ST. JAMES’ CRINKEN
Sunday Morning: Each Sunday we meet at 11 am to worship in song, to pray and to hear from the Scriptures. The worship style is a blend of both traditional and modern, and appeals to a wide range of ages.
We share together in the Lord’s Supper on the second Sunday morning in each month. If you are a follower of Jesus you are very welcome to join us.
There is a children’s program that runs at the same time as the morning service, including crèche for veery young children.
The current series of talks are entiltled ’In the Valley’, explorying our experience of God ’in the valley of darkness’ in the difficult and challenging times in life.
Engage - our 7pm Evening Service. Engage is our contemporary service, based on vibrant and modern music style and a commitment to Biblical preaching. Everyone is welcome, especially if you enjoy contemporary style worship.
The current series of talks are entitled ‘Why God Hates Religion and Loves Sex!’. We are looking in this series at how Jesus spoke about sex and religion, and how it relates to modern life. We wonder whether you would be interested in either doing a interview or just a community notice regarding this series.
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. Please note that when visiting the Parish Office to arrange a baptism, the child’s birth certificate should be brought as it necessary to photocopy it for the parish records but it will be returned immediately.
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.
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.
Christmas Fair: Tonight (Wednesday) there will be a planning meeting at 8pm in St.Anne’s Resource Centre to organise this year’s event and anyone interested in getting involved is invited to attend.
Pallottine Family Day: This takes place on Sunday in St. Anne’s Resource Centre with Mass at 2pm and refreshments afterwards.
Holy Rosary Missionaries: The Killeshandra Sisters thank all those who supported their recent church gate collection which came to ¤2,062.
Parish Assembly: This takes place on Monday night at 8pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centre and all are welcome to attend.
Divine Mercy Prayer Meeting: This takes place tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Mission Sunday: This Sunday there will be a collection for the Missions in place of the SHARE collection.
Family Mass: Parents are needed to arrange the 10.30am Sunday Family Mass - to help with the rota of readers etc. If you would like to get involved, please speak to Elaine in the Parish Office.
If you would like your child or children to play an active role in the Mass such as becoming involved in the readings or the offertory procession – please complete one of the forms that are available on the table at the back of the church and hand it in to the Sacristy or Parish Office.
Would parents of children already taking part in the Mass also complete a form to confirm their continuing interest so that the contacts database can be brought up to date.
Confirmation: Last Sunday children from St. Anne’s National School and Rathmichael National School took part in their Confirmation Enrolment at the 10.30am Mass. This Sunday the Enrolment Mass for the children of Scoil Mhuire will take place at10.30am.
Services of Worship in Rathmichael Church for this Sunday (The Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity) are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Holy Communion with Holy and 7pm Compline - Lector Ros Cox.
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.
The next meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society –Shankill’s own local history 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 are 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 e-mail email@example.com.
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.
he next meeting of SARA will take place on October 20th at 3pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centere when the past year’s activities will be reported on, a new committee elected and plans made for the coming year. All members are requested to attend.
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 we
The Economic and Planning Department of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has examined the laneway between Crinken Glen and the rear of Assumpta Park with a view to erecting fencing to prevent and deter the laneway being used as a short-cut and to eliminate dumping and antisocial behavior in the area.
Following the site inspection with the Parks Department, 5 companies were invited to tender for the clearing of the site and the erection of palisade fencing at the boundary of these 2 estates. Currently these tenders are being reviewed and it is expected that a contractor will be appointed shortly.
NEW TRAFFIC LIGHTS
New traffic lights are now in operation at the junction of Stonebridge Road and the Dublin Road.
The year Shankill received a total of 267 points in the Tidy Towns competition , a 4 point improvement on last year and again Shankill came second in the Dun Laoghaire –Rathdown Area, only 2 points behind Dalkey, the winners.
The Shankill Tidy Towns Committee sincerely thank all those volunteers who have helped out during the year to clean up Shankill and have assisted in the approximately 16 tonnes of litter from the streets and woodlands in the past 16 months.
A great deal has been achieved over the past 16 months and Committee wishes to see more achieved in the years ahead as this will have significant benefit for those who either work or live in the area.
However without more support from local residents and the business community these efforts will not be sustainable and essentially the Tidy Towns Committee needs more people power and financial support.
The Shankill Tidy Towns Committee is asking everyone to either donate time or money to them continuing these worthwhile projects. One hour per week or even one hour per month would help.
If you are unable to do this, please then make a financial contribution instead as the money received will be used wisely and creatively to make improvement sin the area you live.
Members of Delgany Golf Club who presented a cheque for ¤7,500 to Focus Ireland recently: Club president Cyril O'Loughlin, Lady Captain Miriam McKeever, Mark Mellett (Director of Fundraising Focus Ireland) and Club Captain Paddy Brock.