Issue 1408 June 26th 2022

Mass intentions this week:

Gerry Curran (RD) Manor Kilbride, Bridie Byrne (RD) London

Saturday 6pm: Michael & Ann Mary Norton (A), James Kavanagh (A), Larry, Mary & Matthew Lennon (Rem)

Sunday 10am: Sean O’Brien (RD), Valerie Keenen (RD)

We also Remember: Walter Shirran, Siobhan Warren, Margaret Glennon

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Intentions Mass, Intentions Mass

Wednesday: Special Intentions Mass, Special Intentions Mass, Yvonne Phibbs (RD), Michael O’Donohoe (RD)

Thursday: John Geoghegan (A), Nuala Rodgers (RD)

Friday: First Friday of the Month, Masses will be offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead

Mass Times this week:

Saturday 25th June: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 26th June: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 28th June: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady.

Friday 1st July: First Friday of the Month, Masses will be offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead

Fr Richard & the Parish Team would like to thank all involved in making the Corpus Christi procession in Valleymount such an enjoyable community day. It was great to be able to come together again in such numbers & God blessed us with the sunshine. Some photos of the day can be seen on our Facebook page. Again, a big thank you to the many who were involved. Fr Richard.

Thank You to all who supported me in the recent mini-Marathon. Money raised will go to Kelly, (local girl with a brain tumour) for future therapy as decided by Beaumont Hospital. Total sum raised not available yet. Phyllis

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 23rd June: 11, 22, 24, 29. Weekly €25 Winner: Michele Lenehan. Next Jackpot is €1300

The Blessington Millennium Choir Concert on 25th June has been postponed until further notice. Apologies to all.

Cemetery Mass in Manor Kilbride: Sunday 26th June at 2.00pm and in Templeboden on Sunday 3rd July at 3.00pm (No 6pm Mass in Lacken on 2nd July

iPhone 11 Lost by the Lakes (Russelstown) last Saturday 18th July, if anyone found it, you can drop it in to the Parish Office to return to the owner. Many thanks.

Blessington Car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 26th June 7am to 4pm Tea/Coffee. Indoor & Outdoor Spaces. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072

Irish Catholic Newspaper Now Available on the bookstand at the back of the Church

Fundraising Night for Cystic Fibrosis, Cara Hennessy is holding a fundraising night of music, song & craic in Hennessy’s on Saturday 25th June. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Kilbride Field Day – 3rd July 2pm at Kilbride’s New Pitch (W91 A37V) The Usual Field Day Events: Pet Show, Pony Rides, Cake Sale, Games, BBQ & more www.Kilbridegaa.com Also, Sponsored Run or Walk around Manor Kilbride at 12.30 – for more details see: www.kilbridegaa.com/sponsored-walk-run / If there are any businesses would like to offer any prizes or gifts for our Field Day raffle, we would be most grateful. Donations of books, wine, gift sets etc also welcomed for the Field Day, please drop any donations down to the Dressing Rooms (Green Unit) which will be open all this week. Or contact info@kilbridegaa.com  or call 086 311 3443. All proceeds raised go towards the new Community Playground & Walking Track in Kilbride.

The Classix in concert on 30th of June at 8pm in Naas CBS. Tickets €20 available via: www.theclassixmusic.com  or call Veronica at 087 7940850 Musical director Owen C Lynch Music of the Eagles, Tom Jones & many more.

West Wicklow Cancer Support invites you to join us at our June Drop in Evening, we will be holding a Summer Solstice Soundbath Meditation hosted by Gemma Deeney. We are excited to share this unique journey with you on Thursday 30th June at 7.30pm in The Coimin Centre Blessington.  No charge, free to all, do bring a cushion, blanket & a friend.  For enquiries contact us on 087 4346004  or westwicklow15@gmail.com

Association of Irish Floral Artists National Flower Festival“Another Time, Another Place* At Our Lady & St. David’s Church, Naas, St David’s Church, Naas, Naas Presbyterian Church 1st to 3rd July. Supporting The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Festival admission €10. Raffle | Craft Table, Plant Sales | Floral Art. Variety Concert featuring Patrick Hyland in Our Lady & St David’s Church on Saturday 2nd July at 8pm Adm €12

A new collaborative Art Exhibition is opening on 6th July in Baltinglass. Two local Art Groups, Cruthu Art Group & The Glen Art Group have come together to present this new exhibition. All the artists taking part in this show are living & working in the locality – a vibrant art making community that is working in an innovative and authentic way. A big thank you to Eamonn Horan of Horan’s Bar & Restaurant, Main Street, Baltinglass, who are the host for the show. The exhibition is open on Wednesday 6th July from 6pm to 9pm. And from Thursday 7th July to Saturday 9th July from 12 noon to 7pm. The Art on display, will feature painting, mix media, photography & jewellery from ten local artists all diverse & interesting, as these artists excel when working in their own particular medium & style showing their unique talent. The opening evening for this show will include a “reading” Aisling Creegan of her new book “I am Someone”. Everyone is invited to come along and support your local artists.

The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 27th June in The Coimin Centre at 8pm.

The Summer Stars Reading Programme is kicking off this week & Running until 31st August in Blessington Library. All children who sign-up receive a free library bag & reading card to track their reading progress. At the end of the summer, there’s an award ceremony, certificate & medal for all participants. There are lots of events planned too!

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children aged 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link: https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday at 7.30pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

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.

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BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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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 1047 June 19th 2022

Mass intentions this week

Saturday 6pm: Yvonne Phibbs (Month’s Mind), Sheila Hearns (1st A), Fran Gordon (1st A), Rachel Murphy (A), Jimmy Mahon (A), Jamie Mahon (Rem), John & Sarah McGee (A), Darragh Rowan (A), Vincent Bohan (10th A), James, Ellen & Denis Bohan (Rem), James Nolan (A)

Sunday 10am: Kathleen Kelly (A) Kevin Shiels (A), Gus Hearn (A)

We also Remember: Kathleen & Jack Daniels, Phil Conlon, Ray Daniels, Lorraine Daniels, Joe Daniels, Dec Mem of the Evans Family, Moggy Maurice Murray, Paddy Fleming (2nd A), Martin & Nora Murphy, Seamus Murphy, Gabriel Murphy, Jim & Lilian Darcy

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: John Howe (RD) Carmel Bealin (RD)

Wednesday: John & Sarah McGee (A), Darragh Rowan (A)

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

Friday: Bridget & Martin Mc Donald (A), Deceased Members of the McDonald Family (Rem)

Mass Times this week

Saturday 18th June: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 19th June: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Corpus Christi Procession in Valleymount at 3pm. There will be Eucharistic Adoration from 12 noon to 3pm. Light Refreshments will be served after the procession. 1st Communion children welcome to lead the procession

Tuesday 21st June: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady.

Congratulations to all the Boys & Girls from St Joseph’s NS Valleymount who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Valleymount on Saturday 18th June.

Comhghairdeas le gach buachaill agus cailíni Congratulations to the Boys & Girls from Gaelscoil na Lochanna who will receive Confirmation on Tuesday 21st June in Blessington, we are delighted to welcome Fr Paddy Boyle as Celebrant.

Blessington Parish Office is open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Mass Cards & Gift Items available. Bookings for Mass Intentions. Newsletter Items. Call: 045 865 327 or Email: office@blessington.info

Cemetery Masses

Eadestown: Sunday 19th June at 12 noon. Blessing of Graves from 11am.  No 11.30 Mass Eadestown Church

Manor Kilbride: Sunday 26th June at 2.00pm

Templeboden: Sunday 3rd July at 3.00pm

Irish Catholic Newspaper now Available on the bookstand at the back of the Church

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 16th June: 1, 10, 17, 30. Weekly €25 Winner: Bernie Reid. Next Jackpot is €1275

You are invited to the Building Hope Gathering for Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount & Lacken on Monday 20th June at 8pm in the Coimin Centre Blessington. The Archbishop is inviting all parishioners in a discussion of the gifts & talents available to their parish, the education & formation they need, & the parish partnerships that make most sense in their locality. For this purpose, you are being asked to take part in a Building Hope conversation in our parish. There will be one meeting on Monday 20th June at 8pm in the Coimin Centre Blessington where we will look together at our current pastoral & financial situation, with the help of some statistics from our Parish Profile, then we will consider what is working well & what needs to be developed.

CELEBRATION FETÉ – BBQ, Crépes, Ice-cream. Raffle, Plant Stall, Cake Stall, Crafts & Gift Stall, Kids’ Corner, Saturday, 18th June from 1pm – 4pm. St John’s Church, Cloghleagh, Manor Kilbride, W91 XH58. Admission €5 for adults including afternoon tea, children free

Cruthú Art Group will be participating in the Dunlavin Arts Festival from Friday 17th (Evening) to Sunday 19th June.Will be in the Signature Windows Showrooms, Stephen Street, Dunlavin. Always a great weekend with lots of Art Exhibitions, Music, Workshops & activities.  See Dunlavin Arts Festival on Facebook & Instagram for more details

The Summer Stars Reading Programme is kicking off this week & Running until 31st August in Blessington Library. All children who sign-up receive a free library bag & reading card to track their reading progress. At the end of the summer, there’s an award ceremony, certificate & medal for all participants. There are lots of events planned too!

BLESSINGTON MILLENNIUM CHOIR invites you to An Evening of Irish Melodies & Songs from the 70’s on 25th June at 7.30pm Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel. Tickets Available from the Parish Office, from choir members or by calling: 087 627 8250 or 089 614 7793. Adults: €10 Children under 16: Free

Kilbride Field Day – 3rd July 2pm at Kilbride’s New Pitch (W91 A37V) The Usual Field Day Events: Pet Show, Pony Rides, Cake Sale, Games, BBQ & more www.Kilbridegaa.com Also, Sponsored Run or Walk around Manor Kilbride at 12.30 – for more details see: www.kilbridegaa.com/sponsored-walk-run / All proceeds raised go towards the new Community Playground & Walking Track in Kilbride.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) Saturday 18th June from 9pm to 12. Music by Tommy B – Admission €10

Barry Hamilton is organising a 24 Hour Walk on 18th & 19th of June in aid of Blessington & District Day Care & St. Mary’s Junior & Senior NS. Walk as much or as little as you can from 12 noon to 12 noon at Russborough House. There will be a Treasure Hunt on the Day. For Info call: 087 919 5991. A Family Day Out

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022.  www.facebook.com/chessacademy2022 For All Ages & Levels For Info Email: blessingtonchess@gmail.com

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link  https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

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

Attention all Coaches, Managers, Members and Parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 27th June in The Coimin Centre at 8pm.  Please come along & have your say in your club’s future. Nominations for positions on the Committee must be entered on the nomination form provided by the Committee & must be seconded by another fully paid up, registered member of the Club. Permission for nomination must be given in advance by the Nominee. Nomination forms to be emailed to enquiries@blessingtonfc.com by Monday 13th June 2022.

Cruthú Art Group will be participating in the Dunlavin Arts Festival from Friday 17th (Evening) to Sunday 19th June.Will be in the Signature Windows Showrooms, Stephen Street, Dunlavin. Always a great weekend with lots of Art Exhibitions, Music, Workshops & activities.  See Dunlavin Arts Festival on Facebook & Instagram for more details.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Guitar Lessons – Private Tuition. Contact Greg: 086 275 2005

Archdiocese of Dublin Seeking to Appoint Property Asset Manager. The Archdiocese wishes to appoint an experienced Property Asset Manager to devise & deliver a comprehensive property strategy. Specifically, the Property Asset Manager will assist parishes to: Develop an asset management strategy, in collaboration with all stakeholders, to reflect emerging requirements. Develop efficient and effective property management tools to deliver appropriate support and quality service to parishes and other end users. Provide and deliver a property consolidation plan. Develop a residential model to reflect the future needs of the diocese. Manage all property related stakeholder relationships. Full details can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/vacancies/ For all enquiries, please contact ide.finnegan@dublindiocese.ie

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

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.

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BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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 1406 June 12th 2022

Mass intentions this week

Saturday 6pm: Beth Halligan (Months Mind), Dick Byrne (A), Gerard O’Hanlon (A), Martin Burke (A), Martin, Teresa & John O’Hara (Rem)

Sunday 10am: Paddy Howlin (A),  Mary Brady (A), Christopher Brady Jnr (A), Jimmy Keogh (A), Dick Keogh (A), John Jameson (A)

We also Remember: Tom Cullen, Sean & Ann Flanagan, Deceased Members of the Flanagan Family

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Mary Ryan & James Ryan (Rem), Anna Cotter (A)

Wednesday: Claire Lynch (RD), Margaret Borza (A)

Thursday: Paddy Howlin (A), Gerard O’Hanlon (1st A)

Friday: Birthday Mass, Get Well Mass

Mass Times this week:

Saturday 11th June: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 12th June: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 14th June: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady. All Welcome.

THURSDAY 16th JUNE – CONGRATULATIONS to Fr Kevin Lyon on reaching his 90th birthday!! All are invited to mark this wonderful occasion with him. Mass at 7.30pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington followed by light refreshments in the Coimin Centre.

Congratulations to all the Boys & Girls from Blessington No 1 School who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Church of Our Lady, Blessington on Thursday 16th June

Corpus Christi Procession in Valleymount on Sunday 19th June at 3pm. There will be Eucharistic Adoration from 12 noon to 3pm. Light Refreshments will be served after the procession. All Welcome.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 9th June: 4, 6, 14, 28. Weekly €25 Winner – Aoifanna Phibbs. Next Jackpot is €1225

Blessington Parish Office is open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Mass Cards & Gift Items available. Bookings for Mass Intentions. Newsletter Items. Call: 045 865 327 or Email: office@blessington.info

Cemetery Masses –

Eadestown: Sunday 19th June at 12 noon. Blessing of Graves will begin at 11am.  There will be no 11.30am Mass in Eadestown Church

Manor Kilbride: Sunday 26th June at 2.00pm

Templeboden: Sunday 3rd July at 3.00pm

Irish Catholic Newspaper – Now Available on the bookstand at the back of the Church. You are invited to the Building Hope Gathering for Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount & Lacken on Monday 20th June at 8pm in the Coimin Centre Blessington. In his Easter Pastoral letter, Archbishop Dermot said it is time now for the whole diocesan family to address the specific challenges we face as a diocese. Building Hope Task Force Report proposed a strategy for renewing our mission as God’s people, keeping in mind that our primary purpose is to accompany people today towards an encounter with the Lord Jesus. Each parish community has been invited to begin to reflect on how best to respond to the pastoral situation in which we find ourselves. It is very clear that the future will not look like the past. Our world has changed: we cannot return to the past. God is bringing forth something new. Our challenge is to shape the future in the light of the Gospel, rather than simply reacting to events. The Archbishop is inviting all parish teams, parish pastoral councils & parish finance committees to lead their parish in a discussion of the gifts & talents available to them, the education & formation they need, & the parish partnerships that make most sense in their locality. For this purpose, you are being asked to take part in a Building Hope conversation in our parish. There will be one meeting on Monday 20th June at 8pm in the Coimin Centre Blessington where we will look together at our current pastoral & financial situation, with the help of some statistics from our Parish Profile, then we will consider what is working well & what needs to be developed. Finally, we will begin to reflect on how we can share our gifts & talents, team ministries & pastoral provision in partnership with other parishes You are invited to take part in this conversation as together we build hope for a new future and a new way of being Church.

Barry Hamilton is organising a 24 Hour Walk on 18th & 19th of June in aid of Blessington & District Day Care & St. Mary’s Junior & Senior NS. Walk as much or as little as you can from 12 noon to 12 noon at Russborough House. There will be a Treasure Hunt on the Day. For Info call: 087 919 5991. A Family Day Out

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022.  www.facebook.com/chessacademy2022 For All Ages & Levels For Info Email: blessingtonchess@gmail.com

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link  https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

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

Attention all Coaches, Managers, Members and Parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 27th June in The Coimin Centre at 8pm.  Please come along & have your say in your club’s future. Nominations for positions on the Committee must be entered on the nomination form provided by the Committee & must be seconded by another fully paid up, registered member of the Club. Permission for nomination must be given in advance by the Nominee. Nomination forms to be emailed to enquiries@blessingtonfc.com by Monday 13th June 2022.

BLESSINGTON MILLENNIUM CHOIR invites you to An Evening of Irish Melodies & Songs from the 70’s in Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel. Tickets Available from the Parish Office, from choir members or by calling: 087 627 8250 – 089 614 7793 Adults: €10 Children under 16: Free

Cruthú Art Group will be participating in the Dunlavin Arts Festival from Friday 17th (Evening) to Sunday 19th June.Will be in the Signature Windows Showrooms, Stephen Street, Dunlavin. Always a great weekend with lots of Art Exhibitions, Music, Workshops & activities.  See Dunlavin Arts Festival on Facebook & Instagram for more details.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) Saturday 18th June from 9 to 12. Music by Tommy B – Admission €10

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Lessons in Conversational Spanish Wanted. I want to improve my conversational Spanish if anyone out there is interested in giving me lessons. Call Andy 087 627 8650.

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning. Call or text for best service & rates around. Visit my page on Facebook for examples & reviews. Phone 086 371 2328.

Very nice Self-Contained Private Office to let at Aran Centre from 1st July. €115 per week all-in. Tel. 087 8175227.

Guitar Lessons – Private Tuition. Contact Greg: 086 275 2005

Blessington Roofing and Guttering. All Roof Repairs, Slate, Tiles, Chimneys, Guttering. Fully Insured, Free Quotations, 24/7 Emergency call-out, 25 Year Guaranteed Roof Installation & Roof Repairs. Call Today for a free no-obligation quote. 087 379 4038 www.roofrepairsandguttering.ie

Archdiocese of Dublin Seeking to Appoint Property Asset Manager. The Archdiocese wishes to appoint an experienced Property Asset Manager to devise & deliver a comprehensive property strategy. Specifically, the Property Asset Manager will assist parishes to: Develop an asset management strategy, in collaboration with all stakeholders, to reflect emerging requirements. Develop efficient and effective property management tools to deliver appropriate support and quality service to parishes and other end users. Provide and deliver a property consolidation plan. Develop a residential model to reflect the future needs of the diocese. Manage all property related stakeholder relationships. Full details can be found at https://dublindiocese.ie/vacancies/ For all enquiries, please contact ide.finnegan@dublindiocese.ie

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie  045 865 555

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.

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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 1405 June 5th 2022

Mass intentions this week:

Colm Grogan (RD) Blessington

Saturday 6pm: Sean O’Brien (Months Mind), Bill Garry (A), Mick Curran (A), Larry Smith (5th A), Kathleen Balfe (A)

Sunday 10am: Desmond Kenny (A), May Kavanagh (A), Colette Kelly (A), James Cullen (A)

We also Remember: John & Ann Craul, Liam Craul

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Special Living Intention, Get Well Mass

Wednesday: Paul Shifflin (RD), Nelly McGrath (RD)

Thursday: Dick Byrne (A), Catriona Hickey (A)

Friday: Get Well Intentions, Get Well Intentions

Schedule for this week:

Saturday 4th June: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 5th June: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Monday 6th June: Bank Holiday Mass at 10am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Tuesday 7th June: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady. All Welcome.

Congratulations to all the Boys & Girls from Lacken National School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lacken on Thursday 2nd June. Wishing them every blessing.

2022 Private Members Draw In aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. Winners of the May Draw: Aislinn & Liam Reid, Seamus McDonnell, Sheila & Anthony Geoghegan, Carmel O’Neill, Sheila & Pat Geoghegan

Irish Catholic Newspaper – Now Available on the bookstand at the back of the Church

Blessington Parish Office is open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Mass Cards & Gift Items available. Bookings for Mass Intentions. Newsletter Items. Call: 045 865 327 or Email: office@blessington.info

The Annual Cemetery Mass in Eadestown will take place on Sunday 19th June at 12 noon. Please note: Blessing of Graves will begin at 11am.  There will be no 11.30am Mass in Eadestown Church that day

Daniel O’Donnell at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin Monday 6th June at 3pm. Tickets €49.50 from the Pro-Cathedral Parish Office 01 874 5441 Mon to Sat 9.30am to 2pm or www.eventbrite.ie  Linda Martin MC & Special Guest – Sean Gilligan Halleluiah Gospel Choir. All Proceeds to Peter McVerry Trust and the Dog’s Aid Animal Sanctuary

We are celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg at Blessington Library on Saturday 11th June. Cardboard Camera Art Workshop @ 3pm The workshop will include junk modelled cameras, collaged photos, drama & storytelling games. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Family Puppet Show  with Julie-Rose McCormick @ 11am. The show includes stories with dragons, princesses, leprechauns and much more. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Booking required for both events.  blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie or 045 891 740.

The Big C Choir Concert celebrating 10 years of fundraising on June 12th at 7.30pm in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Directed by Owen Lynch, Presented by Mary Kennedy (RTÉ).  Tickets from Pauline 087 773 3779 or Christina 087 054 7213.

Attention all Coaches, Managers, Members and Parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 27th June in The Coimin Centre at 8pm.  Please come along & have your say in your club’s future. Nominations for positions on the Committee must be entered on the nomination form provided by the Committee & must be seconded by another fully paid up, registered member of the Club. Permission for nomination must be given in advance by the Nominee. Nomination forms to be emailed to enquiries@blessingtonfc.com by Monday 13th June 2022.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Number drawn on 2nd June: 3, 17, 18, 27. Weekly €25 Winner – Niamh Rouse. Next Jackpot is €1200

Have you tried the TAP & GO device in Blessington Church to support the 1st & 2nd Collections? Thank you for your contributions.

Lacken Naíonra is now enrolling. “Fun-filled learning through a play-based curriculum” Open Day  on Thursday 9th June from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Please contact 045 865 086 for more information.

Barry Hamilton is organising a 24 Hour Walk on 18th & 19th of June in aid of Blessington & District Day Care & St. Mary’s Junior & Senior NS. Walk as much or as little as you can from 12 noon to 12 noon at Russborough House. There will be a Treasure Hunt on the Day. For Info call: 087 919 5991. A Family Day Out

LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR REFUGEES – The Third Age charity’s ‘Fáilte Isteach’ service is now available in most counties across the State in order to facilitate, in an informal setting, improved English language skills for refugees. This service is free and run by local volunteers.In order to locate the nearest English language class in your location, please see https://www.thirdageireland.ie/failte-isteach/locations/.

Anam Cara South Dublin is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 13th June at 7:15pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022.  www.facebook.com/chessacademy2022 For All Ages & Levels For Info Email: blessingtonchess@gmail.com

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link  https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

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

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Guitar Lessons – Private Tuition. Contact Greg: 086 275 2005

Cleaner wanted for 4 hours a week for a house in Blessington. Contact Geraldine: 087 276 6846 for more info

PARENT CRAFTING – A mindful approach to holistic parenting 3 evening Parent Crafting sessions will enable you to: Create a mindful holistic skillset for parenting 21st Century children, Embody Parenting Self – Care, Nurture your child’s creativity. Course taking place on 5th, 12th & 19th July from 7 pm – 9 pm in the Coimin Centre, Blessington. Special Introductory Offer – please enquire. Facilitator: Rosemary Lynch B.ED & Mindfulness Coach. Call: 086 303 3598. Email: rosemary-179@hotmail.com Booking is essential.

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie  045 865 555

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.

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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 1404 May 29th 2022

Mass intentions this week:

Carmel Bealin (RD) Manor Kilbride

Saturday 6pm: John Lipsett (1st A), Mary Kavanagh (Birthday Rem), Joseph Burke (A)

Sunday 10am: Jim Toomey (A), Molly & Tom Hamilton (A), Una Broe (1st A)

We also Remember: Annie Kilbride, Maureen Cuddy

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

Tuesday: Annie Kilbride (A), Maureen Cuddy (A)

Wednesday: Beth Halligan (A), Michael Byrne (RD)

Thursday: Nora O’Hara (A), Dolores McDonnell (A)

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

Mass Times this week

Saturday 28th May: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 29th May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 31st May: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady. All Welcome.

Friday 3rd June: First Friday of the Month Mass will be offered for all on the November List of the Dead

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys & girls from St Mary’s SNS who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 26th May 29th May in Blessington

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys & girls from No1 School who receive First Holy Communion on Sun 29th May in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Blessington Parish Office is open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Mass Cards & Gift Items available. Bookings for Mass Intentions. Newsletter Items. Call: 045 865 327 or Email: office@blessington.info

The Annual Cemetery Mass in Eadestown will take place on Sunday 19th June at 12 noon. Please note: Blessing of Graves will begin at 11am.  There will be no 11.30am Mass in Eadestown Church that day

Daniel O’Donnell at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin Monday 6th June at 3pm. Tickets €49.50 from the Pro-Cathedral Parish Office 01 874 5441 Mon to Sat 9.30am to 2pm or www.eventbrite.ie  Linda Martin MC & Special Guest – Sean Gilligan Halleluiah Gospel Choir. All Proceeds to Peter McVerry Trust and the Dog’s Aid Animal Sanctuary

We are celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg at Blessington Library on Saturday 11th June. Cardboard Camera Art Workshop @ 3pm The workshop will include junk modelled cameras, collaged photos, drama & storytelling games. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Family Puppet Show  with Julie-Rose McCormick @ 11am. The show includes stories with dragons, princesses, leprechauns and much more. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Booking required for both events.  blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie or 045 891 740.

The Big C Choir Concert celebrating 10 years of fundraising on June 12th at 7.30pm in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Directed by Owen Lynch, Presented by Mary Kennedy (RTÉ).  Tickets from Pauline 087 773 3779 or Christina 087 054 7213.

Attention all Coaches, Managers, Members and Parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 27th June in The Coimin Centre at 8pm.  Please come along & have your say in your club’s future. Nominations for positions on the Committee must be entered on the nomination form provided by the Committee & must be seconded by another fully paid up, registered member of the Club. Permission for nomination must be given in advance by the Nominee. Nomination forms to be emailed to enquiries@blessingtonfc.com by Monday 13th June 2022.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 26th May: 4, 7, 15, 30. Weekly €25 Winner – Lisa Harrington. Next Jackpot is €1150

Have you tried the TAP & GO device in Blessington Church to support the 1st & 2nd Collections? Thank you for your contributions.

Lacken Naíonra is now enrolling. “Fun-filled learning through a play-based curriculum” Open Day  on Thursday 9th June from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Please contact 045 865 086 for more information.

Blessington Tourist Office. We are delighted to announce that we will be showcasing an ART EXHIBITION in the Tourist Office on Friday 27th May from 7pm to 9pm.

The Blessington & District Forum is delighted to present the 2nd Ninette de Valois Festival of Dance in the Tramway Theatre, Blessington on Friday 27th May at 8pm Tickets €10 or Family of 4 €30. Dance Performances by Sinead O’Brien Dance School, Ruth Shine School of Dance, Angela Brien School of Irish Dancing, Happy Days of Performing Arts, Katie Charles Dancercise. Singers Rachel Coyne & Jenny Cullen. Doors Open 7:15pm with Wine Reception – Show starts 8pm. Tickets available from The Office Shop & Next Door. For further info, see www.blessington.ie

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022.  www.facebook.com/chessacademy2022 For All Ages & Levels For Info Email: blessingtonchess@gmail.com

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link  https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee are excited to be doing the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon again this year! We will be running, walking & possibly crawling 10km in our penguin costumes on June 5th to raise money for a Pool for West Wicklow. Please support us by donating to our GoFundMe Page at tinyurl.com/CPWWMiniMarathon2022 If you would like to take part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon with us on June 5th please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com Thank you for your support!

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

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

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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80’s 90’s Disco Punchestown June 25th 4 tickets €50 each ono. Contact: 087 795 8853

Volunteer at KALEIDOSCOPE Festival – KALEIDOSCOPE festival, taking place in Russborough House from June 24th to June 26th are looking for volunteers to get involved over the course of the weekend. Created for the enjoyment & entertainment of families & their friends, the festival is guaranteed to be fun for everyone! Volunteer positions will be suitable for those in the older demographic as well as the younger folk. Volunteers will be expected to work a total of 12 hours across the three days (e.g. four hours a day or two 6-hour shifts) & can enjoy the festival for the remaining time. To sign up log on to https://kaleidoscopefestival.ie/get-involved/  or email ellen@fuelhq.ie

Teachers Required to Teach English to Spanish Students in Blessington. Dates:4th to 28th July. Times: 9.30am to 1pm. Requirements: TEAFL or Experience in Teaching English. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT  kinsdale.paloma@gmail.com  or 0034 628 11 49 38

Room Needed – Pet Friendly. Suitable for lady. Email: tonyandlady@gmail.com

Greetings from Spain – After two years, I will be coming to Blessington with students in July. DATES: 1st to 29th JULY. I am looking for host families in Blessington & surrounding areas. Students will attend Blessington Community College (Mon – Fri 9.30am to 5pm) I will be in Blessington during this time for any queries you may have. Paloma: kinsdale.paloma@gmail.com  Info: Jenny Conway 089 4789839

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning: Need your car spotless for Communion, Confirmation or Wedding? Find me on Facebook or call me 086 3712328

Reflexology – €75 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie  045 865 555

Hot Stones – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

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.

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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 1403 May 22nd 2022

Mass intentions this Week

Yvonne Phibbs (RD) Belgium & Hempstown, Jim Doyle (RD) Birmingham, Peggy Baines (RD) Grays, Essex, Joe Collum (RD) Dublin

Saturday 6pm: Noel Kelly (1st A), Marian O’Toole (A), Noeleen Duffy (A), James O’Toole (A), Mairead Hudson (A) Larry Carroll (A)

Sunday 10am: Nicolas Dunne (A), Sean Ramsbottom (RD)

We also Remember: Mary Fitzpatrick

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

Tuesday: Frank Kenny (A), James Kenny (A)

Wednesday: Get Well Mass, Get Well Mass

Thursday: Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

Friday: Get Well Mass, Birthday Mass

Schedule for this Week

Saturday 14th May: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 15th May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 24th May: Holy Hour and Adoration for PEACE in UKRAINE from 7pm to 8pm. All Welcome.

The Wife & Family of the late Sean O’Brien would like to thank everyone for their very kind words at the time of his passing, this gave us such comfort, for all those that took the time to leave a message on RIP.ie, for all the Mass Cards with handwritten notes & sent beautiful flowers they provided solace during this time of sadness.  To all the doctors & staff of Blessington Family practice & Naas hospital that cared for Sean during his illness, we appreciate the great care they provided.

The Family of the late Kay Murphy would like to thank everyone most sincerely for their kind expression of sympathy on the passing of Kay. We are especially grateful for the outpouring of tributes made about her in so many ways including on RIP. It was so comforting to hear the lovely comments & the love that people had for Kay. Thank you to all who attended the wake & funeral Mass & sent Mass cards. Thanks to Fr. Behan & to Fr. Campbell. We would like to thank the Doctors in Blessington Family Practice who looked after Kay & the staff of Naas Hospital. We would also like to thank Lorraine Willoughby for the beautiful music at the funeral Mass & to Tony, Regina & Gordon of Clarke’s for their kindness. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Number drawn on 19th May: 4, 7, 26, 28. Weekly €25 Winner – Laura Humphries. Next Jackpot is €1100  www.blessingtonparish.ie

Have you tried the TAP & GO device in Blessington Church to support the 1st & 2nd Collections? Thank you for your contributions.

Comhghairdeachas le Buachaillí & Cailíní Gaelscoil na Lochanna a fhaigheann an Chéad Chomaoineach. Congratulations to the Boys & Girls from Gaelscoil na Lochanna who receive First Holy Communion on Sat 21st May in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys & girls from St Joseph’s NS Valleymount who receive First Holy Communion on Sun 22nd May in Valleymount

Lacken Naíonra is now enrolling. “Fun-filled learning through a play-based curriculum” Open Day  on Thursday 9th June from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Please contact 045 865 086 for more information.

West Wicklow Cancer Support welcomes you to our May Drop-in Evening. An evening of Abstract Art hosted by Fiona Barrett of Ballymore Eustace Art Studio. Come & join us for a creative evening designing an abstract painting using everyday materials. For all levels of artists from beginners to the more accomplished! Thursday 26th May 7.30pm – 9pm Coimin Centre Blessington. All Welcome, no charge, do bring a friend. We are here for you if your life has been impacted by cancer in any way. Please contact us on 087 4346004 with any enquiries westwicklow15@gmail.com

Blessington Tourist Office. We are delighted to announce that we will be showcasing an ART EXHIBITION in the Tourist Office on Friday 27th May from 7pm to 9pm.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) on Saturday 21st May from 9pm to 12 midnight. Music by Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis. Admission €10

Blessington Car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 22nd May 7am to 4pm Tea/Coffee. Indoor & Outdoor Spaces. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072

The Blessington & District Forum is delighted to present the 2nd Ninette de Valois Festival of Dance in the Tramway Theatre, Blessington on Friday 27th May at 8pm Tickets €10 or Family of 4 €30. Dance Performances by Sinead O’Brien Dance School, Ruth Shine School of Dance, Angela Brien School of Irish Dancing, Happy Days of Performing Arts, Katie Charles Dancercise. Singers Rachel Coyne & Jenny Cullen. Doors Open 7:15pm with Wine Reception – Show starts 8pm. Tickets available from The Office Shop & Next Door. For further info, see www.blessington.ie

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022.  www.facebook.com/chessacademy2022 For All Ages & Levels For Info Email: blessingtonchess@gmail.com

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link  https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee are excited to be doing the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon again this year! We will be running, walking & possibly crawling 10km in our penguin costumes on June 5th to raise money for a Pool for West Wicklow. Please support us by donating to our GoFundMe Page at tinyurl.com/CPWWMiniMarathon2022 If you would like to take part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon with us on June 5th please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com Thank you for your support!

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

Your 6-Week Journey to Living Well. Join KWETB’s free programme to support you in being kind to yourself and others. The course covers: Emotional well being: Nutrition: healthy meals & eating on a budget. Digital: using the apps on your smartphone. Physical: gentle introduction to daily exercise. Financial: manage your money better. This is the course for you if you would like to learn about the various aspects of wellbeing; physical, emotional & nutritional, finishing with a fun social activity.  The course will take place in a relaxed & informal environment in the Blessington Further Education & Training Centre – you will learn skills & strategies to build positive habits for well-being. This 6-week course will support you to be the BEST you in these difficult times. The course will run from 10th May for 6 weeks, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Phone 086 846 2771 or email abeblessington@kwetb.ie for more information & enrolment

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

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Part-time Cleaner Required4 hours per week, house in Manor Kilbride. Please contact087 259 5447

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning: Need your car spotless for Communion, Confirmation or Wedding? Find me on Facebook or call me 086 3712328

Reflexology – €75 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie  045 865 555

Hot Stones – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

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.

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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 1402 May 15th 2022

Mass intentions this week: 

Beth Halligan (RD) Blessington, Mary Farrell (RD) Sallins, formerly Golden Hill, Manor Kilbride

Saturday 6pm: Kay Murphy (Months Mind), Peter & Mary Murphy (A), Amelia Lily Philips (Birthday Rem), Jimmy Devoy (A), Sharon O’Brien (A), John Behan (RD),  Mary & Roger Keogh (A), Robert Hennessy (A)

Sunday 10am: James McHugh (A), Rose McLoughlin (A), James (Jesse) Clarke (A), Peter O’Keefe (A), Mary Clarke (A), Mary & Kathleen Curtin (A)

We also Remember: Willie Ball (A), John Kelly (A), Jane & Jim Flynn (A), Mick Clarke (A), Ita Gaughran (A)

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

Tuesday: Gerry Keirsey (RD), Sean O’Brien (RD), Special Living Intention

Wednesday: Robert Hennessy (A), Birthday Mass, Get Well Mass

Thursday: Noel Kelly (1st A), Sharon O’Brien (4th A)

Friday: Rita Whelan (RD), Kathleen Osborne (RD)

The Archdiocese of Dublin Lay Ministry Collection takes place this weekend. This collection will support the development of a variety of lay ministries, providing for more women & men to work alongside the priests & deacons.

Mass Times this week:

Saturday 14th May: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 15th May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

The Annual Blessing of the Graves & Cemetery Mass will take place in Burgage at 3pm.

Tuesday 17th May: Holy Hour and Adoration for PEACE in UKRAINE from 7pm to 8pm. All Welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys & girls from St Mary’s JS who receive First Holy Communion on Saturday 14th May in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Number drawn on 12th May: 2, 4, 22, 25. Weekly €25 Winner – Terrilee Byrne. Next Jackpot is €1075  www.blessingtonparish.ie

Understanding Loss & Grief as we Age – a free event for people in older age who have been bereaved in any circumstance, takes place in Naas Library on Monday 23rd May from 11am to 1pm. Representatives from local bereavement supports will be in attendance & refreshments will be available. Registration essential. Please call Naas Library: 045 879 111

West Wicklow Cancer Support had their April Drop-in Evening hosted by a local horticulturist with some great tips on how to have colour in your garden all year round. Thank you to anyone who helped us on the evening & many thanks to Blessington Lakes Garden Centre for the donation of materials.  It was a beautiful night, a great turnout & everyone went home with a new plant!  We are here for you if your life has been impacted by cancer in any way contact us on 087 4346004 westwicklow15@gmail.com

Blessington Tourist Office. We are delighted to announce that we will be showcasing an ART EXHIBITION in the Tourist Office on Friday 27th May from 7pm to 9pm.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) on Saturday 21st May from 9pm to 12 midnight. Music by Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis. Admission €10

Blessington Car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 22nd May 7am to 4pm Tea/Coffee. Indoor & Outdoor Spaces. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072

The Blessington & District Forum is delighted to present the 2nd Ninette de Valois Festival of Dance in the Tramway Theatre, Blessington on Friday 27th May at 8pm Tickets €10 or Family of 4 €30. Dance Performances by Sinead O’Brien Dance School, Ruth Shine School of Dance, Angela Brien School of Irish Dancing, Happy Days of Performing Arts, Katie Charles Dancercise. Singers Rachel Coyne & Jenny Cullen. Doors Open 7:15pm with Wine Reception – Show starts 8pm. Tickets available from The Office Shop & Next Door. For further info, see www.blessington.ie

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022.  www.facebook.com/chessacademy2022 For All Ages & Levels For Info Email: blessingtonchess@gmail.com

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link  https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee are excited to be doing the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon again this year! We will be running, walking & possibly crawling 10km in our penguin costumes on June 5th to raise money for a Pool for West Wicklow. Please support us by donating to our GoFundMe Page at tinyurl.com/CPWWMiniMarathon2022 If you would like to take part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon with us on June 5th please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com Thank you for your support!

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

Your 6-Week Journey to Living Well. Join KWETB’s free programme to support you in being kind to yourself and others. The course covers: Emotional well being: Nutrition: healthy meals & eating on a budget. Digital: using the apps on your smartphone. Physical: gentle introduction to daily exercise. Financial: manage your money better. This is the course for you if you would like to learn about the various aspects of wellbeing; physical, emotional & nutritional, finishing with a fun social activity.  The course will take place in a relaxed & informal environment in the Blessington Further Education & Training Centre – you will learn skills & strategies to build positive habits for well-being. This 6-week course will support you to be the BEST you in these difficult times. The course will run from 10th May for 6 weeks, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Phone 086 846 2771 or email abeblessington@kwetb.ie for more information & enrolment

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

Online Theology Open Evening Wednesday 18th May – The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. enquiries@prioryinstitute.com  or to register https://prioryinstitute.com/events/priory-institute-open-evening

Wicklow County Council & Co. Wicklow PPN invites you to come to a workshop to Develop Our Vision for the Baltinglass Municipal District & input to The Local Economic & Community Plan. This is an important 6-year plan that will set out the aims, objectives & actions needed to promote and support economic, local & community development for Co Wicklow.  The workshop will run in Baltinglass Parish Centre, (Behind St. Joseph’s Church: W91 TV08) on Monday 16th May from 7pm to 9pm.  To book Email: info@countywicklowppn.ie   or call/text Helen 087 1895145 or Grainne 086 0487434

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)

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Reflexology – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie  045 865 555

Hot Stones – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

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.

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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 1401 May 8th 2022

Mass intentions this week: Sean O’Brien (RD) Blessington, Jerry Kiersey (RD) Blessington

Saturday 6pm: Helen Sullivan (Rem) Mary Hallissey (Rem), Ann Leyden (Rem), Thomas Miley (3rd A), Mary-Ann & Mike Sullivan (Rem), Jennifer & Family, Intentions Mass (Irene, Jennifer & Family), Leila & Malachy Slevin (A)

Sunday 10am: Pat Duffy (A), Jack Boothman (A)

We also Remember: Vin Duffler, Josie Clarke, Tony & Ailish Howard, Harry & Doreen Hughes, Owen & Pat Patterson, Celia & Michael Waldron

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

Tuesday: Special Intentions, Special Intentions, Thanksgiving Int, Thanksgiving Int. Special Living Intentions Mass

Wednesday: Special Intentions, Special Intentions

Thursday: Robert Hennessy (A), Josie Dooley (RD)

Friday: Jimmy Connolly (RD), Rose Hynes (RD)

Mass Times this week

Saturday 7th May: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 8th May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 10th May: Holy Hour and Adoration for PEACE in UKRAINE from 7pm to 8pm. All Welcome.

The Archdiocese of Dublin Lay Ministry Collection will take place next weekend May 14th & 15th  This collection will support the development of a variety of lay ministries, providing for more women & men to work alongside the priests & deacons. Our hope is that lay ministry will make a significant contribution to pastoral life into the future.

May Farrington, the wife of the late Andy Farrington, Ballyknockan, Valleymount, would like to convey her sincere thanks for all the support received following Andy’s sudden passing. She very much appreciates the messages of sympathy, the thoughtful gestures and kindness. Andy’s 1st Anniversary Mass  will be held in  St Joseph’s Church, Valleymount on Sunday 22nd May at 11.15am.

Rosary at the Grottos for May. Thousands of people throughout the island of Ireland will gather at their grottos each evening of May at 8pm to pray the Rosary for Ireland & for peace in the world.  www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Number drawn on 5th May: 1, 5, 15, 16. Weekly €25 Winner – Margaret O’Dwyer. Next Jackpot is €1025.

Darkness into Light – Blessington. This year’s Darkness into Light 5k Walk will take place on Saturday, 7th May from Blessington Town Square starting at sunrise. To register for the event, go to www.darknessintolight.ie  For more info contact: Greg from High Definition Fitness 045 856 789

Blessington Library has two workshops coming up in May to mark Bealtaine, a festival that celebrates arts & creativity as we age. Felting Workshop with Miriam Brady  on Saturday 7th May at 2.30pm. Memoir writing with Eileen Casey  on Wednesday 11th May at 11am. Booking required. Call: 045 891 740

The Annual Blessing of the Graves Cemetery Mass at Burgage is scheduled for Sunday 15th May at 3pm.

Blessington Tourist Office. We are delighted to announce that we will be showcasing an ART EXHIBITION in the Tourist Office on Friday 27th May from 7pm to 9pm.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) on Saturday 21st May from 9pm to 12 midnight. Music by Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis. Admission €10

Blessington Car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 22nd May 7am to 4pm Tea/Coffee. Indoor & Outdoor Spaces. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072

The Blessington & District Forum is delighted to present the 2nd Ninette de Valois Festival of Dance in the Tramway Theatre, Blessington on Friday 27th May at 8pm Tickets €10 or Family of 4 €30. Dance Performances by Sinead O’Brien Dance School, Ruth Shine School of Dance, Angela Brien School of Irish Dancing, Happy Days of Performing Arts, Katie Charles Dancercise. Singers Rachel Coyne & Jenny Cullen. Doors Open 7:15pm with Wine Reception – Show starts 8pm. Tickets available from The Office Shop & Next Door. For further info, see www.blessington.ie

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022.  www.facebook.com/chessacademy2022 For All Ages & Levels For Info Email: blessingtonchess@gmail.com

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link  https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee are excited to be doing the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon again this year! We will be running, walking & possibly crawling 10km in our penguin costumes on June 5th to raise money for a Pool for West Wicklow. Please support us by donating to our GoFundMe Page at tinyurl.com/CPWWMiniMarathon2022 If you would like to take part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon with us on June 5th please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com Thank you for your support!

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

Your 6-Week Journey to Living Well. Join KWETB’s free programme to support you in being kind to yourself and others. The course covers: Emotional well being: Nutrition: healthy meals & eating on a budget. Digital: using the apps on your smartphone. Physical: gentle introduction to daily exercise. Financial: manage your money better. This is the course for you if you would like to learn about the various aspects of wellbeing; physical, emotional & nutritional, finishing with a fun social activity.  The course will take place in a relaxed & informal environment in the Blessington Further Education & Training Centre – you will learn skills & strategies to build positive habits for well-being. This 6-week course will support you to be the BEST you in these difficult times. The course will run from 10th May for 6 weeks, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Phone 086 846 2771 or email abeblessington@kwetb.ie for more information & enrolment

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

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Events at The Healers’ Dance May: Wednesday 11th (weekly at 6pm) Yoga for Anxiety Relief . Tuesday 17th at 7pm: Raising an Anxious Child W/S: Thursday 19th at 7 pm Dance your Bones W/S. Friday 27th at 7pm The Women’s Red Tent.  The Magic Drum Holistic Shop open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Contact Polly 083 852 6331 to book your place on all workshops.

Reflexology – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

Ryanstone, Industrial Estate, Blessington, Co Wicklow. Vacancies as follows: General Operatives required for Stoneworks at Blessington, and at Quarry, Granabeg, Valleymount both permanent positions & temporary, (temporary positions ideal for college students looking for summer work). Office Administrator Assistant  required for Office in Blessington, temporary position for summer months. Duties involve; Working with Microsoft office excel, dealing with daily Telephone calls, along with other administrative tasks. All Applications to maureen@ryanstone.com

Hot Stones – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Chair Yoga – The Coimin Centre Blessington, Tuesday from 10:45am to11:45am. All welcome. Contact Patricia 086-0717384

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie  045 865 555

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.

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Paragon Bathrooms. Full Bathroom Renovations. Showroom Open, Main Street, Blessington. Call Aiden 085 137 8770

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

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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 1400 May 1st 2022

Mass intentions this week

Michael Kearns (RD) Dublin

Saturday 6pm: Stephen Broe (1st A), Phyllis & Patrick Broe (A), Geraldine, Mary & Kevin Shiels (A), Molly Keogh (A), Mary Vallely (A)

Sunday 10am: Pat Kelly (A), Mary Keogh (A), Breda Mulry (A), John Mulry (A),  Teresa Maguire (A), James Maguire (Remembrance)

We also Remember: Dorrie Cahill (21st A), Ann Reid (A), Nancy & Eugene Keogh (Birthday Remembrance)

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

Tuesday: Blessington Easter Mass Card List, Bridget McDonald (A), Jimmy & Nancy Kelly (A), Agnes Reilly (A), Myles & Tess Reilly (A), George Devoy (A)

Wednesday: Dr PK Joyce (RD), Marie Smith (RD)

Thursday: Blessington Easter Mass Card List, Peter McDonald (1st A), Gerry Hayes (1st A), Ita Jalili (A)

Friday: 1st Friday of the Month, Mass will be offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead

Mass Times this week

Saturday 30th April: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 1st May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Monday 2nd May: Bank Holiday Mass will be at 10am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Tuesday 3rd May: Holy Hour and Adoration for PEACE in UKRAINE from 7pm to 8pm. All welcome.

Friday 6th May: 1st Friday of the Month, Mass offered for all on the November List of the Dead

The parents, family & husband of the late Josephine Murphy would like to thank everyone for their very kind words at the time of her passing. For sharing memories of Josephine’s time in Blessington this gave us such comfort, for all those that took the time to leave a message on RIP.ie, for all the Mass Cards with handwritten notes & sent beautiful flowers they provided solace during this time of sadness. To all the staff that cared for Josephine during her illness at St. Vincent’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital & St Luke’s Hospice we appreciate the great care they provided.

Many thanks to all who have returned their Easter Dues Envelopes. Envelopes may still be returned via the collection boxes or to the Parish Office

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers Drawn on 14th April: 16, 19, 24, 30 – Weekly €25 Winner – Emma Louise Doyle. Numbers Drawn on 21st April: 16, 18, 21, 28 – Weekly €25 Winner – Seanna Pender. Number drawn on 28th April: 17, 20, 22, 26 – Weekly €25 Winner Carmel Kavanagh. Next Jackpot is €975. www.blessingtonparish.ie

Rosary at the Grottos for May. Thousands of people throughout the island of Ireland will gather at their grottos each evening of May at 8pm to pray the Rosary for Ireland & for peace in the world. Information at Coastal Rosary Ireland.ie

2022 Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. Draw held on 24th April. March Winners: Jimmy Byrne (Knocknadruce), Lillian & Chris Pocock, Mags & Mattie Browne, Mary & Don O’ Sullivan, Janet & Henry Ward. April Winners: Charmaine Quinn, Jennifer Mahon, Kathleen & Philip Gallagher, Aislinn & Liam Reid, Liz & Paul Riley

To select a young lady to go to the Wicklow Rose Event and possibly The Rose of Tralee International Festival. BLESSINGTON ROSE & ESCORT GALA EVENING on Sunday 1st May in Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. Doors open 7.15pm & show starts at 8pm. Admission (by ticket only) €25. Tickets on sale at Hennessy’s Next Door and The Office Shop, Main Street, Blessington. Some tickets will be available at the door in Tulfarris on the night. For more details on entry at www.blessington.ie

Darkness into Light – Blessington. This year’s Darkness into Light 5k Walk will take place on Saturday, 7th May from Blessington Town Square starting at sunrise. To register for the event, go to www.darknessintolight.ie  For more info contact: Greg from High Definition Fitness 045 856 789

The Annual Blessing of the Graves Cemetery Mass at Burgage is scheduled for Sunday 15th May at 3pm.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) on Saturday 21st May from 9pm to 12 midnight. Music by Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis. Admission €10

The Blessington & District Forum is delighted to present the 2nd Ninette de Valois Festival of Dance in the Tramway Theatre, Blessington on Friday 27th May at 8pm Tickets €10 or Family of 4 €30. Dance Performances by Sinead O’Brien Dance School, Ruth Shine School of Dance, Angela Brien School of Irish Dancing, Happy Days of Performing Arts, Katie Charles Dancercise. Singers Rachel Coyne & Jenny Cullen. Doors Open 7:15pm with Wine Reception – Show starts 8pm. For further info, see www.blessington.ie

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee are excited to be doing the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon again this year! We will be running, walking & possibly crawling 10km in our penguin costumes on June 5th to raise money for a Pool for West Wicklow. Please support us by donating to our GoFundMe Page at tinyurl.com/CPWWMiniMarathon2022 If you would like to take part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon with us on June 5th please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com Thank you for your support!

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

VACANCIES – KARE Community Employment Programme – Support Workers required for 19.5 hours per week. BALTINGLASS, TINAHELY, BLESSINGTON. No experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided. Funded by DSP Applicants must be over 21 & in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for one year or more. A genuine interest in working with adults with intellectual disabilities, to work as part of a team & the motivation to study are required. Please contact your local DEASP/Intreo office to check your eligibility. Informal enquiries to Elaine 045 448 700.

Blessington Men’s Shed is open every Monday & Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.The kettle is always on!! New members most welcome.

Good dry Kindling for sale in the Men’s Shed. Contact John Flynn: 087 297 7678. All money raised goes to the Men’s Shed

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

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Looking for Reliable Childminder for 3 school going children 2/3 days per week. Contact 083 308 1391

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Win This Camper – Baltinglass Golf Club are delighted to launch our “Win This Camper” draw. With only 5,499 entries the 5 Berth Camper worth €75,000 could be yours by August 31st for only €25. Purchase your entry on https://www.winthiscamper.ie

Chair Yoga – The Coimin Centre Blessington, Tuesday from 10:45am to11:45am. All welcome. Contact Patricia 086-0717384

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie  045 865 555

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.

Greetings from Spain. After two years, I will be coming to Blessington with students in July. DATES: 1st to 29th JULY. I am looking for host families in Blessington & surrounding areas. Students will attend Blessington Community College (Mon – Fri 9.30am to 5pm) I will be in Blessington during this time for any queries you may have. For more information, please contact Jenny Conway 089 4789839 Paloma: kinsdale.paloma@gmail.com

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Paragon Bathrooms. Full Bathroom Renovations. Showroom Open, Main Street, Blessington. Call Aiden 085 137 8770

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

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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 1399 April 17th 2022

Mass intentions this week:

Kay Murphy (nee Shannon) (RD) Kilmalum

We also Remember:

Monday:  Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Patricia Hanlon (A), Tom O’Hara (A), John & Mary McGarrigle (A)

Wednesday: John Murphy (A), Eileen Murray (RD)

Thursday: Weddings Day Mass Intentions, Special Intentions

Friday: Special Intentions, Get Well Intentions

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Crosschapel: 5.00pm. Blessington: 7.30pm. Manor Kilbride: 7.30pm. Eadestown: 7.30 pm

Good Friday

Blessington: 12pm: Children’s Stations of the Cross. 3pm: Passion Ceremony. 7.30pm: Prayer around the Cross

Crosschapel: 3pm: Stations of the Cross followed by Confessions

Manor Kilbride: 3pm Stations of the Cross. 7.30pm Liturgy of the Passion

Eadestown: 12pm: Children’s Stations of the Cross. 3.00 pm: Passion Ceremony

Kilteel: 7.30 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday

Blessington: 8pm Easter Vigil Mass

Crosschapel: 12 noon Confessions. 8pm Easter Vigil

Manor Kilbride: 7.30pm Vigil Mass

Eadestown: Confessions 11.00 – 12.30. Easter Vigil: 9.00pm

Easter Sunday Mass times as normal in all Churches.

Easter Week Mass times: Monday to Friday: 10am Mass in Blessington and in Crosschapel. There will be no daily Mass in Manor Kilbride in Easter week

Every Blessing for Holy Week & Easter 2022 – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon, Fr Paraic McDermott, Fr Noel Campbell, Fr Micheál Comer Adm. Eadestown/Kilteel, Rev Deacon Gerry Malone, Áine Egan, Parish Pastoral Worker, Fr Richard Behan P.P. Blessington & Valleymount

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers Drawn on 7th April: 2, 9, 17, 27. Weekly €25 Winner – Brona Tracey. Next Jackpot is €850. www.blessingtonparish.ie

The Annual Blessing of the Graves Cemetery Mass at Burgage is scheduled for Sunday 15th May at 3pm.

Blessington Car Boot Sale – St. Kevin’s Hall Sunday 24th April 7am to 4pm. Tea/Coffee. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072

PUBLIC MEETING IN THE TRAMWAY THEATRE – WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL 8PM – Are you interested in becoming a Leader / Committee Member with BYT? Are you a past member who would like to become a leader? Have you a child / children 8 years + who would like to become a member of BYT? (Waiting list in operation *you must attend the meeting for child to remain on or be added to the waiting list*) If so, please come along to The Tramway Theatre on 27th April at 8pm. BYT was established in 2009 & to date has performed many great shows, taken part in Community Events, but most importantly have instilled confidence & a love of Drama & Musicals in the young people of Blessington, in order to guarantee the future of BYT in Blessington we need your support. Many thanks. Any enquiries before the meeting, please text 087 465 0835

To select a young lady to go to the Wicklow Rose Event and possibly The Rose of Tralee International Festival. BLESSINGTON ROSE & ESCORT GALA EVENING on Sunday 1st May in Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. Doors open 7.15pm & show starts at 8pm. Admission (by ticket only) €25. Tickets on sale at Hennessy’s Next Door and The Office Shop, Main Street, Blessington. Some tickets will be available at the door in Tulfarris on the night. For more details on entry at www.blessington.ie

Blessington Library are thrilled to announce that Fighting Words are coming over the Easter break! On Wednesday 20th April, there will be two creative writing workshops:  7- to 9-year-olds at 10.30am & 10- to 12-year-olds at 1pm. Contact us to reserve a place: 045 891 740 or blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie

Rathmore Graveyard Restoration a meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th April at 8pm at Rathmore Church to discuss the restoration work that has been carried out to date & make plans for future works. If you would like to volunteer, please call in to the graveyard. We’re there every Saturday 10am to 12pm or Info: Bernie Phibbs 087 9309460 – Nuala Wall 087 9481930 – Willie Gillespie 045 862116 – Brendan Boylan 087 6440799

Donard Social Dancing is returning on Saturday 21st May from 9pm to 12am. Music by Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis. Admission €10

Blessington FETC Drop-In Information Morning – Tuesday 28th April 10am – 12 noon. Talk to us about our courses & see what we can offer you in 2022. Meet with Irene Hayden, our guidance counsellor. Info: 045-891099 or 086-8462771 or email blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

VACANCIES – KARE Community Employment Programme – Support Workers required for 19.5 hours per week. BALTINGLASS, TINAHELY, BLESSINGTON. No experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided. Funded by DSP Applicants must be over 21 & in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for one year or more. A genuine interest in working with adults with intellectual disabilities, to work as part of a team & the motivation to study are required. Please contact your local DEASP/Intreo office to check your eligibility. Informal enquiries to Elaine 045 448 700.

Blessington Men’s Shed is now open every Monday & Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.The kettle is always on!! New members most welcome.

Good dry Kindling for sale in the Men’s Shed. Contact John Flynn: 087 297 7678. All money raised goes to the Men’s Shed

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Weekly Meditation with Gemma Deeney for people touched by Cancer, continues Wednesdays 11.15am in the Primary Care Centre Blessington. Please Contact us on 087 434 6004 or westwicklow15@gmail.com   if you would like to reserve a place.  Do bring your own blanket & pillow. No charge. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind”

Your 6-Week Journey to Living Well. Join KWETB’s free programme to support you in being kind to yourself and others. The course covers: Emotional well being Nutrition: healthy meals & eating on a budget. Digital: using the apps on your smartphone. Physical: gentle introduction to daily exercise. Financial: manage your money better. This is the course for you if you would like to learn about the various aspects of wellbeing; physical, emotional & nutritional, finishing with a fun social activity. The course will take place in a relaxed & informal environment in the Blessington Further Education & Training Centre – you will learn skills & strategies to build positive habits for well-being. This 6-week course will support you to be the BEST you in these difficult times. The course will run from 10th May for 6 weeks, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Phone 086 846 2771 or email abeblessington@kwetb.ie for more information & enrolment

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

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie  045 865 555

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.

Greetings from Spain. After two years, I will be coming to Blessington with students in July. DATES: 1st to 29th JULY. I am looking for host families in Blessington & surrounding areas. Students will attend Blessington Community College (Mon – Fri 9.30am to 5pm) I will be in Blessington during this time for any queries you may have. For more information, please contact Jenny Conway 089 4789839 Paloma: kinsdale.paloma@gmail.com

Part-time Cleaner Required for Professional Office in Blessington, once a month. Contact 045 851 980

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

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

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

Bathroom Upgrades, Plumbing & Heating, Showers, Roofing, Windows, & Doors. Internal & External Insulation. Call Paul 086 309 1829.

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Paragon Bathrooms. Full Bathroom Renovations. Showroom Open, Main Street, Blessington. Call Aiden 085 137 8770

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

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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