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Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 25th August 2019

Categories: Newsletter


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

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

Twenty First Sunday of the Year

Jesus said, ‘People will come from north and south, from east and west, and take their places in the Kingdom.’ We give thanks to God and ask that we may be found worthy if God’s Kingdom.

Theme of the Weekend Readings: Our God is a    gracious God, who opens the doors of his Kingdom to all.

First Reading: The prophet Isaiah dreams of a time when all nations will accept God’s message.

Second Reading: Suffering is a way of being trained to do what is right.

Gospel: Salvation is open to all but we have to work to achieve it.

Weekday Masses:

Rosbercon:      No Mass 


Michael Aylward, Assumption Terrace

Andy Murphy, Brownsford Castle

Jim Vereker Jnr., Assumption Terrace

Alice Flynn, Ballyneale,

Bridie Gaule, Slievecorrig

Pat O’Neill, Slievecorrig & Deceased Family Members

Richard and Roseanne Dollard, Smithstown

Anna Kearney, Paulstown

Annette Kavanagh, Tinahely & Smithstown

Fitzgerald Family, Cooleen

We welcome into our Christian Community Ella Handrick, daughter of Wayne and Jenny, Assumption Terrace, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Saturday 17th August 2019.

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.

The Loop System for people with hearing aids is operational in Rosbercon Church. The system is turned on at all weekend Masses. If you need the system at weekday Masses please let Fr. Dan know.

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:

“Religions are not for separating people from one another. They are meant to unite” Gandhi

“In the most surprising way, I discovered God in the solitude of a prison cell” Nelson Mandela

 “Pope Francis is creating a new energy in a disturbed world” Angela Merkel

 “Don’t worry about anything but in your prayers ask God for what you want, always asking with a grateful heart”. Saint Paul

Legion of Mary: ‘The object of the Legion of Mary is the Glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.’  If you would like to know more about the Legion of Mary in New Ross, contact Des or Marie at 051-420523

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

31st August/1st September 2019

Mullinarrigle: Sunday 1st September at 9.30am:

Jim Conway, Listerlin

Harvest Prayer

Loving Father you have given us many things

All good things come from your hands.

We often take your goodness for granted

And often fail to say thanks.

Help us to realise that we do not own the earth

But are its custodians.

Thank you for the richness of our soil

And the opportunity to work the land.

May we harvest abundantly

And in gratitude share the fruits of our labour.

We give you glory and thanks

Through Christ Our Lord


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.

                                   St Teresa of Avila.

Wisdom: ‘We walk the way together holding hands

The autumn russets embroider our golden moments

A leaf flutters to the ground’

Humour: It isn’t what you have done that you regret, it‘s what you haven’t done!

Collection of Parish Funds 17th/18th August, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €832.50

Weekly Envelopes:            €667.50

Parish Building Fund on 27th August 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 27th August 2019: €44,781.40

  • Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society Heritage Week 2019 Event:

‘Mystery Tour’ of Inistioge, led by Mr Andy Cotterell on this Sunday 25th August.

Meeting point and time: Inistioge Church at 3pm

Free – all welcome

  • Meals on Wheels

Make your life easy and avoid all that cooking book your piping hot meals today and every day at the same time having a caring person calling every day to deliver your meals.

Contact: The Manager, Meals On Wheels. Sr. Aidan    Centre, Cross St. New Ross. Phone : 051-445711

  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 28th August at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €500 and also Split the Pot on the night.

Please note the Bingo will be held in the Parish Pump this week as the Hall and Grounds will be closed.

  • Wexford County Council

Wexford County Council have launched the Council’s 2019 Mattress and Sofa Amnesty. The initiative takes places over four Saturdays, beginning Saturday 31st August, and will give members of the public an opportunity to bring their old mattresses and sofas to household recycling centres in the County free of charge.

Dates of Amnesty:

Saturday 31st August Holmestown Waste Facility 8.30am to 12 noon & 1pm – 3pm

Saturday 7th September New Ross Recycling Centre 8.30am to 12 noon & 1pm to 3pm

Saturday 14th September Enniscorthy Recycling Centre 8.30am to 12. noon & 1pm to 3pm

Saturday 21st September Gorey Recycling Centre 8.30am to 12. noon & 1pm to 3pm

Householders are reminded that only clean dry mattresses should be brought to the appropriate household recycling centres at the dates and times listed above. A maximum of 3 mattresses and 1 suite of furniture will be accepted per vehicle on each day.

Commercial waste will not be accepted. All mattresses will be recycled,

  • Tullogher/Rosbercon LGFA

Tullogher Rosbercon Ladies Football Club will hold a   fundraising cake sale on Sunday 1st September after 9.30am Mass in Listerlin. All support would be greatly    appreciated on the morning.

  • Childminder Required

Kind and reliable childminder required 3 days per week (Mon/Tues/Weds) in the Tullogher/Rosbercon area for 2 kids (4 year old boy and 5 year old girl). Must have own transport and be available for school run. Please contact 086-8667263.

  • 50th Anniversary

The count down is on……

Assumption Terrace will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on 31st of August 2019.

Mass will be held at 1.30pm for all the Deceased residents of the estate. There will be a tree planting after the mass. Plenty of activities taking place on all the greens, including games, and lots more. There will be a marquee serving teas, coffees and refreshments. Plenty of free parking on the day. Music and refreshments in the Parish Pump on the night with a local band and a disco.

All are welcome on the day.

  • Annual Pattern

The annual St Moling’s Well pattern mass will be held on this Sunday 25th August at 2pm in Mullinakill.

Author: Eamon Kissane