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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.

RATH­MICHAEL COI

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.

HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY

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.

BOOK SALE

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.

CLAS­SI­CAL MU­SIC

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.

SHANKILL LI­BRARY

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.

IN­STRU­MENTS WANTED

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.

YOGA CLASSES

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.

STOP SMOK­ING

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.

FUNDRAIS­ING CY­CLE

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.

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