Issue 1421 September 25th 2022

Mass intentions this week

Saturday 6pm: Nuala McMulkin (1st A), Eddie Butler (A)

Sunday 10am: Tom McGreal Snr (A), Ann Linnane (A), Bernard Kilbride (A), Jimmy Gallagher (A)

We also Remember: Bill McDonald (A), Rose Hastings

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Debbie Jervis (A), David Power (A)

Wednesday: Thanksgiving Mass, Birthday Intentions

Thursday: Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

Friday: Intentions Mass, Intentions Mass

Mass Times this weekend:

Saturday 24th September: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 25th September: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 27th September: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady.

The Season of Creation

CARE OF THE EARTH – Evening of Prayer & Reflection. Monday 3rd October at 8pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. ALL WELCOME.

BLESSING OF OUR PETS & ANIMALS in the Car Park of Church of Our Lady, Blessington on Saturday 1st October at 3pm

Evening of Prayer & Reflection  for Readers of the Word on Thursday 6th October at 7.30pm in the Coimin Centre, Blessington. Facilitated by Rosemary Lavelle

Dear Parishioners, in response to the current & ongoing financial crisis, we have decided to cut-back on our light & heating in Blessington Church.  With this in mind, we will close the Church at 5pm from Tuesday 4th October onwards. The Rosary & Holy Hour which normally takes place on a Tuesday evening will move to Tuesday morning from 10am to 11am.              Fr Richard

West Wicklow Cancer Support welcomes you to our September Drop-in Evening. This is an evening of Mantra Meditation with Gemma Deeney. Join us Thursday 29th September, Coimin Centre Blessington at 7.30pm. Bring your own cushion, blanket & a friend. No charge, spaces available, just come along on the evening. Please contact us on 087 434 6004 if you have any enquiries. Looking forward to a lovely evening

 St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 23th September: 5, 6, 22, 29. €25 Winner: Catherine Kehoe. Next Jackpot is €1800

Naas, Sallins, Two Mile House Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. In the Church of Our Lady & St David, Naas. Fri 30th Sept to Sat 8th October The theme of our Novena is “A Synodal Journey: Walking together in Faith with Hope” At Mass each evening our guest speaker will speak about their work, faith journey & how their faith strengthens them in their ministry & work. (See poster in porch for list of speakers)

VALES AROUND CLOUGHLEA MINI FESTIVAL 2022 “From The Shoulders Down”, drama, depicting the life & times of fictional builder’s labourer PJ Mulpeter. Written & performed by Richard Lynch, in Manor Kilbride Community Hall on Sunday 16th October at 12 noon. Tickets €10.  Refreshments available. To Book contact or 087 965 6257 Presented by Kilbride & Lakeside Music Committee along with Glen Heste Pure Mile.

Men’s Shed – St Joseph’s Valleymount: We are setting up a Men’s Shed in the building known as the Stables, at the side of the Parochial House Valleymount. We will be open two days a week Monday & Friday 10.30am till 1pm. Our first project will be to set up a market garden in the grounds. You are invited to get involved with this project or if you just want to drop in for a cuppa and a chat. To launch this opening, we are having a social night on Saturday 24th September at 7.30pm in the Stables. Music will be provided by local musicians. All are invited, there will be tea & sandwiches on the night. Hope you can join us!

Donard Glen Variety Concert Saturday 1st October at 8pm. €10 per adult, €5 per child. Raffle on the night. All proceeds to Donard Community Hall.

Culture Night at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland on Friday 23rd Sept from 7pm to 9pm. Free event in celebration of our Culture, in the beauty of St. Mary’s Church of Ireland. (Our thanks to the Archdeacon) With special guests: MACA – courtesy of Blessington Comhaltas (Members of Anuna, Riverdance) and The Millennium Choir. For further Info call: Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072 or Barbara Nolan: 086 104 2533.

Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock 12th October 2022.  €599 pp sharing.  Price includes 4 nights in Knock House Hotel, full board. All entertainment & excursions included. Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum.  Single supplement €100.  Contact Patricia on 087 1890 236 or email

The National Maternity Hospital – Annual Remembrance Service will take place on October 9 at 3pm in St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row. Contact with enquiries.

Free Parenting Programme Tusla, Child & Family Agency will host a Parents Plus Parenting Programme for parents of Primary School Children in Blessington Library. The programme will run over 8 Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon from Wednesday 5th October. For further information & to book a place please contact: Bridie Clancy: 086 380 7917 Email:

West Wicklow Cancer Support. Our group hosts a weekly Mindful soundbath Meditation with Gemma Deeney on Wednesdays at 11.15am in the Primary Care Centre Blessington. No cost, open to all. Do bring your own cushion, blanket & a friend. If your life has been impacted by cancer through a diagnosis, a family member, friend or carer we are here for you. Contact us on 087 4346004 or

Further Education & Training Centre Blessington Courses starting September 2022. Office Skills, EBusiness, Tourism, Childcare, Healthcare, Horticulture, Employment Skills, SNA Learn new skills or brush up on old skills. Please contact Irene Hayden 086 806 1569 or Karen Townsend 086 850 3833 for more details. Are you interested in Art, Gardening, Computers, or IT?  Morning & evening classes are starting in mid-September. For more information, please drop into the Centre or call 045 891 099.

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 AFC are looking for players born in 2008 & 2009 to join their exciting under 14 and under 15 squads. Training: Monday & Wednesday (2009) Training: Tuesday & Thursday (2008). Matches every Saturday (2009) & Sunday (2008). Please call 083 870 1926 for info.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


Donard/Glen Daycare is a community based not for profit creche situated in Donard, Co. Wicklow. We are looking for enthusiastic, qualified & highly motivated early educators to join our team. Requirements are: Minimum of QQI Level 5, experience & understanding of Aistear Play Based. Curriculum, Siolta, ELC & SAC regulations. Team player with effective communication & interpersonal skills. Ability to work flexible hours between 7.30am & 6.30pm, 38.5 hours per week. Competitive salary & other benefits available. Contact or Manager at 045 404522

Let’s Sing – Singing classes in Blessington. Women’s singing circle (No experience necessary) Individual singing lessons (children and adults). Baby and toddler sing-along classes. For more info and booking:  Phone: Rachel 0876529660 email:

Affinity Plus Home Support – are you looking for some support within the comfort of your own home? Affinity Plus provides assistance with:  personal care, medication prompting, companionship and household tasks. Get in touch with us on 045 916 060 to speak with a member of our team today.

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

SeeThru Solution – Your Local Trustworthy Cleaning Service for Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Call Greg: 085 858 1850

Very Nice Self-Contained Private Office to let at Aran Centre from 1st September 2022. €115 per week all-in. Tel. 087 817 5227.

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

New BRÍ Coffee & Health Bar Located at High Definition Fitness (Across From Aldi). Open Mon – Fri 6am-12pm & 5pm-9pm Sat/Sun 10am-2pm. For Drive Thru, Sit In & Take Away Coffees/Treats & Smoothies.

Guitar Lessons Private Tuition. Contact Greg: 086 275 2005

BRYKO – Shop / Yard Assistant Required Full time Position, Manual Lifting Ability Essential Please Drop in your CV to Emilia or email to

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 and Roof Repairs. Call Today for a free no-obligation quote. 087 379 4038 Email:

Paying too much for SKY or Virgin Media? We Install or Repair Free to Air and Saorview! No more Bills! Call Billy 086 868 0053

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 086 309 1829

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

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)

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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