Message from Fr Peter O’Connor

“You will likely be aware that I have been on sick leave since December 9th, when I was admitted to the Mater Hospital with acute abdominal and back pain. Since then, I have had multiple surgeries and thankfully I am making steady progress. Currently, I am convalescing and am awaiting further surgery. This unfortunately means that I will be away from the parish until further notice. May I avail of this opportunity to thank all of you for your prayers, good wishes and get well cards. You continue to be in my thoughts during this season of Lent and may the prayer below displayed at the Church of Assumption, Our Lady’s Island, Wexford, inspire all of us as we journey through Lent and prepare for the great and joyful Easter season. My prayers and good wishes to each and all.”

May the Beauty of God Surprise Us

May the beauty of God Surprise us.
May the presence of God guide us.
May the word of God inspire us.
May the dream of God enfold us.
May the passion of God love us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the call of God invite us.
May the healing of God hold us.
May the wonder of God humble us.
May the peace of God surround us.
May the love of God renew us.
May the compassion of God strengthen us.
May the forgiveness of God reconcile us.
May the mercy of God mould us.
May the friendship of God bless us.
May the truth of God challenge us.
May we delight in “God-with-us” always.  Amen.


Eucharistic Adoration Every Sunday of Lent from 2pm – 5pm. All are welcome.



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.



Community Employment Vacancy

  • Office Administrator – Ref No; 1008468
  • Cricket Coach – Ref No: 1008467
  • Caretaker/Cleaner – Ref No: 1017821
  • GAA Coach – Ref No: 1017822
  • Caretaker – Ref No: 1017824

Please contact your local Employment Services/Intreo office.These vacancies can be viewed on Closing date 11/03/16.



Parish Shop: Opening Hours 9a.m. – 1p.m



Pre-Confirmation Mass

The Pre-Confirmation Mass will take place on Saturday 12th March at 7pm.



Planned Giving Envelope Collection 28th February

The amount collected last Sunday in the envelope collection amounted to €1235.00. Thank you for your generosity.



Confession times

Confession times are at 6:30p.m. before Saturday evening Mass and on request.



Daffodil Day 11th March 2016

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Please support our volunteers who will be selling silks/pins around the town. Coffee morning in the Millbank Theatre, Friday morning 11th of March 9.00 to 13.00. Come and have a well earned coffee/tea and some delicious cakes. All kindly baked and donated by our community. Any cake/bun donations gratefully accepted on the morning.

Garden of Hope will be on display from February 27th March to March 12th in Rush Library. Remember a loved one or place a message of hope on one of the daffodils.

Daffodil day Annual Sponsored Walk. Sunday March 13th, starting 3pm from Rush Sailing Club. Refreshments and raffle after the walk in the sailing club. For more details or sponsorship walk cards contact Marian Hand (086 8287214) or Michele Balfe (087 9645003)



Ceílí Mór

There will be a Ceílí Mór on Saturday 12th March 8pm until late. Music provided by Naomh Maur Ceílí Band. Venue is St. Maurs GAA Hall in Rush. Tickets €10, can be purchased at the door or contact 086 3206070. Come along for a great night of craic agus ceol.



St Joseph’s World Youth Day-Fundraisingwyd-top-desktop

Any parishioners who would like to make a donation to our five students from St Josephs, Rush, who are participating in World Youth Day, there are envelopes at the back of the church if you would like to contribute. Many thanks.



Emmanuel 2016

Congratulations and well done to the Teachers and pupils of St. Joseph’s Secondary School who sang their hearts out at the Emmanuel Concert in the Helix on Thursday evening.



Wild Life Talk

Balbriggan & District Horticultural Society are holding a wild life talk called “ An The Wild Side” by Joe Curtis in the Scouts Den Market Green Balbriggan (beside lidl) at 8.30 pm on Thursday the 10th March. Admission €4. For more information tel 087 7520506.



Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society 1916 Commemoration

A plaque will be unveiled by the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. David O’Connor, in Kenure Cemetery on Sat. 2nd April at 2.30 p.m. in memory of three Irish Volunteers from this area, who are buried there. An associated talk by Prof. Geraldine Butler will be held on Thurs. 10th March at 7.45pm in The Strand Bar. All welcome.