We remember John (Seán) McGee & Theresa Humphries who both passed away during the week. Rest in Peace.

Parish Finance
The letter with the “Charity form” to those parishioners who subscribe €250.00 or over per annum will issue shortly. On receipt please sign & return to the parish office.

Congratulations to all the children who made their confirmation this weekend.

Vocation Sunday
This weekend is vocation Sunday, the second collection is the diocesan collection for vocations. This replaces the share collection. No Saturday Morning mass on the 16th, 23rd & 30th May.

Weekday Mass Intentions
We would ask parishioners to please leave their name, address & telephone number for mass intentions Monday to Saturday. All intentions for Sunday to be in by Friday at 12.

Any outstanding Trocaire Boxes can be left in the office. We thank parishioners for their very kind donations.

The Irish Catholic is available in the Parish office, price €1.60

Baptisms Dates
Preparation Meeting for baptisms on Sunday 10th May & Sunday 24th May will be held on Wednesday 6th May at 7.30p.m. Deadline for May Baptisms is Tuesday 5th May. Please note that godparents/sponsors must be baptised Catholics and over 16 years of age. See the parish website for all information. No Baptisms in July.

Parish Office
Opening hours Monday to Thursday: 9-1 and Friday 11-1. Available at the office: Mass cards (€5), Certs (€3), Baptismal Forms, Mass Intentions, Irish Catholic Paper. We are delighted to be selling the following Mass cards from the Parish Office…. Sympathy, Anniversary, Mass Bouquet, Mass Intention, Thank You, Birthday & Get Well. We have also opened a gift shop with beautiful communion sets, grave candles, Children’s Bible, Bookmarks, Angel pins, Rosary beads, Bracelets etc. Blessed St. Anthony, Miraculous, Mother Teresa Medals, Christening Keepsake cards, Communion Missals & Candles!!

Do this in Memory Programme
There will be two Pre-First Holy Communion Masses on May 3 rd at 11.30 a.m. and May 10th at 11.30a.m. There will also be special thanksgiving communion masses on the May 17th and 24th.

Children’s Leaflets
Colouring leaflets are available for children under 6. Please bring your own colour pencils.

Ros Eo Community Childcare Centre are currently enrolling for Pre-School places for September 2015. We have excellent adult: child ratios. Our team is highly qualified in all childcare areas. Ros Eo CCC offers the free preschool year (ECCE) and Community Subvention Scheme (CCS). This scheme provides pre-school places at a reduced rate (if you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or hold a current medical card). For further details contact: Debbie @ 8954434, email: roseoccc@hotmail.com, on our Facebook page or drop in to see us in Rush Community Centre.

The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive Service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up when they are finished their treatment and bring them home again. Volunteer expenses are paid. For more information or an application form, telephone Rebecca on 01-2316642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie.

SVP monthly collection will take place at all masses THIS weekend. 25th/26th April.

Orlagh Centre Events – Week of 3rd May 2015: Saturday, May 9th 10.00am – 4.30pm (€50) Day For Yourself: Exploring the Secret of Joyful Living. Around this theme you will be invited to listen, reflect, chat and pray (with the option of Mass at 4.30) with Bernadette Toal and John Byrne. Every week: Wednesday 8.00p.m. – 8.30p.m. Mediation: Sunday 10.00a.m. to 10.20a.m. Meditation (Centering Prayer): Sunday 10.30a.m. Lectio Divina Mass Every Week: Wednesday 8.00 – 8.30pm. Booking: Tel: (01)4958190:Email:info@orlagh.ie:Website: www.orlagh.ie

Please note: If you send non-bulletin emails to the bulletin email address they may not get looked at by the Parish. Please use the rushparishoffice@gmail.com for any nonbulletin queries.