Weekly Newsletter 4th March 2018


3rd Sunday of Lent

4th March, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Jerome Shine, Grotto Terrace, Rockchapel.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Billy Mulcahy, Lower Stagmount.

Thurs:       10.00 a.m.

Fri:             8.00 p.m. – Toss Murphy, Months Mind Mass.

Fri:             9.00 p.m. – Nora & Dan Curtin, Glounakeel.

Sat:            10.00 a.m.



Sun:           11.00 a.m. Patrick Browne. 

Mon:         9.00 a.m.

Tues:         9.00 a.m.

Wed:         9.00 a.m. – Denis Sheahan.

Thurs:       7.30 p.m. – Church Station.


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. – Mary O’Connor.


Eucharistic Ministers next weekend

Sun:            10.00a.am  – Nora Mary Curtin & Susan Curtin.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Mathew Duggan, Rowels.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. –Eily (Foley) Guiney, 1st Anniversary.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Annie Agnes Droney (nee Shine), Connecticut & Gooseberry Hill.


Collections last Weekend


Rockchapel:                     €174                                           Meelin:  €431

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


Collectors for March

Vigil                                                                               Sunday

Noreen Murphy                                                            Timmie Twomey

Sean Allen                                                                     Johnny J. Stack.

Jessie Collins                                                                 Diarmuid Hickey


Altar Society

Altar Society for March – Mike Allen, Mary Allen & Marian Allen.


The new rota for the Altar Society is available in the Sacristy.  Anyone involved, please collect one.


The Parish Conversation on The Joy of Love continues in Rockchapel Community Centre on Wednesday next, at 8.00 p.m.  All are very welcome. 


Spring Stations

Thursday, 8th March – All Rowels, Banane, Dromadda & Bohus, Meenkeragh, Meentina & Cummery Connell, All Knockscavee, Gooseberryhill & Knockskehy in Meelin Church at 7.30 p.m.  

Friday, 23rd March – Lyreneague at the home of John & Ita Geaney at 8.00 p.m.



Lotto Winning numbers were 8, 11, 16, 23.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €7,400.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Christine Murphy; Michelle Kelly; Fr. Stritch.  Seller’s Prize: Conor Murphy.


Play – Back in The Habit – DATE Change due to weather

A transition year musical comedy, in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Tuesday, 6th & Thursday 8th  March at 7.30 p.m.  Admission €10 available from Murphy’s shop.


"Rally to Save the 8th." All-Ireland RALLY FOR LIFE, Dublin, Saturday 10th March. Buses departing from Cork City and County. To book a seat, contact Gillian 089 402 9445.  Bus from Newmarket contact Betty on 087-2572064.


Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne

The Bishop of Cloyne, Most Rev, William Crean invites applicants interested in formation to become Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne.  At present, six Deacons are in ministry in various parishes of the diocese and three men are in formation and due to be ordained as Deacons later this year.  The diaconate is open to married men aged between 30 and 60 years of age and to unmarried men aged between 35 and 60 years of age.  Deacons are self-supporting and continue in their family lives and secular employment.  The programme of preparation and subsequent ministry are part time.  Initial contact should be made during the month of March so that the application process can be completed in June.  The course of preparation begins in September 2018.  It is probable that a course will not comment again in the province until 2021.