Issue 1349 March 28th 2021

Mass Intentions next Week

Ian Burke (RD) Edenderry, Co Offaly

Saturday 6pm: George Allen (1st A), Andrew & Nora O’Mahony (A), Ann O’Donnell (A), Pete Nolan (9th A), Deceased Members of the Nolan Families in Blessington & Baltinglass

Sunday 10am: Jack Keogh (A), Jackie Brophy (60th A)Peter Clarke (31st A), Margaret & Patricia Clarke (Birthday Remembrance), Gerry McIntyre (2nd A)

11.30am: Seamus Meade (RD), Rose Boyne (RD)

We also remember: John & Brigid Miley, Andy Farrington, Larry Lennon (A), Mary & Matthew Lennon (Rem), Ann-Mary & Michael Norton (Rem), Deceased Members of Norton Family, Annie Cullen (A) and Kitty Nolan (A)

Monday: Mass offered for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Kitty Palmer (RD), Maura Lacey (RD)

Wednesday: Get Well Mass, Get Well Mass

Holy Thursday: Eithne Cranley (3rd A), Intentions Mass

All Masses & Services via Webcam

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

Sat 27th March: Mass at 6pm

Palm Sunday 28th March: Mass at 10am & 11.30am

Holy Thursday: 1st April: 8pm Mass of the Last Supper. Followed by Prayers & Reflection

Good Friday 2nd April: 12pm Children’s Stations of the Cross. 3pm: Passion Ceremony. 8pm: Prayers around the Cross with Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday: 3rd April: 8pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday: 4th April: 10am & 11.30am Mass

All Ceremonies are on the Parish Webcam

Easter Dues Envelopes are available in the Church

Easter Mass Cards available from the Parish Office. Call Carol 045 865 327 9am to 1pm or Jean 087 235 0835 9am to 5pm. If you have a Trocaire Box you would like to return call the Parish Office to make arrangements

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

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto – 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

EASTER MASS CARDS AVAILABLE from the Parish Office.  Email: Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm Jean: 087 2350835 from 9am to 5pm There is a Collection Point at the back of the Church to collect Mass Cards ordered by phone or by email.

The Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday

St Brigid’s N.S. Manor Kilbride are accepting enrolments for the next school year: 2021 – 2022. To enrol your child, please call Charlotte in our school office 01 458 2550 or find the enrolment documents on our school website

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

Community Pool for West Wicklow would like to say a very big Go Raibh Míle Maith Agat to everyone who took part in our West Wicklow Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade! View on our YouTube channel at

Community Pool for West Wicklow RAFFLE for a PlayStation 5! Tickets are €20 each only 100 tickets being issued! All monies raised will go towards a Pool for West Wicklow. To buy a ticket and support our campaign email us at

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”

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.

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

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 : €4375 –  Congratulation to the weekly winner of €25 on 25th March: Sinead Nielson – Numbers Drawn 7, 19, 20, 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!

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


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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