Saturday 23rd May 2020
►Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie
Sunday 24th May 2020
►Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on www.blessingtonparish.ie
►Burgage Cemetery Mass Many thanks to all who watched the Mass on webcam last Sunday afternoon, there were viewers from all over Ireland and beyond! Over 400 people joined in to pray for loved ones in Burgage. This is a difficult time for everyone especially as many are not able to visit the cemetery at this time.
Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday this week please join us in prayer: www.blessingtonparish.ie
Thursday 28th 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
John Reynolds, Red Lane, (RD)
Saturday 6pm: Frank Cheatle (RD) Maura Rossney (Manor Kilbride) (A)
Sunday 10am: Eileen McGreal (Mths Mind) William Bready (Mths Mind) Mairead Hudson (1st A)
We also Remember the following: Frances Kenny, James Kenny
Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick
Tuesday: Joe Halligan (RD) Roy Jolly (RD)
Wednesday: Eileen McCarthy (RD) Special Living Intention,
Thursday: Birthday Mass, Get Well Mass
Friday: Intentions Mass, Birthday 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 Coimin Centre.
“THANK YOU” to those who are supporting the parish through standing orders and the Neighbourhood Envelope Collection.
We now have a DONATE button on our website for those who would like to contribute to Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount/Lacken or directly 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.
While 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
Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care
The Church is 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 keep up with Parish Events on Blessington Parish Facebook
Follow Deacon Gerry’s Blog of prayerful resources & reflections: www.lenten.info or on Blessington.info Facebook Page
St Vincent de Paul 087 181 1579
Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. This year, of course, it was not possible to return Trócaire boxes through schools or parishes in the usual way. This is the worst possible timing coming just as the world’s poorest people need us most. Therefore, Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation. Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:
Online at www.trocaire.org
- By phone: 1850 408 408
- By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
- Please call Jean to make arrangements to drop Trocaire boxes to the Parish Office – 087 235 0835
The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion. West Wicklow Cancer Support may be closed but they are still available to help. Call: 087 4346004 or email@example.com with any enquiries.
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.
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.
Community Pool for West Wicklow Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday June 18th at 7pm. As per Government restrictions we will be holding the meeting online using the Zoom app. All are welcome to join us to hear what the campaign has been up to & what we have planned for the coming year. Please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com & we will send you Zoom meeting log in details. Thank you for your continued support.
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 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 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.
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.
The Bend in the Road
Sometimes we come to life’s crossroads
And we view what we think is the end.
But God has a much wider vision
And he knows that it’s only a bend-
The road will go on and get smoother
And after we’ve stopped for a rest,
The path that lies hidden beyond us
Is often the path that is best.
So rest and relax and grow stronger,
Let go and let God share your load
And have faith in a brighter tomorrow-
You’ve just come to a bend in the road.
Author: Helen Steiner Rice
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.
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: email@example.com
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
BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE
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
087 931 9111
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: https://www.dublindiocese.ie/job-vacancies/