November Altar List

Figure of Jesus on the cross carved in wood by the sculptor Alvarez Duarte Holy Christ of the Estudiantes Linares, Jaen province, Andalusia, SpainNovember Altar List of the dearly faithful departed is available from the porches of the church. 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 Sr. Mary McGowan, Resa Kelly, Francis O’Toole, Martin Butterly who passed away this week may they rest in Peace.


Planned Giving Envelope Collection

Planned Giving Envelope Collection 8th November: The amount collected last Sunday in the envelope collection amounted to €2,635 thank you for your generosity.



Baptisms for Sunday 13th and 27th December

Preparation 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. We welcome into our Community Zara Una O’Neill, Oscar Eugene McCann, Cian Thomas Byrne Barrett, Mara Julie McDonnell, Alexandra Radu who were baptised on Sun,8th Nov.



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.  Rush Parish Christmas Cards are available in the Parish Office this weekend.


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 resumed last Sunday 8th November for Children aged 5 to 12 years. 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 086 3884998. 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.



The Julian Group

The Julian Group will continue its programme with the Confirmation pupils on Tues. Nov 17th. This week’s Scripture Reading will be: The Prodigal Son: A Spirit of Forgiveness (Luke 15: verses 11-24).


Child Safeguarding and Protection

Certificates of Attendance, for those who attended the Training/Information day on Sat. Oct. 24th are now available for collection from the Parish Office.


Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) November Meeting

The meeting was held on Mon. Nov 9th. Items discussed included: Child Safe Guarding; Set up of Funeral Team; Year of Mercy Initiatives; World Youth Day; Celebration of Consecrated Life & Christmas Preparations. The PPC welcomed six new members. The members at present are: Fr. Peter, Nicola McManus(Chairperson), Des Bollard(Secretary), Mairéad Monks, Catherine Leonard, Jim Kilgarriff, Noeleen Forkan, Gerry Luccan, Carol Hoey, Kathleen O’Brien, Darragh Bollard and Pamela Dowling.


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


Art Exhibitions:

An Exhibition of Paintings by Jim Kilgarriff is opening in Rush Library on Mon. Nov 16th at 6 30p.m. It runs until the Nov 28th. All welcome.

Ros Eó Art Group are holding a Christmas Art Exhibition on Main Street Rush (beside Ocean Inn) from Nov. 20th – 30th 11a.m. to 5p.m. daily. The exhibition will feature a variety of themes, including scenes of local interest.


Irish Guide Dogs

Irish Guide Dogs- North County Dublin Branch will be selling Christmas Cards, Key rings, 2016 calendars etc. at the upcoming Craft Fair in St. Maur’s GAA Club Sun. Nov. 29th

Special Children’s Charity Event: An evening with authors Lorna Byrne and Cathy Kelly, 22nd Nov. National Concert Hall, Dublin. Tickets from


Community Employment Vacancies

There are currently some Community Employment Vacancies available in Rush as follows:

  • Office Administrator Ref 989343
  • GAA Coach Ref 989346
  • Cricket Coach Ref 989345.

You must be eligible to apply, please contact your local Employment Services/Intreo Office quoting the reference number.  Positions can viewed on


Balbriggan & District Horticultural Society – Garden Talk

Dominica Mc Kevitt will give an illustrated talk on Spring Bulbs and Keukenhof gardens Amsterdam in the Scouts Den Market Green Balbriggan (beside Lidl) @8.30 on Thurs. Nov. 19th.