Let’s Talk Family! Let’s Be Family!
As part of the preparation for World Meeting of Families the Parish Pastoral Council are running 6 sessions on Let’s Talk Family over Lent using engaging short videos, animations and activities to encourage discussion, it will offer us as a parish 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. In particular, Pope Francis has asked us to think about support for newly married couples and outreach to families in need. Who should attend? If you have a child preparing for a sacrament (baptism, communion, and confirmation) it’s for you!
First session begins Wednesday 7th March at 7:30pm in Day chapel.
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.
We sympathise with the family of Eva Harford.
Rush Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes:
This pilgrimage departs 2nd September 2018 for 5 nights with accommodation in the Hotel Solitude. Special group price of €739 per person sharing. Please leave name in the office.
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!
Novena of Grace:
The Annual Novena of Grace in honour of St. Francis Xavier begins this week on March 4th and concludes March 12th. The Novena Prayer will be prayed at all Masses in Rush over these nine days.
2018 St Patrick’s Day Parade
Rush St Patrick’s Day Parade 2018, Commencing @ 1p.m. from the Millbank and. finishing @ The Anchor.
Rally for Life
This year’s All-Ireland for Life is taking place in Dublin on 10th March 2p.m. at Parnell Square, Dublin 1.The Rally is a chance for pro-lifers in Ireland to make their voices heard. This year it is important that we make a positive statement for life in Dublin. It is vital that Ireland unites around the common understanding that human life is valuable at every stage. Is it almost certain now that we will have a referendum in May which seeks to strip away rights from pre-born children. We need to stand together to Celebrate Life and call for a better answer than abortion. Fingal for Life , a local pro-life group, are 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 2 is printed and available beside the newsletter. To access videos, testimonies and frequently asked questions visit www.chooselife2018.ie.
New Pilgrim Path Website of the Week, Sunday 4th March
A beautiful Lenten resource for individual and group meditation is Ecce Homo: Poems for Lent and Holy Week, from the Anglican Archdiocese of Algoma, Canada. The daily Lenten poems include poems of lamentation and pain – reminders of Jesus’s suffering – as well as of contemplation, praise and thanksgiving. To access this inspiring and varied selection, visit www.NewPilgrimPath.ie
Join us for a Cuppa
Refreshments after Mass in the Day Chapel every Wednesday after9 amm Mass. Please feel free to drop in after Mass, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, biscuits and a chat with us.
An evening of craic, ceoil agus Rince will take place on Saturda, March 10th at 8pm at St. Maurs, GAA Club. Tickets €10 each available from Siobhan 087-6747104 or school office.