Issue 1275 September 29th 2019

The Irish Heart Foundation will hold a Church Gate Collection this weekend 28th & 29th September

Sunday 29th September 2019

Children’s Church resuming at 10am Mass for all children aged 5 to 10 years

Valleymount Country Market in the Community Hall from 10am to 3pm

Monday 30th September 2019

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

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

Confirmation 2020 Information meeting for Parents of all children in 6th Class St Mary’s JS and 5th& 6th classes in No. 1 School & BETNS who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, will take place at 7.30pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Burgage Cemetery AGM will take place at 8pm in the Coimín Centre, Blessington. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday 1st October 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 2nd October 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 3rd October 2019

Hospice Coffee Morning Blessington Active Retirement Group will host a coffee morning in aid of St. Bridget’s Hospice, Kildare, in St Kevin’s Hall 9.30am to 12.30pm. Donations for the raffle may be left into the Parish office.

Friday 4th October 2019

Bethany Bereavement Support Group are available in the Coimín Centre Blessington for caring confidential support from 10am to 11am

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

1st Friday Mass in Manor Kilbride at 9am.

1st Friday Mass in Valleymount at 11.15am

Coffee Morning in Lacken Community Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Padre Pio Mass at 8pm in Blessington. The mitten will be available during Mass

Mass Intentions this Week

Philip Gallagher (RD) James Sargent (RD) Jimmy Gallagher (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Michael Doran (A) Helen Patton (RD)

Sunday 10am Olive Williams (1st A) Christy Williams (A) Margo Foley (RD)

We also Remember the following:  Christy Brady (A) Nora Swift (1st A) Tom McGreal Jnr (A) Jimmy Keogh (A)

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Carol Verrecchia (10th A) Julia Duffy (A)

Wednesday: Get Well Mass, Sp Intentions

Thursday: Sean & Annie Newman (A) Joseph Kearns (RD)

Friday: Mass offered for Altar List of the Dead

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

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

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

Blessington Comhaltas Classes in Bodhran, Concertina, Accordion, Whistle, Flute, Beginner Fiddle, Intermediate Fiddle, Tune Classes, Guitar Lessons, Singing Classes, Ceili Band. Classes begin on Sunday 29th Sept from 5pm in St. Mary’s SNS Info Pat 086 075 2072 or Rebecca 087 228 2012 Facebook: Blessington Comhaltas.

The Cruthú Art Group ANNUAL TABLE QUIZ will take place Fri 18th Oct at 8pm in Hennessy’s Lounge.  €10 per player.  Max 5 per team.  Always a fun night.  All welcome

West Wicklow Cancer Support have a signed GAA Dublin All Ireland Champions jersey for auction! If you would like to own this splendid piece of memorabilia, call or email: 087 4346004 or

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

Hospice Coffee Day in Hollywood raised €600 for St. Brigid’s Hospice in the Curragh.  If you missed being there on the day, contributions can still be made to Sheila Kelly, Teresa McCabe or Marie Tutty. Thanks to all who supported. Raffle Winners: Kevin Traynor, Eileen Burke, Lucy Mooney, Trish Kelly

Cub 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.

Anam Cara South Dublin the organisation that supports bereaved parents, are holding a Parent Support Event on 7th October at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Whitestown Way, Tallaght. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

Blessington Fencing Club are participating in a Fencing Ireland Campaign to bring fencing to the public. They will be offering free fencing on Saturday 28th September from 2pm to 4 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Blessington. 8 – 99-year olds very welcome!! They have also started an Adult beginners’ class on Tuesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm

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

Come & Celebrate our Cultural Heritage


Sunday 20th October in Manor Kilbride Hall from 12 noon to 2.30pm


OLD TIME MUSIC by members of Mór Ceól & members of Kilbride & Lakeside Music

TEA, CHAT & SONGS & Raffle. All welcome.  Admission free


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.

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

Community Education KWETB courses in Naas Further Education Centre, Jigginstown

Women’s Health and Wellbeing

how society treats women & responds to their health issues

Essential Community Education

learn how to start and facilitate groups 

On Truck there is so much to explore after retirement

Facebook KWETB Community Education. To register call 045,881,863 or email for further details.


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


Local St Vincent de Paul 087 181 1579




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