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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, 20 June 2009

Rector's Letter June 2009

A Word from William...

On Sunday the 10th May, during Christian Aid Week, we were delighted to welcome Tendai Mondondo as the speaker on behalf of Christian Aid. She spoke of her experiences working in various locations around the world particularly on gender- based violence and how important the work of Christian Aid is as it improves the quality of life for so many.

In the following week the Refugee Drop in Centre who use our Small Hall on a weekly basis held a coffee morning in aid of Christian Aid Week. The women of the centre provided the refreshments which was more of a feast that a coffee morning! Tendai also came to speak to those attending reiterating the subject matter of her Sunday morning visit.

On the Sunday 24th May we were visited by some of the crew members of the Logos Ship. The ship is a converted car ferry and it now functions as a floating bargain book - fare with a crew of 400 self supporting volunteer crew members from 45 different nations. They sell all sorts of books from general - interest, reference, careers, family life to bibles and Christian books. Perhaps the next time the ship is moored in Dublin you might consider visiting.

At this time of year when all the parish organisations are winding down for the year I have been attending the various AGM’s. I enjoyed both the Boy’s Brigade and Girl’s Brigade displays, it was great to see the culmination of the children’s hard work throughout the year. Congratulations to the leaders on all that they do for the children. I also attended the table tennis dinner in Joel’s and I am looking forward to the bowls bar- b –que in a few weeks time.

I hope that all the readers of the Losset have a lovely summer while remembering those doing exams and that this glorious weather continues.

Girls' Brigade

We are at the end of another year and after a wonderful Display we break for the summer months.

I have special ‘Thank Yous’ to say at this time to all my Leaders and helpers who give so willingly their time and talent to work with all the girls in so many ways.

We had a very successful year with the Junior / Senior team winning silver medals at the District club camp and the Explorers winning gold medals in the hoop competitions and silver medals in the modern dance competition.

At the National Modern Dance competition the Brigaders were recalled with three other teams for 4th place, they performed brilliantly and came out winners, we were all over the moon.

During the year the Junior and Seniors did a personal hygiene course which is a great training at their age 9 – 12 years and they all enjoyed, learned a lot and thank Sharon. They also had great fun decorating tee-shirts with re-cycled goods.

The explorers recycled materials to make models of company members and they looked fantastic.

We had a non uniform day when all the girls wear their own gear and Sharon, Nicola and Dara painted the Explorers nails beautifully with little flowers, stars and patterns. We did this because they wouldn’t normally be allowed nail-varnish in their uniform. We were delighted to contribute €262.00 to the District who presented a cheque for €2000 to The Sunshine Children’s Hospice.

We also had a very productive time knitting baby hats. We have over 300 hats to give to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and The Coombe Hospital for their premature baby units.

At the end of the Display the company awards were presented as follows:

The Scripture Cup: Carolyn Crampton
1st Year Junior plaque: Lynda Lynch
Brigader Cup: Lauren Crampton
Senior Cup: Anita Joseph
Junior Cup: Kate O’Rourke
Junior Progress Cup: Joy Nwagagira
Senior Uniform Medal: Carolyn Crampton
Junior Uniform Medal: Kate O’Rourke
Explorer Cup: Alanna Heurie
Explorer Progress Cup: Emma Laughlin
Explorer Uniform Medal: Jade Willoughby
Best All Round 5’s Cup: Abby Phelan
Character Cup: Hannah Gamble
P.E. Cup: Stephanie Graham
Explorer Skipping Cup: Jade Willoughby
O’Halloran Skipping Cup: Carolyn Crampton
Drill Down Plaque: Emma O’Rourke
Popularity Cup: Fiona Monahan
Lieutenants Cup: Andrea Gardiner

We wish everyone a lovely summer and will look forward to seeing you all again in early September when all girls will hear from us and any girl of any age will be very welcome to join in the fun –
Captain Carol Fox 295 3547.

Whist Drives

We held our May drive on Monday 18th which was well supported.

Special thanks to Noelle Lewis who gave her services on the night and also to those who donate items to our raffle each month, much appreciated.

Our last drive before our Summer Break will take place on Monday 15th June in the small hall at 8pm. Happy Holidays – George Furney.

Mothers' Union

Visit to Armagh Cathedral & St Patricks Trian Visitor - Centre 16th May 2009.

We had a very enjoyable day despite the weather! Thirty Seven of us, including friends and Clondalkin Mothers Union Members ventured forth at 9am on Saturday morning 16th May.

Our first stop was at the Carrickdale Hotel, for tea, coffee and scones. When we reached Armagh the sun had broken through. We had a guided tour of St Patrick’s Cathedral, followed by a visit to the Trian Visitor Centre and some of us also had some retail therapy!

On the way home we stopped in Ardee at Hunters Hotel for a four course meal.

St Maelruain’s Mothers Union Project: SAOIRSE.

It was unanimously agreed to continue donating until June and commence again in September. I have delivered the paper towels and for June they would like strong plastic sacks which you can bring along to the Summer Sale OR leave in the Church Porch for collection by me.

Wishing you all a great summer.
Miriam Gibney
Valerie Deverell

School News

These notes were received in time for the Church Review Magazine deadline on 15th May. Hopefully the principal will give us an update in September.

The summer term is always a busy one and this year is no exception. Our Whole School Evaluation (WSE) report will be posted on the web eventually, with the holidays coming up it’s difficult to know whether it will be before or after the summer. The Board of Management (BOM) and staff were presented with a draft version orally on 31st March. We were quite happy with it.

We had a Special Needs Assistants review on Tuesday 5th May. A decision on our allocation of resources will be given shortly.

As usual we are involved in the National Spring Clean, unfortunately on the day we planned was so wet that we had to postpone it for a week. Thank you to those parents who helped.

The Department of Education and Science has called all Principals and members of the Special Education Teams to a seminar on, “Meeting the Needs of Students with Special Educational Needs through Individualised Planning.” This was on 7th May.

A very exciting concept called “Marine Dimensions” is coming to our school on Tuesday 12th May to show slides of marine life to the children in Junior Infants to 4th class. They will have a Touch-Pool with them, the children will get to handle some of the creatures. On Thursday 14th they will present the same show for the children in 5th and 6th class who will then go on “Safari” to Sandycove!

3rd and 4th class with Ms. Annette Boles are going to the Ark on Friday 15th to do a Dance and Percussion workshop.

On Tuesday 26th May, Ms. Caroline Rountree is taking 1st and 2nd class, with Ms. Bernie Dixon (SNA) to the Ark for a Fossil Art workshop.

Induction Day for the new children and their Parents who are coming to our school in September will take place on Wed 27th May.

Edel will be going on Maternity Leave on Thursday 28th May. We wish her every luck and we’re eagerly waiting to hear the good news in June! Edel’s replacement will be Ms. Karen Hendy.

The children in 5th & 6th class will be going on their school tour to Dalkey Quarry and Killiney Hill, they will be abseiling and orienteering! The rest of the school are all going to the Little Gym in Liffey Valley on 16th June.

There will be a School Development Planning day on Tuesday 9th June, the children will have the day off.

Thanks to the School Completion Programme the whole school will be going to the Civic Theatre for a production of Peter Pan on the 12th June. We will look forward to the treat!

The children in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class will be going to a Sports Day, organised by Citywise, on Thursday 11th June. Our School Sports Day will be on Friday 19th June, starting at 10.00am. There will be a football match between our school and St. John’s National School, Clondalkin on Thursday 24th June. Up St. Maelruain’s!

The Art Exhibition will take place on Thursday 25th June and the 6th Class Graduation will be on Friday 26th June. School will close for the summer vacation on Tuesday 30th June re-opening for the new school year on Monday 31st August.

Table Tennis Club

The Thursday night Table Tennis Club has closed up for the summer following the AGM on Thur 14th May.

Towards the end of the season the club was going through a very strong patch with numbers attending up considerably. In fact there have been up to 18 players in the club towards the end of the season which created a great buzz in the hall. All standards are catered for and new members will be welcome to join come the new season in September 2009.

In 2008/2009 season St Maelruain’s had two teams in the UCTTL, one played Div. 1 and the second team played Div 2. Congratulation to the first team (Anthony Iyere, David Gibbons and Sharon Gibbons) on finishing 2nd in Div. 1 and runners up to York Road. Both teams got to the finals of their respective Cup competitions and our first team won the Cup in Div. 1.

Unfortunately our second team (Bobby Wilson, Claire Burke and David Gould) could not all attend on the finals due to other commitments (Australia in the case of a Gould!) so they had to withdraw from the competition.

Before the club closed for the summer, we ran off the club tournaments forthe Ernie May Trophy and for the Shield. Winners were David Gibbons (who beat Sharon Gibbons in the final) & Brian Gibney who beat Tommy Dunne for the Shield. Well done to both David &Brian. Andrew Seymour – Hon. Sec.

Discovery 5th Anniversary

Discovery 5th Anniversary service of ‘Discovery Ministry’ takes place on Sunday 5th July in Christchurch Cathedral at 3.00pm. The preacher will be The Very Revd. Patrick Towers. There will be light refreshments served in the Crypt after the service.

‘Discovery is the Diocesan Ministry of Pastoral care for all non Irish and Irish as well’

Fathers' Day

Don’t forger Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June, which also happens to be the date for June Family service.

Condolences

Our deepest sympathy to Alan Singleton and the rest of the Singleton family on the death of Alan’s Mother, Olive. The funeral took place on Friday 29th May in St. Mary’s, Crumlin.

In Mission

Copies of the summer CMS Ireland magazine are in the Church Porch. Please feel free to take one and read about the work that CMS is doing around the world.

Cleaner Required

The Parish is currently looking for a cleaner for the Parish Centre, one morning per week. If you think you may be interested, please send in an application with your details to: The Parish Office, St. Maelruain's Parish Centre, Main St, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

The Bible Quiz

The Bible Quiz
A sincere thanks to everyone for their support of
the bible quiz.
Congratulations to Florence Langrell from Co.
Wicklow. The quiz raised €456 for the roof fund.
Please see the answers below – Vivienne Bright.

Amos Mark Luke John
Joel Judges Job Hebrews
Esther Acts James Ruth
Romans Titus Matthew Genisis
Philemon Chronicles Daniel Nahum
Hosea Lamentations Revelations Timothy
Samuel Numbers Malachi Peter
Exodus Kings

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Noticeboard 14/06/2009

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 14th June 2009
Morning Prayer

Sun 14th,
1st Sunday
after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion 1 Samuel 15: 34-16: 13, Pg. 287; Mark 4: 26-34, Pg. 1006

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.

Wed 17th
8.00pm Select Vestry Meeting in the long room of the Parish Centre.

Sun 21st
2nd Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion 1 Sam 17 (1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49, Pg. 288; Mark 4: 35-41, Pg.1006

11.00am Fathers' Day. Primary School 6th Class end of year service.

2.00pm MAD 2009 Christian music festival in Glenealy, Wicklow www.mad2009.com for more information.

Tues 23rd
7.45pm Music Group practice in the church. Singers and Musicians welcome.

Sun 28th
3rd Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion 2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27, Pg. 304; Mark5: 21-43, Pg. 1007

11.00am Family Service. Brian McCormack from the I.T.T. coming to speak on his work in Kenya.

Wed 1st
11.00am First Wedesday of the Month Holy Communion with laying on of hands for the sick.

Sat 4th
10.00am Car Boot Sale in the car park of the Parish Centre.

Sun 5th
4th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion 2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10 Ph 308; Mark 6: 1-13, Pg. 1008

11.00am Holy Communion

3.30pm 'Discovery' 5th Anniversary Multicultural Service in Christchurch Cathedral, followed by refreshments in the Crypt.

Sun 12th
5th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion 2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b-19, Pg 308; Mark 6: 14-20, Pg. 1008

11.00am Morning Prayer. National Day of Commemeration.

Sat 18th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the car park of the parish centre.

12.30pm Wedding of Philip Bailey and Patricia McCarthy.

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.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Noticeboard 07/06/2009

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 7th June 2009
Holy Communion

Sun 7th,
Trinity Sunday

8.30am Holy Communion.
11.00am Holy Communion.

2.00pm Woodland guided Well / Nature Walk before:

3.00pm Ecumenical Service 'Hope' with Firhouse P.P., Fr. Paddy Mullen at St. Columchille's Well (top of Ballycullen Rd).

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

Tues 9th

7.45pm Music Group Practice in the Church. Singers and Musicians welcome.

8.00pm Information evening on trips to Israel, Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley.

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.

Wed 17th
8.00pm Select Vestry Meeting in the long room of the Parish Centre.

Sun 21st
2nd Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Fathers' Day. Primary School 6th Class end of year service.

Tues 23rd
Music Group practice in the church. Singers and Musicians welcome.

Thurs 25th
Art Exhibition in our primary school, Kilclare Avenue, Jobstown.

Sun 28th
3rd Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Family Service. Brian McCormack from the I.T.T. coming to speak on his work in Kenya.

Wed 1st
11.00am First Wedesday of the Month Holy Communion with laying on of hands for the sick.

Sat 4th
10.00am Car Boot Sale in the car park of the Parish Centre.

Sun 5th
4th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Holy Communion

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.