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On Fri­day St. James’ Church will host a World Day of Prayer of Ser­vice at 11 a.m. on the theme of ‘Hal­lelu­jah’ and has been com­piled by the women of Cameroon. All are wel­come.


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: Th­ese 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.

The Parish Of­fice: The Parish Of­fice is 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.

Con­fir­ma­tion dates: On April 17 stu­dents from St. Anne’s Na­tional School and Rath­michael will be con­firmed and stu­dents from Scoil Mhuire on April 24.

First Holy Com­mu­nion: First Holy Com­mu­nion for St. Anne’s Na­tional School takes place on May 8; for Scoil Mhuire on May 15 and Rath­michael on May 16.

Parish Ra­dios: More parish ra­dios to re­ceive the parish ra­dio link have now ar­rived in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. If any­one would like to spon­sor a ra­dio for an el­derly or house­bound per­son, their do­na­tion would be very wel­come. The ac­tual cost of a ra­dio is €35.

Ado­ra­tion: Med­i­ta­tion and Ado­ra­tion for young peo­ple from 3rd to 6th class takes place next Tues­day March 9 and again on Tues­day March 16 from 2.45 to 3.45 p.m. in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre.

Wed­nes­day Night Prayer: All are in­vited to the weekly meet­ings of this Group which take place at 8 p.m. tonight (Wed­nes­day) in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre and on Wed­nes­days March 10 and 24.

Novena of Grace: All are in­vited to join and pray the Novena of Grace in hon­our of St. Fran­cis Xavier daily for 9 days, com­menc­ing to­mor­row ( Thurs­day) un­til Fri­day week.

It is tra­di­tional to pray the Novena of Grace for a spe­cial in­ten­tion; to ask what you de­sire from God, pray for your own needs, those of your loved ones, or the needs of the world.

The Novena will be held dur­ing the 10 a.m. mass each week­day (10.30 a.m. on Sun­day). The prayer of St. Fran­cis Xavier and the hymn, are avail­able in

the Church.

PPC meet­ing: The monthly meet­ing of the Parish Pas­toral Coun­cil was held last Mon­day night.

Do this in Mem­ory: This Sun­day’s 10.30 a.m. Mass will be a ‘Do this in Mem­ory ‘ Mass for all the First Holy Com­mu­nion chil­dren.

First Fri­day: This Fri­day is the First Fri­day of the Month and any­one who would like to Holy Com­mu­nion brought to them is asked to leave their con­tact de­tails with Parish of­fice. The Blessed Sacra­ment Ado­ra­tion Chapel will be open from 10.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Haiti Col­lec­tions: The re­cent dioce­san col­lec­tion for Haiti which re­placed the Share col­lec­tion raised €5,356. The parish’s own col­lec­tion held two weeks prior to this col­lec­tion raised €12,500. Thank you for your gen­eros­ity.

World Day of Prayer: On Fri­day St. James’ Church, Crinken will host a World Day of Prayer of Ser­vice at 11 a.m. on the theme of ‘Hal­lelu­jah’ and has been com­piled by the women of Cameroon. All are wel­come.


This Shrove Tues­day event in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre raised €212 which has now been for­ward to the Na­tional Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal, Tal­laght.


A new six week Yoga and Re­lax­ation course be­gins in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre next Mon­day (March 1) at 10 a.m. and next Wed­nes­day (March 3) at 6.30 p.m. with a break for Easter. Con­tact Aoife at 087-9317922 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion/ de­tails.


Wor­ship Ser­vices: Ser­vices for this Sun­day (The Third Sun­day in Lent) are 8.30 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion, 11 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion and 7 p.m. Evening Thomp­son - Lec­tor Anne Thomp­son.

World Day of Prayer: On Fri­day St. James’ Church, Crinken will host a World Day of Prayer of Ser­vice at 11 a.m. on the theme of ‘Hal­lelu­jah’ and has been com­piled by the women of Cameroon. All are wel­come.

Kisi­izi Hospi­tal En­durance Cy­cle: On

Satur­day morn­ing the Kisi­izi En­durance Cy­cle will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bur­ton Hall of Rath­michael School. Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part - young, old and not so old, male or fe­male - are asked to con­tact Emma on 087-2936036 or Michael Parker on 086-217955 / 012353945 and ob­tain a spon­sor­ship card. If cycling is not your ‘thing’, then please call into the Bur­ton Hall on the day and have a cof­fee and cake and watch the ex­cite­ment. All the pro­ceeds will go to­wards the up­keep of 15 or­phans main­tained by Rath­michael Parish in Kisi­izi.

Mums and Tod­dlers Group: The Rath­michael Mums and Tod­dlers Group meets on Wed­nes­days be­tween 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. in the Erck Hall be­side Rath­michael Church. All mums, ba­bies and tod­dlers are wel­come. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call San­dra Grif­fin on 087-6332133.

Al­pha/In-Be­tween Book Group: For March the book un­der dis­cus­sion will be ‘We need to talk about Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver.

Spring Sale: The will be a Spring Sale in aid of Kisi­izi Hospi­tal, Uganda from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Satur­day March 20 in the Bur­ton Hall, Rath­michael Na­tional School.


Tonight (Wed­nes­day) lo­cal his­to­rian James Scan­nell will be the guest pre­sen­ter for the monthly meet­ing of the Rath­michael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety which takes place at 8 p.m. in Rath­michael School, Stone­bridge Road (Dublin Road end).

James Scan­nell will present his il­lus­trated talk ‘From Horse­drawn Trams to LUAS’ which will trace the his­tory of pub­lic trans­port in Dublin com­menc­ing the trams which first came on the streets in the 1870’s right up to the present time in­clud­ing the LUAS. All are wel­come to at­tend, with mem­bers of other lo­cal his­tory so­ci­eties es­pe­cially wel­come.


On Satur­day mor­ing all roads and paths lead to the March First Satur­day Book Sale which sup­port­ers the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals on Wheels takes place be­tween 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion Day Cen­tre, Lower Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Do­na­tions of books, CDs and DVDs are al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated so make a point of call­ing in on Satur­day as you never know what you might find.


Vale­view Shankill School­boys FC are in the process of or­ga­niz­ing a trip to Shel­burne Park Grey­hound track on Satur­day March 27. It is hoped that this should be great fam­ily out­ing and will co­in­cide with the Ir­ish visit of the Club’s Ger­man soc­cer friends who were vis­ited last year. If you are in­ter­ested in go­ing call Bren­dan Yates on 087-2279586 or Tim Cul­li­nane on 0872181086.


Es­sen­tial en­gi­neer­ing in Dun Laoghaire rail­way sta­tion this Sun­day means that there will be no DART ser­vice be­tween Lans­downe Road and Dun Laoghaire and shut­tle buses will be in op­er­a­tion be­tween th­ese two lo­ca­tions.

DART south­side ser­vices will only op­er­ate be­tween Dun Laoghaire and Grey­stones for the day. Those trav­el­ling to and from Wex­ford will find de­tails on con­nect­ing bus trans­fers on the no­tices in Shankill DART sta­tion, on DART’s and from


Last week Scoil Mhuire in­stalled a new in­ter­ac­tive white­board due to the do­na­tions of old mo­bile phones boosted with some cash do­na­tions.

So far stu­dents and teach­ers have col­lected 500 old mo­bile phones and if they man­age to col­lected an­other 300 they will be able to in­stall an­other white­board.

The trans­la­tion of old mo­bile phones into white­boards is pos­si­ble through the good offices of the Jack and Jill Foun­da­tion.

So if you, or any of your fam­ily and friends have old mo­bile phones ly­ing around the house, please do­nate them to this very good cause.

Old mo­bile phones can be left into St. Anne’s Parish Of­fice in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre or dropped into the school di­rectly.

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