Child Safeguarding & Protection

Diocesan/Parish Garda Vetting Policy from 1st January 2017

All parish clergy, staff and volunteers, who carry out their work/ministry in public, must be Garda vetted. This is defined as any person who carries out their work/ministry in the Church or Church buildings. Vetting also applies to those who work or minister in the community i.e. those who visit homes, hospitals, nursing homes etc. Vetting for all the above should be renewed every three years.  Vetting and renewal of vetting in this Parish will commence soon.


We welcome Anna Marie Feehily who was baptised last weekend.

Do This in Memory Programme:

Next Mass for the Do This in Memory Programme takes places on Sunday March 19th at 11.30a.m. Preparation meeting on Tuesday, March 14th @at 8p.m. in the Church.

Children’s Liturgy

The Children’s Liturgy continues every Sunday until Easter. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 are very welcome to come along and join us for a 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. A member of the Children’s Liturgy team will then invite you to join them at the top of the Church. You then move into the Meeting room via the Sacristy and sit on cushions. We re-join the main Mass at the Offertory Procession.

Confession Times

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

With Sympathy

We sympathise with the family of Thomas McCann who passed away this week. May he rest in peace.

Funeral Team Training

For those who left their name in and are interested in been on this team, there will be training in the church at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 20th March. If there is anybody else interested please leave your name into the office.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thurs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.& every Sun of Lent from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Parish Office:

All queries regarding baptisms, weddings, etc. to go through the office. Conformation medals and rosettes now available. For any Daily Mass Intentions left in, please include a phone number. Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left into the office by 12 p.m. on Thursday to be included in Altar list. New Post Box is located beside the door to the day chapel.

Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope collection for Sunday, March 5th amounted to €1085. Thank you for your generosity.


The family of the late Michael Ryan would like to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them on their sad loss. Thanks to all who attended the wake, A special funeral Mass and burial and to all who sent Mass cards. Thanks also to those who made donations to St. Francis Hospice and to our friends and neighbours for their support. We would like to thank the staff at The Bon Secours hospital, Saint Francis Homecare Team, Seaholm Surgery, Rush Health Centre and Haven Pharmacy for their care. Thank you to the choirs who made the Funeral Mass and Month’s Mind Mass so special. Thanks also to St. Maur’s GAA club for the guard of honour, to An Garda Siochana for the escort and to Fitzgerald Funeral Directors for their assistance. Thanks to Fr. Kevin whose home visits comforted Michael and for the lovely funeral. Special thanks to the people of Rush who welcomed a Mayo man over 40 years ago and made him part of their community. Mick loved it here. Mass will be offered for your intentions.


Please give us your support at all Masses next weekend. The annual collection for Crosscare Youth Services will be at all masses next weekend 18th/19th March 2017. It will replace the normal Share collection. Crosscare provides a wide range of focused supports and programmes aimed at empowering people to achieve their own potential.

Volunteer in Africa:

Humanitarian Volunteers are looking for volunteers to travel to Kenya on 15th June 2017. The volunteers will work on a humanitarian project for two weeks. No experience required and no age restrictions.Support and supervision provided. No large fundraising. Volunteers will pay their own costs. If you can assist teaching English, or assist with sports, games, arts, crafts or more, then you can make a real impact on the lives of the poorest and those without hope.

Rush Library:


Free beginners computer classes starting Tuesday 4th April for five weeks. Please contact the library ( ph: 8708414 or email rushlibrary@fingal .ie) for times and more information. Free six-week Creative Writing Classes for adults facilitating by writer and teacher Emmaleene Leahy, suitable for all levels.Limited places beginning March 20th, 6.15pm – 7.45pm.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 15th of March 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 the death was recent or not.

St Patrick’s Day 2017:

Looking for volunteers to marshal the St. Patrick’s parade. For more information please contact 8439349. The parade will start from the Millbank at 1 pm on the 17th March.

Trócaire Boxes are available in the office if you would like to pick one up.

Christine Baker, Archaeologist

DRUMANAGH-the story so far….

Venue: The Strand Bar, Rush,
Date: Thursday 23rd. March 2017
TIME: 8.00 p.m. sharp
You are all welcome

The Beginning Experience

Men & Women Separated, Divorced, Widowed Are you coping?

Few people are able to cope alone with the pain of loss. Do you find that you need more support than family and friends can provide? Seeking help is a sign of strength and self-knowledge – not weakness. This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn.  A team, who are themselves widowed, separated Or divorced share their experiences with you.

Next Residential Weekend Program: 19th – 21st May 2017

Location: Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co Dublin.

For further information; Phone: 086 0877379 Email: Website:

St. Patrick’s Day 2017

Looking for volunteers to marshal the St. Patrick’s parade. For more information please contact 8439349. The parade will start from the Millbank at 1 pm on the 17th March.

Mass Times for St. Patrick’s Day

Vigil Mass at 7 p.m. on March 16th.

Morning Masses 9a.m. & 11.30a.m.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit