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, 14th 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 Eighth Sunday of the Year


Today, we are invited to ask ourselves what do we  consider most valuable and worthwhile in our lives? A very prevalent answer today is to have things, to consume. The advertisements are more than simple information about what is on sale. They are powerful persuaders working on our fears to produce needs to be filled by commodities. Do we heed them, and the hope of happiness they hold out, too much?


Theme of the Weekend Readings:  We need wisdom to make the right choices in life.


First Reading: What we are is more important than what we have.


Second Reading: The Word of God penetrates to our inmost hearts and challenges all our thoughts and desires.


Gospel:  A rich young man seeks a simple way of entering heaven.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday                    No Mass

Thursday                       9.45am

Friday:                          9.30am


Recent Deaths:

Bishop Laurence Forristal, Kilkenny

Mary Gaule, Listerlin



John and Margaret Hickey, Waterford

Kittie Delahunty, Barnacole, Mooncoin & Shanbogh

Ned Power, Brownstown and his parents Paddy & Katie

Tom & Betty Doyle, Waterford Rd. & Deceased Family Nuala Kehoe, Rosbercon & her sister Marie Sheridan Peggy Power, Shanbogh

Nicola Burke Hehir, Galway and Irishtown, New Ross

Peggy Purcell, Kilbrahan

Jack Hartley, Brabstown

Pat and Ellen Quigley, Monamolin, Rathnure


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.


A Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls will be offered during the month of November. The November Offering  Envelopes contain a sheet for the names of your deceased family and friends. The names of your dead will be placed in the Memorial Box in front of the altar for the month of      November.


Mission Sunday this year falls on the 21st October, 2018. The Annual Collection for the Propagation of the Faith will be taken up at the weekend Masses on Saturday/Sunday, 20th/21st October. Please note that there is an   envelope for your contribution to the Missions in your box of weekly envelopes. Many thanks for your generosity.


Mission Sunday: The theme of Mission Sunday this year is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary’ Please be as generous as you can to the Missions as 1,096 Dioceses in mission territories are heavily dependent upon the Mission Sunday Collection.


We are very happy that Students from Our Lady of Lourdes School will again be attending daily Mass in   Rosbercon Church every Thursday morning 9.45am. We welcome the students and their presence at Mass is a blessing for the Parish.


The Opening Mass for the School Year for Shanbogh School will be held in the school on Friday 19th October at 11.30am. All parents are invited. The Mass was postponed last week due to Mary Gaule’s funeral in Listerlin.


The Diocesan Designated Liaison Person is Mr. Cathal Cullen 087-1000232 and the Assistant  Designated Liaison Person is Ms. Rose Brophy 087-1000232 Should you be concerned that a child/young person may be at risk of abuse within a Church-run organisation or group, you are encouraged to report your concern to Cathal or Rose.


Mission Sunday: Jesus believed that His mission was to bring the good news of God’s love to all humankind. He  carried out this mission by His teaching but above all by His acts of love, healing, and compassion. He gave people   dignity by raising them out of whatever held them captive. Later He would tell us all to go out and preach the good news to all the world. Two thousand years later that good news has not reached everyone. There are some people who feel that God is calling them to go out to foreign lands and tell that good news to others. Some do it by telling the gospel stories so that people can hear the word of Jesus himself. Others do it by building houses and schools and hospitals for people. Their actions tell people of the love of God for them.



Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

20th/21st October 2018

Rosbercon: Saturday 20th October at 6.30pm:

John Dowling, Tinnakilly

Mary Sinnott, Tinneranny


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 21st October at 9.30am:

John and Mary Knox, Brownstown

Jack Hartley, Brabstown


Rosbercon: Sunday 21st October at 11.00am:

Michael and Mary Tobin, Listerlin

Thomas and Mary Maher, Derrylackey


Tullogher: Friday 19th October at 7.30pm:

Margaret Barron, Brownsford



God’s Call

God’s call comes to us in many ways

And at many different levels.

However, his call is not so much a voice

as a tug at our hearts, which we feel

At quiet and reflective moments in our lives.

He is calling us to a more authentic life.

He is calling us into intimacy with Himself.

He is calling us into community with others.

And at death he will call us into eternal life.

To accept means to admit our need.

Jesus said ‘Woe to you who are full now

For you will go hungry.

But blessed are you who are hungry now,

For you will be filled’.

A sense of something missing in our lives

Is not a curse, but a blessing.

A spiritual hunger

Is God’s way of inviting us to his banquet.


Wisdom: “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than she seeks”.


Humour: You need only two tools in life: WD 40 and Duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use WD 40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use Duct tape.


Just a Thought: ‘Dear God, Thank you for making this amazing world. Thank you for making it so beautiful. Thank you for loving every person you have made in the whole world. Please help us to look after the world, our home. Please help us to look after each other. Please stop climate change from hurting your people and your creatures. Please help us not to be greedy, and to trust you to give us enough. Please help us to share what you have given us, Through Christ our Lord, Amen’. A child’s prayer in praise of creation by Pope Francis.


Collection of Parish Funds 6th/7th October 2018:

Offertory Collection:                            €725.20

Weekly Envelopes:                               €912.80

Parish Building Fund on 11th October 2018:




Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 17th October at 8.30pm. Lotto Prize will be €275


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’


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


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. New Ross. Phone: 051-445711


South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture

From Suffrage to Self-Government – the Fight for Women’s Rights and National Freedom

Speaker: Liz Gillis

Friday, 26th October at 8pm

Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church)

Admission: €5 (society members free)

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


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






Author: Eamon Kissane