ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 26th August 2018
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
PARISH OFFICE: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30 am—12.30 am
Twenty First Sunday of the Year
In the Gospel we read how many people left Jesus and walked no more with him. Many still leave him. But by the grace of God, we are here. Each Sunday gives us an opportunity to confirm our faith in him who alone has the words of eternal life.
Theme of the Weekend Readings: We have chosen to serve the Lord. We ask for strength to continue along the Christian way.
First Reading: The people of Israel decide to serve the Lord.
Second Reading: The love of husband and wife is like Christ’s love for his people.
Gospel: When Jesus described himself as the bread of life, some stopped following. Others remained loyal.
Wednesday -Friday: No Mass
Bill Power, Ballyneale
Alice Flynn, Ballyneale 1st Anniversary
Michael Aylward, Assumption Tce.
Andy Murphy, Brownsford 1st Anniversary
We welcome into our Parish Community Darragh and Laura Heffernan son and daughter of Dermot and Maryann, Ballyneale, who were baptised in Tullogher Church on Saturday 18th August 2018.
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, Amen
Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Dolores Doherty, Listerlin and Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Dolores or Brid.
Best Practice in Safeguarding: Please note that it is a requirement of the Church that all of us who volunteer to work for the Church accept the ‘Code of Behaviour for Adults working with Children’. Our Safeguarding Representatives Dolores and Brid will be asking our Church Volunteers to sign this Code over the next few weeks.
Just Some Thoughts:
“Religions are not for separating people from one another. They are meant to unite” Gandhi
“In the most surprising way, I discovered God in the solitude of a prison cell” Nelson Mandela
“Pope Francis is creating a new energy in a disturbed world” Angela Merkel
“Don’t worry about anything but in your prayers ask God for what you want, always asking with a grateful heart”. Saint Paul
Loving Father you have given us many things
All good things come from your hands.
We often take your goodness for granted
And often fail to say thanks.
Help us to realise that we do not own the earth
But are its custodians.
Thank you for the richness of our soil
And the opportunity to work the land.
May we harvest abundantly
And in gratitude share the fruits of our labour.
We give you glory and thanks
Through Christ Our Lord
Dates for your Diary:
Friday 29th March, 2019 Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church
Saturday 4th May 2019: First Eucharist Rosbercon
Saturday 18th May 2019: First Eucharist Listerlin.
Collection of Parish Funds 18th/19thAugust, 2018:
Offertory Collection: €856.70
Weekly Envelopes: €543.70
Parish Building Fund on 22nd August 2018: €557,584.40.
Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday, 1st/2nd September 2018:
Tullogher: Saturday 1st September at 8.00pm:
Mikey Phelan, Tullogher
Mullinarrigle: Sunday 2nd September at 9.30am:
Jim Conway, Listerlin 1st Anniversary
Rosbercon: Sunday 2nd September at 11.00am:
Laurence Fortune, Shanbogh
St. Moling’s Well Mass: Sunday 2nd September 2pm
Jimmy Bookle, Mullinakill
Today’s pollution is a big issue, and rightly so.
People want clean water, clean air, and so on.
But the most dangerous pollution of all is evil.
So what must we do?
We must purify the source; the heart is the source.
It is the wellspring from which all our thoughts,
Words and deeds flow.
Lord, cleanse our hearts with your grace
So that all out thoughts, words and deeds
May be like water flowing from a pure spring.
Wisdom: “The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials.”
Humour: The great advantage of not having children must be that you can go on believing that you are a nice person. Once you have children you realise how the wars start!
• Irish Dance Classes
The Mernagh Academy of Irish Dance is currently recruiting new students for the new dance season. Classes are held at Rosbercon Parish Hall and instructed by Séamas Mernagh TCRG, Fully qualified, Garda vetted, Túsla Children First Certified and Insured teacher. Class times from 3rd September are Monday & Friday 4-5pm and “Tots Academy” Saturday 10-11am.
Please see Mernagh Academy on Facebook or call 087-6729435 for further information.
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 29th August at 8.30pm
Lotto Prize will be €1625
• Tullogher/Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club
On Sunday 9th September Tullogher/Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club will hold a Vintage only Tractor and Car Road Run in memory of the late Michael (Micky) Curran. All proceeds will go to Local Organisations. Assemble at Rosbercon Parish Hall at 12 Noon. Enquiries to: Jamie 087-6869137, PJ 087-7982118 or David 087-7382301.
• Dyslexia Workshop
New Ross Dyslexia Workshop are now taking new enrolments for September.
If your child has difficulties with reading, writing or has been diagnosed with dyslexia we’re here to help. We have a limited number of places available for the new school year.
Classes are on Tuesday evenings from 5pm—7pm in Kennedy College, New Ross, starting September 18th.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kathleen on 087-2045715 or Marianne on 086-8324550.
• 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
Family Carers Ireland in association with CarePlus pharmacy are asking for your help in finding Carlow & Kilkenny’s 2018 Carer of the Year. If you know of someone who is providing care to a loved one & would like them to be recognised for their outstanding work, then simply phone 056-7721424 or 1800240724 or log on to www.familycarers.ie to nominate them. Remember to include as much information about them as possible.
• 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.
• Traditional Latin Mass
A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will take place at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford City at 10am on Sunday 26th August. Celebrant will be newly ordained priest Fr. Seth Phipps FSSP. All are invited to come forward to receive a First Blessing immediately following the Mass.
All are most welcome.