Weekly Newsletter 17th May 2020


 6th Sunday of Easter

17th May, 2020
Fr. Denis Stritch P.P. 029 68007/086 2206607
Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie
There will NO PUBLIC MASS in the parish for the moment
Both churches will be open for private prayer from Tuesday, 19th May.
Please observe the following guidelines:
1.       Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church.
2.       Please observe social distancing.
3.       Please avoid any unnecessary touching of surfaces.
St. Peter’s Church, Rockchapel will be open each day from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00p.m. 
You are asked to enter the church by the village aisle door and leave by the river aisle door. The main door will remain closed. 
See www.churchservices.com to tune into mass online. Mass this Sunday on RTE 1 at 11.00 a.m. and each week day on RTE News Now at 10.30 a.m. and Radio Maria every day at 10 am.
A Prayer for Loved Ones.
Be with them Lord we ask you at the start of each day to bring them health and blessings and friends to share their way. May they know your happiness in all things great and small and give them Lord your loving care we ask you most of all. 
Parish Prayer - As a parish let us continue to join in prayer at 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. each day.
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People - ALONE support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.
A Coronavirus Prayer
Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages, curing diseases and illnesses. Come to our aid now, that we may experience your healing love. Amen.
A Prayer for Healthcare Workers during this time of the Coronavirus
Loving God,
we place into your care
all our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.
Give them courage of heart
and strength of mind and body.
Keep them safe from harm.
May they know our deep gratitude
for all they are doing
to heal and help those affected by
the coronavirus.
God of all consolation
may they know your protection and peace.
Bless them in these challenging days
and bless their families.
A Prayer for our Priests as they exercise their ministry during this time of the Coronavirus
Eternal God,
Be with our priests this day as they seek
to minister to your people.
May you be a guiding and protective presence with them
as they bring the consolation and hope of Your word
and the grace and nourishment of Eucharist
to those entrusted into their care.
Grant them the strength of mind and body,
keep them safe to do your will,
And give them the courage and peace
to face each day with trust and confidence in You.
Into your hands O God, we commend them;
fill them with your grace and healing.