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.
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 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.
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.stannesparishshankill.com 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.
Christmas Timetable: Christmas Eve: 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.
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.
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.
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–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.
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 divorced-and-remarried 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 listeningear@ gmail.com.
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.
The parish website is www. stannesparishshankill.com.
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.
The Library will be closed Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, re-opening on Friday January 2nd 2015. 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.
Rathmichael Historical Society The next meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society, Shankill’s own local history society, will take place on Wednesday January 7th 2015 at 8pm in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, when the AGM of the Society will take place. New members are welcome.