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Sunday, 30 September 2007

Rector's Letter - Sep 07

A word from William…
Since the last Losset we have endured the wettest summer that most of us can recall but despite the climate most events went ahead as planned.

Our Summer Sale was on Sat 9th June and we were blessed with the weather. It was even more crowed than usual. A big thank you to Ronnie Scott and Noelle Lewis for co-ordinating the sale and to all those who helped in any way, we are very grateful to you. The funds raised will go to the expense of the re-slating of the church roof at an estimated cost of €110, 000. Please click here for further details of the sale.

The Mayor of Tallaght, Eamon Maloney instigated the “Tallaght and Proud” week in June. The events included a large exhibition of work by local artists in the Square and concluded with a concert in the Civic Theatre. As part of the week St. Maelruain's Church was the venue for a poetry reading evening on Wed 20th June. The poets were all published local poets and the evening was rounded off with a reception in the parish centre.

On 24th June our annual end of year Primary School Service took place. We had a packed Church with more pupils and parent in attendance than we have had for years. It was an opportunity for parishioners to witness the enthusiasm that our principal exudes as she accompanied the children on the piano

On July 1st we had the Dominican blessing of the graveyard and we were also blessed with the weather as it managed to stay dry. The new Prior of St. Mary’s Priory in Tallaght Village, Fr Gerard Norton, came over to bless our graveyard.

Sunday 1st July was National Day of Commemoration when we remembered those who have died in the service of our country or as peacekeepers. It also happened to be one of our African Ladies, Victoria Oso’s 50th birthday, She had invited friends who all arrived in their very colourful African traditional dress. After Holy Communion Victoria came up to the front of the Church with her friends for a blessing from our shared Curate Rev. Obinna Ulogwara.

Things have been fairly quiet in parish life since the beginning of August although the contractors have been working hard on the Church roof. We had Sunday services in the parish hall for a couple of weeks as the interior of the church was ‘under cover’. Thanks to those who volunteered to clean the Church for the weddings, the church really did look it’s best following all your hard work. We look forward to the new session and seeing all the organisations swing back to life with renewed vigour.

God Bless... William.