Issue 1406 June 12th 2022

Mass intentions this week

Saturday 6pm: Beth Halligan (Months Mind), Dick Byrne (A), Gerard O’Hanlon (A), Martin Burke (A), Martin, Teresa & John O’Hara (Rem)

Sunday 10am: Paddy Howlin (A),  Mary Brady (A), Christopher Brady Jnr (A), Jimmy Keogh (A), Dick Keogh (A), John Jameson (A)

We also Remember: Tom Cullen, Sean & Ann Flanagan, Deceased Members of the Flanagan Family

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Mary Ryan & James Ryan (Rem), Anna Cotter (A)

Wednesday: Claire Lynch (RD), Margaret Borza (A)

Thursday: Paddy Howlin (A), Gerard O’Hanlon (1st A)

Friday: Birthday Mass, Get Well Mass

Mass Times this week:

Saturday 11th June: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 12th June: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 14th June: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady. All Welcome.

THURSDAY 16th JUNE – CONGRATULATIONS to Fr Kevin Lyon on reaching his 90th birthday!! All are invited to mark this wonderful occasion with him. Mass at 7.30pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington followed by light refreshments in the Coimin Centre.

Congratulations to all the Boys & Girls from Blessington No 1 School who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Church of Our Lady, Blessington on Thursday 16th June

Corpus Christi Procession in Valleymount on Sunday 19th June at 3pm. There will be Eucharistic Adoration from 12 noon to 3pm. Light Refreshments will be served after the procession. All Welcome.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 9th June: 4, 6, 14, 28. Weekly €25 Winner – Aoifanna Phibbs. Next Jackpot is €1225

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:

Cemetery Masses –

Eadestown: Sunday 19th June at 12 noon. Blessing of Graves will begin at 11am.  There will be no 11.30am Mass in Eadestown Church

Manor Kilbride: Sunday 26th June at 2.00pm

Templeboden: Sunday 3rd July at 3.00pm

Irish Catholic Newspaper – Now Available on the bookstand at the back of the Church. You are invited to the Building Hope Gathering for Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride, Valleymount & Lacken on Monday 20th June at 8pm in the Coimin Centre Blessington. In his Easter Pastoral letter, Archbishop Dermot said it is time now for the whole diocesan family to address the specific challenges we face as a diocese. Building Hope Task Force Report proposed a strategy for renewing our mission as God’s people, keeping in mind that our primary purpose is to accompany people today towards an encounter with the Lord Jesus. Each parish community has been invited to begin to reflect on how best to respond to the pastoral situation in which we find ourselves. It is very clear that the future will not look like the past. Our world has changed: we cannot return to the past. God is bringing forth something new. Our challenge is to shape the future in the light of the Gospel, rather than simply reacting to events. The Archbishop is inviting all parish teams, parish pastoral councils & parish finance committees to lead their parish in a discussion of the gifts & talents available to them, the education & formation they need, & the parish partnerships that make most sense in their locality. For this purpose, you are being asked to take part in a Building Hope conversation in our parish. There will be one meeting on Monday 20th June at 8pm in the Coimin Centre Blessington where we will look together at our current pastoral & financial situation, with the help of some statistics from our Parish Profile, then we will consider what is working well & what needs to be developed. Finally, we will begin to reflect on how we can share our gifts & talents, team ministries & pastoral provision in partnership with other parishes You are invited to take part in this conversation as together we build hope for a new future and a new way of being Church.

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

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!

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.

BLESSINGTON MILLENNIUM CHOIR invites you to An Evening of Irish Melodies & Songs from the 70’s in Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel. Tickets Available from the Parish Office, from choir members or by calling: 087 627 8250 – 089 614 7793 Adults: €10 Children under 16: Free

Cruthú Art Group will be participating in the Dunlavin Arts Festival from Friday 17th (Evening) to Sunday 19th June.Will be in the Signature Windows Showrooms, Stephen Street, Dunlavin. Always a great weekend with lots of Art Exhibitions, Music, Workshops & activities.  See Dunlavin Arts Festival on Facebook & Instagram for more details.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) Saturday 18th June from 9 to 12. Music by Tommy B – Admission €10

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


Lessons in Conversational Spanish Wanted. I want to improve my conversational Spanish if anyone out there is interested in giving me lessons. Call Andy 087 627 8650.

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning. Call or text for best service & rates around. Visit my page on Facebook for examples & reviews. Phone 086 371 2328.

Very nice Self-Contained Private Office to let at Aran Centre from 1st July. €115 per week all-in. Tel. 087 8175227.

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

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 & Roof Repairs. Call Today for a free no-obligation quote. 087 379 4038

Archdiocese of Dublin Seeking to Appoint Property Asset Manager. The Archdiocese wishes to appoint an experienced Property Asset Manager to devise & deliver a comprehensive property strategy. Specifically, the Property Asset Manager will assist parishes to: Develop an asset management strategy, in collaboration with all stakeholders, to reflect emerging requirements. Develop efficient and effective property management tools to deliver appropriate support and quality service to parishes and other end users. Provide and deliver a property consolidation plan. Develop a residential model to reflect the future needs of the diocese. Manage all property related stakeholder relationships. Full details can be found at For all enquiries, please contact

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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