As we begin to wind down for the summer we are reducing the number of weekly notifications to one plus any urgent announcements that may arise. This week’s chapter of our Bible based story ‘A man called Noah’ is already on the blog section of our website https://christchurchbray.ie/. As the waters continue to rise, life on board the ARK takes on a surreal existence. Also on our website later this week will be our service sheet for next Sunday’s service of Morning Prayer at 11am. You can join us in person or online via the website or by clicking the link https://www.churchservices.tv/christchurchbray. As our numbers each week are consistently below 50 we do not need you to confirm your intention to attend, just be gracious if you arrive late and there’s no room at the inn!! As ever, please take care, stay safe and be kind. Shalom. Baden
My thanks to Tracey who has been very busy typing the final chapters of ‘A man called Noah’ before finishing up for the summer on Wednesday. If technology behaves itself, each new chapter of our Bible based story should appear on the blog section of our website every Monday morning at 10am, up to and including the August bank holiday. For those of you coming new to this series, all previous chapters are also on the blog section of our website https://christchurchbray.ie/ This week’s chapter can be accessed by clicking the link here: https://christchurchbray.ie/2021/06/24/a-man-called-noah-chapter-20/. Enjoy. Shalom. Baden
are starting back Sunday
and the service will be at 10.00am
HOLY REDEEMER MASSES RESUME
10.30am 12.00noon and 6.00pm
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service 2021
A very special word of thanks to Rev. Mark Forsyth, Bray Methodist Church, co-chair of Bray Churches Together, who produced this virtual Week of Christian Unity Service. Also a special big thank you to all the members of each church who participated.
Stay safe everyone from all at Bray Churches Together
There will be live Masses via the newly installed webcam on
Saturdays and Sundays at 10.30am
Midweek Masses will take place
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9.30am
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We want to warmly welcome you back again to celebrate public Masses together.
Planning for the re-opening, while respecting the restrictions, is tricky . First of all, our space is reduced from 200 people in Little Flower Oratory to 33!! Added to that, we have no idea how many people will feel comfortable about returning to Masses.
We make one request of you. Please bear with us, especially in these first weeks of re-opening. If it’s not possible to attend on one day ⎯ because seating is limited ⎯ come on the following day. Little by little, over the weeks we will be able to monitor the numbers and find a way to ensure that you can attend Mass if not once a week, at least once a month.
Over-leaf you will find details of Mass times and locations. If there are changes to this, we’ll let you know. Thank you again for your patience.
May the Lord bless you and protect you
Fr. Michael and the ‘Return to Church’ steering group
Visiting the Little Flower OratoryChurches have re-opened from Monday 29th June. That means it will be possible to visit the Little Flower Oratory for prayer. It will be open from 9.30am to 12.30pm from Monday to Friday.
MassesTo protect those who would like to attend Mass, a number of regulations have to be followed:
- Due to social distancing, the maximum number of people who can attend Mass in the Little Flower Oratory (LFO) is 33
- Entering LFO has to be regulated, just like entering a supermarket. A team of parishioners have very kindly volunteered to steward.
- After each Mass the seats have to be sanitised. Again, this has been arranged.
Mass times10am – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – Little Flower Oratory
- On Sunday, the number of those who would like to attend Mass will be higher. So, neighbouring parishes have very kindly made their churches available to Holy Redeemer parishioners.
12 noon – Sunday – St. Fergal’s Church
6pm – Sunday – Queen of Peace
Since the LFO is restricted to 33 people, those who would like attend will be asked to limit attendance to one day per week. In this way, when the seating area is full, those who were not able to enter will be invited to come to Mass on the next occasion.
Likewise, those who have attended during the week will be asked not to attend on a Sunday, to leave room for those who are working or cannot attend during the week. Masses on Sunday will be celebrate in St. Fergal’s or Queen of Peace (see above).
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Cornerstone Church at the Well
Here's a nurse from the UK explaining how we need to pray for our hospitals. We in Ireland are very much in the same position:
Health officials have been warning that Ireland will see a sudden spike in cases that could leave hospitals overwhelmed. Dr O'Connor, President of the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine, said that it is expected within the next week or two. The increase will happen "quickly and strongly" over the next fortnight, and that a huge amount of people "will get seriously ill, quickly and at the same time".
Sign up to pray all during Holy Week before Easter weekend: https://signup.com/go/zzHTzwV
Please click on the above link
ST. PETER'S PARISH
9.30 am Mass in Irish
11.30 am Mass in English
Weekdays 10.00 am
Bray Methodist Church
There will be no Sunday services on 15th March. As this Sunday has been designated by the Methodist Church in Ireland as a day of Prayer and Fasting for our land, we encourage everyone to pray at home to this end.
If anyone needs support or assistance please make contact.
A live streamed service from Wesley’s Chapel in London at 11am every Sunday can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAUqhmhevz5sqhh72LIMxA…
Cornerstone Church at The Well
As a smaller congregation, Cornerstone will be able to meet for church this Sunday at 11am to worship and pray for our country. We believe that in Christ alone our hope is found!We will be keeping a safe space between chairs, and there will be no coffee served for the moment.While the schools are closed, there will be no children's church, and the Mummy's Meeting is closed until after Easter.However, if you have any concerns about your health, please feel free to stay home and take care - just let us know and we can pray for you!Keeping all of Bray in our prayers. 🙏🙏🙏
For those who may choose to stay at home here are some worship options for Sunday 15th March 2020
St. Patrick's Cathedrel Dublin
Worship Video Stream
Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
Holy Redeemer Bray
St. Fergal's RC Church, Ballywaltrim
Saturday Vigil Mass 7.00pm
Sunday 8.00am and 10.30am
Holy Days Vigil Mass 7.00pm
Holy Day 8.00am and 10.30am
Weekdays Monday-Friday 9.30am
Saturday Prayer Service 9.30am
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
St. James Church C of I
Sunday Worship 11.00am
Cornerstone Church, The Well
St. Mary and St Demiana's
Coptic Orthodox Church
Divine Liturgy Time
Sunday- 8.30am to 11.30am
Bray Methodist Church
Sunday Service 10.00am
Our Lady Queen of Peace
Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm
Sunday 10.30 & 12.00 noon
St Peter's Parish, Little Bray
No Weekday Masses – Contact the Parish Office
Sunday: 9.30am Irish Mass 11:30am
Holy Day: 11.00am
Live streaming of mass
To view Mass : www.churchservices.tv/
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