Parish Radio:

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our listeners. If anyone needs to avail of a Radio please leave your name into the Parish Office.



We welcome Sean Daniel Moore who was baptised last weekend.



Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope Collection for Sunday April 30th amounted to €1,200. Thank you for your generosity.


Vocation Sunday:

The Collection for the support for the priesthood for our Diocese takes place this weekend May 6th/7th and replaces the Share Collection. Vocations Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to promote and pray for vocations in our Church.


Easter Dues:

Thank you to all our parishioners who have sent in their Easter Dues. Parishioners who are not participating in the planned giving can contribute their Easter dues to the church, envelopes available in baskets in the church. These can be returned though the post-box or to the Parish Office or sacristy.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Every Thursday from 7a.m. to 10p.m.


Our Lady of Fatima Centenary Feast Day:

Our Lady of Fatima Centenary Feast Day is Saturday May 13th. Rosary and Benediction will be celebrated at Our Lady’s Shrine outside the church after 7p.m. Mass. Everybody welcome.


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.


Saint Vincent De Paul:

The Society seeks your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal. Bags will be distributed this weekend May 6th/7th and collected on May 13th/14th. The conference is most appreciative of the tremendous support we receive from you, the Parishioners of Rush.


Anam Cara Parent Evening:

The organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday, May 17th from 19.00 to 21.00 in B.A.S.E. Brackenstown Road, Swords. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, or whether the death was recent or not.


Church Cleaners:

Volunteers needed after 9 a.m. Mass on a Wednesday morning to help clean the church. Your help would be greatly appreciated.


Rush Library: Film screening: ‘Brooklyn’ :

  • We will be showing the film Brooklyn on Saturday May 13th at 2p.m. as part of our Bealtaine celebrations. Come along and bring a friend! All adults welcome!
  • Free Photography class for Adults with Barry O’Carroll.  
    Join us on Saturday May 20th for a masterclass in photography with expert Barry O’Carroll.  This 4- hour photography class is suitable for beginners and improvers. Places are limited and booking is essential.To book any of these events please contact the library on 8708414 or by email


Rush National School Cash for Clobber:

Our “Cash for Clobber” collection will take place on Thursday May 18th.   Bags may be left at the school from 8.30 a.m. until 9.30 a.m.


Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society

Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society Summer Outing on June 24th to Co. Tipperary departing at 8 a.m. visiting The Swiss Cottage at Cahir, Cashel Folk Village. Free time in Cashel to visit the Rock of Cashel or Heritage Centre in the Town Hall. Cost €50 which includes coach, two entrance fees, morning coffee/tea and scone & evening dinner. Contact Vera on 0877416719/018491616 or Cepta on 018491686. Payment by June 17th please.


The Progressive Credit Union have asked us to draw your attention to their Rush Office Opening Hours on Sandy Road. For further details please see notice board in the main porch.


St. Oliver Pilgrim Walk 2017:

This is organised by the Knights of St Columbanus and involves a pilgrim walk around Drogheda’s 7 beautiful Churches(3.2km). It takes place this year on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th starting at Our Lady of Lourdes Church via, St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Augustinian Church, St Mary’s, Holy Family Church, St. Mary Magdalene’s Dominican Church and finishing at St. Peter’s Church where the Shrine of St Oliver Plunkett and his holy relics are located. Pilgrims can complete the walk on either day between 10.30a.m. and 4.30p.m. or can be completed over the two days. Enjoy a walk around the historic town of Drogheda with the Boyne Valley and the many Christian Heritage sites of the Boyne Valley located nearby. For full details see


Vocation Prayer:

Lord Jesus, You have asked us to pray for vocations, that there may be women and men willing to give their lives joyfully to witness to, proclaim, and build Your Kingdom. Hear my prayer and the prayers of your Church: send us good, faithful, and holy priests, deacons, and religious sisters and brothers. I offer You this day, all I shall think, do or say, for this good intention. Amen.