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.

Parish Office will be closed until further notice.  Emails can be sent rushparishoffice@gmail.com

St. Maur’s Parish Rush

Holy Week and Easter 2020


We Wish you every Blessing this Easter

Please note that all Masses & Services will be CLOSED to the public.

They will be streamlined by our Parish Webcam.  This can be accessed by Clicking on Webcam in top right hand corner of this page.


They will also be broadcast on the Parish radio to those who have receivers.


We invite you all to unite with us in prayer through these mediums


Timetable of Easter Ceremonies


PALM SUNDAY Mass 5th  April at 11.30a.m.



 Monday in Holy Week –6th  April Mass at 9.00am



Tuesday in Holy Week – 7th April Mass at 9.00am



Wednesday in Holy Week – 8th  April Mass at 9.00am



Holy Thursday – 9th April Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00p.m.



Good Friday – 10th  April Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00p.m.  

Good Friday – 10th April Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m.



Holy Saturday – 11th  April Easter Vigil Mass at 7.00p.m.



Easter Sunday – 12th April Mass at 11.30a.m.


RTE Timetable of Easter Ceremonies


PALM SUNDAY Mass 5th – April at 11.00a.m.


 Monday to Wednesday in Holy Week – Mass at 10.30am


Holy Thursday – 9th  April Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 16.40p.m.


Good Friday – 10th April Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00p.m.  


Holy Saturday – 11th April Easter Vigil Mass at 10.00p.m.


Easter Sunday – 12th – April Mass at 11.30a.m.

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.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Special Measures

Latest update Friday April 3rd 2020.

Dear Parishioners,

Whereas we realise that many of these restrictive measures will make pastoral life more difficult, we have to remember that as a society we have a duty of care to protect ourselves and above all to protect others. 

  • Sunday Mass: In the current emergency, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass.
  • Sunday Closed Mass: We invite parishioners to participate in Sunday Closed Mass @ 11.30am which will be streamlined by our Parish Webcam. This can be accessed This can be accessed by clicking on  Webcam on the top right hand corner of this home page.
  • Weekday Closed Masses:We invite parishioners to participate in Weekday Closed Masses @ 9.00am which will be streamlined by our Parish Webcam.  This can be accessed by clicking on  Webcam on the top right hand corner of this home page.
  • Baptisms: No Baptisms will take place until further notice.
  • Confirmations: All Confirmations are postponed until further notice.  This applies with immediate effect.
  • Funerals: Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial.  Attendance at Funeral services and Masses is now Limited to 10 attendees within the Church building.  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.
  • Non- Essential Pastoral Gatherings: All non-essential pastoral gatherings and meetings, such as formation gatherings, retreats and seminars are


These policies are in place until at least Easter Sunday 12th April 2020, subject to review in line with any updated guidelines


Let us pray together that the Lord will protect our parishioners and all people from all harm in these difficult times.

‘Nothing can separate us from the Love of God.’

Lord Jesus we place all our Trust in You.  Amen.

Fr. Kevin 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.



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.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament