Issue 1272 September 8th 2019

The Blessington Community First Responder Unit  will be holding their Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend, 7th & 8th September. All donations greatly appreciated.

Sunday 8th September 2019

Car Boot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) in St. Kevin’s Hall Sunday 8th September from 7am to 4pm. €10 per table, Free Car Park, Tea & Coffee. Pat Conlan 086 075 2072

Eadestown Field Day in Punchestown from 1pm – Great Day Out for all the family!!

Monday 9th September 2019

Holy Hour in Crosschapel every Monday after 10am Mass (ex-Bank Holidays)

Blessington & District Forum AGM meeting at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Junior School. All Welcome

Neighbourhood Collection Envelopes for September are due, we would appreciate it if they are left in the Church at Mass or dropped into the Parish Office any morning. Many thanks contributors & collectors for your continued support.

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Citizens Information Centre in Blessington Library from 1pm to 4pm. Legal advice service on 1st & 3rd Tues of month by appointment

Eucharistic Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Blessington Church.

Wednesday 11th September 2019

The Citizens Information Centre is open in Blessington Library today 10am to 12.30pm.

The Rosary will be offered at 7.30pm for the intentions of our families in Blessington Church

Christian Meditation Group meet in the Mass Centre in Brittas from 11am. All welcome

Bethany Bereavement Support group available for caring confidential support from 8pm to 9pm no appointment necessary.

Thursday 12th September 2019

Valleymount Parent & Baby/toddler playgroup starts back from 10.15am to 12 in Valleymount Hall. New members welcome

Coimin Management Meeting 7pm

Blessington PPC Meeting 8pm

Friday 13th September 2019

Foroige Youth Club starts back in St Joseph’s Hall. Register now online Volunteers needed, please email:

Parish Mission Appeal: The Daughters of Charity will speak at Masses next weekend 14th & 15th Sept to about their work in Africa

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Mary Ryan (A) Anne Doyle(A) Frank Sexton (A) Tom & Mary Tivnan (A)

Sunday 10am: Angelina Smith (RD) Frank Foley (RD)

We also Remember the following: Eileen Cox (A)

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Pam Jackson (RD) Jo Plant (A)

Wednesday: Eileen Cox (A) Betty Daly (RD)

Thursday: Get Well Mass, Get Well Mass

Friday: Dolores Fox (RD) Jim Craig (A)

The family of the late Eddie (Ned) Conroy Beechdale wishes to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy & gestures of kindness shown to us following our sad loss.We offer our heartfelt thanks to family, friends, neighbours & well-wishers who attended the funeral home, mass & burial & who provided emotional & practical support for us at this difficult time. For those who travelled long distance, sent cards & messages of condolences, as well as those who made charitable donations, we are truly grateful.A special word of thanks to the Doctors, nurses & staff of Naas & Baltinglass hospital for their kindness & respect shown at all times. To all those who participated in the Mass, especially Fr Paraic, the Eucharistic Ministers, our singer Lorraine, musician Paul & finally Clarkes Funeral Directors, for their sensitive & professional handling of arrangements. 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. Pat & family

The BOM of Lacken NS is looking for an escort to assist on the school bus, bringing children to & from school. Candidates must be available from 7.30am – 3.30pm approx. (flexible). If interested please forward hard copy of CV, references & letter of suitability to the Chairperson of the Board before Monday 16th September.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING TALKS. Blessington Parish Pastoral Council are inviting all Church Helpers in all Churches in our Parish and surrounding areasto come to an information evening on one of the following dates.Wednesday 11th September or Tuesday 17th September in the Coimin Centre Blessington from 7:30pm to 9pm

A Week of Guided Prayer from 29th Sept to 5th October.We welcome our speakers at Masses this weekend to explain further about the Week of Guided Prayer.  They will also answer any questions you may have.  Information leaflets and Registration Forms will be distributed. Completed Forms to be returned by Tuesday 19th Sept.

A Word of Appreciation to the Baltyboys Cemetery Committee for putting the traffic management plan & to the family who provided the field for parking. Thanks to all who attended and took part in the Mass.

Rounders – Blessington GAA are looking at the possibility of starting Rounders teams for juvenile ages (boys & girls). It’s an official GAA sport and even has own Féile. If any parent is interested in training and attending coaching, please contact Kevin Gilmore on 0872324197. Be part of this exciting initiative.

Bake & Buy a Cake & Coffee Morning Music Raffle & lots of fun, all for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie on Saturday 14th September at 11.30 am to 1.30, in Hennessy’s Blessington. Anyone wishing to donate cakes, raffle prizes etc please contact; Carly 086 3062083, Bernadette 087 6637793, Judy 087 6165116 or Catherine 087 1224019

Park Walk with Parkrun – Russborough – Six-week walking programme starting Saturday 7th September. Every Saturday at 9.30am (arrive before 9.20am). Free Timed 5k event. Everyone welcome. Register at

Blessington Mini-Rugby– Rugby for Tots starts a new season at St Kevin’s Community Centre, Blessington on Sat 7th Sep 11:15am to 12:15. For Children aged Under 5 (DOB 2015) & Under 6 (DOB 2014). GIRLS go FREE.

Mini-Rugby at Russborough begins Tues 3rd Sep 7pm to 8pm on Blessington GAA Astro & every Saturday on 7th Sep 11:15am to 12:30, U7 born (2013), U8 (2012), U9 (2011), U10 (2010, U11 (2009), U12 (2008) GIRLS go FREE

Is drink causing problems for you or someone you know? Do you want to stop drinking? Is there an alcoholic in your life? Blessington Alcoholics Anonymous Group is hosting an OPEN PUBLIC MEETING in St Joseph’s Hall, Main St. Blessington on Monday 16th September at 8pm. The purpose of this meeting is to reach the still suffering alcoholic through a third party, family and friends by letting them know that AA exists, where it can be found and what it can offer. With speakers from Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. Refreshments served. All welcome

Visitation of the Sick: If there are any parishioners ill, at home or in hospital who would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Parish Office to let us know and to make arrangements 045 865 327

Readers of the Word needed to join the Rota for 6pm or 10am Mass in Church of Our Lady Blessington. If you are a former reader in this Parish and would like to return or if you were a reader in another Parish and would like to be included, call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

Community Pool for West Wicklow are raffling a framed, signed Dublin jersey! Tickets €10 & can be purchased at A maximum of 200 tickets. Winner will be notified by email. Payments via PayPal. Draw when all 200 tickets are sold. All monies raised will go towards a pool for West Wicklow. For more info, email:

Ciarán Jones Memorial Charity Golf Day 2019 The Jones Family & the organising committee of the 8th Annual Ciarán Jones Memorial Charity Golf & Social fundraiser, which took place in Tullfarris Golf Club on 9th & 10th August, would like to express their sincere appreciation to all who supported this year’s event. This year’s primary beneficiaries were Acquired Brain Injury Ireland & Blessington & District Senior Citizens Care Association. This year, we have so far raised in excess of last year’s total of €18,000. We still have the social night to come which will see the presentation of prizes & the presentation of the cheques to the designated charities. We will also be presenting the Ciarán Jones Person of The Year award on the night. The social night is being held in the Avon Blessington on Saturday 14th Sept & it promises to be a good night with music & finger food & we will also be holding the raffle for an exceptional array of prizes. We would also like to say a big thank you to our main sponsors Tullfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, the Avon, Punctual Print, Musgraves, the Renault Group & Aspire Technology for their support over the past number of years. This event has gone from strength to strength each year & does so because the people of Kilbride, Blessington & surrounding areas have shown such support over the years, your support is helping a lot of people in the community.

Burgage Cemetery AGM will take place on Monday 30th September at 8pm in the Coimin Centre, Blessington.

New West Wicklow Support Group GROW Community Mental Health Support Group meets every Wed at 7.30pm in Camphill, Dunlavin. (from Wed 4th Sept) Come & learn more about positive mental health, wellbeing, recovery & how GROW may help you achieve this. Free, all welcome. for further info: John 086 803 3126 or

Happy Faces Community Playgroup enrolling for Sept 2019, we offer ECCE & part time places, at Happy Faces we support & encourage young children through a planned play-based curriculum, to grow into independent little people, who have a love for life & learning call: 085 128 1605, email or Facebook

“Ceiliuradh” We had a full house, a breath-taking show, in most beautiful setting in St Kevin’s Church Hollywood. Thanks to Rev. Ruddock, for the use of the magnificent church, in celebration of our great heritage during National Heritage Week. Thank You to Paddy Gleeson, Fear an Ti & to P.J & Dan Kenny of Supervalu for their support. Mile buiochas daoibh ar fad. Pat Conlan agus Muintir Blessington Comhaltas.

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