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Roisin Riley with her children Odhrán and Sadhbh at the first birthday celebrations at Pettitt's SuperValu Bray.

Roisin Riley with her children Odhrán and Sadhbh at the first birthday celebrations at Pettitt's SuperValu Bray.

Roisin Riley with her children Odhrán and Sadhbh at the first birthday celebrations at Pettitt's SuperValu Bray.



St James’ COI, Crinken

Services of Worship for this Sunday the Third Sunday after Trinity: 10 a.m.: Families Worship Service; 11 a.m. – Morning Praise Service check the church website for further information.

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Rathmichael COI Parish

Sunday Worship Services for this Sunday – The Third Sunday after Trinity: 8.30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Holy Communion with Holy Baptism, followed afterwards by coffee in the Erck Hall ; 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.

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.

On-Going 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.

Thank You: Fr Derry, Fr Jaimie and the Parish Team would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all who helped to give Archbishop Dermot Farrell such a warm welcome to the parish last Sunday week to celebrate Mass and present the Eco awards to the SAGE members. There was a beautiful array of delicious freshly baked cakes and buns for all to sample after Mass. It was a very enjoyable occasion indeed. To one and all ‘Well Done and Thank You’.

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. As this Friday is the First Friday of the month, the Ministry will hold a Drop-In Centre on Friday morning at 10.30 a.m. in St Anne’s Resource Centre. The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary ministry and its counsellors are trained to listen and help those bereaved and grieving, This service is free to all adults aged over 18 years of age.

Altar Servers: Parents We are appealing for volunteer coordinators for the new servers in our parish. If you would like to find out more about what is involved, please speak with Elaine McGuire in the parish office. Garda vetting and the diocesan safeguarding training session will be required for all volunteers who are working directly with children. If your child has made their First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please contact the parish office for a registration form and for details of training sessions.

We take this opportunity to thank Áine most sincerely for all her time and effort in looking after the servers so well for many years and for organising the wonderful day out each year for the children. A very special thank you also to all the children who served over the years. We ask the Lord to bless you all in abundance for your ministry and wish you every success in your future.

SAGE – Shankill Action for a Greener Earth: Last Sunday week we enjoyed the presence of our Archbishop, Dermot Farrell, as he concelebrated 10 a.m. Mass with Fr Derry and Fr Jaimie, and presented SAGE with our two ECO awards. In his pastoral letter ‘The Cry of the Earth the Cry of the Poor’ Archbishop Farrell says: ‘Among the greatest dangers of the climate crisis are the loss of hope and the inaction it brings in its wake. Such a response represents... a withdrawal from the life God gives us, and is the death knell of our planet as we know it. Does the Risen Lord still not call us to a courageous response? If you would like to take up this challenge in an active way, please leave your name and contact details in the parish office and we will get back to you.

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.

School’s out for summer.: As the exams finish and schools prepare to close for the summer break we wish all the pupils in the primary schools in the parish very happy and safe summer holidays. We congratulate those graduating from sixth class and wish them well as they prepare for the next phase of their education in secondary school.

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

Tuesday Faith Formation Courses: 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, next Tuesday and will conclude on Tuesday, July 12, 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.

Deansgrange Cemetery Mass and blessing of the Graves: Mass and blessing of the graves in Deansgrange Cemetery, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 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: Cemetery Masses and blessing of Graves: Mass in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Glencullen, will be held this Sunday, also this Sunday there will be Mass and blessing of the graves in Deansgrange Cemetery at 3 p.m.

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 includes 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) Dr Mary Muldowney will present ‘The Irish Civil War Part 1: From Treaty Talks to Fire at the Four Courts’ at 6.30 p.m. in Dublin Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin one booking required – email centrallibrary@dublincity.ie, call 01 222 8300, or via eventbrite.ie; next Monday evening Cathy Scuffil will present ‘The Irish Civil War Part 1: From Treaty Talks to Fire at the Four Courts’ in Ringsend Library, Ringsend booking required – email ringsendlibrary@dublincity.ie, call 01 222 8499, or via eventbrite.ie; next Tuesday morning Aughrim Street Parish Centre, Dublin, will host a ‘Collection of Your Tenement’ by 14 Henrietta Street, from 10 a.m. to midday all welcome.

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.

The attention of members and supporters of the Rathmichael Historical Society is drawn to ‘Tales from the Fraud Squad’ by Willie McGee takes the reader on a journey from Willie McGee’s childhood in Mayo to the mean streets of Dublin as a fresh-faced officer in the late seventies, before rising through the ranks to become Head of the Garda Fraud Squad. McGee recounts extraordinary stories of elaborate forgeries, outrageous insurance scams and intricate crimes as well as explaining the ingenious manner in which officers amassed evidence and brought perpetrators to court.

First Saturday Book Sale

This Saturday morning 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, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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. Donations of books, which must be in a clean and good condition appreciated but limited to one bag per donor.

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.

Appeal from Daycare Centre

Shankill Daycare Centre is appealing for volunteer drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Shankill area call 01 2826364.