Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

Tel: 051-421515 / 087 2335432, email:

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm



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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 24th November 2019

Categories: Newsletter


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

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

 Feast of Christ the King

Today we honour Christ as our King. We honour him best by helping to spread his message of love and forgiveness. 

Theme of the Weekend Readings: We celebrate the Feast of Christ Our King remembering that the King’s life ended on a cross.

First Reading: The choosing of David as King of  Israel.

Second Reading: Jesus is given all the titles of a king.

Gospel: Jesus promises Heaven to the good thief.

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 30th November 7pm Mass in Tullogher

Sunday 1st December 9.30am Mass in Mullinarrigle

                                11.00am Mass in Rosbercon

Weekday Masses:


Wednesday and Friday:             9:30am.

Thursday:                                  9:45am.


Larry Whelan, Ballinaboola, Newbawn

Jimmy Phelan, Smithstown

Josephine O Connor, Rosbercon Hill

Matt, Nora and Luke Cody, Ballyrue

John Dooley and his daughter Joan Hennessy, Rosbercon

Bridget and William Gaule, Anfield Lane, Rosbercon.

Bob Saunders, Ballyknock

Monica Whitty,Glenbarra

The Mission of the Church in Changing Times: Due to unforeseen circumstances, for the month of December (ONLY) Mass will be celebrated in Rosbercon and Glenmore on the same Saturdays, 7th and 21st December. There will be no Mass in Rosbercon or Glenmore on Saturday 14th or 28th December. The usual Sunday Masses in Rosbercon and Listerlin will be celebrated every weekend.

Christmas Masses: Due to health and safety concerns, the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass this year will be celebrated in Listerlin (Mullinarrigle) at 6.00p.m and the Christmas Morning Mass will be celebrated in Tullogher at 9.30am. The Christmas Eve Mass in Rosbercon will be at 8.00 p.m. and the Christmas Day Mass in Rosbercon will be at 11.00 a.m.

Christmas Reconciliation Services: Confessions for Christmas will be heard after the weekend Masses in Tullogher and Mullinarrigle on Saturday/Sunday, 30th November/1st December and after the remaining weekend Masses of Advent.

A Special Remembrance Mass will be offered for those who died in the last year (Nov 2018 – Nov 2019). The Mass will be offered in Rosbercon Church on Friday 29th November at 7.30pm. The Mass is being organised by the Parish Pastoral Council who will be in touch with the       families of the deceased. We emphasise that all parishioners are invited to this Mass.

We welcome into our Parish Community James  Thomas Mullally, son of Thomas and Margaret nee Blackwell, Listerlin, who was baptised in Mullinarrigle Church on  Saturday 16th November 2019.

There will be a Special Mass with Anointing of the Sick for the ‘Over 55s’ of the parishin Rosbercon Hall on Sunday 8th December at 3.00 p.m. followed by a reception and music.  The Mass and Reception will be followed by the Parish Draw at 4.30p.m. All are welcome to attend.

This week-end, 23rd / 24th November 2019 is designated by the Church in Ossory as Diocesan Safeguarding Awareness Weekend. The Church focuses on the importance of safeguarding children/vulnerable adults of our community and the importance of ensuring good safeguarding practice throughout the Diocese. Good Safeguarding practice is a priority in our parishes, our schools and in all sporting and cultural organisations. It is important for all of us who work with children and vulnerable adults to ensure our safeguarding practice is up to date and in line with national requirements. Good safeguarding practice is integral to ministry – it is not an option.

If you have a child safeguarding concern or wish to raise a matter from the past you may contact any of the following: Diocesan Designated Persons: Mr. Cathal Cullen 087 100 0232 or Ms. Rose Brophy 087 331 4330 Garda National Protective Services: 01 6663430/35

Civil Authorities Tusla Child & Family Agency: Carlow Kilkenny area 052 617 7302

Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’ Sullivan, Ballykenna. Please note Safeguarding Statements are displayed in the porches of the Churches of the Parish.

Collection of Parish Funds 16th and 17th November 2019:

Offertory Collection:                                  €769.95

Weekly Envelopes:                                   €622.55

Parish Building Fund on 19th November 2019: 

Mass Intentions for Saturday/Sunday 30th Nov / 1st Dec

Mullinarrigle: Sunday 1st December at 9:30am: Peg Mackey, Mullinakill

Rosbercon: Sunday 1st December at 11:00am: Kate Lee

Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council would like to send a Christmas Greeting Card for 2019 to parishioners who have emigrated from the parish down the years. Please let us have the names and addresses of any family members, friends or neighbours whom you wish to receive a card. The emigrants will also be remembered at our Parish Christmas Masses. Names may be handed in to the Parochial House or to the Parish Office. Names may be posted, texted or Emailed to Fr. Dan or Emailed to Jamesie Murphy at

Living Liturgy – An evening for Choirs and Musicians: Fr Liam Lawton, (Kildare and Leighlin) is offering a workshop for the Choirs and Musicians of the Parishes of our Diocese in St Kieran’s College on Monday 2nd December commencing at 7.30pm. The theme of the  evening is ‘Exploring Advent and Christmas Music and more…’  Fr Dan hopes that some of the wonderful people from our    parish who will be providing our Christmas    music might be able to attend this workshop. Expenses will the covered by the parish.


Everybody loves to be remembered.

But if we want to be remembered

We have a duty also to remember.

Memory is a powerful thing.

Wrongly used it can bring death rather than life.

Rightly used it is a form of immortality.

It keeps the past alive.

Those we remember never die.

They continue to walk and talk with us.

Their influence is still felt among us.

There is nothing stronger or more helpful

than a good remembrance.

We remember all who have died.

And their memory most definitely brings life to us today.

Wisdom: “There are two educators: the one that teaches us how to make a living and the one that teaches how to live”.

Humour: The young boy of sixteen thought his father was so foolish that he could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when he got to twenty-one he was astonished at how much his father had learned in five years!

¨ Listerlin Tidy Towns

 To celebrate their first year, Listerlin Tidy Towns are  holding a family Christmas surprise in Listerlin village on Sunday 1st December between 4:30 and 6 pm. The Tidy Towns group invite you and your family to come and celebrate the start of Christmas 2019 with them!

¨ Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 27th November at 8pm.  Lotto Prize will be €825.00 and also Split the Pot on the night.

¨ Tullogher Rosbercon St. Vincent De Paul

Our annual Church door collection will take place at all Masses within the parish on the weekend of the 7th/8th  December next. We greatly  appreciate all donations received. It is important  to note all money   received without exception goes towards the assistance of those     resident within our parish in urgent need usually in the form of food or assistance towards children’s clothing,  footwear or school books costs.  At Christmas time we also like to give a few bags of coal primarily to elderly and deserving persons living alone within our parish who’s sole income is usually their pension which provide little money for winter heating costs. Any parishioner who becomes aware of such need within our parish please let any of the following committee members know; Seamus Waters, Mary B Conway, Bríd Vereker, Catherine Cottrell and  Richard McElwee, who will deal with the situation with discretion or by contact on our special help line 087-7140112.

¨ Tullogher / Rosbercon Vintage

Tullogher/Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club 

Christmas Party Night on Saturday 14th Dec at the Parish Pump Rosbercon 

Dinner at 8pm sharp. Music by Moonlight Shadow – Tickets €15 from club members

¨ St. Michael’s Theatre

Saturday 30th Nov. 3pm: “DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD”

St. Michael’s Theatre 051 421255

¨ Exhibition

An exhibition of Paintings and Crafts, by Oldcourt Painting Group and local Crafters, will be held in the Brandon House Hotel (Paddy Murphy Suite) on Saturday, 30th November and Sun 1st December.  11 o’clock to 5 o’clock each day.   All welcome.

¨ South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture

‘Law, Language & Injustice’: Myles Joyce and the Maamtrasna Trials, 1882 Speaker: Professor Margaret Kelleher Date: Thursday, 28th November 2019 Time: 8pm  Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church).

All welcome.

Night of Reminiscing with Marion Fossett

Date: Thursday, 5th December

Time: 8pm, preceded by food at 6pm

Venue: The Thatch Cottage Cafe, Grannagh, Kilmacow. Advance booking essential.

Author: Eamon Kissane