Services of Worship for this Sunday - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Services for this Sunday are 8.30am Holy Communion, 11am Morning Prayer followed afterwards by coffee in the Erck Hall, and 7pm Holy Communion - Lector Fiona McCarthy.
The January Book Club: 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. ST. ANNE'S PARISH
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.
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 vis- iting 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.
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.
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 01-282 2704.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting: The St. Anne's PPC can be contacted via the Parish Office in St. Anne's Resource Centre.
Faith Friends Meeting: Tomorrow night (Thursday) the third session of Faith Friends for the Confirmation .
Massonline: Mass is now broadcast online and can be viewed by logging onto the www.stannesparishshankill.com and then clicking onto video link.
ParishDatabase: If you would like to be included in this database so that you can be kept abreast of events and news in the parish, please fill in a form which is available in St. Anne's Resource Centre.
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.
Parish Website: The parish website is www.stannesparishshankill.com. SHANKILL ICA
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. Local historian James Scannell was the guest speaker for the January meeting at which he gave members 'A Picture of Shankill in January 1913'. The February meeting will take place at 8pm on Monday February 11th in St. Anne's Resource Centre. ACTIVE RETIREMENT
Anyone interested in joining SARA - Shankill Active Retirement Association - is asked to contact Pat O'Connor at 2820733. 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. BOOK SALE
The February First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals on Wheels, will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre between 10am and 1pm on Saturday February 2nd so make a point of calling in sometime that 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. HISTORICAL SOCIETY
On Wednesday February 6th Tom Moran will present his lecture 'The Irish Cottage ' at 8pm to the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin - all welcome. Members of the Society are reminded that annual membership subscriptions fell due for renewal on January 1st and can be renewed at this meeting. Those wishing to join the Society can do so at this meeting. SHANKILL LIBRARY
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:firstname.lastname@example.org. ENROLMENT
Enrolment for September for the pre- school centre located in St. Anne's Resource Centre for 2 ½ to 5 year olds, has now commenced.
Further information from Sheena on 086-4066 308. TIDY TOWNS CALENDARS
The Tidy Towns Calendars are now on sale in St. Anne's Resource Centre for €8 each or two or more at €7.50 each. Thank you to all those who submitted photos.
This calendar makes a great gift aide to send to family and friends. All the proceeds from the calendar go towards improvement projects carried out by the Shankill Tidy Towns, working with the community that Shankill remains a great place in which to live, work and visit. TOM DODD, R.I.P.
The death took plane last week of Tom, Dodd, Lower Road, a long time resident of Shankill and who possessed a phenomenal knowledge of the history of Shankill.
Tom was one of the founding members of the Shankill Camera Club and produced several very received audio-visual presentations including 'The History of Recorded Sound ' and ' The Eucharistic Congress'.
In recent years his panel exhibition recalling the 1932 Eucharistic Congress was displayed in numerous locations. He was also extremely an expert on classical ornamental plasterwork and skilled in the art of calligraphy producing certificates for many organisations including the title art work for one Bray Camera Club 8mm film ' Making Ends Meet '.
He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.