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



Fifth Sunday of Easter


‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ Of all the commandments Christ gave us, this is the most wonderful. It includes all the others. The only failure in the life of a Christian is the failure to love. Let us think about the people whom we find difficult to take into our hearts and ask the Lord to help us to be more loving towards them.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: We continue to reflect on the resurrection of Jesus.


First Reading:  Paul and Barnabas, complete their missionary journey, encouraging their converts to persevere.


Second Reading: St. John’s vision of the New Jerusalem, where there will be no more sadness or mourning.


Gospel:  Jesus instructs his followers to love one another.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:      No Mass


Months Mind:

Laurence (Larry) Leacy, Ballyeden



Denis and Kathy Power, Darbystown, and deceased members of the Tobin and Power Families

Tommy Nugent, Henry St., New Ross

Teresa O’Leary, Waterford Road

There will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament this Wednesday 22nd May. Please join us again on Wednesday morning 29th May in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel 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.


Many thanks to all who took part in the in the Holy Communion Ceremonies in Mullinarrigle last weekend; Special thanks to the Teachers, Choir, Readers and to those who decorated the Church.  We wish all the children happiness in their lives.


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


Rosary Procession: The Annual Waterford May Rosary Procession will take place on Sunday 26th May at 3.00pm leaving Ballybricken Green for the Dominican Church, Bridge Street where the Crowning of Our Blessed Lady will take place. All are welcome to attend especially the children who have received their First Holy Communion this year. 


Fr. Dan requests that those attending the weekend Masses would bring their Missalette to the back of the Church at the end of Mass.


Prayer for Peace.

Let nothing ever disturb you,

Nothing affright you;

All things are passing,

God never changes.

Patient endurance

Attains to all things;

Who God possesses

In nothing is wanting;

Alone God suffices.

                Saint Teresa of Avila


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,

25th/26th May 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 25th May at 6.30pm:

Philip Wall, Rosbercon

Con Ryan, School House Road


Tullogher: Saturday 25th May at 8.00pm:

Ned Roche, Glenpipe


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 26th May at 9.30am:

James and Christina Fitzgerald, Coolnahaw  and deceased members of the Fitzgerald and Dollard Families




Going Home

Going to Heaven!

I don’t know when,

Pray do not ask me how.

Going to Heaven!

How dim it sounds!

and yet it will be done,

as sure as the flocks go home at night

Unto the shepherd’s arm.

If you should get there first,

save just a little place for me

close to the two I lost.

The smallest ‘robe’ will fit me,

And just a bit of a ‘crown’;

For you know we do not mind our dress

When we are going home. (Emily Dickenson)


Wisdom: “Though character may be shown in the big   moments, it is in the small moments that it is made”


Humour: The priest was visiting the school and asked the class ‘With what weapon did David slay the Philistines.’ Up came one small hand ‘Please, Father, ‘twas the axe of the Apostles.’


Collection of Parish Funds 11th/12th May, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €750.20

Weekly Envelopes:             €659.80

Parish Building Fund on 15th May 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 15th May 2019:  €44,781.40


  • Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on  Sunday July 7th for the Ferns Diocesan Day Pick-up Points, Campile, New Ross Glenmore (Murphy’s Garage) and Rhu Glenn. Fare €58 including two meals contact details Nicholas Bowe phone 051-388437 mobile 087 9418661.


  • Childminder Required

Responsible, kind Childminder required for 3 afternoons per week in the Tinneranny/Rosbercon area. Person must have own transport for school pick up at 2.30pm.  Approximately 9/12 hours per week. Please contact 086-3853707


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 22nd May at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €250


  • Arthritis Ireland

Every month the Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland host a FREE talk from a professional who in some way can provide tools to help in pain management.

On 28th May at 7.30pm in the Ossory Park Centre in    Kilkenny, we will hear from Mary Hayden about acupuncture and how it can help the body and chronic pain. This is a FREE event but registration is needed. Call/text 087-1491767 to book a place.


  • Our Lady of Lourdes School

The Parents Association o Our Lady of Lourdes School are organising a clothes collection to fund raise to replace the tarmac in the yard. We are looking for clothes, paired shoes, handbags, hats, scarves, bags, ties, belts, soft toys and bed linen. No    pillows, cushions, duvets or rags please. If you have any items above that you no longer require please put them in a black sack and drop into the school anytime before end of term. Please spread the word to family and friends. All donations appreciated. Thank you.


  • Heart and Artery Screening

Pulsewave Ireland Heart & Artery screening in Carrick On Suir & Kilkenny next week. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram and as seen on BBC News. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it easy for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person, Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rhythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexibility and Blood flow. We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test.

Venues as follows:

Tuesday 21st May The Carraig Hotel, Carrick On Suir

Friday 24th May Hotel Kilkenny

Tuesday 4th June The Brandon House Hotel New Ross

Appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited The Screening is medically approved and each person will receive a detailed printout which the may discuss with their own GP.


  • 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.


Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 19th May 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane