Service TimesEach Sunday
Holy Communion in Small Hall of Parish Centre.
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
On the afternoon of 25th January the local Christian Unity Week service took place in St. Dominic’s, Old Bawn. It was a lovely service and it was followed by leisurely fellowship at the tea / coffee afterwards.
In February we said a sad farewell to our longstanding parishioners Stuart and Eileen Whitten. They have sold their home in Templeogue and have moved to Nenagh, Co Tipperary to be closer to their daughter Lynn and family. Stuart and Eileen were faithful worshipers here in St. Maelruain's all their married lives and founded the parish Bowling Club. Eileen organised the Flower Guild until just a few years ago as well as always being gladly on hand for any parish event. Stuart and Eileen were always very supportive to the Boy’s Brigade, Stuart being a former Captain. I will miss them and wish them every future happiness in their new home.
We welcomed back to the parish Lettie Morrow in February. She is now resident in Kiltipper Woods nursing home. We hope that she will be happy there and trust that parishioners will visit her.
At the beginning of February, Valerie and myself were invited to the Tallaght District Credit Union’s 40th annual dinner in the Maldron Hotel.
Our joint Alpha course started in the contact centre in St. Dominic’s on Wednesday 11th February with a meal.
Sunday 22nd was family service and was followed as usual by refreshments in the main hall which were hosted by John and Annama Samuel to celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary and to give thanks for John’s recovery from his illness. Thanks to John and Annama for the lovely spread and to the other Indian Parishioners who helped them.
God Bless William
“One of the key contributions that we can each make as individuals and as churches is to pray. We can and must pray about our own difficulties and about the crises that others face as well” + John Dublin and Glendalough.
Lord God, we live in disturbing days: across the world, prices rise, debts increase, banks collapse, jobs are taken away, and fragile security is under threat. Loving God, meet us in our fear and hear our prayer: be a tower of strength amidst the shifting sand, and a light in the darkness; help us receive your gift of peace, and fix our hearts where true joys are to be found, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
‘Redundant’ – the word says it all- ‘useless, unnecessary,
without purpose, surplus to requirements.’
Thank you, Heavenly Father, that in the middle of the sadness, the anger, the uncertainty, the pain, I can talk to you. Hear me as I cry out in confusion, help me to think clearly, and calm my soul, as life carries on, may I know your presence with me each and every day. And as I look to the future, help me to look for fresh opportunities, for new directions. Guide me by your Spirit, and show me your path, through Jesus, the way, the truth and the life. Amen.
Tallaght Spring Clean Week
6th – 11th April
(Tallaght Against Litter Campaign)
TALC was set up as a result of the very poor rating for Tallaght in the Nationally run Businesses Against Litter.
10th March Who am I ?
18th March Who is God to me?
25th March Healing prayer.
1st April Journeying on.
There will be services each night of Holy Week at 8.00pm.
With the weather warming up and the evenings getting longer, we will be heading out into the hills for a hike or two.
Once again, we are appealing for new leaders for the year beginning in September next, to replace leaders stepping down. We have a serious shortage of leaders in the company and without the required number to comply with regulations, the company may have difficulty remaining open. We need committed people for Friday nights. Good leadership skills are essential and B.B experience would be helpful, though training courses are held on a regular basis. Please consider offering help. For further information, please contact John at 4522930 after 6pm.
Next meeting will be on 9th March when Claire Missen, Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy will speak to us on “Relationship Matters.”
As always, our meeting is open to anyone who cares to attend - you will be most welcome.
SAOIRSE were most grateful for the selection of baby products handed in to them following our February meeting. We are really pleased with the support and enthusiasm of our members for what will be an ongoing project.
For March they would like anti bacterial hand wash.
Finally, for those of you having celebrations during the month can we again remind you of the cards available in the porch, crafted by some of our members, in aid of the Roof Fund…please support their efforts!
Date for your Diary:
24th March - Mother’s Union Award
& Variety Show National Concert Hall
Also thanks to all who donate raffle prizes each month, your support is much appreciated.
Our next whist drive will be on Monday 16th March in the small hall at 8.00pm - Hon. Sec. George Furney.
Ms. Erica Mulholland, our DEIS (Developing Equality of Opportunity in Schools) facilitator came in to the classrooms on Tuesday 20th January doing some Maths for Fun. The children loved it! Erica will be returning on three consecutive Thursday to do Writing Recovery Training with the individual members of staff.
The children in 5th and 6th class participated in the West Tallaght Credit Union Table Quiz on Friday 30th January. One of our teams came in 4th place. Well done!
Four children from 5th and 6th class went to a discussion forum on Wednesday 4th February, Callum Street, Anastasia Kychygina, Sarah McAllister and Seán Berry Cronin. This is organised by South Dublin County Council, Comhairle na nÓg and is a wonderful opportunity for children to have their voices heard.
The 5th and 6th class visit to Croke Park was a great success on Thursday 5th February, the workshop was on Setanta and it was great fun. The Irish rugby team had a training session but we weren’t allowed to watch!
Building work has commenced on the storage extension to the rear the Main Hall. This will replace the existing storage containers, and make life easier for all clubs in moving equipment into and out of our hall. May we thank all those who are helping with the work.
The Indoor Bowling Association annual dinner takes place on Friday 3rd. April next in the Stillorgan Park Hotel. Members wishing to attend should give their names to our Club Captain without delay.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353
Sunday 15th March 2009
Sun 15th, 3rd Sunday of Lent
8.30am Holy Communion. St. Patrick's Confession.
11.00am Holy Communion.
12.00pm Summer Sale planning meeting.
8.00pm Whist Drive in the small hall.
11.00am St. Patrick's Day Holy Communion Service.
8.00pm Irish Variety Ensemble Brass and Reed Band concert in aid of the Church Roof Appeal.
8.00pm Lenten Service. Topic: Who is God to me?
4th Sunday of Lent
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Service and Mothering Sunday. Tea / Coffee after church in aid of the Sunday School Socienty project, "Sightsavers".
8.00pm Mothers' Union Project Awards and Variety Show in the National Concert Hall.
7.30pm Financial training for School Chairmen, Treasurers and Parent Representatives in the College of Education, Rathmines.
8.00pm Lenten Service. Topic: Healing prayer.
5th Sunday of Lent
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer.
The clock goes forward (we lose an hour)
3.00pm Brainarama in Castleknock Parish Centre. All Primary School age children. 3.00pm - 5.00pm.
7.30pm Financial training for School Chairmen, Treasurers and Parent Representatives in Killiney Parish School, Wyvern Rd., Glenageary.
11.00am First Wednesday of the month Holy Communion and laying on of hands for the sick.
8.00pm Lenten Service. Topic: Journeying on.
Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.