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Wor­ship Ser­vice for Sun­day, July 30 – Trin­ity 7: 11 a.m. – Sun­day Praise.


Ser­vices of Wor­ship on Sun­day, July 30 – The Sev­enth Sun­day Af­ter Trin­ity: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 7 p.m. – Evening Prayer, Lec­tor – Kate McCauley.

Al­pha/In-Be­tween Book Club: There are no Book Club meet­ings till Septem­ber. 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: No meet­ings 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.


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 photo- copy 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.

Feast of St Joachim and St Anne – to­day (Wed­nes­day): The feast of St Joachim and St Anne Mass will take place to­day at 10 a.m. St Anne and St Joachim were the par­ents to the Blessed Vir­gin Mary. We ask God, to help all par­ents and grand­par­ents to teach, lis­ten and ad­vise our chil­dren in a way that is pleas­ing to God. We ask God to bless par­ents who pro­vide life­long care and guardian­ship to their chil­dren; that they may never loose faith and are com­forted by God’s love. We pray also, for par­ents in our com­mu­nity and around the world, who are strug­gling to pro­vide for their chil­dren. We ask God to give them courage and as­sist them in their daily lives. Amen.

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.

Launch of the World Meet­ing of fam­i­lies in Knock on Au­gust 21: We would like to know how many peo­ple would be in­ter­ested in go­ing to Knock on Au­gust 21 this year for the launch of the World Meet­ing of fam­i­lies. If in­ter­ested, please leave your name and phone num­ber at the re­cep­tion in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. The cost will de­pend on num­bers.

Mag­ni­fi­cat Prayer Book: Au­gust copies of the Mag­ni­fi­cat Prayer Book are now avail­able in the parish of­fice for €6. It con­tains the read­ings and prayers for Mass for each day. It also con­tains med­i­ta­tions, lives of the Saints, and prayers for Morn­ing and Evening based on the Li­turgy of the Hours. Please let us know in the parish of­fice if you would like us to re­serve a copy each month for you.

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 this Satur­day 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 con­cludes to­day (Wed­nes­day) af­ter 10 a.m. morn­ing Mass at 10.30 a.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre.

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 Re-mar­ried Peo­ple:: A sup­port net­work for sep­a­rated, di­vorced and di- vorced-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 lis­

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.

Mass In­vi­ta­tion: Please note that newly or­dained priest, Fr Charles Laf­ferty, will cel­e­brate Mass in St Anne’s Church this Sun­day at 6 p.m.

Youth 2000 – Meet­ing for Youth: The fi­nal meet­ing of Youth 2000 be­fore the sum­mer break, will take place to­mor­row (Thurs­day) in the church from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please note that Youth 2000 meet­ings in St Anne’s Church, will be tak­ing a break for the month of Au­gust and will recom­mence on Septem­ber 7.

Al­tar So­ci­ety: 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.

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.

St Anne’s Parish Web­site: Visit stannespcr­


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 open this Fri­day and closed this Satur­day. To re­new or in­quire about a book call 01 2827801 or email shankil­lib@dl­r­ The par­ents and 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 – rmjryan@ or call 01 2853960.

Mem­bers are asked to note that Dun Laoghaire-Rath­down 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.


Our Academy 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.

At the club sum­mer camp re­cently one of our coaches was none other than Su­per Dub Con O’Cal­laghan, scorer of 12 points against Kil­dare and also ‘Man of the Match’ in that game. Con made many new friends in Shankill and what mem­o­ries our young play­ers will have of be­ing coached by him for the week Well done Dublin and also Shankill where our sum­mer camp coaches, Steve Davis. James En­nis, Molly Lamb, Amy Con­nolly, Emma McDon­agh, Sarah McCaf­fery, Grainne O’Driscoll and the man him­self Con O’Cal­laghan were ‘Sim­ply the Best’. Roll on next year.

New club play­ers are al­ways wel­come con­tact Kevin 086 8449902. For more in­for­ma­tion on the club con­tact sec­re­tary. or call 086 4010438. Fol­low us on Face­book and Twit­ter.


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.


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.


Shankill Bowl­ing Club in­vites ladies and Men to get in­volved in ei­ther out­door/in­door (lawn) bowl­ing at the club­house on Quinn’s Road. Learn a skil­ful; sport, meet oth­ers, great ex­er­cise, and have fun. Join now – Mon­day to Fri­day 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (out­door) and Mon­day to Fri­day 7.45 p.m. (in­door). Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from 01 2822740.

Leon Gib­bons, Dar­ragh McCabe, Bran­don Mitchell, Mikey McCabe and Char­lie Dou­glas en­joy­ing the Foot­ball Stars Sum­mer Club at Wolfe­tone Youth Club

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