Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

Tel: 051-421515 / 087 2335432, email:

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 1st September 2019

Categories: Newsletter


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

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

Twenty Second Sunday of the Year

Once, Jesus was invited to a supper. During the supper he commented on how the guests were fighting for the places of honour. Here Jesus invited us to his supper. He is the host, we are the guests. Here every place is a place of honour.

Theme of the Weekend Readings:  God invites all people to His banquet. The humble get the places of honour

First Reading: Be gentle and humble for there is no cure for the proud man’s disdain.

Second Reading: The city of the living God is          accessible to all who believe in Jesus.

Gospel: Jesus warns us against pride and arrogance.

Weekday Masses:

Rosbercon:                  No Mass 


Jim Conway, Listerlin

Stephen and Mae Cotterell, Ballykenna

Laurence Fortune, Shanbogh

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.

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.

Burren Weekend Retreat 13th – 15th September: Would you like to come on a guided journey through the Burren? Experience the silence and beauty of this unique landscape through walking mindfully on ancient pathways or limestone pavements.  Get to know some of the rare flora and appreciate our rich faith heritage in one of the ancient sacred sites.  Further information from Noirín on 087-945 9151 or Mary on 087-970 1130.

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. 

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.

St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Restoration Fund 2019/2020: The sixth draw for St Mary’s Cathedral         Restoration Fund took place Wednesday 28th August in the Chapter Room at St Mary’s Cathedral. See notice boards for details.

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

7th/8th September 2019

Rosbercon Saturday 7th September:

Catherine Mernagh, Windmill Lane 6th Anniversary

Jim Meagher, Schoolhouse Road, Rosbercon


A Time for Promises

Promise to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind

Promise to make all your friends feel that there is something special about them

Promise to look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come through

Promise to think of the best, to work only for the best and to make the best come true

Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own

Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future

Promise to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give every person you meet a smile

Promise to give so much effort to the improvement of  yourself that you have no time to criticize others

Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble in your life

Wisdom: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Humour: Mother to daughter going back to school: ‘Of course I am sad you’re going back to school and I have to stay at home, all alone, where it is quiet and I can do   whatever I want’!

Collection of Parish Funds 24th/25th August, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €807.40

Weekly Envelopes:      €600.60

Parish Building Fund on 28th August 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 28th August 2019: €44,781.40

Tullogher/Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club

On Sunday 8th September Tullogher/Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club will hold their annual Vintage only Tractor and Car Road Run. All proceeds will go to Local Organisations.  Assemble at   Rosbercon Parish Hall at   12 noon. There will be a BBQ and live music by Mick Comerford in Rosbercon Hall from 2.30pm. Plenty of fun for all the family. Enquiries to: Jamie 087-6869137, PJ  087-7982118 or David 087-7382301.


Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 4th September at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be € 525.00 and also Split the Pot on the night.       BINGO IS BACK IN HALL

Wexford County Council

Wexford County Council have launched the Council’s 2019 Mattress and Sofa Amnesty. The initiative gives 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 7th September New Ross 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 this 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.

Active Retirement

New Ross Active Retirement will hold their general meeting on Friday September 6th at 10.30am in the Youth Centre Nunnery Lane. New members welcome, many sport activities i.e. Darts, Basket Ball, Curling, Ten Pin Bowling and Line Dancing.

Our Lady’s Island

The Closing Ceremony takes place on Sunday 8th September at 7pm. There will be a bus leaving New Ross Parish at 5.30pm on the day, stopping at Cushinstown  Parish Church and Carrigbyrne. Please contact New Ross Parish Office to book a seat which costs €10.

Barnardos Collection Day

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

Author: Eamon Kissane