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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.or­

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.


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.shankill­clas­si­


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.dublin­

Neil and Agnes McGet­ti­gan en­joy­ing a night out in the Royal Ho­tel.

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