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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

The Deep End

On the breadline

In recent months the society of St Vincent de Paul released some shocking figures regarding hunger in Ireland.   One in three people who contact the charity are calling because they can’t afford to buy food.   It is estimated that one in eleven people in Ireland experience food poverty, which refers to the inability to afford food to make up a healthy diet.

‘Food is an area of expenditure that families have discretion over on a day-to-day basis,’ said SVP head of social justice, Dr Tricia Kielty.   ‘It is much easier to control the cost of food than the cost of rent, utilities, or education so, food is typically what families cut back on when times are tough.’   Hunger is a sad fact of life for many in our country.

More than ever we appreciate the value of having enough to eat.   Over the past few Sundays we have heard Jesus speak a lot about bread and food.   His followers experience physical hunger too; the feeding of the five thousand (the story precedes today’s extract from John’s Gospel) shows that Jesus takes care of the physical needs of his followers also.   Their experience of hunger and being fed prepare them for his teaching on the bread of life.

When Jesus talks about himself as the ‘bread come down from heaven’, it is clear that it is himself he is offering – his very flesh.   If we are followers of Jesus, we are also called to give ourselves in service of others.   We have Jesus as our model and teacher, present with us and in us.  What can we do to help those who hunger in our country and our world ?

Tríona Doherty                                                                             

Athlone, Co Roscommon

Email trí



Saturday Vigil Mass 18th Aug2018

7.00pm   Joan Matthews (Rem)

Sunday 19th Aug 2018

8.00am   Marie Buckley 80th Living

Mary Kenny (Special Intention)

10.30am  Joe McElroy (Month’s Mind)

Neil McGillicuddy (Rec Dec)

Malachy Mackey (Rec Dec)

Kathleen Leonard (Rec Dec)

Mary Curtin (Rec Dec)

Willie Conneely (Rec Dec)


We are also asked to remember in our prayers:-

Luke & Phyllis Mulligan

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:- €585.00

The ShareCollection amounted to €791.00

Thank you for your generosity.



Our Monthly Cake Sale which took place last weekend the 11th/12th August, amounted to €505.00  the Raffle amounted to €225.00. Thank you for your ongoing support and generosity.

Raffle Prize Winners:

1st Prize: Oisin Clancy

2nd Prize: Sheila Plunkett

3rd Prize: Aileen Nolan


Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We eat in order to live.   We share in the Eucharist in order to have and to live the life of Christ.   This living communion with Christ is incomplete if we fail to keep his commandments, if we fail to love one another.


Bray Cualann Historical Society Heritage Week Events

Brian White will lead a walking tour ‘Victorian Bray’ at 7 p.m. on Wednesday August 22nd. Meet at Sidmonton Square, Bray, Co. Wicklow. All welcome – free. This tour will be repeated at 3 p.m. on Saturday August 25th. Please dress appropriately for the day’s prevailing weather conditions.

James Scannell will present ‘August 18th to August 26th 1918 in Bray, Co. Wicklow’ at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday August 23rd in Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.  All welcome – admission free.

Brian White will present ‘A 400 Year Social History of Kilruddery and the Brabazon Family’  in The Library, Kilruddery House, Bray, Co. Wicklow’ at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 25th.

Admission free but booking required – Email: guides@kilruddery.comor

James Scannell


Bray Cualann Historical Society 


 Knock Pilgrimage –  Mass in Honour of the Holy Face,

 Saturday, 8th.Sept, 2018.

St.Therese Holy Face Prayer Group, & Human Life International (Ire.) are holding their 6th. Annual Mass of Atonement & Reparation.  Ceremonies commence @ 2.00 P.M. with Eucharistic Adoration in Blessed Sacrament Chapel.                                                                                                                    Coach leaving Greystones @ 8.00 a.m. calling to Bray & Aston Quay, Dublin.

(See posters for full details)

Enquiries : Call or Text Peter on 087/8343322.


Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage The Catholic Grandparents Association’s Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 9thSeptember in Knock Shrine at 2.30pm.  Everybody welcome to honour and thank grandparents for all they have done for us down through the ages.  Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio.  Special guest Dana will sing ‘Our Lady of Knock’.


Candlelight Celebration for the Family

on Tuesday 21stAugust 2018 @ 8pm

in Church of Most Holy Redeemer Bray.

You are invited to come light a candle for your family or your

loved one and join with us in a prayer service to celebrate our families.


Catholic Young Adults Conference  The annual Catholic Young Adults Conference takes place in All Hallows College, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, the weekend of Saturday 1stand Sunday 2ndSeptember 2018.  While the conference aims to guide and equip young Catholics to become the people they are called to be, the weekend itself will be packed full of interesting events including talks, liturgies, adoration, confessions and a social evening.   The cost of full residential accommodation including all meals is €95, while non-residential cost is €50.  A single day rate is also available for those whose commitments will not allow them attend the entire conference.  There are a limited number of rooms available so attendees are advised to book early.  Please visit our website for further details including booking information:  The conference is open to all young Catholics between 18 and 40 years (strictly).


Rexband: Joy of Love Concert 

The Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Dublin, celebrates the World Meeting of Families with Rexband on Friday 24thAugust from 6pm-8:30pm in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin.  Don’t miss out on a special event celebrating the Joy of Love.  All are welcome!  For passes, please call Sony – 0894982395

Alex – 0877577684

Binu – 0872257765.

For more information:



Mon 20th – Sat 25th  August 2018

Monday 20th Aug.

St Bernard – Abbot

9.30am: Sean Roche (B.Day Rem)

Ez 24:15-24. Ps Deut 32:18-21,

R/ cf v 18. Mt 19:16-22.

Tuesday 21st Aug.

St Pius X,  – Pope

9.30am: Grace Marie Vickers (Rec Dec)

Ez 28:1-10. Ps Deut 32:26-28, 30, 35-36, R/ v 39. Mt 19:23-30

Wednesday 22nd  Aug.

9.30am Veronica Lulcan

            (93rd B.Day Living)

Apoc 11:19, 12:1-6, 10. Ps 44:10-12.16,

R/ v 10. 1 Cor 15:20-26. Lk 1:39-56.

Thursday 23rd Aug.

9.30am: Eliz & Thomas Geraghty (Anniv)

Ez 36:23-28. Ps 50:12-15, 18-19,

R/  Ez 36:25. Mt22:1-14.

Friday 24th Aug.

St Bartholomew – Apostle

9.30am: Charles & Rose McCormack                                                                                                     (Anniv)

Apoc 21:9-14. Ps 144:10-13,

R/ cf v 12. Jn 1:45-51. 

Saturday 25th Aug.

Prayer Service



Wise and gracious God, you spread a table before us and nourish your people with the word of life and the bread from heaven.   In our sharing of these holy gifts, show us our unity in you and give us a taste of the life to come.

We make our prayer through your Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God for ever, and ever.  Amen



25th & 26th  of August 2018.

Ministers of the Eucharist:

7:00 pm     William Horgan

Avery Lyons

Tony Bohen

8.00 a.m.   Gus Fox

Mary Twohig

10:30 am   Aíne McHugh, Ellen Gormley, Marie Lee,

Pat Martin, and Margaret Broderick.

Nursing Home Rota:

                  Mary Breen

Margaret Broderick

Nuala Doyle

Ministers of the Word

7.00pm     Marie Hegarty

8.00am     Marie Dunphy

10.30am   Paul McHugh

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.