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Wor­ship Ser­vices: Ser­vices of Wor­ship for this Sun­day, The Epiphany, in St. James' Church, Crinken, lo­cated on the Dublin / Bray Road be­side Shanganagh Ceme­tery, are - 11am Morn­ing Prayer.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship for this Sun­day - the Epiphany: Ser­vices for this Sun­day are 8.30am Holy Com­mu­nion, 11am Holy Com­mu­nion, and 7pm Evening Prayer - Lec­tor Arthur Murphy.

ChurchRe­view: The sub­scrip­tion for the Church Re­view for 2013 of €40 is now due and should be paid to Carol Bond in cash or by cheque payable to her. The Church Re­view has news from all the parishes in the Dio­cese, a fore­word from the Arch­bishop, book re­views, al­ways an in­ter­est­ing topic writ­ten by Rev. Pa­trick Comer­ford, a very pop­u­lar crossword and many in­ter­est­ing ar­ti­cles. Please con­tact Carol Bond at 01-2826391 in Jan­uary to con­tinue your sub­scrip­tion or to take out a new sub­scrip­tion.

The Book Club in Jan­uary: The Club will be read­ing two books for the Jan­uary 2013 meet­ing - 'Tigers in Red Weather' by Liza Klauss­man or 'The House­maid's Daugh­ter' by Bar­bara Mutch. An­nual

Reg­is­ter of Vestry Per­sons: Ev­ery year in Jan­uary each Church of Ire­land par­ish re­vises its reg­is­ter of parish­ioners. Peo­ple who have be­come new mem­bers of the Par­ish and parish­ioners who have reached the age of eigh­teen are en­ti­tled to be­come reg­is­tered mem­bers of the Par­ish known as reg­is­tered par­ish mem­bers.

In a sim­i­lar man­ner those who have ceased to be reg­is­tered vestry per­sons through death or hav­ing moved away from the Par­ish are deleted. To be so reg­is­tered en­ti­tles one to vote at the An­nual Easter Vestry.

An up-to-date reg­is­ter is also help­ful when the Church of Ire­land caries out a cen­sus of its mem­bers. Ap­pli­ca­tion forms who those who wish to be added to the An­nual Reg­is­ter should be submitted to a Church­war­den or the Rec­tor be­fore Jan­uary 15th 2013.


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.

Par­ishOf­ficeHours: The Par­ish Of­fice is open from 9am to 5pm Mon­day to Thurs­day and Fri­day from 9am to 3pm.

Times of Masses: Mass is cel­e­brated in St. Anne's Church at 10am and 7.30pm Mon­day to Fri­day, (ex­cept dur­ing July & Au­gust). 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.

Habe­mus Choir: A spe­cial thanks is ex­tended to all those parish­ioners who sup­ported the Habe­mus Choir ' Home Coming' con­cert in the Church which was a won­der­ful evening of mu­sic and song and raised €914 for Par­ish funds. A big thanks you is ex­tended to the mem­bers of the choir who gave their ser­vices free.

Cakes and Craft Sale: Many thanks are ex­tended to all those who sup­ported the Sun­day De­cem­ber 16th Crafts and Cake Sale in St. Anne's Re­source Cen­tre in aid of Moun­tains of the Moon Univer­sity and the Manna Res­cue Home.

The mag­nif­i­cent amount of €2242 was raised, much of it in the form of do­na­tions. Your great gen­eros­ity is very much ap­pre­ci­ated and will be a won­der­ful sur­prise to those on the re­ceiv­ing end.

Bethany Be­reave­ment Group: The Bethany Be­reave­ment Group is a vol­un­tary par­ish-based min­istry who are trained to lis­ten and to help the be­reaved and griev­ing. The Group holds a Drop In Cen­tre on the First Fri­day of the Month at 10am in St, Anne's Re­source Cen­tre, and can be con­tacted via St. Anne's Re­source Cen­tre by call­ing 01-2822704.

So­ci­ety of St. Vin­cent de Paul: The mem­bers of the Par­ish Con­fer­ence of the St. Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety wish to thank all those who contributed to the re­cent an­nual spe­cial col­lec­tion which came to €13,834.

Jan­uary St Anne's Par­ish Pas­toral Coun­cil Meet­ing: The next meet­ing will take place at 8pm on Mon­day Jan­uary 14th in St. Anne's Re­source Cen­tre. The St. Anne's PPC can be con­tacted via the Par­ish Of­fice in St. Anne's Re­source Cen­tre.


Monthly meet­ings, ex­cept dur­ing the sum­mer months break, for the coming sea­son of the Shankill I.C.A. Guild take place on the 2nd Mon­day of the month at 7.30pm in St. Anne's Re­source Cen­tre. New mem­bers wel­come - con­tact Ms. Betty Mur­ray at 2820069.

The Jan­uary meet­ing will take place there at 8pm on Mon­day Jan­uary 14th .


This Satur­day the Jan­uary 2013 First Satur­day Book Sale, which sup­ports the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals on Wheels, takes place in the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion Cen­tre be­tween 10am and 1pm.

So make a point of call­ing in some­time dur­ing morn­ing as you never know what you might find as there is al­ways a fan­tas­tic ar­ray of read­ing ma­te­rial on of­fer at bargain prices. Do­na­tions of books, other than school / text­books, wel­come and ap­pre­ci­ated.


Shankill Li­brary opens to­day (Wed­nes­day) af­ter the Christ­mas and New Year break.

The open­ing hours for Shankill Li­brary are 10am to 1pm and from to 5pm on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days and on al­ter­nate Fri­days and Satur­days. The li­brary is open on Tues­days and Thurs­days from 2pm to 8pm. To re­new or in­quire about a book call 01-2823801 or Email:shankil­l­lib@dl­r­


The AGM of the Rathmichael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety - the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Shankill & District - will take place on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 9th in Rathmichael School, Shankill, at 8pm and all mem­bers are re­quested to at­tend. Those wish­ing to join the So­ci­ety can do at the AGM in Jan­uary. Mem­bers are re­minded that an­nual mem­ber­ship sub­scrip­tions fall due from Jan­uary 1st and can be re­newed at the AGM.

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