Lord God

We put ourselves into Your hands and pray that you will bless us and our families during the wonderful months of summer.
May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate, not thinking about ourselves, but helping others enjoy the blessings of summertime.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Parish Shop

parishofficeOpening Hours Tue/Wed/Thur 9am – 1.m. Shop closed Mon and Fri. New Stock in this week; Angel on my shoulder pins, Padre Pio Holy water bottles,fridge magnets, glass plaques, children’s bibles and much more. Come in and have a browse.
Summer Schedule: Any Daily Mass Intentions left in please also include phone number. Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left in to the office or post-box by 12p.m. on Thursday to be included in Altar list. Thank you.


Lourdes Pilgrimage September

The Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place from 2nd to the 7th of September. Anyone who wishes to join this year’s parish pilgrimage please contact the office.
Application forms available, closing date July 31st 2016.


Parish Weekly Bulletin

Please note that the weekly Parish Bulletin will not be published from July 17th to August 14th. (Publishing will resume on August 14th.)


Planned Giving Envelope Collection 3rd JulyPlanned Giving

The Envelope collection last Sunday amounted to €1385. Thank you for your generosity.

Liturgy of the Word

A new roster for Readers for weekend Masses from July 2nd/3rd to August 20th/21th is
now posted on the Parish Information Board.


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 postbox.




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.

Annual Sale of Work

The Annual Sale of Work in aid of Man-O- War Senior Citizens takes place this Sunday, July 10th in the Balrothery Inn Car Park from 11.00am.

Rush Senior Citizens

The Rush Senior Citizens are following up on Pendent Security Alarms and if they aren’t in use please return to Kathleen O’Brien in Rush Community Centre. Any church radios not in use if they would return to church office. Contact 087 6251019

Catholic Young Adults Conference

Catholic Young Adults Conference: “Mary Inflames the Embers – Are you Ready?”   Join the Legion of Mary Project for the annual Catholic Young Adults Conference (ages 18-40) in All Hallows College, Gracepark Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 from the August 20th – 21st. Cost – 2 Days Residential €70, Non-residential €40.  For further information, contact Liam Phone 086 8888918 or Declan 085 8032848 www.facebook.com/deus.patria

The Palmer Fund

The Palmer Fund is administered in Rush by the S.V.P. Training and education grants are available for Rush women aged eighteen and over, living in Rush for more than 5 years. Application forms will be available soon from Rush Library and must be returned by Friday 26th August 2016.

Rush Cricket Club

The Rush Cricket Club will be running a Summer cricket camp for 6-11-year-olds on August 2nd to 5th. Fees: €10 for members/€40 for Non- members. Register by email to smcbnntt@tcd.ie or by text to 087 2612778



Lord, what about you and me? I don’t want to forget you just because I’m away from my normal routine. Keep close to me, Lord, and remind me that my relationship with you should never take a break.,/i>


World Youth Day

World Youth Day(WYD) was initiated in 1985 by Pope Saint John Paul II. His vision was to gather young people from every part of the world in one city every few years. He kept this appointment regularly with young Catholics to celebrate and learn more about their faith. WYD’s provide a moment for young people to experience God’s love & mercy in a very different way. We wish our 9 young people well as they head to WYD on July 28th . Gerard Gallagher (Pilgrimage Director) came to Rush to meet our young people this week.