Adamstown Parish Newsletter Weekend of Sat 4th & Sun 5th February 2023 Volume 23. …
Adamstown Parish Newsletter
Weekend of Sat 24th & Sun 25th December 2022
Volume 22. Number 51
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto
Draw on Monday 19th December were: 10 – 26 – 27 – 29.
There was no Jackpot winner and just one match 3 player – Tom Furlong, Castleview who received €200. There was no online winners, this was the final draw for 2022. The next draw takes place in the Community Centre on Monday 9th January 2023 for a Jackpot of €15,000. The Lotto Committee would like to wish all their players, sellers, helpers on draw nights a Very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year and thank you for your continued support.
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS DRAW WINNERS
Stafford butchers -Turkey or Ham Tomaz Swierczynska
Adamstown Pharmacy – Hamper Niamh English
RFC Building – Hamper Bridget Colfer
Apex Swimming Pool -Family Passes Bernie Conway
Apex Swimming Pool -Family Passes Patrick Moran
Apex Swimming Pool -Family Passes Annette Doheny
Leisure Max – Voucher Sean Cullen
Beauty & Soul – Voucher Karen Monje
Chadwick’s Wx – Drill & Tool set Catherine English
Slaney View Motors – Voucher Hayley White
Whites Hotel – Family Swim Passes Erna Gerber
Whites Hotel – Family Swim Passes Jim Larkin
Whites Hotel – – Family Swim Passes Daniel Payne
Whites Hotel – Family Swim Passes Lisa Egan
Whites Hotel – Family Swim Passes Catherine English
Turkut’s Barbers Enniscorthy – Voucher Mary Fortune
Wexford Arts Centre – €20 voucher Kamila Swierczynska
Super Valu Enniscorthy – Voucher Hannes Smit
Clonroche Pharmacy – Hamper Ann Redmond
Brandon House Hotel – Lunch for 2 Yevhenila Syzomiathykova
Glanbia New Ross – Sierra Aqua Jacket Martin Byrne
Riverside Park Hotel – Dinner for 2 Brid Ingram
Johnstown Castle – Family Day Pass Anna English
MySport – Voucher Lisa Egan
Cullen’s Gala – Hamper James Kelly
Whitford House Hotel – €40 voucher Sheelagh Delaney
Wallace’s Wellington Bridge €50 voucher Yvonne English
Dunnes Stores – €50 voucher Catherine English
Dunnes Stores – €50 voucher Fiona Holohan
Arc Cinema – Voucher Sean Cullen
Mr. Oil – €50 voucher Pat Skelton
Power Maintenance & Fitting – Hamper Andreas Bradley
Fresh Today – €100 One4All voucher Ruby Cullen
Thanks so much to all our generous sponsors without whose support our very successful draw would not be possible.
Thanks to everyone who bought or sold tickets.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (Author unknown)
Today you could be talking to someone who is trying their best not to fall apart. So whatever you do today, do it with kindness in your heart.
ADAMSTOWN GAA –
Winter Fuel Raffle Winners
1st prize – €600 fuel bundle – Amy Stafford, Enniscorthy
2nd prize – €400 fuel bundle – Pat Martin, Wellington Bridge
3rd prize — €100 fuel voucher Centra, Ballinaboola – Aoife O’Gorman.
4th prize – €100 Texoil voucher – Babs Kent, Newbawn.
5th prize – €100 Texoil voucher – Tom Power, Arthurstown.
Congratulations to all our winners. Many thanks to our sponsors, sellers and anyone who purchased a ticket.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Ladies Football
Takes place on Sunday 8th January at 4pm in Adamstown Community Centre. Nominations for Officers of Club 2023, Motions & Recommendations for AGM to be submitted to secretary (email@example.com) by 1st Jan please.
Parents, Players, Members, new Members, past Players who would like to help & contribute to running our club are welcome to come along to our AGM. This is your chance to have your say about how our club in run.
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS
Well done to Joe Mooney who came 1st in the National Senior 35k race walk and 3rd in the National 20k race walk in Raheny recently. That’s a wrap for 2022 what a wonderful way to end the year on a high. Continued success Joe.
COLÁISTE ABBAIN NEWS
A huge congratulations to all involved in the Pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ which the students performed over three nights last week in the College. What a brilliant group of young performers – thoroughly enjoyed by all.
A big thank you to Ms. Quirke for giving up months of her personal time to put this show together, the panto students presented her with a lovely gift.
We celebrated our most special tradition this week with the annual 6th Year Christmas Dinner. The Christmas spirit is well and truly here with lots of laughter, craic, singing and fun as both teachers and students shared a delicious Christmas meal together.
Thank you Pauline, Cáit and Linda & TY team for serving up an incredible meal with all the trimmings.
ADAMSTOWN PHARMACY OPENING HOURS CHRISTMAS 2022.
Sat 24th – 9.30am – 2pm.
Sun 25th – CLOSED & Mon 26th – CLOSED
Tues 27th – 10am – 2pm.
Wed, Thur, Fri – 9am – 6pm
Sat 9.30am – 6pm.
Sun 1st January – CLOSED
Mon 2nd Jan – CLOSED.
Wishing all our customers a Happy Christmas
Mass Monday – Friday next week at 11.00am.
Sat 24th – People of the Parish
Sun 25th – Edward, Kitty & John Buckley, Brocurra
and Pat O’Connor (A)
Sat 31st – Michael Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)
also Fred O’Brien, Dublin (Month’s Mind)
Sun 1st Jan – James & Lila Kent, Adamstown (A)
Pray for Jim & Mary Connors, The Hill, Alice & Mary Connors, Woodview Drive, Hughie & Jim Connors, The Hill.
Paddy Connors, The Hill
Pray for Mary & John Furlong, Misterin and deceased members of the Furlong family, Misterin (A)
Pray for Josie Galway, Breezemount (A)
May they rest in peace.
OUR SYMPATHY TO THE FOLLOWING
We extend our deepest sympathy to Ann Walsh and family, Coonogue on the death of her brother Frank Chambers, Assaly Little, Killinick on Friday 16th December. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday 20th December in St. Mary’s Church, Ballymore followed by burial in Ballymore Cemetery.
May he rest in peace.
We offer our condolences also to Alma, Danny & Stephen Gorman, Tomgarrow and all the family, on the death of Alma’s mother Mrs Breda Dempsey, St. Joseph’s Home, Ferrybank, Waterford & formerly The Sycamores, Dunmore Rd, Waterford and Enniscorthy on 16th December. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Ballygunner, Waterford on 19th Dec followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
May she rest in peace.
We extend our condolences to Moira & Michael O’Gorman, Kellystown and all the family on the death of Moira’s mother Mrs. Margaret Murphy, Ballyrouragh, Slieverue, Kilkenny.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated in The Church of the Assumption, Slieverue on Wednesday 14th December, followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery.
May she rest in peace.
MARY FLOOD, OLDCOURT R.I.P.
The death occurred on Thursday 22nd Dec of Mary Flood (née Larkin) Oldcourt, Adamstown. To her son Eunan, daughter Mary J., grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends our deepest sympathy. Mary’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Saturday 24th followed by burial in Cloughbawn Cemetery.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!
‘Where My Word is unspoken,
In the land of lobelias and tennis flannels
The rabbit shall burrow and the thorn revisit,
The nettle shall flourish on the gravel court,
And the wind shall say: “Here were decent godless people;
Their only monument the asphalt road
And a thousand lost golf balls’
(T. S. Eliot, Choruses from ‘The Rock’)
MARRIED COUPLE WITH 7 CHILDREN TO BE BEATIFIED
Pope Francis has recognised the martyrdom of a married couple with 7 children who were killed by the Nazis for hiding a Jewish family in their home in Poland. On Dec 17th Pope Francis signed a decree on the martyrdom of Józef and Wiktoria Ulma, who were executed along with all their children in 1944. The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre has honoured the couple at Righteous Among the Nations for the sacrifice of their lives. With the recognition of their martyrdom by the pope, the Polish couple can now be beatified with their seven children (including one unborn)
Early on March 24th, 1944, a Nazi patrol surrounded the home of the couple on the outskirts of the village of Markowa in southeast Poland. They discovered eight Jewish people who had found refuge on the Ulma farm and executed them.
The Nazi police then killed Wiktoria, who was 7 months pregnant, and Józef. As children began to scream at the sight of their murdered parents, the Nazis shot them too; Stanislawa, age 8; Barbara, 7; Wladyslaw, 6; Franciszek, 4, Antoni, 3; and Maria, 2. Pope Francis signed the decree on their martyrdom on his 86th birthday, advancing 15 other causes for canonization, including recognizing the heroic virtue of Matteo Ricci, a well-known 17th century Jesuit missionary in China.
MARY’S DREAM (Author unknown)
“I had a dream, Joseph. I don’t understand it, not really, but I think it was about a birthday celebration for our Son.
I think that’s what it was all about. ” The people had been preparing for it for weeks. They decorated their houses and bought new clothes and lots of expensive gifts.
It was peculiar though, because the presents were not for our Son. They wrapped them in beautiful paper and tied them with lovely bows and stacked them under a tree.
Yes, a tree, Joseph, right in their house. They also decorated the tree. The branches were full of glowing balls and sparkling ornaments. There was a figure on the top of the tree. It looked like an angel might look. Oh, it was beautiful. Everyone was laughing and happy. They were all excited about the gifts. They gave the gifts to each other, Joseph, not to our Son.
I don’t think they even knew Him. They never mentioned His name. Doesn’t it seem odd for people to go to all that trouble to celebrated someone’s birthday if they don’t know Him.
I had the strangest feeling that, if our Son had gone to this celebration, He would have been intruding.
Everything was so beautiful, Joseph, and everyone so gay, but it made me want to cry. How sad for Jesus – not to be wanted at His own birthday party. I’m glad it was only a dream. How terrible, Joseph, if it had been real”
Wishing all families a Happy & Peaceful Christmas
Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia (Polish)
Craciun Fericit (Romanian)
Veseloho Rizdva (Ukranian)
A warm welcome to all celebrating Christmas in Adamstown 2022