ST. JAMES’, CRINKEN
Worship: Services of Worship this Sunday in St. James’ Church, Crinken, located on the Dublin/Bray Road beside Shanganagh Cemetery, are 11am Morning Prayer and 7pm Evening Praise.
Other News: Earlier this year the Crinken Community Gospel Choir was formed, and is currently rehearsing. The will make their debut at the Good Friday service at 7.30pm on April 2. There will also be a performance of Mark the Drama, which Neil Douglas is producing and it is hoped that it be a great opportunity to invite people from our local community.
Our church has been invited to be on the national RTE radio broadcast on Easter Sunday
ST. ANNE’S PARISH
Times of Masses: Mass is celebrated in St. Anne’s Church at 10am and 7.30pm Monday to Saturday. Weekend Mass times are 6.30pm Saturday Vigil Mass and Sunday at 8am, (9am in St. Columcille’s Hospital), 10.30am (Family Mass), noon and 6pm. Confessions are heard on Saturdays after the 10am Mass, between 12.30pm and 1pm and after the 6.30pm Mass.
Holy Week & Easter Ceremonies: Spy Wednesday (Today) – 8pm Penitential Service (with visiting priests); Tomorrow ( Holy Thursday) – 5pm ‘Do this in memory‘ Mass; 8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper and 9pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Anne’s Resource Centre; Good Friday – noon Outdoor Stations of the Cross beside Shanganagh Park House, 3pm Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion (With Holy Communion); 7.30pm Prayer Around the Cross (With Taize Music); Holy Saturday – 9pm Easter Vigil Mass. Easter Sunday Masses are at 8am, (9am in St. Columcille’s Hospital), 10am, noon and 6pm. From Easter Monday (April 5) to Friday April 9 daily Mass will be celebrated at 10am – No Evening Mass.
Confessions: These will be heard after today’s (Wednesday) 10am Mass and at tonight’s 8pm Penitential Service; tomorrow (Holy Thursday) at noon, 5.45pm and 9pm; on Good Friday at 3.45pm and 8pm and on Holy Saturday from 12 Noon to 1pm and 8pm to 8.30pm.
Miraculous Medal: Miraculous Medal Devotions take place at the Monday 10am Mass.
Baptisms: Baptisms take place in St. Anne’s Church at 12.45pm on the 1st Sunday of the Month and at 5pm on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the Month. A month’s notice is required. Please contact the St. Anne’s Parish Office located in St. Anne’s Resource Centre to make your arrangements.
Parish Office Hours: The Parish Office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 9am to 3pm. St. Anne’s Resource Centre is open 9am to 8.30pm Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 9am to 3pm.
House Blessing: If you would like a priest to call by and bless your home, Fr. Michael O’Dwyer is available to do this. To make arrangements, please call the Parish Office at 282 2277.
Morning Prayer: Morning Prayer is said in the Church at 9.20am from Monday to Saturday each week and is followed by the Rosary. Everyone is welcome.
Child Protection 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. This is reviewed at every meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council to ensure that the parish in full compliance with the Diocesan guidelines.
Bethany Support Group: Those who have been bereaved and would like support in the their grief, now or in the future, can contact the Bethany Bereavement Support by calling Rita at 282 5582 or the Parish Office on 282 2277.
Youth 2000: Calling all 16 to 35 year olds. Have you ever wondered what Youth 2000 is all about? – For further information call Gabriela on 0877669193.
Confirmation Dates: On Saturday, April 17 students from St. Anne’s NS and Rathmichael will be confirmed and students from Scoil Mhuire on the following Saturday - April 24.
Holy Communion: First Holy Communion for St. Anne’s NS takes place on Saturday, May 8; for Scoil Mhuire on Saturday, May 15 and Rathmichael on Sunday, 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.
Parish Pilgrimage: The 2010 Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes departs from Shankill on August 11 for 5 nights at the Hotel Jeanne d’Arc. The cost is €719 and Fr. Rory will accompany the pilgrimage as Spiritual Director. Please contact Cathleen on 282 4195 or the Parish Office.
Parish Pastoral Council: The PPC invites and welcomes suggestions and comments from parishioners which can be left into St. Anne’s Resource Centre. The April meeting of the PPC will take place at 8pm on Monday, April 19, in St. Anne’s Resource Centre at which a meeting held the previous Monday – April 12 in Johnston Parish to consider the clustering of the parishes locally will be discussed.
The Easter Mesasage: A Retreat exploring the Easter Message will be held in All Hallows College Drumcondra, on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. There will be guided reflections, talks, meditations and traditional prayer as well as time for personal reflection, and the chaplain will be available over the three days. The cost of this fully residential course is €260 but there are other price options. Further information available from All Hallows College on 01-852 0754.
A Day for Yourself: April’s ‘A Day for Yourself‘ at the Orlagh Retreat Centre has as the theme ‘Knowing how to trust and be trusted‘ and is based on the fact that relationships form an important part of our lives and that if they are to be healthy we need to form relationships win which there is trust. The day will be led by Dr. Bernadette Toal and Fr. John Byrne and will take place on Saturday April 10. It runs from 10am to 4.30pm with the opportunity for staying on for Mass afterwards – the days costs €50 including lunch. Orlagh Retreat Centre is based on the Old Court Road, Dublin 16. To book a place contact Fr. John Byrne on 01-495 8193 or email:email@example.com.
RATHMICHAEL C OF I
Holy Week Services: Today (Wednesday) – 8pm Service with Greg Fromholz and 3Rock Youth. Tomorrow (Maundy Thursday) – 7.30pm Seder Meal, the Service begins at 7.30pm sharp. Good Friday – 10.30am Morning Service and 8pm Evening Service.
Easter Sunday Services: Services of Worship for Easter Day, the first Sunday of Easter, are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Holy Communion and 7pm Evening Service – Lector Avril Wardlaw.
Mums and Toddlers: The Rathmichael Mums and Toddlers Group meets on Wednesdays between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the Erck Hall beside Rathmichael Church. All mums, babies and toddlers are welcome. Further information from Sandra Griffin at 087-6332133.
Alpha/In-Between Book Group: Last night (Tuesday) Chris and Susie Horn hosted the March meeting at the book club under discussion was ‘We need to talk bout Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver.
The April meeting will take place on April 27 when the book under discussion will be ’The Glass Castle ‘ by Jeannette Walls.
OLD DUBLIN SOCIETY
Readers wishing to join The Old Dublin Society which covers the history of Dublin City and County which includes Shankill can obtain a membership application form from public libraries in Shankill, Dalkey, Cabinteely and Bray or by post from James Scannell, - Old Dublin Society PRO, 19 Hazelwood, Shankill, Dublin 18. SAE with inquiries appreciated.
The Spring Programme concludes tonight (Wednesday) at 6.30pm in the Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 with a lecture by Dr. Patricia McCabe on ‘The Lord Chancellors’ Carriage ‘. All welcome, admission free.
Meetings of the Shankill Guild ICA takes place at 8pm on the second Monday of each month in the Shankill Old Folks Association Day Centre, Lower Road, Shankill.
The Guild’s Activity Night takes place at 8 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Shankill Old Folks Association Day Centre.
The Craft Morning takes place each Wednesday from 10.30am to 1pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centre. New members welcome - contact Ms. Betty Murray at 2820069.
There is a confidential support group in Shankill available to anyone who suffers from anxiety disorder or panic attacks. Dontact Kathy on 085-7386 736 to obtain further information.
The Shankill Active Retirement is always interested in new members who will find that it operates a wide range of activities.
Further information on SARA available from Chairperson Clare Kavanagh at 2840170 or Ed Wilkins at 2820735.
The April First Saturday Book Sale takes place this Saturday from 10am and 1pm in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre on Lower Road. There’s nothing to beat a good book and there will be books galore to suit all tastes.
All the proceeds from the sales go towards enhancing the lives of our local seniors who use the day centre and the meals on wheels service. So make a point of calling in on Saturday morning – you never know what you might find.
Next Wednesday, April 7, the next meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society takes place at 8pm in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road), at which John Lennon will present his lecture on ‘St. Naithi’s Church, Dundrum‘.
All are welcome to attend – members of other local history societies especially welcome.
The Shankill Old Folks Association is always glad to welcome new members to the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre on Lower Road every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm 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.
USED MOBILE PHONES
Recently, Scoil Mhuire installed a new interactive whiteboard which was made possible through the donations of old mobile phones boosted with some cash donations.
Students and teachers of Scoil Mhiore have now embarked on a campaign to collected a further 300 so that they can install another whiteboard.
The conversion 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 located in St. Anne’s Resource Centre or dropped into the school directly after Sunday or at any time.
SPRING CLEAN DAY
This year’s Shankill Spring Clean Up Day will take place on Saturday April 24 and the Shankill Tidy Towns Organisation would appreciate an hour of everyone’s time on this day to help clean up Shankill.
Bags, litter pickets and gloves will be provided. Further information from:www.shankillmatters.com.
CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB
The next meeting of the Shankill Classical Music Club will take place at 7.45pm on Wednesday, April 7 in the Shankill Old Folk’s Centre, Lower Road, and all are welcome to attend.
Further information from www.shankillclassical.org or call Sheila Thompson on 01-2822481 or Bernard Clarke at 01-2820644.
On Thursday April 15, the Shankill Tide Towns Organization will hold a table quiz to raise funds for its Spring activities at 8pm in Brady’s Main Street, Shankill.
The Library will be closed Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Monday.
Timothy Clarke, Emmett and Kayla Harten, Paula Hughes and Rory, Dylan and Adrienne Hughes enjoying the vintage ploughing in Roundwood in aid of St. Catherine’s School.