Issue 1342 February 7th 2021


Jesus is the healer who gives hope to his people.

Mass Intentions next Week

Margaret Lennon (RD) Ballinastockan, Marcel de Mulder (RD) UK, Joe McManus (RD) Lurgan, James D’Arcy (RD) Blessington

Saturday 6pm: Ann Kavanagh (A) Maree McEvoy (A) Phyllis Farrell (A) Bill Brady (A)

Sunday 10am: Ann O’Byrne (A) Bridget & John Tipper (A) Tom Tipper (A)

Sunday 11.30am:John O’Hara (A) Ann Byrne (A) Molly Haughton (A)

We also remember: Edward Boylan, Conor Curran, Bridget O’Connell, Sean & Elizabeth O’Donnell, Sidney & Maureen Hambly, Francis Hunt, Joe Treacy, Bridie & Owen Naughton, Bridie & John Keogh John Keogh (Knockieran)

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

Tuesday: Margaret Lennon (RD) Barbara Smith (A) Jerry Carey (A)

Wednesday: Michael Eustace (RD) Anna Bergin (A)

Thursday: Sean O’Flaherty (RD) Fr Jimmy Peters(RD)

Friday: Special Living Intentions, Special Living Intentions, Special Living Intentions

Accord Dublin’s Annual Collection will take place next weekend 13th & 14th  February. Donation Envelopes will be available in the Church or donate online at

All Masses & Services via Webcam  Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Friday please join us in prayer for The Rosary at 9am

Saturday 6th February Mass at 6pm

Sunday 7th February Mass at 10am and 11.30am

Evening Prayer Join the parish team on Mon, Wed and Fri for evening prayer via zoom 7:30pm to 8:10pm

Children’s Prayers Every Thursday at 11am we have prayers for children from Church of Our Lady Blessington. All children & families are invited to join via webcam We will focus on Our Lady of Lourdes on 11th February & Lent on 18th February.

The Church is open from 10am on Monday to Saturday and after 11.30am Mass on Sundays for quiet prayer or to light a candle. There is a Collection Point at the back of the Church to collect Mass Cards ordered by phone or by email 045 865 327

LENT 2021 Our Hope Renewed” It is time to renew our hope! For we are a Community of Faith, Hope & Love. This Lent let’s take the opportunity to connect with God and each other. We may be confused by Zoom and Social Media… but God is not… let’s do what we can whilst keeping everyone safe. We are in this together. Full Information on Lenten initiatives throughout the Diocese are available on  all in the ‘Living Lent’ section……….  Book Club (‘Return to Me with all Your Heart’), Guided Meditation, Scripture, Lenten Talks, Evening Prayer, Whatsup for Lent, (Daily Ponder Point), LOL (Lent-On-Line) Personal Reflections, There is something for everyone to take part in this Lent – for Teens, Young Adults and Families

Let’s Live Lent: Bringing The Gospel To Life. Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom.  Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Tuesdays 16th Feb, 23rd Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar and 16th Mar 2021 at 8.00 p.m. Full details including booking information shortly.

Homily of Bishop Dermot Farrell at Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occasion of his Installation as Archbishop of Dublin is available to read from the link below or on the Archdiocese Website: –

Do you have a small piece of land in or around Blessington? We are a community group looking to start allotments in the area. Please contact us at or 0862371290

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

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 COVID-19 Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open  7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline. Calls from Vodafone or landline bundles, PAYG bundles, and mobile contracts are free.

Lacken National School are now accepting enrolments for Mainstream and Early Intervention classes for September 2021. School bus runs daily from/to Blessington. The school offers afterschool care for Junior and Senior Infants until 2.30pm. Lacken School also has a pre-school facility which is ECCE and NCS approved. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from or please contact the school office on 045 865086 or

Financial Support for our Parish is very important at this time and we are most grateful for your contributions. You can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the Blessington parish website(options available for all our Churches.) All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese through the1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our websitethe 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed €3 for 1 Bag, €10 for 3 Bags. For collection information phone John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

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. Email: Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm. Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579


NEED TO TALK? Blessington Counselling & Psychotherapy Offer you  a friendly & confidential service Call Mandy 0851349814

BLESSINGTON LAKES GARDEN CENTRE – Veg & Flower Seeds. Seed Potatoes, Onions & Garlic, Wild Bird Food, Bare Root Hedging, Trees, & Fruit. Call 045 865 403 or 087 931 9111

Furniture For Sale – 3 piece Leather Suite. Solid Pine Kitchen Table and 6 chairs 150x90cm. Both items in excellent condition. Phone 086 160 9293

Looking to upskill, learn a new skill, unsure of what course to do? Here at Blessington Further Education Centre we offer free, confidential career guidance to help you. For more information, please email or contact Irene on 086 806 1569

Just Got Engaged ? Elegant & Stylish Wedding photography. €1250 for full digital package + free Engagement photo session. Ring Jim on 087 679 9008. Instagram jimschofieldphotography

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

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

GasHome – Boiler Servicing and Repairs – RGI Registered. Phone Stephen 087 9060 894

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327


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