Weekly Newsletter 26th August 2018


21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

26th August, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Jimmy & Michael Curtin, Rockhill.

Wed:         10.00 a.m.

Thurs:       10.00 a.m.

Fri:             10.00 a.m.



Sat:            8.30 p.m.

Sun:           11.00 a.m.

Mon:         10.00 a.m.

Tues:         10.00 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. – Noreen Murphy

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Joan McNulty.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sat:             8.00 p.m. –Triona Carroll & Fiona Curtin

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


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            8.00 p.m. – Deceased members of the McCarthy’s, Glounakeel.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Mick & Kitty Stack, Stagmount.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Danny Weathers & John B. & Nellie Browne, Rowels.


Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €311                                                                                   Meelin: €261



Collectors for September

Vigil: Noreen Murphy, Sean Allen & Jessie Collins.

Sunday: Timmie Twomey, Johnny J. Stack & Diarmuid Hickey.


Altar Society for September

Susan Curtin, Kathleen Barry, Elaine Hickey & Mary Nolan.


Autumn Stations

Friday, 31st August – Meeng at the home of Dan & Betty Cahill at 8.00 p.m.

Others wishing to have the stations in their homes are asked to contact

Fr. Stritch as soon as possible please.


Irish Wheelchair Association wishes to thank you sincerely for your generous contributions to their recent church gate collection.  The amount collected in the Parish of Rockchapel and Meelin was €995 which was a wonderful response and for which they are most grateful.  This money enables the association to continue to provide and extend its many services to people with physical disabilities in our country.  The association is most thankful to those who stood for the collections.



Lotto - Winning numbers were 2, 3, 10, 19.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €9,900.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Sean O’Connor; Lizzie Brosnan; Dan Brosnan.  Seller’s Prize: Paddy Molly’s.


Congratulations on All Ireland Success

Congratulations to Shane Curtin, Cian Broderick and Caoimhe & Éimhear Ní Fhlannabhra all of whom came home with All Ireland medals from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann last weekend in Drogheda. Well done everyone.


Rockchapel National School

Sincere congratulations to our former pupils on their recent success in their Leaving certificate. We wish them luck on the next step of their life journey.  Also best of luck to our former sixth class as you enter secondary school.

For those of us returning to Rockchapel N.S., the school reopens on Thursday next 30th August.


Boherbue Comprehensive School will re-open for

First Year students ONLY from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, 28th August, 2018.

Second Year, Third Year and Sixth Year (Leaving Cert.Year 2)students ONLY are required to attend on Wednesday, 29th August.

First Year, Transition Year and Fifth Year (Leaving Cert. Year 1) students ONLY are required to attend Thursday, 30th August.

All classes will attend on Friday, 31st August.