Weekly Newsletter 12th November 2017


32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th November 2017

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Denny & Betty Stack, The Forge, Stagmount.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – All deceased priests who ministered in this parish over the years and all priests from the parish who worked throughout the world.

Thurs:       10.00 a.m.

Sat:            12.30 p.m. – Wedding Mass.



Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Denis & Carmel O’Riordan, Knockscovane

Mon:         9.00 a.m.

Tues:         9.00 a.m.

Fri:             7.30 p.m. – Rememberance Mass.


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

Confessions at 7.00 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Eimear Murphy.


Eucharistic Ministers next weekend

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


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Margaret & Michael Roche, The Line, Meelin.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Nora O’Reilly, London & Rockchapel.

Sun:           11.00 a.m.


Collections Last weekend.


Rockchapel:                     €198                                           Meelin: €433

Diocesan Religious Purposes:                                            €388



Autumn Stations

Friday, November 17th – Lyreneague at the home of Tom & Noreen Murphy at 8.30 p.m.

Friday, November 24th – Knockatoon at the home of Jim & Eleanor Murphy at 8.30 p.m. 


A Memorial Mass

A Memorial Mass will be held in Meelin on Friday 17th and in Rockchapel on Friday 24th November.  In each Church we’ll remember those whose funeral mass took place in the Church during the year and light a candle for them.  If anyone wishes to remember someone from outside the parish who died during the year.  Please give the name to Fr. Stritch. 



Lotto Winning numbers were 7, 19, 23, 25.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €5,800.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Aeneas Lane; Jack Broderick; Daniel & Leonora O’Callaghan.  Seller’s Prize: Aeneas Lane.


Safeguarding Information Session

For the parish of Newmarket, Taur, Rockchapel and Meelin, led by Willie Keane will take place in the CYMS Hall on Monday 13th November at 8.00 p.m.  All church Volunteers are requested to attend this important meeting.  All other parishioners are also welcome.


Accord Marriage Enrichment Course – will be held in the Accord Centre, St. Colman’s Hill, Fermoy over 3 evenings, Wednesday 15th November and Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd November from 730 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.  For booking contact Jean on 025-31899 before Tuesday 7th November.


Bruach Na Carraige

Theatre makers present The Tayman and the Tom Cat performance based on the stories of Seanacai, Eamon Kelly in Bruach Na Carraige next Saturday night,18th November at 8.00 p.m.


Easter Pilgrimage Group to Fatima

28th March to 2nd April 2018 for 6 days ex Dublin, Led by Fr. Kevin O’Boyle.  €599 pps includes hotels, return flights, buses and food.  Also included is Mass in St Anthony’s church in Lisbon where St. Anthony was born.  Stations of the Cross and mass in Fatima.  Don’t b disappointed so book early as €100 deposit secures place.  For brochure contact James Treacy 086-0572216 or 061-921470.


Trip to the Holy Land

Follow the footsteps of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem.  Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land, Jun 6th -16th 2018, Group leader, Micheal do Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar) in association with Premier Travel, Cork.  Contact 086-8337681 or email culturaltoursireland@gmail.com.