Weekly Newsletter 15th July 2018


15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th July, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


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

Wed:      10.00 a.m.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m.

Fri:         8.00 p.m. – Dan O’Keeffe, Lyreneague.



Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Niall Lehane.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. Nora Browne.

Mon:      10.00 a.m.

Tues:      10.00 a.m.

Sat:         10.00 a.m.


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

Confessions at 7.30 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Triona Carroll & Fiona Curtin.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Nora Mary Curtin & Susan Curtin.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Megan O’Mahony.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Elizabeth Stack.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m.  – Maurice, Eileen & Paddy Murphy, Meeng.

Sun:       10.00 a.m.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Ben & Mary O’Sullivan, Gooseberry Hill.



Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €301                                                                     Meelin: €221



Lotto Winning numbers were 5, 8, 13, 15.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €9,300.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Ned Brosnan; Michael Stack; Mike Scannell.  Seller’s Prize: Mary Collins.


Cul Camp - will commence in Rockchapel GAA pitch Monday 16th July until Friday 20th, from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.


Family Focus Week at Knock Shrine – 16th – 21st July

From Monday, July 16th to Saturday July 21st there will be a special week focusing on the family held at Knock Shrine.  It will include four events each day.  The morning and evening workshops at 12 noon and 8.30 p.m. will explore the message of Pope Francis to families, as we prepare to celebrate his visit to us in August.  Prayer times will include Mass at 3.00 p.m. and Holy Hour at 7.00 p.m. the blessing of young children will take place on Saturday morning July 21st at 12 noon.  Further details are available from www.knockshrine.ie/familycentre. Tel 094-9375320

Jesuit Week / Week of Ignatian Spirituality 24st-31st July

‘Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God’
Facilitated by Eddie Cosgrove SJ, Terry Howard SJ and Dermot Mansfield SJ
There will be two 20-minute sessions daily at 11.05am and 7.05pm and also a preached retreat each day in the Prayer Guidance Centre and Mass at 3pm in the Basilica. Each day will focus on a different theme. No booking necessary, all welcome. Please see www.knockshrine.ie/events for further details.


Cork Association for Autism - 40th Anniversary Garden Party. 

The Cork Association for Autism will open their extensive Greenville gardens and grounds to the public on Saturday July 21st  from 10am-5pm. Visitors are invited to come along and explore the sensory gardens, woodland trails and all that Greenville has to offer. Guided tours and light refreshments will be available throughout the day. Additionally, plants and pottery that have been both cultivated and handcrafted at the service campus will be available for sale. This is a family friendly event and guests are invited to bring along a picnic and soak up the sun in the haven of oasis Greenville is. Its also the perfect day out for any gardening or horticultural enthusiasts. Entry fee is €5 p/p with children under 12 going FREE. For more info on this event and for directions to Greenville please visit www.corkautism.ie or call Carol on 021 453 3642.


Newmarket Summer Outing – takes place on Sunday July 22nd.  It will visit Gougane Barra, Bantry, Bandon Shopping Centre and dinner at the Castle Hotel, Macroom in the evening.  All are welcome.  Please contact Mary Stack on 029-60444 or 087-9439612.