- Sunday December 13th Opening of the Holy Door in our church to mark the Holy year of Mercy.
- Rush Parish Carol Service will take place on Tuesday December 15th at 7:30p.m.
- Christmas Mass times now available on the printouts at the entrances to the church.
- Confirmation Preparation Mass is on Saturday 19th December at 7.pm. Children are welcome to bring a decoration for the Christmas trees in the church.
- Do this in Memory Mass is on Sunday 20th at 11.30am. There will be a special surprise for the children at this mass and they are also welcome to bring a decoration for the Christmas trees in the church.
Preparation Meeting on Wednesday 16th December at 8pm in the Church.
The opening hours for the Parish Shop are 9am – 1pm. This year we have Rush Parish Christmas Cards at just €1 each and signed Mass Christmas Cards available. In addition the office stocks Advent Calendars, scented Christmas candles, Snow globes, Children’s Bibles and many more gift items available. Don’t forget that by visiting 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 or make an appointment to see a member of the Parish Team.
The Parish office will close for the Christmas holidays from Wednesday 23rd December and will re-open Monday 4th January. No baptismal Certs will be issued during this time.
Christmas List of Remembrance
Names of the Faithful Departed will be written in a special book which will be placed near the altar for all Masses from Thursday Dec 24th to Mon Dec 28th. All names of deceased loved ones will be remembered at these Masses. Names can be left in the parish office or church letter box only. No names will be announced at masses during this period.
CrossCare Dublin Diocesan Food Appeal:
Hundreds of people in our communities are in urgent need of help. For the past number of months the Crosscare Food Bank has not been able to keep up with demand for food from people in need all over Dublin. Further info on notice board.
St. Vincent De Paul
The Annual collection will take place this weekend Sat 12th and Sun 13th December.
Planned Giving Envelope Collection 29th November
The amount collected last Sunday in the envelope collection amounted to €2125.00. Thank you for your generosity.
Confession times are at 6:30p.m. before Saturday evening Mass and on request.
The Children’s Liturgy
Children’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.
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.
Christmas Day Swim:
Christmas Day swim is approaching – we would love you to participate or alternatively sponsor someone else – all proceeds to the Irish Cancer Society – Swim takes place at Rush Sailing Club, Rogerstown promptly at 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Day. For details contact 086 854 2220.
The wife and family of the late (Fran O’Toole) wish to thank the management and staff of the Rush nursing home, also Dr Murray for all the caring during the last 18 months. Fr Desmond Doyle, Aisling Walsh and Joe Denaghey for the lovely music, the Rush National School and management and staff. The Fitzgerald’s funeral undertakers for been so helpful. To those that called to the house, for all the mass cards also the good neighbours and friends. A mass will be said for all their intentions.
St Catherine’s NS Kenure – Annual Sponsored Swim
The St Catherine’s NS sponsored Christmas swim will take place on Saturday 19th December at 10:00am at Loughshinny. All proceeds in aid of the School. For details please contact by email.