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





Second Sunday of the Year


At the wedding in Cana Jesus changed the water into wine. There are many things in our lives that we would like to change. Jesus’ power is available to us too. Let us reflect on our need of his power in order to change the things in our lives that need to be changed.


Theme of the Weekend Readings:  God works     wonders for his people.

First Reading:  God is as close to us as a bridegroom to a bride.

Second Reading:  A community has need of the gift and talent of its members.

Gospel: The story of the wedding feast of Cana.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday & Friday:                9.30am.

Thursday:                                 9.45am.


Recent Deaths:

Imelda Delahunty, Rosbercon

Jeremiah Moore, Rosbercon

Breda Sinnott, Rosbercon



Pat, John and Kitty Wilkinson, Ballybeg, Rosbercon

Patrick Long, Ballyknock

Jeremiah Sinnott, Tinneranny

Biddy Fluskey, Shanbogh

Thomas Dwyer, Listerlin


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


The Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council Committee would like to thank all the parishioners who so kindly contributed to The Annual Christmas Giving Tree. On Sunday 13th January 2019 the gifts were distributed to the residents in the Community and New Houghton Hospitals in New Ross. The Rosbercon Folk Choir sang ballads for the residents. The gifts and entertainment was enjoyed and appreciated by all. This annual event could not be a success without your generosity. A Happy New Year to all.


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


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.

Rosbercon Parish: Confirmation Programme 2019

Thursday 31st January at 7.30pm:  Enrolment Mass for Parents and Children in Rosbercon Church

Saturday 16th February at 6.30pm: Confirmation       Preparation Mass in Rosbercon Church for Parents and Children.

Monday 25th February at 7.30pm: ‘You and your Child’s Confirmation’ Talk for Confirmation Parents in Brandon House Hotel by Maureen Jackson, Diocesan Advisor for Catechetics for the Diocese of Ferns. (One hour)

Wednesday 27th February: Retreat for Confirmation     Children.

Saturday 9th March at 6.30pm:  Preparation Mass in    Rosbercon Church for Parents and Children.

Tuesday 26th March at 7.30pm: Ceremony of Light in  

Rosbercon Church for Parents, Children and Sponsor.

Friday, 29th March at 11.00am:  Celebration of the       Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church by Bishop Dermot Farrell.


A Pilgrim’s Aiding – An Ancient Celtic Blessing

God be with us in every pass.

Jesus be with us on every hill.

Spirit be with us on every stream,

Headland, ridge and valley.

Each sea and land, each moor and meadow

Each lying down, each rising up.

In the trough of the waves

on the crest of the billows

each step of the journey we go

O Lord, each heart you know. Amen.


Wisdom “Our Heavenly Father never takes anything from his children unless he means to give them something     better.”


Humour: Struggling to make ends meet, the newly ordained vicar was annoyed when his wife spent €250 on a dress. ‘How could you spend so much? he asked. ‘Well I was in a store looking at this lovely dress and then I found myself trying it on ‘she explained. ‘It was like Satan was whispering in my ear, ‘you look fabulous in that dress. ‘Buy it.’ ‘Well’ the vicar replied ‘could you not have said get behind me Satan!’ ‘I did’ she replied ‘but then he said ‘it looks fabulous from the back too!’


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

26th/27th January 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 26th January at 6.30pm:

Bob Quinn, Millbanks

Paddy Roche, Ballybeg

Tullogher: Saturday 26th January at 8.00pm:

James & Mary Cummins, Cooleen and also remembering Paddy and Breda

Mullinarrigle: Sunday 27th January at 9.30am:

Kitty, Kevin & Paddy Foley, Rahora and Deceased    members of the Foley Family

Séamus Barron, Darbystown & London

Siobhán Barron, Darbystown & London

John Maddock, Rahora

Bill and Jimmy Purcell, Kilbrahan





Thank You Lord

Thanks – a word that brings us alive.

Thank you Lord for all that you have given us.


Thanks – a word that keeps us humble.

Thank you, Lord, for all the people that we depend on.


Thanks – a word that keeps us joyful.

Thank you, Lord, for the meetings and the memories that each day brings.


Thank you, Lord, for the help and the support, which we give and receive.


These are the seeds of life and of growth.

Thank you, Lord, for what makes life worthwhile.


May we be people who are truly grateful to others and to God

Remember this day, remember this week,

Remember all times, and be grateful.


Collection of Parish Funds 12th/13th January, 2019:

Offertory Collection:    €851.00  

Weekly Envelopes:      €864.00

Parish Building Fund on 15th January 2019:  €559,054.40


  • Traditional Latin Mass

A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will be celebrated on Sunday 27th January at 10am in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford City.
All are most welcome.


  • Tullogher Rosbercon Juvenile GAA Club

Reminder that Tullogher Rosbercon Juvenile GAA Club will hold their annual AGM on Tuesday next 22nd January 2019 at 8pm in the clubhouse. If you would like to get  involved with the Club in 2019, please come along on the night. All families of the parish are welcome to attend.


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 23rd January at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €225


  • Shanbogh National School

We are currently accepting applications for the school  year 2019/2020. Please call to the school for an application form or contact us on 051-880308 or at shanboghns@gmail.com

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th February 2019.


South Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture

The 1918-19 Housing Crisis

Speaker: Catherine Scuffil

Date: Thursday, January 31st 2019

Time: 8pm

Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church)

Admission: €5 (society members free)


  • New Ross Choir

New Ross Singers will be learning some of the classic popular hits this session.  The choir meet on Mondays in St Mary’s School in the Irishtown at 8pm. If you are interested please contact Loreto O’Keefe at 051-421644. Now is the time to join, at the beginning of the learning session.


  • Michael’s Theatre

Matinee Saturday. 26th January at 3pm: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms


  • Annual Ploughing Match

Tullogher Glenmore Ploughing Match will take place on Saturday 26th January, 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 087-2567866 and by Michael Holden at 085-8463798  before 8pm on Wednesday 23rd January.  All are welcome to come along and enjoy the ploughing.


  • Employment Opportunity

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.


  • Canice’s

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: stcanicesns@gmail.com


Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 20th January 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane