Issue 1293 February 16th 2020

The ANNUAL COLLECTION of ACCORD the Diocesan Agency for Marriage & the Family, at all Masses this weekend 15th & 16th February. This will replace the usual Share Collection.

Blessing the Stock & Homes in Valleymount this week between 11am & 1pm. If you would like a visit, please call Blessington Parish Office 045 865 327 (your Eircode would be helpful)

Monday 17th February 2020

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

The Confirmation Preparation Programme continues in St Mary’s SNS – 7.30pm to 9pm

►1st Confession in Valleymount at 7.30pm

Blessing Stock & Homes in Valleymount Annacarney Togher, Logstown (Uppr & Lwr) between 11am & 1pm

Tuesday 18th February 2020

Blessing Stock & Homes in Valleymount Carrigacurra between 11am & 1pm

Blessington U3A welcome Author Margaret Connolly to speak on: “The History of Wicklow Townland & Farming Community” 10:30am in The Education Centre. All welcome, €5 for non-members. Tea/Coffee included.

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 meeting at 2.30pm in the Coimín Centre Blessington, new members welcome.

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

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Blessing Stock & Homes in Valleymount Lower Baltyboys, between 11am & 1pm

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

Prayers to the Holy Face of Jesus in Crying Room Blessington Church 11am

Thursday 20th February 2020

Blessing Stock & Homes in Valleymount Upper Baltyboys, between 11am & 1pm

St Mary’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Week 2 – DRAW at 8pm. See notice boards & leaflets for how to join or call Parish Office 045 865 327

Blessington History Society will present a talk on “Wolfe Tone” by Larry Breen in the Coimín Centre at 8pm. All are welcome

Friday 21st February 2020

Blessing Stock & Homes in Valleymount Granamore, Granabeg, between 11am & 1pm

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Bridie & John Richardson (A) Oliver Doyle (RD)

Sunday 10am: Kathleen Kinsella (A) Anna Flood (RD)

We also Remember the following:

Peter Doyle (A) May & Maurice O’Connell (A) Mick Fennan (A) Elizabeth Balfe (A) Gerry Carey (A) Cissie & Arthur Shirran (A)

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Get Well Mass, Get Well Mass

Wednesday: Barry O’Donnell (Rem) William Cooper (RD)

Thursday: Michael Dempsey (RD) Liam Curran (RD)

Friday: Birthday Mass, Get Well Mass

Blessington Parish are hosting the Climate Justice Candle for the month of Feb. On Sunday 16th Feb, Sr Catherine Brennan of Eco Congregation Ireland will speak at the 10am & 11.15am Masses in Blessington & Valleymount on ways in which our parishes can become more environmentally aware & eco-friendly. Members of Tidy Towns, Green Schools & Environmental Groups 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

Women’s World Day of Prayer on 6th March at 11am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Weekly Meditation with essential oils hosted by Gemma Deeney of Yogagym on Wednesdays at 11.30am Primary Care Centre Blessington.  If your life has been touched by cancer in any way come & join us. No charge, all welcome. Facebook or

GAELSCOIL NA LOCHANNA are hosting an open day and family day on 7th March. Lá Oscailte agus Lá Clainne. Did you ever want to know what happens in a Gaelscoil?  We are opening our doors and putting on our best show for anyone to come see us in action 11-2pm, 7 March.  Rince, Drámaíocht, Ceol agus Spraoi.  Fun and Free activities for the family to spend a while with us.This is part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge schedule. Tá fáilte roimh chách.

St Brigid’s N.S. Manor Kilbride are accepting enrolments for all pupils wishing to start in September.  Please contact the school office on 01-4582550 for an enrolment form.

Lacken NS are currently accepting enrolments for September 2020. Enrolment forms are available on or from the school, call 045 865 086 and we will post one out to you. Lacken NS also runs a pre-school & an after-school service.

St. Joseph’s National School (Valleymount) are now accepting enrolment forms for September 2020. Forms available from the school office, please call in or phone 045 867289. Places are filling up fast. Closing date for applications April 30th.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall on Sat 15th Feb 9pm till 12pm. Donation €10. Light refreshments served. Music by John & Terry.

Storytime in Blessington Library – Every Wed at 3pm

Join us for Blessington Bingo every Wednesday in the Avon at 8.15 pm. Great prizes, weekly Jackpot & bonus prizes if you check on Lucky Number, Raffle etc. Shuttle Bus available €2 return. €10 for book and flyers. Contact Catherine 087 122 4019 or Jess 086 860 2822

Blessington Community Walking Group. Walks from the Coimín Centre on Mon (ex-bank hols) & Thurs at 7pm. All levels catered for & welcome. Find us on Facebook

TRY IT OUT, Blessington Mini-Rugby for Tots is looking for new members to play fun & games every Sat @ 10:15am at St Kevin’s Hall, Main St, Blessington (opposite Vincent’s Charity Shop). Ages 3-5 years

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

LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Blessington Bowls meet every Thurs at 7.30pm in St. Kevin’s Hall, Blessington. guests welcome, come along & bring a friend.

GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES FOR FREE. We are located almost exactly between Blessington and Ballymore Eustace on a farm. We have a Polly Tunnel and Vegetable Garden that I will be unable to use this year due to work and study commitments. If you are interested in using these facilities for free but share the produce, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please call me on 087 627 8650 or email

The Divine Mercy Conference 2020

takes place in the Main Hall, RDS Ballsbridge on

Friday 21st February (evening for Young People)

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February.

THEME: “Deliver us from Evil” (Mt 6:13)

Sat: 10am to 9pm Rosary, Holy Hour & Mass,

Sun: 10am to 5pm again concluding with Mass


Speakers include Fr Pat Collins, C.M. –

Fr Peter Glas – Holy Hour. –

Fr Brendan Walsh, Eucharistic Healing Service.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin DD

Archbishop of Dublin

Tickets: Sat €30, Sunday €20, full weekend €35 available from PayPal online or at main door:

Margaret 087 669 8745 or Eileen 087 990 5723

Further details & to book online at



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