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




6th January 2019

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

Feast of the Epiphany: 6th January, 2019


On the Feast of the Epiphany, when we celebrate the revelation of Christ to the world, we ask that the glory of the Lord be revealed to us and to all who seek Jesus.


Theme of the Weekend Readings:  Jesus is revealed as the Saviour of the nations.


First Reading: Isaiah presents a royal figure who will inaugurate a new future


Second Reading: Jesus is the saviour of all peoples.


Gospel: The story of the visit of the Three Wise Men to the Infant Christ.


Weekday Masses:



Wednesday & Friday:          9.30 a.m.

Thursday   9.45 a.m.


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



Séan, Briget and Maria O Neill, Tinneranny


Fr. Dan is available to visit parishioners especially those who are sick. Please contact Fr. Dan at 051-421515 or 087-2335432


We wish every New Year blessing to Marie Ryan, Listerlin and to Jamie Fitzpatrick Lukeswell who were married in Mullinarrigle Church, on Monday 31st December 2018. May they enjoy a long and rewarding married life.

We welcome into the Christian Community John Patrick Berry, son of James and Bridget, Rosbercon, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Friday 28th December, 2018. We welcome Kathleen Ellen Connors, daughter of Luke and Mary, Tinnakilly, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Friday 28th December, 2018. We also welcome Rose Bridget Kingsbury, daughter of Simon and Brid nee Doherty, Ballyfoyle, Tullogher, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Saturday 29th 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.


Greetings: Fr Dan and Parishioners send special New Year Greetings and prayers to all our emigrants who have left Ireland during the last year and over the last number of years. We hope and pray that you are settled and happy in your new country. May 2019 be blessed for you and we look forward to seeing you when you are home.


Parishioners who wish to make their contributions to the Parish/Priest of Rosbercon for 2019 by Standing Order can do so by giving their name to Fr. Dan. People may find this facility useful as it eliminates all envelopes and also simplifies parish administration.


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 22nd /24th /25th December, 2018:

        Offertory Collection:   €4,212.00

        Weekly Envelopes:     €3,550.00


Collection of Parish Funds 29th/30th December, 2018:

        Offertory Collection:        €749.50

        Weekly Envelopes: €1,260.50


Parish Building Fund on 3rd January 2019 :  €559,054.40


The Journey Of The Magi

     A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a long journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.’
And the camels galled, sore footed, refractory,
Lying down in the melting snow.
There were times we regretted
The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces,
And the silken girls bringing sherbet.
Then the camel men cursing and grumbling
and running away, and wanting their liquor and women,
And the night-fires going out, and the lack of shelters,
And the cities hostile and the towns unfriendly
And the villages dirty and charging high prices:
A hard time we had of it.
At the end we preferred to travel all night,
Sleeping in snatches,
With the voices singing in our ears, saying
That this was all folly.

     Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley,
Wet, below the snow line, smelling of vegetation;
With a running stream and a water-mill beating the      darkness,
And three trees on the low sky,
And an old white horse galloped away in the meadow.
Then we came to a tavern with vine-leaves over the lintel,
Six hands at an open door dicing for pieces of silver,
And feet kicking the empty wine-skins.
But there was no information, and so we continued
and arriving at evening, not a moment too soon
Finding the place; it was (you might say) satisfactory.

All this was a long time ago, I remember,

And I would do it again, but set down

This set down

This: were we led all that way for

Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly

We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death,

But had thought they were different;

This Birth was hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.

We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,

But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,

With an alien people clutching their gods.

I should be glad of another death. T.S. Eliot

Mass Intentions for Saturday/Sunday, 12th/13th January 2019:

Rosbercon: Saturday 12th January at 6.30 p.m:

Paddy Hennessy, Hoodsgrove

Wisdom: “Better to be the one who smiled, than the one who didn’t smile back”.


Humour: A woman was posting an old family Bible to her

brother abroad. “Is there anything breakable in this pack

age?” asked the postal clerk. “Only the Ten                   

Commandments,” the  woman replied.

Rosbercon Giving Tree

The Annual Giving Tree is in Rosbercon Church again this year. Through the tree, gifts are brought to the elderly patients of the two local hospitals in New Ross. Many thanks, to all who have returned gifts. Remaining gifts need to be returned at this time.


Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 16th January at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €550.00

Mullinarrigle Christmas Concert

A very enjoyable concert was held in Mullinarrigle church on Thursday 13th December. It was organised by the     Listerlin Church Choir and the Listerlin school children. A raffle took place and thanks to Marie, Mollie, Sarah, Linda and Stephanie who sorted the sale of tickets. From the   raffle and donations the sum of €221.00 was donated to the Church Building Fund.


Epilepsy Ireland

Epilepsy Ireland would like to thank the people of the Parish for their recent generosity. The amount raised was €183.70.


Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 6th January 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane