Issue 1363 July 11th 2021

Mass intentions this week

Saturday 6pm Mass: Patrick Cullen (A), Nancy Keogh (A), John Nolan (A)

Sunday 10am: Mary Hyland (RD), Eddie Conroy (A)

We remember the following: John Kennedy, Bill & Mary Lawlor, Sean Corr, Nancy & Benny McGrath

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Special Living Intentions, Special Living Intentions

Wednesday: Ann Mellin (A), Frank Grogan (RD)

Thursday: Mary & Philip Creighton (A), Sean Corr (A), Special Intention

Friday: Gerry O’Hanlon (Mths Mind ), Madge Cusack (RD)

Saturday 10th July: 6pm Mass in Blessington & 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 11th July: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 13th July: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Friday 16th July: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Lacken Church was dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1882 by Fr Edward Rowan.

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 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Ph: 045 865 327

The family of Sheila Hearns from St Joseph’s Road would like to thank everyone for their kindness & support during this difficult time at the loss of our dear Mother.  Your support & prayers for Mam are very much appreciated & she would be deeply honoured by your kindness. The Hearns Family.

Monthly Envelopes for the Month of July 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.

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.

Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. Winners of the June draw held on the 27th June: Mandy & Larry O Brien, Betty O Brien, Kathleen O’ Sullivan, Tanya & John Cullen, Jenny & Glen Cullen

Fundraising Event in aid of the new Sports/Pitch Development in Kilbride. Lacken-Kilbride GAA Club are running a Sponsored Walk or Run around Kilbride village on Sunday 25th July at 12.30pm, followed by a Mini Field Day at 2pm in the Club New Pitch. (BBQ, Face painting, Raffle, etc) The event will start & finish in our new pitch, routes for Tots, Juveniles & Adults. For sponsorship cards & routes, see Facebook page or email All welcome. Enquiries: Grace (087 400 7027) or Dan (087 171 4161). All welcome. Enquiries: Grace (087 400 7027) or Dan (087 171 4161).

St Mary’s Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto. €5000 JACKPOT WINNER Brona TraceyCongratulations!!  Numbers drawn for the JACKPOT win on 8th July, : 3, 5, 8, 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!

TASK FORCE: BUILDING HOPE PUBLIC CONSULTATION – Archbishop Farrell has established a Task Force called Building Hope to begin with an assessment of the needs of the people of the Archdiocese emerging from Covid-19 & to work to support parish communities to undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future with creativity. Sharing your thoughts & experiences will be invaluable as we seek to enable the Archdiocese to act now so as to give effective witness & service in the years ahead. All Parishioners are invited to complete a consultation form to have your opinions & thoughts heard.

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.

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 Public Consultation Period for the Wicklow County Development Plan Draft is open until August 16th at 5pm.There is still plenty of time for people to make a submission about how much we need a Pool for West Wicklow & remind Wicklow County Council how important it is for our community! Community Pool for West Wicklow will be hosting a Zoom information workshop on Tuesday July 27th at 7pm to talk people through making a submission to the Draft Wicklow County Development Plan online. If you would like to take part in this workshop, please email us at to book your place. We have also made a video with a step-by-step guide on how to use the Wicklow County Council Consultation Portal. You can find this video and more information about the Wicklow County Development Plan on our brand-new website

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


Cleaner Required 1 to 1½ half hours weekly Reference required Contact Anna 087 259 8151

Childminder / Baby-sitting Service available. Unsociable hours considered. Reliable, trustworthy and references available. Please contact Milly on 087 104 4272.

Blessington Food, Arts and Crafts Market every Saturday @Brew21 from 11am till 4pm

Forever Aloe Vera have a new addition to their Aloe Healthy Drinking Gels, Aloe Mango is delicious and can be used for Summer – Style Ice Pops too. Call Carol:  087 775 4783 for free delivery.

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

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

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