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.



Month’s Mind Mass for Fr Cullen

Fr Seamus CullenThe months mind mass for Fr. Cullen will take place in St Maur’s church on Saturday November 28th at 7p.m. Fr. Enda Cunningham will be celebrating Mass.



Parish Office and Parish Shop

parishofficeThe opening hours for the Parish Shop are from 9a.m. – 1p.m. Available to purchase include Rush Parish Christmas Cards at €1 each and signed Mass Christmas Cards also available; Advent Calendars, Scented Christmas candles, Snow globes, Children’s Bibles and many more gift items available.
In the Parish Office you can: Book an 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, Make an appointment to see a member of the Parish Team.


Planned Giving Envelopes

Thanks to all who have returned the cards from the box of envelopes. Could we ask those who wish to remain anonymous to write this on the card and return it, as it’s required for control purposes. Please be advised that those who open and count the weekly envelopes do not have access to the names of subscribers. As the envelope collection is the only source of income to the parish, boxes will be available for new subscribers on the tables beside the missalettes.
The Planned Giving Envelope Collection for 15th November amounted to €1,475.00 .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.


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.



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 Tuesday November 24th.



Confession times: at 6.30p.m. before Saturday evening Mass and on request.


St. Vincent De Paul

Monthly collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 28th/29th November.


Child Safeguarding and Protection

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


Irish Guide Dogs

igdThe North County Dublin Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs 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


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.


Rush, Lusk, Skerries Dyslexia Workshop

Rush, Lusk Skerries Dyslexia Workshop takes place every week at 5.30p.m. – 7.30pm in Rush & Lusk Educate Together National School. This workshop is run by degree level teachers with specialist training in Dyslexia for 2nd to 6th class pupils. For more information please contact Frankie on 0894453907 or


Art Exhibitions

An Exhibition of Paintings by Jim Kilgarriff is open in Rush Library and 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.


Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society

The Society will present a talk by Brendan Matthews entitled “The Highway Robber – Michael Collier at the Strand Bar, Rush, Thurs Nov 26th @ 8.15p.m.