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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Saturday, 5 March 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

FROM THE RECTOR  On Saturday 6th we held one of the Diocesan ‘Come and C’ services here in Tallaght. We were grateful to our Music Group, to our African children for singing a traditional song in English, led by our parish reader Victoria Osho (who also read the lesson) and to our Saturday morning Indian congregation (who being Marthoma, are in full communion with the Anglican Communion) for singing two joyous songs in Malayalum. As the theme of the service was ‘Proclaim the Good News’  Rev’d Abigail Sines had organised a newspaper for everyone to cut out the  ‘good news’ and also those needing ‘good news’ to be placed on a banner from which the Nuns from our ecumenical prayer group said prayers. I preached on the theme and asked why we failed to make the ‘Good News’ relevant to those who need it most. We ended the service with a blessing by the Archbishop Michael Jackson. We followed the service with refreshments at the back of the Church served by Hazel, Victoria and Valerie which proved to be popular. Thank you to all who came to the service and who made the afternoon so enjoyable.

We began Lent with an Ash Wednesday Holy Communion service at 10am on 10th February. This year during Lent we used the Biblican Association of the Church of Ireland’s Lenten Course ‘Reconciliation’. The topics we will / have covered each Wednesday at the 10am service are: Power and Service, Transcending Boundaries, Reaching Out to the Other, Taking Down the Walls and Do as You Would Be Done By. We are grateful to the BACI for the Lenten course as with the demise of the Hibernia Bible Society it has been difficult to find a suitable Lenten course.

On 12th February there was a benefit night held in aid of Mark Parkhill, one of our primary school pupils and a member of our Boy’s Brigade Company, who has been undergoing treatment in Crumlin Children’s Hospital. The evening was organised by one of Mark’s teachers, Edel Beckett and her sister, BB leader, Linda McGlynn. The evening, which was held in The Roadstone Social Club,  Kingswood, was a great success. It was also lovely to see support from Rathcoole Football Club who Mark plays for. We pray for Mark as he continues his treatment.

Tours of the Church and grounds continued in February, we had visits from St. Dominic’s School and St. Martin de Porres School on the 10th and 15th respectively. It is always interesting to answer questions about the church, grounds and about the Church of Ireland from the students of schools from the winder community.

On 16th February, Billy Gould, our Glebe Warden, organised a group of men from the parish and some members of Bowls Club to paint the lower half of the walls of the main Hall in the Parish Centre. As you know, the hall is used by the I.T.T. on a daily basis therefore needs to be maintained regularly to be kept in good condition. Thank you to Billy and to the men who helped paint, it looks great and your hard work is very much appreciated.

God Bless                                                                                                                                                              William.

FUNERALS On Monday 8th February, the Funeral of May Boothman, formally of Virginia House and sister of Dickie Boothman (Richard), took place here in St. Maelruain’s at 11am. Our condolences to her cousins Graham Heather and Desmond Haine. May was the last of the original farming families of St. Maelruain’s. She had looked after her parents and then subsequently her brother Dick. After the Boothman’s time, Virginia House had become an Arts Centre before being demolished to build a high rise on the other side of The Square Shopping Centre. The passing of May gave us a chance to think about how the ‘face’ of Tallaght has changed over the years.

The funeral of Alan Ingram took place in Massey’s Funeral Home in Templeogue Village on Friday 26th February. We extend our condolences to his family and friends.

BAPTISMS We welcomed into Christ’s family Annie Sybil June, daughter of Conor and Wendy Sloan on Sunday 28th February. Later on that day Milly Isobel daughter of Ruth (nee Beattie) and Rick Ogge, who were home from Melbourne, was baptised. Following Milly’s baptism Emmily Lane, who was home from the UK was received into the Church of Ireland. Please pray for Annie, Milly, Emmily and their families.

ECO CONGREGATION CANDLE We hosted the candle at our Family / Baptism service in February. The candle is travelling around parishes and congregations across Ireland to promote prayer for climate justice and to encourage ‘green action’ by churches. It is crucial that action is taken now for the millions of climate refugees already suffering as a result of climate change, for future generations and for the whole of creation. We were the first of five Churches in Tallaght to host the candle and we lit the two Baptismal candles from the Eco candle. Let’s hope and pray that climate change is taken seriously across our planet so that the babies baptised that Sunday will be able to live to old age.

There will be a service each morning of Holy Week,  services as follows:

Mon 21st  – Thurs 24th         10am     Holy Communion  
Good Friday                         10am    Good Friday Ante Communion.        
                                              8.00pm Good Friday Ante Holy Communion.

Easter Sunday                     8.30am  Easter Holy Communion.                  
                                              11.00am Easter Holy Communion.

EASTER VESTRY The Easter Vestry (Parish AGM) will take place this year on Sunday 10th April after a shortened Holy Communion Service. This is an opportunity for you to have your say in the running of the parish.

EASTER FLOWERS    The church will be decorated for Easter on Saturday March 26 th from 9am. We would be grateful for donations of flowers and greenery for the decorating and look forward to seeing all the ladies from the flower guild who do such a lovely job every month, putting flowers in the church.

Perhaps you would like to donate some flowers in memory of a loved one. Perhaps you would like to come and join us and help us arrange them, help us clear up or simply stay for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee which Valerie very kindly provides for us. We are always looking for extra people to help so  all are welcome. Absolutely no experience necessary!!!!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY There will be a Holy Communion service in the Church on St. Patrick’s day at 11.00am.

FAMILY SERVICE  Due to the date Easter falls on, we have decided to move Family service in March to Sun 20th .

GOOD NEWS CLUB followed Church In Chains Lenten Project which involved praying for different persecuted Christians in prisons the world over. The money raised at coffee after the Family Service was sent to Church in Chains.

MOTHER’S UNION / FAMILIES FIRST   We extend our sympathy to Pam Stroughair, on the recent death of her brother.    On Monday 8th February Sgt Mark Redmond gave a talk on crime prevention.  We were very pleased to have some Clondalkin members attending.      On March 14th Brian Murtagh of YMCA will give us a talk on his work in Tallaght. All welcome     On 15th March, Diocesan President Karen Nelson Commissioning Service, Holmpatrick Church, Skerries     at 8pm.      Monday 11th April, AGM and Bring & Buy.

SAOIRSE Donations:   March -Toilet Rolls April - Kitchen Rolls     TEA Ladies March: Iris Harley/Yvonne McGlynn  

Diocesan Council Meeting:  Mageough Home 7.30pm on 7th April.

BOY’S BRIGADE We'd just like to acknowledge and thank everyone on behalf of the Parkhill family for the generosity and support our BB family have given, our parish and anyone who helped by buying tickets or donating. Daniel is doing great and had the best night. Well done to Edel McGlynn and Linda McGlynn, along with the help of lots of others, who made it a such fantastic night, it was a great joint effort for a great cause.

On another note, our BB display will now be held on the Saturday 14th May. The time will be confirmed nearer the date. Wishing you all a lovely Spring.

NOW AND THEN’S production of ‘Godspell’ will take to the stage from Mon 8th March – Fri 11th in St. Mary’s Priory, Tallaght Village. Doors open at 7.30pm show starts at 8.00pm sharp. For more info contact 085 820 6973

BOWLS Well done to Tallaght bowls club on reaching the final of the Gordon Miller memorial Trophy. The final is on 15th of March in Greystones. We are playing Whitechurch bowling club. Our club Competitions are progressing well.

WHIST DRIVE  The March Whist Drive is on Monday 20th  at 8.00pm in the Small Hall. All Welcome!

CRAFTY CHATTERS Crafty Chatters meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm in the small hall.  Come along and bring whatever craft you are working on or learn a new one!  A warm welcome awaits all.

PRAYERS FOR THE PARISH  continue on Monday evenings at 8.00pm, in the Main Hall, needs your support. 

BIBLE STUDY  of the reading for the following Sunday continue on Tues evenings at 8.00pm upstairs, Parish Hall.

There will be no coffee morning in March due to our usual date being Good Friday.  However, there will be TWO Coffee Mornings in April instead.  The dates for April are Friday 1st April, and Friday 29th April. We meet in the small hall and all are welcome!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY  The SUMMER SALE will take place on Saturday 28th May in the Parish Centre.