Issue 1326 October 4th 2020

Mass Intentions this Week: William (Liam) Lynch, Brendan Reddington (Ashbourne)

Saturday 6pm: Intentions Mass. Seamus Corry (A) Kathleen Corry (A) Jim Corry (A)  Kay Hayes (Birthday Rem)

Sunday 10am: Pauline Shannon (A) Johnny Murray (A) Ita & Dan McCarthy

We also remember: Jimmy & Joe Balfe, Christy Brady, Madalyn & Tom Rolston, Tom Wallace, Mary & Michael O’Halloran, Sister Eileen (Golden Jubilee)

Monday: Mass offered for all the Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Denis Barry (A) Carmel Long RD)

Wednesday: Sp Intentions. Birthday Intentions

Thursday: Sp Intentions. Sp Intentions

Friday: Mossy Carroll (RD) Noel Walsh (RD)

Tuesday 6th October

Eucharistic Adoration & Rosary will take place every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. If you are unable to come to the Church, you can join us via webcam on

Wednesday 7th October

Prayers to Our Lady for the month of October. from 11am -12 noon in Church of Our Lady, Blessington (also available via webcam)

1st Communion Enrolment 2021 Parents of children in 2nd Class attending Blessington No 1 School or  Blessington Educate Together NS  who would like to enroll for the 1st Communion Classes are asked to contact the Parish Office & leave their name & number. 045 865 327 or Please share this notice with friends in those schools

Church Collections – the 1st & 2nd collections take place at the end of Mass as you exit. Buckets are provided at the exit doors. The 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. All the SHRINE MONEY & donations in the black PDF BOXES on the wall of the church remain in the parish. Thank you for your ongoing support. Donations may also be made through the DONATE button on our website

Do you have a few hours to spare to clean the Church? Volunteer Cleaners needed one day a week for the months of Oct, Feb and June. Call the Parish Office 045 865 327

Valleymount and Lacken Parish Members Draw Results for September – Peter Clarke, Frances & Billy Kavanagh, May & Andy Farrington, Erik Van Alpen, Mairead & Seamus Graham

Don’t forget to book a ticket for weekend Mass 045 865 327

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

Study and Work Spaces are now available in Blessington Library. Spaces can be booked for two-hour slots. All are physically distanced and separated by screens. Book a space online at or call us at 045 891740. Photocopying, scanning & printing services available. Free Wi-Fi access.


Health Related Fitness Course. Why not try something new this winter? This course will help you to: Develop an awareness of issues around health, fitness and physical activities. Make personal choices about food and physical activity. Understand stress and how to deal with it. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. This course will be run for one morning a week. Learn and have fun in a safe and friendly environment. All Covid-19 guidelines strictly adhered to. We also have courses available in Basic computers, English for speakers of other languages and Basic English. For further information on all the above please contact Annette at 086 846 2771 or 045 851 494.

Blessington Mini-Rugby outdoors for 4 and 5 year olds. Boys & girls welcome. K.O. 11:15am every Saturday at St Kevin’s Hall

Blessington Mini-Rugby on Tuesdays U7, U8 and U9 boys & girls from 6pm to 7pm –  U10 to U13 7pm to 8pm on GAA Astro

Rugby at Russborough for all ages from 10am to 12 noon each Saturday

The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, & Enquiries Email: Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm Please observe social distance, and use hand sanitiser when entering & leaving

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2875 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

Email us with your Community Group news:

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

Use what talents you possess…. the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there, except those that sang best.


Lady Available For Cleaning (house work) 089 956 3494


McGreal’s Hearing Centre Our Clinical Audiologist & Rehabilitation Specialist Justine Rae is based at our Main Street Pharmacy in Blessington. To book a hearing test phone 1890 92 92 59 or visit


Creative Mindfulness Meditation for Children 6 weekly Classes starting in October. Promoting  Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing. Age groups 5 to 7 and 8 to 10. If interested please text Angela @ 085 870 3983 for more details.


New to Blessington! The Therapy Room, Blessington Business Park, Holistic Therapist & Reflexologist Saturdays 11-6pm Introductory Offer 10% off treatments booked for October. Contact Karen 0877631621


Garden Maintenance Services Contact Declan for a free quote 087 2145 831


Delighted to announce we have two vacancies available on the Scheme: Caretaker for:

Blessington FC Job Ref CES2152799 Caretaker /Cleaner for

Manor Kilbride Community Hall 1 Job Ref CES2152799

To qualify you must be in receipt of a social welfare payment for the past 12 months. For further info or to apply please phone Martin Cahill on 085 252 356 or 045 891 348 or email


Castle Canine Cuts Dog Grooming Service. Clipping, Trimming, Shampooing for all Breeds. Nail and ear care included. Appointments Monday-Saturday. Contact Gillian on 087 764 1911 or find us on Facebook.


Talbot Chimneys Ltd. Family Run Business Since 1978, Insurance Claims Handled, Chimney Repairs / Reline / Rebuild, CCTv Surveys, Chimney Cleaning. Descaling of Soot & Tar Build Up. Fully Insured. No Call-Out Charge for OAPs on Mention of this Ad. Freephone 1800 406 700 Office 045 850 957


Part Time Bar Staff Required  experience preferable. Full Time Greenkeeper with Experience Required at Slade Valley Golf Club reply to


Gardening – For Autumn Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714


Painter & Decorator Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431


Eagle Cleaning Solutions Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs. Call for appointment: 087 247 4388. Email: Find us on Facebook


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

Paying too much to SKY or UPC? We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!! No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053


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


Happy Faces Pre School Blessington Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech)is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us for more information


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:


Noel Nolan – Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email


German Autoworks – Service Specialist. VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel. Call 087 286 3997


HEADSTONES – 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



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