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Tel: 051-421515 / 087 2335432, email:

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

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Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 8th March 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 Lent

On Mount Tabor Peter, James and John got a glimpse of the glory that was hidden in Jesus. Through faith we too glimpse the glory of the risen Jesus who lives on in the Church and in each of us. Let us reflect for a moment on this.

Theme of the Weekend Readings: We praise the Lord of Glory who leads us through the Season of Lent to the light of Easter.

First Reading: God makes a promise to Abraham.

Second Reading: God saves us and calls us to be holy.

Gospel: Jesus is transfigured in the presence of Peter, James and John, his most trusted followers.

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 14th March:  7.00pm in Rosbercon

Sunday 14th March:    9.30am Mass in Mullinarrigle

                                   11am Mass in Rosbercon

Weekday Masses:


Wednesday & Friday:     9.30am

Thursday:                       9.45am

Recent Deaths:
Maura Young, Rosbercon

James Fanning, Glenballyvalley, Tullogher  

Months Mind: Biddy Doolan, Waterford and Curraghmore


Phil Walsh, Glenballyvalley

We welcome into our Parish Community Rosemarie Stella Culleton,daughter of  Brendan and Martina nee Lanigan, Ballalog, Tullogher who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Saturday 29th February 2020.

Lenten Reconciliation Services: Fr Danwill hear Confessions for Lent after the weekend Masses beginning on the third Weekend of Lent, Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th March 2020.

Lenten Station Envelopes together with Trocaire Boxes have been distributed to the homes of the Parish. Please return Lenten Station Envelopes at your convenience.  The Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the Church on Holy Thursday.

We are all looking forward to the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Rosbercon Church this Sunday 8th March at 11.00am. This year the children will be confirmed by Bishop Dermot Farrell.

You will notice that we have marked two spaces for drivers with disabilities in the front of Rosbercon Church. Please keep these spaces free for those who need them.

There will be a meeting of the Parish Hall Committee in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm.

St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Restoration Fund 2019/2020: The last draw for St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund took place last Wednesday evening in the Chapter Room at St Mary’s Cathedral. See noticeboards for details. Rosbercon Parish won seventh prize of €200.00.

In the company of Bishop Dermot Farrell, the Ossory Adult Faith Development group are leading a Pilgrimage to Rome (August 24th – 29th 2020). These days in the Eternal City are an opportunity through art and sacred sites to unlock knowledge of our faith and to deepen our understanding of God. Anyone interested can contact or 056-7753624. The cost of the pilgrimage is €859 pp sharing (€25pp/per night single-room supplement).

New Ross Singers will present the beautiful Puccini Mass (Messa di Gloria) with orchestra and soloists in the Church of Assumption, Rosbercon on Sunday 22nd March at 8pm.  Admission €20 – students €10. Tickets available from members of New Ross Singers and on the night.

First Penance 2020

Thursday 12th March at 7.30pm: First Penance – Rosbercon

Friday 13th March at 2.15pm: First Penance –      Shanbogh

Thursday 19th March at 7.30pm: First Penance –   Listerlin

 Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

14th/15th March 2020

Rosbercon: Saturday 14th March at 7.00pm:

Michael Wall, Rosbercon

Philip Wall, Rosbercon

Baby Jack Kelly, Rosbercon

Rosbercon: Sunday 15th March at 11.00am.

Joe Molloy, Rosbercon


The View from the Hilltop

Jesus went up into the hills to pray.

The hills were special to Jesus.

He preached his most famous sermon from a hilltop.

He was transfigured on Mount Tabor,

And he died on Mount Calvary,

He ascended to heaven from Mount Olivet.

He loved hills and mountains. Why was this?

Was it because he grew up among the hills of       Galilee?

Or was it because heights enlarge our vision

And cause our spirit to soar?

Lift us up, Lord, that we may see further.

Strengthen our faith that we may see beyond the horizon.

And when the valley closes us in

Help us to remember the view from the hilltop.

Wisdom: Love and Kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Humour:  A teacher was testing the children in her class to see if they understood the idea of getting into Heaven. She asked them, “If I sold my house and my car and gave all the money to the poor, would I get into Heaven?” “No”, the children answered. “If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the grass and kept everything nice and tidy, would I get into     Heaven?” Again, the answer was, “No”. Now she was smiling, they are getting the idea, she thought! “Well then, if I was kind to animals, and loved my family, would that get me into Heaven?” she asked. Again, they all answered “No!” She was bursting with pride for them. “Well”, she continued, “then how can I get into    Heaven?” A five year old boy shouted out, “YOU GOTTA BE DEAD.”

 ¨ Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 12th March at 8pm.  Lotto Prize will be €1000 and also Split the Pot on the night.

¨ New Ross Drama Festival

This years festival kicks off in St. Michaels Theatre on Wednesday 11th March, running to Friday 20th by John B. Keane and Steel Magnolias among the highlights.

Booking now in St. Michaels Theatre on 051-421255 with Patrons costing €50 for the eight nights or €10 nightly. Students are half price.

Great live drama guaranteed with some of the best groups from around the country on stage.

¨ South Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society will hold a lecture titled: The Story of St. Patrick Retold on Thursday, 12th March 2020 at 8pm in Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church).

Speaker: Roy Flechner.

Admission: €5 (society members free).

¨ Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland are hosting a free six week workshop, taking place in Wexford Mental Health  Association Henrietta Street, Ferrybank South, Wexford. The workshop is for Understanding and Supporting Families who are caring for someone with a mental illness.

The dates for the workshop are:

March 12th, 20th and 27th

April 3rd, 9th and 17th

Times: 2pm to 4pm.

There will also be a “Caring for Carers” talk by Bernadette McPhilips of Dublin Healing taking place at 10.30am Friday 20th March in Wexford Mental Health Association, Henrietta Street, Wexford. All are welcome to attend.

Wexford Carers Resource Centre are hosting a Dementia Care Workshop presented by Jackie O’Toole. The workshop is scheduled to take place at 10.30am Thursday 26th March in the Gorey Family Resource Centre, 4 charlotte Row, Gorey, Y25 K153.

¨ Listerlin National School

Scoil Mholinge Listerlin are now accepting enrolments for Junior Infants for September 2020. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school    at 051-427305 or alternatively by email:

Author: Eamon Kissane