Blessing of Graves:

Today Sunday, June 25th, Whitestown Cemetery at 3 p.m. and Kenure Cemetery at 6 p.m. Graveside candles available in the shop.



Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

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



Parish Office:

Opening Hours: 9a.m. – 11a.m. Mon – Fri. 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 12p.m. on Thursday to be included in Altar list.



Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope Collection for Sunday June 18th amounted to €920. Thank you for your generosity.




Church Gate Collection this weekend June 24th and 25th each mass. Thank you for your support.



Youth 2000 Summer Festival:

Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August 2017. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet many new people, with over 1400 young people for all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see or tel: 01 6753690.



My Thanks

Bishop Ray Field would like to express his appreciation to Fr. Kevin, the confirmation pupils, the teachers, parents and friends ( and the choir and Band) for the recent celebration of confirmation. It was a wonderful occasion – joyful, inclusive and well prepared. Congratulations to all . Thank you also, for your very kind and generous honorarium which he deeply appreciates and assures us , will be put to good use.



Child Safeguarding Reminder:

We would like to remind parents & guardians to accompany children while using the toilet facilities, please.



Garda Vetting:

Thank you to all the volunteers who have responded to the invitation to be Garda vetted. Can we give a gentle reminder to any volunteer whose form is still outstanding? Thank you for your co-operation.




EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY An Adult Faith Development Programme The programme begins this year in Clonliffe College on Thursday 28th. September 2017 (7.00p.m. – 9.30 p.m.).  Booking is now open. Places are limited so early application is advisable. Pathways is a two-year one night a week course for adults of all ages wish to explore their faith.  It runs from late September to May each year. There are no exams and no written work.  The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate.  You can just come along and enjoy! The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments.  Some sponsorship may be available for those of limited means. For more information please visit your webpage: or contact: Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Director, Pathways Programme, Clonliffe College, Clonliffe Road,Dublin, DO3 P2E7.  Phone : 01 8379253 Ext 294 Email:



Rally for Life 2017:

Join tens of thousands as we march to celebrate Life and in support of the 8th Amendment on Saturday 1st July in Dublin City Centre.  Starting at Parnell Square at 2 pm.  



Interested in Spirituality?

A new programme in spirituality is being offered in partnership with Lumen – Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. This Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality is a two-year part-time programme which takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.00 – 9.30pm and on six Saturdays each year. The programme begins on 28 September 2017. It is an exciting and spiritually enriching programme open to all. For info contact Anne Ryan,, 086 884 3652.



Housekeeper Wanted:

A local person is required to provide caring and light housekeeping duties for a lovely elderly lady based in Rush village. Duties would require 6 hours a day of work including preparation of evening meal and shopping and company. Ideally, a person involved in the local community and church. Good rate of pay per hour. Please contact Anne at