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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.

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.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.


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.


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. 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 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:shankankil­l­lib@dl­r­


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.

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