Weekly Newsletter 2nd December 2018


1st Sunday of Advent - 2nd December, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie

Saturday next, 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation.


Masses for the Week


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

Wed:         10.00 a.m.

Thurs:       10.00 a.m.

Fri:             10.00 a.m.

Sat:            10.00 a.m. – Shelia Morrissey, Rockchapel & Glounakeel.



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

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

Mon:         9.00 a.m.

Tues:         9.00 a.m.

Fri:             7.30 p.m. – (Vigil Mass) – Deceased of the O’Leary Family, Rockhill.

Sat:            11.00 a.m. – Richard O’Sullivan, Rowels.


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

Confessions at 7.00 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sat:             10.00 a.m. – Leonora O’Callaghan.

Sat:             7.30 p.m. – Noreen O’Keeffe.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Elizabeth Stack.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sat:             10.00 a.m. – Michael Fitzgerald & Noreen O’Keeffe.

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

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Con O’Connor & Fiona Curtin..


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Vincent Flynn, Stagmount.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Jimmy & Sean Deely, Rockhill.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Nora Quinlan, Meelin Village.


Collections last weekend

Door:        Rockchapel: €362                                                                                            Meelin: €291

The monthly collection for Diocesan Religious Purposes will be taken up at all masses this weekend. 


St Vincent De Paul will hold their annual collection next weekendPlease support generously.


Friday next is the Frist Friday of December. The sick of the Parish will be visited in their homes at the usual times.  Tuesday mass in Meelin and Friday mass in Rockchapel will be November masses for the dead. 


Collectors for December

Vigil: Thomas Murphy, Bill Murphy & John Nolan.

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


Altar Society for December

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



Lotto - Winning numbers were 8, 15, 20, 22.  No Jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,800.  Lucky Dip Winners of €25 – Donal Casey; Mick Keating; Philip Murphy.  Seller’s Prize: Donal Casey.


Rockchapel N.S.

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 Rockchapel National School Christmas Pageant is on in St. Peter’s Church at 7pm on Thursday 13th December.  Followed by a variety concert in the Community Centre starting at 7.45pm  All welcome.


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.


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


1 Day Intensive Leaving Cert English Revision Course available at Glash School on Saturday 5th January.  Contact Mary Linehan at 087-2859132 or Mary.linehan@me.com for further information.