ST. ANNE'S PARISH
Times of Masses: Mass is celebrated in St. Anne's Church at 10am and 7.30pm Monday to Friday. Weekend Mass times are Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass and on Sunday at 8am, (9am in St. Patrick's Church in St. Columcille's Hospital), 10.30am (Family Mass), 12 Noon and 6pm. Confessions are heard on Saturdays after the 10am Mass, between 12.30pm and 1pm and after the 6.30pm 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. 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.
St Anne's 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 Hours: St. Anne's Resource Centre is open 9am to 8.30pm Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 9am to 3pm. 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.
Parish Pastoral Council: The next meeting St. Anne's Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Monday March 7th. Parishioners can contact the PPC via the Parish Office. Comments and suggests always welcome and appreciated.
Novena of Grace: The Novena of Grace in honour of St. Francis Xavier takes place from Friday to next Saturday week and you are invited to pray the Novena privately this year - The Novena prayers will be available at the back of the Church.
First Friday: Friday is the First Friday of the Month and Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and the housebound in the parish. If you know of anyone who would welcome such a visit, please leave their contact details with the Parish Office. The Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel will be open from 10.30am to 7.30pm.
Three Parishes Cluster Meeting: The Parish Pastoral Councils of Loughlinstown, Shankill and Bally-Killiney met recently in Loughlinstown Parish Centre. The special meeting and prayer service to focus on the original purpose of the ' cluster ' scheduled to take place on Tuesday March 15th has been switched to a new date and details will be circulated in due course.
HospitalVisits: Due to new Data Protection laws, the priests of St. Anne's Parish can no longer request to see the patients lists at St. Columncille's Hospital. So you are going into this hospital or any other one and would like one of the priests to visit, please let one of the priests know directly or leave a message in the Parish Office.
Run Retreat Weekend: Last year the Run Retreat weekend was held in Shankill and those taking part thought that it was 'deadly'. This year it is moving south and will be held in Newtownmountkennedy National School, Co. Wicklow. Run Retreat weekends are residential and are held for 12 to 15 years olds and include Mass, games and activities, talks, music and fun. The wekend runs from March 25th to March 27th . Further information from Stephenie at 085-715 1116 or see www.run31.com or email:run firstname.lastname@example.org.
WorldDayofPrayer: On Friday evening St. Anne's Church will host this year's annual World Day of Prayer service at 8pm. We will offer a warm welcome to our friends from Rathmichael and St. James' .This year's service has been prepared by the women of Chile Refresh- ments will be available afterwards in St. Anne's Resource Centre.
Christmas Fair: It may be a long time to Christmas 2011 but the people who organised and last and very successful Christmas Fair are planning not 100 days ahead like the politician's but around 273 days to the next Christmas Fair. There will be a meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm in St. Anne's Resource Centre and anyone interested in helping out or who has useful suggestions to make is invited to come along. All are welcome.
Mass from St. Anne's: Mass is now broadcast on-line and can be viewed by logging onto the parish website:www.stannesparishshankill.com and then clicking onto video link. Volunteers are needed to operate the cameras during Mass so that viewers get a variety of pictures. If you are over 18 and would like to help, please contact Eileen Hogan in the Parish Office at 282-2277.
Lourdes Pilgrimage: This year's parish pilgrimage to Lourdes will depart from Shankill on August 22nd for 6 nights. Full details will be available shortly.
District Church Weekend Masses: Weekend Masses are celebrated in the Church of the Apostles, Ballybrack, on Saturday at 6.30pm and on Sunday at 11.30am; in the Church of SS Alphonsus and Columba, Ballybrack, on Sunday at 10am and 12 Noon; in Stephen's Church, Killiney, on Saturday at 6pm; in the Church of St. Columbanus on Saturday at 6pm and on Sunday at 11am; in St. Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire on Saturday at 6pm and on Sunday at 8.30am,10am,11.30am,1pm and 4pm.
District Church Baptism Times: SS Alphonsus & Columba Church, Ballybrack - First Sunday of each month at 1pm. Church of the Apostles, Ballybrack - Third Sunday of each month at 12.30pm. Loughlinstown - Second Saturday of each month at 3pm and the Fourth Sunday of each month at 12 Noon.
Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance: The next Communal Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place at 12.20pm on Saturday March 26th in St. Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire.
H1NI Influenza: Those with flu symptoms are dispensed from their Sunday obligation to attend Mass. If members of the congregation, priests or other ministers feel ill and display influenza like symptoms, they should stay at home. It is recommended that those with flu like symptoms stay at home for seven days from the onset of illness to avoid spreading infection to others. Those who are confined to home when ill can honour the Lord's Day by praying along with the Sunday Mass broadcast by Parish radio, or that broadcast on Sunday morning by RTE Radio on Long Wave 252 Khz. RTE 1 Television often broadcast Mass on Sunday mornings. During this time of high risk the sign of peace at Mass has been discontinued.
Car Parking: Parishioners and visitors are kindly asked not to park in front of the Church or the side exits but only to use the designated spaces provided.
Help Needed: The Parish would welcome the involvement of more adult volunteers in many areas such as hospitality, collecting at Mass, Readers etc. If you would like to take part in parish life, please leave your name and contact details with the Parish Office or speak to one of the priests.
St. Pio: Candlelight Mass and Blessing takes places on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in St. Patrick's Church, Monkstown. All welcome.
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. This is reviewed at every meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council to ensure that the parish in full compliance with the Dublin 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.
Facebook: St. Anne's Parish is now on Facebook. Search for St. Anne's Parish, Shankill; click on “pages” (left hand side under All Results); “like” the page; receive updates directly into your Facebook account.
Church Services: Services of Worship for this Sunday - The Sunday Before Lent - are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Holy Communion and 7pm Evening Prayer -Lector Carol Bond.
Ash Wednesday: There will be an Ash Wednesday (March 8th) Service at 8pm.
Easter Vestry: The Easter Vestry will take place on Sunday April 10th following the 11am Service.
Thursday Group: The next meeting takes place on Thursday March 24th .
Alpha/In-Between Club: The book for review and discussion at the Tuesday March 29th meeting will be ' The Housekeeper and the Professor ' by Yoko Ogawa.
Confirmation2011: A Confirmation service will take place in Christ Church, Bray, on Sunday June 12th at 11am. Notice will be sent out to all candidates with dates for Confirmation classes in the near future. Mothers & Toddlers Group: Wednesday meetings of the Group have resumed at 10.30am and those who would like to join the Group are first asked to contact Debbie at 087-647 1817, Marie at 087-905 2018, or Sandra at 087-633 2133 beforehand as places are limited at present.
WorldDayofPrayer: This will take place on Friday March 4th in St. Anne's Church - further details will be announced shortly. The theme of the Service is ' How Many Loaves Have You ? The women of Chile have prepared this year's service.
Tonight (Wednesday) the March meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society - the local history society covering Shankill & District - takes place at 8pm on Wednesday in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, at which Frank Tracy will present a talk on ' The Masseys of Kilakee ' and all are welcome to attend.
On Wednesday April 6th John Gillis, Senior Manuscript Conservator, Trinity College Library and National Library, will speak to the Society on ' The Fadden More Psalter ' which will cover the discovery and recovery of an Early Medieval Irish manuscript and some and some remarkable finds along the way. Members of the Society are reminded that annual membership subscriptions have fallen due for renewal since January 1st and can be renewed at tonight's meeting.
Members of the Society, which is linked with the Ballybrack-Killiney Historical Society, have been invited to next Wednesday night's 8pm lecture in the Parochial Hall of SS Alphonsus and Columba Church, Church Avenue, ( off Killiney Hill Road), Ballybrack, at which Padraig Laffan will present his lecture ' The Bad Harvest of 1946 and the Harsh Winter of 1947 ' - all welcome to attend.
SHANKILL GUILD ICA
Meetings of the Shankill Guild ICA takes place at 8pm on the 2nd 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 3rd 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.
PANIC ATTACK GROUP
There is a confidential support group in Shankill available to anyone who suffers from anxiety disorder or panic attacks. If you or some someone close to you is affected in this way, contact Kathy on 085-7386 736 to obtain further information /details.
The Shankill Active Retirement meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, and is always interested in new members who will find that it operates a wide range of activities.
Officers are Chairperson Pat O'Connor, Hon. Secretary Joan Tiernan, Hon. Treasurer Ed. Wilkins, and committee members Avril Wardlaw, Sallie Dickson, Susan McCann, Mary Griffin and Kay Griffin. Those wishing more information about SARA can contact Ed. Wilkins at 2820735.
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 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.
On Saturday morning the March First Saturday Book Sale which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals and Wheels, takes place between 10am and 1pm in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, Lower Road, and all are welcome. There is always an excellent selection of books available at bargain prices so make a point of calling in, as you never know what you might find. Donations of books welcome.
Shankill Library located Library Road opening hours are 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on Wednesdays and Fridays and from 2pm to 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open on alternate Saturdays and Monday. To renew or inquire about a book call 01-2823801 or email:email@example.com.
CLASSICAL MUSICAL CLUB
Tonight (Wednesday) the March meeting of the Shankill Classical Music Club takes place at 7.45pm in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill.
The Shankill Classical Music Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month January to June and September to December For further information log onto www.shankillclassical.org or call John O'Hagan at 087-210 9175. New members are always welcome.
QUIZ FOR SOUTH INDIA
Sally Houlihan, a second year nursing student in UCD, is hoping to travel to South India this summer with UCD Volunteers Overseas, to work in an orphanage. She will be teaching the children, taking care of toddlers, running you clubs and sports for the children and organising health education programmes with the emphasis of HIV /AIDS.
To go on this project, she must raise €2250 and towards this end she is organising a Table Quiz for Thursday March 10th at 8pm in Brady's Lounge. Teams of 4 are €40. If possible call her on 087-762 3656 to book a table or if not just turn up on the night.
Yoga classes take place in St. Anne's Resource Centre on Mondays at 10am and on Wednesdays at 6.30pm. Yoga helps to strengthen the back and reduce stress. A pregnancy yoga course will commence tomorrow (Thursday) at 6.30pm - details from Aoife 087-931 7922.
In Molloys for the celebration of 50 years were regulars Rita Mitten, Katherine Manley, Caoimhe, Kye, Eillen and Holly O'Shea with Patrick Molloy.