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Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 29th December 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 the Holy Family

We gather on the feast of the Holy Family. We have come from our own families into a wider family – the family of the Christian community. Here we are reminded that we have a common Father, God, and that we are brothers and sisters in Christ.

Theme of the Weekend Readings:  All families are especially blessed because of the birth of Jesus into the Holy Family.

First Reading: A promise of reward for those who respect their parents.

Second Reading: Family life is wonderful when people live in harmony.

Gospel: The family life of Jesus.

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 4th January:      No Mass in Rosbercon

                                    7:00 pm Mass in Tullogher

 Sunday 5th January:        9:30 am Mass in Mullinarrigle

                                    11:00 am Mass in Rosbercon

Weekday Masses:


Wednesday 1st January New Year’s Day:   10:00 am

Thursday & Friday:                                 No Mass 


Tommy Power, Shanbogh

Luke Doyle, Ramsgrange

Feast of the Epiphany – Little Christmas is celebrated on Monday 6th January this year.

Masses as follows:

Mullinarrigle:    Monday 6th January at 9:30 am.

Rosbercon:       Monday 6th January at 7:00 pm.

Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the Parish on Friday, 10th January 2020. Please note date.

We welcome into the Christian Community Croíadh Bríd Connick, daughter of Patrick and Ciara nee Newport, Ballyverneen, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church onSaturday 21st December.

Christmas Offerings: Many thanks to all who have contributed so generously to the Christmas Offerings. Outstanding envelopes may be handed in at Mass or to the Parochial House.

The Annual Giving Tree is in Rosbercon Church this year. Through the tree, gifts are brought to the patients of the two local hospitals in New Ross. Parishioners are asked to take a tag from the tree and return the gift requested with the tag on or before the 31st December 2019.

St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Restoration Fund 2019/2020: The tenth draw for St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund took place Monday 16th December in the Chapter Room at St Mary’s Cathedral. See noticeboards for details.

Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’ Sullivan, Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Brid or Anne. Please note Safeguarding Statements are displayed in the porches of the Churches of the Parish.

Dates for your Diary:

Sunday 8th March, 2020: Sacrament of Confirmation in     Rosbercon Church 

Saturday 2nd May 2020: First Eucharist Rosbercon.

Saturday 16th May 2020: First Eucharist Listerlin.

Collection of Parish Funds 21st / 22nd December 2019:

All details next week.


Of all the influences upon us,

The family is the greatest.

Every family is a small community.

The virtues that build and foster community are:

Kindness, gentleness, humility, patience

Mutual love and forgiveness.

These are not easy virtues to practice.

But when practiced with consistency

The rewards are great in terms of peace

and harmony in the home.

Wisdom: “A faithful friend is an image of God.”

Humour: Recently at Mass the Priest’s homily was just four minutes long, a fraction of his usual ramblings. ‘I regret to inform the congregation’ the priest explained ‘that my dog is very fond of eating paper and he ate that portion of my sermon which I am unable to deliver this morning’. Following Mass, a visitor from another parish shook hands with the priest and said ‘Father, if that dog ever has pups, I want to get one for my priest!’

Celtic Prayer for the Close of the Year

As the rain hides the stars,

As the autumn mist hides the hills,

As the clouds veil the blue sky,

So the dark happenings of my lot

Hide the shining of God’s face from me.

Yet, if I may hold Christ’s hand in darkness,

It is enough, since I know that,

Though I may stumble in my going,

God does not fall

Thank You and Good Wishes.  Fr. Dan thanks yousincerely for your generosity and loyalty to Rosbercon Parish during 2019. May Christmas be wonderful for you and your family and may Our Lord grant you many blessings during 2020.

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

4th/5th January 2020 

Tullogher: Saturday 4th January at 07:00 pm:

Billy Malone and wife Stasia, Cooleen, Tullogher

Rosbercon: Sunday 5th January at 11:00 am:

Sean, Bridget and Maria O’Neill,Rosbercon, Tinneranny

A New Year Blessing

May the light of your soul guide you,

May the light of your soul bless the work that you do

with the secret love and warmth of your heart.

May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul,

May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and

renewal to those who work with you and to those who

receive your work.

May your work never weary you,

May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment,

inspiration and excitement.

May you be present in what you do.

May the day never burden you.

May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your

new day with dreams, possibilities and promises.

May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.

May you go into the night, blessed, sheltered and protected.

May your soul calm, console and renew you.


¨ Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 8th January at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €925.00. Also Split the Pot. Happy New Year to all.

¨ Newsletter Sponsors

We list below the people, companies and businesses that have kindly supported and sponsored the Parish Newsletter in 2018. We would like to thank them all and wish them all a Happy, Prosperous and Successful New Year in 2019, and ask that our Parishioners give them support throughout the  coming year.

¨ Brian McElwee Accountant

¨ Tullogher Glenmore Ploughing Association

¨ Tullogher Rosbercon GAA

¨ Dooleys Baber Shop

¨ Vibe Hairdressing Salon

¨ Trudies Catering

¨ John Paul Phelan TD

¨ Tullogher Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club

¨ Shanbogh National School

¨ Barrowside Veterinary Hospital

¨ Dr. Michael O’Beirne

¨ Joe Moffitt Veterinary Practice

¨ P.N. O’Gorman Ltd

¨ Michael Muldowney

¨ O’Rourke Transport

¨ Waterford/New Ross Mart

¨ New Ross Rugby Club

¨ Joyces Home Centre

¨ Lawlors Limited, North Street

¨ Max Power Complete Maintenance Ltd

¨ Rogers Dentist

¨ Stafford’s Fuels Ltd

¨ Tullogher/Rosbercon Community Alert

¨ Listerlin Parents Association

¨ Councillor Fidelis Doherty

¨ AIB, South Street, New Ross

¨ Eurofarm, Kilkenny

¨ St. Moling’s Well Committee

¨ New Ross Meals on Wheels

¨ A number of Kind Anonymous Parishioners

Author: Eamon Kissane