Issue1366 August 1st 2021

Mass intentions this week: Ann Cowie (RD) Blessington

Saturday 6pm Mass: Maureen & Tom Cassidy (A), Patsy Hamilton (A), Charlie, Molly and Jimmy Keogh (A), Special Intention

Sunday 10am: Peter McNabb (1st A), Tom McGreal Snr (A), Special Living Intention

We remember the following: Ann Hearne (A)

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Barry O’Donnell (Rem), Shay Conway (RD)

Wednesday: Get Well Intention, Get Well Intention

Thursday: Willie Sargent (1st A), Elaine Reilly (RD), Special Intention

Friday: First Friday of the Month. Mass will be offered for all those whose names are on the November List of the Dead.

Saturday 31st July: 6pm Mass in Blessington, 7.30pm Mass in Lacken

Sunday 1st August: 10.00am Mass in Blessington, 11.00am Mass in Manor Kilbride, 11.15am Mass in Valleymount & 11.30am Mass in Crosschapel

Monday 2nd August: Bank Holiday Mass at 11am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Tuesday 3rd August: Holy Hour & Rosary offered for the intentions of our families from 7pm to 8pm in, Blessington

First Friday 6th August: Masses offered for all on the Altar List of the Dead

Daily Mass: 9am Manor Kilbride, 9.30am Blessington, 10am Crosschapel

PRAYING FOR VOCATIONS. Archbishop Farrell is asking for people & priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood & Religious Life on a regular basis.   As you are well aware, the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”

Please Support all our Priests by contributing to the Summer Dues. Envelopes are now available in our Churches. You can take one as you visit the Church during the summer months & return to the Parish Office or to the collection boxes in the Church.

PLEASE BOOK A TICKET for 6pm Mass on Saturday & 10am Mass on Sunday and collect from the Parish Office 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Ph: 045 865 327

2021 Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. Winners for 25th July draw: May Nolan, Carmel O’ Neill, Mandy & Larry O’ Brien, Marie Bohan, John Holmes.

HENNESSY’S 100 YEARS CELEBRATIONS As part of our Centenary Year, we are organising a walk, up Sorrell Hill on Monday 2nd August (Bank Holiday) with all proceeds going to BLESSINGTON DAYCARE CENTRE. Registration from 10am to 11am at Hennessy’s(Voluntary Donation). Bus transfer from Hennessy’s to Mass Path Lacken and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to come along.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn for on 29th July: 1, 4, 16, 25. Weekly winner of €25 was Sue Stynes. If you’re not in, you can’t win! Text the word Blessington to 51444 or

Your donations help to keep our parish facilities running. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far through the Donate button on

Blessington FC INTERSPORT Elverys FAI Summer Soccer Schools. Blessington Camp will be at our Crosschapel pitches running from 9th to 13th August from 10am to 1pm. To book a place go to

Save the Date! It’s Back! Lakeshore Striders Running Club are delighted to announce our flagship event ‘The Lakes 10k’ is back! Subject to public health guidelines this event will take place on 11th September. The club will run an 8-week preparation programme for anyone who would like to run the 10k (requires basic level of fitness)  Email  for more information.

Cruthú Art Gallery at Russborough will be open Saturdays/Sundays/Bank Holidays throughout the summer from 12 noon – 4pm. Our members have been very creative over the last 12 months, and we are looking forward to exhibiting exciting new art pieces that will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you soon and please remember to mind the social distancing rules. or contact us at Also check out the Cruthú Art display at Blessington Tourist Office.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE  for older people. ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

The Public Consultation Period for the Wicklow County Development Plan Draft is open until August 16th at 5pm.There is still plenty of time for people to make a submission about how much we need a Pool for West Wicklow & remind Wicklow County Council how important it is for our community! Community Pool for West Wicklow will be hosting a Zoom information workshop on Tuesday July 27th at 7pm to talk people through making a submission to the Draft Wicklow County Development Plan online. If you would like to take part in this workshop, please email us at to book your place. We have also made a video with a step-by-step guide on how to use the Wicklow County Council Consultation Portal. You can find this video and more information about the Wicklow County Development Plan on our brand-new website

Thank you to all parishioners who have donated through our online donation facility so far. You can donate by simply visiting and click on the Donate button.

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


Job Vacancy – R&H have vacancies for full and part-time. General Operatives. Please email your CV to Sharon for further information

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning. New venture by a local man in the Blessington area, providing mobile car wash and wax; mini-valet and full valet. Follow on Facebook or call 086 3712328 for rates and appointments.

The Office Shop  Get Ready for Back to School. We carry a full range of stationery at very keen prices. Special offers on School Bags, Copies, Manuscript Copies and Hardback Copies (only while stocks last). We can put together Stationery Packs for all schools in the area just drop in your lists. The packs for St Marys Senior / Junior Schools are already made up and are competitively priced.

Blessington Food, Arts and Crafts Market every Saturday @Brew21 from 11am till 4pm

Painter & Decorator, Interior & Exterior. Ph: Damien 085 826 0431

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, Painting etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714

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

New Courses at the Further Education and Training Centre Blessington. We are now recruiting for courses starting in September. If you are interested in up-skilling or learning something new we have the course for you! New ** Back to work course ** 3 days a week – must be over the age of 21 & in receipt of a social welfare payment for at least 6 months. Level 6 in Payroll and Bookkeeping, full time (Day course) Horticulture Level 5 – Mondays Part time courses in the following: Childcare Level 5 & 6 (2 evenings a week), Healthcare Level 5 (2 evenings a week), E Business Level 5 (2 mornings a week), Business with Tourism Level 5 (2 mornings a week), Office Skills Level 4 (2 mornings a week), Horticulture Level 4 (2 mornings a week), For more info on any of the above please, contact us or 086 806 1569 or 086 850 3833. Looking forward to welcoming you all in September 2021

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