Weekly Newsletter - 17th February 2019

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
17th February, 2019
Fr.Denis Stritch P.P. 029 68007/086 2206607
Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie
Masses for the Week
Sat:         7.30 p.m. – Toss Murphy, Meeng, 1st Anniversary. 
Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Noreen Collins, Glencarney; Peggy & Johnny and Garrett Collins, Milleen and Nellie Rahilly, Toureenagreinne.
Sat:         11.00 a.m. – Four Chaplins. 
Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Mary Ita, Dan & Gerard Linehan, Knockscovane.
Vigil Mass next Saturday nightis in Meelin at 7.30 p.m.
Confessions at 7.00 p.m.
Readers for Next Weekend.
Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Éimhear Ní Fhlannabhra.
Eucharist Ministers next weekend
Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Con O’Connor & Fíona Curtin.
Mass intentions next weekend
Sat:         7.30 p.m. – Johnny Angland & his Son Timmie Francis, Meentinna.
Sun:       10.00 a.m. – John Twomey, Meenkeragh.
Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Paddy O’Riordan, Knockscovane.
Collections Last weekend
Rockchapel: €200                                                                    Meelin: €390
Enable Ireland will hold a church gate collection at all masses in the Parish next weekend. 
Winning numbers were 2, 6, 11, 21. No Jackpot winner. Next jackpot is €2,800. Lucky Dip Winners of €25: Den & Josephine O’Mahony; Aenie & Katie Murphy; Dan & Tess Rahilly. Seller’s Prize: Den & Josephine O’Mahony.
Rockchapel Vs Aghada in Aghada on this Sunday, 17th February at 2.00 p.m.
Congratulations to St. Peter’s Minor team on winning the county last weekend.
The American Legion - Sunday, 3rd February marked the 76th anniversary of the sinking of the United States Army Transport Dorchester and the selfless acts of 4 Army chaplains aborad. The Dorchesterda tragically sunk while crossing the North Atlantic, transporting troops to an American base in Greenland. Many of the survivors owe their lives to the courage and leadership exhibited by 4 chaplains Reverend George Fox, Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, feverend Clark Polingand Father John Washington, who comforted the wounded and directed others to safety. As the Dorchester san, the chaplains were seen linked arm in arm, praying. A mass will take place in Rockchapel next Saturday morning, 23rd February to honour these men. Refreshments will be served in Bruach Na Carraige afterwards and everyone is very welcome. 
Mountcollins Bingo - A Community Centre fundraiser for Mountcollins will take place in Mountcollins Community Centre on this Sunday, 17th February at 3.00 p.m. Spot Prize of €2,000. Your support would be greatly appreciated. 
Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimages for 2019
·         Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – 31st May to 5tj June 2019. Booking for pilgrimage is now open with Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick St. Cork. 021-4277959. Sick/Assisted Pilgrim application Forms are available from The Parish Secretary, 27/28 Bank Place, Mallow. 022-20276
·         Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday 12th May. Parishes to make their own travel arrangements.
·         Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th-16th September 2019. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad Lauri Duffy Travel, Dublin 01-6359300.
Life Institute Seminar - The Life Institute are hosting a public seminar for Munster with Niamh Uí Bhriain and others on Saturday 2 March in the Clayton Silversprings Hotel Cork from 11am to 4pm to discuss the way forward for the pro-life movement in Ireland. For information, please contact Joe at 087 2589823.