Issue 1348 March 21st 2021

Mass Intentions next Week

Saturday 6pm: Edin Vasquez (RD)(Panama) Month’s Mind, James & Kathleen Rawson (A) Joe Fitzpatrick (5th A)

Sunday 10am: Jim D’Arcy (Month’s Mind), Willie Clarke (A), Nancy Sheridan (Rem), Alan Clarke (Birthday Rem), Jimmy Fitzpatrick (Tougher, Valleymount) (A), Jim McDonald (Lacken) (A), Agnes & Patrick Bolger (A), Mary Cullen (Rem)

Sunday 11.30am: Paddy Magee (A), Josephine Keane (A)

We also remember: John & Kitty Nolan, Tom & Kathleen Osborne, Deceased Members of Osborne Family Bridie Toomey (A), Simon Foster (A) Danny Flanagan (A), Larry Lennon (A) Mary & Matthew Lennon (Rem), Ann-Mary & Michael Norton (Rem), Deceased Members of Norton Family

Monday: Mass offered for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Remembrance of Deceased Members of Healy & McDonald Families (Lacken), Vera Warren (A), Emer Holohan (Rem)

Wednesday: Patrick Shea (A) Aine Murphy (RD)

Thursday: Mass offered for all on the Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

Friday: Joe Flynn (RD), Eamon Hynes (RD)

All Masses & Services via Webcam

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

Sat 20th March: Mass at 6pm

Sun 21st March: Mass at 10am & 11.30am

Fri 26th March: Stations of the Cross at 12 noon via webcam.

Mon, Wed & Fri: Evening Prayer: Join the parish team for evening prayer via zoom:

7:30pm to 8:10pm

Fifth Sunday of Lent. Jesus was destined to die so that we would have life. We must die to sin, die to our selfish ways, if we are to be alive to Christ and alive for his kingdom.

Jesus talks about little seeds in the dark earth. The little seeds will be lonely and feel cold but the sunshine will come and warm them. They will grow into sheaves of golden corn and bring food and joy to the world. Jesus said ‘that He too would be lonely and in the dark and that God Our Father would be with Him and raise Him up to a wonderful new life. Sometimes, we are in the dark and lonely too. Jesus promises that His Spirit will always be with us. Fr Liam Hickey

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.

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish

EASTER DRAW – All lines on 1st April will be entered into the  St. Mary’s Schools’ & Parish Easter Draw for our local prizes:

  • Hudson Brothers 1 winner of €150 cash prize
  • Murphy’s Bar 2 winners of €20 Vouchers
  • Hennessy’s 3 winners of €20 Office Shop/Hardware Vouchers
  • Blessington Lakes Golf Club 4 Ball voucher with Tea/coffee


All lines will also be entered into Our Fundraiser Easter Draw for:

Prize 1 – Samsung Smart 50” TV,

Prize 2 – Samsung Tablet,

Prize 3 – Kindle E Reader,

Prize 4 – Dolce Gusto Coffee Maker

Prize 5 – €100 Penney’s voucher

Barry Hamilton is doing a 1 Million Step Challenge in March for Blessington & District Day Care. If anyone would like to sponsor him in this Challenge you can contact him at 087 245 0546 or

Blessington Union of Parishes. All our services including those which we will have for Easter are available on the parish YouTube channel by searching for “Blessington Union” or at this link Rev Leonard Ruddock

Vox Hiberniae are a group of musicians from parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin and have prepared the following reflection in conjunction with the Avila Carmelite Centre in Donnybrook. “A Celtic Lenten Journey – Harp, Voice and Violin” reflects in Word and in song on the Passion of Jesus. It can be viewed from the following link – you might like it for a reflective hour this Lent,

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 2.30 pm. 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 045 865 086 or

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:

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.”

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 : €4250 –  Congratulation to the weekly winner of €25 on 4th March: Rose-Marie Nugent – Numbers Drawn 4, 7, 8, 27 and on 11th March, Anne-Marie Clarke – Numbers drawn 12, 21, 22, 28 If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to Thanks to all for the support!

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

I may not have everything I want in life but  I’m blessed enough to have all that I need!! For this ….I am grateful


CHILDMINDER REQUIRED. Looking for a kind, reliable Childminder to look after three children in Manor Kilbride / Brittas area. Four days per week. Driving essential as drop-off/pick-up to local school/Montessori in Manor Kilbride 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

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

FURNITURE FOR SALE Two wardrobes for sale… one off white/white size 5`8″ high 3’ 4″ wide as new – one pine with drawer size 5`8″ high 2`9″ wide –  Pine Bed & Mattress (Double) Phone 087 678 1642

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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