Issue 1405 June 5th 2022

Mass intentions this week:

Colm Grogan (RD) Blessington

Saturday 6pm: Sean O’Brien (Months Mind), Bill Garry (A), Mick Curran (A), Larry Smith (5th A), Kathleen Balfe (A)

Sunday 10am: Desmond Kenny (A), May Kavanagh (A), Colette Kelly (A), James Cullen (A)

We also Remember: John & Ann Craul, Liam Craul

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Special Living Intention, Get Well Mass

Wednesday: Paul Shifflin (RD), Nelly McGrath (RD)

Thursday: Dick Byrne (A), Catriona Hickey (A)

Friday: Get Well Intentions, Get Well Intentions

Schedule for this week:

Saturday 4th June: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 5th June: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Monday 6th June: Bank Holiday Mass at 10am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Tuesday 7th June: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady. All Welcome.

Congratulations to all the Boys & Girls from Lacken National School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lacken on Thursday 2nd June. Wishing them every blessing.

2022 Private Members Draw In aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. Winners of the May Draw: Aislinn & Liam Reid, Seamus McDonnell, Sheila & Anthony Geoghegan, Carmel O’Neill, Sheila & Pat Geoghegan

Irish Catholic Newspaper – Now Available on the bookstand at the back of the Church

Blessington Parish Office is open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Mass Cards & Gift Items available. Bookings for Mass Intentions. Newsletter Items. Call: 045 865 327 or Email:

The Annual Cemetery Mass in Eadestown will take place on Sunday 19th June at 12 noon. Please note: Blessing of Graves will begin at 11am.  There will be no 11.30am Mass in Eadestown Church that day

Daniel O’Donnell at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin Monday 6th June at 3pm. Tickets €49.50 from the Pro-Cathedral Parish Office 01 874 5441 Mon to Sat 9.30am to 2pm or  Linda Martin MC & Special Guest – Sean Gilligan Halleluiah Gospel Choir. All Proceeds to Peter McVerry Trust and the Dog’s Aid Animal Sanctuary

We are celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg at Blessington Library on Saturday 11th June. Cardboard Camera Art Workshop @ 3pm The workshop will include junk modelled cameras, collaged photos, drama & storytelling games. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Family Puppet Show  with Julie-Rose McCormick @ 11am. The show includes stories with dragons, princesses, leprechauns and much more. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Booking required for both events. or 045 891 740.

The Big C Choir Concert celebrating 10 years of fundraising on June 12th at 7.30pm in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Directed by Owen Lynch, Presented by Mary Kennedy (RTÉ).  Tickets from Pauline 087 773 3779 or Christina 087 054 7213.

Attention all Coaches, Managers, Members and Parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 27th June in The Coimin Centre at 8pm.  Please come along & have your say in your club’s future. Nominations for positions on the Committee must be entered on the nomination form provided by the Committee & must be seconded by another fully paid up, registered member of the Club. Permission for nomination must be given in advance by the Nominee. Nomination forms to be emailed to by Monday 13th June 2022.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Number drawn on 2nd June: 3, 17, 18, 27. Weekly €25 Winner – Niamh Rouse. Next Jackpot is €1200

Have you tried the TAP & GO device in Blessington Church to support the 1st & 2nd Collections? Thank you for your contributions.

Lacken Naíonra is now enrolling. “Fun-filled learning through a play-based curriculum” Open Day  on Thursday 9th June from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Please contact 045 865 086 for more information.

Barry Hamilton is organising a 24 Hour Walk on 18th & 19th of June in aid of Blessington & District Day Care & St. Mary’s Junior & Senior NS. Walk as much or as little as you can from 12 noon to 12 noon at Russborough House. There will be a Treasure Hunt on the Day. For Info call: 087 919 5991. A Family Day Out

LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR REFUGEES – The Third Age charity’s ‘Fáilte Isteach’ service is now available in most counties across the State in order to facilitate, in an informal setting, improved English language skills for refugees. This service is free and run by local volunteers.In order to locate the nearest English language class in your location, please see

Anam Cara South Dublin is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 13th June at 7:15pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022. For All Ages & Levels For Info Email:

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

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


Guitar Lessons – Private Tuition. Contact Greg: 086 275 2005

Cleaner wanted for 4 hours a week for a house in Blessington. Contact Geraldine: 087 276 6846 for more info

PARENT CRAFTING – A mindful approach to holistic parenting 3 evening Parent Crafting sessions will enable you to: Create a mindful holistic skillset for parenting 21st Century children, Embody Parenting Self – Care, Nurture your child’s creativity. Course taking place on 5th, 12th & 19th July from 7 pm – 9 pm in the Coimin Centre, Blessington. Special Introductory Offer – please enquire. Facilitator: Rosemary Lynch B.ED & Mindfulness Coach. Call: 086 303 3598. Email: Booking is essential.

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers.  045 865 555

Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington. Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. Open 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.

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

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

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

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

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. 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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