Baptism: We welcome Shakira Angela Gossan, Tadhg Peter Flynn & Caleb Michael Clarke who were Baptised last weekend.


First Holy Communion: Comhghairdeas leis na páistí ó Gaelscoil Ros Eo a fuair comaoineach den chéad uair Dé Sathairn, 18th Bealtaine. Best of luck to the boys and girls from Rush National School who will make their First Holy Communion next Saturday 25th May @ 11a.m. May God Bless them on their special day. First Holy Communion Mass Books, cards, Rosary beads and gift sets are available in the Parish shop.


Acknowledgement- Nellie Kearns RIP:

Liam, Eithne, Niall, Brian and family would like to thank most sincerely our many friends, neighbours and all who sympathised with us in our recent bereavement. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who called to the house, attended the funeral, sent Mass cards, sympathy cards, everlasting gifts and flowers. We would like to thank Fr. Kevin, the Folk Group and Fitzgerald’s Funeral Directors for their help and support at this difficult time. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.


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


Ministry Sunday: This weekend, 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. The work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus in our changing religious culture will require more lay men & women working in various ways alongside our priests at the heart of parish communities. This collection is about ensuring that we will have the people we need who will be to the fore in making out parishes vibrant Faith communities into the future.


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.


Planned Giving for Sunday 5th May amounted to €1,175. Thank you for your generous support to the Parish.


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


Remembrance Service: A Little Lifetime Foundation (ALLF) will hold a Blessing of Remembrance in Glasnevin Cemetery at the Old Angels Memory Garden on Sunday 26 May at 3.00pm. This special Blessing of Remembrance is for all parents, family members and friends who lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, cot death or died shortly after birth. This invitation is for all families who have lost a baby – we hope you will find some comfort in coming together to remember your baby in a special way.


Blessing of Graves: Sunday 23rd June:

  • Whitestown @ 3p.m. Kenure @ 6p.m


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 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.


Parish Safeguarding & Protection Training:

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


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 National School: will be holding their Cash for Clobber on Thursday 23rd May. Bags of unwanted clothing can be left at the school from 08.30 a.m. to 09.30 a.m


Loughshinny & Rush Historical Society: present “The Anecdotal History of the Irish Wherry & the role the Town of Rush played in her Existence” by Sean Rickard in the Strand Bar Rush, on Thursday 23rd May @8p.m. Sharp. All Welcome.


Pathways: Exploring Faith as an Adult: Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road. Late September to May (7.00– 9.30pm). Application now open for September 2019. Early application advised. Contact Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or or go to:


Community Employment Vacancies:

  • Caretakers (Rush & Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul)
  • Office Admin (Rush)
  • Grounds person (Loughshinny)
  • Assistant GAA Coach, St. Maur’s to previous email vacancies.

You must be eligible to apply, please contact your local Intreo office for information or phone 8431094.