Weekly Newsletter 21st June 2020



12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
21st June, 2020
Fr. Denis Stritch P.P. 029 68007/086 2206607
Parish Website www.rockchapel.ie
Prayer for the dead
We pray for Andy O Doherty, Rowels, Meelin who died during the week. May he rest in peace. We keep his family also in our prayers at this difficult time.
Re-Commencing Masses
Weekday masses with congregations will re commence on Monday 29th June and weekend masses on 4th/5th July. As the numbers will be limited to 50 for the first 3 weeks, we ask for your patience, understanding and co-operation especially during that time. More details and suggestions in next week’s newsletter.
Pray for the Sick
In your daily prayers, you are asked to continue to remember the sick of the parish and all those who are suffering in any way. 
Mass Live Streamed from our Parish
Masses will be live streamed on Facebook on the page called “Meelin and Rockchapel Parish” on Saturday night at 8 p.m. and on Sunday morning at 10.30 a.m. for this weekend 20th/ 21st June and for next weekend 27th /28th June. Recordings of these Masses will be available on Youtube later. Search “Meelin and Rockchapel Parish” on Youtube. The times of the live stream will change after June 28th.
Both churches are now open for private prayer.
St. Peter’s Church, Rockchapel is open each day from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00p.m. 
St. Joseph’s Church, Meelin from 11.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. each day. 
Please observe the guidelines as displayed on Church doors. 
See www.churchservices.tv to tune into mass online. Mass on RTE 1 on weekdays at 10.30 a.m., on RTE News Now channel 21 and on Radio Maria every day at 10.00 a.m.
Altar Society for June
Joan McNulty, Nora O’Donnell & Maureen Buckley.
Parish Prayer
As a parish let us continue to join in prayer at 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. each day.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting
A PPC meeting will be held in Meelin Community Hall next Monday night, 22nd June at 8.30 p.m. to discuss commencement of masses in July. 
Sum of Money
A sum of money was found in Rockchapel churchyard on the afternoon of Monday 8th June (while Fr. Stritch was in the church between 2. 00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.) Owner can have same by contacting Fr. 
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
Twomey Family Remorial
Elber & the Twomey Family Remorial committee would like to say a big big thank you to everyone who took part in our Virtual walk, run, cycle and quiz. We had wonderful people like yourselves across 19 counties and 7 countries join in our events. Con, Baba Oisín and Baby Elber-Marie's mark and message of how Precious Life is has travelled very far, which is very special. Owing to you joining in, a nice idea has become a powerful achievement and one we will treasure.
Penny Dinners
There will be a collection for Cork Penny Dinners in Meelin on June 28th. This organisation helps the vulnerable and the elderly people of Cork. Dry foods, tinned foods, cereals, biscuits can be dropped off to the hall between 10 am and 1p.m. All donations welcome!
A Blessing
May God take care of all your needs
Touch your life with joy and contentment
Bless your heart with love and faith
Comfort your soul with gladness and inner peace.
Grant you good health, lasting comfort and relief from the burdens of life.
God is good all the time!