Issue 1296 March 8th 2020

Saturday 7th March 2020

GAELSCOIL NA LOCHANNA open day & family day Lá Oscailte agus Lá Clainne. from 11-2pm.  Seachtain na Gaeilge. Ta Fáilte roimh chách.

Children’s Church for children aged 5 to 9 years at 6pm Mass Blessington Church

Sunday 8th March 2020

Car Boot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) in St. Kevin’s, 7am to 4pm. €10 per table, Car Park, Tea & Coffee. Pat Conlan 086 075 2072

1st Communion Preparation Mass at 11.15am in Valleymount Church

Monday 9th March 2020

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

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

Neighbourhood Collection Envelopes for March are due. Envelopes may be left into the Parish Office or in collection bags at Mass.

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Blessington U3A “Tomorrows World & Beyond” by Vahe Sasunts 10:30am in The Education Centre. €5 non-members

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.

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

Wednesday 11th 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

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

Thursday 12th 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: 13, 15, 16, 27 Jackpot not won. Congratulations to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Tina McNamara. Info: Parish Office 045 865 327

Coimín Centre Management at 7pm

Blessington Pastoral Council at 8pm

Mass Intentions this Week

Alice Fowler (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Marie Dawson (A) Rose Black (RD)

Sunday 10am: Seamus Byrne (A) Margaret Byrne (A)

We also Remember the following:

Pat Cassidy (A) Mary Nolan (A) James & Kathleen Rawson (A) Eddie O’Toole (A) Margaret & John Morrissey (A)

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Birthday Mass, Intentions,

Wednesday: Matt Lenon (RD) Kathleen Dillon (RD)

Thursday: Paddy Browne (A) Mike O’Reilly (RD)

Friday: Gerry Quinn (RD) Breda Butterfield (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

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

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

Help Promote Blessington Tourism. With the tourist season fast approaching, we are looking to enhance out tourist experience and to showcase Blessington at its finest. We believe we have identified all the big local attractions, which we have been promoting to all our visitors.  However, if there is something new or something that we may have overlooked or is not your usual tourist attraction, which you feel that tourists would be interested in, please call into our tourist office anytime or drop us an email on blessingtontouristoffice@gmail.com

Many thanks to the parents who organised the coffee morning in aid of the Green Wall which raised €186. This project set up by Eco Congregation Ireland aims to plant trees across the Sahara Desert in Africa in an effort to reduce the expansion of the desert through climate change. Already the planting of trees has improved the quality of soil and the lives of the people in this region. Your support for this project is much appreciated.

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!!

CELTIC BROTHERS Starring: The Willoughby’s with Special Guest  Lorraine Willoughby

Church of Our Lady, Blessington on Monday 13th April

Tickets €25 Available from Blessington Parish Office Or Online www.celticbrothers.ie

Doors Open 7pm – Show Starts 8pm ***Parish Fundraiser***

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

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

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

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

Age Action Ireland. We run computer classes for people over the age of 55.  The classes are one to one – you are placed with your own volunteer tutor who will help to teach you the basic internet such as sending emails, booking tickets or flights, shopping online, Skype, Google etc.   Tel: 01 475 6989 Email: gettingstarted@ageaction.ie www.ageaction.ie or www.facebook.com/AgeActionIreland

Anam Cara South Dublin the organisation that supports bereaved parents, are holding a Parent Support Event on 9th March at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Whitestown way, Tallaght. This event is free & 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.

The Garda Band & Kilcullen Gospel Choir in St. Brigid’s Church, Kill on Thursday 19th MarchTickets €10 & Raffle on the night. Tickets available by contacting: John 087 0601665, Margaret 087 2027550, Mary 086 7281811, Celine 087 7836276, Marion 086 3501877, Margaret 087 6993091

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

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

Manor Kilbride Drama Society’s production of Sam Cree’s hilarious comedy “Cupid Wore Skirts” will be in Kilbride hall on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th March. Tickets €10 each, available from High Definition Gym, Karma Hair Salon and Crauls’ Shop. Tickets can also be booked on 0863417106 and picked up at the door on the night of each performance. Please come along to support a local community drama group and you’ll be guaranteed a great laugh!!!

Storytime in Blessington Library – Every Wed at 3pm

Cruthú Art Group is pleased to host ‘Revealing Wicklow’ a multi-media response to the ancient Wicklow landscape by Erika Tyner. Come visit at Cruthú Art Gallery, Russborough Courtyard.  Open on March 16th / 17th & weekends 21st / 22nd  &  28th / 29th March from 11am.

G4M&O (Gaelic 4 Mother’s & Others) returns Tuesday 10th March from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at Blessington GAA pitch! Want a fun way to get fit & possibly learn some new skills? Then join us for fun, fitness and football!!

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.

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 www.lackenns.com 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.

In a World where you can be anything……. be Kind

St Vincent de Paul local no: 087 181 1579

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