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

Key Safety Protocols

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Diocesan Church Review April 2020Available here
Extraordinary times requires creative methods to share.

Saturday, 21 March 2020


Noticeboard  Sunday 22nd March to 12th April 2020

(please note during this time services will be available to all via @stmaelruainscoi on Facebook)

Sun 22nd Of  March - Lent 4                                               
                       
8.30am            Holy Communion.
                       
11.00am          Family Service & Mothering Sunday on FACBOOK LIVE/



Tues 24th March                   

8.00pm            Bible Study (BACHI) Lenten Climate Change Course, Small Hall.


Wed 25th March                 

10.00am          Lent HC Course  ‘God, the lover of life’   FACEBOOK live
        

Fri 27th March                    

10.30am          Parish Monthly Coffee CANCELLED due to COVID19


Sat 28th March                     

7.00pm            4th Sat. Taize Style Vine Service & dialogue sermon F’BK live.


Sun 29th March 5th Sunday Of Lent                      

8.30am           Holy Communion.
                       
11.00am          Morning Prayer 2 and FACEBOOK  live.





Tues 31st March                  

8.00pm            Bible Study (BACHI) Lenten Climate Change Course SMALL HALL


Wed 1st April            

10.00am          1st Wed Holy Communion with prayers for the sick, Lenten course
                         ‘Jesus feeds five thousand people’ on FACEBOOK live.



Sun 5th April 6th Sunday Of Lent
                       
8.30am            Holy Communion.
                       
11.00am          Holy Communion 2 on FACEBOOK live.


Mon 6th April                       

10.00am          Holy Week Holy Communion Service on FACEBOOK live

8.00pm            Taize Style Praise & Testimony Vine Service on FACEBOOK live


Tues 7th April                      

8.00pm            Bible Study of following Sunday readings.


Wed 8th April            Spy Wednesday       

10.00am          Holy Week Holy Communion Service on FACEBOOK live

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


Thurs 9th April Maundy Thursday

10.00am          Maundy Thursday Holy Week HC on FACEBOOK live


Fri 10th April Good Friday

10.00am          Good Friday Anti HC & reading of Passion on FACEBOOK live

                       
8.00pm            Good Friday Anti HC & reading of Passion on FACEBOOK live


Sun 12th April Easter Sunday        

8.30am and 11.00am Easter Sunday Holy Communion on FACEBOOK live

Sunday, 15 March 2020

We plan to go Facebook live for our services on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.


Tuesday 17th March St Patrick's Day Service from 11am
Wednesday 18th March Lenten Service from 10am

Hope you can join us here St Maelruains, Tallaght Parish - Church of Ireland

Friday, 13 March 2020


Notice board –  15th March  2020 to 5th April 2020

Please be aware group activities may be suspended during Lockdown

Sunday `15th March

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion


Monday 16th  March

Whist Drive - suspended during lockdown


Tuesday  17th  March - St Patrick’s Day

11.00am - St Patrick’s Day Service

Note : no crafty chatters today!


Wednesday 18th March

10.00am -  Holy Communion with prayers for the sick and Lenten course ‘Caring for the Garden of the Earth’


Girls Brigade - suspended during lockdown
7pm – 9pm Juniors 9yrs- 11yrs
7.30pm -9.30pm Seniors 12yrs- 13yrs
7.30pm –9.30pm Brigaders 14yrs- 17yrs
8 – 10pm Associates 18yrs +
For more information contact Parish office or 26THCOTALLAGHT@girlsbrigadeirl.ie


Thursday 19th March

? 8.00pm - Calling Stallholders / volunteers for Summer Sale Planning Meeting, Long Room, Parish Centre, as Ronnie Scott has stood down as Sale co-coordinator (thank you Ronnie, for all your work over the years) we need to make plans for this major fundraiser for the parish, your help is needed, please do your bit for the parish and lend a hand.?


Friday 20th  March

7.00pm Boys Brigade: suspended during lockdown
Anchors (4-7yrs):  7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Juniors: (8-11yrs)   7.00 p.m. – 8.45 p.m.
Company: (12-18yrs) 7.00 p.m. - 9.15 p.m
Contact Parish office for more details.


Saturday 21st  March

Girls Brigade suspended during lockdown
10.30am – 12pm Tiny Tots 3yrs-4yrs
10.30am – 12pm Explorers 5yrs- 8yrs
For more information contact Parish office or 26THCOTALLAGHT@girlsbrigadeirl.ie

7.00pm - We are planning on having a Taize Style Vine Service on the 4th Sat of  each  month at 7.00pm ?

Sunday 22nd March

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Morning Prayer – Family Service


Monday 23rd March


Tuesday  24th March

7.30pm – Bowls Club meets main hall Parish Centre suspended during lockdown

8.00pm - Weekly Bible study of the readings for the following Sunday using BACI Lenten course ‘Caring for the Garden of the Earth’


Wednesday 25th March

10.00am -  Holy Communion with prayers for the sick and Lenten course ‘Caring for the Garden of the Earth’

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Girls Brigade suspended during lockdown
7pm – 9pm Juniors 9yrs- 11yrs
7.30pm -9.30pm Seniors 12yrs- 13yrs
7.30pm –9.30pm Brigaders 14yrs- 17yrs
8 – 10pm Associates 18yrs +
For more information contact Parish office or 26THCOTALLAGHT@girlsbrigadeirl.ie


Friday 27th  March

Coffee Morning - suspended during lockdown

7.00pm Boys Brigade: suspended during lockdown
Anchors (4-7yrs):  7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Juniors: (8-11yrs)   7.00 p.m. – 8.45 p.m.
Company: (12-18yrs) 7.00 p.m. - 9.15 p.m
Contact Parish office for more details.


Saturday 28th March


Sunday 29th March

8.30am - Holy Communion.

11.00am – Morning Prayer


Monday 30th March


Tuesday  31st  March

7.30pm – Bowls Club meets main hall Parish Centre

8.00pm - Bible Weekly Bible study of the readings for the following Sunday using BACI Lenten course ‘Caring for the Garden of the Earth’


Wednesday 1st April

10.00am -  Holy Communion with prayers for the sick and Lenten course ‘Caring for the Garden of the Earth’

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

Girls Brigade
7pm – 9pm Juniors 9yrs- 11yrs
7.30pm -9.30pm Seniors 12yrs- 13yrs
7.30pm –9.30pm Brigaders 14yrs- 17yrs
8 – 10pm Associates 18yrs +
For more information contact Parish office or 26THCOTALLAGHT@girlsbrigadeirl.ie


Friday 3rd April

10.30am -12.30am Coffee Morning in the small hall. Call in to chat and catch up, all welcome....

7.00pm Boys Brigade:
Anchors (4-7yrs):  7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Juniors: (8-11yrs)   7.00 p.m. – 8.45 p.m.
Company: (12-18yrs) 7.00 p.m. - 9.15 p.m
Contact Parish office for more details.


Sunday 5th April – Palm Sunday

8.30am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Holy Communion

March 2020



FROM THE RECTOR     Tallaght’s Christian Unity Week Service took place in St. Thomas’ RC Church, Jobstown on Sunday 19th January. The preacher was Rev. Andrew Kingston from Methodist Centenary Church who spoke to us about St. Paul arriving to Malta. Andrew brought his sermon to life with a slide show of pictures he had taken on holidays in Malta of the sites St. Paul visited while on the island. The service was organised by Saule Cameron, St. Thomas’ pastoral worker who is originally from Lithuania. Saule’s parents were a ‘mixed’ marriage and Saule herself is married to a Scottish Presbyterian so Christian Unity is very much in Saule’s make up. It was a lovely service which was enhanced by the fact that Saule is a gifted musician.

I attended the inaugural launch for the visit of the worlds largest floating book shop ‘Lagos’ on Saturday 1st February. The ship will be docked in Dublin Port from 17th – 30th June. At present the only outlet in Dublin for Christian books is ‘Foot Prints’ in Dun Laoghaire so in this ‘internet era’ having ‘Lagos’ visiting Dublin will give people an opportunity to  handle Christian books as well as look at different versions of the Bible. The ship also stocks educational books and family books, well worth a visit and a date to put in your diary.

I attended the launch of BACI’s Lenten course, on the very current topic, ‘Caring for the Garden of the Earth’ which we will be using in St. Maeruain’s on Wednesday mornings at 10am from  4th March for the five weeks of Lent.
We had a visit from St. Maelruain’s School, Old Bawn on 17th January for a tour of the church and grounds and on 6th February a secondary school student from Firhouse Community School, accompanied by a parent, came to visit the church in relation to a school project. I talked on the history of the church and explained the Church of Ireland’s ethos through the internal architecture of the church.
On Sunday 26th January I went to the Holocaust Memorial Day in the Mansion House. I make the effort to attend this event every year and especially so this year, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to remind myself of just how horrific the Holocaust was. It is something that has haunted me all my life; how a civilized society like Germany, albeit suffering the consequences of WW1 war debt, could be whipped up into hatred of their fellow citizens by Hitler’s ‘fake news’. I wrote a piece for our local Newspaper for Christmas, voicing my concern for the rise of the right and the lie of racism that we are not ALL God’s Children.
‘Now and Then’ The Christian Musical Drama group which the parish has been associated with for a long number of years with parishioners taking part in their productions both on stage and behind stage  had a fundraiser for their 30th anniversary production on Friday 21st  March in The Brass Monkey which I attended. Their 30th anniversary production is ‘Jesus Christ, Supper Star’ and will run from 24th – 27th March in the Priory, it promises to be a great show!

God bless                                                                                                        William
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LENTEN COURSE
We will be using the Biblical Association of the Church of Ireland’s Lenten course, on the very current topic, ‘Caring for the Garden of the Earth’ on Wednesdays, 10am starting  4th March for the five remaining weeks of Lent.
The Series covers the topics the following topics, Week 1:  ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’ (John 6.28). Week 2: ‘Supposing Him to be the gardener’ (John 20: 15). Week 3: ‘My Father is still working and I also am working’ (John 5: 17) Week 4: ‘God, the lover of life’ (Wis. 12:1).  ‘Jesus feeds five thousand people’ (John 6: 1 – 14).

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE  
Takes place in St. Thomas’ Jobstown on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm with supervised car park. Theme: Zimbabwe

ST. PATRICK’S DAY Holy Communion service at 11.00am

MOTHERING SUNDAY this year falls on 22nd March, an opportunity to show your mum how much you care!

THE CLOCK SPRINGS FORWARD on Sunday 29th March, the Sunday after Mothering Sunday.


EASTER VESTRY The Easter Vestry (Parish AGM) will take place this year on  the Sunday following Easter 21st  April after a shortened Holy Communion Service. This is an opportunity for you to have your say in the running of the parish.


SUMMER SALE The date for the SUMMER SALE has been set for 9th May. Ronnie Scott, who has organised the SALE for many years had decided to step back. We are very grateful to Ronnie for all the work he put into the SALE over the years. A stall holders meeting will take place in the Long Room of the Parish Centre on Thursday 19th March at 8pm to plan for the SALE on 9th May. Please contact the Rector if you are unable to attend on 086 803 0239. The SUMMER SALE is one of our main fundraisers of the year, if you are not a stall holder but would like to volunteer or if you have ideas on how to make the SALE a success, PLEASE come along.?


CONFIRMATION
Our Confirmation Service this year takes place in Christchurch Cathedral on 31st May (Pentecost Sunday, the arrival of the Holy Spirit) at 3.30pm. If you are interested in having your child Confirmed please contact William 086 803 0239


TAIZE VINE SERVICE
We continue to have a Taize service  on 4th Saturday of each month, as part of the local Vine initiative and everybody is welcome. This month the service takes place on 28th March. We were grateful to David Gibson (a parishioner) who lead our service on Saturday 22nd February.

MOTHER’S UNION / FAMILIES FIRST
We had a great turn out on Monday 10th  February for our meeting which was Janet and Regina giving us a wonderful flower arranging demonstration. It was really terrific and showed us how to make beautiful creations from small to elaborate. At the end they were kind enough to raffle the arrangements so lots of people went home with a lovely creation. So thank you once again Janet and Regina for a great night and all the work you put into the evening is much appreciated. 

Our March meeting will be on Monday 9th March in the Main hall at 8pm when the branch will be hosting a Diocesan event when we will be having a talk on how to support the bereaved. This event is open to all so feel welcome to come along. We are looking forward to welcoming a good crowd to this event.

Tea rota this month is Iris Harley and Yvonne McGlynn, but as we will have a large number this month it would be appreciated if everyone could bring along a packet of biscuits and give a hand if needed. Saoirse are looking for black bags.

Our AGM and Bring and Buy sale is on Monday 6th April (a week earlier that usual due to the following Monday being Easter Monday). Thanks very much. Valerie 

BOWLS CLUB


TABLE TENNIS


BOYS BRIGADE  - Suspended for lockdown
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 - Suspended for lockdown
The Girls Brigade are busy rehearsing for a number of National and District competitions, in both team and solo dance categories and are putting the finishing touches to entries for National Arts and Crafts Competitions. Fingers Crossed! Following all of that our annual Company Display will take place on April 25th at 3pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome!                                                                                                                                                               Fiona

WHIST DRIVE 
Suspended for lockdown

CRAFTY CHATTERS  
We will have only one meeting of Crafty chatters in March on Tuesday 3rd due to our scheduled second date falling on St. Patrick’s Day. We meet from 2pm -4pm in the Small Hall. Bring along whatever craft you are working on or learn a new one!
                        
PARISH COFFEE MORNING  
Suspended for lockdown

CROSSROADS is a C of I Social Club for those in their 20’s & 30’s and a little older….They meet on the last Friday of the month in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin. For details contact David on 085 7272 019. Follow them on Facebook, to join  Crossroads Group, please send message request to Valerie Raitt Thomas or Beryl Healy.