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AN GOBÁN - April 15th 2012


Faith is the most precious thing in the world. But it is exposed to the harsh winds of doubt which blow through the modern world. Here, at the weekend Mass, we experience a strengthening of our faith.

Theme of the Weekend Readings: The Good News of the resurrection of Jesus.

First Reading:  The first Christians share what they have with all.

Second Reading: The followers of Christ have God’s power in them.

Gospel: Jesus appears to His followers and helps those who doubt.

Weekday Masses:


Monday-Friday:  9.30 a.m.


We commend to your prayers those whose anniversaries occur at this time:

William Walsh, Listerlin

Patrick, Mary & Walter O’Sullivan, Raheen

Molly Rowsell, nee O’Sullivan, England

John, Rita & Michael Curran, Ballyreddy

Murt & Doris Curran, Ballyreddy

Mick & Moynan Curran, Ballyreddy

Tom & Michael Murphy, Treenaree

Ned Conway, Listerlin

Paddy Treacy, Tullogher

May they rest in peace.

Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the Easter Offering and to Trocaire. Outstanding envelopes and boxes may be handed in at the weekend Masses or to the Parish Office.

Mass Cards signed by Fr Dan are available in Rosbercon Parish Office and in the Church Sacristies. Offering €10.00.A record will be kept of donor’s intentions. Cards include Mass Cards for the deceased and for other occasions.

There will be a meeting of the Parish Hall Committee in the Parochial House on Thursday 19th April at 8.00 p.m.

Weekend Masses: Masses will be celebrated in Tullogher on the first and last Saturday of each month at 8.00 p.m. Please note that the Mass for Easter will be celebrated in Tullogher on Saturday 14th April at 8.00 p.m

There will be an Information/Consultation Meeting of Parishioners in Rosbercon Church on Thursday 26th April 2012 at 8.00 p.m to discuss Phase 2 of the repair and redecoration of Rosbercon Church. Phase 2 involves the internal works to the Church. Architect, Brian Dunlop, will make a presentation.

The Parishes of the Southern Deanery are holding an afternoon of prayer, reflection and Mass in Mooncoin Church on Sunday 29th April 2012 from 2.30-5.00 p.m in preparation for the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in June. The afternoon will include a talk on living the Eucharist. Rosbercon parishioners, especially young people are invited to attend. Members of the Parish Choirs are invited to sing at the Mass. More details next week.

The International Eucharistic Congress takes place in Dublin from 10th-17th June 2012. Booking for the Congress: Pilgrims have the choice to register for seven days €95, three consecutive days for €60 or a single day ticket for €30.

There are three ways to book for the Congress:

  1. Phone Booking Office at 01-2981122.
  2. Book on line on the Congress Website www.iec2012.ie/registration
  3. Download booking form from the Congress Website www.iec2012.ie/registration and send the completed form to CSSL, 3rd Floor, Paradigm House, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Advanced booking is open until 9th May 2012. After that date bookings are made at the RDS.

Tuesday 12th June has been designated as a special day for the Diocese of Ossory. The Diocese is travelling as a group to attend on that day. If you intend travelling on this day please give your name to Fr. Dan. If there is sufficient interest transport could be arranged. Please note that admittance to the Congress for one day is €30.

Collection of Parish Funds 8th-9th April, 2012:

Offertory Collection:       €1450.30

Weekly Envelopes:         €821.70



Hope looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst.

Hope opens doors where despair will close them.

Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot be done.

Hope lights a candle instead of cursing the darkness.

Hope regards problems small or large as opportunities.

Hope pushes ahead when it would be easy to quit.

Hope puts up with modest gains, realising that the longest journey begins with one step.

Hope draws its power from a deep trust in God

and the basic goodness of people.

Hope is a good loser because it had the divine assurance of final victory.

Wisdom: “Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessing of heaven.”

Humour: A man was asked for the secret of his long marriage. He said ‘we take time to go to a restaurant two times a week, a little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes on Tuesdays and I go on Fridays.’

Bingo!  Bingo!  Bingo!

Next Wednesday 18th. April. Bingo and the Lotto will be played in the Parish Hall at 8.30pm.  The Lotto will be €325.00 but you have to be there to win.


Collection for Children with Special Educational Needs will be taken up this weekend.  Please be generous.


Intermediate Hurlers

The intermediates continued their pre-season with a good victory over John Lockes, Callan on Saturday in a challenge game.

Junior A Hurlers

The Junior A’s host Ballykillen of Carlow, on Saturday, April 14th at 17:00 in the 2nd round of the Iverk Produce League.

The U16’s have a busy weekend. On Friday they play St. Lactains, Freshford, in the 2nd round of the hurling league. The match takes place in Tullogher at 19:00.

On Monday they travel to play Thomastown in Thomastown at 19:00 in the 1st round of the Roinn A Football League.

Primary Schools

The Tullogher Rosbercon NS hurlers play their 3rd game of the year against Thomastown next Wednesday, April 18th, at 16:00 in Thomastown.

Juvenile GAA News

Minor Hurling

Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor H.L. Roinn B Group 1  Round 3

Our Minor hurlers played Mooncoin in Mooncoin on Friday last winning well. Well done lads. Final score: Mooncoin  2-5, 3-13 Tullogher Rosbercon.


The used clothing, phones etc collection is proceeding l with great success. If you haven’t donated any excess old clothing, curtains, old mobile phones (in any condition) etc so far we will be glad to collect, or bags can be dropped to the Clubhouse most evenings. Many thanks to all who have donated already, your help is very much appreciated.


Well done to Eoin Power  who finished second in the 60 meter hurdles in Nenagh  at  the all Ireland indoors. Also representing their club in Nenagh were David O’ Connor 6th in the 800 meter,  Paul Manning in the 60 meter  and the u12 4x100 relay team of Sam Sutton, Darragh McDonald, Killian Griffin, and Rory O’Connor who finished 6th and had personal best time of 59.70.  Not forgetting u14 4x200 team of Ben Sutton, David O’Connor,  Richie Murphy  and Richie Hennessy.  Well done to all these athletes on reaching this level of competition and doing their club proud.

Eurofarm & Garden Supplies Ltd have

moved to Unit 1A Loughboy Industrial Estate, Ringroad, Kilkenny (beside Top Parts and behind JR Perry).Phone (056) 7723199/087 2886123

Special offers on grass seed and lawn seed.


Saturday & Sunday 14th. & 15th. April  - Matinee 3pm Matinee A cat in Paris

Tuesday 17th 8pm Movie The Artist

Tuesday 24th 8pm Movie Stella Days


Parish Church, New Ross on April 22nd at 8.15pm.

New Ross Singers will be performing the Messiah with a small orchestra and four soloists.  Tickets are available from choir members or by phoning 051 421644 or 051 422599

Onyx Brass Quintet in St Mary’s Church

One of the best brass groups in the world is coming to New Ross on Saturday, April 21st.  The concert starts at 8 pm, and tickets are available on the door.

While we welcome Individuals, Clubs, Voluntary Organisations and Schools sending in Prayers, Literary Contributions, Historical Data, Items for Sale and anything that might be of interest to our parishioners, it is important that it is submitted by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 10 am. on Thursdays and that there is an accompanying contact name. (not necessarily to be published)


You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.
Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Minds are like Parachutes. They work best when open.
Never tell your mom her diet's not working.
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
There cannot be a crisis today; my schedule is already full.

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Sacraments and Funerals

Celebrating the Sacraments and Funerals Liturgies are at the core of Parish life.

The menu below lists the details for the celebration of the sacraments in Rosbercon parish.

Funeral Arrangements:
To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact Fr. Dan Cavanagh PP
051 421515 / 087 2335432
or the Parish Office: 051 425093