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Wor­ship Ser­vice for Sun­day, July 23, Trin­ity 6: 11 a.m. Sun­day Praise.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship on Sun­day, July 23, The Sixth Sun­day Af­ter Trin­ity: 8.30 a.m. Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. Morn­ing Prayer fol­lowed af­ter­wards by cof­fee in the Erck Hall; 7 p.m. Holy Com­mu­nion, Lec­tor In­grid Baugh.

Al­pha/In-Be­tween Book Club: There is no Book Club meet­ing in July or Au­gust. The three books for sum­mer read­ing are: ‘ Once we were Sis­ters’, a me­moir by Shiela Koehler; ‘Cir­cling the Sun’. a novel by Paula McLain, and ‘The Stars are Fire’, by Anita Shreve. Meet­ings will re-com­mence Tues­day, Septem­ber 26

The Thurs­day Group: We will not be meet­ing in July and Au­gust.

Date for your Di­ary: The Rathmichael Par­ish and School Fête will take place in the grounds of Rathmichael Na­tional School on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2, from mid­day to 4 p.m.


St Anne’s 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 July, 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.

Evening Mass: Please note that there will be No Evening Masses for the months of July, Au­gust and Septem­ber. Evening Mass will re­sume on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 2.

Sum­mer Week­day Church Hours: St Anne’s Church will close at the fol­low­ing times over the sum­mer months (Ju­ly1st to Oc­to­ber 1) Mon­day to Thurs­day at 4.45 p.m. and on Fri­day at 2.45 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 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: PreBap­tism 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.

Thank You.: Thank you to all who par­tic­i­pated in the re­cent ‘ Save the eighth’ Rally. Your sup­port means so much. the­life­in­sti­

East Africa Tró­caire Ap­peal: In re­sponse to the re­cent ap­peal from the Arch­bishop of Dublin, Diar­muid Martin, an ‘emer­gency Church Ap­peal’ for East Africa on be­half of Tró­caire will take place this Satur­day and Sun­day. This col­lec­tion which will help Tró­caire pro­vide clean water, food and san­i­ta­tion for those in need, will re­place the weekly Share col­lec­tion.

Skilled Wood­worker: We need some­one to make a ‘Bap­tismal Tree’. Could you vol­un­teer a lit­tle of your time and tal­ent to as­sist in a new project? We will place a sym­bol on the Bap­tismal Tree, for each child who is bap­tised in our par­ish dur­ing the year. If you are in­ter­ested, please con­tact the par­ish of­fice at 01 2822277.

Feast of St Joachim and St Anne: On Wed­nes­day, July 26, we will cel­e­brate the feast of St Joachim and St Anne. Mass will be cel­e­brated at 10 a.m. in the church. The Novena to St Anne com­menced last Mon­day. Prayer leaflets on ta­bles.

Shankill Con­fer­ence of St Vin­cent de Paul: The July monthly church door col­lec­tion took place last Satur­day and Sun­day. Thank you for your sup­port.

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. Please join in prayer with the Pal­lot­tine Union of Catholic Apos­to­late to pray for vo­ca­tions to the priest­hood and re­li­gious life. Ado­ra­tion will take place in the church this Satur­day di­rectly af­ter the 6.30 p.m. Mass.

Mag­ni­fi­cat Prayer Book: Please note that the Mag­ni­fi­cat Prayer Book now costs €6 per month. If you would like to be added to our list of sub­scribers, please ask at the par­ish of­fice. The Mag­ni­fi­cat Prayer Book con­tains the read­ings and prayers for daily Mass. It also con­tains meditations, lives of the Saints, prayer for Morn­ing and Evening, based on the Liturgy of the Hours.

An­nual Bless­ing of Graves: Kil­macanogue on Sun­day, Au­gust 20, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sun­day, Au­gust 27, at 3 p.m.

July Film Night: Takes place on Satur­day, July 29, at 8 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. The film be­ing screened is Cole Porter’s ‘High So­ci­ety’ star­ring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Si­na­tra with Louis Arm­strong with his band. Ad­mis­sion free – all wel­come.

Mary’s Dowry Course: This course con­tin­ues im­me­di­ately af­ter 10 a.m. morn­ing Mass each Wed­nes­day at 10.30 a.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. These short films give the viewer an in­sight into the lives of English Mar­tyrs.

Youth 2000 sum­mer Fes­ti­val: Will take place from Thurs­day, Au­gust 17, to Sun­day, Au­gust 20, in the Cis­ter­cian Col­lege, Ro­screa, Co. Tip­per­ary. This is an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the Catholic faith and meet many new peo­ple. Over 1400 young peo­ple at­tended last year. The fes­ti­val is do­na­tion only. Free buses trav­el­ling from all around Ire­land. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to book on­line: see Or Tel: 01 6753690.

Min­istry: We would like to en­cour­age and ap­peal to parish­ioners to con­sider com­mit­ting their time to­wards a Min­istry in St Anne’s, be­gin­ning in Septem­ber till June 2018. If in­ter­ested con­tact the par­ish of­fice to ar­range Garda Vet­ting over the sum­mer. Some ex­am­ples are: Reader, Col­lec­tor, Wel­come Team, Hos­pi­tal­ity Team, choir, Al­tar So­ci­ety.

Vol­un­teers Needed: It is the com­pe­ti­tion judg­ing sea­son, please help Shankill Tidy Towns to keep the vil­lage look­ing well. We need vol­un­teers to water plants on a rota once a fort­night. We also need peo­ple to do lit­ter pick­ing in their own area. Please ring 087 6750720 or email shankill­mat­

Sup­port Net­work for Sep­a­rated, Di­vorced and Re­mar­ried Peo­ple:: A sup­port net­work for sep­a­rated, di­vorced and di­vorced-and-re-mar­ried peo­ple has been set up by the St Anne’s Par­ish com­mu­nity and is open to peo­ple of all faiths and none. All com­mu­ni­ca­tions guar­an­teed com­plete con­fi­den­tial­ity. Text: 087 3814213 or email lis­teningear14@gmail. com.

Pal­lot­tine Pil­grim­age to Lour­des Au­gust 23: five Nights Full Board, €729 per per­son shar­ing. Sup­ple­ment for a Sin­gle room. Spir­i­tual Di­rec­tor – Fr Jaimie Twohig, SAC. Please book your place early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. Book­ing forms are avail­able in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre and a de­posit of €200 per per­son is re­quired at time of book­ing.

Youth 2000 – Meet­ing for Youth: We in­vite all 16- to 35-yearolds to come to the church ev­ery Thurs­day from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. to gather for a time of Ado­ra­tion, prayer, mu­sic, re­flec­tion and fel­low­ship. Fol­lowed by a cup of tea and so­cial from 9 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre.

Shankill Tidy Towns: Come and join one of work teams on Satur­day Morn­ings from 10 a.m. to mid­day and on Tues­day Morn­ings from 10 a.m. to mid­day. Meet out­side Brady’s pub.

Al­tar So­ci­ety: Thank you to all who con­trib­uted so gen­er­ously to the re­cent church col­lec­tion for the Al­tar So­ci­ety. The amount raised was €1,280. 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.

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.


Lo­cal His­tory Meet­ings Shankill and Dis­trict read­ers wish­ing to join the Old Dublin So­ci­ety, which cov­ers the his­tory of Dublin City and county in­clud­ing Shankill, can ob­tain a mem­ber­ship ap­pli­ca­tion form from pub­lic li­braries in Shankill, Dalkey, Cabin­teely, and Bray, or by post from James Scan­nell, Old Dublin So­ci­ety PRO, 19 Hazel­wood, Shankill, Dublin D18 ND 79.


The Au­gust First Satur­day Book Sale, which sup­ports the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals on Wheels, will take place be­tween 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Satur­day, Au­gust 5, in Shankill Old Folks Cen­tre, Lower Road, Shankill, so make a point of call­ing into the book sale on that Satur­day morn­ing and avail of the op­por­tu­nity to pick up some ex­cel­lent read­ing ma­te­rial for the sum­mer. Do­na­tions of books, other than school/text books, ac­cepted on the day. Please note that pho­to­graphs and me­mo­rial cards found in do­nated books can be col­lected at the book sale.


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 and open this Satur­day. To re­new or in­quire about a book call 01 2827801 or email shankil­lib@dl­r­ The par­ents abd Tod­dler Group meets on Mon­day morn­ings (ex­cept the sec­ond Mon­day of the month) from 10.30 a.m. to 11.20 a.m.


Mem­bers and sup­port­ers of the Rathmichael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Shankill, Bally­brack, and sur­round­ing area, are asked to note that the So­ci­ety’s 43rd sum­mer se­ries of Evening Lec­tures will take place in Rathmichael School, Stone­bridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin (Junc­tion of Dublin Road and Stone­bridge Road, Shankill) from Mon­day, Au­gust 14, to Fri­day, Au­gust 18, nightly at 8 p.m. – the Leo Swan Me­mo­rial Lec­ture will take place on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 16.

The pro­gramme is as fol­lows Mon­day, Au­gust 14: ‘Every­thing but the Apothe­cary Re­cent Ex­ca­va­tions at Kevin Street, Dublin’ by Alan Hay­den; Tues­day, Au­gust 15: ‘Tul­lagh and the burial grounds excavated at Mount Of­faly and Cher­ry­wood: so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tion on the cusp of Chris­tian­ity’ by Gil­lian Boaz­man; Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 16: The Leo Swan Me­mo­rial Lec­ture ‘Rath Mel­sig: The An­glo-Sax­ons in Ire­land’ by An tOl­lamh Dáibhí Ó Cróiní; Thurs­day, Au­gust 17: ‘The Mur­der of a Tomb: Re­cent Dis­cov­er­ies at the Hell­fire Club’ by Neil Jack­man; Fri­day, Au­gust 18: ‘St Mary’s Abbey and its Me­dieval Grange farms, Co. Dublin’ by Geral­dine Stout. En­quiries: Richard Ryan, email – or call 01 2853960. Mem­bers are asked to note that Dun LaoghaireRath­down County has pub­lished its ‘ sum­mer of Her­itage 2017’ pro­gramme of tours which will run till Septem­ber 3 Hard­copies are avail­able from branches of the Dun Laoghaire-Rath­down Li­brary Ser­vices or down­loaded from dl­


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.


Af­ter a year of hard work our Academy spon­sored by O’Don­nell’s Phar­macy is tak­ing a break for the sum­mer hol­i­days and will be back in ac­tion on Satur­day, Au­gust 19, at 10 a.m. in Shanganagh Cas­tle. Our older teams may have some friendly matches or blitz games over the sum­mer your man­ager will be in con­tact. The club sum­mer

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