Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

Tel: 051-421515 / 087 2335432, email:

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

Parish Office

Tel: 051-425093, email:

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm





Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432

Parish Office:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am




Fifth Sunday of Lent


In today’s Gospel we hear again the immortal words of Jesus in relation to the woman caught in adultery: ‘Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone.’ As we call to mind our failings, we might remember especially the harsh and unfair judgments we sometimes pass on others.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: This weekend we begin to think seriously about the upcoming Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies.


First Reading: We are called upon to let go of the past and to start life afresh


Second Reading: Saint Paul urges us to persevere in our search for the prize of knowing Christ.


Gospel: Jesus becomes the protector of the woman taken in adultery.


Weekday Masses:

Rosbercon:      Wednesday & Friday     9.30am

Thursday                        9.45am



Kitty, Jack, Jim and Tommy Cashin

Thomas, Michael and James Murphy, Trenaree

Paddy Tracey, Tullogher


The Lenten Alms Collection for diocesan and other local charities will be taken up on Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th April 2019.  This collection is taken up during Mass after Communion. Please note that there is an envelope for the Lenten Alms in your box of envelopes. Please be generous!


We welcome into our Parish Community Emma Louise Lalor, daughter of James and Louise nee Wickham, Ballyneale, New Ross, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Saturday 30th March 2019.


Lenten Reconciliation Services: Fr Dan will hear Confessions for Lent this weekend after weekend Masses.


Many thanks to those who have returned the Lenten Station and Easter Contributions. Please return outstanding envelopes to the Church or to the Parochial House. The Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the Church on Holy Thursday with your contribution.


Holy Week Programme 2019

Rosbercon Church:

Passion/Palm Sunday:    Vigil Mass:         6.30pm.

                                           Sunday Mass:   11.00am

Wednesday of Holy Week:  Mass 9.30am

Holy Thursday:       6.30pm. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday:     3.00pm. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday:   8.00pm Easter Vigil Mass.

Easter Sunday:  11.00am


Mullinarrigle Church:

Passion/Palm Sunday: Sunday Mass 9.30am

Holy Thursday:     8.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Easter Sunday:     9.30am Mass of the Resurrection


Tullogher Church:

Good Friday:      8.00pm. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday:   6.00pm. Easter Vigil Mass.


Next weekend we are celebrating Passion/Palm Sunday.  Palm will be blessed in the Churches of the parish before the weekend Masses.


The Rosbercon Cemetery Committee at their meeting on the 2nd April 2019 agreed that plots in the Second or New Extension to Rosbercon Cemetery may be purchased in advance. Plots may be purchased only from the Parish Priest or through the Parish Office. The cost of a single plot is €350.00 and a double plot costs €600.00. Enquiries to 087-2335432 or 051-425093.


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

The Mass in Listerlin on Sunday 7th April will involve the children preparing for their First Holy Communion in May 2019.


Register as a Parishioner: We welcome new families to our Parish Community and Parish Schools. New families and house holders who are resident in the parish are invited to let Fr. Dan know that they are living in the parish.


Sincere thanks to all who took part in the Confirmation Ceremony last weekend. It was a wonderful day and a wonderful celebration. Special thanks to the Choir, Readers and to those who decorated the Church. The teachers did a wonderful job in preparing the children and rehearsing the Ceremony with them. We wish the young people every happiness in their lives.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

13th/14th April 2019


Rosbercon: Sunday14th April at 11.00am:

Kathy Vereker, Assumption Terrace 6th Anniversary

Neddy Phelan, Shanbogh


Communion Reflection:


I Arise Today

Through the strength in the sky:

Light of the sun

Moon’s reflection

Dazzle of fire

Speed of lightning

Wild wind

Deep sea

Firm earth

Hard rock.


I arise today

With God’s strength to pilot me

God’s might to uphold me

God’s wisdom to guide me

God’s eye to look ahead for me

God’s ear to hear me

God’s word to speak to me

God’s hand to defend me

God’s way to lie before me

God’s shield to protect me

God’s hand to safeguard me     (John O’Donohoe)


Wisdom: Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must but take that step.


Humour: There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. So, today is the right day to live, love, believe, and do.


Collection of Parish Funds 30th/31st March, 2019:

Offertory Collection:    €884.50

Weekly Envelopes:       €830.50

Parish Building Fund on 2nd April 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 2nd April 2019:   €44,781.40


  • Arthritis Ireland

A talk will be held on “LDN Research for Fibromyalgia   Relief” with Dr Pat Crowley on Monday 8th April in the   Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny from 6pm to 8pm. Free admission. Booking is required.


On Tuesday 9th April at 6pm in the Ossory Park Community Centre Kilkenny there will be a Public Meeting with Breda Gardner, Ind. County Councillor “Keeping Rheumatology Services in the South East”


To book either please Text or Call 087-1491767 or email                          


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 10th April at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €500

Sit beside prizes for Easter


  • Multicultural Day

New Ross Lions Club are hosting a multicultural mingle and munch get together in New Ross Rugby Club on   Sunday 14th April , 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Its an informal gathering, with the hope that people will mingle, chat and maybe make new friends. We are asking people to bring finger food, but that’s not essential. All are welcome.


  • Tullogher Camogie Club

Tullogher Camogie Club will hold a Clothes Collection Fundraiser at the Clubhouse on April 10th from 6pm to 8pm.


  • Fianna Fail Meeting

The Party will hold a meeting on Monday night 8th of April in Paddy Ryan’s Bar Listerlin at 8pm.


  • Listerlin Tidy Towns

To date a substantial amount of roadside litter and discarded materials have be gathered and thanks to Kilkenny County Council for collecting the bags following the three previous litter picks. By the kind generosity of the Mullinavat Vat Pak, a local drama group, they will be presenting a comedy titled ‘’ Nobody’s talking to me’ on Friday April 26th in Paddy Ryan’s public house with a start time of 8pm with all proceeds going to the Listerlin Tidy Towns group. Many thanks to the Mullinavat Vat Pak, their kindness is very much appreciated.


  • Childminder Required

Experienced Childminder wanted to mind 2 children (2 & 4) in their own home, Tinneranny, New Ross.

Monday to Friday, 8.30am– 4.00pm

Must have transport. References Required.

Contact 087-4130410


  • Horeswood Musical Society

Horeswood Musical Society will stage  “The Sound of   Music” in Campile Hall starting this coming Thursday night April 11th, Friday April 12th, Saturday April 13th at 8pm and finishing on Sunday night April 14th at the earlier time of 6-30pm .

Book your tickets now for what promises to be a fantastic show, booking number is 086-0703257.

Chosen charity this year is St Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange.


  • Gorta Self Help Africa

Gorta Self Help Africa would like to thank all those who contributed to their recent Church Gate collection. The amount collected was €185.17. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 7th April 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane