Congratulations to the boys and girls from Rush National School who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday from Bishop Ray Field. Thank you to Bishop Field for coming to the Parish to confer this special sacrament. Thank you to the teachers and staff of Rush N.S, the Parents and The Julian Group who together prepared these young people. Thank you to all who decorated the Church and who worked in so many other ways to make it a special Parish Celebration. Best of luck to the boys and girls from St. Brendan’s N.S and St. Catherine’s N.S who will make their confirmation on Friday 27th April.


With Sympathy

We sympathise with the family of Joe Flynn who passed away this week. May he rest in peace.


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 9 is printed and available beside the newsletter. To access videos, testimonies and frequently asked questions visit


40 days and nights of Adoration:

You may be aware that, starting on the 17th April and continuing until 26th May, there will be 40 days and nights of Adoration on top of Croagh Patrick in devotion to the nation. Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bray will dedicate 40 days and nights of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament to coincide with the Vigil on Croagh Patrick. We wish to extend a warm welcome and invitation to all parishioners in our diocese to come and join us in Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray, starting Tuesday 17th April at 3pm until Saturday 26th May. Join us in prayer for the nation and Protection of Life.


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 25th April at 7:30pm in Day chapel.


Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope collection for Sunday 15th April amounted to €910. Thank you for your generosity.


Blessing of Graves:

The ceremony will take place on Sunday 24th June 2018, Whitestown Cemetery at 3pm and Kenure Cemetery at 6pm.


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.


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.


Keeping your Child Safe on Social Media

Local Author and Psychotherapist, Ann McCormack – keeping your child safe on social media – five easy steps – will provide a free talk, next Wednesday, 25th April 8pm in the bar at St. Maur’s, GAA Clubhouse. This talk is facilitated by Gaelscoil Ros Eó. Free admission and cuppa for all.


Mighty May Disco

With special guest Mr Bubbles, is on Monday 7th May, 3-5pm, St Maur’s GAA hall, tickets 5euro available at the door. Coffee and sweet shop. All proceeds for Gaelscoil Ros Eó. 


Blood Donation

The clinic will be held in St Maur’s GAA on Monday April 30th. From 4.30 – 8.00pm. Hoping to see everyone there.


St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh, Co. Cork:

Saturday 28th April, Day of Recollection based on the spirituality of the Servant of God Marie Adele Garnier. Theme – The Paschal Mystery, 9am until 3.30pm. Holy Mass to begin and Adoration during the day. Lunch provided, Admission: Donations only. Overnight accommodation available.


Rush Senior Citizens Social Club:

Monday from 10.30am to 2.30pm and Wednesday from 12.30 pm to 3.30pm in Rush Community Centre. Contact Kathleen and Vera 087 6251019.


Emmanuel 2018 Rescheduled Dates

The rescheduled dates are 1st and 2nd May at 7.30 pm 30 schools comprising 1200 students (600 students per night) from different parts of the Diocese are participating in a massed choir accompanied by a full orchestra. Tickets €12.00 Tel: 01 700 7000.


Loughshinny and Rush Historical Society

The Society are proud to present a Talk/Presentation Entitled “ Thomas Hand “ – Irish Volunteer by Frank Whearity. Venue: The Strand Bar, Rush, Co. Dublin  Date: Thursday 26th April 2018 at 8 pm. You Are All Welcome.