Issue 1306 May 17th 2020

Saturday 16th May 2020

Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on

Sunday 17th May 2020

Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on

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

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

Thursday 21st 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

Ciaran Stynes (Kilteel) (RD) Kathleen Cullen (Rathdangan) (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Amelia Lily Philips (Rem) Helena Moore (RD)

Sunday 10am: Carmel Johnson (Mths Mind) Kevin Keenan (Mths Mind) Mick Balfe (Kylebeg) (A) Jessie Clarke (A)

We also Remember the following: Mary & Kathleen Curtin, Molly & Billy Evans, Joe Evans Snr, Joe Evan Jnr, Liam Evans, Bridie & Ann Evans, Jane & Jim Flynn, John & Brigid Miley, Andy Farrington, Kathleen & Jack Daniels, Joe Daniels, Phil Conlon, Ray Daniels, Lorraine Daniels, Vincie Daniels, Sharon O’Brien, Deceased Members of Behan & O’Brien families, Kathleen O’Connell

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: Sharon O’Brien (A) Thanksgiving Mass

Wednesday: Jane & Jim Flynn (A) Exam Mass

Thursday: Mass of the Angels, Sp Living Int

Friday: Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

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

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

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..

Please follow Blessington Parish on Facebook

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

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 Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, or Valleymount/Lacken

Donations to the Diocese through the Easter Dues & the 1st & 2nd Collections 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 045 865 327 during the week

Mass Cards by Phone or On-Line

Blessington Parish Office can take orders for Mass cards on line & over the phone.

Online: e-mail your Mass Card order and details to

When you receive confirmation you can pay through the website.  Click the “Donate” button and pick

“Mass Card, Shop, Newsletter Items” product. Cards will then be posted out or left in the Church for collection

By Phone  Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm, call in your details to  045 865 327 or 087 235 0835.

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are available on our website From the list of choose this weekend’s homily and keep up to date with Fr Kevin’s thoughts on the Gospel Reading of the day.

Covid19 Tech is a  group of I.T professionals who have come together from  across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors in our communities so they can stay connected with their loved ones and required services during the Covid19 crisis. For further information to help any of your senior friends, neighbours or relatives who could do with a little help keep in touch at the moment. Info: or

ALONE COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line & additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries & give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

If the mountain seems too big today

Then climb a hill instead.

If the morning brings you sadness it’s okay to stay in bed.

If the day ahead weighs heavy

And your plans feel like a curse,

there’s no shame in rearranging,

Don’t make yourself feel worse.

If a shower stings like needles

And the bath feels like you’ll drown,

If you haven’t washed your hair for days,

Don’t throw away your crown.

A day is not a lifetime

A rest is not defeat,

Don’t think of it as failure,

Just a quiet, kind retreat.

Its okay to take a moment

From an anxious, fractured mind,

The world will not stop turning

While you get realigned.

The mountain will still be there

When you want to try again,

You can climb it in your own time,

Just love yourself til then

-Laura Ding-Edwards


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.

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.


Hollywood Flower Studio

Hanging baskets and bedding plants, herbs and fruit plants available

Thursday to Sunday 11am  to 3pm Call 087 333 3276 for more details.


We are looking forward to reopening on May 18th

For our safety and our customers we will have safety and social distancing rules in play.

We would request that the hour from 10am to 11am Monday to Friday be left available for our more vulnerable customers

We are still offering a call and collect service, you can remain in your car and collect your order in the car park

We will continue to offer delivery to over 70s

Open 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm Sunday

045 865 403 or 087 931 9111

Time to get your Ride-On/Lawnmowers serviced

or treat yourself to a new Mower

For full backup service and professional advice

Philip Jones 087 6638788

Visit our website

 Active Appliance Repairs

over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing

all brands of domestic and commercial appliances.

For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today

on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082

Call out Charge €75

 Ace Robotic Lawn Care

Sales and Installation of Robotic Lawn Mowers

Free garden assessment, all leading brands sold

Contact Ken: 086 834 4332


McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington

Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations.

Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years.

Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessington

or phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or Gary 087 933 3487

German Autoworks

Service Specialist

VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel

Call 087 286 3997

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993

Standard Taxi €77 one way

Large 7-Seater €87 one way

Call Richard on 087 255 7993

Or email:

Mr. Power Washer

Driveway Cleaning, Shopfront, Window Cleaning,

High Reach Wash, Gutter Cleaning, Roof Cleaning

Contact Mark 085 246 5549 01 516 7316


Eagle Cleaning Solutions

Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs.

Call for appointment: 087 247 4388


Find us on Facebook


Roller, Vertical and Venetian.

For all your requirements home or office

Contact Seamus 087 4060 434



For Spring Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care,

Beds overhauled

Phone Mark 085 133 7714

Paying too much to SKY or UPC?

We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!!

No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053

Alder Interiors Ltd

Fitted kitchens & wardrobes & custom-made units

For a Free estimate & quotation, please phone Sinead on 01-4587617

Visit our website & see our reviews from our happy customers.

Email us @

Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D.

Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington.

All areas serviced

Phone: Tony or Regina: 087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service

Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email

Vacancy for Safeguarding Officer

The Archdiocese of Dublin Child Safeguarding Service provides support and oversight in respect of the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults who are involved with the Diocese via its parishes, schools and agencies. This role is offered on a permanent and full-time basis to support the service. Reporting to the Director of the Service, the Safeguarding Officer will develop and deliver training, as well as give advice and support on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults involved in church activities in the diocese.

If you feel this role is for you and meet our requirements, please email your C.V. with a Covering letter to:  by 5pm on Monday 25th May 2020.

For a full outline go to our noticeboard section on:



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