Issue 1047 June 19th 2022

Mass intentions this week

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

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

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

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

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

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

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

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

Mass Times this week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cemetery Masses

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

Manor Kilbride: Sunday 26th June at 2.00pm

Templeboden: Sunday 3rd July at 3.00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022. For All Ages & Levels For Info Email:

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

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

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

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

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

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

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


NEED YOUR GRASS CUT? Call Jack on 087 638 0632.

The Confidence Clinic Summer Camp. A camp with a difference for boys & girls aged 6 – 12 years old.  St Mary’s Senior National School, Blessington, Tues 5th – Fri 8th July, 9 30 am – 2 30 pm.  Yoga, Mindfulness, Fun & Games, Arts & Crafts – mainly outdoors, weather permitting. Life Lessons including: Dealing with anxiety & worry, Growing Friendships, Dealing with Mean Words, Standing Up & Speaking Up, Cost: €90 per child. For more information & booking, visit  Call Tracey (087) 7937118

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Noel Nolan – Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email

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

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

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 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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