Family Mass Children’s Liturgy Group

Ths group continues each Sunday throughout Lent at the 11.30a.m. Family Mass. All children and their parents are welcome to this child-friendly service in the Day Chapel. New volunteers also required – if you are interested please come along or leave name and contact number into the Parish Office.


First Holy Communion Mass Books

Books are now available in the Parish shop.



The pupils from five Confirmation classes, from the three Primary Schools in the Parish will meet with the Julian Prayer Group over the next few weeks leading them in a Day of Reflection. This week. the pupils from St. Brendan’s NS Loughshinny will be here on Tuesday 19th March. Please keep the children in your prayers.

Arising from this please take note of the following

Funerals in St. Maur’s:

Each Tuesday from 26th February to 26th March inclusive, Confirmation Retreats will take place in the Church, beginning at 9.45a.m.

These dates involve much planning as they synchronise the timetables of our 3 primary schools, retreat team, coach hire, and Parish.

On those dates we ask that families be aware that the church will not be available for any other events, including funerals. We ask for your understanding in arranging funerals on either Mondays or Wednesdays during this time.  Thank you in advance for your co-operation



Eucharistic Adoration Drive:

Next Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th members of the Apostolate for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration will speak at the Vigil and Sunday Masses about launching an new Adoration Drive for our weekly Eucharistic Adoration in the Parish. We are looking for parishioners to attend for 1 set hour of Adoration each week on an ongoing basis which would be a great blessing for those who volunteer and for the Parish. There will be cards available at each of these Masses to select your preferred chosen times.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 

  • Each Sunday of Lent from 2p.m. to 5p.m.
  • Every Monday from 9.30a.m. to 12 noon.
  • Every Thursday from 7.00a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Every Friday from 9.30a.m. to 12 noon.


Planned Giving for Sunday 3rd March amounted to €1,080. Thank you for your generous support to the Parish.


Trócaire Boxes: All primary school children in the Parish will have received a Trócaire Box to take home. For those families who didn’t they are available in the porch at the main entrance of the Church.


Acknowledgement- Phyllis Jones RIP: The family, (Lower Main Street/Rush Nursing Home), would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of those who sympathised with them on the recent passing of Phyllis and those who attended the Funeral Home and Funeral Mass and assisted in many ways. A special thank you must be conveyed to all the staff of Rush Nursing Home for all of the care and kindness shown to Phyllis over the last 5 years and to Dr Murray for many years of assistance. Thank you also to Edwina and Eamon at Fitzgerald Funeral Directors for their help and support and to Fr Kevin for his kind words of comfort during the Funeral Mass and at the graveside. The music played by Aisling and Liam during the Mass was also very much appreciated. 


Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 20th March at 7:20p.m. in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not


Pro Life Campaign: Church Gate Collection next weekend 23rd /24th March.The Way Forward Pro Life and Pro Family Event: Hosted by: Fingal for Life and The Iona Institute. David Quinn will speak on the Pro Life Movement in Ireland and The Way Forward. Maria Steen will discuss the proposed changes in the Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) programme in schools, as parents are concerned about this very liberal and possibly compulsory programme. Time and Venue: 8.00p.m. on Wednesday, 20th March at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin.


Bloodbank Clinic will be in ST. Maur’s GAA on 19th March.4p.m. – 8p.m.


Irish Cancer Society 2019 Daffodil Day Please support the various events taking place in Rush over that weekend, details below.


Rush National School

Applications are invited for the positions of Cleaner at Rush National School. 
Cleaner Position: Applications are invited for the position of part-time cleaner (10 hours per week) in Rush National School. Closing date for applications is the 24th March 2019. Please forward C.V. and cover letter to The Chairperson, Board of Management, Rush National School, Rush, Co. Dublin. Commencement date of position is the 8th April 2019.


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Irish Cancer Society 2019 Daffodil Day

Please support the various events taking place in Rush over that weekend:

Friday 22 March:

  • Street Collection / Daffodil Pins and Flowers for sale (all day around Rush):
  • Coffee Morning (9am-12noon at Martin’s Shop)
  • Michelle’s 3rd Daffodil Day Family Run (6.30p.m. at Rush Harbour Park)

Sunday 24 March: Sponsored Walk (3pm at the Rush Sailing Club) – sponsorship cards available from Maria 0868287214:

Thanks to the continued support and generosity of the people and businesses in our Community, a whopping total of €44,000 was raised from the various events held in 2018.

In 2019, please give what you can to help us make a difference to the lives of people going through cancer – WE WON’T GIVE UP UNTIL CANCER DOES.

Thank you – the Rush Daffodil Day Raising Committee.