SENIOR CITIZENS TRIP
The annual trip this year will be to Galway. Participants will travel by coach on Monday, April 17, and return on Friday, April 21. The group will stay in Flannery’s Hotel, Galway. Daytrips will incorporate visits to places such as Clifden and Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, ferry to Inishmore, half day scenic tour of South Galway and North Clare via Ballyvaughan and the Burren and other places of interest. Total Cost €330 (Sharing) and €410 (Single Room Occupancy).
If you wish to reserve a place please give your name and a non-refundable deposit of €30 to Veronica Byrne (086 3935471) or Tony Rennix (086 0747039) prior to March 1, with full payment no later than March 31.
CAMOGIE CLUB QUIZ
There will be a quiz tomorrow evening Thursday, February 9, in the Mill Room. Tables of four – €20. Please show your support.
EASTER EGG APPEAL
This annual charity day will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 12.00 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mill Room. Organiser Sylvia Scanlon wants to buy 60 easter eggs for patients at Newcastle Hospital with the balance of funds being split between the Open Door, Kilcoole Tidy Towns and Bray Lakers. There will be a draw with 100 prizes. If anyone would like to donate a prize or unwanted gift please drop in to Kilcoole Pharmacy.
The centre is available for bookings (e.g. classes, meetings, birthday parties). Bookings can be made via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01 2872017. Office opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Kilcoole GAA weekly lotto draw takes place every Monday night with the jackpot increasing €200 per week till it’s won. Pick four numbers, match four to win or share in the jackpot, match three to win or share €200. Tickets on sale in Tesco and Centra every Saturday morning or daily from some outlets or any committee member.
Bingo is held on Monday nights in St Patrick’s hall at 8 p.m. Everybody is welcome.
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NEWTOWN INFO EVENING
On February 16 at the Parkview Hotel, Main Street, Newtown 2050 will presents a night of discussion and ideas relating to the future development of the town. Simon Wall, well known as the driver behind regenerating Westport, County Mayo will be our chief speaker.The evening will inspire and invigorate your engagement with the planning and
There will be a Car Boot Sale on Sunday Feb 13, and every second Sunday after that. Gates open for sellers at 9am. Admission–Cars: €10 Vans: €15. Contact: Brendan on 086 0606511 / 087 6956096
NEWTOWN INFO EVENING
On February 16th at the Parkview Hotel, Main Street, Newtown 2050 will presents a night of discussion and ideas relating to the future development of the town. Simon Wall, well known as the driver behind regenerating Westport, County Mayo will be our chief speaker.
The evening will inspire and invigorate your engagement with the planning and aesthetics of your local community. All welcome. Doors open at 7pm. Check out Newtown 2050 on Facebook.
Services of Worship on Sunday, February 12 – The Third Sunday Before Lent: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion; 11 a.m. – Family Service with Holy Baptism followed afterwards with coffee in the Erck Hall; 7 p.m. – Holy Communion, Lector Keith Garland.
The Alpha/In-Between Book Club: The February meeting of the Book Club will take place on Tuesday, February 28, at 8 p.m. – the book to be reviewed and discussed is the one selected at the January meeting.
ST ANNE’S PARISH
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., 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 online and can be viewed by logging onto the parish website: stannesparishshankill.com and then clicking onto video link.
St Patrick’s Chapel, Loughlinstown: The celebration of the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass has now ceased in the chapel and will not resume till later this year when essential maintenance has been completed.
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 at 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.
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament: The UAC hold Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 22nd of each month. This is a worldwide initiative by the Pallottine Family to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life. Please join in prayer with the Pallottine Union of Catholic Apostolate to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. For further information contact Pat Maguire at 087 7532780.
Catholic Schools Week: Catholic School’s week proved to be a very enjoyable week. We would like to thank all the children from the parish and the staff who attended and for participating so well in the Mass each day. This year, the children were asked by Pope Francis to reflect on our use of the planet and appreciate the world all around us which God has created.
Healing Mass: This Saturday the 6.30 p.m. Mass will be a Mass of Healing with Anointing of the sick.
Faith Friends: Session four of Faith Friends will take place in Scoil Mhuire on February 15 and Rathmichael and St Anne’s on February 17.
Thank You: I wish to extend a word of thanks to all confreres and parishioners for organising and facilitating a weekend of fundraising in aid of our missions in East Africa. It was heartening to see the support and help we get from the people we work with. A total amount of €4,103 was collected on January 21 and January 22. The generosity of the faithful of your parish will continue to bring faith, hope and comfort to people we serve in our missions in East Africa. May the Good Lord continue to bless you and the work you do. Be assured of your remembrance in our daily prayers and Masses – Fr Martin Mareja.
Scoil Mhuire 40th Anniversary Celebrations: Dear Friends and Past Pupils of Scoil Mhuire, We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, we would like to borrow any photographs you have of the school over the years which we will copy and return.
We hope to have a photographic exhibition in April, which will be open to the public. Envelopes for photos are available in St Anne’s Resource Centre or in the school. Thank you for your co-operation – Patricia Slavin (Principal).
Shankill Pilgrimage to Lourdes – August 23: Staying in Hotel Jeanne D’Arc, five Nights Full Board, €729 per person sharing. Supplement for a Single room. Spiritual Director: Fr Eamonn Monson SAC. For further details, please contact Joe Walsh Pilgrimtours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin two – telephone 01 2410802.
Free Calendars: Free ‘ Stop Food Waste’ Calendars available in St Anne’s Resource Centre. Please take and read/use
February Film Night: Takes place on Saturday, February 25, in St Anne’s Resource Centre at 8 p.m. – doors open at 7.30 p.m. The film being screened will be Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s ‘Showboat’, an MGM Musical Treasure starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Ava Gardner. Admission free.
Bethany Bereavement Support Group: offers a safe and confidential environment for listening and sharing with each other. The group are running a five-week support programme on Monday evenings, 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. from Monday, February 27. Venue: St Anne’s Resource Centre. Phone 01 2822704 for further information or to book a place on the programme.
Hospitality: Hospitality takes place after 10.30 a.m. Mass on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in St Anne’s Resource Centre.
Parent and Toddler Group: Meets in St Anne’s Resource Centre every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to midday. €4 for parent and Child (including tea or coffee and Biscuits). For further information please contact Iarla Dunphy 086 3513221.
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.
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.
Vacancies: We presently, have vacancies on our Community Employment Project for an Office Administrator/Receptionist and a Caretaker/Ground’s Person. If you are eligible for CE and interested in either position, please leave your CV into St Anne’s Resource Centre for the attention of Melissa Tobin.
The Altar Society: The Altar Society currently has only three members looking after the flowers for St Anne’s Church. We need more people to help with flower arranging. If you are interested,
and have a few hours to spare, please contact the Parish Office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
St Anne’s Parish Website: The parish website is stannespcrishshakill.com.
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.
There was a very large attendance last Saturday morning for the February First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association and Meals on Wheels, in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which there was great selection of selection of books available at bargain prices.
The March First Saturday Book Sale will take place in this location on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. so make a point of calling into the book sale that Saturday morning and avail of the opportunity to pick up some excellent reading material for the Spring.
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 will open this Friday but closed on Saturday. The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. To re- new or inquire about a book call 01 2827801 or email shankillib@ dlrcoco.ie.
Last Wednesday night Ms. Nicola Gordon Bowe was the guest speaker for the February meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill Ballybrack and surrounding area, which took place at 8 p.m. in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, where she presented her lecture on ‘Harry Clarke.’ All welcome – new members welcome.
Members are reminded that annual membership subscriptions for 2017 of €25 fell due for renewal on January 1 and can be renewed at the Wednesday, March 1, meeting at which Ms. Theresa Hicks will present her lecture ‘The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy’. All welcome – admission €4.
In the meantime members of the Rathmichael Historical Society are invited to tonight’s (Wednesday) 6 p.m. meeting of the Old Dublin Society at which Ms. Ellen Murphy, Senior Archivist, will present her lecture ‘Dublin’s Sporting Heritage and the development of Dublin City Sport Archive’ in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome – admission free; to tomorrow (Thursday) night’s 8.30 p.m. meeting of the Enniskerry History Society in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel, Enniskerry, at which Brian White will present a selection of ‘Wicklow Stories’ – all welcome – admission €4; and to Friday night’s 7 p.m. lecture by the UCD School of Archaeology on ‘Recent Archaeological Excavations at Glendalough’ in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. All welcome – admission free – Tea or coffee and Biscuits €2.
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.
SHANKILL GAA CLUB
Our Academy is back in action every Saturday at 10 a.m. in St Laurence’s college. Cost is €2 per child, there is no annual subscription and all equipment is provided free of charge.
Our under-14 boys and men’s adult football teams are looking for extra players for next season. Under-14 players contact Gabriel 085 7254897 and adults Kevin 086 8449902. For more information on the club contact secretary.shankill.dublingaa.ie, or call 086 4010438. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
SHANKILL BOWLING CLUB
You can still make it your New Year’s resolution to join Shankill Bowls Club, Your local club and get good healthy exercise. Join now. Ladies and Men. Contact Paddy Hughes PRO at 01 2822740.