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Audrey McDonnell, Conor Clarke, Jim Nolan and Daphne Connolly at the Bray Vintage Car Show.

Audrey McDonnell, Conor Clarke, Jim Nolan and Daphne Connolly at the Bray Vintage Car Show.

Audrey McDonnell, Conor Clarke, Jim Nolan and Daphne Connolly at the Bray Vintage Car Show.



St James’ COI, Crinken

Services of Worship for this Sunday: 10 a.m.: Families Worship Service; 11 a.m. – Morning Praise Service for Father’s Day check the church website for further information.

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Rathmichael COI Parish

Sunday Worship Services for this Sunday: 8.30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion; 11 a.m. – Service of Holy Communion; 7 p.m. Service of Holy Communion.

Saturday Morning Coffee Hour 11 a.m. to midday: As always, our ever popular Saturday morning coffee takes place in the Erck Hall or the church grounds at 11 a.m. each week. This has been growing in attendance in recent weeks and we look forward to continue welcoming parishioners and people from the wider community each week. Please spread the word.

A Date for your Diary: Rathmichael Parish Fête 2022 returns on Saturday, September 10, and will take place in the grounds of Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, from midday to 4 p.m.

Baptism Preparation Course: This will take place during June. Further information available from rector@rathmichaelparish.org. Expectant parents are also very welcome.

St Anne’s Parish

St Anne’s Parish Website: The parish website is stannesparishshankill.com.

St Anne’s parish office: The parish office located in St Anne’s Resource Centre is open between 9 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday email st.annes_parishoffice@yahoo.ie or call 01 282 2277/01 282 2704.

Bookings for Baptisms: Bookings for baptisms are now being accepted. Please call the parish office at 01 2822704 or 01 2822277 for more information.

Available from St Anne’s Resource Centre: Available to purchase in St Anne’s Resource Centre are Mass Cards, Prayer Booklets, Rosary Beads and Baptism Candles.

Masses: Weekday Masses are celebrated Monday to Friday at 10 a.m., and on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. (Vigil). Sunday Masses are celebrated at 10 a.m., midday, and 6 p.m. On Holy Days of Obligation the Vigil Mass is celebrated at 7.30 p.m. the previous evening and on the Holy Day at 10 a.m.,12Noon, and 7.30 p.m. All Masses are available online through the link ‘Watch Us Live’. St Anne’s Church is open for private prayer. Church visitors should wear a face covering, observe social distancing of two metres from each other while in the church and use the hand sanitizer provided.

Ongoing Covid-19 precautions in church: Many active members of our Parish Community consider themselves vulnerable and are understandably very nervous about the abrupt ending of the mandate to wear facemasks in church and have expressed this. Therefore, as a courtesy to other members of the Parish Community we ask you to continue to wear face coverings in church and hopefully as the number of infected persons decreases and hospitalisations due to Covid-19 fall, we will be able to review this.

Family Offering If you would like to contribute to the Family Offering, please contact the parish office in St Anne’s Resource Centre to arrange a Box of Envelopes. It is also possible to contribute through the donate button on the parish website.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Takes place on Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel after the 10 a.m. Mass social distancing in operation, or at any other time on request.

Bethany Bereavement Ministry: If you have suffered a loss and would like to speak with a member of the Bethany Bereavement Ministry team, please contact 01 282 2277 the Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary ministry. The volunteers are trained to listen and to help the bereaved and grieving.

Visit of Archbishop Dermot Farrell: Archbishop Farrell will visit our parish this Sunday and will celebrate the 10 a.m. Mass. The Eco Congregations Ireland’s (ECI) Gold Award was awarded to the parish in 2021 for its work in promoting Laudato Si and countering the climate and biodiversity crisis and Archbishop Farrell will present the award during his visit. Notification was received in May that we are joint recipients of the ECEN (European Christian Environmental Network) Roman Juriga Award 2022, together with the Belee Nad Orlici Evangelical Church in the Czech Republic. This award will be presented during an online event today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. and you will need to register if you wish to participate, The registration link is available through the website of ECEN, ecen.org. The event will be held in English.

‘Come away a while’ Retreat: Fr Daniel Dos Santos, VDM (Verbum Dei Missionary) will give a Retreat in St Anne’s Resource Centre this Saturday starting at 2.45 p.m. and finishing with Mass at 6.30 p.m. in the church. Cost Donation.

Shankill Conference of the society of St Vincent de Paul: If you wish to donate at any stage, you may do so by leaving a donation into St Anne’s Resource Centre or using the QR code by scanning to your smart phone or Iphone using the QR App. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call 087 6962785. All calls are treated in strict confidence. We could not assist those in need in the community without your continued support and for that we are most grateful.

Parish Services on Webcam: All are welcome to us for all our services on the parish webcam stannesparishshankill.com.

Tuesday Faith Formation Courses: The Mega-Power of Unified Vision presented by Hilda Geraghty: An introduction to the priest-scientist Teilhard de Chardin SJ who shows that when science meets faith, the result explodes into meaning and relevance for our lives today. This course will conclude on Tuesday, June 28, Bishop Robert Barron’s ‘The Mass’ presented by Fr Jaimie Twohig in which participants will explore with Bishop Barron the beauty of the Holy Mass. This course will continue on Tuesday, June 21, concluding on Tuesday, July 5, Cemetery Sunday Mass: A warm word of thanks to all those who contributed in one way or another to our Cemetery Sunday Mass in Shanganagh Cemetery on Sunday, May 29, Special gratitude is extended to An Garda Síochána, the Order of Malta, D. J Hanley’s Removals, the dedicated staff of the cemetery, our Secret Choir, Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, Sacristans and stewards. It was a graced time to gather there and remember our beloved dead in the celebration of Mass.

Retirement of Bernie Healy: Bernie Healy, our Parish Support Worker for the past 11 years, retired this month. Heartfelt thanks to Bernie for her dedication and commitment to the role and to the many children and their families who engaged in the Sacramental Programme in preparation for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Bernie, with her natural warmth, established a good relationship with all the children and their families and of course with the schools of the parish. We all join in wishing Bernie God’s blessing, and all the very best in this new stage of your life.

Fr Gerry Frawley, SAC, RIP.: Please remember in your prayers the late Fr Gerry Frawley of our Pallottine Community, who died unexpectedly on May 23 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA. May he rest in peace.

St Anne’s Spiritual Library: This is open daily in St Anne’s Resource Centre between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. You are very welcome to come and borrow from a wide selection of spiritual and inspirational books. There is something there for everyone.

Support Network: A support network for separated, 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 are welcome. Text: 087 3814213 or email listeningear14@gmail.com All communications are guaranteed completely confidential.

Suggestions Welcome: This is your parish – your suggestions are always welcome – these can be left in the suggestions box in the church. These will be considered by the St Anne’s Parish Pastoral Council when meetings resume.

Killiney – Ballybrack Parish: Johnston Killiney annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock 2022: Takes place this Saturday:.Bus will leave (Johnstown) church car park at 8 a.m. Spiritual Director: Fr Peadar Murney. Cost per person: €55. Snack and evening meal included. Bookings will be taken at the parish office: 01 235 1416.

Ballybrack – Killiney Parish Pastoral Council: Your Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) has now held five meetings in 2022 preparing for and collating the information from the three Parish Assemblies for Synod and Building Hope. The council also supported Fr Tom for the Lenten Reconciliation Service. We have reached out to our neighbouring PPCs in preparation for the future need for greater collaboration. An ecumenical prayer service commemorating Blessed Fr John Sullivan is planned for the autumn. The next meeting is on Wednesday, June 29, when an action plan for the priorities identified by the Parish Building Hope Assembly will be initiated. We hope to support some young parishioners to attend World Youth Day 2023.

Shankill Library

Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, open on alternate Fridays and Saturdays the library will be open this Friday but closed on Saturday.

Computer use is now available again. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning remain available via the library website. The library can be contacted at 01 2823081 or by email at: shankilllib@dlrcoco.ie. Book borrowers can renew their books online at any time.

Rathmichael Historical Society

The Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill, Ballybrack and the surrounding area, is always interested in new members and offers three levels of membership Individual (€25), Family (€30) and Student (€5). The simplest way to join the society is via its web page: rathmichaelhistoricalsociety.ie/rhs-membership/or send a cheque to the Honorary treasurer, Rathmichael Historical Society, Gort na nÉan, Dublin Road, Shankill, Dublin 18. Please include your name, address and email.

For the summer months the society has organised a number of outings for members to places of interest, details of which have been emailed to them. From August 15 to August 19 the annual summer Lecture Series will take place nightly at 8 p.m. in Rathmichael School which this year will be on the theme of ‘The Monastery of Columcille’.

Some of the lectures already arranged for this event are Monday, August 15, ‘Early Columban Monasticism: Reflections on Material Things’ by Dr Cormac Bourke; Tuesday, August 16 – Title awaited speaker Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel; Wednesday, August 17, Leo Swan Memorial Lecture; ‘Colmcille-Columba: The Man and the Legacy’ by Dr Brian Lacey; Thursday, August 18, ‘Rediscovering Columba’s Monastery at Durrow, Co. Offaly’ by Dr Elizabeth O’Brien; and Friday, August 19, ‘The Annalistic Legacy of Colmcille and Iona’ by Dr Dan McCarthy. All these lectures will take place in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, nightly at 8 p.m. and will also take place simultaneously on Zoom. The admission for each lecture is €5, tea and coffee included. The annual society fee is €25 and included free admission to 12 lectures annually. See Rathmichaelhistoricalsociety.ie for further details.

Some events taking place in the week ahead which may be of interest to members and supporters of the society are tomorrow (Thursday) Ringsend and District Historical Society will hold a Bloomsday lecture ‘James Joyce, Dublin Bay and Ringsend’ by Cormac F Lowth at 11 a.m. in Ringsend Library, Dublin – places allocated on a first-come basis;next Monday morning Dublin City Libraries Kevin Street Library, Dublin, will host a ‘Collection of Your Tenement Memories’ by 14 Henrietta Street from 10 a.m. to midday all welcome; next Thursday Dr Mary Muldowney will present her lecture ‘The Irish Civil War Part 1: From Treaty Talks to Fire at the Four Courts’ at 6.30 p.m. in Dublin City Libraries – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin one – booking required – email centrallibrary@dublincity.ie, call 01 222 8300, or via eventbrite.ie.

Dr Mary Muldowney, Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence for Dublin Central, is working on a new history of the Dublin Cattle Market. If you worked in or around the Cattle Market, or have relatives who did, and are willing to be interviewed, please send your name and contact details to mmuldwny@gmail.com with the subject ‘Cattle Market’ in the message line, so an interview can be arranged.

First Saturday Book Sale

The July First Saturday Book Sale which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association, will take place in the Shankill Day Care Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, on Saturday, July 2, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and will be the first sale in the Book Sale’s 23rd year of operation. The First Saturday Book Sale continues to adhere to strict safety guidelines with all precautionary health measures in place. Only a few people will be allowed in at a time and will be allowed 20 minutes to browse and select their books.

The telephone and email book order service previously available is no longer available.

SOFA/Day Care Social Afternoon

Shankill Old Folks Day Centre on Lower Road, Shankill, holds a walk-in Social Afternoon on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. – all welcome.