Welcome to Fr. Hilary
Fr. Peter will be away on retreat & vacation during a few weeks in July. Fr Hilary is from Nigeria and studying business studies in DCU, he will be resident in the Priest’s house in the parish and will be saying weekday masses & Sunday masses. We extend a very warm Rush welcome to him. He can be contacted through the parish office.

Welcome to all visitors to Rush
At the entrance to the Church we hope to have a welcome sign in different languages over the next few weeks. To all those visitors to St. Maur’s either to visit family or on holidays we extend a very warm welcome.

Farewell to Martin
We extend our thanks to Martin for his excellent work on the church grounds over the last 3 years. We will be sorry to see him go.

School Holidays
As a parish community we wish all the best to our primary school children who begin their summer vacation this weekend

Baptisms 9th & 23rd August
Preparation meeting on Wednesday 5th August at 7.30 pm. Deadline for applications is Tuesday 4th August. Please note that godparents/sponsors must be baptised Catholics and over 16 years of age. See the parish website all information. No Baptisms in July. Bookings are now available for August.

Cemetery Sunday
The blessing of the graves will take place this Sunday, 28th June at 3pm Whitestown & 6pm Kenure. Blessed Memorial Candles are available in the parish office.

Summer Schedule Parish Office Opening Hours
29th June-3rd July
Monday to Thursday: 9-1 and Friday 11-1
6th – 10th July & 27th July – 28th August
Tuesday & Thursday from 9 – 4 & on Friday’s from 10.30 – 4
13th July – 24 July
Open for a few minutes after Mass.
Parish Bulletin
17th July – 9th August: No parish bulletin. Resumes 16th Aug.
Saturday Mass times in July
No Morning mass. Vigil mass at 7 p.m.
Confession in July
Available in the confessional room or on request after 7 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.

Altar Servers
Please note a new rota is now available from July 2015. Copies can be obtained from the Parish Office. Thanks to all the parents and children who continue to serve our parish.

Church Cleaning
If you are interested in giving a hand on a Wednesday morning from 9.30-10.30, please contact the parish office.

St. Vincent de Paul Monthly collection 27th/28th June

Parish Finance
Please return completed charity donation forms to the Parish Office. The second collection this weekend is for the Pope’s Intention. It is called Peter’s Pence. This collection replaces the Share Collection

Gluten Free Hosts
Gluten Free Hosts will be available from the Eucharistic minister near the Tabernacle at the side of the altar.

Child Safeguarding
Many thanks to all who attended the Child Safeguarding Briefing last week. Updating of the mandatory Garda vetting process is currently underway for all who volunteer within our Parish. Completed Garda vetting forms should be returned to the Parish Office FAO Fr Peter O’Connor before the end of the month (30th June).

Prayer Vigil of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus & the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Friday 3rd July 8pm to 3 am. Mass to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 8 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary Confession etc. Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at midnight. Prayers of Adoration continue to 3 a.m. Please join for part or all of vigil.

Mass for the Protection of Human Life 4th July 1 pm.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will celebrate Holy Mass in St Saviour’s Parish, Dominic Street, Dublin 1. The Mass will take place on Saturday 4th July at 1.00 pm and will be offered for the protection of human life in all its stages.

Lost & Found
Ear-ring was found in church last week. Also a relic was found separately. Please contact parish office for more information.

Irish Dancing Classes
Starting on Wednesday 1st July at 11am in the community centre.Age 4 upwards and all levels welcome. 1st class is free. Contact Ann on 0879688394.

Rush Youth Cafe
Official Opening, Saturday 4th July, 3pm to 6 pm. Fun for all the family with special guests. Location Martin’s Shop, Channel Road, Rush

Rush Water Safety Week 2015 12th – 17th July
Classes relocated to Loughshinny Beach following advisory from Rush County Council. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Registration forms at Rush Credit Union, Library and Community Centre. Closing date for registration 4th July. Contact rushwatersafety@gmail.com

Ros Eo Community Childcare Centre
Last remaining preschool places for September 2015. Ros Eo offers a quality preschool service run by highly qualified staff. Contact Debbie on 8954434, or drop in to see us.

Lusk Community Unit (Dementia specific day care)
Spaces available on Saturdays 10.00 am to 3.00 p.m. Own transport required. Contact district nurse or 01 8071240.