Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

Tel: 051-421515 / 087 2335432, email:

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 30th September 2018

Categories: Newsletter


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


Twenty Sixth Sunday of the Year


Modern life has brought us closer to one another than ever before. We influence one another in all sorts of ways. God wants us to be stepping stones for one another. Unfortunately sometimes we are stumbling blocks to one another.

Theme of the Weekend Readings: All are welcome to Church: Anyone who is not against us is for us, the Lord has said.
First Reading: The spirit given to Moses is shared with many.
Second Reading: Saint James condemns the wealthy and powerful that oppress the poor.
Gospel: Jesus welcomes all people who are helpful and deals with obstacles to faith.

Weekday Masses:
Wednesday & Friday: 9.30am.
Thursday 9.45am.

Months Mind:
James (Jim) Meagher, School House Road

Ellen Kennedy, Irishtown Heights, New Ross
Pat Dooley, Garranbehy
Paddy and Helen Malone, Ballygriffin
Mikey and Tommy Doolan, Curraghmore
Eily Murphy, Ballyreddy
Michael Molloy, Tinneranny

Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the parish on Friday, 5th October 2018.

Many congratulations to Maria Richardson, Rosbercon and to Barry Mylett, New Ross who were married in Rosbercon Church, on Saturday 15th September 2018. Congratulations to Annmarie Ward, Ballymountain, and to John McDonagh, Dublin, who were married in Mullinarrigle Church, on Saturday 22nd September 2018. Also, congratulations to Meadhbh Ryan, New Ross and to Stephen Hughes, Dublin, who were married in Rosbercon Church, on Saturday 22nd September 2018. We pray that Our Lord will bless their marriages and grant them happiness.

We welcome into our Parish Community Fiadh Marie Conroy, daughter of Trevor and Linda, Slievecorragh, who was baptised in Mullinarrigle Church on Saturday 8th September 2018. We also welcome Anna Mary Moriarty Conway, daughter of Edward and Ruth, Ballyknock, who was also baptised in Mullinarrigle Church on Saturday 8th September.

The Opening Mass for the School Year for Our Lady of Lourdes School will be celebrated in Rosbercon Church on Friday 5th October at 2.00pm. All are welcome

There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on Tuesday 9th October at 7.30pm.

The October Station and November Offering Envelopes will be distributed to the homes of the parish in the coming weeks. Envelopes may be handed in at the weekend Masses or to the Parochial House.

The Organisation Family & Life will present a talk on The Way Forward for Ireland’s Pro-Life Movement in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on Thursday October 4th at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Have you been bereaved recently or in the past? Would you like to meet a trained bereavement volunteer in the peaceful surroundings of Villa Maria, Freshford Road, Kilkenny. Kilkenny Bereavement Support offer a confidential, free bereavement support service to people of all ages. Phone: 056-7756538.

Just a Thought: Who do you say that I am? Jesus asks this question of his followers. The gospel writers in their fashion attempted to answer this most fundamental question. They said that Jesus was: Son of God, Son of Man, Divine Physician, king, prophet, bridegroom, light of the world, the vine, the high priest, the first born of creation, the bright morning star…. What concerns Jesus now is what your answer is to this question! Can we say with Saint Peter, ‘You are the Christ the Son of the living God’.

Collection of Parish Funds 22nd/23rd September, 2018:
Offertory Collection: €681.80 Weekly Envelopes: €634.20 Parish Building Fund on 26th September 2018: €557,684.40

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,
6th/7th October 2018

Rosbercon: Saturday 6th October at 6.30pm:
John Dowling, Tinnakilly

Tullogher: Saturday 6th October at 8.00pm
Bridget Croke, Brownsford and deceased family members

Rosbercon: Sunday 7th October at 11.00am:
Edward O’Neill, Ballyknock
David “Dáithi” Brindley, Ballybeg


Let your Light shine
The most important thing about each of us
Is our capacity for goodness.
We can be a source of light.
We can have hands that can care,
eyes that can see,
ears that can hear,
tongues that can speak,
feet that can walk,
and above all hearts that can love.
Unfortunately, through weakness, selfishness or
cowardice, our light can be dimmed,
so that we become shadows of the people we could be.
Lord, help us to believe in our own goodness,
and to let the light of that goodness shine.
On seeing this light, others find their way,
and you will be glorified.

Wisdom: Life is a country that the old have travelled. Those who wish to travel that country successfully can learn the way from them.

Humour: For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done!

• New Ross Community Hospital
New Ross Community Hospital will hold their annual church gate collection in aid of the Community Hospital on Saturday and Sunday, 29/30 September

• New Ross Parish Office
Robert Street, New Ross
Tel: 051-421348
General gifts, Religious items and Cards for all occasions available throughout the year.
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10:30am to 2:00pm. Closed Holy days and Bank Holidays

• Fun Line dance Class
Line dance classes in Rosbercon Parish Hall every Tuesday and Thursday night.
Beginners at 7pm and Improvers at 8pm.
Pay as you go. Come along for a great nights enjoyment. For further information please contact: 087-7999166 or 087-9792483

• Traditional Latin Mass
A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will take place at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street Waterford City at 10am on Sunday 30th September. Celebrant Fr. Andrzej Komorowski FSSP.
All are most welcome.

• 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 from 3rd September are Monday & Friday 4-5pm and “Tots Academy” Saturday 10-11am.
Please see Mernagh Academy on Facebook or call 087-6729435 for further information.

• Bingo
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 3rd October at 8.30pm. Lotto Prize will be €225
Congratulations to Cliff Bennett, who was our €1700 Bingo Lotto Winner.

• St. Michaels Theatre Films
Saturday 6th October 3pm The Incredibles 2
Saturday 6th October 8pm Mama Mia: Here We Go Again

• Shanbogh National School
Part-time school secretary required. This position is for 8 hours per week during school term. Hours must be flexible. Closing date Tuesday October 9th, 2018. For further information on this vacancy, please visit

• Tidy Towns Group
With a view to starting up a Listerlin Tidy Towns group there will be a public meeting taking place in Paddy Ryan’s public house on Wednesday October 10th at 6.30pm. Staff and personnel from Kilkenny County Council will be present to give information and to support and to assist in the formation of a Listerlin Tidy Towns group.

• South Kilkenny Historical Society
Book Launch
Kilkenny in Times of Revolution 1900 -1923, by Eoin Swithin Walsh
Date: Friday, October 5th 2018
Time: 8pm
Venue: Mooncoin Parish Hall
All are Welcome


Author: Eamon Kissane