Congratulations to the girls and boys of Rush National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 27th.


With Deepest Sympathy

We sympathise with the family of Cormac Hayes who passed away this week. May he Rest in Peace.



We welcome Leon Fernando Beatty Martin who was baptised last weekend.


Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope Collection for Sunday May 21st amounted to €930. Thank you for your generosity.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Thursday from 7a.m. to 10p.m.


Parish Office:

Opening Hours: 9a.m. – 11a.m. Mon – Fri. All queries re: Baptisms, Weddings, etc. to go through the office. Lovely gifts for First Holy Communion and Communion cards now available. Exam Mass Bouquets also available. 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.


Blessing of Graves:

The Blessing of the Graves takes place on Sunday June 25th, Whitestown Cemetery at 3p.m. and Kenure Cemetery at 6p.m.


The Pro Life Campaign: will be holding a public information meeting on Tuesday May 30th , in Carnegie Court Hotel, North Street, Swords, at 8p.m. The aim of the meeting is to inform people about the current situation as regards the 8th Amendment – Ireland’s ‘Right to Life’ amendment. and to encourage more people to become informed and get involved to defend it, as it is a true milestone for equality and authentic human rights. For more information, visit or tel: (01) 662 9275.


Life to the Full Book Club: 

Join other young adults (20’s & 30’s) each week to meditate, share and discuss life, faith, purpose & how to live life to the full. We read a chosen spiritual book over a few weeks and come to reflect and discuss our thoughts. Every Thursday 7.00-8.30pm, St Paul’s Church Arran Quay, Smithfield. 


Spirituality and Human Development Course

Marino Institute of Education has been offering a programme in Spirituality and Human Development for several years. This Adult Education Certificate is an inspiring and life changing programme open to people of all ages regardless of formal educational background. It is a two-year part-time course which takes place on Tuesday evenings and on six Saturdays throughout the year. There will be ten modules and six workshops. There are no exams. (see webpage under Study With Us – Undergraduate Programmes – for further details). This programme begins on September 19th 2017. For further information, contact Mary at, or 087 450 8549


Prayer for Manchester:

God of compassion,
You are at the side of all who undergo the cruelty of human violence.
We entrust to you the victims of the terror attack in Manchester and their families.
Deeply disturbed by the incomprehensible sufferings of the innocent across the world,
we believe that the words of Jesus, Your Son, words of Love, Mercy and Hope, will never pass away.
So we implore you: send consolation and healing, grant us Your peace, may Your Kingdom Come.
Through Christ our Lord.