Weekly Newsletter 19th August 2018


20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19th August, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Ned & Kitty Curtin & The deceased Murphy Family, Meeng.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Agnes Duggan.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m. – Eily O’Riordan, Knockafurtig.

Fri:         8.00 p.m. – Connie Carroll, Stagmount – First Anniversary.



Sun:       11.00 a.m. Kathleen Barry, Meenkeeragh.

Mon:      10.00 a.m.

Tues:      10.00 a.m.

Wed:      10.00 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. – Fiona Curtin.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Kathleen Collins & Aine Curtin.


Sacristan’s Collection will be taken up at all masses this weekend.  Please give generously. 


Mass intentions next weekend

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Jimmy Michael Curtin, Rockhill.




Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €307                                                                     Meelin: €470



Lotto - Winning numbers were 1, 11, 17, 27.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €9,800.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Mary & Anna O’Keeffe; D. Doody; Michael Murphy.  Seller’s Prize: Murphy’s Shop.


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Persons

The Diocese has a Safeguarding Committee made up of lay people and priests to ensure that the Standards of the Safeguarding Children Policy are met and applied in Parishes in the Diocese.  The procedures are there to ensure that the policy is followed, they can be found on the website www.safeguardingchildrencloyne.ie.  This website contains the procedures and forms that need to be completed in working with children.  The Policy Document for Vulnerable Persons is available on www.cloynediocese.ie and the forms needed are those in the Safeguarding Children forms. 


World Meeting of Families  

Diocese of Cloyne Opening Ceremony.  We will join with every diocese in Ireland when we host an evening prayer ceremony to mark the opening of World Meeting of Families, on Tuesday 21st August at 7.30 p.m.  at St. Coleman’s Cathedral, Cobh.  Presider is Most Rev. Bishop William Crean.  Featuring the Cloyne Diocesan Choir.  Refreshments served following the ceremony at the Park Road Centre, Cobh.

Church bells will be rung in parishes throughout the Country on Tuesday evening next, at 7.30p.m.


Catholic Grandparents Association

Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage September 9th 2018, Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages.