Weekly Newsletter 28th March 2021 - Palm Sunday


 Palm Sunday

28th March, 2021
Fr. Denis Stritch P.P. 029 68007/086 2206607
Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie
No Masses with congregations are allowed at the moment.
Both Churches are open for private prayer.
The following masses and ceremonies will be live streamed this week.
Sat:                              7.30 p.m. – Daniel D.M. Murphy, Glounakeel.
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Mary Curtin, Knockafurtig.
Thurs:                           8.00 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
Fri:                                3.00 p.m. – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.
Sun:                             11.00 a.m. – John Joe Brosnan, Meelin Village.
Mon:                             8.00 p.m. – Jerry Buckley, Gooseberryhill.
Fri:                               12.00 Noon – Good Friday – Stations of the Cross.
Sat:                              8.30 p.m. – Easter Vigil.
The following masses will be live streamed on Easter Sunday
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Hannah & Pats Loughlin, Grotto Terrace.
Sun:                             11.30 a.m. – Paddy Curtin, Knockscovane. 1st Anniversary.
Parish Prayer - We are reminded where possible to join each other in prayer at 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. each day, or to pray at any time that suits us.
Act of Spiritual Communion - My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Palms - Palms will be blessed at all masses this weekend and may be collected from the church porches after Sunday masses. 
The Blessed Palms
As we place this palm in a special place in our home, may it be a reminder of the great unconditional love that Jesus has for each of us. May it be a source of protection for us all throughout the year. Amen.
Chrism Mass
Chrism Mass will take place in St. Coleman’s Cathedral, Cobh on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. it will be livestreamed on www.cobhcathedralparish.ie
Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence
Fasting, praying and almsgiving
During Holy week it is suggested that we observe the fast and abstinence of Good Friday, fast from some food on one other day. We pray with Jesus “Not my will but time be done” and that we give to a charity.
Holy Week
Holy week is the greatest week in the Churches’ liturgical year. As a parish community we commemorate the events in the life of Christ that led to his glorious resurrection and our redemption. I invite you all to join our ceremonies on-line during this special week and to continue to pray in your homes.
Easter Offerings & Trócaire Boxes
Easter offerings and Trócaire boxes may be dropped into the Parochial House at any time or be brought to the sacristy in Rockchapel after any evening Mass. Your offerings are much appreciated.
You are encouraged to continue to keep the government guidelines and to pray for an end to the pandemic in our country and in the world. 
A Coronavirus Prayer
Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages, curing diseases and illnesses. Come to our aid now, that we may experience your healing love. Amen.
Altar Society for April
Mary & Jessie Collins and Bridie & Dan Joe Murphy.
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