Weekly Newsletter 1st March 2020


 1st Sunday of Lent.

1st March, 2020
Fr. Denis Stritch P.P. 029 68007/086 2206607
Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie
Masses for the Week
Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Noreen Collins, Glencarney; Peggy, Johnny and Garret Collins, Milleen & Nellie Rahilly, Toureenagreinne.  
Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Billy Mulcahy, Stagmount.
Thurs:       7.30 p.m. – Church Station.
Fri:             10.00 a.m.  
Sat:            10.00 a.m.
Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Doreen Curtin, Rowels, 1st anniversary; her husband Billy & her sister Nell Long.
Mon:         9.00 a.m.
Tues:         7.30 p.m. – Church Station.
Wed:         7.30 p.m. – Church Station.
Vigil Mass next Saturday nightis in Meelin at 7.30 p.m.
Confessions at 7.00 p.m.
Readers for Next Weekend.
Sun:                        10.00 a.m. – Nora Mary Curtin.
Eucharist Ministers next weekend
Sun:                        10.00 a.m. – Noreen Murphy & Elaine Coughlan.
Mass intentions next weekend
Sat:            7.30 p.m. – Margaret Browne, Ballinatona. 1st anniversary.  
Sun:           10.00 a.m. – Michael Murphy, Toureenagreinne.
Sun:           11.00 a.m. – Gerard, Mary Ita & Dan Linehan, Knockscovane.
Rockchapel: €266                                               Meelin: €532
The Monthly collection for Diocesan Religious Purposes will be taken up at all masses this weekend. 
Collectors for March
Vigil: Noreen Murphy, Sean Allen & Jessie Collins.
Sunday: Timmie Twomey, Johnny J. Stack & Diarmuid Hickey.
Altar Society for March
Mary Allen, Mike Allen & Marian Allen.
First Friday Friday next is the First Friday. The sick will be visited in their homes. The Monday morning mass in Meelin and the Friday morning mass in Rockchapel will be offered as November masses for the dead. 
Trócaire boxes are available in the porches of the church. Please take one and use it during lent to help people who are in real need. 
Spring Stations
Tuesday, 3rd March – All Rowels, Banane, Dromadda & Bohus. All Knockscovane, Gooseberryhill & Kockskeky, Meelin Village, Knockeen, all Knockduff, Meenore, Cashroe & Meenishal in Meelin Church at 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday, 4th March – Meenkeragh, Meentinna & Cummery Connell, Knockacluggin & Knockacummer, Toureenaeoppogue, The Line & The Commons & Meenygorman, Toureenamore Ballinatona in Meelin Church at 7.30 p.m.
Thursday, 5th March –Glounakeel, Foiladown and Stagmount in Rockchapel Church at 7.30 p.m.
Friday, 6th March – Meeng at the home of Sean & Yvonne Lyons at 7.30 p.m.
Thursday, 12th March – Rockhill, Knockafurig, Milleen, Lyreneague, Glencarney Lower and Rockchapel village in Rockchapel Church at 7.30 p.m.
Please note, that the Knockatoon Station will now take place at the home of Billy, Thomas and Michelle Murphy on Friday 27th March at 7.30 p.m.
Lent we are asked during Lent to fast, pray and give alms. We have been given suggestions how we might do this each week:
First week of Lent – Fast from gossip. Pray for your enemies. Give time voluntarily.
Talk on Drugs – An informative night on drugs will take place in Rockchapel Community Centre on Tuesday night, 24th March at 8.00 p.m., featuring speakers from Cuan Mhuire, Addiction Treatment Services & Residential Rehabilitation, Bruree, a Doctor and a member of An Garda. This is open to everyone and admission is free. 
Churchyard Committee – will hold a meeting next Saturday, March 7th at 2.00 p.m. in the Rockchapel Church Sacristy. All member is requested to attend. 
Lotto – Winning Numbers from 26th February, 2020 – 2,3,5,23. No Jackpot winner. Next week’s Jackpot is €8,100. Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Jerry Casey; Pat D. Curtin; Jessie Collins. Seller’s Prize: Jerry Casey.