Weekly Newsletter 9th December 2018


2nd Sunday of Advent

9th December, 2018

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

Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie


Masses for the Week


Sat:         7.30 p.m. – Vincent Flynn, Stagmount.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Jimmy & Sean Deely, Rockhill.

Thurs:    10.00 a.m. – Billy & Kathy Murphy.

Fri:         10.00 a.m.

Sat:         10.00 a.m.



Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Nora Quinlan, Meelin Village.

Mon:      9.00 a.m.

Tues:      9.00 a.m.

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. – Mary O’Connor.


Eucharist Ministers next weekend

Sun:        10.00 a.m. – Triona Carroll & Breeda O’Callaghan.


Mass intentions next weekend

Sat:         7.30 p.m. – John & Bridget Curtin, Rowels.

Sun:       10.00 a.m. – Danny Martin Murphy & Deceased members of the family.

Sun:       11.00 a.m. – Dan O’Callaghan, Meelin Village. 


Collections last weekend

Door:     Rockchapel: €225                                                                   Meelin: €414

Diocesan Religious Purposes: €426 


St Vincent De Paul will hold their annual Church collection this weekend.  Please give generously.  Money raised in an area, is used in that area.



Lotto - Winning numbers were 1, 21, 24, 27.  No Jackpot winner.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,900.  Lucky Dip Winners of €25 – Tommie & Lorraine Murphy; Jimmy & Marie Keane; Fran Walshe.  Seller’s Prize: Tommie & Lorraine Murphy.


Rockchapel GAA Clothing is now available to buy on line on the O’Neill’s website.  www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/seipeal-na-carraige.


Rockchapel National School

Duhallow Choral Society are presenting a Christmas Concert ‘Oh Holy Night’ in St. Peter’s Church, Rockchapel on Friday next, 14th December at 7.30pm.  As part of this Concert, the school children will be performing a number of Christmas carols.  Tickets are for sale at Murphy’s Shop, Rockchapel National School, Members of the Board of Management and Fr. Stritch.


Rockchapel National School Christmas Pageant is on in St. Peter’s Church at 7pm on Thursday 13th December.  Followed by a variety concert in the Community Centre starting at 7.45pm. and a visit from a very important visitor!


STEP by STEP Preschool.

If you are looking to make room for Santa’s new toys and need to have a clear out, we would gratefully appreciate any toys etc that you have. Contact Kate on 0862467587.


Bruach Na Carraige Concert in Bruach Na Carraige with Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch next Saturday night, 15th December at 8.00 p.m.


1 Day Intensive Leaving Cert English Revision Course available at Glash School on Saturday 5th January.  Contact Mary Linehan at 087-2859132 or Mary.linehan@me.com for further information.


Mary Immaculate College will hold its January Open Day on Saturday, 12th January 2019, 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.  The MIC Open Days showcase the wide range of programmes that the College has to offer.  Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, mingle with current MIC students and take a tour of the campus.  In additions, attendees can find out about the range of accommodation options and student supports.  For more, visit www.micopenday.ie