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 Polly Loughran Russell, Charlotte Elizabeth Gleeson, Jackson Herbert and Harrison Herbert who were baptised last weekend.
We sympathise with the family of Mary Monks who passed away this week. May she rest in peace.
Confirmations: Tuesday, March 7th, Eoin Hegarty’s class from St. Catherine’s have their retreat with the Julian Group. We keep them in our prayers as they prepare for Confirmation.
Confession Times at 6:30p.m. before Saturday evening Mass and on request.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 7a.m. to 10p.m.
All queries regarding baptisms, weddings, etc. to go through the office. Any Daily Mass Intentions left in please also include phone number. Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left into the office by 12pm. on Thursday to be included in Altar list. New Post Box is located beside door to day chapel.
Planned Giving Envelope Collection
Envelope collection for Sunday February 26th amounted to €1060. Thank you for your generosity.
The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly parent evening on Wednesday March 15th 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.
The family of the late George and Robert Austin, “brothers”, Hayestown Road, would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and support during our time of loss. Those who called to the house and attended the funerals. Our thanks to all extended family, relatives and neighbours who helped and supported us in many ways which we are really appreciative. A Mass will be said as a token of our sincere appreciation. A special thanks to Fr. Kevin for the wonderful funeral services.
Days are getting longer and spring is in the air, the Daffodils are bursting into bloom, to remind us that it’s time for National Daffodil Day on Friday March 24th. The Rush branch will once again be out in force collecting on the streets with silks and pins to sell and buckets so you can donate to help continue the fight against Cancer. The Annual Coffee Morning will be on from 9am. – 1pm. in a new venue of Martin’s Shop opposite the national school, and everyone is welcome. We want to thank Rush Dramatic Society for the use of their premises for the past number of years, but due to the success of the coffee morning we have had to find bigger premises. Come along and enjoy tea/coffee and some delicious homemade cakes. If you can’t make the coffee morning but would like to donate cakes, contact Angela on 0863487556.
The Garden of Hope will be on display in the Library from March 11th until April 1st , take the time to visit, “plant” a daffodil to remember a loved one, friend or colleague who is battling cancer and for those who have lost the battle.
The weekend will finish with the Annual Sponsored Walk from Rush Sailing Club, on Sunday March 26th – starting at 3p.m. followed by refreshments and a raffle. Sponsorship cards are available from Michelle on 087 9645003 or Maria on 086 8287214
Rush Tourism (Festival Committee):
They will be taking responsibility for hanging baskets which adorn our streets every year. The baskets bring colour and vibrancy to the Main Street and this year we are launching a three year plan whereby we hope to extend the baskets further up the Main Street and down Lower Main Street. It is our aim to “shop local” whenever possible and we are delighted to announce that this year’s baskets, for the very first time, will be sourced from a local grower in Rush. Sponsorships and donations can be made …online at “Go Fund Me” gofundme.com/rush-hanging-baskets, by cheque made payable to Rush events committee, by cash to Rush Community Centre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.