Weekly Newsletter 22nd April 2018


4th Sunday of Easter (Day of Prayer for Vocations)

22nd April, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Tim O’Connell, Rockhill.

Wed:      10.00 a.m.

Thurs:    8.00 p.m. – Ellen Buckley, 1st Anniversary.

Fri:         10.00 a.m.



Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Nellie Duggan, Rowels.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. Kitty McCarthy, Priory Park, Newmarket.

Mon:      9.00 a.m.

Tues:      8.00 p.m. – For fine weather.

Fri:         8.00 p.m. – Kathleen Kelly, Months Mind Mass.

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. – Megan O’Mahony.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Elizabeth Stack.


Eucharistic Ministers next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Shelia Mulcahy & Kit Doody.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Con O’Connor & Fiona Curtin.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Katie Keegan, Rockchapel & London.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Bridget McCormack, Abbeyfeale.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Connie Twomey.


Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €340                                                                                                                   Meelin: €288


Any remaining Trócaire money should be handed in as soon as possible please.



Lotto Winning numbers were 2, 9, 14, 15.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €8,100.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Tanya & John O’Connor; Joan O’Doherty; Pat Murphy.  Seller’s Prize: Murphy’s Bar.


Rockchapel National School

Church Collection: The Board of Management of Rockchapel National School wishes to thanks most sincerely all those who assisted with and supported our recent School Collection. Your support is very much appreciated.

Fundraising Recycling Drive: Thanks very much for your support of our recent Clothes Recycling Fundraiser.


Rockchapel 5K and 3K

Rockchapel Parents Association are holding a 5K and 3K run/walk next Sunday morning, 29th April at 12.00 Noon.  Registration from 11.15 a.m. in the Community Centre.  Please support and come out and have some fun!


Step by Step Preschool - If your child turns 2 years 8 months on or before the 31st August, they are entitled for 2 years free preschool from September 2018.  Please contact the school if your child is eligible ASAP as places are very limited.  Contact Kate 086-2467587 or Eileen on 029-69953.


Lourdes Invalid Fund – Kanturk and District Lourdes Invalid Funs will hold their annual church gate collection in Meelin and Rockchapel on the 28th/29th April.  Your support would be greatly appreciated. 


Pilgrimage to Knock - The annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 29th April.  Bus leaving Rockchapel village at 6.45 a.m.  Names please to 087-7956299 or 086-4009714



Could you help Childline change the lives of children?  ISPCC Childline is seeking volunteers for its annual national Childline Change collection day.

Childline answers over 380,000 contacts from children every year. It relies heavily on the support of the public.  Childline Change takes place in Cork on Thursday May 17th.  If you can help, email the ISPCC at community@ispcc.ie or call 1850 50 40 50. Further information is also available at www.ispcc.ie/childlinechange.