Wor­ship Ser­vice for Sun­day, June 12, – Trin­ity three 11 a.m. – Morn­ing Praise.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, June 12, – The Third Sun­day after Trin­ity: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. – Fam­ily Ser­vice and the Pre­sen­ta­tion of Sun­day Club Prizes fol­lowed by light lunch and fun in the Erck Hall; 7 p.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion, Lec­tor Shirley Far­rell.

Rathmichael Par­ish and School Fete: Will take place on Saturday, Septem­ber 3, from mid­day to 4 p.m. 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.

The Al­pha/In-Be­tween Book Club: The June meet­ing will be on Tuesday, June 28, at 8 p.m.The book for June is ‘ Frog Mu­sic’ by Emma Donoghue. The Book Club will not meet in July or Au­gust. Three books (de­tails later) will be se­lected for Sum­mer read­ing and all three will be dis­cussed at the Septem­ber meet­ing.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, June 12, – The Third Sun­day after Trin­ity: 8.30 a.m.: Holy Com­mu­nion – Con­tem­po­rary Style; 10.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion – 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, June 12, – The Sec­ond Sun­day after Trin­ity: 9 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 10.15 a.m. – All Age. To­mor­row (Thurs­day): 10.30 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion with prayers for the sick.

New Par­ish Ad­min­is­tra­tor Ap­pointed: Poh Pierce has been ap­pointed the new par­ish ad­min­is­tra­tor and will work Mon­day, Tuesday, Thurs­day and Fri­day morn­ings in the par­ish of­fice lo­cated in the Northover Hall.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship for Sun­day, June 12h – The Third Sun­day after Trin­ity: 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.

Room Hire – St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre: At present we have avail­abil­ity in the cen­tre for room hire. If you are in­ter­ested in run­ning your class or course please con­tact Melissa Tobin on 01-2822777 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Fa­cil­i­ties in­clude Free car park, Tea or cof­fee, use of white­board and pro­jec­tor, Flipchart Stands. Three rooms avail­able with ca­pac­ity for 80 peo­ple, 25 peo­ple or 15 peo­ple.

Sa­cred Choir: In prepa­ra­tion for our Fathers Day Mass at 6 p.m. on Sun­day, June 19,, re­hearsals for the Se­cret Choir will be at 8 p.m. in the church tonight (Wed­nes­day) and on Wed­nes­day, June 15,. All Wel­come.

Ad­vanced No­tice from the UAC – Ado­ra­tion of the Most Blessed Sacra­ment: The UAC are hold­ing Ado­ra­tion of the Most Blessed Sacra­ment from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 22nd of ev­ery month be­gin­ning in June. This is a world­wide ini­tia­tive by the Pal­lot­tine Fam­ily to pray for vo­ca­tions to the Priest­hood and the Re­li­gious Life. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Pat Maguire at 087 7532780.

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.

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.

Al­tar So­ci­ety: The Al­tar So­ci­ety 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 par- ishes? All ma­te­ri­als sup­plied. We meet on Thurs­days in the par­ish re­source cen­tre at 11 a.m. Con­tact Kathie at 2823014 or just come along!

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. BALLYBRACK/KILLINEYPARISH

Week­end Mass Times: Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. in St Stephen’s Church; Sun­day Morn­ing Mass in SS Alphonsus and Columba Church at 10 a.m.; Church of the Apos­tles at mid­day.

Week­day Masses: At 10 a.m. on Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day in SS Alphonsus and Columba Church, and on Tuesday and Thurs­day in the Church of the Apos­tles.

The Sacra­ment of Bap­tism: Bap­tism is cel­e­brated on the first Saturday of the month at 3.30 p.m. in Ss Alphonsus and Columba Church, Ballybrack, and on the third Saturday at 3.30 p.m. in St Colum­banu’s Church, Lough­lin­stown. Meet­ing for par­ents and god­par­ents in ad­vance on the third Wed­nes­day of the month be­fore at 7.30 p.m. in the Meet­ing Room at the Church of the Apos­tles. Please book early as our num­bers are re­stricted for each cel­e­bra­tion.

Keep a Date: Mon­day, June 13, marks the 40th An­niver­sary of my Or­di­na­tion to the Priest­hood. To mark the oc­ca­sion I will cel­e­brate Mass in the Par­ish Church at 7 p.m. I hope you will be free to join me in giv­ing thanks for those years – Fr Alex.

Par­ish Pas­toral Coun­cils: Our Par­ish Pas­toral Coun­cils are meet­ing both in­di­vid­u­ally and to­gether this month on our jour­ney to­wards unity. If you would like any is­sue raised please do so in writ­ing and leave with ei­ther Fr Tom or Fr Alex be­fore the meet­ings.

Ado­ra­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment: On Mon­days in Ss Alphonsus and Columba Church and on Thurs­days in Church of the Apos­tles from after Mass till 12.30 p.m.; First Saturday of the Month in St Stephen’s Church five to 6 p.m.; St Colum­banu’s Church Mon­day nine to 9.45 a.m., Fri­day 10 to 11 a.m.

Con­fes­sions: Satur­days from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in Ss Alphonsus and Columba Church.

Pray­ing the Scrip­tures: Meets at 7.30 p.m. on the third Mon­day of the Month in the Meet­ing Room of the Church of the Apos­tles.

Rosary Group: Meet ev­ery Fri­day night at 8 p.m. in the Meet­ing Room at Church of the Apos­tles.

Ra­dio Link: As you know we have a Ra­dio Link sys­tem whereby the house­bound can join us in Church by ra­dio for all Masses in both the Par­ish Church and Church of the Apos­tles. These re­ceivers can be pur­chased or taken on loan. This is a great way for our house­bound par­ish­ioners to feel in­cluded. Con­tact Fr Alex.


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.


Come to Unislim in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre on Wed­nes­days from 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Weigh in be­tween 6 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Mo­ti­va­tional talk from 6.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. New mem­bers talk from 6.45 p.m. to 7 p.m. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come.


There was the usual large at­ten­dance at last Saturday morn­ing’s June First Saturday Book Sale, which sup­ports the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals on Wheels, in the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion Day Cen­tre, Lower Road, be­tween 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As al­ways there was an ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion of books to choose and most of those who at­tended picked up some ex­cel­lent read­ing ma­te­rial for the Bank Hol­i­day week­end and till the Saturday, July 2, First Saturday Book Sale which will take place in the same venue be­tween the same times.


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 open this Fri­day but closed on Saturday. To re­new or in­quire about a book call 01-2827801 or Email:shankil­lib@dl­r­ The li­brary will be closed this Fri­day but open on Saturday.


Mem­bers of the Rathmichael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Shankill, Ballybrack/Killiney and sur­round­ing area, are in­vited to to­mor­row (Thurs­day) nights 7.30 p.m. lec­ture ‘Dr John de Courcy Ire­land: A Trib­ute to a Mar­itime His­to­rian’ by John El­lis in the Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum of Ire­land, Haig Ter­race, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and to next Tuesday night’s 8 p.m. lec­ture ‘Yitzhak Her­zog – the Sinn Féin Rabbi’ by Stu­art Rosenblatt to the Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety of Ire­land in Dun Laoghaire Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tute, Cum­ber­land Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.


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 per child for two weeks of foot­ball. De­tails avail­able on or con­tact Dave Grif­fin at 087 9453122.


A golf clas­sic in aid of the Shankill GAA Club Devel­op­ment Fund, takes place in Pow­er­scourt Golf Club on Fri­day, June 24,. Team of four play­ers €300 in­clud­ing food in Brady’s Pub. Spon­sor a Tee-Box €100 or please do­nate a prize for the main event or for our raf­fle. Con­tact John Do­herty at 086 3215087 or Pat Maguire at 087 7532780 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

An­neliese Ho­gan, MC Paul Clarke and Bren­dan O’Leary at the clas­sic car show on Bray seafront in aid of Pur­ple House Cancer Sup­port.

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