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





Feast day of St. Patrick

Lá Pádraig shona dhíobh go léir.


Today we say thanks to God for Saint Patrick and the blessings he has brought to our country.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: This weekend we celebrate the feast of our National Saint.


First Reading: Prophets sometimes get a hostile     reception.


Second Reading: It is God who gives people the courage and the sensitivity to preach his word.


Gospel: The story of the miraculous catch of fish and the call of Peter echo the sending of Saint Patrick to preach the gospel to the Irish people.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday:                              9.30am.

Thursday:                                  9.45am

Friday                                       No Mass


Months Mind:

Edward (Ned) Sinnott, Rosbercon

John Heffernan, Ballyneale and Cork



Thomas and Josephine Phelan, Ballyfoyle

Peggy Irwin, Rosbercon

Jack Mernagh, Windmill Lane, New Ross

John and Mary Grennan, Ballycurran

Jimmy Heffernan, Ballyneale and his brother Paddy Heffernan, Ferrybank


We welcome into our Christian Community Sarah    Michelle Phelan, daughter of Seamus and Geraldine, Smithstown, who was baptised in Listerlin Church on Saturday 9th March 2019.


Lenten Station and Easter Offering Envelopes together with Trocaire Boxes have been distributed to the homes of the Parishes. The Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the Church on Holy Thursday with your contribution to the poor of the world.


Trocaire: The focus of this year’s Trocaire Lenten Campaign is on the global water crisis and on how   Trocaire is working with communities in Third World countries to help them gain access to clean water. We are all asked to play our part! We are asked to do    without something each day so that what we save can be donated to charities like Trocaire.


Lenten Reconciliation Services: Fr Dan will hear Confessions for Lent after the weekend Masses beginning on the third Weekend of Lent, Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th March  2019


Rosbercon Parish: First Eucharist Programme 2019

Sunday 24th March: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Rosbercon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Sunday 7th April: First Eucharist Preparation Mass –     Listerlin


There will be a meeting of  Rosbercon Parish Finance Committee  on Thursday 28th March in the Parochial House at 8.00pm


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend. For the Season of Lent Parishioners are encouraged to attend daily Mass as often as possible. 


The Course of Preparation for Eucharistic Ministers     continues on Friday 22nd March in Saint Kieran’s College. We are very grateful to those who have agreed to take the training programme.


The Diocese of Ossory is developing a Diocesan Adoration Lay Committee in order to increase the practise of Eucharistic Adoration in parishes throughout the Diocese. You are welcome to attend an Information Evening in the Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, on Saturday 6th April at 11.30am (finishing 12.45pm) Light refreshments served. See poster in the Church Porch for further details.


Just a thought for St. Patrick’s Day: As we reflect upon the prayer of Saint Patrick on this St. Patrick’s Day, we see that these very powerful, yet beautiful uplifting words,     represent a total transformation of the self with complete trust and faith in the Divine, God our Creator. This prayer is known widely as “Morning Prayer,” “St. Patrick’s Breastplate,” or “The Lorica.” It’s not known whether St.  Patrick is actually the author or whether someone else wrote it years later and it was attributed to St. Patrick. But it is widely associated with him and his ministry. See prayer below…


Cemetery Masses in Rosbercon Parish, 2019:

Thursday 27th June:                         Ballyneale Cemetery

Friday, 28th June:                        Rosbercon New Cemetery.

Monday, 1st July:                                 Shanbogh Cemetery

Tuesday, 2nd July:               Listerlin Old Cemetery

Friday, 5th July:               Mullinarrigle Cemetery

Tuesday, 9th July:                               Rosbercon Old Cemetery.

All Masses at 8.00pm


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

23rd/24th March 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 23rd March at 6.30pm:

O’Leary and Saunders families, Garanbehy

Bobby and Bridie Richardson, and deceased members of the Richardson and Carthy Families

Moses Murphy, Assumption Terrace


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 24th March at 9.30am:

Tom Lawlor, Glenpipe and Dublin


Rosbercon: Sunday 24th March at 11.00am:

Derek Lewis, Rosbercon

Deceased members of the Cashin & Redmond Families, Shanbogh

Joe Lawlor, School House Road

Luke Gaule, Slievecorragh & deceased members of the Gaule & O’Connor Families



Communion Reflection:


St. Patrick’s Breastplate

I bind unto myself today

The Power of God to hold and lead;

His eye to watch, His might to stay

His ear to harken to my need;

The wisdom of my God to teach,

His hand to guide, His shield to ward;

The word of God to give me speech,

His heavenly host to be my guard!


Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me,

Christ to quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger


Wisdom: As tools become rusty, so does the mind. A   garden uncared for soon becomes smothered in weeds; a talent neglected withers and dies.


Humour: An Irish man appeared before St Peter expecting to get into Heaven. He claimed he had once given two pence to a beggar. St Peter was not impressed. The Irish man asked that his friend St Patrick be called. Patrick was summoned, and the man explained to him that he should be allowed into Heaven because of his generosity to the beggar. St. Peter asked Patrick, ‘What are we to do with this countryman of yours?  Patrick replied, ‘Give him back

his two pence!’


Collection of Parish Funds 9th/10th March, 2019:

Offertory Collection:      €756.00

Weekly Envelopes:              €716.00

Parish Building Fund on 13th March 2019: €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 13th March 2019:                    €44,781.40





  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 20th March at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €425


  • Traditional Latin Mass

A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will be  celebrated on Sunday 24th March at 10am in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford City.  Celebrant Fr. Debow FSSP. All are most welcome.


  • Historical Society Lecture

South Kilkenny Historical Society lecture: The Invincibles – The Phoenix Park Assassinations and the Conspiracy that Shook an Empire.

Speaker: Mícheál Ó’Doibhilín

Date: Thursday, March 28th at 8pm

Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church)

Admission: €5 (society members free)

All welcome


  • Listerlin Tidy Towns

There have been two litter pick ups carried out recently and there is another one planned for Saturday March 23rd at 10am and all are welcome to give a hand. Please bring a  hi vis jacket – gloves and bags are provided. Thanks to all who helped out in the previous litter pick ups and thanks to Kilkenny County Council for collecting all gathered    material to date.


  • 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


  • Gorta Self Help Africa

Gorta Self Help Africa will hold a Church Gate Collection, in the Parish on the 23rd and 24th March. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 17th March 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane