Weekly Newsletter 15th April 2018


3rd Sunday of Easter

15th April, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Bill Nolan & Billy Nolan, Lyreneague.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Jer Keating, Knockanebane.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m.

Fri:         8.00 p.m. – Shelia Coughlan, Months Mind Mass and Paddy Coughlan, Anniversary.

Sat:         10.00 a.m.



Sun:       11.00 a.m. Dan, Mary Ita & Gerard Linehan.

Mon:      9.00 a.m. – John Dinneen & Donie Dinneen.

Tues:      9.00 a.m.

Wed:      9.00 a.m.


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. – Mary O’Connor.


Eucharistic Ministers next weekend

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Michael Fitzgerald & Noreen O’Keeffe.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Nellie Duggan, Rowels.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Tim O’Connell, Rockhill.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Kitty McCarthy, Priory Park, Newmarket.

Fr. Stritch thanks you sincerely for your Easter Offerings and Station Offerings.  Thanks too to all who attended the station masses and especially to those who held the stations in their homes. 


Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €214                                              Meelin: €328

Diocesan Religious Purposes: €377


Lotto Winning numbers were 10, 16, 24, 26.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €8,000.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Kevin Collins; Brosna GAA; Colm Murphy.  Seller’s Prize: Kevin Collins.


Intermediate Football Championship

IFC Rockchapel Vs Knocknagree will take place this Sunday, 15th April in Newmarket at 3.00 p.m.  Best of luck to all. 


Rockchapel Community Centre

Rockchapel Community Centre Committee are hosting “Second Honeymoon”, a comedy by Sam Cree performed by Abbeyfeale Players in the Community Centre on Saturday, 21st April 2018 at 8.00 p.m., as a fundraiser to upgrade heating in our Community Centre.  Doors open at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets €10.  Family admission €25 (2 adults and 2 Children). Please support.  Tickets available from local shops and pubs or any member of the Community Centre committee. 


Meeting – Rockchapel Community Centre Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday night, at 8.30 p.m.  All members please attend.  Please bring all sold and unsold tickets to meeting. 


Rockchapel National School - Clothes Recycling Drive in aid of Rockchapel National School on Wednesday 18th April 2018.  Please drop off all items at the school on Tuesday 17th at the latest.  Clothes, bed linens, towels, curtains, shoes, bags and belts are welcome. No duvets, soft toys or bric a brac please.

Step by Step Preschool - If your child turns 2 years 8 months on or before the 31st August, they are entitled for 2 years free preschool from September 2018.  Please contact the school if your child is eligible ASAP as places are very limited.  Contact Kate 086-2467587 or Eileen on 029-69953.


Pilgrimage to Knock - The annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 29th April.  Bus leaving Rockchapel village at 6.45 a.m.  Names please to 087-7956299 or 086-4009714


St. Joseph’s Foundation – a meeting to discuss St. Joseph’s Foundations annual spring fair will take place on Monday next, 16th April at 7.00 p.m.  at the Foundations Campus, Charleville.  This year’s Spring Fair will take place on Sunday, April 29th.  All help will this event would be greatly appreciated.