Welcome to St Maur’s Parish, Rush.  And céad míle fáilte to our Parish website! We want to make our Parish website an interesting and worthwhile location for both Parishioners and visitors to keep up to date with what’s happening in our Parish.

The community spirit in Rush allows us to draw on the enormous reservoir of talents present in Rush Parish. Our community is filled with gifted and talented people who share their gifts generously and willingly, in a variety of ways.

We are fortunate to have many individuals who volunteer, through various ministries and activities, helping to build and serve our community and Parish. Perhaps you may like to share your own gifts by becoming part of one of these activities or ministry teams. We would be delighted to hear from you.

If you would like to contact us, or any of the clergy for any reason, please feel free to contact us by telephone, email or visiting the Parish office.

CHURCH MASS SCHEDULE

Due to the latest Government Regulations (30th April,2021), the Church will be OPEN for Mass from Monday 10th May, 2021.

All Funeral Masses will be restricted to a congregation of 50 people maximum.

All weddings will be restricted to a congregation of 50 people maximum.

Mass Timetable.

Saturday Vigil Mass  7:00 pm.

Sunday Mass  9.00 am and 11:30 am.

Weekday Mass  Monday to Friday 9:00 am.  This is subject to change should a funeral occur.  Any change will be announced in advance on radio and webcam.

Holy Hour nightly at 7:00 pm.

Introduction of new ‘Summer Dues’

An Initiative of our new Dublin Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Dear Parishioners,

You will see from the letter below from Archbishop Farrell the thinking behind this new initiative. If I might pull out two points that seem most poignant.

“The necessary restriction of public worship has profoundly affected the two essential Sunday Mass collections on which parish funds depend……… In the last financial year, the clergy collection decreased by 54%, and the ‘Share’ collection decreased by 65%. This year the situation is even more grave—with a decrease of 80% and 86% respectively”.

“Your generosity to this new initiative of Summer Dues will provide much-needed practical and moral support for priests working quietly at the heart of every local community of faith”.

3 June 2021 Letter to Parishioner (Summer Dues)

Church Re-Open for Short Visits

Pope Francis has appealed for Churches to remain open where at all possible. We are fortunate to have the Day Chapel in St. Maur’s Rush.  From Sunday 5th April the Day Chapel will re-open for short visits maintaining the required 2 metre social distance.  In line with best practice all seating has been removed.

 We are also fortunate to have the Beautiful Grotto in the Church grounds which many people continue to visit for a short outdoor prayer.  A special candle has been placed in the Grotto asking Our Lady’s Protection for our parish and all our loved ones.

Parish Office is open 

Emails can be sent rushparishoffice@gmail.com

Further correspondence can be left in the Green Parish Post Box which is mounted on the wall at the Day Chapel.

Cemetery Sunday – 20th June 2021

Mass will be offered on the day and blessing of the graves will take place in Whitestown and Kenure Cemeteries by the Priest alone . There will be no gatherings allowed for now unless we hear from Fingal County Council in the meantime. 

BAPTISMS

Baptisms will commence again on Sunday 4th July and take place every Sunday during July and August. 

From September onwards normal service will resume every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

Baptism applications forms can be safely posted in the “Green Parish postbox” ,located in the main porch of the Church which is open daily.

We look forward to celebrating your baby’s Baptism with you and we thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.                                 Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish and to give fitting praise to God.
Fr Kevin Bartley and the Parish Team.

 

 FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

You may be wondering when First Holy Communion will take place this year.  As you may know, these have been postponed due to the latest Government Regulations (29th April 2021).

We look forward to celebrating your child’s First Holy Communion with you and we thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish, and to give fitting praise to God. 

Fr Kevin Bartley, and the Parish Team.

 

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation will take place this year on Saturday 21st August (St Brendan’s National School) and Saturday 28th August (Rush National School).  

We look forward to celebrating your child’s Confirmation with you and we thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish, and to give fitting praise to God.

Fr Kevin Bartley, and the Parish Team.

WEDDINGS

You may be wondering how Weddings are celebrated during the Covid 19 restrictions. From Monday 10th May, 2021, the maximum number within our Church is 50. Weddings and all gatherings must adhere to the current Government regulations. For any wedding enquiries please contact Rush Parish office.

Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish and to give fitting praise to God.
Fr Kevin Bartley and the Parish Team.

 

FUNERALS

You may be wondering how Funerals are celebrated  during the Covid 19 restrictions.   Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. From Monday 10th May, 2021, the maximum number within our Church is 50. We ask the understanding of any family organising the funeral of a loved one during these times the cooperation with the Parish Stewards and Team is essential for all attending. It is necessary that people observe a distance of at least two metres from each other.  This is because one of the easiest ways in which the virus is transmitted is through close contact.

To accommodate those who cannot get into the Church when the government max of 50  is at full capacity, we have installed a sound system outside the Church so they will be able to hear the Mass, trusting they are adhering to the 2 metre social distancing while outside. Holy Communion will be brought to the doorway of the Church for anyone who is outside and wishes to receive the sacrament.

Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish and to give fitting praise to God.
Fr Kevin Bartley and the Parish Team.

Extract from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Memorare      

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer.  Amen.

Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People

COVID-19 Community Supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.

These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.

Dublin City Council

Helpline 01-2228555
Email – covidsupport@dublincity.ie

 

Fingal County Council

Helpline 01-8905000 with the lines open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.
E mail – covidsupport@fingal.ie.

Other Support Services

ALONE The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

SeniorLine is a national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers.  FREEPHONE service anytime between 10am and 10pm on any day of the week on 1800 80 45 91.

Age Action and the Irish Red Cross Email: hardship2020@redcross.iePhone: Irish Red Cross at 01 6424600 or tel: (01) 475 6989   Lo Call: 1890 369369

 

Women’s Aid 
Tel: 1800 341 900    Tel: +353 1 678 8858Email: info@womensaid.ie 

  

Men’s Aid
Tel: 01-5543811 / 01 5394277. E-mail: hello@mensaid.ie

 

ISPCC Dublin
Call: 01 676 7960Email: ispcc@ispcc.ie

 

The Samaritans
Available round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call on the phone. This number is FREE to call.  Tel: 116 123. Email: samaritans.org

Pieta House
Freephone  and no referral needed. Tel:  1800 247 247

Jigsaw
Offering younger people going through a hard time, or for those worried about a young person in your life. www.jigsaw.ie

https://www.jigsaw.ie/news-and-events/post/covid-19-what-were-doing

Please note that if you are having issues with connecting to the webcam we would ask you to contact Phillip:
Telephone: +44 7840918474

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

The Time table below is postponed until further notice, however instead there is an Hour of Adoration each evening starting at 7pm – except for Saturday Vigil Mass at 7pm.