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Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 21st 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 Ninth Sunday of the Year

Mission Sunday


The Letter to the Hebrews (Second Reading) tells us that in Jesus we have a High Priest who was tempted in every way that we are, though he is without sin. He has been through the mill, so to speak. Therefore he can understand our struggles and help us. Let us approach him with confidence.


Theme of the Weekend Readings:  Today is Mission Sunday and we are all invited to be bearers of the Good News of the love of Jesus Christ for each one of us.


First Reading: Isaiah speaks of God’s suffering servant who takes people’s faults on himself.


Second Reading: Jesus understands our human    condition.


Gospel: Jesus asks his Apostles to put other people’s needs before their own ambition.


Weekday Masses:


Wednesday & Friday:                 9.30am

Thursday                                  9.45am


Recent Death:

Tommy Mullally, Waterford and Kilkenny



John Dowling, Tinnakilly

Mary Sinnott, Tinneranny

John and Mary Knox, Brownstown

Jack Hartley, Brabstown

Michael and Mary Tobin, Listerlin

Thomas and Mary Maher, Derrylackey

Margaret Barron, Brownsford


The October Station and November Offering         Envelopes have been 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 is this weekend. 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.


The National Vocations Office will hold a short retreat “Come and See”, commencing on Friday 23rd November and concluding on Saturday 24th November at 4pm. It will provide information for those who wish to find out more about the life of a priest and explore the possibility that they might have a vocation in the priesthood.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in    Rosbercon Parish on Friday 29th March, 2019.  This year the children from Saint Canice’s and Shanbogh Schools will receive the Sacrament.


Mass Cards signed by Fr Dan are available at the          moment CV Parochial House, in the Parish Office and in the Sacristies of the three Churches. Offering: €10.00 Signed Mass     Bouquets are also available. A record is kept of all donors’ intentions.




What makes a Christian Home

It is a place of love, consideration and understanding.

It is a place where they pray for the homeless.

It is a place of family fun and enjoyment

It is a place where children are welcome.

It is a place of welcome and hospitality.

It is not just a home for the family.


It is a place where the stranger can feel at home.

It is a place where God is given thanks for all things.

It is a place where the family can bring their friends.

It is a place where parents pray for their family.


It is a place where children can learn to pray.

It is a home, a place where Jesus himself would feel at ease.

A place where Jesus lives.

And where callers who come with fears and sorrows will meet him

And they will find faith, hope and love, company and understanding.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

27th/28th October 2018


Rosbercon: Saturday 27th October at 6.30pm:

Mary Bridget Mullally, Ballyeden


Tullogher: Saturday 27th October at 8.00pm:

Maura Phelan, Tullogher


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 28th October at 9.30am:

Nicholas Woods, Ballymartin, Tullogher

Willie and Bridie Walsh, Listerlin


Rosbercon: Sunday 28th October at 11.00am:

Jack Barron, Tinneranny

Jimmy Sinnott, New Ross

Agnes Malone, Hoodsgrove


Collection of Parish Funds 13th/14th October 2018:

Offertory Collection:                   €718.80

Weekly Envelopes:                   €606.20

Parish Building Fund on 16th October 2018:  €557,684.40


  • Glenmore Rural Graveyards          

A coming together of persons interested in the upkeep, care and maintenance of the historic graveyards of Kilbride, Ballygurrim, Kilcolm and Kilmakavogue in Glenmore has been ongoing in recent months. A committee was formed on August 7th. Thanks is given to Dearbhala Ledwidge who is the heritage officer with     Kilkenny County Council for all her help and support and guidance on all aspects of management of the parish’s old graveyards. The primary function of the group is to clean, maintain and where possible document the areas of the four historical rural graveyards of Glenmore. In order to attend to the body of works being undertaken it was decided to hold a once off monster raffle with multiple valuable prizes to a total value of €2,750 being on offer and your support with this fundraiser would be much  appreciated. Persons wishing to purchase tickets, at €5 a ticket and books of four at €20 can contact Harry at 085-7771367, David at 087-7382301, Paschal at 086-2579461, Bridget at 086-0620675 or Fidelis at 087-9752556. The monster draw will be taking place in The Glen Bar, Glenmore on Saturday January 12th 2019 and all are welcome to attend.


  • St. Michaels Theatre Films

Saturday 20th Oct. 3pm ‘Christopher Robin’

Saturday 20th Oct. 8pm ‘Black 47’

Saturday 27th October 3pm Hotel Transylvania 3


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 24th October at 8.30pm. Lotto Prize will be €300


  • Tullogher/Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club

Tullogher Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club have made contributions to various charities totalling €4250 for 2018 as follows:

Rosbercon Parish Centre €1500

Crumlin Childrens Hospital €500

Imelda McGrath Fund €500

St Canices School €300

Glenmore School €300

Ballyfacey School €300

Listerlin School €300

Shanbough School €300

Little Sisters of the Poor Ferrybank €250

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Sponsors, Stewards and Tea Ladies for all your help.


  • 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 28th October.
All are most welcome.


  • Listerlin Tidy Towns

Following a recent public meeting there will be a follow up meeting regarding the forming of a Listerlin Tidy Towns group and all are welcome to be part of the group. The meeting will be taking place in Paddy Ryan’s public house on Wednesday October 24th at 7.30pm


  • New Ross Singers

The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins will be performed by      the New Ross Singers plus Orchestra and Soloist, on         November 11th at 8pm in the Parish Church, as part of the New Ross Remembers weekend of commemorations of the ending of World War 1.


  • Listerlin National School

Scoil Mholainge Listerlin NS Parents Association will hold their annual Church Gate Collection next Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October in the three Churches of the Parish.

All support will be greatly appreciated.


  • 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 welcome


Author: Eamon Kissane