Adamstown Parish Newsletter Weekend of Sat 3rd & Sun 4th December 2022 Volume 22. Number…
Adamstown Parish Newsletter
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd October 2022
Volume 22. Number 39
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes
this Monday 3rd October in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Please leave books back at Cullen’s Gala by 8pm on draw night.
Well worth a €2 ticket – it could be you.
ADAMSTOWN PHARMACY NOTICE
Adamstown Pharmacy will be administering seasonal
FLU vaccine beginning Wednesday 21st September
for 2022-2023 flu season.
Also people over 65 can call to arrange a 3rd Covid
booster vaccine from 1st October 2022.
Please call 053 9240460 or 053 924054 for more
information and to arrange an appointment
ADAMSTOWN N.S. PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Adamstown National School Parents’ Association would like to thank everyone for their support of the clothes collection fundraiser on Tuesday last. The collection raised a total of €290. Thank you!
ADAMSTOWN GAA CLUB
Get Involved –
Adamstown GAA club are looking at organising a beginners coaching/helpers course with club Games Promotion Officer – Philip Connors, the night will be open to any parent who would like to get involved and help out in 2023. If you are interested please contact any committee member.
It is vital that the kids have sufficient supervision and help for training and games. You may not wish to take on the specific role of coaching but would be willing to assist as a helper so this is an ideal opportunity to get more involved – its for the benefit of the children and is very rewarding to see them all having so much fun.
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN OPEN NIGHT
The countdown is on! After three long years, the much anticipated Coláiste Abbáin Open Night is back this Wednesday 5th October from 7 – 9pm. Preparations are underway to welcome 5th & 6th class students and their families to our wonderful Open Night.
Principal’s Address at 8pm.
HARVEST REMEMBERANCE MASS
This Saturday night Oct 1st we celebrate Mass for deceased men and women who were part of the many Harvest Days in Adamstown and have now gone to their eternal reward.
May they rest in peace.
Unfortunately we had to cancel our get-together in Cullen’s, which was to take place following Mass, it has now been rescheduled for Saturday night 22nd October 2022.
Hoping to see you all there on that night.
PADDY POWER, WOODVIEW DRIVE – Talks to David Looby – New Ross Standard as a Blind Golfer.
It was lovely to see Paddy taking a rightful place in local media this week’s Standard following his success as a Blind Golfer. Paddy said “I go out and enjoy myself. I am not playing to win and I’m not a sore loser” Having started playing Par 3 just before the pandemic, I’m on 40 points now, slowly but surely my handicap is going down. I am in fifth place at the moment with 3 games to go. He has won two events this year. Paddy said it is a two-person game with guides being invaluable. They tell you what direction to shoot in and the distance. Having guides means everything to blind golfers. Davy Doran is his main guide at New Ross Golf Club, but Brian Teague and Pat Barden have also assisted Paddy many times. Paddy’s hope is to play the Vision’s Cup world tournament some day and the World Blind Golf championship.
Well done Paddy and we wish him the very best for the future.
(New Ross Standard Sept 28th 2022)
MEN’S SHED – RAHEEN
Please note change of day:
The day has changed from Monday to Thursday from this Thursday 29th September and will continue every Thursday from 1.00pm – 4.00pm..
DANCING IN CAMROSS HALL
The next dance in Camross Hall is on Friday 7th October. Dancing to Checkers. Admission €10.00 including tea.
RAHEEN PARENT & TODDLER GROUP
Parent, Baby & Toddler group meet up every Thursday morning from 9.30am – 11.00am. Teas, Coffees, Workshops & Chats in Raheen Hall. All Welcome.
Contact Rachel – 087 9669553 or Nora – 089 2431750 for further details.
ROUNDERS U-13 BOYS, Adamstown/Newbawn/Raheen
SILVER MEDAL WINNERS
A number of youngsters headed off to the University of Limerick on Saturday 24th September to compete in the Community Games National Finals. Adamstown/Newbawn/Raheen U-13 Boys Rounders team were worthy winners of Silver Medals. The team was as follows: Dec Browne, Peadar Browne, Will Fortune, Seán Galway, Aaron Kirwan, Seán Moran, Bobby O’Shea, Adam O’Callaghan, Liam Prendergast, Adam Whitty, John Elmes, and Sean Furlong. Well done to all the lads, and mentors, a great achievement to bring Silver home, as no medal is easily won in the Community Games finals.
Sat 1st – Thomas & Elizabeth Walsh, Brocurra (A)
Also – Deceased members of the Harvest Festivals
Sun 2nd – Mai Furlong, Misterin (A)
Sat 8th – John, Mosey & Diza McCabe, Ballyvergin (A)
Sun 9th – Nancy O’Brien, Rathkyle (A)
May they rest in peace.
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat Oct 1st – T. J. McDonald. Sun 2nd – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 8th – Anthony McGee Sun 9th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 15th – Ellie Walsh Sun 16th – Neasa Cloney
Sat 22nd – Liam Whelan Sun 23rd – Callie Doyle
Mass each week day morning at 9.30am.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday
from 10.00am – 3.00pm.
Feast Days this week:
Tuesday 4th Oct – St. Francis of Assisi
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Oldcourt for looking after the
Church & Altars for the month of September. It is now
the turn of parishioners from Coonogue for the month of October.
WEXFORD PARISH CARE FOR THE EARTH GROUP
When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a
poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities –
to offer a few examples – it becomes difficult to hear the cry
of nature itself; everything is connected. Once the Human
Being behaves with absolute dominion, the very foundations
of our life begins to crumble, for when a man sets himself up
in place of God, he ends up provoking a rebellion on the part
MARCH FOR LIFE –
At the ‘March for Life’ last Saturday in Dublin, TD Carol
Nolan told the crowd: “There is absolutely no excusing the way the Government is excluding the pro-life movement from the three year review process. It is wholly unacceptable for the Minister for Health to repeatedly meet with pro-abortion groups for their views on what should happen as part of the review, while refusing to meet with any pro-life representatives.
2022 ALL STAR ROUNDERS WINNERS
Senior All-Ireland Championship Ladies:
2022 All Star Catcher – Sandra White, Adamstown
2022 All Star Left Out Field – Aine Shannon, Adamstown
Well done ladies a wonderful achievement.
DID YOU KNOW?
Anaesthetic ether was used for the first time, when dentist Dr. William Morton extracted a tooth in 1846.
FOR THE FARMER –
Before the human mind could warm to itself,
The hands of the farmer had first to work,
Creating clearances in the earth’s thicket.
Cut into the thorn-screens of wild briar,
Uproot the clusters of scrub-bush,
Dig out loose rock until a field emerged
Whose clay could be loosened and softened
To take seed and bring forth crops.
The earth was able to trust
The intention of the farmer’s hands,
Opening it, softening it, moulding it
Into a domain of shelter and nourishment.
It waits through its secluded winter
For his imagination of springtime
To feed into its darkened heart
New seeds for it to work its mind on
Until the harvest gathers and thickens
With golden corn, honey-scented hay,
Ripe red and dark purple fruit.
In his mind, his fields become presences;
The feel of their colours, the brace of their walls
Have greened his thoughts and tempered his heart.
(John O’Donohue – Benedícus: A Book of Blessings
JOHNNY BRADLEY, BALLYGERGIN R.I.P.
The death occurred on Thursday 29th of one of our best-loved and oldest parishioners Johnny Bradley, Ballyvergin.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Bridget, children Tom, Connie, John, Ann, Tony, Martin, Bridget, Pauline, Noel, Helen and Bernie, Johnny was predeceased by his sons Joe and Paddy and his daughter Mary and his grandchildren Gillian and Gerry.
To his grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends our deepest sympathy also. Johnny’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Saturday 1st October followed by burial in Adamstown Cemetery.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – (Ireland’s Own)
Happy are those who take life day by day
and are thankful for the little things.
WORDS OF WISDOM
Share your strength with you children when they are young,
and they will share their youth with you when your strength runs out.