Welcome to St Maur’s Parish, Rush. And céad míle fáilte to our parish website! We want to make our parish website an interesting and worthwhile location for both parishioners and visitors to keep up to date with what’s happening in our parish.
The community spirit in Rush allows us to draw on the enormous reservoir of talents present in Rush Parish. Our community is filled with gifted and talented people who share their gifts generously and willingly, in a variety of ways.
We are fortunate to have many individuals who volunteer, through various ministries and activities, helping to build and serve our community and parish. Perhaps you may like to share your own gifts by becoming part of one of these activities or ministry teams. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Church Re-Open for Short Visits
Pope Francis has appealed for Churches to remain open where at all possible. We are fortunate to have the Day Chapel in St. Maur’s Rush. From Sunday 5th April the Day Chapel will re-open for short visits maintaining the required 2 metre social distance. In line with best practice all seating has been removed.
We are also fortunate to have the Beautiful Grotto in the Church grounds which many people continue to visit for a short outdoor prayer. A special candle has been placed in the Grotto asking Our Lady’s Protection for our parish and all our loved ones.
Saturday Vigil Mass (Closed) 7pm.
Sunday Mass (Closed) 11:30am.
Weekday Mass (Closed) Monday to Friday 9am. This is subject to change should a funeral occur. Any change will be announced in advance on radio and webcam
Holy Hour nightly at 7pm.
Parish Office will be closed until further notice.
Emails can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
Further correspondence can be left in the Green Parish Post Box which is mounted on the wall at the Day Chapel
ST. MAUR’S PARISH RUSH
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Special Measures
Latest update Friday April 10th 2020.
Whereas we realise that many of these restrictive measures will make pastoral life more difficult, we have to remember that as a society we have a duty of care to protect ourselves and above all to protect others.
- Sunday Mass: In the current emergency, all are dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Sunday Mass.
- Sunday Closed Mass: We invite parishioners to participate in Sunday Closed Mass @ 11.30am which will be streamlined by our Parish Webcam. This can be accessed This can be accessed by clicking on Webcam on the top right hand corner of this home page.
- Weekday Closed Masses:We invite parishioners to participate in Weekday Closed Masses @ 9.00am which will be streamlined by our Parish Webcam. This can be accessed by clicking on Webcam on the top right hand corner of this home page.
- Baptisms: No Baptisms will take place until further notice.
- Confirmations: All Confirmations are postponed until further notice. This applies with immediate effect.
- Funerals: Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Attendance at Funeral services and Masses is now Limited to 10 attendees within the Church building. It is necessary that people observe a distance of at least two metres from each other. This is because one of the easiest ways in which the virus is transmitted is through close contact.
- Non- Essential Pastoral Gatherings: All non-essential pastoral gatherings and meetings, such as formation gatherings, retreats and seminars are
These policies remain in place until at least 5th April 2020, subject to review in line with any updated guidelines
Let us pray together that the Lord will protect our parishioners and all people from all harm in these difficult times.
‘Nothing can separate us from the Love of God.’
Lord Jesus we place all our Trust in You. Amen.
Fr. Kevin and the Parish Team.
Extract from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer. Amen.
Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People
COVID-19 Community Ssupports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.
These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.
Dublin City Council
Email – email@example.com
Fingal County Council
Helpline 01-8905000 with the lines open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.
E mail – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Support Services
ALONE The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
SeniorLine is a national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers.
FREEPHONE service anytime between 10am and 10pm on any day of the week on 1800 80 45 91.
Age Action and the Irish Red Cross Email: email@example.com
Phone: Irish Red Cross at 01 6424600 or
Call: 01 676 7960
Available round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call on the phone. This number is FREE to call.
Tel: 116 123
Freephone and no referral needed. Tel: 1800 247 247
Offering younger people going through a hard time, or for those worried about a young person in your life. www.jigsaw.ie
Sunday 19th April is the Feast of Divine Mercy. Mass will be celebrated at 11.30am (Closed).
Adoration (Closed) will take place from 2-5pm.