We welcome Caden Eric Eager, Mara Jessica Keaney, Quinn Josephine Farrell, Clara Anna McGuinness and Faolán Patrick Wilson.


We sympathise with the family of Mary Byrne who passed away this week. May she rest in peace.


Confirmation: Service of Light and Commitment in St Maur’s Church at 7.30pm on Monday 16th April.


Good luck to the girls and boys of Rush National School who make their Confirmation on Saturday 21st April. We wish them Every Blessing.


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.Our Last Session is on  Wednesday 18h April at 7:30 pm in Day chapel.


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 8 is printed and available beside the newsletter. To access videos, testimonies and frequently asked questions visit www.chooselife2018.ie.


Planned Giving Envelope Collection: Envelope collection for Sunday 8th April amounted to €1465. Thank you for your generosity.


Blessing of Graves: Sunday 24th June 2018, Whitestown Cemetery at 3pm and Kenure Cemetery at 6pm.


100th Anniversary Captain Thomas Ryan, SS Farrowfield, was sunk by German U-boat, Lost at Sea 14th April 1918.


Parish Webcam: To access simply go online to Google MCN Media. Type Rush in the Search box and click on the photo of Rush Church.This service does not replace with the parish radio, which also continues to broadcast all our ceremonies.  Or click here to view 


Trocaire Boxes: Kindly return your box and/or contribution to the office or sacristy over the coming weeks. Thank you to all who have supported the Trocaire Lenten Campaign this year.


Blood Donation clinic will be held in St Maur’s GAA on Monda,y April 30th. From 4.30 – 8.00pm. Hoping to see everyone there.


Share Appeal Sunday: This weekend 14th /15th April. Thanks to Share, the Diocesan Offices provide support services to our parish communities in areas such as child safeguarding, education and schools, repairs to buildings, financial management and human resources, including meeting our legal requirements under the Charities Act, communications, as well as training people to work in evangelisation and catechesis.


Please support Rush In Bloom Church Gate collection this weekend. The planned expansion of the baskets from Harbour to Whitestown Road is in its 2nd year, and we need your help.  Last year costs were just over €11,000 and we need to raise the same this year.   Rush is embarking on an exciting development stage which promises great improvements and growth within the town and the colour and vibrancy that the flowers bring to our village is immeasurable. PLEASE SUPPORT


Great Irish Bake for Temple Street: Haven Pharmacy Hickeys Rush on Friday 20th April. Please join us for cake, tea, coffee and a chat and help us raise money for Temple Street. Face painting, goody bags for the kids and a monster raffle too. Promises to be a great day.


Volunteer in Africa: are looking for volunteers to travel to Kenya on 17 June 2018 to work on a humanitarian project for two weeks. Volunteers will also visit the resting place of the Venerable Edel Quinn. Volunteers will pay their own costs. If you can assist teaching English, or assist with sports, games, arts, crafts or more. Contact Denis on 086 8520271.


Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society are proud to present a talk/presentation entitled “Thomas Hand – Irish Volunteer” by Frank Whearity in The Strand Bar Rush, Thursday 26th April at 8 pm. All are welcome.


Rush Golf Club presents a Friday fourball fun competition starting 20th April. Different format every week. Nine-hole comp. juniors welcome. No official handicap necessary. €6 non-members. €4 members. Lots of fun guaranteed. Contact pro shop 8438177


Ros Eó Community Pre-School are currently enrolling for this September. Offering 2 years ECCE, CCSP & CCS Schemes. Ros Eó Preschool have highly qualified, Garda vetted staff and Excellent ratios. For more information contact Debbie: 8954434/8439349. E-mail: roseoccc@hotmail.com 


Anam Cara North Dublin, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 18th April from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin