Weekly Newsletter 2nd September 2018


22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd September, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:            8.00 p.m. - Deceased members of the McCarthy family, Glounakeel.

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

Thurs:       10.00 a.m.

Fri:             8.00 p.m. – Frank Doody, Stagmount.

Sat:            10.00 a.m. – Jim Vaughan.



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

Mon:         9.00 a.m.

Tues:         9.00 a.m.

Wed:         9.00 a.m.


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. – John Curtin.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

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


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            8.00 p.m. – John Murphy, Knockduff & Shelia Curtin

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Johnny Curtin & Joe Walsh, Knockafurtig.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Denis & Carmel O’Riordan, Knockscovane.


Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €183                                                                                   Meelin: €352


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


Our Sacristan

Our Sacristan Bernie Murphy wishes to thank you sincerely for your contributions to the recent sacristan’s collections.  Thanks too to those who took up the collection.


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.


First Friday

Next Friday is the first Friday of September.  The sick of the parish will be visited in their homes at the usual times.  The Thursday morning mass in Rockchapel and the Wednesday morning mass in Meelin will be offered as November masses for the Holy Souls.


Autumn Stations

Those 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 €10,000.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Tim M. Collins; Tade Lane; Pat O’Callghan.  Seller’s Prize: Murphy’s Bar.


Post Office Night of Appreciation

A night in appreciation for the service given by Rockchapel Post Office will be held in Rockchapel Community Centre on Friday night, 21st September at 8.30 p.m.  You attendance will be greatly appreciated. 


Catholic Grandparents Association

Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage September 9th 2018, Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages.


Glash Community Centre

Irish Step Dancing Classes will take place in Glash Community Centre on Tuesday evening at 7.00 p.m.  Children ages 4 and up , beginner to Championship level cattered for.  Registered with An Comisuin Rince Le Gaelacha.  Garda Vetted.  Contact Johnny Cronin TCRG  0871151461. Facebook: Cronin School of Irish Dancing