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Parish Church: St Joseph's Valleymount.

Parish Priest: Fr. Richard Behan
Parochial House,
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 045 865751
Mass times: Sunday 11.15 am.
Holy Days:(Vigil as announced 11.00am on the day.

Chapel of Ease:Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Co Wicklow.

Mass Times: Saturday 7.30 pm.

Presentation to the late Pat Dignam R.I.P
Papal Mass  26 August 2018
Lakeside Heritage Weekend
Ordination of Deacon Gerry Malone
Cemetery Sunday Mass
Lakeside Heritage

Lacken & Valleymount News

This coming weekend the Vales of Cloughclea Festival is being held at Manor Kilbride. I have been asked to take a table at the Exhibition of Artefacts of Manor Kilbride on Saturday, November 10th  from 12.00 noon until 6.pm. If anybody would like to join with me to display anything from the past that would be wonderful or just come along for an enjoyable evening, refreshments will be served and live music throughout the evening. There is a concert in the church later at 7.30pm.
Children's Church for children aged 5-9 @ 10 am mass Sun Nov 11th.
The winners of the monthly parish draw in aid of the Church Renovation Fund are-
Liam Kavanagh, John Mahon, Paul& Suzanne Sullivan, Jimmy& Bernie Reid, Mary Tipper.
Each received 100 euro.
Dates for your Diary:
The Ballymore Eustace Drama Group will present a night of Comedy in Valleymount Community Hall on Sat Dec 1st @8pm. ADM 10 EURO. Raffle and refreshments on the night. Proceeds in aid of Church Renovation fund.
Valleymount Christmas fair Sun Dec 9th in Valleymount Hall. Details to follow.
Harvest Thanksgiving Mass

Harvest Mass of Thanks giving 2018
The annual mass of Harvest Thanksgiving took place in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lacken on Oct 27th.
This year the mass included a special blessing for the Farming Community after a difficult year marked by heavy snow, flooding and drought.
Fr Richard prayed for protection for all who work the land while Deacon Gerry blessed the congregation with holy water. The children from Lacken N.S part in the opening procession of gifts and in the prayers of the faithful.
We are very grateful to the many parishioners who donated cakes, preserves and plants which were sold after the mass. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will bo towards the maintenance and improvements to Lacken Church.
"So now we celebrate this fruitfulness of harvest, the beauty of creation, the fruits of the earth and all who work to provide for our needs".

Do This in Memory Masses

Dates for 2018/2019  Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Oct 20th.      Mar 19th
Nov 24th.      April 17th.
Jan 12th.

Guided Prayer
Guided prayer and Benediction will now be held on the first Monday of the each month @ 8pm in Lacken Church beginning on Mon Oct 1st.

Important Notice re:
Baptisms in Valleymount/Lacken parish.

Baptisms in Valleymount or Lacken Churches can be made by appointment through Jean in Blessington Parish Office @ 045.865327

First Holy Communion Lacken N.S.
Congratulations to the boys and girls who celebrated their First Holy Communion on May 12th. Many thanks to all who helped to prepare for this lovely ceremony , to the teachers , school choir, organist Cora, pastoral worker Áine and Fr. Behan.
A special word of thanks to all who decorated the church so beautifully and to the parents who organised the refreshments in the school hall.
May Jesus bless our children who have received Holy Communion for the first time. May this day be an initial step to a lifelong love of the Eucharist and nay we all be inspired to cherish this sacred sacrament. "Amen"

Lacken Community Centre
The committee of Lacken Community Centre would like to thank Simon and Tina from Blessington First Responders for their excellent presentation on administering CPR and how to use the debibrillator.
All who attended  the training session on Mar 9th found it most helpful and beneficial. For information on the use of CPR (Click here)  

CPR Training
On Fri Mar 9th 20 people attended a CPR training course under the expertise of Simon and Tina from Blessington First Responders.
The group were also given instructions on the correct use of the Defibrillator.
Recently a defibrillator was erected at the front of the Community Centre. Every year lives are saved through the correct use of CPR.
To follow instructions click on the following link. CPR in three simple steps.
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