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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.


There will be a quiz to­mor­row evening Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 9, in the Mill Room. Ta­bles of four – €20. Please show your sup­port.


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 kil­ 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.


If you would like to have a no­tice in­cluded in the Kil­coole Notes please email jen­nifer­wick­low2016@hot­


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


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.


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: stannes­ 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 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.

St Anne’s Parish Web­site: The parish web­site is stannespcr­


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@ dl­r­


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.


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.dublin­, or call 086 4010438. Fol­low us on Face­book and Twit­ter.


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.

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