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Wor­ship Ser­vice for Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 – The Sec­ond Sun­day Be­fore Lent: 11 a.m. – Sun­day Praise.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 – The Sec­ond Sun­day Be­fore Lent: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 7 p.m. – Com­pline, Lec­tor Peter Gran­tham.

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.


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.

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. .

Faith Friends: Ses­sion four of Faith Friends will take place in Scoil Mhuire to­day (Wed­nes­day) and in Rathmichael and St Anne’s Fri­day.

St Anne’s Par­ish Pas­toral Coun­cil Meet­ing: Last Mon­day night the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing of the St Anne’s Par­ish Pas­toral Coun­cil Meet­ing took place in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre at 8 p.m.

Life in the Spirit – Praise, Talk, Dis­cus­sion: Learn more about how you can al­low God to work in your life in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre, Shankill, every Tues­day at 8 p.m. Starts on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 28, and runs till Tues­day, April 11. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact the Par­ish Of­fice 0n 01 2822277.

Cake Sale – Sun­day, March 5: The Mum’s from the Fam­ily Mass Liturgy Group will be hold­ing a cake bake sale and would wel­come any home baked cakes and bis­cuits to be brought in to St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre on that morn­ing be­fore 10.30 a.m. Mass. All pro­ceeds will go to­wards a much-needed new cooker in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre as the one we have at present is no longer func­tion­ing. Thank you in ad­vance.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


We at Scoil Mhuire 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).


The March First Satur­day Book Sale, which sup­ports the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals on Wheels, will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Cen­tre, Lower Road, Shankill, 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 closed this Fri­day but open on Satur­day. The li­brary is open on Tues­days and Thurs­days from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. To re­new or in­quire about a book call 01 2827801 or email shankil­lib@dl­r­


On Wed­nes­day, March 1, Ms. Theresa Hicks will present her lec­ture ‘The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy’ to the Rathmichael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Shankill, Bally­brack and sur­round­ing area, in Rathmichael School, Stone­bridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co.Dublin. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion €4.

In the mean­time mem­bers of the Rathmichael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety are in­vited to at­tend to­mor­row (Thurs­day) night’s 8 p.m. meet­ing of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in the Royal Ho­tel Bray, at which James Scan­nell will present his lec­ture ‘Cap­tain Her­mann Görtz, the Ger­man WW2 in­tel­li­gence gatherer who landed in uni­form’ – all wel­come, ad­mis­sion €5; and to the Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 22, 6.30 p.m. meet­ing of the Old Dublin So­ci­ety in the Con­fer­ence Room of Dublin City Li­brary and Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two, at which Gre­gory Young will present his lec­ture ‘Fran­cis Smyth and Sons, um­brella man­u­fac­tur­ers, Dublin, 1836-1967’. 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.


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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