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, 19th January 2020

Categories: Newsletter


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.

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 25th January:7:00 pm Mass in Rosbercon

Sunday 26th January:9:30 am Mass in Mullinarrigle

                                  11:00 am Mass in Rosbercon

Weekday Masses:


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”.

¨ Bingo

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:

Nicholas Kelly—087-2567866,

Edward Forristal—087-9240019,

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.

Author: Eamon Kissane