Peter’s Pence Collection:
Each year throughout the entire Church, on the Sunday nearest the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, a collection is held for the charitable work of the Pope. This weekend Sat 1st and Sunday 2nd July we take up Peter’s Pence collection, one of the oldest collections in Church history. The Peter’s Pence collection is a gesture of solidarity with the Pope in his care for the poor and I ask you to contribute generously also as a sign of your personal appreciation of the work of Pope Francis.
We welcome Sean Worrell who was baptised last weekend.
Triduum in honour of Our Lady of Fatima:
St. Maur’s Church Rush hosts Triduum for North County Dublin in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. Visit of the International Pilgrim Statue from the Shrine of Fatima. Date: 11th – 13th July 2017. Commencing at 6.30pm on Tuesday 11th July with Marian Procession from St. Josephs Convent, Old Road Rush to St. Maur’s Parish Church. Time: Mass each evening at 7 pm followed by Rosary and Benediction. Themes: Tuesday 11th: Fatima – A Message of “Peace” for the world. Wednesday 12th: Healing Mass (with Sacrament of the Sick). Thursday 13th: Consecration of Our Parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Transport – If you need transport to the Healing Mass, please leave your contact details with the Parish Office. This Triduum is Under the Auspices of the Local Legion of Mary.
Alliance of the Two Hearts:
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. St. Maur’s Church Rush, Friday 7th July commencing with Mass of the Sacred Heart at 8 o’clock. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until midnight Mass at 12 O’clock and recommence after mass until 3 am. There will be Rosary, Confession, Silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Nine Offices of the Sacred Heart, Divine Mercy Chaplet. Please join us for all or part of the Vigil.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Blessing of The Graves:
The blessing of graves took place last Sunday 25th June. Thank God we were favoured with such lovely weather for the large turnout in both Whitestown and Kenure cemeteries. Our sincere thanks to all who made both occasions so memorable. To our sound technicians, our Parish Choir and soloist, those who proclaimed the readings and prayers, those who tidied the cemeteries, to all the families who decorated their graves so beautifully and to those who arranged for holy water to be available at the entrances. Many thanks to one and all who showed such respect to the memory of Our Dead, RIP.
Opening Hours: 9a.m. – 11a.m. Mon – Fri. 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 12 p.m. on Thursday to be included in Altar list.
Planned Giving Envelope Collection:
Envelope Collection for Sunday, June 25th amounted to €935. Thank you for your generosity.
On behalf of Drogheda and North East Branch of Samaritans, they would like to thank the Parishioners of St. Maur’s for their generosity at last weekend’s Church gate collection. The contributions received will help provide the service to people who need it most.
Child Safeguarding Reminder:
We would like to remind parents & guardians to accompany children while using the toilet facilities in the Church, please.
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.
Caring and Light Housekeeping Duties:
A local person required to provide caring and light housekeeping duties for a lovely elderly lady based in Rush village. Duties would include 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 Claire in Parish Office for more details.
Memorial Walk and Dinner
There will be a walk to Shenick Island on Sunday 9th of July before evening low tide (weather permitting) to commemorate the loss of Muriel MacDonagh as she attempted to swim to the island 100 years ago. We gather on the beach just north of the Brook outfall and marked with a flag at 5.45pm.
Muriel MacDonagh was the widow of executed leader Tomas MacDonagh one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising shot the year before. The records indicate that she was trying to place a small tricolour on the island away from the south strand as the local RIC forbade it to be put there. There were frantic efforts to save her but she was lost. Her subsequent funeral in Dublin was the first one that the Irish people could support since the Rising and it was a huge event.
There will be a short ceremony at the end of the causeway to the island where the tricolour will be hoisted and the Last Post played. The route will be marshalled and marked and those wishing to join us should report to the marshal on the beach. Footwear should be plastic, strapped sandals (old type). Wellies or flip flops are not acceptable.
In addition, there will be a memorial dinner later in the evening at 7.45 pm in Brascos on the harbour with a talk and extracts from correspondence from those on the beach including the recollections of Fr Joseph Mallin SJ who was there on the day and now lives in the Jesuit community in Hong Kong aged 103. Fr Mallin is the son of executed 1916 leader Michael Mallin and was in Kilmainham jail visiting his Dad with his mother Agnes and his siblings before the execution.The dinner and talk are €25 pp.
All are welcome and the walk and dinner/talk can be done together or separately. Further details by e mailing email@example.com or texting Sean at 0879549700. This event is in association with the Raven History Group Skerries and the TACT History Group Tallaght. Many thanks for your continued support.
Rush Cricket Club:
Summer cricket camp for 6-11 year olds on 4th-7th July from 13:00-15:00 each day. Fees: €20 for members/€40 for Non-members. Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by text to 087 2612778