Weekly Newsletter 4th February 2018


5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4th February 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:             7.30 p.m.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Fr. Tom Murphy, 1st Anniversary & Mary Jo & Patrick J. Murphy.

Thurs:         10.00 a.m.

Fri:             10.00 a.m.

Sat:             10.00 a.m.



Sun:            11.00 a.m. – Patrick Quinlivan, Charleville Road, Newmarket.

Mon:          9.00 a.m. – Stephen O’Sullivan, Knockscovane.

Tues:          9.00 a.m. – Bridie Benson, who died recently.

Wed:           9.00 a.m.


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

Confessions at 7.00 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sun:             10.00 a.m. – John Curtin.


Eucharistic Ministers next weekend

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


Mass intentions next weekend

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Michael & Margaret Roche, The Line, Meelin.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Deceased members of the Sheehan & Roche Families.

Sun:            11.00 a.m. – Sean Collins, Gooseberryhill. 


Collections last Weekend


Rockchapel:                         €210                                            Meelin:  €435

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


Altar Society for February

Susan Curtin, Kathleen Barry, Elaine Hickey & Mary Nolan.



Collectors for February

Vigil                                                                                       Sunday

Mike Murphy                                                                        Dan Rahilly

Thomas Murphy – Knockatoon                                              John T. Curtin

Jack Walsh                                                                             Frank Curtin


Spring Stations

Those who wish to have the stations in their homes should contact Fr. Stritch as soon as possible please. 


Parish Pastoral Council - The next meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council takes place in Meelin Hall on Wednesday next, 7th February at 8.00 p.m.  All members are requested to attend. 


Rockchapel National School - Enrolments are currently being taken for new entrants for the school year beginning in September 2018. Parents/guardians who wish to enrol children in Rockchapel N.S. for next September are asked to contact the school Secretary/Principal on 029 69129 to receive an enrolment pack.


Bruach Na Carraige - The highly acclaimed Glen Theatre Drama Group  from Banteer will present their play “Off the Hook” a comedy by Derek Benfield in Bruach Na Carraige next Friday night at 8.30 p.m.



Lotto Winning numbers were 2, 17, 23,26.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €7,000.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Patrick Carroll; Donal & Gobnait Murphy; Anton & Alex Murphy.  Seller’s Prize: Patrick Carroll.


Intermediate Football League  - Rockchapel Vs Dohenys in Rockchapel on Sunday, 4th February at 2.30 p.m.


Cronin School of Irish Dancing - Irish Dancing classes will take place in Rockchapel Community Centre, every Monday and Thursday evenings at 3.30 p.m., commencing this Monday evening, 5th February.  For more enquiries contact Johnny Cronin on 087-1151461.


Step By Step Preschool - Anyone with Fetac Level 5 or 6 childcare qualifications and are presently not working could they contact our local Step By Step preschool. On 086-2467587 (Kate).


Mountcollins Bingo - A fundraiser Bingo will take place in Mountcollins Community Centre on Sunday, 11th February at 3.00 p.m.  €2,000 in prize money.  Your support would be greatly appreciated. 


Anam Cara - The organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 7th February at 7.30 p.m.  in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork.  This is a free event and opens to all bereaved parents.  As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, Coffee, etc., please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 6th February or call the information line on 085 2888888.


Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 1st -6th June 2018 booking for pilgrimage tis now open with Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick St, Cork 021-4277959

Pilgrimage to Knock so on Sunday 13th May. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 11th to 18th September 2018, Contact Pilgrimages Abroad Lauri Duffy Travel, Dublin.  01-6359300.