Weekly Newsletter 14th March 2021


 4th Sunday of Lent

14th March, 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.
Wednesday next is the feast of St. Patrick our national patron.
The following masses will be live streamed this week.
Sat:                   7.30 p.m. – Deceased members of the O’Sullivan family, Rowels and the Curtin family, Churchtown.
Sun:                 10.00 a.m. – Thomas O’Carroll, Glencarney.
Tues:                7.30 p.m. – Vigil Mass.
Wed:                10.00 a.m. – Kitty O’Callaghan, Milleen.
Thurs:              7.30 p.m. – Station Mass.
Sun:                 11.00 a.m. – Séan Collins, Gooseberry Hill.
Mon:                 7.30 p.m. – Station Mass.
Wed:                 11.00 a.m. – St. Patrick’s Day – Bridget O’Sullivan, Rowels.
Fri:                    7.30 p.m. – Feast of St. Joseph. – The people of the parish.  
Vigil Mass next Saturday night will come from Meelin at 7.30 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.
Mass intentions for next weekend, which will be livestreamed
Sat:                     7.30 p.m. – Bridie Brosnan, Knocktoosh. 30th anniversary.
Sun:                    10.00 a.m. – Eileen Twomey, Meenkeragh.
Sun:                    11.00 a.m. – Marie Weathers. 1st anniversary.
Altar Society for March – Mike, Mary and Marian Allen.
Mass Schedules for 2021 and the offering envelopes are available in the porches of the churches and the local shop. Please take them.
Spring Stations
Monday 15th March, Meelin Church 7.30pm – Rowels, Knockscovane, Knockskehy, Gooseberryhill, Meenroe, Clashroe, Meenishal & Knockduff Upper & Meelin Village, Knockeen & Knockduff.
Thursday 18th March, Rockchapel Church 7.30pm - Glencarney, Glounakeel, Foiladown, Knockatoon & Stagmount.
Tuesday, 23rd March, Meelin Church 7.30pm – Banane, Dromadda & Bohus, Meenkeragh, Meentinna & Cummery Connell, Knockacluggin & Knockacummer, Toureenacoppogue, The Line & The Commons and Meenygorman, Toureenamare & Ballinatona.
Thursday, 25th March, Rockchapel Church 7.30pm – Meeng, Milleen, Rockhill, Knockafurtig, Lyreaneague and Rockchapel Village & Toureenagréinne.
Winning numbers were: 9, 15, 26, 28. No Jackpot winner. Next jackpot is €2,400. Lucky Dip winners of €25 were James McAuliffe; Liz & Mike Stack; Karen Murphy; Seller’s Prize: James McAuliffe. 
Rockchapel GAA lotto tickets can be bought from Murphy’s shop or on-line from 
www.smartlotto.ie. Please support. 
County Board Draw – Rebels Bounty – Support Rockchapel GAA club by buying a Cork County Board Draw ticket, 12 monthly draws with excellent prizes. 1st draw takes place on March 25th. Contact Mary Collins if you would like to join or buy online at Rebels’ Bounty – Cork GAA (gaacork.ie).
Lent - Fourth week of Lent – Fasting, praying and almsgiving are at the heart of the forty days of Lent. During this 4th week of Lent, we are asked to fast from excessive screen time, pray the Rosary as a family ( maybe begin with a decade each day) and to give up complaining and take up gratitude.
St. Joseph - Last year, 2020, was the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, Pope Francis proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8th 2020, to December 8th, 2021. St. Joseph's church, Meelin, is dedicated to this wonderful saint who was foster-father to Jesus, husband of Mary, and the powerful protector of the Holy Family. Beginning on Saturday, March 13th, leading up to the feast of St Joseph on March 19th, the parish Facebook page will post a daily prayer in honour of each of the Seven Sorrows and Joys of St. Joseph
Lenten Praryer Service
45 minutes of prayer presented by Deacon John Nestor. Sunday 21st March at 7pm. Get in touch for the link for Zoom- email to cdys.youthministery@gmail.com  or on Instagram  at cornerstone_ministeries_cdys.

Lough Derg
Sunday 21st March RTE Studio Broadcast Mass at 11am will be celebrated by Msgr La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg along with the Lough Derg Pastoral and Music teams. The Mass will be offered for the Lough Derg pilgrim family near and far. Tune into RTE 1 Television or RTE Radio 1 Extra.

Virtual Discerment Evening
A virtual discerment evening for men (18 years +) exploring Diocesan Priesthood - Tuesday 23rd March 7.30pm-9pm.For further information and registration please email info@vocations.ie

Mini-Lenten retreat in Preparation for Holy Week 2021
In preparation for the Easter Triduum, ‘The Hook of Faith’ is happy to offer a ‘Mini-Lenten Retreat in Preparation for Holy Week’ on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March. The retreat will be held on Zoom and will be led by Fr Billy Swan. Each conference begins at 8pm. The three conferences will anticipate the Triduum and will therefore focus on the Eucharist (Tues. 23rd); the Cross and the Mystery of Suffering (Wed. 24th); the Resurrection, Joy and Hope (Thurs. 25th). To take part, all you need to do is send an email to: thehookoffaith@gmail.com All are welcome.