We welcome Caelan David McAllister, Aaron Dempsey, Kelan Sean Doyle, and Sophie Caoimhe Murray King.
Congratulations to the boys and girls of Gaelscoil Rush who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday.
Planned Giving Envelope Collection:
Envelope Collection for Sunday, May 7th amounted to €1,130. Thank you for your generosity.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The opening hours for the Parish office are 9a.m. – 11a.m. Mon – Fri. All queries regarding Baptisms, Weddings, etc. should go through the office. In addition, we have lovely gifts for First Holy Communion and Communion cards now available for sale. Exam Mass Bouquets also available. Any Daily Mass Intentions left in please also include a 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.
Fatima Centenary 1917-2017:
This weekend Pope Francis visited the Marian Shrine at Fatima where Our Blessed Lady appeared to three shepherd children 100 years ago. Two of the visionaries, Jacinta and Francisco Marto were canonised there on this special occasion. Both Jacinta and Francisco died very young, as foretold by Our Lady. Sr Lucilla the third visionary lived a long life and promoted devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and her cause is still under consideration. This decision by Pope Francis is inspired by his belief in the holiness of children and they are now the youngest canonised saints. Saint Jacinta and Francisco pray for us and especially for all the children of Our Parish!
Our local celebration will take place after 7p.m. Mass this Saturday May 13th . There will be Rosary and Benediction after mass. Everybody Welcome.
Blessed Fr John Sullivan SJ:
Blessed Fr John Sullivan SJ was beatified in Dublin’s Gardiner Street Church this weekend. This is the first time that a beatification has taken place in Ireland. Fr. John is remembered for his holiness and love for the sick and the poor. His Shrine is in Gardiner Street. Blessed John Sullivan Pray for Us!
Saint Vincent De Paul:
The Society will collect the bags this weekend 13th and 14th outside the Church. The conference is most appreciative of the tremendous support we receive from you, the Parishioners of Rush.
Thank you to all the volunteers who have responded to the invitation to be garda vetted. There are some volunteers whose forms are still outstanding. Our Parish Batch will be forwarded to the Diocesan Child Safeguarding Services on Wednesday May 17th. Can we give a gentle reminder to any volunteer whose form is still outstanding? Thank you for your co-operation.
The Children’s Liturgy resumes this Sunday at 11.30a.m. Mass. All welcome.
Skerries LifeBoat RNLI:
The Skerries Lifeboat (RNLI) need volunteers to help with a bag pack in Tesco on Friday May 26th. If you can help us please contact Jan on 086 8294785.
National Learning Network:
Open morning, supportive training for work and well-being. QQI 3,4 and 5 courses to get you on the road to work. Friday May 19th 10.30a.m. – 12.30p.m. National Learning Network, Balheary Road, Swords (Beside Atlas Tyres). For more information and book your place, phone 01-8404120
Seasonal Garden Tour at Ardgillan Castle & Demesne:
Early Summer Garden tour on Thursday, May 18th @ 11a.m. with Head Gardener, Dominica McKevitt. Please dress for the weather & wear appropriate footwear. Limited Places/Booking Essential Tel 01 8492212 (Free Event)
Rush and Loughshinny Combined Clubs:
Vacancies on Community Employment, Caretakers and Groundsperson, you must be eligible to apply i.e. you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment, please contact 8431094 for further details.
Rush National School:
Our “Cash for Clobber” collection takes place this Thursday May 18th. Bags of all unloved clothing, shoes, bags, bedlinen, curtains and textiles (no duvets, toys, pillows or cushions please). Bags may be left at the school from 8.30 a.m. until 9.30 a.m.
Skerries Water Safety Week 2017
Skerries Water Safety Week 2017 will run from Monday 7th to Saturday 12th August, with testing for new participants on Sunday 6th August. We offer sea swimming and lifesaving classes for children from 4 years old. Advance registration days will be held on Sunday 21st May and Saturday 17th June in Skerries Sailing Club from 11a.m. till 3p.m. Printed copies of the registration form & information sheet with details of registration procedures etc are available from Skerries Community Centre & Skerries Library. Any queries contact firstname.lastname@example.org