Fr. Séamus Rest in Peace

Fr Seamus CullenWith great sadness we bid a fond farewell to our beloved priest, Fr. Séamus Cullen. Fr. Séamus led and served us well, guiding us along the right path with dedication and spirituality. We’ll miss his inspirational homilies and sharing our faith journey with him. Fr. Séamus served Rush parish from 1994-2008 and was active in his retirement in the Church and wider parish areas. His good humour and activities within the parish will be missed by all.

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall softly upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.




November Altar List

The November Altar List of the dearly faithful departed is available from the porches of the Figure of Jesus on the cross carved in wood by the sculptor Alvarez Duarte Holy Christ of the Estudiantes Linares, Jaen province, Andalusia, Spainchurch. Completed lists will be placed at the Cross on the Altar during the month of November. An offering enclosed with the completed list is kindly accepted. Please leave completed lists in the Parish Office or collection baskets at Mass or in the Parish correspondence box in the main porch of the Church.




We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Fr. Seamus Cullen, Christopher Hegarty, Sr.Mary Sylvia Leahy, and Robert Ludlow who passed away this week.
May they rest in peace.



Confirmation Preparation Mass

November 7 & 8th Confirmation preparation Mass is this Sat night at 7pm Nov, 7th Communion and 1st Confession preparation, do this in Memory Programme is at 11.30am Mass this Sun.8th Nov.



Altar Servers Rota

A new rota for the Altar Servers are available from the Parish Office


Planned Giving

Planned Giving Envelope Collection 1st November: The amount collected last Sunday in the envelope collection amounted to € 2115, thank you for your generosity.



Baptisms for Sunday 13th and 27th December

Baptismal-FontPreparation meeting on Wednesday 9th December at 7.30 p.m. Deadline for applications is Monday 7th December. Please note that godparents/sponsors must be baptised Catholics and over 16 years of age.
See the parish website for more information.



Parish Office

The hours of the Parish Office are from 9am – 1pm from Monday to Friday. In the Parish Office you can: book parishofficean anniversary mass, get a mass card, register for baptism preparation, find out more about getting married in our Parish, register for our weekly Planned Giving Envelopes, order letters of Freedom, baptism certificates, marriage certificates or make an appointment to see a member of the Parish Team.  New Special Graveside candles now in stock for the month of November @ €2.50 each.


Blood Transfusion Service

The Blood Transfusion Service will be at St Maur’s GAA Centre from 4:30pm to 8pm on Tuesday 10th Nov.



Invitation from Jesus

Come adore the Lord in silent prayer all day Thursday from 7am – 10pm.  Would you like to commit to a set hour or be on a substitute list or just come along any time during the day to pray in silent adoration. Leave name, address and phone number in post box.



The Children’s Liturgy

Childrens-liturgy-of-the-word-imageChildren’s Liturgy will resume this Sunday 8th November. Children aged 5 to 12 years very welcome. We would be delighted to see new children along with those who have attended previously.  Parents are welcome to accompany their children if they wish.  Any adults interested in becoming involved please contact the office or Sharon at 0863884998. We would be delighted to see new faces.



Getting Married in Church

If you plan on getting married in Church please look up the Parish Website under Weddings. Keep in mind theThe groom and the bride with candles. Wedding ceremony in churchfollowing:

  • Provisional booking of church for marriage forms are available in the Parish Office. Forms must be filled in by the couple only and a final booking re. date is made with the administrator of the Parish when the booking form is received.
  • Pre nuptial enquiry forms are to be completed 3 months before a wedding takes place. This includes weddings taking place outside of the parish.
  • A Pre marriage course has to be attended by the couple. This is now a diocesan requirement and there are No exceptions. Not all marriage courses are accepted by the diocese. Please look up the Parish Website or the Archdiocese of Dublin Website under Weddings or call into the Parish Office for further information. The Archdiocese recommends the pre-marriage courses provided by Accord.


Planned Giving Envelopes

Please return the white card, if not already done so within your envelope. Block Capital and a full postal address is most helpful. Use back of card if insufficient space on front.


Legion of Mary

Legion_of_Mary_(Legio_Mariae)The Legion of Mary Afternoon Retreat: Sunday 29th November, Spiritual Director: Fr John Harris. Venue: Emmaus Centre, Swords. Commencing 1.15pm, Cost €15.
Contact Lorraine at 8491032, 087 6203317. All Welcome.


Anam Cara

Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 18th of November 2015 from 19:30 Anam Carato 21:00 in Applewoods Communty Centre, Castleview Lawn/ Bunbury Gate Road, Swords, Co. Dublin. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents. For further information please see our website at email us or call 01 4045378