We welcome We welcome Mylo Mark McGrath, Stephen Jake Creevey, Elizabeth Amber Vlasenko and Mae Rose Kathleen Lawlor.



We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Elizabeth Butler, Mary Stanley, Dolly Attley (Flynn), Margaret Kernan & Joe Weldon who all passed away recently. May they rest in peace.


Confession Times

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


Planned Giving

Planned Giving Envelope Collection

Envelope collection for Sunday January 8th amounted to €1335. Thank you for your generosity.


Christmas Dues

There are envelopes on the tables at the entrance of the church for those who would like to contribute. Thanks to those who have already contributed.

Parish Shop

Parish ShopAll queries re: baptisms, weddings, etc. to go through the office.
New Opening Hours Mon- Fri 9am – 11am.
Any Daily Mass Intentions left in please also include phone number. Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left into the office by 12p.m. on Thursday to be included in Altar list. Thank you. Please note the Post Box is out of order at the moment.


Funeral Team

We intend to start training for a Parish Funeral Team shortly. 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 by Sunday January 22nd 2017


Enrolment for the Parish Schools

Enrolment for the 3 parish schools (Rush National School, St. Catherine’s National School and St. Brendan’s National School) takes place from Monday 9th January to Friday 27th January 2017 inclusive. Pre-enrolment application forms will be available from the schools’ office between the hours of 09.30 and 14.30.


Child Safeguarding

 Any children using the toilet facilities must be accompanied by an adult (their guardian)


Balbriggan District Horticultural Society Events Spring 2017

Thur 19th January – Vegetable Growing by John Warren,
Thur 2nd February – AGM , everyone welcome
Thur 16th February – Composting and Autumn Vegetable by Dominica McKevitt
Thur 23rd March – Spring Garden by Christopher Heavey.
All talks are in the Scout’s Den Market Green Balbriggan beside Lidl at 8.30pm.


Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan – Food for Thought Event

The Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan – Food for Thought event takes place on Wed 18th January at 7.30pm. This is about A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Eating with health expert Professor Donal O’Shea, who with a panel of specialists discuss healthy eating for young people. This will be followed by cookery demonstration and lots of nutritious treats to sample! Tickets are €5. To book pls call 086 0438321, from the 9 th January. Tickets are also available from Loreto Balbriggan Parents’ Association.


Visit the Holy Land

Experience the Christmas Story in the land where it actually happened and take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land, June 12-22nd  2017.  The Group Leader will be Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar).  Contact Mícheál at 086
8337681 or email

Rush Men’s Sheds

The first of a monthly series of Historical Talks on behalf of the Rush Men’s Shed will take place in the Youthreach Premises on Convent Lane from 2.30pm to 4pm on Friday 20th Jan, the 163rd Anniversary of the sinking of the Tayleur emigrant ship in January 1854…..Entry is free to all. To book a seat pls tel Kevin Thorp 086-7308020


Do This In Memory Programme

The next Mass will take place on Sunday 22nd January at 11.30am with the Preparation meeting on Tuesday 17th January at 8pm in the Church


Loughshinny and Rush Historical Society

A comprehensive WW2 Course will start at the end of January dealing with all aspects of the conflict from the origins of Nazism through the great events of the war to the defeat of the Axis powers through the Nuremburg trials to the founding of the United Nationals.  Optional trip to Krakow to visit Auswitch and the Jewish quarters. Meetings are held in the Black Raven Pub on Saturday mornings. Contact Sean on 087 9549700 for further details.