Mass Intentions this week
Teresa O’Brien, (RD) Inchicore, Bridie Curran (RD) Kilculen, James Rooney (RD) Manor Kilbride
Saturday 6pm: James McHugh (10th A), Peter O’Keefe (A), Amelia Lily Philips (Rem), Billy Ball (A), Ned Walsh (A), Rosemary Walsh & John Walsh (Rem)
Sunday 10am: James (Jesse) Clarke (A), Maureen Jewitt (1st A), Jane & Jim Flynn (A), John Kelly (A)
We remember the following: Robert Hennessy (1oth A), Sharon O’Brien (A), Philip Quigley, Mary & Kathleen Curtin, Kathleen O’Connell, Jimmy Devoy (A), Patrick & Gretta Reidy
Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick
Tuesday: Philip Quigley (A) Lucy Keogh (A), Special Living Intention
Wednesday: James O’Brien, Sharon O’Brien (A) Special Living Intention
Thursday: Andrew Byrne (RD) Rose Black (RD)
Friday: Seamus Meade (RD) Zelda Boyle (RD)
LACKEN Saturday 15th May 7.30pm – Michael Balfe (3rd A)
VALLEYMOUNT Sunday 16th May 11.15am – Maura Jewitt (1st A), Larry Cullen (A)
Kieran Stynes (Kilteel/Blessington/Nurney) 1st Anniversary 13th May 2021
A kind and caring husband
Loved more than words can say
An amazing Dad and Grandad
Missed every single day
A good friend to all who knew him
Remember all the happy times
Whistling, singing, enjoying life
Remember Kieran Stynes
Sadly missed by his loving family & friends. We would like to thank everyone for their kindness & support over the last 12 months. Maria Stynes & family
►Saturday 15th May: 6pm Mass
►Sunday 16th May: Mass at 10am
►Burgage Cemetery Mass 2021 – In accordance with Government guidelines on public gatherings, the Annual Cemetery Mass at Burgage cannot take place in the cemetery. A Memorial Remembrance Mass will be held on 16th May at 3pm in Church of our Lady, Blessington, via Webcam only
►Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington – 10am Crosschapel
SATURDAY & SUNDAY MASSES. Due to the continued restrictions on numbers allowed to gather indoors it necessary that people apply for a ticket if they wish to attend 6pm Mass on Saturday or 10am Mass on Sunday in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Tickets must be collected in the Parish Office between 9.30am & 1pm Mon to Fri 045 865 327
All Masses & Services are still available via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie
Monthly Envelopes for the Month of May can be dropped into the Parish Office, Post Box in Church or to the collection boxes at Mass. Many thanks to all contributors for your continued support. Contact the Parish Office if you would like to begin a monthly donation
TROCAIRE BOXES – If your Trocaire Box is still sitting on the windowsill at home, we would be most grateful if you could drop it to the Parish Office as soon as possible.
Blessington Community First Responders AGM will take place on Thursday 20th May at 8pm (via zoom link) For Link details & further information please email Simon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessington Library is open for browsing and borrowing. Opening hours for May: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 5pm Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 8.30pm We look forward to seeing you! 045 891 740 email@example.com
Hennessey’s of Blessington – This year, 2021 Hennessey’s celebrate 100 years of business in Blessington. To commemorate this special year, we have a museum in our Hardware Store with artifacts and photographs of local people, old family photos, unusual items of interest etc. We will be open on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. If you would like to visit our museum, we will allocate a time slot. Please TEXT 087 674 1286 to book a time. Remember to wear a mask. Looking forward to welcoming you all.
Blessington Union of Parishes are available on the parish YouTube channel by searching for “Blessington Union” or at this link
St Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto. Jackpot: €4775 – Congratulations to the recent weekly winner of €25 on May 13th Gemma Grant – Numbers drawn: 8, 10, 13, 16 – If you’re not in you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or go to www.blessingtonparish.ie Thanks to all for the support!
Good Dry Kindling for Sale at Blessington Men’s Shed. 1 bag for €3 and 4 bags for €10. Information & collection: John Flynn at 087 297 7678. All money raised will go towards the upkeep of Shed during these difficult times.
Gaelscoil na Lochanna (established 15 years) is now accepting enrolments for the new school year. Our children learn to speak Irish quickly and learn everything through Irish. A Brand new school building is on the way. We are launching a New “Aistear” Infant play room in September. Parents do not need Irish to start children in school. gsnl.info, www.gaelscoilnalochanna.com All enquiries to 045 900 525, or 087 938 8651 or via website. Fáilte
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 http://manorkilbridens.scoilnet.ie/blog/
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 www.lackenns.com or please contact the school office on 045 865 086 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RUGBY IS BACK – Mini-rugby for U5 (2016) and U6 (2015) boys and girls at St Kevin’s Community Centre @ 11:15am each Saturday. Rugby at Russborough – Mini-rugby for U7 to U13 boys and girls at Russborough at 11:30 each Saturday. New members welcome.
Support for PARISH FINANCES – Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount / Lacken
Monthly / Weekly Envelopes: Contact Jean in the Parish Office if you would like to make a monthly/weekly envelope contribution or if you would like to re-join if you used to contribute.
Online: Donations / Contributions can be made via the “Donate” button on the parish website (options available for all our Churches.)
Bank Standing Order: If you would like to set up a monthly standing order through your bank, please contact Jean in the Parish Office
Parish Development Fund (PDF): Donations through the black PDF boxes in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish.
Shrines: The donations to shrines remains in the parish.
The West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival from 20th May to 14th June. This year the festival is online with performances coming from all over Europe! All of the concerts are free online but we are asking for donations to support the charity, please book your free tickets at www.westwicklowfestival.com Full Programme of Performances: https://www.westwicklowfestival.com/programme
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 / email@example.com 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”
New Courses at the Further Education and Training Centre Blessington. We are now recruiting for courses starting in September 2021. If you are interested in up-skilling or learning something new we have the course for you! New ** Back to work course ** – 3 days a week – must be over the age of 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for at least 6 months. Part time courses in the following:
- Childcare Level 5 and 6 (2 evenings a week)
- Healthcare Level 5 (2 evenings a week)
- E Business Level 5 (2 mornings a week)
- Business with Tourism Level 5 (2 mornings a week)
- Office Skills Level 4 (2 mornings a week)
- Horticulture (2 mornings a week)
For more information on any of the above please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 806 1569 or 086 850 3833. Looking forward to welcoming you all in September 2021
Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website: https://blessingtonparish.ie/homilies-year-b/
Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) In preparation for Ireland’s five-year Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to a National Synodal Assembly, the ACI is arranging a series of online discussions, led by personalities who are already thoughtful about ‘walking together’ towards a co-responsible church. The first of these will take place on Thursday 20th May at 8pm.(via zoom) Speaker: David Timbs, Catholics for Renewal Australia. Registration not necessary. Meeting ID: 858 7277 9921 Passcode: 916970 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85872779921?pwd=RjQvVEtjUjM1MEdnMDgxU0VSRzVLQT09
St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579
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