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

Thursday, 28 February 2019


Notice board –  1st March  to 1st May  2019

Friday 1st March

7.30pm - Women’s World Day of Prayer Service, Mount Carmel Church, Firhouse.



Saturday 2nd  March

10.30am to 12pm – Girls Brigade Tiny tots and explorers

10.30pm - Church’s Ministry of Healing, Quiet Day, The Mageough Church, Cowper Rd. Lead by Rev. Lesley Robinson (Rector of Clontarf).


Sunday 3rd March

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion

Clontarf Choral Competition, St. John’s the Baptist, Seafield Rd West. Junior Competition 3pm and Senior Competition 7pm



Monday 4th March

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


Tuesday  5th March – Shrove Tuesday

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 - Bowls Club reopens, main Hall

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


Wednesday 6th March – Ash Wednesay

10.00am - Ash Wednesday Holy Communion and prayers for the sick.
11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)

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


Thursday 7th March

7.30pm - Safeguarding Trust training for volunteers, St. Ann’s Parish Centre.

8.00pm - Table Tennis club (18yrs and older) Parish Centre


Friday 8th March

10.00am - Safeguarding Trust training, panel members, St. Catherine’s,Denore Ave.


Saturday 9th March

10.30am to 12pm – Girls Brigade Tiny tots and explorers


Sunday 10th March

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Morning Prayer


Monday 11th March

6.00pm – Mothers Union: Our speaker has cancelled at the last minute so we are going to ‘Charlie’s a Clepto’ in the civic 8.15pm. Meeting 6pm for meal beforehand in the civic. Contact Valerie if you wish to go. 

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


Tuesday  12th March

7.30pm - Bowls Club, main Hall

8.00pm - Weekly Bible Study, BACI Lenten course, (1)‘Temptation revisited by coming home’ Parish Hall, all welcome.

8.00pm - Safeguarding Trust training for volunteers, Trinity Hall, Redcross.


Wednesday 13th March

10.00am - H.C. & BACI Lenten course, ‘Temptation revisited by coming home’

11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)


Thursday  14th March

8.00pm - Table Tennis club (18yrs and older) Parish Centre

8.00pm - Music Group practice, small hall, singers and musicians welcome.


Friday 15th March


Saturday  16th March

10.30am to 12pm – Girls Brigade Tiny tots and explorers

7.30pm - Bowls Club,match night,


Sunday 17th March

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Holy Communion.


Monday 18th March

8.00pm – Whist Drive in small hall, St Maelruain’s Parish Centre

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


Tuesday  19th March

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 - Bowls Club, main Hall

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


Wednesday 20th March

10.00am - H.C. & BACI Lenten course, ‘Temptation revisited by coming home’

11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)


Thursday 21st March

8.00pm - Table Tennis club (18yrs and older) Parish Centre


Friday 22nd March

10.30am - Last Friday of the month Coffee Morning, Small Hall, all welcome


Saturday 23rd March

10.30am to 12pm – Girls Brigade Tiny tots and explorers

7.30pm - Bowls Club,match night,


Sunday 24th March

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Family Service


Monday 25th March

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


Tuesday  26th March

7.30pm - Bowls Club, main Hall

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


Wednesday 27th March

10.00am - H.C. & BACI Lenten course, ‘Temptation revisited by coming home’

11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)


Thursday 28th March

8.00pm - Table Tennis club (18yrs and older) Parish Centre


Friday 29th March

10.30am – Parish  Coffee Morning, Small Hall, all welcome


Saturday 30th   March

10.30am to 12pm – Girls Brigade Tiny tots and explorers


Sunday 31st March

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Morning Prayer


Monday 1st April

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


Tuesday  2nd April

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 - Bowls Club reopens, main Hall

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


Wednesday 3rd April

10.00am - H.C. & BACI Lenten course, ‘Temptation revisited by coming home’

11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)


Thursday 4th April

8.00pm - Table Tennis club (18yrs and older) Parish Centre


Friday 5th April


Saturday 6th April

10.30am to 12pm – Girls Brigade Tiny tots and explorers


Sunday 7th April

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion


Monday 8th April

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


Tuesday  9th April

7.30pm - Bowls Club, main Hall

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


Wednesday 10th April

10.00am - H.C. & BACI Lenten course, ‘Temptation revisited by coming home’

11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)


Thursday  11th April

8.00pm - Table Tennis club (18yrs and older) Parish Centre


Friday 12th April


Saturday  13th April

10.30am to 12pm – Girls Brigade Tiny tots and explorers

7.30pm - Bowls Club,match night,


Sunday 14th April – Palm Sunday

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Morning Prayer


Monday 15th April

8.00pm – Whist Drive in small hall, St Maelruain’s Parish Centre

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


Tuesday  16th April -

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 - Bowls Club, main Hall

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


Wednesday 17th April – Spy Wednesday

10.00am - H.C. & BACI Lenten course, ‘Temptation revisited by coming home’

11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)


Thursday 18th April – Maundy Thursday

8.00pm - Table Tennis club (18yrs and older) Parish Centre


Friday 19th April – Good Friday

10.00am - Good Friday Ante Communion     Reading of the Passion.

6.30pm - Village Walk of Compassion from the Priory – St. Maelruain’s (TBC)

8.00pm - Good Friday Ante Communion     Reading of the Passion.


Saturday 20th April – Holy Saturday


Sunday 21st April – Easter Sunday

8.30am – Easter Sunday Holy Communion.

11.00am – Easter Sunday Holy Communion.


Monday 22nd April – Easter Monday Bank Holiday

No  Prayers for the Parish, Easter Monday Bank Holiday


Tuesday  23rd April

7.30pm - Bowls Club, main Hall

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


Wednesday 24th April

11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)


Thursday 25th April

8.00pm - Table Tennis club (18yrs and older) Parish Centre


Friday 26th April

10.30am – Parish  Coffee Morning, Small Hall, all welcome


Sunday 28th April

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Family Service


Monday 29th April

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


Tuesday  30th April

7.30pm - Bowls Club, main Hall

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


Wednesday 1st May

11.00am- Wednesday Weekly Coffee in Rua Red (beside the Library).

7pm onwards – Girls Brigade (Juniors, Seniors, Brigaders & Associates)



















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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 March 2019


FROM THE RECTOR
                                                                               
In the middle of January the parish was approached by the Chaplain of Mount Seskin Community College, Patrick Doyle, seeking a sponsorship donation for a new flag pole for the college to be used as a symbol to celebrate the cultures of the students in the college and as a symbol of respect.  The finances were gathered and a new flag pole was erected and on the morning of Wednesday 30th January there was a ‘Flying the Flag of Culture and Respect Ceremony’ to which I was invited to bless the new flag pole. The Principal of the college spoke about the meaning of the Irish flag which flew for the first week. You will be delighted to hear that the compares rose an Anglican communion ( Church of Ireland) flag and this was the second flag to fly during week two. On each Monday morning, a Student will share on the meaning of each respective flag, it will be raised while playing the National Anthem of that particular Country or an appropriate hymn reflecting that Faith Community. This will cultivate a visual and powerful symbol of education, leading to understanding and respect among the students.

I preached at Christian Unity Week service in St. Mark’s, Springfield on the evening of Friday 18th January. Fortunately our B.B. Company hadn’t restarted after the Christmas break so they were not deprived of their Bible class!
This year for Christian Unity Week the resources were put together by Indonesian Christians, the largest country in SE Asian, compiling of 17,000 islands with 1,340 different ethnic groups, 740 local languages with a population of 260 million. The religious break down of the people is 86% Muslim, 10% Christian and 4% Buddhist and Hindu. The theme this year for Christian Unity Week was speaking out on ethic and religious diversity, economic justice and religious pluralism. Indonesians live by the principles of solidarity and by collaboration, this means sharing in all aspect of life as brother and sister. These principles are being threatened by the neo-liberal approach to economics which had led to Indonesian’s economic growth which in turn has led to corruption both in business and politics, often with devastating effects on the environment and the marginalised in society. They have a saying ‘a mouse dies of hunger in a barn full of rice’, we can turn this saying to ourselves here in Ireland, one of the richest countries in the world when we look at our crisis with homelessness.
Thought provokingly, when you look at the cover of the booklet produced for prayers for Christian Unity there is a photo of the modern city of Jakarta with it’s shiny high rise buildings but in the foreground you can see the juxtaposition of the reality of life  for many in the city with it’s corrugated sheds in the slums.

On Saturday 23rd February, following on from my invitation to preach at the Christian Unity Service in Springfield I was asked to speak at a ‘Quiet Day’ in The Priory Retreat House on Jeremiah 29: 11 ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declared the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’. I used the previous six verses to introduce the verse and the three after to set the tone. I asked the group to form a circle, I had a copy of the reading for each person in the circle and as we read a verse at a time interesting comments were made by those participating, we ended up taking an hour and a half on the exercise rather that the forty five minutes originally planned, with the input from those involved. I was pleased to have been invited to the ‘Quiet Day’ and I think those taking part appreciated my participation.
We will be using the BACI Lenten study series during Lent with the theme for 2019  “Transforming Repentance: Coming Home to God”.
God Bless                                                                                                                                                             William.  
                                                                                                                            
BAPTISM
At our Family Service on Sunday 24th February we had the Baptism of Eden and also of his parents Abass and Maimouna. We welcome Eden into Christ’s flock along with his Mum and Dad and pray for them to discover God more deeply. The family are new to the parish and have two other sons who have previously been baptised. The service was followed by tea in the Hall and it was lovely to meet with their family and friends.


LENT
During Lent we will be using BACI’s (Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland) Lenten study course at a Holy Communion Service each Wednesday of Lent at 10am. The topics covered are: Temptation – resisted by ‘coming home’; Repentance – turning towards our death, From Roots to Fruits – the barren fig tree; Coming Home – the prodigal son; All my Love – Mary anoints Jesus’ feet.


MOTHERING SUNDAY
Sunday 31st  March, an opportunity to show your mum how much you care!

CLOCK SPRINGS FORWARD  
The clock springs forward one hour on Sunday 31st March, put the date in your diary.


ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
This year there will be a parade starting in TU Dublin (ITT) coming out of the pedestrian gate, past our Church, along Main St., passing the Priory and turning left onto the Greenhills Road before re entering the College side gate.


CONFIRMATION
The date for St. Maelruain’s confirmation has be set for Sunday 9th June (Pentecost Sunday), if you or your child is interested in Confirmation please contact the Rector on 086 803 0239.


SUMMER SALE
The date for the Summer Sale has been set for Saturday 11th May, you have plenty of time to clear out your cupboards / garages / shed and donate items for the sale! Any unwanted gifts? We will have all the usual stalls, raffle, teas  and refreshments….volunteers always needed, please do what you can to make our Summer Sale a great success!


MOTHER’S UNION / FAMILIES  
We had a very interesting evening on Monday 11th  February when Colin White from the Irish Kidney  Association came to talk to us about  kidney donation and organ donation in general and how important it is to have the conversation about donation and people's wishes so that after a  tragic accident it makes things easier for the family when they know the person's wishes when the  question is asked regarding organ  donation. Families who have consented to donate a loved ones organs after a tragedy say it gives them great comfort as time goes on. It was the only light in a dark tunnel. We now have Organ donor consent cards and these will be in church if anyone would like to take one. 

Colin also gave us a lot of information about the work of the kidney association and how it helps and gives great support to kidney transplant patients and their families. We had a collection at the end of the meeting which came to €185 for the association so thank you everyone for your generosity to such a valuable organisation.  

Unfortunately our speaker on  ‘De-Cluttering’ has let us down at the last minute so it has been decided in consultation with the committee to go to the Civic  Theatre to ‘Charlie’s a Clepto’ at 8.15pm on Monday 11th  March,  our usual MU night. The cost of the show is €16.  We will be meeting for tea at 6pm in the Civic before the show.  The meal will cost €17 for 2 courses and €20 for 3 courses. Please let me know if you're coming as soon as possible as time is very short. Sorry for the change of plan but it is outside our control. Hopefully we'll have a good night anyway. Saoirse are looking for kitchen rolls this month.  Thanks very much. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Valerie


BOWLS CLUB
As we go to print we say ‘Good luck’ to the Miller team who are in the semi finals on Thursday 28th February when they play in Lucan. The teams will be drawn on the night. We are busy with our club competitions and we thank our Captain Alan Stewart for organising these matches. Heather


FLOWER GUILD
The Church will be decorated for Easter on SATURDAY 20th APRIL 2019. All help welcome, no experience necessary, donations of flowers, decorations and greenery much appreciated.                                                                                          Regina


BOYS BRIGADE
If anyone has a boy that may be interested  in joining Boy’s Brigade please come on down we would love to have them.  Friday evenings: Anchors 7pm – 8:00pm     Juniors 7pm - 8:30pm  Company 7pm - 9pm.                                 


GIRLS BRIGADE
If you are interested in finding out more about our Company, please contact Captain Fiona Monahan (086)8519163. 


WHIST DRIVE 
Our next Whist Drive is on Monday 18th  March  at 8.00pm in the Main Hall. All Welcome!


CRAFTY CHATTERS
Crafty Chatters will meet on the 5th and 19th March from 2 - 4pm in the Parish Hall.   Come along with whatever craft you are working on, come and see what others are creating or just for the chat, all welcome.  Janet
       
                  
 PARISH COFFEE MORNING 
Advance notice of our next few Coffee Morning dates for your diary, 29th March, 26th April, and 31st May.  Lots of coffee, lots of chat, all welcome!                                   Barbara