Weekly Newsletter 8th July 2018


14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8th July, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:         8.00 p.m. – Julia Murphy, Glounakeel.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Oisín Twomey.

Wed:      10.00 a.m.

Fri:         8.00 p.m. – Jerry O’Leary, Rockhill & Seatle.



Sun:       11.00 a.m. In Thanksgiving for 10 years of Eucharistic Adoration in Meelin Church.

Mon:      10.00 a.m. – Dan & Nellie Jones, The Line, Meelin

Tues:      10.00 a.m.


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

Confessions at 7.30 p.m.


Readers for Next Weekend.

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Mary O’Connor.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Con O’Connor & Breeda O’Callaghan.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         8.00 p.m.  – Niall Lehane.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Jack Rahilly, Knockatoon.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Nora Browne.


Collections last weekend.

Door: Rockchapel: €199                                                                     Meelin: €427

Diocesan Religious Purposes:  €484


Visit of Pope Francis for World Meeting of Families 2018

Should there be sufficient interest, a bus will be booked from the parish to enable people to attend the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, August 26th. Please submit your name and postal address as soon as possible (NB On or before Monday, July 9th) to Fr Denis Stritch at 68007 or 086-2206607. Please note – If you are travelling by bus with a parish group, a place is automatically booked for you to attend Pope Francis’ Mass ie. There is no need to book the Phoenix Park separately.



Lotto Winning numbers were 12, 18, 20, 28.  No jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €9,200.  Lucky dip winners of €25:  Betty Cahill; Line 3 of Wyeths; Dan Curtin.  Seller’s Prize: Betty Cahill.


All roads lead to Brosna!!!

Mike Denver and Lisa McHugh will preform in Brosna Square, Friday night next, 13th July.  Tickets available from Brosna P. O.


Launch of ‘Knock Prayer Book’

All are invited to the launch of Fr Richard Gibbons’ ‘Knock Prayer Book’ (Columba Press) on Saturday 14 July at 1.30pm in St John’s Rest & Care Centre. The book is collection of prayers inspired by Knock and what it means to all the pilgrims, visitors, volunteers and parishioners that make up its story. The prayers range from Novena prayers to Our Lady of Knock to prayers for workers, families, hospitality, healing, nature and even dogs! Archbishop Michael Neary will officially launch the book. All are welcome.


Jesuit Week at Knock Shrine

24-31 July - Facilitated by Eddie Cosgrove SJ, Terry Howard SJ and Dermot Mansfield SJ.  There will be two 20-minute sessions daily at 11.05am and 7.05pm in the Prayer Guidance Centre, Knock Shrine and Mass at 3pm in the Basilica. Each talk will focus on a different theme. No booking necessary, all welcome.