Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 24th February 2019
ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 24th February 2019
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
Parish Office: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am
Seventh Sunday of the Year
Theme of the Weekend Readings: The readings to-day challenges us to love and to forgive.
First Reading: King David forgives his enemies.
Second Reading: Paul assures us that we will join Christ in Heaven.
Gospel: Jesus asks us to be loving, generous, compassionate and forgiving.
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am
Edward (Ned) Sinnott, Rosbercon
Michael O’Neill, Ballyknock
Joe Doran, Rosbercon
Paddy Saunders, Rosbercon
John Dempsey, Garrandarragh, Tullogher
William and Mary Doolan, Curraghmore
Catherine Maher, Tinneranny
Biddy Doyle, Glenpipe 1st Anniversary
80th Birthday Remembrance Bridie Richardson, Rosbercon
We welcome into our Parish Community Larry Murphy son of Jack and Bridget nee Connors, Raheen, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Friday 15th February 2019.
We wish every blessing to Margaret Connors, Tinnakilly and to Michael Murphy, Taghmon who were married in Rosbercon Church, on Wednesday 20th February 2019. May they enjoy a long and rewarding married life together.
Fr. Dan will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound of the parish on Friday 1st March 2019.
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 Hall Committee in the Parochial House on Thursday 28th February at 8pm.
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.
A Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse took place on Friday 15th February 2019. At 9.00am Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Bishop Dermot Farrell lit the Candle of Atonement and dedicated the Atonement Prayer for use in all parishes in the Diocese of Ossory. Rosbercon Parish did 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.
The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, blessed by Pope Francis, will come to St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Thursday 28th February. At 6pm there will be a Welcoming Procession, followed by Mass at 6.30pm. The Principal Celebrant will be Bishop Farrell, Bishop of Ossory. All are invited.
Lenten Station and Easter Offering Envelopes together with Trocaire Boxes will be distributed to the homes of the Parish during the coming weeks. The usual distributors are asked to oblige
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.
Just a Thought: The Our Father or The Lord’s Prayer, which we say every day, is an expression of our faith. It assumes that as human beings we are not self-sufficient but dependent on God. To pray is not a sign of weakness but an acknowledgement that we are human. Prayer acknowledges our need for God. The key to human existence lies in surrendering to God, putting our lives and our business in God’s hands with childlike trust. Then we find happiness!
Rosbercon Parish: Confirmation Programme 2019
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)
Tuesday 26th 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.
Wisdom: “Christianity is not about substituting the marvellous for the humdrum, but about seeing the marvellous in the humdrum”.
Humour: You know you are getting old when you stoop down to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you can do while you’re down there!
Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,
2nd/3rd March 2019
Rosbercon: Saturday 2nd March at 6.30pm:
Months Mind: Biddy Purcell, Kilbraghan
Tullogher: Saturday 2nd March at 8.00pm:
Helen Malone, Ballygriffin
Mullinarrigle: Sunday 3rd March at 9.30am:
Months Mind: Pat Ryan, Kilbrahan
Rosbercon: Sunday 3rd March at 11.00am:
Joan Molloy, Tinneranny
A Creed to live by:
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don’t set your goals by what other people deem is important
Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would to your life
For without them life is meaningless.
Don’t let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or the future.
By living your life one day at a time,
You live all the days of your life.
Don’t give up when you still have something to give
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is to give it wings.
Don’t dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don’t run through life so fast that you forget,
not only where you’ve been, but also where you’re going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.
Collection of Parish Funds 16th/17th February, 2019:
Offertory Collection: €724.39
Weekly Envelopes: €696.00
Parish Building Fund on 19th February 2019: €559,054.40
Parish Debt on 1st February 2019: €44,781.40
South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture on Friday 1st March at 8pm ‘The Beginning of the War of Independence in Kilkenny’ Speaker: Eoin Swithin Walsh.
Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church).
Admission: €5 (Society members free) All are welcome
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 27th February at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €350
Flowers for Magdalenes
Flowers for Magdalenes New Ross 2019 – Marking International Women’s Day, Sunday 3rd March in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, New Ross from 12 noon to 1pm.
The New Ross Active Retirement will hold their next meeting on Friday the 1st March at 10.30am in the Youth Centre Nunnery Lane.
Vintage Classic AGM
Tullogher Rosbercon Vintage Classic AGM was held on January 15th with a large attendance. The following were elected: President: Michael Kielthy. Chairman: Jamie Doyle. Vice Chairman: Vinnie Murphy. Secretary: David Mackey. Treasurer: P.J. Murphy. PRO: Fergus O’Leary. Safety Officers: Tom Walsh and Mick Hennessy.
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.
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. Contact Shirley on 085-1339049
Irish Folk/Ballad band Green Road will play a concert in Campile Hall on Saturday night March 2nd. Expect a night of your favourite Irish songs and lots of singing along!
PJ Sinnott is Green Road’s lead vocalist, singing folk songs made popular by The Dubliners, Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Delores Keane, Jimmy McCarthy etc. and classics from the ballad tradition such as ‘Go Lassie Go’, ‘The Galway Shawl’ and ‘Sam Hall’ and ‘The Rare Auld Mountain Dew’. PJ also plays 5-string banjo. Ned Wall plays uilleann pipes and low whistles. Alan O’Dwyer plays mandolin, banjo, harmonica and whistles. Fergal O’Hanlon plays guitar and adds backing vocals. Frank Torpey plays bodhrán, drums and (keyboard) bass.