Weekly Newsletter 11th March 2018


4th Sunday of Lent

11th March, 2018

Fr.Denis Stritch P.P. 029 68007/086 2206607

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie

Saturday next the St. Patrick’s Day, the feast of our national patron and a Holy Day of Obligation.


Masses for the Week


Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Eily (Foley) Guiney, 1st Anniversary.

Wed:         7.30 p.m. – Den Morrissey.

Thurs:       7.15 p.m. – Station Mass.

Fri:             10.00 a.m.

Sat:            10.00 a.m. – St. Patrick’s Day



Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Mathew Duggan, Rowels.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. Annie Agnes Droney (nee Shine), Connecticut & Gooseberry Hill.

Mon:         9.00 a.m.

Tues:         7.30 p.m. – Station Mass.

Fri:             7.30 p.m. – Siobhan Collins, Meenygorman. Months Mind Mass.

Sat:            11.00 a.m. – Mary Foley, Cummerduff, Months Mind Mass.


Vigil Mass next Saturday night is in Rockchapel at 7.30 p.m.   

Confessions at 7.00 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sat:             10.00 a.m. – Elizabeth Stack.

Sat:             7.30 p.m. – Megan O’Mahony.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Katie Stack.


Eucharistic Ministers next weekend

Sat:             10.00 a.m. – Noreen Murphy & Elaine Coughlan.

Sat:             7.30 p.m. – Kathleen Collins & Aine Curtin.

Sun:            10.00a.am  – Noreen Murphy & Elaine Coughlan.


The Parish Conversation on The Joy of Love continues in Meelin Hall on Wednesday next, at 8.00 p.m.  All are very welcome. 


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Fr. Jim Browne.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Thomas O’Carroll, Glencarney.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Michael Twomey, Rowels.

Collections last Weekend


Rockchapel:                     €177                                           Meelin:  €143

Diocesan Religious Purposes:                            €248  


Spring Stations

Friday, 13th March – Knockacluggin & Knockacummer, Toureenacoppogue, The Line and The Commons, Meenygorman, Toureenamara and Ballinatona, Meenroe, Clashroe, Meenishal, Meelin Village, Knockeen and all Knockduff in Meelin Church at 7.30 p.m.

Friday, 15th March – Rockhill & Knockafurtig, Milleen, All Glencarney and Rockchapel Village in Rockchapel Church at 7.15 p.m.

Friday, 23rd March – Lyreneague at the home of John & Ita Geaney at 8.30 p.m.



Lotto Winning numbers were 19, 23, 26, 27.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €7,500.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Maurice McAuliffe; Jerh Murphy; Danny Murphy, USA; Seller’s Prize: Maurice McAuliffe.


Bruach Na Carraige - Music from the manuscripts show in Bruach Na Carraige next Friday night March 16th at 8.30 p.m.  This show is a celebration of the music of Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount, his father Dan Curtin whose manuscripts go back to before 1850 and Dave Leahy of Secont who died in 1907.


Athea Drama Group ‘Pretend Sick’

St. Peter’s Ladies Juvenile Football Club are hosting Athea Drama group in Rockchapel Community Centre on Saturday night, 24th March at 8.30 p.m. with the hilarious comedy play ‘Pretend Sick’.  Tickets available from local shop, Post Office and parents.  One not to be missed!  Please support.  All proceeds going to St. Peter’s Ladies Juvenile Football Club.


Donkey Derby

St. Peter’s Juvenile Football club will hold their annual Fundraiser Donkey Derby in Paddy’ Molly’s on Sunday 18th March at 8.30 p.m.  Anybody wishing to purchase a “Donkey”, please contact any member of the Juvenile club. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne

The Bishop of Cloyne, Most Rev, William Crean invites applicants interested in formation to become Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne.  At present, six Deacons are in ministry in various parishes of the diocese and three men are in formation and due to be ordained as Deacons later this year.  The diaconate is open to married men aged between 30 and 60 years of age and to unmarried men aged between 35 and 60 years of age.  Deacons are self-supporting and continue in their family lives and secular employment.  The programme of preparation and subsequent ministry are part time.  Initial contact should be made during the month of March so that the application process can be completed in June.  The course of preparation begins in September 2018.  It is probable that a course will not comment again in the province until 2021.