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 Easter


In spite of the fact that he denied him, Jesus did not write off Peter, but confirmed him as chief shepherd of his flock. Jesus doesn’t write us off when we fail. He gives us a chance to cancel out our failures by love.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: Two weeks into the Easter Season we joyfully continue to worship God who raised Jesus, Our Saviour from the dead.


First Reading:  Peter and the Apostles are reprimanded for teaching about Jesus.


Second Reading:  St. John describes his vision of Heaven.


Gospel:  Jesus’ third appearance to his followers is described.


Weekday Masses: Rosbercon:

Wednesday & Friday:                 9.30am

Thursday:                                  9.45am


Months Mind:

Eileen Nolan, Tinnakilly and also her sister Kitty Carpenter, Pilltown who passed away recently.

Séan Morrissey, Ballymonney East, Mullinavat

Nicky Murphy, Millbanks Grove



Ted Culleton, Ballyknock

Stephen O’Connor, Rosbercon Hill

John Gaule, Mullinarrigle

Annie and Michael McDonald, Assumption Tce.


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


Eucharistic Ministers: The following will be commissioned as Eucharist Ministers for the years 2019-2022: Mary Conway, Catherine Lyng, Sr. Margaret Quinn, Anne O’Sullivan, Liz Power, Kevin Cunningham, Moira Murphy, Ellen Howlett, Maureen Cotterell and Paddy Gaule. The Commissioning will take place at the 11.00am Mass in Rosbercon on    Sunday the 19th of May. We are particularly grateful to all our Eucharistic Ministers for their service to our  community.


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.


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 First Holy Communion 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 Friday 10th May at 7.30pm.


The April issue of the Ossory Times Magazine is available this week. Please feel free to take a copy from the back of the Church.


The Quiet revolution of Pope Francis: Our Part in Creating a Synodal Church: On the evening of the 15th May at 7.30pm in St Kieran’s College, the author Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ will lead a conversation on the Ministry of Pope Francis and how it is calling us all to a more Synodal understanding of Church in which the instinct/voice of all baptised men and women is given a role in the formation and reception of church teaching and the governance of our Church. We would like to invite all those who serve in our parishes to come along to this gathering. We are inviting our Ministers of the Word, Choirs, Parish Councils, Finance Committees, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and all those who minister in our Parish to attend.   


The Diocese of Ossory will host a wonderful Family Fun Day at St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny on Sunday 5th May 2019. There will be Hurling and Camogie, Children’s  Entertainment, Puck Fada, Sacred Space Arty Workshops, Music Workshops and lots more. All are invited to attend and have a great day.


Just a thought: It’s here! May, the month in which the earth springs into bloom and we start thinking about planting   gardens, family picnics, and making holiday plans. It’s also the Month of Mary. For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of May to honour Mary, Mother of God. We do it because Mary is Mother – your mother, my mother, everyone’s mother – and because she cares for all of us day-in-and-day-out without fail, interceding for us in even the tiniest matters. For that, she deserves an entire month in her honour. 


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

11th/12th May 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 11th May at 6.30pm:

Michael Curran, Hoodsgrove, 2nd Anniversary

Thomas and Teresa Hendrick, Flowerhill

Gerry Hennessy, Marshmeadows & formerly Glensensaw





Jesus: Life’s Companion

All through life’s day, you walk with us, Lord.

But often we don’t recognise you,

for we are preoccupied by work and worry,

Anxiety, confusion and just being busy.

And so Jesus remains a stranger to us.

Before this day’s end we will ask many questions,

Experience many joys and disappointments.

And then, suddenly, whether we are young, middle-aged or old,

We will find that night is approaching.

In that moment we pray,

that, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus,

Our eyes will be opened, and that we will recognise Jesus.

For Jesus makes the journey of life with us.

And Jesus will not vanish from our sight,

But stay with us to guide us to the end of the day.


Wisdom – Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,

Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly;

Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go,

Life is a barren field, frozen with snow


Humour: When asked why she always bowed her head when Satan was mentioned, the old woman replied ‘It costs nothing to be polite.’


Collection of Parish Funds 27th/28th April, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €1,150.30

Weekly Envelopes:            €924.70

Parish Building Fund on 30th April 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 30th April 2019: €44,781.40


  • Ladies Gaelic Football Club

Tullogher Rosbercon ladies gaelic football club are hosting a marathon fun run in Brownstown pitch Monday 6th May at 2pm. All are welcome to come and join in the fun to run as many marathons as possible between everyone. €3 per person or €10 for a family. As we are a new club we are looking for a sponsor for a set of jerseys for the girls if   anyone is interested please contact any club officer.


  • Michaels Theatre

Matinee: May 11th and 18th at 3pm The Lego Movie 2 (The Second Part)


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 8th May at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €200

Congratulations to Cissie Phelan, Graiguenamanagh winner of last weeks lotto


  • Tullogher Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club

The Club will hold their Annual Vintage Rally and Field Day this Sunday May 5th in Rosbercon Parish Centre at 1pm.  There will be an official opening by local Kilkenny Hurler Walter Walsh, and 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.


  • 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.


  • Community Alert

The annual subscription to the parish text alert system is now due. The cost is €10 per year and Community Alert committee members will be calling to all households in their local area from the first week in May. The text alert system (phone number: 083-1999585) has been a great success with 420 households in the parish having received regular alerts in the past year.

Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert have installed a number of home monitoring alarms in the homes of parishioners in the past year. This is a parish initiative that can be of great benefit to some parishioners with all the administration and installation taken care of by the Community Alert committee representative. For more information contact Bridget 087-9020552.


  • Historical Society Coach Trip

South Kilkenny Historical Society will run a coach trip on Saturday, May 18th 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, brigidbarron@hotmail.com, 087-9507295 or Eddie Synnott, edsynnott@yahoo.co.uk, 086-8124349.

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 5th May 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane