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




Fourth Sunday of the Year


Like so many prophets before and after him, Jesus was rejected by his own people. They couldn’t take the truth he was telling them. Let us reflect for a moment on the fact that we too have no great appetite for the truth, and often cannot hear the messengers God sends to us.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: We are a people loved by God; people called to pass on the love we have received.


First Reading:  The call of the prophet Jeremiah is  described.


Second Reading:  This reading explains what love means in practice.


Gospel: Jesus is rejected by his own people.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday & Friday:                 9.30am.

Thursday                                    9.45am.


Recent Death:

Pat Ryan, Kilbrahan, Rosbercon



James Phelan, Tullogher

Baby Oisin McLoughlin, Smithstown

Martin and Teresa Nolan, Rosbercon

Margaret Long, Guilcough 1st Anniversary

Irene Lynch, Tinneranny

Agnes and John Hayes, Fethard-On-Sea

Patrick Phelan, Garranbehy

Catherine Grennan, Ballyreddy

Johanna Murphy, Treenaree

Mai Cotterell, Ballykenna


The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, Candlemas Day will be celebrated on Saturday,

2nd February. Candles will be blessed during Mass.  Donations welcome.


The Feast of St. Blaise is celebrated on Sunday 3rd February. Fr. Dan will bless throats at the weekend Masses Saturday 2nd /Sunday 3rd February.


There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish Finance Committee in the Parochial House on

Tuesday 5th February at 8pm.


There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm.


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. Man thanks for your    generosity.


Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019: Bookings are now being taken for those who wish to travel on the Ossory   Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from May 21st to May 26th 2019. Fare is €790pps. Anyone interested in travelling should contact Eleanor at Glenmore Parish Office (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday    and Friday from 9.30am – 1.30pm,   closed on   Wednesdays) on 051-880414 or Email glenmore@ossory.ie


Rosbercon Parish: First Eucharist Programme 2019

Sunday 3rd February at 9.30am: First Eucharist Enrolment Mass – Listerlin

Sunday 24th February at 11.00am: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Rosbercon

The Mass in Mullinarrigle on Sunday 3rd February will   involve the children preparing for their First Holy Communion in May 2019.


Prayer to Saint Brigid

You were a woman of peace.

You brought harmony where there was conflict.

You brought light to the darkness.

You brought hope to the downcast.

May the mantle of your peace

Cover those who are troubled and anxious

And may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts

And in our world

Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made

Brigid, you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.

Strengthen what is weak within us.

Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.

May we grow each day into greater wholeness

Of body, mind and spirit.


We are all looking forward to the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church on Friday, 29th March at 11.00am. This year the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Bishop Dermot Farrell.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

9th/10th February 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 9th February at 6.30pm:

Johanna Murphy, Treenaree, Brownsford


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 10th February at 9.30am:

Denis Walsh, Ballyconnaught


Rosbercon: Sunday 10th February at 11.00am:

Maeve Wilson, Ardross, New Ross

Edward & Mary O’Neill, Ballyknock & Son Ted O’Neill

Anne Forristal, Shanbogh

Paschal Dooley, Hoodsgrove


Months Mind Rosbercon February 10th

Jerry Moore, Rosbercon

Breda Sinnott nee Mackey, Rosbercon





Grace   by H. W. Longfellow.

“As torrents in summer,

half-dried in their channels,

suddenly rise, tho’ the

sky is still cloudless,

for rain has been falling

far off at their fountains.

So hearts that are fainting

grow full to o’erflowing,

and they that behold it

marvel, and know not

that God at their fountains

far off has been raining”.



Wisdom: The advantage of telling the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said.


Humour:  Walking with Grandma.

I like to walk with grandma. Her steps are small like mine

She doesn’t say ‘now hurry up’, she always takes her time.

I like to walk with Grandma, her eyes see things like mine do.

Wee pebbles bright, a funny cloud, half hidden drops of dew.

Most people have to hurry; they do not stop to see.

I’m glad that God made Grandma, unrushed and young like me.


Collection of Parish Funds 26th/27th January, 2019:

Offertory Collection:    €757.40

Weekly Envelopes:      €677.60

Parish Building Fund on 29th January 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 1st February 2019: €44,781.40


  • Scoil Mholainge Listerlin

Scoil Mholainge Listerlin are now taking enrolments for Junior Infants for September 2019. Enrolment forms are available from the school or alternatively contact the school at 051-427305 or Email: listerlinns@eircom.net


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 6th February at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €275.


  • 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.


  • Set Dancing

Set Dancing has recommenced in Paddy Ryan’s on a Wednesday nights at 8.30pm.

All are welcome to attend. We are always looking for new dancers.

Come Along and enjoy a couple of hour’s fun and chat.


  • Josephs Athletic Club

A well attended club AGM last week saw the following  officers elected. President Bob Saunders, Chairperson Pat Power, Vice Chair Rocky Mernagh, Secretary Oriel Glennon, Treasurer Stephen O’Connor, Assistant Secretary Siobhán Mullally, Assistant Treasurer Frances Mullally, PRO Patrick Bookle, Child Welfare Officer Patrick Bookle, Club Registrar & Competition Secretary Rob Foley.

St Josephs Athletic Club annual dinner dance and awards night will be held on Friday 22nd February at 7.30pm in the Rhu Glenn. Music is by The Bottle Brothers. Tickets are available from Oriel Glennon, Maggie Helen O Connor, Triona Foley and Eddie Manning.


  • Michael Theatre

Matinee: Saturday 9th & 16th February at  3pm ‘Spider Man Into The Verse’


  • Listerlin Tidy Towns

A big thank you to all who supported the recently held cake sale which tool place after mass in Listerlin, which was organised by the newly formed Listerlin Tidy Towns group. Thanks also to all who baked and donated lovely cakes and breads and also thanks to all who sponsored prizes for the raffle. A total of €287 was raised from this fundraiser.


  • Pilate Classes

Pilates with Shirley Phelan has moved all her New Ross classes to Studio 47 The Waterford Road Business Park. Shirley has now also included Step Aerobics, Body Conditioning using Body Weight and Free Weights, HIIT workouts and of course her popular Pilates classes are filling up fast. These Pilates classes are suitable for all abilities and includes a seated class for anyone with     limited mobility or osteoporosis. Classes are run mornings and evenings from Monday to Thursday, making sure there’s time for everyone to fit in a class around school runs, work etc. All times are listed on    her Facebook page which is called Pilates with Shirley Phelan. For more details contact Shirley on 085-1339049

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 3rd February 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane