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 Most Holy Trinity


This weekend we are celebrating the feast of the Blessed Trinity. We begin and end our Mass in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We celebrated the Trinity, the family of God, with love and trust.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: We reflect on the character of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


First Reading: The famous Old Testament celebration of God’s wisdom.


Second Reading: Paul talks of faith and other virtues that come with knowing Christ.


Gospel: Jesus explains the role of the Spirit who guarantees the future of the Church.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:         No Mass


Recent Deaths:

Jim Ryan, Guilcough Mór

Nora Ryan, Kilmacow

Maureen Gannon, Ballyragget

Michael Kiely, Irish Town, New Ross


Months Mind:

Dick Gaule, Slievecorrig



Helen Bermingham, Southknock

Maisie, Frankie and Thomas O’Neill, Charlton Hill

Jim Vereker Snr., Assumption Terrace

Dr Charlie Kehoe, School House Road

John O’Leary, Waterford Road


We wish every blessing to Sarah Cullen, Garranbehy and to Ivor Scully, Tullamore who were married in Rosbercon Church, on Saturday 1st June 2019. May they enjoy a long and rewarding married life together.


During the coming weeks we will pray for the welfare of all students 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.


Many thanks to all who contributed to the Annual   Summer Envelope Collection for the support of Fr Dan. Outstanding envelopes should be handed in at Mass or to the Parochial House.


There will be a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm.


The Blessed Trinity: We cannot understand the mystery of God in Three Persons. We can, however, enjoy the        incredible beauty of God the Father in his creation. We  cannot understand how a baby born in Bethlehem could be God but we can read with awe the life and teachings of   Jesus of Nazareth. We cannot understand the Holy Spirit that Jesus said he would send us but there have been times when that Holy Spirit has enveloped us in his love.


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


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.


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 8.00pm


The Trinity by Patrick Kavanagh

“Yet sometimes when the sun shines through a gap,

These men know 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”.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

22nd/23rd June 2019

Rosbercon: Sunday 23rd June at 11am

Michael Whitty, Glenbarra, Rosbercon




Let your light shine

The most important thing about each of us

is our capacity for goodness.

We can be a source of light for people.

We can have hands that can care,

eyes that can see, ears that can hear,

tongues that can speak, feet that can walk,

And above all hearts that can love.

Unfortunately, through thoughtlessness, selfishness,

and cowardice, our light can be dimmed,

So that we become shadows of the people we could be.

Lord, help us to believe in our own goodness,

And to let the light of that goodness shine.

On seeing this light others find their way,

And you will be glorified.


Wisdom: “If God were not willing to forgive sins, heaven would be empty”.


Humour: A wise old parishioner suggested to the parish priest that there was no need to build a wall around the graveyard because he said that those outside don’t want to get in and those inside can’t get out.


Collection of Parish Funds 9th/10th June, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €1173.00

Weekly Envelopes:             €847.00

Parish Building Fund on 11th June 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 11th June 2019:  €44,781.40


  • Free IT Classes

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board are running Free IT Classes in Rosbercon Hall and Sports Centre on June 24th and 27th. All are welcome whether you are a beginner or have some experience. For more information please contact 086-3642592


  • Latin Mass

A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will be celebrated on Sunday 23rd June at 10am in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford City.
Celebrant Fr. Adrian Debow FSSP

All are welcome.


  • Pilate Classes

Pilates with Shirley Phelan at Studio 47 The Waterford Road Business Park. Shirley has now also included step aerobics, body conditioning using body weight and free weights, HIIT workouts and of course her popular Pilates classes are filling up fast, these Pilates classes are suitable for all abilities and includes a seated class for anyone with limited mobility or osteoporosis. Classes are run mornings and evenings from Monday to Thursday. All times are listed on her Facebook page which is called Pilates with Shirley Phelan. Contact Shirley on 085-1339049.


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 19th June at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €250.


  • 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.


  • Memorial Tractor/Car Run

Brian Fortune 2nd Memorial Tractor/Car Run will take place on Sunday 23rd of June from Glenmore GAA pitch. Registration from 10am on the day and leaving the grounds at 12pm. All Tractors and Cars welcome. Prize  for the best presented Car. Live band at the Glen bar afterwards.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Choir

Cairdeas Cheoil (Rosbercon Choir and New Ross Active Retirement Choir combined) will sing at 11am Mass in Rosbercon Church on Sunday 16th June.


  • Golf Classic

Tullogher Rosbercon GAA club in conjunction with Glenmore GAA club are holding a Golf Classic in New Ross Golf Club on Saturday 6th July 2019. You can     support our club by: Entering a team of 4 for €120 (including food).  Sponsor a tee box for €50.  Sponsoring a prize (amount is at your discretion )

For Tee Off Times contact: Paddy Ryan 087-1656382 or Paddy Gaule 086-3025296 or any committee member.

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 16th June 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane