Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

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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, 4th November 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


31st Sunday of the Year

During the month of November we remember our loved ones who have gone before us and we pray for them. They pray for us. Where they have gone, we hope to follow.

Theme of the Weekend Readings:  Today’s Gospel brings us to the heart of the Christian message namely that we are to love God and to love our neighbour.
First Reading: To love God means to keep his commandments, especially the great commandment of love.
Second Reading: This reading shows the superiority of Christ over the priests of the Old Testament.
Gospel: Jesus himself repeats the ancient commandment. May we listen to him.
Daily Mass:
Rosbercon: Wednesday & Friday   9.30am
Thursday                          9.45am

John Handrick, Assumption Tce., Rosbercon
Carol Walsh, Garanbehy
Thomas Bradley, New Ross
Tom Murphy, Ballyfoyle
Paul Young, Cooleen, Tullogher
Jimmy and Grace Heffernan, Ballyneale
Maureen Croke Long, Thomastown
Liam Kelly, Butlersland, New Ross
Dolly Hennessy, Hoodsgrove

We thank all who have contributed so generously to the October Stations. Outstanding envelopes may be handed in at Mass or to the Parochial House. We    thank our parishioners for the continued loyalty and generosity.
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.

Parishioners who wish to make their contributions to the Parish/Priest of Rosbercon for 2019 by Standing Order can do so by giving their name to Fr. Dan. People may find this facility useful as it eliminates all envelopes and also simplifies parish administration.


A Special Remembrance Mass will be offered for those who died in the last year (Nov 2017 – Nov 2018. The Mass will be offered in Rosbercon Church on Friday 30th          November at 7.30pm. The Mass is being organised by the Parish Pastoral Council who will be in touch with the families of the deceased. We emphasise that all    parishioners are invited to this Mass.

Rosbercon Parish Draw.  It is Parish Draw Time of the year again!  To help meet our Financial Commitments and to continue to maintain the Buildings of the Parish we will be holding our usual Parish Draw on Sunday 9th December 2018. Tickets will be distributed to the homes of the parish during the coming weeks at a cost €2.00 each or a book of 6 for €10.00. Each household and wage earner is asked to buy three books or as many as you can!! This Draw has been very successful over the years and Fr Dan is confident that it will be successful this year also.

There will be a meeting of the Rosbercon Parish Finance Committee in the Parochial House on Tuesday 6th November at 8pm.  We thank the members of the Finance Committee for all they contribute to the Parish.

There will be a meeting of the Rosbercon Parish        Cemetery Committee in the Parochial House on Thursday 8th November at 7.30pm.  We also thank the members of the Cemetery Committee for all they contribute to the      Parish.

There will be a meeting of the Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13th November at 7.30pm.  

There will be a Special Mass with Anointing of the Sick for the ‘Over 55s’ of the parish in Rosbercon Hall on      Sunday 9th December at 3.00 p.m. followed by a reception and music. The Mass and Reception will be followed by the Parish Draw at 4.30 p.m. All parishioners are invited to    attend the Draw.

Just a Thought: Celebrating our Dead: We are not     powerless in the face of the loss of those we love. Our prayers and our acts of remembrance assist our loved ones on their journey back to God. November each year reminds us to remember our dead. The kindness and friendship of those who loved us, and who is now with God, had a great influence on our lives. We share that love with others and our love may yet be passed on to generations yet unborn.

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,
10th/11th November 2018

Rosbercon: Saturday 10th November at 6.30pm:
Luke Hennessy, Glensensaw
Stella Culleton, Ballyknock
Paul Davey Snr. & Paul Davey Jnr., Assumption Tce.
Betty Walsh, Rosbercon


Bearing the fruits of love
If only the heart was right we could give so much more.
Lord, open our hearts when they are closed,
Soften them when they are hard,
Warm them when they are cold,
Brighten them when they are dark,
Fill them when they are empty,
Calm them when they are troubled,
Cleanse them when they are sullied,
Heal them when they are wounded,
And mend them when they are broken,
So that we, your disciples, may bear the fruits of love.

Wisdom: “A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.”

Humour: A Christian is a man who feels repentance on a Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do again on Monday.
Collection of Parish Funds 27th/28th October 2018:
Offertory Collection:            €899.87
Weekly Envelopes:                   €680.70
Parish Building Fund on 30th October 2018:  €557,724.40

Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert
The AGM of Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert will take place on Monday 5th November at 8pm in the Parish Hall, Rosbercon. The Gardai will be present to discuss the challenges of keeping rural communities as safe as      possible and to outline crime reduction measures that can be taken by households, businesses and landowners. A representative of the company that works in partnership with Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert to install emergency responses units in the homes of eligible   households will also be present. The Community Alert initiative has been a great success in the parish since its establishment in 2014 with in excess of 400 households receiving regular texts as part of the text alert system. All parishioners are invited to attend the AGM.

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 7th November at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €350
Please Note Change of Time

St. Michaels Theatre Films
Saturday 3rd November 3pm: – Hotel Transylvania 3

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, of Saints Mary and Michael. Admission is €20, Students €10.      Tickets available from choir members or phone 051-421644 or 051-421766.

The Three Tenors in Concert
The Three Tenors in Concert will take place on Friday 9th November 8pm in Thomastown Parish Church. The Three Tenors are joined by Choirs from Grennan College and St. Mary’s National School. Tickets €25, available at the    Parish Office Thomastown, Liam Reddy, Ladywell & O’Keeffe’s Shop, Market Street.

Tullogher Camogie Club
Tullogher Camogie Club are hosting a clothes collection soon. Drop bags to Louise Tobin, Marie Ryan, Linda   Cummins, Martin O’Flaherty or John Lyng. All enquiries to John on 087-4184904. Thanks for your support.

Tullogher Rosbercon Development Draw 2016—2019
October Winners
1st Prize of €250 – Michael & Mary Ryan, Brownsford
2nd Prize of €100 – Keith Roche, Ballycurran
3rd Prize of €100 – John & Margaret Barron, Brownsford
4th – 7th Prize of €50
John Walsh, Ballykenna
John Grennan, Ballycurran
Eamonn Cotterell, Ballykenna
Barry Furlong, Smithstown
Next Draw: Tuesday 27th November at 8pm in the Clubhouse.

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Author: Eamon Kissane