|Parish Church: St Joseph's Valleymount.|
Parish Priest: Fr. Richard Behan
Tel: 045 865751
Mass times: Sunday 11.15 am.
Holy Days:(Vigil as announced 11.15am on the day.
Chapel of Ease:Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Mass Times: Saturday 7.30 pm.
|YOUR WEDDING DAY|
Lacken & Valleymount News
A Time of Grace and reflection
Sacred Heart Novena 2021
Monday 3rd June to Friday 11th June
Church of Our Lady, Blessington.
Join us in prayer every morning at 9.30am Mass as we draw strength and hope from the Secred Heart of Jesus.
Prayer leaflets will be available in the church porch.
Weekend masses will resume in Valleymount and Lacken churches from May 15th /16th.
Due to Covid restrictions number are limited to 50 people.
Lacken - Saturday evening 7.30 pm.
Valleymount - Sunday Morning 11.15 am.
Daily mass in Blessington Monday - Friday 9.30 am.
Weekend Masses Saturday 6.00 pm. Sunday 10.00 am.
Weekend masses in Blessington require a ticket.
Tickets available in the Parish Office. Opening hours Monday -Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm.
2021 Private Members Draw
in aid of Valleymount & Lacken Churches.
Winners of the Valleymount/Lacken for
Kathleen Sullivan, Mary Tipper, Peter O Sullivan
Peter Clark, Joan & Sean Farrington
May Lacken /Valleymount Report
The past few weeks have been busy as work commenced on developing areas of waste ground in both Valleymount / Lacken into sustainable gardens promoting Bio Diversity.
In late Autumn, a number of parishioners cleared the area behind the grotto. It was decided to leave the ground to settle for the winter and decide on a planting scheme in the spring. In April the group got to work and planted Acer, Holly and Japanese maple trees to provide shelter. As the area is quite shaded, plants such as Vinca, astilbe Fern, Nepeta, Aguilegia were planted at the front of the border. The area looks very attractive and is partially visible from the main road. In the car park area, bee pollinators such as Foxglove, Lavender, Nepeta, Anemones and Shasta Daisy were planted.
The rear of Lacken church grounds was a wilderness and ground elder together with Elderberry bushes had taken control. Members of the Tidy Village Group got in a mini digger to dig the ground and together with the church caretaker, set about clearing the weeds and rubble which had built up over the years.
It was agreed that we would plant climbers against the stone wall providing a food supply for birds in winter-cotoneaster, ivy and pyracantha. We also planted 2 dwarf apple trees as the area is sheltered. Two buddleia were also added to attract the butterflies.
Finally, we decided to use the wildflower seed donated to us from our course on Sustainable Gardening with Aoife Munn. Irish Wildflowers also donated 20 grams of seed for the meadow.
A bee box was installed to create a home for the honey bees which we hope will visit the garden over the summer months. (Photos)
Many Thanks to the group of parishioners who cleaned the grotto, planted spring bulbs and planter boxes in the grounds of Valleymount church after 11.15am Mass on Sunday December 13th
Year of St Joseph
Pope Francis has proclaimed the year 2021 as the year dedicated to St Joseph, patron of the Universal Church. The aim of this special year is to increase our love for this great saint, to implore his intercession and to imitate his zeal.
Valleymount church is also dedicated to St Joseph and he is also the patron saint of workers.