Issue 1276 October 6th 2019

Sunday 6th October 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 7th October 2019

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

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

Blessington Children’s Choir practice 2:45pm to 3.30pm in the Church. New members welcome. We really need a MUSICIAN TO PLAY for the choir: please call Áine 045 865 327 in the Parish Office

Guided Prayer, Benediction & Music at 8pm in Lacken Church. All are welcome.

Meeting for Parents of Confirmation children in Valleymount & Lacken schools will take place at 8pm in Valleymount Church

Blessington & District Forum meet at 8pm in St Mary’s Junior School. All Welcome

Neighbourhood Collection Envelopes for June are due, we would appreciate it collectors could drop the envelopes into the Parish Office

Tuesday 8th October 2019

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

Blessington & District Active Retired meet at 2.30pm in the Coimin Centre Blessington, new members welcome.

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

Wednesday 9th 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

Blessington Parish Folk Group rehearsal every Wednesday night at 8pm in the Church. Come along and join us.

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

Thursday 10th October 2019

1st Communion Preparation Mass for Lacken School at 11.30am Lacken Church

Coimin Management Meeting 7pm

Blessington PPC Meeting 8pm

Mass Intentions this Week

Canon Maurice O’Moore (RD) Patricia Lynch (RD) May Roberts (RD)

Saturday 6pm:

Eugene Fennell (Mths Mind) Pauline Shannon (A) Vincent O’Hora (2nd A)

Sunday 10am: David Clarke (A) Vincent Bohan (Birthday Rem) Ita & Dan McCarthy (A)

We also Remember the following:  Michael Tully (Jnr) (A) John Kavanagh (A) Tommy Horan (30th A)

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Michael Tully (Jnr) (A) Birthday Rem

Wednesday: Get Well, Special Intention

Thursday: Lena Goonan (RD)Terry Potts (RD)

Friday: Daniel Grimes (RD) Thanksgiving

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

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help from Fri 4th to Sat 12th Oct in the Parish Church of Our Lady & St. David, Naas. (Weekdays 7.30pm – Sat & Sun 6pm), The Novena is both an opportunity & a challenge. It will be an activity-packed week hopefully offering something for everyone to engage with. Speakers from all walks of life & their messages will be contemporary, relevant & challenging. See Church Notice Board

Photo Exhibition of the work of Colman Doyle in Valleymount Hall Fri 11th Oct at 8pm & Sat 12th/Sun 13th Oct from 12noon to 5pm. Colman Doyle was an Irish Press photographer from 1951 & won several awards for his work.

Sacrament of the Sick & Healing Mass on Saturday 12th October at 12 noon in Church of Our Lady, Blessington.

There will be tea & coffee served in the Coimin Centre after Mass.


Blessington Interfaith Visit to Bolton Abbey for a quiet day of reflection, relaxation & prayer on Sat 19th Oct. €30pp,

Further Info from Parish Office: 045 865 327

Mass of Harvest Thanksgiving & Blessing on Sat 26th Oct at 7.30pm in Lacken Church

Variety Concert on Sun 1st December in Church of Our Lady Blessington

Valleymount Christmas Concert on Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm in St Joseph’s Church Valleymount

Are you interest in becoming a volunteer with the Blessington Community First Responder Unit?

We will be running an induction session shortly. During this course we will run a full CPR/AED training session & have a Q & A session where you will be given the opportunity to ask what exactly is involved & expected of our volunteers. Successful/suitable candidates will be offered one of the limited places on a full days CFR training session to be held late in the year. Candidates must be:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and in good health
  • Live within 5km of the centre of Blessington
  • Have own transport & able to provide letter from insurance company confirming that their policy

covers your activities as a CFR

  • Willing to complete all online courses required by the National Ambulance Service including but not limited to Children First & Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Willing to provide cover on a rostered basis including weekends & nights
  • Be willing to be Garda vetted
  • Willing to attend monthly training sessions (Min 10 per year)
  • Complete & comply with all required National Ambulance Service policies
  • Complete all required BCFRU paperwork

PM us on Facebook your e-mail address & contact number if you want to attend the introduction day alternatively text 087 278 5924. Places will be limited so register early.

Come & Celebrate our Cultural Heritage

VALES AROUND CLOUGHLEA MINI FESTIVAL Sunday 20th October in Manor Kilbride Hall 12 noon to 2.30pm

Local history lecture by June Blake

Old time music by members of Mór Ceól & members of Kilbride & Lakeside Music

Tea, chat & songs & a Raffle.

All welcome.  Admission free. Hosted by Kilbride & Lakeside Music Committee & Glen Heste Pure Mile Group

Open Day – Rockbrook Park Secondary School for boys, Dublin 16. Sunday 6th October at 3 pm. All welcome on the day. Enrolling now for 2020 to 2024.

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

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 supporting bereaved parents, are holding a Parent Support Event on 7th Oct at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. Free event 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.

Panto 2020 Auditions!  BMDS (Blessington Musical & Dramatic Society) are calling out for actors / actresses to audition for our upcoming panto in January 2020! No experience necessary but enthusiasm & energy required! Auditions on Sun 6th Oct at 3pm & Wed 9th Oct at 9pm in The Tramway Theatre Blessington.

Car Boot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 13th Oct from 7am to 4pm. €10 per table, Free Car Park, Tea & Coffee.

Kill Musical & Dramatic Society are proud to bring you John B. Keane’s “The Field” in The Dew Drop Inn, Kill from 9th to 12th Oct at 8pm. Directed by Laura Sheehan. You’re in for a great night of drama!  Tickets on sale through the Facebook event page (via Eventbrite) a limited number may be available at the door.

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

Eadestown Church Choir presents “Songs for Saplings” featuring Patrick Hyland, (tenor) Aisling McCarthy (soprano) & The Ballymore Eustace Concert Band in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Eadestown on Saturday 19th October 8pm. Tickets €20 available from Barker & Jones & The Moat Theatre, Naas, The Office Shop Blessington or from choir members.

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Volunteers – Have you some free time? Would you like to volunteer with West Wicklow Cancer Support? Caring for those in the West Wicklow area for the past 5 years providing support & information to those affected by cancer & to their families, we are looking for a Volunteer Bookkeeper to look after our day to day books. If this interests you, we would like to hear from you.  Volunteers will be fully supported by our caring & confidential team. Contact us on 087 434 6004 or on Facebook

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

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

Congratulations to Leah Auld being selected for the Irish badminton team. Playing the Irish Graded International, Saturday 5th October. Best of luck from everyone.

The Blessington Community College Parent’s Council would like to thank everyone who supported their recent bag pack in Dunnes Stores. Thank you also to the parents, teachers & students who gave their time & helped raise the very respectable sum of €1169.85. Well done all!

Local St Vincent de Paul 087 181 1579


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