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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 25th November 2018

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ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 25th November  2018

Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432   

danieljcavanagh@eircom.net

Parish Office:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30 am—12.30 am      

 www.rosberconparish.com        rosberconparish@gmail.com


Feast of Christ the King

 

Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. When we think of a king we think of someone who is above his people. But Christ became one of us and lived an ordinary life. He is king of all who are on the side of truth and listen to his voice. The best way to show our loyalty to Christ is to serve one another.

 

Theme of the Weekend Readings:  Christ is our King.

First Reading: Daniel’s vision of a man becoming King in Heaven.

Second Reading: Jesus is the ruler of the kings of the earth.

Gospel: Jesus disputes his kingship with Pilate.

 

Daily Mass Rosbercon:   

Wednesday                     9.30am

Thursday                       9.45am

Friday                                 No Mass

 

Anniversaries:

Niamh McElwee, Ballyknock

Matt and Nora Cody, Ballyrue and their son Luke

Jimmy Phelan, Smithstown

Josephine O’Connor, Rosbercon

Monica Whitty, Glenbarra

Larry Whelan, Ballinaboola

 

A Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls are being 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 are 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

 

Christmas Reconciliation Services: Confessions for Christmas will be heard after the Weekend Masses in Rosbercon, Tullogher and Mullinarrigle on Saturday/Sunday, 1st/2nd December and after the remaining weekend Masses of Advent. Confessions will be held in Tullogher Church after the Saturday Evening Mass this weekend, 24th November.

 

Rosbercon Parish Pastoral Council would like to send a Christmas Greeting Card for 2018 to parishioners who have emigrated from the parish down the years. We would hope to post the cards before the end of November to ensure that they arrive for Christmas.  Please let us have the names and addresses of any family members, friends or neighbours whom you wish to receive a card. The emigrants will also be remembered at our Parish Christmas Masses. Names may be handed in to the Parochial House or to the Parish Office. Names may be posted, texted or Emailed to Fr. Dan or Emailed to Jamesie Murphy at                       jamesiemurphy@gmail.com

 

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

 

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 this week 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 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.

 

Parishioners wishing to marry in Church must give at least three months’ notice to Fr. Dan and attend a           pre-marriage course.

 

Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’ Sullivan,        Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Brid or Anne.

 

Collection of Parish Funds 17th/18th November 2018:

Offertory Collection:                   €957.50

Weekly Envelopes:                     €577.50

Parish Building Fund on 20th November 2018:  €557,744.40

 

Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

1st/2nd December 2018

Rosbercon Sunday 1st December at 11am

John Dooley, Rosbercon & his Daughter Joan Hennessy

Kate Lee, Kilbrahan

John Sinnott, Raheen

 

Listerlin Sunday 2nd December at 9.30am

Bridie and Matt Tyndall, Celbridge

Mary and Séamus Henry, Mayo

Margaret (Peg) Mackey, Mullinakill

 

Reflection

The Dead

They do not leave us; they are not gone.

They look upon us still.

They walk among the valleys now,

They stride upon the hill.

Their smile is in the summer sky

Their grace is in the breeze.

Their memories whisper in the grass

Their calm is in the trees.

Their light is in the winter snow

Their tears are in the rain.

Their merriment runs in the brook

Their laughter in the lane

Their gentleness is in the flowers

They sigh in autumn leaves.

They do not leave; they are not gone,

Tis only we who grieve   

               

  • Rosbercon Tullogher Chapter St. Vincent De Paul

Our annual Church door collection will take place at all Masses within the parish on the weekend of the 1st/2nd December. All donations no matter how small will be greatly appreciated to enable us to give some assistance at Christmas time to our less well off. It is important to note every cent received goes to the assistance of those strictly dwelling within our parish. We greatly appreciate discreet calls to any of our committee members or on our special help line from any parishioner who becomes aware for genuine hardship within our parish and we will respond.

Committee members, Richard Mc0Elwee, Mary B.      Conway, Seamus Waters, Brid Vereker and Catherine Cotterell. Special help line 087-7140112.

 

  • 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.

Camogie Club AGM is on Thursday 29th November at 8-30pm in the club house.

 

  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 28th November at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €425

 

  • Tullogher-Rosbercon Community Alert AGM

The Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert AGM took place recently with a large attendance. The value of the parish text alert service in the past year was outlined with approximately 420 households receiving 68 text alerts during the past year. The text alert scheme is open to households in the parish to join at any time and if any   remaining households wish to do so, please contact any of the committee or contact the Community Alert phone number (083) 1999585. Any suspicious activity should be reported, as soon as it is noticed, to this number, which should be added to each persons contact list.

The past year also saw Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert install grant aided Emergency Response Units in the homes of a greatly increased number of eligible            parishioners. This valuable parish initiative can be of great benefit to some parishioners with all the administration taken care of by the Community Alert committee representative. For more information contact Bridget Healy (087-9020552).

Garda Conor Cleere attended the AGM and outlined the value of a community alert structure in supporting Gardai in rural communities throughout South Kilkenny in reducing opportunities for crimes to be committed through increased vigilance and communication between local people. He also outlined a range of practical steps households can take to reduce the possibility of being burgled, and answered a series of questions from those present.

The officers elected for the following year were as follows: George Walsh (Chairman), Bridget Healy (Secretary), John Kent (Treasurer) and Patrick Bookle (PRO). In      addition, the committee members represent each area of the parish.

 

  • South Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture

Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19

Speaker: Ida Milne

Date: Thursday, November 29th, at 8pm

Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church)

Admission: €5 (society members free)

All are welcome

Night of Reminiscing, with John O’Connor (formerly of the Munster Express) on Thursday, December 6th at 8pm

Venue: The Thatch, Grannagh

This event will be preceded, at 6.30pm, by Colcannon and ribs, Christmas pudding and tea – cost €25 per person. As numbers are limited for the food, pre-booking with a     non-refundable deposit of €10 is required by contacting Brigid Barron 087-9507295, brigidbarron@hotmail.com or Eddie Synnott              086-8124349 edsynnott@yahoo.co.uk

 

  • Santa Is Coming To Rosbercon

Christmas fun starts Sunday December 2nd with the arrival of Santa and Rossy the Elf by boat to the Old Bridge site in Rosbercon at 2.30pm. There will be singing from Hayley Crosbie, Rosbercon Folk Choir and Shauna Davitt. Lots of fun to be had with Face painting, Kiddie Rides and Disney Characters. Free Kids disco in the Parish Pump from 5pm to 7pm.

 

  • Rosbercon Tullogher Chapter St. Vincent De Paul

Our annual Church door collection will take place at all Masses within the parish on the weekend of the 1st/2nd December. All donations no matter how small will be greatly appreciated to enable us to give some assistance at Christmas time to our less well off. It is important to note every cent received goes to the assistance of those strictly dwelling within our parish. We greatly appreciate discreet calls to any of our committee members or on our special help line from any parishioner who becomes aware for genuine hardship within our parish and we will respond.

Committee members, Richard Mc0Elwee, Mary B. Conway, Seamus Waters, Brid Vereker and Catherine Cotterell. Special help line 087-7140112.

 

  • 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.

Camogie Club AGM is on Thursday 29th November at 8-30pm in the club house.

 

  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 28th November at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be

 

  • Tullogher-Rosbercon Community Alert AGM

The Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert AGM took place recently with a large attendance. The value of the parish text alert service in the past year was outlined with approximately 420  households receiving 68 text alerts during the past year. The text alert scheme is open to households in the parish to join at any time and if any remaining households wish to do so, please contact any of the committee or contact the Community Alert phone   number (083) 1999585. Any suspicious activity should be reported, as soon as it is noticed, to this number which should be added to each person’s mobile phone contact list.

The past year also saw Tullogher Rosbercon Community Alert install grant aided Emergency Response Units in the homes of a greatly increased number of eligible            parishioners. This valuable parish initiative can be of great benefit to some parishioners with all the administration taken care of by the Community Alert committee      representative. For more information contact Bridget Healy (087-9020552).

Garda Conor Cleere attended the AGM and outlined the value of a community alert structure in supporting Gardai in rural communities throughout South Kilkenny in reducing opportunities for crimes to be committed through increased vigilance and communication between local people. He also outlined a range of practical steps households can take to reduce the possibility of being burgled, and        answered a series of questions from those present.

The officers elected for the following year were as follows: George Walsh (Chairman), Bridget Healy (Secretary), John Kent (Treasurer) and Patrick Bookle (PRO). In      addition, the committee members represent each area of the parish.

 

  • South Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture

Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19

Speaker: Ida Milne

Date: Thursday, November 29th, at 8pm

Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church)

Admission: €5 (society members free)

All are welcome

 

Night of Reminiscing, with John O’Connor (formerly of the Munster Express) on Thursday, December 6th at 8pm

Venue: The Thatch, Grannagh

This event will be preceded, at 6.30pm, by Colcannon and ribs, Christmas pudding and tea – cost €25 per person. As numbers are limited for the food, pre-booking with a     non-refundable deposit of €10 is required by contacting Brigid Barron 087-9507295, brigidbarron@hotmail.com or Eddie Synnott 086-8124349 edsynnott@yahoo.co.uk

 

  • Latin Mass

A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will take place will take place at Holy Trinity Cathedral,               Barronstrand Street Waterford City on Sunday the 25th November at 10am Celebrant Fr. Armand de Malleray FSSP. All are most welcome.

 

Author: Eamon Kissane