We Sympathise with the family and Community of Sr. Ria Molony –FMM, who died this week. May she Rest In Peace.


We also Sympathise with the family of John Carrick R.I.P. who died recently in the USA. Mass will be celebrated for John in St. Maur’s Church on Saturday 7th September @11a.m. All Welcome


Baptism: We welcome Joe Mark Grainger, Eoin Oliver Murphy, Alexander Brian Neville, Ana Grace Macken, Kate Amelia Macken, Tadhg Christy Hegarty, Dylan Stephen Jones & Shauna Patricia Keogh who were Baptised recently.


Crosscare – Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin – Annual Collection for Community, Homeless & Youth Services will be at all Masses this weekend – 31st August & 1st September. It will replace the normal Share Collection.

Inspired by the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, Crosscare has: A VISION of a society where all people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and a MISSION to provide innovation and relevant services to those most in need.


Julian Prayer Group: Meetings resume on Tuesday next, Sept 3rd, in Meeting Room behind the Sacristy after 9 a.m. Mass. These meetings provide an opportunity to reflect on Readings from Scripture and to share in prayer together. We also work with the children in preparation for their Confirmation. New members welcome.


St. Joseph’s Secondary School:

Friendly Voices is a Choir that comprises of Transition Year students and Senior Citizens. This year our practice time has changed to Wednesdays in St Joseph’s Secondary School from 11-12p.m. We have a cuppa and a chat before we get stuck into the singing. Absolutely no experience is required. All we require is the willingness to have some fun. Starting back: Wednesday 11th September 2019.


Planned Giving:

  • Sunday 4th August was €940
  • Sunday 11th August was €1,560
  • Sunday 18th August was €1,080

Thank you for your generous support to the Parish.


Irish Guide Dogs: Annual Church Gate Collection takes place next weekend 7th/8th September.


Swords Parish Bethany Bereavement Support Group.

Have you suffered the loss of someone special in your life through bereavement? Are you suffering the pain of that loss? Would you like to talk to a trained bereavement support person who will listen and help you understand your grief and distress? You are welcome to attend our bereavement support meetings on the second and last Mondays of every month at – The Parochial House, Seatown Road, Swords (beside Aldi). Start time 7.30p.m. This is a free, confidential service. You are very welcome to attend.” Further information please phone 8403243, 0866006397, 8403528, 0868857230.


“New Pilgrim Path Website” is a website aimed at introducing parishioners to the great wealth of Christian resources on the Internet. It was inspired by Pope Francis’ enthusiasm for the Internet as offering immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity.  We provide links to, and a brief description of, a variety of websites. Each week we feature a “Website of the Week”. We hope these sites will help visitors to encounter the person of Christ.


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.


Alliance of the Two Hearts: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary takes place on Friday 6th September commencing with Mass of the Sacred Heart at 8p.m. followed by Exposition, Midnight Mass and Exposition again until 3a.m. Please join us for all or part of the Vigil.


Parish Office: The opening hours of the parish office are Mon-Wed-Fri from 9.30a.m. to 11a.m. 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.


Tea/Coffee every Wednesday after Mass in the Day Chapel.  All Welcome. (please note this day has changed from Tuesday). Arising from this the Rosary will be prayed @ 8.45a.m. on Wednesday. Morning.  On the other weekday mornings, Mon-Fri, the Rosary will be prayed after the 9a.m. Mass.


A Student’s Prayer for a New School Year

Lord Jesus, I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year.

Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before me.

Open my eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings.

Open my heart and mind to new friends and new teachers.

Give me a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with my studies and courage to accept new opportunities.

Help me to be attentive to my teachers and let me experience Your presence in my new friends.

Jesus, inspire me to do my best this year!