Weekly Newsletter 23rd September 2018


25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd September, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Con & Nora Murphy, Milleen.

Wed:      10.00 a.m.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m.

Fri:         10.00 a.m.



Sat:         8.00 p.m. - Elsie Walsh, nee Curtin, Rowels & Inchatotane.  Months Mind Mass.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Mary O’Sullivan, Gooseberry Hill.

Mon:      9.00 a.m. – Jack Keppel, The Line, Meelin.

Tues:      9.00 a.m. – Elizabeth Kirby.

Sat:         10.00 a.m. – Maureen & Shelia O’Connor, Knockscovane. 


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. – Noreen O’Keeffe.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Mary O’Connor.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Noel O’Callaghan & Susan Curtin.

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


Collections last weekend

Door: Rockchapel: €376                                                                     Meelin: €216

Education of students for the priesthood: €508



Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Deceased members of the Curtin & Collins Family, Knockaclarig.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Maura & Jack Quinlan.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – John Joe O’Connor, Meelehera, Kanturk.


Autumn Stations - Those wishing to have the stations in their homes are asked to contact Fr. Stritch as soon as possible please.



Lotto - Winning numbers were 18, 19, 24, 28.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €10,300.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Kathleen Collins; Johnny J. Stack; Philly Mce Murphy.  Seller’s Prize: Kathleen Collins.


Fashion Show - Rockchapel Parents Association will hold their annual fashion show on Friday night 5th October in Rockchapel Community Centre.  Tickets now on sale in the local shop or from the parents of Rockchapel National School. Your support would be greatly appreciated. 


Citizens Information Service (CIS) is opening in Kanturk on Thursday 27th September from 10.000 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.  the Service will be available weekly on Thursdays at the Temperance Hall, Strand Street and they look forward to assisting you with any queries you may have in regard to your rights and entitlements.  CIS can be contacted on 0761 07 8000.


Vocations Afternoon – Men considering Priesthood in the Diocese of Cloyne are invited to an afternoon of prayer, reflection and information on Sunday, 14th October in the Nano Nagle Centre, Killavullen from 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Those hoping to attend should register by Friday 12th October by phone or email.  Fr. Brian Boyle 025-32963 or Fr. Damien Lynch 021-7332948. Email priesthood@cloynediocese.ie.  Web cloynediocese.ie/priesthood.


Vocations Afternoon - ~Poor Clare Monastery – for young women considering a vocation, a vocations afternoon will be held in the Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork on Saturday 13th October from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com.  www.poorclarescork.ie.


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