Weekly Newsletter 20th July 2020



16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
20th July, 2020
Fr. Denis Stritch P.P. 029 68007/086 2206607
Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie
Masses for the Week
Sat:                              8.00 p.m. – Paddy Collins, Knockatoon.
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – Maura, Paddy & David O’Keeffe.
Thurs:                          10.00 a.m.
Fri:                              10.00 a.m.
Sat:                              10.00 a.m.
Sun:                             11.00 a.m. – Tim, Mary & Margaret Fitzgerald, Knockscovane
Mon:                             10.00 a.m. – Mary McMorrow
Tues:                            10.00 a.m. – Andy O’Doherty, Rowels. Months Mind Mass.
Vigil Mass next Saturday night in Meelin at 8.00 p.m.
Mass intentions next weekend
Sat:                              8.00 p.m. – Hannah Mary McAuliffe Doyly, 1st anniversary.
Sun:                             10.00 a.m. – The People of the Parish.
Sun:                             11.00 a.m. – Timmy Angland, Knockscovane.
Collections last weekend
Rockchapel:   €139                                                                Meelin: €326
Peter’s Pence
The annual collection for the Pope will be taken up at all masses this weekend, when leaving the church.  
Thank You
We thank all those who have joined us at mass since the churches reopened and all those still virtually present. We would encourage people who are in good health not to be afraid to come to the church as we have made great efforts to make is as safe as possible for you. 
Mass Live Streamed from our Parish
Mass will continue to be live streamed on Facebook on the pages called “Meelin and Rockchapel Parish” on Saturdays at 8.00 p.m. and Sundays at 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
We are reminded when possible to join with each other at 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. each day or to pray at the time that suits us.
Bereavement Support Line
Have you been impacted by a bereavement during COVID-19?
Are you finding it more difficult to cope with a pre-Covid bereavement at this time?
Would it help to talk to someone in confidence about your loss?
The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line is a national freephone service
1800 80 70 77 which is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
The line aims to provide comfort and emotional support.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen
Rockchapel Community Centre
The Rockchapel Community Centre Easter Raffle which was postponed due to Covid-19 will now be held on Thursday, 30th July with only committee members present, due to current restrictions.  Tickets on sale at Murphy’s shop or from committee members. Your support will be greatly appreciated.