Issue1292 February 9th 2020

The ANNUAL COLLECTION of ACCORD the Diocesan Agency for Marriage & the Family, at all Masses next weekend 15th & 16th February. This will replace the usual Share Collection.

Saturday 8th February 2020

Sacrament of the Sick & Healing Mass at 12 noon in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. Tea & coffee in the Coimín Centre after Mass.

Sunday 9th February 2020

Car Boot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) in St. Kevin’s, 7am to 4pm. €10 per table, Car Park, Tea & Coffee. Pat Conlan 086 075 2072

Monday 10th February 2020

Holy Hour in Crosschapel every Monday after 10am Mass (ex-Bank Holidays)

The Confirmation Preparation Programme continues in St Mary’s SNS – 7.30pm to 9pm

Blessington & District Forum meet at 8pm in St Mary’s Junior School. All Welcome

Neighbourhood Collection Envelopes for February are due. Envelopes may be left into the Parish Office or in collection bags at Mass.

Tuesday 11th February 2020

St Mary’ Schools & Blessington Parish LAUNCH of Lotto Fundraiser………..FREE COFFEE MORNING in the Coimín Centre from 9am to 11am. Come in & here about the Lotto: how it works, how to join etc Sign-up help will be available if needed. Weekly prize & the Jackpot is starting at €1000

Congratulations to the Girls & Boys from Manor Kilbride NS who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Brigid’s Church at 11am, we welcome Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, their parents & families.

Citizens Information Centre in Blessington Library from 1pm to 4pm. Legal advice service on 1st & 3rd Tues of month by appointment

Blessington & District Active Retired meeting at 2.30pm in the Coimín Centre Blessington, new members welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Blessington Church.

Wednesday 12th February 2020

The Citizens Information Centre is open in Blessington Library today 10am to 12.30pm.

The Rosary will be offered at 7.30pm for the intentions of our families in Blessington Church

Prayers to the Holy Face of Jesus in Crying Room Blessington Church 11am

Christian Meditation Group meet in the Mass Centre in Brittas from 11am. All welcome

Bethany Bereavement Support group available for caring confidential support from 8pm to 9pm no appointment necessary.

Thursday 13th February 2020

The Parish Book Club at 10am in The Church Meeting Room.  The book is ‘Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety’ by Henri Nouwen, SPCK Publishing

St Mary’ Schools & Blessington Parish LottoFIRST DRAW at 8pm. See notice boards & leaflets for how to join or call Parish Office 045 865 327

Coimín Centre Management meeting 7pm

Blessington Pastoral Council meeting 8pm 

Mass Intentions this Week

Saturday 6pm: Liam Clogher (Mths Mind) Martin & Theresa O’Hara (A) John O’Hara (A) Geraldine Clogher (A) Thomas & Margaret Clogher (A)

Sunday 10am: Francis Hunt (1st A) Jim O’Keefe (RD)

We also Remember the following: John, Joe & Laurence Wright (A) Peter Nolan (Snr) Mary McIntyre, May & Andy Metcalfe (A)

Monday: Mass for those on list for Sick

Tuesday: May & Andy Metcalfe (A)

Wednesday: John, Joe & Laurence Wright (A) Christina Paxton (RD)

Thursday: Get Well Mass, Get Well Mass

Friday: Sean Farrington (RD) Desmond Williams (RD)

Deacon Gerry, thanks all for their kind wishes & generous gifts on his 60th Birthday. Especially all in Valleymount & Lacken parish for his surprise party on Sunday. Thank you and God Bless. Gerry

Blessington Parish will host the Climate Justice Candle for the month of Feb. On Sunday 16th Feb, Sr Catherine Brennan of Eco Congregation Ireland will speak at the 10am & 11.15am Masses in Blessington & Valleymount on ways in which our parishes can become more environmentally aware & eco-friendly. Members of Tidy Towns, Green Schools & Environmental Groups welcome.

Beginning on Monday 17th February, between 11am & 1pm Fr Richard & Deacon Gerry will be visiting farms in Valleymount to bless the stock & homes in the area.

Monday: Annacarney Togher, Logstown (Upper & Lower)

Tuesday: Carrigacurra

Wednesday: Lower Baltyboys

Thursday: Upper Baltyboys

Friday: Granamore, Granabeg

If you would like a visit, please call Blessington Parish Office 045 865 327 (your Eircode would be helpful)

GAELSCOIL NA LOCHANNA are hosting an open day and family day on 7th March. Lá Oscailte agus Lá Clainne. Did you ever want to know what happens in a Gaelscoil?  We are opening our doors and putting on our best show for anyone to come see us in action 11-2pm, 7 March.  Rince, Drámaíocht, Ceol agus Spraoi.  Fun and Free activities for the family to spend a while with us.This is part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge schedule. Tá fáilte roimh chách.

St Brigid’s N.S. Manor Kilbride are now accepting enrolments for all pupils wishing to start in September.  Please contact the school office on 01-4582550 for an enrolment form.

Lacken NS are currently accepting enrolments for September 2020. Enrolment forms are available on or from the school, call 045 865 086 and we will post one out to you. Lacken NS also runs a pre-school & an after-school service. Please join us at our open day on Wednesday 12th February from 11am to 12.15pm. All are welcome.

St. Joseph’s National School (Valleymount) are now accepting enrolment forms for September 2020. Forms available from the school office, please call in or phone 045 867289. Places are filling up fast. Closing date for applications April 30th.

Storytime in Blessington Library – Every Wed at 3pm

 Blessington Community Walking Group. Walks from the Coimín Centre on Mon (ex-bank holidays) & Thurs at 7pm. All levels catered for & welcome. Find us on Facebook

Join us for Blessington Bingo every Wednesday in the Avon at 8.15 pm. Great prizes, weekly Jackpot & bonus prizes if you check on Lucky Number, Raffle etc. Shuttle Bus available €2 return. €10 for book and flyers. Contact Catherine 087 122 4019 or Jess 086 860 2822

Interested in a social cycle in the Blessington area?  Led by an experienced volunteer, Cycling Ireland/Axa Community Bike Rides are gentle, social bike rides for adults, usually followed by coffee & chat.  New series for beginners added for Wednesdays at 10:30am. Join for FREE at

Happy Faces Play School Blessington Education Centre is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained in up to date childcare & Montessori methods of learning and development. Places available, full & part time. Enrolling now for Sept 2020.

LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Blessington Bowls meet every Thurs at 7.30pm in St. Kevin’s Hall, Blessington. guests welcome, come along & bring a friend.

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Weekly Meditation with essential oils hosted by Gemma Deeney of Yogagym on Wednesdays at 11.30am Primary Care Centre Blessington.  If your life has been touched by cancer in any way come & join us. No charge, all welcome. Find us on facebook /

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall just off the N81 between Blessington & Baltinglass on Saturday 15th February 9pm till 12pm. Donation €10. Light refreshments served. Music by John & Terry. Dancing every 3rd Saturday of the Month to follow.Last Chance for Groups, Floats, Businesses etc to take part in the Blessington St Patrick’s Day Parade on 17th March at 12 noon. Contact 087 7811691 for registration. Ken Darker & Noel Nolan will be the commentators on the day. All proceeds to Community Pool for West Wicklow.

TRY IT OUT, Blessington Mini-Rugby for Tots is looking for new members to play fun & games every Sat @ 10:15am at St Kevin’s Hall, Main St, Blessington (opposite Vincent’s Charity Shop). Ages 3-5 years.

Cub Scout Blessington. Is your child aged 9-11years, if they are interested in joining scouts & you would like to become a scout leader (free training provided) please contact me for more details.

Hollywood Friendship Club every Wed from 2.15pm to 4.15pm in the Hollywood Centre. New members welcome

Adult Fencing Classes on Tuesdays from 8pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Fencing is a fun sport & all ages & levels of fitness can enjoy. No special equipment required only comfortable clothes & trainers. All are welcome to pop along & give it a go with no obligation. Call 087 676 4183 if you need any additional information

Visitation of the Sick: If there are any parishioners ill, at home or in hospital who would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Parish Office to let us know and to make arrangements 045 865 327






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