Parish Shop

parishofficeOpening Hours are Tue/Wed/Thur 9a.m. – 1p.m. Shop closed Mon and Fri. Communion cards, Rosettes, Communion gift boxes, Communion pendants and Communion missals now available. Any Mass Intentions left in please also include phone number. Any keyholders of the church please leave your name into the office. Thank you. Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left into the office or post-box by 12pm on Thursday to be included in Altar list. Thank you.


Mass this Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May at 10am



Planned Giving Envelope Collection 24th AprilPlanned Giving

The Envelope collection last Sunday amounted to €1,090. Thank you for your generosity.



Congratulations to the boys and girls from GaelScoil Ros Eo who made their confirmation on Friday.


We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Michael Cody who passed away this week. May he rest in peace.



We would like to welcome Oisin Shane Brady, Lexi Anne Weldon and Amelia Helene Keogh Lysebo who were baptised last weekend.



Confession times

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


Liturgy of the Word

A new roster for Readers for the weekend Masses from 07/08 May 2016 to 25/26 June 2016 is now posted on the Parish Information Board.


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.



St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Appeal

The Society is seeking your help with our annual appeal for second-hand clothing. The appeal is for clean, good quality clothes, bedclothes, curtains, shoes etc. There will be bags available outside the church on 30th April and 1st May.



Thank You from the Sunshine Fund

The Sunshine Fund would like to thank most sincerely the congregation of St. Maur’s Parish for their generous contribution of €1,305 on Palm Sunday. We rely heavily on the funds generated through this collection and your support is greatly appreciated.



Legion of Mary Star of the Sea Praesidium

Weekly Meetings Wednesday @ 1pm. Meeting Room, St. Maur’s Church, Rush. Please come along if you would like to join the Praesidium.



Blessing for Expectant Mothers

A Special Blessing for Expectant Mothers will take place on Wednesday 18th May at 8 p.m in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Artane.  If you are pregnant, we would love to see you there.  If you need any further information, Contact:  Kathleen: 8310917 or Eileen: 8319617.




World Youth Day Cake Sale

Our parish now have ten young people going to the World Youth celebrations in Krakow, Poland in July. Four pupils from St. Joseph’s Sec. School are joining with 6 members of our Parish Youth Choir. This is a great opportunity for them to deepen their faith and meet other committed young Catholics from all over the world. Our next parish effort to help with the costs is a cake sale after all Masses this weekend Apr.30th/May 1st. Please come and support. There will be tea/coffee and scrumptious cakes!!



Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the Graves will take place in Whitestown Cemetery on Sunday 26th June at 3pm and Kenure Cemetery on Sunday 26th June at 6pm.



May Events in Rush Library

Bi-Lingual Storytime with Seó on Saturday 7th May at 3p.m. in the library. The stories will be in Irish and English and are suitable for ages 7 and up. All welcome. Please book a place by contacting the library on 8708414 or e-mail

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age. We have a number of events organised for the festival. Places are limited on all events, so please contact us to book a place.

  1. Nutrition Talk with Antoinette Kane on Wednesday 4th at 6.30p.m.
  2. Hanging Baskets workshop Wednesday 18th at 6.30p.m
  3. Learn to Draw for beginners Wednesday 25th at 6p.m. Learn the basics of drawing faces, figures and still life.
  4. Carnation Theatre presents Midwife of a Nation Monday 30th at 6.30p.m. For more information on this fun play please see




Irish Guide Dogs

The Balbriggan/North County Dublin branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind are seeking volunteers to help sell their guide dog pins inside of Tesco’s of Rush on Friday 6th May and Saturday 7th May. Depending on how many volunteers we get we will go from 9.30am to 6.30pm or so. Any length of time you can give will be taken up. Contact us by email on or text or ring us on 085 7663107 or find us on Facebook.



Hanging Baskets for Rush

There will be a church gatecollection at all Masses next Sat/Sun 7th and 8th May.



Irish Cancer Society

irish-cancer-societyIrish Cancer Society: The Irish Cancer Society’s Volunteer Driver Service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in our Dublin hospitals. We are looking for volunteers from all over north Co. Dublin to pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home. Driver expenses are paid. Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or by email



A Terrible Beauty – Áille na hÁille

The first performance Dublin of Charlie Lennon’s Suite – Áille na hÁille commissioned by Gael Linn for the Centenary Commemoration of 1916 will take place in the Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street on Thursday 12th May 2016 at 7.30 p.m. This unique event will not only feature this newly composed work but will be accompanied by moving extracts from the accounts of priests who ministered in the streets of Dublin to the injured and the dying and to those who were executed in 1916.



Skerries Water Safety

Skerries Water Safety Week August 2016 (testing on 31 July).  Registration Days in Skerries Sailing Club on 7th May & 11th June 11-3.  Forms & information sheet available from Skerries Community Centre & Skerries Library.  Any queries by email to