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, 11th 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


32nd Sunday of the Year


The Bible tells us that God ‘bends down’ to hear his people. Let us take courage from this lovely image, as we begin this celebration of the Eucharist.


Theme of the Weekend Readings:  The theme of today’s readings is generosity of spirit.


First Reading: The widow in Sidon discovers that hospitality to a needy stranger is a blessing that brings blessings.


Second Reading: Christ has done what we are powerless to do: he has dealt with sin, giving us hope that we need not be defeated by our weaknesses.


Gospel: Today’s Gospel tells us both how not to live a Christian life and how to live it.


Daily Mass:

Rosbercon: Wednesday & Friday    9.30am

Thursday                                          9.45am



Luke Hennessy, Glensensaw

Stella Culleton, Ballyknock

Paul Davey Snr. & Paul Davey Jnr.,  Assumption Tce.

Betty Walsh, Rosbercon

James, Margaret & Mary Long, Ballyveria

Alice & Richard Coady, Ballycurran

Jimmy O’Sullivan, Glenballyvalley

John Phelan, Garrenbehy


We welcome into our Parish Community Andy Berry, son of Jimmy and Brigid, Rosbercon, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Wednesday 31st October 2018. We also welcome Hanora Mary Elizabeth O’ Connor, daughter of Stephen and Hanora, Somer’s Cross, who was baptised in Tullogher Church on Saturday 3rd November 2018 and we welcome Maggie Hannah Fitzgerald, daughter of Thomas and Anna, Glenballyvalley, who was baptised in Tullogher Church on Sunday 4th November 2018.


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.


A  Special Remembrance Mass will be offered for those who died in the last year (Nov 2017 – Nov 2018 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 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 Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on Tuesday 20th November at 7.30pm. Please note change of date.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend.


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.


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 3.00pm. followed by a reception and music. The Mass and Reception will be followed by the Parish Draw at 4.30pm. All parishioners are invited to attend the Draw.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

17th/18th November 2018


Rosbercon: Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm:

Peggy, Jack and Molly Cullen, Hoodsgrove


Mullinarrigle: Sunday 18th November at 9.30am:

Tom Doherty, Listerlin

Stasia Lawlor, Glenpipe


Rosbercon: Sunday 18th November at 11.00am:

Paddy and Winnie Barron, Tinneranny

Ken Rogers Snr., Bridge Street





We give but little when we give of our possessions.

It is when we give of ourselves that we truly give.

There are many who give so much, and do so continually,

And their giving often goes unrecognised,

And there are those who give but little but for them it is a great sacrifice.

Those who give are the believers in the abundance of life,

and their resources do not run dry.

Through the hands of such as these God speaks,

And from behind their eyes he smiles on the earth.


Wisdom: “There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children – one is roots, the other wings”.


Humour: When King Henry VIII was getting married for the last time the Duke of Northumberland was asked to propose the toast. The Duke declined. There was no point, he said, in wishing a long life to the bride for no one would take him seriously. And what could he say to Henry that had not been said 5 times already!


Collection of Parish Funds 3rd/4th November 2018:

Offertory Collection:                            €837.20

Weekly Envelopes:                              €887.80

Parish Building Fund on 6th November 2018:  €557,724.40


  • Our Lady of Lourdes Fund Raiser

Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School is having a clothes collection to fund raise money to replace the    tarmac in the yard used for Physical Education and other school events. Any donations of clothes, paired shoes, handbags, hats, scarves, bags, ties, belts, soft toys and bed sheets would be greatly appreciated. (No rags       accepted please). If you have any of the items above that you no longer require, please put them into a black sack and bring them into the school office (8.30-4pm) any time before the 12th December.


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 14th November at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €375

Please Note Change of Time


  • Michaels Theatre Films

Saturday Matinee 17th November at 3pm: ‘Luis and the Aliens’


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Listerlin Tidy Towns

Listerlin Tidy Towns – A Listerlin Tidy Towns group has formed recently following public meetings and interested persons are now formally in place. Thanks is given to all who are on the committee, and to others who have expressed an interest in the helping out when works start up. The objective of the group is to enhance the area, and as a starting point in particular, the approach roads into Listerlin in the form of roadside tidy up and locating filled planters. A word of thanks to Kilkenny County Council  personnel, Stephen O’Connor and Mary Cashin for their assistance, guidance and support. The newly elected   Listerlin Tidy Towns Committee are, Chairperson and P.R.O. Fidelis Doherty, Secretary Delores Doherty, Joint Treasurers Marie Ryan and Lorraine O’Sullivan and    committee members Eleanor Ryan, Dermot Moore, Anne O’Sullivan, Seamus Kennedy, Martin and Lorraine Bookle and Dominic and Sharon Verrall. As a newly formed group, any financial support, however small would be appreciated, and this will give the Listerlin Tidy Towns a much needed start up fund. If anyone wishes to make a contribution please contact any of the committee members, or if anyone would like to be part of the tidy towns group please let us know.


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Author: Eamon Kissane