Issue 1347 March 14th 2021

Mass Intentions next Week: Eamon Hynes (RD) Brittas, Mary Monaghan (RD) Fermanagh

Saturday 6pm: Maurice Healy (1st A), Kathleen Cullen (A) Molly Brady (A), Paddy Keogh (A) & Deceased Members of Keogh Family, Sadie Fortune (A) & Deceased Members of Fortune Family

Sunday 10am: Kay & Christy Reid (A), Laurence Kinsella (A)

Sunday 11.30am: Nancy Walsh (RD), Patrick O’Reilly (RD)

We also remember: Paddy Magee, Patrick Stynes, Patrick & Sean Kelly

Monday: Mass offered for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Sally Egan (Birthday Rem) Margaret Kinsella (A) Patrick & Sean Kelly (A)

St Patrick’s Day Vigil Mass 6pm Tuesday: Get Well Mass, Lee Cummins (RD)

St Patrick’s Day Mass 10am:  John Magee (1st A) Paddy Magee (A) Louise Fleming (Birthday Rem) Jane Conlon Miley (A) Christy Miley (A)

St Patrick’s Day Mass 11.30am: Margaret Lennon (RD), Josephine Keane (RD)

Thursday: Pat Bollard (Rem), Birthday Mass

Friday: Kitty Tully (RD), James Lombard (RD)

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Daily Mass at 9.30am, Mon to Fri please join us for Rosary at 9am.

Sat 13th March: Mass at 6pm

Sun 14th March: Mass at 10am & 11.30am

Tue 16th March: Vigil Mass at 6pm

Wed 17th March St Patrick’s Day Holy Day Mass at 10am & 11.30am

Fri 19th March: Stations of the Cross at 12 noon via webcam.

Mon, Wed & Fri: Evening Prayer: Join the parish team for evening prayer via zoom: 7:30pm to 8:10pm  www.blessingtonparishes.com

Acknowledgement – John (Jack) Magee, Glebe East, Blessington, Co Wicklow. The Magee Family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all who sympathized with them on their sad loss. Thanks to those who sent mass cards, flowers, letters of sympathy, made phone calls, or left beautiful messages on RIP Condolence Book. Due to the restrictions, we know it was not possible for you all to attend the mass & burial. We thank with gratitude the very kind support shown by our neighbours, extended families & all our friends who called to see John in hospital, at home during his illness & at the time of his passing. Our sincere thanks to Dr Ray Mc Dermott, Christine & all in The Oncology Unit Tallaght Hospital. To Brid & all the wonderful staff of The Curragh Ward in Naas hospital for the care & attention shown to John. Thanks to Dr Farrog, Johnstown, Naas & the staff of David Murphy’s Pharmacy. Thanks to the Palliative Care team Carmel, Tess & Mary in St Brigid’s the Curragh & to our Local Community Nurses Geraldine & Ann Maire, to Pauline & all the staff of the Community Centre in Blessington, your support was very grateful during John’s illness. Thanks to Fr Richard who officiated at John’s Funeral & for all his support with the mass during a difficult time. Thanks to Lorraine Willoughby for the beautiful music in the church. Thanks to Regina & Tony Clarke for all their support, professionalism, & compassion. Thanks to Blessington GAA for their guard of honour & to the players, members & indeed the people in our community who lined the streets to say farewell to John. To Wicklow GAA, & all the GAA clubs in Wicklow & neighbouring Counties for all your messages of support. To those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. John’s 1st Anniversary Mass is on St Patrick’s Day at 10am in via Webcam. https://blessingtonparish.ie/about/parish-webcam//

Tune into RTE 1 Television on Sunday 14th March at 11am for Sunday Service led by Cannon Leonard Ruddock with the Mother’s Union of Dublin & Glendalough for a special Mother’s Day Service.

Blessington Union of Parishes. All our services including those which we will have for Easter are available on the parish YouTube channel by searching for “Blessington Union” or at this link  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=blessington+union Rev Leonard Ruddock

Lacken National School are now accepting enrolments for Mainstream and Early Intervention Classes for September 2021. School bus runs daily from/to Blessington. The school offers afterschool care for Junior and Senior Infants until 2.30 pm. Lacken School also has a pre-school facility which is ECCE and NCS approved. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from www.lackenns.com or please contact the school office on 045 865 086 or lackenschool@eircom.net

Community Pool for West Wicklow are organising West Wicklow’s Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade  We want you to get involved! We want everyone across West Wicklow to take part, businesses, schools, community groups, sports clubs & families! All you have to do is send us a photo or a drawing of you getting ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It can be a photo from a previous year or you can pop up your decorations a bit early & take a new picture. We will put all of the photos & pictures together to make a virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade which will be posted on our social media pages on March 17th. Email your photos & pictures to poolforwestwicklow@gmail.com by Saturday March 13th & help West Wicklow celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2021! If you are taking a new photo please remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

West Wicklow Cancer Support – If your life has been touched by cancer in any way, we are here for you, contact us on 087 434 6004 /  westwicklow15@gmail.com or find us on Facebook. “Nobody is exempt from the trials of life but everyone can always find something positive in everything even in the worst of times. Keep smiling and moving, we are stronger together”

Do you have a small piece of land in or around Blessington? We are a community group looking to start allotments in the area. Please contact us at blessingtonallotments@gmail.com or 0862371290

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed 1 bag for €3 and 4 bags for €10. For information & collection, Call John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

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

St Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week : €4250 –  Congratulation to the weekly winner of €25 on 4th March: Rose-Marie Nugent – Numbers Drawn 4, 7, 8, 27 and on 11th March, Anne-Marie Clarke – Numbers drawn 12, 21, 22, 28 If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support!

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

“Don’t think of what you are unable to do… rather think of what you can do and do it well.”

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Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Issue 1346 March 7th 2021

Mass Intentions next Week

James Lombard (RD) Kilteel

Saturday 6pm: Oliver McDonnell (A) Mary Nolan (A) Margaret Byrne (A)

Sunday 10am: Pat Kelly (A) Patrick Cassidy (A) Margaret Byrne (A) Frank Crampton (A)

Sunday 11.30am: Laurence Murphy (RD) Andy Hanlon (RD)

We also remember: Nora Fleming, Jim Duffy, Gerry & Margaret O’Dwyer, Bill Twyford, Mary Behan (A) Deceased Members of the Behan Family

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

Tuesday: Sheila Horgan (RD), Birthday Mass

Wednesday: Mary Nolan (A) Patrick Foster (Birthday Rem) Kevin Foster (RD) (UK 1st March)

Thursday: Cathy Pearse (RD) Joe Daly (RD)

Friday: Nora Toland (A) Lisa Walsh (RD)

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Daily Mass at 9.30am, Mon to Fri please join us for Rosary at 9am.

Saturday 6th March: Mass at 6pm

Sunday 7th March: Mass at 10am &  11.30am

Fri 12th March: Stations of the Cross at 12 noon via webcam.

Mon, Wed & Fri: Evening Prayer: Join the parish team on for evening prayer via zoom from 7:30pm to 8:10pm  www.blessingtonparishes.com

Blessington & District Forum AGM will take place on Monday 8th March at 7:30pm via zoom. Anyone wishing to attend must register on info@blessington.ie or   blessingtondistrictforum@gmail.com to receive a zoom ID.

Community Pool for West Wicklow are organising West Wicklow’s Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade  We want you to get involved! We want everyone across West Wicklow to take part, businesses, schools, community groups, sports clubs & families! All you have to do is send us a photo or a drawing of you getting ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It can be a photo from a previous year or you can pop up your decorations a bit early & take a new picture. We will put all of the photos & pictures together to make a virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade which will be posted on our social media pages on March 17th. Email your photos & pictures to poolforwestwicklow@gmail.com by Saturday March 13th & help West Wicklow celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2021! If you are taking a new photo please remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

West Wicklow Cancer Support – If your life has been touched by cancer in any way, we are here for you, contact us on 087 434 6004 /  westwicklow15@gmail.com or find us on Facebook. “Nobody is exempt from the trials of life but everyone can always find something positive in everything even in the worst of times. Keep smiling and moving, we are stronger together”

Do you have a small piece of land in or around Blessington? We are a community group looking to start allotments in the area. Please contact us at blessingtonallotments@gmail.com or 0862371290

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/

2021 Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. We will soon begin a new year for the Parish Private Members Draw for Valleymount & Lacken. This fundraiser is vitally important to the smooth running of the parish and it also enables us to continue with maintenance work on both Churches. Valleymount Parish is rightfully proud of its two beautiful churches, but they are reaching an age when work will need to be done to ensure good upkeep of the beautiful windows in Valleymount Church and general maintenance on damp issues in Lacken Church. I am very grateful to the committee and collectors for your work thus far and I hope you will be able to continue with this important work. May I take this opportunity to thank all the parishioners who continue to support this draw and maintain our buildings for future generations. With renewed thanks and every blessing. Fr Richard Behan P.P. Blessington & Valleymount

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed 1 bag for €3 and 4 bags for €10. For information & collection, Call John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

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

St Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week : €4150 –  Congratulation to the weekly winner of €25 on 25th February: Edwina Hardy – Numbers Drawn 5, 15, 26, 30. If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support!

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!!!!TIME TO LEARN SPANISH AT YOUR OWN PACE AND CONVENIENCE!!!! After all these years bringing Spanish students to Blessington, I am pleased to offer on-line Spanish classes. Book your free trial class!!!! If interested please contact Paloma on WhatsApp: 0034628114938. Email: kinsdale.paloma@gmail.com Hoping you are all keeping well, Paloma Agudo KINSDALE

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Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. We are open during COVD for all your eyecare needs. FREE Eye Exam + Glasses with PRSI + Medical Card. Large selection of Designer Frames + Sunglasses. Special Offers + Discounts on 2nd Pairs. Varifocal Experts – try them with our 30 Day Guarantee. Wishing all our loyal customers a safe 2021. Call 045-981 056 for an appointment.

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Issue 1345 February 28th 2021

Mass Intentions next Week

Diane Little (RD)(Burgage Manor) Rita Curran (nee McNamara) (RD) Athgarret Eadestown, Maureen Philpott (RD) Douglas, Cork, Sheila Horgan (RD) Rylane, Cork)

Saturday 6pm: Kathleen Coyle (RD) Special Intention

Sunday 10am: Margaret Lennon (Mths Mind) Matthew Lennon Snr (A) Matthew Lennon (1st A) Jim Lennon (A) Michael & Jack  Lennon (Rem) Jim Luttrell (A) John Phelan (Mths Mind) Sheila Phelan (Mths Mind) Trevor Kinsella (A) Kathleen Kinsella(A)

Sunday 11.30am: Peadar Hopkins (A) Cyril Kavanagh (A)

We also remember: Shay Mills, Mary & Breen, Mick Reid, Siobhan & John Warren, Family & Friends (of a parishioner)

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

Tuesday: Teresa Byrne (Birthday Rem) Jim Luttrell (A) Shay Mills (A)

Wednesday: Denis Dennehy (A) Rensie McCarthy RD)

Thursday: Mary Breen (A) Special Intentions

Friday: First Friday, Mass offered for all on the November list of the dead.

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Daily Mass at 9.30am,

Mon to Fri please join us for Rosary at 9am.

Saturday 27th February: Mass at 6pm

Sunday 28th February: Mass at 10am &           11.30am

Thurs 4th March: Holy Hour / Benediction with Deacon Gerry 7.30pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Fri 5th March – 1st Friday: Masses offered for all on the Altar List of the Dead

Children’s Prayers: Every Thursday at 11am we have prayers  or children from Church of Our Lady Blessington. All children & families are invited to join via webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 12 noon via webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Evening Prayer Join the parish team on Mon, Wed & Fri for evening prayer via zoom 7:30pm to 8:10pm www.blessingtonparishes.com

2021 Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches

We will soon begin a new year for the Parish Private Members Draw for Valleymount & Lacken. This fundraiser is vitally important to the smooth running of the parish and it also enables us to continue with maintenance work on both Churches. Valleymount Parish is rightfully proud of its two beautiful churches, but they are reaching an age when work will need to be done to ensure good upkeep of the beautiful windows in Valleymount Church and general maintenance on damp issues in Lacken Church. I am very grateful to the committee and collectors for your work thus far and I hope you will be able to continue with this important work. May I take this opportunity to thank all the parishioners who continue to support this draw and maintain our buildings for future generations. With renewed thanks and every blessing. Fr Richard Behan P.P. Blessington & Valleymount

Community Pool for West Wicklow are organising West Wicklow’s Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade  We want you to get involved! We want everyone across West Wicklow to take part, businesses, schools, community groups, sports clubs & families! All you have to do is send us a photo or a drawing of you getting ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It can be a photo from a previous year or you can pop up your decorations a bit early & take a new picture. We will put all of the photos & pictures together to make a virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade which will be posted on our social media pages on March 17th. Email your photos & pictures to poolforwestwicklow@gmail.com by Saturday March 13th & help West Wicklow celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2021! If you are taking a new photo please remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Blessington & District Forum AGM will take place on Monday 8th March at 7:30pm via zoom. Anyone wishing to attend must register on info@blessington.ie or   blessingtondistrictforum@gmail.com to receive a zoom ID.

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY are running an ORIGAMI WORKSHOP for Adults at 11am Thursday 4th March. The workshop will take place on Zoom and the paper will be posted to you in advance. Register at 045 891 740 or blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie

Do you have a small piece of land in or around Blessington? We are a community group looking to start allotments in the area. Please contact us at blessingtonallotments@gmail.com or 0862371290

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed €3 for 1 Bag, €10 for 3 Bags. For collection information phone John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

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

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY are running an ORIGAMI WORKSHOP for Adults at 11am Thursday 4th March. The workshop will take place on Zoom and the paper will be posted to you in advance. Register at 045 891 740 or blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie

St Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week : €4100 –  Congratulation to the weekly winner of €25 on 19th February: Brona Tracey – Numbers Drawn 9, 13, 21, 27. If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support!

ACCORD DUBLIN: VACANCY – DIOCESAN DIRECTOR. Reporting directly to the Chairperson of the Board, or any other member as designated by the Chairperson, the Diocesan Director will be responsible for the overall operations and resources of the organization and for ensuring its long-term sustainability. As a senior executive you will have the authority to carry out the management and responsibilities of the day-to-day operations of ACCORD Dublin in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. You will also work collaboratively with the other ACCORD companies on the Island of Ireland. Dublin based; this is a full-time permanent role. Some flexibility is required as the role requires working at weekends and some evenings on occasion. Further details on this significant opportunity including remuneration, duties and responsibilities, are available on request. To pursue your interest, please email a comprehensive CV and supporting letter to Sinéad Connolly, Osborne Executive Search in confidence at sinead.connolly@osborne.ie For a confidential discussion please contact Sinéad at 086 012 6618. Candidates for this role will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes ACCORD Dublin and Osborne Executive Search are equal opportunities employers.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Issue 1344 February 21st 2021

Mass Intentions next Week

Andrew O’Hanlon (RD) Brittas, Catherine Bermingham (RD) Tallaght

Saturday 6pm: Anna Bergin (Mths Mind) Paddy Hennessy (A) Margaret Hall (A) Vera Byrne (A) Maree McEvoy (A) Jane Miley (Birthday Rem) Thomas Miley (Birthday Rem) Pat Byrne (Birthday Rem)

Sunday 10am: Vera Byrne (A) Maree McEvoy (A) Barry Kavanagh (A) Mary Cruise (A) Jane Miley (Birthday Rem) Thomas Miley (Birthday Rem) Pat Byrne (Birthday Rem)

Sunday 11.30am: Joe Dowling (RD) Mary Callan (RD)

We also remember: Tim Bryan, Toddy & Kathleen Hennessy, Hugh, Alicia & Billy Hamilton, Michael, Betty & Jim McDonnell, Bridie & John Richardson, Peter, Mary, William, & Pat Brady, William & Elizabeth Coyle, Jane Miley (Birthday Rem) Thomas Miley (Birthday Rem) Pat Byrne (Birthday Rem) Christopher and Mary Lambert, Josephine  O’Toole, Ita Gaughran

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

Tuesday: Hugh, Alicia & Billy Hamilton (A) Nancy Mearns (RD)

Wednesday: Anna Bergin (Mths Mind) Birthday Mass, Birthday

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

Friday: Margaret Lennon (RD) Birthday Mass

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Friday please join us in prayer for The Rosary at 9am

Saturday 20th  February: Mass at 6pm

Sunday 21st February Mass at 10am and 11.30am

Children’s Prayers Every Thursday at 11am we have prayers for children from Church of Our Lady Blessington. All children & families are invited to join via webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie .

Stations of the Cross. Join us every Friday during Lent when we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 12 noon via webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Evening Prayer Join the parish team on Mon, Wed & Fri for evening prayer via zoom 7:30pm to 8:10pm  www.blessingtonparishes.com (Parish Pastoral Parish Website)

Divine Mercy Conference 2021 – Friday 19th February from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 20th February from 10am to 9pm and Sunday 21st February 10am to 4.30pm. This years conference is available FREE on www.divinemercyconference.com  www.churchservices.tv via audio www.RadioMaria.ie or Saorview 210 This year’s contributors include: Archbishop Dermot Farrell D.D. Bishop Eamon Walsh Emeritus Sr Briege McKenna, Fr Hayden Williams,  Fr Brendan Walsh, Fr Eunan McDonnell,  Fr Eamonn McCarthy, Fr Columba Jordan, Christy May and Aoife Pedreschi. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the conference you may do so via the ‘Donate’ button on the website www.divinemercyconference.com Any further queries to 085 221 6128

Here are Pope Francis’ simple tips to fast this Lent:

  1. Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  2. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  3. Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  4. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  5. Fast from worries and trust in God.
  6. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  7. Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  8. Fast from bitterness and fill you heart with joy.
  9. Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to other
  10. Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  11. Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

LENT 2021 Our Hope Renewed” It is time to renew our hope! For we are a Community of Faith, Hope & Love. This Lent let’s take the opportunity to connect with God and each other. We may be confused by Zoom and Social Media… but God is not… let’s do what we can whilst keeping everyone safe. We are in this together. Full Information on Lenten initiatives throughout the Diocese are available on www.evangelisation.ie  all in the ‘Living Lent’ section……….  Book Club (‘Return to Me with all Your Heart’), Guided Meditation, Scripture, Lenten Talks, Evening Prayer, Whatsup for Lent, (Daily Ponder Point), LOL (Lent-On-Line) Personal Reflections, There is something for everyone to take part in this Lent – for Teens, Young Adults and Families

Let’s Live Lent: Bringing The Gospel To Life. Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom.  Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Tuesdays 16th Feb, 23rd Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar and 16th Mar 2021 at 8.00 p.m. Full details including booking information shortly.

The Church is open from 10am on Monday to Saturday and after 11.30am Mass on Sundays for quiet prayer or to light a candle. There is a Collection Point at the back of the Church to collect Mass Cards ordered by phone or by email 045 865 327  office@blessington.info

Blessington & District Forum AGM will take place on Monday 8th March at 7:30pm via zoom.
Anyone wishing to attend must register on info@blessington.ie or   blessingtondistrictforum@gmail.com  to receive a zoom ID.

Lacken National School are now accepting enrolments for Mainstream and Early Intervention classes for September 2021. School bus runs daily from/to Blessington. The school offers afterschool care for Junior and Senior Infants until 2.30pm. Lacken School also has a pre-school facility which is ECCE and NCS approved. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from www.lackenns.com or please contact the school office on 045 865086 or lackenschool@eircom.net

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY are running an ORIGAMI WORKSHOP for Adults at 11am Thursday 4th March. The workshop will take place on Zoom and the paper will be posted to you in advance. Register at 045 891 740 or blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie

Do you have a small piece of land in or around Blessington? We are a community group looking to start allotments in the area. Please contact us at blessingtonallotments@gmail.com or 0862371290

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open  7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline. Calls from Vodafone or landline bundles, PAYG bundles, and mobile contracts are free.

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed €3 for 1 Bag, €10 for 3 Bags. For collection information phone John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

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

St Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week : €4050 –  Congratulation to the weekly winner of €25 on 12th February: Sarah Shannon – Numbers Drawn 4, 6, 11 27. If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support!

 

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Online Maths Grinds available for JUNIOR /LEAVING Cert Students. Contact Chris on clarkechris640@gmail.com

Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. We are open during COVD for all your eyecare needs. FREE Eye Exam + Glasses with PRSI + Medical Card. Large selection of Designer Frames + Sunglasses. Special Offers + Discounts on 2nd Pairs. Varifocal Experts – try them with our 30 Day Guarantee. Wishing all our loyal customers a safe 2021. Call 045-981 056 for an appointment.

NEED TO TALK? Blessington Counselling & Psychotherapy Offer you  a friendly & confidential service Call Mandy 0851349814  www.BCPcounselling.ie

Furniture For Sale – 2 Corner Display Units, Solid Mahogany and a 3 piece Leather Suite. Both items in excellent condition. Phone 086 160 9293

Looking to upskill, learn a new skill, unsure of what course to do? Here at Blessington Further Education Centre we offer free, confidential career guidance to help you. For more information, please email blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie or contact Irene on 086 806 1569

Just Got Engaged ? Elegant & Stylish Wedding photography. €1250 for full digital package + free Engagement photo session. Ring Jim on 087 679 9008. Instagram jimschofieldphotography

Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention. Phone Gary: 086 857 4262

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

GasHome – Boiler Servicing and Repairs – RGI Registered. Phone Stephen 087 9060 894

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Issue 1343 February 14th 2021

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  14th February 2021 – Day of Prayer for Temperance. When Jesus cured the leper he was restored back to health and to his family and friends. By being renewed with the body and blood of Christ at this Mass we are strengthened and restored to God’s family.

Mass Intentions next Week

Lisa Walsh nee Hearns (RD) Kilmeague, Janusz Guzik (RD) Poland

Saturday 6pm: Elizabeth Balfe (A) Tom Murphy (A)

Sunday 10am: Margaret (Peg) Doyle (Mths Mind) Stephen Hand (1st A)

Sunday 11.30am: Ciaran Leddy(RD) Catherine McGillicuddy (RD)

We also remember: May & Andy Metcalfe, Peter Doyle, Mick Fennan, John, Joe & Larence Wright Mary McIntyre, Michael & Ann-Mary Norton (A) Larry, Mary & Matthew Lennon Ann Cregoe (A)

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

Tuesday: Matthew Lennon (Jnr) (1st A) Mick Fennan (A)

Wednesday: John, Joe & Laurence Wright (A) Living Intention (Wedding)

Thursday: Jim D’Arcy (RD) Bernard McMahon (RD)

Friday: Jim Golden (A) Brian Kirby (RD)

17th February ASH WEDNESDAY – Ashes will be blessed during 9.30am Mass. Individual blessed packs will be available in our Churches: Blessington, Valleymount & Manor Kilbride, for parishioners to collect during the day. There are also Ash Wednesday Stickers available for children.

Accord Dublin’s Annual Collection will take place this weekend 13th & 14th  February. Donation Envelopes will be available in the Church or donate online at  www.accorddublin.ie

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Friday please join us in prayer for The Rosary at 9am

Saturday 13th February: Mass at 6pm

Sunday 14th February Mass at 10am and 11.30am

Children’s Prayers Every Thursday at 11am we have prayers for children from Church of Our Lady Blessington. All children & families are invited to join via webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie We will focus on Lent on 18th February.

Our Prayer session on St Brigid has been uploaded onto www.blessingtonparishes.com and can be viewed anytime Suitable for all primary school children

Stations of the Cross. Join us every Friday during Lent when we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 12 noon via webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Evening Prayer Join the parish team on Mon, Wed & Fri for evening prayer via zoom 7:30pm to 8:10pm  www.blessingtonparishes.com (NOT the Parish Website)

LENT 2021 Our Hope Renewed” It is time to renew our hope! For we are a Community of Faith, Hope & Love. This Lent let’s take the opportunity to connect with God and each other. We may be confused by Zoom and Social Media… but God is not… let’s do what we can whilst keeping everyone safe. We are in this together. Full Information on Lenten initiatives throughout the Diocese are available on www.evangelisation.ie  all in the ‘Living Lent’ section……….  Book Club (‘Return to Me with all Your Heart’), Guided Meditation, Scripture, Lenten Talks, Evening Prayer, Whatsup for Lent, (Daily Ponder Point), LOL (Lent-On-Line) Personal Reflections, There is something for everyone to take part in this Lent – for Teens, Young Adults and Families

Let’s Live Lent: Bringing The Gospel To Life. Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom.  Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Tuesdays 16th Feb, 23rd Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar and 16th Mar 2021 at 8.00 p.m. Full details including booking information shortly.

The Church is open from 10am on Monday to Saturday and after 11.30am Mass on Sundays for quiet prayer or to light a candle. There is a Collection Point at the back of the Church to collect Mass Cards ordered by phone or by email 045 865 327  office@blessington.info

Blessington & District Forum AGM will take place on Monday 8th March at 7:30pm via zoom.
Anyone wishing to attend must register on info@blessington.ie or   blessingtondistrictforum@gmail.com  to receive a zoom ID.

Lacken National School are now accepting enrolments for Mainstream and Early Intervention classes for September 2021. School bus runs daily from/to Blessington. The school offers afterschool care for Junior and Senior Infants until 2.30pm. Lacken School also has a pre-school facility which is ECCE and NCS approved. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from www.lackenns.com or please contact the school office on 045 865086 or lackenschool@eircom.net

BLESSINGTON LIBRARY are running an ORIGAMI WORKSHOP for Adults at 11am Thursday 4th March. The workshop will take place on Zoom and the paper will be posted to you in advance. Register at 045 891 740 or

 blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie

Do you have a small piece of land in or around Blessington? We are a community group looking to start allotments in the area. Please contact us at blessingtonallotments@gmail.com or 0862371290

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open  7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline. Calls from Vodafone or landline bundles, PAYG bundles, and mobile contracts are free.

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed €3 for 1 Bag, €10 for 3 Bags. For collection information phone John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

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

St Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week : €4050 –  Congratulation to the weekly winner of €25 on 12th February: Sarah Shannon – Numbers Drawn 4, 6, 11 27. If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support!

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Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. We are open during COVD for all your eyecare needs. FREE Eye Exam + Glasses with PRSI + Medical Card. Large selection of Designer Frames + Sunglasses. Special Offers + Discounts on 2nd Pairs. Varifocal Experts – try them with our 30 Day Guarantee. Wishing all our loyal customers a safe 2021. Call 045-981 056 for an appointment.

NEED TO TALK? Blessington Counselling & Psychotherapy Offer you  a friendly & confidential service Call Mandy 0851349814  www.BCPcounselling.ie

BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE – Veg & Flower Seeds. Seed Potatoes, Onions & Garlic, Wild Bird Food, Bare Root Hedging, Trees, & Fruit. Call 045 865 403 or 087 931 9111

Furniture For Sale – 2 Corner Display Units, Solid Mahogany and a 3 piece Leather Suite. Both items in excellent condition. Phone 086 160 9293

Looking to upskill, learn a new skill, unsure of what course to do? Here at Blessington Further Education Centre we offer free, confidential career guidance to help you. For more information, please email blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie or contact Irene on 086 806 1569

Just Got Engaged ? Elegant & Stylish Wedding photography. €1250 for full digital package + free Engagement photo session. Ring Jim on 087 679 9008. Instagram jimschofieldphotography

Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention. Phone Gary: 086 857 4262

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

GasHome – Boiler Servicing and Repairs – RGI Registered. Phone Stephen 087 9060 894

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Issue 1342 February 7th 2021

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  7th February 2021

Jesus is the healer who gives hope to his people.

Mass Intentions next Week

Margaret Lennon (RD) Ballinastockan, Marcel de Mulder (RD) UK, Joe McManus (RD) Lurgan, James D’Arcy (RD) Blessington

Saturday 6pm: Ann Kavanagh (A) Maree McEvoy (A) Phyllis Farrell (A) Bill Brady (A)

Sunday 10am: Ann O’Byrne (A) Bridget & John Tipper (A) Tom Tipper (A)

Sunday 11.30am:John O’Hara (A) Ann Byrne (A) Molly Haughton (A)

We also remember: Edward Boylan, Conor Curran, Bridget O’Connell, Sean & Elizabeth O’Donnell, Sidney & Maureen Hambly, Francis Hunt, Joe Treacy, Bridie & Owen Naughton, Bridie & John Keogh John Keogh (Knockieran)

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

Tuesday: Margaret Lennon (RD) Barbara Smith (A) Jerry Carey (A)

Wednesday: Michael Eustace (RD) Anna Bergin (A)

Thursday: Sean O’Flaherty (RD) Fr Jimmy Peters(RD)

Friday: Special Living Intentions, Special Living Intentions, Special Living Intentions

Accord Dublin’s Annual Collection will take place next weekend 13th & 14th  February. Donation Envelopes will be available in the Church or donate online at  www.accorddublin.ie

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie  Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Friday please join us in prayer for The Rosary at 9am

Saturday 6th February Mass at 6pm

Sunday 7th February Mass at 10am and 11.30am

Evening Prayer Join the parish team on Mon, Wed and Fri for evening prayer via zoom 7:30pm to 8:10pm  www.blessingtonparishes.com

Children’s Prayers Every Thursday at 11am we have prayers for children from Church of Our Lady Blessington. All children & families are invited to join via webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie We will focus on Our Lady of Lourdes on 11th February & Lent on 18th February.

The Church is open from 10am on Monday to Saturday and after 11.30am Mass on Sundays for quiet prayer or to light a candle. There is a Collection Point at the back of the Church to collect Mass Cards ordered by phone or by email 045 865 327  office@blessington.info

LENT 2021 Our Hope Renewed” It is time to renew our hope! For we are a Community of Faith, Hope & Love. This Lent let’s take the opportunity to connect with God and each other. We may be confused by Zoom and Social Media… but God is not… let’s do what we can whilst keeping everyone safe. We are in this together. Full Information on Lenten initiatives throughout the Diocese are available on www.evangelisation.ie  all in the ‘Living Lent’ section……….  Book Club (‘Return to Me with all Your Heart’), Guided Meditation, Scripture, Lenten Talks, Evening Prayer, Whatsup for Lent, (Daily Ponder Point), LOL (Lent-On-Line) Personal Reflections, There is something for everyone to take part in this Lent – for Teens, Young Adults and Families

Let’s Live Lent: Bringing The Gospel To Life. Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom.  Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Tuesdays 16th Feb, 23rd Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar and 16th Mar 2021 at 8.00 p.m. Full details including booking information shortly.

Homily of Bishop Dermot Farrell at Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occasion of his Installation as Archbishop of Dublin is available to read from the link below or on the Archdiocese Website: www.dublindiocese.ie –  https://www.dublindiocese.ie/installation-of-dermot-farrell-as-archbishop-of-dublin/

Do you have a small piece of land in or around Blessington? We are a community group looking to start allotments in the area. Please contact us at blessingtonallotments@gmail.com or 0862371290

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open  7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline. Calls from Vodafone or landline bundles, PAYG bundles, and mobile contracts are free.

Lacken National School are now accepting enrolments for Mainstream and Early Intervention classes for September 2021. School bus runs daily from/to Blessington. The school offers afterschool care for Junior and Senior Infants until 2.30pm. Lacken School also has a pre-school facility which is ECCE and NCS approved. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from www.lackenns.com or please contact the school office on 045 865086 or lackenschool@eircom.net

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed €3 for 1 Bag, €10 for 3 Bags. For collection information phone John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

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

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

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NEED TO TALK? Blessington Counselling & Psychotherapy Offer you  a friendly & confidential service Call Mandy 0851349814  www.BCPcounselling.ie

BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE – Veg & Flower Seeds. Seed Potatoes, Onions & Garlic, Wild Bird Food, Bare Root Hedging, Trees, & Fruit. Call 045 865 403 or 087 931 9111

Furniture For Sale – 3 piece Leather Suite. Solid Pine Kitchen Table and 6 chairs 150x90cm. Both items in excellent condition. Phone 086 160 9293

Looking to upskill, learn a new skill, unsure of what course to do? Here at Blessington Further Education Centre we offer free, confidential career guidance to help you. For more information, please email blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie or contact Irene on 086 806 1569

Just Got Engaged ? Elegant & Stylish Wedding photography. €1250 for full digital package + free Engagement photo session. Ring Jim on 087 679 9008. Instagram jimschofieldphotography

Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention. Phone Gary: 086 857 4262

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

GasHome – Boiler Servicing and Repairs – RGI Registered. Phone Stephen 087 9060 894

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Issue 1341 January 31st 2021

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 31st January 2021

Jesus speaks the words of his Father today with an authority that made a deep impression on his listeners.

Mass Intentions next Week

Josephine Downes (RD) London, Anna Bergin, Late of Glen Heste, Manor Kilbride, (Died 24th Jan) Myles Byrne (RD) Glasnevin, John Fitzgerald (RD) Lucan

Saturday 6pm: Liam O’Reilly (A) Pat Garry (A) Catherine Mahon (A)

Sunday 10am: Margaret Miley (50th A) Deceased Members of Downes & Miley Families

Sunday 11.30am: Rita & Kevin Somers (A) Gerry Moore (A)

We also remember: In Remembrance of Deceased Family & Friends, Ann Rogers (nee Clarke) John & Sarah White, Lily Horan, Bernadette Byrne

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

Tuesday: Thanksgiving Mass, Intentions Mass

Wednesday: Christina Owens (RD) Seamus Joyce (RD) Bernadette Byrne (A)

Thursday: Ann Moore (RD) Gerry Brady (RD)

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

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Thursday 4th February: Holy Hour / Benediction with Deacon Gerry at 7.30pm in Blessington Church

Friday 5th February – 1st Friday: Masses offered for all whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead. Padre Pio Mass will take place at 8pm, Church of Our Lady Blessington.

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

The Church is open from 10am on Monday to Saturday and after 11.30am Mass on Sundays to allow people to drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle. please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church. There is a Collection Point at the back of the Church to collect Mass Cards ordered by phone or by email 045 865 327 office@blessington.info

If you lost a Euro Millions ticket….. 4 lines QP for 4th December. it won €4….. I gave it to SVP….(Yes, I would have sought you out if the prize was significant.) Happy New Year and Stay Safe. Signed: The Phantom.

Lacken National School are now accepting enrolments for Mainstream and Early Intervention classes for September 2021. School bus runs daily from/to Blessington. The school offers afterschool care for Junior and Senior Infants until 2.30pm. Lacken School also has a pre-school facility which is ECCE and NCS approved. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from www.lackenns.com or please contact the school office on 045 865086 or lackenschool@eircom.net

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

St Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto This week’s Jackpot was €3925. If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support! Congratulation to the weekly winner on 21st January: Rose-Mary Nugent and on 28th January: Jean Roche

Fr Kevin’s Homilies  are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open  7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline. Calls from Vodafone or landline bundles, PAYG bundles, and mobile contracts are free.

The Year of St Joseph- Pope Frances has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph” beginning on December 8th 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2020. Our Pope has said that this pandemic has helped us see clearly the importance of “ordinary people” who far from the limelight offer hope every day to us all. Pope Frances believes these people resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

Every morning at 9am Monday to Friday we pray the rosary and will now include the prayer to St Joseph as Pope Frances has asked us.

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil.  Amen.

Aware – Support & Self Care Groups If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone In and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience.  For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie

Irish Hospice Foundation – Living with Loss. We are now accepting bookings for the 2021 series of Workshops on Loss and Bereavement which will be delivered online via Zoom from January – June.  Details and booking process can be found on the following link https://hospicefoundation.ie/education-training/bereavement-training/workshops/ Please note bookings and payment for the workshops can only be made by using the following link to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/irish-hospice-foundation-31883804183

Let’s Live Lent: Bringing The Gospel To Life. Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom.  Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Tuesdays 16th Feb, 23rd Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar and 16th Mar 2021 at 8.00 p.m. Full details including booking information shortly.

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

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BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE – Veg & Flower Seeds. Seed Potatoes, Onions & Garlic, Wild Bird Food, Bare Root Hedging, Trees, & Fruit. Call 045 865 403 or 087 931 9111

Furniture For Sale – 3 piece Leather Suite ….in excellent condition. Solid Pine Kitchen Table and 6 chairs 150x90cm. Solid Mahogany Sideboard 175 x 50 x 85cm. Both items in excellent condition. Phone 086 160 9293

Looking to upskill, learn a new skill, unsure of what course to do? Here at Blessington Further Education Centre we offer free, confidential career guidance to help you. For more information, please email blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie or contact Irene on 086 806 1569

Just Got Engaged ? Elegant & Stylish Wedding photography. €1250 for full digital package + free Engagement photo session. Ring Jim on 087 679 9008. Instagram jimschofieldphotography

Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention. Phone Gary: 086 857 4262

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

GasHome – Boiler Servicing and Repairs – RGI Registered. Phone Stephen 087 9060 894

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Issue 1340 January 24th 2021

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 24th January 2021 (Sunday of the Word of God) The calling of Jesus is a calling to a generous and wholehearted following of his gospel.

Jesus’ Story Jesus wanted to tell people new ways to be happy. He asked Peter and Andrew to help him. They were fishermen. They will catch people now with God’s message, telling everyone that God is Our Loving Father, giver of all blessings, knows each person by name, loves everyone, can never be angry, and always coaxes us to love, care and help each other.

Mass Intentions next Week

Bernard Murphy (RD) Mayo, Sianna Koegh (RD) Canada, Rosaleen Murphy (RD) Finglas

Saturday 6pm: Peter Fennell (1st A) James & Imelda Plummer (A) Robert Hennessy (Birthday Rem)

Sunday 10am: Peggy Howlin (A) Christopher Flanagan (A) Tina Purcell (A)

Sunday 11.30am: Denis Kelleher (A) Bernard Murphy (RD) Special Intentions

We also remember: Tom Kirwan, William & Mary Ryall, Dinny Ryall, Sean & Betty Tutty, Patrick Glennon, Simon & Maisie Hopkins, Peter Hopkins, Christopher & Mary Lambert, Ita Gaughran, Josephine O’Toole

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

Tuesday: Patrick Glennon (A) Jack & Winnie McDermott(A)

Wednesday: Gertie Byrne (RD) Margaret (Peg) Traynor (RD)

Thursday: Thanksgiving Mass, Mick Eustace (RD) Peter & Daisy Eustace (A)

Friday: Birthday Mass, Intentions Mass

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Friday please join us in prayer for The Rosary at 9am

Saturday 23rd January Mass at 6pm

Sunday 24th January Mass at 10am and 11.30am

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

The Church is open from 10am on Monday to Saturday and after 11.30am Mass on Sundays to allow people to drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle. please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church. There is a Collection Point at the back of the Church to collect Mass Cards ordered by phone or by email 045 865 327 office@blessington.info

Crib Exhibition – Thank you to all who donated to the Daughters of Charity Homeless Shelter. The Sisters welcome the Confirmation candidates from our parish for a visit every year and help to give them an experience of how shelters operate. The amount raised during the exhibition before Christmas  was €435

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open  7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline. Calls from Vodafone or landline bundles, PAYG bundles, and mobile contracts are free.

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our website, the 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

St Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto This week’s Jackpot was €3800. If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support! Congratulation to the weekly winner on 14th January: Donna Robbins.

Fr Kevin’s Homilies  are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/

The Blessington Interfaith Group is organising the next event, hopefully sometime around Easter, if circumstances permit. We will be in touch regarding the details. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in meeting on line we would like to hear from you. Call us on any of the numbers below.  Many thanks to all who have supported us over the years & we wish you & your families every blessing for Christmas & the New Year. Anton Trant: 086 3389553    Grania Glancy: 087 125 3190  Joan Griffith: 087 9704832     Gerry Curran: 087 284 1009

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL ETB THIS NEW YEAR Blessington Further Education and Training Centre. Why not try something new this new year? We have a range of courses available to brighten up the dark days and evenings:

  • How to lead a healthier, stress free life
  • Basic and improver computer skills
  • Introduction to art
  • Help with reading, writing, spelling and communications
  • English for speakers of other languages

Our courses are free of charge and open to those who never fully completed their formal education. A great way to learn and have fun in a safe and friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines are strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please contact Annette at 086-8462771 or Caroline at 045-851494.

Courses in the Further Education & Training Centre Blessington. We are currently enrolling for courses for our new term starting in January 2021

Part Time Courses (Day and Evening) Looking to up-skill or learn something new whilst gaining a QQI qualification? Our part time courses are two days a week and are either day or evening. We have part time courses available in the following starting this January:

eBusiness  (Day course)

Tourism with Business (Day course)

Healthcare  (Evening course)

Employment Skills  (Day course)

Horticulture (Day course)

Office Skills  (Day course)

For further information please contact Anne McGrath or Karen Townsend on 086 850 3833 or 045 891 099 or blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed €3 for 1 Bag €10 for 3 Bags. For collection information phone John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

Irish Hospice Foundation – Living with Loss. We are now accepting bookings for the 2021 series of Workshops on Loss and Bereavement which will be delivered online via Zoom from January – June.  Booking Details can be found on the following link https://hospicefoundation.ie/education-training/bereavement-training/workshops/  Please note bookings and payment for the workshops can only be made by using the following link to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/irish-hospice-foundation-31883804183

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

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Just Got Engaged ? Elegant & Stylish Wedding photography. €1250 for full digital package + free Engagement photo session. Ring Jim on 087 679 9008. Instagram jimschofieldphotography

BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE – Due to COVID-19 restrictions we can only deliver to our customers. Please call to discuss your order with us. All spring seeds and bulbs are in stock. 045 865 403. 087 931 9111

Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention. Phone Gary: 086 857 4262

Furniture For Sale – Solid Pine Kitchen Table and 6 chairs 150x90cm. Solid Mahogony Sideboard 175 x 50 x 85cm. Both items in excellent condition. Phone 086 160 9293

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

Funbugs Childcare have the following positions available: RELIEF STAFF and IN-HOUSE CLEANER – Relief Staff must have a passion for working with children. In-House Cleaner: flexible working hours, 4-6 hrs per week. Own transport for both is desirable. For more details, please contact Sinead or Leslie-Ann at 045 862 929 or Manager@funbugs.ie Funbugs Childcare, Rathmore, Eadestown, Naas.

Sakura Montessori in Blessington – Are looking for two kind, gentle and nurturing Practitioners with minimum FETAC / QQI Level 5 qualifications. Part-time Childcare Practioner. Aims Practioner. Immediate start. Please apply with CV and Cover Letter to: Antoinette Byrne at antoinettebyrnesakurabless@gmail.com

GasHome – Boiler Servicing and Repairs – RGI Registered. Phone Stephen 087 9060 894

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Issue 1339 January 17th 2021

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  17th January 2021

(Christian Unity Week begins)

The Christian life is a calling from God to be companions of Jesus and work for the spread of his love and justice. All of us are asked to do this in our own lives.

Mass Intentions next Week

Paudie Fitzgerald (RD) Tralee, Pat Twyford (RD) Grangecon, Tony Howard (RD) Grangecon

Saturday 6pm: Alice Garry (A) Jamie Mahon (A)

Sunday 10am: Helen Kennedy Lundane (A) Ann Clarke(A)

We also remember: Ann & John Craul (A) Mary McCarthy (A) Jim, Betty & Michael McDonnell John O’Connor (A) Tom Carroll (A) Seán Duffy (A)

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

Tuesday: Tom Carroll (A) Jimmy Cashman (RD)

Wednesday: Eileen Davitt (RD) Pat Davitt (RD)

Thursday: Special Intentions, Living intentions

Friday: Mass offered for all on the Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

All Masses & Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Friday please join us in prayer for The Rosary at 9am

Saturday 16th January Mass at 6pm

Sunday 17th January Mass at 10am and 11.30am office@blessington.info

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website (options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the 1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

If they want to grow in His friendship, Jesus’ disciples, must not complain and look inward. They must act and commit themselves, certain that the Lord will support and accompany them.

The Blessington Interfaith Group is organising the next event, hopefully sometime around Easter, if circumstances permit. We will be in touch regarding the details. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in meeting on line we would like to hear from you. Call us on any of the numbers below.  Many thanks to all who have supported us over the years & we wish you & your families every blessing for Christmas & the New Year. Anton Trant: 086 3389553 – Grania Glancy: 087 125 3190. Joan Griffith: 087 9704832 – Gerry Curran: 087 284 1009

COURSES IN YOUR LOCAL ETB THIS NEW YEAR – Blessington Further Education and Training Centre. Why not try something new this new year? We have a range of courses available to brighten up the dark days and evenings:

  • How to lead a healthier, stress free life
  • Basic and improver computer skills
  • Introduction to art
  • Help with reading, writing, spelling and communications
  • English for speakers of other languages

Our courses are free of charge and open to those who never fully completed their formal education. A great way to learn and have fun in a safe and friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines are strictly adhered to. For further information on all the above please contact. Annette at 086-8462771 or Caroline at 045-851494.

Courses in the Further Education & Training Centre Blessington. We are currently enrolling for courses for our new term starting in January 2021

Part Time Courses (Day and Evening) Looking to up-skill or learn something new whilst gaining a QQI qualification? Our part time courses are two days a week and are either day or evening. We have part time courses available in the following starting this January: eBusiness  (Day course)

Tourism with Business (Day course)

Healthcare  (Evening course)

Employment Skills  (Day course)

Horticulture (Day course)

Office Skills  (Day course)

For further information please contact Anne McGrath or Karen Townsend on 086 850 3833 or 045 891 099 or blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie

Priory Institute – Online Open Day. We are moving our Open Day, Saturday January 23rd, to an online format. Our courses have offered people the chance to study from home in their own time and be part of a supportive student community. This is much appreciated particularly in these restricted times. Our next semester starts on February 13th The Open Day is a chance to look into what it would be like to study with us.

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed €3 for 1 Bag, €10 for 3 Bags. For collection information phone John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

St Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Next week’s Jackpot is €3800. If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support!

RECENT €25 Weekly Prize Winners

 Thursday 24th December – Sandra Burke – Numbers Drawn: 5, 6, 18, 21

 Thursday 31st December – Tina McNamara – Numbers Drawn: 1, 12, 13, 27

 Thursday 7th January – Emma Murphy – Numbers Drawn:  17, 22, 23, 26

Thursday 14th January – Donna Robbins – Numbers Drawn: 2, 5, 25, 27

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

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Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention Phone Gary: 086 857 4262

Gardening- For Winter Tidying, Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085-1337714

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

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

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

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

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

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

If The Mountain Seems Too Big Today

Then climb a hill instead.

If the morning brings you sadness,

it’s okay to stay in bed.

If the day ahead weighs heavy

And your plans feel like a curse,

there’s no shame in rearranging,

Don’t make yourself feel worse.

If a shower stings like needles

And the bath feels like you’ll drown,

If you haven’t washed your hair for days,

Don’t throw away your crown.

A day is not a lifetime

A rest is not defeat,

Don’t think of it as failure,

Just a quiet, kind retreat.

It’s okay to take a moment

From an anxious, fractured mind,

The world will not stop turning

While you get realigned.

The mountain will still be there

When you want to try again,

You can climb it in your own time,

Just love yourself til then

-Laura Ding-Edwards

 

 

 

Issue 1337 December 20th 2020

CHRISTMAS MASSES in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Due to the restriction on numbers allowed to gather indoors, access to the Christmas Masses in Blessington is by TICKET ONLY. We are sorry to say that you will have be turned away if you don’t have a ticket.  There are no tickets left for any of the Christmas Masses.

Tickets are available now from the Parish Office for Masses on 26th & 27th December 2nd & 3rd January

Mass Intentions this Week:

Pearl Tipper (RD) Tallaght, Michael Behan (RD) Blessington, Kate Riordan (RD) Drimnagh, Maeve Conlan (RD) Kildare Town

Saturday 6pm: Christy, Kathleen & Goo Nolan (Rem) Jimmy, Maisie & May Nolan (Rem) Mary & Tom Tivnan (Rem) Eddie Conroy (Rem) Jimmy O’Leary (1st A)

Sunday 10am: Maisie Monaghan (Rem) Pete Nolan (Rem) Derek Larkin (1st A) Bridget Norton (Rem) Kathleen Smith (A) Sheila Zeller (Rem)

We also remember: Peg & Paddy Eustace, Margaret Roche, Karen McEvoy, Jim, Joan & Eilish Bird, Deceased Mem of the Kelly Family, Deceased Mem of the Higgins Family, Deceased Mem of the Halligan Family, Ned, Rosemary, & John Walsh, Thomas & Ann Eustace, Thomas & Susan Eustace, Dec Mem of Tipper & Mahon Families, Simon, Rebecca & Maisie Hopkins, Charles & Catherine Doran, Dec Mem of Harkin & O’Connor Fam, Dec Mem of Hayes & Bell Families, Claire Twyford, Gemma Hanlon, Gerry Foley, Jimmy Heeney, Betty Heeney, Mick & Julia Tyrrell, Eileen Clifton, Joe Nugent

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

Tuesday: Francis Sheridan (A) Margaret Roche (A) Claire Twyford (A)

Wednesday: Barry O’Donnell (Rem) Ken Geoghegan (RD) Regina Duffy (1st A)

4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT 20th December 2020. Mary accepted the life of God into her womb through the power of the Holy Spirit thus bringing God’s salvation into the world. Let us open our hearts to welcoming Jesus

Blessington Parish 2nd Annual CHRISTMAS CRIB EXHIBITION in the Coimín Centre Blessington. December 19th 11am to 6pm, December 20th 11am to 5pm. Over 100 exhibits of “Cribs from around the World” Some beautiful new additions this year.

►Saturday 19th December: Mass at 6pm

►Sunday 20th December: Mass at 10am

►Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Wednesday

All Masses & Services still available via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie

Blessington Parish Office will close for Christmas on Wednesday 23rd December at 1pm

You may still call or email if you wish to have someone prayed for at Mass. Email: office@blessington.info Office: 045 865 327.Blessington Parish Christmas Mass Bouquets, Christmas Cards and other gift items on sale.

St Vincent de Paul local number : 087 181 1579

Donations can be left in the Parish Office

St Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto This week’s Jackpot is €3375!! That would cover the Christmas shopping! If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie

The Blessington Interfaith Group is organising the next event, hopefully sometime around Easter, if circumstances permit. We will be in touch regarding the details. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in meeting on line we would like to hear from you. Call us on any of the numbers below.  Many thanks to all who have supported us over the years & we wish you & your families every blessing for Christmas & the New Year. Anton Trant: 086 3389553 – Grania Glancy: 087 125 3190 – Joan Griffith: 087 9704832 – Gerry Curran: 087 284 1009

Comhghairdeas le gach buachaill agus cailín i nGaelscoil na Lochanna! Congratulations to the Boys & Girls who received 1st Holy Communion last Sunday 13th December in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Blessington Library is Open. Our usual opening hours apply: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am to 5pm Tuesday & Thursday: 10am to 8.30pm The library is open for browsing and borrowing only. Study spaces & computers are not available.

Gaelscoil na Lochanna- Oíche Oscailte agus Chlárúcháin, 14ú Eanáir 2021 Our Open/Enrolment night for places in school for next Sept is on 14th January 7:30pm by Zoom Webinar. Webinar will be open from 7pm. Please see our website to click and join the Zoom, www.gaelscoilnalochanna.com Enrolment period lasts from 14th Jan to 3th Feb, 2021. We have a new website for parents FAQ about joining a Gaelscoil: www.gsnl.info 087 938 8651 for any enquiries.  Fáilte!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the final Valleymount Private Members Draw this year

€1000 winners:  May Nolan, Tony & Regina Clarke,  Jenny & Glen Cullen,  Kathleen Clarke, Johnny O’Reilly

€ 500 winners: Alice Stones, Catherine O’Mahony, Seamus McDonald, John Holmes, Jane Broe

€ 200 winners: Rose Zeller, Paddy Broe, Anne & Jimmy Flynn, Fiona & Tom Guing, Ann & Martin O’Connor

€ 100 winners Patricia & Frank Donnelly, Fr Richard Behan, Scruff Farrington, John Balfe Lodge Lane, Don & Mary O’Sullivan, Jacinta Shannon, Marie & Peter McDonald, Lilian & Chris Pocock, Mary & Jack Paton, Alice & Peter Byrne

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/

The Blessington and District Forum would like to thank the communities of Blessington and Lakeside for their continued support this year. The generosity shown in both the Switching on of the Christmas Lights and the Toy Appeal has been phenomenal. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a Healthy and Safe 2021.

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed – €3 for 1 Bag. €10 for 3 Bags. For collection information phone: John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

Calling all Local Businesses, Artists & Crafters! Community Pool for West Wicklow are hosting an online Christmas Market and we would like you to be part of it! Every day from early November we will be posting a new video to our social media pages, like an extended Advent Calendar. Each video will showcase a different local business or artist and their products. We hope that our online Christmas Market will help to encourage people to shop local and support local businesses this Christmas. If you think this is something you would like to get involved in, then email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES THIS CHRISTMAS: follow our New Instagram page BLESSINGTON BUSINESS WOMEN.  A page set up for women in business & also other local  businesses in Blessington & surrounding areas to network, connect & support one another. Find out more about all the amazing small businesses we have in our fantastic village from highly talented nail salons, beauty salons, hair salons, make-up artists, eyelash specialists & holistic therapists, our local cafe & health shop. Or introduce yourself to some of the top fitness specialists, nutritionists, dance & yoga studios, photographers & nutritionists. We even have our very own Doula! Take the hassle & stress out of Christmas Shopping this year and help to support our community by treating someone special to a Gift Voucher for some wonderful pampering or buying a gift from one of our many talented businesses.

Senior Line If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, consider phoning Senior Line.  A National Confidential Service for Older People. Open every day from 10am -10pm.  We are older people too, trained to listen & support.  Freefone 1800 80 45 91

Crosscare Appeal for Support this Christmas as their normal food collections have been cancelled. Crosscare is appealing to people to support them online this Advent as they will be unable to hold their annual Parish Food Collection for those most in need. Every December, Crosscare collected thousands of Euros worth of non-perishable foods to restock their foodbanks and support their community cafés. This year, due to Covid 19 restrictions Crosscare will not be able to launch a food collection in the Diocese of Dublin as usual. However, in order to ensure they have adequate supplies, they are asking people to support them by making a donation online to make sure families struggling to cope can have food on the table this Christmas. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has appealed to priests and parishes to encourage those parishioners who would ordinarily have supported food drives and the unwanted gifts appeal to go on line and make a donation www.crosscare.ie

Courses in the Further Education & Training Centre Blessington We are currently enrolling for courses for our new term starting in January 2021

Part Time Courses (Day and Evening) Looking to up-skill or learn something new whilst gaining a QQI qualification? Our part time courses are two days a week and are either day or evening. We have part time courses available in the following starting this January: eBusiness  (Day course) Tourism with Business (Day course) Healthcare  (Evening course) Employment Skills  (Day course) Horticulture (Day course) Office Skills  (Day course) For further information please contact Anne McGrath or Karen Townsend on 086 850 3833 or 045 891 099 or blessingtonfetc@kwetb.ie

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

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Martin Craul & Co, Statutory Auditors, Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors, NOW AT: Block One, Unit 1F, Blessington Business Park, (near Fire Station). 045 891 505/045 891 507 W91 XT1 087 279 1325 (Martin); mcraulco@gmail.com Box 1 in lobby, letterbox 2 Millbank still in order.

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GasHome – Boiler Servicing and Repairs – RGI Registered. Phone Stephen 087 9060 894

Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention Phone Gary: 086 857 4262

Gardening- For Winter Tidying, Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085-1337714

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessington Parish Office Christmas Mass Cards, Christmas Cards & other gift items now on sale. Carol: 045 865 327 9am to 12.30pm Jean: 087 235 0835 9am to 5pm.  office@blessington.info