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Monday 21 October 2019

Around the districts: Bray

Adam and James Brierton at the kite flying event on Bray beach for World Narcolepsy Day
Adam and James Brierton at the kite flying event on Bray beach for World Narcolepsy Day

Bray: Lakers Glendalough Walk - Walk, support, inspire, exactly one year since the Fire on October 5 last year when we lost four buses. This Saturday year we are raising funds to fuel our buses so we can provide safe transport for our members to and from their activities.

Help us to Fuel the fun. For further details and sponsorship cards please contact Lakers Office at 01 2022694 or email fundraising@lakers.ie or kathy.baker@lakers.ie.

Christ Church COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion One; 11 a.m. - Morning Prayer

Confirmation 2020: An early 'call-out' to any members of the parish who are in secondary school (or older) who would like to be confirmed in Spring 2020 to contact the Rector before the end of September. Classes will begin in October.

Irish Trefoil Guild - Guiding for Life: Calling all former leaders of the Irish Girl Guides in Bray and its surrounding areas. There is now a Trefoil Guild in Bray. Contact Anne at braytrefoilguild@gmail.com.

Holy Redeemer Parish

Refurbishment of Holy Redeemer Church and Parish Centre: Thanks to all of you who have already contributed to this worthwhile project. If you haven't done so yet please remember to return your donations/pledge form to the parish office or to the sacristy. All contributions, large or small, will be greatly appreciated.

Cairde Na Gaeilge: Takes place in the Coffee Dock on Wednesday mornings after the 10 a.m. Mass. Failte roimh gach duine.

Safeguarding in the Parish: Safeguarding is all the things we do to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm. Everyone, who ministers in the parish is a representative of the church and must observe safeguarding practices and guidelines. Good safeguarding practice is part of what it is to minister in the church. Last year alone nearly 3,000 people from parishes throughout the diocese attended safeguarding training, which is an indicator of the priority, the diocese gives to it. Shortly, our own parish will be reviewing the Garda vetting status of our volunteers and making sure they are up to date. We will be in touch with those whose vetting is nearing expiry.

First Holy Communion 2020 - Church of the Most Holy Redeemer: Due to the refurbishment works which be carried out over the next six to nine months, the dates for Holy Redeemer First Holy Communion which will take place in St Fergal's Church, Ballywaltrim, are Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. and Saturday, May 23, at 11 a.m.

Confirmation 2020 - Church of the Most Holy Redeemer: Due to the refurbishment works, the date for Confirmation for Holy Redeemer Church which will now take place in St Fergal's' Church, Ballywaltrim, has been set for Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Tesco Community Charity Tokens (Blue Tokens): Holy Redeemer Refurbishment Fund has been allocated a Community Fund Collection Tube in Tesco Stores Vevay Road and the Quinsboro Road Bray. We would appreciate your support. Thank you.

Youth Centre Volunteer: A volunteer is required for Holy Redeemer Youth Centre on a Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please forward your C. V. to Holy Redeemer parish office, Herbert Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Thank You: To all those who supported last Thursdays annual Hospice Coffee Moring in the Coffee Dock.

St Peter's Parish

St Peter's Cemetery, Little Bray: It is requested that visitors help to keep the cemetery tidy by bringing any rubbish home with them. There is strictly 'No Dumping' in force in any area of the cemetery. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Christian Mothers: Meet today (Wednesday) after the 11 a.m., Prayer Service in the Parish Hall.

Enrolment Mass for Holy Communion 2020: Takes place this Sunday at 11.30 a.m.

Wicklow Dementia Support Group: Meets in St Peter's Parish Hall every Monday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday Club is a social club for people with memory loss and their family carers. Support activities, fun and outings. For more information contact 089 4286928.

St Vincent de Paul Society: Anybody looking for assistance from the SVP must do so by ringing SVP Dublin at 01 8550022.

St Fergal's Parish

First Holy Communion 2020 for St Fergal's: The date has been set for Sunday, May 24, at midday.

Confirmation 2020 for St Fergal's and Bray School Project: The date has been set for Thursday, April 2, at 11 a.m.

First Holy Communion 2020 - Church of the Most Holy Redeemer: Due to the refurbishment works which be carried out over the next six to nine months, the dates for Holy Redeemer First Holy Communion which will take place in St Fergal's Church are Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. and Saturday, May 23, at 11 a.m.

Confirmation 2020 - Church of the Most Holy Redeemer: Due to the refurbishment works, the date for Confirmation for Holy Redeemer Church which will now take place in St Fergal's' Church, has been set for Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace

Hospitality: Tea and Coffees resumed last Sunday with Team A. If you would like to join one of the teams we would love to have you on board. It is a commitment of ONE Sunday a month, for Approx. ONE hour after the 10.30 a.m. Mass. Please contact Anne at 087 7772127 for further information. Have a look at the Rota on the Notice Board at the back of our church.

Bethany Bereavement Group Villa Pacis: As with all First Fridays, the team will be in the Villa Pacis this Friday after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.

First Friday Divine Mercy Devotions: Takes place in this church from October - all welcome.

Legion of Mary: The Statue of Our Lady that has graced the window of Fatima House for almost 50 years has been given to our church and will be re-erected in the Villa Pacis on Monday, October 14, after the 10.30 a.m. Mass. All welcome to attend this special event.

Sacrament of Confirmation 2020: The parish is now enrolling candidates. All parents must complete an application form and return it to the parish office by October 31. Forms are available on Parish Website or from the parish office.

The Perpetual Adoration Team: New members are invited to join. There are three easy ways to get involved. Firstly, you can leave your name and details. Secondly, just email 'worship@queenofpeace.ie' with your contact details. Thirdly, fill in a card and drop in into the box marked 'Adoration' on the table in the middle of the church. The team will get in touch with you shortly thereafter.

There is will a special hour in the church on Friday, October 11, from 8 p.m. which will include prayerful meditation, some worship music, Confession, and of course quiet time, in the presence of Our Lord. It is open to everyone, but it is especially geared to people who are thinking of joining the Perpetual Adoration team to come together for a special hour of worship.

Christmas Fair: Takes place on Sunday, December 8. If you have any new or unwanted gifts that you would like to donate. Please drop them into Villa Pacis.

QOP youth club

Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club has finished the water sports sessions with a last water fun day and a barbecue. On Friday four the next part of the programme begins with a night climb on the Small Sugarloaf Mountain. This will be followed with pool swims, hikes, football, and indoor events including quizzes, and celebrations. Mike O'Carroll continues with his visits to various places of interest in Dublin and with his Bear Grylls training events. There are vacancies for new leaders and members. Call Paul at 086 3516630 to make application.

Diving Club

Bray Divers welcome new member Onagh O'Hagan, who has just commenced the club training course. The club has had the first night dive of the season in Greystones where a study of the various coloured shrimp was enjoyed by divers Ann, and Albert. Club dives are organised each week throughout the year, and surveys are carried out each month in Greystones Harbour and the Nuns Bay. Results are forwarded to Biodiversity Ireland. New divers are welcome, and may call Albert at 087 6756439 for details.

Bray Library

Bray Library opening hours are - Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday - 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone - call 01 2862600. 'It's Storytime' takes place every Monday, except Bank Holiday Mondays, at 10 a.m.

On Thursday, October 17, a 'Write Now' Workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - this is a playful, fun workshop that will empower your inner Author. The workshop includes practical tips on handling your 'inner critic', experimenting with story 'nudges', plot and character development and how not to be intimidated by technique. Stores are also written during the workshop and shared in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. If you enjoy a good story, you can write one, as writing is an adventure. Facilitator will be Grave-Wynne Jones. Booking essential. On Saturday, October 19, there will be a 'Children's Creative Writing Workshop' at 11 a.m. for age 5+. Booking essential.

Ballywaltrim Library

Branch opening hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays - the library is closed on Mondays and Fridays. Borrowers are reminded that books can be renewed by phone - call 01 2723205. Join us for story time every Saturday at 11.30 a.m.

Cualann Society

The next meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for the Bray and North Wicklow Area will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, in the Royal Hotel, Bray, when American historian and author Joseph EA Connell Jr will present his lecture on 'The shadow war: Michael Collins and the politics of violence.'.

In the meantime some events taking place are tonight's (Wednesday) 8 p.m. lecture by Michael Purser about 'Jellett, O'Brien, Purser and Stokes: Four Grandparents' Families over Seven Generations' to the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin. All welcome - admission €5; this Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 'War of Independence Seminar', featuring various speakers covering different aspects of this conflict, in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Pearse Street, Dublin two, as part of the Dublin 2019 Festival of History - all welcome - admission free; next Mondays 7.30 p.m. talk by Professor Graema Warren on 'For Greatness Resembling a Mountain: recent archaeological research in Glendalough' to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland in the Helen Roe Theatre, Society House, 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free; and next Wednesday night's 6 p.m. lecture by Christopher Moriarty on 'The Liffey's place in the development of Dublin' to the Old Dublin Society in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 - 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two.

Further information on the Bray Cualann Historical Society autumn programme available from the Society's website at braycualannhistoricalsociety.ie.

Bray 100

At the end of September 1919 it was announced that Mr James M. O'Brien, Tuam, had been appointed postmaster at Bray with effect from October 1, the previous appointment in succession to Mrs Kennedy having being cancelled.

Loreto Bray Open Night

Loreto Secondary School, Bray, wishes to invite parents and primary school students to their Open Night which takes place on Thursday, October 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the school located on the Vevay Road, Bray.

Ravenswell Primary School

Ravenswell Primary School is now accepting applications for September 2020 for all classes from junior infants to sixth class.

Applications can be made from October 1 to October 25. The school office is open from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for applications. Check the school website - ravenswell.ie for more information about the school.

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