Weekly Newsletter 27th May 2018


The Most Holy Trinity

27th May, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Timmie Rahilly, Rockhill.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – David Keating, Rockhill.

Wed:      8.00 p.m. – Mary Appacello, Months Mind Mass.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m.

Fri:         9.00 a.m.



Sun:       11.00 a.m. Ned Curtin, Banane.

Mon:      8.00 p.m. – Josie Clifford, 1st Anniversary.

Tues:      9.00 a.m.

Wed:      9.00 a.m. – Hannah Bennett.

Thurs:    8.00 p.m. - Grotto Mass.

Sat:         11.00 a.m. – First Holy Communion Mass


Vigil Mass next Saturday night is in Meelin at 8.00 p.m.

Confessions at 7.30 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Fíona Curtin.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Connie O’Connor & Fíona Curtin.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Sr. Aloysius Duggan.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Anna Howel, First Anniversary Mass.



Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €208                                                                                                                   Meelin: €408

Episcopal Conference:       €594


Collectors for June

Vigil: Thomas Murphy, Bill Murphy & John Nolan.

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


Altar Society for June

Nora O’Donnell, Joan McNulty, Maureen Buckley.


The Sick of the Parish will be visited on Thursday at the usual times.  The Mass in Rockchapel on Friday at 9.00 a.m. and the mass in Meelin on June 12th will be offered as November masses for the dead. 


The annual Mass at Our Lady’s Grotto in Meelin will take place on Thursday next 31st May at 8.00 p.m.  All are welcome.



Lotto Winning numbers were 3, 14, 16, 22.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €8,600.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Joe Walsh; Sean Allen; Tim Joe O’Sullivan.  Seller’s Prize: Bernice Murphy.


IRD Duhallow

Would you like to be involved in keeping our community attractive for residents and visitors?? Rockchapel and Meelin Communities are currently recruiting Tús/RSS participants for village and countryside enhancement projects and environmental maintenance work. For further information regarding eligibility please contact Sheila Roche or Sheila O’Keeffe on 029 60633


Knock Shrine - Friends of Knock Shrine will be delighted to learn that Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel reopened on Friday 18 May following extensive refurbishment. Fr Richard would like to thank one and all for their patience and understanding over the past few months. We look forward to welcoming pilgrims into the newly renovated churches during the pilgrimage season. All Masses taking place in the Parish Church are now available to watch live at www.knockshrine.ie/watch. Find out more about Mass times and other services see www.knockshrine.ie.


Twomey Remorial Weekend 9th & 10th June – A meeting will be held in Rockchapel Community Centre on next Thursday night 31st May at 9.00 p.m.  Anybody interested in helping with food preparation or stewarding contact 087-2821858/087-6724719 or 086-3257029.  All help would be greatly appreciated.


The General Data Protection Regulation

A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), is being introduced on 25 May 2018.  This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people's personal information.  We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law.  It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the newsletter as policies are put in place.”