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This Sun­day’s Ser­vices of Wor­ship in St. James’ Crinken Church, Crinken are 11 a.m. Morn­ing Prayer and 7 p.m. Evening Praise.


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.


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 rath­michael.


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 shanklib@dl­r­


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: info@choic­e­ or visit the web­site www.choic­e­


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.


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.shankill­tennis­ 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.

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