Issue 1376 October 17th 2021

Mass intentions this week:

Saturday 6pm Mass: Liam Cummins (1st A), John Cummins (A) Edward Ball (A), Kathy & Willie Dunworth (A), James Byrne(A) Margaret Murphy (A), John & Bridie Richardson (A)

Sunday 10am: Mary Keogh (Birthday Rem), Davy Clarke (A)

We remember the following: Annie Fennell, Michael O’Brien

Monday:  Mass for Blessington List of the Sick, Intentions Mass

Tuesday: Get Well Int, Get Well Int

Wednesday: Eithne Kane (RD), Paddy Cosgrove (RD)

Thursday: Brian Redmond (RD), Pat Reilly (RD)

Friday:  Thomas McCarthy (RD), Gretta Malone (A)

Saturday 16th October:  6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 17th October: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 19th October: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

The Catholic Church throughout the world & in Ireland is beginning a series of conversations about what God wants of his people at this time.  These conversations are often referred to as a Synodal Process. “Synodal” comes from a Greek word which means “walking together”. On Sunday 17th October  we mark the opening of the Synodal Process entitled: For a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation & Mission.  This Synodal Process coincides with the start of the two-year Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland which will lead, in time, to a National Synodal Assembly in Ireland.  www.catholicbishops.ie/synod     www.synod.va

The Folk Group in Church of Our Lady Blessington has been singing at masses continuously for 25 years until Covid silenced us in 2020. We are currently preparing for our return once restrictions allowing singing in church are lifted. We are looking for new members – singers & musicians, especially guitarists to join us in the singing.  A recent survey found that singing in a group or choir is good for your physical & mental health. So, maybe you would consider joining us. We meet for 90 minutes once a week, & we sing at mass every second weekend. We also do some special occasions like, Christmas, Easter, Cemetery Sunday etc. It is a good way of meeting people, getting out of the house & catching up on the local gossip as we are a very social group.  If you are interested, please call Declan: 086 806 3436 or contact the parish office.

IS ALCOHOL CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW? Do you want to stop drinking? Is there an alcoholic in your life? Blessington Alcoholics Anonymous Group is hosting an OPEN PUBLIC MEETING in St Joseph’s Hall, Main St. Blessington on Monday 8th Nov at 8pm. The purpose of this meeting is to reach the still suffering alcoholic through a third party, family & friends by letting them know that AA exists, where it can be found & what it can offer. With speakers from Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. Refreshments served. All welcome.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn 14th October: 10, 13, 22, 25. Weekly winner of €25 was Fiona Donald. Next week’s jackpot is €1300 www.blessingtonparish.ie

St Mary’s Junior School ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of 2022/2023 school year. A copy of the school’s Admission Policy & the Application Form for Admission for the 2022/2023 is available to download at: www.stmarysjns.weebly.com by emailing  principal@stmarysjuniorschool.ie or writing to: St Mary’s Junior School, Main St. Blessington, Co. Wicklow. W91 YN0P. The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants Applications accepted for admission on 01/10/2021. Closing date for applications for admission on 22/11/2021. Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application on 13/12/2021. Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by 31/01/2022 *Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn. *Note: the school will consider & issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy. Number of places being made available in 2022/2023 in Junior Infants is 75. For parents considering where to send their child to school we invite you to a Prospective Parents /New Student Intake tour, November 4th in the Junior School.  Between 6pm-7pm. The Principal, Carmel Dillon, members of staff & parents of current students will be available to discuss with you how our school operates & show you around the school. For enquiries, please contact our Secretary at bsec@live.ie or phone the school on 045 865 501.

Blessington Educate Together are now accepting enrolments for the next school year 2022-2023.  Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website www.betns.ie or contact the school office on 045 865 281 or email office@betns.ie

St Joseph’s National School Valleymount are now accepting enrolment applications for the 2022/2023 school year. Forms available from the school office call 045 867289 or email valleymountns@gmail.com   Closing date for receipt of applications is October 22nd 2021

Gaelscoil na Lochanna is now accepting places for the 2022-2023 the school year. You don’t need Irish to send your child to the Gaelscoil! Tá an FÓGRA BLIANTIÚL MAIDIR LE LIGEAN ISTEACH fógraithe anois ar www.gaelscoilnalochanna.com mar aon le foirm iontrála agus eolas faoi Oíche Oscailte Fhíorúil. (3ú Samhain, 7:30) Spriocdháta dona hiarratais ná 24ú Samhain agus cuirfear tuistí ar an eolas ar an 1ú Nollaig. Beidh ar thuistí/chaomhnóirí an áit a chinntiú roimh/ar an 21ú Eanáir 2022. Tá 60 spás sna Naíonáin ar fáil (más chuí). The ANNUAL ADMISSIONS NOTICE.with enrolment forms is now available to view on the school website www.gaelscoilnalochanna.com. Applications for spaces are due before/on the 24th November 2021 & parents will be notified on the 1st December. Parents/Guardians will then need to confirm their acceptance of the place on/ before 21st January 2022.There are 60 spaces available in Junior Infants. For those considering the Gaelscoil there will be a Virtual Open Night on 3rd November to give everyone a chance to see how it all works in a Gaelscoil. The Gaelscoil will be hosting a series of Community Talks throughout the year around the topics of Special Education in the Gaelscoil. (Dyslexia, Autism, Visual Impairment, Down syndrome & Using Lámh, Maths, Homework, Reading strategies in the Gaelscoil). These talks will be open to everyone. For all enquiries please contact Runai@gaelscoilnalochanna.com (school secretary) or phone 045 900 525, 087 938 8651.

Lacken National School are now accepting enrolment applications for the 2022/2023 school year. Please email school@lackenns.com  or contact the school office on 045 865086.

Community Pool for West Wicklow are delighted to announce the return of our Christmas Market to Russborough House & Park this December! The Christmas Market will take place on Saturday December 11th and will feature live music; face painting & of course, Santa will be there too. If you are a local business, artist or crafter & would like to take part please contact us by email at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com

Events and meet-ups are back in Blessington Library from Tues 26th Oct. The community room will also be available for bookings again. To celebrate, we’re running a series of family & children’s events for Halloween: Tuesday 26th @ 7pm Tale from the Shadows, Puppet Show family event  Wednesday, 27th @3pm Spooky Storytime (under 6 years) Thursday 28th @3pm Origami Workshop Saturday 30th @11am  Arts & Craft workshop. Booking is required on 045 891 740 or at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie

Rugby at Russborough for age groups U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, boys & girls! Tuesday 7pm to 8pm & Saturday 11am to 12:30. All Welcome to Blessington Mini-Rugby! blessingtonrugb@gmail.com

Blessington Outdoor Car Boot Sale – St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 24th October from 7am to 4pm (Des Redmond Charities) Free Car Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bigi Linn. Bargains Galore! Info: 086 075 2072. Covid Regulations in Operation!

Vales Around Cloughlea Festival 2021: EVENT 1 CONCERT: St. John’s Church Cloughlea Fri 29th Oct 7.30pm. Laoise O’Brien (recorders), Eamon Sweeney (early guitars and lute), Malachy Robinson (voice and bass viol) EVENT 2 GUIDED NATURE WALK: through Ballyward Forest Sat 6th Nov at 11am. For details contact Aidan 086 3958207. EVENT 3 CONCERT Manor Kilbride Community Hall,  Saturday 6th November at 7.30pm, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin & Phil Callery. Pre-booking for the above events essential. Contact Maria 087 9656257 or e-mail oldkilbride@gmail.com EVENT 4 ART & CRAFT EXHIBITION: Sunday 7th November 12noon – 4pm. Manor Kilbride Community Hall: Music: Kilbride & Lakeside Young Musicians. All welcome to drop by. Organised by Kilbride & Lakeside Music Committee & Glen Heste Pure Mile Group. Supported by Wicklow Co. Council Arts Dept

West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival ‘Winter Weekend’ The West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival‘s inaugural “Winter Weekend”, will take place from 12th to 14th November at Russborough. Violinist Mairéad Hickey & local pianist Fiachra Garvey will open the weekend of concerts on Friday 12th November playing some of the greatest sonatas ever written for violin & piano by Debussy, Brahms, Strauss & “a quarter million miles from the moon” by Irish composer Deirdre McKay. On Saturday 13th November Latvian sisters Kristine & Margarita Balanas, a tour de force violin / cello duo, will give their debut Irish performance together. These incredible artists will bring us music by J.S Bach, Ravel, Handel, Vivaldi, fellow Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks & a newly arranged commission by Irish composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell called “A Russborough Diversion”. Finally, on Sunday 14th November, mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty & pianist Gary Beecher will present a programme of pure beauty featuring songs by Schubert, Debussy & Grieg, as well as some well-known & loved Irish & American songs. You are invited to come & support live music again in the most glorious & inspiring of settings! Tickets & further information from www.westwicklowfestival.com

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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

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Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

Issue 1375 October 10th 2021

Mass intentions this week: Michael Gilheaney (RD) Omagh, Muriel Hamilton (RD) Threecastles, Denis Keogh (RD) Blessington

Saturday 6pm Mass: Patrick & Elizabeth Kelly (A), Sr Mary Angel Kelly (A), Sr Mary Benignus Kelly (A), Paddy Nolan (A)

Sunday 10am: Betty Tyrrell (A) Cissy & Odie Flanagan (A) Rosanna Wright (A)

We remember the following: John Kavanagh (A), Christy Mooney (A), Michael & Thomas Fitzpatrick (A)

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Brian Redmond (RD), Cathy Doyle (RD)

Wednesday: Mary Walsh (A), Caroline Nevin (RD) Rosanna Wright (A), Michael & Thomas Fitzpatrick (A)

Thursday: Dave Clarke (A) Paul Woods (RD)

Friday: Living Int Mass, Get Well Mass

Comhghairdeas le gach buachaill agus cailíni: Congratulations to the Boys & Girls from Gaelscoil na Lochanna who received Confirmation last Saturday in Blessington, we were delighted to welcome Fr Paddy Boyle as Celebrant.

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls from St Mary’s Senior School who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.

Saturday 9th October: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 10th October: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 12th October: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn 7th October: 1, 13, 20, 26. Weekly winner of €25 was Fr Richard Behan. Next week’s jackpot is €1250  www.blessington.ie

October Monthly Envelopes can be dropped into the Parish Office, Post Box in Church or to the collection boxes at Mass. Many thanks to all contributors for your continued support.

Furniture Sale of items donated to Blessington Men’s Shed over the last 18 months in the Men’s Shed, on Saturday 9th October at 10am. All money raised goes towards the upkeep of our shed. Chairs, tables, bedside lockers & much more. See you there.

The Vintage Roadshow will be in the Coimín Centre on Friday 8th October from 10.30am to 4pm. Join them & their expert team for incredible free valuations & top offers. Have a look around the house for all those things you’ve neglected, ignored or just want to convert into cash. The Vintage Roadshow gives you the opportunity to bring your items along to a live roadshow. They would love to see you on the day & help you turn unwanted items into cash – check out what you can bring along to be valued https://thevintageroadshow.ie/

St Mary’s Junior School ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of 2022/2023 school year. A copy of the school’s Admission Policy & the Application Form for Admission for the 2022/2023 is available to download at: www.stmarysjns.weebly.com by emailing  principal@stmarysjuniorschool.ie or writing to: St Mary’s Junior School, Main St. Blessington, Co. Wicklow. W91 YN0P. The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants Applications accepted for admission on 01/10/2021. Closing date for applications for admission on 22/11/2021. Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application on 13/12/2021. Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by 31/01/2022 *Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn. *Note: the school will consider & issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy. Number of places being made available in 2022/2023 in Junior Infants is 75

Blessington Educate Together are now accepting enrolments for the next school year 2022-2023.  Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website www.betns.ie or contact the school office on 045 865 281 or email office@betns.ie

St Joseph’s National School Valleymount are now accepting enrolment applications for the 2022/2023 school year. Forms available from the school office call 045 867289 or email valleymountns@gmail.com   Closing date for receipt of applications is October 22nd 2021

Gaelscoil na Lochanna is now accepting places for the 2022-2023 the school year. You don’t need Irish to send your child to the Gaelscoil! Tá an FÓGRA BLIANTIÚL MAIDIR LE LIGEAN ISTEACH fógraithe anois ar www.gaelscoilnalochanna.com mar aon le foirm iontrála agus eolas faoi Oíche Oscailte Fhíorúil. (3ú Samhain, 7:30) Spriocdháta dona hiarratais ná 24ú Samhain agus cuirfear tuistí ar an eolas ar an 1ú Nollaig. Beidh ar thuistí/chaomhnóirí an áit a chinntiú roimh/ar an 21ú Eanáir 2022. Tá 60 spás sna Naíonáin ar fáil (más chuí). The ANNUAL ADMISSIONS NOTICE.with enrolment forms is now available to view on the school website www.gaelscoilnalochanna.com. Applications for spaces are due before/on the 24th November 2021 & parents will be notified on the 1st December. Parents/Guardians will then need to confirm their acceptance of the place on/ before 21st January 2022.There are 60 spaces available in Junior Infants. For those considering the Gaelscoil there will be a Virtual Open Night on 3rd November to give everyone a chance to see how it all works in a Gaelscoil. The Gaelscoil will be hosting a series of Community Talks throughout the year around the topics of Special Education in the Gaelscoil. (Dyslexia, Autism, Visual Impairment, Down syndrome & Using Lámh, Maths, Homework, Reading strategies in the Gaelscoil). These talks will be open to everyone. For all enquiries please contact Runai@gaelscoilnalochanna.com (school secretary) or phone 045 900 525, 087 938 8651.

Rugby at Russborough for age groups U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, boys & girls! Tuesday 7pm to 8pm & Saturday 11am to 12:30. All Welcome to Blessington Mini-Rugby! blessingtonrugb@gmail.com

Blessington Outdoor Car Boot Sale – St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 24th October from 7am to 4pm (Des Redmond Charities) Free Car Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bigi Linn. Bargains Galore! Info: 086 075 2072. Covid Regulations in Operation!

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Lacken National School is looking for a Bus Escort for one day a week on Wednesdays. Those interested need to apply to the Chairperson of the BOM of Lacken School on or before 17th October. Please include references with CV. Applications can be sent by post or email school@lackenns.com

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Eat Your Way to Better Health. Qualified Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach now taking clients. On-line consultations available. Call Garech on 087 9943519. Visit www.garechbrennan.com  for more info.

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Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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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 www.funeraldirectorsblessington.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

Parents Plus Special Needs Programme. A practical evidence-based course for parents of adolescents (11 to 16 years) with an intellectual disability or other special needs diagnosis. This is a free programme & will be run in Blessington Library on Wednesdays from 10am to 12noon. Starting November 3rd & will finish on December 15th. Facilitators will meet parents individually on October 20th to discuss the programme & explore individual goals. If you would like further information or to enrol on the programme, please contact: Bridie Clancy: Parenting Support Officer, Tusla Child & Family Agency: 086 380 7917 Email: bridie.clancy@tusla.ie

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING BOARD THIS AUTUMN Blessington Further Education & Training Centre. Why not try something new this autumn? We have a range of courses available for you as life begins to return to normal: Basic and improver computer skills. Introduction to art, Help with reading, writing, spelling & maths, English for speakers of other languages Gardening – C.V. preparation. Get the most from your smart phone. Our courses are free of charge & open to those who never fully completed their formal education. Classes run during the day & at night. A great way to learn, meet others & have fun in a safe & friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please give us a call:  Annette at 086 846 2771  or Caroline at 045 851 494.

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

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Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

 

 

Issue 1374 October 3rd 2021

Mass intentions this week:

Saturday 6pm Mass: Christy Brady (A), Joan Duffler (A), Tom & Margaret Clogher (A)

Sunday 10am: Ann Lindfield (Months Mind), Fr Gerry Foley (Months Mind), Jimmy Keogh (Birthday Rem)

We remember the following: Michael Tully Jnr

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Foncie Murray (RD), Kevin O’Donohoe (RD)

Wednesday: Special Living Intenetion, Get Well Mass Intentions

Thursday: Get Well Mass Intentions, Get Well Mass Intentions

Friday: Michael Tully Jnr (A), Jim O’Neill (RD)

Saturday 2nd October: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 3rd October: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Monday 4th October: Prayer Service in Church of Our Lady at 7.30pm on Care of the Earth & sustainable living. All welcome

Tuesday 5th October: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Thursday 6th October: Holy Hour and Benediction with Deacon Gerry 7.30pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

The Country Market will be held in Valleymount Community Hall this Sunday 26th September from 10am to 3pm. Apologies that the Market had to be postponed last week due to Holy Communions

2021 Private Members Draw In aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. September Winners: Mary Fisher, Marie & Pat Mahon,  Frances & Billy Kavanagh, Fiona & Tom Guing, Catherine & Sean Miley

The Vintage Roadshow will be in the Coimín Centre on Friday 8th October from 10.30am to 4pm. Join them & their expert team for incredible free valuations & top offers. Have a look around the house for all those things you’ve neglected, ignored or just want to convert into cash. The Vintage Roadshow gives you the opportunity to bring your items along to a live roadshow. They would love to see you on the day & help you turn unwanted items into cash – check out what you can bring along to be valued https://thevintageroadshow.ie/

Thank you to all who came out in support of Irish Cancer Night Nursing Service which took place in Lacken on 6th September. Your support is much appreciated.

St Mary’s Junior School ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of 2022/2023 school year. A copy of the school’s Admission Policy & the Application Form for Admission for the 2022/2023 is available to download at: www.stmarysjns.weebly.com by emailing  principal@stmarysjuniorschool.ie or writing to: St Mary’s Junior School, Main St. Blessington, Co. Wicklow. W91 YN0P. The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants Applications accepted for admission on 01/10/2021. Closing date for applications for admission on 22/11/2021. Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application on 13/12/2021. Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by 31/01/2022 *Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn. *Note: the school will consider & issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy. Number of places being made available in 2022/2023 in Junior Infants is 75

Blessington Educate Together are now accepting enrolments for the next school year 2022-2023.  Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website www.betns.ie or contact the school office on 045 865 281 or email office@betns.ie

Furniture Sale of items donated to Blessington Men’s Shed over the last 18 months in the Men’s Shed, on Saturday 9th October at 10am. All money raised goes towards the upkeep of our shed. Chairs, tables, bedside lockers & much more. See you there.

Cruthú Art Group would like to thank all our supporters and those who visited our gallery at Russborough over the past 11 years.  Our gallery at Russborough is now closed.  We have loved sharing our art with you & look forward to continuing our artistic presence in the community going forward. You may still see some of our work at Blessington Tourist Office or find us on Facebook & Instagram.  Contact us at cruthuart@gmail.com

Blessington Library. From Monday 22nd Sept, study spaces & PCs available in Blessington Library. Daily newspapers are also available to read. You can book your study space by emailing us at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie  or on 045 891 740.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn 30th September: 2, 25, 27, 28. Weekly winner of €25 was Helen Teague. Next week’s jackpot is €1200.  www.blessington.ie

Rugby at Russborough for age groups U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, boys & girls! Tuesday 7pm to 8pm & Saturday 11am to 12:30. All Welcome to Blessington Mini-Rugby!

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn 23rd September: 10, 14, 16, 19. Weekly winner of €25 was Aoifanna Phibbs. Next week’s jackpot is €1150.  www.blessington.ie

* Footballers Wanted! * Blessington AFC are looking for Children born in 2008 or 2009 to join their exciting Under 14 Squad. All levels welcome. Please contact enquiries@blessingtonfc.com or 083 870 1926

Blessington Library. From Monday 22nd September, study spaces and PCs are reopening in Blessington Library. Daily newspapers are also available to read. You can book your study space by emailing us at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie  or on 045 891 740.

Blessington Football Academy is now taking in new members. Our academy runs on Saturday afternoons at 3pm on our pitches in Crosschapel. The Academy caters for children born in 2014,2015, and 2016. If interested in signing your child up, please email our Academy Director Tony Bridger at academy@blessingtonfc.com

Lacken-Kilbride GAA Community Family Cycle including FREE BBQ & Medals for all participants Sunday 3rd October at 12.30pm from the New Pitch in Kilbride (BBQ from 1.30PM) Cycle Grades/Age Groups: 7 to 11, 12 to 15, 16+ and Family with tots Prizes for Top Three in Each Group. Registration link can be sent via email, please email: lackenkilbridegaaclub@gmail.com or see Club Facebook page. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe53Nbw4auIwngLusRCvJN3Q4worp0uBJsTmHrxNV_DKAUwTA/viewform?resourcekey=0-TwitkxvGw_2yQHuQhgDoXA 

Wicklow County Childcare Committee (WCCC) are facilitating support clinics for parents, childminders & providers, where you will have the opportunity to discuss any childcare related query you may have. The Clinics will be held on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Blessington Library. Are you a childminder thinking of setting up or already set up & want to know options for registration etc? You can discuss in confidence any query you might have. Are you a parent worried about options for childcare? We can help you navigate your choices.Are you thinking of starting a Parent & Toddler Group? To book a 30 min slot email: bernie@wccc.ie with your preferred date, time & contact details.

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington. Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. Open for all your eyecare needs. FREE Eye Exam + Glasses with PRSI + Medical Card. Large selection of Designer Frames + Sunglasses, Special Offers + Discounts on 2nd Pairs, Varifocal Experts, try them with our 30-Day Guarantee. Many Thanks to all our loyal customers.Call 045 891 056 for an appointment.

Hollywood Café – Hollywood Village, Co. Wicklow. Inside & outside seating. Covid precautions throughout. Open Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm. Wood Fired Pizzas. Friday & Saturday 5pm to 8.30pm. Contact 045 863 097

NutriQuick is expanding and looking for enthusiastic Supervisors, Maintenance & General Operatives to join the team. General Operatives – Work on a food production line. Carry out processing and packing duties as required. Previous experience in the food industry, an advantage. Production Supervisor – Working in our production monitoring CCP’s such as cooling, packing etc Batching & Documenting, Monitoring food safety documentation. Level 3 Food Safety Management required. Maintenance Person – Part-Time –Preferred experience in construction/engineering. For more information contact 085 143 7227 or email contact@nutriquick.ie

Blessington Counselling & Psychotherapy – Mandy Downes – Counsellor & Psychotherapist in-person & online service. +353 (0) 85 134 9813.  mandy@BCPcounselling.ie –  www.BCPcounselling.ie

We are currently seeking to recruit a Tourist Office Information Officer  under the Scheme. This is a development opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Duties include marketing, customer service, sales, research, administration, event organising & liaising with stakeholders. Job ref: CES-2193277  closing date 20th October 2021. Please contact us on 085 252 3563 or email martincahill@blessingtonce.ie Please note you must be in receipt of a Social welfare payment for 12 months

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

Parents Plus Special Needs Programme. A practical evidence-based course for parents of adolescents (11 to 16 years) with an intellectual disability or other special needs diagnosis. This is a free programme & will be run in Blessington Library on Wednesdays from 10am to 12noon. Starting November 3rd & will finish on December 15th. Facilitators will meet parents individually on October 20th to discuss the programme & explore individual goals. If you would like further information or to enrol on the programme, please contact: Bridie Clancy: Parenting Support Officer, Tusla Child & Family Agency: 086 380 7917 Email: bridie.clancy@tusla.ie

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING BOARD THIS AUTUMN Blessington Further Education & Training Centre. Why not try something new this autumn? We have a range of courses available for you as life begins to return to normal: Basic and improver computer skills. Introduction to art, Help with reading, writing, spelling & maths, English for speakers of other languages Gardening – C.V. preparation. Get the most from your smart phone. Our courses are free of charge & open to those who never fully completed their formal education. Classes run during the day & at night. A great way to learn, meet others & have fun in a safe & friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please give us a call:  Annette at 086 846 2771  or Caroline at 045 851 494.

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

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Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

Issue 1373 September 26th 2021

Mass intentions this week: Paddy Cosgrove (RD) Brittas, Ronnie Kennedy (RD) Tallaght, Patti Rosta Riggi (RD)

Saturday 6pm Mass: Myles Wilson (Months Mind), Breda Daly (Months Mind), William & Mary Ann McDonald (A), Ann Linane (A)

Sunday 10am: Tom McGreal (Jnr), James O’Neil (A)

We remember the following: May Kennedy (A), Rose Balfe (A), Bernard Kilbride (40th A)

Monday:  Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Birthday Intention, Get Well Intention

Wednesday: Ann Lindfield (RD), John Earley (A)

Thursday: Jimmy Keogh (Birthday Rem), Elizabeth Heeney(A)

Friday: First Friday of the Month. Mass will be offered for all on the November List of the Dead.

Comhghairdeas le gach buachaill agus cailíni. Congratulations to the Boys & Girls who will receive 1st Holy Communion this weekend. Gaelscoil na Lochanna, Blessington No 1 School & St Joseph’s NS Valleymount. Congratulations!

Saturday 25th September:  6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 26th September: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 28th September: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

The Country Market will be held in Valleymount Community Hall this Sunday 26th September from 10am to 3pm

The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st Sept to 4th Oct (The Feast of St Francis of Assisi.) During this time, we are asked to celebrate the beauty of creation & protect our common home through prayer, reflection & action. On Monday 4th October there will be a Prayer Service in Church of Our Lady at 7.30pm on Care of the Earth & sustainable living. All are welcome.

Blessington Outdoor Car Boot Sale – St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 26th Sept from 7am to 4pm (Des Redmond Charities) Free Car Parking. Toilets.Tables €10. Bigi Linn. Bargains Galore! Info: 086 075 2072. Covid Regulations in Operation!

Rugby at Russborough for age groups U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, boys & girls! Tuesday 7pm to 8pm & Saturday 11am to 12:30. All Welcome to Blessington Mini-Rugby!

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn 23rd September: 10, 14, 16, 19. Weekly winner of €25 was Aoifanna Phibbs. Next week’s jackpot is €1150.  www.blessington.ie

* Footballers Wanted! * Blessington AFC are looking for Children born in 2008 or 2009 to join their exciting Under 14 Squad. All levels welcome. Please contact enquiries@blessingtonfc.com or 083 870 1926

Blessington Library. From Monday 22nd September, study spaces and PCs are reopening in Blessington Library. Daily newspapers are also available to read. You can book your study space by emailing us at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie  or on 045 891 740.

Blessington Football Academy is now taking in new members. Our academy runs on Saturday afternoons at 3pm on our pitches in Crosschapel. The Academy caters for children born in 2014,2015, and 2016. If interested in signing your child up, please email our Academy Director Tony Bridger at academy@blessingtonfc.com

Lacken-Kilbride GAA Community Family Cycle including FREE BBQ & Medals for all participants Sunday 3rd October at 12.30pm from the New Pitch in Kilbride (BBQ from 1.30PM) Cycle Grades/Age Groups: 7 to 11, 12 to 15, 16+ and Family with tots Prizes for Top Three in Each Group. Registration link can be sent via email, please email: lackenkilbridegaaclub@gmail.com or see Club Facebook page. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe53Nbw4auIwngLusRCvJN3Q4worp0uBJsTmHrxNV_DKAUwTA/viewform?resourcekey=0-TwitkxvGw_2yQHuQhgDoXA 

The Committee of Lakeshore Striders would like to congratulate the 200 participants in last week’s lakes10k. The winners were Sergio Ciobanu (30:57) & Maria McCambridge (35:49) The 1st Striders home were Stephen Pettigrew & Sarah Byrne, with personal bests everywhere. Many thanks to our amazing volunteers: marshals who spent a long time at various junctions & those manning registration, water station & bag drop.  Thank you to Blessington Educate Together for the use their grounds. The Samba Band provided a great atmosphere before the race. The muffins were most welcome at the finish line!  Each participant received a medal, & everyone was delighted to be in an actual race again. Huge thanks to our SPONSORS: Blessington & District Credit Union, D&D Stationers, Phibstrans, Crafternoon Tea, DavBreen Ltd, BlueStream Waste Water Service, Grogan Engineering, Ballymore Tarmacadam. Thanks also to Matt from High Definition for a great warm up, to Norman Eager for the use of his field for parking & to Ivan Smith for the PA.

FitLine is Age & Opportunity’s volunteer telephone support line designed to help those over the age of 50 who want to feel a bit fitter & healthier, but perhaps don’t have the motivation, confidence or information on where or how to take that first step. The service is completely free. We’re encouraging people to free phone 1800 303 545 & learn more. After you’ve made that first call, a FitLine mentor will arrange a time to ring you every two weeks until you’re happy with your progress. FitLine mentors are volunteers who understand the challenges of getting active. They’ll give you information, advice & gentle encouragement to get moving, along with updates on what is happening in your local community. As we move into the colder months it is important to keep active in any way we can. FitLine mentors are able to offer guidance for each individual’s needs. For those who are working it’s important to make time for yourself to exercise & calls are planned to suit your busy schedule. To find out more free phone I800 303 545 or email fitline@ageandopportunity.ie   You can also visit our website at https://ageandopportunity.ie/active/fitline/

Wicklow County Childcare Committee (WCCC) are facilitating support clinics for parents, childminders & providers, where you will have the opportunity to discuss any childcare related query you may have. The Clinics will be held on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Blessington Library. Are you a childminder thinking of setting up or already set up & want to know options for registration etc? You can discuss in confidence any query you might have. Are you a parent worried about options for childcare? We can help you navigate your choices.Are you thinking of starting a Parent & Toddler Group? To book a 30 min slot email: bernie@wccc.ie with your preferred date, time & contact details.

CRUTHÚ ART GROUP 15th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS & END OF SEASON SALE. Cruthú Art Group is celebrating its 15th birthday.  To mark the occasion,  we are offering 15% off all art & craft in our Russborough gallery, & in our display in Blessington Tourist Office.  This will be Cruthú’s last season in Russborough, please visit us on Saturdays & Sundays 11am-5pm during September before we finalise our exhibition in our home of 11 years. Thank you to everybody who has supported Cruthú over the years at Russborough.  We look forward to sharing our work with you going forward.  Keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram for news. Contact us at cruthuart@gmail.com

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington. Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. Open for all your eyecare needs. FREE Eye Exam + Glasses with PRSI + Medical Card. Large selection of Designer Frames + Sunglasses, Special Offers + Discounts on 2nd Pairs, Varifocal Experts, try them with our 30-Day Guarantee. Many Thanks to all our loyal customers.Call 045 891 056 for an appointment.

NIALL KEARNS BUILDING & ROOFING. Extensions, Renovations, Sun Rooms, Attic Conversions etc. ROOF REPAIR SPECIALISTS New Roofs, Slating, Tiling, Lead Valleys, Ridge Pointing etc. Call Niall 086 274 6969

Hollywood Café – Hollywood Village, Co. Wicklow. Inside & outside seating. Covid precautions throughout. Open Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm. Wood Fired Pizzas. Friday & Saturday 5pm to 8.30pm. Contact 045 863 097

NutriQuick is expanding and looking for enthusiastic Supervisors, Maintenance & General Operatives to join the team. General Operatives – Work on a food production line. Carry out processing and packing duties as required. Previous experience in the food industry, an advantage. Production Supervisor – Working in our production monitoring CCP’s such as cooling, packing etc Batching & Documenting, Monitoring food safety documentation. Level 3 Food Safety Management required. Maintenance Person – Part-Time –Preferred experience in construction/engineering. For more information contact 085 143 7227 or email contact@nutriquick.ie

Blessington Counselling & Psychotherapy – Mandy Downes – Counsellor & Psychotherapist in-person & online service. +353 (0) 85 134 9813.  mandy@BCPcounselling.ie –  www.BCPcounselling.ie

The Healer’s Dance Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre. Autumn Events: Sunday 19th September – Mythical Ireland Meditation/Breathwork W/S 10am – 12pm €25. Sunday 26th September – Shamanic W/S 10am – 3pm €50. Tues 28th September – IET Energy Therapy Clinic. Tues 5th October – Meditation/Mindfulness 6 week class €15 per week 10am and 7.30pm. Fri 8th October – Kinesiology Clinic. Fri 15th October – Red Tent Women’s Circle 7pm – 9pm €15. Contact Margot Ussher @ 087 236 2955 or www.healersdance.com

We are currently seeking to recruit a Tourist Office Information Officer  under the Scheme. This is a development opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Duties include marketing, customer service, sales, research, administration, event organising & liaising with stakeholders. Job ref: CES-2193277  closing date 20th October 2021. Please contact us on 085 252 3563 or email martincahill@blessingtonce.ie Please note you must be in receipt of a Social welfare payment for 12 months

Qualified Accountant Required, At least 2 years Practice experience. Friendly office with Flexible hours. Attractive terms to the right candidate. Please contact 087 – 8558 729

“Very nice self-contained private office to let at Aran Centre. €130 + VAT per week all-in. Tel. 087 817 5227.”

Office Worker Required with typing skills in Blessington, full or part-time. Contact 087 231 0082.

Semi Permanent Make Up – Natural Enhancement  Eye Brows – New Technique, Hombre, Hair Stroke, Eye Liner, Lips, 10 Years Fully Qualified. Call Pam on 085 754 7214

Ustoreit@hollywood: Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lock-Ups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture, Vintage Cars or Motor Bikes etc Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING BOARD THIS AUTUMN Blessington Further Education & Training Centre. Why not try something new this autumn? We have a range of courses available for you as life begins to return to normal: Basic and improver computer skills. Introduction to art, Help with reading, writing, spelling & maths, English for speakers of other languages Gardening – C.V. preparation. Get the most from your smart phone. Our courses are free of charge & open to those who never fully completed their formal education. Classes run during the day & at night. A great way to learn, meet others & have fun in a safe & friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please give us a call:  Annette at 086 846 2771  or Caroline at 045 851 494.

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

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Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

 

Issue 1372 September 19th 2021

Mass intentions this week: Mary O’Leary (RD) Cork

Saturday 6pm Mass: Eileen & Kevin Sinclair (Months Mind), Tom & Mary Tivnan (A), Billy Hamilton (A), William Doran (A) Eileen Kelly (A), John & Helena Kelly (A)

Sunday 10am: Thomas Fitzharris (3rd A), Paddy Menton (A), Thanksgiving Mass Intentions

We remember the following: Mary Smith (20th A)

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Rita Curran (RD) Pat Farrell (RD)

Wednesday: Jenny Johnson (RD), Michael McGinnity (RD)

Thursday: Mass offered for all the Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

Friday: Sean Brady (RD), Hughie Reilly (RD)

The Annual collection for Crosscare the Social Support Agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin will be taken up at all Masses this weekend 18th & 19th September. It will replace the Share Collection. This collection is vital for Crosscare Services to the Homeless, Youth, Migrants & Refugees. Crosscare helps people when they need it most, through foodbank & cafes, food parcels etc Donation Envelopes also available in the Church porches

Saturday 18th September: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 19th September: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 21st September: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls from St Mary’s NS receiving their 1st Holy Communion  this weekend in Blessington. We wish them every blessing.

The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1st Sept to 4th Oct, (The Feast of St Francis of Assisi.) During this time, we are asked to celebrate the beauty of creation & protect our common home through prayer, reflection & action. On Monday 4th October there will be a Prayer Service in Church of Our Lady at 7.30pm on Care of the Earth & sustainable living. All are welcome.

Halfway to St Patricks Day Festival, Blessington. Sunday 19th September at 1pm. Parade, Market Stalls, Traditional Music, & Ballads. Pat Power Muppet Show. Many thanks to all our sponsor: SuperValu, Hennessy’s, Hudson Brothers, McGreals, Lakeside Window Systems.

“Ceiliuradh” Culture Night. St. Kevin’s Church, Hollywood Friday 17th September. Blessington Comhaltas celebrate Comhaltas 70th Birthday with a Special Concert. Many thanks Rev. Leonard for the use of the Church Mile buiochas, daoibh go leir. Info: Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072.

Blessington Outdoor Car Boot Sale. St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 26th September from 7am to 4pm. (Des Redmond Charities) Free Car Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bigi Linn.Bargains Galore!

* Footballers Wanted! * Blessington AFC are looking for Children born in 2008 or 2009 to join their exciting Under 14 Squad. All levels welcome. Please contact enquiries@blessingtonfc.com or 083 870 1926

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn 16th September: 7, 9, 10, 23. Weekly winner of €25 was Michelle Lenehen. Next week’s jackpot is €1075. www.blessington.ie

Blessington Football Academy is now taking in new members. Our academy runs on Saturday afternoons at 3pm on our pitches in Crosschapel. The Academy caters for children born in 2014,2015, and 2016. If interested in signing your child up please email our Academy Director Tony Bridger at academy@blessingtonfc.com

FitLine is Age & Opportunity’s volunteer telephone support line designed to help those over the age of 50 who want to feel a bit fitter & healthier, but perhaps don’t have the motivation, confidence or information on where or how to take that first step. The service is completely free. We’re encouraging people to free phone 1800 303 545 & learn more. After you’ve made that first call, a FitLine mentor will arrange a time to ring you every two weeks until you’re happy with your progress. FitLine mentors are volunteers who understand the challenges of getting active. They’ll give you information, advice & gentle encouragement to get moving, along with updates on what is happening in your local community. As we move into the colder months it is important to keep active in any way we can. FitLine mentors are able to offer guidance for each individual’s needs. For those who are working it’s important to make time for yourself to exercise & calls are planned to suit your busy schedule. To find out more free phone I800 303 545 or email fitline@ageandopportunity.ie   You can also visit our website at https://ageandopportunity.ie/active/fitline/

Wicklow County Childcare Committee (WCCC) are facilitating support clinics for parents, childminders & providers, where you will have the opportunity to discuss any childcare related query you may have. The Clinics will be held on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Blessington Library. Are you a childminder thinking of setting up or already set up & want to know options for registration etc? You can discuss in confidence any query you might have. Are you a parent worried about options for childcare? We can help you navigate your choices.Are you thinking of starting a Parent & Toddler Group? To book a 30 min slot email: bernie@wccc.ie with your preferred date, time & contact details.

CRUTHÚ ART GROUP 15th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS & END OF SEASON SALE. Cruthú Art Group is celebrating its 15th birthday.  To mark the occasion,  we are offering 15% off all art & craft in our Russborough gallery, & in our display in Blessington Tourist Office.  This will be Cruthú’s last season in Russborough, please visit us on Saturdays & Sundays 11am-5pm during September before we finalise our exhibition in our home of 11 years. Thank you to everybody who has supported Cruthú over the years at Russborough.  We look forward to sharing our work with you going forward.  Keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram for news. Contact us at cruthuart@gmail.com

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee will be taking part in this year’s Virtual VHi Women’s Mini Marathon on Sunday September 19thThree of the committee will be walking 10km around the Russborough House Parklands dressed as PENGUINS!!!! Please support our committee by sponsoring them through GoFundMe  https://www.gofundme.com/f/pool-for-west-wicklow-sponsored-mini-marathon or visit our website www.westwicklowpool.ie

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE  for older people. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

West Wicklow Cancer Support are a community group who provide support & information to people affected by cancer in a safe & caring environment.  We are constantly striving to develop the services we offer & expand our volunteer group. If you have an interest in volunteering with us, we are looking for caring & committed individuals who can communicate with people of all ages & are interested in making a difference in your community. You could benefit in meeting new people, undertaking new challenges, developing your career & gaining a sense of achievement that you are making a real difference. If you think this person could be you give us a call or meet us for a cuppa.  We are a friendly inclusive group & would welcome your interest. Contact us on westwicklow15@gmail.com or 087 4346004

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Hollywood Café – Hollywood Village, Co. Wicklow. Inside & outside seating. Covid precautions throughout. Open Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm. Wood Fired Pizzas. Friday & Saturday 5pm to 8.30pm. Contact 045 863 097

NutriQuick is expanding and looking for enthusiastic Supervisors, Maintenance & General Operatives to join the team. General Operatives – Work on a food production line. Carry out processing and packing duties as required. Previous experience in the food industry, an advantage. Production Supervisor – Working in our production monitoring CCP’s such as cooling, packing etc Batching & Documenting, Monitoring food safety documentation. Level 3 Food Safety Management required. Maintenance Person – Part-Time – Preferred experience in construction/engineering. For more information contact 085 143 7227 or email contact@nutriquick.ie

Part Time Cleaning Operative Required – Kippure Estate are looking for a part time cleaning operative to assist the Head of Housekeeping. This position is on a temporary call-in casual basis. The applicant will need to be self-motivated and confident with working on their own initiative whilst working in a team environment. They will need to have a flexible work attitude. This position requires some evening and weekend work based on events, projects, and cleaning requirements. If you are interested in applying, please send your cv and details to housekeeping@kippure.com

Blessington Counselling & PsychotherapyMandy Downes – Counsellor & Psychotherapist in-person & online service. +353 (0) 85 134 9813.  mandy@BCPcounselling.ie –  www.BCPcounselling.ie

The Healer’s Dance Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre. Autumn Events: Sunday 19th September – Mythical Ireland Meditation/Breathwork W/S 10am – 12pm €25. Sunday 26th September – Shamanic W/S 10am – 3pm €50. Tues 28th September – IET Energy Therapy Clinic. Tues 5th October – Meditation/Mindfulness 6 week class €15 per week 10am and 7.30pm. Fri 8th October – Kinesiology Clinic. Fri 15th October – Red Tent Women’s Circle 7pm – 9pm €15. Contact Margot Ussher @ 087 236 2955 or www.healersdance.com

We are currently seeking to recruit a Tourist Office Information Officer  under the Scheme. This is a development opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Duties include marketing, customer service, sales, research, administration, event organising & liaising with stakeholders. Job ref: CES-2193277  closing date 20th October 2021. Please contact us on 085 252 3563 or email martincahill@blessingtonce.ie Please note you must be in receipt of a Social welfare payment for 12 months

Qualified Accountant Required, At least 2 years Practice experience. Friendly office with Flexible hours. Attractive terms to the right candidate. Please contact 087 – 8558 729

“Very nice self-contained private office to let at Aran Centre. €130 + VAT per week all-in. Tel. 087 817 5227.”

Job Vacancy – R&H have vacancies for full and part-time general operatives. Please email your CV to Tom for further information. t.kelly@rh-lenses.com

Office Worker Required with typing skills in Blessington, full or part-time. Contact 087 231 0082.

Semi Permanent Make Up – Natural Enhancement  Eye Brows – New Technique, Hombre, Hair Stroke, Eye Liner, Lips, 10 Years Fully Qualified. Call Pam on 085 754 7214

Back to School Blues Let nature help balance your emotions, build resilience and confidence. Call Anna Nagle 087 227 3925 for a BACH FLOWER ESSENCE consultation, and remedy mixed especially for you to assist in times of change and uncertainty.

Ustoreit@hollywood: Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lock-Ups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture, Vintage Cars or Motor Bikes etc Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING BOARD THIS AUTUMN Blessington Further Education & Training Centre. Why not try something new this autumn? We have a range of courses available for you as life begins to return to normal: Basic and improver computer skills. Introduction to art, Help with reading, writing, spelling & maths, English for speakers of other languages Gardening – C.V. preparation. Get the most from your smart phone. Our courses are free of charge & open to those who never fully completed their formal education. Classes run during the day & at night. A great way to learn, meet others & have fun in a safe & friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please give us a call:  Annette at 086 846 2771  or Caroline at 045 851 494.

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

  • PARISH INFORMATION

Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

Issue 1371 September 12th 2021

24th Sunday-Ordinary Time. Suffering was the way for Christ to enter his glory. It was the way for him to show his love for God’s people. His risen life is our hope in face of sorrow, death and suffering.

Mass intentions this week: Bill Cooper (RD) Drimnagh & Avoca, Fr Oliver Crotty (RD) Glendalough, Fr Gerry Foley C.S.Sp (RD) Kimmage Manor & Blessington

Saturday 6pm Mass: Katie Kelly (A), William Kelly (A) Maryann Sargent (A), Deceased Members of the Kelly & Sargent Families, Mary Ryan (A) Annie Doyle (A), Frank Sexton (A), Eileen Cox (A), Deceased Members of the Cox Family

Sunday 10am: Jane Lombard (RD), Patsy Touhy (RD), Seamus Barrett (A)

We remember the following:

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Barry O’Donnell (REM), Noel Walsh (RD)

Wednesday: Sean Cummins (RD), Jacob Rafferty(RD)

Thursday: Thanksgiving Mass Int, Get Well Mass Int, Special Int

Friday: Myles Wilson (RD), Fr Gerry Foley C.S.Sp (RD)

Saturday 11th September: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 12th September: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 14th September: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

The Annual collection for Crosscare the Social Support Agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 18th & 19th September. It will replace the Share Collection. This collection is vital for Crosscare Services to the Homeless, Youth, Migrants & Refugees. Crosscare helps people when they need it most, through foodbanks & cafes, food parcels & meals. Donation Envelopes also available in the Church porches

Monthly Envelopes for the Month of September can be dropped into the Parish Office, Post Box in Church or to the collection boxes at Mass. Many thanks to all contributors for your continued support.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn for on 9th September: 3, 4, 15, 19. Weekly winner of €25 was Geraldine McCormack. Next week’s jackpot is €1025. If you’re not in, you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or www.blessingtonparish.ie    https://www.ourparishfundraiser.ie/parish/blessington/

* Footballers Wanted! * Blessington AFC are looking for Children born in 2008 or 2009 to join their exciting Under 14 Squad. All levels welcome. Please contact enquiries@blessingtonfc.com or 083 870 1926

 Bayside Alpha are running a free 7-week Zoom course on prayer starting on Wednesday 22nd of Sept at 7.30pm. 40 Days of Prayer – 60 minutes weekly meeting on Zoom. Scripture to reflect on at home on each of the 40 days. If you’d like to join email Paul at alphabayside@gmail.com

“Ceiliuradh” Culture Night. St. Kevin’s Church, Hollywood Friday 17th September. Blessington Comhaltas celebrate Comhaltas 70th Birthday with a Special Concert. Many thanks Rev. Leonard for the use of the Church Mile buiochas, daoibh go leir. Info: Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072.

Blessington Outdoor Car Boot Sale. St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 26th September from 7am to 4pm. (Des Redmond Charities) Free Car Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bigi Linn.Bargains Galore!

CRUTHÚ ART GROUP 15th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS & END OF SEASON SALE. Cruthú Art Group is celebrating its 15th birthday.  To mark the occasion,  we are offering 15% off all art & craft in our Russborough gallery, & in our display in Blessington Tourist Office.  This will be Cruthú’s last season in Russborough, please visit us on Saturdays & Sundays 11am-5pm during September before we finalise our exhibition in our home of 11 years. Thank you to everybody who has supported Cruthú over the years at Russborough.  We look forward to sharing our work with you going forward.  Keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram for news. Contact us at cruthuart@gmail.com

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee will be taking part in this year’s Virtual VHi Women’s Mini Marathon on Sunday September 19thThree of the committee will be walking 10km around the Russborough House Parklands dressed as PENGUINS!!!! Please support our committee by sponsoring them through GoFundMe  https://www.gofundme.com/f/pool-for-west-wicklow-sponsored-mini-marathon or visit our website www.westwicklowpool.ie

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE  for older people. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

West Wicklow Cancer Support are a community group who provide support & information to people affected by cancer in a safe & caring environment.  We are constantly striving to develop the services we offer & expand our volunteer group. If you have an interest in volunteering with us, we are looking for caring & committed individuals who can communicate with people of all ages & are interested in making a difference in your community. You could benefit in meeting new people, undertaking new challenges, developing your career & gaining a sense of achievement that you are making a real difference. If you think this person could be you give us a call or meet us for a cuppa.  We are a friendly inclusive group & would welcome your interest. Contact us on westwicklow15@gmail.com or 087 4346004

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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“Very nice self-contained private office to let at Aran Centre. €130 + VAT per week all-in. Tel. 087 817 5227.”

Job Vacancy – R&H have vacancies for full and part-time general operatives. Please email your CV to Tom for further information. t.kelly@rh-lenses.com

Office Worker Required with typing skills in Blessington, full or part-time. Contact 087 231 0082.

Semi Permanent Make Up – Natural Enhancement  Eye Brows – New Technique, Hombre, Hair Stroke, Eye Liner, Lips, 10 Years Fully Qualified. Call Pam on 085 754 7214

Back to School Blues Let nature help balance your emotions, build resilience and confidence. Call Anna Nagle 087 227 3925 for a BACH FLOWER ESSENCE consultation, and remedy mixed especially for you to assist in times of change and uncertainty.

Ustoreit@hollywood: Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lock-Ups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture, Vintage Cars or Motor Bikes etc Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING BOARD THIS AUTUMN Blessington Further Education & Training Centre. Why not try something new this autumn? We have a range of courses available for you as life begins to return to normal: Basic and improver computer skills. Introduction to art, Help with reading, writing, spelling & maths, English for speakers of other languages Gardening – C.V. preparation. Get the most from your smart phone. Our courses are free of charge & open to those who never fully completed their formal education. Classes run during the day & at night. A great way to learn, meet others & have fun in a safe & friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please give us a call:  Annette at 086 846 2771  or Caroline at 045 851 494.

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

  • PARISH INFORMATION

Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

Issue 1371 September 5th 2021

23rd Sunday-Ordinary Time: The signs that Jesus is present and that we are his true witnesses is that we attend to our sick, console those who are in despair, befriend the friendless; work for social justice, we must not be mute through fear or self – protection. We must do all things well.

Mass intentions this week:

Saturday 6pm Mass: Eugene Fennell (2nd A) Sean Dowling (A) Tom, Phyllis & Rodger Farrell (A), Deceased Members of the Farrell, Kelly, Miller & Moran Families

Sunday 10am: Damien Barrett (Mth’s Mind) Charlie Geoghegan (A), Mary Aylward (A), Michael Mahon (1st A) Knocknadruce & Australia

We remember the following: Fr Brian O’Toole, Hazel Mitchell, Ann Dalton, Nicola Sheehy, Larry Halpin, Margaret O’Toole, Caroline Nevin

Monday:  Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Carol Byrne (RD), Tommy Brennan (RD)

Wednesday: Rose McCabe (RD), Jacqueline Murtagh (A)

Thursday: Birthday Rem, Birthday Remembrance, Get Well Mass Intentions

Friday: John Kinsella (RD), Breda Morrin (RD)

Saturday 4th September:  6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 5th September: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 7th September: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

2021 Private Members Draw In aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches August Winners: Mags & Mattie Brown, Sheila & Pat Geoghegan, John Balfe (Lodge Lane), Ann Farrington, Sheila & Anthony Geoghegan

Blessington & District Day Care want to thank the Hennessy family for organising the recent climb of Sorrel Hill as part of ‘Hennessy 100’.  The route, refreshments & transport were extremely well organised.  The amount of money collected was beyond all expectations and for this we are very grateful to the Hennessy families.

Community Pool for West Wicklow would like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who made a submission to the Wicklow County Development Plan in support of the development of a Pool for West Wicklow. We were delighted that three National Governing Bodies, Swim Ireland, Water Safety Ireland & Canoeing Ireland made submissions in favour of the pool & called on Wicklow Co Co to make the pool for West Wicklow a priority! For the latest campaign news  www.westwicklowpool.ie

CRUTHÚ ART GROUP 15th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS & END OF SEASON SALE. Cruthú Art Group is celebrating its 15th birthday.  To mark the occasion,  we are offering 15% off all art & craft in our Russborough gallery, & in our display in Blessington Tourist Office.  This will be Cruthú’s last season in Russborough, please visit us on Saturdays & Sundays 11am-5pm during September before we finalise our exhibition in our home of 11 years. Thank you to everybody who has supported Cruthú over the years at Russborough.  We look forward to sharing our work with you going forward.  Keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram for news. Contact us at cruthuart@gmail.com

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn for on 26th August: 4, 11, 18, 28. Weekly winner of €25 was Lisa Kavanagh. Next week’s jackpot is €925.

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee will be taking part in this year’s Virtual VHi Women’s Mini Marathon on Sunday September 19th. Three of the committee will be walking 10km around the Russborough House Parklands dressed as PENGUINS!!!! Please support our committee by sponsoring them through GoFundMe  https://www.gofundme.com/f/pool-for-west-wicklow-sponsored-mini-marathon or visit our website www.westwicklowpool.ie

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE  for older people. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

Blessington FC Under 16’s are looking for a Goalkeeper with a little bit of experience. Must be born in 2006. Goalkeeper training will be provided, and you get the chance to join an exciting team and a great bunch of lads. Please reply to Tony: 087 610 6096

Blessington AFC are looking for new players born in 2008 for their under 14 teams. Training twice weekly and playing Dublin District Schoolboy League (DDSL) matches on Saturdays. Please contact 083 870 1926

West Wicklow Cancer Support are a community group who provide support & information to people affected by cancer in a safe & caring environment.  We are constantly striving to develop the services we offer & expand our volunteer group. If you have an interest in volunteering with us, we are looking for caring & committed individuals who can communicate with people of all ages & are interested in making a difference in your community. You could benefit in meeting new people, undertaking new challenges, developing your career & gaining a sense of achievement that you are making a real difference. If you think this person could be you give us a call or meet us for a cuppa.  We are a friendly inclusive group & would welcome your interest. Contact us on westwicklow15@gmail.com or 087 4346004

Lakeshore Striders: Our website is updated and OPEN FOR ENTRIES.  http://www.thelakes10k.ie/ We are gearing up for a great event on11th September and hope to see as many locals as possible on the day. At present the entries are capped to 200 but if public health guidelines allow this may be increased so get your entry in fast to ensure your slot.

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Hollywood Café Are Recruiting Now! Full-time Commis Chef with a creative flair & passion for food. Our ideal candidate will: Be enthusiastic & energetic. Have previous experience working in a professional kitchen. Possess a good working knowledge of HACCP. Be able to work well under pressure, thrive in a busy environment and be eager to learn, take responsibility and work well within a team. Have good communication and interpersonal skills. Have own transport. A keen interest in baking an advantage. Email your CV to chris@hollywoodcafe.ie We are also looking for Waiting Staff, Full Time, Weekdays,with only occasional weekend days. If you have front of house waiting experience, energy, great customer service skills and want to work in a friendly and vibrant environment, email your cv to chris@hollywoodcafe.ie Experience is a definite advantage, as are barista skills, but training will be given to the right applicant.

Job Vacancy – R&H have vacancies for full and part-time general operatives. Please email your CV to Tom for further information. t.kelly@rh-lenses.com

Structural CAD Technician & General Operatives required for local precast concrete company. Immediate start. Please contact John Irvin with CV on john.irvin@stresslite.ie   or 087 2679875.

Office Worker Required with typing skills in Blessington, full or part-time. Contact 087 231 0082.

Semi Permanent Make Up – Natural Enhancement  Eye Brows – New Technique, Hombre, Hair Stroke, Eye Liner, Lips, 10 Years Fully Qualified. Call Pam on 085 754 7214

Blessington Lakes Golf Club are currently seeking applications for the role of: Golf Course Maintenance Operative. Initially, the role will be 20 hours per week to include the following duties: Assisting with all green keeping duties, as directed by Head Greenkeeper. Pin changes, putting out tee markers etc. Maintenance of external areas of clubhouse, e.g. carpark, veranda & grounds.

  • Emptying of bins and cleaning air compressor area.
  • Maintenance of Golf Club Buggies.
  • Cross selling of products on the course (e.g. water stall on hot days)
  • Covering the clubhouse out of hours.
  • Various winter projects as directed by Head Greenkeeper.
  • More Summer, less Winter hours may be applicable.
  • Other duties as may be directed by the golf club committee.

Requirements for the role: Gardening/horticultural background desired but not essential. Good knowledge of machinery is essential. A good knowledge of golf is desirable. Email Applications to: blgcapplications@gmail.com closing date Tuesday 14th September

Student Seeking Lift from Blessington to Maynooth College weekdays. Willing to share petrol etc. Please call Ray 087 250 3244.

Cleaner Wanted for Lacken National School. Those interested please apply to the Chairperson of the BOM of Lacken School on or before 10th September.  Please include relevant qualifications with your CV. Applications can be sent by post or email: school@lackenns.com

Ruth Shine School of Dance – Celebrating our 15-year anniversary! Why not join our creative, intelligent, confident & hardworking dance family?We offer classes in ballet, contemporary, modern & acro for both children and adults in our purpose-built studios, Dancetrax Studios. Check out our Facebook & Instagram pages to stay updated or visit www.ruthshineschoolofdance.com Ph: 086-4062618 Email: ruthshineschoolofdance1@gmail.com ‘Make Your Soul Shine’

Back to School Blues Let nature help balance your emotions, build resilience and confidence. Call Anna Nagle 087 227 3925 for a BACH FLOWER ESSENCE consultation, and remedy mixed especially for you to assist in times of change and uncertainty.

Ustoreit@hollywood: Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lock-Ups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture, Vintage Cars or Motor Bikes etc Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING BOARD THIS AUTUMN Blessington Further Education & Training Centre. Why not try something new this autumn? We have a range of courses available for you as life begins to return to normal: Basic and improver computer skills. Introduction to art, Help with reading, writing, spelling & maths, English for speakers of other languages Gardening – C.V. preparation. Get the most from your smart phone. Our courses are free of charge & open to those who never fully completed their formal education. Classes run during the day & at night. A great way to learn, meet others & have fun in a safe & friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please give us a call:  Annette at 086 846 2771  or Caroline at 045 851 494.

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

  • PARISH INFORMATION

Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

 

 

Issue 1370 29th August 2021

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The heart of religion is found in the heart of God. Love is seen in deeds not words’.

Mass intentions this week:

Breda Daly (RD Rockypool

Saturday 6pm Mass: Suzanne & Tomas Eustace, Thomas & Ann Eustace, Special Intention, Mairead Hudson (Rem), Deceased Members of the Hudson & Carroll Families

Sunday 10am: Maurice Moore (A), Helen O’Brien (RD)

We remember the following:

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Special Intentions, Special Intentions

Wednesday: Carol Byrne (RD), Cora Mitchell (RD)

Thursday: Joe Gleeson (RD), Rose Collins (RD)

Friday: First Friday of the Month Mass will be offered for all on the November List of Dead

Saturday 28th August: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken,

Sunday 29th August: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 31st August: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Thursday 2nd Sept: Holy Hour and Benediction with Deacon Gerry 7.30pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Friday 3rd Sept: 1st Friday: Masses offered for all those on the November Altar List of the Dead

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

Final Weekend for Summer Dues. If you would like to make a donation to support all our priests please use the envelopes in the back of the Churches. There has been a wonderful response to this collection, and we are all most grateful for your support

PLEASE BOOK A TICKET for 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday & collect from the Parish Office 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Ph: 045 865 327

Clothes Collection supporting Friends of Calcutta ( CHY No: 13218 ) on Wednesday September 1st outside Church of Our Lady Blessington. All items of clothing, footwear, curtains etc most welcome. Sleeping bags & track suits will be especially appreciated which will later be distributed to the homeless. The collection takes place between 10am-3pm in Blessington Church Car Park. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins 087 907 3074

Blessington Outdoor Car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 29th Aug from 7am to 4pm (Des Redmond Charities) Free Car Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bigi Linn.Bargains Galore! Info: 086 075 2072 – Covid Restrictions in Operation!

Community Pool for West Wicklow would like to remind you that the deadline for the Wicklow County Development Plan Public Consultation Period is Mon August 30th 5pm. For details on how to make a submission, including a step-by-step video, visit our website www.westwicklowpool.ie or email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn for on 19th August: 5, 10, 26, 28. Weekly winner of €25 was Karen Bolger. Next week’s jackpot is €875. If you’re not in, you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or www.blessingtonparish.ie    https://www.ourparishfundraiser.ie/parish/blessington/

Blessington FC Under 16’s are looking for a Goalkeeper with a little bit of experience. Must be born in 2006. Goalkeeper training will be provided, and you get the chance to join an exciting team and a great bunch of lads. Please reply to Tony: 087 610 6096

Blessington AFC are looking for new players born in 2008 for their under 14 teams. Training twice weekly and playing Dublin District Schoolboy League (DDSL) matches on Saturdays. Please contact 083 870 1926

West Wicklow Cancer Support are a community group who provide support & information to people affected by cancer in a safe & caring environment.  We are constantly striving to develop the services we offer & expand our volunteer group. If you have an interest in volunteering with us, we are looking for caring & committed individuals who can communicate with people of all ages & are interested in making a difference in your community. You could benefit in meeting new people, undertaking new challenges, developing your career & gaining a sense of achievement that you are making a real difference. If you think this person could be you give us a call or meet us for a cuppa.  We are a friendly inclusive group & would welcome your interest. Contact us on westwicklow15@gmail.com or 087 4346004

Lakeshore Striders: Our website is updated and OPEN FOR ENTRIES.  http://www.thelakes10k.ie/ We are gearing up for a great event on11th September and hope to see as many locals as possible on the day. At present the entries are capped to 200 but if public health guidelines allow this may be increased so get your entry in fast to ensure your slot.

Cruthú Art Gallery at Russborough will be open Saturdays/Sundays/Bank Holidays throughout the summer from 12 noon – 4pm. Our members have been very creative over the last 12 months, and we are looking forward to exhibiting 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 Also check out the Cruthú Art display at Blessington Tourist Office.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE  for older people. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

  • NEWSLETTER ADS

Native Italian Speaker  sought in Blessington by learner (intermediate standard, retired teacher) to help improve conversational skills in relaxed setting. Call Séamus 086 890 8917

Student Seeking Lift from Blessington to Maynooth College weekdays. Willing to share petrol etc. Please call Ray 087 250 3244.

Childminder/nanny required  to mind 3 children (2,4,6) from 1pm to 5.30pm, Tuesday to Friday in Manor Kilbride. Will need to drive as pick-ups from school/Montessori are required. If interested please call 086 874 3642.

Freelance work (Starting: September) KIPPURE  ESTATE. Instructors needed, to work on a freelance basis. To instruct Leaving Cert students in field study work on rivers, guide them through the experiments in line with the syllabus and help them interpret what they record. Required: Qualification in Sciences, geography, anthropology, outdoor education or related discipline. Own transport as we are 8km from public transport. Must like the outdoors, Good communication skills, Be reliable. All training will be provided. For further information and to send CV, please contact: The Environmental Education Manager

Cleaner Wanted for Lacken National School. Those interested please apply to the Chairperson of the BOM of Lacken School on or before 10th September.  Please include relevant qualifications with your CV. Applications can be sent by post or email: school@lackenns.com

Ruth Shine School of Dance – Celebrating our 15-year anniversary! Why not join our creative, intelligent, confident & hardworking dance family?We offer classes in ballet, contemporary, modern & acro for both children and adults in our purpose-built studios, Dancetrax Studios. Check out our Facebook & Instagram pages to stay updated or visit www.ruthshineschoolofdance.com Ph: 086-4062618 Email: ruthshineschoolofdance1@gmail.com ‘Make Your Soul Shine’

Back to School Blues Let nature help balance your emotions, build resilience and confidence. Call Anna Nagle 087 227 3925 for a BACH FLOWER ESSENCE consultation, and remedy mixed especially for you to assist in times of change and uncertainty.

Hollywood Café are recruiting now! We are looking for waiting staff, full time, weekdays, with only occasional weekend days. If you have front of house waiting experience, energy, great customer service skills and want to work in a friendly and vibrant environment, email your cv to chris@hollywoodcafe.ie Experience is a definite advantage, as are barista skills, but training will be given to the right applicant.

Ustoreit@hollywood: Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lock-Ups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture, Vintage Cars or Motor Bikes etc Call: 087 356 7601

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning. New venture by a local man in the Blessington area, providing mobile car wash and wax; mini-valet and full valet. Follow on Facebook or call 086 3712328 for rates and appointments.

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING BOARD THIS AUTUMN Blessington Further Education & Training Centre. Why not try something new this autumn? We have a range of courses available for you as life begins to return to normal: Basic and improver computer skills. Introduction to art, Help with reading, writing, spelling & maths, English for speakers of other languages Gardening – C.V. preparation. Get the most from your smart phone. Our courses are free of charge & open to those who never fully completed their formal education. Classes run during the day & at night. A great way to learn, meet others & have fun in a safe & friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please give us a call:  Annette at 086 846 2771  or Caroline at 045 851 494.

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

  • PARISH INFORMATION

Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

 

Issue 1368 August 22nd 2021

Mass intentions this week: Noel O’Hanlon (RD) Nurney, Myles Wilson (RD) Blessington, Eileen Sinclair (RD) Blessington, Catherine Monaghan (RD) Middlesex UK, (Daughter of Maisie Nolan Monaghan & Niece of Pete & Goo Nolan) Angela Cashin (RD) Clondalkin

Saturday 6pm Mass: Michael, Mary, Liam & Tommy Dunne (A), Maureen Dunne (A), Larry, Mary & Matthew Lennon, Michael & Ann-Mary Norton (Rem), William (Teddy) Shirran (A), Deceased Members of Shirran & Carroll Families.

Sunday 10am: Brian Kane (Month’s Mind), John Nolan (A), John Browne (A)

We remember the following: Joe Cranley (A)

Monday:  Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Laurence & Gertrude Keogh (A), Rosie Mills (RD)

Wednesday: Malcolm Eaton (RD), Joe Regan (RD)

Thursday: Mass will be offered for all those on the Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

Friday: Siobhan O’Riordan (RD), Philomena Mooney (RD)

We pray this week for all those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. We also remember in our prayers the people of Afghanistan

Saturday 21st August: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 22nd August: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 24th August: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

Please Support all our Priests by contributing to the Summer Dues. Envelopes are now available in our Churches. You can take one as you visit the Church during the summer months & return to the Parish Office or to the collection boxes in the Church.

PLEASE BOOK A TICKET for 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday and collect from the Parish Office 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Ph: 045 865 327

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn for on 19th August: 5, 10, 26, 28. Weekly winner of €25 was Karen Bolger. Next week’s jackpot is €875. If you’re not in, you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or www.blessingtonparish.ie    https://www.ourparishfundraiser.ie/parish/blessington/

Bric-a-Brac Sale of New & Almost New Items in the Stables behind Valleymount Parochial House on Sun Aug 22nd after 11.15am Mass. Proceeds to the renovation fund of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. Your Support is much appreciated.

Blessington Library and Miss Pink invite parents & children alike to sing along to classic songs, old & new & to discover what sparkling musical adventure awaits! Friday, 27 August at 11am. Sing-a-Long with Miss Pink (Outdoor Event) Booking Required. Email us at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie or call 045 891 740.

Blessington FC Under 16’s are looking for a Goalkeeper with a little bit of experience. Must be born in 2006. Goalkeeper training will be provided, and you get the chance to join an exciting team and a great bunch of lads. Please reply to Tony: 087 610 6096

Community Pool for West Wicklow would like to remind you that the deadline for the Wicklow County Development Plan. Public Consultation Period is Mon August 30th 5pm. For details on how to make a submission, including a step-by-step video, visit our website www.westwicklowpool.ie or email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com

Blessington AFC are looking for new players born in 2008 for their under 14 teams. Training twice weekly and playing Dublin District Schoolboy League (DDSL) matches on Saturdays. Please contact 083 870 1926

West Wicklow Cancer Support are a community group who provide support & information to people affected by cancer in a safe & caring environment.  We are constantly striving to develop the services we offer & expand our volunteer group. If you have an interest in volunteering with us, we are looking for caring & committed individuals who can communicate with people of all ages & are interested in making a difference in your community. You could benefit in meeting new people, undertaking new challenges, developing your career & gaining a sense of achievement that you are making a real difference. If you think this person could be you give us a call or meet us for a cuppa.  We are a friendly inclusive group & would welcome your interest. Contact us on westwicklow15@gmail.com or 087 4346004

Lakeshore Striders: Our website is updated and OPEN FOR ENTRIES.  http://www.thelakes10k.ie/ We are gearing up for a great event on11th September and hope to see as many locals as possible on the day. At present the entries are capped to 200 but if public health guidelines allow this may be increased so get your entry in fast to ensure your slot.

Cruthú Art Gallery at Russborough will be open Saturdays/Sundays/Bank Holidays throughout the summer from 12 noon – 4pm. Our members have been very creative over the last 12 months, and we are looking forward to exhibiting 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 Also check out the Cruthú Art display at Blessington Tourist Office.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE  for older people. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Hollywood Preschool are looking for One Level 5 and One Level 6 early years practitioners. Contact Barbara 083 337 6499.

Experienced Childminder Wanted in Valleymount, in my home for 2 boys: 4 year-old & 1 year-old. Two days a Week, Tuesday & Wednesday 7am to 1pm. One boy attends local play-school & will need dropping off & picking up daily. Immediate start. Please Call: 087 760 7536

Ruth Shine School of Dance – Celebrating our 15-year anniversary! Why not join our creative, intelligent, confident & hardworking dance family?We offer classes in ballet, contemporary, modern & acro for both children and adults in our purpose-built studios, Dancetrax Studios. Check out our Facebook & Instagram pages to stay updated or visit www.ruthshineschoolofdance.com Ph: 086-4062618 Email: ruthshineschoolofdance1@gmail.com ‘Make Your Soul Shine’

Back to School Blues Let nature help balance your emotions, build resilience and confidence. Call Anna Nagle 087 227 3925 for a BACH FLOWER ESSENCE consultation, and remedy mixed especially for you to assist in times of change and uncertainty.

Experienced, reliable full-time childminder wanted in Brittas preferably in our own home, but open to childminders home. Our son attends local play-school & will need picking up daily. Our daughter is 1yr & 8 months. Please Call: 087 911 8251

Childminder Needed for two girls aged 9 and 11. Needed just for two hours a day Monday to Friday, to pick up from school (St Mary’s),  bring home & stay with them until 4:30. If interested please call: 086 052 2222

Hollywood Café are recruiting now! We are looking for waiting staff, full time, weekdays, with only occasional weekend days. If you have front of house waiting experience, energy, great customer service skills and want to work in a friendly and vibrant environment, email your cv to chris@hollywoodcafe.ie Experience is a definite advantage, as are barista skills, but training will be given to the right applicant.

Hennessy’s Hardware has a vacancy for Driver/Yard Operative. Must be over 25 years with a full clean licence. Please email CV to hennessyhardware@gmail.com  or call Martin on 0879846867

West Wicklow House is looking for a kitchen porter, weekly hours 35-40. Includes weekends. Please contact info@westwicklowhouse.com or drop in with CV

Part-time Cleaner wanted for Lacken National School, also, Bus Escort required one day a week on Wednesdays.Those interested need to apply to the Chairperson of the BOM of Lacken School on or before 10th September.  Please include relevant qualifications with CV. Applications can be sent by post or email school@lackenns.com

Person Required for House Cleaning and possibly some Cooking. Phone: 087 356 7601

Blessington and District Community Employment Scheme. Applicants must be in receipt of a social welfare payment to qualify. Hollywood Parish Secretary. Job Ref: 2187580. Closing Date: 26/08/21.

Ustoreit@hollywood: Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lock-Ups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture, Vintage Cars or Motor Bikes etc Call: 087 356 7601

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning. New venture by a local man in the Blessington area, providing mobile car wash and wax; mini-valet and full valet. Follow on Facebook or call 086 3712328 for rates and appointments.

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

New Courses at the Further Education and Training Centre Blessington. We are now recruiting for courses starting in September. If you are interested in up-skilling or learning something new we have the course for you! New ** Back to work course ** 3 days a week – must be over the age of 21 & in receipt of a social welfare payment for at least 6 months. Level 6 in Payroll and Bookkeeping, full time (Day course) Horticulture Level 5 – Mondays Part time courses in the following: Childcare Level 5 & 6 (2 evenings a week), Healthcare Level 5 (2 evenings a week), E Business Level 5 (2 mornings a week), Business with Tourism Level 5 (2 mornings a week), Office Skills Level 4 (2 mornings a week), Horticulture Level 4 (2 mornings a week), For more info on any of the above please, contact us blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie or 086 806 1569 or 086 850 3833. Looking forward to welcoming you all in September 2021

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

  • PARISH INFORMATION

Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

Issue 1368 August 15th 2021

Sunday 15th August – Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady

 “Take my hand, O Blessed Mother, hold me firmly lest I fall. I am nervous when I am walking and to thee I humbly call. Guide me over every crossing, watch me when I am on the stairs, let me know you are beside me, listen to my fervent prayer. Bring me to my destination safely every day. Help me with each undertaking as the hours pass away. And when evening falls upon us, and I fear to be alone, take my hand O Blessed Mother, once again and lead me home”. Amen

Mass intentions this week

Saturday 6pm Mass: Paddy & Christina Jordan (A), Mary & Michael Halloran (A), Special Living Intentions

Sunday 10am: Mary Ann Flanagan (A), William Brady (Birthday Remembrance)

We remember the following:

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Sheila Roche (A), Nora Quill (RD)

Wednesday: Christy Dempsey (15th A), Cora Mitchell (RD)

Thursday: Birthday Remembrance, Birthday Remembrance

Friday: William Sargent (A), Get Well Intention

Saturday 14th August: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 15th August: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 17th August: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

Monthly Envelopes for the Month of August can be dropped into the Parish Office, Post Box in Church or to the collection boxes at Mass. Many thanks to all contributors for your continued support. Contact the Parish Office if you would like to begin a monthly donation.

Please Support all our Priests by contributing to the Summer Dues. Envelopes are now available in our Churches. You can take one as you visit the Church during the summer months & return to the Parish Office or to the collection boxes in the Church.

PLEASE BOOK A TICKET for 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday and collect from the Parish Office 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Ph: 045 865 327

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn for on 12th August: 4, 5, 8, 16. Weekly winner of €25 was Lisa Harrington. Next week’s jackpot is €825. If you’re not in, you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or www.blessingtonparish.ie    https://www.ourparishfundraiser.ie/parish/blessington/

Hennessy “100” Walk. The recent walk up Sorrell Hill organised as part of the Hennessy “100” Celebrations raised in excess of €1500 for The Blessington Day-Care Centre. To the 70 people who took part and to everyone who contributed so generously to the cause, we say a very special thank you. To those who helped in any way to make the day the great success it was, your help was very much appreciated. Many thanks from Martin and Ronan Hennessy and Families.

Blessington FC Under 16’s are looking for a Goalkeeper with a little bit of experience. Must be born in 2006. Goalkeeper training will be provided, and you get the chance to join an exciting team and a great bunch of lads. Please reply to Tony: 087 610 6096

Kilbride & Lakeside Music Committee along with Glen Heste Pure Mile Group present a National Heritage Week event on Sunday 15th August at 11.30am at the forecourt of Craul’s shop (or in the Hall if it’s raining). We will be distributing our new heritage booklet SPECIAL TREASURES OF MANOR KILBRIDE while you enjoy a demonstration of needlework & knitting from four senior members of our community. All welcome to come along to this happy event celebrating the rich heritage of the Manor Kilbride area. You will need to observe government regulations regarding Covid 19 safety & protection

Blessington Outdoor Car Boot Sale. St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 29th August from 7am to 4pm (Des Redmond Charities) Free Car Parking. Toilets. Tables €10 …. Bigi Linn……Bargains Galore! Info: 086 075 2072 – Covid Restrictions in Operation!

Outdoor story-time with Blessington Library, taking place on Thursday, 12 & 19th August 2021 at 3pm. Join us under the Library Gazebo to listen to some tall tales and adventures. Suitable for children aged 2 – 6 years. Booking is required. Contact Blessington Library to book your space: blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie or 045 891 740.

Your donations help to keep our parish facilities running. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far through the Donate button on www.blessingtonparish.ie

Blessington FC INTERSPORT Elverys FAI Summer Soccer Schools. Blessington Camp will be at our Crosschapel pitches running from 9th to 13th August from 10am to 1pm. To book a place go to https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

Lakeshore Striders: Our website is updated and OPEN FOR ENTRIES.  http://www.thelakes10k.ie/ We are gearing up for a great event on11th September and hope to see as many locals as possible on the day. At present the entries are capped to 200 but if public health guidelines allow this may be increased so get your entry in fast to ensure your slot.

Cruthú Art Gallery at Russborough will be open Saturdays/Sundays/Bank Holidays throughout the summer from 12 noon – 4pm. Our members have been very creative over the last 12 months, and we are looking forward to exhibiting 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 Also check out the Cruthú Art display at Blessington Tourist Office.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE  for older people. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting https://blessingtonparish.ie/ and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Hollywood Café are recruiting now! We are looking for waiting staff, full time, weekdays, with only occasional weekend days. If you have front of house waiting experience, energy, great customer service skills and want to work in a friendly and vibrant environment, email your cv to chris@hollywoodcafe.ie Experience is a definite advantage, as are barista skills, but training will be given to the right applicant.

Experienced, reliable full-time childminder wanted in Brittas preferably in our own home, but open to childminders home. Our son attends local play-school & will need picking up daily. Our daughter is 1yr & 8 months. Please Call: 087 911 8251

Childminder Needed for two girls aged 9 and 11. Needed just for two hours a day Monday to Friday, to pick up from school (St Mary’s),  bring home & stay with them until 4:30. If interested please call: 086 052 2222

Hennessy’s Hardware has a vacancy for Driver/Yard Operative. Must be over 25 years with a full clean licence. Please email CV to hennessyhardware@gmail.com  or call Martin on 0879846867

West Wicklow House is looking for a kitchen porter, weekly hours 35-40. Includes weekends. Please contact info@westwicklowhouse.com or drop in with CV

Part-time Cleaner wanted for Lacken National School, also, Bus Escort required one day a week on Wednesdays.Those interested need to apply to the Chairperson of the BOM of Lacken School on or before 25th August.  Please include relevant qualifications with CV. Applications can be sent by post or email school@lackenns.com

Person Required for House Cleaning and possibly some Cooking. Phone: 087 356 7601

Job Vacancy – R&H have vacancies for full and part-time. General Operatives. Please email your CV to Sharon for further information  s.casey@rh-lenses.com

We are delighted to announce that we have two positions on the Blessington and District Community Employment Scheme. Applicants must be in receipt of a social welfare payment to qualify. Burgage Cemetery Groundskeeper. Job Ref. 2187579. Closing Date: 05/08/21. Hollywood Parish Secretary. Job Ref: 2187580. Closing Date: 26/08/21.

Ustoreit@hollywood: Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lock-Ups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture, Vintage Cars or Motor Bikes etc Call: 087 356 7601

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning. New venture by a local man in the Blessington area, providing mobile car wash and wax; mini-valet and full valet. Follow on Facebook or call 086 3712328 for rates and appointments.

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

New Courses at the Further Education and Training Centre Blessington. We are now recruiting for courses starting in September. If you are interested in up-skilling or learning something new we have the course for you! New ** Back to work course ** 3 days a week – must be over the age of 21 & in receipt of a social welfare payment for at least 6 months. Level 6 in Payroll and Bookkeeping, full time (Day course) Horticulture Level 5 – Mondays Part time courses in the following: Childcare Level 5 & 6 (2 evenings a week), Healthcare Level 5 (2 evenings a week), E Business Level 5 (2 mornings a week), Business with Tourism Level 5 (2 mornings a week), Office Skills Level 4 (2 mornings a week), Horticulture Level 4 (2 mornings a week), For more info on any of the above please, contact us blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie or 086 806 1569 or 086 850 3833. Looking forward to welcoming you all in September 2021

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327