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.

If you would like to contact us, or any of the clergy for any reason, please feel free to contact us by telephone, email or visiting the Parish office.

Bullet Point 3 – Please note maximum permitted capacity in the Church

is 140 people .

Mass Timetable.

Saturday Vigil Mass  7:00 pm.

Sunday Mass  9:00 am and 11:30 am.

Weekday Mass  Monday to Friday 9:00 am.  This is subject to change should a funeral occur.  Any change will be announced in advance on radio and webcam.

Holy Hour nightly at 7:00 pm.

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.

Parish Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 -10.30 am

Emails can be sent rushparishoffice@gmail.com

Further correspondence can be left in the Green Parish Post Box which is mounted on the wall at the Day Chapel.

Baptisms

You may be wondering when Baptisms will take place this year.  As you may know, these have been postponed since the Covid lockdown. We are delighted to be opening up the Church again to small congregations. Please see below details of upcoming Baptisms during Covid restrictions:

  • The dates for Baptisms are extended, commencing Sunday 5th July.
  • You may now apply for any Sunday you choose.
  • Your proposed date is provisional, and will be confirmed by the Parish Office , subject to no other prior full bookings.
  • The Baptisms take place at 12.30 pm.
  • The group attending is restricted to the baby, parents, godparents and the child’s siblings only.
  • The maximum number for any one family is currently 10.
  • It is the parents responsibility to ensure that no more than 10 people are invited to their ceremony.
  • The maximum number of families on any occasion is 5.
  • The Baptism preparation meeting is postponed until further notice.
  • If you have any questions, please see the information sheet and carefully read the application form attached.
  • If this doesn’t answer your query please email rushparishoffice@gmail.com.
  • These Covid restrictions will remain in place until such time as new Government directives are issued.

Baptism applications forms can be returned to the Parish office which is open to the Public from 9.30 – 10.30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Alternatively, it can be safely posted in the “Green Parish postbox” ,located in the main porch of the Church which is open daily.

We look forward to celebrating your baby’s Baptism with you and we thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.                                 Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish and to give fitting praise to God.
Fr Kevin and the Parish Team.

 

 First Holy Communion Dates 

 You may be wondering when First Holy Communions will take place this year.  As you know, these were postponed due to the Covid lockdown. We are now delighted to be in a position to celebrate  First Holy Communions. The dates confirmed are as follows:

 Rush National School – Saturday 26th September 

 St Catherine’s National School – Saturday 3rd October  

 St Brendan’s National School – Saturday 3rd October 

 Gaelscoil Ros Eo – To be confirmed 

 Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish and to give fitting praise to God.

 Fr Kevin and the Parish Team. 

WEDDINGS

You may be wondering how Weddings are celebrated  during the Covid 19 restrictions. Presently, the maximum number within our Church is 140. Weddings and all gatherings must adhere to the current Government regulations. For any wedding enquiries please contact Rush Parish office.

Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish and to give fitting praise to God.
Fr Kevin and the Parish Team.

 

 FUNERALS

You may be wondering how Funerals are celebrated  during the Covid 19 restrictions.   Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian burial. Currently, the maximum number within our Church is 140. We ask the understanding of any family organising the funeral of a loved one during these times the cooperation with the Parish Stewards and Team is essential for all attending. 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.

To accomodate those who cannot get into the Church when the government max of 140  is at full capacity, we have installed a sound system outside the Church so they will be able to hear the Mass, trusting they are adhering to the 2 metre social distancing while outside. Holy Communion will be brought to the doorway of the Church for anyone who is outside and wishes to receive the sacrament.

Let us all work together to keep each other safe, to build up our Parish and to give fitting praise to God.
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.

 

Memorare      

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 Supports 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

Helpline 01-2228555

Email – covidsupport@dublincity.ie

 

Fingal County Council

Helpline 01-8905000 with the lines open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week. 

E mail – covidsupport@fingal.ie.

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: hardship2020@redcross.ie

Phone: Irish Red Cross at 01 6424600 or

Tel: (01) 475 6989   Lo Call: 1890 369369

 

Women’s Aid  

 

Tel: 1800 341 900    Tel: +353 1 678 8858 
Email: info@womensaid.ie
 

 

 

Men’s Aid

Tel: 01-5543811

Tel: 01-5394277

E-mail: hello@mensaid.ie

 

ISPCC Dublin

Call: 01 676 7960

Email: ispcc@ispcc.ie

 

The Samaritans

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

Email: samaritans.org

Pieta House

Freephone  and no referral needed. Tel:  1800 247 247

Jigsaw

Offering younger people going through a hard time, or for those worried about a young person in your life. www.jigsaw.ie

https://www.jigsaw.ie/news-and-events/post/covid-19-what-were-doing

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (The Time table below is postponed until further notice, however instead there is an Hour of Adoration each evening starting at 7pm – except for Saturday Vigil Mass at 7pm)