Weekly Newsletter 30th September 2018


26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

30th 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 Curtin & Collins Family, Knockaclarig.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Maura & Jack Quinlan.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m.

Fri:         7.30 p.m. – Jim & Nellie Stack, Stagmount.

Sat:         10.00 a.m. – Connie & Hannah Curtin, Glencarney.



Sun:       11.00 a.m. – John Joe O’Connor, Medahera, Kanturk.

Mon:      9.00 a.m.

Tues:      7.30 p.m. – Harvest Thanksgiving Mass.

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. – Megan O’Mahony.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

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


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Jerry Browne, Ballinatona. Months Mind Mass.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Denis & Catherine O’Mahony, Meeng.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Paddy McCourt, Newry.  First Anniversary.


Collections last weekend

Door: Rockchapel: €264                                                                     Meelin: €505

Collector for October

Vigil – Michael Stack, Michael Carroll, Pat Murphy (Meeng).

Sunday – Pat McBride, Con O’Connor, Martin Stack.


Altar Society for October

Mary Allen, Mike Allen & Marian Allen.


Frist Friday  - Friday next is the First Friday of October.  The sick will be visited in their homes at the usual times.  Wednesday morning mass in Meelin and Thursday in Rockchapel will be offered as November masses for the dead. 



Lotto - Winning numbers were 2, 4, 11, 22.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €10,400.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Fran Walsh; Rockchapel Community Centre; Mary Doody.  Seller’s Prize: Maurice Daly.


Thank you – Henry & Ann Keogh would sincerely like to thank Rockchapel Community for the beautiful presentation and night of appreciation for Rockchapel Post Office.


Fashion Show - Rockchapel Parents Association will hold their annual fashion show next Friday night 5th October in Rockchapel Community Centre.  Tickets now on sale in the local shop or from the parents of Rockchapel National School. Your support would be greatly appreciated. 


Vocations Afternoon – Men considering Priesthood in the Diocese of Cloyne are invited to an afternoon of prayer, reflection and information on Sunday, 14th October in the Nano Nagle Centre, Killavullen from 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Those hoping to attend should register by Friday 12th October by phone or email.  Fr. Brian Boyle 025-32963 or Fr. Damien Lynch 021-7332948. Email priesthood@cloynediocese.ie.  Web cloynediocese.ie/priesthood.


Vocations Afternoon - ~Poor Clare Monastery – for young women considering a vocation, a vocations afternoon will be held in the Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork on Saturday 13th October from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com.  www.poorclarescork.ie.


Human Life International – Annual Knock Pilgrimage Day – calling all families.  Saturday 6th October.  Free buses leaving from all over the country.  Spaces limited.  Booking essential.  To book a seat phone 094-9375993 or email mail@hliireland.ie.  See church notice board for further details.