Tuesday 18 June 2019

Around the districts: Shankill

Members of Bray Comhaltas who performed at Give Us a Song concert for the Caroline Foundation at the Holy Redeemer church
Members of Bray Comhaltas who performed at Give Us a Song concert for the Caroline Foundation at the Holy Redeemer church

St James' COI, Crinken: Services of Worship for this Sunday - The Fourth Sunday Before Lent: 11 a.m. - Morning Praise.

Rathmichael COI

Worship Services for this Sunday - The Fourth Sunday Before Lent: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion; 11 a.m. - Family Service followed afterwards by coffee in the Erck Hall; 7 p.m. - Holy Communion, Lector Debbie Duncan.

St Anne's Parish

Mass Times: Mass is celebrated in St Anne's Church at 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Monday to Friday (except during 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: and then clicking onto video link.

St Anne's Parish Pastoral Council: The February meeting of the PPC took place last Monday night at 8 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. Ideas and suggestions for the PPC to consider at their March meeting can be left into the parish office or in the Suggestion Box at the back of the church.

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement: The Archdiocese of Dublin recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. The Archdiocese recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. All diocesan personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse. The St Anne's Parish Safeguarding Representatives Elaine Hogan and Maria Moore are contactable through the parish office. If you have a concern about child abuse, please contact Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service (CSPS) Child Protection Officer, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Dublin three, telephone 01 8360314. (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Designated Liaison Person: Mr Andrew Fagan, Director/Deputy Designated Liaison Person: Ms Julie McCullough or Tusla Office: 7718500 or Shankill Garda Station: 6665900.

World day of the sick - This Sunday: Special Mass at 6 p.m. with Healing Prayers and Anointing of the sick.

Our Lady of Lourdes Novena: Next Monday we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The novena began last Sunday and copies of the novena are available on tables in the church.

JPII Youth Group: This group is for people aged 13 to 18 years who wish to meet new people, have fun and learn more about their faith. The next meeting will take place this Saturday at 7.30 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre.

Farewell to Rev'd Canon Fred Appelbe: On Thursday, February 21, the parish of St Anne's will bid a fond farewell to our good neighbour Rev'd Canon Fred Appelbe as he will retire from Ministry in Rathmichael Parish at the end of February. He has always been a very good friend to us in St Anne's and we will truly miss his presence in Shankill. We would like to invite you all to join us in St Anne's Resource Centre at 8 p.m. for some light refreshments, as we wish him all the best for his retirement.

'Jesus at the centre': This six-week formation programme takes place in St Anne's Resource Centre from Monday, February 18, to Monday, March 25, at 8 p.m. on Monday nights. Week one - 'Who do you say I am? The person of Jesus' - Fr Liam McClarey SAC; Week two - 'Self as a child of God; our call to be Apostles' - Fr Liam McClarey SAC; Week three - 'Jesus Apostle of the Eternal Father, the model for our call' - Fr Liam McClarey SAC; Week four - 'Pope Francis: Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations, reference to Vatican II documents' - Fr Derry Murphy SAC; Week five - Experiential prayer with Mary in the cenacle' - Fr Derry Murphy SAC; Week six - 'Our participation in the Mission of Christ; mission and apostolate' - Fr Derry Murphy SAC Further information available at the parish office.

Film Night: The February Film Night takes place in St Anne's Resource Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, February 22, when the film being screened will be the MGM production of 'Ben-Hur;, directed by William Wyler, starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, and Jack Hawkins. The film won 11 Oscars including one for Best Actor. All welcome - admission free.

Book Sale

Last Saturday morning there was a large attendance at the February First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association, in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, at which the usual excellent selection of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs were on offer.

The March First Saturday Book Sale will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, on Saturday, March 1, so make a point of calling into it during that Saturday morning and avail of the opportunity to pick up great reading material from the wide selection to choose from.

Donations of books, which must be in a good and clean condition, other than school/text books, will be accepted on that day. Photographs and memorial cards found in donated books can be collected at the book sale. Supporting the First Saturday Book Sale supports the Shankill Community.

Shankill Library

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, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. This library will be open this Friday but closed on Saturday. To renew or inquire about a book call 01 2827801 or email

The parents and Toddler Group meets on Mondays from 10.30 a.m. to midday - all welcome. Musical parent and toddler sessions with Music Generation dlr for the 0-3 age group takes place on Mondays February 25 and March 25 from 10.30 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. Booking required.

Historical Society

Author and historian Fergus Mulligan will be the guest presenter for tonight's (Wednesday) 8 p.m. meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill, Ballybrack, and the surrounding area, in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road at which he will speak about 'William Dargan - An Honourable Life' based on his biography of Dargan, the first to be published about this famous Irish railway engineer, developer and entrepreneur, who was responsible for the construction of the former Harcourt Street, Dublin-Bray line which formerly passed through Shankill. All welcome to attend - admission €4.

Those wishing to join the Rathmichael Historical Society can do at this meeting while members are reminded that annual membership subscriptions for 2019 fell due on January 1 and can be renewed at this meeting.

Other events which may be on interested to members and supporters of the Rathmichael Historical Society are tonight's (Wednesday) 7 p.m. lecture by Tom Conlon on 'Kingstown - the First Decade (1821-1831): from green fields to active town' in Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin - admission is free but must be pre-booked via email; and Friday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Brigadier John Powell on 'General Sir Edward Bulfin: Ireland's forgotten general of World War 1' to the Military History Society of Ireland in Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin eight.

ICA Guild

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.

GAA Club notes

The juvenile Academy is back in action on Saturday at 10 a.m. indoors in St Laurence College, so why not give the Academy a try as the coaches are ready and the equipment is waiting and ready to be used, the cost is only €2 per child and there is no annual subscription.

Our men's adult footballers fielded two teams in the seven a side blitz organised by Cabinteely GAA Club which also had teams from Geraldine P Moran and Stare of Erin. There was a great morning of football.

There was another brilliant turnout of people for the second Operation Transformation walking group night and our club even got a mention on RTÉ TV Well done, everybody. The group meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at St Anne's Church. Please come along the group is open to both members and non-members alike. Bring a Hi - Vis top. Many thanks to Fr John and the parish committee for the use of the church grounds.

In the 'Chase the Ace' draw last Sunday week night in Brady's there was no jackpot winner - the €50 prize went to Des, Martin and Derek. Last week's jackpot was €1,750. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are available from club members or in the pub.

For details of our ladies' football team check out our Facebook page and follow the link to the ladies Facebook group, email, or contact Steve at 087 6414123.

The men's adult football team are looking for new players who are always welcome - contact Kevin at 086 8449902. For more information on the club, contact, or call 086 4010438.

Social Club

Are you aged over 50 and interested in joining a local community social group? Shankill Social Club is looking for new members and new ideas. Meetings of the Shankill Social Club take place in St Anne's Resource Centre on the third Wednesday of the month. All welcome - further information from Jackie Hall at 086 8671166 or Paula Morgan at 086 3467480.

Classical Music Club

Tonight (Wednesday) the February meeting of the Shankill Classical Music Club will be held in the Shankill Old Folks Association, Lower Road, Shankill, at 7.45 p.m. For further information about the club see or call John O'Hagan at 087 2109175.


A group of scrabble players meet every Wednesday afternoon to play scrabble and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. We would be delighted to welcome new members to join us. No experience necessary. For further information, please contact Margaret Cullen at 087 2050935 or Madelon Geoghegan at 086 3487516.

Art Group

A small group of art lovers meet weekly from 10 a.m. to midday in St Anne's Resource Centre to paint, draw and exchange ideas. New members especially welcome. The group will have the help of an art teacher on a part-time basis. Further information available from Madelon Geoghegan at 086 3487516.

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