Issue 1365 25th July 2021

Mass intentions this week:

Brian Kane (RD) Blessington, Cyril Eager (RD) Blessington, Margaret Lambe (RD) Logstown & Rathfarnham, Linda Ann Barrington (née Ruddock) Greystones

Saturday 6pm Mass: Mairead Hudson & Deceased Members of the Hudson & Carroll Families, Alice Cummins (A), Simon Hopkins (A)

Sunday 10am: Laura McHugh(A) Shay Conway (RD)

We remember the following:

Monday: Mass for Blessington, List of the Sick

Tuesday: Claire Keohan (RD), Gerry Healy (RD)

Wednesday: John Kearney (RD), Mary McGuinness (A)

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

Friday: Get Well Mass, Special Intentions

►Saturday 24th July 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 25th July 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Tuesday 27th July: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington

Sunday 25th July has been established by Pope Francis as a World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly, which takes place for the first time this weekend on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20).

Message from Pope Francis

Dear Elderly Friends, “I am with you always” (Mt 28:20): this is the promise the Lord made to his disciples before he ascended into heaven. They are the words that he repeats to you today, dear grandfathers and grandmothers, dear elderly friends. “I am with you always” are also the words that I, as Bishop of Rome and an elderly person like yourselves, would like to address to you on this first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone.

Video Message from Pope Francis:

PLEASE BOOK A TICKET for 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday and collect from the Parish Office 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Ph: 045 865 327

Please Support all our Priests by contributing to the Summer Dues. Envelopes are now available in our Churches. You can take one as you visit the Church during the summer months & return to the Parish Office or to the collection boxes in the Church.

Blessington Outdoor Car Boot Sale, St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 25th July from 7am to 4pm. (Des Redmond Charities) Free Car Parking. Toilets. Tables €10 …. Bigi Linn……Bargains Galore! Info: 086 075 2072 – Covid Restrictions in Operation!

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 & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn for on 22nd July: 1, 12, 20, 28. Weekly winner of €25 was Ann Murphy. If you’re not in, you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or

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

Save the Date! It’s Back! Lakeshore Striders Running Club are delighted to announce our flagship event ‘The Lakes 10k’ is back! Subject to public health guidelines this event will take place on 11th September. The club will run an 8-week preparation programme for anyone who would like to run the 10k (requires basic level of fitness)  Email  for more information.

Will you Plant a Tree in Their Memory? World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly. By planting this tree, families and parishes have a chance to remember all those Grandparents and Elders, including elderly priests and religious, who have passed away after a lifetime of dedication, love and service to their families and parishes.

‘Someone’s sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree a long time ago’.

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.

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


Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning. New venture by a local man in the Blessington area, providing mobile car wash and wax; mini-valet and full valet. Follow on Facebook or call 086 3712328 for rates and appointments.

The Office Shop  Get Ready for Back to School. We carry a full range of stationery at very keen prices. Special offers on School Bags, Copies, Manuscript Copies and Hardback Copies (only while stocks last). We can put together Stationery Packs for all schools in the area just drop in your lists. The packs for St Marys Senior / Junior Schools are already made up and are competitively priced.

HENNESSY’S 100 YEARS CELEBRATIONS As part of our Centenary Year, we are organising a walk, up Sorrell Hill on Monday 2nd August (Bank Holiday) with all proceeds going to BLESSINGTON DAYCARE CENTRE. Registration from 10am to 11am at Hennessy’s(Voluntary Donation). Bus transfer from Hennessy’s to Mass Path Lacken and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to come along.

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

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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