HAPPY NEW YEAR
ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER,
7th January 2018
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
PARISH OFFICE: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30 am—12.30 am
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord
Today we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. Jesus was baptised by his cousin, John, in the waters of the Jordan. He did so in order that he might free us from the power of limitation and weakness and give us a new way of living.
Theme of the Weekend Readings: We celebrate Jesus’ baptism and our own baptism.
First Reading: All are welcome to come to the waters of life.
Second Reading: Through our own baptism we share in the salvation won by Jesus.
Gospel: Jesus is baptised by John in the Jordan River.
Wednesday & Friday: 9.30am
Bridget, Sean and Maria O’Neill, Tinneranny
Cissie Furlong, Brownstown
Cead Mile Failte: We welcome into our Parish Community Grace Joanne Mullally daughter of Tom and Margaret, nee Blackwell, Listerlin, who was baptised in Mullinarrigle Church on Saturday 30th December 2017.
The Feast of the Epiphany – Little Christmas – falls on Saturday 6th January this year and is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Masses for the Feast of the Epiphany and for Sunday 7th January as follows:
Rosbercon: Friday, 5th January at 6.30pm: Saturday 6th January at 11.00am
Saturday, 6th January at 6.30pm: Sunday 7th January at 11.00am
Mullinarrigle: Saturday 6th January at 9.30am. Sunday 7th January at 9.30am
Tullogher: Saturday 6th January at 8.00pm.
Christmas Offerings: Many thanks to all who have contributed so generously to the Christmas Offerings for the support of Fr Dan. May the New Year be generous to us all.
We are all looking forward to the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church on Saturday, 20th January, 2018 at 11.00 am. This year in the absence of a Diocesan Bishop the Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by The Parish Priest, Fr Dan Cavanagh. To help us all to prepare, the following Celebrations have been arranged:
Saturday 13th January at 6.30pm: Preparation Mass in Rosbercon Church for Parents and Children
Tuesday 16th January at 7.30pm: Ceremony of Light in Rosbercon Church for Parents, Children and Sponsors
Saturday, 20th January, 2018 at 11.00am: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church.
Many thanks to all, who are supporting The Annual Giving Tree in Rosbercon Church this year. Through the tree, gifts are brought to the patients of the two local hospitals in New Ross. The gifts will be presented to the Patients on Sunday 7th January, 2018. It is of the utmost importance that remaining gifts are returned immediately so that they can be distributed to the patients.
The Loop System, for the hard of hearing, is in operation in Rosbercon Church. Hearing aid wearers with a ‘T’ (telecoil) can now hear directly through their hearing aids if they turn their aid to the setting marked T.
Dates for your Diary:
Saturday 20th January, 2018 Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church
Saturday 12th May 2018: First Eucharist Rosbercon
Saturday 26th May 2018: First Eucharist Listerlin.
Greetings: Fr Dan and Parishioners send special New Year Greetings and prayers to all our emigrants who have left Ireland over the last number of years. We hope and pray that you are settled and happy in your new country.
Thank You and Good Wishes. Fr. Dan thanks you sincerely for your generosity and loyalty to Rosbercon Parish during 2017. May Our Lord grant you many blessings during 2018.
Mass Intentions for Saturday/Sunday
13th/14th January 2018
Rosbercon: Saturday 13th January
Paddy Hennessy, Hoodsgrove
Listerlin: Sunday 14th January
Seamus Barron, Darbystown and London
Prayer for the Feast of the Baptism of Christ
God our Creator, we thank you for the wonder of new life and for the mystery of human love. We give thanks for all whose support and skill surround and sustain the early years of life. As Jesus knew love and discipline within a human family, may these children grow up in faith and wisdom. As Mary knew the joys and pains of motherhood, give all parents your sustaining grace and love. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.
A Prayer for the New Year
Lord, in this New Year which we have begun
May we have enough happiness to keep us agreeable
Enough trials to keep us strong,
Enough sorrow to keep us human
Enough freedom to keep us happy,
Enough failure to keep us humble,
Enough success to keep us eager,
Enough wealth to meet our needs,
Enough faith to banish depression,
Enough hope to look forward,
Enough love to give us comfort,
And enough determination to keep going.
Wisdom: Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass.
Humour: The teacher was telling the Bible story of Sodom and Gomorrah to her class, explaining that when Lot’s wife looked back she turned into a pillar of salt. Suddenly little Johnny interrupted saying ‘My mommy looked back once while she was driving’ he announced ‘and she turned into a telephone pole.’
Collection of Parish Funds 23rd /24th /25th December, 2017:
Offertory Collection: €3,311.00
Weekly Envelopes: €1,539.00
Collection of Parish Funds 30th/31st December, 2017:
Offertory Collection: €784.00
Weekly Envelopes: €641.00
Parish Building Fund on 3rd January 2018 €552,383.84
Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert
In the past two years, Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert have installed a number of grant aided Emergency Response Units in the homes of eligible parishioners. This is a parish initiative that can be of great benefit to some parishioners with all the administration taken care of by the Community Alert committee representative. For more information contact Bridget Healy (087 9020552).
Rosbercon Community Employment Scheme have the following vacancies:
1 x Caretaker/Groundsman
1 x Activities Assistant
1 x Office Administration
For further information please contact: 051-425093 or 086-3642592. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Social Protection, Community Employment Terms and Conditions Apply. See (http://www.welfare.ie)
A very successful Christmas concert was held in Mullinarrigle Church before Christmas. It was put on by the Listerlin Church Choir and Listerlin School Children. There was €390 received from a raffle and donations on the night. €250 was given towards the Church Building fund and €50 to the local Vincent De Paul collection. Thanks to all that contributed.
Meals On Wheels
Make your life easy and avoid all that cooking book your piping hot meals today and every day at the same time having a caring person calling every day to deliver your meals.
Contact: The Manager, Meals On Wheels. Sr Aidan Centre, Cross St. Phone : 445711
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 10th January at 8.00pm
Lotto Prize will be €825