Let’s Talk Family! Let’s Be Family!
We are running 6 sessions on Let’s Talk Family. Using engaging short videos to encourage discussion, it will offer us a time to think about our vision and hopes for family and marriage, and a chance to rediscover the gift that family is to the world. The programme will also challenge us to reflect on how we can provide greater support for marriage and family in our local communities. Who should attend? If you have a child preparing for a sacrament (baptism, communion, and confirmation) it’s for you! A second session takes place on Wednesday 14th March at 7:30 pm in Day chapel.
Holy Family Icon. The World Meeting of Families Icon is displayed on the right-hand side of the main porch. Smaller copies of this beautiful image are available for each family to take home. On the back of the Icon, the prayer for families is printed for your use. You are welcome to pick one up.
St. Patrick’s Day Mass Timetable:
Vigil 7 pm Friday 16th March. Mornings Masses 9 am and 11.30 am Saturday 17th March.
Novelty Stickers St. Patrick’s Day
Novelty Stickers St. Patrick’s Day Window and car bumper stickers available in porch entrance of Church. These stickers highlight the nature of God as a family of persons in the Trinity, as outlined in The Joy of Love.
Rush St Patrick’s Day Parade 2018
The parade will commence at 1 p.m. from the Millbank and. finishing at The Anchor.
We sympathise with the family of Maureen McGee who passed away this week. May she rest in peace.
We welcome Ava Rose Donnelly, Mia Ella Hanratty, Ocean Anderman Carson, Gerard David McAllister Mohan, Joshua Patrick Gilmartin and Erin Olive Lowney who were baptised recently.
Family Mass Children’s Liturgy Group:
The children’s liturgy group has started again for the Lenten Season at 11.30am mass. All children and their parents welcome to this child-friendly service in the day chapel. New volunteers also required – if you are interested please come along.
Rush Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes:
The pilgrimage departs 2nd September 2018 for 5 nights with accommodation in the Hotel Solitude. Special group price of €739 per person sharing. Please leave the name in the office.
CROSSCARE Youth Services:
The Annual Collection (Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin) will be at masses Next weekend 17th/18th March 2018.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Every Sunday of Lent from 2p.m. to 5p.m as well as our usual weekly Thursday from 7a.m to 10p.m in the Day Chapel. All Welcome!
Fingal for Life , a local pro-life group, is holding two information evenings on why it is essential to save the 8th Amendment. The first one will be in St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, Rolestown, 8.00p.m. Tuesday 13th March. Speakers include Caroline Simons, Pro Life Campaign and Fr. William R. Dailey, Notre Dame lecturer in law. The second evening will be in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, at 7.45pm, Tuesday 20th March. Speakers include David Quinn, Journalist and Director of Iona Institute and Niamh Ní Bhriain, Director of Life Institute.
Choose Life 2018: Each week we will issue some copies of the resource from the Catholic Communications Office. Its purpose is to encourage discussion in families on the value of every human life. Issue 3 is printed and available beside the newsletter. To access videos, testimonies and frequently asked questions visit www.chooselife2018.ie.
Refreshments after Mass
Refreshments after Mass in the Day Chapel every Wednesday after 9 am Mass. Please feel free to drop in after Mass, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, biscuits and a chat with us.
Rush Daffodil Day Group
The Rush Committee is this year celebrating its 30th year in existence. Through enormous volunteer efforts from the Committee and the generosity of the community of Rush over €850,000 has been raised since then.This year the street sellers will be out in force on Friday, March 23rd. Also on Saturday, March 10th Garden of Hope opens in the Library. Friday, March 23rd Coffee Morning in Martins Shop at Millbank @ 9 am 3k/8k Walk /Run @ 6.30 Rush Running Group event from Harbour Park Sunday, March 25th. The annual Sponsored walk is at 3 pm from Rush Sailing Club. We won’t give up the fight until cancer does!