Congratulations Fr Kevin

This weekend, our Parish Priest, Fr. Kevin will celebrate his 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. To mark this occasion, a Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at 11.30am this Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost, and refreshments will be served afterwards, to which all are invited.
In his letter to Fr. Kevin, Archbishop Martin stated “Your Jubilee is a marvellous milestone, marking as it does twenty-five years of devoted service of God’s people in the Archdiocese of Dublin. While this has been a turbulent time for the Church, you have not wavered in your dedication and fidelity.”
During his ministry Fr. Kevin served in Glasthule, Baldoyle and Sutton Parishes as curate. Fr. Kevin has very special memories of his time working with disabled children in St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Baldoyle. He was appointed Parish Priest of Clonskeagh Parish in 2009, and before coming to Rush, served briefly in DCU and University Church, Stephen’s Green.

We are delighted that Fr. Kevin has now joined us in Rush Parish, on time for his Silver Jubilee Year.  We take this opportunity to thank Fr. Kevin for his ministry among us and for his friendship.  We also congratulate Fr. Kevin’s parents and family during this special occasion, and we welcome his uncle Monsignor Vincent Bartley, who joins us from New York, for the celebration.

We pray that the Blessings of God and Mary will be upon Fr. Kevin for many more years. Ad Multos Annos Fr. Kevin!


St Padre Pio:

A new shrine to Padre Pio will be unveiled and blessed in the Church on Saturday 10th June at the 7pm Vigil Mass. Thanks to all the Parishioners who worked to make this possible. Saint Pio of Pietrelcina pray for us.


With Sympathy

We sympathise with the family of Michael (Bermy) Jones who passed away this week. May he Rest in Peace.


Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope Collection for Sunday May 28th amounted to €840. Thank you for your generosity.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

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


Bank Holiday Monday 5th June:

The Mass for Bank Holiday Monday, 5th June will be at 10am.


Parish Office:

Opening Hours: 9a.m. – 11a.m. Mon – Fri. Exam Mass Bouquets 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.


New Schedule for Readers:

A new Schedule of Readers for the weekend Masses from 03/04 June’17 to 22/23 July’17 is now posted on the Parish Information Board.


Blessing of Graves:

Sunday June 25th, Whitestown Cemetery at 3p.m. and Kenure Cemetery at 6p.m.


March For Life: Saturday 1st July commencing at 2pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square. All Welcome.


Coach trip to Knock Sunday July 2nd

The coach departs from outside  St. Patrick’s Church, Skerries   7.00 a.m. cost is €35.00 (depending on numbers)  to include return coach travel, morning  coffee/tea stop and 2 course evening meal in  Athlone. Full payment is due by Sunday 25th June – call James Farrell at 0858490911 to book a seat. 


Anam Cara: 

Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 12th of June from 19:30- 21:00pmin the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24. If you would like a free copy of our Information Pack for Bereaved Parents, please reply with your address and we’ll happily post it out to you. Email: Clodagh Dingle at


The Parish of St. MacCullin

The Parish of St. MacCullin, Lusk will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance, in memory of all babies who died before, during or after birth on Sunday 11th June 2017 at 3pm. All parents, siblings, grandparents and anybody affected by the loss of a baby are very welcome to attend. Everybody is welcome to join us after the Service in the Parish Centre for light refreshments and a chat.


Rush Library:

Rush Library are hosting an Age Friendly Ireland Parlour event on the 7th of June: Kenure 700 Years Of History. Niall Gossan has put together a fabulous exhibition which celebrates the grandeur of Kenure house. Niall hopes to meet the many local people who remember Kenure. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served on the evening. Niall will also give class talks to the children in Rush National School about Kenure and the items he will have on exhibit. The exhibition will run in the library from the 6th to the 16th of June.