We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Robert Austin who passed away this week. May he rest in peace.
Saint Vincent De Paul
The SVP Annual Christmas Church collection takes place this weekend 10th and 11th of December
Christmas Carol Service
This year’s Christmas Carol Service will take place on Wed. 14th Dec. @ 7.30p.m. During the Service parishioners have the option to bring a gift (non-perishable) for St. Vincent De Paul. If you are bringing a toy please label if it is for a boy or girl with the age please
Invitation from Jesus
Come adore the Lord in silent prayer all day Thursday from 7am – 10pm.
Confession times are at 6:30p.m. before Saturday evening Mass and on request.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place every Sunday of Advent from 2pm to 5pm. Also all day Thursday 7am to 10pm
Children’s Liturgy continues at 11.30a.m. Mass on Sundays. Children between ages of 5 and 12 approximately are welcome to come along and join us for as Child friendly version of the Readings and Gospel in use each week, helping to give you a better understanding of what It is all about. You come along to Mass as normal and sit with your Parents. The Priest will then invite you to join members of the team at the top of the Church. We then move into the Meeting room via the Sacristy and re-join the main Mass at the Offertory Procession.
Planned Giving Envelope Collection
The Envelope collection for Sunday 4th December amounted to €1130. Thank you for your generosity.
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 Saturday, Dec 24th to Wednesday, 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.
The Christmas Schedule is now posted in the Church and copies are available to take away.
Claire has been permanently employed in the office, all queries regarding baptisms, weddings, etc. should go directly to the office.
New Opening Hours Mon- Fri 9a.m. – 11a.m.
Christmas Stock Now in: Rush Christmas Cards, Christmas mass bouquet cards, Christmas Candles, Christmas Story Bible, Nativity sets, Advent Calendars, Nativity ornaments and much more. Come in and have a browse.
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
The Julian Group's meetings with the pupils preparing for Confirmation finished on Tuesday last Dec 6th . The reading from Scripture discussed was Pentecost ( Acts 2: verses 1-4 ).
Fr Peter would like to pass on his appreciation and thanks to the community of the Parish of Rush for their very kind gift to him. He wishes to thank the whole community for their support and prayers during his illness. He would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and prosperous 2017.
We intend to start training for a Parish Funeral Team in January. Would you consider joining the team to discern if God is calling you to support bereaved families and the Parish Community on this sensitive journey? Please leave your name and contact details with the Parish Office.
Our sacred journey through Advent wraps up next Saturday at Rogerstown House. The prophet Isaiah tells us “Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel”. With Peace and Joy, we await His birth. See the notice board for more information or Phone Yvonne 0868312840 for details.
Anam Cara Parent Evening
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday December 21st from 19.30 to 21.00 in B.A.S.E Brackenstown Road, Swords, Co. Dublin. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether death was recent or not.
St Catherine’s National School Kenure
St Catherine’s National School Kenure – Annual Sponsored Christmas Swim will take place on Saturday December 17th at 10a.m. at Loughshinny. All proceeds in aid of the School.
Rush National School (RNS)
Applicants are invited for the positions of Cleaner and Canteen Person at RNS.
Cleaner Position: Applicants are invited for the position of part-time cleaner (10 hours per week).
Canteen Person Position: Applicants are invited for the position of part-time Canteen
Person (20 hours per week.
Closing date for applications is December 14th 2016. Please forward C.V. and cover letter for both vacancies to The Chairperson, Board of Management, Rush National School, Rush, Co. Dublin. Commencement date of position is the 9th January 2017.
Balbriggan Horticultural Society
The Balbriggan Horticultural Society’s Christmas flower arranging demonstration by Christopher White, National Demonstrator and Chelsea medal winner will take place on Thursday December 15th at 8.30 p.m. in the Scout’s Den, Market Green Balbriggan beside Lidl. Admission €5 (includes tea/coffee) All arrangements will be raffled. For more information contact 087 7520506
Please note: Parents need to accompany their children to the toilets at all times. Children will not be allowed to use the facility if they are on their own.