Blessing of the Graves

PLEASE NOTE: Fr. Richard Hyland as acting administrator of the Parish of Rush has decided in consultation with the Parish Council that the Blessing of the Graves in Whitestown will be at 4p.m.(or shortly after to give people time to gather) instead of 3pm due to the soccer match Ireland Vs France following requests from some parishioners.

  • Sun 26th June Whitestown @ 4 p.m. (or shortly after)
  • Kenure @ 6p.m (People are requested to bring a bottle of Holy Water to the graveyard. Holy Water will be available in the Church).

Candles for graves €2.50 (In loving memory, St Padre Pio, St Martha) available in the shop after mass. Limited stock available.



Grief cannot be shared, for it is mine alone.
Grief is a dying within me,
a great emptiness,
a frightening void.
It is loneliness,
a sickening sorrow at night,
on awakening a terrible dread.
Another’s words do not help.
A reasoned argument explains little
for having tried too much.
Silence is the best response to another’s grief.
Not the silence that is a pause in speech,
but one that unites heart to heart.
Love, speaking in silence, is the way into
the void of another’s grief.
The best of all loves come silently,
and slowly too, to soften the pain of grief,
and begin to dispel the sadness.
It is the love of God, warm and true,
which will touch the grieving heart and heal it
He looks at the grieving person and has pity,
He came among us to learn about grief,
and much else too, this Man of Sorrows.
He knows. He understands.
Grief will yield to peace – in time.
Cardinal Basil Hume


Pontifical Charities Annual Collection (Peters Pence)

The Pontifical Charities Annual Collection will replace the Share collection next weekend July 2nd/3rd.


Altar Servers

Please note new rota is up on notice board in the porch. Please take a copy of one.


Parish Shop

parishofficeOpening Hours Tue/Wed/Thur 9am – 1.m. Shop closed Mon and Fri: Summer Schedule: Any Daily Mass Intentions left in please also include phone number. Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left into the office or post-box by 12p.m. on Thursday to be included in Altar list. Thank you.



Planned Giving Envelope Collection 26th JunePlanned Giving

The Envelope collection last Sunday amounted to €1080. Thank you for your generosity.



Child Safeguarding Training

The Parish Pastoral Council and The Child Safeguarding Officers have organised Child
Safeguarding Training on Monday 17th and Monday 24th of October from 7pm to 9:30pm. The training is split over two evenings and it is mandatory that Parish Clergy, Parish Staff, Sacristans, Safeguarding Reps, Volunteers who work directly or indirectly with children and the Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council attend both evenings.




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.




Confession times

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



Blood Bank

The Blood Transfusion Service will be in St.Maur’s GAA Centre on Monday July 25th from 4:30pm to 8:00pm.



Loughshinny Beach Water Safety Week 2016

Loughshinny Beach Water Safety Week 2016 will run from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July, with testing for new participants on Sunday 17th July. We offer sea swimming classes for children from 4 to 14 years old. Advance registration will be held on Saturday 2nd July at The Strand Bar on Main Street, Rush, from 12 noon to 3p.m. Any queries contact



The Balbriggan & District Horticultural Society

The Balbriggan & District Horticultural Society are holding their annual Rose & Sweet pea Show in Ardgillan Castle on Sunday the July 3rd . It will be open to the public from 2pm to
5p.m. Exhibits must be staged / entered before 12 noon. Admission Free. Flower will be sold at close of show. For more information, Tel 087 7520506



Monthly collection will take place at all Masses next Sat/ Sun June 25th /26th. Last month’s collection was €1245, many thanks.




My Star in Heaven

I am sending
A dove to heaven
With a parcel on it wings
Be careful when you open it
It’s full of beautiful things
Inside are a million kisses
Wrapped up in a million hugs
To say how much, I miss you
And to send you all my love.
I hold you close within my heart
And there you will remain
To walk with me
Throughout my life
Until we meet again