ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 19th January 2020
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
Parish Office: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30 am—12.30 am
Second Sunday of the Year
Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. We bring our failings to the Lord asking for his forgiveness and healing.
Theme of the Weekend Readings: Jesus is our Saviour.
First Reading: God’s Chosen One will bring salvation.
Second Reading: Paul reminds Christians of their call to holiness
Gospel: John the Baptist introduces Jesus.
Saturday 25th January:7:00 pm Mass in Rosbercon
Sunday 26th January:9:30 am Mass in Mullinarrigle
11:00 am Mass in Rosbercon
Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 am
Thursday: 9:45 am
Mary and Hugh Reilly, Ballymartin
James Doyle, Ballymartin,
Eileen Reilly, Bantry, Co. Cork
Patrick Long Jnr., Ballyknock
Patrick Long Snr., Curraghmore
Baby Grace McCarty, Ballybeg
Pat John, Ballybeg,
Kitty Wilkinson, Ballybeg
As and from Sunday next 19th January 2020, Collection Bags will be used for the Offertory and Envelope Collections in the Churches of the Parish. This is a Diocesan regulation as Collection Boxes are not considered to be adequately secure.
We welcome into the Christian Community Sadie Breda Lanigan, daughter of Thomas and Serena nee Walsh, Darbystown, who was baptised in Mullinarrigle Church onSaturday 11th January 2020.
There will be a meeting of Rosbercon Parish Finance Committee in the Parochial House on Monday 27th January at 8:00 pm. Please note change of date.
Fr. Dan is available to visit parishioners especially those who are sick. Please contact Fr. Dan at 051-421515 or 087-2335432
A Concert, featuring New Ross HFC Brass Band, Cairdeas Cheoil, the Nomads and special guests will be held in Rosbercon Church on Saturday, February 15th, at 8 pm. Tickets at €5.00 are available now. This Concert has been graciously organised to raise funds for Rosbercon Parish Hall at Albatross. A great night is promised and we ask for your support.
Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’Sullivan, Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Brid or Anne. Please note Safeguarding Statements are displayed in the porches of the Churches of the Parish.
Fr. Dan is very happy to pray for deceased parishioners as their anniversaries occur during the year. November is the Month of the Holy Souls and we remember our beloved dead especially during this time. In 2020, we will remember only those who died during the year at our Christmas Masses.
We are all looking forward to the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church on Sunday 8th March 2020 at 11:00 am.To help us all to prepare, the following Celebrations have been arranged and it is a requirement that all families attend.
Wednesday 22nd January at 7:30 pm:
Enrolment Mass for Parents and Children in Rosbercon Church
Saturday 8th February at 7:00 pm: Confirmation Preparation Mass in Rosbercon Church for Parents and Children.
Monday 17th February at 7:30 pm: Talk for Confirmation Parents. Details to follow.
Saturday 22nd February at 7:00 pm: Preparation Mass in Rosbercon Church for Parents and Children.
Tuesday 3rd March at 7:30 pm: Ceremony of Light in Rosbercon Church for Parents, Children and Sponsor.
Sunday 8th March at 11:00 am: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church by Bishop Dermot Farrell.
Collection of Parish Funds 11th/12th January 2020:
Offertory Collection: € 883.00
Weekly Envelopes: €1347.00
Parish Building Fund on 14th January 2020: €560,234.40
Parish Debt on 30th December 2019: Figures will be issued by the Diocese in January.
Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th January, 2020:
Mullinarrigle: Friday 24th January at 8:00 pm Months Mind Mass for Stephen Mullally.
Rosbercon: Saturday 25th January at 7:00 pm
Bob Quinn, Rosbercon
Mullinarrigle: Sunday 26th January at 9:30 am
Pat Ryan, Guilcough and Kilbrahan—1st Anniv.
John Maddock, Rahora, Listerlin
Kitty, Kevin and Paddy Foley, Rahora and deceased members of the Foley Family.
Just a thought: God’s call is mysterious; It comes in the darkness of faith.It is so fine, so subtle, that it is only with the deepest silence within usthat we can hear it. And yet nothing is surer or stronger,nothing is so decisive and overpowering as that call.This call is uninterrupted. God is always calling us.
Wisdom: “It’s just that most things, the things we want the most….happen slowly. Hearts heal slowly. Love grows slowly. Trees grow slowly. It’s weeds that grow fast”. Allison Fallon
Humour: Attending a wedding Mass for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, ‘Why is the bride dressed in white?’ ‘Because white is the colour of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life’ replied the mother. The child thought about this for a while, then said, ‘So why is the groom wearing black?’
The Good by Brendan Kennelly
“The good are vulnerable
As any bird in flight.
They do not think of safety,
Are blind to possible extinction
And when most vulnerable
Are most themselves.
The good incline to praise,
They have the knack of seeing that
the good is not destroyed
although forever threatened.
The good go naked in all weathers,
and by their nakedness rebuke
the small protective sanities
that hides them from themselves.
Always they retain a kind of youth.
The vulnerable have the grace of any bird in flight,
Content to be itself,
Accepting what the earth or sky intends.
I think I know one or two among my friends”.
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 22nd January at 8 pm. Lotto Prize will be €975.00. Also split the pot.
¨ Mullinavat Bridge Club
Mullinavat bridge Club are seeking new members, Mixed ability welcome. Beginner Classes will be arranged if there is enough interest. For further information please contact: 087-9614946 or 085-7509591
¨ New Ross Active Retirement
The New Ross Active Retirement are having their Interim Meeting on Friday 24th January at 10:30 am in the Youth Centre Nunnery, New Ross. Many Thanks for all your support.
¨ Mullinarrigle Christmas Concert
A very successful concert was held in Mullinarrigle Church on the 18th December 2019. The Listerlin School Children did the first half under the guidance of Jackie Stacy, Nell Murphy and Dolores Doherty. The second half was provided by the Listerlin Choir and some of the Senior School Children. The music was provided by Sean O’Callaghan with guitar music by Jackie and Nell again. Thanks to Bob Saunders who did the sound and Ray Shannon who did the lighting. Thanks to all the ladies who sold raffle tickets Marie, Sarah, Lorraine, Linda and Mollie and to the people who kindly supported it. From the raffle money and donations, it was possible to give:
€100.00 to the Church, €100.00 to the Tidy Towns, €50.00 to the Listerlin Parent Association, €50.00 to the St. Vincent De Paul. If there is anybody Male or Female who would like to join the choir, they will be more than welcome.
¨ Listerlin Tidy Towns
The first Annual General Meeting of Listerlin Tidy Towns will be taking place on Wednesday 22nd January at 9:00 pm in Paddy Ryan’s public house and all are welcome to attend.
¨ Annual Ploughing Match
Tullogher Glenmore Ploughing Association will hold their annual Ploughing match at Rathinure, Glenmore, by kind permission of the Kelly family, on Saturday 25th January 2020. All usual classes and great prizes. Entries before 8 pm on Wednesday 22nd January to:
Philly Hartley— 087-2506337.
Spectators most Welcome.
¨ Employment Opportunity
Rosbercon CE Scheme has a vacancy in Rosbercon Parish for a horticultural and building maintenance worker. DEASP Community Employment terms and conditions apply. Please phone 086-3642592 or 051-425093 for further details.
¨ Parenting Course
Five-week programme for Parents. The focus will be on balancing family needs and self-care for parents. Week 1 will outline the programme and is FREE. The full course thereafter is €60.00. For Further Information please contact Clare on 086-8203521.