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




Feast of the Ascension of the Lord


On this day we celebrate the glorification of Jesus, our Brother, when the Father raised him up in glory. Jesus wants us to share in his glory. Let us reflect for a moment on the glory to which we are called.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: Christ ascends into Heaven. 


First Reading: Saint Luke describes the Ascension in the Acts of the Apostles.


Second Reading: Jesus enters Heaven after his death and resurrection and assures our entry there too.


Gospel: The very last words of Saint Luke’s Gospel describe the ascension of Jesus and the joy of his followers.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30am

Recent Death:

Helena Rochford, Bullawn, New Ross



Martin Culleton, Ballyknock

John A. Hamilton, Ballyneale

James, Mary & Richard Young, Cooleen

Edward O’Sullivan, Shanbogh

Margaret Brennan, Shanbogh

Pat and Anna Roche, The Quay, New Ross


Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the parish on Friday 7th June 2019.


The 11.00am. Mass in Rosbercon Church on Sunday, 9th June is a special Mass for students taking examinations this year. During the coming weeks we will pray for the welfare of all taking examinations. May the Holy Spirit be their strength and guide their minds at this time.


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 next meeting of the Rosbercon Parish Finance Committee takes place in the Parochial House on Tuesday 4th June at 8.00pm.


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.


The Annual Summer Collection Envelopes for the support of Fr Dan and the Churches of the Parish will be available from the weekend of the 1st/2nd June. The usual distributors are asked to oblige and we thank them for their work on our behalf. Part of this collection supports the retired priests and the priests of the Diocese whose income has to be supplemented.


Workshop on Vocations Promotion: A Workshop for  Pastoral Council Members, Priests, Members of St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society and those in our Parishes who would like to be involved in the Apostolate of Promoting Vocations to Priesthood will take place on Saturday 15th June 2019 in St Kieran’s College 10am – 1pm, followed by Light Lunch in the College. It is hoped that following this event a representative will emerge for every parish who work to  promote Vocations in the local community. For further information or to book please contact Fr Kieran O’Shea, Vocations Director on        086-8272828 or vocations@ossory.ie


Lough Derg Challenge: Did you ever think of being a Priest? Begin A Journey of Discovery… A Pilgrimage for Young Adults (18 +) will take place 26th – 28th July 2019. Who am I called to be? What can I do to bring the Love and Mercy of God to women and men of today? How can I share the Gospel of Joy with the world around me? It’s never too early or late to discover God’s dream for you. For further information and to book your place on this Pilgrimage Contact: Fr Kieran O’Shea, Vocations Director on 086-8272828 or vocations@ossory.ie


St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Restoration Fund 2019/2020: The third draw for St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund took place Wednesday evening in the Chapter Room at St Mary’s Cathedral. See notice boards for details. Tickets are still available from Fr Dan if anyone wishes to join from June 2019- Feb 2020.


Prayer before Exams                                                  

(a prayer for guidance and inspiration for upcoming exams)

Be with me as I take my exams. 
Keep my mind alert and my memory sharp.
Calm my nerves and help me concentrate.
I know that you walk with me,
Guiding my path and inspiring my heart.
I pray that I would feel you with me,
And that your friendship would soften the pressure I feel.
I pray that I would pass my exams and go on to new things with you.
Thank you for your peace and your love in my life.
Thank you for your kindness and care for me. 


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

8th/9th June 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 8th June at 6.30pm:

Mary Rochford, Shanbogh 6th Anniversary and deceased members of the Byrne Family, Shanbogh


Rosbercon: Sunday 9th June at 11.00am:

John Joe Lewis, Rosbercon





“Always trust your fellow man.

And always cut the cards.

Always trust God.

And always build your house on high ground.

Always love your neighbour.

And always pick a good neighbourhood to live in.

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle

to the strong, but you’d better bet that way.

Place your bet somewhere between turning-the-other

cheek and enough-is enough-already.

Place your bet somewhere between haste-makes-waste

and he-who-hesitates-is-lost.

About winning; it isn’t important.

What really counts is how you play the game.

About losing; it isn’t important

 What really counts is how you play the game.

About playing the game; Play to win.”

                                                Robert Fulgham.


Wisdom: “Work is the greatest thing in the world, so you should always save some of it for tomorrow.”


Humour:  This Jew was reading the Bible. He read in the Holy Book that if you prayed for anything for seven years you would get it. So he prayed for seven years to win the Lotto, but did not win. So he went back to the Good Book and read, ‘If you do not receive what you prayed for after seven years, pray for a further seven years and it will be granted’ So the man prayed for a further seven years but did not win the Lotto. So in his desperation he called out to God, ‘O God, give me a break’. And he heard a voice call back ‘You give me a break, buy a lotto ticket’!


Collection of Parish Funds 25th/26th May, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €608.00

Weekly Envelopes:      €522.00

Parish Building Fund on 29th May 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 29th May 2019:  €44,781.40


  • St Josephs Athletic Club

St Joseph’s will host their Annual Pink Rock 10k on the 30th June, and this year are incorporating a 5k run/walk. You can enter 10k at www.totaltiming.ie for €15 or on the day for €20. 5k Family Fun Run €10pp or €20 per Family. 10k Walkers €10 and start at 11.15am. 10k Run and 5K start at 12 noon. More info on St. Joseph’s AC Pink Rock 10k Facebook page.


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 5th June at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €200

Congratulations to Marie Cotterell this week’s lotto winner.


  • Fun Fund Raiser

A most unusual concert will take place in aid of the recent drive for funds for New Ross Community Hospital – an invaluable asset to this area which needs all the support it can get.

New Ross Singers are joining with a local rock band to present an evening of classic popular songs from the 70’s and 80’s. The band are “The Nomads”. They include such personalities as Séan Connick, Arthur O’Sullivan, Dermot Kehoe, Tomás Kavanagh, David O’Brien and other well known locals.

The concert will be in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola, on Tuesday 11th June at 8pm. Tickets for this very worthy cause are €15, and are available from choir members and other outlets.


  • Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland will hold a support group meeting for Relatives of a Loved One with a Mental Health Issue on Wednesday, 5th June at 7pm in our Resource Centre in the Springhill Clinic, Waterford Road, Kilkenny.

The Carlow Carers Support Group is being held on Wednesday, 5th June at 11am in the Cathedral Parish Centre, Carlow.


  • Tullogher Rosbercon Draw

Winners of the May 2019 Draw:

1st Prize of €250   Tony O’Connor, Millbanks

2nd Prize of €100  Martin Bookle, Mullinakill

3rd Prize of €100   Billy Ryan, Ballycurran

4th – 7th Prize      Pat Hartley, Brabstown

                            Mary and Brigid Phelan, Smithstown

                            Andy Murphy, Thomastown

                            Sharon and Hugh Byrne, Curraghmore

Next Draw: Tuesday 25th June 2019 in the Clubhouse


  • Barnardos Collection Day

The Barnardos National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell, takes place on Friday 13th September 2019.

We need you on Friday 13th September 2019 to help with organised bag packs and on-street collections in communities across the country. This is a fun opportunity to take part in a very worthy cause. Not only will you be giving back to the community, you will also get the opportunity to meet people, make new friends, and establish new networks. By generously volunteering your time you’ll be helping change lives and create brighter future’s for some of the most vulnerable children across Ireland.

Please contact us on 01-7080418 or email buckets@barnardos.ie

Thank You


  • Active Retirement

New Ross Active Retirement general meeting will be held on Friday the 7th June in the Youth Centre, Nunnery Lane at 10.30am.  All are welcome.

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 2nd June 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane