ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 12th August 2018
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
PARISH OFFICE: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30 am—12.30 am
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.
Tuesday: 6.30pm. Vigil of the Assumption
Wednesday: 11.00am. Feast of the Assumption
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 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.