Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

Tel: 051-421515 / 087 2335432, email:

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

Parish Office

Tel: 051-425093, email:

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm





Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432

Parish Office:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am



Fifth Sunday of the Year


All the saints were conscious of their weakness and this forced them to rely more on the grace of God than on their own strength. While our weakness humbles us, Jesus comes to help us. Therefore, we approach him with confidence and trust.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: Everyone who  believes in God is called upon to share their faith with others.


First Reading:  The prophet Isaiah is called to be God’s messenger.


Second Reading:  Paul preaches the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.


Gospel: Jesus calls Peter, James and John to follow him.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday and Friday:              9.30am

Thursday                                  9.45am


Recent Death:

Margaret Freyne, Kilbride, Glenmore

Tommy Gaule, Bunmahon & Rosbercon

Biddy Purcell, Kilbraghan

Sister Elizabeth Woods, Mullinavat


Months Mind:

Jerry Moore, Rosbercon

Breda Sinnott nee Mackey, Rosbercon



Johanna Murphy, Treenaree, Brownsford

Denis Walsh, Ballyconnaught

Josie Cotterell, Ballykenna

Maeve Wilson, Ardross, New Ross

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

Anne Forristal, Shanbogh

Paschal Dooley, Hoodsgrove


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend.


A Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse takes place on Friday 15th February 2019. At 9.00am Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Bishop Dermot Farrell will light the Candle of Atonement and dedicate the    Atonement Prayer for use in all parishes in the Diocese of Ossory. Rosbercon Parish will do likewise and will continue to light the  Candle of Atonement at the beginning of all Masses on the weekends of 16th/17th February and 23rd/ 24th February.


There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on

Thursday 7th March at 7.30 p.m. Please note the change of date.


We are seeking volunteers to become Eucharistic Ministers for the three Churches of the Parish. If you are willing to help, please contact Fr. Dan. A training programme for candidates will take place during Lent.


St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Restoration Fund 2018/2019: The results of the January 2019 Draw are on the Notice Boards of the Parish Churches. Bishop Dermot Farrell has asked me to thank the people of Rosbercon for their ongoing support.


Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’ Sullivan, Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Brid or Anne. Please note Safeguarding Statements are displayed in the porches of the Churches of the Parish.


The Diocesan Designated Liaison Person is Mr. Cathal Cullen 087-1000232 and the Assistant  Designated Liaison Person is Ms. Rose Brophy 087-1000232 Should you be concerned that a child / young person may be at risk of abuse within a Church-run organisation or group, you are encouraged to report your concern to Cathal or Rose.


We are all looking forward to the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church on Friday, 29th March at 11.00 am. This year the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Bishop Dermot Farrell. To help us all to prepare, the       following Celebrations have been arranged:


Rosbercon Parish: Confirmation Programme 2019

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 6.30 p.m:  Preparation Mass in  Rosbercon Church for Parents and Children.

Tuesday 26th March at 7.30p.m: 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.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

16th/17th February 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 16th February at 6.30pm:

Noel Furlong, Brownstown & his Mother Bridget “Cissie”

Patrick and Margaret Forristal, Shanbogh

Months Mind: Imelda Delahunty, Rosbercon


Listerlin: Sunday 17th February at 9.30am:

Thomas and Catherine Tobin, Ballyfoyle


Rosbercon: Sunday 17th February at 11.00am:

Mary Murphy, Glensensaw


Listerlin Friday 15th February

James Gaule, Mullinarrigle





A Faithful Friend

Let those who are at peace with you be many,

but let your advisers be one in a thousand.

When you gain a friend, gain him through testing,

and do not trust him hastily.


For there is a friend who is such at his own convenience,

but will not stand by you in your day of trouble.

And there is a friend, who changes into an enemy,

and will disclose a quarrel to your disgrace.


And there is a friend, who is a table companion,

but will not stand by you in your day of trouble.

In your prosperity he will make himself your equal,

and be bold with your servants;

But if you are brought low he will turn against you,

and will hide himself from your presence.


A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter;

He that has found one has found a treasure.

There is nothing as precious as a faithful friend,

and no scales can measure his excellence.

Old Testament Book of Wisdom


Wisdom: Nearly all happiness comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.


Humour: There’s a way of transferring funds that is even quicker than electronic banking – it’s called rearing a family!

Collection of Parish Funds 2nd/3rd February, 2019:

Offertory Collection:    €834.50

Weekly Envelopes:      €740.50

Parish Building Fund on 6th February 2019:  €559,054.40

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


  • Canice’s Table Quiz

The Parents Association for St Canice’s National School Rosbercon are holding a Table Quiz as a Fundraiser on Friday the 15th February, at 8.00pm in the Parish Pump.

€20 per table. Thank you for your support.


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 13th February at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €300


  • Josephs Athletic Club

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.


  • Fundraiser

Following the St. Stephen’s day clay pigeon shoot at the Bishop’s Mountain venue, the parents and organisers of the Oisin O’Shea Dunphy benefit fund wish to thank everyone who supported this event. The monies raised, €12,347 will ensure that the specially trained dog will give Oisin support and assistance. A word of thanks to all the sponsors for their support, all efforts and support on behalf of Oisin are very much appreciated by the family and they wish to convey their thanks to everyone and thanks to the organisers for all their time and commitment.


  • Free Workshop

Creating a Local Sustainable Future – Free workshop

The South East Public Participation Networks and the Irish Environmental Network will host a free one day workshop titled ‘Creating a Local Sustainable Future – Practical   actions for your community,’ on Saturday 23rd February from 9.45am – 3pm in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny. This event concentrates on local action with the aim of giving attendees some real and positive actions that can be taken back into the community and used for local change.  Lunch and refreshments included. Registration is required at


  • Tullogher GAA and Camogie

The Tullogher Rosbercon GAA club and the Tullogher Camogie club registration day will take place on Saturday 23rd of February from 2pm to 4pm. We welcome new members of all ages.


Tullogher Rosbercon Development Draw – December Winners

1st Prize €250 – Ollie Ryan, Ballyneale

2nd Prize €100 – Séamus Forristal, Shanbogh

3rd Prize €100 – Eamon Bookle, Mullinakill

4th – 7th Prize €50 – Basil Glennon, Tullogher, John     Kennedy, Glenpipe, Dodie Walsh, Brownstown, Tony O’Connor, Millbanks


Assumption Terrace 50th Celebration

A meeting will be held in the Parish Pump on Monday 11th of February at 8.30pm to organise the 50th anniversary of  Assumption Terrace. All who would like to get involved or help please come along. Please contact Anthony Connick if you have any queries 087-2338350.

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 10th February 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane