Mass intentions this week
Recently Deceased: Phyllis Moran, Cissy McEvoy, Dan Kenny
Saturday 6pm: Cathy, Jim, Michael & Seamus Corry (A), William O’Donoghue (A), Special Intentions
Sunday 10am: Noreen Wilson (1st A), Ray McGreal (A) Dickie Reid (A)
We also Remember: Paddy Minton (A), Patricia Mahon (A)
Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital
Tuesday: Special Intentions, Birthday Mass
Wednesday: Special Intentions, Special Intentions
Thursday: Barry O’Donnell (Rem), Sheila Melia (RD)
Friday: Mark Allen (RD), Eleanor Bishop (RD)
Saturday 12th November: Mass times: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm – Confessions: After 6pm Mass in Blessington
Sunday 13th November: Mass Times: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 10.00am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.
Tuesday 15th November: Rosary & Holy Hour 10 to 11am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington
Share Appeal Sunday takes place this weekend, November 12th & 13th highlighting the important work that is funded by the weekly Share collection. Copies of the 2022 Share Newsletter are available in the Church porch. There is a short video available on the Diocesan website www.dublindiocese.ie giving an overview of the benefits of this weekly collection.
St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers: 10th November: 4, 11, 14, 16 – €25 Winner: Patricia Kinsella. Next Jackpot is €2,025
In November We Remember – On our Parish Sacramental Website, we have a link to submit prayer requests for our relatives & friends who have died www.blessingtonparishes.com Prayers offered during Evening Prayer
November List of the Dead. Envelopes are now available in all the Churches and can be returned to the Parish Office or in the collection boxes/bags during the month of November. Masses will be offered on the 1st Friday of every month throughout the year.
Community Pool for West new term swim lessons at the Swim Ireland Pop-Up Pool in Blessington on sale. Swim lessons for all ages (children & adults) and levels will run from the week starting November 7th till the week finishing December 16th. For details & booking visit: www.westwicklowpool.ie Book online through Swim Ireland
West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival Winter Weekend 11th to 13th November. Last’s year’s inaugural Winter Weekend of chamber music was such a success that our friends in the West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival have decided it’s here to stay! There are four wonderful concerts to enjoy in Russborough’s stunning Salon over the weekend & booking is now open. Choose from concerts featuring leading Irish & international artists include Róisín Walters (violin), Paul Grennan (cello), Fiachra Garvey (piano), Tai Murray (violin), Silke Avenhaus (piano), Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano) & Simon Lepper (piano). Tickets can be purchased directly from www.westwicklowfestival.com
Make the most of your Smartphone. Join us at the Blessington. Further Education Centre for a 4-week course, 21st November to 12th December 1:30pm to 3:30pm. For more information, Call 045 851 494 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Six-week Christmas Themed Gardening Course: Fridays 9:30am to 12 noon 11th November to 16th December Blessington Further Education Centre. Further Information: 045 851 494 or 086 846 2771 email@example.com
Origins Foster Care are urgently looking for foster carers in the Blessington area. www.originsfostercare.ie For Information call or text 087 052 9749 one of our team will get back to you
“You Don’t Need Irish to Send Your Child to The Gaelscoil!” Gaelscoil na Lochanna is accepting places for the school year 2023-2024 from now up to 21st December. Parents will be notified of places on 13th January & will have to 27th January to accept the place. There are 31 places available. Tá an fógra bliantiúl maidir le ligean isteach fógraithe anois ar www.gaelscoilnalochanna.com mar aon le foirm iontrála. Spriocdháta dona hiarratais ná 21ú Nollaig agus cuirfear tuistí ar an eolas ar an 13ú Eanáir. Beidh ar thuistí/chaomhnóirí an áit a chinntiú roimh/ar an 27ú Eanáir 2023.Tá 31 spás sna Naíonáin ar fáil (más chuí). View the Annual Admissions Notice & access enrolment forms on the school website www.gaelscoilnalochanna.com “Gaelscoil na Lochanna will have an Open Night on 7th December at 7:30pm in the Gaelscoil for any parents interested in joining the Gaelscoil”. Follow us on Instagram #gsnalochanna
Collection for the Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless Saturday 19th November – Lakeshore Striders A.C annual charity collection for the Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless will run for its 7th year & will take place on Saturday 19th November at the entrance foyer to SuperValu Blessington (back entrance at carpark) from 12pm to 3pm. Items in high demand by the centre include nappies, baby formula, baby food, toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc), hats, socks, gloves, scarves as well as long life foods such as canned items. Please note: all items must be new & unopened & food must be in date. Cash donations also accepted on the day. For further information call Edel on 087 961 8337 or please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anam Cara South Dublin, support for bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 14th November at 7:15pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. This event is free & 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.
Are you a Bridge Player? If so, you are welcome to join Blessington Bridge Club. Resuming on Monday 17th October & subsequent Mondays other than Holiday Mondays at the KARE Centre which is located off the Blessington By-Pass. Ample car parking. Play begins at 7.30pm
Parent & Toddler Group in St Kevin’s Hall every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10am to12pm €4 per family per day
Blessington Bowls Club – Thursday at 7.30pm in St. Kevin’s Hall, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along and bring a friend.
The Blessington Fencing Club Spaces available in the 8-11yrs Beginners Class in St Kevin’s Hall – Fridays 5pm. Only comfortable clothing & runners are needed. Pop in & watch or participate in a free trial lesson. We have a great mixed group of children. Some children don’t enjoy traditional team sports or battle in some way. Every child can be taught to fence. Adult Beginner Classes starting on Tuesday evenings. Give us a call if you would like to try. Call Lee: 087 676 4183
West Wicklow Cancer Support Our group hosts a weekly Mindful soundbath Meditation with Gemma Deeney on Wednesdays at 11am 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. Call: 087 4346004 or email@example.com
St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579
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Christmas Wreath Workshop with Ali from The Tangled Bramble 26th Nov The Avon, Blessington. Tickets and all Information available on website www.thetangledbramble.com
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IRISH GRINDS for 1st / 2nd and 3rd years. Fun!! Progress guaranteed. Phone Carmel: 086 248 4695.
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Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior Phone: Damien 085 826 0431
Guitar Lessons Private Tuition. Contact Greg: 086 275 2005
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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: email@example.com Find us on Facebook
German Autoworks – Service Specialist VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel. Call 087 286 3997 www.germanautoworks.ie
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 www.funeraldirectorsblessington.ie
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 www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com
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- PARISH INFORMATION
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
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 10am
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm
Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327