We welcome Maeve Ellen Bertola, Keela Teresita Breda Bowes, Harry George Killeen, Rose Anne Reynolds, Cian Donal O’Reilly, Matthew and Harrison Beatty Duffy and Méabh Erin McGee who were baptised recently.

We sympathise with the families of Catherine (Kay) Doyle and Patrick (Packy) Carrick who passed away this week. May they rest in peace.

Divine Mercy Sunday: Led by John Delaney in St. Maur’s Parish on Sunday 8th April from 2pm – 5pm. Confession, Holy Mass, Stations of the Cross, Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Come and drink at the well of God’s Infinite Mercy and bring many to receive God’s infinite love and mercy.

Acknowledgement: The family of the late Claire Gavin would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone who sent cards and donations. To Fr. Kevin and staff of Fitzgerald’s undertakers. We express our grateful appreciation and thanks to the staff of Beaumont Hospital and to her carers Alice and Emma. Mass will be offered for their intentions.

 Do This in Memory Programme next Mass on Sunday 15th April @ 11.30am.Preparation meeting on Tuesday 10th April @ 8pm in the Church

Planned Giving Envelope Collection: Envelope collection for Sunday 8th April amounted to €1,355. Thank you for your generosity.

Rush Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Departs 2nd September 2018 for 5 nights with accommodation in the Hotel Solitude. Special group price of €739 per person sharing. Application forms are now available from Parish Office.

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. We hope this will provide an inclusive service to people at home and anywhere across the world who wish to join us for any occasion. This service does not replace with the parish radio, which also continues to broadcast all our ceremonies.

Meals on Wheels Drivers: We are looking for volunteer drivers for one hour per day, possibly two days a month. If you can help please call to the Community Centre, Main Street between midday and 12.30 any day Monday to Friday or call 087 9344019.

Standby me Weekend Dinners for the Elderly: Standbyme would like to offer nutritious, organic, well portioned dinners to our local senior citizens at weekends. We deliver on Saturdays between 11am – 2pm to your door. Cost €10 (includes dessert). Please contact Anne (co-ordinator) on 083 1563595 for more details.

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! Fifth session on  Wednesday 11th April at 7:30pm in Day chapel.

We ask all those who have used the Trocaire Lenten Box over the past weeks to kindly return your box and/or contribution to the office or sacristy over the coming weeks. We will forward the combined contributions of our parishes to Trocaire as soon as possible in order to help in their work for justice throughout the world and to support their efforts to help communities most in need at this time. Thank you to all who have supported the Trocaire Lenten Campaign this year.

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

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

MARRIED COUPLES: An opportunity to enrich your marriage on a very special weekend break away! Presented by Catholic Marriage Encounter in Ireland the next such residential weekend takes place at The Cork International Hotel, Cork from 13th to 15th April 2018. For enquiries and / or to book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or call (087) 784 0408.

Protect the 8th Conference at Clontarf Castle Dublin on Wednesday April 11th at at 7:30pm. Speakers: Niamh Ui Bhriain of Life Institute, John Waters, Declan Ganley and Vicky Wall of Every Life Counts. All welcome!

Fingal for Life are hosting an information evening in St. Patrick’s Church Skerries on Tuesday 10th April at 7.30pm. Speakers include Dr Deirdre Gleeson from doctors for life and Donagh O’Callaghan form Life Canvass. All Very Welcome.

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