Weekly Newsletter 20th March 2018


Pentecost Sunday

20th May, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sun:       10.00 a.m. – John, Dan & Hannah O’Sullivan, Stagmount.

Wed:      10.00 a.m.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m.

Fri:         8.30 p.m. – Eily Mai O’Connor (Nee Cahill), New York & Meeng; Months Mind Mass.



Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Denis Field, Cummery Connell.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. Denis & Josie Bennet, Knockscovane.

Mon:      10.00 a.m.

Tues:      9.00 a.m.

Sat:         11.00 a.m. – First Holy Communion Mass


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. – Tríona Curtin.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Áine Curtin.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Kathleen Collins & Triona Carroll                    

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Michael Fitzgerald & Noreen O’Keeffe.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Timmie Rahilly, Rockhill, Rockchapel.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – David Keating, Rockhill, Rockchapel.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Ned Curtin, Banane.


Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €305                                                                                             Meelin: €229


The annual collection for the Episcopal Conference and its attached commissions will be taken up at all masses this weekend.  Please give generously.


Eucharistic Adoration in this Church on Tuesday next will be from 3.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. An opportunity to pray especially for the protection of the unborn.  Rosary and prayers for that intention will be offered from 8.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.



Lotto Winning numbers were 4, 16, 17, 24.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €8,500.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Conor Casey; Liam & Stasia Sheahan; Marie O’Riordan.  Seller’s Prize: Murphy’s Shop.


Faith Camp for Teenagers

Camp Creideamh Faith Camps for teenagers will take place again in Knockadoon (East Cork) over the dates 3rd – 9th June (Boys Camp) and 10th – 16th June (Girls Camp).  For those who are Post-Primary school age.  Activities will include catechesis, prayer, sports, hill walking, kayaking, swimming, music, arts and crafts and other activities.  For booking go to www.campcreideamh.ie.  For more info ring Fr. Eamon Roche on 086-9972539


IRD Duhallow

Would you like to be involved in keeping our community attractive for residents and visitors?? Rockchapel and Meelin Communities are currently recruiting Tús/RSS participants for village and countryside enhancement projects and environmental maintenance work. For further information regarding eligibility please contact Sheila Roche or Sheila O’Keeffe on 029 60633


Cork Mercy Hospital Foundation – would like to sincerely thank you for your kind Church gate collection which raised €561.


Knock Shrine - Friends of Knock Shrine will be delighted to learn that Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel reopened on Friday 18 May following extensive refurbishment. Fr Richard would like to thank one and all for their patience and understanding over the past few months. We look forward to welcoming pilgrims into the newly renovated churches during the pilgrimage season. All Masses taking place in the Parish Church are now available to watch live at www.knockshrine.ie/watch. Find out more about Mass times and other services see www.knockshrine.ie