Mass intentions in Blessington
Maureen Roberts Carroll (RD) Westpark
Saturday: Lil Horan (A), Ray Daniels (A), Margaret Hayden (A), Gerard O’Hanlon (Birthday Rem)
Sunday: Liam O’Reilly (A), Ann O’Byrne (A)
We also remember
Monday: Mass offered for the Sick and those in hospital
Tuesday: Ann O’Byrne (A), Fr Kevin Lyon (RD)
Wednesday: Eileen Bungan (RD), Gus Hogarty (RD)
Thursday: Maura Spring (RD), Ann O’Donnell (RD)
Friday: 1st Friday of the Month, Mass will be offered for all on the November list of the dead.
Saturday 28th January: Mass times: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm – 1st Communion Preparation Mass. Confessions: After 6pm Mass in Blessington
Sunday 29th January: Mass Times: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 10.00am Month’s Mind Mass for Fr Kevin Lyon at 11.30am in Crosschapel Church.
Tuesday 31st January: Rosary & Holy Hour 10 to 11am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington
Wednesday 1st February: Feast of St Brigid.
Thursday 2nd February: Candlemas Day – Candles for use in the home will be blessed at our Masses.
Candles available from the Parish Office in advance of this Mass.
Friday 3rd February 2023: Feast Day of St Blaise. Blessing of Throats will take place after Mass. 1st Friday of the Month, Mass will be offered for all on the November list of the dead. Padre Pio Blessing will be available after this Mass.
In January, we pray with Pope Francis that educators may be credible witnesses who help the youngest and most vulnerable. May they teach fraternity rather than competition. ‘We want to be defenders of the identity and dignity of every individual and to teach young people to accept everyone without discrimination
St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 19th January: 5, 23, 26, 27 – €25 Winner: Seanna Pender. Next Jackpot is €2,375
We are looking for a good home for HARVEY & CLINTON Fr. Kevin’s cats. They are 3 years old, brothers, neutered, very friendly, house trained & used a cat flap in Crosschapel Parochial House. We really would love them to be homed together. If you think you can adopt them, please call: 089 437 5880
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 01 458 2550 for an enrolment form. St Brigid’s will also be having an open evening for all prospective students & their families on Thursday 2nd February from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. All the staff look forward to seeing you there.
5th & 6th Class Primary Disco on Friday 27th January in St Joseph Hall, Blessington 7pm to 10pm. Admission €10 paid at door. Crisps & drinks sold inside if they wish. Strict supervision at all times & all leaders are fully Garda vetted. More info on our Facebook page – Blessington St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee or phone 087 781 1691. all proceeds go to this year’s fundraiser which is Community Pool for West Wicklow. Students from all Schools very Welcome!!!
885 – Local Link Kildare – https://bustimes.org/ A daily Local Link Bus Ballymore, Blessington, Naas & Sallins Railway Station – by Jacobus. Info: Pat 086 075 2072
Blessington – Naas – Newbridge Link – TUESDAY ONLY as part of rural development, initiated by Wicklow Rural Partnership Development. Bus leaves from Blessington Bus Shelter at 10am via Naas to Newbridge Whitewater Shopping Centre. Returning at 1.45pm from the Centre. For Info Call: Jane: 087 266 0616 or Pat: 086 075 2072
Kilteel, St Brigid’s Art Festival present “From the Shoulders Down” Written & Performed by Richard Lynch. Embracing the humour & pathos in the life, times & labours of Patrick Joseph Mulpeter, P.J. for short B.L.A. (Builders Labourer Anonymous). Proud of his past & somewhat embittered by it, bewildered by the present & uneasy about the future. “Lynch not only wins his audience, he owns them” – Leinster Leader. Monday 6th February at 8pm in Kilteel Community Centre. Tickets €10 Booking 087 791 4205
Always wanted to sing? – All Welcome – No Auditions. Blessington Millennium Choir are looking to recruit new members who love to sing. With mixed ability and experience, we aim to positively impact our community and as such regularly raise funds for organisations and participate in events. So, if you sing in the shower, you are the King or Queen of Karaoke or a keen amateur, come & join us. We meet every Tuesday evening 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Kare Centre, Blessington For more details please phone: (087) 4352385 or (087) 2431499 www.choirbmc.com
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Blessington & District Forum (BDF) will be held on the 13th February 2023 from 730pm to 9pm in the GP Room St. Marys Junior School Blessington. Members of the local community are welcome to attend on the night. For information and to register your attendance please email firstname.lastname@example.org before February 10th
Lacken Naíonra Open for enrolments. ECCE & part-time places available. For information or to book a viewing, please contact 045 865 086.
Lacken National School are now accepting enrolment applications for the 2023/2024 school year. Also accepting enrolment applications for the 2023/2024 Early Intervention Class. Please email email@example.com or contact the school office on 045 865 086.
St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579
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Wellness Festival, Sunday 12th February, 11am to 6pm, Lake Shore Village, Blessington, presented by Lake Shore Wellness Centre, in collaboration with The Avon & Rise Nordic Spa. Full schedule of experiential talks & workshops –meditations, drumming, sound baths, wellness talks, cacao, breathwork & movement. Mini Treatments, Outdoors
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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