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.

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.

Church 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.   The Day Chapel is open for short visits maintaining social distance.  

 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 Monday to Friday 9.30 – 11.30 a.m.

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.

BAPTISMS

Baptism application forms can be downloaded from our website and safely posted in the “Green Parish postbox” ,located in the main porch of the Church which is open daily.

Baptisms take place at 12.45 p.m on the first and third Sunday of each month .

 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 CONFESSION / RECONCILIATION

Tues 21st Sept – St Brendan’s National School – 1.15 p.m (during school hours)

Wed 22nd Sept – St Catherine’s National School – 1.15 p.m (during school hours).

Tues 5th October – Rush National School – 12 p.m and 1.15 p.m (during school hours).

Tues 12th October – Rush National School – 12 p.m and 1.15 p.m (during school hours).

HOLY COMMUNION

Sat 25th September – St Brendan’s National School at 10 a.m. 

Sat 25th September – St Catherine’s National School at 12 p.m.

Sat 2nd October – Gaelscoil Ros Eo at 1p.m and 2.30 p.m.

Sat 9th October – Rush National School at 10 a.m

Sat 16th October – Rush National School at 10 a.m. 

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.

 

 

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation will take place this year on Saturday 18th September at 10a.m. (Rush National School) and Saturday 18th September at 12 p.m. (St Brendan’s 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.

 

ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL 

St.Josephs Secondary School in Rush are celebrating 60 years. Mass will be celebrated in the church with Archbishop Dermot Farrell on Friday 24th September at 11am. Due to covid-19 restrictions, our celebration can be viewed via our parish webcam.

WEDDINGS

You may be wondering how Weddings are celebrated during the Covid 19 restrictions. From Monday 6th September, 2021, the maximum number within our Church is 50% capacity. Weddings and all gatherings must adhere to the current Government regulations. For any wedding enquiries please contact Rush Parish office.

 

 

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 6th September, 2021, the maximum number within our Church is 50% capacity. 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. 

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.