Service Times

Service Times

Each Sunday

8.30 am
Holy Communion in Small Hall of Parish Centre.

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

Key Safety Protocols - 6th Sept 2021 onwards

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

October Losset

Honorary Treasurer Needed!

An Honorary Treasurer is needed for the parish as soon as possible. If you
are interested or if you have any suggestions of someone suitable for this
Honorary position, please contact the Rector at 086 803 0239.

October: Regina Donoghue & Heather Kennedy November: Iris Harley &Victoria Osoho

The Church will be decorated for Harvest on Fri 15th October from 2pm – 4pm. Donations of flowers, fruit, vegetables and greenery gratefully accepted! A warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to come along and help.

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Classes will be beginning shortly. If you are interested in
Confirmation for your child please contact the Rector as soon as possible at
086 803 0239. The date for the Confirmation Service has been set for Sunday 7th November at 11.00am.


Our first drive of the new season was held on Monday 20th September
with a small crowd in attendance.

Thanks to Patricia Slack and Eileen Dunne who helped on the night. Donations for our raffle each month are always appreciated.

Our next drive will be held on Monday 18th October in the small hall at 8.00pm sharp. – George Furney.

Janet Edgely has kindly organised helpers for the kitchen for the coming months:
October: Muriel and Alex Bryan. November: Mary Lucas and Hendrjka Mahon.
December: All hands on deck for the Christmas ‘Turkey Drive’. January: Billy and
Anne Gould. Helpers needed for remaining months of the ‘Whist’ season! Contact
Janet Edgely at 087 294 3964 if you would like to help.

Mother's Union

Our Opening Service was held on 13th September at 8pm when Rev. Avril Bennett spoke to us on Count Your Blessings. We were very pleased to have 18 present at our opening meeting.
Diary Dates:
16th October (Saturday): Outing on Viking Splash OR if weather not suitable to Dubliana. Valerie already has a list of those planning to come along.

4th November: 11.15am Holy Communion Christ Church Cathedral (Tallaght, Malahide, Finglas, Kill o’ the Grange)

8th November: 8pm: Joy Gordon, Diocesan President. We have invited members from Clondalkin to join us.
TEA ROTA: Oct: Not Applicable – Outing . 8th Nov: Regina Donoghue

We will continue to support SAOIRSE and having checked with them they have chosen the following donations for Oct

October : Kitchen paper towels.

SAOIRSE send their sincere greetings and thank us for our commitment.

SUBSCRIPTION: Annual Subscription €25 : payable to Pam Stroughair as soon as possible.

We have patterns for matinee jackets for premature babies
and hats should anyone be interested in knitting for M.U.
projects. Valerie Deverell & Miriam Gibney.

School News

Welcome back to everyone! A special welcome back to our new 12 children in Junior Infants and 1 child in 1st class and of course all their parents. We have 79 children on roll this year.

We have had a lot of changes in our school over the summer holidays! Our wonderful Principal, Ms. Iris McMenamin retired officially on the 31st August and has been replaced by Mrs. Edel Beckett who is Acting Principal while also taking Junior and Senior Infants. Ms. Caroline Rountree, our Acting Deputy Principal is staying with 1st and 2nd Class, while Ms. Linda Morrow is replacing Ms. Annette Boles in 3rd and 4th Class for the year. Ms. Boles is taking on the role of Learning Support Teacher this year while Ms. Barnes is on career break. 5th and 6th Class are delighted to welcome their new teacher from Kerry, Ms. Marie O’ Donoghue. Mr. Séamus Vaughan will be with us again this year as Home School Teacher. We are delighted to have him back for another year. We wish everyone well in their new roles.

Short Tennis and swimming is well back up and running by now. Homework Club starts back on
Monday 27th September. Wayne Kelly from Rugby League will be taking 4th – 6th Classes for training once a week for the next six weeks.
This year the teachers will be doing special training with Discover Science. We will be doing lots of science experiments which we will pass on to the children. This will definitely make our science lessons very interesting this year!
Mrs. Beckett and Ms. Rountree are taking their classes to Corkagh Park on Friday 24th September for a nature walk. Fingers crossed we get a sunny day!
Children from J.I. to 2nd Class and 5th and 6th Class will be visiting Tallaght Library during October to take part in various activities during the Book Festival. 3rd and 4th class will be going to the Print Museum on Friday 8th October.
The classroom Parents’ Meetings will take place before the end of September.
On Friday 8th October the teachers and ten children from 5th and 6th Class will be going to Christ Church Cathedral for the start of year service.
We are as busy as ever here in St. Maelruain’s! See you next month!

Bowling club

The Bowling Club re-opened on 21st. Sept. and all members are welcome back after the summer break. Three club members attended the Bowling Association AGM in Clontarf on Tuesday 21st. Sept., where Mr. Bill Semple was elected President for the coming season. We look forward to a friendly match with Baltinglass Club in early October. We wish all our teams success in their League matches, which will be commencing shortly.