Weekly Newsletter 25th February 2018


2nd Sunday of Lent

25th February, 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 Twomey, Meenkeeragh.

Wed:         10.00 a.m. – Jer Broderick & All deceased of Barry & Broderick Families.

Thurs:       7.30 p.m. – Station Mass.



Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Paddy O’Riordan, Knockscovane.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. Con Shine. 

Mon:         9.00 a.m. – John & Eileen Twomey, Meenkeeragh.

Tues:         9.00 a.m.

Fri:             7.30 p.m.  – Siobhan Collins, Meenygorman. Months Mind Mass.

Sat:            10.00 a.m.


Vigil Mass next Saturday night is in Rockchapel at 7.30 p.m.   

Confessions at 7.00 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sat:             7.30 p.m. – Leonora O’Callaghan.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Noreen O’Keeffe.


Eucharistic Ministers next weekend

Sat:             7.30 p.m. – Shelia Mulcahy & Kit Doody.

Sun:            10.00a.am  – Triona Carroll & Breeda O’Callaghan.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Jerome Shine, Grotto Terrace, Rockchapel.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Billy Mulcahy, Lower Stagmount.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Patrick Browne.


Collections last Weekend


Rockchapel:                     €401                                           Meelin:  €234


A Collection for the World Meeting of Families will be taken up at all masses this weekend. 


Collectors for March

Vigil                                                                               Sunday

Noreen Murphy                                                            Timmie Twomey

Sean Allen                                                                     Johnny J. Stack.

Jessie Collins                                                                 Diarmuid Hickey


Altar Society

Altar Society for March – Mike Allen, Mary Allen & Marian Allen.


The new rota for the Altar Society is available in the Sacristy.  Anyone involved, please collect one.


The Parish Conversation on The Joy of Love continues in Meelin Hall on Wednesday next, at 8.00 p.m.  All are very welcome. 


First Friday ­– Friday next is first Friday of March.  The sick will be visited in their homes.  Saturday morning mass in Meelin and Mass on Thursday 8th February in Rockchapel will be offered as November masses for the dead. 


Spring Stations

Thursday, 1st March - Rockhill & Knockafurtig, Milleen, All Glencarney and Rockchapel Village in Rockchapel Church at 7.30 p.m.

Friday, 2nd March – Lyreneague at the home of John & Ita Geaney at 8.30 p.m.

Thursday, 8th March – All Rowels, Banane, Dromadda & Bohus, Meenkeragh, Meentina & Cummery Connell, All Knockscavee, Gooseberryhill & Knockskehy in Meelin Church at 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 13th March – Knockacluggin &Knockacummer, Toureenacophogue, The Line & The Commons, Meenygorman, Toureenamare & Ballinatona and Meenoroe & Clashroe, Meenishal, Meelin Village, Knockeen & All knockduff in Melein Church at 7.30 p.m.



Lotto Winning numbers were 4, 10, 14, 19.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €7,300.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Connie O’Connor; Pamela Aherne; The Geaney Family.  Seller’s Prize: Connie O’Connor.


Play – Back in The Habit

A transition year musical comedy, in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March at 7.30 p.m.  Admission €10 available from Murphy’s shop.


"Rally to Save the 8th." All-Ireland RALLY FOR LIFE, Dublin, Saturday 10th March. Buses departing from Cork City and County. To book a seat, contact Gillian 089 402 9445.