Bray: Christ Church COI - Services of Worship for this Sunday - The Fourth Sunday in Lent: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion 2: 11 a.m. - Morning Prayer three - Mothering Sunday. These Services may be cancelled as a public health measure in line with Government requirements to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please check the parish website for updates.
Register of Vestry Persons: Every year the parish revises our register of parishioners. If you are new to the parish, or have reached the age of 18, you are entitled to become a registered member of the parish. (This entitles you to vote at the annual Easter Vestry meeting and is quite different from being a member of the Select Vestry) To register, please fill out the form and return to a Church Warden. The current list is available to review at the back of the church. The Easter Vestry will take place at 8 p.m. on the new date of Tuesday April Wednesday the 21st - please note this change of date to the previously announced.
Garden Fête: Our Parish fête which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 6, from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. in the church grounds, is fast approaching. We urgently need more stall holders and helpers. Please contact Annemarie McCleane at 086 8391262 or Tracey at 286 2968 if you are available to help. It is intended to have a fête meeting in church after one of our services this.
month - date to be announced.
Irish Trefoil Guild - Guiding for Life: Calling all former leaders of the Irish Girl Guides in Bray and the surrounding area. There is now a Trefoil Guild in Bray. Contact Anne at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 29: Musical Delights at Tinakilly: This event has been cancelled and has been rescheduled to take place in October 2020.
Holy Redeemer Parish
Contact Holy Redeemer Parish: Call 01 2868413. Website: holyredeemerbray.ie; Email email@example.com.
Urgent Update for all Masses: Following the decision by Government and the guidelines of the Irish Episcopal Conference, all weekday and Sunday Masses have been suspended up to and including up to Sunday, March 29, The Archbishop of Dublin has announced that everyone is dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass while the present emergency persists. Check the RTÉ schedule for broadcast Mass times. Mass is also brought broadcast through EWTN, Radio Maria, channel which can be found in Saorview and Channel 210.
Little Flower Oratory (LFO): Will be open for individual prayer Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please remember social distancing retirements.
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.
We Have Moved: The parish office has relocated to the Presbytery which is directly behind the church - the green door up the steps.
Trócaire Boxes: Are now available in the church porch - Please feel free to take one.
Literature and Leaflets: Please do not leave literature in the church Porch, Notice Boards, Book Rack, tables at the back of the church or near the Statues as it will be removed. Please go to the parish office for permission to put literature and notices around the church.
St Peter's Parish
Hall Bookings and To Book a Mass: To book a room in the Parish Hall or a Mass, please contact.
Sharon in the parish office at 01 282 9467. Mass cards available at the parish office.
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. Please note that the cemetery gates will close at 6 p.m. each evening during the winter months.
Important Notice: Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) the church will remain open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but the decision has been made that there will NO public Masses till further notice. The Archbishop of Dublin has announced that everyone is dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass while the present emergency persists.
Wicklow Dementia Support Group: The 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.
ALONE COVID-19 Helpline: ALONE - Supporting older people to age at home - has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. Professional staff will be available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., by calling 0818 - 222 024, and hours may be extended to meet the demand.
St Vincent de Paul Society: Anybody looking for assistance from the SVP must do so by ringing SVP Dublin at 01 8550022.
Useful Contact Numbers: Accord: 01 2867712; A.A.: 01 8527000; Aware: 1890-303302; SVP: 01 8550022; Samaritans: 1850-609090; Recovery: 01 2863423; Bray Homeless: 0404 20100; Bray Community Addiction: 01 2764692; Bray Women's Refuge: 01 2866163.
St Fergal's Parish
Novena to St Anthony: On Tuesday Mornings, during the 9.30 a.m. Mass.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: On Friday Mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trócaire Boxes: These are now available for collection at the back of the church. Please take a box, and during the season of Lent contribute whatever you can. Many thanks.
Coronavirus Covid-19: Due to measures introduced by the Healthcare authorities limiting attendance at public indoor to 100 people, Mass in St Fergal's Church is suspended till further notice. The Archbishop of Dublin has announced that everyone is dispensed from the obligations to physically attend Sunday Mass while the present emergency persists. The church will open for private prayer each day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass is transmitted each day via web-cam from St Anne's Church, Shankill, Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 10.30 a.m. Log onto www/stannesparishshankill\live-video\.
Easter Mass Bouquet Cards: These are now available from the parish office or the sacristy. The intentions of those who receive these cards will be remembered at the Monday, April 13, 9.30 a.m. Mass.
St Fergal's Gospel Choir: St Fergal's Gospel Choir are looking for new members. Choir practice takes place every Monday evening the church at 8 p.m. If you are interested in joining our group please come along to any of our rehearsals or you can leave your name with Jenny in the parish office, or speak to Jean or Helen, who are choir members.
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.
Our Lady Queen of Peace
Villa Pacis Room Booking: Call 01 2760045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: Please visit our Parish Website: queenofpeace.ie.
Suspension of Masses: Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) there will be no celebration of public Mass till and including Sunday, March 29, Please keep an eye on the parish website for updates. Mass will be celebrated privately during this time for your intentions and we join in Spiritual Communion with one another during these challenging times. The Archbishop of Dublin has announced that everyone is dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass while the present emergency persists.
The Priory Institute for Lent: 'Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving' - the three pillars of Lent - is a free three-day online retreat from Dublin's Priory Institute. The video reflections are available from the beginning of Lent, to view at your convenience. You can register at any time throughout Lent. For further information please email Frances at: email@example.com.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: There will be no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during this period of Mass suspension but the church will remain open for prayer from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Please remember social distancing requirements.
Our Facebook page: Please visit and like our Facebook page: Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area.
QOP youth club
Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club is in close-down, and there is no way of knowing when this will cease. Meantime the club committee are discussing ways of keeping the club going on the internet with online quizzes, debates, and various competitions. Perhaps this will create a brand new previously unthought-of dimension for the members.
Bray Divers Sub-Aqua Club are planning improvements to their ladies changing room with additional bench, hangers, hair dryer, wash hand basin. This is to encourage more females to join the club. All the various diving grads are open to male and female, and there is no doubt whatsoever regarding equality of opportunity regardless of gender. So come on girls give Albert a call at 087 6756439 and get diving.
Bray Library is closed till further notice as a public health measure to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Borrowers can renew their books online - late return fees will not apply for the duration of the present emergency.
Library e-services will still be available.
Ballywaltrim Library is closed till further notice as a public health measure to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Borrowers can renew their books online - late return fees will not apply for the duration of the present emergency. Library e-services will still be available.
Last Thursday night's meetings of the of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, in the Royal Hotel, Bray, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow, was cancelled as a public health measure and the scheduled lecture by Paolo Viscardi on 'Richard Barrington, Human Science and Animal Science' will be presented in the autumn.
All activities and meetings of the Bray Cualann Historical Society are suspended till further notice. Full details about the Bray Cualann Historical Society's activities can be found on the Society's website.
On Tuesday morning March 25, 1905, a little boy named Cranley aged eight, son of widower James Cranley, Back Street, Little Bray, in the absence of the elder children got out of bed and set in front of the fire in his nightdress which accidentally caught fire. He was terribly burned before his screams were heard. Dr Brew was sent for and did all he could to relieve his suffering.