Saturday 13th April 2019
►Sacrament of the Sick & Healing Mass at 12 noon in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. There will be tea & coffee served in the Coimin Centre after Mass.
►Spring Clean-up of Manor Kilbride area Meeting at Manor Kilbride Hall at 1pm. Please bring gloves and plastic bags. Phone Ann Connolly 087 410 0264
Sunday 14th April 2019
►Carboot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) from 7am to 4pm in St. Kevin’s Community Centre. €10 per table. Free Parking. Free Tea & Coffee. Bigi Linn. Please Support. Info: Contact Pat Conlan on 086 075 2072
►Children’s Church at 10am Mass for children aged 5-9 years.
Monday 15th April 2019
►Holy Hour in Crosschapel every Monday after 10am Mass. (ex Bank Holidays)
►Penitential Service in Blessington at 8pm
Tuesday 16th April 2019
►Blessington U3A April talk by Dr Melanie Brown of The Irish Jewish Centre at 10:30am in The Education Centre. All are welcome, €5 entry or €20 annually
►Citizens Information Centre in Blessington Library from 1pm to 4pm. Legal advice service on 1st & 3rd Tues of month by appointment
►Active Retirement Association Thea’s Exercise at 2pm. Regular meeting at 2.45pm
►Eucharistic Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Blessington Church.
Wednesday 17th April 2019
►The Citizens Information Centre is open in Blessington Library today 10am to 12.30pm.
►The Rosary will resume on Wed 24th April
Holy Thursday 18th April 2019
► Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7.30pm Manor Kilbride
Followed by Holy Hour from 9pm to 10pm with Readings, Music & Reflection.
(Music by Church of Our Lady, Folk Group)
Good Friday 19th April 2019
►Stations of the Cross
12 noon Eadestown (Children)
12 noon Blessington (Children)
12 noon Valleymount
3.00pm Manor Kilbride
(Followed by Confessions)
Good Friday 19th April 2019 contd….
►Liturgy of the Passion
7.30pm Manor Kilbride
Holy Saturday 20th April 2019
10.30am to 11.00am Kilteel
11.30am to 12.30pm Eadestown
12.00pm to 1.00pmBlessington
►Annual Blessing of the Baskets for the Polish Community in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Crosschapel at 11am Swieconka (sh-vee-en-soon-kah) is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sampling of Easter foods are brought to be blessed on Holy Saturday.
WIELKANOC 2019 Swiecenie pokarmow w kosciele w Crosschapel 11am. 20th April o godz. Odbedzie sieswiecenie pokarmow na wielkanocny stol. Serdecznie zapraszam, z panem bogiem. Fr Kevin.
7.30pm Manor Kilbride
Confessions after 9.30am Mass
Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th in
Church of Our Lady, Blessington
Mass Intentions this Week
Anne Shannon (RD) Cora O’Dwyer (RD)
Maurice O’Sullivan (A) Maureen Dunne (A)
Oliver McDonald (Months Mind) Birthday Int
Brian & Patrick Crickley (A) James Griffen (RD)
We also remember the following
Sheila & Arthur McMahon,
Harry & Doreen Hughes (A)
Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick
Tuesday: Peggy Luttrell (A) Eamon Murray(A)
Wednesday: Special Intentions,
Sheila McMahon (1st A) Arthur McMahon,
Mary Byrne Live at The Avon on Sat 4th May from 9pm. Charity Event in Aid of Blessington Day Care. Tickets €25 available from Parish Office, The Avon & Texaco Garage.
Winners of Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount Church Renovation fund. Mark Wright, Kathleen Clarke, Marie & Pat Mahon, Angela & John Richardson, Bridie & Tony Kavanagh. Many thanks to all members.
Visitation of the Sick
If there are any parishioners ill, at home or in hospital who would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Parish Office to let us know and to make arrangements 045 865 327
Tai Chi Classes (in aid of the Coimin Centre) every Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm in HD Fitness (under the Lemon Tree). Suitable for all ages & levels of fitness, this is a gentle form of exercise which improves coordination, balance, joint mobility & core strength. We ask participants to make a €3 contribution for the Centre.
Cycling Ireland are running Community Bike Rides in Blessington from 13 Apr 2019. These are gentle, social bike rides for adults, led by an experienced cyclist, followed by a coffee and chat. Participants can register at www.axacommunitybikerides.com – places are limited to 8 so book early to avoid disappointment.
Valleymount Country Market on Sun April 28th from 10am to 3pm. Proceeds in aid of the renovation of Valleymount Community Hall
Valleymount Theatre Company are looking for members for their June play ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which will be staged during Valleymount Art & Heritage weekend June 21st. For further details contact Valleymount Theatre Company’s Facebook page.
BYT BLESSINGTON YOUTH THEARE – The Leaders would like to congratulate all our fantastic members for their fabulous performances of the King and I in the Tramway Theatre recently. The show was a huge success & has been receiving great reviews in Blessington & beyond. Special thanks to all our loyal supporters who never miss a show, to The Office Shop & Hennessy’s Next Door for Ticket Sales, to all our sponsors especially SuperValu for their generosity as always & special thanks also to Deirdre Keogh who so generously donates to BYT every year from her fund raising, Thanks D!! Thank you to all the parents for their support, their help with the shows & raffle donations & thanks to everyone who helped in any way. Final word to our wonderful members, you were ALL brilliant!! Thank You, BYT Leaders
This weekend in Blessington Library
James Kavanagh and William Murray
at Blessington Library on Fri 12th April 8pm.
This lively couple will entertain the public in the Library on Friday evening the 12th April.
Having recently appeared at the prestigious Mountains to Sea Festival in Dun Laoghaire,
this popular pair are bound to be entertaining.
Free event and all welcome.
Éanna Ní Lamhna and Martin King,
Blessington Library Sat 13th at 8pm.
Well known author and wildlife expert Éanna along with Weatherman Martin King will talk about all things wild and lots more in Blessington on Saturday evening –
Éanna will also chat about her top 5 favourite reads.
Join them for this free public event at 8 o’clock in the library. All welcome.
St Vincent de Paul local no: 087 1811579
Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 26th May. Leaving the Square Blessington (outside the Downshire Hotel) at 8am Sharp. For further details contact Mary on 087 6061 729
Cycle Against Suicide” is coming to Blessington this May Bank Holiday Monday at Midday to spread their message “its ok not to feel ok and its absolutely ok to ask for help”. We are looking to get the community on the streets along with as many sports/community groups & businesses to come out & show your support. There will be music & talks taking place at the Main Square. If your group or business, feel they can help out on the day please contact email@example.com
IN AID OF PIETA HOUSE – Blessington’s Darkness into Light 11th May. To register for Blessington’s FIRST Darkness into Light go to darknessintolight.ie or contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessington ‘Tots’ mini-rugby for boys & girls is at St Kevin’s Community Centre 11am outdoors each Saturday
Hollywood Friendship Club every Wed from 2.15pm to 4.15pm. New members always welcome.
Blessington Mini-Rugby for Under 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11’s boys & girls rugby practice resumes at Russborough Hse at 10am on Sat & at Blessington GAA Astro on Tues at 7pm. email@example.com and Facebook.
Wednesday 17th April at 6.30pm
At The Millennium Centre, Oldcourt, Manor Kilbride.
Senior Ensemble, Junior Ensemble,
SingSong Group and Soloists.
Guest Artist Flute specialist Lina Andonovska
All welcome – Admission Adults €10
West Wicklow Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the third edition of the West Wicklow Festival which takes place from 15th to 19th May.
Building on the success of previous festivals, the 2019 West Wicklow Festival boasts an incredible line-up of musicians & artists from all over the world
with concerts being held at Russborough House and
St. Mary’s Church, Blessington.
Having doubled in size last year, the Festival has once again expanded its programme & this year will feature 15 incredible artists over 5 days.
The 2019 programme features performances from captivating Australian soprano Lauren Fagan, internationally acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste with pianist Tom Poster, renowned string quartet Quatuor Voce, prominent French ensemble Trio Atanassov, the dynamic Duo Játékok & the Festival’s Founder & Artistic Director, celebrated Irish pianist Fiachra Garvey.
You can book tickets in person from Russborough House, McGreal’s Pharmacy or the National Concert Hall, Dublin. You can also book online at www.westwicklowfestival.com or by calling (01) 417 0000.
Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April
In preparation for the Feast of Mercy,
The Novena starts on Good Friday
and is said after 11am Mass in
Church of Our Lady, Blessington from
Easter Monday 22nd April to Friday 26th
concluding in Crosschapel on Sunday 28th April,
starting at 2.30pm with
Confessions & Prayers
Fr Kevin will celebrate Mass at circa. 3pm
All are Welcome