Issue 1362 July 4th 2021

The Peter’s Pence Annual Collection will take place this weekend, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July. The Peter’s Pence Collection provides the Pope with the funds needed to carry out his charitable works around the world. This will replace the SHARE Collection.

Mass Intentions this week

Damien Walsh (RD) Kilteel

Saturday 6pm Mass: John Lipsett (Months Mind), John McGrath (1st A), John McNamara (A), Josephine & Joseph McNamara (Rem), Teresa Ball (A), Sally Egan (A)

Sunday 10am: Michael Kennedy (2nd A), Seamus & Ann Reid (A), Michael & Nora Downes (Rem), Kathleen Dunne A)A)

We remember the following: John Geoghegan, Ray O’Donnell, Pauline & Paddy O’Brien, John Curran, Jacinta Sweeney, Kathleen Quigley, Teresa Kavanagh, James Edwards, James Crowe

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Sheila Hearns (RD) Marie Healy (RD) Ray O’Donnell (A)

Wednesday: Pauline & Paddy O’Brien (A) John & Nora Moran (A) Deceased Members of the Moran Family

Thursday: Mary Ryan (Birthday Remembrance) Vera Flanagan (RD)

Friday: Mike Treacy (RD), Finbar O’Sullivan (RD), John Barrett (A)

Saturday 3rd July: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm in Lacken

Sunday 4th July: 10am Mass in Blessington, 11am in Manor Kilbride, 11.15 in Valleymount

Tuesday 6th July: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington

SATURDAY & SUNDAY MASSES – Tickets for 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday can be collected from the Parish Office from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Ph: 045 865 327

Summer Dues Envelopes are now available in all our Churches to support the priests of the Diocese. You can take one as you visit the Church during the summer months and return to the Parish Office or to the collection boxes in the Church.

Blessington FC INTERSPORT Elverys FAI Summer Soccer Schools. Blessington Camp will be at our Crosschapel pitches running from 9th to 13th August from 10am to 1pm. To book a place go to

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure is Back and running until 31st August in all public libraries across Ireland. Children up to the age of 12 are invited to register for Summer Stars in Blessington Library and be a part of the reading adventure. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress. They will receive a summer stars stamp for each book read, in print or online. There will be rewards along the way and a certificate at the end for all participants. Blessington Library will be hosting lots of activities and events over the summer months, including an Elmer Treasure hunt and story-time on Saturday, 10th July from 12 noon to 3pm. Booking for all outdoor events is essential.  Keep up-to-date through our social media and sign-up to the Blessington Library mailing list by contacting

West Wicklow Cancer Support continues to offer a support service remotely to our service users and the wider Blessington Community. If your life has been touched by cancer in any way by a diagnosis or caring for someone our volunteers are here for you. We continue to offer weekly meditation and Art Canvas painting and will endeavour to assist you should you need any information or advice.  Contact us on 087 4346004 or by email  “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love” stay well and stay safe.

Cruthú Art Gallery at Russborough will be open Saturdays/Sundays/Bank Holidays throughout the summer from 12 noon – 4pm. Our members have been very creative over the last 12 months and we are looking forward to exhibiting exciting new art pieces that will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you soon and please remember to mind the social distancing rules. or contact us at Also check out the Cruthú Art display at Blessington Tourist Office.

St Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto. Jackpot: €5000. Congratulations to the recent weekly winner of €25 on 1st July, John Horan – Numbers drawn: 6, 16, 24, 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!

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.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


We are delighted to announce we have 3 positions on the Blessington & District Community Employment Scheme. Please note you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment to qualify.

Job Ref: CES2182390, Closing Date 13th July 2021. Burgage Cemetery Groundskeeper.

Job Ref: CES 2182391, Closing Date 1st July 2021. Ballymore Parish Secretary.

Job Ref: Ces2182393, Closing Date 1st July 2021. St Vincent De Paul Retail Assistant

Contact Martin Cahill 085 252 3563 or email

Jones Power Tools Ltd. Sales, Service and Repairs. Specialises in Stihl and Honda. Stockists of Fleetwood Paint. Contact:- Phone:- 059 648 1033

Castle Canine Cuts – Dog Grooming Service, 1-to-1 grooming for small to large breeds, open Monday to Saturday by appointment only, find us on Facebook or call Gillian 087 764 1911

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington. Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. We are open during COVID lockdown 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. Many Thanks to all our loyal customers. Call 045-891 056 for an appointment.

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

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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