Issue 1327 1October 11th 2020


God is generous to his people; his is the gift of life and love, of reconciliation and of justice. He expects us to be generous in return so that others may know his generosity.

Mass Intentions this Week

Imelda James (RD) Saggart, Mary Walsh (RD) Donard

Saturday 6pm: John & Bridie Richardson (A) James Byrne (A) Paddy Nolan (A) Betty Tyrrell (A)

Sunday 10am: Eileen Kelly (Mths Mind) David Clarke (A) Michael Tully Jnr (A)

We also remember: Rosanna Wright, Joan Duffner, Michael & Thomas Fitzpatrick, Dave Clarke John Kavanagh

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

Tuesday: Michael Tully (A) Sean Walsh (RD)

Wednesday: Rosanna Wright (A) Eileen Kelly (RD)

Thursday: Mary Keogh (Birthday Rem)     Michael Hayes (RD)

Friday: Intentions Mass, Intentions Mass

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

Saturday 10th October 2020 –  Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on

Sunday 11th October 2020 –  Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on

Wednesday 14th October- Prayers to Our Lady for the month of October. from 11am -12 noon from Church of Our Lady, Blessington, via webcam only

The Church is open from 10am to 6pm every day. Drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle. We will keep the area cleaned & disinfected but please use the HAND SANITISER as you enter & as you leave the Church.

Church Collections – donations can be made to the 1st & 2nd collections via the DONATE BUTTON on the parish website. 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. During this time you can also make donations via the DONATE BUTTON on the parish website. Thank you for your ongoing support.

This is an unprecedent time, it’s time for unprecedented kindness


Masses continue to be celebrated but without a congregation

In-person parish meetings are not to proceed

Funeral Masses may be celebrated with up to 25 mourners

Weddings may take place with up to 25 guests

Baptisms may not be celebrated

Churches remain open for personal prayer

First Communion and Confirmation Ceremonies are postponed

Find live-streamed Masses at

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website:

The Parish Office Opening Hours – Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm, for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, Baptisms, Weddings & General 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 the office.

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €2975 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

Volunteer Drivers Irish Cancer Society – Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. Drivers with a free weekday availability and who can commit to driving twice a month.  Please email Gail at or call 01 2310 566 for an application form. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus we are seeking drivers under the age of 70 years.

Cruthú Art Group has now concluded its exhibition at Russborough for 2020. Thank you to everybody who visited us over the Summer. We are delighted to share an ongoing display of art and craft in the Blessington Tourist Office.  Do drop in and have a look.  You may also see some of our art on the Cruthú Art Facebook page. If you wish to enquire about any piece that you see on Facebook, please email   Any art available for purchase may be viewed at Blessington Tourist Office by request.

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

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.

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




Cleaner/Housekeeping Assistant Requiredin Blessington Area for approx.4 hours a week references required, must have own transport, Thursday or Friday is preferred.  reply with your current details by email to with your telephone  number.


We are a Successful Business established in Blessington for 16 years and require a warehouse operator. Duties include, small production line packing. labelling stock and light duties in the warehouse. We are an equal opportunities employer. Hours are 8am to 5pm Mon to Fri. No weekend work and €10.10 per hour. Please e mail with cover letter to  (No phone calls)


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


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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