Thursday 14 November 2019

Around the districts: Shankill

Students Vanessa Foster, Sara Egan and Hannah Leonard helping out at the Loreto Secondary School open night.
Students Vanessa Foster, Sara Egan and Hannah Leonard helping out at the Loreto Secondary School open night.

Shankill: St James' COI, Crinken. Services of Worship for this Sunday - the Fourth Sunday before Advent - All Saints Sunday: 11 a.m. - Morning Praise.

Rathmichael COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday - the Fourth Sunday before Advent - All Saints Sunday: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion; 11 a.m. - Holy Communion; 7 p.m. - Evening Prayer.

Alpha/In-Between Club: Last night (Tuesday) Leslie Wallace hosted the October meeting at which 'The Patient Assassin' by Anita Anand was the book members reviewed and discussed. The November meeting will meet take place on Tuesday, November 26, at 8 p.m. The book selected for the November meeting is 'The Trauma Cleaner' by Sarah Krasnostein.

St Anne's Parish

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.

Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel: Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. If you would like to pray before the Blessed Sacrament outside these times and find the door is closed, please contact a member of staff who will be happy to open the door for you.

Altar List of the Dead: Masses are offered on the first Friday of each month for the repose of the souls whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead. Forms and envelopes are available on the tables in the church. Please return to the church or parish office. The Remembrance Mass will be celebrated this Sunday at 6 p.m. If you would like to include a piece of your loved ones clothing on the remembrance stole - please leave the material in the box on the table at the back of the church. The size should be 10cm x15cm/6 inches by four inches. A basket of paper leaves will be available on the evening for you to write the names of your deceased loved ones and place on the remembrance tree any time during the month of November. The Bethany team provide beautiful prayer cards and booklets for anyone who wishes to take them home. They will place donation boxes at the church doors after the Mass and gratefully appreciate any contribution to help them with the cost of printing. The team from the Bethany Bereavement Support Group will be there on the evening for anyone who wishes to speak to them. Tea or coffee will be served in St Anne's Resource Centre after Mass.

First Friday: This Friday is the First Friday of the month and the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will be open from 10.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Priests will be available on the day to visit the housebound and the sick in the parish. Please contact the parish office if someone you know would like a priest to visit them.

Bethany Bereavement Group: Will operate a Drop-in centre this Friday at 10.30 a.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary ministry. The volunteers are there to listen and help the bereaved and grieving.

Feast of All Souls: This Friday is the feast of All Souls and a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times are tomorrow (Thursday) 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass, and on Friday at 10 a.m., midday, and 7.30 p.m.

St Anne's Parish Maintenance Fund Christmas Fair: St Anne's Parish Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday, December 1, in St Anne's Resource Centre b from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If every parishioner gives a little, it will help a lot. Please leave the following into St Anne's Resource Centre as soon as possible - bottles, jewellery, cosmetic, toys in good condition, unwanted gifts. Due to lack of space there will be no bric-à-brac stall this year.

Taste and see that the Lord is good: We taste the Lord through scripture and what better way than Lectio Divina after Mass on Mondays at 10.30 a.m. in room four of St Anne's Resource Centre till 11.30 a.m. We read and pray the Gospel for the following Sunday. A wonderful way to start the week. Please join us.

Senior citizens Christmas party: Calling all transition year students to help out at the senior citizens party on Friday December. 13th. Please contact St Anne's Resource Centre if you are interested.

Secret Choir: Rehearsals on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. New members welcome.

Notice for the attention of all parents of children involved in ministry as Altar Servers, Readers, in choirs or Children's Liturgy in our parish: A strategic objective within the Diocesan Safeguarding Plan 2016 to 2019 involves canvassing the views of a representative sample of children, young people and their parents on diocesan safeguarding activity in order to encourage their greater participation in such activity. The anticipated outcome would be to include their voices in developing the safeguarding service within the diocese. To achieve this objective, we propose firstly to canvass parishioners' views online using a questionnaire launched last Sunday which will be kept open for two weeks in 20 parishes. The second stage of the process involves follow up meetings between the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service and parishioners who volunteer to participate. The third stage would involve follow up meetings between the CSPS and children and young people (with parental consent). A link to the survey will be available on our parish website which can be accessed till November 4.

Remembering a loved one: Apostolic Work provides Mass kits to priests in poor parishes in developing countries. Each Mass kit can be dedicated to the memory of a loved one with an engraving on the chalice so that they are continually remembered in Mass. A donation of €350 will cover the cost of a complete Mass kit and a simple inscription. The Mass kit includes vestments, altar linen, chalice and ciborium in a light metal box for travel. If you would consider subscribing for a Mass kit or helping with a donation or becoming a sewing member please contact the parish office or Kathie Davy at 2823014 for more information.

Parent/Guardian and Toddler Group: St Anne's Resource Centre has a parent/guardian and toddler group running in the centre every Wednesday morning from 10.15 a.m. to midday. Those wishing to join can simply drop into St Anne's Resource Centre - the cost is €2 per family.

Suggestions Welcome: This is your parish - what do you need? Do you have any suggestions for prayer, events or courses you would like to attend in St Anne's Parish? Your suggestions are always welcome - these can be left into St Anne's Resource Centre or the suggestions box in the church.

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.

St Anne's Parish Website: The parish website is

Book Sale

This Saturday morning the November First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association, will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, Lower Road, Shankill from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. so make a point of calling into the book sale during that morning and avail of the opportunity to pick up great reading for the winter as the nights draw in from the wide selection of books to choose from in addition to DVDs and CDs.

Donations of books, which must be in a good and clean condition, other than school/text books, will be considered for acceptance on that day. Supporting the First Saturday Book Sale supports the wider Shankill Community at large.

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 closed this Friday, and open Saturday. To renew a book call 01 282 3081 or email 'Stories for Samhain' with storyteller Fiona Dowling takes place in the library today (Wednesday) between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission free but booking required. The parents and toddler group meets on Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays) from 10.30 a.m. to midday

Historical Society

Local historian and author Rob Goodbody will be the guest speaker for the Wednesday, November 6, meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill, Ballybrack, and the surrounding area, at 8 p.m. in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin, at which he will cover the history of 'Howth Harbour' All welcome - admission €5.

Some other events taking place which may be interest to members and supporters of the Rathmichael Historical Society tomorrow (Thursdays) 7.30 p.m. lecture by James Brady on 'The sixth (South County Dublin) Battalion Dublin Brigade' in the Dún Laoghaire Club, three Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Admission free - voluntary donation. Reserve a place via; the 8 p.m. lecture by Brendan Langley on 'Plaques and memorials of the Rathmines and Ranelagh area' to the Rathmines, Ranelagh and Rathgar Historical Society in Rathmines Town Hall, Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin six. Admission €3 - Swan Centre car park Evening Rate, €3 (Total) from 5 p.m. to Midnight; next Monday nights 7.30 p.m. talk by Ms Therese Hicks on 'Surviving the 17th Century? The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy Cork' to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland in the Helen Roe Theatre, Society House, 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free; next Tuesday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Philip Boucher-Hayes on 'The Hunt for the Spanish Armada Falcon Blanco' to the Kilmacanogue History Society in the Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow - all welcome, admission €3, and next Wednesday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Rob Goodbody about 'Howth Harbour' to the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin. All welcome - admission €5.

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

In last Sunday week night's 'Chase the Ace' Sunday night draw in Brady's pub there was no jackpot winner - the €50 prize went to Mary Mullins. Last week's jackpot was €1,300.

Space was at a premium last Saturday and Sunday in Stonebridge Road with standing room only at our pitches because of all the action with some matches starting at early as 9 a.m. last Saturday week. Extra pitches will have to be found very soon to accommodate our growing numbers.

Our Adult ladies' football team were beaten by an exceptionally Oliver Plunkett's in the Cup. We are little down at the present but already all our adult teams are preparing for next year. If you would like to join us and represent your village come join us. Last Friday night our Presentation Night for the adult ladies and Men's teams in Brady's at 8 p.m.

Our juvenile Academy for boys and girls from four to seven years of age took a break for the October Bank Holiday weekend and resumes this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Stonebridge Road. The cost is only €2 per child there is no annual subscription and all equipment is provided free of charge.

For details of our ladies adult football teams email or contact Steve at 087 6414123. For the men's adult football team contact Kevin Martin at 086 8449902. For more information on the club, contact, or call 086 6072746. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Lawn Bowling Club

To contact Shankill Bowling Club email or see for further information and details of their activities, or call Paddy Hughes at 01 2822740.

Shankill 125

At the Wednesday, October 12, 1904, meeting of the Rathdown Board of Guardians in what is now St Columcille's Hospital, chaired by Mr Thomas Clarke, JP, a letter from Mr Patrick Murphy, Hon. Secretary of the Shankill branch of the Gaelic League, was read at which he advised the Guardians that at the AGM of the branch, a resolution had been adopted that in future all candidates appointed by the Guardians should have a knowledge of the Irish language. In the discussion that followed, while the board indicated that it was anxious to promote the Irish language, it was agreed that a lack of Irish was not sufficient grounds to reject candidates for positions and the letter was marked 'read.'.


A Scrabble Group meets every Wednesday from 2.30 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. New members welcome. For further queries contact Margaret at 087 2050935 - the cost is €2.50 per week which includes tea or coffee.

Community Sing2gether

Shankill Community Sing2gether takes place on Tuesday mornings from 11 a.m. to midday in St Anne's Resource Centre. Irish Ballads, Folk, and some great Classics. Come along any Tuesday morning for a chat and a laugh, meet new friends and sing your heart out. All welcome - bring a friend.

Classical Musical Club

The November meeting takes place at 7.45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, in the Shankill Old Folks Association Day Centre on Lower Road, Shankill. Attendees listen to a presentation of wonderful music selected by a member. Tea or coffee available at the interval. New members welcome - further information by phone or text from John 087 2109175 or Sheila at 086 8147086. Monthly meetings take place in the same venue at 7.45 p.m. on the First Wednesday of each month except during the summer months.

Christmas in the Village

Christmas in the village will take place in Main Street, Shankill, on Sunday, November 24, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and will be a fun filled family afternoon out.

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