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., (9 a.m. 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.
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: This is said each weekday morning in St. Anne’s Church at 9.25am and all are welcome to attend.
Lourdes Pilgrimage: The Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes will depart from Shankill on 18 August and full details will be available shortly.
Shankill Gospel Choir?: Following the great success of the recent visit to Shankill by the Dublin Gospel Choir, has anyone been inspired to join a Shankill based choir?
If there are any mature singers out there who would like join the type of choir that gets people in the aisle. Then please get in contact with Elaine Hogan in St. Anne’s Resource Centre and make yourself known.
Pallottine Family Day: Families are invited to a Pallottine Family Day on Sunday at 2pm in. St. Anne’s Resource Centre. There will be a Holy Hour and recitation of the Rosary and afterwards refreshments and time to chat. Please note that there will be no Mass on this occasion. Everyone welcome.
Parish Pastoral Council: Matters discussed at the February meeting included the following:
Child Protections Policy in the Parish - St. Anne’s Parish is fully compliant with the Diocesan Policy on Child Protection with the Parish Child Protection Statement displayed prominently in the Church porches, Sacristy, St. Anne’s Resource Centre and schools.
Parish Picnic - A family Fun Day in the form of the a Parish Picnic in the Church rounds which will take place towards the end of June. All suggestions and offers of help of Patrick’s Team, a team of lay men and women.
Gospel Choir Event – It was agreed that this event was a huge success and very uplifting. Thanks are extended to Ms. Elaine Hogan who organized this event and it is hoped that the choir may make a return visit in the future.
Stations of the Cross – On Good Friday it is planned to hold the Stations of the Cross in the venue to be decided. The Parish Pastoral Council always welcomes and invites suggestions from parishioners.
Harold’s Cross Church: Over this weekend – St. Valentine’s - Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Harold’s Cross, Dublin, is celebrating the vocation of marriage and is inviting couples who have married in this church to attend Mass with them. Masses are 7pm Saturday (Vigil) and 9am, 10.30am and 12 Noon on Sunday.
Day for Yourself: On Saturday Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16, is holding a ‘Day for Yourself ‘ on the theme of ‘Healing and Being Healed’, facilitated by Fr.John Byrne, OSA, and Bernadette Toal. The cost is €50 – call 01-495 8190 or log onto www.orlagh.ie.
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Today (Wednesday) is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes and to mark this special Feast Day, the Rosary by candlelight will be recited in the Church at 7pm followed by a Healing Mass at 7.30pm and all are welcome.
Youth Choir: The Youth Choir is busy preparing for the Service of Light on February 24th and would very much welcome some more voices to join them, especially past pupils from the schools, The Youth Choir practices at 7pm on Thursday (tomorrow) in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Reconciliation: The Sacrament of Reconciliation for the First Communion Children St. Anne’s and Rathmichael will take place at 6pm tomorrow night (Thursday) in the Church.
Confirmation: A meeting of the of the parents of the Confirmation candidates from Scoil Mhuire will take place tomorrow night (Thursday) at 8pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Faith Friends: The final session of Faith Friends takes place on Friday with many thanks to all the children, Faith Friends and everyone else involved for participating.
Accord: The annual collection for Accord, the Dublin diocesan agency for Marriage and the Family will replace the SHARE collection at all Masses this weekend.
Accord Dublin throughout the Diocese offers Marriage Preparation, Counselling for couples and individuals who are experiencing difficulties in relationships and provides a Relationship and Sexuality Programme for Schools.
Services of Worship in Rathmichael Church for this Sunday (The Second Sunday Before Lent) are 8am Holy Communion, 11am Holy Communion and 7pm Compline – Lector Susie Horn. Service followed by coffee in the Erck Hall and 7pm Holy Communion.
MUMS AND TODDLERS
The Rathmichael Mums and Toddlers Group meets on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am in the Erck Hall beside Rathmichael Church where they welcome mums to come along and chat while the little ones can play – further information from Debbie Duncan at 2721127 for further information.
Last Wednesday night’s meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society - Shankill’s own local history society - was a victim of the severe cold snap as hours before her lecture, the guest speaker Ms. Antonia McManus became snowed-in at Trim, Co. Meath, where she resides and advised the Society that she would not be able to reach Shankill to present her lecture on ‘The Irish Hedge School’, which will now be presented at a later date in the year.
At short notice committee member Tom Moran was asked to present a lecture ‘The Life of Michael Davitt’ which was then presented to members when they arrived in Rathmichael School at 8pm.
In this lecture Tom Moran traced the life and career of Michael Davitt who lived in neighbouring Ballybrack for a number of years and in the absence of slides set up a display of printed material including numerous illustrations highlighting many of the points in his lecture, which members were able to view while engaging in post lecture refreshments.
James Scannell gave a short talk on ‘The Night of the Big Wind – 6 January 1839’ in which he recounted the story of this massive storm which swept across Ireland and killed upwards of 400 people.
For the Wednesday March 4th meeting of the Society which takes place at 8pm in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Ms. Mary Kelly will be the guest speaker. Those wishing to join the Society can do at this meeting.
Members of the Society have been invited to tonight’s (Wednesday) meeting at 8pm of the Ballybrack-Killiney History Society in the Parochial Hall of SS Alphonsus and Columba Church, Main Street, Ballybrack, - cars enter from Killiney Hill Road – at which Richard Dolan will present his lecture on ‘ The Killiney Stockbroker Scandal’. For details on the Rathmichael Historical Society and its programme, log
Last Saturday morning there was a very large attendance at the February 2009 First Saturday Book Sale in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre on Lower Road.
The monthly event 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 on the first Saturday of every month.
As usual there was an excellent selection of books, factual and fiction on offer at some really bargain prices in addition to DVD’s and CD’s. A number of people also left in donations of books which will be available on the table at the March book sale which will take place on Saturday March 1st - donations of books are always appreciated and welcome.
The March meeting of the Shankill Classical Music Club takes place in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, at 7.45pm on Wednesday March 4th. 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.shankillclassical.org.
This Saturday and next Monday is a weekend that this library, located on Library Road, Shankill be closed for the return and borrowing of books. Open as usual Tuesdays to Fridays.
Few will forget the heavy snow that fell on the district last Thursday afternoon and for the manner in which road traffic ground to a halt as vehicle owners attempted to drive safely in very treacherous conditions.
Late in the evening a thaw set in and then froze overnight making driving condition very hazardous for early
Pedestrians on Thursday and Friday encountered great difficulty with slush which made conditions underfoot dangerous and more so on Friday after it had frozen overnight.
On Friday morning DART users had to alight at Grand Canal Dock for several hours due to a piece of equipment block both tracks in Dublin Pearse. On Friday night gritters were out early in the evening in anticipation of severe freeing conditions overnight.
On Sunday morning the entire District was covered in overnight ‘wet’ snow which began to melt rapidly in mid morning and into the afternoon only to be followed by a severe freeze on Sunday night which made driving conditions difficult for motorists.
St. Anne’s Parish is twinned with Makiungu in Tanzania and this parish has now issued an appeal for some good quality second –hand musical instruments.
f you have any unloved and unloved ones at home that could bring happiness to someone else please contact the Parish Office in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Last Monday week Dublin Bus announced that it has terminated the Monday to Thursday Nitelink service due to low passenger numbers and will now only operate on Friday and Saturday nights.
The 2 routes servicing Shankill affected by this decision are the 7N and 84N. Timetables can be viewed / downloaded from www.dublinbus.ie
Neil and Agnes McGettigan enjoying a night out in the Royal Hotel.