Weekly Newsletter 21st March 2021


 5th Sunday of Lent

21st March, 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.
Sun:                      10.00 a.m. – Eileen Twomey, Meenkeragh.
Thurs:                   7.30 p.m. – Station Mass.
Fri:                        7.30 p.m. – Margaret McAuliffe, Foiladown. Month Mind Mass.
Sat:                       7.30 p.m. – Bridie Brosnan, Knocktosh.  30th Anniversary.
Sun:                      11.00 a.m. – Marie Weathers. 1st Anniversary.
Mon:                      7.30 p.m. – Station Mass.
Vigil Mass next Saturday night will come from Rockchapel at 7.30 p.m.
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.
Mass intentions for next weekend, which will be livestreamed
Sat:                    7.30 p.m. – Daniel D. M. Murphy, Glounakeel.
Sun:                   10.00 a.m. – Mary Curtin, Knockafurtig.
Sun:                    11.00 a.m. – John Joe Brosnan, Meelin Village.
Altar Society for March – Mike, Mary and Marian Allen.
Mass Schedules for 2021 and the offering envelopes are available in the porches of the churches and the local shop. Please take them.
Spring Stations – (Please note Change)
Monday 22nd March– Banane, Dromadda & Bohus, Meenkeragh, Meentinna & Cummery Connell, Knockacluggin & Knockacummer, Toureenacoppogue, The Line & The Commons and Meenygorman, Toureenamare & Ballinatona - Meelin Church 7.30pm
Thursday, 25th March – Meeng, Milleen, Rockhill, Knockafurtig, Lyreaneague and Rockchapel Village & Toureenagréinne - Rockchapel Church 7.30pm
Lent - Firth week of Lent – Fasting, praying and alms giving are at the heart of the forty days of Lent. During this 5th week of Lent, we are asked to fast from snacks for one day, pray for peace and to give to Trócaire.
The Catholic Young Adult Conference - via Zoom on March 27th from 5:30 - 7:30pm is a chance for young adults (18 – 40) wherever they are to come together online to build up their hope. The theme “Hope Springs Eternal” will be discussed in a great line up of short talks and testimonies mixed together with music and prayer. The Conference is free to attend just log in to Zoom: ID 847 1984 5205 Passcode: 771328
Lenten Prayer Service - 45 minutes of prayer presented by Deacon John Nestor. Sunday 21st March at 7pm. Get in touch for the link for Zoom- email to cdys.youthministery@gmail.com .
Virtual Discernment Evening - for men (18 years +) exploring Diocesan Priesthood - Tuesday 23rd March 7.30pm-9pm.For further information and registration please email info@vocations.ie.
Mini-Lenten Retreat in preparation for Holy Week 2021 - In preparation for the Easter Triduum, ‘The Hook of Faith’ is happy to offer a ‘Mini-Lenten Retreat in Preparation for Holy Week’ on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March. The retreat will be held on Zoom. To take part, all you need to do is send an email to: thehookoffaith@gmail.com All are welcome. 
Lotto – www.smartlotto.ie
Winning numbers were: 9, 13, 22, 24. No Jackpot winner. Next jackpot is €2,500. Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Kevin & Michelle Collins; T.J. McAuliffe; Tom Carroll; Seller’s Prize: Kevin & Michelle Collins. €50 St. Patrick’s Day Online Prize – Gillian Martin/Murphy. 
County Board Draw – Rebels BountySupport Rockchapel GAA club by buying a Cork County Board Draw ticket, 12 monthly draws with excellent prizes. 1st draw takes place on March 25th. Contact Mary Collins if you would like to join or buy online at Rebels’ Bounty – Cork GAA (gaacork.ie).