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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 20th October 2019

Categories: Newsletter


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

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

Twenty Ninth Sunday of the Year

Mission Sunday

On this Mission Sunday, prayer and faith are very closely connected. It’s because we have faith that we pray. At the same time prayer sustains our faith. We need to pray, not just when we are in trouble, but as often as possible.

Theme of the Weekend Readings: We celebrate the goodness of God who answers our prayers, sometimes in ways we cannot understand.

First Reading: Moses holding up his hands in prayer gains victory for his people.

Second Reading: St. Paul reminds his follower Timothy to preach the good news.

Gospel: Jesus tells a story to show us the importance of persevering in prayer.

Weekday Masses:


Wednesday                  9.30am.

No Mass Thursday or Friday.


Kattie Delahunty, Barnacole and Shanbogh

John and Mary Knox, Brownstown

Tom and Bessie Doyle, Waterford Road and deceased Family members

Bridget Handrick, Millbanks

The Mission of the Church in Changing Times: As the number of priests decline, the new Mass schedule must allow the reduced number of priests to cover Masses in neighbouring parishes. A 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. 

Unlocking the Possibilities of our Pastoral Areas:  A workshop on the many possibilities now open to

Parishes, through the establishment of Pastoral Areas, will take place in St Kieran’s College, Saturday 26th October from 11am-1pm. All members of the Pastoral Area Councils are invited to this two hour reflection. The Workshop will be chaired by Bishop Dermot Farrell and in dialogue with        Fr Albert McDonnell and some lay co-ordinators of Pastoral groups from other Irish Dioceses, we will have an opportunity to reflect on how these groupings can best work together.

The October Station and November Offering Envelopes have been distributed to the homes of the parish. We thank the envelope distributors for their work on our behalf. Part of the October Station collection supports the retired priests and the priests of the Diocese whose income has to be  supplemented.

The November Offering Envelopes contain a sheet for the names of your deceased family and friends.  The names of your dead will be placed in the Memorial Box in front of the altar for the month of November.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend.

We are very happy that Students from Our Lady of Lourdes School will be attending daily Mass in Rosbercon Church every Thursday morning 9.45am. We welcome the students and their presence at Mass is a blessing for the Parish.

Mission Sunday this year falls on Sunday, 20th October.The theme of Mission Sunday this year is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary’ and the Annual Collection for the Propagation of the Faith will be taken up at the weekend Masses, Saturday/Sunday, 19th/20th October. Please note that there is an envelope for your contribution to the Missions in your box of weekly envelopes. Please be generous as 1,096 Dioceses in mission territories are    heavily dependent upon the Mission Sunday Collection.

Life in the Spirit Weekend Seminar led by Brendan Walsh from the Catholic Charismatic Ministry will be held Good Counsel College Church, New Ross next weekend, Friday 25th October 7-8.30pm, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th 10am-5pm, Sunday Mass 3pm. . It is essential to attend the full weekend. Tea / Coffee provided, bring a lunch if required. Please text 087-6283405 to confirm attendance.

Rome Pilgrimage: The Ossory Adult Faith Development group are leading a pilgrimage to Rome (August 24th – 29th 2020). These days in the eternal city are an opportunity through art and sacred sites to unlock knowledge of our faith and to deepen our understanding of God.  Anyone  interested can contact or 056-7753624.    

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

26th/27th October 2019 

Rosbercon: Saturday 26th October at 6.30pm:

John Handrick, Assumption Tce

James Lawlor Jnr., Tinneranny 40th Anniversary

Tullogher: Saturday 26th October at 8.00pm:

Maura and Mikey Phelan, Tullogher

Months Mind: Bernadette Phelan, Tullogher

Mullinarrigle: Sunday 27th October at 9.30am:

Nicky Woods, Ballymartin

Rosbercon: Sunday 27th October at 11am:

Jack Barron, Tinneranny

Jimmy Sinnott, Priory Court, New Ross 5th Anniversary

Agnes Malone, Hoodsgrove


The end of our Story – as described by Pope Francis

We are all small and defenceless before the mystery of death.

However, what a grace if at that moment we safeguard in our hearts the flame of faith.

Jesus will take us by the hand, as he took Jairus’ daughter by the hand, and will repeat to each one: “Tal’itha cu’mi”; “Little girl, arise!” (cf. Mk 5:41).

I invite you, now, to close your eyes and think about that moment: of our death.

Each of us think about our own death, and imagine that moment that will come,

when Jesus will take us by the hand and tell us: “Come, come with me, arise”.

There, hope will end and reality will abide, the reality of life.

Jesus himself will come to each of us and take us by the hand,

With his tenderness, his compassion, his love.

This is our hope in the face of death.

For those who believe, it is a door that is thrust open wide;

for those who doubt, it is a glimmer of light that filters through an exit that is not quite completely closed.

But for all of us it will be a grace, when this light, of the  encounter with Jesus, illuminates us.

Wisdom: “Always keep your face towards the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you”.

                                                            Walt Whitman

Humour: A woman invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?” “I wouldn’t know what to say,” the little girl replied. “Just say what you hear Mammy say,” the mother said. The little girl bowed her head and said: “Dear Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”

Collection of Parish Funds 12th/13th October 2019:

Offertory Collection:        €702.00

Weekly Envelopes:          €653.00

Parish Building Fund on 15th October 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 15th October 2019: €44,781.40

¨ Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 23rd October at 8pm.  Lotto Prize will be €700  and also Split the Pot on the night.

¨ Listerlin National School

Scoil Mholainge Listerlin NS will hold their Annual Church Gate collections next weekend Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019. All support would be greatly appreciated.

¨ Latin Mass

A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will be celebrated on Sunday 27th October at 10am  in Holy   Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford City.
Celebrant Fr. Alex  Stewart FSSP. All  are  most  welcome.

¨ Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society will hold a lecture

‘Tom Ryan – A War of Independence Internee’

Speaker: William Murphy, on Thursday 24th October 2019 at 8pm

Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church)

¨ Childminder Available

Childminder available locally for full days or just after school. Full drivers licence and garda vetted. Call 087-3169966.  

¨ GAA Draw Results

Winners of the September 2019 Draw

1st Prize €250         Joe and Mary Conway, Ballyknock

2nd Prize €100        Jack Ryan, Tinneranny

3rd Prize €100         John Joe Barron, Darbystown

4th – 7th Prize €50   Bartly and Mary Conway, Ballyknock

                                John O’Sullivan, Ballyfoyle

                                Liam Barron, Brownsford

                                Una Murphy, Brownsford

Winners of the Annual Draw

1st Prize €250         Breda Walsh, Brownsford

2nd Prize €100        James Gill, Shanbogh

3rd Prize €50          John and Margaret Barron, Brownsford      

 Next Draw: Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 8.30pm in the Clubhouse. 

¨ Community Alert

Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert had a very interesting information night on Tuesday in the parish hall with a good crowd attending.

Garda  Conor  Cleere  spoke about securing your property, being able to identify valuable  items if stolen, and reporting anything suspicious  or anything that might be of help to the Garda.

Niall Hogan from Bunclody Emergency Response spoke  about the units and their help to  the elderly and living alone.

Donal  Lonergan  spoke about the value of Defibrillator and saving lives in an emergency situation.

Pierce Handrick who mans the Text Alert spoke about the importance of reporting  suspicious  activities.

Author: Eamon Kissane