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, 12th January 2020

Categories: Newsletter


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

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

Baptism of Our Lord

Today we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist in the waters of the Jordan. He did so in order that he might free us from the power of sin and give us a new way of living.

Theme of the Weekend Readings:  

We celebrate Jesus’ baptism and our own baptism.

First Reading:

The life of Jesus is foretold by the Prophet Isaiah.

Second Reading:

St. Peter speaks of the blessings that come through Jesus.

Gospel: Jesus is baptised.

Weekend Masses:

Sunday 19th January:              9:30 am Mass in Mullinarrigle

                                                11:00 am Mass in Rosbercon

Weekday Masses:


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday—No Mass


Paddy  Hennessy, Hoodsgrove

Paula Leahy, Ard Mhícíl—3rd Anniv.

Mary McCormack, Begerin, Log Tus

Tommy Brennan, The Roar

Nora Woods, Ballymartin—Months Mind

Gerry Moore, Tinnakilly, Rosbercon—1st Anniv.

Imelda Delahunty, Nash/Assumption Tce.—1st Anniv.

Fr. John Carey (ex P.P)

Breda Sinnott, “The Shop”, Rosbercon—1st Anniv.

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.

Christmas Offerings: Once again many thanks to all parishioners for your generosity atChristmas. May the New Year be generous to us all.

Many thanks to all, who supported The Annual Giving Tree in Rosbercon Church this year. Through the tree, gifts are brought to the elderly patients of the two local hospitals in New Ross. Your generosity is much appreciated.

As and from Sunday next 19th January 2020, Collection Bags will be used for the Offertory and Envelope Collections in the Churches of the Parish. This is a Diocesan regulation as Collection Boxes are not considered to be adequately secure.

A Concert, featuring New Ross HFC Brass Band, Cairdeas Cheoil, the Nomads and special guests will be held in Rosbercon Church on Saturday,  February 15th, at 8 pm. Tickets at  €5.00 will be available this week. This Concert has been graciously organised to raise funds for Rosbercon Parish Hall at Albatross.  A great night is promised and we ask for your support.

There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish  Finance Committee in the Parochial House on Monday 27th January at 8.00 pm. Please note change of date.

Getting married in the Catholic Church –what is needed? The couple must first contact their local Parish Priest where they live and book the Church where they wish to marry. They must ensure they have a priest to perform the ceremony.                   A  Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form must be completed for each person by the priest.  For this the following are required: Baptismal Certificate, Confirmation      Certificate and Proof of Freedom to Marry. The  couple will be required to complete a Marriage Preparation Course. It is always best to check with your priest regarding local regulations and practices in the Parish and Diocese.

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.

Collection of Parish Funds 4th/5th January 2020:

Offertory Collection:             €419.00

Weekly Envelopes:              €431.00

Parish Building Fund on 8th January  2020:                                                           €560,234.40

Parish Debt on 30th December 2019: Figures will be issued by the Diocese in January.

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

19th January 2020

Sunday 19th January Rosbercon at 11:00 am:

Patrick Long, Ballyknock

Fr. Dan is very happy to pray for deceased parishioners as their anniversaries occur during the year. November is the Month of the Holy Souls and we remember our beloved dead especially during this time. In 2020, we will remember only those who died during the year at our Christmas Masses.

Fr. Dan is available to visit parishioners especially those who are sick. Please contact Fr. Dan at 051-421515 or 087-2335432

Prayer for the Feast of the Baptism of Christ

God our Creator, we thank you for the wonder of new life and for the mystery of human love. We give thanks for all whose support and skill surround and sustain the early years of life. As Jesus knew love and discipline within a human family, may the children of our parish  grow up in faith and wisdom. As Mary knew the joys and pains of motherhood, give all parents your sustaining grace and love. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.


The Fiddler of Dooney by W. B. Yeats

When we come at the end of time

To Peter sitting in state

He will smile on the three old spirits

But call me first, through the gate.

For the good are always merry

Saved by an evil chance

And the merry love to fiddle

And the merry love to dance

And when the folk there spy me

They will all come up to me

With here is the Fiddler of Dooney

And dance like a wave of the sea.


Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass.


The teacher was telling the Bible story of Sodom and Gomorrah to her class, explaining that when Lot’s wife looked back she turned into a pillar of salt.   Suddenly little Johnny interrupted saying ‘My mommy looked back once while she was driving’ he announced ‘and she turned into a telephone pole.’

¨ Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 15th January at 8 pm. Lotto Prize will be €950.00. Also Split the Pot.

¨ Irish Dance Classes

The Mernagh Academy of Irish Dance is currently  recruiting new students for the new dance season. Classes are held at Rosbercon Parish Hall and instructed by Séamas Mernagh TCRG, Fully qualified, Garda vetted, Túsla Children First Certified and      Insured teacher. Class times are Monday & Friday 4-5 pm and “Tots Academy” Saturday 10-11 am.
Please see Mernagh Academy on Facebook or call 0876729435 for further information.

¨ Tullogher Rosbercon Vintage Club

Tullogher Rosbercon Vintage Club will hold their AGM on Tuesday 14th January in the Parish Pump at 9 pm.

¨ St. Joseph’s Athletic Club

St. Joseph’s Athletic Club will hold their AGM on  Monday 13th January in the Parish Pump at 8 pm.

¨ Tullogher Glenmore Ploughing


Tullogher Glenmore Ploughing Association will hold their annual Ploughing match at Rathinure, Glenmore, by kind permission of the Kelly family, on Saturday 25th January 2020. All usual classes and great prizes. Entries before 8 pm on Wednesday 22nd January to Nicholas Kelly—087-2567866,

Edward Forristal—087-9240019,

Philly Hartley—087-2506337.

Spectators most Welcome.

¨ Tullogher Rosbercon Development Draw

Winners of the December 2019 Draw which was held in the Clubhouse on the 7th January 2020.

1st Prize—€250.00

Brendan Grace, Rosbercon

2nd Prize—€100.00

Ger Mullally, Cappagh

3rd Prize—€100.00

Paddy Heffernan, Ballyneale

4th Prize—€50.00

Pat and Bernadette O’Neill, Brownstown

5th Prize—€50.00

Kevin Murphy, Brownsford

6th Prize—€50.00

Brendan Lawlor, Ballymagill

7th Prize—€50.00

John Kent, Ballyreddy

The next draw will be held on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 08:30 pm in the Clubhouse.

Author: Eamon Kissane