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. 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.
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.
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.
is said each weekday morning in St. Anne’s Church at 9.25am and all are welcome to attend.
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.
This is an imitative for 5th and 6th class pupils would like to learn more about their faith. Its meets on Tuesday from 2.45pm to 4pm and begins in St. Anne’s Resource Centre with a talk.
Then the children move to the Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel for silent adoration for 20 to 25 minutes and The Club ends back in St. Anne’s Resource Centre with drinks, biscuits and time to chat. Further information available from Ms. Elaine Hogan, Parish pastoral Worker. to St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
This will take place during the 8.15pm Wednesday December 17th Carol Service in the Church and will be repeated the following Sunday ( December 21st) after the 10.30am Mass. Those who would like to take part and will be free to do so on these dates and on the rehearsal dates ( 30th November , 7th December and 14th December) are asked to speak to Ms. Elaine Hogan, the Parish Pastoral Worker. She promises a part for everyone.
One of the annual events n recent years has been the collection for the Bray Women’s Refuge and on the third Sunday of Advent (Sat / Sun December 13th/14th) children will be again invited to being gifts for the Refuge up to the altar.
Items that are sought include Pampers ( newborn to toddler), baby food, new clothes like Babygros, pajamas, socks and underwear are ideal. Please don’t bring toys because these cause storage difficulties. All items brought to the altar should be new.
Whatever is donated will be brought to the Refuge over the Christmas period. Such has been the generosity shown in previous years that other refuges in the Dublin area also benefited from your kindness.
The annual Christmas Collection of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of Saturday /Sunday December 13th / 14th and will replace the SHARE collection.
At part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the Pallottine Fathers in Ireland, the Dublin Gospel Choir will give a Concert in St. Anne’s Church on Friday January 16th at 8pm and there will a special performance from the choirs of Scoil Mhuire and St. Anne’s National Schools. Tickets €10 are now on sale in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass time at 6pm Sunday (Vigil) and on Monday at 9am (St. Colmcille’s Hospital), 10am , 12 Noon and 7.30pm.
Services of Worship in Rathmichael Church for this Sunday (The First Sunday of Advent) are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Morning Prayer and 7pm Compline - Lector Avril Wardlaw.
Last Friday night the Rathmichael Parish Alpha /In Between held a Swish Nite in the Erck Hall at which all the ladies taking part swapped gorgeous and accessories between themselves in addition to having a great party night at the same time.
Last Thursday to Saturday night Martello Productions presented, by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd, nightly at 8pm in Rathmichael School two one-act plays featuring ‘Gosforth’s Fete’ by Alan Ayckbourn and ‘Effie‘s Burning’ by Valerie Windsor.
Tonight the final 2008 meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society – Shankill’s own local history societywill take place at 8pm in Rathmichael School, Shankill, when the main talk of the evening will be ‘Milestones ’ presented by Rob Goodbody in which screen a selection of images of these unique features which have vanished from the landscape yet had an important rtole to play in their day.
James Scannell will present a short talk on ‘ The 75th Anniversary of St. Anne’s Church, Shankill.’ All welcome to attend - 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.
The AGM of the Society will take place on January 7th 2009, which all members of the Society are asked to note this date and to make a point of attending it so that the reports of the outgoing committee can be placed before the membership for discussion and adoption and a committee for 2009 elected.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday morning the December First Saturday Book Sale, in aid of the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals on Wheels, takes place between 10am and 1 pm in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill.
This will be an excellent opportunity to obtain some first class reading material for over the Christmas and New Yearfor those who fancy a break from the television.
There is always an excellent selection of books to choose from , both factual and fiction so if you want to obtain some first class reading material make a point of calling in between 10am and 1pm. Donations of books are always welcome and very much appreciated.
Toddlers have pre school group which is held in St. Anne’s Resource Centre has changed its times and is now opening from 9am to 12.15pm. If you have any queries please contact Sheena at 086-4066308.
On Wednesday December 3rd the December meeting of the Shankill Classical Music Club will take place at 7.45pm 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 or log onto www.shnakillclassical.org
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.
Advent has just started and already several houses in the District have erected and switched on their external crystal lights while several others have some marvelous window displays.
The organizers of last Sunday afternoon’s Scoil Mhuire Christmas Fair which was held in the school hall wish to thank all those who supported this event.
Shankill worked to a severe front last Saturday morning in line with the forecast for same.
While the weather improved during the day, once darkness fell temperatures dropped and another heavy fronts descended on the District.
In some sheltered places frost which had not melted was refrozen and some pavements became very slippy in the darkness as did some of the roads though the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council did have its gritters out and about attending to roads to make to try and improve conditions for motorists.
On Sunday morning Commons Road and River Lane were two locations where road services were especially dangerous.
Ryan and Jessica Fitzpatrick with Santa and his helpers at the turning on of the christmas lights in Bray.