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 times: 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.
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: 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.
Blessings: 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.
Floral Artists Wanted: The Altar Society whose flower arrangements are admired each week would like some new members to join the team.
If you have a talent for decorating with flowers which you can share with the rest of us.
Please leave your name and telephone number into the Sacristy or St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Carol Service: This will take place tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm in the Church featuring the parish and school choirs and all are welcome to attend.
Nativity Play: This will take place tonight (Wednesday) during the 8pm Carol Service in the Church and will be repeated on Sunday after the 10.30am Mass.
Confessions: The Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on Friday night at 8pm with visiting priests. On Saturday individual Confessions will be heard after the 10am Mass and after the 6.30pm Mass.
Christmas Mass Times: On Christmas Eve these are at 10am with the Vigil Masses at 8pm and 10pm.
On Christmas Day Masses are 8am, (9am in the Hospital), 10am, 11am and 12 Noon. There will be no Evening Mass. On Friday December 26th, St. Stephen’s Day, Mass is at 10am only.
On Saturday December 27th Masses are at 10am and 6.30pm Vigil Mass and on Sunday December 27th at 8am, (9am in the Hospital), 10.30am Family Mass , 12 Noon and 6pm.
Parish Council: Members of the new Parish Council, who recently held their first meeting in St. Anne’s Resource Centre are: Fr. John O’Connor, SCA, PP - President, Ms. Margaret Gallagher - Chairperson, Pat Martin - Hon. Secretary , and members Gerry Buckley, Pat Davey, Ms. Rosaleen Doherty, Ms. Chrissann Fleming, Ms. Elaine Hogan, Gari McLeown,Ms. Mairead Maguire, James Scannell, Ms. Anne Traynor and Ms. Gabriella Zarzycka.
The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place at 8pm on Monday January 12th in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Dublin Gospel Choir: 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 be a special performance from the choirs of Scoil Mhuire and St. Anne’s National Schools.
Tickets are €10 and are now on sale in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Services of Worship in Rathmichael Church for this Sunday (The Fourth Sunday of Advent) are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Morning Prayer and at 4 p.m. a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols - Lector Anne Thompson.
Christmas Arrangements: On Christmas Eve The First Communion of Christmas will be celebrated at 11.45pm.
On Christmas Day there will be 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am All Age Worship and 11.45am Holy Communion.
On Sunday December 28th (The First Sunday of Christmas) there will be 8.30am Holy Communion and 11am Morning Prayer - there will be no Evening Service.
Again this Advent POSADA has returned to Rathmichael and is being used to reach out to all members of the community and help them to remember the true meaning of Christmas.
On the First Sunday in Advent the figures of Jesus and Mary were introduced to the congregation and since they have been passed from home to home on a rota basis and will arrive back in Rathmichael church on Christmas Eve in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. On Christmas Eve the figures will be installed in the crib ready for the birth of Jesus.
The tradition of Posada originated in Mexico where each year two young people were chosen to dress up as Mary and Joseph and then traveled from house to house in their village telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus and asking if they would give him a room. On Christmas Eve they would enact a community play and bring figures of Mary and Joseph to be placed in the crib.
The next meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society, Shankill’s own local history society, will take place on January 7th at 8 pm in the Burton Hall of Rathmichael School on Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end) when the AGM of the Society will take place.
All members of the Society are asked to note this date and to make a point of attending the AGM so that the reports of the outgoing committee can be placed before the membership for discussion and adoption and a committee for 2009 elected.
The AGM will conclude with a presentation from James Scannell recalling ‘The Closure of the Harcourt StreetBray Line 50 Years Ago.’
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.
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.
The organisers of the First Saturday Book Sale which raises funds for the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals on Wheels wish to extend a sincere thank you to all those who supported the sales during the year, especially all those who helped to make the sales such a success by donating high-quality books.
All the money raised in the sales goes directly to the funds of the Old Folks Centre, proving extra treats for our local elderly, maintaining the Day Care Centre and helping with Meals on Wheels. So thank you one and all and best wishes for your health and happiness in 2009.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday January 3rd between 10am and 1 pm in Old Folks Centre for the first 2009 Saturday Book Sale and every first Saturday of the month thereafter.
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 on 086-4066308.
The January meeting of the Shankill Classical Music Club will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill at 7.45pm. on Wednesday January 7th 2009.
All welcome to attend, especially new members. For further information call Sheila Thompson at 2822481 or Bernard Clarke at 2820644 or log onto www.shankillclassical.org.
The organisers of last Sunday morning’s ‘Mince Pies & Mistletoe’ in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Shankill in aid of the Mountains of the Moon Student’s Bursary Fund wish to thank all those who supported this event.
There are some excellent Christmas lights in Shankill Main Street which add some excellent seasonal colour to Shankil.
This Sunday afternoon the Shankill Traders Group has organised some Christmas Festivities which will take place in the Main Street area from 4pm to 6pm featuring carol singing by local school children, face painting and a visit by Santa. There will be mince pies and mulled wine for adults.
Attending the Delgany National School Christmas Fair were the Rev. Jim Carson with Hugh and Rose Barford.