Service Times

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

Christmas Sing Along

Christmas Sing Along

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Noticeboard 24/05/2009

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

Sunday 24th May 2009
Family Service

Sun 24th,
7th Sunday of Easter

8.30am Holy Communion.
11.00am Family Service.
Logos crew members coming to talk about the Logos (floating Christian Book Shop, Sir John Rogerson's Quay).

3.00pm ISANDS (Irish stillbirth and neonatal death society) Blessing and remembrance service, Glasnevin Cemetery.

Sat 30th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the car park of the parish centre. Volunteers needed especially to man the gate. Please contact the Rector 086 803 0239.

2.45pm 'Hands Around Tallaght Hospital' 1500 adults and children needed to protest for the retention of the Children's Hospital in Tallaght which is planned to move to the new Mater Hospital site.

Sun 31st
Pentecost Sunday
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer

Mon 1st June
Bank Holiday. Rector available on his mobile phone 086 803 0239.

Wed 3rd
11.00am First Wednesday of the Month with Laying on of Hands for the Sick

Sat 6th
10.00 am SUMMER SALE in the parish centre. All the usual stalls, raffle, etc. Come along on the day, have a coffee and bring your family and friends to our main fundraising event of the year!

Sun 7th
Trinity Sunday
8.30am Holy Communion.
11.00am Holy Communion.

2.00pm Woodland guided nature walk before 3pm Ecumenical service 'Hope' with Firhouse P.P. Fr. Paddy Mullen at St. Colmchille's Well (top of Ballycullen Rd.)

7.00pm Concert in the Church featuring a Male Voice Choir from Finland.

Sun 14th
1st Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer.
Jobstown Community College 6th Year trip to help the Boston Projects (Retiring collection).

Mon 15th
8.00pm Whist Drive in the Small Hall of the Parish Centre.

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.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Noticeboard 17/05/2009

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

Sunday 17th May 2009
Holy Communion

Sun 17th,
6th Sunday of Easter

8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Holy Communion

Mon 18th
8.00pm Whist Drive in the Small Hall of the Parish Centre.

Tues 19th
2.00pm Parish School Board of Management meeting: Kilclare Ave, Jobstown
7.45pm Music Group Practice in the church. Singers and Musicians welcome.

Wed 20th
8.00pm Select Vestry meeting in the Long Room of the Parish Centre.

Thurs 21st
8.00pm Diocesan M.U. 'Children's Internet Safety' in Zion Parish Hall.

Fri 22nd
7.30pm Sunday School Socienty Bi-Centenary Celebration Concert in Rathfarnham Parish Church, in aid of Sightsavers. €10 / children free.

Sun 24th
7th Sunday of Easter
8.30am Holy Communion.
11.00am Family Service.
Logos crew members coming to talk about the Logos (floating Christian Book Shop, Sir John Rogerson's Quay).

Sat 30th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the car park of the parish centre. Volunteers needed especially to man the gate. Please contact the Rector 086 803 0239.

2.45pm 'Hands Around Tallaght Hospital' 1500 adults and children needed to protest for the retention of the Children's Hospital in Tallaght which is planned to move to the new Mater Hospital site.

Sun 31st
Pentecost Sunday
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer

11.00am Jobstown Community College 6th Yr trip to help the Boston Projects.

Mon 1st June
Bank Holiday. Rector available on his mobile phone 086 803 0239.

Wed 3rd
11.00am First Wednesday of the Month with Laying on of Hands for the Sick

Sat 6th
10.00 am SUMMER SALE in the parish centre. All the usual stalls, raffle, etc. Come along on the day, have a coffee and bring your family and friends to our main fundraising event of the year!

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.

Rector's Letter May 2009

A Word from William

We continued with our Lenten services using the Church’s Ministry of Healing Lenten course ‘Soul Spark’and began Holy Week on Palm Sunday with pampas grass at the end of each pew, instead of palm leaves, to remind us that Jesus was a King with the people for little more that a day. A service followed each night of Holy Week concluding with Easter Sunday.

Thank you to the ladies who so beautifully decorated the church for Easter.

On the evening of Easter Sunday there was a Concert in the Church featuring young traditional Swedish musicians ‘FIKA’ along with ‘LONNRA’ who are young traditional Irish musicians. It was a very enjoyable evening.

The Boy’s Brigade Display took place on 25th April, which was very enjoyable. I am very grateful to the three Dads who have volunteered to come on board as leaders.

Following Lent and Easter I was delighted to be able to continue with our joint Alpha course, which at this time is being run in St. Dominic’s. This is my third time to take part in an Alpha course and I am enjoying the experience.

At this time of year second level students are preparing for state exams and third level are in the midst of exams. May I take this opportunity to wish all those parishioners who are sitting exams the very best with their studies and hope that they are not too stressed or overwhelmed by the work involved.

God Bless William

Whist Drive

We held our April Drive on Monday 20th with a reasonable attendance.

Our thanks to Sylvia Moody’s sister Olive who was home on holidays and helped out on the night.

Donations for our raffle are much appreciated each month. The next drive will take place on 18th May in the Small Hall at 8.00pm. George Furney – Hon. Secretary.

Boys' Brigade

The display took place on Saturday April 25th. Our inspecting officer was Douglas Bailey, former Captain of the company. We were delighted to welcome Douglas back along with Muriel for the evening . There was a good turnout of family and friends to see the hard work the boys have been doing over the last year. We were very pleased also to see some parishioners at the display and their help at the end of the night was greatly appreciated. Thank you to all of you for your help with the clearing of the hall and in the kitchen.

All sections entertained us very well throughout the evening. The Anchors and Junior section boys singing was very enjoyable and of course the Anchor boys always provide plenty of entertainment with their skipping and tumbling activities.

Company section along with juniors gave an excellent display on the vaulting horse with some fun vaulting thrown in. To finish up the evening, Junior section performed the drama that won them the Battalion drama competition recently. The boys hope to perform this moving drama at the family service at some stage in the future.

The display would not be the same if we didn’t have Peter O’Callaghan and the 1st Dublin Co. band to play for us. They are a huge help to us during the whole year. Many thanks lads!

This year we were very pleased to have two winners of the Presidents Badge in Company Section, Robert Styles and Alex Graham. This award is the second highest in Boy’s Brigade and is only awarded when all badges have been achieved and certain targets met and leadership is shown as laid out in the programme for the award. The award is well deserved by Robert and Alex who have many years of service in the company and have displayed their exceptional willingness to take part in all activities of Boy’s Brigade. Well done to you both.

Company awards on the night were as follows:

Anchor Boy Cup; Jake Elliot

Whitten Junior Cup ; Adam O’Rourke

Recruits Cup: Lionel Deverell.

Laughlin Trophy: Denzel Ezekwe

Junior Section Bible Shield; Senan Barrett.

Laughlin Millennium Shield: Jordan Aherne

Captains Shield; Robert Styles.

Squad Cup: Alex Graham

Company Section Shield: Ogaga Nwagiriga

Attendance prizes: Alex Graham, Lionel Deverell, Jonathan Lynch, Jake Elliot.

Trophies were also awarded to Junior Section to mark their achievement in winning the Battalion drama award:

At the end of the evening, the officers presented Douglas Bailey with a gift to thank him for his many years of loyal service to the company.

Junior section boys are off to Kilkenny for their week end away in May, while Anchor boys are off to Fort Lucan shortly.

As we close for another session, we would like to thank the leaders, John Donoghue, Terry Barrett, Linda McGlynn, Susan Carroll, Rachel Mc Coy and Evan Mc Auley for their commitment and for all the hard work throughout the year.

This year also we were lucky to have Amy Deverell and Emma O’Rourke assist with Anchors and Juniors as part of their work towards their Presidents Award. The girls were of great assistance and it is hoped they might consider returning in September to continue working with the boys.

We plan to re open on 25th September.

Happy holidays everyone!

Mothers' Union

Our AGM was held following Holy Week Service on Monday 6th April 2009. Valerie thanked Pam Stroughair – Treasurer, Tea Ladies Carol Laughlin , Regina Donoghue and the secretary for their work throughout the year. A lively discussion then took place on suggestions for the coming year followed by a Bring & Buy and supper.

Our outing is planned for Saturday 16th May to Armagh Cathedral and we will be joined by
members of our neighbouring parish Clondalkin. We still have some seats available should any other parishioner wish to join us. Full details of the day available from Valerie or Miriam.............

Miriam Gibney & Valerie Deverell

St Maelruain’s Mothers Union Project: SAOIRSE.
Thank you to all for your hand and tea towels for our April contribution. For May they have asked for kitchen rolls…please bring them along on 16th May…. It was unanimously agreed to continue contributing monthly to June 09, recommencing in September 09.

Bowling Club

The Club held its AGM on Tues. 28th April last. Jim Bird was elected our new Captain. Our annual Barbeque is planned for Sat. 20th. June, weather permitting, at the home of our ex-captain Bill Gould.

Our Club reopens again on 22nd. September next. Wishing all our members a sunny summer.

A. Fletcher Hon Sec.

Baptism

On Sat 25th April Heather Katya Krebs, daughter of Simon and Marsha was baptised. We pray for Heather and her family as she begins her Christian life.

We welcome to St. Maelruain's the Krebs family as new parishioners who were originally from Germany and Wales, respectively.

Summer Sale 6th June

Saturday 6th June 2 at 10am

Yes, it’s that time of year again ! The Summer Sale is the parish’s main fundraiser of the year. As we face these recessional times please do what you can to make this year’s sale a big success! You are being given plenty of time to clear out those cupboards and give your unwanted treasure to the parish sale! Make a donation to the gift stall – book stall – toy stall - plant stall - bric-a-brac, funiture or groceries. The raffle is the biggest earner at the sale so please make an effort to sell tickets to your family and friends. Contact Ronnie Scott for tickets at 086 804 5090.

Help is always needed on the day if you would like to give a hand on the stalls or any other way contact. Ronnie Scott or the parish office 462 6006

Following the raffle the biggest money maker at the sale is the bottle stall, Ronnie Scott makes a huge effort every year seeking donations of ‘bottles’ if you would like to give to the bottle stall, there will be a basket in the church porch for donations of bottles (and groceries for the cake and groceries stalls) or contact the parish office.

Please Bake a cake for the cake stall, come on the day and have tea / coffee and bring your family and friends!

If everybody in the parish made a small effort we will ensure the success of this our main fundraising event of the year.

Easter Vestry

We held our Easter Vestry on Sunday 19th April in the Church following a shortened Morning Prayer service, which proved very successful. There were fifteen people standing for election. We had as least twice the number of people attending than in previous years when the Easter Vestry was held mid week in the Small Hall. Thank you to the outgoing members for all their hard work and welcome to the new members.

The following were elected onto the Select Vestry:

Select Vestry: Jim Bird; Vivienne Bright, Alex Bryan; Jane Carroll (Hon. Treasurer); David Edgar; Brian Good; Billy Gould, Percy Griffin, Mary Lucas; Anne O’Halloran; Ronnie Scott; Gail Sheridan; Ronnie Wallace (Hon. Secretary).

Parish Officers:

Rector`s Churchwarden: Boswell Huxley

People`s Churchwarden: Patricia Byrne

Sidespersons: Joseph Jeevanayagorn, Kathleen McEndoo

Rector`s Glebewarden: Desmond Haine

People`s Glebewarden: Alroy Hofmeester

Thank you to the out going Rector’s Churchwarden Joseph Jeevanayagorn for all his work last year. He has agreed to act as Sidesperson to Boswell Huxley this coming year. Thank you to Gail Sheridan the outgoing people’s Churchwarden for all her work and to Mary Lucas, Jane Carroll and Hendrikje Mahon who acted as her Sidespersons.

Concert

There will be a concert in the Church featuring a male voice choir from Finland on Sunday 7th June at 7pm.

Local Elections

We have two parishioners who are running for election in the up coming local elections. David Hutchinson Edgar is running as an Independent and Tendai Madondo is running for the Green Party. We wish them both well and congratulate them on their civic responsibility.

Logos

The Logos Hope ship will be berthed from Friday 15th May to Monday 1st June on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. This ship is a floating Christian book shop as well as having the capacity to hold up to 1,000 visitors at a time with facilities for catering, health services and schooling. For more information contact the Rector at 086 803 0239.

Country Air Association

The association was originally formed in the late nineteenth Century to enable needy parents, children and the unemployed to have a holiday in Ireland or perhaps a fare to England. In these days of financial uncertainty there may be people in the parish who previously had no need, who could now avail of some assistance in planning a break.

Please contact the Rector 086 803 0239 for an application form (discretion assured) for this summer by the end of May.

Concert

Sunday School Society Bi-Centenary Celebration
CONCERT
'A Celebration of Childhood'
Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm in Rathfarnham Parish Church
Children's Choirs, Singer Imelda Morris and the Stedfast Band - including Junior Choirs from the parishes of Rathfarnham, Taney, Kilternan & Mount MerrionTickets €10 (Children Free)
Proceeds to Sightsavers
Tickets available at the door.