We extend our deepest sympathy to the families Dennis Carroll and Larry Kane. May they rest in peace.


We welcome Bailey Bernadette Deirdre Carthy who was baptised last weekend.



Tuesday 31 st January there will be a confirmation retreat with the Julian Group. We keep them in our prayers as they prepare for this special time.


St Joseph’s Secondary School

To celebrate Catholic Schools week, students from St. Josephs will be participating in the 11.30 mass this Sunday. As we welcome them today we pray for all pupils and staff of St. Josephs that the Lord will bless and guide all the learning and growth of our young adults.

Feast of Presentation

During the week the crib will be taken down as we prepare for the feast of the Presentation. It is hard to believe that it will be soon 40 days since Christmas! We take the opportunity to thank those who erected the crib and who kept it looking so beautiful all this time.

February 2nd is also known as “Candlemas Day.” Blessing of candles will take place at mass on Thursday the second.


Baptismal Team

The team invite children baptised in 2016, along with their parents and family, to a special Celebratory Mass at 11.30am on Sunday 5th February. Personal invitations will be sent out this week.


Alliance of the Two Hearts

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Friday 3 rd of February with Mass of the Sacred Heart at 8 o’clock. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until midnight Mass at 12 O’Clock and recommence at mass until 3 am. There will be Rosary, Confession, Silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Nine Offices of the Sacred Heart, Divine Mercy chaplet. Please join us for all or part of the Vigil.


Invitation from Jesus

Come adore the Lord in silent prayer all day Thursday from 7am – 10pm.

Confession Times

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


Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope collection for Sunday January 22ndth amounted to €1426. 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.


St. Vincent De Paul

St. Maur’s conference of Saint Vincent De Paul wish to thank, most sincerely, all who contributed to or who helped in any way to our annual Christmas appeal. Your generous response was vital in enabling us to bring assistance, food and toys to many families in need. Be assured that families enjoyed a happier Christmas because of your sharing with them.


Parish Shop:

All queries re: baptisms, weddings, etc. to go through the office. 
Opening Hours Mon- Fri 9a.m. – 11a.m. 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.


Catholic Marriage Encounter

Gift yourselves a special weekend break together to boost and refresh your relationship by making a Marriage Renewal Weekend. The next weekend will be at The Creegan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March 2017. For more info and /or to book, visit or call 087 7840408. Weekends are presented by Catholic Marriage
Encounter in Ireland.



Rinceoil Fingal

Registration for the new term starts on 6th February in Martins Shop, “Rush Multi-purpose Youth Facility” at 7pm. Classes in Accordion, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar and Whistle. For more information contact Paul on 087 2308546 /Marie on 086 8606801.



The Rush Youth Café

The Rush Youth Cafe (14 to 17 yrs) will be re-opening very soon! Parents and teens, please come along to the information evening on Fri 3rd February at Martin’s shop at 7:30pm (opposite Rush National School) for details.