Weekly Newsletter 18th April 2021

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3rd Sunday of Easter
18th April, 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.
 
The following masses will be live streamed this week.
 
Prayer for the dead
We pray for Maureen Cronin, Rockchapel & Ennis who was buried during the week. May she rest in peace. We keep her family also in our prayers at this difficult time.  
 
Pray for the Sick
In your daily prayers, you are asked to continue to remember the sick of the parish and all those who are suffering in any way. 
 
Rockchapel
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Shelia & Paddy Coughlan, Glounakeel.
Fri:                               8.00 p.m. – John Murphy, Glounakeel. 1st anniversary.
 
Meelin
Sat:                              8.00 p.m. – Hannah Mary Curtin, Knockscovane. 1st anniversary.
Sun:                             11.00 a.m. – Ned Curtin, Banane, Rowels.
 
Vigil Mass next Saturday night will come from Rockchapel at 8.00 p.m.
 
Mass intentions for next weekend, which will be livestreamed
Sat:                              8.00 p.m. – Michael Murphy, Toureenagréinne.
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Bridget McCormack, Abbeyfeale.
Sun:                             11.00 a.m. – Tim Joe Twomey, Rowels.
 
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.
 
Altar Society for April
Mary & Jessie Collins & Bridie & Dan Joe Murphy.
 
Thank You - Fr. Stritch wishes to thank you sincerely for your station offerings and Easter offerings. Thanks also for your contributions to the door collection and for your support of Trócaire. 
Any remaining Trócaire money should be handed in within the next week please. It may be dropped to the Parochial House in Meelin at any time or to the sacristy in Rockchapel after any evening mass.
 
A message from Trócaire - Every Monday morning at the small office we share with Trócaire partner AFOD in Juba - and where Fr James ofter sits just outside our door, with the children – staff and partners of all faiths bow their heads together at 9.30 a.m. (7.30 UK/Irish Time). They pray for peace, for all the people of South Sudan. If you have the time, it would be an honour if you would graciously add your voice and your love for humanity, to theirs. 
Thank you for helping with a donation for families in South Sudan this Lent. Your generosity and compassion are truly a lifeline. 
 
Prayer for Peace in South Sudan
God the Father of love and mercy, you created our people from every clan, tribe and nationality. If is your will that all our people should live in harmony, peace and unity, because we are all brothers and sisters. We ask forgiveness for the times we failed to live together in peace. Heal our offences and help us to reconcile with one another. Grant to our leaders your divine wisdom and help us all to promote respect, justice and true reconciliation, so that the people of South Sudan may live in unity and peace. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
 
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