Friday 23 February 2018

Cure of Vittorio Micheli in Lourdes slideshow


The Cure of Vittorio Micheli in Lourdes 1963 (Sarcoma of the Pelvis) 63rd Miracle of Lourdes:Vittorio Micheli will give his testimony on his miraculous cure in St Fergal's Parish Church on Monday 19th May at 7pm. There will also be a talk and slideshow given by Cardiologist Mario Botta. All are welcome.

Family Summer Concert: Major Minors Junior Orchestra invite you to their Family Summer Concert on Wednesday 14th May at 7pm in St. Fergal's Church. Price: €3 for adults, €2 for children. Major Minors Junior Orchestra is a local community orchestra for primary school children in our area. Contact Aoife 086-3848526 or Lisa 087-9194991; Email: majorminorsjo@gmail.comor on Facebook: Major Minors Junior Orchestra.


Parish Fete: This takes place on Saturday May 17th from 10.30am to 2.30pm in the Church Grounds.


Easter Dues Envelopes: When returning your Easter dues envelopes, please place them in the boxes in the walls of the Church.

Lourdes 2014 - 7th to 12th September: The parish will again join the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in September. The fully inclusive price is €707pps. Booking forms are available in the sacristy or at the Parish Office - return the form with a deposit of €100 to secure a place.

Medjugorgje 2014: Departing from Dublin October 15th . Price €619 including return day flights from Dublin - 7 nights on half-board basis near St. James' Church. Full religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimages. For details contact Margaret O'Brien on 086-3234751.


Lourdes 2014: Our annual Lourdes Pilgrimage this year will take place from September 7th to September 12th , Price €707. Bookings can be made through the Parish Office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings. Deposit of €50 when booking.


Thirty members and leaders of the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club set off into the Wicklow hills at 6.30 pm. When the destination was reached they set up shelters, and unpacked their food. A sizzle of sausages, rashers, and eggs was enjoyed. After the feast at around midnight they were returned home for a good night's rest.

The leaders were Paul, Colin, Ronan, John, and Louis. On May 6 water sports will begin which will include canoeing, snorkelling, body boarding, and coasteering. New leaders are needed, for which a training and induction course is being prepared. For details call Albert on 0876756439. He would be very glad to get your call.


Congratulations to John McNulty of East Coast Adventurers on the acquisition of the Irish Underwater Council Snorkel Guide Certificate. Testers were Martina McCarthy National Snorkelling Officer, and Snorkel Instructors Gearoid McCarthy, and Fidelma O'Carroll. John is the first person in our area to gain this qualification, and he will be helping to train others for the same. East coast Adventurers will now offer snorkelling along with various other land and sea sports. Efforts are ongoing to have a local area designated as a Blue Way for canoeing, and snorkelling which will give a greater appreciation of our East coast.


The anxiety and panic support group meet on Wednesday evenings in the Ballywaltrim Community Centre at 7.30 until 9.30pm. We provide a support service leading to recovery from all anxiety disorders or panic attacks. All are welcome. For current dates and time contact Michael Groves on 087 9144775 or 01 2868018.


Vevay Active Retirement Association (VARA) are having their annual holiday to Westport, Co. Mayo, from May 25th to May 29th. Bookings can be made in the Villa Pacis on Friday mornings between 11am and 12.30pm. Deposit required (non refundable).


Looking for a bit of fun doing something new for free? Join us for a couple of hours of fun. No special skills needed just lots of enthusiasm! Come along to Ballywaltrim Community Centre, Boghall Road, Bray on Wednesday 14 May from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to find out more. Try out "The Games" learn how to 'lob', throw flisks and play scidils. All welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes & flat shoes, bring some water and don't forget to wear a smile! Tea & Coffee served.

There is also an opportunity to join the Wicklow Team to take part and play with 20 other counties in Dublin on 7th June. For further information contact Valerie Games Co-ordinator, 087 6319667 or Supported by Co Wicklow Network for Older People and Wicklow Local Sports Partnership.


"Lift up your voice" -The ultimate singing experience with Ross Scanlon on Sunday June 29th June in St. Kilian's Community School: Ross Scanlon, Operatic Tenor, Singing teacher and founding Musical Director of Bray Gospel Choir is returning home to Bray to give a one off intensive, but very fun and enjoyable one day workshop.

Group Workshop: 10am-1pm Soloist Workshop: 2pm-6pm Prices: €30 one workshop or €50 for both.Working on breath control, promoting good vocal technique, vocal tips and tricks, intonation and harmony, Ross will aim to build on whatever your vocal ability already is, helping to unlock your vocal talent and build your confidence in performing. If you or someone you know might be interested please email scanlonross@ or phone 2829317.


The Thursday May 15th meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, meeting will be held in Bray Methodist Church, Florence Road, Bray, and all members and supporters of the Society are asked to note this change in venue.

To mark the 150th Anniversary of the Methodist Church in Bray, the Methodist Community of Bray and the Bray Cualann Historical Society will hold a special talk by Rev. Dudley A. Levistone Cooney, Methodist Historian, immediate past President of the Old Dublin Society and currently one of it's Vice-Presidents, on ' A History of Methodism in Bray & North Wicklow ' at 8pm, All welcome to attend - admission free but a voluntary donation is requested.

The Bray Cualann Historical Society Summer Outing on Sunday May 18th will be to Arigina Coal Mine, Carrick-On-Shannon, and Kings House, Boyle ,Co. Roscommon. Cost €24.00 (admissions and Bus). Optional Lunch €18.95. Final monies will be collected at the May 15th meeting.

Tomorrow night (Thursday) the Society's Vice-Chairman and PRO James Scannell will present a lecture on ' Enniskerry in 1914 ' to the Enniskerry History Society at 8.30pm in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel, Enniskerry. All welcome - admission €3.



This Sunday's Services of Worship in Powerscourt - Easter 4: 8.30am - Holy Communion 1 (said): 11.30am - Family Service.

Holy Communion & Prayer for Sick: Tomorrow (Thursday) at

This Sunday's Services of Worship in Kilbride - Easter 4: 10am - Family Service.


This fundraising event in aid of Curtlestown N.S. takes place on Friday night in the Powerscourt Country House Hotel - Clothes Sale - Old and New - Shoes, bags and accessories. If you have any clothes or accessories you would like to donate please drop to the school or contact Catherine Nolan on 087- 2507145.


Tomorrow night (Thursday) the May meeting of the Enniskerry History Society takes place at 8.30pm on in the Powerscourt Arms at which local historian James Scannell, Vice-Chairman and PRO of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, will present his lecture ' Enniskerry in 1914 ' in which he will recall some of the events happening in Enniskerry that year prior to the outbreak of the First World War before life as everyone knew it changed dramatically.

This is the final lecture in the Enniskerry History Society's Spring programme. All welcome - admission €4.

Further information on the activities of the Enniskerry History Society are available from Enniskerry History Society President John Callan on 01-2867853.



Congratulations to all the boys and girls who will make their Confirmation in St. Anthony's Church this Friday, 9th May.


The popular Byrnes Family Festival returns on Saturday 28th June and Sunday 29th June. As always this will be a fun packed weekend with live music and various activities. More information to come.


Do you have any stories about local people who may have been involved in the famous Gun Running operation which took place in Kilcoole in the summer of 1914?

If you have any information, photographs, stories we really need to hear from you as there will be an historical booklet produced for the Heritage weekend marking the centenary on 26th and 27th July. Please phone Jennifer 087 2867611 as the booklet will go to print soon and we don't want to miss out on local stories which should be included.


The shop is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30 to 5.30 p.m. We sell everything from clothes for all the family, books, bric a brac and toys. We can't accept electrical items and we ask that people donate only good quality items which are suitable for resale. Each month we make a donation to a local group or charity.

This month our donation is to The Caroline Foundation, in aid of Cancer Clinical Research of Trust (CCRT).


The event will take place over the weekend of 26th and 27th July. Information regarding the centenary festival on For further queries, please contact Gregori Meakin, PRO, 086 1597734, and if you have any stories, photographs or memorabilia from the era, please get in touch with Padraig, 086 2408694.



Services of Worship for This Sunday - The Fourth Sunday of Easter: 8.30am - Holy Communion; 11am - Family Service with the Blessing of Animals followed afterwards by Coffee in the Erck Hall, and 7pm - Holy Communion, Lector Lily Byrne.

The Alpha In/Between Club: The book for the May meeting will be ' Blood on the Stones ' by Alan Grainger (of this parish).


June Youth Mass: The June Youth Mass will be held on Saturday June 7th at 7.30pm in St. Anne's Resource Centre. If you would like to get involved in the Youth Mass, please contact the St. Anne's Parish Office on 01-2822277. We need Readers, Musicians, Hospitality and Social Team. Come along, meet new people and make new friends.

Easter Dues: Easter Dues envelopes may be handed into the Parish Office or the Sacristy. Thank you for your supper, it is gratefully appreciated. Acknowledgements for Easter Dues will be issued during July.

Parish Pilgrimage to Knock: This will take place on Saturday June 7th - The Feast of Our Lady Queen of Apostles. The cost is €20 - Tea / Coffee and scone included. Contact the St. Anne's Parish Office to book as there are limited number of places. The bus will leave the church grounds on Saturday June 7th at 7.30am.

Cemetery Sunday: Mass will be held in Shanganagh Cemetery on Sunday May 25th at 3pm.

Pallottine 2014 Lourdes Pilgrimage: St. Anne's Parish, Shankill & St. Patrick's Parish, Corduff Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from August 23rd to August 28th. Staying in Hotel Louis de France, 5 nights full board €699 per person inclusive. Accompanied by Spiritual Director Fr. Liam McClarey, SAC. Further information available from St. Anne's Resource Centre, call 01-2822704 or Kathleen May 01-2824195.


There was a very large attendance last Saturday morning at the the May First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals on Wheels , which took place between 10am and 1 pm in the Shankill Old Folks Day Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, As always there was an excellent array of books , both fiction and non-fiction, to choose from at bargain prices.

The June First Saturday Book Sale will take place in the same venue between 10am and 1pm ob Saturday June 7th , so make a point of calling in as you never know what you may find. All welcome. Donations of books, other than school/text books, appreciated and accept on the day.


The opening hours for Shankill Library are 10am to 1pm and from to 5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 8pm. To renew or inquire about a book call 01-2823801 or

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