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



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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 12th August 2018

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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



Nineteenth Sunday of the Year


We are God’s people, journeying in faith towards the Promised Land. We are bound to encounter doubts and difficulties. The Lord, in whose name we gather, is our companion on the way.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: At Mass we receive spiritual nourishment.


First Reading: Elijah, on the point of despair, receives food and drink from God.


Second Reading: Paul challenges Christians to imitate Christ.


Gospel: Jesus is the true bread come down from Heaven.


Weekday Masses:


Tuesday:               6.30pm. Vigil of the Assumption

Wednesday:          11.00am. Feast of the Assumption

Friday:                    9.30am.



Wednesday:           9.30am.  Feast of the Assumption



Una Murphy, Tinneranny

Nan Connors, Tinnakilly

John Power, Tinneranny

Pat, Alice and Dave Long, Ballalog


The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady,  this  year

Falls  on  Wednesday 15th August and is a  Holy Day of

Obligation.   The   Vigil   Mass   will  be   celebrated   in

Rosbercon on Tuesday at  6.30pm  and the Mass of the  Feast  will  be  on Wednesday at 11.00am. Mass in

Mullinarrigle will be on Wednesday at 9.30am


The Meeting of the Parish Finance Committee

planned for Tuesday, 21st August has been postponed

to a later date.


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


Just a Thought: “The Times they are a Changing” – Bob Dylan Song 1964

Next Sunday, August 19th, will be the All-Ireland Hurling Final. Because we have got so accustomed to it being on the First Sunday of September it will take at least a few years for us to get used to the new date. No doubt, in an age when all new innovations are subject to review, the date will most likely change again.

Change in nearly all facets of life is nothing new. It has been said that “change is the sister of time”. That said, those of us who have lived through the past 50 years, or a good  portion of it, have been called to live through a half century of the most rapid, innovative and challenging change  that the human race has  ever experienced.

Another fact is that change does not come easy for the   majority of people. Yet change is good for our growth as persons.  It was the learned Cardinal Newman (1801 – 1890) who said: “To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often”.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,       18th/19th August 2018:


Rosbercon: Saturday 18th August at 6.30pm:

Phil Rogers, School House Road


Rosbercon: Sunday 19th August at 11.00am:

James (Jim) Vereker, Assumption Tce 4th Anniversary

Bridie Gaule, Slievecorrig & Deceased Family Members


Tullogher: Saturday 25th August at 8pm

Andy Murphy, Brownsford 1st Anniversary




A Day at a time

God provided a mysterious food called manna

For the Israelites during their time in the desert.

However, they were told not to stockpile the manna,

But to gather only what they needed for one day.

Jesus told his disciples not to worry about tomorrow.

He said ‘When you pray to  your heavenly Father,

You are to say ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’

No matter how difficult life may be

for those who trust in God

and for those who live a day at a time,

The manna falls every day.


Wisdom: “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept”.


Humour: A burglar entered a poor minister’s house at midnight, but was disturbed by the awakening of the    minister when he entered his room. Drawing his weapon, the burglar said ‘If you stir you are a dead man, I’m     hunting for your money’. ‘Let me get up and turn on the light,’ said the minister, ‘and I’ll hunt with you!’


Collection of Parish Funds 4th/5th August, 2018:

Offertory Collection:       €800.50

Weekly Envelopes:      €841.50

Parish Building Fund on 8th August 2018:  €557,584.40

Parish Debt on 8th  August 2018: €60,285.40



Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 15th August at 8.30pm

Lotto Prize will be €1575


Babysitter Required

Babysitter needed in Shanbogh please contact             087-7611139


Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society Heritage Week 2018 Event:

Outing to The Three Friars and St. Moling’s Well

Saturday, August 18th

Meeting point and time: The Three Friars Cross at 2.30pm

Free – all welcome.



Tullogher Rosbercon                   Development Draw


Winners of the July 2018 Draw

1st Prize €250           Sean and Esther Kennedy, Glenpipe


2nd Prize €100          Billy Croke, Brownsford


3rd Prize €100           Richard Murphy, Tinaree


4th – 7th Prize €50    Simon Kennedy, Ballykenna

John and Nora Lyng, Ballyknock

Pierce Handrick, Millbanks

John Flanagan, Raheen

Next Draw will  take place Tuesday 28th August 2018 in the Clubhouse at 8.30pm



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



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



St. Moling’s Well Pattern

The St Moling’s Well annual pattern mass in Mullinakill, Tullogher has a change of date for this year. The mass will take place on Sunday 2nd September at 2pm. This is to avoid clashing with the final mass of the World Meeting of Families being celebrated by Pope Francis in Dublin on Sunday 26th August.


Author: Eamon Kissane