We Sympathise with the family of William Doyle whose funeral took place this week. 

May he Rest In Peace.

January 26th 2020 Sunday of the Word of God

  • Pope Francis Institutes a new feast day Sunday of the Word of God’. This year we will take the opportunity to celebrate with, and give thanks for the Ministers of the Word who proclaim the Scriptures in reading for us.
  • This Sunday also marks the first day for Catholic Schools Week. We welcome St. Joseph’s Secondary School who will join us in prayer and song.

Baptism Celebration Mass

We will celebrate with a special gathering of all families who have had their children baptised in 2019 at 11.30am Mass next Sunday 2nd February 2020.

‘Do This in Memory Programme’    

We welcome the First Holy Communion Families at the 11.30 a.m. Mass this weekend as they continue their journey in preparation for the Sacrament.

‘Led by the Spirit’     

The Confirmation candidates from Rush National School R.4  will continue with the Confirmation programme ‘Led by the Spirit’’ on Tuesday 28th January with a Day of Reflection , facilitated by the Julian Prayer Group.  Please keep those preparing for the Sacraments in your prayers – “Come Holy Spirit Fill the Heart of Your Faithful. Amen.”

Arising from this: Each Tuesday from 14th  January to 24th March inclusive, as the Confirmation Retreats take place in the Church, we ask that families be aware that the church will not be available for any other events, including Tuesday funerals. These dates involve much planning as they synchronise the timetables of our four primary schools, retreat team, coach hire, and Parish.  We ask for your understanding in arranging funerals on the other 5 days each week  during this time. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Blessing of Throats

Blessing of Throats will take place after all Masses next weekend and after Mass on Monday 3rd February, the Feast of St. Blaise.

Crib Offerings

Crib Offerings will go to The Holy Family Maternity Hospital in the town of  Bethlehem, through the Order of Malta. The offering box will be there until the end of January.

Parish Financial Support

Christmas Dues & Christmas Offerings: Thanks to all who have contributed their Christmas offering. The Christmas Donations continue to be received in the coming weeks, we encourage each household to make their Christmas donation.

Planned Giving:

  • New Boxes are ready for collection for all those who responded to our appeal for new contributors.  Please pick up your new box from the Parish Office or Sacristy.
  • Sunday 19.01.2020 – Planned Giving realised  €1,350

We sincerely thank all who through their. Offering contribute to the upkeep of the parish.

Projector Screen

We are seeking for volunteers to prepare and display the projector screen at all Sunday Masses especially the 7pm and 9am Masses. If interested please leave your details in the parish office.

28th World Day of the Sick (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes)

  • Mass for the Sick here in our Church on Sunday 9th February @11.30am.
  • Archdiocese of Dublin Mass for the Sick on Sunday 9th February @3pm in the Parish Church of the Guardian Angles, Blackrock Co. Dublin

Safeguarding Training

Upcoming Child and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Training available for volunteers working within the parish.  Suitable for anyone who missed the last training day here, or for those who want at refresher.  Here are the dates

  • 1st February in Clonliffe from 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • 29th February in Brackenstown from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

For further dates please contact the parish office.

Rush Tidy Towns

Rush Tidy Towns will hold their AGM on Thursday January 30th  from 7.30pm to 9pm in Rush Community Centre. Please come along to share your ideas, hear our plans for 2020 and find out how to get involved with Tidy Towns in Rush. We are particularly interested in meeting new residents to Rush. Refreshments will be served.

Declutter Your Health and Home with Ease:

Join expert Interior Designer Linda Goodman & Nutrition Practitioner Orla McLaughlin for simple steps on creating sanctuary spaces & better health in 2020. Venue: Rush Community Centre on Tuesday 28th January from 7.30-9pm.  Tickets €35. Register by texting 0852087244.