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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Friday, 28 April 2017

Newsletter - May 2017

May 2017

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.                                                                                    

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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