We welcome Shea Claire Reid who was baptised last weekend.


Harvest Sunday 8th October:

Harvest Gifts Vegetables and Fruit on the altar have been 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 the Society of St. Vincent De Paul.


Our Lady of Fatima:

Next Friday we celebrate the centenary of the final apparition of Our Lady on the 13th October 1917. Here in Rush Paris, we will conclude our jubilee celebrations with a return visit of the International Pilgrim Statue from Fatima and a special Mass this Friday at 7pm. Afterwards we will pray the Rosary and Benediction. The Parish Consecration plaque will also be unveiled. All are Welcome.


Peter McVerry Trust: 

The Peter McVerry Trust will be holding a church gate collection this weekend Sat 7th/Sun 8th Oct. The trust is a housing and homeless charity established in 1938 to tackle homelessness, drug misuse and social disadvantage. In 2016, Peter McVerry Trust worked with over 4,500 individuals across our many services including housing, homeless, drugs-treatment, under-18’s and prevention. We currently provide services and support to people experiencing homelessness in Dublin, Kildare and Limerick. Thank you for your continued support.


World Mission Sunday 2017:

Please remember that in two weeks’ time , the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection, the Mission Sunday collection. World Missions Ireland is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission and is responsible for coordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland.


Blessing of Animals

The Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday 15th October after 11.30am mass.



The family of the late John McGuinness (Portrane) wish to thank those who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. Those who called to the house, gave mass cards or attended the funeral. A special thanks to the caring staff of St. Francis Hospice in Raheny. The holy sacrifice of the mass will be offered for your intentions.

Acknowledgment: The daughters and family of the late Liam Dunne, RIP wish to express a sincere thank you to friends, neighbours, St Maur’s GAA Club, Rush Nursing Home and everyone for their warm expressions of sympathy and support on their sad loss.  A mass will be offered up as a token of our appreciation.


The Julian Group:

Will commence its programme with the Confirmation candidates of the four primary schools in the Parish on Tuesday October 10th. The Scripture Reading for discussion this week will be The Annunciation (Luke 1: verses 26 – 38) The programme will continue for eight weeks.

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. New Stock just arrived into the shop, Come in and have a browse.


Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope Collection for Sunday 1st October amounted to €1135. Thank you for your generosity.


Charity Coffee Morning:

Coffee morning for Cups against Cancer in aid of The Irish Cancer Society Friday October 13th from 09.30 – 13.00 in the Millbank Theatre. All support for a very worthwhile cause would be hugely appreciated.


Rush Christmas Lights:

Fashion evening Friday 13th October at 8pm in the Strand Bar. Spot prizes and raffle on the night. €10 per person ( glass of prosecco included)


Anam Cara:

The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next meeting on Wednesday 18th of October from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.