Weekly Newsletter 25th November 2018


The Feast of Christ The King

25th November, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Patricia Murphy, Glounakeel.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Timmie Hartnett, Knockatoon.

Thurs:       10.00 a.m. – Mary & Davey Curtin, Glencarney.

Fri:             8.00 p.m. – Rememberance Mass.

Sat:            10.00 a.m. – For the intentions of Nora May Kelliher



Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Éamonn Barry, Glencarney.

Mon:         9.00 a.m.

Tues:         9.00 a.m.

Wed:         9.00 a.m.

Thurs:       8.00 p.m. – Rememberance Mass.


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

Confessions at 7.00 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Caoimhe Ni Fhlannabhra.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Noreen Murphy & Elaine Coughlan.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Nora May Angland.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Michael & Catherine Walsh, Stagmount.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Donncha & Denis Murphy, Meenkeragh.


Collections last weekend

Door:        Rockchapel: €214                                                                                            Meelin: €471

Social & Family Services:  €541



Collectors for December

Vigil: Thomas Murphy, Bill Murphy & John Nolan.

Sunday: John McNulty, Mike Scannell & Martin T. Murphy.


Altar Society

Michelle Kelly, Noreen Keating, Bridget Carroll, Joan McNulty, Maureen Buckley, Nora O’Donnell & Norma Fitzgerald.



Lotto - Winning numbers were 8, 12, 14, 28.  No Jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,700.  Lucky Dip Winners of €25 – Carmody Girls; Tony Collins (Meeng); Shelia & Dan Mulcahy.  Seller’s Prize: Patrick Carroll.


Remembrance Masses for those who died in the past year will be held in Rockchapel Church on next Friday November 30th at 8.00 p.m. and in Meelin Church on next Thursday, November 29th at 8.00 p.m. During mass a family member will be invited to light a memorial candle.  If a member of your family died outside the parish and you would like them included, please contact Fr. Stritch. 


Rockchapel N.S.

The Inspectorate from the Department of Education and Skills undertook an evaluation in the school in October.  The report of their findings is available to view at https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Inspection-Reports-Publications/Curriculum-Evaluations-in-Primary-Schools/17763A CEM 8655 20181002.pdf.  A copy of the report is available at the back of the Church.


Duhallow Choral Society are presenting a Christmas concert ‘Oh Holy Night’ in St.Peter’s Church, Rockchapel on Friday 14th December at 7.30pm.  As part of this Concert, Rockchapel National school children will be performing a number of Christmas carols.

Tickets for this Concert are available from the school at 10 euro each.


Rockchapel National school Christmas concert will take place on Thursday night, 13th December in Rockchapel Church followed by the annual visit from Santa in the Community Centre. 


Rockchapel Development Association will have their annual calendar on sale in the Village and from committee members from early December onwards.  All funds raised will go towards Community Enhancement.


Camp Creideamh will run a 1-day catechism study session for teenagers (age 12 to 18) on Saturday 1st Dec, 10am to 5.30pm. Venue: Edmund Rice Centre, Middleton. Please contact Fr Eamon Roche to book a place 086 9972539.


All-Night Vigil at Knock Shrine December 7th – 8th 2018: The annual All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Thursday 7th - Friday 8th December. Information on organised coaches travelling to the vigil can be found at www.knockshrine.ie