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




Passion/ Palm Sunday and Holy Week


This week all over the world Christians will be          celebrating the great wonder of Christ’s love for us. ‘Greater love than this has no man than he who lays down his life for his friends’. This is the week Christ lived out the truth of these words. Jesus put into     practise what he had preached


Holy Week Programme

Rosbercon Church:

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:      8pm. Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday:     11.00am


Mullinarrigle Church:

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

Easter Sunday:  9.30am.  Mass of the Resurrection


Tullogher Church:

Good Friday:    7.00pm. Celebration of the Lord’s   Passion (Please note time)

Holy Saturday:  6.00pm. Easter Vigil Mass.


This weekend Palms will be blessed in the Churches of the parish before the weekend Masses.


Recent Deaths:

Eileen Nolan, Tinnakilly

Nick O’Brien, Rosbercon

Nicky Murphy, Millbanks Grove

Marty Long, late of Curraghmore and London


Months Mind:

Joe Molloy, Assumption Tce., Rosbercon



Kathy Vereker, Assumption Terrace 6th Anniversary

Neddy Phelan, Shanbogh


Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.


The Easter Offering Envelopes, are due to be        returned on Easter Sunday.


The Lenten Alms Collection for diocesan and other local charities will be taken up on Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th April.  This collection is taken up during Mass


Many thanks to those who have returned the Lenten      Station Contributions for the support of the priests of your parish. Please return outstanding envelopes to the Church or to the Parochial House.


The Mass of Chrism will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Wednesday 17th April 7.30 p.m. At the Chrism Mass we bless the oils used in the celebration of Sacraments in our parish for the year ahead. All those in attendance at this Mass will renew their Baptismal promises and priests will also reaffirm their ministry by renewing the promises made at their Ordination.  All those who are     involved in the life of our parishes (Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Sacristans, those who serve on Finance Committee, Choirs and All Others) are invited to attend. We encourage you to come along to this Diocesan Celebration. Following it, there will be refreshments in the Cathedral Chapter House and all are welcome. 


Please note that the Trocaire Boxes or Envelopes should be returned to the Church on Holy Thursday. We ask that you continue to be generous to the poor of the world.

Trocaire: The focus of this year’s Trocaire Lenten        Campaign is on ‘Joining the Fight for Justice’. 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: In preparation for Holy Week and Easter, Fr. Dan will hear Confessions after the weekend Masses on Saturday/Sunday this weekend


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.


The Presence of God

“Yet sometimes when the sun comes through a gap,

These men see God the Father in a tree.

The Holy Spirit is the rising sap,

And Christ will be the green leaves that will come

At Easter from the sealed and guarded tomb”.

                                  Patrick Kavanagh, The Great Hunger


Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’ Sullivan, Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Brid or Anne. Please note Safeguarding Statements are displayed in the porches of the Churches of the Parish.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

20th/21st April 2019


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 21st April at 9.30am:

Anne Ryan, Listerlin





The quality of mercy is not strain’d;

It is dropped as the gentle rain from heaven

upon the place beneath.

It is twice blessed;

It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.

‘Tis mightiest in the mighty;

It becomes the throned monarch better than his crown.

It is enshrined in the hearts of kings.

It is an attitude of God himself.

And earthly power doth then show likest God’s

when mercy seasons justice.

Therefore, though justice be thy plea, consider this-

that in the course of justice

none of us shall see salvation.

We do pray for mercy,

and the same prayer doth teach us all

to render the seeds of mercy

(William Shakespeare)


Wisdom: The ultimate tragedy is not the brutality of bad people but the silence of good people


Humour: A woman is like a tea bag: only in hot water do you realise how strong she is!

Collection of Parish Funds 6th/7th April, 2019:

Offertory Collection:   €1,373

Weekly Envelopes:     €718.00

Parish Building Fund on 9th April 2019:  €559,054.40

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


Self-Management Course

Do you live with a long term health condition? A                 6 week self-management course for people living with a  long  term health condition starts on the 29th April in Ramsgrange. Book your place at For more information, contact Lana/Denis on 086-816 3772.


South Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society – upcoming events:

Thursday, April 25th – Lecture on the Fethard-on-Sea  Boycott by Dr. Eugene Broderick at 8pm in Mullinavat Parish Hall.  Saturday, May 18th – Coach trip to Athy   Heritage Centre & Shackleton Museum, Duckett’s Grove and Huntington Castle. Cost: €50, which includes coach, entrance and tour guide fees, and evening meal in  Carlow.

Further information from Brigid Barron on,, 087-9507295 or Eddie        Synnott,, 086-8124349.



Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 17th April at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €525

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.


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


New Ross Parish

New Ross Parish Church Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April Devotions at 3pm. All are welcome.


Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert

The value of a community alert structure in rural          communities in reducing opportunities for crimes to be committed through increased vigilance and communication between local people is again emphasised.

The text alert scheme is open to households in the parish to join at any time and if any remaining households wish to do so, please contact any of the committee or contact the Community Alert phone number 083-1999585. Any suspicious activity should be reported, as soon as it is  noticed, to this number which should be added to each person’s mobile phone contact list.

Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert also install grant aided Emergency Response Units in the homes of a greatly increased number of eligible parishioners. This valuable parish initiative can be of great benefit to some parishioners with all the administration taken care of by the Community Alert committee representative. For more information contact Bridget Healy on 087-9020552.

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 14th April 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane