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






Third Sunday of Lent


Jesus calls on us continually to change our hearts and change our attitudes. Unless we change, we perish! We always begin our celebration of the Eucharist with a call to repent. Let us listen to that call now.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: Jesus calls on us to repent, reminding us that we worship a God of    kindness who gives his people a second chance.


First Reading:  God reveals his name to Moses, who removes his sandals as a sign of respect.


Second Reading: Saint Paul warns his followers to take care as to how they live their lives.


Gospel: Jesus calls us to repent and reminds us of God’s willingness to give us a second chance.


Weekday Masses:

Rosbercon: Wednesday  9.30am

                     Thursday      9.45am

                     Friday                 11.00am Confirmation Mass


Recent Deaths:

Michael O’Callaghan, Waterford and Glenpipe

Joseph Molloy, Rosbercon



O’Leary and Saunders families, Garranbehy

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

Moses Murphy, Assumption terrace

Tom Lawlor, Glenpipe and Dublin

Derek Lewis, Rosbercon

Deceased members of the Cashin and Redmond   Families Shanbogh

Joe Lawlor, School House Road

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

Paddy Murphy, Brownsford


Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the parish on Friday 5th April 2019.


Many congratulations to Mrs Peggy Connick on her 80th Birthday on Monday 25th March. We wish Peggy health and happiness in the years ahead.


We are all looking forward to the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church next Friday, 29th March, 2019 at 11.00am. This year the children will be confirmed by Bishop Dermot Farrell.

In preparation for Confirmation we have the Ceremony of Light in Rosbercon Church for Parents, Children and  Sponsors on Tuesday 26th March at 7.30pm.


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.


Lenten Reconciliation Services: Fr Dan will hear Confessions for Lent after the weekend Masses beginning on the Fourth Weekend of Lent, Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st 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. For the Season of Lent Parishioners are encouraged to attend daily Mass as often as possible. 


Rosbercon Parish: First Eucharist Programme 2019

Sunday 24th March: First Eucharist Preparation Mass – Rosbercon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Sunday 7th April: First Eucharist Preparation Mass –     Listerlin


The Mass in Rosbercon on Sunday 24th March will involve the children preparing for their First Holy Communion in May 2019.


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


Just a thought to mark the Lenten Season: Spend time with this weekend’s Gospel. Be with Jesus in the desert. Ask Him for the grace to listen to Him and spend time with him in prayer during Lent. Ask for the grace you need most.


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.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

30th/31st March 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 30th March at 6.30pm:

Matt and Nan Flynn, School House Road


Tullogher: Saturday 30th March at 8.00pm:

Phil Walsh, Glenballyvalley


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 31st March at 9.30am:

Margaret Martin, Chambersland, New Ross


Rosbercon: Sunday 31st March at 11.00am:

Michael (Sam) McDonald, Raheen Villas, Rosbercon

Martin Nolan, Shanbogh





My life is but a weaving

Between the Lord and me;

I cannot choose the colours,

He worketh steadily.


Oft-times he weaveth sorrow,

And I, in foolish pride

Forget he sees the upper,

And I the under side.


Not till the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly,

Shall God unroll the canvas

And explain the reason shy.


The dark threads are as needful,

In the weaver’s skilful hand,

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern he has planned.


He knows, he loves, he cares –

Nothing this truth can dim;

He gives the very best to those

Who leave the choice to him.


Wisdom: “What impresses us about Christ is that there is no difference between what he says and what he does.”


Humour: As a woman rushed with a kettle of water to pour over her burning curtains, her husband shouted at her ‘Don’t be a fool Mary, sure that water’s no good – it’s     boiling.’


Collection of Parish Funds 16th/17th March, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €744.29

Weekly Envelopes:             €595.00

Parish Building Fund on 20th March 2019:                       €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 20th March 2019: €44,781.40


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 27th March at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €450


  • Monthly Talk

Breda Gardner will join us on Thursday 28th March at 6pm in Ossory Park Community Centre to talk about homeopathy, iridology, muscles testing & nutrition to help relieve arthritis, fibromyalgia & chronic pain.

After Breda’s talk, there will be tea, coffee & chats for all attending. Living in pain can be lonely when other find it hard to understand. Through our Kilkenny branch, you’re not alone!

To reserve your seat at our talk call or text 087-1491767


  • 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


  • 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, 24th March 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane