Mass intentions this Week
Yvonne Phibbs (RD) Belgium & Hempstown, Jim Doyle (RD) Birmingham, Peggy Baines (RD) Grays, Essex, Joe Collum (RD) Dublin
Saturday 6pm: Noel Kelly (1st A), Marian O’Toole (A), Noeleen Duffy (A), James O’Toole (A), Mairead Hudson (A) Larry Carroll (A)
Sunday 10am: Nicolas Dunne (A), Sean Ramsbottom (RD)
We also Remember: Mary Fitzpatrick
Monday: Mass offered for all on the Blessington List of the Sick
Tuesday: Frank Kenny (A), James Kenny (A)
Wednesday: Get Well Mass, Get Well Mass
Thursday: Blessington Deceased Mass Card List
Friday: Get Well Mass, Birthday Mass
Schedule for this Week
Saturday 14th May: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm
Sunday 15th May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.
Tuesday 24th May: Holy Hour and Adoration for PEACE in UKRAINE from 7pm to 8pm. All Welcome.
The Wife & Family of the late Sean O’Brien would like to thank everyone for their very kind words at the time of his passing, this gave us such comfort, for all those that took the time to leave a message on RIP.ie, for all the Mass Cards with handwritten notes & sent beautiful flowers they provided solace during this time of sadness. To all the doctors & staff of Blessington Family practice & Naas hospital that cared for Sean during his illness, we appreciate the great care they provided.
The Family of the late Kay Murphy would like to thank everyone most sincerely for their kind expression of sympathy on the passing of Kay. We are especially grateful for the outpouring of tributes made about her in so many ways including on RIP. It was so comforting to hear the lovely comments & the love that people had for Kay. Thank you to all who attended the wake & funeral Mass & sent Mass cards. Thanks to Fr. Behan & to Fr. Campbell. We would like to thank the Doctors in Blessington Family Practice who looked after Kay & the staff of Naas Hospital. We would also like to thank Lorraine Willoughby for the beautiful music at the funeral Mass & to Tony, Regina & Gordon of Clarke’s for their kindness. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude
St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Number drawn on 19th May: 4, 7, 26, 28. Weekly €25 Winner – Laura Humphries. Next Jackpot is €1100 www.blessingtonparish.ie
Have you tried the TAP & GO device in Blessington Church to support the 1st & 2nd Collections? Thank you for your contributions.
Comhghairdeachas le Buachaillí & Cailíní Gaelscoil na Lochanna a fhaigheann an Chéad Chomaoineach. Congratulations to the Boys & Girls from Gaelscoil na Lochanna who receive First Holy Communion on Sat 21st May in Church of Our Lady, Blessington
CONGRATULATIONS to the boys & girls from St Joseph’s NS Valleymount who receive First Holy Communion on Sun 22nd May in Valleymount
Lacken Naíonra is now enrolling. “Fun-filled learning through a play-based curriculum” Open Day on Thursday 9th June from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Please contact 045 865 086 for more information.
West Wicklow Cancer Support welcomes you to our May Drop-in Evening. An evening of Abstract Art hosted by Fiona Barrett of Ballymore Eustace Art Studio. Come & join us for a creative evening designing an abstract painting using everyday materials. For all levels of artists from beginners to the more accomplished! Thursday 26th May 7.30pm – 9pm Coimin Centre Blessington. All Welcome, no charge, do bring a friend. We are here for you if your life has been impacted by cancer in any way. Please contact us on 087 4346004 with any enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessington Tourist Office. We are delighted to announce that we will be showcasing an ART EXHIBITION in the Tourist Office on Friday 27th May from 7pm to 9pm.
Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) on Saturday 21st May from 9pm to 12 midnight. Music by Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis. Admission €10
Blessington Car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 22nd May 7am to 4pm Tea/Coffee. Indoor & Outdoor Spaces. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072
The Blessington & District Forum is delighted to present the 2nd Ninette de Valois Festival of Dance in the Tramway Theatre, Blessington on Friday 27th May at 8pm Tickets €10 or Family of 4 €30. Dance Performances by Sinead O’Brien Dance School, Ruth Shine School of Dance, Angela Brien School of Irish Dancing, Happy Days of Performing Arts, Katie Charles Dancercise. Singers Rachel Coyne & Jenny Cullen. Doors Open 7:15pm with Wine Reception – Show starts 8pm. Tickets available from The Office Shop & Next Door. For further info, see www.blessington.ie
Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022. www.facebook.com/chessacademy2022 For All Ages & Levels For Info Email: email@example.com
Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link https://bookings.summersoccerschools.ie/s/
The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee are excited to be doing the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon again this year! We will be running, walking & possibly crawling 10km in our penguin costumes on June 5th to raise money for a Pool for West Wicklow. Please support us by donating to our GoFundMe Page at tinyurl.com/CPWWMiniMarathon2022 If you would like to take part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon with us on June 5th please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com Thank you for your support!
Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183
Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.
Your 6-Week Journey to Living Well. Join KWETB’s free programme to support you in being kind to yourself and others. The course covers: Emotional well being: Nutrition: healthy meals & eating on a budget. Digital: using the apps on your smartphone. Physical: gentle introduction to daily exercise. Financial: manage your money better. This is the course for you if you would like to learn about the various aspects of wellbeing; physical, emotional & nutritional, finishing with a fun social activity. The course will take place in a relaxed & informal environment in the Blessington Further Education & Training Centre – you will learn skills & strategies to build positive habits for well-being. This 6-week course will support you to be the BEST you in these difficult times. The course will run from 10th May for 6 weeks, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Phone 086 846 2771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information & enrolment
Rugby at Russborough for age groups U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, boys & girls! Tuesday 7pm to 8pm and Sat 11am to 12:30pm. All Welcome to Blessington Mini-Rugby! email@example.com
St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579
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Greetings from Spain – After two years, I will be coming to Blessington with students in July. DATES: 1st to 29th JULY. I am looking for host families in Blessington & surrounding areas. Students will attend Blessington Community College (Mon – Fri 9.30am to 5pm) I will be in Blessington during this time for any queries you may have. Paloma: firstname.lastname@example.org Info: Jenny Conway 089 4789839
Part-time Cleaner Required4 hours per week, house in Manor Kilbride. Please contact087 259 5447
Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)
Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning: Need your car spotless for Communion, Confirmation or Wedding? Find me on Facebook or call me 086 3712328
Reflexology – €75 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382
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 086-3091829
Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie 045 865 555
Hot Stones – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382
Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington. Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. Open for all your eyecare needs. FREE Eye Exam + Glasses with PRSI + Medical Card. Large selection of Designer Frames + Sunglasses. Special Offers + Discounts on 2nd Pairs. Varifocal Experts try them with our 30-Day Guarantee. Many Thanks to all our loyal customers. Call 045 891 056 for an appointment.
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Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431
SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850
Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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