Ser­vices of Wor­ship for This Sun­day - The Fourth Sun­day of Ad­vent; 8.30am - Holy Com­mu­nion; 11am - Holy Com­mu­nion; 4pm - Ser­vice of Nine Car­ols and Lessons, Lec­tor Bar­bara Fa­gan.

Christ­mas Timetable: Christ­mas Eve - 11.45pm: The First Com­mu­nion of Christ­mas. Christ­mas Day: 8.30am - Holy Com­mu­nion; 11am - Fam­ily Ser­vice; 11.45am - Holy Com­mu­nion.

Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day De­cem­ber 28th - The First Sun­day of Christ­mas; 8.30am - Holy Com­mu­nion; 11am - Morn­ing Prayer; 11pm - Com­pline, Lec­tor Han­nah Harty.

Rath­michael Parish Cal­en­dar: The Rath­michael Parish Cal­en­dar cel­e­brat­ing 150 years of parish life and wor­ship is now avail­able at the mod­est cost of €10 and will be on sale after church cof­fee morn­ings or from 087-2229633.

The Al­pha /In-Be­tween Book Club: The two books for re­view and dis­cus­sion at the Jan­uary meet­ing will be ‘ The Zookeeper’s Wife ‘ by Dianna Ack­er­man, and ‘ No­rah Web­ster ‘ by Colm Tobin.


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.

St. Anne’s Parish Of­fice Hours: The Parish Of­fice is open from 9am to 5pm Mon­day to Thurs­day and Fri­day from 9am to 3pm.

St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre Christ­mas Open­ing Times: Clos­ing on Christ­mas Eve at 1pm; Closed Christ­mas Day and St. Stephen’s Day. The of­fice will be open again Mon­day De­cem­ber 29th to Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 31st from 9am to 1pm; Closed New Year’s Day. Nor­mal open­ing hours will re­sume from Fri­day Jan­uary 2nd 2015.

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. Con­fes­sions are heard on Satur­days after the 10am Mass, be­tween 12.30pm and 1pm and after the 6.30pm Mass. Mass is now broad­cast on-line and can be viewed by log­ging onto the parish web­site:www.stannes­ and then click­ing onto video link.

Bap­tism Times: Bap­tisms take place in St. Anne’s Church at 1pm on the 1st Sun­day of the Month and at 5pm on the 2nd 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.

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.

Cof­fee Morn­ing: There is a spe­cial get to­gether ev­ery Thurs­day after 10am. You are wel­come to join our com­mu­nity in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre for a cuppa and chat.

Christ­mas Cards: Christ­mas Cards fea­tur­ing a pic­ture of St. Anne’s Church are now on sale in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. 8 cards for €5.

Mak­ing Sea­sons Bright: On Sun­day night a Con­cert fea­tur­ing the Habemus Cham­ber Choir per­form­ing Christ­mas, Choral and Con­tem­po­rary fa­vorites will take place in the Church at 8pm. Tick­ets €10 per per­son / €20 per fam­ily. Com­pli­men­tary mulled wine/tea/ cof­fee and mince pies in St.Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre af­ter­wards. Pro­ceeds in aid of the Parish.

Hos­pi­tal­ity: Our monthly Hos­pi­tal­ity Sun­day has proven to be very suc­cess­ful and we are hop­ing to fa­cil­i­tate this get to­gether more of­ten. To do this we need a sec­ond team of peo­ple - if you are in­ter­ested in join­ing this team, please con­tact Ms. Elaine Ho­gan in the Parish Of­fice.

Christ­mas Timetable: Mon­day De­cem­ber 22nd: 8pm - Pen­i­ten­tial Ser­vice. Christ­mas Ave: 8pm - Fam­ily Mass; 10pm - Vigil Mass. Christ­mas Day: 8am, ( 9am in the Hos­pi­tal), 9.30am, 10.30am, and 12 Noon. No Evening Mass. St. Stephen’s Day: 10am Mass. No Evening Mass.

Com­mu­nal Cel­e­bra­tion of the Sacra­ment of Penance: Tonight (Wed­nes­day) in St. Joseph’s Church, Glasthule , at 7.30pm. This Satur­day - St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire after the Noon Mass; Next Mon­day - St. Anne’s Church, Shankill, at 8pm;

Na­tiv­ity Play: The chil­dren of the Parish will present the Na­tiv­ity Play this Sun­day at the 10.30am Mass.

Tonight’s St. Anne’s Christ­mas Carol Ser­vice: St. Anne’s Parish in­vites you to join them at this spe­cial time of the year for their Christ­mas Carol Ser­vice which takes place tonight (Wed­nes­day) at 8.15pm in the Church. All wel­come.

Christ­mas Crib Ap­peal - Bray Refuge Cen­tre: For many years we, as a Parish have gen­er­ously as­sisted the Bray Women’s Refuge Cen­tre Ap­peal. Over this com­ing week­end were are again invit­ing Parish­ioners, in par­tic­u­lar chil­dren, to bring a gift to lay at the Crib at all Masses. Items such as baby food, nap­pies, tooth brushes, baby­grows, pa­ja­mas, socks, un­der­wear ete, - any size would be ideal. Kindly note that all items must be new. Please don’t bring toys be­cause of stor­age dif­fi­cul­ties. Bray Women’s Refuge aims to support and as­sist women & chil­dren re­cov­er­ing from the trauma of vi­o­lence and abuse. They as­sist women to re­gain their strength in or­der to be able to make their own de­ci­sions about what is right for them in their lives. Hot­line Phone No : 01-2866163 - www.bray wom­en­

Dare to Live SOS: Sui­ci­dal? Feel­ing Alone over the Christ­mas Pe­riod? Dare to Live SOS have a Christ­mas Pres­ence for you - A Christ­mas Day Helpline from 12 pm to 3pm - call 01-8576901. Ap­prox­i­mately 1M peo­ple com­plete sui­cide ev­ery year - one ev­ery 40 seconds. It’s time to change that statis­tic. Sui­cide has a cure and that cure is HOPE. To have HOPE is to have con­nec­tion. Dare to Live SOS are a hub of sur­vivors that choose to give the gift of Hope and Support this Christ­mas.

Hos­pi­tal­ity Team: The Parish Hos­pi­tal­ity Team wel­comes you for tea or cof­fee in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre after this Sun­day’s 10.30am. All wel­come.

Hos­pi­tal­ity - A Sec­ond Team is Needed: Our monthly Hos­pi­tal­ity Sun­day has proven to be very suc­cess­ful and we are hop­ing to fa­cil­i­tate this get-to­gether more of­ten. If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the team, please con­tact Ms. Elaine Ho­gan in the St. Anne’s Parish Of­fice.

Men’s Cof­fee Morn­ing: Due to the suc­cess of the Men’s Cof­fee Morn­ing, this so­cial get to­gether will con­tinue ev­ery Fri­day from 10.30am to 11.30pm in St. Re­source Cen­tre.

Ir­ish Cat­e­chism for Adults: This will re­sume on Tues­day Jan­uary 6th at 8pm on Tues­day Jan­uary 6th in St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre.

Peter McVerry Trust: The Fr. Peter McVerry Trust for the Home­less would like thank all those who con­trib­uted to their col­lec­tion - a sum of €2987 was raised.

Join Our So­cial Walk­ing Group: We are a group of parish­ioners who en­joy walk­ing. We meet at St. Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day at 7pm. If you would like to join us for fit­ness and fun, please come along.

Gluten Free Hosts: Gluten Free Hosts are avail­able for Holy Com­mu­nion. Please ad­vise the Sac­ristan if you re­quire one.

Be­come a Vol­un­teer: We al­ready have a vi­brant Parish Com­mu­nity but we al­ways need more peo­ple to get in­volved in an ac­tive way. If you would like to of­fer some time as a Vol­un­teer in our Parish, please speak with Elaine Ho­gan in the Parish Of­fice.

Support Net­work for Sep­a­rated, Di­vorced and Re-mar­ried Peo­ple: A support net­work for sep­a­rated, di­vorced and di­vorcedand-re-mar­ried peo­ple has been set up within the St. Anne’s Parish Com­mu­nity and all are wel­come to con­tact us by tex­ting 087-3814213 or by email­ing us at lis­

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.

St.Anne’s Parish Web­site: The parish web­site is www.stannes­


The Jan­uary First Satur­day Book Sale, which sup­ports the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals on Wheels, will take place from 10am to 1pm on Satur­day Jan­uary 3rd in the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion Cen­tre, Lower Road, Shankill. 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.


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 Li­brary will be closed Christ­mas Eve to New Year’s Day, re-open­ing on Fri­day Jan­uary 2nd 2015.


Mem­bers of the Rath­michael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Shankill’s own lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety, are in­vited to at­tend Fri­day’s 11.30am free talk in Bray Li­brary at which James Scannell will re­call ‘ Christ­mas 1914 in Bray, Co.. Wick­low ‘. All wel­come to at­tend . The next meet­ing of the Rath­michael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will take place on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 7th 2015 at 8pm in Rath­michael School when the AGM of the So­ci­ety will take place. New mem­bers are wel­come.

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