Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 17th February 2019
ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 17th February 2019
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
Parish Office: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am
Sixth Sunday of the Year
A tree that is planted by the riverside grows and bears fruit. In the same way those who trust in God are truly blessed. As we gather in this house of God, let us ask God to increase our trust in him and reliance on him
Theme of the Weekend Readings: The life and message of Jesus brings us joy and hope.
First Reading: Those who trust in God are blessed. We cannot live life without God.
Second Reading: Christ’s resurrection is the source of our hope.
Gospel: The Beatitudes according to Saint Luke.
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am
Imelda Delahunty, Rosbercon
John Heffernan, Cork and Ballyneale
Neddy Mullally, Ballyeden
Mai Hartley, Brabstown
Tony Murphy, Tinneranny
Noel Furlong, Brownstown & his Mother Bridget “Cissie”
Patrick & Margaret Forristal, Shanbogh
Thomas & Catherine Tobin, Ballyfoyle
Mary Murphy, Glensensaw
James Gaule, Mullinarrigle
Teresa Hendrick, Flowerhill, Rosbercon
Brian and Molly Fortune, Shanbogh
Tony Bowman, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick
Peter, Mary and Thomas Quinlan, Mullinavat
Maura O’Sullivan, Glenballyvalley
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend.
There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish Pastoral
Council in the Parochial House on Thursday 7th March at 7.30pm. Please note the change of date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and the Assistant Designated Liaison Person is Ms. Rose Brophy 087-1000232 email@example.com. 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.
God’s Providence : Saint Francis de Sales
So do not look forward to the changes,
and chances of this life in fear;
Rather look at them with full hope,
that – as they arise – God, whose you are,
will deliver you out to them.
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father, who cares for you to-day,
will take care of you tomorrow and everyday.
Either He will shield you from suffering,
Or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations,
Let God’s will be your peace
Collection of Parish Funds 9th/10th February, 2019:
Offertory Collection: €922.10
Weekly Envelopes: €517.90
Parish Building Fund on 12th February 2019:
Parish Debt on 1st February 2019: €44,781.40
Rosbercon Parish: First Eucharist Programme 2019
Sunday 24th February at 11.00am: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Rosbercon
Sunday 3rd March at 9.30am: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Listerlin
Tuesday 12th March: First Penance – Rosbercon 7.30pm
Wednesday 13th March: First Penance – Shanbogh 2.15 pm
Thursday 21st March: First Penance – Listerlin 7.30pm
Sunday 24th March at 11.00am: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Rosbercon
Sunday 7th April at 9.30am: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Listerlin
Tuesday 30th April at 7.30pm: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Rosbercon
Saturday 4th May at 11.00am: First Eucharist Mass – Rosbercon
Tuesday 14th May at 7.30pm: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Listerlin
Saturday 18th May at 11.00am: First Eucharist Mass – Listerlin
Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,
23rd/24th February 2019
Rosbercon: Saturday 23rd February at 6.30pm:
Michael O’Neill, Ballyknock
Rosbercon: Sunday 24th February at 11.00am:
Joe Doran, Assumption Terrace, Rosbercon
Mullinarrigle: Sunday 24th February at 9.30am:
Biddy Doyle, Glenpipe 1st Anniversary
Reflection for Saint Valentine’s Day
I hear my Beloved,
see how he comes
leaping on the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
My Beloved is like a gazelle,
Like a young stag.
My Beloved lifts up his voice, he says to me,
“Come then, my love,
My lovely one, come
For see, winter is past,
the rains are over and gone,
the flowers appear on earth
and the season of glad songs has come.
Set me like a seal on your heart,
Like a seal on your arm
For love is strong as death
And passion as relentless as fire
The flash of it is the flame of God
Love, no flood can quench
Nor torrents drown.
Old Testament, Song of Songs
Wisdom: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are endless”.
Humour: Even the wisest men make fools of themselves
about women and even the most foolish women are wise about men!
Line Dancing classes every Tuesday and Thursday night in the Parish Hall Rosbercon. Dancing is a great way to get fit and stay fit while enjoying yourself, it’s also a great social event. Come along and see for yourself.
Beginners men and women are always welcome.
Beginners 7pm. All other dancers 8pm.
Teenager classes starting soon, for further information contact Sarah on 087- 9792483. Hope to see you all there.
Thursday, February 21st – Annual General Meeting followed, at 8pm, by ‘Kilkenny 685’ (January 1966), A Radharc documentary which deals with the setting up of voluntary social services under the leadership of Dr. Peter Birch, former Bishop of Ossory. Friday March 1st, 8pm Lecture ‘The Beginning of the War of Independence in Kilkenny’ by Eoin Swithin Walsh. Both events will take place in Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church). All are welcome.
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 20th February at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €325
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.
1st Prize €250 – Stephen Mullally, Ballyconnaught
2nd Prize €100 – Pat and Margaret Ryan, Guilcough
3rd Prize €100 – Thomas Maher, Graiguenamanagh
4th – 7th Prize €50 – Phil Murphy, Ballyreddy, Walter Walsh, Brownstown, Michael and Mary Barron, Brownsford, John Grennan, Ballycurran
February Draw will take place Tuesday 26th February at 8pm in the Clubhouse.
The value of a community alert structure in rural communities in reducing opportunities for crimes to be committed through increased vigilance and communication between local people is again emphasised in January with the parish text alert service sending five texts to over 420 households.
The text alert scheme is open to households in the parish to join at any time and if any remaining households wish to do so, please contact any of the committee or contact the Community Alert phone number 083-1999585. Any suspicious activity should be reported, as soon as it is noticed, to this number which should be added to each person’s mobile phone contact list.
Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert also install grant aided Emergency Response Units in the homes of a greatly increased number of eligible parishioners. This valuable parish initiative can be of great benefit to some parishioners with all the administration taken care of by the Community Alert committee representative. For more information contact Bridget Healy 087-9020552.
A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will be celebrated on Sunday 24th February at 10am in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford City. Celebrant Fr Hagenbeek FSSP. All are most welcome.
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.
Matinee: Saturday 23rd February 3pm. Ralph Breaks the Internet