Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

Tel: 051-421515 / 087 2335432, email:

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Tel: 051-425093, email:

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm



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7th January 2018

Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432
PARISH OFFICE:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30 am—12.30 am

Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord


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


Theme of the Weekend Readings: We celebrate    Jesus’ baptism and our own baptism.


First Reading: All are welcome to come to the waters of life.


Second Reading:  Through our own baptism we share in the salvation won by Jesus.


Gospel:  Jesus is baptised by John in the Jordan River.


Weekday Masses:

Wednesday & Friday:                 9.30am

Thursday                                     9.45am



Bridget, Sean and Maria O’Neill, Tinneranny

Cissie Furlong, Brownstown


Cead Mile Failte: We welcome into our Parish       Community Grace Joanne Mullally daughter of Tom and Margaret, nee Blackwell, Listerlin, who was       baptised in Mullinarrigle Church on Saturday 30th      December 2017.  


The Feast of the Epiphany – Little Christmas – falls on Saturday 6th January this year and is a Holy Day of  Obligation.


Masses for the Feast of the Epiphany and for     Sunday 7th January as follows:


Rosbercon: Friday, 5th January at  6.30pm: Saturday 6th January at  11.00am

Saturday, 6th January at  6.30pm: Sunday 7th January at  11.00am

Mullinarrigle: Saturday 6th January at 9.30am.     Sunday 7th January at  9.30am

Tullogher: Saturday 6th January at 8.00pm.


Christmas Offerings: Many thanks to all who have          contributed so generously to the Christmas Offerings for the support of Fr Dan.  May the New Year be generous to us all.


We are all looking forward to the Celebration of the        Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church on   Saturday, 20th January, 2018 at 11.00 am. This year in the absence of a Diocesan Bishop the Sacrament of              Confirmation will be administered by The Parish Priest, Fr Dan Cavanagh. To help us all to prepare, the following    Celebrations have been arranged:


Saturday 13th January at 6.30pm:  Preparation Mass in Rosbercon Church for Parents and Children

Tuesday 16th January at 7.30pm: Ceremony of Light in  Rosbercon Church for Parents, Children and Sponsors

Saturday, 20th January, 2018 at 11.00am:  Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church.


Many thanks to all, who are supporting The Annual Giving Tree in Rosbercon Church this year. Through the tree, gifts are brought to the patients of the two local hospitals in New Ross.  The gifts will be presented to the Patients on Sunday 7th January, 2018. It is of the utmost importance that        remaining gifts are returned immediately so that they can be distributed to the patients.


The Loop System, for the hard of hearing, is in operation in Rosbercon Church. Hearing aid wearers with a ‘T’ (telecoil) can now hear directly through their hearing aids if they turn their aid to the setting marked T.


Dates for your Diary:

Saturday 20th January, 2018 Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church  

Saturday 12th May 2018: First Eucharist Rosbercon

Saturday 26th May 2018: First Eucharist Listerlin.


Greetings: Fr Dan and Parishioners send special New Year Greetings and prayers to all our emigrants who have left   Ireland over the last number of years. We hope and pray that you are settled and happy in your new country.


Thank You and Good Wishes.  Fr. Dan thanks you         sincerely for your generosity and loyalty to Rosbercon Parish during 2017. May Our Lord grant you many blessings during 2018.


Mass Intentions for Saturday/Sunday

13th/14th January 2018


Rosbercon: Saturday 13th January

Paddy Hennessy, Hoodsgrove

Listerlin: Sunday 14th January

Seamus Barron, Darbystown and London




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 these children 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.


A Prayer for the New Year

Lord, in this New Year which we have begun

May we have enough happiness to keep us agreeable

Enough trials to keep us strong,

Enough sorrow to keep us human

Enough freedom to keep us happy,

Enough failure to keep us humble,

Enough success to keep us eager,

Enough wealth to meet our needs,

Enough faith to banish depression,

Enough hope to look forward,

Enough love to give us comfort,

And enough determination to keep going.


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


Humour: 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.’


Collection of Parish Funds 23rd /24th /25th December, 2017:

Offertory Collection:   €3,311.00

Weekly Envelopes: €1,539.00

Collection of Parish Funds 30th/31st December, 2017:

Offertory Collection:   €784.00

Weekly Envelopes: €641.00

Parish Building Fund on 3rd January 2018  €552,383.84


Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert

In the past two years, Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert have installed a number of grant aided Emergency Response Units in the homes of eligible parishioners. This is a parish initiative that can be of great benefit to some parishioners with all the administration taken care of by the Community Alert committee representative. For more    information contact Bridget Healy (087 9020552).


Employment Opportunity

Rosbercon Community Employment Scheme have the  following vacancies:


1 x Caretaker/Groundsman

1 x Activities Assistant

1 x Office Administration

For further information please contact: 051-425093 or  086-3642592.

Department of Social Protection, Community                 Employment Terms and Conditions Apply.             See (


Christmas Concert

A very successful Christmas concert was held in         Mullinarrigle Church before Christmas. It was put on by the Listerlin Church Choir and Listerlin School Children. There was €390 received from a raffle and donations on the night. €250 was given towards the Church Building fund and €50 to the local Vincent De Paul collection. Thanks to all that contributed.


Meals On Wheels

Make your life easy and avoid all that cooking book your piping hot meals today and every day at the same time having a caring person calling every day to deliver your meals.

Contact: The Manager,  Meals On Wheels. Sr Aidan    Centre, Cross St. Phone : 445711



Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 10th January at 8.00pm

Lotto Prize will be €825




Author: Eamon Kissane