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Dean Murphy, Pat McManus and Val Mannion at the Bray Men's Shed barbecue.

Dean Murphy, Pat McManus and Val Mannion at the Bray Men's Shed barbecue.

Dean Murphy, Pat McManus and Val Mannion at the Bray Men's Shed barbecue.



St James’ COI, Crinken

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

Church Events/Activities: Check the church’s website for regular updates.

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Rathmichael COI Parish

Sunday Worship Services for this Sunday the Ninth Sunday after Trinity: 8.30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Service of Holy Communion, followed afterwards with 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.

Rathmichael Parish Fête: Rathmichael Parish Fête returns this year on Saturday, September 10, from midday to 4 p.m. and promises to be a great fun filled family day out. This year’s Fête promises to be bigger and better than ever and we look forward to welcoming people from across the Dioceses on the day. And we ask your prayers for good weather.

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.

Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation in 2023: If your child has not yet been baptised and you wish them to receive First Holy Communion in 2023, please contact the St Anne’s parish office (01 2822277) in St Anne’s Resource Centre to arrange their baptism. Please also contact the parish office if your child attends a school outside St Anne’s Parish and you wish them to receive their First Holy Communion or Confirmation in St, Anne’s in 2023.

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.

Sunday Mass from St Anne’s on RTE.: This Sunday the 10 a.m. Mass in our parish church will be recorded by Church Services and will be transmitted on the RTÉ News Channel at 2 p.m. that same Sunday afternoon. It is an opportunity once again to see the beauty of our church on national television. The recording of the Mass that Sunday will commence at 10 a.m., and due to strict transmission times allocated to us we ask that you be seated five minutes before Mass commences.

Did You Know: The Dublin Diocese has a Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy that is written in a clear and understandable way and is available to all to read in the church porches or available from St Anne’s Resource Centre.

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 you may approach the priest after the 10 a.m. Mass Monday to Friday.

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. A Drop-In Centre is held on the First Friday of each month at 10.30 a.m. in St Anne’s Resource Centre. This service is free to all adults aged over 18 years of age.

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.

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: Holiday Schedule: There will be no Mass on Wednesdays during August in Sts. Alphonsus and Columba Church.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2023: We are organising a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year, from May 5 to May 13, 2023, eight nights, staying three nights in Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee (Royal Plaza hotel, recently renovated) and five nights in Jerusalem (Ramat Rachel hotel with its wonderful restaurant). Spiritual directors: Sr. Consilio Rock and Fr Tom. We hope to visit new sacred places this time and also have a day off to visit the Holy City at leisure. Information on prices shortly. More information from Fr Tom.

Loughlinstown Family Fun Day: Loughlinstown parish is holding a Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 11, from midday to 3 p.m. They would be grateful to receive any gifts for their raffle and wheel of fortune. Raffle tickets will be sold outside the churches after weekend Masses. The tickets are €5 each. First Prize: Hotel Break For Two Second prize: Meal For Four Third Prize: €100 Plus Spot Prizes All proceeds will go to St Joseph’s Dementia Care Centre, Shankill.

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 closed this Friday but open on Saturday, Computer use is available. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are 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.

From next Monday the annual summer Lecture Series will take place nightly at 8 p.m. in Rathmichael School which this year is on the theme of ‘The Monastery of Columcille’. Lectures arranged for this event are: Monday, August 15, ‘From Iona to Salzburg: Wide-reaching Connections by Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel; Tuesday, August 16, ‘Early Columban Monasticism: Reflections on Material Things’ by Dr Cormac Bourke; 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 coming week which may be of interest to members and supporters of the society are this Saturday at 11 a.m. there is a free guided Wicklow Heritage Trail walk in Wicklow Town meet outside the Wicklow Tourist Office, Fitzwilliam Square, Wicklow Town all are welcome.

First Saturday Book Sale

The September 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, September 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. 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 Day Care Centre on Lower Road, Shankill, holds a walk-in Social Afternoon on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. all welcome.

Appeal from Day Care Centre

Shankill Day Care Centre is appealing for volunteer drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Shankill area call 01 2826364 if you help.

Historic Walks

As part of the dlr County Council ‘summer of Heritage 2022’ programme of events, free guided 90-minute walks of Historic Shankill Village will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays August 16 and August 23 Tours are limited to 15 persons per tour, with advance booking required via webcloudeone, com/dlrheritageevents.

The present day village of Shankill is actually not in Shankill, but in Shanganagh. How did this happen and where was the original medieval village of Shankill? This walk will help to answer these questions, as well as examining the ancient village of Shanganagh and its mill and the planned village of Tillystown, as well as the castles, railway, big houses and roads of the Shankill area.

This walk is an outdoor event and is wheelchair accessible. Booked participants meet at Shankill DART Station. Nearest bus stops are 3544 (Beechfield Manor, Shanganagh Road) route 7b towards Mountjoy Square, Dublin, and route 7b towards Shankill; 3542 Rathsallagh, route 45a towards Kilmacanogue; 3552 Rathsallagh, route 45a towards Dun Laoghaire.

Classical Music Club

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 7, at 7.45 p.m. in Shankill Day Care Centre, Lower Road, Shankill.

ICA Guild

Craft mornings take place in St Anne’s Resource Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. New members welcome.