Issue 1396 March 27th 2022

Mass intentions this week Saturday 6pm:

Jack Keogh (A), Annie Cullen (A), Kitty Nolan (A), Nora English (A), Special Intentions, Special Intentions

Sunday 10am: Christy & Kay Reid (A), Pete Nolan (10th A), Larry, Mary & Matthew Lennon (A), Michael & Ann Mary Norton (Rem)

We also Remember: Josephine Cullen, George Allen, William Moore, Elizabeth Cullen, Christopher Cullen, Lena Gibbons

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Anna & Thomas Connelly (A), Maria Hayes (RD)

Wednesday: Robert Valelly (2nd A), Mary Reid (RD)

Thursday: Sr Una Trant (RD), Patrick Hand (RD)

Friday: 1st Friday of the month, Masses will be offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead

Special Collection for Ukraine: The Irish Bishops have asked for a Special Collection to be taken up at Masses this weekend 26th & 27th March to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and especially the families and children who have had to flee their homeland in advance of the Russian invasion. The proceeds of this Special Collection will be directed to Caritas Internationalis, which is the helping hand of the Church on the ground in the Ukraine and the surrounding region. Please be as generous as you can. This will replace the SHARE Collection

Saturday 26th March: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 27th March: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am,

Tuesday 29th March: Holy Hour and Adoration for the intentions of families from 7pm to 8pm. All welcome to join & spend some quiet time with the Lord.

Wednesday 30th March: Clothes Collection Supporting Friends of Calcutta in Blessington Church Car Park, from 10am -2pm. (CHY No 13218)

Friday 1st April 1st Friday of the month, Masses will be offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead

Friday 1st April West Wicklow Cancer Support will be taking part in the East Coast FM “Step up for Cancer Walk” raising vital funds for Cancer Services across Wicklow, walking 15 kilometres from Blessington towards Roundwood in 5 Kilometres stretches. If you would like to walk with us please contact us on 087 434 6004 / All you have to do is walk !! Join us at 10am in the Coimin Centre for tea, cupcakes & some music before departure. As Hippocrates stated: “Walking is mans best medicine” & you are supporting your local community in the process.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 10th March: 9, 17, 20, 30 Weekly Winner €25: Laura Humphries. Numbers drawn on 17th March: 4, 11, 18, 23  Weekly Winner €25: Garette Martin. Next Jackpot is €700.

KILBRIDE & LAKESIDE MUSIC COMMITTEE CONCERT Manor Kilbride Community Hall on Friday 8th April at 7pm. Featuring Kilbride and Lakeside Youth Music. ALSO GUEST ARTISTS – Cathal Killeen – Clarinet along with pianist Órán Halligan. Refreshments available. Raffle. Family friendly. ALL WELCOME. ADMISSION €10 ADULTS. Accompanied Children free.

Could you be the Blessington Rose? The Rose of Tralee International Festival is emerging from a two-year break & plans to hold Rose Selections in local communities. In Blessington, this is being facilitated by Blessington & District Forum & the Wicklow Rose Coordinator.  We are therefore looking for young people (Roses & Escorts) between the ages of 18 & 30 to participate in a Blessington Rose selection festival (1st May in Tulfarris House Hotel) which will select the Blessington Rose who will then go forward to the Wicklow Rose selection on 5th June in Arklow & if successful, to the national event 19th to 23rd August in Tralee.  Please indicate your interest (name, contact details etc) to  Application form can be found at

Blessington Men’s Shed is now open every Monday & Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.The kettle is always on!! New members most welcome.

Good dry Kindling for sale in the Men’s Shed. Contact John Flynn: 087 297 7678. All money raised goes to the Men’s Shed

Blessington Library Weekly Events for Children – TUMMY TIME: Thursday, 11.30am. For babies who haven’t started to crawl yet. Babies can play beneath the beautiful light projections of Tovertafel. TODDLER TIME, Fri, 11.30am. Song, movement and rhymes for toddlers. Suitable for children aged 1 – 3 year olds. CHILDREN’S STORY-TIME, Sat 11.30am. Join us for some tall tales and fun stories. Suitable for children aged 3 – 6 year olds. 6-Week Ukulele Course for Teens. Learn to play ukulele with Pat Byrne in Blessington Library. Starts Thursday, 24th March at 6.30pm. Suitable for 12 to 16-year-olds. Ukuleles available to borrow for the duration of the course.Please book at  or on 045 891 740

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Weekly Meditation with Gemma Deeney for people touched by Cancer, continues Wednesdays 11.15am in the Primary Care Centre Blessington. Please Contact us on 087 434 6004 or   if you would like to reserve a place.  Do bring your own blanket & pillow. No charge. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind”

Parent & Toddler Group – Tuesday & Wednesday – 10am to 12 noon in St Kevin’s Community Centre, Blessington

Kilbride Under 14 Ladies Football team are recruiting players for this season. If your birthday falls within the following dates Jan 2008 and Dec 2010 and you want to play Gaelic football, please let us know. Contact Joanne via text message: 086 845 0247 or email:

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!

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


Trainee/Part Qualified Accountant opportunity available in expanding local accountancy practice. Please call 087 7821159 for further details.

Job Vacancy – R&H have vacancies for full time general operatives. Please email your CV to Sharon for further information

Hollywood Café, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow is looking to fill the following positions: Commis Chef & Kitchen Porter. Previous experience an advantage but training can be provided To apply email your CV to:

Rent Before You Buy! Method Physio are now offering a rental service on mobility scooters. If you would like to test drive a mobility scooter or avail of the rental service contact us on 045 857 444 or email Also stocking a wide variety of mobility aids and aids for daily living. Go to our website  to view all our products.

LET’S SING – Classes available at DanceTrax Studios, Blessington with Rachel Drew (MA Mus. BA Mus.) Individual lessons (children and adults) – Singing, ukulele, guitar, Baby & Toddler Sing-Along Classes, Ukulele Club, Women’s Singing Circle, & lots more! For more info: Contact Rachel 087 652 9660,

April Events at The Healers’ Dance Mental Health and Well Being Centre. April 1st –  Anxiety Relief Workshop. April 10th – Raising an Anxious Child Workshop. April 21st – Dance Your Bones Workshop. April 29th – Monthly Red Tent Women’s’ Circle. Also offering Counselling to both Adults & Young People. Contact Polly on 083 852 6331 for Workshop bookings & Margot on 087 236 2955 for Counselling & Psychotherapy or for further information check out or on Facebook & Instagram

Go Fonez, Blessington. We sell & repair phones, tablets & laptops. New phones & used phones in stock. Great range of Gadget Accessories in stock. ALSO – Elfbar 600 puffs available in store. Main Street, Blessington opposite SuperValu. 089 973 8350

Quality Affordable Garden Care – Experienced Horticulturist. Over 10 years’ Experience in soft landscaping & garden maintenance. Free Quotations  Email:  Phone: 086 052 2222

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

Jones Power Tools Ltd – Sales Service and Repairs. Specialises in Stihl and Honda. Stockists of Fleetwood Paint. Contact:- Phone:- 059 6481033

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

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

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

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

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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