Congratulations to the boys and girls from Gaelscoil Ros Eó who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Friday from Father Kevin Moore. Thank you to Father Kevin Moore for coming to the Parish to confer this special sacrament. Thank you to the teachers and staff of Gaelscoil Ros Eó, 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.


First Holy Communion:

Best wishes to the girls and boys from St. Brendan’s National School who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 12th May. May God Bless them on their special day.


Bank Holiday Mass Times

Bank Holiday Monday 7th Mass at 10am.


We welcome Finn Richard Reid, Kara Eileen Tennant Kiernan, Cara Rose McAllister, Cillian Joseph Sherman, Ciaran O’Reilly and Abby Geraldine Smythe who were baptised recently


With Deepest Sympathy

We Sympathise with the families of Theresa Weldon and Josephine Farrell who passed away this week. May they rest in peace.


May Devotions:

Join us in prayer for our Nation and the protection of life each evening of May. A Rosary and Holy hour of Adoration will be held nightly from 7 pm – 8 pm in the Day Chapel. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be celebrated each Saturday after 7 pm mass and Wednesday at 8 pm throughout the month. We extend a warm welcome and invitation to all parishioners to join us in prayer as we ask the Holy Spirit to guide our Nation at this important moment in our history. “We ask Mary our Mother to mantle in her Love all expectant mothers and their babies, especially those in difficult situations. Amen”


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 14 is printed and available beside the newsletter, Appeal for door/door canvassers to retain Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution on May 25th. If you have been following the Pro Life arguments and would like to get involved in the canvass please leave your name, phone number, email address at the parish office. The local co-ordinator will contact you. All are welcome.


Planned Giving Envelope Collection:

Envelope collection for Sunday 29th April amounted to €1190.Thank you for your generosity.


Easter Dues and Easter Offerings:

Thanks to all who have contributed their Easter Offerings so far. The Easter Donations continue to be received in the coming weeks, we encourage each household to make their Easter donation.


Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Clothing Appeal

The SVDP is seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal. The Appeal is for clean, good-quality clothes, bedclothes, curtains, shoes, etc. There will be bags available outside the Church next weekend 12th and 13th May. The collection of these bags will be the following weekend 19th and 20th May.


Cash for Clobber

Rush National School Cash for Clobber will take place on Thursday 17th May.  Bags of unwanted clothes can be left at the school from 08.30 to 10.00 a.m.  No toys, pillows or blankets.  Many thanks.



The family of the late Eva (Bridget) Harford would like to thank most sincerely all of those who sympathised with them on their recent sad loss. Heartfelt thanks to our extended family, and to our many friends and neighbours who attended the house and funeral, and who provided so much emotional and practical support to us at this difficult time. Many thanks to those who sent floral tributes, cards and messages of condolence, and to those who made charitable donations to the R.N.L.I. A special word of thanks to the staff of Rush Nursing Home and to Dr Fergus Murray for the kindness and care they provided to Eva. Thank you also to Fr. John Collins who celebrated the funeral mass, to Fr. Kevin Bartley, Fr. Des Doyle and Fitzgerald Funeral Directors. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude and appreciation.


Skerries Water Safety Week 29th July – 4th August 2018:

Advance Registration Days will be held in Skerries Sailing Club on Sunday 13th May 11am -2pm for anyone who took part in Skerries or Rush Water Safety in 2016 or 2017.Wednesday 16th May 7 – 9pm for newcomers and anyone who did not register on May 13th.Registration forms available from 8th May at Skerries Community Centre and Skerries Library,, for updates.


Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society

Coach tour to Co. Roscommon, Sat. 16th June. Visiting; Douglas Hyde Centre at Frenchpark, Strokestown House, National Famine Museum (in stables), Gardens and woodlands. Cost €55 incl. morning tea/coffee and evening dinner en route. Booking; Vera, 087 7416719. All Welcome.


The Darkness into Light Walk

This walk in aid of Pieta House will take place on 12th May at 4.15am (Friday night)in Skerries.There is online registration only this you must register before 4th May. Register online to page is Darkness into Light, Skerries.