Location: Rosbercon Parish, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Phone: 051 425093
Fax: 051 425093
Email: rosberconparish@gmail.com



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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 5th August 2018

Categories: Newsletter



Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432   


PARISH OFFICE:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30 am—12.30 am     

www.rosberconparish.com        rosberconparish@gmail.com


Eighteenth Sunday of the Year


Last Sunday we saw how Jesus gave bread to the   people in the wilderness. But when they came back the next day for more he said to them ‘do not work for    perishable food, but for the food that endures to eternal life.’ Today we pray for that spiritual food, the food that only God can give us.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: God gives food to the hungry and comfort to those who lose their way in life.


First Reading: God feeds his people in the wilderness.

Second Reading:  St Paul urges his followers to live their lives in a new way.


Gospel: Jesus tells us to work for the food that lasts forever, the Bread of Life.



Wednesday                   9.30am

Friday:                          No Mass


Months Mind:

Brian Burke, Galway



John Finn, Glenballyvalley

Patrick Long, Ballalog 2nd Anniversary


We welcome into the Christian Community Aine Margaret Forristal daughter of Robert and Helen nee O’Neill who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on   Saturday 28th July 2018.


Many thanks to all who have contributed to the Summer Collection for the support of Fr Dan.  Outstanding envelopes may be brought to the weekend Masses or dropped into the Parochial House. Part of this collection supports the retired priests and the priests of the Diocese whose income has to be supplemented. We thank or parishioners for their generosity and support.


The World Meeting of Families takes place in Dublin from August 21st to 26th, 2018. The World Meeting of Families will be celebrated in the RDS, Ballsbridge on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th August.  Pope Francis will attend the Celebration of Family Life in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August and the  Pope will celebrate Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August at 3pm.


World Meeting of Families; Official Family Prayer

God, our Father, We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son

One family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous,

welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care,

Especially those for whom we now pray:

[We pause and remember family

members and others by name].

Increase our faith, strengthen our hope,

Keep us safe in your love,

Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord,



Opening of World Meeting of Families 2018: To mark the Opening of the World Meeting of Families 2018, Evening Prayer will take place in the Cathedrals of the twenty six Irish Dioceses on the evening of Tuesday August 21st. Please come along and join us for Evening Prayer in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Tuesday August 21st at 7.30pm, led by Bishop Dermot Farrell as we unite in prayer at the beginning of the World Meeting of Families. People and especially families from every Parish in the   Diocese are most welcome. www.worldmeeting 2018.ie


A Race Night in aid of St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund will take place at  Kilkenny Greyhound Track on Friday 10th August 2018 at 8.00pm. Admission/Supporter tickets €10.00 are available on the night. Your support would be graciously appreciated.


A Garden Party and BBQ in aid of Alzheimer Society- Kilkenny Branch will be held in Woodcock’s in Farmley, Cuffesgrange (R96T934),entrance at Burn Church Castle on  Bank Holiday Sunday 5th August from 2-5pm. Come an enjoy an evening of music, song and dance. BBQ kindly sponsored by Dick Dooley, Family Butchers. For more    information contact Robert: 087-6592977.


St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Restoration Fund 2018/2019:  See the results of the July 2018 Draw on the Notice Boards of the Parish Churches. Bishop Dermot    Farrell has asked me to thank the people of Rosbercon for their ongoing support.


Shrine Mass in Rosbercon Parish, 2018:

Sunday, 2nd September at 2pm:  St Moling’s Well


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,  11th/12th August 2018:


Rosbercon: Saturday 11th August at 6.30pm:

Una Murphy, Tinneranny


Tullogher: Saturday 25th August at 8pm

Andy Murphy, Brownsford 1st Anniversary





Discovering one’s own riches

In my life I have lived on the shady side of the road

I have watched my neighbours’ gardens across the way

Revelling in the sunshine

I felt I was poor and needed my neighbours’ help

And from door to door I went in my need

Asking for help

The more people gave me from their abundance,

The more I became aware of my beggar’s bowl.

Till one morning I awoke from my sleep

At the sudden knocking at my door

And you came and asked for alms.

I broke open the lid of my chest at your request

And was startled to find within that I possessed wealth


Wisdom:  “Our Heavenly Father never takes anything from his children unless he means to give them something better.”


Humour: The young are always ready to give those who are older than themselves the full benefit of their          experience!

Collection of Parish Funds 22nd/23rd July 2018:

Offertory Collection:    €729.70

Weekly Envelopes:      €585.30

Parish Building Fund on 2nd July 2018:  €557,584.40

Parish Debt on 1st August 2018: €60,285.40



Marble City Cyclists

Tullogher / Rosbercon GAA Club would like to welcome Marble City Cyclists to the Parish on Saturday 4th August 2018.

We are asking all road users on the day to be extra careful as there will be approx 400 Cyclist using the roads       between 10am and 3pm.

Cyclists will have a Refreshment Stop in the GAA Club House.

Thank you for your cooperation.


New Ross Parish Office

Robert Street, New Ross

Tel: 051 421348

General gifts, Religious items and cards for all occasions available throughout the year.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10:30am to 2:00pm. Closed Holy days and Bank Holidays.

E-mail: newross-parish@hotmail.com



Employment Opportunity

Rosbercon Community Employment Scheme has the  following vacancies:

1x Warehouse/Van Driver—St. Vincent de Paul

1 x Office Assistant—New Ross Parish Office

For further information please contact: 051-425093 or  086-3642592. Email:rosberconparish@gmail.com

Department of Social Protection, Community Employment Terms and Conditions Apply.             See (http://www.welfare.ie)


Shanbogh National School         Reunion 

A Reunion will take place on the 1st September at 7pm in the Glen bar Glenmore. All past pupils and their family’s are welcome. So look up your class mates and drag them along on the night. For more info please contact.    Maggiehelen Doherty 087-6242017 or Debbie Fortune 086-2792563


Babysitter Required

Babysitter needed in Shanbogh please contact 087-7611139


Family Carers Ireland

Are you caring for a family member at home? A spouse, a partner or a close relative or neighbour? Then you are a Family Carer, become a member of Family Carers Ireland and benefit from a local and national network that helps family carers who need advice and that informs and      influences Government policy relating to home-based care. As a member you can also avail of our exclusive deals. For more information call 057-9322920 or visit our website www.familycarers.ie



Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 8th August at 8.30pm

Lotto Prize will be €1550

Author: Eamon Kissane