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





Second Sunday of Easter


Like the apostle Thomas, from time to time we all doubt. We should not hide our questions. We must do what Thomas did – bring those doubts to the Lord. And our risen Lord will say to us what he said to Thomas: ‘Cease doubting and believe.’


Theme of the Weekend Readings: To day we give thanks for the presence of the living Lord amongst us.


First Reading:  The Acts of the Apostles tells of the courage of the first disciples and of their healing       ministry.


Second Reading: John is told to write a message, one that has meaning for the Church until the end of time.


Gospel:  Jesus appears to his disciples on the evening of his Resurrection.


Weekday Masses: Rosbercon:

Wednesday & Friday:          9.30am

Thursday:                           9.45am


Recent Death:

Laurence (Larry) Leacy, Ballyeden, Rosbercon

Jim Butler, Raheny, Dublin formally Raheen, Rosbercon



Breda Saunders, Rosbercon 1st Anniversary

Brendan Connick, Glenmore 21st Anniversary

Michael Moore, Schoolhouse Road


Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the parish on Friday 3rd May 2019.


We welcome into our Christian Community Fiadh    Margaret Rose Hannam, daughter of James and    Ciara, Bristol and Darbystown, Tullogher, who was  baptised in Listerlin Church on Easter Sunday 21st April 2019.


Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the Easter Offering and to Trocaire. Outstanding   envelopes and boxes may be handed in at the weekend Masses or to the Parish Office.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend.


The First Eucharist Ceremony takes place in        Rosbercon Church on Saturday 4th May at 11.00am. There will be a Mass of Preparation for children and parents on Tuesday 30th April at 7.30pm.


The First Eucharist Ceremony takes place in Mullinarrigle Church on Saturday 18th May at 11.00am. There will be a Mass of Preparation for children and parents on Tuesday 14th May at 7.30pm.


Parishioners wishing to book an Anniversary Mass should contact the Parish Office, Monday – Friday 9.30am—   12.30pm at 051-425093 or call to the Sacristy after the weekend Masses.


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.


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.


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.


The formation of a new Mission Team in Ossory Diocese is being explored.  Its aim will be to promote and foster   mission awareness in Parishes and in the Diocese.      

Interested parishioners and especially those who have worked overseas on mission/development work are invited and welcome to become involved.  Enquiries to Fr Sean O’Connor on 086-3895911 or email: rsoc1973@gmail.com


Easter Joy: Jesus came on earth to show us how to live,

How to put others first, how to love and how to give

So we live our lives for Jesus, think of him in all we do

Thank you Risen Saviour, thank you. Help us to love like you!


Dates for your Diary:

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 8.00 p.m




Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

4th/5th May 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 4th May at 6.30pm:

Ted Culleton, Ballyknock

Eileen Nolan, Tinnakilly –  Months Mind and also            remembering her sister Kitty Carpenter, Piltown who passed away recently


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 5th May at 9.30am:

Séan Morrissey, Ballymoney, Mullinavat – Months Mind


Rosbercon: Sunday 5th May at 11.00am:     

Stephen O’Connor, Rosbercon Hill  

Nicky Murphy, Millbanks Grove – Months Mind  





Cease doubting and believe


While Jesus was alive Thomas was as strong as an oak.

But when Jesus was put to death,

he became a reed shaking in the winds of doubt.

The truth was, though he didn’t realise it at the time,

that it was the Master who was the oak.

When the oak fell he was defenceless.

All of us are shaken by the winds of doubt.

We need to look at the Lord’s wounds,

and hear his gentle voice saying to us:

‘Cease doubting and believe.’

Then with Thomas we shall make bold to say:

‘My Lord and my God.’


Wisdom: “Anger is a brick. We have a choice of throwing it at the other person or setting it down between us as the first cornerstone of a good relationship.”


Humour:  The elderly priest was surprised when he arrived in heaven to discover that a New York cab driver had been awarded a higher place than he. ‘I don’t understand’ he complained to God. ‘I devoted my entire life to the Church.’ ‘Our policy here is to reward results’ God explained. ‘Now did your parishioners listen attentively when you preached a homily?’ ‘Well’ the priest had to admit, ‘some people did fall asleep from time to time.’ ‘Exactly’ said God. ‘And when people rode in this man’s taxi, they not only stayed awake, they prayed as if their lives depended on it.’


Collection of Parish Funds 20th/21st April, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €763.50

Weekly Envelopes:      €891.50

Parish Building Fund on 24th April 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 24th April 2019: €44,781.40


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 1st May at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €575


  • Tullogher Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club

The Club will hold their Annual Vintage Rally and Field Day on Sunday May 5th in Rosbercon Parish Centre at 1pm.  There will be a special guest appearance Paw Patrol. Events include Dog Show, Fun Fair, Bouncy Castle,     Childrens Races, Wheel of Fortune and much, much more. We are looking for    Vintage Tractors and Cars. This years Theme is: David Brown. Enquiries  to  Jamie  087-6869137, David 087-7382301 or Fergus 087-6746216.


  • Employment Opportunity

Rosbercon CE Scheme has the following vacancies:

1 x Lake attendant for Oaklands Fishing Lake.

1 x Caretaker/Groundsperson for New Houghton      Hospital.

DEASP Community Employment terms and conditions  apply. Please phone 086-3642592 or 051-425093 for    further details.


  • Latin Mass

A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will be  celebrated on Sunday 28th April at 10am in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford City.
All are most welcome.


  • New Ross Parish

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


  • New Ross Drama Workshop

New Ross Drama Workshop proudly present ‘The         Anniversary’ by Bill Macilwraith in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross on May 9th, 10th and 11th 2019. 8pm Nightly.  Admission €12.00. Bookings 051-421255.


  • New Ross Active Retirement

The New Ross Active Retirement general meeting will be held on Friday 3rd May at 10.30am in the Youth Centre Nunnery Lane. Bailtaine Party is on Wednesday 1st May from 3pm to 5pm, all members welcome.


  • Michaels Theatre

Matinee Saturday 4th May at 3pm How to Train Your Dragon (The Hidden World)


  • Hike to the Hook

Join us on Saturday, 4th May 2019 for our annual Hike to the Hook, a 20km road walk along one of Ireland’s most scenic routes, it will start out from the majestic Tintern Abbey and end at the world-famous Hook Lighthouse.

All the info is available on www.hiketothehook.com


Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 28th April 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane