Issue 1411 July 17th 2022

Mass intentions this week

Mary Crotty (née McGillycuddy) (RD) Manor Kilbride

Saturday 6pm: John & Mary Ann Gallagher (A), Ann Mellin (A), Peggy Cryan (Rem)

Sunday 10am: Maureen Johnston (Months Mind), Brian Kane (1st A), Sean O’Brien (Birthday Rem), Bob Curtin (A), Mary Creighton (A), Alan Clarke (A)

We also Remember: Patrick Cullen, Kay Lennon, John Nolan, Michael Lennon, John & Nora Moran

Monday:  Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Birthday Mass, Intentions Mass

Wednesday: Jennifer Craig (RD), Patsy Scannell (RD)

Thursday: Intentions Mass, Thinking of you Mass Intentions

Friday: Special Intentions, Thanksgiving Mass

Mass Times this week: Saturday 16th July: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken 7.30pm

Saturday 16th July: Feast Day of  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lacken Church was dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1882 by Carmelite Priest Fr Edward Rowan. The Novena Prayers will be said in Lacken on Sat at 7.30pm Mass

Sunday 17th July: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 19th July: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady.

The family of the late Brian Kane, Blessington Abbey, would like to express their sincere & heartfelt thanks to our relatives, friends & neighbours for their expressions of sympathy & many gestures of support & kindness shown to us during Brian’s illness & following our sad loss on the 17th of July last. We wish to thank our family, friends, neighbours & well-wishers who attended the wake, funeral Mass & burial at Burgage Cemetery. For those who sent cards & messages of condolences as well as those who made charitable donations, we are truly grateful. We wish to extend a special word of thanks to the doctors & nurses of the Oncology Unit of St. James Hospital & Naas Hospital for the care shown to Brian during his illness. We also wish to thank the doctors & nurses of Naas Hospital, Solas Room, for the wonderful care, kindness & respect shown to Brian and us, his family, during his final few days in their care. For all those who participated in the funeral Mass & burial, especially Fr. Richard & Deacon Gerry & for Tony & Regina Clarke for their sensitive & efficient handling of the funeral arrangements.  To all those who helped in any way, your contribution made our loss more bearable.  As it would be impossible to thank everyone, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

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.

GIFT CARD FOUND IN THE OFFICE SHOP. Earlier in the year we found a gift card in the shop. We are anxious to locate the owner. If you think it might be yours, please call into the shop.

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

Blessington Car Boot Sale St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 24th July 7am to 4pm Tea/Coffee. Indoor & Outdoor Spaces. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) is on Saturday16th July in Donard Community Hall. Music by The Wicklow Man. Dancing: 9pm to Midnight. Donation: €10.

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

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 14th July: 1, 2, 5, 24.  Weekly €25 Winner: Fiona Duffy. Next Jackpot is €1425

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. 

Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 24th July. For more details contact: Connie or 085 8704722.

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

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!

Clothes Collection Supporting Friends of Calcutta (CHY No: 13218) on Tuesday July 26th from 10am-1pm. All items of wearable clothing, footwear, curtains most welcome and can be left at any stage that day close to the FOC sign in Church Car Park up to end of collection at 1pm. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins 087-9073074 who will be delighted to arrange a home Collection if requested.

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


Crafternoon Tea is seeking EXPERIENCED staff to join our team. We seek both front of house staff with Barista and Cash Handling experience and an established Hospitality Manager to oversee the day to day running of the business. Please apply via CV to

2 Bed Duplex fully furnished apartment available in The Tramways. Contact 087 663 5359 to arrange viewing.

The Office Shop Blessington Now have the full range of Back-To-School Stationery at reasonable prices. Special offers  on some school bags and pencil cases. Stationery Packs for St. Mary’s Junior & Senior Schools already made up. We can make up packs for all schools in the area. Feel free to drop in your list or email to

Available for dog walking or cat feeding while you’re away on holidays or working from home call 087 446 1082.

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

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:

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.

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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