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

Summer Sale Thank you

Summer Sale Thank you

Friday, 28 April 2017



Noticeboard 28th April to 27th June

Friday 28th April

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


Saturday 29th April

10.30am - Girl’s Brigade explorers age 3+

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


Sunday 30th April

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Holy Communion.


Monday 1st May

May Bank Holiday – No Parish activities


Tuesday 2nd May

2.00pm - Crafty Chatters meet in small hall, bring along whatever craft you working on or learn a new one, all welcome!

7.30pm – Bowls Club AGM  in the long room of the  Parish Centre

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall.


Wednesday 3rd May

10.00am - 1st Wed of the month Holy Communion with prayers for the sick.


Thursday 4th May

8.00pm - Alpha reunion meal in An Solas Methodist Church, Jobstown.

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 5th May

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


Saturday 6th May

8.00pm - St. Cecilia’s Singers, Mozart’s Requiem, Christchurch Cathedral €15.


Sunday 7th May –Easter Vestry

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – shortened Service followed by Easter Vestry at 11.30am ( Parish AGM)

3.30pm = Dublin and Glendalough Dioceses Celebrationg 130 years of Mothers’ Union in Ireland, All Saints, Raheny.


Monday 8th May

7.45pm - Safeguarding Trust new workers training, St Matthias Parish Centre Ballybrack.

8.00pm - Prayers for the parish, upstairs Main Hall, needs your support.


Tuesday 9th May

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall.


Wednesday 10th May



Thursday 11th May

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 12th May

10.00am - St. Philip’s Miltown 150th anniversary Flower Festival. Fri and Sat 10am – 5.30am. Sun 11am – 4.35pm followed by a Service at 5.30pm.


Saturday 13th May

10.00am - St. Philip’s Miltown 150th anniversary Flower Festival. Fri and Sat 10am – 5.30am. Sun 11am – 4.35pm followed by a Service at 5.30pm.

May Mother’s Union meal & ‘Guys & Dolls’ in the Civic Theatre
Contact Valerie for more information


Sunday 14th May

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Morning Prayer


Monday 15th May

8.00pm - Whist Drive in the small hall, all welcome.

8.00pm - Prayers for the parish, upstairs Main Hall, needs your support.


Tuesday 16th May

2.00pm - Crafty Chatters meet in small hall, bring along whatever craft you working on or learn a new one, all welcome!

7.30pm – Bowls Club, Parish Hall

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall


Wednesday 17th May

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


Thursday 18th May

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 19th May

Saturday 20th May

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


Sunday 21st May

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Holy Communion.


Monday 22nd May

8.00pm - Prayers for the parish, upstairs Main Hall, needs your support.


Tuesday 23rd May

7.30pm – Bowls Club, Parish Hall

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall.


Wednesday 24th May

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


Thursday 25th May

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 26th May

10.30   Parish Coffee morning in the small hall, come along for coffee and a chat, all welcome!

3pm onwards set up for parish Summer Sale


Saturday 27th May

10am - St Maelruain’s SUMMER SALE: SATURDAY 27th MAY 2017

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


Sunday 28th May

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Family Service


Monday 29th May

8.00pm - Prayers for the parish, upstairs Main Hall, needs your support.


Tuesday 30th May

7.30pm – Bowls Club, Parish Hall

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall.

Sunday 4th June

8.30am - Holy Communion.
11.00am –  Holy Communion


Monday 5th June – June Bank Holiday
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Tuesday 6th June

2.00pm - Crafty Chatters meet in small hall, bring along whatever craft you working on or learn a new one, all welcome!

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall.


Wednesday 7th June

10.00am - 1st Wed of the month Holy Communion with prayers for the sick.


Thursday 8th June

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 June


Saturday 10th June


Sunday 11th June

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Morning Prayer


Monday 12th June

8.00pm - Prayers for the parish, upstairs Main Hall, needs your support.


Tuesday 13th June

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall


Wednesday 14th June



Thursday 15th June

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 June


Saturday 17th June


Sunday 18th June

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Holy Communion.


Monday 19th June

8.00pm - Prayers for the parish, upstairs Main Hall, needs your support.


Tuesday 20th June

2.00pm - Crafty Chatters meet in small hall, bring along whatever craft you working on or learn a new one, all welcome!

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall.


Wednesday 21st June


Thursday 22nd June

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 23rd June



Saturday 24th June


Sunday 25th June

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Family Service


Monday 26th June

8.00pm - Prayers for the parish, upstairs Main Hall, needs your support.


Tuesday 27th June

8.00pm - Bible Study of the readings for the following Sunday, upstairs P’Hall.







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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.

























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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.



Newsletter - May 2017



May 2017

FROM THE RECTOR
On 1st April our Girl’s Brigade Company had their display in the Parish Centre, it was a lovely afternoon, the girl’s all performed beautifully and it was great to meet up with all involved and to welcome members of the GB ‘family’. The Girls’ Brigade has been an important part of the St Maelruain’s Parish Community for a long time now – over 40 years. They are always looking for new members, girls aged from 3 years old upwards, to join.  If you are interested or would like some more information, please contact Captain Fiona Monahan on 086 8519163.

Now and then performed their latest show Garvin Byrne’s  ‘Messiah’ in the Priory in the week before Holy Week. It was a modern Messiah and included rapping and the theme of the musical was the tension between Jesus and the Pharisees. Members of our Music Group were involved with Valerie singing in the ‘pits’ and Amy on stage along with Richard and Laura Devine back stage and Ken Cooper who gave a great performance as one of the Pharisees. It was a thoroughly enjoyable production and I would encourage people to become involved or attend their next production before Easter in 2018.

We finished our BACI Lenten studies on God’s Heart for Migrants, it reminded us that in the Bible, God’s people were always on the move to such an extent that the law spoke of how to treat immigrants. As I continue to study the Bible it never fails to remind me of how relevant it is, still today, in our everyday lives. We had lovely Easter Services and thank you very much to the ladies for decorating the Church so beautifully for the Services.

Saturday 22nd was the date of our Boy’s Brigade Company’s annual display in the Parish Centre. Similarly to the GB display it was a lovely event and great to meet up with all the BB ‘family’! As with the GB, BB is an important part of the Parish Community and they are always looking for new recruits. If you have a boy who you think would enjoy Boy’s Brigade please get in touch with the parish office for more information.

It is that time of year again when the dreaded exams are already here or looming. I would like to wish all those sitting second and third level exams every success and God’s blessing with their future endeavours.


God bless                                                                                                                                William.



FUNERAL
It was with great sadness that the funeral of Imelda Bird took place here in St. Maelruain’s on Thursday 20th April. We express our deepest condolences to her husband Jim and to their children Ruth, David and Hazel and to their extended family and friends.


EASTER VESTRY
The Easter Vestry (Parish AGM) will take place this year on Sunday 7th May after a shortened Service. This is an opportunity for you to have your say in the running of the parish.


CONFIRMATION
Confirmation Service this year will take place on 4th June in Christchurch Cathedral at 3.30pm. If you have a child who is interested in being Confirmed please contact the Rector immediately on 086 803 01239.


FLOWER GUILD
Thank you to all the ladies that turned up to help decorate the Church for Easter and to those who donated flowers too. The Church looked beautiful on Easter Sunday and without your help, this wouldn't be possible.
We were all shocked and so upset to hear of the passing of our dear friend Imelda Bird on Easter Monday. Imelda was a member of the flower guild and had been a loyal member for many years. We will miss her. We were delighted that the Easter flowers were still in place for Imelda's funeral on Thursday.

The flowers in the Church for May will be donated and arranged by Liz Norris and Mary Lucas. Thanks you ladies!

We would welcome volunteers to the flower guild. It involves donating and putting flowers for one month, shared with another person. There's always help available and you don't need any experience as a flower arranger.
Contact Regina at 0861255161 if you would like to help.


MOTHER’S UNION / FAMILIES FIRST
Our last meeting was on Monday 10th April and it was our AGM and ‘Bring and Buy’. It was a very successful evening and we had an election of a new committee which will be in office for the next three years so thank you to all who were willing to go forward. We also had a ‘Bring and Buy’ with plenty of bargains going and we finished off the evening with a cup of tea and some goodies.
Instead of a day outing this year we are going to go to 'Guys and Dolls' in the Civic Theatre and are going for a meal beforehand. It's on Saturday 13th May, meeting  at 5.30pm. I have a good few on the list so if anybody wants to go please get in touch with me as soon as you can. This is open to everyone so do come along. Tickets for the show are €17 to be paid asap. The meal will be paid for on the night. Everyone is welcome so let me know if you wish to go, thanks Valerie.                                                                                    


BOWLS CLUB  
Members of the Bowling Club were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Imelda Bird who passed away suddenly on Monday 17th April. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim their children Ruth Hazel David and their families. 

Our AGM was cancelled for 18th April and will be held on Tuesday 2nd May.


WHIST DRIVE 
The next Whist Drive take places on Monday 15th May in the Small Hall, all welcome!


CRAFTY CHATTERS 
Crafty chatters will be meeting on the 2nd and the 16th May from 2 - 4pm in St. Maelruain's Parish Hall in Tallaght.   It was lovely to see so many with us last month and great crafts being done.  Looking forward to seeing some new people and you will get a good welcome.


PARISH COFFEE
Our next, and final meeting before the Summer break takes place on Friday 26th May at 10.30am-12.30pm.  We hope to see all our regulars or visitors, and of course if you find yourself at the main hall for preparations for the sale, do drop into us for your tea break.  All are welcome.


CROSSROADS
A Church of Ireland Social Group, Crossroads meet on the last Friday of each month in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street at 9.00pm.

The Harding Boys Quiz will take place on Thursday May 18th, 8.30pm sharp in the Dublin Conservative Club, 20 Camden Row, Dublin 8 (Opposite the Old Meath Hospital)  €5 per person or €20 per table of 4. No late arrivals please!


SUMMER SALE
The date for this year’s Summer Sale has been set, Saturday 27th May. Please do your best to support the sale, it is one of our main fundraisers of the year. Time to do a spring clear out? Donations of unwanted gifts, furniture and household items (in good condition!) gratefully received. Please put the date in your diary and bring along your family and friends on the day. All the usual stalls, teas, coffee and treats and fun for the kids!


PRAYERS FOR THE PARISH  continues 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.


Sunday Services
8.30am Service          Holy Communion each Sunday.               11.00am  Service   Holy Communion: 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.            Morning Prayer: 2nd  and 5th Sundays of each month.
Family Service: 4th Sun of each month. 1st Wed of the month Holy Communion with prayers for the sick  10.00am