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

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Monday, 19 December 2011


Sun 18th 8.30am Holy Communion.

11.00am Children’s Carol Service.

7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols followed by refreshments in the small

Mon 19th 9.00am School Nativity Play, Parents of Junior and Senior infants

8.00pm Whist ‘Turkey Drive’ in the Parish Centre.

Wed 21st 8.00pm Leinster Singers concert ‘The Story of Christmas’ in the
Church. €10

Sat 24th 11.30pm Christmas Eve midnight Holy Communion.

Sun 25th 8.30am Christmas Morning Holy Communion with hymns.

11.00am Christmas Morning Family Holy Communion.

Sat 31st 11.00pm Multicultural Service to welcome in the New Year.

Sun 1st 8.30am Holy Communion.

11.00am Holy Communion.

Thurs 5th 8.00pm Music Group practice in the small hall singers & musicians

Sun 8th 8.30am Holy Communion.

11.00am Morning Prayer. Good News Club resumes.

Mon 9th 8.00pm Mother’s Union ‘Christmas’ dinner, Bazin’ Grill. (toothpaste)

Wed 11th 8.00pm Select Vestry meeting in the Long Room of the Parish Centre.

Sat 14th 10.00am Children’s ministry certificate, Theological Institute,
Braemor Pk.

Sun 15th 8.30am Holy Communion.

11.00am Holy Communion.

Mon 16th 8.00pm Whist drive in the small hall.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

December Losset

A word from William.........
On 3rd November I attended the launch of parishioner Ronnie Wallace’s book on St. Brides, St. Michael and St. Stephen’s vestry records in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Deanery. Ronnie has also published Clergy of Meath and Kildare Biographical Succession Lists, Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough and Faithful to our Trust: A History of the Erasmus Smith Trust and The High School, Dublin.

On Sunday 6th November we were delighted to welcome Archbishop Michael Jackson and his wife, Inez, for the first time to St. Maelruain’s for our Confirmation service. The Confirmation candidates were Liam Cannon, Lionel Deverell, Sam Moore, Brittany Nwakor and Laura Sullivan. Most of the candidates had photos taken outside the church with the Archbishop before we went over to the hall for coffee. The Archbishop and his wife were most generous with their time.

On Tues 8th the Institute of Technology Tallaght held their Business Prizes awards in the Church. These awards have been held in the Church since the college was founded and I think they really appreciate the beautiful setting of our church.

We were the hosts again for the college on the 11th November when we held a Remembrance Service for deceased pupils and staff of the college.

On Remembrance Sunday we had an Act of Remembrance at 10.45am before our 11.00am service.

I attended the farewell lunch for Fr. Val Martin of St. Thomas’, Jobstown, whom I would have given Christian Unity talks with in Mt. Seskin College (formerly Jobstown Community College). I always found Fr. Val to be very ecumenical and I now look forward to working with the new Parish Priest, Fr Derek Doyle who seems similar and who I met at a talk by Prof David Polman in the college. Prof Poleman was visiting from Queensland, Australia, and was learning how Irish chaplains are trained.

On 20th November we had the Boy’s Brigade and Girl’s Brigade enrolment service. It was lovely to see such a packed Church and it was nice to receive so many positive comments following the service. Thank you to Peter O’Callaghan

and band for playing at the service. Next year we will hopefully arrange the seating so that there will be more room in the main body of the Church.
I took part in a memorial service in Kiltipper Woods nursing home. I especially remembered former parishioner and late resident of Kiltipper, Lettie Morrow in the prayers. The Prior of the Priory, Fr Gerard Norton was very generous in using prayers from our Prayer Book.

I attended the Tallaght Person of the Year awards. While I was proposed along with Sister Bernadette Purcell in the category ‘social and caring’ for chaplaincy work in the I.T.T., it is Sister Bernadette, who is a full time chaplain in the college who obviously does most of the work.

That evening was the commissioning of parish readers in Clontarf Parish Church. Our own parishioner Victioria Osho was commissioned and also Anne O’Halloran’s son, David O’Halloran, from Crumlin & Chapelizod.

We are delighted to welcome Ann Fetherston and ‘The Leinster Singers’ back for a Christmas concert in the Church on 21st December at 8.00pm. You may remember that it has been a few years since we have had this concert as Ann’s nephew Kenneth lost his life tragically in 2009.

We are looking forward to our Christmas Sing Along, Nine Lessons and Carols and our other Christmas Eve and Day services. Not forgetting our Multicultural service to welcome in the New Year.

May I take this opportunity to wish all parishioners and readers of ‘The Losset’ a very joyous Christmas and a healthy and happy 2012.
With all of God’s blessings William.

Boy’s Brigade
The joint enrolment service with the Girls Brigade was an enjoyable occasion and was well attended, with the church full to capacity. John Donoghue was enrolled as Captain along with leaders Terry Barrett, Mark Parkhill,Evan McAuley, Terry O'Rourke, Linda McGlynn, Rachel McCoy, Amy Deverell and James Aylward. Thank you to all the leaders who have committed to helping this year.

Thank you also to Carol Fox, captain of the G.B and her officers who provided the refreshments after the service and indeed to some parishioners who also helped out. The music at the service was played by the 1st Dublin Co. band led by Peter O'Callaghan who obliges us every year. Thank you Peter.

The Battalion swimming gala took place in Balrothery swimming pool on 26th November, Congratulations to Jonathan Hughes who won the beginners section, Adam O'Rourke who was 2n, 3rd and 3rd in the breast stroke, free style and back stroke. Well done lads!

We look forward to a visit from Santa on December 9th. The senior and junior section boys will go to the bowling alley on the same night as the parish Christmas Fair takes place in the parish centre. We hope all the parents will come along to
the Christmas Fair and sing along which is always a good event.

We close on the 9th December for Christmas. All the staff would like to wish everybody a happy and healthy Christmas and good wishes for 2012!

Mother’s Union
On Monday 14th November, MU Overseas Representative, Sylvia Graham came to speak to us. We learned how important our contributions to Mothers Union overseas programmes really are. It was fascinating to learn of the large growth in membership in recent years overseas – including the fact that there are 4,000 members in Iraq.
Both Valerie and I attended the Diocesan Council Meeting on Saturday 19th November.
June Empey, Action & Outreach, spoke very movingly of her
visit to one of our maternity hospitals with a supply of
blankets knitted by members and meeting with parents who
had just lost their baby. Some M U Members throughout the diocese knit little blanket squares 12” x 12”, 18” x 18” or 24” x 24” and these blankets are often kept and treasured by parents knowing the precious child they have lost was tenderly wrapped in it. Have you spare unused wool – if so maybe you would like to knit for this worthy cause. I actually have patterns for premature baby jackets and caps and of course blanket squares can be knit in any pattern.

Mothers Union produce a magazine – Families First – six times
yearly and if you would like a sample copy, please contact either
Valerie or myself. It is also possible to become a Diocesan
Member ie if you are unable to come to meetings and are interested in keeping up to date with what is happening. They have also produced an A-Z of useful contacts for support and this will be on the Notice Board in the Church Porch.

Holy Communion Services in Christ Church Cathedral at 11.15am on 1st December, 2nd February, 1st March.

5th December Beetle Drive & Festive Supper
9th December: Parish Sing a long. Can we all bring items to December meeting for a raffle hamper?
9th January: Annual Dinner = Blazin Grill Tallaght.
13th Feb: Hendrikje Mahon will speak to us on the Netherlands
TEA ROTA: Regina Donoghue
SAOIRSE are having a celebration event to acknowledge their 5th birthday with a guest speaker on Friday 2nd December which I hope to attend.
SAOIRSE are having a celebration event to acknowledge their 5th birthday with a guest speaker on Friday 2nd December which I hope to attend.
Donation for December:
Anti bacterial hand wash and biscuits/sweets for their
party on Christmas day.

January 2012: Toothpaste

Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

School News

We returned refreshed and all ready to start again after our Halloween Break. Our fund raising Readathon continued until November 14th and lots of money is still coming in.
We are very happy to support The Irish MS Association as they give us lots of prizes for our efforts.

South Dublin County Council are sending an Artist on the 23rd of November to help the 3rd and 4th class paint a mural on our outside wall near the exit to the yard. The Theme will be ANTI LITTER AND GREEN. They will also be attending and Anti-litter workshop on Thursday the 1st of December. Ms Rountree's 5th and 6th class are hosting our School Assembly on November 24th . The Theme is Samson and Delilah!

Mrs Beckett has distributed bags to the pupils so they can bring all their old clothes for recycling .

First and Second Class are going to the Ark to do a puppet theatre workshop on December 13th. The Junior and Senior Infants are performing their Nativity Play on Monday the 19th December at 9.15 .The Junior and Senior infants along with the first and second class are going to the civic theatre on Tuesday Dec 20th to see Little Miss Muffets Christmas.

May we wish everybody in the school community
a very happy Christmas.

Bowling Club

Our Hope team lost out to St. Thomas’s in the first round of their league. Our Miller team plays against Coolock on Wed. 13th. Dec. and we wish our team the best of luck.

Our Club Xmas Dinner is arranged for 17th. Dec. in Lucan Golf Club. Our club finishes for the Xmas break on 20th. Dec. and reopens on Tuesday 3rd. Jan 2012.

May we wish everyone a very Happy and
Healthy Xmas and a peaceful New Year.

Badminton Club

We have had great support from the members of the
badminton club, we have had lovely teas with home
made cakes from Carol and Gillian.

The badminton club is finishing on the 5th December and we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas

Whist Drive

The annual ‘Turkey Drive’ will take place in the parish
centre on 19th December. At 8.00. Donations for the
raffle would be gratefully received.

Church Review

Subscriptions for the 2012 Church Review (Diocesan Magazine) are now due. Please forward your subscription of €40 to the parish office or place in an envelope marked ‘Church Review’ (with your name on it) and put on the collection plate in church. Please make cheques payable to Tallaght Parish Church. I would appreciate if you are opting out of your subscription that you would let me know before I order the magazines at the beginning of January (Please leave a message on the parish office answering machine if necessary 462 6006).

If you would like to subscribe for the first time please contact the parish office before the end of December. The subscription for 2012 is €40. – Jane (parish secretary).

Church of Ireland Gazette

The Church of Ireland Gazette is the all Ireland Church of Ireland Newspaper with news of the Church of Ireland from all over the island. If you would like to order a copy please contact the parish office.

Offertory Envelopes

2012 Offertory Envelopes will be available in the Church porch before Christmas. Please collect your usual number.
If anyone would like to join the weekly offertory envelope scheme, please contact the parish office or fill in the form at the bottom of the order of service sheet and give to one of the Church wardens or the Rector in Church.


We received an email from Catherine Whittle to thank us
once again for donating to her charity Lumiere at coffee recently. The money raised was used to post educational and other items to an orphanage in India, to a child in Uganda, to a school principal and social worker in Uganda and to two boys that Lumiere sponsor in India.

Christmas in St. Maelruain's

Christmas Sing Along

on Friday 9th December at 7.00pm in the St. Maelruain's Parish Centre. Get into the festive spirit, this event always proves to be an enjoyable social occasion. There will be a raffle with great prizes and coffee, tea, wine and mince pies.

Sunday 18th December
11.00am Children’s Carol Service
7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Wednesday 21st December
8.00pm Leinster Singers Christmas Concert

Saturday 24th December
Christmas Eve Holy Communion at 11.30pm

Sunday 25th December
Christmas Day
8.30am Holy Communion with Hymns
11.00am Family Holy Communion

Saturday 31st December

New Year’s Eve Multicultural Service at 11.00pm

Cooker for sale!

Used Creda Top Line ceramic hob, double oven, white
and in perfect working order for sale. €100 to parish funds,
Contact Billy Gould at 087 986 4551 if interested.

Nurse Wanted!

The Mageough Home is currently looking for a nurse to help offer support for elderly residents who live independently.
Applications to Alan Nairn, Manager, 20 Mageough, Cowper Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 or by email: