Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 13th January 2019
ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 13th January 2019
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
Parish Office: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30 am—12.30 am
Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord
Even though Jesus was without sin, nevertheless, he was baptised by John the Baptist. Jesus joins us now as we meet to celebrate the Eucharist in his name. Let us draw near to him who is the messenger of the Father’s love and mercy.
Gospel: The baptism of Jesus is celebrated
Theme of the Weekend Readings: We celebrate Jesus’ baptism and our own baptism.
First Reading: The prophet Isaiah looks forward to the coming of Jesus who will do marvellous things.
Second Reading: Salvation is possible for all people because of God’s great compassion.
Wednesday & Thursday No Mass
Recent Death: Paddy Murphy, Donard
Paddy Hennessy, Hoodsgrove
Mary McCormack, Begerin Loftus
Michael Ryan, Glentiroe
Dick, Anastasia Ryan, Ballycurran& daughter Bridget Fitzpatrick, Knockmoyle
Fr. Dan is available to visit parishioners especially those who are sick. Please contact Fr. Dan at 051-421515 or 087-2335432
Cead Mile Failte: We welcome into the Christian Community Mary Connors, daughter of Daniel and Alice, Raheen, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Tuesday 1st January, 2019. We also welcome Biddy Berry, daughter of Andrew and Mary, Raheen, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Tuesday 1st January, 2019.
Christmas Offerings: Many thanks to all who have contributed so generously to the Christmas Offerings. Your generosity to the Parish and to the Priests is much appreciated.
Many thanks to all, who supported The Annual Giving Tree in Rosbercon Church this year. Through the tree, gifts are brought to the elderly patients of the two local hospitals in New Ross. Your generosity is much appreciated.
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.
The Loop System, for the hard of hearing, is in operation in Rosbercon Church. Hearing aid wearers with a ‘T’ (telecoil) can now hear directly through their hearing aids if they turn their aid to the setting marked T.
Request for Funding: The Parish Building Fund now stands at €559,054.40, which is a wonderful achievement. We have so many reasons to be grateful. We need to chip away at our remaining debt! You might like to make a small contribution to the Building Fund in the New Year. Many thanks for your generosity.
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 5th/6th January, 2019:
Offertory Collection: €749.00
Weekly Envelopes: €1,051.00
Parish Building Fund on 8th January 2019:
A Prayer for the New Year
Lord, in this New Year which we have begun
May we have enough happiness to keep us agreeable,
Enough trials to keep us strong,
Enough sorrow to keep us human
Enough freedom to keep us happy,
Enough failure to keep us humble,
Enough success to keep us eager,
Enough wealth to meet our needs,
Enough faith to banish depression,
Enough hope to look forward,
Enough love to give us comfort,
And enough determination to keep going.
Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’ Sullivan, Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Brid or Anne.
Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,
19th/20th January 2019
Sat 19th January Rosbercon: Pat, John and Kitty Wilkinson, Ballybeg, Rosbercon.
Sun 20th January Rosbercon: Patrick Long, Ballyknock
Prayer for the Feast of the Baptism of Christ
God our Creator, we thank you for the wonder of new life and for the mystery of human love. We give thanks for all whose support and skill surround and sustain the early years of life. As Jesus knew love and discipline within a human family, may all children grow up in faith and wisdom. As Mary knew the joys and pains of motherhood, give all parents your sustaining grace and love. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.
The Fiddler of Dooney by W. B. Yeats
When we come at the end of time
To Peter sitting in state
He will smile on the three old spirits
But call me first, through the gate.
For the good are always merry
Saved by an evil chance
And the merry love to fiddle
And the merry love to dance
And when the folk there spy me
They will all come up to me
With here is the Fiddler of Dooney
And dance like a wave of the sea.
Humour: The teacher was telling the Bible story of Sodom
and Gomorrah to her class, explaining that when Lot’s wife
looked back she turned into a pillar of salt. Suddenly
little Johnny interrupted saying ‘My mommy looked back
once while she was driving’ he announced ‘and she turned
into a telephone pole.’
Wisdom: Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass.
There was one winner of the Bingo Jackpot of €550.00.
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 16th January at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €200.00
Irish Wheelchair Association
Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their church gate collection on:
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th of January 2019.
Your support would be gratefully appreciated
The closing date for the receipt of applications for enrolment into Junior Infants for August/ September 2019 in St. Canice’s National School is Friday, February 8th 2019.
Application forms can be obtained from the school office or by phoning (051) 422813 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TULLOGHER GLENMORE PLOUGHING – On Saturday January 26th with an 11am start, the annual ploughing match organised by the Tullogher Glenmore Ploughing Association is taking place in Ballyreddy, Tullogher. The lands for this year’s ploughing is with the kind permission of the Grennan family. All the usual classes will be in competition on the day and great prizes are on offer. Entries will be accepted by Nicholas Kelly at 0872567866 and by Michael Holden at 0858463798 before 8pm on Wednesday January 23rd. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the ploughing.
LISTERLIN TIDY TOWNS – The Listerlin Tidy Towns group having formed in recent times are planning for the year ahead in terms of work and enhancements and also in terms of fundraising. To this end the group are planning a cake sale in the coming weeks and your support for this fundraiser would be much appreciated.
Rosbercon CE Scheme has a vacancy in Oaklands Fishing Lake for a lake attendant. DEASP Community Employment terms and conditions apply. Please phone 086 3642592 / 051 425093 for further details.