Weekly Newsletter 11th April 2021


 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

11th April, 2021
Fr. Denis Stritch P.P. 029 68007/086 2206607
Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie
No Masses with congregations are allowed at the moment.
Both Churches are open for private prayer.
The following masses will be live streamed this week.
Sat:                              8.00 p.m. – Martin O’Connor, Ballymahon, Co. Longford and formely of Rockchapel. Months Mind Mass.
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Richard Moloney. 1st anniversary.
Fri:                               8.00 p.m. – Tom & Joan Aherne.
Sun:                             11.00 a.m. – Nora Browne.
Vigil Mass next Saturday night will come from Meelin at 8.00 p.m.
Parish Prayer - We are reminded where possible to join each other in prayer at 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. each day, or to pray at any time that suits us.
Act of Spiritual Communion - My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Altar Society for April - Mary & Jessie Collins & Bridie & Dan Joe Murphy.
Mass intentions for next weekend, which will be livestreamed
Sat:                              8.00 p.m. – Hannah Mary Curtin, Knockscovane. 1st anniversary.
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Shelia & Paddy Coughlan, Glounakeel.
Sun:                             11.00 a.m. – Ned Curtin, Banane, Rowels.
Thank You
Fr. Stritch wishes to thank you sincerely for your station offerings and Easter offerings. Thanks also for your contributions to the door collection and for your support of Trócaire. 
Any remaining Trócaire money should e handed in within the next fortnight please. It may be dropped to the Parochial House in Meelin at any time or to the sacristy in Rockchapel after any evening mass.
Thank you from Neily Curtin - “I would like to sincerely thank everyone for the best wishes and gifts I received last weekend. I feel very honoured to live with such kind friends and neighbours”
Harvest raffle - Due to covid 19 restrictions Rockchapel Community Centre committee cancelled their annual Easter Raffle. As this is a very important fundraiser for our community centre, we are replacing it with a Harvest raffle. Tickets will go on sale on 1st July. Raffle will be held on Sunday 15th August. As always your support will be very much appreciated. 
Divine Mercy - Divine Mercy devotions will take place in Kanturk Church on this Sunday, 11th April after 10.00 a.m. mass which is available on www.churchservices.tv/kanturk. Ceremonies will begin in Knock Shrine at 2.30 p.m. with the Divine Mercy chaplet followed by mass at 3.00 p.m. See www.knockshrine.ie
Easter Blessing - May you have the gladness of Easter which is hope, the promise of Easter which is peace and the Spirit of Easter which is love.
Catholic Grandparents Association - The monthly mass and prayers of the Catholic Grandparents Association will be held in St. John the Baptist Church, Cashel on Tuesday, April 13th at 10.30 a.m. please join in on churchcamlive.ie/cashel.
Lotto – www.smartlotto.ie
Winning numbers were: 2, 17, 19, 20. No Jackpot winner. Next jackpot is €2,800. Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Diarmuid & Fiona; Colm Murphy; Karen Murphy. Seller’s Prize: Noel O’Callaghan. Easter on-line €50 winner: Kit Walsh.