Issue 1330 November 1st 2020

Monday 2nd November All Soul’s Day – There is a Mass of Remembrance at 7.30pm During this Mass we will remember all our loved ones who have died. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we cannot have this Mass in person this year but we feel it is important to continue the tradition of November remembrance in our parish. We invite you to join with us for Mass via webcam Perhaps you could light a candle at home at the start of the Mass. Invite family members or friends who can’t be with you at this time to connect to the Mass as we all join together, apart, to remember our loved ones.

All Masses & Services via Webcam

►Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Friday please join us in prayer

►Saturday 31st October 2020: Mass at 6.00pm

►Sunday 1st November 2020, All Saint’s Day Sunday Mass at 10am

►1st Friday- 6th November: Masses offered for all whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead. Padre Pio Mass will take place at 8pm, Church of Our Lady Blessington.

Thursday 5th November: Holy Hour / Benediction with Deacon Gerry at 7.30pm, Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Mass Intentions this Week

Kathleen Twyford (RD) Grangecon Fr. Jimmy Doyle (RD) Naas, Staplestown/Cooleragh

Saturday 6pm: James & Tommy Swift (A) Odey Keogh (A)

Sunday 10am: Matthew Ryan (A) Michael & James Ryan (A)

We also remember: Julie Carron, Sally Egan, Maureen Donoghue, Teresa Slattery, Catherine Lewis, Noel Keogh

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

Tuesday: Mary Nixon, Joseph Nixon, Phyllis Nixon (Rem) Josie Clarke, Paddy Minton, George (Rem)

Wednesday: Jimmy & Patty Hughes (A) Kevin Moore (1st A)

Thursday: Seamus Lavelle (RD) Paddy Fitzpatrick (RD)

Friday: 1st Friday … Mass offered for all those on the November List of the Dead

November List of the Dead – Envelopes available in the Church. Masses offered on the 1st Friday of every month throughout the year.

Join with Fr. Richard and Fr. Joe, in evening prayer via Zoom Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7.30pm. Log on to and click on the Zoom button. If you have any difficulty logging in, please contact us at

Christmas Mass Cards, Christmas Cards & other gift items now on sale. See photos on Facebook Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 12.30pm. Jean: 087 235 0835 from 9am to 5pm

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

Lakeshore Striders 3,000 mile Lockdown Challenge. Members of Blessington’s Lakeshore Striders Running Club wanted some extra motivation to stay active and stay connected during this second Lockdown. Members (from seasoned marathon runners to new couch to 5k graduates) pledged their own  distance (100 miles or 100km) that they will run in the cold inclement November weather over the 6 weeks level 5 restrictions. They are sharing their donations between Barretstown and Blessington Lights ( 2 worthy local causes. So if you see them out and about running in splendid isolation, cheers them on and donate to either of these charities. Go Striders!

Lacken Naíonra NOW ENROLLING. Emphasis is on the holistic development of pre-school children through outdoor activity. ECCE and NCS approved. Enquiries  to or phone 045 865086

Lacken National School has places available in the Early Intervention Class. Enquiries to or phone 045 865086

Blessington Lights up for Christmas 2020 Your Community needs your help!! We are looking for each household to make a small donation to ensure we can light up our Christmas Tree and Streetlights this December. We need to raise €4,500. Nobody wants to drive down the Main Street in Darkness this December. We need plenty of Christmas cheer. Come on Blessington Community, dig deep!! Donation Buckets in McGreals, The Credit Union and Wonkas, alternatively, please donate via

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. There are also envelopes available in the Church for these donations. 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.

Blessington Parish Office will remain closed to the public during the current restrictions. Please call or email if you wish to have someone prayed for at Mass. Blessington Parish Christmas Mass Bouquets, Christmas Cards and other gift items now on sale. Email: Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm. Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm Call or email for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, Baptisms, Weddings & General Enquiries. All items can be collected…………

Community Pool for West Wicklow is looking for the most Spooktacular Halloween House in West Wicklow! Email pictures of your decorated house  & we will share them on our social media pages. Don’t forget to colour in our Halloween logo and pop it in your window too! You can pick up a copy of our Halloween logo from Blessington Tourist Office or print it out from our Facebook page! Prizes for the most Spooktacular Halloween Houses!

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €3125, sign up for €2 per week on parish website

ALONE – COVID-19 Support Line for Older People 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, call: 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

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579

Calling all Local Businesses,

Artists & Crafters! Community Pool for West Wicklow are hosting an online Christmas Market and we would like you to be part of it!

Every day from early November we will be posting a new video to our social media pages, like an extended Advent Calendar. Each video will showcase a different local business or artist and their products. We hope that our online Christmas Market will help to encourage people to shop local and support local businesses this Christmas. If you think this is something you would like to get involved in, then email us at



CE Scheme Vacancies

Parish Secretary, Hollywood CES 2161942 Closing Date: 1st November

Caretaker, Blessington GAA CES 2162183 Closing 19th November

PLEASE Note you must be in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance.  Excellent opportunity to get into or back into the workforce working 19.5 hrs a week whilst contributing to your local Community. Community employment rates apply.  Full training provided and support through personal progression plan. For full job description or any further information, please contact the Community Employment office, Martin Cahill on 045 891348 or Call into us (across from Dunnes Stores)


Martin Craul & Co, Statutory Auditors, Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors, have moved office to: Block One, Unit 1F, Blessington Business Park, County Wicklow. W91 XT18 (near the Fire Station) Telephone Numbers Unchanged. 045 891 505 or 045 891 507 – 087 279 1325 (Martin) Email Correspondence/data to 2 Millbank as before will be acceptable


Couple looking to Rent an Apartment or House for 3/6 months. Non-smokers, no children or pets.Tel 086 879 2188


Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention Phone Gary: 086 857 4262


Gardening- For Winter Tidying, Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085-1337714


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


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


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


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


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


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


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:


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


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


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


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

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