Issue 1304 May 10th 2020

Saturday 9th May 2020

Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on

Sunday 10th May 2020

Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on

Monday 11th May 2020

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

Monthly Envelopes for May can be dropped into the postbox at the Coimin Centre, into the PDF boxes in the Church or posted to the Parish Office or use the Donate online facility via the parish website.


Thursday 14th May 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.

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Thomas Miley (1st A) Robert Henessy (A) Michael Nash (A)

Sunday 10am: Denis Bohan (Mths Mind) Kate McGrath (A) Pat Duffy (A) Jack Boothamn (A)

We also Remember the following:

Jimmy Devoy (A) Catherine Doran (A) Charles Doran (Rem) Larry Cullen (A) James McHugh (A) Christy Dennison (A) Catherine & Adam Jackson (A) Moire T Deohan (A) Katie McEvoy (A) Sr Olive Fox (A) Noel Fox (A) Oliver Daly (A)

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Paddy Dowling (1st A) Robert Hennessy (A)

Wednesday: Michael Nash (A) Barry O’Donnell (Rem)

Thursday: John & Mary McGarrigle (A) Lucy Keogh (A)

Friday: James McHugh (A) Thanksgiving Mass


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 to all 3 Churches in the parish or to the Archdiocese. 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.

Once again may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity.

Fr. Richard


 St Vincent de Paul local no: 087 181 1579


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


 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


Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm

Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm


The Church will be open from 10am to 1pm every 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.. 


Sunday 17th May 2020

Burgage Cemetery Mass

In accordance with Government guidelines on public gatherings, the Annual Mass at Burgage Cemetery has been cancelled

A Memorial Remembrance Mass will be held on 17th May at 3pm in Church of our Lady, Blessington, Via Webcam Only

Please let relatives, friends at home and abroad  know of this Mass

Please follow Blessington Parish on Facebook

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.

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 5th May – Numbers drawn: 9, 20, 22, 23 Congratulations to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Gareth 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 €1800


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




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Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993

Standard Taxi €77 one way

Large 7-Seater €87 one way

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Call out Charge €75


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All areas serviced

Phone: Tony or Regina:

087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426


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Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or


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