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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.

St Pa­trick's Day Masses: Wed­nes­day 7.30pm and Thurs­day (St. Pa­trick's Day) at 8am, (9am in St. Pa­trick's Church in St. Colum­cille's Hos­pi­tal), 10.30am, 12 Noon, and 6pm.

Jus­tice & Peace Group: Its hoped to form a Jus­tice and Peace Group be­tween the parishes of St. Anne's, Rathmichael and St. James' Crinken. Any­one in­ter­ested is asked to con­tact the St. Anne's Parish Of­fice.

Mass Read­ers Meet­ing: There will be a meet­ing next Mon­day night at 8pm for all Mass Read­ers in St. Anne's Re­source Cen­tre. This meet­ing is gen­eral prac­tice and train­ing and also prepa­ra­tion for Holy Week.

Some­thing for Lent: Come and join the Prayer Group on Wed­nes­day nights at 8pm in St. Anne's Re­source Cen­tre and learn to pray the pow­er­ful abun­dance Prayer and lis­ten to the Lord and his speaks through his word.

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: Mat­ters dis­cussed at the re­cent March meet­ing of the St. Anne's Parish Pas­toral Coun­cil in­cluded the fol­low­ing.

Child Pro­tec­tion: This is al­ways the first item on the agenda and mat­ters aris­ing are re­ferred to the Parish Child Pro­tec­tion Of­fi­cer.

Youth Min­istry: This is an area which will be ad­dressed at each meet­ing and the PPC is pleased to re­port that the Tran­si­tion Year Pro­gramme, which is in its first year in this parish, has been a suc­cess and will be avail­able to TY stu­dents next year. The Parish would like to ex­pand the role of the youth in our parish and hope to have a con­crete pro­ject ready by next Septem­ber.

Meet­ing­with­Car­di­nalO'Mal­ley: 3 mem­bers of the PPC met with car­di­nal O'Mal­ley dur­ing his visit to Ire­land. The feed­back from parish­ioners, fol­low­ing the pub­li­ca­tion of the Mur­phy re­port and the Pope's letter to the peo­ple of Ire­land, were con­veyed to him.

He was also in­formed about the book of parish­ioners' thoughts and re­ac­tions and the letter of sup­port to Arch­bishop Martin which had been for­warded to him with no re­sponse.

The PPC had sent a copy of the letter sent to the Pa­pal Nun­cio last July to which no re­sponse was re­ceived to Car­di­nal O'Mal­ley when it learned of his im­pend­ing visit. Car­di­nal O'Mal­ley had that letter with him and the as­sured the PPC group that it would be in­cluded in his re­port to Rome. He will be pre­sent­ing his re­port with him rec­om­men­da­tions and fol­low­ing that he has no con­trol over what hap­pens.

World Day of Prayer: Congratulations and thanks were con­veyed to Kathy Davey on the suc­cess of the World Day of Prayer Ser­vice which this year was hosted by St. Anne's which was con­cel­e­brated with our friends from Rathmichael and Crinken in a truly warm and spir­i­tual ser­vice.

Parish Group­ing: The meet­ing was in­formed that a prayer ser­vice for mem­bers of the 3 pas­toral coun­cils would take place in Lough­in­stown Parish Cen­tre on Tues­day March 15th at 8pm. The next meet­ing of the PPCs would take place at 8pm on Tues­day April 12th at 8pm.

Tro­caire: The Tro­caire boxes are avail­able in the church and can be picked up any time dur­ing Lent.

Christ­mas Fair: Aris­ing from a plan­ning meet­ing on March 2nd, it has been de­cide4d to change the time fof the Fair which will now start at 11.30am and fin­ish at 3.30pm.

The next meet­ing of the PPC will take place at 8pm on Mon­day April 4th. The PCC wel­comes and in­vites and sug­ges­tions and com­ments which can be for­warded to it via the Parish Of­fice in St. Anne's Re­source Cen­tre.

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. Colum­cille'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 or email:run

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.

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 Sec­ond Sun­day of Lent - are 8.30am Holy Com­mu­nion, 11am Holy Com­mu­nion,and 7pm Com­pline - Lec­tor Mar­ian Con­boy.

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 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.


The next monthly meet­ing of the Rathmichael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety - the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety cov­er­ing Shankill & District - takes place on Wed­nes­day April 6th when vis­it­ing the Rathmichael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will be John Gil­lis, Se­nior Man­u­script Con­ser­va­tor, Trin­ity Col­lege Li­brary and Na­tional Li­brary.

John will speak 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 lec­ture takes place at 8pm in Rathmichael School, Stone­bridge Road, Shankill and will be the 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 fi­nalised.


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.


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.


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.


The next First Satur­day Book Sale which sup­ports the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals and Wheels, takes place on Satur­day April 2nd 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. A good op­por­tu­nity to ob­tain some great read­ing for Easter.


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


The Scoil Mhuire Car­boot Sale takes place on Sun­day morn­ing from 8am to 2pm and then on 3rd Sun­day of ev­ery month. In­quiries to Liz at 087-6308072.

Ryan Howlett on his Con­fir­ma­tion day at St. Anne's church in Shankill with his fam­ily: Stephanie, Erica, Paris, Katie and Ea­mon Howlett.

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