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




Eighth Sunday of the Year


The Lord gathers us, as a shepherd gathers his flock. May this celebration of the Eucharist help us to draw closer to him in all that we do.


First Reading: Each of us is called to live an upright life.

Second Reading: To be a Christian is to be victorious, even over death.


Gospel:  Jesus reminds us not to judge others.


Weekday Masses:


Ash Wednesday                        9.30a.m and 6.30p.m

Thursday:                                              9.45a.m

Friday:                                                 9.30a.m



Ash Wednesday                         12.00 Noon


Months Mind:

Biddy Purcell, Kilbrahan

Pat Ryan, Kilbrahan


Recent Death:

Tom Boland, Ballycroney & Worthing England



Helen Malone, Ballygriffin

Joan Molloy, Tinneranny


The Holy Season of Lent begins on Wednesday 6th March (Ash Wednesday). To mark the Lenten Season parishioners are asked to attend daily Mass as often as possible.


We welcome into our Christian Community Aoibhin Rose Phelan, daughter of Michael and Martina (nee Mullally), Cappagh, Thomastown, who was baptised in Listerlin Church on Saturday 23rd February 2019.


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.


There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on Thursday 7th March at 7.30p.m.


The Annual Diocesan Collection for Lourdes, to  support assisted pilgrims, will take place in The Parish Churches on the weekend 9th/10th March 2019.


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.


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 & Friday from 9.30am – 1.30pm, closed on Wednesdays) on 051 880414 or E mail glenmore@ossory.ie


Just a thought: The Call of the Wind: We have been through some windy days and stormy nights as winter fades away and spring beckons and waits to give birth to new life. The trees are starting to produce their buds; daffodils,     crocus and tulip are peeping through the soil waiting to catch a glimpse of the spring sun. The wind that tossed  everything about has in effect cleared the way for new life. On Wednesday we begin the Season of Lent. Lent is a time to reflect again on our lives, to offload the baggage and make the burdens lighter. Here we are again this Lent, a people looking for hope amid the hurts and storms of life.


St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Restoration Fund 2019/2020:  St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw will continue for a Fifth Year. The Diocese is asking for your support for Year Five of the Diocesan Draw.  More details later.


Rosbercon Parish: First Eucharist Programme 2019

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      2.15pm

Thursday 21st March: First Penance – Listerlin 7.30pm

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


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


Collection of Parish Funds 23rd/24th February, 2019:

Offertory Collection:    €778.60

Weekly Envelopes:      €541.40

Parish Building Fund on 26th February 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 26th February 2019: €44,781.40


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

9th/10th March 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 9th March at 6.30p.m:

Michael Wall, Rosbercon

Elizabeth Hennessy, Tinneranny

Months Mind: Tony Murphy, Tinneranny


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 10th March at 9.30a.m:

Syd and Molly Freeman, Birmingham


Rosbercon: Sunday 10th March at 11.00a.m:

Tom and Josie Cashin, Tinnakilly


Mullinarrigle: Friday 8th March at 8pm

Months Mind: Mai Hartley, Brabstown




Candle of Atonement Prayer

Lord, forgive us our many sins.

We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable.

We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother.

Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness and into the light of your Word.

May we as the people of God be more fully human, more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church.                                     Amen.


Prayer for my Future

Lord, there are many things in my life that I do not understand,

So many questions about the future that I need to ask.

What is your plan for me?

What is the work You want me to do?

All I really know is that You love me.

Show me the road you want me to walk- to

Fulfilment, to happiness, to holiness.

And because You are calling me to a life of service,

Give me the strength to say ‘Yes’

And the grace to begin even now to prepare myself

For the challenge of a life spent in Your service.

Help me to care for people.

I ask this in Jesus’ name



Wisdom: Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about


Humour: A recent study has shown that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it!


  • 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.


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 6th March at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €375


  • 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.


  • Pilate Classes

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


  • Listerlin Tidy Towns

The next date for the Listerlin litter pick is Saturday 9th March at 10am with a meet up point at the shop. All help would be appreciated, and all ages are welcome to come along and help. The group’s previous litter pick was very successful and we hope to make the next one successful also. If you have one hour of your time to spare your help would rid the local roadsides around Listerlin of discarded items and would make a real difference. All helpers are asked to wear a hi vis jacket. Gloves, bags and pickers will be provided.


  • Table Quiz for Waterford Hospice

Kilmacow Hospice Support Group will host a Table Quiz in aid of Waterford Hospice in The Fox’s Den, Kilmacow on Monday the 4th March at 9pm.

The cost per table of 4 is €20


  • Michaels Theatre

Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th March at 3pm Mary Poppins Returns.


  • Set Dancing

Set Dancing has recommenced in Paddy Ryan’s on a Wednesday 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.

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 3rd March 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane