Issue 1306 May 17th 2020
Saturday 16th May 2020
►Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie
Sunday 17th May 2020
►Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie
►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 https://blessingtonparish.ie/about/parish-webcam/
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: www.blessingtonparish.ie
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.
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: www.lenten.info or on Blessington.info 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-a/ 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: https://covid19tech.ie/ or https://www.facebook.com/Covid19TechHelp/posts/118344963168927
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
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 email@example.com with any enquiries.
Live Online Creative Writing courses available at https://www.cabin-fever.ie 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 https://www.cabin-fever.ie 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.
BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE
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
VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel
Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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 @ email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Judith.email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 25th May 2020.
For a full outline go to our noticeboard section on: https://www.dublindiocese.ie/job-vacancies/
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