First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the girls and boys from Rush National School who made their First Holy Communion this weekend.


Congratulations to all the sixth year students of St. Joseph’s Secondary School who celebrated their graduation Mass and Ceremony during the week in St. Maur’s Church. We wish them every success for their future. We include them in our prayers for their forthcoming exams. May the Holy Spirit guide them, and all our exam students with wisdom, guidance and peace in all their studies.


We Sympathise with the family of Margaret Kelly who died during the week. May she Rest In Peace.


Acknowledgement- Sr. Patricia Sheppard RIP: The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary wish to express their gratitude for your kind expressions of sympathy on the death of Sr. Patricia. Thank you to everyone who called to the house and to all who attended Patricia’s Funeral Mass. We are grateful for all the Mass cards and messages of sympathy that we received. A special word of thanks to Fr. Kevin for leading the prayers at the house and for making Patricia’s Funeral Mass such a beautiful celebration of her life. Thank you to Aisling and her accompanist for the lovely music. We are grateful to Alice Dennehy and to all who prepared the Church for Patricia’s Funeral Mass. Mass will be offered for your intentions as a token of our gratitude.


Blessing of Graves: Sunday 23rd June:

  • Whitestown @ 3p.m. Kenure @ 6p.m. Please inform your family who do not live in Rush of this date.


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.


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.


May-Month of Mary: Rosary and Benediction will be prayed this Saturday after 7p.m. Mass. This weekend we also celebrate the birthday of St. Padre Pio.  Our Lady Queen of the May Pray for Us


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


Planned Giving for Sunday 19th May amounted to €1,315. Thank you for your generous support to the Parish.


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.


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.


Holy Land Pilgrimage 13-21 September 2019: Join one of four Dublin Parishes on this trip of a life time. Highlights include: Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Mount of Olives, Sea of Galilee, Cana & the Dead Sea. “Walk in the footsteps of Christ” All Welcome. See notice boards for more info.  Contact details


Temple Street Fundraising: Our parish secretary Claire is running the mini-marathon for raise funds for Temple Street Children’s hospital having experienced the wonderful work and care they offer to children and families. Sponsorship card available in the parish office if anyone would like to sponsor this good cause.


Community Employment Vacancies:

  • Caretakers (Rush & Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul)
  • Office Admin (Rush)
  • Grounds Person (Loughshinny)
  • Assistant GAA Coach, St. Maur’s

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


Skerries Sea Sharps presents an evening of choral music conducted by Caroline Cutliffe and accompanied by Maria Cutliffe with special guests in St Patrick’s Church, Skerries Fri 31st May at 7.30p.m. Tickets €10 available from choir members, and on the night.