Issue 1410 July 10th 2022

Mass intentions this week

Lila Curley (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Nancy Keogh (A), Barry O’Donnell (Rem)

Sunday 10am: Colm Grogan (Months Mind), Frank Grogan (1st A), Eddie Conroy (3rd A)

We also Remember:

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Thanksgiving Mass, Nancy Keogh (A)

Wednesday: Alex McDonnell (RD), Michael Corry RD)

Thursday: Birthday Mass, Thanksgiving Mass

Friday: Mary Creighton (A), Breda Williams (A), Jimmy Monaghan (RD) (Burial this morning in London. Husband of Maisie Nolan, Brother-in-law of Pete Nolan.)

The Grogan Family would like to express thanks to friends, neighbours and the community for kind wishes and support through the difficult past year, on the loss of  Frank and Colm. A Mass of thanks will be said for your intentions.

Mass Times this week

Saturday 9th July: Blessington: 6pm Lacken 7.30pm

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

Tuesday 12th July: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady.

Summer Dues Envelopes are now available in all our Churches to support the priests of the Diocese. You can take one as you visit the Church during the summer months and return to the Parish Office or to the collection boxes in the Church.

CHILD’S “NITRO” BIKE FOUND Behind the Church. Contact the Parish Office: 045 865 327

The Pope’s Intentions for the month of July. We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.

FUEL STAMPS are a great way to help budget for your fuel costs. Start saving now towards your fuel bills during the winter months.  The Stay Warm Saving Scheme is an easy payment option plan which enables households to budget for their central heating oil & or solid fuel by saving €5 Stay Warm Saving Stamps on the savings card & using the stamps to pay (in full or part payment) for fuel supplies. The Scheme is open to all households in the Blessington area and full details are available on the card. This initiative is in association with the Department of Communications Energy & Natural Resources. The €5 Stay Warm Saving Stamps & Savings Card are only available from Hennessy’s Hardware and SVP Shop. 

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:

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 7th July: 4, 10, 15, 21.  Weekly €25 Winner: Christine O’Connor. Next Jackpot is €1400

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

Our next Social Dance is on Saturday 16th July in Donard Community Hall. Music by The Wicklow Man. Dancing: 9pm to Midnight Donation: €10.

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:

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. Thursday 7th July to Saturday 9th July from 12 noon to 7pm. The Art on display, will feature painting, mix media, photography & jewelry from ten local artists all diverse & interesting, as these artists excel when working in their own particular medium & style showing their unique talent.

Blessington AFC – The club are looking for players for the new season 22/23 for the following age groups. If interested, please contact the coaches listed below for the relevant age groups: U10 Boys Team (born 2013)  Contact Keith 085 211 8319 U10 Girls Team (born 2013) Contact Marie 087 7525877 U13D Team (born 2010) Contact Mick 087 8341371 U13A Team (born 2010)  Contact Ross 087 251 0084 U14 Team (born 2009) Contact Cathal 087 2356045 U15 Team (born 2008) Contact Ken 083 870 1926 U16A Team (born 2007) Contact Lar 087 2653519 U16B Team (born 2007) Contact Sean 086 1629756 U17 Team (born 2006)  Contact Paul 087 6706236 U18 Team (born 2005)  Contact Stephen 086 606 0677 Senior Saturday Team Contact Len 086 4066894

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


Person Required for Housework & Ironing. One day per week. Call 045 865920

Peter & Liam of the Hot House Flowers play the West Wicklow House on Monday 25th July. Ticket price of €40.00 includes a two-course meal. Details 045 865 214

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

En-suite Bedroom to Rent 3 miles from Blessington. References Required – Call 087 930 9460

FOR SALE – Leafy, 5 Bed Home, including Garden Apartment and Bespoke Office. ‘Orchard View’, Kilteel, Naas, Co Kildare. W91 XRF9. €695,000 Tel: 01 2478851

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

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

PRO-CATHEDRAL SEEKS TO APPOINT CHOIRS MANAGER The Manager of the Pro-Cathedral Choirs has responsibility for the planning and management of both long term and day to day non music related activities, of the Choirs in consultation with the Administrator of the Pro-Cathedral and the Director of the Choirs. The job description outlines the key responsibilities for the Choir Manager. This role includes responsibilities for and support of the two choirs, the boys and men of the Palestrina Choir and St Mary’s Pro- Cathedral Girls’ Choir. Closing date July 15th

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.

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)

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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