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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.


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 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.


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.shankill­tennis­ 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.shankill­clas­si­


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.

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