Service Times

Each Sunday

(9.00 am Sunday 22nd Feb 2015)
8.30am From Sunday 1st March 2015:

Holy Communion

11.00 am:
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer

Friday, 27 February 2015

Newsletter March 2015



FROM THE RECTOR  
On the 29th January we had a visit from the students of Mount Seskin Community School (formerly Jobstown) who are studying religion as a Junior Certificate exam subject. I showed them around St. Maelruian’s and spoke to them both on my role here in Tallaght and as Canon of Christchurch Cathedral where I also brought them for a visit.

On 12th February I was delighted to attend the installation of Rev. Stephen Neill (Archbishop John Neill’s son) in Celbridge which is also grouped with Newcastle, our neighbouring congregation. We send our best wishes to Stephen as he takes up his new parish.

We started the Alpha course ‘7 Churches together’ exploring the meaning of life (with breakfast) on Wednesday 28th January in An Solas Methodist Church in Jobstown. This course will run until 1st April, on Wednesdays, at 9.00am. It has been interesting and is well attended. If you would like anymore information please contact me on 086 803 0239.
Churches together includes: Bethel Community Church, Kiltalown, Jobstown.  Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village.  Tallaght Family Church. Elim, Brookfield.  An Solas Tallaght Methodist Church.  R.C.C.O.G. Joseph’s Palace Dublin. Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas the Apostle parish, Jobstown.

We had our Ash Wednesday service and will continue to have a Lenten Holy Communion service on each Wednesday of Lent at 10.00am. Following the Lenten service we have been running the Church of Ireland Lenten bible course ‘Same Sex Issues and the Bible’ which has been also well attended and has opened up some interesting discussion.

We look forward to Easter and to a service each night of Holy Week.

God Bless                                                                                                                                                              William  
                                                                                                                                                                 
BAPTISMS
Ella Elizabeth Keane was baptised on 8th February in St. Maelruain’s, baby daughter of Donal and Erica. We had the baptism of Clodagh Rose Helena Broderick on Sunday 21st February baby daughter of  David and Linda. Please pray for Ella, Clodagh and their families as they begin their Christian lives.

SUNDAY MORNING HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE
Following a trial period of moving the time of the early Holy Communion Service from 8.30am to 9.00am we are now reverting to our original time of 8.30am due to popular demand, beginning on  Sunday 1st March.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The World Day of Prayer service this year will be held on Friday 6th March at 8.00pm in Sacred Heart Church Killinarden.

ALPHA 
Churches Together – explore the meaning of Life (Alpha Course). In An Sola Methodist Church, contact the Rector for more information 086 803 0239

ST. PATRICK’S DAY
A St. Patrick’s Day service will be held in the Church at 11.00am (bank holiday) on 17th March.

AWARE are having a ‘Harbour to Harbour’ Howth > Dunlaoghaire and Dunlaoghaire > Howth sponsored walk on St. Patrick’s Day starting on 10.30am, register online at www.aware.ie

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COPING WITH LOSS
A conference dealing with loss is being held on Friday 13th March 10.00am – 1.30pm in the Skylon Hotel, Uppr. Drumcondra Rd. The aims of the conference are to provide coping skills for those who have experienced loss by death of loved ones, suicide of family or friend, breakdown of relationships, loss of family members due to emigration, loss of employment, homelessness or poor health. Call 01 – 838 8888 or email info@awarenessdeucation.org for reservation. Check www.awarenesseducation.org for more information. €35 including tea / coffee and lunch.

LENT  
There will be a  Lenten Service each Wednesday of Lent at 10am. We are studying the Church of Ireland course: ‘Same Sex Issues and the Bible’ upstairs in the main hall at 11am following the Wednesday Lenten Service.

EASTER VESTRY
The Easter Vestry (Parish AGM) will take place this year on Sunday 19th April after a shortened Holy Communion Service.

HON TREASURER
Jim Bird has held the position Hon. Treasurer for almost 25 years and after all the years of loyal service Jim would like to retire, therefore the Vestry are faced with the difficult job of finding a replacement. We are looking for a volunteer for this position or suggestions of someone who might be suitable. If you feel you can help or have any ideas of who could, please contact the Rector 086 803 0259.


SUMMER SALE
The date for the summer sale has been set for Saturday 23rd May (make sure to put the date in your diary!). Ronnie Scott who has been organising the Summer Sale for the last number of years would like to step down as sole organiser. There will be a meeting after Church (12pm) on Sunday 8th March to organise a new committee. The Summer Sale is one of the main fundraisers that the parish holds annually, please think about volunteering for this new committee and attend the meeting. Many hands make light work!

MOTHER’S UNION
On Monday 9th February at 8pm we had a very enjoyable session learning how to play WHIST with Gerard & Sylvia Moody. Many thanks to you both.

On Monday 9th March at 8pm  we will have Jane Burns of Christian Aid coming to speak to us. If you are interested in hearing about their work, please do join us. You will be most welcome.

Monday 13th April will be our Bring & Buy and AGM.

SAOIRSE CONTRIBUTION FOR MARCH – TEA TOWELS
TEA LADIES MARCH: Yvonne McGlynn & Iris Harley
TEA LADIES APRIL: Noelle Lewis & Miriam  Gibney

The MU diocese of Dublin &  Glendalough are holding a Women’s Breakfast in the Springfield Hotel, Leixlip from 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturday 28th February. Speaker: Jacqui Armstrong. Valerie & Miriam planning to attend.

CROSSROADS
Crossroads is a Church of Ireland Social Club for those in their 20’s & 30’s  and a little older…… We meet on the last Friday of the month in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin. For more details, David @ 085 7272 019. There will be a visit to Museums and Art Gallery, Merrion Square on Sunday 8th March on 2pm. Contact Georgina 087 671 6745 for more information.

GIRLS BRIGADE 
The 42nd annual Girls' Brigade display will take place on Saturday April 25th at 3pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. If you know someone who would like to join our Company please check out our website for more details www.girlsbrigadeirl.ie

PARISH COFFEE
Just a reminder of our dates.  We meet on the last Friday of the month, 27th March, 24th April, and 29th May, 10.30am - 12.30pm, do drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

WHIST DRIVE 
The March Whist Drive is on Monday 16th  at 8.00pm in the small hall. All Welcome!

PRAYERS FOR THE PARISH  Prayers for the parish continue on Monday evenings at 8.00pm in the upstairs of  Parish Hall, needs your support
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BIBLE STUDY  Bible study of the reading for the following Sunday continue on Thurs afternoons at 3.00pm upstairs, Parish Hall.

MOTHERING SUNDAY
Don’t forget to remember your Mum on Mothering Sunday 15th March, a chance to show her how much you care.

Sunday Services
8.30am Service          Holy Communion each Sunday.               11.00am  Service   Holy Communion: 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.            Morning Prayer: 2nd  and 5th Sundays of each month.
Family Service: 4th Sunday of each month.
1st Wednesday of  each month Holy Communion with laying on of hand for the sick at 10.00am

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Noticeboard 23rd February -  12th March 2015

Monday 23rd February


6.30am - Safeguarding Trust refreshers training in Lady Chapel, St. Patrick’s Cathedral.



8.00pm - Prayers for the Parish upstairs, Main Hall needs your support.



Tuesday 24th February

7.30pm - Bowls Club @ Parish Centre


Wednesday 25th February



9.00am - Alpha Course & breakfast in An Solas Methodist Church, Jobstown
 
10.00am - Lenten Service @ St Maelruains



11.00am - Lenten C of I course: ‘Same Sex Issues & the Bible’ upstairs, P’ Hall.



8.00pm - Select Vestry meeting in the Long Room of the Parish Centre.


Thursday 26th February



3.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall



8.00pm - Music Group Practice in the small hall.

8.00pm Table Tennis Club @ Parish centre new members always welcome contact parish office.


Friday 27th February 


10.30am - Parish coffee morning, S’ hall, come along for a cuppa, all welcome!

2.30pm - Parish Primary School board of management meeting in the school, Kilclare Ave, Jobstown


Saturday 28th February


9.30am - Diocesan MU breakfast in the Springfield Hotel Leixlip, ‘Friendship – How full is your bucket’ email treasurermudg@gmail.com


Sunday 1st March

8.30am - Holy Communion. (note change of time back to 8.30am by popular request  effective from this date)


11.00am - Holy Communion


Monday 2nd March



6.30pm - Safeguarding Trust panel training in Castleknock Parish Centre.


8.00pm - Prayers for the Parish upstairs, Main Hall needs your support.

 
Tuesday 3rd March



2.00pm - Crafty Chatters meeting in the small hall, bring along whatever craft you are working on or learn a new one, all welcome! (1st Tues of mth)


7.30pm - Bowls Club @ Parish Centre


Wednesday 4th March

 
10.00am - Lenten Service @ St Maelruains



11.00am - Lenten C of I course: ‘Same Sex Issues & the Bible’ upstairs, P’ Hall.

 
Thursday 5th March

3.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall



8.00pm - Music Group Practice in the small hall.

8.00pm Table Tennis Club @ Parish centre new members always welcome contact parish office.


Sunday 8th March

8.30am - Holy Communion.


11.00am - Morning Prayer

Monday 9th March

8.00pm - Prayers for the Parish upstairs, Main Hall needs your support.

 
Tuesday 10th March

7.30pm - Bowls Club @ Parish Centre


Wednesday 11th March

 
10.00am - Lenten Service @ St Maelruains



11.00am - Lenten C of I course: ‘Same Sex Issues & the Bible’ upstairs, P’ Hall.

 
Thursday 12th March

3.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall



8.00pm - Music Group Practice in the small hall.

8.00pm Table Tennis Club @ Parish centre new members always welcome contact parish office.