Weekly Newsletter 4th April 2021 - Easter Sunday

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 Easter Sunday

4th April, 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 will be live streamed this week.
 
Rockchapel
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Hannah & Pats Loughlin, Grotto Terrace.
 
Meelin
Sat:                              8.30 p.m. – Easter Vigil.
Sun:                             11.30 a.m. – Paddy Curtin, Knockscovane. 1st anniversary.
 
Vigil Mass next Saturday night will come from Rockchapel at 8.00 p.m.
 
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.
 
Altar Society for April - Mary & Jessie Collins & Bridie & Dan Joe Murphy.
 
Mass intentions for next weekend, which will be livestreamed
Sat:                              8.00 p.m. – Martin O’Connor, Ballymahon, Co. Longford and formerly of Rockchapel. Months Mind Mass.
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Richard Moloney. 1st anniversary.
Sun:                             11.00 a.m. – Nora Browne.
Divine Mercy - Next Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Easter is the Feast of Dvine Mercy. For those who would like to join the novena, leaflets are available in both churches.
 
Thank you - Thanks is expressed to all those who joined our Easter ceremonies online and to those who helped in anyway with the ceremonies and to all those who have insured that our churches and church grounds are looking so well for Easter. 
 
Alone Covid Helpline - ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024
 
An Easter Message from Bishop William Creen
"Let not your hearts be troubled"
My dear friends,
The Pandemic has really rattled us all over this past year and we are not "out of the woods" yet. More patience and resilience is being asked of us.   Not being able to gather for Holy Mass has been difficult and especially not being able to gather for Holy Week ceremonies for a second Easter in a row. We must bear this Eucharistic fast in a spirit of Christian faith where we forego our desire for public prayer in the service of the common good until such time it is safe to do so.
Through all this time the Church is open for private prayer. I invite you and your family to visit and to pray for all those who are suffering at this time and for brighter days ahead. 
So I look forward in a spirit of Christian hope, trusting in Jesus' invitation to have courage
May you be blessed with the abundance of Easter Joy.
Yours in Christ Jesus, Bishop of Clyone, William Creen
 
Harvest raffle - Due to covid 19 restrictions Rockchapel community centre committee cancelled their annual Easter Raffle. As this is a very important fundraiser for our community centre, we are replacing it with a Harvest raffle. Tickets will go on sale on 1st July. Raffle will be held on Sunday 15th August. As always your support will be very much appreciated. 
 
GAA
Lotto – www.smartlotto.ie
Winning numbers were: 11, 24, 26,28. No Jackpot winner. Next jackpot is €2,700. Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Johnny D. Stack; Noel O’Callaghan; Dan Joe & Bridie Murphy. Seller’s Prize: Johnny D. Stack.
 
WE WISH YOU ALL A JOYFUL  AND HAPPY EASTER