We welcome Alan Ganiprauskas, Rían John McNamara, Kirill Vasiljevs and Louis Fredrick Connolly who were baptised last weekend.


We Sympathise with the families of Phyllis Jones and James Kavanagh who passed away this week. May they rest in peace.


Ash Wednesday this year falls on 6th March. It is a day of fasting and abstinence. Masses with distribution of Ashes at 9am and 7pm on Wednesday 6th February.


Family Mass Children’s Liturgy Group will start again for the Lenten season on Sunday 10th March at the 11.30am 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.


Do This in Memory Programme:  co-ordinating group preparation meeting on Wednesday 6th March @ 8pm in the Church. Next Mass on Sunday 17th March @ 11.30am.


First Confessions: We remember the children of Rush National School who are making their First Confession on Tuesday 5th March at 7pm in the Church. May God Bless the children as they receive the gift of his loving forgiveness.


Novena of Grace: The Annual Novena of Grace in honour of St. Francis Xavier begins this week on March 4th and concludes March 12th. The Novena Prayer will be prayed at all Masses in Rush over these nine days.


Confirmation: The Julian Prayer Group will meet with the pupils from five Confirmation classes – from the three Primary Schools in the Parish – over the next five weeks to lead them in a Day of Reflection. This week. the pupils from Rush National School R3 will be here on Tuesday 5th  March. Please keep the children in your prayers.


Planned Giving for Sunday 24th February amounted to €1,060. Thank you for your generous support to the Parish.


Uganda Appeal: At mass this weekend students from St. Joseph’s Secondary School who are travelling to Uganda on the 5th of June as part of an Immersion Project with Aidlink Ireland will speak at mass, outlining details of the project they are involved in and updating us on the work that was undertaken with their support since 2016. Any support or encouragement for this project would be greatly appreciated. You can speak to some of the students and teachers involved before or at the end of mass.


Funerals in St. Maur’s: Each Tuesday from 26th February to 26th March inclusive, Confirmation Retreats will take place in the Church, beginning at 9.45am. 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.


St. Patrick’s Day Concert, St. Patrick’s Church Skerries Tourism, supported by Fingal County Council, is hosting a concert on St Patrick’s Day which features internationally renowned musicians, an interpretive talk on St Patrick and a fireworks display. This is sure to be a fun family event and it will follow on from the traditional St Patrick’s day parade in Skerries which commences at 3pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. The concert will conclude with a fireworks display on the beach at South Strand, Skerries, at approximately 7pm.


Acknowledgement: Michael Monks and family would like to thank all those who sympathized with them in the loss of Kathleen. Thank you to all who called to the house, attended Mass and the graveyard. A special word of thanks to Fr Kevin, Fr Clinton, and Fr Joe from the Deaf Village, also Edwina and Fitzgerald’s Funeral home.Frankie Berry and Rush Folk Group who helped celebrate Kathleen’s life in such a lovely way. A huge thanks also to Jason and Nicola from Haven’s Pharmacy, Dr.Murray and the Nurses and Palliative Care Team in Beaumont Hospital. There are so many people who made this tough time a little easier, the whole Community and Parish, our neighbours and all Kathleen’s friends. Thank You all, Mass has been offered for all your intentions.