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.
Ash Wednesday: Today (Wednesday) is Ash Wednesday and a Day of Fast and Abstinence. Ashes will be distributed after the 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Masses.
Lourdes Pilgrimage: Fr. Rory will be the Spiritual Director of the Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes which departs from Shankill on August 18. The cost is €719 per person sharing and includes flights to and from Dublin and five nights full board at the Hotel Agenta. For further information / details contact Cathleen at 282 4195 or the Parish Office.
Services of Worship in Rathmichael Church for this Sunday (The First Sunday in Lent) are 8.30 a.m. Holy Communion, 11 a.m. Holy Communion and 7 p.m. Evening Prayer - Lector Anne Headley.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Tonight (Wednesday) there will be a special Ash Wednesday Service at 7pm at which the Preacher will be Rev. Canon Cecil Hyland. As part of our Christian journey of discovery this year we are offering a series of 4 Lenten Bible Study meetings.
These meetings will held in the Erck Hall and will be of an open and informal format and very much geared to the lay person. Canon Cecil Hyland has been invited to preach on Bible Study at our Ash Wednesday Service to inspire us and launch this project.
The Bible Study meetings will be held on the 4 subsequent Wednesdays in Lent – March 4, 11, 18 and 25 – and will have a different leader each week. Bibles will be provided and full details of the readings will be published in the March Newsletter.
MUMS AND TODDLERS
The Rathmichael Mums and Toddlers Group meets on Wednesday mornings at 10.30 a.m. 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.
ALPHA/IN BETWEEN GROUP
Last night (Tuesday) Ms Sharon Troy hosted a meeting of the Alpha / InBetween Group Book Club.
For the March meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society - Shankill’s own local history society - which meets next Wednesday night (March 4) at 8 p.m. in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Ms. Mary Kelly will present her lecture ‘ Cum Passione Contraria’ which will cover the Glendalough manuscript.
This talk will be preceded by a short talk from James Scannell on ‘An 1890 Financial Scandal.’ Those wishing to join the Society can do at this meeting.
Members of the Society have been invited to tonight’s (Wednesday) rescheduled lecture 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 Banking & Property Scandal – 1890.’For details on the Rathmichael Historical Society and its programme, log onto www.dublin.ie/rathmichael.
On Saturday March 7 the next 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 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As usual there will be an excellent selection of books, factual and fiction on offer at some really bargain prices, in addition to DVDs and CDs. Donations of books are always appreciated and welcome.
Next Wednesday night
the March meeting of the Shankill Classical Music Club takes place in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, at 7.45 p.m. All are 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 the library, located on Library Road, Shankill, will be closed for the return and borrowing of books. Open as usual Tuesdays to Fridays.
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. So if 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.
OLD FOLKS ASSOCIATION
The Shankill Old Folks Association is always glad to welcome new members to‘ The Club’ which is held in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre on Lower Road every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 p.m., which includes tea and a raffle followed by Bingo.
Transport can be arranged, call 2826364. Voluntary helpers are always welcome too, either in the Day Centre, on the Meals on Wheels service or helping with the monthly First Saturday Book Sales.
A new six-week term commences in St. Anne’s Resource Centre tonight (Wednesday) at 6.30 p.m. A pregnancy yoga course will commence on Wednesday March 5. For further information call Aoife on 087-9317922.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) the support group for smokers who wish to quit begins in St. Anne’s Resource Centre at 7.30 p.m. Call 01-2744297 to reserve a place.
On Saturday Rathmichael School will be the venue for a fundraising cycle marathon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in aid of Kisiizi and all those who attend will find out more what the cycle is about as well as Kissiizi.
Cyclists are raising funds to assist the children in Kisiizi with their education and your sponsorship and supported is earnestly requested.
out for the night in the Esplanade recently were: (back) Owen Brazil, Lorcan Pratt, Cillian O'Maolmhuaidh; (front) Harry Stephenson, Aaron Murphy, Darragh Maloney and Hugh Douglas.