Issue 1414 August 7th 2022

Mass intentions this week

Conrad Famulaga (RD) Philippines, Mary Nugent (RD) Tallaght & Valleymount

Saturday 6pm: Willie Sargent (A), Peter Cummins (A)

Sunday 10am: Tom McGreal Snr (A), Danny Horgan (A), Alex McDonnell (RD), Michael Conway (A)

We also Remember: Mary & John Crickley, Frank O’Neill, Julia Fitzgerald, Peg Clarke (A)

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Special Living Intentions, Get Well Intentions

Wednesday: Special Living Intentions, Get Well Intentions

Thursday: Mary Tully (RD), Scott Theriault (RD)

Friday: Birthday Intentions, Birthday Intentions

Mass Times this week

Saturday 6th August: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 7th August: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 9th August: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady.

Baltyboys Cemetery Mass. Will take place on Sunday 28th August at 12 noon. Note: There will be no 11.15am Mass in the Church. In the event of bad weather, the Mass will be in the Church instead of at the cemetery.

July Winners in Valleymount & Lacken Private Members Draw

Molly & Kevin Byrne, Tommy & Jack Farrington, Sean Ascough, Marie Gallagher, Nuala & Seamus Kelly.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 4th August: 3, 9, 20, 26. Weekly €25 Winner: Rose-Marie Nugent. Next Jackpot is €1550

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.

Blessington Bowls Club resume on Thursday 25th August in St. Kevin’s Hall, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along and bring a friend.

On Saturday 20th August at 3pm we are holding an Ecumenical Prayer Service at St Columcille’s Church & Graveyard, Rathmore  to remember all those who are buried there, their families & friends. There will be light Refreshments afterwards. We will also be displaying any of the information we have discovered about the people buried in the graveyard & the rich history attached to the Church and Graveyard. All are welcome.

Anam Cara South Dublin is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 12th September 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.

YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival 2022. Join over 1000 young people between 16 & 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August. If you want to come, you will need to book online.  Also, you may want to book a place on a free bus, details to follow. For all frequently asked questions, online booking links and free bus information click the links below.  For any other queries, please contact the National Office at  or 01 675 3690.

LEGION OF MARY CENTENARY CONCERT. To mark the 100th year anniversary of the Legion of Mary, a concert will take place in the historical surroundings of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday 3rd September. Special guests include award winning soprano Celine Byrne, the Dublin Concert Band, Lorraine Mathews. Book at Eventbrite. Tickets €30 (premium – seating in reserved area) and €20 (general admission).

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:

FIGHTING WORDS – Two free, fun-filled, creative writing workshops are taking place in Blessington Library on Saturday 6th August. 10am to 12 noon: 7 to 9 years. 1pm to 4pm: 10 to 12 years

DESIGN YOUR OWN SUPERHERO with Alan Nolan. Join author & illustrator Alan Nolan as you learn how to draw a super-powered animal & design your very own superhero. Thursday 11th August at 11amCall or email to book your spot 045 891 740

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 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!

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


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

VALLEYMOUNT COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL LTD. Looking for an Early Years Educator, Monday to Friday, 20 hours per week, starting Thurs 1st Sept. Minimum Fetac Level 5/6 or equivalent required. Apply with CV and cover letter to  Closing date Friday 19th Aug at 5pm. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by email with any queries.

FOR SALE 5 Bed Home, including Garden Apartment and Bespoke Office. ‘Orchard View’, Kilteel, Naas, Co Kildare. W91 XRF9. €695,000. Doyle: Tel. 086 088 1806 Email:

U – STORE – IT – HOLLYWOOD – Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lockups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture etc Call: 087 356 7601

Calling Lifeguards, Swimming Teachers & Assistant Swimming Teachers, Community Pool for West Wicklow & Swim Ireland need YOU! Swim Ireland launched the Pop-Up Pool initiative in May 2022 & are now recruiting for staff for Blessington. Part Time & Full-Time Positions Available. National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Level 1 Assistant or Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification or equivalent required (If you don’t currently hold these qualifications or are awaiting a practical – please get in touch as Swim Ireland can support with training in these locations in the run up to the start of the programme!) Please send a CV or email queries to Please share this for those who wish to take a step on the ladder in the Leisure Industry!   Check out the pool!!

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

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

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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