Christmas Greetings

A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to all our Parishioners and to all who are visiting our Parish at this time.

The Christmas Schedule

Christmas Schedule: is now posted inside the Church Entrance and also in the grounds of the Church.All homes should have received a Christmas card with the timetable of the Christmas Masses and Ceremonies. If for any reason you didn’t receive one they are available at the exits, and you are welcome to take one home.

Christmas Book of Remembrance:

Please note  that no individual names will be called out from the Altar on the Christmas Eve and Christmas morning Masses. Envelopes are now available at the back of the Church for the Christmas List .Names of our loved ones who have gone before us may be written in a special book which will be placed on display upon the Altar steps throughout the 12 days of Christmas. These names will be remembered at all Masses over the Christmas Season. Please complete and leave back to the Parish Office or place in the Church Letter Box.

Thank You!

Thank You to all who decorated the Church and the Crib for Christmas.

  • A special word of thanks to Laura Sherman, Natalia Budzanowska, Lauren Brennan and Mr. Darren Byrne from St Joseph’s Secondary School for the beautiful night scene backdrop for the Crib.
  • Thanks also to Bird of Paradise for the Christmas Trees and to Jones Garden Centre for the new adjustments to the Crib.
  • This year the Crib offerings will go to The Holy Family Maternity Hospital in the town of  Bethlehem, through the Order of Malta

With Sympathy

We Sympathise with the family of Breda Creighton who passed away this week. May she rest in peace.

Parish Office Closed

Parish Office will be closed from Monday 24th December to Tuesday 1st January Inclusive.

Christmas Mass Times In St. Maur’s Rush:

  • Christmas Eve – Family Mass 6.00p.m. & Vigil Mass 8.00p.m.
  • Christmas Day –Mass 9.00a.m. & Family Mass 11.30a.m.
  • St. Stephen’s Day – Mass 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 27th and Friday 28th December – Mass 10.00a.m.
  • Saturday, December 29th Vigil Mass at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec 30th – Holy Family Masses 9.00a.m. and 11.30a.m.
  • Monday, Dec 31st – Mass at 10 am
  • Tues, Jan 1st New Year’s Day Mass at 10 am.

From Wednesday 2nd January Normal Timetable resumes

Christmas Day Swim:

This year’s Christmas Day swim takes place at Rush Sailing Club at 11.30am. Proceeds in aid of Irish Cancer Society. If interested in participating please contact Jacqui McCrum on 086 8542220.

Planned Giving

The Planned Giving for Sunday 16th December amounted to €880. Thank you. Please remember to fill out card with your details for 2019 planned giving envelopes and leave back into the office.

Readers Schedule

Readers Schedule for the weekend Masses from 22/23 December’18 to the 09/10 February 2019 has now been placed on the Parish Notice Board for all concerned

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Every Monday from 9.30am – 12noon, Thursday from 7 am – 10 pm, Friday from 9.30am – 12 noon and for this final Sunday of Advent from 2 pm – 5 pm.

Enrolment for the Parish Schools:

Enrolment for the 3 parish schools (Rush National School, St. Catherine’s National School and St. Brendan’s National School) will take place from Monday 7th  January to Friday 18th  January 2019 inclusive.  Pre-enrolment application forms will be available from the schools’ office between the hours of 09:30 and 14.30

We wish Peace, Joy and Contentment to all our Readers!!