We welcome Isabelle Simone Follenus, Aoibheann Carmel Nolan, Alyssa Niamh Maher, Cara Therese Monks and Ashley Elizabeth Wynne who were baptised last weekend.


Harvest Sunday 8th October:

Next weekend we will celebrate the Harvest Festival. Vegetables and Fruit will be donated by growers and farmers of the Parish. We thank them for their participation in our Harvest Festival. We invite parishioners to take home some produce after masses. Donations are welcome and will be passed to St. Vincent De Paul.


Day for Life 2017 Sunday 1st October:

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.  This year’s theme is “Fostering a Culture that Protects Life and Respects Women.” There are information cards available at the entrance to church.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Every Thursday from 7a.m. to 10 p.m. Alliance of the Two Hearts Friday 6th October commencing with Mass of the Sacred Heart at 8o’clock. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until midnight. Mass at 12 o’clock and recommence after mass until 3am. Please join us for all our part of the Vigil.


Parish Office:

Opening Hours: 9a.m. – 11a.m. Mon – Fri. 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.


Baptisms for Sunday 8th and 22nd October:

Preparation Meeting on Wednesday 4th at 7.30pm in Day Chapel. Deadline for applications is Monday 2nd October. Please note that godparents must be baptised Catholics and over 16 years of age. See parish website for more information.


Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope Collection for Sunday September 24th amounted to €885. Thank you for your generosity.


Rush Library Events:

Please note all these courses are free of charge. Toddler Time every Friday morning from 10am – 12pm in the community room upstairs, Beginners Oil Painting Classes for adults, 2.30pm to 4.30pm ever Monday for 8 weeks, Ring Library on 8708414 to book a place. Improvers Computer Classes 10am to 11.15am. Wendy Breckon memoir talk Wednesday 4th October at 6.30pm.


Fingal For Life: The repeal of the 8th Amendment will harm human rights. Join us for our meeting to find out more in the Sacred Heart Parish Centre, Seabury, Malahide on Wednesday 4th October at 8pm. All Welcome.


Time of Mercy:

Morning Retreat Saturday 7th October 8am – 2pm. Fr Michael E. Gaitley, Carton House, Maynooth, Kildare. Registration required €49. Includes Mass and 3 talks: St. John Paul II, Fatima and Consoling the Heart of Jesus. Lunch and Tea included. To register: or for more info: Jacinta 087 9294528



Bishop Raymond Field is hosting a Mass of Thanksgiving for his Pastoral Area on Sunday the 15th of October at 10.30am in St. Brigid’s Parish, Blanchardstown for couples who are celebrating Silver, Ruby, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Wedding Anniversaries.  Were you Married in 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977 or 1992? A celebratory certificate will be presented on the day along with hospitality. Refreshments will be offered afterwards in the Parish Centre – Please leave your details into the office.


The Joy of Love in Marriage:

Marriage Encounter Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to  rediscover the joy of their love. The next Residential Weekend will be from 17 to 19-Nov-2017 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For info. and to book,  or call (087) 784 0408 or (01) 832 4429.


Thank You

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Balbriggan\North County Dublin Branch would like to thank the parishioners of Rush Parish for the great response to their recent church gate collection.  The total collected was €572.20.The branch is very grateful to Fr Bartley and the parish team for their co-operation.  To all who donated and to all of our volunteers who stood at the gates for us.  All money collected goes straight to H.Q. of guide dogs cork to train more guide dogs for blind people or more assistance dogs for families who have a child with autism. We are always looking for additional volunteers so further information on local guide dog activities can be got from or by ringing 085 7663107