Issue 1273 September 15th 2019

Parish Mission Appeal

The Daughters of Charity will speak at some Masses this weekend about their work in Africa

Saturday 14th September 2019

Bake & Buy a Cake & Coffee Morning Music Raffle & lots of fun, all for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie from 11.30am to 1.30pm 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

Monday 16th September 2019

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

Blessington Alcoholics Anonymous Group is hosting an OPEN PUBLIC MEETING in St Joseph’s Hall, Blessington at 8pm. With speakers from AA & Al-Anon. Refreshments served. All welcome

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Blessington U3A welcome Robert a talk on employing advanced technology in the war against poverty & disease entitled: “See me & let me see you”. 10:30am at The Education Centre, Blessington. All welcome, €5 per person or €20 for full membership

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.

Child Safeguarding Talks for Blessington Church Helpers in all Churches in our Parish (& surrounding areas) information evening in the Coimin Centre Blessington at 7:30pm

Wednesday 18th 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

Thursday 19th September 2019

First Communion and First Penance 2020

Information meeting for Parents of all children in St Mary’s JS, Gaelscoil na Lochanna, No. 1 School & BETNS who will be receiving First Communion next May, takes place in Church of Our Lady, Blessington at 8pm.

Blessington History Society are hosting a talk by Dr Rory O’Farrell on ‘Giraldus Cambrensis’ – An early medieval Welsh Visitor to Ireland. It will be held on Thursday night September 19th at 8.00pm in the Coimin Centre. Non-Members €5 All ae welcome!

Mass Intentions this Week Rita Reid (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Margaret & Mary Doyle (A) Tom & Peter Doyle (A)

Sunday 10am: Gerard Ryan (RD) Mary Power (RD)

We also Remember the following: Paddy Menton (A) Dolores & Robert Taggart (A) Deceased members of the Taggart & Travers Families

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Sp Living Int, Intentions Mass

Wednesday: Ciaran O’Boyle (RD) Eddie Whelan (RD)

Thursday: Noel Keogh (1st A) Eithne Cramley (Birthday Rem) Margie Jones (Birthday Rem)

Friday: John Gayer (RD) Jim Power (RD)

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

Blessington Children’s Choir are returning to practice every Monday from 2:45pm to 3.30pm from Monday 21st September in the Church. New members welcome. We are also looking for a MUSICIAN TO PLAY for the choir, if you are interested please call Aine 045 865 327 in the Parish Office

Ladies Ring Found, Lower Main Street, Blessington on Tuesday 9th September.

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

Morning Eucharistic Adoration every Monday from 7th October after 9.30am Mass until 12 Noon in the Crying Room, Church of Our Lady, Blessington.

MASS IN CELEBRATION OF ST PIO on Friday 20th September at 7.30pm in St John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer, Dublin 16. The Celebrant is Fr Martin Bennett OFM Cap. Blessing with Padre Pio Glove All Welcome

The husband & family, brothers & sisters of the late Sheila Zeller, would like to thank everyone most sincerely for their expression of sympathy on the passing of Sheila. Thanks to all who attended the funeral Mass & sent cards. A special thanks to Fr. Richard Behan, Deacon Gerry Malone, Undertakers Tony & Regina Clarke, Clonskeagh Nursing Home for all their care to Sheila, R.I.P.

A Week of Guided Prayer from 29th Sept to 5th October. Thank you to the speakers who came last weekend & explained the Week of Guided Prayer.  There has been a great response to their invitation to take part. All the forms will be handed over to the organising team & they will be in touch to give each participant more details. There’s still time to return your completed Registration Form.  The closing date for competed forms is Tuesday 19th Sept.

Coffee Day Thursday 19th September in Hollywood Centre from 9am to 3pm. All proceeds to Hospice on Curragh caring for West Wicklow and Kildare. Your support appreciated.

Drug Awareness Meeting in Hollywood Centre on Tuesday 24th September at 8pm. We ask Parents / Mentors & all those interested in Protecting our young people from “The Scourge” of Drugs. There’s is not a Village in this Country that Drugs are not readily available. This Meeting is an open Meeting “Over 18s” Please come along.

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

Hollywood Friendship Club every Wednesday from 2.15 to 4.15pm in Hollywood Centre New members welcome.

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.

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.

Blessington and District Forum will hold its AGM on Monday 14th October. Venue & time to be confirmed. Nominations are currently being accepted for (i) membership of the Forum and (ii) for positions on the Forum Executive. Closing date for nominations is Friday 20th September at 5pm. Nominations or requests for further information should be sent via email to the secretary using  Further details at

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

Blessington Fencing Club have an Adult beginners Fencing Class starting on Tues 17th Sept at 8pm. All you need are good fitting trainers & comfortable clothes. It is great fun. Come along & give it a try. We look forward to meeting you. Ages 18-99 welcome. Please call if you have any questions 087 676 4183

Ciarán Jones Memorial Charity Golf Day 2019 Social Night. 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 continued support

Reservoir Cogs Cycling Club Annual Cycling event from Russborough House will take place on Sunday 15th September. Over 400 cyclists will be taking part.

West Wicklow Voices “The French Connection” St Joseph’s Church, Baltinglass on Culture Night Friday 20th September from 7.30pm to 9pm. Admission FreeCub Scout Blessington. Is your child aged 9-11years, if they are interested in joining scouts & you would like to become a scout leader (free training provided) please contact me for more details.

West Wicklow Cancer Support in conjunction with our East Coast FM Coffee morning fundraiser have a signed GAA Dublin All Ireland Champions jersey for auction! Possibly the most successful Dublin Team of all time. If you would like to own this splendid piece of memorabilia, please call/email: 087 4346004 or

Charity Social Dance in Hollywood Centre on Saturday 21st September from 9pm to midnight. Please support. Admission.    €10 Adults €5 Students. Music by Tony Bird

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

Wicklow Mountains National Park: Nature & St Kevin Walk, Sunday 29th September. Join National Park Guides for a gentle walk in the beautiful valley of Glendalough. We will visit some of the sites associated with St Kevin, sharing the stories about his connection with nature & discussing possible meanings behind the stories, weaving them with current conservation concerns. Meet outside Glendalough Visitor Centre (Eircode A98HC80) on Sunday 29th September at 10am. Approximately four hours including a break. Adults only. Wear footwear suitable for rough terrain & clothing suitable for wet weather.  Please leave your dog at home. This event is free of charge but please be aware that the OPW Visitor Centre car park has a €4 charge for car parking. Booking is essential! Call the National Park Information Office 0404 45425 for info & booking

Local St Vincent de Paul 087 181 1579











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