Issue 1387 January 16th 2022

Mass intentions this week: Josephine Murphy (RD) Blessington & Clonskeagh, Tom Tyrrell (RD) Blessington, Maurice O’Sullivan (RD) Blessington, Anthony (Tony) Swift (RD) Manor Kilbride, Eddie Miley (RD) Valleymount

Saturday 15th January 6pm: Alice Garry (A), Pat Garry (A), Tom & Sheila Ahern (A) Kit Brady (A), Jamie Mahon (A), Rose Hasting (A), Sean, John & Julia Carroll (A), Deceased Members of the Shirran Family

Sunday 16th January 10am: Joe Dunne (A), Tom & Susan Eustace (A), Jim, Betty & Michael McDonald (A)

We remember the following: Charles Hayes (Snr) (A), Charlie Hayes (RD)

Monday:  Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Jamie Mahon (A), Austin Daly (RD)

Wednesday: Teresa Jones (RD), Lisa Browne (RD)

Thursday:  John Mahon (RD), Eamon Dunne (RD)

Friday: Tom Tyrrell (RD), Maurice O’Sullivan (RD)

Saturday 15th January Mass Times: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 16th January Mass Times: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am Crosschapel: 11.30am,

Tuesday 18th January: Holy Hour and Adoration for the intentions of families from 7pm to 8pm. All welcome to join & spend some quiet time with the Lord. This can also be accessed via webcam: 

Many thanks to all who visited the Annual Crib Exhibition in the Coimin Centre before Christmas. We would also like to thank all who made a donation. €415 was collected over the few days. It has been forwarded to the Sisters of Charity Homeless Shelter. It is hoped the Confirmation Candidates will visit the shelter during the coming year

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto.

Numbers drawn on 23rd December: 10, 19, 23, 27. €25 WINNER: Aileen Duffy

Numbers drawn on 30th December: 2, 5, 11, 25.  €25 WINNER: Geraldine McMulkin

Numbers drawn on 6th January:  11, 14, 20, 29. €25 WINNER: Fr Richard Behan

This week’s jackpot is €725.

Good dry Kindling for sale in the Men’s Shed. For full details contact John Flynn:087 297 7678. All money raised goes to the upkeep of the Men’s Shed.

The Vintage Roadshow will be returning to the Coimín Centre on Monday 17th January from 10.30am to 4pm. Join them & their expert team for incredible free valuations & top offers. Have a look around the house for all those things you’ve neglected, ignored or just want to convert into cash. The Vintage Roadshow gives you the opportunity to bring your items along to a live roadshow. They would love to see you on the day & help you turn unwanted items into cash – check out what you can bring along to be valued

Rugby at Russborough for age groups U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, boys & girls! Tuesday 7pm to 8pm and Sat 11am to 12:30pm. All Welcome to Blessington Mini-Rugby!

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL – OCT 2022: 7 Nights Apartment B&B and return Airport transfer from Dubrovnik or Split from €315 per person sharing. Guaranteed Airport transfer price for any flight. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Call: 01 443 4510 or email  Website:

There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe do & mostly live. Dalai Lama

Courses Starting at the Further Education & Training Centre Blessington. We are now recruiting for courses starting in January 2022. If you are interested in up-skilling or learning something new, we have the course for you! Full time courses in the following: Bookkeeping & Payroll Level 6. Back to Work Level 4. Part time courses in the following: Childcare Level 5 & 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 or 086 806 1569 or 086 850 3833

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


Seeking a childminder in our home for 3 boys aged 7, 11 and 12. Start time 2.30pm for 3 or 4 hours a day, 3 or 4 days a week. Must be able to drive and have own car. Please call 087 131 4098. Thank you.

Embankment Plastics Ltd – Vacancies. General Operators 15 – 18 hrs per week. Flexible hours. Permanent positions. Please email cv to  or call 045 858090

VACANCY: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN. It is an exciting time in the Archdiocese, with a new Archbishop in post, many pastoral initiatives being undertaken, restructuring plans being developed, and hope-filled ministries and services being delivered every day of the year. We are looking for a Communications Officer to lead our internal communications within the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin & external communication with the wider society. For more information, please visit: Closing date for applications 21st January

Blessington Counselling & Psychotherapy. Here to support you with a range of challenging issues including: Stress, Anxiety, Depression – Loneliness, Isolation – Grief, Loss, Trauma – Relationship issues, family dynamics – Addiction, Substance misuse, Self-harm. Contact Mandy on ph:0851349813

Paragon Bathrooms. Full Bathroom Renovations. Showroom Open, Main Street, Blessington. Call Aiden 085 137 8770

Wide arrange of Mobility Aids and Mobility Scooters available at Method Physio. We cater for all mobility needs and stock items from grab rails, raised toilet seats, walkers to bath lifts and shower stools. Visit our website  or if you can’t find what you are looking for or would like to book an appointment to view our Mobility Scooters contact us at the clinic on 045 857 444 or

Bathroom Upgrades, Plumbing & Heating, Showers,Roofing, Windows, & Doors. Internal & External Insulation. Call Paul 086 309 1829.

5 Week Online Personal Development Course – Tired of drifting through life or at a crossroads? Would you like to become more confident and feel more in control of your life? Enrol in our 5 Week Online Course commencing 9th February from 1.00pm to 2:30 pm. For more information call Grainne 087  637 9765 or visit Put this link into your browser: Limited Early Bird offers €99/Normal Price €125

Gardening –  For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc  Phone Mark 085 133 7714

NutriQuick is Expanding and is now looking for General Operatives to join their team: You will be working on a food production line and carrying out processing and packing duties as required.Previous experience in the food industry is an advantage but not essential. The rate of pay is €11.00 per hour. For further information please email  NutriQuick Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Blessington Roofing and Guttering. All Roof Repairs Slate Tiles Chimneys Guttering Fully Insured Free Quotations 24/7 Emergency call-out. 25 Year Guaranteed Roof Installation and Roof Repairs. Call Today for a free no-obligation quote. 087 379 4038

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email:

Blessington Airport Taxi: Standard Taxi €83 – One Way. Large Seven-Seater €93 – One Way. Minimum Charge €30 for other Taxi Journeys. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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


Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327



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