins, teddies & Sunflower themed merchandise. Unfortunately, as we can’t hold our collection out on the streets this year, we are running our campaign online & we hope you can help us to spread the word!

How to support Hospice Sunflower Days in 2020

The campaign is now up and running and you can access information via www.wicklowhospice.ie ,  we would really appreciate your support to help us spread the word. There are 3 key ways that people can support Wicklow Hospice this year.

  1. Text Wicklow to 50300 to donate €4
  2. Buy Sunflower Days gifts at https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/wicklowhospice#merchandise
  3. Donate online at www.wicklowhospice.ie

Please share the news with family & friends that our sunflower day campaign has gone digital!

Community Pool for West Wicklow Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday June 18th at 7pm. As per Government restrictions we will be holding the meeting online using the Zoom app. All are welcome to join us to hear what the campaign has been up to & what we have planned for the coming year. Please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com & we will send you Zoom meeting log in details. Thank you for your continued support.

Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. This year, of course, it was not possible to return Trócaire boxes through schools or parishes in the usual way. This is the worst possible timing coming just as the world’s poorest people need us most. Therefore, Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation. Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:

  1. Online at www.trocaire.org
  2. By phone: 1850 408 408 (ROI)
  3. By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (ROI)
  4. Check with your local parish on how to safely return your donation (**If it is possible and safe for  people to return donations to your parish, please include those details here**) The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion.

Covid19 Tech is a  group of I.T professionals who have come together from  across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors in our communities so they can stay connected with their loved ones and required services during the Covid19 crisis. For further information to help any of your senior friends , neighbours or relatives who could do with a little help keep in touch at the moment. Info:    https://covid19tech.ie/ or  https://www.facebook.com/Covid19TechHelp/posts/118344963168927

ALONE COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE has launched a national support line & additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries & give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

West Wicklow Cancer Support may be closed but they are still available to help. Call: 087 4346004 or westwicklow15@gmail.com with any enquiries.

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €1925 sign up for €2 per week on www.blessingtonparish.ie

St Vincent de Paul 087 181 1579

 

Issue 1307 May 24th 2020

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie

 

Sunday 24th May 2020

Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie

Burgage Cemetery Mass Many thanks to all who watched the Mass on webcam last Sunday afternoon, there were viewers from all over Ireland and beyond! Over 400 people joined in to pray for loved ones in Burgage. This is a difficult time for everyone especially as many are not able to visit the cemetery at this time.

 

Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday this week please join us in prayer: www.blessingtonparish.ie

 

Thursday 28th May 2020

Deacon Gerry will lead a Holy Hour of Prayer and Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8pm from Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music and reflection.

Mass Intentions this Week

John Reynolds, Red Lane, (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Frank Cheatle (RD) Maura Rossney (Manor Kilbride) (A)

Sunday 10am: Eileen McGreal (Mths Mind) William Bready (Mths Mind) Mairead Hudson (1st A)

We also Remember the following: Frances Kenny, James Kenny

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Joe Halligan (RD) Roy Jolly (RD)

Wednesday: Eileen McCarthy (RD) Special Living Intention,

Thursday: Birthday Mass, Get Well Mass

Friday: Intentions Mass, Birthday Mass

Blessington Parish Appeal

How to support your parish during the current restrictions

You will be aware of our need to maintain an in-flow of funds at the present to help us meet payments and expenses: insurance, heat & light, church expenses, maintenance, staff expenses, priests salaries & the Coimin Centre.

“THANK YOU” to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Envelope Collection.

We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount/Lacken or directly to the Archdiocese.

It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish. If you experience any difficulties, please phone the parish office who will assist you. Once again may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity.

Fr. Richard

 

While the Parish Office is Closed to the Public.

We are available by telephone or email

for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries

Monday to Friday

Email: office@blessington.info

Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm

Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm

 

Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care

 

The Church is open  from 10am to 1pm every day to allow people to drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle.

There is a small area cordoned for this purpose. We will keep the area cleaned and disinfected but please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church.

 

Please keep up with Parish Events on  Blessington Parish Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/blessington.info

 

Follow Deacon Gerry’s Blog of prayerful resources & reflections: www.lenten.info or on  Blessington.info Facebook Page

 

St Vincent de Paul  087 181 1579

 

Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. This year, of course, it was not possible to return Trócaire boxes through schools or parishes in the usual way. This is the worst possible timing coming just as the world’s poorest people need us most. Therefore, Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation. Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:

Online at www.trocaire.org

  1. By phone: 1850 408 408
  2. By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
  3. Please call Jean to make arrangements to drop Trocaire boxes to the Parish Office – 087 235 0835

The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion. West Wicklow Cancer Support may be closed but they are still available to help. Call: 087 4346004 or westwicklow15@gmail.com with any enquiries.

 

Covid19 Tech is a  group of I.T professionals who have come together from  across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors in our communities so they can stay connected with their loved ones and required services during the Covid19 crisis.

For further information to help any of your senior friends , neighbours or relatives who could do with a little help keep in touch at the moment.

Info:    https://covid19tech.ie/ or  https://www.facebook.com/Covid19TechHelp/posts/118344963168927

 

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are available on our website

https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/

From the list of choose this weekend’s homily and keep up to date with Fr Kevin’s thoughts on the Gospel Reading of the day.

 

Community Pool for West Wicklow Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday June 18th at 7pm. As per Government restrictions we will be holding the meeting online using the Zoom app. All are welcome to join us to hear what the campaign has been up to & what we have planned for the coming year. Please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com & we will send you Zoom meeting log in details. Thank you for your continued support.

 

DONATE to the Parish Online

We are delighted to let you know that we have now got a facility for our parishioners to make donations to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, or Valleymount/Lacken Donations to the Diocese through the Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collection that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol 045 865 327 during the week

 

Mass Cards by Phone or On-Line

Blessington Parish Office can take orders for Mass cards on line & over the phone.

Online: e-mail your Mass Card order and details to office@blessingtonparish.ie

When you receive confirmation you can pay through the website.  Click the “Donate” button and pick

“Mass Card, Shop, Newsletter Items” product   Cards will then be posted out or left in the Church for collection

By Phone  Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm, call in your details to  045 865 327 or 087 235 0835.

 

ALONE COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line & additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries & give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

The Bend in the Road

Sometimes we come to life’s crossroads

And we view what we think is the end.

But God has a much wider vision

And he knows that it’s only a bend-

 

The road will go on and get smoother

And after we’ve stopped for a rest,

The path that lies hidden beyond us

Is often the path that is best.

 

So rest and relax and grow stronger,

Let go and let God share your load

And have faith in a brighter tomorrow-

You’ve just come to a bend in the road.

Author: Helen Steiner Rice

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

Hollywood Flower Studio

Hanging baskets and bedding plants,

herbs and fruit plants available

Thursday to Sunday 11am  to 3pm

Call 087 333 3276 for more details.

 

Time to get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers serviced

or treat yourself to a new Mower

For full backup service and professional advice

Philip Jones 087 6638788

Visit our website

www.jonespowertools.ie

 

Active Appliance Repairs

over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing

all brands of domestic and commercial appliances.

For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today

on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082

Call out Charge €75

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

Ace Robotic Lawn Care

Sales and Installation of Robotic Lawn Mowers

Free garden assessment, all leading brands sold

Contact Ken: 086 834 4332

ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie

 

HEADSTONES

McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington

Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations.

Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.

Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessington

or phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or

Gary 087 933 3487

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

 

German Autoworks

Service Specialist

VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel

Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993

Standard Taxi €77 one way

Large 7-Seater €87 one way

Call Richard on 087 255 7993

Or email: richardmc.keever@yahoo.ie

 

Mr. Power Washer

Driveway Cleaning, Shopfront, Window Cleaning,

High Reach Wash, Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning

Contact Mark 085 246 5549 01 516 7316

Email: mrpowerwasher.ie@gmail.com

www.mrpowerwasher.ie

 

Eagle Cleaning Solutions

Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs.

Call for appointment: 087 247 4388

Email: info@eaglecleaningsolutions.com

Find us on Facebook

 

BLINDS

Roller, Vertical and Venetian.

For all your requirements home or office

Contact Seamus 087 4060 434

Email: seamusjban@outlook.com

 

BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE

For our safety and our customers

we will have safety and social distancing rules in play.

We would request that the hour from

10am to 11am Monday to Friday

be left available for our more vulnerable customers

We are still offering a call and collect service,

you can remain in your car and

collect your order in the car park

We will continue to offer delivery to over 70s

Open 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday

12 noon to 5pm Sunday

045 865 403

087 931 9111

 

Gardening

For Spring Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care,

Beds overhauled

Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

Paying too much to SKY or UPC?

We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!!

No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053

 

Alder Interiors Ltd

Fitted kitchens & wardrobes & custom-made units

For a Free estimate & quotation

Please phone Sinead on 01-4587617

Visit our website &

see our reviews from our happy customers.

www.alderinteriors.com

Email us @ info@alderinteriors.com

 

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.

Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington.

All areas serviced

Phone: Tony or Regina:

087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

 

Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service

www.blessingtonheatingandplumbing.ie

Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or

email nolannoel2@gmail.com

 

Vacancy for Safeguarding Officer

The Archdiocese of Dublin Child Safeguarding Service provides support and oversight in respect of the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults who are involved with the Diocese via its parishes, schools and agencies.

This role is offered on a permanent and full-time basis to support the service. Reporting to the Director of the Service, the Safeguarding Officer will develop and deliver training, as well as give advice and support on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults involved in church activities in the diocese.

If you feel this role is for you and meet our requirements, please email your C.V. with a Covering letter to:

Judith.maxwell@dublindiocese.ie

by 5pm on Monday 25th May 2020.

For a full outline go to our noticeboard section on: https://www.dublindiocese.ie/job-vacancies/

 

 

 

Issue 1306 May 17th 2020

Saturday 16th May 2020

Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie

Sunday 17th May 2020

Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie

Burgage Cemetery Mass In accordance with Government guidelines on public gatherings, the Annual Mass at Burgage Cemetery has been cancelled, however  a Memorial Remembrance Mass will be held on 17th May at 3pm in Church of our Lady, Blessington, Via Webcam Only https://blessingtonparish.ie/about/parish-webcam/

Please let relatives, friends at home and abroad  know of this Mass

Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday this week please join us in prayer: www.blessingtonparish.ie

Thursday 21st May 2020

Deacon Gerry will lead a Holy Hour of Prayer and Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8pm from Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music and reflection.

Mass Intentions this Week

Ciaran Stynes (Kilteel) (RD) Kathleen Cullen (Rathdangan) (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Amelia Lily Philips (Rem) Helena Moore (RD)

Sunday 10am: Carmel Johnson (Mths Mind) Kevin Keenan (Mths Mind) Mick Balfe (Kylebeg) (A) Jessie Clarke (A)

We also Remember the following: Mary & Kathleen Curtin, Molly & Billy Evans, Joe Evans Snr, Joe Evan Jnr, Liam Evans, Bridie & Ann Evans, Jane & Jim Flynn, John & Brigid Miley, Andy Farrington, Kathleen & Jack Daniels, Joe Daniels, Phil Conlon, Ray Daniels, Lorraine Daniels, Vincie Daniels, Sharon O’Brien, Deceased Members of Behan & O’Brien families, Kathleen O’Connell

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Sharon O’Brien (A) Thanksgiving Mass

Wednesday: Jane & Jim Flynn (A) Exam Mass

Thursday: Mass of the Angels, Sp Living Int

Friday: Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

The Parish Office is Closed to the Public.

We are available by telephone or email

for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries

Monday to Friday

Email: office@blessington.info

Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm

Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm

Blessington Parish Appeal – How to support your parish during the current restrictions

 You will be aware of our need to maintain an in-flow of funds at the present to help us meet payments and expenses: insurance, heat & light, church expenses, maintenance, staff expenses, Priests salaries & the running of the COIMIN CENTRE.

“THANK YOU” to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Collection.

We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to all 3 Churches in the parish or to the Archdiocese. It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish.

If you experience any difficulties, please phone the parish office who will assist you.

Once again may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity.

Fr. Richard

The Church will be open from 10am to 1pm every day to allow people to drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle. There is a small area cordoned for this purpose. We will keep the area cleaned and disinfected but please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church..

Please follow Blessington Parish on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/blessington.info

Follow Deacon Gerry’s Blog of prayerful resources & reflections: www.lenten.info or on  Blessington.info Facebook Page

DONATE to the Parish Online

We are delighted to let you know that we have now got a facility for our parishioners to make donations to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, or Valleymount/Lacken

Donations to the Diocese through the Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collections that are normally taken up at Mass.

It is straightforward to use but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol 045 865 327 during the week

Mass Cards by Phone or On-Line

Blessington Parish Office can take orders for Mass cards on line & over the phone.

Online: e-mail your Mass Card order and details to office@blessingtonparish.ie

When you receive confirmation you can pay through the website.  Click the “Donate” button and pick

“Mass Card, Shop, Newsletter Items” product. Cards will then be posted out or left in the Church for collection

By Phone  Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm, call in your details to  045 865 327 or 087 235 0835.

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are available on our website

https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/ From the list of choose this weekend’s homily and keep up to date with Fr Kevin’s thoughts on the Gospel Reading of the day.

Covid19 Tech is a  group of I.T professionals who have come together from  across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors in our communities so they can stay connected with their loved ones and required services during the Covid19 crisis. For further information to help any of your senior friends, neighbours or relatives who could do with a little help keep in touch at the moment. Info: https://covid19tech.ie/ or  https://www.facebook.com/Covid19TechHelp/posts/118344963168927

ALONE COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line & additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries & give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

If the mountain seems too big today

Then climb a hill instead.

If the morning brings you sadness it’s okay to stay in bed.

If the day ahead weighs heavy

And your plans feel like a curse,

there’s no shame in rearranging,

Don’t make yourself feel worse.

If a shower stings like needles

And the bath feels like you’ll drown,

If you haven’t washed your hair for days,

Don’t throw away your crown.

A day is not a lifetime

A rest is not defeat,

Don’t think of it as failure,

Just a quiet, kind retreat.

Its okay to take a moment

From an anxious, fractured mind,

The world will not stop turning

While you get realigned.

The mountain will still be there

When you want to try again,

You can climb it in your own time,

Just love yourself til then

-Laura Ding-Edwards

 

Blessington Library is now providing access to Touch-Type Read & Spell (TTRS), a multi-sensory, structured online course particularly useful for those with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia, ASD and ADHD.  It assists those who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties & also develops their typing skills.  It is suitable for all age groups, learning at their own pace, at home.  To get started contact Blessington Library on (045) 891 740 for your unique log in and password.

West Wicklow Cancer Support may be closed but they are still available to help. Call: 087 4346004 or westwicklow15@gmail.com with any enquiries.

Live Online Creative Writing courses available at https://www.cabin-fever.ie Classes held weekly using video sharing. Fun interactive and educational. Students will be able to submit their work and have it reviewed. Also an online Creative Writing competition see https://www.cabin-fever.ie for more details.

NEWSLETTER ADS 

Hollywood Flower Studio

Hanging baskets and bedding plants, herbs and fruit plants available

Thursday to Sunday 11am  to 3pm Call 087 333 3276 for more details.

BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE

We are looking forward to reopening on May 18th

For our safety and our customers we will have safety and social distancing rules in play.

We would request that the hour from 10am to 11am Monday to Friday be left available for our more vulnerable customers

We are still offering a call and collect service, you can remain in your car and collect your order in the car park

We will continue to offer delivery to over 70s

Open 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm Sunday

045 865 403 or 087 931 9111

Time to get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers serviced

or treat yourself to a new Mower

For full backup service and professional advice

Philip Jones 087 6638788

Visit our website

www.jonespowertools.ie

 Active Appliance Repairs

over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing

all brands of domestic and commercial appliances.

For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today

on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082

Call out Charge €75

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 Ace Robotic Lawn Care

Sales and Installation of Robotic Lawn Mowers

Free garden assessment, all leading brands sold

Contact Ken: 086 834 4332

ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie

HEADSTONES

McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington

Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations.

Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.

Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessington

or phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or Gary 087 933 3487

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

German Autoworks

Service Specialist

VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel

Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993

Standard Taxi €77 one way

Large 7-Seater €87 one way

Call Richard on 087 255 7993

Or email: richardmc.keever@yahoo.ie

Mr. Power Washer

Driveway Cleaning, Shopfront, Window Cleaning,

High Reach Wash, Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning

Contact Mark 085 246 5549 01 516 7316

Email: mrpowerwasher.ie@gmail.com

www.mrpowerwasher.ie

Eagle Cleaning Solutions

Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs.

Call for appointment: 087 247 4388

Email: info@eaglecleaningsolutions.com

Find us on Facebook

BLINDS

Roller, Vertical and Venetian.

For all your requirements home or office

Contact Seamus 087 4060 434

Email: seamusjban@outlook.com

Gardening

For Spring Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care,

Beds overhauled

Phone Mark 085 133 7714

Paying too much to SKY or UPC?

We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!!

No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053

Alder Interiors Ltd

Fitted kitchens & wardrobes & custom-made units

For a Free estimate & quotation, please phone Sinead on 01-4587617

Visit our website & see our reviews from our happy customers.

www.alderinteriors.com

Email us @ info@alderinteriors.com

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.

Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington.

All areas serviced

Phone: Tony or Regina: 087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service

www.blessingtonheatingandplumbing.ie

Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email nolannoel2@gmail.com

Vacancy for Safeguarding Officer

The Archdiocese of Dublin Child Safeguarding Service provides support and oversight in respect of the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults who are involved with the Diocese via its parishes, schools and agencies. This role is offered on a permanent and full-time basis to support the service. Reporting to the Director of the Service, the Safeguarding Officer will develop and deliver training, as well as give advice and support on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults involved in church activities in the diocese.

If you feel this role is for you and meet our requirements, please email your C.V. with a Covering letter to:

Judith.maxwell@dublindiocese.ie  by 5pm on Monday 25th May 2020.

For a full outline go to our noticeboard section on: https://www.dublindiocese.ie/job-vacancies/

 

 

Issue 1304 May 10th 2020

Saturday 9th May 2020

Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie

Sunday 10th May 2020

Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie

Monday 11th May 2020

►Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday this week please join us in prayer: www.blessingtonparish.ie

Monthly Envelopes for May can be dropped into the postbox at the Coimin Centre, into the PDF boxes in the Church or posted to the Parish Office or use the Donate online facility via the parish website.

 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Deacon Gerry will lead a Holy Hour of Prayer and Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8pm from Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music and reflection.

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Thomas Miley (1st A) Robert Henessy (A) Michael Nash (A)

Sunday 10am: Denis Bohan (Mths Mind) Kate McGrath (A) Pat Duffy (A) Jack Boothamn (A)

We also Remember the following:

Jimmy Devoy (A) Catherine Doran (A) Charles Doran (Rem) Larry Cullen (A) James McHugh (A) Christy Dennison (A) Catherine & Adam Jackson (A) Moire T Deohan (A) Katie McEvoy (A) Sr Olive Fox (A) Noel Fox (A) Oliver Daly (A)

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Paddy Dowling (1st A) Robert Hennessy (A)

Wednesday: Michael Nash (A) Barry O’Donnell (Rem)

Thursday: John & Mary McGarrigle (A) Lucy Keogh (A)

Friday: James McHugh (A) Thanksgiving Mass

 

Blessington Parish Appeal How to support your parish during  the current restrictions

 You will be aware of our need to maintain an in-flow of funds at the present to help us meet payments and expenses: insurance, heat & light, church expenses, maintenance, staff expenses, Priests salaries & the running of the COIMIN CENTRE.

“THANK YOU” to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Collection.

We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to all 3 Churches in the parish or to the Archdiocese. It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish.

If you experience any difficulties, please phone the parish office who will assist you.

Once again may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity.

Fr. Richard

 

 St Vincent de Paul local no: 087 181 1579

 

 Follow Deacon Gerry’s Blog of prayerful resources & reflections: www.lenten.info or on  Blessington.info Facebook Page

 

 The Parish Office is Closed to the Public.

We are available by telephone or email  for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries Monday to Friday

Email: office@blessington.info

Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm

Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm

 

The Church will be open from 10am to 1pm every day to allow people to drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle.

There is a small area cordoned for this purpose. We will keep the area cleaned and disinfected but please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church.. 

 

Sunday 17th May 2020

Burgage Cemetery Mass

In accordance with Government guidelines on public gatherings, the Annual Mass at Burgage Cemetery has been cancelled

A Memorial Remembrance Mass will be held on 17th May at 3pm in Church of our Lady, Blessington, Via Webcam Only https://blessingtonparish.ie/about/parish-webcam/

Please let relatives, friends at home and abroad  know of this Mass

Please follow Blessington Parish on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/blessington.info

Blessington Library is now providing access to Touch-Type Read & Spell (TTRS), a multi-sensory, structured online course particularly useful for those with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia, ASD and ADHD.  It assists those who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties & also develops their typing skills.  It is suitable for all age groups, learning at their own pace, at home.  To get started contact Blessington Library on (045) 891 740 for your unique log in and password.

West Wicklow Cancer Support may be closed but they are still available to help. Call: 087 4346004 or westwicklow15@gmail.com with any enquiries.

ALONE national support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Professional staff will be available to answer queries & give advice & reassurance. Lines open Mon to Fri, 8am to 8pm, 0818 222 024

Live Online Creative Writing courses available at https://www.cabin-fever.ie Classes held weekly using video sharing. Fun interactive and educational. Students will be able to submit their work and have it reviewed. Also an online Creative Writing competition see https://www.cabin-fever.ie for more details.

DONATE to the Parish Online

We are delighted to let you know that we have now got a facility for our parishioners to make donations to the Parish (Blessington Neighbourhood Collection, Crosschapel or Manor Kilbride) & to the Diocese through the Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collection that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol at Parish Office number 045 865 327 during the week

St Mary’ Schools & Blessington Parish Thursday 5th May – Numbers drawn: 9, 20, 22, 23 Congratulations to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Gareth Byrne. Jackpot not won. Info: Parish Office 045 865 327. The lotto draw is still taking place every Thursday at 8pm. Next  week’s Jackpot €1800

 

No lockdown on Messenger. The Messenger is still being printed and distributed monthly. However, some may find it hard to access it. Thus, we are offering a free digital subscription for three months. If you would like to receive this, please send an email to c.henry@messenger.ie, with message digital. their publications can be ordered at www.messenger.ie/bookshop

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

 

Time to get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers serviced

or treat yourself to a new Mower

For full backup service and professional advice

Philip Jones 087 6638788

Visit our website

www.jonespowertools.ie

 

Paying too much to SKY or UPC?

We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!!

No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053

 

HEADSTONES

McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington

Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations.

Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.

Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessington

or phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or

Gary 087 933 3487

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

 

German Autoworks

Service Specialist

VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel

Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993

Standard Taxi €77 one way

Large 7-Seater €87 one way

Call Richard on 087 255 7993

Or email: richardmc.keever@yahoo.ie

 

Mr. Power Washer

Driveway Cleaning, Shopfront, Window Cleaning,

High Reach Wash,

Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning

Contact Mark 085 246 5549 01 516 7316

Email: mrpowerwasher.ie@gmail.com

www.mrpowerwasher.ie

 

Eagle Cleaning Solutions

Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs.

Call for appointment: 087 247 4388

Email: info@eaglecleaningsolutions.com

Find us on Facebook

Gardening

For Spring Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care,

Beds overhauled

Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

Ace Robotic Lawn Care

Sales and Installation of Robotic Lawn Mowers

Free garden assessment

all leading brands sold

Contact Ken: 086 834 4332

ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie

 

Alder Interiors Ltd

Fitted kitchens & wardrobes & custom-made units

For a Free estimate & quotation

Please phone Sinead on 01-4587617

Visit our website &

see our reviews from our happy customers.

www.alderinteriors.com

Email us @ info@alderinteriors.com

 

BLINDS

Roller, Vertical and Venetian.

For all your requirements home or office

Contact Seamus 087 4060 434

Email: seamusjban@outlook.com

 

Active Appliance Repairs

over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing

all brands of domestic and commercial appliances.

For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today

on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082

Call out Charge €75

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.

Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington.

All areas serviced

Phone: Tony or Regina:

087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

 

Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service

www.blessingtonheatingandplumbing.ie

Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or

email nolannoel2@gmail.com

Issue 1304 May 3rd 2020

Saturday 2nd May 2020

Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie

Sunday 3rd May 2020

Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie

Thursday 7th May 2020

Deacon Gerry will lead a Holy Hour of Prayer and Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8.30pm from Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music and reflection.

Mass Intentions this Week

Lily Mooney (RD) Mary Lawlor (RD) Irene Brady (RD) Lee Maddox (RD) Breda Mulry (RD) Richard Callaghan (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Peter Bergin (1st A)

George Devoy (A) Lorraine Chute (1st A) Willie & Martin Treacy

Sunday 10am: Ita Jalily (A) Brigid & Martin McDonald (Rem) Deceased members of McDonald Family

We also Remember the following:

Paul Swift (A) Kevin, Mary & Geraldine Sheils (A) Eamonn Byrne (5th A) Pat Kelly (A) Jimmy Balfe (A) Edward Carroll,  Michael O’Connor, Ann Carroll Brophy,  Amanda Brophy

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Ita Jalily (A) Mary Keogh (A)

Wednesday: Josie Clarke (A) Patrick Curtin (RD)

Thursday: Carmel Johnston (RD) Get Well, Get Well

Friday: Brigid Fallon (RD) Dick Murray (RD)

Blessington Parish Appeal – How to support your parish during  the current restrictions

You will be aware of our need to maintain an in-flow of funds at the present to help us meet payments and expenses: insurance, heat & light, church expenses, maintenance, staff expenses, Priests salaries & the running of the COIMIN CENTRE.

“THANK YOU” to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Collection.

We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute. Fill in your details, plus the amount of you wish to donate and your donation will go directly into the parish account. It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish.

If you experience any difficulties, please phone the parish office who will assist you.

The DONATE button only went up last week and already a number of parishioners have found it an easy way to support the parish. Once again may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity.

Fr. Richard

The Church will be open from 10am to 1pm each day to allow people to drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle. There is a small area cordoned for this purpose. We will keep the area cleaned and disinfected but please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church..

St Mary’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Thursday 30th April – Numbers drawn: 1, 17, 21, 29 Congratulations to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Aine Moran. Jackpot not won. Info: Parish Office 045 865 327. The lotto draw is still taking place every Thursday at 8pm. Next  week’s Jackpot €1750

The Parish Office is Closed to the Public. We are available by telephone or email  for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards & General Enquiries – Monday to Friday

Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm

Follow Deacon Gerry’s Blog of prayerful resources & reflections: www.lenten.info or on  Blessington.info Facebook Page

Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday this week please join us in prayer: www.blessingtonparish.ie

Burgage Cemetery Mass 2020

In accordance with Government guidelines on public gatherings, the Annual Cemetery Mass at Burgage scheduled for Sunday 17th May at 3 PM has been cancelled a Memorial Remembrance Mass will be held on 17th May at 3pm in Church of our Lady, Blessington, Via Webcam only www.blessingtonparish.ie

VALLEYMOUNT AND LACKEN PARISH MEMBER’S DRAW RESULTS

MARCH DRAW

May Nolan, Evelyn & Dave Ryall, Ann & Martin O’Connor, Jane Fleming, Shann & Mark Morris

APRIL DRAW

Kathleen & Phil Leonard, Aidan Miley, Marie & Peter McDonald, Kit & Francis Duffy, Teresa Shirran

Good Shepherd Sunday – Vocations Sunday

On this Good Shepherd Sunday we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life, especially for our diocese, that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst.  Do you hear the voice of the Lord, the Good Shepherd calling you to a particular way of life?

If you think God is calling you to serve the Church as a priest or in the consecrated life, contact the National Vocations Office, email: info@vocations.ie or your local Diocesan Vocations Director.

Blessington Library is now providing access to Touch-Type Read & Spell (TTRS), a multi-sensory, structured online course particularly useful for those with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia, ASD and ADHD.  It assists those who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties & also develops their typing skills.  It is suitable for all age groups, learning at their own pace, at home.  To get started contact Blessington Library on (045) 891 740 for your unique log in and password.

West Wicklow Cancer Support may be closed but they are still available to help. Call: 087 4346004 or westwicklow15@gmail.com with any enquiries.

ALONE national support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Professional staff will be available to answer queries & give advice & reassurance. Lines open Mon to Fri, 8am to 8pm, 0818 222 024

Live Online Creative Writing courses available at https://www.cabin-fever.ie Classes held weekly using video sharing. Fun interactive and educational. Students will be able to submit their work and have it reviewed. Also an online Creative Writing competition see https://www.cabin-fever.ie for more details.

No lockdown on Messenger. The Messenger is still being printed and distributed monthly. However, some may find it hard to access it. Thus, we are offering a free digital subscription for three months. If you would like to receive this, please send an email to c.henry@messenger.ie, with message digital. their publications can be ordered at www.messenger.ie/bookshop

DONATE to the Parish Online

We are delighted to let you know that we have now got a facility for our parishioners to make donations to the Parish (Blessington Neighbourhood Collection, Crosschapel or Manor Kilbride) & to the Diocese through the Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collection that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol at Parish Office number 045 865 327 during the week

St Mary’ Schools & Blessington Parish Thursday 23rd April – Numbers drawn: 7, 9, 10, 15 Congratulations to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Jane Byrne. Jackpot not won. Info: Parish Office 045 865 327. The lotto draw is still taking place every Thursday at 8pm. Next  week’s Jackpot €1700

St Vincent de Paul local no: 087 181 1579

Please follow Blessington Parish on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/blessington.info

 

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get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers ready & serviced in time

or treat yourself to a new Mower

For full backup service and professional advice

Philip Jones 087 6638788

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Paying too much to SKY or UPC?

We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!!

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HEADSTONES

  1. McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington

Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations.

Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.

Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessington

or phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or

Gary 087 933 3487

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

 

German Autoworks

Service Specialist

VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel

Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993

Standard Taxi €77 one way

Large 7-Seater €87 one way

Call Richard on 087 255 7993

Or email: richardmc.keever@yahoo.ie

 

Mr. Power Washer

Driveway Cleaning, Shopfront, Window Cleaning,

High Reach Wash,

Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning

Contact Mark 085 246 5549 01 516 7316

Email: mrpowerwasher.ie@gmail.com

www.mrpowerwasher.ie

 

Eagle Cleaning Solutions

Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs.

Call for appointment: 087 247 4388

Email: info@eaglecleaningsolutions.com

Find us on Facebook

 

Gardening

For Spring Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care,

Beds overhauled

Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

Ace Robotic Lawn Care

Sales and Installation of Robotic Lawn Mowers

Free garden assessment

all leading brands sold

Contact Ken: 086 834 4332

ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie

 

Alder Interiors Ltd

Fitted kitchens & wardrobes & custom-made units

For a Free estimate & quotation

Please phone Sinead on 01-4587617

Visit our website &

see our reviews from our happy customers.

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Email us @ info@alderinteriors.com

 

BLINDS

Roller, Vertical and Venetian.

For all your requirements home or office

Contact Seamus 087 4060 434

Email: seamusjban@outlook.com

 

Active Appliance Repairs

over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing

all brands of domestic and commercial appliances.

For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today

on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082

Call out Charge €75

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.

Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington.

All areas serviced

Phone: Tony or Regina:

087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

 

Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service

www.blessingtonheatingandplumbing.ie

Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or

email nolannoel2@gmail.com