Issue1328 October 18th 2020

World Mission Sunday this weekend 17th 18th October

World Mission Sunday is helping communities to build schools, clinics, parish halls & Churches for marginalised communities & missionaries in our church family in Africa, Asia & Latin America.  It provides missionary programmes that protect & care for children’s wellbeing by offering safe shelter, healthcare, education & hope for the future the pandemic has brought about even more challenges in  many  war-torn countries but also these crises will remain thereafter.  Envelopes available in the Church Porch for your Donations. Info on

Mass Intentions this Week

Seamus Barrett (RD) Cork City, Josie Barrett (RD) West Cork, Attracta Molloy (RD) Sligo

Saturday 6pm: Margaret Murphy (A) Edward Ball (A) Kathleen & William Dunworth (A) John Cummins (1st A) Patrick Dignam (A)

Sunday 10am: Annie Fennell (A)  Christy Mooney (A) Elizabeth Redmond (A)

We also remember: Patrick & Elizabeth Kelly, Patrick Eustace, Sr. Mary Benignus, Joe Eustace, Sr. Mary Angela Kelly

Monday: Mass offered for all the Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Intentions Mass, Danny Fay (RD)

Wednesday: Ann Gibbons (RD) Mick Doyle (RD)

Thursday: Patrick Eustace (A) Joe Eustace (A)

Friday: Mass offered for all on the Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday please join us in prayer:

Saturday 17th October 2020 Mass at 6.30pm via webcam on

Sunday 18th October 2020 Sunday Mass at 10am via webcam on

Wednesday 21st October: Prayers to Our Lady for the month of October. from 11am -12 noon from Church of Our Lady, Blessington, via webcam only

Join with Fr. Richard and Fr. Joe,  in evening prayer via Zoom Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7.30pm. Log on to and click on the Zoom button. If you have any difficulty logging in, please contact us at

Church Collections donations can be made to the 1st & 2nd collections via the DONATE BUTTON on the parish website. The 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. All the SHRINE MONEY & donations in the black PDF BOXES on the wall of the church remain in the parish. During this time, you can also make donations via the DONATE BUTTON on the parish website. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Monthly Envelopes for October are now due, they may be dropped into the PDF Boxes in the Church, the post-box or into Parish Office. Many thanks to all who are making a special effort to return their envelopes this time it is greatly appreciated.

The Church is open  every day from 10am to 6pm. Drop in for quiet prayer or to light a candle.

We have opened our Christmas Shop Christmas Mass Cards, Christmas Cards and other gift items now on sale. The Parish Office Opening Hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, Baptisms, Weddings & General Enquiries Email: Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm

Blessington Library are running a free four-week online Baby Sign Language Course with Clever Little Handies starting onTuesday, 3rd November at 11.30am. This course is for parents & babies up to 12 months. Learn to communicate with your baby using sign language. Tickets available through Eventbrite. Booking essential.

Calling all Local Businesses, Artists & Crafters!  Community Pool for West Wicklow are hosting an online Christmas Market and we would like you to be part of it! Every day from early November we will be posting a new video to our social media pages, like an extended Advent Calendar. Each video will showcase a different local business or artist and their products. We hope that our online Christmas Market will help to encourage people to shop local and support local businesses this Christmas. If you think this is something you would like to get involved in, then email us at

Blessington Lights up for Christmas 2020 Your Community needs your help!! We are looking for each household to make a small donation to ensure we can light up our Christmas Tree and Streetlights this December.  We need to raise €4,500.Nobody wants to drive down the Main Street in Darkness this December. We need plenty of Christmas cheer.mCome on Blessington Community, dig deep!! Donation Buckets in McGreals, The Credit Union and Wonkas, alternatively, please donate via

Community Pool for West Wicklow is looking for the most Spooktacular Halloween House in West Wicklow! Email pictures of your decorated house   & we will share them on our social media pages. Don’t forget to colour in our Halloween logo and pop it in your window too! You can pick up a copy of our Halloween logo from Blessington Tourist Office or print it out from our Facebook page! Prizes for the most Spooktacular Halloween Houses!

Cruthú Art Group has now concluded its exhibition at Russborough for 2020. Thank you to everybody who visited us over the Summer. We are delighted to share an ongoing display of art and craft in the Blessington Tourist Office.  Do drop in and have a look.  You may also see some of our art on the Cruthú Art Facebook page. If you wish to enquire about any piece that you see on Facebook, please email   Any art available for purchase may be viewed at Blessington Tourist Office by request.

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €3025 sign up for €2 per week on parish website

Blessington Mini-Rugby outdoors for 4 and 5 year olds. Boys & girls welcome. K.O. 11:15am every Saturday at St Kevin’s Hall

Blessington Mini-Rugby on Tuesdays U7, U8 and U9 boys & girls from 6pm to 7pm U10 to U13 7pm to 8pmon GAA Astro

Rugby at Russborough for all ages from 10am to 12 noon each Saturday



Staff Wanted Maxol Service Station Blessington. Deli Staff and Evening Staff Required. €12.50 per hour. Please reply with CV to


Cleaner/Housekeeping Assistant Required in Blessington Area for approx.4 hours a week references required, must have own transport, Thursday or Friday is preferred.  reply with your current details by email to with your telephone  number.


McGreal’s Hearing Centre Our Clinical Audiologist & Rehabilitation Specialist Justine Rae is based at our Main Street Pharmacy in Blessington. To book a hearing test phone 1890 92 92 59 or visit


Garden Maintenance Services Contact Declan for a free quote 087 2145 831


Castle Canine Cuts Dog Grooming Service. Clipping, Trimming, Shampooing for all Breeds. Nail and ear care included. Appointments Monday-Saturday. Contact Gillian on 087 764 1911 or find us on Facebook.


Talbot Chimneys Ltd. Family Run Business Since 1978, Insurance Claims Handled, Chimney Repairs / Reline / Rebuild, CCTv Surveys, Chimney Cleaning. Descaling of Soot & Tar Build Up. Fully Insured. No Call-Out Charge for OAPs on Mention of this Ad. Freephone 1800 406 700 Office 045 850 957


Gardening – For Autumn Tidying, Hedge Clipping, Lawn Care, Beds Overhauled, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714


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


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


Active Appliance Repairs over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing all brands of domestic and commercial appliances. For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082. Call out Charge €75


Paying too much to SKY or UPC? We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!! No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053


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


Happy Faces Pre School Blessington Situated in the Further Education Centre (old Tech)is a fun, stimulating & welcoming environment with a curriculum focusing on the best care & education for your child. Our staff are highly trained within the childcare sector, child led & Montessori methods of learning & development, limited ECCE & part time places available for Sept 2020. Find us on Facebook or email us for more information


Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993 – Standard Taxi €77 one way. Large 7-Seater €87 one way. Call Richard on 087 255 7993. Or email:


Noel Nolan – Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email


German Autoworks – Service Specialist. VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel. Call 087 286 3997


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

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