ST. ANNE’S PARISH
Mass Times: 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.
Altar Servers: Last Sunday morning 5 new altar servers were commissioned at the 10.30am Mass.
Youth Mass: For practical purposes the St. Anne’s Parish Pastoral Council; has decided to combine the monthly Youth Mass with the 6.30pm evening Mass on the first Saturday of the month. The next Youth Mass will be celebrated this Saturday at 6.30pm. We would love to get more people involved in the preparation of this Mass and if any teenager or young person is interested, please contact Ms. Elaine Hogan in the Parish Office. We need Readers, Musicians, Hospitality and a Social Team. Come along, meet new people and make new friends.
Secret Choir: The Secret Choir has been invited to take part in the December 17th Parish Carol Service. A rehearsal will take place on Wednesday December 10th at 8pm.
Cake Sale: This Sunday morning from 11.15am to 1pm in St.Anne’s Resource Centre in aid of Mountains of the Moon Support Group helping children and families coping with life after AIDS.
First Friday of the Month: This Friday is the First Friday of the Month and Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel will; be open from 10.30am to 7.30pm. Priests will be available on this day to visit the sock and housebound in the parish. Please contact the Parish Office if you know of someone who would like a priest to visit them.
Advent Retreat: A UAC Advent Retreat will take place on Sunday December 14th from 11am to 6pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, led by Fr. Derry Murphy and Fr. Liam McClarey. Tea and Coffee will be provided–please bring a packed lunch.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Next Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holy Day of Obligation–Mass times 10am, 12 Noon and 7.30pm. A moment of blessing for all aspects of motherhood with a Mass and Mediation will be celebrated by Fr. Eamonn Monson at 7.30pm.
Advent Meditation with Fr. Eamonn Meditation: Tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centre.
Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Friday 12th December from 2.00pm—4.00pm in Scoil Mhuire. Contact the Resource Centre to book a place on 01 2822277. Lifts will be provided.
Christmas Carol Service: St. Anne’s Parish invites you to join them at this special time of the year for the Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday December 17th at 8.15pm in the Church. All welcome.
Diocesan Crosscare Food Appeal: The Archbishop has announced that there will be a food collection to replenish the stock of the Crosscare Food Banks again this year, which will take place this weekend. These food banks give food directly to individuals and families in need through local community food banks and also to over 70 other charities in Dublin who are working with those most in need. Suggested items–pasta/ rice, fruit juice, tea/coffee, soup, sugar, powdered milk, tinned meat/fish, tinned vegetables / fruit, packaged dessert, biscuits, hygiene products. Donations can be left into the Sacristy or into St. Anne’s Resource Centre this weekend.
BALLYBRACK PARISH NEWS
New weekend Mass times which come into effect from this weekend are–St Stephen’s Church: Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6pm; Church of SS Alphonsus and Columba: Sunday 10am; and Church of the Apostles: Sunday 12 Noon. Carol Service: This will take place in the Church off SS Alphonsus and Columba at 5pm on Sunday December 21st. Penance Service: A Christmas Penance Service will take place in the Church of the Apostle at 7.30pm on Monday December 15th on Tuesday December 16th at 7.30pm in the Church of St. Columbanus, Loughlinstown.
This Saturday morning the December First Saturday Book Sale will take place in Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, from 10am to 1 p.m. Donations of books, other than school/text books, appreciated and accept on the day. Make a point of calling as you never know what you might find. There will be a great selection of books to choose from especially for over the Christmas and New Year period.
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.
Tonight (Wednesday) the December meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society takes place at 8pm in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, at which Dr. Colin Ireland will present his lecture on ‘ Leinster’s place in the world in the 7th Century ‘–All welcome.
This takes place on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm on the West side of Main Street. A great family fund day out.