Service Times

Each Sunday

8.30 am
:
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

Summer Sale Thank you

Summer Sale Thank you

Friday, 28 March 2008

Noticeboard 30/03/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 30th March, 1st Sunday after Easter
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Service.
Coffee / Tea provided by the Boys' Brigade in aid of the Boys' Brigade Ireland's 2008 Charity: The Laura Lynn Children's Hospice.

Wed 2nd April
11.00am First Wednesday of the month. Holy Communion with laying on of hands for the sick.

Thurs 3rd
8.30pm Teenline comedy night in Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay. For more information Ph 4622124 or 086 8916586.

Sat 5th
7.30pm 'Gospel of John' One-Man Show, Christchurch Cathedral. Retiring Collection.

Sun 6th, 2nd Sun after Easter
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Holy Communion

Fri 11th
Wedding of Alister Rhodes and Michelle Kirwan.
7.30pm - 9.30pm Churches Ministry of Healing 'Soul Spark' in St. Mary's, Donnybrook. Continues on Saturday from 10.00am - 4.00pm. Tea and coffee available - Bring packed lunch.
8.00pm Tallaght FM Table Quiz in Molloy's Conservatory. €40 for table of 4.

Sun 13th, 3rd Sun after Easter
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Shortened Morning Prayer.
11.30am Shortened Easter Vestry. (Annual General Meeting of the Parish).

Mon 14th
8.00pm Mothers' Union AGM and Bring & Buy Sale.

Wed 16th
8.00pm Women's World Day of Prayer review meeting in the Parish Centre.

Sun 20th, 4th Sun after Easter
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Holy Communion
3.00pm Commissioning of Diocesan Parish Links Representatives in Christchurch Cathedral.

CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.

CROSSROADS

ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Funeral

The funeral of James Young (Jobstown Square) took place here in St. Maelruain's on 19th December 2007. The service was conducted by Archdeacon Gordon Linney.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Noticeboard 16/03/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 16th March, Palm Sunday
8.30am Holy Communion
Philippians 2: 5 - 11, Pg. 1179; Matthew 21: 1 - 11, Pg 988
11.00am Holy Communion, Palm Sunday.

12.00pm Summer Sale Planning Meeting (Summer Sale is 7th June).

Mon 17th 8.00pm
Holy Week Service.
No Whist drive due to Holy Week.

Tues 18th
12.00pm Commissioning of Daphne Harvey as lay reader in Christchurch.

12.00pm The 'Drop in Centre' is having a 'St. Patrick's Day' conversational English with lunch. They are looking for volunteers to speak English.

8.00pm Holy Week Service.

8.30pm Music group practice after Holy Week service.

Wed 19th
8.30am Holy Week Service

Thurs 20th
8.00pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion.

Fri 21st
11.00am Good Friday Service.
8.00pm Good Friday Service.

Sat 22nd
9.00am Church will be decorated for Easter. Donations of flowers, greenery and decorations gratefully received and a warm welcome for any volunteers.

Sun 23rd
8.30am Easter Sunday Holy Communion.
Acts 10: 34 - 43, Pg 1104; John 20: 1 - 18, Pg 1089
11.00am Easter Sunday Holy Communion. (Family Sunday transferred to 30th.)

Tues 25th
7.45pm Music Group practice in church. Singers and musicians welcome.

Sat 29th
1.00pm Protest March at Tallaght Hospital against the closure of overnight beds in the Children's Hospital.

Sun 30th, 1st Sun after Easter
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Service.
Coffee / Tea provided by the Boys' Brigade in aid of the Boys' Brigade Ireland's 2008 Charity: The Laura Lynn Children's Hospice.

CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.

CROSSROADS

ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Holy Week & Easter in St Maelruain's

Monday 17th
Evening prayer 8.00pm

Tuesday 18th
Evening Prayer 8.00pm

Wednesday 19th
Evening Prayer 8.00pm

Thursday 20th
Maundy Thursday Holy Communion 8.00pm

Friday 21st
Good Friday Service 11.00am
Good Friday Service 8.00pm

Saturday 22nd
The Church will be decorated for Easter from 9.00am

Sunday 23rd
Easter Sunday H.C. 8.30am
Easter Sunday H.C. 11.00am

Rector's Letter - March 2008

A word from William……

The 6th February saw Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent. We have been having weekly Lenten services on Wednesday evenings where we have been looking at the ‘Hard Gospel’. So far, we have covered the subject of Faith and Ethnicity, Faith and Sexuality, Faith and Tradition and Faith and Patriotism and as this goes to print we still have to cover the subjects of Faith and Class, Faith and Young People, Faith and Gender and Faith and Age.

At our family service on 24th February we were delighted to welcome Blessington parishioner Daphne Harvey who is training as a lay reader. She will be with us for three Sundays. Daphne led the service while I preached the sermon. Many of you may be familiar with Daphne, her daughter is St. Maelruain's Parishioner Jenny Devine. Daphne and her family often come to St. Maelruain’s on special occasions like Harvest and Carol services. Thanks to Valerie for working with the Sunday school children in preparation for the song they sang at the service

The family service was followed by tea / coffee provided by our Sunday School in aid of their Lenten project CMS in Kenya. They raised €576.75. Thank you to Sunday School Superintendent Douglas Bailey for organising the event and to Amy who stepped in to help due to the absence of our other Sunday school leaders Thomas and Sourena who were on holiday in India.

Mothering Sunday was on 2nd March, although many may think of it as a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ it is a reminder to give thanks for our Mothers and all that they do. Thank you to Regina Donoghue and Janet Edgely for the lovely posies they made, which were given to the ladies in the congregation.

Normally on Mothering Sunday, in recent years, we have had a Discovery Service here in St. Maelruain's as Mothering Sunday is a big day of celebration in Africa. This year, the African ladies felt it would be insensitive to Annama, one of our leading Indian ladies, as her husband John, our Churchwarden, has been in ICU in hospital since 25th January. So the decision was made to hold a healing Mothers Day service in the Chapel of Tallaght Hospital. It was lovely to see Donald Seale at the service along with his wife Theresa and their neighbours. Donald who for so many years was a faithful worshiper here in Tallaght has unfortunately been in and out of Tallaght Hospital over the last few years.

At the service we also prayed for John. He has been back in Tallaght Hospital following surgery in Beaumont for a couple of weeks and he has now moved out of ICU to the William Stokes Unit. While there has been a weekly improvement in his health, he still has a long way to go. Please remember John, Annama and their children Sharon and Sybil in your prayers. Thank you to Rev Obinna Ulogwara for organising the service, to Valerie for playing the organ and to Amy and Patricia for the refreshments after the service.

While on the subject of healing, as a member of the Diocesan Healing Committee I have been asked to take the lunch-time healing service in St. Anne’s, Dawson Street on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

I would like to wish all the readers of the Losset a very happy Easter. We look forward to this time of year of renewal with the trees budding, spring flowers blooming and the sound of birds nesting. May Easter also be a time to remind us of our spiritual growth and renewal.

God Bless, William.

Obinna's Window

















We recently had a guest preacher from London, the Revd. Canon Benjamin Enwuchola, the Chaplain for the International Community in the Diocese of London. Canon Ben was in Ireland on a six day consultation invitation by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) Ireland. Other parties include Dr Tani Omideyi of the Lighthouse Project Liverpool (an independent social gospel project): The redeemed Church of God and The Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Chaplaincy for the International Community. My wife and I hosted Canon Ben during his stay in Dublin. He preached at our sister Parish (Whitechurch) on Ash Wednesday and preached here in Tallaght Parish on the 1st Sunday in Lent. He had since returned to London and has sent a message that he was very grateful to the Parish and enjoyed the fellowship we shared together.

The relationship between the parish and the Chaplaincy continues to grow stronger. The parish recently nominated five people to represent her at the Diocesan Discovery Parish Link Representatives. These representatives we hope will join in an initial training being organised by the Chalplaincy at the Diocesan level. They will be commissioned by the Archbishop after their training. Their main duty is to help the local church leadership to provide an adequate welcome and balanced integration in our churches.

Photographed L to R: Chicka, Amy, William, Lionel, Canon Ben, Valerie, Obinna

Summer time - Clocks Change

Summer time begins on Sunday 30th March … Don’t forget to change your clocks!

School News March 2008

The first event that the children were involved in since we came back to school was during Christian Unity week, when we attended the Ecumenical Service in St. Maelruain’s Church, in Tallaght village. The children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class sang 2 songs and did a reading. This was a very worthwhile experience and the children sang beautifully.

It’s all systems go for Ms. Edel McGlynn and the Green School Committee. Edel has spent a huge amount of time putting together our “Application Folder,” well done to her. The children and parents on the committee are doing a great job too. We now have a Green Schools Code, selected by competition and written by Hannah Barrett.

“St. Maelruain’s School is green and cool
Recycle the waste without a trace
So go on give it a bash,
Take out the trash.”

Edel hopes to apply for our Green Flag before the 1st March deadline. Well done everybody, now watch this space!

This is the International Year of the Potato! Every school in the country has received a “Grow your own Potato” kit from Agri Aware; we planted our potatoes on Thursday 7th February at Assembly, they should be ready to harvest in June.

The 5th and 6th class “Bí Gnóthach” project is going very well. They have decided to do a Baking Project. They have called it “Baking Blasters.” Their slogan is “Baking Blasters, faster than light, we make ‘em just right.” They are doing a great job so far!

The children in 1st and 2nd class with their teacher, Ms. Caroline Rountree are going to the Civic Theatre on Friday 29th February to a production of “The Bus” by Maeve Ingoldsby and Philip Hardy. The theatre is within walking distance.

A football team coached by Ms. Karen Mooney, our secretary, took part in a Football Blitz event organised by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in the National Basketball Arena on Friday 8th February. Great fun was had by all. The team were given t-shirts and medals for participating.

Wedding

The wedding of Suzanne Moody (daughter of Gerard and Sylvia) and Marty Nutt took place on 7th February at 2.00pm. Congratulations to them both and we wish them both every happiness for the future.

Mothers' Union

On Monday 11th February we were visited by two ladies from T.I.P. (Trafficking in People). They told us that this very serious breach of human rights mostly affected women and children. They outlined ways in which we could watch out for suspect situations, even in our immediate community.

On Monday 10th March we will be going to the Civic Theatre to see Des Keogh in “The Love of the Hungry Farmer”. This is a charity event being organized by the local branch of the I.C.A.

Bowling Club

We have being busy with our League and Club matches over the last few weeks.

The Price team are through to the final of their group and they will play in Lucan on Thursday 10th April. The Rohu are in the final of their section and will play on Friday 4th April in Glenageary and we wish both teams the very best of luck. We wish the Hope team good wishes when they play their semi-final match in Stillorgan on Tuesday 4th March. Unfortunately the Miller lost to St Paul’s and we wish them the best of luck when they play their next match.

We are hosting the final of the McIllwaine on Tuesday 8th April and we wish both teams the best of luck. We are looking forward to the Annual bowling dinner on Friday 18th April in Stillorgan Park Hotel and we thank Bob Kerr for organising this event once again.

We send best wishes to Lettie Morrow and glad to hear she is making good progress. Heather Wright Hon Secretary

St. Patrick's Day Service

As St. Patrick’s Day falls during Holy Week this year, we will be having a St. Patrick’s Day service at 11am on Saturday 15th March 2008.

Boys' Brigade

All sections are working hard in preparation for the display on May 10th, 2008. Our fundraising efforts for Make a Wish Foundation are going well and it is hoped to hand a cheque over at the display. Anchor boys will do a sponsored walk to raise the final monies!

Junior Section are hoping to take part in the figure marching competition in April and are working on some dramas for the drama competition.

Many thanks to parent Ronnie Bailey who did some self defence work with company section recently.

Our numbers in the company have risen in the last year. It is wonderful to see so many boys interested in Boys Brigade and it is great to see the 2nd Dublin flourish once again.

The Officers wish everyone a very happy Easter. On Sunday 30th March the boys will provide refreshments after Sunday morning service in aid of the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice. This charity has been chosen by the Boy’s Brigade in Ireland for fundraising this year. The members would welcome your support for this worthy cause on Sunday 30th .

Whist

There will be NO Whist Drive in March due to the date falling during Holy Week. The next Whist Drive will be on Monday 21st April 2008 in the Old Hall.

Religious Services move to Longwave

RTE is closing its medium wave transmitter on 24th March and is relocation it’s programmes including the Sunday morning broadcast religious service to it’s long wave frequency. If you currently listen to RTE Radio 1 on MW you will need to retune you radio to RTE Radio 1 FM broadcasting between 88.2 and 90.0 Mhz. For further information check out www.rte.ie/staytuned or phone 01 208 3434.

Easter Vestry

The Easter Vestry (AGM) will take place on Sunday 13th April at 12pm following the 11am Morning Prayer Service in the Church.

This is an opportunity for you to come and see how the parish is doing. It is also an opportunity for you to have the chance to elect our Select Vestry (new committee) who run the parish on your behalf.