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.
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.
Those requiring Baptism / Confirmation certificates or application forms for Baptism can obtain them during the above hours.
Please note that the Parish Office is the only place where certificates and application forms can be processed.
Resource Centre: St. Anne’s Resource Centre re-opens this Friday January 2nd. The staff take this opportunity to wish everyone a peaceful New Year.
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.
Parish Council: The nest meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place at 8pm on Monday January 12th in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
First Friday: Friday is the First Friday of the Month and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after the 10.30am Mass until the start of the 7.30pm Mass.
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 Second Sunday of Christmas) are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Morning Prayer and 7pm Evening Prayer.
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 Street-Bray 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.
SARA (Shankill Active Retirement Association) meets on the thirrd Monday of the month at 3pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centre – new members always welcome. Further information on SARA available from Chairperson Clare Kavanagh at 2840170 or Ed Wilkins at 2820735.
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 first 2009 First Saturday Book Sale which raises funds for the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals on Wheels takes place in the Shankill Old Folks Association, Lower Road, Shankill, between 10am and 1pm and all are welcome to attend.
As usual there will be an excellent selection of books, factual and fiction on offer at some really bargain prices as well as DVDs and CDs. So make a point of calling in and remember that donations of books are always wel- come and appreciated.
All the money raised in the monthly First Saturday Book 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.
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.
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.
Construction of the 120 space car park in front of Shankill DART station is proceeding at a steady pace. The area has been stripped, leveled and just before Christmas hardcore was being rollered down before the top surface is laid.
When the car park is open, parking on the adjacent road will be prohibited so as to allow construction vehicles unhindered access to and from the Shanganagh Sewage Plant where a major upgrade of this facility will be taking place over the 18 months to 2 years.
There was an excellent Christmas atmosphere in the Village on Sunday December 21st with the holding on a Open Air Party between 4pm and 6pm in the Main Street. Musical entertainment was provided by a number of choirs from local schools and others.
The event was organised by the Shankill Traders Group of the Shankill Tidy Towns and was carefully arranged so that traffic through the Main Street was not impeded by the events taking place and several hundred people and turned up and supported this great event.
Having a good time at the 'befriending the elderly' Christmas party at Choices adult learning centre in Shankill were party goers with Community guard Garry Deehan, befrienders Rebecca O'Brien and Phil Brennan.
Patrick Molloy, Blanca Purnell, Alan Hill enjoying themselves on a night out in the Ardmore.