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

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.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday and Friday:               9.30am

Thursday                   9.45am


Months Mind:

Imelda Delahunty, Rosbercon


Recent Deaths:

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 dlp@ossory.ie and the Assistant  Designated Liaison Person is Ms. Rose Brophy 087-1000232 dlp@ossory.ie. 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

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.


  • South Kilkenny Historical Society

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.


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 20th February at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €325


  • St. 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.


  • Tullogher Rosbercon Development Draw – January Winners

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.


  • Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert

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.


  • Traditional Latin Mass

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.


  • 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.


  • St Michaels Theatre

Matinee: Saturday 23rd February 3pm. Ralph Breaks the Internet


Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 17th February 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane