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, 7th October 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 Seventh Sunday of the Year


It’s not easy to be a Christian in today’s world. And it’s almost impossible on one’s own. But we are not alone. Christ has called us into a community. Let us reflect for a moment on the fact that we don’t always speak and act in a way that builds up community.


Theme of the Weekend Readings:  We pray today for married people and for families.

First Reading: The second creation story given in the bible.

Second Reading: Jesus is able to meet the needs of all of us.

Gospel:  Jesus instructs his followers about family life.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday & Friday:       9.30am.

Thursday                           9.45am.



Bridget Croke, Brownsford & Deceased Family   

Edward O’Neill, Ballyknock

David “Dáithi” Brindley, Ballybeg

Marion Prendergast, Millbanks 1st Anniversary

Katty O’Brien, Rosbercon

Maureen Dwyer, Listerlin

James Power, Glenballyvalley

Séan Phelan, Curraghlane


The October Station and November Offering        Envelopes will be delivered to the homes of the Parish this week. Envelopes may be handed in at the weekend Masses or to the Parochial House. We thank our      parishioners for the continued loyalty and generosity. We appreciate the work of the envelope distributors.


We welcome into our Parish Community Ava Ellen Conway, daughter of Conor and Anna, Ballycurran, who was baptised in Mullinarrigle Church on Saturday 29th September 2018.


There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on

Tuesday 9th October at 7.30pm.


The Opening Mass for the School Year for Saint Canice’s School will take place in Rosbercon Church on Tuesday 9th October at 11.30am. Parents are most welcome.


The Opening Mass for the School Year for Scoil Mholainge, Listerlin will take place in Mullinarrigle Church on Wednesday 10th October at 11.30am. Parents welcome.


The Opening Mass for the School Year for Shanbogh School will be held in the school on Friday 12th October at 11.30am. All parents are invited.


The September issue of the Ossory Times Magazine is available this week. Please feel free to take a copy from the back of the Church.


Ballyneale Cemetery: As part of the Eugene O’Neill  Theatre Festival in New Ross, there will be a Prayer Service in Ballyneale on Saturday 13th October at 11am. The Prayer Service will commemorate the deceased members of the O’Neill family and all who rest in this historic place. All are welcome.


Best Practice in Safeguarding: Please note that it is a requirement of the Church that all of us who volunteer to work for the Church accept the ‘Code of Behaviour            for Adults working with Children’. Our Safeguarding Representatives Dolores and Brid will be asking our Church Volunteers to sign this Code over the next few weeks.  


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.


You cannot compare… “No one else has access to the world you carry round within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it. No one else can feel your life the way you feel it. Thus it is impossible to ever compare two people because each stands on such different ground.”  John O’Donoghue


Collection of Parish Funds 29th/30th September, 2018:

Offertory Collection:                     €915.00

Weekly Envelopes:                   €575.00

Parish Building Fund on 4th October 2018:  €557,684.40


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

13th/14th October 2018


Rosbercon: Saturday 13th October at 6.30pm:

John and Margaret Hickey, Waterford

Kittie Delahunty, Barnacole, Mooncoin & Shanbogh


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 14th October at 9.30am:

Ned Power, Brownstown and his parents Paddy and Katie


Rosbercon: Sunday 14th October at 11.00am:

Tom and Betty Doyle, Waterford Rd. & Deceased Family

Nuala Kehoe, Rosbercon and her sister Marie Sheridan, Waterford

Peggy Power, Shanbogh




The Golfer’s Prayer

Almighty God, as we play through our 18 holes of life,

We pray that You will give us a drive that’s both long

enough to reach our goals, and yet

straight enough to keep us out of trouble.


Help us avoid the traps and hazards of life;

Nevertheless, should we find ourselves in them,

Give us the tools, skills and desire to escape them with no penalty.

May we always stay in bounds.


Help us to be willing to stand by – and not play through –

those in genuine need.

May we always play with honour.

And finally, when we’ve putted out on the 18th green

We pray that we will have demonstrated

the integrity of our character,

So that You will judge us worthy enough,

To join Your threesome and play eternally on Your    Heavenly course.



Wisdom: ‘It takes effort and determination to see what is in front of your face’. George Orwell


Humour:  A Senior’s Version of Facebook!

‘For those of my generation who do not and cannot,    comprehend why Facebook exists: I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same   principles. Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel at that      moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom. I give them pictures of my family, my dog and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch and doing what anybody and everybody does every day. I also listen to their conversations, give them ‘thumbs up’ and tell them I ‘like’ them. And it works just like Facebook. I already have 4 people following me: 2 guards, a private investigator and a psychiatrist’.




Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 10th October at 8.30pm. Lotto Prize will be €250


St. Michaels Theatre Films

Wednesday 17th Oct. 8pm ‘Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again”

Saturday 20th Oct. 3pm ‘Christopher Robin’

Saturday 20th Oct. 8pm ‘Black 47’


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.


New Ross Community Hospital

Many thanks to all who contributed to our recent Church Gate collection. Amount collected was €284.94


Scoil Mholainge

Scoil Mholainge Listerlin NS Parents Association will hold their AGM next Wednesday 10th October at 8pm

in Listerlin School. All parents and guardians of school  going children are welcome to attend.


New Ross Drama Workshop

New Ross Drama Workshop presents An Evening of One Act Plays,

“People Like Us”


“The Death of Me”

Wednesday 17th October: Campile Parish Hall, Campile

Thursday 18th October: St. Michaels Theatre, New Ross

8pm Nightly. Booking on 051-421255

Tickets: €10 each and will be available on the door in all venues


Tullogher Rosbercon GAA

September Development Draw Winners:
1st  Prize of €250 – Ger Mullally, Cappagh

2nd Prize of €100 – John Murphy, Tinaree

3rd  Prize of €100 – John Murphy, Ballyreddy

4th-7th Prize of €50 Basil Glennon, Tullogher

                               Brendan Grace, Parish Pump

                              Pat & BernadetteO’Neill, Brownstown

                               Willie (3) Ryan, Guilcough


Winners of the Annual Draw:

1st Prize of €250 – Georgina Prendergast, Slievecorrig

2nd Prize of €100 – Jim Ryan, Guilcough

3rd Prize of €50 – John and Caithleen Cotterell, Ballykenna


Next Draw: Tuesday 30th October, at 8pm in the Clubhouse


Author: Eamon Kissane