Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 7.00pm

Sunday 8.00am and 10.30am

Holy Days

Vigil 7.00pm

Holy Day 8.00am and 10.30am

Weekdays 9.30am.

St. Fergal’s Newsletter


My words will not pass away

This chapter from Mark is part of a farewell speech from Jesus to his followers in the last days of his earthly life.  It sounds almost apocalyptic because we are nearing the end of the Church’s liturgical year and so the texts we read take this tone.  Jesus is revealing to his disciples something about the new order, which is coming.  He talks about ‘the end times’ and this can appear frightening at first.  However, if we enter into a meditation on this Gospel we might bring to mind something of those moments in our lives when we felt our world was ending.  Perhaps it was the end of a relationship, the death of a loved one, the end of a stage of your life.

Things, which seemed so familiar and helped keep us secure suddenly changed. These can be extremely difficult periods of one’s life.  It is during those times that someone comes to us offering prophecy of better times to come, of words that ‘will not pass away’.  Jesus is preparing the disciples for what is about to happen to him and with assurance that God’s kingdom is far greater than any evil that is about to occur.

The passage is often interpreted as referring to the second coming of Christ or his resurrection.  Whenever we experience trauma we keep going with the assurance that resurrection is all around us and a new way of being is on the horizon.

Jane Mellett



Saturday Vigil Mass 17th Nov 2018

7.00pm  Doreen Collins &

Joe McClafferty (Anniv)


Sunday 18th Nov 2018

8.00 am  The O’Reilly Family (Int)

10.30am  Angie Counihan (Rec Dec)

Margaret Byrne (Rec Dec)

Norah Hyland (Rec Dec)

Aoife Healy (Rec Dec)

Sarah Cotterell (Anniv)

Joan Matthews (Anniv)


We are also asked to remember in our prayers:- Dr John Cussen

Those who die in grace go no further from us than to God,  and God is always very near.



Last weekend the Family Offering Collection amounted to: €630.00

The Share Collection amounted to €795.00

Thank you for your generosity.


Bray Musical Society

Are delighted to invite you to book you tickets for this year’ Panto “Frosted

it promises to be another brrrrrrilliant ! Show.   Group rates are available if you contact us by phone or email.

Bray Musical Society: –

086 266 3250


Novena to St Anthony

On Tuesday Mornings during the 9.30am Mass.


Thirty-Third Sunday in  Ordinary Time

World Day of the Poor

Some of the images in today’s readings, may appear incomprehensible to many but they give us hope.   God had promised to bring about the transformation of this fallen world, the resurrection of the dead.   The timing belongs to God.   Our part is to live in hope, through the difficulties  of our life and history.


 Parish Christmas Cards

Packs of assorted Parish Christmas Cards are available to purchase in the Church and in the

Parish Office.    €4 for 6 cards.

Those who receive the cards will be remembered in the Christmas Masses being offered in the Parish


Christmas with  the

Voices of Bray Community Choir

St Fergals Church

Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm

Proceeds in aid of

Bray Lakers

Admission €10

Tickets available from the Parish Office


“Take Me Home Country Roads”

An Evening with

St. Fergal’s Men’s Choir

A Singalong Country Themed Evening

With All You Favourite Songs

Complete with lighting and beautiful visual backdrops

In St Anthony’s Room

St. Fergal’s Church

Sunday 25thNovember at 7.30pm

Admission Free, by ticket only.  

All Attendees are invited to make a donation to the

Parish on the night of the Concert

Tickets available from the

Parish Office or any member of

St. Fergal’s Men’s Choir


Church Gate Collection

Next Weekend

24th & 25th of November

Will be in aid of the

Knights of St. Columbanus

Christmas Day Dinner Appeal, for needy families and elderly people living alone.

Please Give Generously


St. Fergal’s


Great Prizes to be Won

1st Prize

32” Panasonic TV with Wi Fi

2nd Prize

Powers court Golf Club

Green Fees x 4 Ball

3rd Prize

Ltd Edition Giclée Print

by Peter Growney

4th Prize

Luxury Christmas Hamper

5th Prize

6  Bottles of Wine

6th Prize

3 Course Dinner for 2 at the

Parkview Hotel



Tickets are on sale in the Church

 this weekend & in the Parish Office.

€1 per ticket, or book of 6 for €5.

The draw will take place in the Church after the

Christmas Carol Concert on 

Saturday 22nd December 2018


Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards

Are now availablefrom the Parish Office and the Sacristy.

The intentions of those receiving these cards will be remembered at the

9.30a.m. Mass on Wednesday, 26th December 2018.



Mon 19th – Sat 24th Nov  2018

Monday 19th Nov

9.30am: Martin Daly &

Fr Pat O’Toole (Anniv)

Apoc 1:1-4., 2:1-5. Ps 1:1-4, 6,

R/ Apoc 2:7. Lk 18:35-43.

Tuesday 20th Nov

9.30am: Maureen George &

 Patricia Kelly (Anniv)

Apoc 3:3-6, 14-22. Ps 14:2-5,

R/ Apoc 3:21. Lk 19:1-10.

Wednesday 21st Nov

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9.30am Pat Lynch (Rec Dec)

Zec 2:14-17. Ps Lk 1:46-55,

R/ v 49. Mt 12:46-50.

Thursday 22nd Nov

St Cecilia

9.30am Martin Darcy (Rec Dec)

Apoc 5:1-10. Ps 149:1-6, 9,

R/ Apoc 5:10. Lk 19:41-44.

Friday 23rd Nov

St Columban

9.30am:Nuala McCabe (Rec Dec)

Apoc 10:8-11. Ps  118:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131,

R/ v 103. Lk 19:45-48

Saturday 24th Nov

St Andrew & St Colman


Apoc 11:4-12. Ps 143:1-2, 9-10,

R/ v 1. Lk 20:27-40.



Your creation, O God, runs its appointed course; as far as the ends of the earth you gather a people you call your own. Confirm us in the strength of your abiding word. Steady our hearts in the time of trial, so that on the day of the Son of Man, we may without fear rejoice to behold his appearing. Amen.


Ministers of the Eucharist:

7:00 pm     Anne Kiely

Eamon O’Dowd

Sylvia Meaney

8.00 a.m.    Gus Fox

Mary Twohig

10:30 am    Aine McHugh, Mary Keogh,

Marian Growney, Pat Martin,

Margaret Broderick.

Nursing Home Rota:

               Margaret Broderick

Anne Kiely

Mary Bolger

Ministers of the Word

7.00pm     Marie Therese Kennen O’Dowd

8.00am     Marie Dunphy

10.30am   1st Communion Prep Mass

Altar Servers Rota





Moderator, V. Rev Larry Behan

The Parochial House, St. Fergal’s, Killarney Road, Bray.

Sacristy: Tel. 2768194

Parish Office: Mon, Wed, & Thurs 10.00am-3.00pm,

Tuesday 10.00am-5.00pm

Friday:- CLOSED Tel: 2860980

Masses:Sundays – Saturday 7.00p.m. Sunday 8.00a.m. & 10.30a.m. Holy Days – Vigil 7.00p.m., Holy Day 8.00a.m. & 10.30a.m. Weekdays – 9.30a.m.

Baptisms: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 12.00Noon.  Three weeks notice before thepreparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the first Saturday Sacrament.