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. Ash Wednesday: Today (Wednesday) is Ash Wednesday and a Day of Fast and Abstinence. Ashes will be distributed at the 10am and 7.30pm Masses.
Confirmation: Confirmation for the children of St. Anne's National School and Rathmichael will be administered by 11am on Saturday by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
First Holy Communion: There will be a meeting for parents of all children preparing for a First Holy Communion from St. Anne's National School, Scoil Mhuire and Rathmichael at 8pm on Tuesday March 15th in the Church
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: Last Monday night the March meeting of St. Anne's Parish Pastoral Council took place last Monday and a summary of the topics discussed will be issued shortly. 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 continues until Saturday and parishioners are invited to pray the Novena privately this year - The Novena prayers is available at the back of the Church.
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.
World Day of Prayer: Last Friday evening St. Anne's Church hosted this year's annual World Day of Prayer service at 8pm. A warm welcome was extended our friends from Rathmichael and St. James' . The theme of this year's service was ' How Many Loaves Have You ? ' prepared by the women of Chile. Refreshments were served afterwards in St. Anne's Resource Centre.
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.
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.
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 First Sunday of Lent - are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Family Service with Holy Baptism, followed by coffee after the service in the Erck Hall and 7pm Holy Communion - Lector Vicki O'Brien..
Ash Wednesday: Today (Wednesday) there will be an Ash Wednesday 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: Last Saturday the Group went on a walk of the eastern section of the new Dublin Mountain Way, departing from Kilternan VEC at 10.30am and terminating in Shankill with luch at 'One ' in the Barbeque Centre, Shankill. The book for review and discussion at the Tuesday March 29th meeting will be ' The Housekeeper and the Professor ' by Yoko Ogawa and for the April meeting ' Strangers ' by Antia Brookner.
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&ToddlersGroup: Wednesday meetings take place at 10.30am but 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.
Last Wednesday night Frank Tracy was the guest speaker of the monthly meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill at which presented his talk on ' The Masseys of Kilakee '.
Tonight (Wednesday) members of the Society, which is linked with the Ballybrack-Killiney Historical Society, have been invited to their 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.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) members have been invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society - another local history with which the Rathmichael Historical Society is linked - at 8pm in the Bray Chamber Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Tce, Quinsboro Road, Bray, at which Francis Devine will present his lecture ' The Founding of the labour Movement in Ireland and North Wicklow ' and all are welcome to attend.
On Wednesday April 6th visiting the Rathmichael Historical Society will be John Gillis, Senior Manuscript Conservator, Trinity College Library and National Library, who 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. This will be Society's final indoor meeting until the August week long Summer School series of evening lectures, details of which will be announced one all the details have been finalized.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUIZZING FOR INDIA
Tomorrow night (Thursday) there is a table quiz in aid of Sally Houlihan, a second year nursing student in UCD, who 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 for tomorrow night (Thursday) 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.