Issue 1295 March 1st 2020

Blessington Scouts are holding a Church Gate collection this weekend, 29th Feb & 1st March. Many thanks for all your support.

Saturday 29th February 2020

Lacken Church will host the Climate Justice candle at 7.30 Mass. Many thanks to the Lacken Tidy Village group for doing a clean-up on the church grounds last weekend.

Sunday 1st March 2020

1st Communion Preparation Mass at 10am in Blessington Church.

Coffee Morning after 10am Mass with all donations going towards the “Green Wall”, Planting trees in Africa at the bottom of Sahara Desert. See: www.ecocongregationireland.com

Monday 2nd March 2020

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

No Benediction in Lacken this month

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Lacken Confirmation – Congratulations to Patrick, Finn, James, Poppy, Katie, Isabell, Dylan, Simon, Ryan, Myles, Joshua, Sean & Calum from Lacken NS receiving Confirmation at 11am. We welcome Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, their parents & families.

Blessington Book Club Meeting in the Education Centre at 10:30am

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 4th March 2020

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

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

Thursday 5th March 2020

Taize Evenings of Prayer every Thurs for Lent at 8pm in Blessington Church.

St Mary’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Draw at 8pm. Last week’s numbers: 7, 23 25, 28. Jackpot not won. Congratulations to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Carmel Dillon. Info: Parish Office 045 865 327

No 1 School & BETNS Service of Light for Confirmation at 7:15pm

Friday 6th March 2020

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

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

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 Valleymount at 11.15am

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

Padre Pio Mass at 8pm in Blessington.

Mass Intentions this Week

Hugh Harney (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Eileen Stynes (A) Shay Mills(A)

Sunday 10am: Mary Breen (A) Joan Curtin (RD)

We also Remember the following: Nora Fleming (A) Bill & Eileen Murphy, Denis & Philomena O’Keefe, Denis O’Keefe (Jnr) Mick Reid (A) Christopher & Elizabeth Cullen (A)

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Barry O’Donnell (Rem) Michael Moloney (A) Mick Reid (A)

Wednesday: Margaret McEvoy (RD) Ann Roche (RD)

Thursday: Get Well, Intentions.

Friday: Tony Nolan (RD) Stephen Hand (RD)

Children’s Church For children aged 5 to 9 years on Saturday 7th March at 6pm Mass Blessington Church

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

 Sunglasses found on the Greenway, near Russborough on 7th Feb. Please contact Parish Office 045 865237

Valleymount Lacken Parish Draw cut-off date for entries is March 1st The first draw will be held on March 29th

Blessington Educate Together N.S are enrolling for September 2020. Our open day is on Wednesday March 4th between 10 am and 11.30 am and between 7 pm and 8 pm. Pre-enrolment forms can be found on our website at www.betns.ie. You can contact us at office@betns.ie or by phone 045 865 281

Daily Mass in Irish during Lent in Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Bachelors Walk, Dublin 2. Monday to Friday 1.15pm from Wed 26th Feb

Irish Blood Transfusion Service Clinic in Blessington Community College on Wednesday 18th March from 5pm – 8.30pm. Your donation is always need and appreciated.

Blessington Book Club Meeting in the Education Centre at 10:30am on Tuesday March 3rd

Blessington AFC are looking for young footballers & goalkeepers born in 2008 to join their Under 12 teams; if interested, please contact enquiries@blessingtonfc.com

 Storytime in Blessington Library – Every Wed at 3pm

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.

Happy Faces Play School Blessington Education Centre is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained in up to date childcare & Montessori methods of learning and development. Places available, full & part time. Enrolling now for Sept 2020.

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.

Adult Fencing Classes on Tuesdays from 8pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Fencing is a fun sport & all ages & levels of fitness can enjoy. No special equipment required only comfortable clothes & trainers. All are welcome to pop along & give it a go with no obligation. Call 087 676 4183 if you need any additional information

Blessington Educate Together N.S are enrolling for September 2020. Our open day is on Wednesday March 4th between 10 am and 11.30 am and between 7 pm and 8 pm. Pre-enrolment forms can be found on our website at www.betns.ie. You can contact us at office@betns.ie or by phone 045 865 281

 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 & putting on our best show for anyone to come see us in action 11-2pm, 7 March.  Rince, Drámaíocht, Ceol agus Spraoi.  Fun & Free activities for the family to spend a while with us. This is part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge schedule. Tá fáilte roimh chách.

West Wicklow Youth Project’s Detached Youth Work Team, Open Invitation to the Blessington Community to drop in to Creatively Contribute to a Collaborative Artwork as part of International Women’s Day in St. Joseph’s Hall between 4pm & 6pm on Friday 6th March. All Welcome & No Art Experience Necessary       

 Blessington Youth Theatre – BYT – presents, “The Magic of Musicals” on Fri 20th & Sat 21st March at 7.30 in The Tramway Theatre, Blessington. Tickets €10 from The Office Shop & Hennessy’s Next Door. The show will feature excerpts from well-loved shows such as Annie, High School Musical, Mama Mia & Legally Blonde – Suitable for all the family.  Please support the talented members of BYT, only 2 shows, so get your tickets early!!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!! Lakeshore Striders Running Club Blessington are holding a pub quiz on Friday 6th March in Murphy’s pub 8:30pm till late. The night will help to raise funds to improve the clubs running track facilities. All welcome, plenty of spot prizes & a bit of craic. €40 per table.  Raffle on the night. All welcome. Info: lakeshorestriders@gmail.com

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

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 westwicklow15@gmail.com

Interested in a social cycle in the Blessington area?  Led by an experienced volunteer, Cycling Ireland/Axa Community Bike Rides are gentle, social bike rides for adults, usually followed by coffee & chat.  New series for beginners added for Wednesdays at 10:30am. Join for FREE at www.AxaCommunityBikeRides.com

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