Issue 1408 June 26th 2022

Mass intentions this week:

Gerry Curran (RD) Manor Kilbride, Bridie Byrne (RD) London

Saturday 6pm: Michael & Ann Mary Norton (A), James Kavanagh (A), Larry, Mary & Matthew Lennon (Rem)

Sunday 10am: Sean O’Brien (RD), Valerie Keenen (RD)

We also Remember: Walter Shirran, Siobhan Warren, Margaret Glennon

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Intentions Mass, Intentions Mass

Wednesday: Special Intentions Mass, Special Intentions Mass, Yvonne Phibbs (RD), Michael O’Donohoe (RD)

Thursday: John Geoghegan (A), Nuala Rodgers (RD)

Friday: First Friday of the Month, Masses will be offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead

Mass Times this week:

Saturday 25th June: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 26th June: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 28th June: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady.

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

Fr Richard & the Parish Team would like to thank all involved in making the Corpus Christi procession in Valleymount such an enjoyable community day. It was great to be able to come together again in such numbers & God blessed us with the sunshine. Some photos of the day can be seen on our Facebook page. Again, a big thank you to the many who were involved. Fr Richard.

Thank You to all who supported me in the recent mini-Marathon. Money raised will go to Kelly, (local girl with a brain tumour) for future therapy as decided by Beaumont Hospital. Total sum raised not available yet. Phyllis

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 23rd June: 11, 22, 24, 29. Weekly €25 Winner: Michele Lenehan. Next Jackpot is €1300

The Blessington Millennium Choir Concert on 25th June has been postponed until further notice. Apologies to all.

Cemetery Mass in Manor Kilbride: Sunday 26th June at 2.00pm and in Templeboden on Sunday 3rd July at 3.00pm (No 6pm Mass in Lacken on 2nd July

iPhone 11 Lost by the Lakes (Russelstown) last Saturday 18th July, if anyone found it, you can drop it in to the Parish Office to return to the owner. Many thanks.

Blessington Car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 26th June 7am to 4pm Tea/Coffee. Indoor & Outdoor Spaces. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072

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

Fundraising Night for Cystic Fibrosis, Cara Hennessy is holding a fundraising night of music, song & craic in Hennessy’s on Saturday 25th June. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Kilbride Field Day – 3rd July 2pm at Kilbride’s New Pitch (W91 A37V) The Usual Field Day Events: Pet Show, Pony Rides, Cake Sale, Games, BBQ & more Also, Sponsored Run or Walk around Manor Kilbride at 12.30 – for more details see: / If there are any businesses would like to offer any prizes or gifts for our Field Day raffle, we would be most grateful. Donations of books, wine, gift sets etc also welcomed for the Field Day, please drop any donations down to the Dressing Rooms (Green Unit) which will be open all this week. Or contact  or call 086 311 3443. All proceeds raised go towards the new Community Playground & Walking Track in Kilbride.

The Classix in concert on 30th of June at 8pm in Naas CBS. Tickets €20 available via:  or call Veronica at 087 7940850 Musical director Owen C Lynch Music of the Eagles, Tom Jones & many more.

West Wicklow Cancer Support invites you to join us at our June Drop in Evening, we will be holding a Summer Solstice Soundbath Meditation hosted by Gemma Deeney. We are excited to share this unique journey with you on Thursday 30th June at 7.30pm in The Coimin Centre Blessington.  No charge, free to all, do bring a cushion, blanket & a friend.  For enquiries contact us on 087 4346004  or

Association of Irish Floral Artists National Flower Festival“Another Time, Another Place* At Our Lady & St. David’s Church, Naas, St David’s Church, Naas, Naas Presbyterian Church 1st to 3rd July. Supporting The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Festival admission €10. Raffle | Craft Table, Plant Sales | Floral Art. Variety Concert featuring Patrick Hyland in Our Lady & St David’s Church on Saturday 2nd July at 8pm Adm €12

A new collaborative Art Exhibition is opening on 6th July in Baltinglass. Two local Art Groups, Cruthu Art Group & The Glen Art Group have come together to present this new exhibition. All the artists taking part in this show are living & working in the locality – a vibrant art making community that is working in an innovative and authentic way. A big thank you to Eamonn Horan of Horan’s Bar & Restaurant, Main Street, Baltinglass, who are the host for the show. The exhibition is open on Wednesday 6th July from 6pm to 9pm. And from Thursday 7th July to Saturday 9th July from 12 noon to 7pm. The Art on display, will feature painting, mix media, photography & jewellery from ten local artists all diverse & interesting, as these artists excel when working in their own particular medium & style showing their unique talent. The opening evening for this show will include a “reading” Aisling Creegan of her new book “I am Someone”. Everyone is invited to come along and support your local artists.

The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 27th June in The Coimin Centre at 8pm.

The Summer Stars Reading Programme is kicking off this week & Running until 31st August in Blessington Library. All children who sign-up receive a free library bag & reading card to track their reading progress. At the end of the summer, there’s an award ceremony, certificate & medal for all participants. There are lots of events planned too!

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 aged 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link:

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

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


MACS SPORTS RECOVERY (below the lemon tree.) Professional Sports Recovery – for all levels. Relieve aches & Pains. Hot Tub, Ice Bath, Cryo Spa, Infrared Sauna, Normatec Boots, Massage Guns, Sports Massage, Athletic Therapy, Yoga, Book early to avoid disappointment, Contact Seán 086 440 5595. Team & Club rates available. Keep an eye on our Instagram for details @macs_sports_recovery

BRÍ HEALTH BAR CAFÉ is delighted to announce the recent opening of our new Health Bar & Drive Thru Café  located inside of High Definition Fitness Gym (Across from ALDI). Serving you the freshest tea, coffee, pressed juices, smoothies, overnight oats, protein shakes & bars. Brí is open to the public you don’t need to be a Gym member to drop in. We are open: Monday to Friday 6am to 11:30am and 4pm to 8:30pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am to 2pm. Find us on Instagram @bri_health_bar_cafe or call on 045 865 789

Home Care Provider required in Brittas for purpose of: Dressing and Personal needs, 10-12am Monday- Friday. Weekends and afternoons 5pm-6pm are available too.  Pay will depend on experience. Must be Garda vetted and references are required. Mobile: 087 679 4823 or

Garden Maintenance Person Wanted. Person required for ongoing garden maintenance outside Blessington. Must have experience. Please ring or text 087 627 8650

Wanted – Part time Job. 3 days per week. Contact –

Bryko Ltd. Job Vacancies. 1 Yard Person Required. 1 Hardware Shop Assistant Required. Drop in or email CV to 045 865 101

NEED YOUR GRASS CUT? Call Jack on 087 638 0632.

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

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

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.

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

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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