Weekly Newsletter 7th March 2021


 3rd Sunday of Lent

7th March, 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.
Sun:                                     10.00 a.m. – Billy Mulcahy, Stagmount.
Thurs:                                   7.30 p.m. – Joan Lane, Glounakeel. Months mind mass.
Sat:                                      7.30 p.m. – Johnny & Nora May Angland, Meentinna. And their son Timmie Francis.
Sun:                                     11.00 a.m. – Doreen Curtin, Rowels. 2nd anniversary, her late husband Billy and her sister Nell Long.
Tues:                                   7.30 p.m. – Margaret Browne, Ballinatona. 2nd anniversary. 
Fri:                                       7.30 p.m. – Jack Murphy, Meelin Village. Months mind mass.
Vigil Mass next Saturday night will come from Rockchapel at 7.30 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 leastspiritually 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.
Mass intentions for next weekend, which will be livestreamed
Sat:                                      7.30 p.m. – Deceased members of the O’Sullivan family, Rowels and the Curtin family, Churchtown.
Sun:                                     10.00 a.m. – Thomas O’Carroll, Glencarney.
Sun:                                     11.00 a.m. – Séan Collins, Gooseberry Hill.
Altar Society for February – Eily Mai Hickey, Breeda O’Callaghan, Lorraine Murphy & Elaine Hickey.
Mass Schedules for 2021 and the offering envelopes are available in the porches of the churches. Please take them.
Trócaire – for nearly 50 years, your prayers and your donations through your Trócaire box have helped some of the poorest people in the world. Your help is needed more than ever this year. Please collect your Trócaire box from the church porch or local shops.  
Lent - Third week of Lent – Fasting, praying and almsgiving are at the heart of the forty days of Lent. During this 3rd week of Lent, we are asked to fast from consumerism, pray for the sick and to give away a smile.
Each year the trees give us a lesson in renewal. 
First the bud, then the blossom, and finally the shoot.
Spring dresses the trees in a new robe, and makes them young again.
But this is possible only because in Autumn they let go of their old leaves, and in between endure a period of nakedness. 
Lent is the Springtime of the Spirit.
Lord, help us not to be afraid to let go of old habits,
And to face our spiritual poverty,
In order that you may renew us, and so at Easter
We will feel young again in our discipleship.
Amen (Fr. Flor McCarthy)
Catholic Grandparents Association – you are invited to join us for mass (via the webcam) on churchcamlive.ie/cashel on the second Tuesday of each month at 10.30 a.m. after mass we pray the Rosary and include the prayers of the Catholic grandparents association. If you would like to include an intention in this mass, please send it to cashelparish@gmail.com. The theme of each mass is to keep prayer at the heart of family life and to pass on the faith to the next generations. Please join us on March 9th
Winning numbers were: 17, 18, 26, 27. No Jackpot winner. Next jackpot is €2,300. Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Mary Murphy O’Keeffe; Nellie & John Angland; Tríona & Ned; Seller’s Prize: Murphy’s Shop. 
 Rockchapel GAA lotto tickets can be bought from Murphy’s shop or on-line from
www.smartlotto.ie. Please support. 
County Board Draw – Rebels BountySupport Rockchapel GAA club by buying a Cork County Board Draw ticket, 12 monthly draws with excellent prizes. 1st draw takes place on March 25th. Contact Mary Collins if you would like to join or buy online at Rebels’ Bounty – Cork GAA (gaacork.ie).