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Remembering our Dead

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Be Part of our Parish Remembrance Tree

A Remembrance Tree will be placed in Saint Mary’s Church, Barndarrig for the month of November, the special month of prayer for the departed.

You are invited to write a personal message of remembrance or simply the name of your loved one on the special memorial cards provided in the church and to place it on the Remembrance Tree.  All Memorials will be displayed during the month of November and prayers will be said for the names of those on our Remembrance Tree.

We ask that you to make a donation (of any amount); all donations will go towards parish funds.

Parish Remembrance Service - St Mary's Church, Barndarrig 
- Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 8pm

November is, traditionally, a month we set aside each year to remember our dead. The parish annual Commemoration Liturgy will be held in Saint Mary’s Church, Barndarrig at 8.00pm on Tuesday, November 22nd. We will remember all of our deceased family members, friends and neighbors in a special service of prayers, readings and music. We will remember, in particular, all in our parish who passed away during the previous 12 months. A candle will be lit and will burn for each one of them. Family members are welcome to take this candle home afterwards. 

Those who have lost a loved one at any time outside the past year are welcome to attend, and may place a special red remembrance candle (available in the Church) on the Altar during the Liturgy if they so desire in remembrance of their loved one(s).

 Presentation of the Lord - Thursday February 2nd or Candlemas Day.Image result for altar candles

Candles (for church - Beeswax Alter Candles and home use) will be blessed at all the Masses in the parish on Thursday 2nd February. There has always been a great tradition of people donating candles for church use and candles can be left at the Sacristy prior to the 2nd February for blessing. If anyone would like candles blessed, for home use please mark these with your name and they can be collected any time after Candlemas Day.

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Parish Summer Festival
Thank You

Many thanks to all those who organised, helped out, participated, donated to and attended the Parish Summer Festival 2016. It was a great event and well supported by the community.

The names of the winners in the Monster Raffel have been posted on the church notice boards, our congratulations to all of them.

 

BLESSING  OF  PARISH  GRAVES: 

BARNDARRIG                           5TH July 2016         8pm

THREE  MILE  WATER              11TH July  2016        8pm
CASTLETIMON                       18TH July 2016        8pm

RATHNEW                             20th July 2016
 Coppers for Kids  St Mary's National School Barndarrig need your help!!

We are having a mammoth coin collection to raise much needed funds for the school. We are asking the whole community to dig deep for the kids, dig under the sofa cushions, in your pockets, under the car seat and especially in that corner of the kitchen where everything ends up. We all have a stash of coppers that are too awkward to carry around so let us put them to good use. Collection jars will be placed in St. Mary's Church - Barndarrig, in Fleming’s Shop and of course in the school.

The collection will run until the end of June so let's all pull together and raise the funds.  EVERY PENNY COUNTS

Ecumenical Walk from Rathdrum to Laragh

The Deanery Ecumenical Walk along the Avonmore Way Rathdrum to Laragh will take place on the new date of

Sunday 26th. June starting at 2p.m. It will conclude with an

Ecumenical Prayer Service in St. Kevin's Church Laragh. Please bring your own eats and drinks. Cars can be parked in the Church grounds in Rathdrum Church.  A bus will be provided to ferry people back to the car park in Rathdrum after the event which will conclude at 7p.m. The cost of the bus €3.00.

 
 

Exam Time

On behalf of our parish priests and community we wish all our young people the very best of luck in their exams, and would like to let you know that you will all be remembered in our prayers and Masses over the coming weeks. 


Student’s Prayer: Jesus, teacher and friend, be with me as I sit this exam.  Give me a peaceful heart, a focused mind and a steady hand.  Help me to remember what I have learned, to answer wisely and well, and to persevere when I am tired and weary.


An Exam Prayer

God stay close to me today
Guide my study and light my way.

Ease my nerves and comfort me
With peace and love so tenderly.

May I remember the things I need
And understand all I study and read.

May I strive to give my best
And do myself justice in each test.

May the topics I know and like appear
On the exam paper to lessen my fear.

And during the moments I may feel stressed
I’ll try to remember the ways I’m blessed.

And if there are times that I feel at sea,
Help me to trust that you’re here with me.

AMEN

 Exam Time

Come and Pray in Brittas Bay

A gathering for students and parents of Junior and Leaving Cert Students.

When: Wednesday 1st June @ 7pm

Where: Brittas Bay Beach (meet at Paul Leahy’s caravan park at 6.45pm )

Music, prayer, reflection and support for students and parents followed by light refreshments.
 Be Part of our Parish Remembrance Tree

Please feel free to take a memorial card, write the name of your loved one or a personal message of remembrance and place it on the Memorial Jesse Tree.  You are invited to make a donation (of any amount) in memory of your loved one perhaps someone who has died in your family, a friend or neighbour. All donations will go towards parish funds.
The Memorials will be displayed on our tree during November and December and prayers will be said for the names of those on the Jesse Tree during the November, Advent and Christmas Season.

WHAT IS A JESSE TREE
The Jesse Tree dates back to the middle ages and came from Europe. Even some ancient cathedrals have Jesse Tree designs in their stained glass windows. The "tree" is usually a branch or sapling and is decorated with various symbols that remind us of the purpose and promises of God from Creation to the Birth of Jesus Christ.
Jesse was the father of King David and God promised David that his Kingdom would last forever. Two centuries after the death of King David, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah and said:
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots: and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:1-2)
Each Jesse Tree ornament usually consists of a handmade symbol or drawing that represents one of the major stories of the Old Testament.

Crosscare Appeals to Parishes for Food

http://www.catholicireland.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ARCHBISHOP-Diarmuid-Martin-LAUNCHES-FOOD-APPEAL-1-1.jpgDonations of non-perishable food sought to restock food bank for those most need this Christmas and into 2015.

http://www.catholicireland.net/crosscare-appeals-parishes-food/

Donation Boxes for Non-Perishable Food Items have been placed in the parish churches., Parishioners are invited to buy non-perishable food items and place them in the Boxes which have been provided in Kilbride, Barndarrig and Brittas Bay.  Your generous support of this appeal is greatly appreciated.
 2015 Kilbride, Barndarrig & Brittas Bay Summer Festival
The organisers of the 2015 Kilbride, Barndarrig and Brittas Bay Summer Festival would like to send a GIGANTIC thank you to all of you who helped in any way with this year's Summer Festival. It takes a lot of enthusiastic help before, during and afterwards to make this annual parish fundraising event happen and be successful, and we appreciate everyone who pitched in to help:
We would like to extend a sincere thank you for the show of support we received from all of you who turned out on the day and attended.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival
13-16 August 2015, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.
Ages 16- 35. This is a great opportunity to find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere.
The festival is donation only and there are free buses from various locations. For more information 016753690 or to book online dublin@youth2000.ie
 
Blessing of the Graves 2015
Kilbride, Barndarrig and Brittas Bay Parish
Barndarrig: Tuesday 7th July 8pm
Three Mile Water: Monday 13th July 8pm
Castletimon: Monday 20th July 8pm

Wicklow Parish:
Rathnew Cemetery  -  Wednesday 15th July at 7.30pm

Avoca Parish:  Barniskey  - Sunday 27th July at 3.00p.m.
Castlemacadam -  Sunday 3rd August at 7.00p.m.
Ballycoogue -  Sunday 10th August at 7.00p.m.
Kilmagig - September—date to be confirmed
 
2015 Kilbride, Barndarrig & Brittas Bay Summer Festival  The best way to start your summer on Sunday 12th July is the Parish Summer Festival opposite Brittas Bay Church and National School, gates open at 1.30pm. This very popular festival continues to be about traditional fun and games for all the family. There are Pony Rides, Dog Show, Bouncy Castles, Gig Rig, Tea by the Sea, BBQ, Duck Races and many more activities and stalls. Entries for the gymkhana, dog show and other competitions will be taken in the field on the day. Why not come along for a fun family day out.
Tickets for the Annual Monster Raffle are on sale at all masses prior to the Summer Festival. Donations of Cakes and Home Produce and Bric-a-Brac can be given to any committee member. Your support is greatly appreciated
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Easter Dues  We would be grateful if parishioners would hand in their Easter Dues Envelopes over the Easter Season.  The Easter Dues envelope is the Yellow envelope in the Monthly Family Envelope Donation Box, if you do not have an Easter Dues Envelope you may put your donation in a plain envelope and mark it Easter Dues.  Easter Dues and Monthly Church Donation Envelopes can be placed on the Church Collection Basket or handed to Fr. Dempsey or Fr. Scully.

Trócaire Boxes can be handed in at the Church Sacristy

Fr. Dempsey and Fr. Scully would like to wish all parishioners and their families a very Happy Easter.
 

 
Celebration of Easter Ceremonies for Kilbride, Barndarrig and Brittas Bay Parish



 Date and CeremonyKilbrideBarndarrig Brittas Bay
 Thursday 2nd April – Celebration of  Lord’s Supper- - 8.00pm
 Good Friday 3rd April – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion -  3.00pm
 Good Friday 3rd April – Stations of the Cross -8.00pm  -
 Saturday 4th April – Easter Vigil and Mass - 9.00pm -
 Easter Sunday Masses – April 5th 9.00am 11.30am10.00am
 Confessions
Barndarrig - Holy Thursday - 2nd April -  6.30pm to 7.30pm
Brittas Bay - Holy Saturday - 4th April - 10.00am to 11.00am

Saint Bridget's Day
Brigid was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Her parents were baptized by St. Patrick, with whom she developed a close friendship. According to legend, her father was Dubhthach, an Irish chieftain of Lienster, and her mother, Brocca, was a slave at his court. Even as a young girl she evinced an interest for a religious life and took the veil in her youth from St. Macaille at Croghan and probably was professed by St. Mel of Armagh, who is believed to have conferred abbatial authority on her. She settled with seven of her virgins at the foot of Croghan Hill for a time and about the year 468, followed Mel to Meath. About the year 470 she founded a double monastery at Cill-Dara (Kildare) and was Abbess of the convent, the first in Ireland. The foundation developed into a center of learning and spirituality, and around it grew up the Cathedral city of Kildare. She founded a school of art at Kildare and its illuminated manuscripts became famous, notably the Book of Kildare, which was praised as one of the finest of all illuminated Irish manuscripts before its disappearance three centuries ago. Brigid was one of the most remarkable women of her times, and despite the numerous legendary, extravagant, and even fantastic miracles attributed to her, there is no doubt that her extraordinary spirituality, boundless charity, and compassion for those in distress were real. She died at Kildare on February 1. The Mary of the Gael, she is buried at Downpatrick with St. Columba and St. Patrick, with whom she is the patron of Ireland. Her name is sometimes Bridget and Bride. Her feast day is February 1

Saint Bridget's Cross

Saint Bridget's Cross is a small cross cruciform usually made from rushes or, less often, straw. It comprises a woven square in the centre and four radials tied at the ends.

Legend tells us that one day, Bridget visited a pagan chieftain who was on his deathbed.  As she sat by his bed, she reached down and picked up some rushes from the floor and wove them into a cross. The chieftain asked what she was doing and she told him about the significance of the Christain cross and how Jesus had died to save all people, including him.

He was overcome by the idea that he could be loved so much and was converted to Christianity before he died.

Many rituals are associated with the making of the crosses.  It is traditionally woven on St. Brigid’s Eve and placed in the home, usually over the door, to bless all who come in or go out, and to gain protection of the household from fire and disease. In some parts of Ireland, as they hung up the cross they said this prayer:

“May the blessing of God and the Trinity be on this cross, and on the home where it hangs and on everyone who looks at it”

Often, a cross would be placed in the cow byre to protect the animals and to keep the milk flowing. It became, in some places, a symbol of peace and good will.


 
New Year's Message
WISHING ALL OUR PARISHIONERS A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR


We would like take this opportunity to wish all parishioners and their families a very Happy New Year 2015.

Fr Dempsey & Fr Scully
 Mary's Christmas Dream


"I had a dream, Joseph. I don't understand it, not really, but I think it was about a birthday celebration for our Son. I think that was what it was all about. The people had been preparing for it for about six weeks. They had decorated the house and bought new clothes. They'd gone shopping many times and bought elaborate gifts. It was peculiar, though, because the presents weren't for our Son!

"They wrapped them in beautiful paper and tied them with lovely bows and stacked them under a tree. Yes, a tree, Joseph, right in their house. They'd decorated the tree also. The branches were full of glowing balls and sparkling ornaments. There was a figure on the top of the tree. It looked like an angel might look.

"Oh, it was beautiful. Everyone was laughing and happy. They were all excited about the gifts. They gave the gifts to each other, Joseph, not to our Son. I don't think they even knew Him. They never mentioned His name. Doesn't it seem odd for people to go to all that trouble to celebrate someone's birthday if they don't know Him. I had the strangest feeling that, if our Son had gone to this celebration, He would have been intruding.

"Everything was so beautiful, Joseph, and everyone so gay, but it made me want to cry. How sad for Jesus - not to be wanted at His own birthday party. I'm glad it was only a dream. How terrible, Joseph, if it had been real."

- Author Unknown
 

Parish Remembrance Trees

A Remembrance Tree has been placed in both Saint Mary’s Church Barndarrig and Star of the Sea Church, Brittas Bay. You are invited to take a remembrance-heart from the basket beside the tree, make a donation, and write on it the name of someone you wish to pray for during the Advent and Christmas season; perhaps someone who has died in your family, a friend or neighbour at home or abroad, perhaps someone who is sick or someone away from home and family this Christmas. You can then place the name on the Remembrance Tree and we will hold all those people in our prayers throughout Advent and Christmas.

 
 
Monday 8th December 2014: Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Celebration of Advent
Eveneing Mass: Saint Bridget's Church Kilbride at 8pm

Advent is the first Season in the Church’s year. It is a beautiful time in which we remember many aspects of our faith. The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning ‘Coming’. The Lord is coming.

Our Parish Advent Celebration is to be held in Saint Bridget’s Church, Kilbride on the evening of Monday, December 8th (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) and will provide us with an opportunity to pause for a short break and take some time out of our busy Christmas schedules to enter into the wonder of this Season. Our preparation for the celebration of the Birth of Jesus will be enriched by this time of reflection.

The Celebration of the Immaculate Conception and Advent Celebration Service will consist of Mass, readings, reflection, carols and music with the participation of the Parish Choir.

All parishioners are invited to attend this special candle lit event.
 

2014 Annual Commemoration Liturgy

Tuesday 25th November

Saint Mary's Church, Barndarrig at 8pm

 

November is, traditionally, a month we set aside each year to remember our dead. The parish annual Commemoration Liturgy will be held in Saint Mary’s Church, Barndarrig on Tuesday, November 25th at 8:00pm in which we will remember all of our deceased family members, friends and neighbours in a special service of prayers, readings and music. We will remember, in particular, all in our parish who passed away during the previous 12 months. A candle will be lit and will burn for each one of them. Family members are welcome to take this candle home afterwards. 

Those who have lost a loved one at any time outside the past year are welcome to attend, and may place a special red remembrance candle (available in the Church) on the Altar during the Liturgy if they so desire in remembrance of their loved one(s).

 

(Oct 2014) November List of the Dead Envelopes

November is the month of the Holy Souls, when we pray in a special way for our loved ones who have died. We remember all those on our Parish List of the Dead on the Feast of All Souls and also on each First Friday during the year. The parish is compiling the Altar list of the dead for the year ahead so if you wish to have your loved ones names inscribed (not necessarily people from the parish) on the list you will find an Altar List of the Dead sheet in your box of envelopes. Once you have completed the sheet you should place your list of the Dead in the Purple Envelope provided and return it on any of the collection plates at Mass or return it directly to Fr. Dempsey or Fr. Scully. If you do not have an Alter List of the Dead form, but would like to include your loved ones names on the List for 2015, Dead Lists are currently available in all of the churches or alternatively please contact either of the priests in the parish directly. Please try to send in your envelope with your List of the Dead before the end of November.
 
 (Sept 2014) Harvest/Autumn Dues:
The priests of the parish would appreciate your donations of Harvest/Autumn Dues at this time. Please put your contribution in the coloured envelope marked Autumn Dues from the Parish envelope box and return it on the collection plate at any of the masses. If you are not using the Parish envelopes, please put your contribution in an ordinary envelope, with your name and address, and mark it DUES. Our sincere thanks to all who have returned their Harvest/Autumn Dues contributions, your support is greatly appreciated.
The Parish Priests and Finance Committee would like to thank all those who supported the recent 2014 Summer Festival.
 July 2014
THE PARISH OF  KILBRIDE, BARNDARRIG &  BRITTAS  BAY    
Invites  all  Parish  Volunteers  

(Current and Retired) to join us at a Parish

“THANK  YOU”  GATHERING

(Light Refreshments and Light Entertainment)

in The Bobbio Centre Magheramore Convent, Wicklow on Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 7.30pm – 9.30pm approx                            RSVP:   Ellen (087) 9141619  or  Elizabeth (086) 8576087  TRANSPORT  AVAILABLE  ON  REQUEST.

May 2014
Cemetery Mass & Blessing of the Graves 2014.

Barndarrig: Tuesday, 1st July 2014 at 8pm
Three Mile Water: Monday, 7th July 2014 at 8pm
Castletimon: Monday, 14th July 2014 at 8pm
Barniskey - Sunday 27th July at 3.00p.m.
Rathnew - Wednesday  16th July at 7.30pm.
Killoughter - Tuesday 23 July at 7:30 p.m.
Glenealy - Wednesday 24 July at 7:30 p.m
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The Parish Summer Festival will take place on 20th July 2014 in Brittas Bay, all proceeds go to the upkeep of the parish.  Tickets for the Monster Raffle are on sale at all Masses preceding the Summer Festival and from committee members.  Please support this fantastic family fun day out.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION - RATHNEW
Sunday 22nd June at 4pm in Rathnew. 

This year will see the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the annual Corpus Christi Procession in Rathnew, and the community is delighted to welcome Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to celebrate the anniversary with them. All parishioners both local and in surrounding parishes are invited to come along and celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi and the Procession, you would all be very welcome.
Thank you to all parishioners who have already returned their Easter Dues, if you have yet to hand in your Donation/Dues Easter Envelope we would be very grateful if you would do this over the coming days.
 



Celebration of Easter Ceremonies for Kilbride, Barndarrig and Brittas Bay Parish

Date and Ceremony

Kilbride

Barndarrig

Brittas Bay

Thursday 17th April – Celebration of  Lord’s Supper

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8.00pm

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Good Friday 18th April – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

-

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3.00pm

Good Friday 18th April – Stations of the Cross

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8.00pm

7.00pm

Saturday 19th April – Easter Vigil and Mass 

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9.00pm

-

Easter Sunday Masses – April 20th

9.00am

11.30am

10.00am


St. Mary’s Church Barndarrig

Confessions

Holy Thursday 17th April - 6:30pm to 7:30pm 
Good Friday 18th April - 7.30pm to 8.00pm
Holy Saturday 19th April - 12pm to 1.00pm & 7.00pm to 8.00pm

 

Star of the Sea Church Brittas Bay 



Confessions 
Good Friday 18th April - 6:30pm - 7.00pm 
Holy Saturday 19th April - 10.00am - 11:30am


 

Magheramore Convent Grounds

Sunday 13th April – 3pm

Outdoor Stations of the Cross for our Times

(Weather Permitting)

If you would like to partake in the reading of the Stations

please contact Ellen immediately on (087-9141619)

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Fr. Dempsey and Fr. Scully would like to wish all the Parishioners a very Happy Easter

 

Epilepsy Ireland.

Church Gate Collection.

Thanks to all who supported the Epilepsy Collection so generously last weekend.

A sum of €389.60 was raised and this amount has been lodged to Epilepsy Ireland Account in the A.I.B. Bank.

Sincerely

Ellen Nolan. (Collector)
 
(Dec 2013) Christmas Greetings

We wish you a Wonder-filled Christmas and every blessing as we welcome the Christ-Child into our hearts and into our homes. We think not only of those who live within our parish but also family members who may be elsewhere and especially those who may be abroad or in hospital at this special time of year.

We pray that the presence of the Christ-Child will grace your homes during this Christmas season and throughout the coming year and give you his peace and joy. 

Fr Vincent Dempsey and Fr Anthony Scully
(Dec 2013) Christmas Dues
We would be grateful for your offerings of Christmas Dues at this time. Should you wish to contribute please make your contribution using the Christmas Dues Offerings Envelope or by using a plain envelope clearly marked “Christmas Dues”. We appreciate your on-going support.
(Dec 13) Christmas Ceremony Programme 2013

Saint Mary’s Church, Bandarrig – Christmas Mass Times

Tuesday 24th Dec.             Christmas Eve      9.00pm

Wednesday 25th Dec.       Christmas Day      11.30am

Barndarrig - Confession Times

Tuesday 24th Dec.   Christmas Eve        12.00 noon to 1.00pm and 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Saint Bridget’s Church, Kilbride – Christmas Mass Times

Wednesday 25th Dec.     Christmas Day          9.00am

Star of the Sea Church, Brittas Bay – Christmas Mass Times

Tuesday 24th Dec.            Christmas Eve    7.30pm

Wednesday 25th Dec.     Christmas Day     10.00am

Brittas Bay - Confession Times

Tuesday 24th Dec.            Christmas Eve     10.00 am to 11.00am
(Dec 2013) Carols for Christmas
Saint Mary's Church Choir Barndarrig, present Carols for Christmas
8.30pm to 9pm in Saint Mary's Church, Barndarrig prior to Christmas Eve Mass
Featuring the junior members of the Choir
 
 
(Dec 2013)  Barndarrig National School - Christmas Craft Fair
Saint Marys National School, Barndarris is holding it's first Children’s Christmas Craft Fair on Friday 13th December at 11.30am. All children are asked to  bring in a toy that is either barely used or brand new. Also, if any parents have a gift to donate to the rafflethe school would be very happy to accept! Gifts must be brought in to the school by Friday, December 6th or at very latest first thing Monday morning (December 9th).

You are sincerely thanked in advance for your support but also to reminded to please get your baking hats on and the wooden spoons out as the is a great need for fresh cakes & buns etc. for the stalls.

( Nov 2013) ST VINCENT de PAUL - Christmas Cabaret, Wicklow Conference, present their 28th Christmas Cabaret in the Grand Hotel on Sun 8th Dec at 8pm sharp.   Admission €10, OAP €5. Tickets on sale at Earls Newsagents. Free prize of Turkey for raffle on your door ticket.
(Nov 2013) Advent Celebration - A Celebration of Advent will take place
on Sunday 8th
December St. Bridget’s Church Kilbride at 4pm. Why not take some time out from your busy Christmas schedule to relax, unwind and enjoy an afternoon of prayer and song.
 (Nov 2013) Annual Commemoration Liturgy – the parish annual Commemoration Liturgy will be held on Tuesday 26th November at 8.00pm in the Star of the Sea Church, Brittas Bay. The Commemoration Liturgy is a special service of prayers and readings in memory of those who have died over the past 12 months together with all our deceased relatives and friends. Those who have lost a loved one at any time outside the past year are welcome to attend, and may place a remembrance candle (available in the Church) on the Altar during the Liturgy if they so desire.
 
  • (Oct 2013) November is the month of the Holy Souls, when we pray in a special way for our loved ones who have died. We remember all those on our Parish List of the Dead on the Feast of All Souls and also on each First Friday during the year. The parish is compiling the Altar list of the dead for the year ahead so if you wish to have your loved ones names inscribed (not necessarily people from the parish) on the list you will find an Altar List of the Dead sheet in your box of envelopes. Once you have completed the sheet you should place your list of the Dead in the Purple Envelope provided and return it on any of the collection plates at Mass or return it directly to Fr. Dempsey or Fr. Scully. If you do not have an Alter List of the Dead form, but would like to include your loved ones names on the List for 2014, Dead Lists are currently available in all of the churches or alternatively please contact either of the priests in the parish directly.Please try to send in your envelope with your List of the Dead before the end of November.
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    (Nov 2013) St. Mary’s National School are having a Table Quiz in aid of the school. Fund raising is a vital part of the schools activities and all funds raised will directly benefit the children attending the school's education. Your support would be appreciated you can do this by booking a table (€20 – 4 persons) invite your friends, relations, in-laws, outlaws and anybody else that we have overlooked. This promises to be a fun night – looking forward to seeing you there.

     (Oct 2013)     Charity Concert for Wicklow Cancer Support will take place in Star of the Sea Church Brittas Bay on Sunday October 27th at 8.oopm.  The Wicklow Male Voice Choir will perform a Charity Concert for Wicklow Cancer Support.  Special guest artists will also perform on the night.  Tickets cost €10.00
     (Oct 2013) The 2nd Annual Road Race/Walk through Kilmacurragh in aid of the Barndarrig GAA Clubs will take place on 19th October at 2.30pm.
    Everyone is welcome to limber up for this fun event. Entry Fee - Adults €10 and Children €5. Sponsor Cards are available from the parish schools and from club committee members. Anybody handing in a completed sponsor card will qualify for free entry in the Race. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

     (Sept 2013) The Parish Mission will take place from Sunday 13th to Friday 18th October 2013.
    Missioner - Fr. Tom Hogan C.Ss.R. - Redemptorist Congregation
    Fr. Dempsey and Fr. Scully would like to invite you to come and take part in the Mission being held in our Parish. We wish to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome Fr. Tom Hogan who is coming to help us in the task of reflecting on the word of God, building up our Community and making our Parish a better place to live.
    Star of Sea Church - Brittas Bay
    Sunday 13th October - Opening of Mission - 7.00pm.
    7.00pm  Key to Happiness.
    Jesus said ask and you shall receive.

    Monday 14th : Mass - 7.00am and 10.00am
    Children’s Mass at 11.30am
    8.00pm Healing.
    In a ceremony of veneration of the Blessed Sacrament
    Prayers and Petitions will be offered for our spiritual and physical healing.
    This devotion is modelled on the ceremonies at Lourdes.
    Tuesday 15th: Mass - 7.00am and 10.00am
    8.00 pm Who understands me?
    We can get on in life without relations, but we cannot get on without
    a friend that can understand me as I am.
    Evening Mission Monday and Tuesday 8.00pm.

    St. Mary’s Parish Church - Barndarrig
    Wednesday 16th October - Mass - 7.00am and 10.00am
    Children’s Mass 11.30am
    8.00pm Renewing Our Love Commitment.
    All those in loving relationships are welcome to renew their love for each other.
    Thursday 17th - Mass - 7.00am and 10.00am
    8.00pm Reconciliation.
    Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation we experience the mercy and peace of Christ.
    Friday 18th - Mass - 7.00am and 10.00am. (Anointing of the Sick 10.00am.)
    8.00pm Remembrance. Of the faithful departed.

    Evening Mission Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8.00pm

    Fr. Hogan will visit the Sick of the Parish during Mission week

    (Oct 2013) Barndarrig Ploughing Championship – The annual Barndarrig ploughing match will be held on Saturday, October 5th at Crannagh, Redcross by kind permission of Mr James Doyle commencing at 11am. For those wishing to come along and support their local ploughman/woman the field is at the opposite side of the N11 from Jack Whites. Why not bring the family and a picnic and have a really fun day out. Children and adults alike will have a great interest in the various types of machinery on display.
     (Oct 2013)    If you’re generally healthy and aged 18 or over, do something amazing.... Give blood
    Rathdrum Clinic    2nd October 2013
    Venue
    : RDA Hall
    Times: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
     (Sept 2013) Have you an hour to spare? We are looking volunteers to help deliver the Mission
    Brochures to all homes in the parish prior to the 2013 Parish Mission. If you have some free time and you would like to volunteer to deliver the Brochures in your area or if you or require further information, please contact Ellen Nolan, any member of the Pastoral Committee or e-mail your details to bbkparish@gmail.com and we will get in touch with you shortly.
      (Sept 2013) Harvest/Autumn Dues: The priests of the parish would appreciate your donations of Harvest/Autumn Dues at this time. Please put your contribution in the coloured envelope marked Autumn Dues from the Parish envelope box and return it on the collection plate at any of the masses. If you are not using the Parish envelopes, please put your contribution in an ordinary envelope, with your name and address, and mark it DUES. Our sincere thanks to all who have returned their Harvest/Autumn Dues contributions, your support is greatly appreciated.
    (Sept 2013) The Parish of Wicklow & Rathnew are organising Religion classes for children, who are attending Non- Catholic schools but wish to receive the Sacraments of Communion & Confirmation during the years 2014/15
    The programme runs for children from 1st class to 6th class and includes preparation for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
    Please note, that the preparation for Communion & Confirmation is a two year programme. More information from the Wicklow parish office on 0404 61699
    (Sept 2013) Fr. Anthony Scully, will be moving from North William Street Parish, Dublin to take up his new appointment as curate in Kilbride, Barndarrig and Brittas Bay Parish on 21st September 2013. We look forward to welcoming Fr. Scully and know his gifts and talents will enrich the life of our parish.
    (Sept 2013) We are very sorry that
    Fr. David Fleming is leaving the parish.

    We wish Fr. Fleming every blessing and happiness in his new appointment in Crumlin.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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