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Wor­ship Ser­vice for Sun­day, May 22, – Trin­ity Sun­day: 11 a.m. – Morn­ing Praise.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, May 22, – Trin­ity Sun­day: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer fol­lowed af­ter­wards with cof­fee in the Erck Hall; 7 p.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion, Lec­tor Mary Richard­son.

Al­pha/In-Be­tween Book Club: The book for dis­cus­sion and re­view at the Tues­day, May 31, meet­ing will be ‘The Dress­maker’ by Ros­alie Ham.

Fete date: The Rath­michael Parish and School Fete will take place on Satur­day, Septem­ber 3, from mid­day to 4 p.m. This is an ‘ad­vance no­tice’ so that ev­ery­one can mark the date in their diaries. If you have any ideas for new stalls please let us know, and as in other years, all of­fers of help will be gladly ac­cepted – Mark Thorn­burgh, Chair­man Fete Com­mit­tee.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, May 22, Trin­ity Sun­day: 8.30 a.m.: Holy Com­mu­nion – Con­tem­po­rary Style; 10.30 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer – Con­tem­po­rary Style.


Shankill Bi­ble Church meet at Glen Maris House, Ea­ton Wood Grove, Shankill. Sun­day Bi­ble Hour – 11.30 a.m. Bi­ble Study, Mum’s and Tots and Youth Chal­lenge.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from 01-2115808, email info@ shankill­; shankill­


Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, May 22, – Trin­ity Sun­day: 9 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 10.15 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer. To­mor­row (Thurs­day): 10.30 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion with prayers for the sick.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, May 22, – Trin­ity Sun­day: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 10.45 a.m. – Morn­ing Ser­vice. Mid­week Ser­vice: Thurs­days at 10.30 a.m.

Rec­tor’s Surgery: Holy Trin­ity Rec­tory ev­ery Tues­day from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Re­source Cen­tre Hours: St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre is open 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Mon­day to Thurs­day and on Fri­day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

Mass Times: Mass is cel­e­brated in St Anne’s Church at 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day, (ex­cept Au­gust and Septem­ber). Week­end Mass times are Satur­day 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass and on Sun­day at 8 a.m., (9 a.m. in St Pa­trick’s Church in St Colum­cille’s Hospi­tal), 10.30 a.m. (Fam­ily Mass), mid­day, and 6 p.m. Con­fes­sions are heard on Satur­days af­ter the 10 a.m. Mass, be­tween 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m., and af­ter the 6.30 p.m. Mass. Mass is now broad­cast on-line and can be viewed by log­ging onto the parish web­site:stannes­ and then click­ing onto video link.

Bap­tism Times: Bap­tisms take place in St Anne’s Church at 1 p.m. on the first Sun­day of the Month and at 5 p.m. on the sec­ond and fourth 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.

Pre Bap­tism Meet­ings: Pre Bap­tism Meet­ings are held on the last Thurs­day of ev­ery month for par­ents pre­sent­ing their chil­dren for Bap­tism the fol­low­ing month.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group: The next meet­ing of the Divine Mercy Prayer Group will take to­day (Wed­nes­day) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre.

St Vin­cent de Paul: The So­ci­ety’s monthly church door col­lec­tion will take place af­ter all the Masses this Satur­day and Sun­day. Thank you for your support.

First Holy Com­mu­nion: We hold in our prayers the chil­dren from Scoil Mhuire re­ceiv­ing their First Holy Com­mu­nion this Sun­day at the 10.30 a.m. Fam­ily Mass. We would also like to con­grat­u­late the chil­dren from St Anne’s School who re­ceived their First Holy Com­mu­nion last Sun­day week.

Sa­cred Sto­ries: You are in­vited to Sr. El­iz­a­beth’s Per­sonal Sa­cred Sto­ries in Con­fer­ence Room two, Guardian An­gels Church, New­town­park Av­enue, af­ter 9.15 Mass to­day( Wed­nes­day ). Of­fer­ing Do­na­tion. All Are Wel­come.

Film Night: Satur­day, May 28, on the Big Screen in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. Film starts at 8m sharp. David Lean’s ‘Sum­mer­time’ (in Venice), movie clas­sic of love and lone­li­ness star­ring Katharine Hep­burn and Ros­sano Brazzi. Filmed en­tirely on lo­ca­tion in Venice in 1955. Ad­mis­sion Free. Doors open at 7.30 p.m.

Holy Com­mu­nion: For those who find it dif­fi­cult to get up to re­ceive Holy Com­mu­nion please make your­self known and, if pos­si­ble, sit up close to the front so Min­is­ters of the Eucharist or a Priest can go to you. Thank You.

SAGE – Shankill Ac­tion For A Greener Earth: A very solid sci­en­tific con­sen­sus in­di­cates that we are presently wit­ness­ing a dis­turb­ing warm­ing of the cli­matic sys­tem... hu­man­ity is called to recog­nise the need for changes of life­style, pro­duc­tion and con­sump­tion in or­der to com­bat this warm­ing or at least the hu­man causes which pro­duce or ag­gra­vate it. [Pope Fran­cis].

Ceme­tery Sun­day in Shanganagh Ceme­tery: Sun­day, May 29, at 3 p.m. If you can help in any of the fol­low­ing ways please con­tact the Parish Of­fice on 012822277: Ste­warts for traf­fic, Peo­ple to help with col­lec­tion boxes, Ex­tra­or­di­nary Min­is­ters of Holy Com­mu­nion.

Ap­peal For Ador­ers. Did you know that our Blessed Sacra­ment Ado­ra­tion Chapel is open Mon­day to Fri­day from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and also from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. At present, we are ap­peal­ing for peo­ple to ‘watch one hour’ with the Lord. There will be a book in the Chapel for you to sign in. If there is no one present when you have to leave the Chapel, we ask that you close over the taber­na­cle doors.

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 10.30 a.m. in St, Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre, and can be con­tacted via St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre by call­ing 01-282 2704.

Shankill Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion: The Shankill Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (SARA) meets at 3 p.m. on the third Mon­day of the month in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 01-2390937 or 086 3487516.

Al­tar So­ci­ety: The Al­tar So­cie- ty com­prises of parish­ioners who pre­pare and ar­range flo­ral dis­plays for the church each week, work­ing ei­ther singly or in pairs. The use of fresh flow­ers en­hances the church space espe­cially the sanc­tu­ary, and th­ese flo­ral dis­plays also help to re­flect the chang­ing Sea­sons of both the cal­en­dar year and the church’s year. If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the Al­tar So­ci­ety please call into the Parish Of­fice.

Apos­tolic Work: Do you like sewing? Would you like to join a group mak­ing vest­ments and al­tar linens for mis­sion­ary parishes? All ma­te­ri­als supplied. We meet on Thurs­days in the parish re­source cen­tre at 11 a.m. Con­tact Kathie at 2823014 or just come along!

Sug­ges­tion Box: We now have a Sug­ges­tion Box in the church. We wel­come sug­ges­tions/com­ments/ideas you may have with re­gard to im­prov­ing our Parish Com­mu­nity. Th­ese sug­ges­tions will be brought to the Pas­toral Coun­cil Meet­ings which are held monthly.

Men’s cof­fee morn­ing: The Men’s cof­fee morn­ing takes place ev­ery Fri­day from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. Please join us if you are free.

Support Net­work for Sep­a­rated, Di­vorced and Re-mar­ried Peo­ple: A Support Net­work for Sep­a­rated, Di­vorced and Re-mar­ried Peo­ple has been set up and is open to peo­ple of any faith de­nom­i­na­tion. All are wel­come to con­tact us by tex­ting 087 3814213 or by email­ing us at lis­ All com­mu­ni­ca­tions will be guar­an­teed com­plete con­fi­den­tial­ity and ev­ery­one will be warmly wel­come.

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

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 stannespcr­


The June First Satur­day Book Sale will take place on Satur­day, June 4, in the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion Day Cen­tre, Lower Road, be­tween 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. so make a point of call­ing in dur­ing that Satur­day morn­ing as it is a great way to pick up some ex­cel­lent read­ing ma­te­rial at bar­gain prices. Do­na­tions of books, other than school/text books, ac­cepted on the day.


Open­ing hours for Shankill Li­brary are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days and on al­ter­nate Fri­days and Satur­days. The li­brary is open on Tues­days and Thurs­days from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The li­brary will be closed this Fri­day but open on Satur­day. To re­new or in­quire about a book call 01-2827801 or Email:shankil­lib@dl­r­


Mem­bers of the Rath­michael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Shankill, Bally­brack/Killiney and sur­round­ing area, are in­vited to to­mor­row’s (Thurs­day) 8 p.m. meet­ing of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Bray and North Wick­low, at which James Scan­nell will present his lec­ture ‘The Pic­ture Post­cards of John Hinde’ in the Kin­sale Room of the Royal Ho­tel, Main Street, Bray. Mem­bers free – vis­i­tors €5.

Mem­bers are also in­vited to this Fri­day’s 2 p.m. 60-minute talk in Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, Bray, by Brian White on ‘Trade and In­dus­try in Bray’. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion free.


The Guild meets on the sec­ond Mon­day of the Month at 3.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. Craft Morn­ing takes place in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre on Tues­day morn­ings from 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Cul­ture out­ings are held at dif­fer­ent times through­out the year. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come – con­tact Pa­tri­cia O’Con­nor at 282 0733.


Join us at Shankill Bowl­ing Club, Quinns Road on Mon­day or Thurs­day nights at 8 p.m. for a game of In­door Bowls or try our Out­door Bowl­ing Green any af­ter­noon. Con­tact Sec­re­tary Brian Tuite on 01-2820482 or PRO Paddy Hughes on 01-2822740.


Reg­is­tra­tion for the Bestie Mes­sitt Cham­pi­ons league is now open. €20 oer child for two weeks of foot­ball. De­tails avail­able on or con­tact Dave Grif­fin at 087 9453122.


Shankill Com­mu­nity First Re­spon­ders will be hold­ing a pub­lic meet­ing in St Anne’s Na­tional School on May 23 at 8 p.m. Visit shankill­

Reuben Kenny lets one past him dur­ing the ‘Beat the Keeper’ event at the Grey­stones South Beach Play­ground Fam­ily Fun Day at Eire Óg grounds.

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