Weekly Newsletter 13th May 2018


The Ascension of the Lord (World Communications Day)

13th May, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Timothy & Bridget Curtin, Stagmount.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Hannah Rahilly, Knockatoon.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m.

Fri:         10.00 a.m. - John & Mary Murphy, Lyreneague

Sat:         10.00 a.m.



Sun:       11.00 a.m. Johnny Foley, Meelin.

Mon:      10.00 a.m.

Tues:      9.00 a.m.

Wed:      8.00 p.m. – Tom O’Sullivan, Rowels & New York.  Months Mind Mass.

Fri:         8.00 p.m. – Exam Mass.


Vigil Mass next Saturday night is in Meelin at 8.00 p.m.

Confessions at 7.30 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:         8.00 p.m. – Denis Field, Cummery Connell.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – John, Dan & Hannah O’Sullivan, Stagmount.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Denis & Josie Bennett, Knockscovane.




Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €258                                                                                             Meelin: €378

Diocesan Religious Purposes:            €424


The annual collection for the Episcopal Conference and its attached commissions will be taken up at all masses next weekend.  Please give generously.


Parish Pastoral Council

Rockchapel & Meelin PPC will present a relevant information DVD on two consecutive nights in preparation for the forthcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment.  Tuesday night, May 15th in Rockchapel Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. and Wednesday night, May 16th in Meelin Community hall at

8.30 p.m.  Over 18s welcome. 


Exam Mass

A mass will be offered in Meelin Church on Friday, May 18th at 8.00 p.m. for students preparing for their Junior and Leaving Certificate.  All are welcome



Lotto Winning numbers were 15, 19, 22, 28.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €8,400.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Gary O’Mahony; John & Chris Collins; Tony Murphy.  Seller’s Prize: Patrick Carroll.


Faith Camp for Teenagers

Camp Creideamh Faith Camps for teenagers will take place again in Knockadoon (East Cork) over the dates 3rd – 9th June (Boys Camp) and 10th – 16th June (Girls Camp).  For those who are Post-Primary school age.  Activities will include catechesis, prayer, sports, hill walking, kayaking, swimming, music, arts and crafts and other activities.  For booking go to www.campcreideamh.ie.  For more info ring Fr. Eamon Roche on 086-9972539


Lough Derg 2018: Season opens for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May.

Retreats continue on May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28.

Advance booking is essential. Tel +353 (0) 71 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org. Why not take some time and space for yourself on Lough Derg this May? (Three Day Pilgrimage Season begins on Friday 1st June.)