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Weekly News Update

HARVEST APPEAL 2019

Each year as an act of Thanksgiving, we invite parishioners to contribute to a specified ‘Harvest Appeal’ to provide funds for particular aspects of parish life. Last year, these funds were collected for the maintenance of the organs in both St. Nahi’s and Christ Church.  This year we are appealing to your generosity to replace the bell-ropes in the tower in Christ Church. The existing ropes have been in use for many years now and are showing considerable wear and tear.  The cost of replacing these is in the region of €2,000.  We all love to hear the bells calling us to worship Sunday by Sunday and we thank the wonderful band of bell-ringers for their dedication to the ringing of the bells. 
 
The Select Vestry has also been alerted of the need to replace the Heating Boiler in the Parish Centre.  The current boiler has been in service since the opening of the Parish Centre thirty years ago.  The Select Vestry Buildings’ sub-committee members are currently investigating the most cost effective way to replace the boiler, taking into account modern technology and options around renewable energy. It is estimated that this will cost in the region of €25,000 - €30,000.  In preparation for this it is hoped to build up a fund.
 
With this in mind, this year’s Harvest Appeal will initiate this fund. Both these projects are important to our parish’s life and we would ask you to be as generous as possible when considering your contribution. 

CONFIRMATION 2020
If you have a candidate for Confirmation next year (10th May 2020) please contact the Parish Office before 25th October.  The first class for candidates will take place in November.

WESLEY COLLEGE ALUMNI DINNER
Wesley College Alumni are hosting a dinner on Friday 4th October in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan.  Come meet friends old and new, and help support our bursary fund.  There will be a three-course dinner, wine on table, live entertainment and late bar!  Tickets are €60 each, although book for a table of eight and pay for only seven!  Please contact Heather O’Doherty on 087 672 7597.
 
CLIFDEN ARTS FESTIVAL
This year’s Arts Festival in Clifden, Co Galway takes place from 18th to 29th September.  Should you be in Connemara at any stage over that time, the local parish there would love to see you.  There will be a fundraising concert for the Omey group of parishes on Saturday 21st September in Christ Church, Clifden at 4.00pm with the St. Cecelia Singers.  All will be welcome. 
 
CONFIRMATION 2020
If you have a candidate for Confirmation next year (10th May 2020) please contact the Parish Office before 25th October.  The first class for candidates will take place in November.

KEYBOARD APPEAL!
If anyone has an electronic keyboard which they no longer need or require, and in good working order, we could find a useful home for it in the Parish Centre.  Please contact the Parish Office during office hours.

VOLUNTEERS

A busy and active community such as Taney relies heavily on people volunteering their time and talents.  We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in our Services of Worship, including wardens and greeters, readers, intercessors, people to host and serve teas and coffees after Service.  Should you be in a position to assist with any of these roles, please contact the Parish Office (298 5491) to let us know.
 
FITNESS LEAGUE
We welcome back members of the Fitness League to Taney Parish Centre. Meetings commence on week on Monday 16th September and Wednesday 18th September.

TANEY PARISH GOLF OUTING

The Taney Golf Outing will take place in Rathfarnham Golf Club on Sunday 29th September from 1.00pm.  Green fees are €30 for non-members and €5 for RGC members.  The Lesley Harrison trophy and prizes will be awarded at 6.30pm after the golf.  Please contact Andrew Bowers 087-669 6853 or Alan Hood 087-290 5574 to make tee time bookings
 
 
PRAM JAM SINGERS

Pram Jam Singers is a new choir for mums, mums-to-be, dads, grand-parents and minders alike.  A unique choir for grown-ups, where baby and toddler are welcome too!  No experience is necessary for this group, just bring your baby and a desire to sing new music and make some new friends!  It takes place every Friday in the Main Hall of the Parish Centre from 10.00am.
 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

A busy and active community such as Taney relies heavily on people volunteering their time and talents.  We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in our Services of Worship, including wardens and greeters, readers, intercessors, people to host and serve teas and coffees after Service.  Should you be in a position to assist with any of these roles, please contact the Parish Office (298 5491) to let us know. 

LECTORS & INTERCESSORS
We value the Ministry of those who read the Scripture readings and lead the Intercessions at the Sunday morning services.  If you would be interested in joining this group, please contact the Parish Office (01-2985491) as we have some vacancies at present.

 

HOSPITAL VISITS

The clergy would appreciate being told if parishioners are in hospital, going into hospital, are being transferred or if they have been discharged, and will be pleased to offer pastoral support.  Please understand that the clergy are not automatically informed when parishioners are admitted to hospital. 

 

 TRANSPORT

We have a number of Parishioners who would dearly love to attend Sunday Services, and who require transport.  If you feel in any way that you could offer to collect one or two of these parishioners it would be very much appreciated.  Please contact the parish office or one of the clergy if you can assist.


CONTACT US

The office is usually open from 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday. Tel. No.: 01-298 5491

e-mail: parishoftaney@eircom.net Parish Website: www.taneyparish.ie

Please be sure to inform the office of any changes to your contact details – e.g. address, telephone/mobile number or email.


On-call telephone number

The clergy now operate a designated emergency telephone number it is: 083 477 1673.

This number may be called in case or cases of pastoral emergency only, should there be no reply from the parish office or clergy numbers.