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Around the Districts: Bray


Keith O'Donnell, David Byrne and Bobby Waters taking part in the Lakers Golf Classic at Druid's Glen.

Keith O'Donnell, David Byrne and Bobby Waters taking part in the Lakers Golf Classic at Druid's Glen.

Keith O'Donnell, David Byrne and Bobby Waters taking part in the Lakers Golf Classic at Druid's Glen.



Christ Church COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday Trinity Sunday: 11 a.m. – Service of Morning Prayer; 3 p.m. Confirmation Service. In-Church Services are subject to social distancing guidelines. Services are also available to view live or watch a recording later at: churchservices.tv/christchurchbray. Service sheets available to view or download from our website christchurchbray.ie. Keep an eye on the parish website for updates on services and Covid-19 related restrictions.

Parish Fête: The countdown to our Fête which returns on Saturday, June 25, and takes place in the church grounds from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. continues volunteers are needed to assist before, during, and after this event so if you can help please contact the parish office.

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Parish Life Centre Bookings: The PLC is available again for day and evening bookings. Please contact Tracey in the parish office at 01 286 2968.

Parish office: The parish office can be contacted at 01 286 2968 or info@christchurchbray.ie between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Holy Redeemer Parish

Contact Holy Redeemer Parish: Call 01 2868413. Website: holyredeemerbray.ie; Email office@holyredeemerbray.ie.

Parish office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. If you need to contact us email office@holyredeemer.ie.

Mass Times: 10 a.m. – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday No Mass on Tuesday. Sunday Masses: 6 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday and on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and 12Noon. To book a Mass please call into the sacristy before or after our Masses.

Mass Cards: Mass Cards may be purchased from the parish office during its opening hours.

Baptism: Registration for baptism can be made online via the parish website holyredeemerbray.ie. Please choose a Second or a Fourth Saturday of the month in 2022.

St Peter’s Parish

To Book a Mass: To book a Mass, please contact Sharon in the parish office at 01 282 9467 or email stpeterslittlebray1@gmail.com.

Parish office: parish office opening hours are – Monday: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; Wednesday: Closed; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The parish office can be contacted by calling 01 282 4967 or by email stpeterslittlebray1@gmail.com.

St Peter’s Church Mass Times: Sunday – 9.30 a.m. (Irish Mass) and 11.30 a.m.; Holy Days of Obligation – 11 a.m.; First Friday of the month – 11 a.m. All Masses continue to be streamed online at churchservices.tv/braystpeters.

Mass Update: Sunday Mass is broadcast on the parish website at 9.30 a.m. (Irish) and 11.30 a.m. (English) – Google Chrome required.

Car park Hours: These are 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Monday to Friday, for parish business and at the weekends during church ceremonies. The cemetery is accessible via Laneway for Pedestrians.

St Peter’s Cemetery: There is strictly No Dumping in any area of the cemetery and we request visitors to the cemetery to take any form of rubbish home with them to keep the cemetery tidy. We appreciate your co-operation

St Fergal’s Parish

Mass Times: Mass times are 9.30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Saturday: 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass; Sundays: 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. In the interest of safety please use the hand sanitizers on entering and exiting the church and use your facemask at all times. We would appreciate your co-operation during this time as we endeavour to keep everyone safe. Thank you so much for your co-operation – Fr Jimmy McPartland, co-PP.

Baptism: Baptisms take place on the first and third Saturday of each month at 12Noon. In the interests of safety, there will only be two babies Baptised on each day, and the number of attendees is limited to parents, Godparents, and grandparents only. No older siblings or small children are allowed to attend due to current restrictions. Bookings can be made through the parish office Only. No telephone or email bookings will be accepted. Four week’s notice before the Preparation meeting is required preparation meetings are cancelled at the moment. Please call into the parish office four weeks in advance of the baptism with a copy of the Child’s Birth Certificate (Essential Requirement).

Triduum in Honour of St Anthony: Conducted by Fr Jimmy McPartland. This Saturday: Mass at 7 p.m.; this Sunday Masses at 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.; and next Monday – Feast of St Anthony of Padua Mass at 9.30 a.m. Confessions will be available after Masses. Novena Prayer and blessing with relic of St Anthony at each Mass. Blessing of Lilies at Mass next Monday. Further information available from 01 2860980.

Confessions: Heard on request after Masses.

Marriage: All couples must give notice to the priest or parish secretary at least three months prior to the date of marriage.

Our Queen of Peace Parish annual pilgrimage to Lourdes: Departing on Tuesday, September 6, for six nights staying in Hotel La Solitude price €849. Further information contact the parish office on 2745497.

Facebook page for the Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area: Check out ‘Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area’ for all the news and information of our Pastoral Area.

Syro Malabar Catholic Church

Mass every Sunday in St Fergal’s Church, Ballywaltrim, at 2.30 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace

Parish Website: queenofpeace.ie.

Mass Bookings: Anyone, who wishes to book a Mass can do so by contacting the parish secretary via email at: secretary@queenofpeace.ie, or call 2745497.

Mass: Weekday Masses are celebrated at 10.30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Weekend Masses a re at 6.30 p.m. on Saturdays and 10.30 a.m. and midday on Sundays.

Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday, June 18: The Eucharistic Adoration Apostolate invites parishioners to its annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday, June 18, There is a full programme for everyone, including children, guided Adoration by the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, a Procession, a keynote address by Rev Morgan M White, and the chief celebrant at Holy Mass on Saturday is Archbishop Michael Neary. There is also a programme on Friday evening, June 17, from 7.30 p.m., with a healing service by Fr Pat Collins, CM. A bus is being organised for Saturday, June 18, Please contact John McCormack at 087 2208714 or Eddie Hannigan at 086 3823435.

Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Departing on Tuesday, September 6, for six nights staying in Hotel La Solitude price €849. Further information contact the parish office on 2745497.

Facebook page: Please visit and like our Facebook page: Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area.

QOP youth club

It was all hands on deck on Tuesday as thirty-two members of the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth took to the water on the Seafront in the club kayaks.

To date the season has been great with a turnout of more than 30 each week. Presently the club is working on updating and upgrading within the Good Governance Code.

Diving club

Bray Divers sub-Aqua Club were very pleased to host the recent meeting of the Public Participation Network in their premises in Greystones Harbour. Members of the group were given an insight into the work of the club concerning the underwater environment in the area.

The club is hoping to facilitate a new group that is setting up a yoga on the water on paddle boards. For a free introduction to snorkelling and scuba diving call Albert at 087 6756439.

Bray Library

Opening hours Monday to Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with late opening on Tuesday and Thursday to 8.30 p.m. The library can be contacted at 01 2862600 or email braylib@wicklowcoco.ie. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available via the library website.

Re-Reading the Classics: Let David Butler take you through the classics and see them in a new light in Bray Library at 10.30 a.m. on the last Thursday of the month email braylib@wicklowcococ.ie for further information.

Ballywaltrim Library

Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The library can be contacted at 01 2723205 or by email at: ballywatrimlibrary@wicklowcococ.ie. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available via the library website. Borrowers can renew their books online at any time.

Bray Cualann Historical Society

The Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history for Bray and North Wicklow, is currently working on its Heritage Week programme events for August which will be devoted to the theme ‘On the Banks of the Dargle’, after which meetings of the society will resume in September when Harry Bradshaw will give a talk about ‘Bill Stapleton and the Irish Recording Company’. Venue for this talk will be Bray Coptic Church which formerly was Silverpine Studios operated by Bill Stapleton.

The society has now opened a list for those who wish to attend this September lecture in Bray Coptic Church due to a limit on the number who can attend contact the society if interested.

In the meantime members and supporters of the Bray Cualann Historical Society are asked to note the following events taking place in the week ahead next Monday night Clontarf Historical Society will host ‘History of Lord Anglesea’ by Pádraig Laffan at 8 p.m. on Zoom members only; next Tuesday night the Genealogical Society of Ireland will host ‘They Remained on the Footplate: a December 1945 railway accident at Donbate, Co. Dublin’ by James Scannell at 8 p.m. on Zoom; Skerries Historical Society will host ‘Harry Boland’ by Eugene Coyle at 8.15 p.m. on Zoom members only.

The attention of members and supporters of the Bray Cualann Historical Society is drawn to ‘Search and Rescue – True Stories of Irish AirSea Rescues and the Loss of R116’, by Lorna Siggins, On March 13, 2017, the Rescue 116 crew of Capt. Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt. Mark Duffy, Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith took off from Dublin airport just after 11 p.m. for a medical evacuation off the west coast of Ireland. The first indication of disaster came when the crew failed to answer a radio call at 12.46 a.m. Shortly after 2 a.m. on March 14, sister helicopter Rescue 118 spotted a casualty and debris in the water. There would be no survivors from R116, and extensive searches failed to locate the bodies of two of the four crew. The crash occurred just six months after the loss of experienced Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas, from Doolin Coast Guard in Co. Clare, and eighteen years after the loss of four Air Corps crew in Co. Waterford, who were returning from a night rescue in thick fog off the south-east coast. In ‘Search and Rescue’ Lorna Siggins exposes the shocking systemic flaws that led to these tragic deaths, but also looks at successful rescues where, despite all the odds, the courage and dedication of members of the Irish Coast Guard, Air Corps, RNLI, fishing crew and the volunteers who work with them have saved countless lives.

Bray Camera Club

Bray Camera Club welcomes everyone over 18 years of age with an interest in photography whether you use a phone camera or a high-end digital SLR Until such a time as meetings can be reconvened in the Mermaid Arts Centre, the club will continue to meet online on Monday evenings. If you wish to sample some meetings with a view to joining or you would like more information about the club, please email info@braycameraclub.ie.

Active Retirement Bray (Vevay)

Join us in the Villa Pacis, Queen of Peace, Putland Road, on Friday mornings from 11 a.m. to midday. Come along and have a cup of tea or coffee. We are just getting back after the long break and are looking forward to meeting you. Contact Kevin 086 2049190 or Phyllis 086 8094769.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

A Pilgrimage to Lourdes organised by Holy Redeemer Bray incorporating Greystones & Kilquade parishes will depart for 5 nights on September 7. For information Contact Mark Kinsella 087 2160740.