We Sympathise with the families’ of Kathleen Monks and Mary Curtin who passed away this week. May they rest in peace.


Congratulations to Grace Dowling and Mark Moore who got married this weekend.


Baptism Celebration Mass: We look forward to a special gathering of all families who had their children baptised in 2018 at 11.30am mass on Sunday 3rd February 2019. All are welcome!


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


Crib Offerings will go to The Holy Family Maternity Hospital in the town of Bethlehem, through the Order of Malta. The offering box will be there until the end of January.


Planned Giving for Sunday 20th January amounted to €2205. Thank you for your generosity.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Every Monday from 9.30am – 12noon,Thursday from 7am – 10pm, Friday from 9.30am – 12noon.


Parish Office:. Opening Hours Mon- Fri 9a.m. – 11a.m. Office Closed Monday 28th January.


Friendly Voices is a community choir consisting of Transition Year Students and Senior Citizens.  We meet every Monday in St Joseph’s Secondary School, Assembly Hall from 11.15am to 12.15.   We begin with a cup of tea and a chat before we get started on our singing. Ages range from 15 years to 95 years.


Rush Tidy Towns AGM will take place on Monday the 4th of February from 8.30pm in Rush Community Centre. Tea and Coffee will be served. Please join us to hear our plans, but also to give your own views and ideas for the Tidy Towns movement in Rush.


An Appreciation


Billy Ryan (R.I.P)
28/2/1937 – 25/12/2018

On behalf of the Parish Community at this time of Billy’s Months Mind memory, we take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude for the life and service of our dear friend.

This time last year we celebrated Billy’s (official) retirement from our team of Sacristans. Over the past 60 years of service to our Parish, here’s some of his

  • 1953; He joined the Men’s Sodality.
  • 1963 – 2016; He became a member of the Parish Lourdes Pilgrimage Committee.
  • 1968 – 2018; He was part of the Planned Giving Finance Committee.
  • 1984 – 2017; He was a Minister of the Eucharistic.
  • He was a member of the Rush Church Choir for over 40 years.

Billy died in the care of the Bon Secours Hospital on Christmas Day 2018. On that same day in 1984 Billy, for the first time, had the honour of giving the Lord in Holy Communion to Parishioners as a Minister of the Eucharist. Fittingly on this same Feast the Lord gave himself and his gift of eternal life to Billy.  Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam.


Monaghan Charismatic prayer group annual Spring conference this year in the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan. Begging Friday, Feb 8th at 6.30pm to Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 ending at 2pm. Speakers Eddie Stone and Fr Peter Okpetu. All Welcome further details contact www.mcpg.net or 087 2251124.