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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.


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.

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.

Holy Day: Satur­day is a Holy Day of Obli­ga­tion. Mass times are 7.30pm Fri­day and on Satur­day at10am, 12 Noon and 6.30pm (Vigil).


Ser­vices of Wor­ship in Rath­michael Church for this Sun­day (The Fourth Sun­day be­fore Ad­vent) are at 8.30am, 11am, Morn­ing Prayer and 7pm.


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 onto­michael.


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


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.


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.


There just over 1 week to go to the Novem­ber ‘First Satur­day’ Book Sale which takes place on Satur­day Novem­ber 1st from 10am to 1pm in the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion Day Cen­tre, Lower Road, Shankill, and is in aid of the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals on Wheels.

All wel­come – al­ways an ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion of fact and fic­tion books to choose from at bar­gain prices. Do­na­tions of books al­ways wel­come and ap­pre­ci­ated.


The next meet­ing of the Shankill Clas­si­cal Mu­sic Club will take place at 7.45pm on Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 5th in the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion Cen­tre, Lower Road, Shankill. All wel­come to at­tend – es­pe­cially new mem­bers. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call Sheila Thomp­son at 282 2481 or Bernard Clarke at 282 0644.


The next course for read­ers on Lec­tio Divinia be­gins on Mon­day Novem­ber 10th and lasts for 5 Mon­days. Lec­tio Divinia means ‘Gra­cious Words’ and is de­signed for read­ers and is di­rected by Fr. Jim Caf­frey in St. Paul’s Church, Smith­field. Fr. Caf­frey will be joined by Pat Coyle of the Je­suit Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­tre (and also a pro­ducer in RTE).

She will film par­tic­i­pants and pro­vide them with en­cour­age­ment and eval­u­a­tion af­ter­wards. Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able from the Parish Of­fice for those who will like to at­tend.


Last Wed­nes­day the field in front of Shankill Dart Sta­tion was cov­ered in a se­ries of blue and yel­low stakes which has van­ished the next day as quickly as they had come and many peo­ple are still won­der­ing what was at the back of it.

Power Off Its rare that the elec­tric­ity sup­ply to the District goes off but last Tues­day there were at least 3 times dur­ing the day when the power was off for a con­sid­er­able time. This had the ef­fect of knock­ing out some of the traf­fic lights which had not been re­stored to work­ing or­der by last Thurs­day.


On Sun­day the an­nual can­dle lit pro­ces­sion with the Bless­ing of the Graves in St. Peter’s Ceme­tery, Lit­tle Bray, will take place at 4pm. The ser­vice will start with the lighting of can­dles in the Church and fin­ish with Bene­dic­tion in the Church. Can­dles and shades will be on sale in the parish hall be­fore the pro­ces­sion (cost 50c).

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