skip to Main Content

6th November, 2022

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 5th & Sun 6th November 2022 

Volume 22.  Number 44



The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Tuesday 1st November were: 17 – 18 – 19 – 20.  There was no Jackpot winner. There was 3 match three winners –

Katie Bradley, Nick Whelan & John O’Brien. The next draw is on Monday 14th November in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Keep on buying the tickets & give yourself a chance of a big win.


A huge congratulations to Adamstown Minor Ladies Football team who were crowned Div 1Champions for 2022 last Saturday in the Bodibro Minor Div 1 Final in Piercestown.

They defeated Clonee on a scoreline of Adamstown 3-08 Clonee 1-05. Playing conditions were challenging with heavy showers making the pitch very slippery, but a few minutes from the end Ellen Duggan scored two goals ensuring victory. The team was: Katie Sweetman, Ella Furlong, Rebecca Oglive, Caoimhe Curtis, Caragh McDonald, Isobel English, Ellie Kehoe, Katie English, Eilish Roche, Ellen Duggan, Leah Furlong, Niamh English, Sinead Roche, Niamh Bates, Ellen Gill Subs: Erin McDonald, Clodagh Crean. Liz Dempsey, Kate Flood, Roisin Gill, Aoife McCabe.

Manager – Kevin Bates. Mentors – Jeremy English, Tom English, Claire Furlong & Jackie Roche.

Well done everyone – a great performance.

Minor Football Champions  2022

Congratulations to the Adamstown Minor Football boys who also brought glory back to the club becoming Minor Football Champions for 2022. They defeated St. Patrick’s, Camolin – final score Adamstown 2-07 St. Patrick’s 0-06.

Well done to all involved with the team.

We hope the Club also has a good result in their Leinster Quarter Final this Saturday at 1.30pm in Innisfails GAA Club, Balgriffin when they take on Garristown (Dublin) in the Junior Football Quarter Final.


Well done to our TY Community Care class who found the time last week to gather and sort all the food donated for our community food collection and hand over to our local support services. Incredible support shown by staff, students and parents for our community food drive. Hampers were delivered to families in need in our community. Thank you all so very much. A special thanks to Ms. Breen and Ms. Meyler for coordinating.

Congratulations to TY student Jack Whitty on winning an All Ireland medal in the U-17 softball championship.

Also a huge well done to Bridget Murphy in 2nd year on her Leinster final win in the one wall championships.


Friday 11th November 2022 at 7.00pm.

The Service of Remembrance is particularly intended for families and friends of those who died at Wexford General Hospital over the past year. However, the service is also open to anyone who wishes to attend.  The purpose of the service is to provide an opportunity to remember as a community, people we love who have died – to reminisce and celebrate their lives and all they meant to us. This event is open to people of all faiths and of none. Tea & coffee will be served afterwards. If you are unable to attend the service but would like to do so virtually, you can join in via ‘Church of the Annunciation – Clonard Parish’ Facebook page.


We extend our good wishes to Fr. Jim Furlong, Tomgarrow who celebrated his birthday this week. Wishing him many more years of good health.


While autumn is a time of falling leaves and falling temperatures, the month of October that has just passed was exceptionally mild with daytime air temperatures 10-14C

It cannot have been as mild elsewhere as evidenced by the flocks of Starlings that arrived here at the end of October.

Resting after their journey, they gathered in large numbers on overhead wires, their lines of standing bodies looking for all the world like bigger versions of the Swallows that gathered on the same power lines not so long ago. Swallows are of course migrants; migrants are defined as birds that conduct a regular seasonal movement between their summer breeding ground and their wintering grounds. The path they travel on is called a flyway. In our part of the world the main flyway is aligned north-south; the great East Atlantic Flyway, one of the world’s great migratory routes. Birds fly north along the flyway in springtime to breed while availing of fine weather and abundant food. When autumn comes the weather gets colder and food becomes less plentiful they migrate south again to more favourable climates. Starlings are not migrants and they don’t travel the flyways, but they do move about to avoid harsh weather. Starlings are resident breeders in Ireland but at this time of the year the local resident population is swollen by very large numbers immigrating from colder regions in mainland Europe to avail of our milder oceanic climate. They are sociable birds that gather in large flocks to roost for the night. As the light thickens and dusk descends the murmuration forms ever-changing shapes in the darkening sky, the swirling bodies flying at speed in tight formation without any collisions, before the birds suddenly decide to settle for the night.

(Jim Hurley – Nature Trail: New Ross Standard)



Sat 5th Nov – Kathleen Kidd, Oldcourt (A)

Sun 6th – Aunty Campbell (née Lawlor) formerly The City, Oldcourt whose funeral Mass takes place on 11th Nov in England.

Sat 12th – Jimmy Colfer, The Leap (A)

Sun 13th  Thomas (Cha) Sinnott, Dungarvan (Month’s Mind)

                Mary Kate Sinnott, Dungarvan (A) also

                Michael Lawlor, Knockreigh (A)

Pray for Paddy Connors, the Hill (A)

May they rest in peace.

Mass in St. Abbans every week morning at 9.30am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am – 3.00pm.


Sat 5th Nov – Cáit Bradley.      Sun 6th Nov – Kay Whelan

Sat 12th – Eoghan Greene.     Sun 13th – Ann Ryan

Sat 19th – Annette English.     Sun 20th – Betty O’Shea


We shall Remember Them

November Masses for the Holy Souls as follows:

Monday Nov 21st – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle & Adamstown.

Tuesday  Nov 22nd – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey & Fairfields.

Wednesday  Nov 23rd – Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla & The Barracks.

Thursday  Nov 24th – Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh & Coonogue.

Friday  Nov 25th – Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff & Woodview Drive.

Sat Nov 26th – For all who have died during the year.

Each evening we will gather in St.Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm

All present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.

You are welcome to come every night or any other night.

Please note: Pious List envelope & page for you to list the names of those you wish to have included in the above Masses is this year included in your Weekly Envelope Box -(envelope colour blue) please fill in and return to St. Abban’s Church.


Lord God,

whose days are without end

and whose mercies beyond counting,

keep us mindful that life is short

and the hour of death unknown.

Let your Spirit guide our days on earth

in the ways of holiness and justice,

that we may serve you with the whole Church,

sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love,

And when our earthly journey is ended,

lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,

where you live for ever and ever. Amen.


We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.


As you know the basket collection in St. Abban’s Church has not been taken up for almost three years since the outbreak of Covid 19. I am grateful to all those who have generously contributed to the Offertory Collection since the baskets have been left at the rear of the Church. Thank You.


Religious Calendars will be available in the Church porch from this weekend costing €2.00, please put money in candelabra box.


The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a Plenary Indulgence applicable to the Holy Souls on the following conditions from 1st – 8th November.

Go to confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the dead.


The Prayer Group will meet in St. Abban’s Church on Sunday 13th November from 7pm – 8pm and all welcome


A Saint Padre Pio Healing Mass will be held in St. Abban’s Church, Adamstown on Friday 18th November 2022 at 7.30pm. Individual Blessings with St. Pio’s Glove.

Concelebrated Mass by Fr. Bryan Shortall O.F.M. and

Fr. Robert Nolan.

WISDOM’S SIGNATURE – (Margaret Silf – Compass Points)

Sometimes I look into the face of an elderly person and read wisdom’s signature there, written in lines and furrows and hollows, and punctuated by the light in his eyes.

And I wonder what story my own face will tell as the years advance, and whether my eyes will shine brightly enough to read it by.

Will I allow my wrinkles and blemishes to trace the story of my experience, and not try to eliminate them?

Will I let my eyes disclose my soul’s story before they close in death?

Back To Top