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





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


Parish Office:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am      

  www.rosberconparish.com        rosberconparish@gmail.com


Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph


As we meet to celebrate the Eucharist together on the Feast of the Holy Family we remember especially today the members of our families, living and dead. We remember too the families of our parish community that we may live in cooperation and peace in the coming year.


Theme of the Weekend Readings:  All families are   especially blessed because of the birth of Christ.


First Reading:  Hannah presents her child to the Lord.


Second Reading: We are called to pass on God’s love to each other in our families.


Gospel: Mary finds her child among the wise men in the Temple in Jerusalem.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:    No Mass        

Please note that Tuesday is New Year’s Day



William and Stasia Malone, Cooleen, Tullogher

Ellen Long, Ballalog

Mary Doyle, Thomastown

Alfred and Ann Lambert, Arthurstown

Tommy Power, Shanbogh


Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and   housebound of the Parish on Friday, 11th January 2018. Please note date.


Feast of the Epiphany – Little Christmas – is celebrated on Sunday 6th January this year.


We welcome into the Christian Community James   Brendan Browne, son of Brendan and Brid nee Ryan, Listerlin, who was baptised in Mullinarrigle Church on Friday 21st December, 2018.


We also welcome Adam James Morrissey, son of Brian and Karen nee Coady, Glenpipe, who was baptised in Mullinarrigle Church on Saturday 22nd December, 2018.


Christmas Offerings: Many thanks to all who have   contributed so generously to the Christmas Offerings. Outstanding envelopes may be handed in at Mass or to the Parochial House.


Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’ Sullivan, Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Brid or Anne.


Request for Funding: The Parish Building Fund now stands at €557,744.40 which is a wonderful achievement. We have so many reasons to be grateful.  We still have to make repayments on our loan so you might like to help out the Building Fund at Christmas!


The Annual Giving Tree will be in Rosbercon Church again this year. Through the tree, gifts are brought to the elderly patients of the two local hospitals in New Ross.              Parishioners are asked to take a tag from the tree and   return the gift requested on or before the 31st December 2018. It is of the utmost importance that gifts are returned by this date so that they can be distributed to the patients.


Greetings: Fr Dan and Parishioners send special       Christmas and 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. We miss you and we are thinking of you in the Christmas Season.


Just a thought as we enter into a New Year: We spend the 1st of January walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”


Celtic Prayer for the Close of the Year

As the rain hides the stars,

As the autumn mist hides the hills,

As the clouds veil the blue sky,

So the dark happenings of my lot

Hide the shining of God’s face from me.

Yet, if I may hold Christ’s hand in darkness,

It is enough, since I know that,

Though I may stumble in my going,

God does not fall


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

All details next week.


Thank You and Good Wishes.  Fr. Dan thanks you sincerely for your generosity and loyalty to Rosbercon Parish during 2018. May Christmas be wonderful for you and your family and may Our Lord grant you many blessings during 2019.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

5th/6th January 2018


Rosbercon: Saturday 5th January at 6.30pm:

Séan, Briget and Maria O’Neill, Tinneranny





A New Year Blessing

May the light of your soul guide you,

May the light of your soul bless the work that you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.


May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul,

May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and

renewal to those who work with you and to those who

receive your work.


May your work never weary you,

May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment,

inspiration and excitement.

May you be present in what you do.

May the day never burden you.


May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your  new day with dreams, possibilities and promises.

May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.


May you go into the night, blessed, sheltered and protected.

May your soul calm, console and renew you.



Wisdom: Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.


Humour: Recently at Mass the Priest’s homily was just four minutes long, a fraction of his usual ramblings. ‘I regret to inform the congregation’ the priest explained ‘that my dog is very fond of eating paper and he ate that portion of my sermon which I am unable to deliver this morning’. Following Mass, a visitor from another parish shook hands with the priest and said ‘Father, if that dog ever has pups, I want to get one for my priest!’



Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 2nd January at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €525


Newsletter Sponsors

We list below the people, companies and businesses that have kindly supported and sponsored the Parish Newsletter in 2018. We would like to thank them all and  wish them all a Happy, Prosperous and Successful New Year in 2019, and ask that our Parishioners give them support throughout the  coming year.


Brian McElwee Accountant

Tullogher Rosbercon GAA

Vibe Hairdressing Salon

Trudies Catering

John Paul Phelan

Vintage Club

Shanbogh National School

Barrowside Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Michael O’Beirne

Joe Moffitt Veterinary Practice

St. Josephs Athletic Club

P.N. O’Gorman Ltd

Michael Muldowney

O’Rourke Transport

Waterford/New Ross Mart

New Ross Rugby Club

Joyces Home Centre

Lawlors Limited, North Street

Max Power Complete Maintenance Ltd

Rogers Dentist

Stafford’s Fuels Ltd

Tullogher/Rosbercon Community Alert

Mullally’s Grocers, Listerlin

Listerlin Parents Association

A number of Kind Anonymous Parishioners

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 30th December 2018

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane