Location: Rosbercon Parish, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Phone: 051 425093
Fax: 051 425093
Email: rosberconparish@gmail.com



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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 23rd June 2019

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Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432   


Parish Office:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30pm     

  www.rosberconparish.com        rosberconparish@gmail.com

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Corpus Christi

We are the people of God journeying in faith towards the Promised Land of eternal life. We need food for our journey. We receive this food in the Eucharist. Christ nourishes us with the Word of God and the Bread of Eternal Life.

Theme of the Weekend Readings: To-day we celebrate our Creator’s kindness in giving us the body of Christ to be our spiritual food

First Reading: Thousands of years before the birth of Christ, Melchizedek, King and Priest, blesses Abraham using bread and wine.

Second Reading: Paul tells us the story of what happened at the Last Supper.

Gospel: Jesus feeds five thousand with five loaves and two fishes.

Weekday Masses:


Wednesday to Friday:                9.30am

Recent Deaths:

Johanna (Jo)  Holden née Byrne, Shanbogh

Tom O’Neill, Rickersland North and Ballyknock


Michael Whitty, Glenbarra, Rosbercon

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.

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.

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

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.

Mass Cards signed by Fr. Dan are available at the Parochial House, in the Parish Office and in the Sacristies of the three Churches. Offering: €10.00 Signed Mass     Bouquets are also available. A record is kept of all donors’ intentions.

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

Corpus Christi, Body of Christ: Throughout Ireland there are countless Mass Rocks where people gathered to celebrate Eucharist and to break the bread of life for each other. Those places are holy ground made sacred by the faith and love of the people who gathered there. We remember our ancestors for the love they had for the Eucharistic presence of Jesus among them.

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

Collection of Parish Funds 15th/16th June, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €991.60

Weekly Envelopes:             €697.00 

Parish Building Fund on 19th June 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 19th June 2019: €44,781.40


God help us to live slowly:

To  move simply:

To look softly:

To allow emptiness:

To let our hearts be creative for us:


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

29th/30th June 2019

Rosbercon: Saturday 29th June at 6.30p.m:

Molly and Patrick Long, Ballybeg (Mass)

Mullinarrigle: Sunday 30th June at 9.30am:

Jim Ryan, Guilcough Mór Months Mind


Eucharist Communion Reflection

Lord Jesus, you came to live among us

Bless our hands with giving and receiving.

Lord Jesus, you offered yourself to set us free;

Help us to speak the language of love.

Lord Jesus, you change the bread and wine;

Help us to change our attitudes towards others.

Lord Jesus, you fulfilled the ancient promises.

Help us to journey to the Promised Land.

Lord Jesus, you gave the gift of your life;

Bless the small sacrifices we make each day.

Lord Jesus, you give us food for nourishment each day;

Bless our generosity and our sharing with others.

Lord Jesus, you call us to communion;

Bless our relationships with compassion and forgiveness.

Lord Jesus, you stayed with us across the years;

Stay with us now to the end of our journey.

Wisdom: “A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.”

Humour: A Primary school teacher was walking around observing her classroom of children while they were    drawing pictures. As she got to one girl who was working diligently, she asked her what was she drawing. The girl replied “I’m drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “but no one knows what God looks like.” Without looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “they will in a minute!”

  • Pioneer Trip

Pioneer overnight stay in Knock on 20/21st July. Cost €85 p.p.s. Single supplement €15. The €85 covers bed/breakfast evening meal in house and bus fare. Deposit of €40 to be paid immediately with balance monies to be paid by 12th July. Contact: 087-7148100.

  • 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.

  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 26th June at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €275

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Author: Eamon Kissane