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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. stannes­ 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.


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:shankankil­l­lib@dl­r­


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.

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