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.
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.
Easter Chicks: The chicks are back again and still only €2 - so get them early and often and help send a sick child to Lourdes.
Christmas Fair Appeal: It may be some months to the Christmas Fair but the organisers are appealing for unwanted gifts and books for it - all suitable items can be left into the Parish Office. Desirable books include biographies, historical volumes, current affairs and topical religious books pertaining to the church in Ireland.
Baptism Preparation: The parents and godparents of the babies being baptised in April are asked to attend the prebaptism meeting that will take place tomorrow night (Thursday) in St.Anne's Resource at 8pm.
First Friday: This Friday is the First Friday of the Month - the Blessed Adoration Chapel will be open from 10.30am to 7.30pm. Holy Communion will be brought to the housebound and sick and anyone who would like to receive a visit is asked to leave their contact details into the Parish Office.
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.
StAnne'sParishOfficeHours: 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: On Monday night the April meeting of the PPC will take place at 8pm in St. Anne's Resource Centre The PCC welcomes and invites 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.
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.
The Scoil Mhuire Carboot Sale took place last Sunday morning in excellent weather from 8am to 2pm and subsequent ones will take place on 3rd Sunday of every month. Inquiries to Liz at 0876308072.
Church Services: Services of Worship for this Sunday - The Fourth Sunday of Lent - are 8.30am, 11am and 7pm Holy Communion.
Ecumenical Lenten Talks: Tomorrow night (Thursday) the Hon. Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness, who is a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and currently President of the Law Reform Commission, will speak on ' Law & Morality ' in the Stillorgan Park Hotel at 8pm.
Easter Vestry: The Easter Vestry will take place on Sunday April 10th following the 11am Service.
Alpha/In-Between Club: Last night (Tuesday) Ms. Lily Byrne hosted the March meeting of the Alpha/In-Between Book Club at which the for review and discussion was be ' The Housekeeper and the Professor ' by Yoko Ogawa. The book for the April meeting will be ' Strangers ' by Antia Brookner.
Thursday Group: Last Thursday morning Professor and Mrs. Gill Tipton hosted the March meeting of the Thursday Group.
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.
Next Wednesday night the April monthly meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society - the local history society covering Shankill & District - takes place at 8pm in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill when visiting the Rathmichael Historical Society will be John Gillis, Senior Manuscript Conservator, Trinity College Library and National Library.
He 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 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 shortly.
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 SUPPORT
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. 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 April 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. 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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIDY TOWNS TABLE QUIZ
Tomorrow (Thursday) the Shankill Tidy Town's annual fund raising table quiz will take place at 8pm in Brady's on Main Street. There are prizes for the teams that come 1st, 2nd and 3rd and there will also be a raffle. Tables of 4 are €40. The Shankill Tidy Towns annual Spring clean will take place on Saturday April 9th.