ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 4th August 2019
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
Parish Office: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30pm
Eighteenth Sunday of the Year
Possessions exercise a big hold on our hearts. The result is that we forget the more important things in life like relationships. Jesus said our main concern should be to ‘make ourselves rich in the sight of God.’
Theme of the Weekend Readings: Proper and intelligent use of material goods
First Reading: It is easy to fall into the trap of vanity.
Second Reading: In our lives we should look to Christ for He is a model worth imitating.
Gospel: A warning against greed and a reminder of what it takes to follow Christ.
Wednesday – Friday: 9.30am
Tom O’Neill, Rickardsland and Ballyknock
John Flynn, Ballyneale and America and deceased members of the Flynn family.
Change of Mass: Please note there will be Mass in Tullogher Church on Saturday 24th August. There will be no Mass in Tullogher on Saturday 31st August or on Saturday 7th September due to holidays.
Fr. Dan will bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound that he attends on Friday 13th September 2019 rather than on the first week of September due to holidays. Please note this later September date.
We welcome into our Christian Community Alexa May Ryan, daughter of Philip and Louise nee Walsh, Barrett’s Park, New Ross, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church onSaturday 27th July 2019.
Visiting the Sick is an integral part of the life of the parish and an important part of the ministry of the priest. If you know people who are sick at home or in hospital and would like to see a priest, please contact Fr. Dan.
St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Restoration Fund 2019/2020: The fifth draw for St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund took place Wednesday 31st July in the Chapter Room at St Mary’s Cathedral. See notice boards for details.
The Mission of the Church in Changing Times: In his letter to the people of the Diocese in May 2019, Bishop Farrell explained that the Diocesan survey in October 2018 showed that only 24% of the people of the Diocese attend weekend Mass. He further pointed out that the Diocese has 40 Priests under the age of 75 and that number will halve in the next ten years.
At Easter this year, Bishop Farrell formed 13 Pastoral Areas or groups of Parishes to work together. Rosbercon has been grouped with Glenmore, Slieverue and Ferrybank Parishes. Parishes will keep their own identity and will work and plan together in the years ahead. Representatives from the Parish Pastoral Councils of the Parishes involved will meet to discuss how their Pastoral Area will work and one of their tasks will be to address the reduction in the number of Masses in the Pastoral Area, with a view to allowing a maximum choice for parishioners to attend Mass in their own Parish.
As the number of priests decline, the new Mass schedule must allow the reduced number of priests to cover Masses in neighbouring parishes. The Bishop proposes that the new schedule of Masses will be introduced across the Diocese on the First Sunday of Advent 2019.
The Sunday schedule in Rosbercon Parish will remain the same, with Mass in Listerlin at 9.30am and in Rosbercon at 11am. On Saturday evenings, Rosbercon will have Mass on the second and fourth Saturday of each month while Glenmore will have Mass on the first, third and fifth Saturday. These Masses will be celebrated at 7pm. Tullogher will have Mass on the Saturday of the first Sunday of each month, also at 7pm. At the beginning of each month those who attend Mass in Tullogher will be able to celebrate the anniversaries of their loved ones which occur that month. A special devotion will be provided.
Just a Thought: Today’s readings tell us that material goods, while they are good and necessary, cannot have the first place in our lives. The most important thing in life is to grow in our relationship with God and with one another.We are asked to think about our possessions. How many would we be able to give away? Which of our possessions are so important that we could never share them with others? Take time to ask God to help you to put God first and your possessions second!
Date of Remaining Outdoor Mass in Rosbercon Parish, 2019:
Sunday 25th August: St Moling’s Well
The Mass will be celebrated at 2.00pm.
Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,
10th/11th August 2019
Mullinarrigle: Sunday 11th August at 9.30am:
Pat, Alice and Dave Long, Ballalog
I See His Blood upon the Rose
I see his blood upon the rose
And in the stars the glory of his eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.
I see his face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds
Are but his voice–and carven by his power
Rocks are his written word.
All pathways by his feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree
Joseph Mary Plunkett
Wisdom: ‘Our lives are like the course of the sun. At the darkest moments there is the promise of daylight.
Humour: A boy asked his father: ‘What is a man?’ The father replied ‘A person who takes responsibility for his family and his house and takes care of them’. Then the child said ‘I hope I will be a man like Mum one day’.
Collection of Parish Funds 27th/28th July, 2019:
Offertory Collection: €530.00
Weekly Envelopes: €585.00
Parish Building Fund on 30th July 2019: €559,054.40
Parish Debt on 30th July 2019: €44,781.40
- Tullogher Camogie Club
Tullogher Camogie Club are holding a Mock Wedding fundraiser on Saturday 10th of August in the Parish Pump. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from any member of the camogie club. Guaranteed to be a great night, with lots of prizes to he won.
- Childminder Required
Child Minder required – 2 days per week. Rosbercon area. Please Contact: 087-9551338
- Blood Donation Clinic
The next Blood Donation Clinic will be held in Brandon House Hotel, New Ross on Monday 12th August and Thursday 15th August from 5pm to 8.30pm. Please donate, it can help save a life.
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 7th August at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €425
- Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Church gate collection will take place next weekend 10th/11th August at all Masses.
Please give generously to this worthy cause.
- Cleaner Available
Discrete, reliable Lady available to clean houses, 9.30am to 2pm daily. Own transport and references available on request. Text message please to 086-0643975 if interested.
- For Sale
Ez-mow lawnmower for sale with Briggs and Stratton engine. Just serviced €100. Please contact 087-6791360
- The Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland Summer get together
The group meet up monthly for information talks, physical activities, seminars. However its Summer, lets get together, have a drink and a chat. Friday 9th August at 7.30pm, in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny.
Text 087-1491767 to let us know you’re coming along.
- Our Lady’s Island Mass
Mass will be held on Our Lady’s Island on Thursday 22nd August at 8pm. Procession begins at 7pm. There will be a bus leaving New Ross Parish Church at 5.30pm, stopping at Cushinstown Parish Church and Carrigbyrne. Please contact New Ross Parish Office on 051-421348 to book a seat costing €10.
- Childminder Required
Trustworthy, reliable and kind childminder required for 2-3 afternoons per week (Mon/Tues/Weds) in the Tullogher/Rosbercon area. Must have own transport and be available to pick up preschooler at 12:30pm in Rosbercon, and junior infant in Listerlin at 2pm to mind in childminder’s home for the afternoon. Please contact 086-8667263.
- Irish Honey Bee Survey
Professor Grace McCormack of NUI, Galway and John Little of the Native Irish Honey Bee Society are conducting a survey, funded by the Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, on the Irish honey bee and they need your help. If you have sightings of wild honey bee colonies, living anywhere other than a beehive in your area, please log the information at https://records.biodiversityireland.ie/record/wildhoneybeestudy#7/53.455/-8.016