First Holy Communion:

Congratulations to the girls and boys from St. Brendan’s & St. Catherine’s National Schools who made their First Holy Communion this weekend.

Best of luck to the boys and girls from Gaelscoil Ros Eo who will make their Communion next Saturday 18th May @ 11a.m. May God Bless them on their special day.

First Holy Communion Mass Books are now available in the Parish shop and Rosary beads, gift sets etc. First Holy Communion cards are also available.

 

May-Month of Mary:

During May Rosary and Benediction will be prayed each Saturday after 7p.m. All Welcome.  Our Lady Queen of the May Pray for Us

 

Easter Dues & Offerings:

Thanks to all who have contributed their Easter Due & Offering so far. The Easter Donations continue to be received in the coming weeks and we encourage each household to support our Parish by making their Easter donation.

 

Trócaire Boxes:

Kindly return your box and/or contribution to the office or sacristy over the coming weeks.

 

Planned Giving

Planned Giving for Sunday 5th May amounted to €1,190. Thank you for your generous support to the Parish.

 

Blessing of Graves:

  • Sunday 23rd June:
  • Whitestown @ 3p.m. Kenure @ 6p.m

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Day Chapel:

  • 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.

All Welcome

 

Parish Office:

At present the opening hours of the parish office to the public are from 9.30a.m to 11a.m. Mon-Fri. For outside office hours, please contact by email rushparishoffice@gmail.com or leave a voice message on 01 8949464. Any correspondence for the parish may be left in the parish Post Box – located by the notice board in the main porch.

 

Ministry Sunday:

Next weekend, 18th/19th May, we will for the first time hold a new collection which will be called the Ministry Sunday Collection. This new annual collection will replace the Share Collection and will be devoted to support the building up of new forms of lay ministry in our parishes.

 

St. Vincent De Paul (SVP) Clothing Appeal:

SVP are seeking your help in its Annual Clothing Appeal in the Parish. Distribution of Bags will take place this weekend 11th /12th May: Collection of bags next weekend 18th /19th May.

 

Anam Cara North Dublin

The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 15th May @ 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.

 

Parish Safeguarding & Protection:

On behalf of the Parish, we would like to thank Kevin Murray for his many years of voluntary service in the role of Child Safeguarding & Protection Officer. Kevin contributed immensely to the development and maintenance of Child Protection policies here in the parish, and supported others in training and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

We are delighted to now welcome Margaret Dobinson into the team, where she joins Anna O’Sullivan as Child Safeguarding & Protection Officer. Together, with the support of Fr Kevin and the Parish Council we hope to continue to work in this important area.

 

Training Course

A one day Child Protection & Safeguarding Training day will take place here in the Church on Saturday 15th June. Further details to follow.

 

Beginning Experience of Dublin:

Men & Women Separated, Divorced, Widowed. Are you coping? This is a healing ministry which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. A team, who are themselves widowed, separated or divorced share their experiences. Next Residential Weekend Programme will be: Fri 17th -Sun 19th May 2019 at Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght, D24. To book contact 0860877379 bedublin@gmail.com: www.beginningexperience.ie

Remember Us (Social Group for People with Special Needs:

Are you a Parent/Carer of a Child under the age of 4 with Special Needs? If so, You are invited to a coffee morning on 22nd May 2019 to discuss setting up a Parent & Toddler Support Group. Venue: At Remember Us Special Needs Group, Unit 5, Balbriggan Retail Park, Balbriggan. Please Contact Nora or Anne on 0860457003.

 

Rush Hanging Baskets:

Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 18th/19th May.