Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 30th December 2018
ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 30th December 2018
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
Parish Office: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am
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.
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
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
John Paul Phelan
Shanbogh National School
Barrowside Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Michael O’Beirne
Joe Moffitt Veterinary Practice
St. Josephs Athletic Club
P.N. O’Gorman Ltd
Waterford/New Ross Mart
New Ross Rugby Club
Joyces Home Centre
Lawlors Limited, North Street
Max Power Complete Maintenance Ltd
Stafford’s Fuels Ltd
Tullogher/Rosbercon Community Alert
Mullally’s Grocers, Listerlin
Listerlin Parents Association
A number of Kind Anonymous Parishioners