Issue 1325 September 27th 2020

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Mary Kennedy (A) Jimmy Keogh (A) Birthday Remembrance, Ann Linnane  (A) Nora Swift (A)

Sunday 10am: Tom McGreal (A) Jimmy Gallagher (1st A) Madlyn & Tom Rolston (A) Mary & Michael O’Halloran (A)

We also remember: Bernard Kilbride, Trish Lynch (1st A)

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

Tuesday: Carmel Long (Mths Mind) James Barrett (RD)

Wednesday: Jimmy Keogh (Birthday Rem) Roseleen Dolan (RD)

Thursday: Pauline McGovern (RD) Thomas Kelly (RD)

Friday: 1st Friday … Mass offered for all those on the November List of the Dead

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We all know of people who promise a lot and do not deliver; maybe each of us is a bit like that. Or the opposite – the grumbler who does the job anyway even if with half-good grace. That is the gospel image today. Jesus prefers the one who does good rather than the one who talks about it. Jesus never looked down on the sinner because many of them believed what he said and did their best to do it. Our prayer moves outwards to give to others, the ‘prayer of the hands’. The sinner is praised for having faith, the prayer of the heart. The test of prayer is in how we love and try to be loving people in our lives.

In this context Pope Francis says: ‘Professing one’s faith in Christ doesn’t stop at words but must be authenticated by concrete choices and gestures, by a life marked by God’s love, a great life, a life with so much love for one’s neighbour’; this is echoing St Ignatius: ‘Love is shown in deeds not words’.

And: “You see that the love John speaks of is not the love of soap operas! No, it is something else. Christian love has a particular quality: concreteness. Christian love is concrete. Jesus Himself, when He speaks of love, speaks to us about concrete things: feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, and many concrete things. Love is concrete.’

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

►Tuesday 29th October: Eucharistic Adoration & Rosary will take place every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. If you are unable to come to the Church, you can join us via webcam on blessingtonparish.ie

Thursday 1st October: Holy Hour / Benediction with Deacon Gerry in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. (also available via webcam)

►Friday 2nd October: 1st Friday of the Month. Mass will be offered for all those whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead. The priests will visit the sick & housebound. If you would like a visit please contact the Parish Office, 045 865 327 Padre Pio Mass will take place at 8pm in Church of Our Lady Blessington.

►Prayers to Our Lady for the month of October every Wednesday from 11am -12 noon in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Dunlavin GAA & Western Gaels are running a Drive in Bingo  in Blessington Mart on 27th Sept at 2pm. €3000 in prizes. Gates open at 12 noon. Eircode W91 Y667

Searching for  Spanish-English conversation exchange to improve pronunciation. +34687446322 danixa.montero@gmail.com

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL ETB THIS AUTUMN

Health Related Fitness Course. Why not try something new this winter? This course will help you to: Develop an awareness of issues around health, fitness and physical activities. Make personal choices about food and physical activity. Understand stress and how to deal with it. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. This course will be run for one morning a week. Learn and have fun in a safe and friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. We also have courses available in Basic computers, English for speakers of other languages and Basic English. For further information on all the above please contact Annette at 086 846 2771 or 045 851 494.

Blessington Mini-Rugby outdoors for 4 and 5 year olds. Boys & girls welcome. K.O. 11:15am every Saturday at St Kevin’s Hall

Blessington Mini-Rugby on Tuesdays U7, U8 and U9 boys & girls from 6pm to 7pm –  U10 to U13 7pm to 8pm on GAA Astro

Rugby at Russborough for all ages from 10am to 12 noon each Saturday

The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & Enquiries Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm Please observe social distance, and use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2875 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

http://www.blessingtonparish.ie

I may not have everything I want in life but I’m blessed enough to have all that I need! For this …. I am grateful

Email us with your Community Group news: office@blessington.info

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

Blessington Tourist Office is holding an Arts & Crafts Mini-Fair  in aid of West Wicklow Cancer Support (WWCS) on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd October in the Tourist Office from 9am to 5pm each day. Due to the pandemic, the WWCS were not able to organise their usual fundraisers such as coffee mornings, so we have decided to give them a helping hand. Furthermore, with our artists and crafters in mind, we thought that this occasion will increase the footfall into the office or outside (weather permitting) & moreover, wider exposure. The usual 10% that office takes will go to the WWCS & we would also ask for an extra 10% from you as a supporting gesture. There will be a raffle Tickets on sale in the Tourist Office now.

NEWSLETTER ADS

Study and Work Spaces are now available in Blessington Library. Spaces can be booked for two-hour slots. All are physically distanced and separated by screens. Book a space online at www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Libraries/Study-Spacees or call us at 045 891740. Photocopying, scanning & printing services available. Free Wi-Fi access.

 

Blessington Bookstore Christmas Pop-Up Shop now relocated to Method Physio! Click and Collect, or Book to Browse available. Phone us on 083 848 6745 or visit www.blessingtonbooks.com Great books & great gift ideas for birthdays and Christmas for all ages. We are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Great News!! Happy Days School of Performing Arts is back on Saturdays! Giving Children & Teenagers the confident edge in a fun safe environment ! Due to the present situation there are some changes. Temporarily we have moved to: St JOSEPH’S HALL, Blessington. There are some changes of CLASS times as well. Class times are as follows:

INTERMEDIATES: 9.30am to 11am – SENIORS: 11.15am to 12.45pm  – JUNIORS: 1pm to 2.30pm

All classes are fully COVID19 compliant All Teachers are Garda Vetted, fully trained & Certified in Covid Safety measures. For further information and booking please email Grainne at happydaysdrama@gmail.com or call us on 087 6795470 or visit our website: www.happydaysdrama.ie

 

McGreal’s Hearing Centre Our Clinical Audiologist & Rehabilitation Specialist Justine Rae is based at our Main Street Pharmacy in Blessington. To book a hearing test phone 1890 92 92 59 or visit mcgreals.ie

 

Delighted to announce we have two vacancies available on the Scheme: Caretaker for:

Blessington FC Job Ref CES2152799 Caretaker /Cleaner for

Manor Kilbride Community Hall 1 Job Ref CES2152799

To qualify you must be in receipt of a social welfare payment for the past 12 months. For further info or to apply please phone Martin Cahill on 085 252 356 or 045 891 348 or email martincahill@blessingtonce.ie

 

Castle Canine Cuts Dog Grooming Service. Clipping, Trimming, Shampooing for all Breeds. Nail and ear care included. Appointments Monday-Saturday. Contact Gillian on 087 764 1911 castlecanincuts@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

 

Talbot Chimneys Ltd. Family Run Business Since 1978, Insurance Claims Handled, Chimney Repairs / Reline / Rebuild, CCTv Surveys, Chimney Cleaning. Descaling of Soot & Tar Build Up. Fully Insured. No Call-Out Charge for OAPs on Mention of this Ad. Freephone 1800 406 700 Office 045 850 957

www.talbotchimneys.ie

 

Part Time Bar Staff Required  experience preferable. Full Time Greenkeeper with Experience Required at Slade Valley Golf Club reply to info@sladevalleygolfclub.ie

 

Gardening – For Autumn Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

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

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Faces Pre School Blessington Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech)is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us happyfaces@blessingtonfec.ie for more information

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.germanautoworks.ie

 

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

 

Issue 1324 September 20th 2020

The Annual Crosscare Collection will be taken up this weekend. As you will appreciate Crosscare need our support now more than ever before to help those most in need in our communities at this time of crisis. This collection will replace the Share Collection, there will also be prepaid envelopes available for donations as well as the option for donating on-line at www.crosscare.ie

Mass Intentions this Week

John O’Hara (RD) UK

Saturday 6pm: Billy Hamilton (A) Tom & Mary Tivnan (A) Eithne Cranley (Bth Rem)

Sunday 10am: The Deceased Members of the Tully Family, Willian Doran (A)

We also remember: Dolores Taggart, Deceased Members of the Taggert & Travers Families, Rose Balfe, Charles Doran, John Cooke, Kitty Murphy, Ted & Sheila Balfe, Jim & May Lahiff, Teresa O’Sullivan

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

Tuesday: Billy Hamilton (A) Barry Kavanagh (RD) Tom, Phyllis, & Roger Farrell. Deceased members of Moran, Farrell, Kelly & Millar families.

Wednesday: Get Well Intentions, Get Well Mass

Thursday: Jimmy Gallagher (1st A) John O’Hara (RD)

Friday: Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

Family Acknowledgements

On this Philip Gallagher’s 1st Anniversary, the family would like to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for Philip during his illness, and to those who visited and wished him well. We would like to thank those who sympathized, attended the wake and funeral, sent mass cards, letters and emails, all of which were a great support to the family. We were so grateful to all those that provided food and helped in any way. Thanks to Fr Noel Campbell, Tony and Regina Clarke ,Lorraine & Paul for the music in the church, and also to the guard of honour, Thanks to the Zeller family, Enda Carmody, Tony Byrne & Tony Burke. All donations received went to the  Palliative care Night Nurses team. A mass will be offered for your intentions. The Gallagher Family

Marie Whelan & Family would like to thank everyone for their help & kindness & for all the cards, flowers & food during the time of the loss of her husband, Michael Whelan of Blackdown, Kilteel.  A very special word of thanks to Fr Comer for his care and kindness to her & all the family. Many thanks to the staff of Tallaght Hospital who cared for Michael.  A Mass will be offered for your intentions.

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

Lacken Naíonra – NOW ENROLLING. Emphasis is on the holistic development of pre-school children through outdoor activity. ECCE and NCS approved. Enquiries  to lackenschool@eircom.net or phone 045 865086

Lacken National School has places available in the Early Intervention Class. Enquiries to lackenschool@eircom.net or phone 045 865086

Blessing of Schoolbags for Junior Infants / Senior Infants

Wednesday 23rd September St Joseph’s Church, Valleymount at 2pm

Thursday 24th September St Marys School & Gaelscoil na Lochanna  at 2pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Parents and Grandparents welcome

Blessing for the School Year in Lacken School at Friday 25th September

The Season of Creation runs from September 1st to October 4th During this time we are asked to reflect on our commitment to care for creation & to take practical steps to reduce waste & carbon emissions. The Encyclical “Laudatio Si” meaning “praised be to you” was released in May 2015. The document opens with the following words from Pope Francis which are:  “I wish to address every person living on this planet. I urgently appeal for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet . We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing & its human roots concern & affect us all”

Dunlavin GAA & Western Gaels are running a Drive in Bingo  in Blessington Mart on 27th Sept at 2pm. €3000 in prizes. Gates open at 12 noon. Eircode W91 Y667

Searching for  Spanish-English conversation exchange to improve pronunciation. +34687446322 danixa.montero@gmail.com

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL ETB THIS AUTUMN

Health Related Fitness Course. Why not try something new this winter? This course will help you to: Develop an awareness of issues around health, fitness and physical activities. Make personal choices about food and physical activity. Understand stress and how to deal with it. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. This course will be run for one morning a week. Learn and have fun in a safe and friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. We also have courses available in Basic computers, English for speakers of other languages and Basic English. For further information on all the above please contact Annette at 086 846 2771 or 045 851 494.

Monthly Envelopes for September are now due, they may be dropped into the PDF Boxes in the Church. Many thanks to all who are making a special effort to return their envelopes, it is greatly appreciated.

Blessington Mini-Rugby returns outdoors for 4 and 5 year olds. Boys & girls welcome. K.O. 11:15am each Sat at St Kevin’s Hall

Blessington Mini-Rugby U10-U13 boys and girls restarts from 7pm to 8pm on GAA Astro

The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & Enquiries Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm Please observe social distance, and use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2800 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

http://www.blessingtonparish.ie

Memory Walk Campaign – The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Support the Memory Walk Campaign –Let’s Walk together for Dementia services on September 20th in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. See the full details and registration at

https://alzheimer.ie/get-involved/fundraising-events/alzheimer-memory-walk/

Email us with your Community Group news: office@blessington.info

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

NEWSLETTER ADS

We are delighted to announce 3 positions coming up on our scheme, they are as follows:

Lacken Project Development Assistant CES 2138659

St. Kevin’s Administration Assistant CES 2138665

Blessington Soccer Club Caretaker CES 2138673

PLEASE NOTE you must be in receipt of Job Seeker’s Allowance. Excellent opportunity to get into or back into the workforce working 19.5 hrs a week whilst contributing to your local community. Community employment rates apply. Full training provided and support through personal progression plan. For full job description or any further information, please contact the Community Employment Office, Martin Cahill on 045 891348 or call in to us (across from Dunnes Stores).

 

Blessington Bookstore Christmas Pop-Up Shop  now relocated to Method Physio! Click and Collect, or Book to Browse available. Phone us on 083 848 6745 or visit www.blessingtonbooks.com Great books & great gift ideas for birthdays and Christmas for all ages. We are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Furnished 1 Bed Cottage with conservatory & stunning lake views for rent in Lacken. Enquiries to 087 660 2140

 

Castle Canine Cuts Dog Grooming Service. Clipping, Trimming, Shampooing for all Breeds. Nail and ear care included. Appointments Monday-Saturday. Contact Gillian on 087 764 1911 castlecanincuts@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

 

Talbot Chimneys Ltd. Family Run Business Since 1978, Insurance Claims Handled, Chimney Repairs / Reline / Rebuild, CCTv Surveys, Chimney Cleaning. Descaling of Soot & Tar Build Up. Fully Insured. No Call-Out Charge for OAPs on Mention of this Ad. Freephone 1800 406 700 Office 045 850 957

www.talbotchimneys.ie

 

Part Time Bar Staff Required  experience preferable. Full Time Greenkeeper with Experience Required at Slade Valley Golf Club reply to info@sladevalleygolfclub.ie

 

Gardening – For Autumn Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

ROBOTIC LAWNMOWERS now available locally. Free garden assessment. Installation service also available. Contact Ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie or call 086 834 4332 for more information

 

Want to do your own Garden or Building Project? Hire the machines, save time & labour mini diggers, dumpers & other equipment available. Contact Padraig. BALLYMORE TARMAC on 087 271 6749 or info@kilbrideplant.ie

 

Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

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

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Faces Pre School Blessington Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech)is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us happyfaces@blessingtonfec.ie for more information

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.germanautoworks.ie

 

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

Issue 1323 September 13th 2020

24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 13th September 2020

It is not easy to understand the mind of God. He sees goodness where we see none; he showers blessings where none seem to be deserved. Yet even with our limited vision we can be sure he is near us whenever we call him.

One of the meanings of this parable is that God’s forgiveness is unconditional and amazing. The huge debt is a way for Jesus to say that the forgiveness of the first man was like the forgiveness of God. None of us go through life without needing the forgiveness of God in things big and small. It’s like switching on the light in a dark room, or when an ugly scar heals on the body and we live in light and are beautiful again. The forgiveness is offered on trust: we are to trust that no matter what our past, the present is full of the brightness of forgiveness which flows around the world, as it flowed from Jesus on the cross and in his forgiveness of those who had tortured and killed him.

The forgiveness given is contrasted with the forgiveness refused. The only reason sometimes that we forgive another is to live like Jesus or when we know we are forgiven. C.S. Lewis wrote that ‘everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive’ (quoted in M Hogan, Journeying with Matthew).

With the help of Jesus, we must learn to forgive but also to help others to learn to repent and forgive.

Forgive us Lord, and may we forgive each other as you forgive us.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

 

Mass Intentions this Week

Tom Nolan, Grangecon (RD) Noel Walsh Glasnevin (RD) Sean Callaly Dublin (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Gerard O’Dwyer  (1st A) Eileen Cox (A)

Sunday 10am: Mary Smith (A) Barry O’Donnell (Rem)

We also remember: Mary Ryan  Annie Doyle  Frank Sexton

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

Tuesday: Mary Bolger (A) Greg Hand (RD)

Wednesday: Maureen Boyle (RD) Kay O’Malley (RD)

Thursday: Thanksgiving Mass, Special Intentions

Friday: Tom Fitzharris (A) Anton McGettigan (RD)

The Annual Crosscare Collection will be taken up next weekend September 19th/20th. As you will appreciate Crosscare need our support now more than ever before to help those most in need in our communities at this time of crisis.

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

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

Eco-Congregation Ireland recently awarded the Parishes of Blessington, Valleymount & Lacken an Eco-Awareness Certificate  for their efforts to promote sustainable living & bio-diversity in the parish. It is hoped to continue with this project in the coming months as we work together to promote Climate Justice.

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL ETB THIS AUTUMN

Health Related Fitness Course Why not try something new this winter? This course will help you to: Develop an awareness of issues around health, fitness and physical activities Make personal choices about food and physical activity Understand stress and how to deal with it Maintain a healthy lifestyle This course will be run for one morning a week. Learn and have fun in a safe and friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. We also have courses available in Basic computers, English for speakers of other languages and Basic English. For further information on all the above please contact Annette at 086 846 2771 or 045 851 494.

GROW – Community Mental Health Programme

Tues 15th Sept:            Understanding & Promoting Positive Mental Health

Tues 22nd Sept:            The Power of Sleep

Tues 29th Sept:            Boost Your Brain & Achieve Balance through Nutrition & Lifestyle

Tues 6th Oct:                Understanding Trauma

Tues 13th Oct:              Parenting Skills in Today’s World

Tues 20th Oct:              Your Superpowers

Tues 3rd Nov:               Mindfulness

Free Access via Zoom – 7.30pm – 9.00pm each evening. To Register For A Place Please Contact 6063184 or

Blessington Mini-Rugby returns outdoors for 4 and 5 year olds. Boys & girls welcome. K.O. 11:15am each Sat starting 5th Sept at St Kevin’s Hall

Blessington Mini-Rugby U10-U13 boys and girls restarts on 8th Sep, from 7pm to 8pm on GAA Astro

Searching for Spanish-English conversation exchange to improve pronunciation. +34687446322 danixa.montero@gmail.com

Anam Cara South Dublin is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Mon 14th Sept at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. This event is free & 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.

The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & Enquiries

Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm Please observe social distance, and use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2775 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

http://www.blessingtonparish.ie

Email us with your Community Group news: office@blessington.info

Memory Walk Campaign The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Support the Memory Walk Campaign – Let’s Walk together for Dementia services on September 20thin aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland See the full details and registration at

https://alzheimer.ie/get-involved/fundraising-events/alzheimer-memory-walk/

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY NEWS

Blessington Library is Open Each Week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am till 5 pm, Tuesday 1pm till 8.30 pm.  Our customers are welcome to come in, browse and borrow books.

Blessington Library  has now resumed the 6-day working week with late nights Tuesday and Thursday, for browse and borrow. We are observing social distancing & face coverings, & we are looking forward to seeing you.

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

 

Ruth Shine School of Dance Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Acrobatic Arts Classes Ages 3 to Adult We pride ourselves on the beautiful, confident and happy dancers our students become! Join our dance community, based in our newly renovated, state of the art studio ‘DanceTrax Studios’ Contact Ruth on 086 406 2618, look us up on Instagram/Facebook or visit our website

www.ruthshineschoolofdance.com ‘Make Your Soul Shine!’

 

Furnished 1 Bed Cottage with conservatory &stunning lake views for rent in Lacken. Enquiries to 087 660 2140

  

Talbot Chimneys Ltd – Family Run Business Since 1978. Insurance Claims Handled, Chimney Repairs / Reline / Rebuild, CCTv Surveys, Chimney Cleaning. Descaling of Soot & Tar Build Up. Fully Insured. No Call-Out Charge for OAPs on Mention of this Ad. Freephone 1800 406 700 Office 045 850 957

www.talbotchimneys.ie

 

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

 

Newsletter Advertising Rates For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Final cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office or by bank transfer. Office open from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday and from 3pm to 4pm Monday to Thursday.

 

Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

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

 

Happy Faces Pre School Blessington – Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech) is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us happyfaces@blessingtonfec.ie for more information

 

Naas Golf Driving Range is a flood-lit driving range open to all golfers. Open 7 days a week.  Located one mile from Sallins and one mile from Johnstown Garden Centre. 045 874489. All welcome.

 

Gardening- For Autumn Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

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

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.germanautoworks.ie

 

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

 

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

 

Issue 1322 September 6th 2020

23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 6th September 2020

The gospel message is one of joy, rooted in the love & care of Christ for everyone. Today Jesus spells out our Christian family duty – to have a responsibility towards each other: we cannot stand by idly & watch others harm themselves.

Tough words today about correction. We don’t like the idea of people telling us off or trying to change us. We can see it in the wide perspective of the influence of a community or group, and of the call of Jesus to help us become better disciples.

He knows it’s a difficult area, so he offers different ways of keeping us all on the safe path. If you are concerned about someone talk to them directly, and then to just one or two people, and only later go to the community. This comes from the sensitivity of Jesus and from his desire to bring people to the better life through love and compassion.

A principal work of the gospel of Jesus is to encourage each other. An apostle, Barnabas, was known as the ‘son of encouragement’. In trying to help each other come to closer following of Jesus, an ounce of encouragement is worth a ton of exhortation! We often find that when, for example, we are trying to help a person in drug or gambling addiction: lectures don’t work.

All the commandments of Jesus and his way of dealing with us are done in the name of love. The second reading sums it up – ‘Love is the one thing that cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments’.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Eugene Fennell (1st A) Katie Kelly (A) Mary Ann Sargent (A) Deceased Members of the Kelly & Sargent Families, Charlie Hayes (Birthday Rem)

Sunday 10am: Barry O’Donnell (Rem) Frances Lockhart (RD)

We also remember:

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

Tuesday: Colm & Nuala, O’Donnell (A) Special Intentions, Special Intentions

Wednesday: Ian Thompson (RD) Frances Rowan (RD)

Thursday: Special Intentions, Special Intentions

Friday: Mons. Seamus Conway (RD) Anne Edwards (RD)

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

We don’t have missalettes at Mass at the moment but Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website:  https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/

We are a new family in town just relocated from Spain. We would like to improve our English which is pretty good although it misses proper pronunciation (you know, Spanish accent :-)) we would like to find people for conversation. Ideally, (retired) English teachers. Call or text: 0034687446322 or email: danixa.montero@gmail.com

Getting Back on Track Financially Most of us have some level of debt, but when unpaid debt becomes such a burden that it prevents you from getting out of bed in the morning, brings a sense of dread when answering the phone or opening the post, it is time to take control of the situation. The unfortunate reality is that due to the impact of COVID-19 many more people in Ireland may be struggling to pay their debts having recently lost their jobs or struggling to make ends meet on reduced incomes. The effects of problem debt on a person’s wellbeing & mental health can be severe and can prevent them coming forward for help but there is a solution to every debt problem & this is where the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) can help. The ISI is the independent government body with four debt solutions to help people with all levels of problem debt – from credit cards to mortgages.   It regulates debt advisors called Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIPs). You could be insolvent if: you can’t pay your bills in full when they are due. You’re paying a little off each bill trying to keep creditors at bay. You’ve had calls and letters about missed repayments and threats of repossession. If you are insolvent & in arrears on your home mortgage you could also be eligible for a free consultation with a PIP under the State-funded Abhaile Scheme. The purpose of that Scheme is to help people in serious arrears to find the best available solutions, with the help of professional advisors.  The priority will be to find a sustainable solution that keeps a person in their home, where possible. For more information visit www.backontrack.ie or freetext GETHELP to 50015 for a call-back.

GROW – Community Mental Health Programme

Tues 15th Sept:             Understanding & Promoting Positive Mental Health

Tues 22nd Sept:            The Power of Sleep

Tues 29th Sept:            Boost Your Brain & Achieve Balance through Nutrition & Lifestyle

Tues 6th Oct:                Understanding Trauma

Tues 13th Oct:              Parenting Skills in Today’s World

Tues 20th Oct:              Your Superpowers

Tues 3rd Nov:               Mindfulness

Free Access via Zoom – 7.30pm – 9.00pm each evening. To Register For A Place Please Contact 6063184

Blessington Mini-Rugby returns outdoors for 4 and 5 year olds. Boys & girls welcome. K.O. 11:15am each Sat starting 5th Sept at St Kevin’s Hall

Blessington Mini-Rugby U10-U13 boys and girls restarts on 8th Sep, from 7pm to 8pm on GAA Astro

Winners of the Lacken and Valleymount Members Draw for August – Nuala & Seamus Kelly, Kathleen O’Connor, Sylvia & Liam Kavanagh, Sheila & Pat Geoghegan, Mary & Jack Paton

Anam Cara South Dublin is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Mon 14th Sept at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. This event is free & 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.

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2725 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

http://www.blessingtonparish.ie

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY NEWS

Blessington Library is Open Each Week, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am till 5 pm, Tuesday 1pm till 8.30 pm.  Our customers are welcome to come in, browse and borrow books.

Blessington Library has now resumed the 6-day working week with late nights Tuesday and Thursday,for browse and borrow. We are observing social distancing and face coverings, and we are looking forward to seeing you.

The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & Enquiries. Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm Please observe social distance, and use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving.

Email us with your Community Group news: office@blesson.info

 

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

 

Blessington & District Credit Union – Scholarships to be won: 2 – Third Level €3000: 3 – PLC’s €1000.  Entry Forms in the Office 045 865 328. Or online www.blessingtoncu.ie T & C’s Apply

 

Experienced Child Minder / Housekeeper Available. Ref on request. Call Pam. 085 754 7214

 

Anna Nagle B.Ed, E.M.T.,Dip.l.T.EC.,P.T. COUNSELLING for CLARITY. Main St, Blessington. 087 227 3925

 

Ruth Shine School of Dance. Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Acrobatic Arts Classes. Ages 3 to Adult. We pride ourselves on the beautiful, confident and happy dancers our students become! Join our dance community, based in our newly renovated, state of the art studio ‘DanceTrax Studios’ Contact Ruth on 086 406 2618, look us up on Instagram/Facebook or visit our website

www.ruthshineschoolofdance.com

‘Make Your Soul Shine!’

 

Talbot Chimneys Ltd – Family Run Business Since 1978. Insurance Claims Handled. Chimney Repairs / Reline / Rebuild. CCTv Surveys. Chimney Cleaning. Descaling of Soot & Tar Build Up. Fully Insured. No Call-Out Charge for OAPs on Mention of this Ad. Freephone 1800 406 700 – Office 045 850 957

www.talbotchimneys.ie

 

Gardening- For Autumn Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

OFFICE CONTENTS to include – selection of sturdy desks, with or without returns & drawers, computer desks, solid mahogany dining table & 6 chairs, selection of seats & chairs, large & small shredders, printers, Panasonic KX-T7730 phone system with 7 extensions, filing cabinets with folders, notice boards, some old computers and other bits & pieces such as cd rack, staplers, etc., from as little as €1. Total clear-out, everything must go!  087 290 7992.

 

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

 

Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

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

 

Happy Faces Pre School Blessington Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech) is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us happyfaces@blessingtonfec.ie for more information

 

ROBOTIC LAWNMOWERS now available locally. Free garden assessment. Installation service also available. Contact Ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie or call 086 834 4332 for more information

 

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

 

Want to do your own Garden or Building Project? Hire the machines save time & labour mini diggers, dumpers & other equipment available. Contact Padraig BALLYMORE TARMAC on 087 271 6749 or

info@kilbrideplant.ie

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.germanautoworks.ie

 

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

 

Issue 1321 August 30th 2020

22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  30th August 2020

All the laws, customs and regulations of religion have only one end: to love God and our neighbour. Jesus is adamant that love is at the heart of true religion.

Jesus was a man who knew his own mind. Our first reading describes a man certain of his mission in life even when putting it into practice and it looks ahead to Jesus. His conviction ‘wearied him’ and made a mockery of him. The gospel incident has the apostles upset, especially their leader Peter, at what was the mission of Jesus in death and resurrection. Following him would involve the same sort of dedication, even to carrying the cross. Finding a goal in life is a grace from God. We hope we have found a goal ourselves, something big enough to live for. We want to hand this on to our younger people. We receive hundreds of different messages about what makes for meaning and happiness in life we want to discern what brings true meaning.

A good guide is from Pope Francis, with echoes of St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises: ‘God’s voice, instead, never promises cheap joy. It invites us to go beyond our ego to find that true good, peace.’

“God’s voice and the tempter’s speak in different “surroundings”. The enemy (of the goodness of our human nature) prefers darkness, falsehood, and gossip; the Lord loves sunlight, truth, and sincere transparency.” (May 3rd, 2020). Maybe we can watch this week for what brings an uplift of peace and joy in our lives and follow the pathways of this peace and joy. Your will be done, o Lord, on earth as it is in heaven. Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week – Colm Foxe, (Naas)

 Saturday 6pm: Peter McNabb (Mths Mind) Denis Toomey (A) Kathleen & Hubert Costello (A)

Sunday 10am:  Peter Whelan (A) Seamus Hayden (A)

 We also remember: Tommy McDonald(A) Alfie Zeller (A)

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

Tuesday: Frank O’Neill, Get Well Intentions, Special Living Intentions

Wednesday: Eugene Winters (A) The deceased members of the Ryan Family.

Thursday: Douglas Shirran (RD) Sean Dowling (A)

Friday: 1st Friday … Mass offered for all those on the November List of the Dead

Congratulation to the girls and boys from St Joseph’s NS, Valleymount & St Mary’s SNS, Blessington who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend

Thursday 3rd September –  There will be no Holy Hour / Benediction with Deacon Gerry.

Friday 4th September – 1st Friday of the Month. The Masses will be offered for all those whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead. The priests will visit the sick & housebound. If you would like a visit please contact the Parish Office, 045 865 327

Padre Pio Mass will take place at 8pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington.

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

Due to the extended Covid-19 Restrictions for Kildare, Crosschapel, Eadestown & Kilteel Churches will remain closed until further notice.

We don’t have missalettes at Mass at the moment but Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website:  https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2650 sign up for €2 per week on parish website http://www.blessingtonparish.ie

Lacken-Kilbride Juvenile GAA Club – SEEKING PLAYERS  for new Juvenile members from Under 7’s upwards (5 years old & upwards). Especially at Under 11’s, for boys & girls (players born in 2009, 2010 or 2011). And up to Under 14’s girls. Training is every Monday at 6.30pm in Kilbride & most Wednesday’s at 6.30pm. Any enquiries you can contact Diarmuid Haughian direct on 086 3113 443 or Joeann Gahan on 086 845 0247 or Donal Gahan on 087 979 2354. Or just turn up at training & speak to one of the coaches in order to get registered.  Everyone is welcome at all levels.

The Migraine Association of Ireland would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday 9th September at 7 pm for an online seminar via Zoom with Dr Edward O’Sullivan – Director of the Migraine Clinic in CUH. We will be discussing: New Daily Persistent Headache, (NDPH) Pathophysiology, Management Treatments and Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) For you to gain the most from this event please email us your questions before the event to ensure they are discussed on the night. You can send your questions to us via info@migraine.ie or via Facebook and Twitter and they will be answered on the night. The event will take place via zoom and you must sign up for a place via Eventbrite through this link https://bit.ly/3iXasoN The login details for the event will be issued on the afternoon of 9th September, only to those who have signed up for the event. 10% discount off Migraine Association Membership for those who live in West Wicklow, using code MAI-WW1. Valid until 30th September. This talk has been made possible by a National Lottery Grant from HSE office in CHO 7 West Wicklow

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

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

The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries. Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm – Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm. Please observe social distance & please use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving.

Email us with your Community Group news: office@blessington.info

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

 

Anna Nagle B.Ed, E.M.T.,Dip.l.T.EC.,P.T. COUNSELLING for CLARITY. Main St, Blessington. 087 227 3925

 

Ruth Shine School of Dance. Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Acrobatic Arts Classes. Ages 3 to Adult. We pride ourselves on the beautiful, confident and happy dancers our students become! Join our dance community, based in our newly renovated, state of the art studio ‘DanceTrax Studios’ Contact Ruth on 086 406 2618, look us up on Instagram/Facebook or visit our website

www.ruthshineschoolofdance.com ‘Make Your Soul Shine!’

 

If Your Child Has A Diagnosis of Autism and requires an early intervention preschool, email: info@inspirecdc.ie in Naas

 

Cleaner Required for St. Mary’s Junior School Monday to Friday, from 3pm till 7:30pm Please contact Jelena 086 157 0143

 

Gardening- For Autumn, Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY NEWS

 

Blessington Library is Open Each Week, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am till 5 pm, Tuesday 1pm till 8.30 pm.  Our customers are welcome to come in, browse and borrow books.

 

Blessington Library has now resumed the 6-day working week with late nights Tuesday and Thursday,for browse and borrow. We are observing social distancing and face coverings, and we are looking forward to seeing you.

 

OFFICE CONTENTS to include – selection of sturdy desks, with or without returns & drawers, computer desks, solid mahogany dining table & 6 chairs, selection of seats & chairs, large & small shredders, printers, Panasonic KX-T7730 phone system with 7 extensions,filing cabinets with folders, notice boards, some old computers and other bits & pieces such as cd rack, staplers, etc., from as little as €1. Total clear-out everything must go!  087 290 7992.

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Faces Pre School Blessington Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech)is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us happyfaces@blessingtonfec.ie for more information

 

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791 or 087 7440729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

 

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

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

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. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office or by bank transfer. Office open from 9am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday

Issue 1320 23rd August 2020

21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 23rd August 2020.

Our Christian life will call on us at times to make a decision for or against Jesus, as for the apostles in today’s gospel.We know with him we have the message of the deepest human love we are capable of.

Peter got the keys of heaven. We think that these are keys to let people into heaven. We often see pictures of Peter with a bunch of keys in his hand. Keys are given when a person is trusted – the privilege of getting the keys of the house. Jesus entrusts Peter with being able to unlock the kingdom of heaven.

It is not just the afterlife. The kingdom of heaven is what Jesus brings on earth. He gives each of us keys to unlock that door to his kingdom. We unlock the door from the inside. Pope Francis has said when Jesus knocks at the door, he is asking to be let out from inside each of us: ‘ I think about the times in which Jesus knocks from within so that we will let him come out.’ (Address before the Conclave 2013).

Like Peter, we have the keys to let his message out – in our words and in what we do. The love of God is given to us to be shared in service, just as the word of God is given to us to be spoken both in our human words and in our lives. I can imagine Peter each day going inside himself to pray and think over what Jesus had done for him in his life, and opening his heart so that the love and mission he had received, would be given for the community of disciples. May I recognise your love in my life O Lord, and share this whenever I can, in word and deed.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week: Michael Davey (RD) Sligo Maura Mary Lynch (RD) Saggart

Saturday 6pm: William (Teddy) Shirran (A) John, Julia & Sean Carroll (A) Rose Hastings (A) Mary Jo & Patrick Deasy (A) Johnny Brown (A)

Sunday 10am: Maurice Moore (A) Margaret Toomey (A)

We also Remember the following Cora Stoodly, Larry, Mary & Matthew Lennon, Michael & Ann-Mary Norton, Dec mem of Norton Family

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

Tuesday: Laurence & Gertrude Keogh, Sp Intentions, Sp Intentions, Living Intentions,

Wednesday: Peter McNabb (RD) Teresa Ryan (RD)

Thursday: Phyllis Nixon (A) Johnny Doyle (RD)

Friday: Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

Congratulation to the girls and boys from St Mary’s SNS, No 1 School & BETNS  who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend in Church of Our Lady Blessington

Due to the extended Covid-19 Restrictions for Kildare, Crosschapel, Eadestown & Kilteel Churches will remain closed until further notice

Adoration & Rosary will take place every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. If you are unable to come to the Church, you can join us via webcam on blessingtonparish.ie We don’t have missalettes at Mass at the moment but Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website:  https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/

Lacken-Kilbride Juvenile GAA Club – SEEKING PLAYERS for new Juvenile members from Under 7’s upwards (5 years old & upwards). Especially at Under 11’s, for boys & girls (players born in 2009, 2010 or 2011). And up to Under 14’s girls. Training is every Monday at 6.30pm in Kilbride & most Wednesday’s at 6.30pm. Any enquiries you can contact Diarmuid Haughian direct on 086 3113 443 or Joeann Gahan on 086 845 0247 or Donal Gahan on 087 979 2354. Or just turn up at training & speak to one of the coaches in order to get registered.  Everyone is welcome at all levels. To protect yourself & to protect others, please wear a face mask when attending Mass & other services in all our Churches

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

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

BEIRUT EMERGENCY APPEAL https://www.trocaire.org/

Courses in the Further Education and Training Centre Blessington Are you considering doing a course, changing your career? Do you need Guidance? Here at Blessington Further Education and Training Centre we provide a free, professional, impartial career guidance and information service to all adults. For further information on upcoming courses or changing your career please contact our Guidance Service, Irene Hayden on 086 806 1569 or irenehayden@kwetb.ie or contact Karen Townsend on 086 850 3833 or karentownsend@kwetb.ie The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday  9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries. Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm Please observe social distance & please use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving

 

Saturday & Sunday Masses in Blessington Due to the extended restrictions on numbers allowed to gather indoors we will continue to issue tickets for weekend Masses: 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday in Church of Our Lady, Blessington.  Tickets must be collected in the Parish Office between 9am & 12.30pm  Mon to Fri – 045 865 327

 

Dear Lord, so far today I’m doing alright.

I have not gossiped,

lost my temper,

been greedy, grumpy, nasty or selfish

I have not moaned, complained, cursed or eaten any chocolate.

I haven’t charged anything to my credit card.

But I will be getting out of bed in a minute,

and I think that I will really need your help then!!

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

Ruth Shine School of Dance Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Acrobatic Arts Classes Ages 3 to Adult We pride ourselves on the beautiful, confident and happy dancers our students become! Join our dance community, based in our newly renovated, state of the art studio ‘DanceTrax Studios’ Contact Ruth on 086 406 2618, look us up on Instagram/Facebook or visit   website:

www.ruthshineschoolofdance.com  ‘Make Your Soul Shine!’

 

If Your Child Has A Diagnosis of Autism and requires an early intervention preschool email: info@inspirecdc.ie in Naas

 

Primary School Teacher Wanted to help family with homework and additional tutoring in the afternoons, in Blessington.May also suit retired teacher. If interested please call to discuss. Ph: 087 6865632.

 

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY NEWS

Blessington Library is Open Each Week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am till 5 pm, Tuesday 1pm till 8.30 pm. Our customers are welcome to come in, browse and borrow books.

Week is running from 15th August until 23rd and we are inviting children to take part in a Blessington Local Heritage Quiz, (prizes awarded) finding places of interest in the town

From Monday 24th August we will resume our 6-day working week with late nights Tuesday and Thursday, again, for browse and borrow.  We are observing social distancing and face coverings, and we are looking forward to seeing you.

 

OFFICE CONTENTS to include – selection of sturdy desks, with or without returns & drawers, computer desks, solid mahogany dining table & 6 chairs, selection of seats & chairs, large & small shredders, printers, Panasonic KX-T7730 phone system with 7 extensions, filing cabinets with folders, notice boards, some old computers and other bits & pieces such as cd rack, staplers, etc., from as little as €1. Total clear-out everything must go!  087 290 7992.

 

Want to do your own Garden or Building Project? Hire the machines, save time & labour mini diggers, dumpers & other equipment available. Contact Padraig BALLYMORE TARMAC on 087 271 6749 or info@kilbrideplant.ie

 

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

 

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

 

Happy Faces Pre School Blessington Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech) is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us happyfaces@blessingtonfec.ie for more information

 

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791 or 087 7440729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

 

ROBOTIC LAWNMOWERS now available locally. Free garden assessment. Installation service also available. Contact Ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie or call 086 834 4332 for more information

 

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

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

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. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office or by bank transfer. Office open from 9am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday

 

Issue 1319 August 16th 2020

Saturday 15th August, Feast of the Assumption Holy Day Mass at 10am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

20th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 16th August 2020

The gift of Jesus in the Eucharist is a promise of his company forever in heaven. We share in his life now, and after our death in a new and different way. This is the joy and certainty of our faith.

Somehow or other Jesus was surprised by the mother’s faith when she asked for her daughter to be healed. He said he had come at this point in time only for ‘the lost sheep of the house of Israel’, as if he had enough to do in dealing with them. Her persistence won her the attention of Jesus as he realised that she too had great faith. Can we say that Jesus was surprised by the mother? And that he changed his mind, and realised that the time had come for him to go to the Gentiles? Our first reading has God bringing foreigners to his mountain, welcoming them all to his house of prayer.

There is a lesson here for welcoming our migrants and refugees. Also, a message to look beyond what we see at first when we meet people. We change our minds when we hear a person’s story or know the difficulties and the joys of their life. We change our mind about groups of people when we hear their backgrounds and see what we have in common.

In his message for the World Day for the Sick (February, 2020) Pope Francis says “Christ’s words of solidarity, comfort and hope, are for the very many simple people, the poor, the sick, sinners, those who are marginalized by the burden of the law and the oppressive social system.” Lord may your kingdom of compassion and of hope come among us.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions  this Week – Douglas Shirran (RD) Sandybanks

Saturday 6pm: Michael & Mary Dunne (A) Thomas & Lian Dunne (A) Maureen Dunne (A)

Sunday 10am: Christy Dempsey (A) Robert Kinsella (RD)

We also Remember the following: Christina O’Donnell

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

Tuesday: Peter McNabb (RD) Rita Flynn (RD)

Wednesday: Mary McGuinness (RD) Kay Ryan (RD)

Thursday: Wedding Anniversary Mass, Special Intentions, Thanksgiving Mass

Friday:  Ellen Tully (RD) Marie Farrell (RD)

Due to the extended Covid-19 Restrictions for Kildare, Crosschapel, Eadestown & Kilteel Churches will remain closed until further notice

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

We don’t have missalettes at Mass at the moment but Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website:  https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/

Lacken-Kilbride Juvenile GAA Club – SEEKING PLAYERS for new Juvenile members from Under 7’s upwards (5 years old & upwards). Especially at Under 11’s, for boys & girls (players born in 2009, 2010 or 2011). And up to Under 14’s girls. Training is every Monday at 6.30pm in Kilbride & most Wednesday’s at 6.30pm. Any enquiries you can contact Diarmuid Haughian direct on 086 3113 443 or Joeann Gahan on 086 845 0247 or Donal Gahan on 087 979 2354. Or just turn up at training & speak to one of the coaches in order to get registered.  Everyone is welcome at all levels.

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2575 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

St Vincent de Paul local number: 087 181 1579

A New Pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s Lakeshore – Walk & Pray in the Lough Derg Tradition on 16th, 18th, 22nd, 26th & 30th August. At times in the 1600’s & 1700’s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 071 9861518 or info@loughderg.org for details. Numbers limited.  Booking essential.

Saturday & Sunday Masses in Blessington- Due to the extended restrictions on numbers allowed to gather indoors we will continue to issue tickets for weekend Masses: 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Tickets must be collected in the Parish Office between 9am & 12.30pm Mon to Fri – 045 865 327

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

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

The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & General Enquiries. Email: office@blessington.info Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm. Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm. Please observe social distance & please use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving

BEIRUT EMERGENCY APPEAL https://www.trocaire.org/

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

This is an unprecedented time, it’s time for unprecedented kindness

NEWSLETTER ADS

 

OFFICE CONTENTS  to include – selection of sturdy desks, with or without returns & drawers, computer desks, solid mahogany dining table & 6 chairs, selection of seats & chairs, large & small shredders, printers, Panasonic KX-T7730 phone system with 7 extensions, filing cabinets with folders, notice boards, some old computers and other bits & pieces such as cd rack, staplers, etc., from as little as €1. Total clear-out everything must go!  087 290 7992.

 

CARETAKER Blessington Soccer Club Ref: CES 2152799 closing date August 24th

HANDYMAN VARIOUS PROJECTS Ref: CES 2152797 closing date August 17th

TOURIST OFFICE ASSISTANT Ref: 2152798 closing date August 24th For further information, please contact Martin Cahill on 045 891 348 or email on bessanddistce@gmail.com Please note the candidates must be in receipt of social welfare payment for at least 12 months.

 

Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791 or 087 7440729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

 

Happy Faces Pre School Blessington Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech) is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us happyfaces@blessingtonfec.ie for more information

 

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

 

Newsletter Advertising Rates For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Final cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office or by bank transfer. Office open from 9am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Wicklow Partnership on behalf of Wicklow Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has asked The Entrepreneurs Academy to recruit & engage with 40 Wicklow Rural Youth members (age 18-35), with an interest in starting up a social enterprise or in early design stage. Our Social Enterprise Climb Programme is a 15 week part time course aimed to help participants develop practical entrepreneurial skills in Social Enterprise. Participants will explore and develop new or existing business ideas to determine their viability. In accordance with current government guidelines, the programme will take place on Zoom. The participants will be guided on a journey of enlightenment on all things entrepreneurial,covering everything they need to know from A – Z. The course itself comprises of the following:

– 8  boot camps on Saturdays.

– 7 weekday evening workshops that will take place on Wednesday/Thursday evenings.

– 8 participants will receive a complete bespoke website for their Organisation to help convey their vision & mission to all.

The flexible scheduling of the programme is designed to facilitate access to the programme to all eligible learners. Expressions of interest are being accepted here: https://entrepreneursacademy.ie/social-enterprise-climb/

 

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY NEWS

Blessington Library is Open Each Week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am till 5 pm, Tuesday 1pm till 8.30 pm.  Our customers are welcome to come in, browse and borrow books.

Heritage Week is running from 15th August until 23rd and we are inviting children to take part in a Blessington Local Heritage Quiz, (prizes awarded) finding places of interest in the town

From Monday 24th August we will resume our 6 day working week with late nights Tue and Thursday, again for browse and borrow. We are observing social distancing and face coverings, and we are looking forward to seeing you.

 

Issue 1318 August 9th 2020

19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  9th August 2020

At times God is to be found where we least expect him. He appears in joy and anguish, in the mountain breeze and the sea storm. In our prayer we need the patience to wait for God to speak to us, and the faith to walk towards him when he calls.

Many times in life we need help from others. The sponsor in AA, the one who loaned a bit of money to get a house, the one who listened in times of stress and loss, the school run, a help to pray; we get through life with helping hands. The gospel today is about that. Jesus saves Peter from drowning. We all walk on water at times and need this help. Help in life comes from prayer – from Jesus himself and from Jesus in others.

There is the ordinary day to day help in family and among friends. In solidarity with our fellow human beings. Like neighbourliness, or just friendliness. We need to show solidarity not just with our immediate neighbours but with the world far and near.

When we show solidarity, we can be more than human. When we show solidarity, we are doing the work of God – we are our brother’s keeper, our sister’s keeper! God works through us. The helping hand of God is your hand and mine. Many are sinking today in addictions, mental health issues and poverty. They are like the sinking Peter – but together and like Jesus, we can lift up the sinking Peter! With solidarity, neighbourliness, friendliness and friendship.

Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week: Stefan Maszota (RD) Poland

Saturday 6pm: Sheila Zellar (1st A) Jane Cahill (A) Stephen Cahill (A) Ann Glennon (1stA) John & Bridget Tipper (A) Frank O’Neill (A) Jim, Kathleen & Seamus Corry (A) Pat Keogh (A)

Sunday 10am: Danny Horgan (A) Maryann Flanagan (A)

We also Remember the following:  Mary & John Crickley, Julia Fitzgerald, Mick Clarke, Peg Clarke, Peter Finnegan (A)

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

Tuesday: Martin Curley (A) Catherine Daly (A) Get Well Intentions

Wednesday: Fr Edward Whelan (RD) Margaret Tallon (RD)

Thursday: Peter McNabb (RD) Gerard Argue (RD)

Friday: Special Intentions, Birthday Remembrance

 Saturday 15th August, Feast of the Assumption,  Mass at 10am: Special Living Intentions, Get Well Mass

Congratulations to the boys & girls from Valleymount & Lacken who receive 1st Holy Communion this weekend, we wish them every blessing.

Congratulations to Darragh, Jack, Kyle, Patrick, Ryan & Summer who are celebrating their 1st Holy Communion on Saturday 8th August at 11am in Lacken Church.

Hollywood Mass Rock Sunday 9th August the pilgrimage will start in the  Church car park at 7am and will proceed from here to the Mass Rock at Corragh.  Mass celebrated by Bishop Eamonn Walsh at approximately 9am. All are welcome.

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

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

We don’t have missalettes at Mass at the moment but Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website. https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/

Saturday and Sunday Masses in Blessington. Due to the extended restrictions on numbers allowed to gather indoors  we will continue to issue tickets for 6pm Mass on Saturday &  10am Mass on Sunday in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Tickets must be collected in the Parish Office between 9am & 12.30pm

Blessington AFC – Notice to all coaches, managers, members and parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 10th August 2020 in St Kevin’s Hall Blessington. It will start at 8pm sharp

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2525 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

http://www.blessingtonparish.ie

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

Blessington AFC are looking for young footballers and goalkeepers born in 2008 to join (or re-join) the Under 13 teams. if you would like to join please contact

enquiries@blessingtonfc.com

Annual Novena to Knock Shrine “It is with great disappointment that we have to postpone the highlight of the annual pilgrimage season at Knock Shrine. I take this opportunity to encourage the people of Ireland & beyond to pray the Novena prayer in their own homes & parishes for the month of August so that we may be united in prayer. The Novena prayer can be found on our website. The proposed theme for this year’s Novena was ‘Faith in Changing Times’ Here at Knock Shrine as we respond to the present challenges of the coronavirus, we continue “to pray with you & for you” as we look forward with faith & hope to brighter days.  We thank everyone for their patience & cooperation. May Our Lady of Knock keep you all safe” Fr Richard Gibbons

A New Pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s Lakeshore – Walk & Pray in the Lough Derg Tradition on 16th, 18th, 22nd, 26th & 30th August. At times in the 1600’s & 1700’s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 071 9861518 or info@loughderg.org for details. Numbers are limited.  Advance booking essential.

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

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

 

Happy Faces Pre School Blessington – Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech) is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us happyfaces@blessingtonfec.ie for more information

 

ROBOTIC LAWNMOWERS now available locally. Free garden assessment. Installation service also available. Contact Ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie or call 086 834 4332 for more information

 

Want to do your own Garden or Building Project? Hire the machines, save time & labour mini diggers, dumpers & other equipment available. Contact Padraig BALLYMORE TARMAC on 087 271 6749 or info@kilbrideplant.ie

 

Childminder Wanted for 2 children – One starting school & one in 2nd class (No1 School) would require morning drop off (7:30 ish) & collection from school till 5:30/6pm – 5 days a week (earlier on a Friday) Preferably in minders own home but open to child’s home. Would also consider a Nanny/au Pair, please phone to discuss. 087 647 8687

 

Part Time Book Keeper Required VAT Returns, Bank Reconciliations and general book-keeping. Knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts Required. Please email fiona@sweetspot.ie for further details.

 

Sakura Montessori and Afterschool, Blessington are looking to Employ Enthusiastic Self-Motivated, Kind Staff.  Minimum Child Care Education of Level QQI5 and Maximum Education Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Studies or Retired National School Teachers who wish to work part-time.

Positions Available:

After School Leader / Teacher part-time

4 ½ hours per day for 5 days

After School Leader / Teacher part-time

5 ½ hours per day for 2 days

Aims Practitioner X 2 – LINC an advantage

Full-time Childcare Practitioner / Teacher –

Montessori Qualification and Advantage. Availability to start 25th August 2020.

Please apply with CV and Cover Letter to: Antionette Byrne, Sakura Montessori by email to antoinettebyrnesakurabless@gmail.com

 

Closing Date for School Book Orders August 15th order now on www.blessingtonbookstore.ie Free covers and discounted, high quality stationery packs. Choose free collection in Blessington or flat rate delivery charge of €2.95

 

Hardware Sales Assistant Required Experience in DIY / Hardware Desirable Must have full clean driving licence Send CV to  hennessyhardware@gmail.com

 

CARETAKER x 3

Hollywood Community Centre ref: CES 2152793 closing date August 10th

Blessington Tidy Towns Ref: CES 2152795 closing date August 10th

Blessington Soccer Club Ref: CES 2152799 closing date August 24th

HANDYMAN VARIOUS PROJECTS  – Ref: CES 2152797 closing date August 17th

TOURIST OFFICE ASSISTANT – Ref: 2152798 closing date August 24th

For further information, please contact Martin Cahill on 045 891 348 or email on bessanddistce@gmail.com Please note the candidates must be in receipt of social welfare payment for at least 12 months.

 

Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

Gardening For Summer Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791 or 087 7440729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.germanautoworks.ie

 

Issue 1317 August 2nd 2020

18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2nd August 2020

The gift of Jesus is different to material wealth; It is more than that. He Promises meaning to life, hope, love that is everlasting He promises himself in friendship to us.

At the finish of the meal, when Jesus fed the crowds, all the leftovers were gathered up, probably for the journey home. Food was not wasted. He knew that nobody should go hungry in a world which has more than enough to feed its population. The waste of food is often a theme of Pope Francis. Addressing the World Food Programme in November 2019, he said “in many places, our brothers & sisters do not have access to sufficient & healthy food, while in others, food is discarded”. He also says that “each human being has a right to healthy & sustainable nutrition”. Our care & respect for food can make a difference. Supermarkets give leftover food each evening to food centres, food which might otherwise have been bought & later thrown out. A care for food means that we become aware of the huge hunger in the world, where 821 million people, or one in nine, still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. The gospel of Jesus calls on us simply not to waste food.

So, we can look in our food recycle bins & decide how we can buy only enough food to use. Food chains can help, for example, selling in quantities that are suitable for single people or a couple. When we thank God for food, we are also saying we are committed to respect for food. Pope Francis again: ‘Families, schools, & the communications media have an important task in educating & raising awareness in this regard.’ Give us this day our daily bread; may all have enough for daily food. Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

Mass Intentions this Week: Peter McNabb (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Dick Haughton (A) Sr Margaret Burke (RD)

Sunday 10am: Tom McGreal Snr. (A)

We also Remember the following: Charlie Keogh, Peter Cummins

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

Tuesday: Betty Bevan (RD) Get Well Intentions

Wednesday: Special Intentions, Get Well Intentions

Thursday: Frank O’Neill (A) Special Intentions

First Friday: Masses will be offered for all those on the November List of the Dead

Congratulations to the boys & girls from Blessington No 1 School who receive  1st Holy Communion this weekend, we wish them every blessing.

Bank Holiday Monday Mass will be at 11am in Church of Our Lady Blessington

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

Saturday and Sunday Masses in Blessington. Due to the extended restrictions on numbers allowed to gather indoors we will continue to issue tickets for  6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Tickets must be collected in the Parish Office between 9am & 12.30pm Mon to Fri – 045 865 327

Happy 7th Birthday to my wonderful Great Grandson Calum Flynn Martin on Friday 31st July. Calum is the Blessington Forum “Person of the Year 2019” and I love him so much!! Gaga Owen XXX

Hollywood Mass Rock is on the 9th of August 2020, the pilgrimage will start in the Church car park at 7am and will proceed from here to the Mass Rock at Corragh.  The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Eamonn Walsh upon arrival at approximately 9am.  All are welcome.

Results of the Valleymount and Lacken Draw for July: Deirdre Ryan, Fr Richard, John Holmes, Liz Cullen, Ita & Jim Hill

Blessington AFC. Notice to all coaches, managers, members, and parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 10th August 2020 in St Kevin’s Hall Blessington. It will start at 8pm sharp.

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

SENIOR LINE – National Confidential Listening Service for Older People provided by trained older volunteers. All Calls are Free. Open 365 days a year from 10am to 10pm. A telephone listening service for older people. We do not ask for or pass on any information about our callers. FREEPHONE 1800 80 45 91

Annual Novena to Knock Shrine. “It is with great disappointment that we have to postpone the highlight of the annual pilgrimage season at Knock Shrine. I take this opportunity to encourage the people of Ireland & beyond to pray the Novena prayer in their own homes & parishes for the month of August so that we may be united in prayer. The Novena prayer can be found on our website. The proposed theme for this year’s Novena was ‘Faith in Changing Times’ Here at Knock Shrine as we respond to the present challenges of the coronavirus, we continue “to pray with you & for you” as we look forward with faith & hope to brighter days.  We thank everyone for their patience & cooperation. May Our Lady of Knock keep you all safe” Fr Richard Gibbons

Blessington AFC are looking for young footballers and goalkeepers born in 2008 to join (or re-join) the Under 13 teams. if you would like to join please contact enquiries@blessingtonfc.com

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

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Jackpot next week €2475, sign up for €2 per week on parish website

http://www.blessingtonparish.ie

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

Hardware Sales Assistant Required. Experience in DIY / Hardware Desirable. Must have full clean driving licence. Send CV to hennessyhardware@gmail.com

 

Part Time Book Keeper Required – VAT Returns, Bank Reconciliations and general book-keeping. Knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts Required. Please email fiona@sweetspot.ie for further details.

 

Are you struggling with the administrative aspect of your growing business? I am available remotely for everything from filing to sales administration, data input and expenses. Call me: 087 620 2590

 

CARETAKER x 3 – Hollywood Community Centre ref: CES 2152793 closing date August 10th – Blessington Tidy Towns Ref: CES 2152795 closing date August 10th – Blessington Soccer Club Ref: CES 2152799 closing date August 24th

HANDYMAN VARIOUS PROJECTS- Ref: CES 2152797 closing date August 17th

TOURIST OFFICE ASSISTANT- Ref: 2152798 closing date August 24th

For further information, please contact Martin Cahill on 045 891 348 or email on bessanddistce@gmail.com Please note the candidates must be in receipt of social welfare payment for at least 12 months.

 

Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431

 

Eyelash Extensions: Classic Russian lashes – Full set €45 – Refills €30 – 087 950 9074 for appointment

 

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791 or 087 7440729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie

 

Gardening – For Summer Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

“THANK YOU”  to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Envelope Collection. We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount/Lacken or directly to the Archdiocese. It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish. If you experience any difficulties, please phone the parish office 045 865 327 for assistance

https://blessingtonparish.ie/

Issue 1316 July 26th 2020

17th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  26th July 2020

We choose good or evil often in our lives. To follow something good, we reject paths which are less good. Following Christ means saying ‘No’ to other riches. The gospel today is a call to be joyful in giving up our bad habits for Jesus.

I said to the granny once, ‘I couldn’t bring you anything today’. The answer was ‘but you brought yourself’. The best gift I could give her that day was to visit her. That was the treasure of the day for her, as she had so often been the treasure of life for me. The treasure that Jesus offers is himself. His life is given in love to each of us, and then to the whole world. What comes with him are the gifts that he leaves behind through the Holy Spirit: ‘the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control’ (Gal 5: 22-23). These are among the most attractive human qualities we could ask for. This treasure comes to us in the gift of Jesus’s peace and friendship, especially in hard times; in his forgiveness no matter what our past, and in his promise that this treasure will last forever. With Jesus and his word, we have something that nothing can take from us. We share this treasure with others as we share those gifts of the Holy Spirit. Send forth your spirit O Lord and renew the face of the earth. Donal Neary SJ, Editor Sacred Heart Messenger

 

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Mag Higgins (1st A) Rita Fitzpatrick (RD)

Sunday 10am: Laura McHugh (A) Nancy Doheny (RD)

We also Remember the following:  Patrick Cullen, Sarah Sargent

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

Tuesday:  Birthday Remembrance, Special Intentions

Wednesday:  Tom Wilson (RD) Paddy Howlin (RD)

Thursday: Breda Kelly (RD) Margaret Kitt (RD)

Friday: Patsy Hamilton (1st A) Special Intentions, Special Intentions

Congratulations to the boys & girls from St Mary’s Junior School who receive  1st Holy Communion this weekend,  we wish them every blessing.

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

Blessington AFC – Notice to all coaches, managers, members, and parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 10th August 2020 in St Kevin’s Hall Blessington. It will start at 8pm sharp.

St. Kevin’s Hollywood will be hosting their Annual Cemetery Mass on Sunday July 26th at 5.00p.m.

Blessington AFC are looking for young footballers and goalkeepers born in 2008 to join (or re-join) the Under 13 teams; if you would like to join please contact enquiries@blessingtonfc.com

SENIOR LINE – National Confidential Listening Service for Older People provided by trained older volunteers. All Calls are Free. Open 365 Days a Year from 10am to 10pm. A telephone listening service for older people. We do not ask for or pass on any information about our callers. FREEPHONE 1800 80 45 91

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2400 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

http://www.blessingtonparish.ie

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

The Irish Hospice Foundation – National Freephone Service. Have you been impacted by a bereavement during COVID-19?  Are you finding it difficult to cope with a bereavement at this time?  Would it help to talk to someone in confidence about your loss? The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line is a national freephone service – 1800 80 70 77 – available from 10.00am to 1.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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

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

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

Saturday and Sunday Masses in Blessington – Due to the extended restrictions on numbers allowed to gather indoors we will continue to issue tickets for 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Tickets must be collected in the Parish Office between 9am & 12.30pm Mon to Fri – 045 865 327

 

NEWSLETTER ADS

Crafternoon Tea is seeking a full time cook and full-time waiting staff to join our team.

Experience really is an advantage, as is a commitment to delivering a quality service. Please apply with CV to

crafternoontea@gmail.com

 

Eyelash Extensions: Classic Russian lashes – Full set €45 – Refills €30 – 087 950 9074 for appointment

 

Want to do your own garden/building project?

Hire the machines and save time and labour mini diggers, dumpers and other equipment available. Contact Padraig

BALLYMORE TARMAC on 087 271 6749 or

info@kilbrideplant.ie

 

 

ROBOTIC LAWNMOWERS now available locally.

Free garden assessment. Installation service also available.

Contact Ken@aceroboticlawncare.ie

or call 086 834 4332 for more information

 

Gardening – For Summer Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

 

Cleggs Locksmith Service

  • Locked Out
  • Multipoint Lock Repairs
  • All Keys Cut
  • Spare Parts

Handles – Cylinders – Multi-Point Strips – Letter Boxes. Sallin’s Road, Naas. Shop: 045 876 702 Mobile: 087 232 3663

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

 

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

 

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

www.jonespowertools.ie

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

www.activeappliancerepairs.ie

 

“THANK YOU”

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

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

Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount/Lacken

or directly to the Archdiocese.

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

If you experience any difficulties,

please phone the parish office 045 865 327

for assistance

https://blessingtonparish.ie/