ST. JAMES’ CRINKEN
This Sunday’s Services of Worship in St. James’ Crinken Church, Crinken are 11 a.m. Morning Prayer and 7 p.m. Evening Praise.
ST. ANNE’S PARISH
Mass is celebrated in St. Anne’s Church at 10 a.m Monday to Saturday. During July and August there will be no Evening Mass at 7.30 p.m Monday to Friday. Weekend mass times are 6.30 p.m. Saturday Vigil mass and Sunday at 8 a.m., (9am in St. Columcille’s Hospital), 10.30 a.m. (family mass), midday and 6 p.m. Confessions are heard on Saturdays after the 10 a.m. mass, between 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m. and after the 6.30 p.m. mass.
Miraculous Medal Devotions take place at the Monday 10 a.m. mass.
Baptisms take place in St. Anne’s Church at 12.45 p.m. on the first Sunday of the Month and at 5 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of the month. A month’s notice is required. Please contact Parish Secretary Jack Williams in St. Anne’s Parish Office to make your arrangements.
The Parish Office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. St. Anne’s Resource Centre is open from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday.
Weekday evening Masses at 7.20pm have resumed.
If you would like a priest to call by and bless your home, Fr. Michael O’Dwyer will be available to do so. To arrange, please call the Parish Office at 282 2277.
Morning Prayer is said each weekday morning in St. Anne’s Church at 9.25am and all are welcome to attend.
On Saturday there will a Day of Prayer given by Anne Healy of the Verbum Dei Community in St. Anne’s Resource Centre from 10.30am to 5pm. Please bring a packed lunch and donation. Further details from Bridgene at 2821426 or Bernie at 2825966.
Services of Worship in Rathmichael Church for this Sunday (The Twenty First Sunday after Trinity) are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Family Harvest Festival. This will be followed afterwards by coffee in the Erck Hall and the sale of Harvest Gifts for Christian Aid, and 7pm Holy Communion – Lector Niamh Buckle.
WATER FOR ETHIOPIA
Ethiopia may be a long way from Shankill but on Sunday the Harvest Gifts for the Harvest Family Festival will be sold after the Service in the Erck Hall with the proceeds going to Water Action’s clean water conservation projects in Ethiopia. Having clean water close to hand makes a sustainable difference to the people and means that they are less vunerable to the devastating impacts of disease and drought.
Confirmation classes will commence shortly and any young people (over 12 years of age) who wish to be confirmed, are asked to contact the Rector as soon as possible so that they can be included.
Last Wednesday night Bryan MacMahon opened the 2008-2009 programme of the Rathmichael Historical Society monthly meetings at 8pm in the Burton Hall, Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road ( Dublin Road end), Shankill, with his lecture on ‘ The Sandes Homes’.
This told the story of the remarkable Kerry woman, Elise Sandes, who established a series of homes known as ‘Miss Sandes Homes’ from around 1870 onwards for soldiers where they could enjoy tea or coffee, read books and papers or play board games in their off duty hours rather than spending it in public houses consuming alcoholic beverages.
A series of homes were also established in India with the Irish operation being wound down from 1921 onwards following the establishment of the Irish Free State, the present day Republic of Ireland and likewise when India was granted independence, the operation there too was wound down.
In his presentation Bryan MacMahon showed where many of the homes were and how they appear today. He revealed that when Miss Sandes died in 1834, her death passed almost un remarked upon the Kerry newspapersand he concluded his presentation by showing some of the premises in Britain from where this organization still provides a service under the title of ‘Sandes.’
James Scannell gave a short talk on ‘Three Local Victims of the RMS Leinster Tragedy.’
Anyone who missed Bryan MacMahon’s fascinating lecture can catch it tonight ( Wednesday) as he is presenting it at 8pm to the Ballybrack-Killiney History Society in the Parochial Hall of SS Alphonsus
and Columba Church, Main Street, Ballybrack – vehicle entrance is from
Killiney Hill Road and all are welcome to attend.
The next meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society takes on Wednesday November 5th at 8pm in the Burton Hall of Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, at which Geoff Cotter will present his illustrated lecture ‘ Storied Hills’ on the mystical mountains of Breifne.
All welcome to attend and those wishing to join the Society can do at this meeting. For information on the Rathmichael Historical Society and its programme, log onto www.dublin.ie/ rathmichael.
SHANKILL GUILD ICA
Meetings of the Shankill Guild ICA takes place at 8 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Shankill Old Folks Association Day Centre , Lower Road, Shankill. The Guild’s Activity Night takes place at 8 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Shankill Old Folks Association Day Centre.
The Craft Morning takes place each Wednesday from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St. Anne’s Resource Centre. New members welcome. Contact Ms. Betty
Murray (President) at 2820069.
Shankill Library is open 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Fridays and on certain Saturdays and Mondays. Shankill Library can be contacted by telephone on 2823081 or by fax on 2824555 or email email@example.com.
If you are living in the Bray / Shankill area and are having difficulties getting to hospital, doctor or dentist appointments then maybe Choices’ Befriending the Elderly service can help. For further information call Rebecca at 012820110.
Are you interested in starting your own business? Choices Adult Learning Centre has courses available and also courses for Business through Computers, ECDL, and the Community Employment Project, who are the producers of the Shankill Directory and ShockWave Magazine.
Choices Adult Learning Centre can also help with filling out forms and the Southside Local Employment Service have an outreach point based in Choices.Choices Adult Learning Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 2820110/2820391; fax 2720793, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.choicesalc.ie.
PANIC SUPPORT GROUP
There is a confidential support group in Shankill available to anyone who suffers from anxiety disorder or panic attacks. If you or some someone close to you is affected in this way, contact Kathy on 085-7386736 to obtain further information /details.
SARA meets on the 3rd Monday of the Month at 3pm in St.Anne’s Resource Centre. Further information on SARA available from Chairperson Claire Kavanagh on 2840170 or Ed Wilkins on 2820735.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary in St. Anne’s Parish meets on Tuesday mornings from 10.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Volunteers are still needed to offer an hour of prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel which is open Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Those interested are asked to contact Margaret or Peig or Elaine in the Parish Office.
Those interested in joining Shankill Tennis Club should please contact the Supervisor in the Club House on 28225400 or log on to the Club’s website – www.shankilltennisclub.com for further information. The Club’s courts are also open to non-members and ladies Mornings (Wednesdays), Men’s Mornings (Sundays) and Mixed Doubles nights (Wednesdays) are all open to non-members.
The November ‘First Saturday’ Book Sale in aid of the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals on Wheels takes place on Saturday November 1st from 10am to 1pm in the Shankill Old Folks Association Day Centre, Lower Road, Shankill.
All welcome – always an excellent selection of fact and fiction books to choose from at bargain prices. Donations of books always welcome and appreciated.