Baptism: We welcome Ella Mae Healy Byrne, Lacey Ann Dooey Gilmartin, Ryan Lee Dooey Gilmartin, Aaron Patrick Dooey, Sophie Margaret Farnan who were Baptised last weekend.

 

First Holy Communion: Today at 11.30a.m. Mass we welcome the children and families from the Do This in Memory Programme. Best wishes to the girls and boys from St. Brendan’s & St. Catherine’s National Schools who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 11th May. 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.

 

Confirmation: Congratulations to the girls and boys from Gaelscoil Ros Eo who were confirmed this week. We wish them Every Blessing.

 

Blessing of Graves: Sunday 23rd June:

  • Whitestown Cemetery @ 3p.m.
  • Kenure Cemetery @ 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

 

Planned Giving for Sunday 28th April amounted to €1,435. Thank you for your generous support to the Parish.

 

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. Thank you to all who have supported the Trócaire Lenten Campaign this year.

 

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 the following weekend 18th /19th May.

 

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.

 

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

 

Anam Cara North Dublin– the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 15th May 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.

 

Coffee Morning and Sale of New Items in aid of St. Francis Hospice will take place on Friday 10th May from 11a.m. to 3p.m. @ Rush Community Centre. Items for sale including Perfume, Hand Bags, Jewellery & much more. Please Support

 

Letter from Parishioner: I wish to express my gratitude to Fr. Kevin, the Parish Team, the Liturgy Team and the three choirs for such beautiful Easter Ceremonies. I felt it a real privilege to be in the congregation for such deeply moving & deeply Spiritual liturgies. It was so clear that a lot of thought & preparation went into every significant detail of each ceremony making it a very enriching experience for all of us that were lucky enough to be present. Thanks is also due to those who decorated the Church so magnificently in a way that really enhanced the liturgy. I feel really blessed to belong to the parish of St. Maur’s.

Is Mise le Meas, Deirdre Uí Chonchúir