A word from William.........
On Tues 2nd November the I.T.T. prize giving took place in the church, which I opened. The conferral ceremonies took place in the basket ball arena on the following two days which I also attended.
Following the conferrals on the 3rd , I went to a ‘Let’s stop the demand for human trafficking’ conference to challenge men to stand up to the misuse of women.
On 7th November the Archbishop John Neill came to Tallaght for the confirmation of Anita and Benita Joseph, daughters of our Church warden Joseph. Their Mum, Beena, provided a delicious Indian lunch in the parish centre. It was a lovely occasion and it was possibly the last time we will welcome the Archbishop as he is retiring in January. This Sunday was also the date for the return of the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, the returned boxes went to the new Irish lead ‘Team Hope’.
On Remembrance Sunday we had the act of remembrance with a bugler from the Tallaght Youth Band at a service at 10.45am before the 11am service. We hope that people will support the Tallaght Youth Band concert on Monday 6th Dec at 8,00pm in the Tallaght Community School, Balrothery.
I am delighted that a new principal has been appointed to our Parish School. Ms Berna Daly who, like our former principal Iris comes to us from Rathmichael Parish School, will take up her new post in January and we welcome her and wish her well.
We had a concert in the Church on 19th Nov. organised by and featuring Jim Ward. It was one of the nicest concerts that we have had in recent times, it was both spiritual and yet not too high brow. Unfortunately I had to leave early to attend the ‘Tallaght Person of the Year’.
I attended an International conference on anti Semitism and holocaust denial on 18th and 19th Nov. in Trinity College. I was horrified to find that the Jewish people have been hated and persecuted as long as there have been Jews, even in countries from where they were absent.
On 23rd CMS launched their new course on Local Mission called Discovery which we are considering using for Lent.
On 25th I took part in the Remembrance Mass in Kiltipper Nursing Home, which is an annual event.
May I take this opportunity to wish all the readers of the Losset a very happy Christmas and New Year. I look forward to seeing many of you at the various services over the Christmas period.
God bless William
Most of the members braved the freezing conditions to attend the enrolment service on Sunday 28th November.
We are very grateful to Peter O'Callaghan from the 1st Dublin Co, who played the organ in place of the band who were unable to make it from various parts of the city due to the snow. All the leaders along with an almost full turn out of boys were enrolled for the coming
year. Thank you to all who came to the service, which was followed by a cup of tea and some very nice home made goodies, most of which were made by leader Mark Parkhill.
On December 10th, we are expecting a visit from Santa to B.B. We have had a reliable tip off, so Anchor boys better be on their best behaviour between this and then............just in case!
On the same night, all sections will have their Christmas party to finish up this session.
We would be grateful if anybody in possession of any uniforms that are not in use would return them to the company, in order for them to be used by other members. Perhaps you have a uniform that was given to your child and he has not returned to BB. As new uniforms are expensive, we really need them back as soon as possible. Many thanks.
On 4th November Tallaght Mothers Union hosted refreshments following the 11.15am Service in Christ Church Cathedral.
We were very privileged to have Joy Gordon speak to us on 8th November and were also delighted to welcome some Clondalkin Members.Thursday 2nd December 11.15am….Mothers Union Communion Service in Christ Church Cathedral.
Friday 10th December….Christmas Sing Along…we would be very grateful for donations towards a raffle hamper.
Monday 13th December at 8pm we plan to have a Beetle Drive and
Festive Supper. Please remember to add your name to the list for our January night out!
Monday 10th January 2011 : “Christmas Night Out” – Venue The Grill Room, Maldron Hotel, Old Kingswood Village (first exit off N7 from Newlands Cross) The cost per two persons will be €65 which includes a bottle of house wine.
Advance notice of our February meeting on 14th February at 8pm when we will have a talk on Mindfulness. Any parishioners interested (male or female) will be most welcome to join us.
SAOIRSE , our local charity, continue to be very grateful for our monthly donations of day to day items. For December they would like black plastic sacks and bubble bath/shower gels or ladies nightwear. Please bring along on 13th December.
Monday 13th December: All Members to bring something festive.
Thank you Janet Edgely for co-ordinating the supper.
Monday 14th February: Mary Lucas
Wishing everybody a wonderful Christmas Season!
We hope that everyone enjoyed the mid- term break and had a happy and safe Halloween
Before the Halloween break, we had a very generous donation of a new computer for the office from a local business man, Mr. Johnnie Lin. He very generously responded to a plea from
Karen, and we are delighted now to have a computer in the office that actually works! Mr. Lin spoke to the children at our Harvest Assembly on Thursday 21st October, and the staff and children were able to show our appreciation to him. At our Harvest Assembly the children brought in lots of food for the Simon Community, which was donated to their Shelter for homeless men and women. Well done to everyone for giving so much- we received a lovely letter from the Simon Community thanking us for the very kind donation. The Board Game Playing Day and the Fancy Dress Party on Friday 22nd October went really well, with 5th and 6th class providing plenty of Halloween games for the children to play. We raised the sum of €148 for Temple Street Hospital.
This year we have decided to support the Liberties Community in their bid to collect food for Christmas Hampers to give to the needy in our community. There will be a box in the school
porch for any items that you would like to donate, and the closing date for the collection of food is Friday 19th November.
We have plenty going on this month and next. Maths for fun is still running in 1st and 2nd Class. We will be starting the Maths for fun in the Infant classroom next so we will be looking for plenty of parents to volunteer. Ms. Boles and Ms. O’Donoghue along with Geraldine and various parents are doing a Power Hour every day with 5th and 6th Class focusing on English Literacy. The children are really enjoying it and have been promised a trip at the end of the Programme as a treat.
The Dental Nurse will be coming to the school on Friday 5th November to talk to parents in the Parents Room. All are welcome to attend for a chat, and a cuppa.
The children in 5th and 6th Class will be going on a field trip to the Croke Park Museum on Friday 5th November.
Next week will be a very busy one in our school. The Book Fair is coming and we will have our own Book Week. There are plenty of activities planned; including Shared Reading and a Storyteller, Mr. Liam Farrell will be coming
to visit as well. The children are busy at the moment reading lots of books for the Readathon which ends on 15th November.
On Thursday 25th November the school will close at 12p.m. for a staff meeting. The school will be closed on Friday 26th November for our annual shopping day.
The Christmas Bazaar, organised by the Parents Association will take place in school on Friday 3rd December. There will be raffle tickets going home soon, so please support the Bazaar in whatever way you can- by buying and selling tickets, by donating gifts and prizes
and by turning up on the day to pick up some bargains! The Bazaar is our main fundraiser of the year, and the money raised will all go towards reducing the cost of school trips for your children.
The Carol Service in St. Maelruain’s Church will take place on Sunday 19th December. We hope to have a great turn out on the day.
All children will be going to the Civic Theatre on Friday 17th December to see ‘Scrooges Christmas’.
The school will close at 12p.m. on Thursday 23rd December for the Christmas Holidays!! That seems a long way off at the moment!!
“Congratulations to our Miller team who progressed to the second round of their competition. Their next match is drawn against Castleknock Club (away) on Saturday 15th Jan. Our Hope team got a ‘bye’ to the second round, and play Clontarf Club at home on Tuesday 4th. Jan.
Our McIllwaine and Rohu teams are progressing very well. We wish all out teams the best of luck in their matches.
Our Christmas Dinner is on 17th.Dec. at Lucan Golf Club, kindly arranged by Denis and Ann Kane. The Club reopens in the New Year on Tuesday 4th. Jan. May we wish everyone a Very
Happy Xmas and Peaceful New Year
Our November Drive was held on Monday 15th with a good crowd in attendance.
Thanks to Mary Liucas and Hendrikje Mahon who helped on the night.
Items for our raffle each month are much appreciated.
Our Christmas Drive will be held on Monday 20th December in the Parish Centre at 8pm.
Wishing all our players a happy Christmas and New Year.