We sympathise with families of Eva Caldwell and Francis Murray who passed away this week. May they rest in peace.

World Mission Sunday 2017: Today is Mission Sunday and the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection. World Missions is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission. It ensures that resources are distributed equitably and justly on the basis of need. In offering our prayers, we join with missionaries everywhere in communion and compassion to support them in spreading the Good News and by giving a donation we respond to Christ’s call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked so please give what you can.

The Annual Mission Sunday Appeal takes place today. It replaces Share this week. Thank you in anticipation for your generosity. Today we remember all missionaries from the Parish of Rush and in particular we greet the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary on this occasion.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

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

New Appeal for Adorers: Please write name and number on sheet at back of church or leave your details into the Parish Office.

.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

Planned Giving Envelope Collection: Envelope Collection for Sunday 15th October amounted to €1085. Thank you for your generosity.

November Mass of Remembrance: Every year during November the parish community prays a special mass in which we remember all our loved ones who have died since this time last year. The mass will take place on Saturday 4th November at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served after mass. While Special Invitations will be issued shortly to each family of course all are welcome to attend.

November List of the Dead: are available at the back of the church. Please take one home with you, enclose your family dead list and return to the Post Box, Sacristy or Parish Office. All the names are included in all Masses on the First Friday throughout the year. “It is a Holy and Wholesome Thought to pray for the Dead.”

First Holy Communion Parents Meetings: Parents in the Parish who wish to present children for First Holy Communion are reminded that there are two forthcoming meetings. For Rush National School Parents the meeting is Monday 23rd October at 7.30pm. For St Brendan’s, St. Catherine’s and Gaelscoil the meeting is on Tuesday 24th October at 7.30pm. The venue for both meetings is St. Maur’s Church. All parents are required to present their application form at the meetings. The Do this in Memory programme will be briefly outlined. We look forward to meeting with our parents to plan these very special sacraments together as family, parish and school.

Our Lady of Fatima Celebration: Thank you to All who organised and took part in our Centenary Celebration on the 13th October. Special thanks again to those who brought the Pilgrim Statue once more to Rush for the occasion. “May the Immaculate Heart of Mary Triumph.”

The Julian Prayer Group will continue its programme with the Confirmation pupils on Tuesday, October 24th. This week’s Scripture Readings for discussion this week will be The Finding in the Temple (Luke 2: verses 41 – 52) and The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan (Matthew 3: verses 1-2, 4-6, 11-17).

New Altar Servers: If your child has made his/her Communion and has shown an interest in or would like to be an Altar Server please leave your name and contact details in the office. Please be assured that appropriate training will be given to your child in line with best practice in Child Safety Procedures.

St Joseph’s Secondary School: are holding a clothes collection in support of the NCBI and the school.Clothes/linen/curtains/belts/handbags/shoes are required but no pillows/duvets/underwear or cushions. Bags can be dropped off at the school on Thursday 26th 6.30pm – 8.30pm and Friday 27th October 8 am – 9 am. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society

Thomas Ashe Talk, Thursday  26th. October at 8 pm in the Strand Bar, Main street,  Rush.