Weekly Newsletter 7th October 2018


27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7th October, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


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

Wed:         10.00 a.m. – Bill Riordan, Knockafurtig.

Thurs:       8.00 p.m. – Station Mass.

Fri:             10.00 a.m.



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

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

Mon:         9.00 a.m. – Joan Quinlivan, Meenygorman.

Tues:         9.00 a.m.

Sat:            10.00 a.m.     


Vigil Mass next Saturday night is in Rockchapel at 8.00 p.m.

Confessions at 7.30 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sat:             8.00 p.m. – Elizabeth Stack.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Katie Stack.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sat:             8.00 p.m. – Shelia Mulcahy & Kit Doody.

Sun:            10.00 a.m. – Michael Fitzgerald & Noreen O’Keeffe.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:            8.00 p.m. – Kitty Nolan, Lyreneague.

Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Kathleen Carroll, Glencarney.

Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Jeremiah J O’Keeffe, Gooseberry Hill.


Collections last weekend

Door: Rockchapel: €221                                                                                   Meelin: €193



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.


Autumn Stations

Thursday 11th October – Foiladown, Stagmount, Rockhill & Knockafurtig in Rockchapel Church at 8.00 p.m.

Friday, 12th October – Knockatoon at the home of Michael & Mary Scannell at 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 16th October – Rowels, Banane, Dromadda and Bohus, Meenkeragh, Meentina and Cummery Connell and Toureenacoppogue, The Line and The Commons in Meelin Church at 8.00 p.m.

Wednesday, 17th October – Knockacluggin and Knockacummer, Meenygorman, Toureenamare and Ballinatona, Knockscovane and Knockskehy, Meenroe, Clashroe, Meenishal and Knockduff Upper and Meelin Village, Knockeen and Knockduff in Meelin Church at 8.00 p.m.

Thursday, 18th October – Lyreneague, Glencarney and Rockchapel Village in Rockchapel Church at 8.00 p.m.

Monday, 29th October – Knockscovane and Gooseberry Hill at the home of Michael & Bernie Collins at 8.00 p.m.

Friday, 2nd November – Glounakeel at the home of Anton Coughlan at 8.00 p.m.

Friday, 16th November – Millen at the home of Jessie & Mary Collins at 7.30 p.m.


Parish Pastoral Council – will be held in Meelin hall on Wednesday night next, 10th October at 8.30 p.m.  All members are requested to attend.



Lotto - Winning numbers were 3, 6, 10, 20.  JACKPOT WINNERS – Lenora & Jimmy Kelly.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,000.  No Lucky Dip Winners.


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.