Issue 1303 April 26th 2020

Saturday 25th April 2020

Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on

Sunday 26th April 2020

Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on

Thursday 30th April 2020

Deacon Gerry will lead a Holy Hour of Prayer and Benediction via Webcam from 7.30pm to 8pm from Church of Our Lady Blessington. Log in for an hour of prayer, music and reflection.

Friday 1st May 2020

1st Friday of the Month, Mass will be offered for those on November List of the Dead

Mass Intentions this Week

Eileen McGreal (RD) Billy Brady (RD) Elizabeth Bevan (RD) Bridget (Biddy) Fallon (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Maisie Brown (A) Molly Keogh (A)

Sunday 10am: Dora Tully (A) Jack (John) Murphy (A)

We also Remember the following:

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: John Magee (RD) Bridget Maher (RD)

Wednesday: Eileen McGreal (RD) Sheila Gallagher (RD)

Thursday: Darragh Keogh (1st A) Sheila Moran (RD)

Friday: Mass offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead

Blessington Parish Appeal – How to support your parish during  the current restrictions

You will be aware of our need to maintain an in-flow of funds at the present to help us meet payments and expenses: insurance, heat & light, church expenses, maintenance, staff expenses, Priests salaries & the running of the COIMIN CENTRE.

“THANK YOU” to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Collection.

We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute. Fill in your details, plus the amount of you wish to donate and your donation will go directly into the parish account. It is a quick and secure way to contribute to the parish.

If you experience any difficulties, please phone the parish office who will assist you.

The DONATE button only went up last week and already a number of parishioners have found it an easy way to support the parish. Once again may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity.

Fr. Richard

Starting from this Sunday, the Church will be open from 10am to 1pm each day to allow people to drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle. There is a small area cordoned for this purpose. We will keep the area cleaned and disinfected but please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church..

The Parish Office is Closed to the Public. We are available by telephone or email  for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards & General Enquiries – Monday to Friday

Email: Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm

Follow Deacon Gerry’s Blog of prayerful resources & reflections: or on Facebook Page

Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday this week please join us in prayer:

Burgage Cemetery Mass 2020

In accordance with Government guidelines on public gatherings, the Annual Cemetery Mass at Burgage scheduled for Sunday 17th May at 3 PM has been cancelled a Memorial Remembrance Mass will be held on 17th May at 3pm in Church of our Lady, Blessington, Via Webcam only

Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock Archdiocese of Dublin – Sunday April 26th

In these times when travel is restricted, the internet can assist us to reach out to churches that we can temporarily no longer visit. We had planned to hold the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, but we cannot do so due to the government restrictions caused by COVID-19.

Instead, with the cooperation of our friends at Knock Shrine, we will hold a virtual pilgrimage commencing at 2.30pm with the Rosary & Mass will be celebrated at 3.00pm.

We would like to encourage as many people as possible to join us in prayer at this time, the virtual pilgrimage will give us an opportunity to pray through the intercession of Our Lady of Knock for all our intentions.  Please God, we will be in a position to visit Knock again in person in the not too distant future.

Join the pilgrimage from:

2.30pm:            Rosary

3.00pm:            Pilgrimage Mass celebrated by the Rector of Knock Shrine, Fr Richard Gibbons

3.45pm:            Benediction

4.00pm:            Virtual visit to the Apparition Chapel

4.15pm:            Opportunity to place a petition, light a candle or have a Mass said online.

Blessington Library is now providing access to Touch-Type Read & Spell (TTRS), a multi-sensory, structured online course particularly useful for those with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia, ASD and ADHD.  It assists those who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties & also develops their typing skills.  It is suitable for all age groups, learning at their own pace, at home.  To get started contact Blessington Library on (045) 891 740 for your unique log in and password.

West Wicklow Cancer Support may be closed but they are still available to help. Call: 087 4346004 or with any enquiries.

ALONE national support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Professional staff will be available to answer queries & give advice & reassurance. Lines open Mon to Fri, 8am to 8pm, 0818 222 024

Live Online Creative Writing courses available at Classes held weekly using video sharing. Fun interactive and educational. Students will be able to submit their work and have it reviewed. Also an online Creative Writing competition see for more details.

No lockdown on Messenger. The Messenger is still being printed and distributed monthly. However, some may find it hard to access it. Thus, we are offering a free digital subscription for three months. If you would like to receive this, please send an email to, with message digital. their publications can be ordered at

DONATE to the Parish Online

We are delighted to let you know that we have now got a facility for our parishioners to make donations to the Parish (Blessington Neighbourhood Collection, Crosschapel or Manor Kilbride) & to the Diocese through the Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collection that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use but if you need any help call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol at Parish Office number 045 865 327 during the week

St Mary’ Schools & Blessington Parish Thursday 23rd April – Numbers drawn: 7, 9, 10, 15 Congratulations to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Jane Byrne. Jackpot not won. Info: Parish Office 045 865 327. The lotto draw is still taking place every Thursday at 8pm. Next  week’s Jackpot €1700

St Vincent de Paul local no: 087 181 1579

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