Issue 1346 March 7th 2021

Mass Intentions next Week

James Lombard (RD) Kilteel

Saturday 6pm: Oliver McDonnell (A) Mary Nolan (A) Margaret Byrne (A)

Sunday 10am: Pat Kelly (A) Patrick Cassidy (A) Margaret Byrne (A) Frank Crampton (A)

Sunday 11.30am: Laurence Murphy (RD) Andy Hanlon (RD)

We also remember: Nora Fleming, Jim Duffy, Gerry & Margaret O’Dwyer, Bill Twyford, Mary Behan (A) Deceased Members of the Behan Family

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

Tuesday: Sheila Horgan (RD), Birthday Mass

Wednesday: Mary Nolan (A) Patrick Foster (Birthday Rem) Kevin Foster (RD) (UK 1st March)

Thursday: Cathy Pearse (RD) Joe Daly (RD)

Friday: Nora Toland (A) Lisa Walsh (RD)

All Masses & Services via Webcam

Daily Mass at 9.30am, Mon to Fri please join us for Rosary at 9am.

Saturday 6th March: Mass at 6pm

Sunday 7th March: Mass at 10am &  11.30am

Fri 12th March: Stations of the Cross at 12 noon via webcam.

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

Blessington & District Forum AGM will take place on Monday 8th March at 7:30pm via zoom. Anyone wishing to attend must register on or to receive a zoom ID.

Community Pool for West Wicklow are organising West Wicklow’s Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade  We want you to get involved! We want everyone across West Wicklow to take part, businesses, schools, community groups, sports clubs & families! All you have to do is send us a photo or a drawing of you getting ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It can be a photo from a previous year or you can pop up your decorations a bit early & take a new picture. We will put all of the photos & pictures together to make a virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade which will be posted on our social media pages on March 17th. Email your photos & pictures to by Saturday March 13th & help West Wicklow celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2021! If you are taking a new photo please remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

West Wicklow Cancer Support – If your life has been touched by cancer in any way, we are here for you, contact us on 087 434 6004 / or find us on Facebook. “Nobody is exempt from the trials of life but everyone can always find something positive in everything even in the worst of times. Keep smiling and moving, we are stronger together”

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:

2021 Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. We will soon begin a new year for the Parish Private Members Draw for Valleymount & Lacken. This fundraiser is vitally important to the smooth running of the parish and it also enables us to continue with maintenance work on both Churches. Valleymount Parish is rightfully proud of its two beautiful churches, but they are reaching an age when work will need to be done to ensure good upkeep of the beautiful windows in Valleymount Church and general maintenance on damp issues in Lacken Church. I am very grateful to the committee and collectors for your work thus far and I hope you will be able to continue with this important work. May I take this opportunity to thank all the parishioners who continue to support this draw and maintain our buildings for future generations. With renewed thanks and every blessing. Fr Richard Behan P.P. Blessington & Valleymount

Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed 1 bag for €3 and 4 bags for €10. For information & collection, Call John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised for upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.”

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.

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 Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week : €4150 –  Congratulation to the weekly winner of €25 on 25th February: Edwina Hardy – Numbers Drawn 5, 15, 26, 30. If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to Thanks to all for the support!


CHILDMINDER REQUIRED – Looking for kind, reliable Childminder to look after three children in Manor Kilbride / Brittas area. Preferably in our home but some flexibility can be discussed. Four days per week. Driving essential. Drop-offs to local School / Montessori needed. For more details contact 086 828 3162.

!!!!TIME TO LEARN SPANISH AT YOUR OWN PACE AND CONVENIENCE!!!! After all these years bringing Spanish students to Blessington, I am pleased to offer on-line Spanish classes. Book your free trial class!!!! If interested please contact Paloma on WhatsApp: 0034628114938. Email: Hoping you are all keeping well, Paloma Agudo KINSDALE

POPPY, a 5 year old Bernese / Old English Sheep Dog Cross  is looking for a mate to have puppies with.  She will come in heat towards end of March and would like to meet a Bernese, Retriever or Labrador cross who is interested……  Please call Andy 087 627 8650

For Sale – Samsung Fridge Freezer, Chrome Finish.  3 piece Leather Suite. All in excellent condition. Phone 086 160 9293

Online Maths Grinds available for JUNIOR /LEAVING Cert Students. Contact Chris on

Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. We are open during COVD for all your eyecare needs. FREE Eye Exam + Glasses with PRSI + Medical Card. Large selection of Designer Frames + Sunglasses. Special Offers + Discounts on 2nd Pairs. Varifocal Experts – try them with our 30 Day Guarantee. Wishing all our loyal customers a safe 2021. Call 045-981 056 for an appointment.

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

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

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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