Service Times

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

Friday, 28 October 2016


Notice board  28th October  to 19th December 2016

Friday 28th October

10.30-12.30am - Parish Reunion Monthly Coffee Morning @ small hall St. Maelruains Parish Centre. All Wellcome to drop in for a chat and a cuppa

No Boys Brigade Bank Holiday weekend, returns Friday 4th November.

9.00pm - Crossroads social club meeting in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth St.


Saturday 29th October

10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre

Anois ‘Legends of the Faith’ teen camp, Wilson’s Hosp School, Multyfarnham, contact the Rector for more info. Sat - Mon


Sunday 30th October

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion

Anois ‘Legends of the Faith’ teen camp, Wilson’s Hosp School, Multyfarnham, contact the Rector for more info. Sat – Mon contd.


Monday 31st October

Bank Holiday Monday - No prayers for the parish

Anois ‘Legends of the Faith’ teen camp, Wilson’s Hosp School, Multyfarnham, contact the Rector for more info. Sat – Mon closes


Tuesday 1st November

2.00pm -4.30pm - Crafty Chatters resume winter schedule of 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon of month September to June at the Small Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre. Come along and bring whatever craft you are working on or learn a new one! Please join us, everyone is welcome
           
7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre

7.45pm - Christian Aid ‘Refugee Justice’ in Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Braemor Park.

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday.


Wednesday 2nd November

10.00am first Wednesday of the month Holy Communion.

7.00pm - Girl’s Brigade Juniors / Seniors 9 years +


Thursday 3rd November

11.15am - Tallaght Mother’s Union Holy Communion, Christchurch Cathedral      

5.30pm - Irish Hospice Foundation ‘Living with Loss’ free lecture with John McAreavey  (Michaela) Alexander Hotel, Fenian St.

7.30pm - New Alpha course continues in An Solas, Jobstown Methodist Church

8.00pm – St. Maelruain’s Table Tennis Club, New members welcome. Contact Parish office or drop in on night. (must be 18yrs or older)


Friday 4th November

7.30pm – Boys Brigade 7.30-9.30pm contact parish office for more information

8.00pm - St George’s Brass Band 80th Anniversary Concert in St. George and St Thomas’ Church, Cathal Bruga St (beside the Gresham Hotel) €5


Saturday 5th November

10.00am - ‘Godly Play’ workshop aimed at those involved with religious education of children, St. Patrick’s College, Thurles.

Alpha Holy Spirit Day in St. Thomas’ Pastoral Centre, Jobstown.

10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre


Sunday 6th November

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion


Monday 7th November

7.30pm - Safeguarding trust workers & panel refresher, Donaghmore, Wicklow.

8.00pm – Prayers for the Parish, upstairs main Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre


Tuesday 8th November
       
7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday.


Wednesday 9th November

7.00pm - Girl’s Brigade Juniors / Seniors 9 years +.

8.00pm - Select Vestry meeting in the Long Room of the Parish Centre.


Thursday 10th November

7.30pm - New Alpha course continues in An Solas, Jobstown MethodistChurch

8.00pm – St. Maelruain’s Table Tennis Club, New members welcome. Contact Parish office or drop in on night. (must be 18yrs or older)


Friday 11th November

7.30pm – Boys Brigade 7.30-9.30pm contact parish office for more information


Saturday 12th NOvember

10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre


Sunday 13th November

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Morning Prayer


Monday 14th November


8.00pm – Prayers for the Parish, upstairs main Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre


Tuesday 15th November

2.00pm -4.30pm - Crafty Chatters resume winter schedule of 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon of month September to June at the Small Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre. Come along and bring whatever craft you are working on or learn a new one! Please join us, everyone is welcome
           
7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday.


Wednesday 16th November

7.00pm - Girl’s Brigade Juniors / Seniors 9 years +.


Thursday 17th November

8.00pm – St. Maelruain’s Table Tennis Club, New members welcome. Contact Parish office or drop in on night. (must be 18yrs or older)


Friday 18th November

7.30pm – Boys Brigade 7.30-9.30pm contact parish office for more information


Saturday 19th November

10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre


Sunday 20th November

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion


Monday 21st November

8.00pm – Whist Drive in Small Hall Parish Centre, All welcome.

8.00pm – Prayers for the Parish, upstairs main Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre


Tuesday 22nd November
     
7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre
      
8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday.


Wednesday 23rd November

7.00pm - Girl’s Brigade Juniors / Seniors 9 years +


Thursday 24th November

8.00pm – St. Maelruain’s Table Tennis Club, New members welcome. Contact Parish office or drop in on night. (must be 18yrs or older)


Friday 25th November

10.30-12.30am - Parish Reunion Monthly Coffee Morning @ small hall St. Maelruains Parish Centre. All Wellcome to drop in for a chat and a cuppa

7.30pm – Boys Brigade 7.30-9.30pm contact parish office for more information


Saturday 26th November

10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre


Sunday 27th November – Advent Sunday

8.30am – Holy Communion - Parish Gift Day

11.00am - Service of the Word – Family Service – Parish Gift Day


Monday 28th  November

8.00pm – Prayers for the Parish, upstairs main Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre


Tuesday 29th November
           
7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday.


Wednesday 30th November

7.00pm - Girl’s Brigade Juniors / Seniors 9 years +.


Thursday 1st December

8.00pm – St. Maelruain’s Table Tennis Club, New members welcome. Contact Parish office or drop in on night. (must be 18yrs or older)


Friday 2nd December

7.00pm – St Maelruains Parish ‘Christmas Sing Along’. Annual  start to the festive season. Music and family entertainment with Bumper Raffle @StMaelruainsParishHall @stmaelruainsparishcentre


Saturday 3rd December

10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre


Sunday 4th December

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion


Monday 5th December

8.00pm – Prayers for the Parish, upstairs main Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre


Tuesday 6th December
     
2.00pm -4.30pm - Crafty Chatters 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon of month September to June at the Small Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre. Come along and bring whatever craft you are working on or learn a new one! Please join us, everyone is welcome
              
7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday.


Wednesday 7th December

10.00am first Wednesday of the month Holy Communion.

7.00pm - Girl’s Brigade Juniors / Seniors 9 years +.


Thursday 8th December

8.00pm – St. Maelruain’s Table Tennis Club, New members welcome. Contact Parish office or drop in on night. (must be 18yrs or older)


Friday 9th December

7.30pm – Boys Brigade 7.30-9.30pm contact parish office for more information


Saturday 10th December

10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre


Sunday 11th December

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Morning Prayer


Monday 12th December


8.00pm – Prayers for the Parish, upstairs main Hall @ St Maelruain’s Parish Centre


Tuesday 13th December

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday.


Wednesday 14th December

7.00pm - Girl’s Brigade Juniors / Seniors 9 years +.


Thursday 15th December

8.00pm – St. Maelruain’s Table Tennis Club, New members welcome. Contact Parish office or drop in on night. (must be 18yrs or older)


Friday 16th December

7.30pm – Boys Brigade 7.30-9.30pm contact parish office for more information


Saturday 17th December
10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

7.30pm – St. Maelruain’s Bowls Club @ Main Hall Parish Centre


Sunday 18th December

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion


Monday 19th December

8.00pm – Whist Drive in the small hall , St. Maelruain’s Parish Centre. ChristmasDrive???









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Coopers: 1c and 2c coins will now be rounded up by retailers, why not donate your coins to the parish? There is a ‘Jar’ in the Church, every cent appreciated!  Thank you.

November Newsletter



November 2016
FROM THE RECTOR  October continued to be busy, on Saturday 1st  we hosted the ‘Walk in my Shoes’ homeless and refugee talks in the Church followed that evening by a concert with the homeless High Hopes Choir and the All Ireland Peace Choir. The theme continued the next day in other local Churches. On 3rd  I attended the local RC Deanery where I was able to announce our Harvest Service and on 6th the Parents Association of the parish school held an open evening in the school to give the parents an opportunity to meet the new Principal, Helen Molloy and teachers. We had tours of the church and graveyard by the pupils of Sacred Heart, Killinarden. I accompanied the Parish School to the Diocesan Primary School Service in Christchurch Cathedral on 13th .

It was with enormous sadness that I learned of the fatal assault of parishioner and passionate conservationist Michael McCoy while he was on an early morning walk with his dogs in Ballinascorney Woods near his home. Michael’s funeral took place on Saturday 8th October with the congregation overflowing into the church grounds, fortunately, for the first time, we had a sound system so that those outside could listen and be part of the service. Michael married into the parish following his wedding to Caitriona and as a builder I recalled all the work he had done around the church and parish buildings, in the parish school and the work he had completed in parishioners homes and in the wider community. Although Michael had a quiet nature, we all enjoyed his thoughtful conversation, I was not surprised when I learned that he was studying in Trinity College, Michael was looking forward to his graduation in November. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Michael’s wife Caitriona (nee Kelly), and to his daughters Rachel, Suzanne and Sarah, all of whom have contributed to parish life over the years in their roles in either Sunday School, Boy’s Brigade and our Summer Fete. Please remember Michael and his family in your prayers.

We had our harvest Service on the afternoon of 9th October and we were delighted to welcome Rev’d Brian O’Reilly from Rathdrum, who spoke to us on Jesus bringing in the spiritual Harvest not just by preaching but by healing as well. We had a lovely supper in the Hall after the service, thank you to the ladies for organising the refreshments and also a big thank you to the ladies who decorated the church so beautifully for our Harvest service and to those who donated flowers, fruit and vegetable, it was very much appreciated.

I was sad to attend the funeral mass of Sr. Paddy of the Carmelite Convent in Firhouse. The convent is now down to three nuns and the decision has been made to sell the facilities, the end of an era, I shall personally miss them as neighbours, friends and fellow travellers.

God bless                                                                                                                                                               William.



FUNERALS As mentioned in the Rector’s letter the funeral of Michael McCoy took place in St. Maelruain’s on Saturday 8th October. We express our deepest condolences to his wife Caitriona, daughters Rachel, Suzanne and Sarah and to Michael’s wider family and friends.

The funeral of Seanie Byrne took place on Tuesday 18th October. We give our sincere sympathies to his children Paul, Sharon, Elaine and John and to his extended family and friends.


GIFT DAY Sunday 27th November has been set for our annual GIFT DAY. A letter will be going out to all parishioners laying out the position of the parish. Can I on behalf of the Select Vestry encourage all to give as generously as possible. The financial situation of the parish continues to be critical, we are very grateful to everyone who gave last year but your continued support is vital to the viability of Tallaght Parish Church. If you would like to receive your letter by email please let the parish office know at tallaghtparish@gmail.com.


DATE FOR YOUR DIARY   Our annual CHRISTMAS SING ALONG takes place in the Parish Centre on Friday 2nd  December at 7.30pm where we sing Carols and Christmas songs, we have a Gift stall, a raffle and refreshments of wine, tea, coffee and mince pies. Please do what you can to help, buy / sell raffle tickets, donations of wine, mince pies and items for the gift stall would be greatly appreciated. Please phone Ronnie Scott  086 804 5090 for more information.


TEAM HOPE CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL We had the launch of the Christmas shoe box appeal on 23rd October and the date for the returned boxes is officially Friday 11th but please have them returned by Sunday 13th at the very latest.


REMEMBRACE SUNDAY there will be a Remembrance Service on Sunday 13th November at 10.45am before the Boy’s Brigade Enrolment  Service at 11.00am.
 

THE DUBLIN AND GLENDALOUGH DIOCESES will be celebrating it’s 800th anniversary with a service in Christchurch Cathedral on Sunday 13th November at 3.30pm

Members of parish choirs from all over Dublin and Glendalough are being invited to join Christ Church Cathedral Choir at a special Diocesan Come & Sing, on Sunday November 20th  at 3.30 pm in Christ Church Cathedral and forms part of the cathedral’s Diocesan Music Outreach Project along with the Dublin & Glendalough 800 celebrations.


CHURCHYARD We are very grateful to a local gentleman, Declan Poynton who initially started looking after his mother’s grave which in turn led to him looking after the cutting of the grass in the new part of the graveyard and the bank on the left hand side of the drive into the Churchyard.  We are very grateful to Declan who volunteers his own time to do this work. It is a quite a lot for one person in the ‘growing season’ so we are asking if there is anybody in the parish who would like to give him a helping hand? Please contact the Rector if you are interested in helping out.


MOTHER’S UNION / FAMILIES FIRST  On Saturday 17th Oct we had a great outing to the Pearse Museum in St Endas Park near the Marley Grange. We had a great tour guide around the house who was full of information and kept us entertained till nearly lunch time. How he remembered it all I don't know. After the tour we adjourned to Brambles  coffee shop on site where we had our lunch before going our separate ways. Thanks to those who pooled cars to get us all there and to all who came to make a great morning out. 

Our next meeting will be on Monday 11 November 8pm in small hall as usual when our speaker will be Amy who is going to reflect about her experiences walking the Camino in Spain during the summer. All are welcome as usual so do come along even if you haven't been in a while or never before. You'll be assured of a warm welcome. 

In November Saoirse are looking for sugar. 
See you all soon. Valerie
    
                                                                                                                                           
TABLE TENNIS  We continue to play on Thursday gets at 8 pm in the Parish Centre ( over 18s) 
We are looking for new members and welcome all who would like to play, whether you are a beginner or an experienced player and our club is open to all.


FLOWER GUILD Many thanks to the ladies who came along to decorate the Church for the Harvest on Saturday and to everybody who kindly donated fruit and flowers. Without all your help it wouldn't be possible. We had a lovely afternoon together and have to say thanks you also to Valerie, who always arrives with flasks for tea, coffee and biscuits. It's always a nice social occasion with time for a chat along the way. Everybody is welcome to come and help either with the flowers or to help clean up or sit and watch!!!


BOYS BRIGADE Just an update for the Newsletter for the Boys’ Brigade. 

We changed our running times going forward on a trial run basis. This was changed due to some feedback that some of the times maybe a little late for the younger Boy’s. Our current running times are as follows:
Anchors: 7pm to 8pm (4 – 8 yrs)           
Juniors: 7pm to 8:30pm  (8 - 12 yrs)       
Company: 7pm to 9pm  (12+ yrs)

Some of the Boys and leaders took part in the Annual Founders Day service in St Ann’s Church Dawson Street on Sunday 16th October 2016.

We hosted our BB Coffee Morning Fundraiser yesterday after the 11am service in the Hall. It was a great success and we raised much needed funds for the company. The support we received from the parents and the Parish was fantastic and myself and all the leaders wish to thank everyone for their kind donations and support including the lovely cakes and biscuits that parents baked for the fundraiser. 

We won’t be running this Friday 28th October because of the bank holiday but will be back on the 4thNovember at the new start times.
We are running low on Boys this year particular in Anchors and if anyone knows any boys that might be interested we would love to have them join.


GIRLS BRIGADE The Girls’ Brigade is a great, safe place for girls to make friends while learning lifeskills and having fun.  We are now open for another season are accepting new members.  We meet every week from September to April in St Maelruain’s Parish hall where the girls learn dancing, singing, and arts & crafts.  

Our Explorer group (aged under 9 years old) meet every Saturday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  
Our older girls (aged 9 years old and up) meet every Wednesday from 7pm to 8.30pm/9pm. 

 If you are interesting in joining please contact Fiona Monahan (086-8519163) or go to www.girlsbrigadeirl.ie for more information.


BOWLING CLUB We wish all the teams who are competing in the Hope, Miller, Price and Rohu competitions best of luck. We congratulate Whitechurch Bowling Club on celebrating their 25 years of bowling. 


WHIST DRIVE  The November Whist Drive is on Monday 21st   at 8.00pm in the Small Hall. All Welcome!


CRAFTY CHATTERS  Crafty chatters will be meeting on the 8th and 22nd  November from 2 - 4pm in the Parish hall. Please come and join in the chat and maybe learn something new. Janet Edgely


PRAYERS FOR THE PARISH  meet on Monday evenings at 8.00pm, needs your support. 


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

 
PARISH COFFEE  This month's Coffee Morning is on Friday 25th November 10.30am - 12.30pm.  As there is no Coffee Morning in December this will be our last catch up before Christmas.  As usual, drop in if you fancy a cuppa or a chat.  We are so experienced now we can even do both together!!!  All welcome