Mass intentions this week
Michael Kearns (RD) Dublin
Saturday 6pm: Stephen Broe (1st A), Phyllis & Patrick Broe (A), Geraldine, Mary & Kevin Shiels (A), Molly Keogh (A), Mary Vallely (A)
Sunday 10am: Pat Kelly (A), Mary Keogh (A), Breda Mulry (A), John Mulry (A), Teresa Maguire (A), James Maguire (Remembrance)
We also Remember: Dorrie Cahill (21st A), Ann Reid (A), Nancy & Eugene Keogh (Birthday Remembrance)
Monday: Mass offered for all on the Blessington List of the Sick
Tuesday: Blessington Easter Mass Card List, Bridget McDonald (A), Jimmy & Nancy Kelly (A), Agnes Reilly (A), Myles & Tess Reilly (A), George Devoy (A)
Wednesday: Dr PK Joyce (RD), Marie Smith (RD)
Thursday: Blessington Easter Mass Card List, Peter McDonald (1st A), Gerry Hayes (1st A), Ita Jalili (A)
Friday: 1st Friday of the Month, Mass will be offered for all on the November Altar List of the Dead
Mass Times this week
►Saturday 30th April: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm
►Sunday 1st May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.
►Monday 2nd May: Bank Holiday Mass will be at 10am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington
►Tuesday 3rd May: Holy Hour and Adoration for PEACE in UKRAINE from 7pm to 8pm. All welcome.
►Friday 6th May: 1st Friday of the Month, Mass offered for all on the November List of the Dead
The parents, family & husband of the late Josephine Murphy would like to thank everyone for their very kind words at the time of her passing. For sharing memories of Josephine’s time in Blessington 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 staff that cared for Josephine during her illness at St. Vincent’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital & St Luke’s Hospice we appreciate the great care they provided.
Many thanks to all who have returned their Easter Dues Envelopes. Envelopes may still be returned via the collection boxes or to the Parish Office
St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers Drawn on 14th April: 16, 19, 24, 30 – Weekly €25 Winner – Emma Louise Doyle. Numbers Drawn on 21st April: 16, 18, 21, 28 – Weekly €25 Winner – Seanna Pender. Number drawn on 28th April: 17, 20, 22, 26 – Weekly €25 Winner Carmel Kavanagh. Next Jackpot is €975. www.blessingtonparish.ie
Rosary at the Grottos for May. Thousands of people throughout the island of Ireland will gather at their grottos each evening of May at 8pm to pray the Rosary for Ireland & for peace in the world. Information at Coastal Rosary Ireland.ie
2022 Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches. Draw held on 24th April. March Winners: Jimmy Byrne (Knocknadruce), Lillian & Chris Pocock, Mags & Mattie Browne, Mary & Don O’ Sullivan, Janet & Henry Ward. April Winners: Charmaine Quinn, Jennifer Mahon, Kathleen & Philip Gallagher, Aislinn & Liam Reid, Liz & Paul Riley
To select a young lady to go to the Wicklow Rose Event and possibly The Rose of Tralee International Festival. BLESSINGTON ROSE & ESCORT GALA EVENING on Sunday 1st May in Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. Doors open 7.15pm & show starts at 8pm. Admission (by ticket only) €25. Tickets on sale at Hennessy’s Next Door and The Office Shop, Main Street, Blessington. Some tickets will be available at the door in Tulfarris on the night. For more details on entry at www.blessington.ie
Darkness into Light – Blessington. This year’s Darkness into Light 5k Walk will take place on Saturday, 7th May from Blessington Town Square starting at sunrise. To register for the event, go to www.darknessintolight.ie For more info contact: Greg from High Definition Fitness 045 856 789
The Annual Blessing of the Graves Cemetery Mass at Burgage is scheduled for Sunday 15th May at 3pm.
Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) on Saturday 21st May from 9pm to 12 midnight. Music by Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis. Admission €10
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. For further info, see www.blessington.ie
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.
VACANCIES – KARE Community Employment Programme – Support Workers required for 19.5 hours per week. BALTINGLASS, TINAHELY, BLESSINGTON. No experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided. Funded by DSP Applicants must be over 21 & in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for one year or more. A genuine interest in working with adults with intellectual disabilities, to work as part of a team & the motivation to study are required. Please contact your local DEASP/Intreo office to check your eligibility. Informal enquiries to Elaine 045 448 700.
Blessington Men’s Shed is open every Monday & Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.The kettle is always on!! New members most welcome.
Good dry Kindling for sale in the Men’s Shed. Contact John Flynn: 087 297 7678. All money raised goes to the Men’s Shed
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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Chair Yoga – The Coimin Centre Blessington, Tuesday from 10:45am to11:45am. All welcome. Contact Patricia 086-0717384
Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers. www.nugent.ie 045 865 555
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.
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. For more information, please contact Jenny Conway 089 4789839 Paloma: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601
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
Paragon Bathrooms. Full Bathroom Renovations. Showroom Open, Main Street, Blessington. Call Aiden 085 137 8770
Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714
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