Weekly Newsletter - 16th December 2018


3rd Sunday of Advent

16th December, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Danny Martin and Mary and All deceased of The Murphy Family, Glounakeel.

Wed:         10.00 a.m.

Thurs:       10.00 a.m.

Fri:             7.30 p.m. – Margaret O’Connor, Months Mind Mass.



Sat:            7.30 p.m. – John & Bridget Curtin, Rowels.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Dan O’Callaghan, Meelin Village.

Mon:         9.00 a.m.

Tues:         9.00 a.m.

Sat:            10.00 a.m.


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

Confessions at 7.00 p.m. – 7.25 p.m. and after Mass.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sat:             7.30 p.m. – Megan O’Mahony.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Katie Stack.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sat:             7.30 p.m. – Kathleen Collins & Aine Curtin.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Noel O’Callaghan & Susan Curtin.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            7.30 p.m. – John, Mary, Mick & Frank Doody, Meeng.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Charlie & Julia Linehan, Lyreneague.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Michael Murphy & Jo Burke.


Collections last weekend

Door:        Rockchapel: €301                                                                                            Meelin: €215

The annual collection for Peter’s Pence will be taken up at all masses in the Pairsh this weekend. 


Christmas Masses


Monday, 24th (Christmas Eve) – 9.00 p.m.

Tuesday, 25th – 10.00 a.m.



Monday, 24th (Christmas Eve) – 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 25th – 11.00 a.m.


Christmas Confessions


Thursday, 20th December 7.15 p.m.

Saturday, 22nd December 7.00 p.m. – 7.25 p.m. and after mass.

Monday, 24th December 11.00 a.m.



Thursday, 20th December 8.00 p.m.

Monday, 24th (Christmas Eve) 12.00 Noon


The Sick of the Parish will be visited in their homes on Thursday next at the usual times. 


New Rota for readers are available in the sacristy.  Please collect one. 



Lotto - Winning numbers were 1, 14, 22, 24.  No Jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €2,000.  Lucky Dip Winners of €25 – Maurice Daly; Johnny J. Stack, Philip Murphy.  Seller’s Prize: Maurice Daly. 


Christmas Lotto Draw will take place in Murphy’s Bar on Wednesday night, 19th December.  Next draw on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019.


Rockchapel GAA Clothing is now available to buy on line on the O’Neill’s website.  www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/seipeal-na-carraige.


STEP by STEP Preschool - The children will be performing the Nativity on Thursday 20th December at 10.30am.  You are welcome to come to support them. 


Boherbue CS would like to extend an invitation to the local community to attend the school library for a Concert on Thursday 20th December for an exciting line up of events beginning at 8pm with a performance of Christmas carols, music and dance.  The event is hosted by the students of Boherbue Comprehensive School in aid of the Simon Community. The event is free however you will have the opportunity to donate to this wonderful charity on the night.