Weekly Newsletter 21st October 2018


29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

21st October, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Neily Murphy, Glounakeel.

Wed:       10.00 a.m.

Thurs:     10.00 a.m.

Fri:         10.00 a.m.



Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Eileen O’Neill, Gooseberry Hill & Sr Malachy & Gerard Duggan, Rowels.

Sun:        11.00 a.m. – Jerry Browne, Ballinatona.

Mon:       9.00 a.m.

Tues:       9.00 a.m.

Sat:         10.00 a.m.


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. – Eimear Murphy.

Sun:         10.00 a.m. – Nora Mary Curtin.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sat:          8.00 p.m. – Tríona Carroll & Áine Curtin.

Sun:         10.00 a.m. – Noel O’Callaghan & Susan Curtin.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Deceased members of the Curtin Family, Knockatoon.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Noreen Murphy, Glounakeel.

Sun:        11.00 a.m. – Pat & Anne O’Mahony, Killarney.



Collections last weekend

Door: Rockchapel: €373                                                             Meelin: €271

The annual collection for the missions will be taken up at all masses this weekend.  Please give generously.


Autumn Stations

Monday, 29th October – Knockscovane and Gooseberry Hill at the home of Michael & Bernie Collins at 8.00 p.m.

Friday, 2nd November – Glounakeel at the home of Anton Coughlan at 8.00 p.m.



Lotto - Winning numbers were 10, 11, 27, 28.  No Jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,200.  Lucky Dip Winners of €25 – Kathleen Collins; John & Margaret O’Riordan; Mary Collins.  Seller’s Prize: Kathleen Collins.


Couch to 5K

Begins in Rockchapel GAA Training field on Tuesday night next 23rd October at 7.00 p.m. Everyone welcome. 


Pilgrimage to Rome & San Giovanni

A Pilgrimage to Rome & San Giovanni will take place Easter 2019 (last remaining seats) with Papal Ceremonies in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome.

For the 7 nights Ex Dublin €995 pps.  Payments can be made in instalments contact James Treacy on 061 921470 or 086 0572216.


World Meeting of Families
Bishop Crean is hoping to gather all volunteers and anyone who helped in the organisation or was involved in the recent gathering for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.  The venue for this gathering is Vienna Woods Hotel on Tuesday evening 23rd October at 8.00pm.  The evening will involve some reflection on the event, words of appreciation and light refreshments. All are welcome.  Please let Fr. Stritch know if you intend to be present.


Cloyne Diocese - Eucharistic Adoration

Afternoon of Prayer, Sunday 21st October from 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.  at the Nano Nagle Centre, Killavullen, Mallow. 

Eucharistic Retreat (Residential) – Friday 16th November from 6.00 p.m. to Saturday 17th November at 4.00 p.m.  at Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte, Cork.

Both events are conducted by Fr. John Keane.  Booking is essential contact Mary on 087-28985118 or Nuala on 086-1544075.