Adamstown Parish Newsletter Weekend of Sat 4th & Sun 5th February 2023 Volume 23. …
Adamstown Parish Newsletter
Weekend of Sat 7th & Sun 8th January 2023
Volume 23 Number 1
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Monday January 9th in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €15,000. Keep on buying the tickets, it will be won and it could be you. Please leave books back in Cullen’s by 8pm on draw night.
ANCCR Area Development CLG
Area Development Ltd, Raheen, Clonroche.
ANCCR Area Development CLG have vacancies for the following positions
Community Employment General Operatives in the following areas, Adamstown, Newbawn, Cushinstown/Terrerath, Caroreigh and Clonroche.
Community Employment Childcare Assistant in Adamstown /Raheen.
In order to apply for any of the above positions you need to be over 21 years and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 12 months. If interested in any of those positions, please contact your local Intreo Office or phone Kay, CE Supervisor at ANCCR on 087 4144313.
We would love to hear from you.
WEXFORD PARISH CARE FOR THE EARTH GROUP
The loss of forests and woods entails the loss of species, which may constitute very important resources in the future, not only for food but also for curing disease and other uses.
LINE DANCING CLASSES RESUME
Line Dancing classes will resume in Adamstown Community Centre on Wednesday 11th January at 10.30am. A fun way to shed those Christmas pounds and meet new friends.
A new hobby for the New Year. Come along and see for yourself.
SYMPATHY- THOMAS (TONY) COMERFORD R.I.P.
The death occurred of Thomas (Tony) Comerford, Larchville, Waterford and formerly Oldcourt, Adamstown on Tuesday 3rd January. We extend our deepest sympathy to his brother Michael, sisters Eileen and Bridget, his sons Thomas, Michael & Aidan, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends. Tony’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Paul’s Church, Lisduggan on Thursday. May he rest in peace.
We extend our sympathy also to Phil & Bridget Walsh, Templeshelin and all the Walsh family, on the death of Phil’s mother, Mrs Kitty Walsh, Knockduff, Bree on Saturday 31st December. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption Bree on Monday 2nd January followed by burial in the New Cemetery Bree.
May she rest in peace.
Morning Mass each week day at 9.30am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am – 3.00pm
Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Ladies Football
Takes place this Sunday 8th January at 4pm in Adamstown Community Centre.
AS THE YEAR HAS COME TO AN END – OUR THANKS
As a parish and community we thank all those who give so willingly of their time and talents for the benefit of others, in a variety of different ways. Each and every organization, club or group help in their own unique way to make our community a better place for all of us. Voluntary groups are the lifeblood of rural communities, often with little appreciation. So as one year ends and a new one begins – we say ‘thank you all so very much’
ADAMSTOWN GAA ONE CLUB DINNER DANCE
Adamstown GAA/Ladies Football/Camogie are having a One Club Dinner Dance in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross on Bank Holiday Sunday night 5th February 2023 at 7.00pm.
Come join us in celebrating our achievements in 2022.
Music by Divine Invention – followed by D.J. & Late Bar
A NEW BANK HOLIDAY
From 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday in February to mark St. Brigid’s Day. This year the first Monday in February 6th Feb will the new bank holiday.
HOLLES STREET HOSPITAL CHARITY WALK
Taking place this Sunday 8th January 2023 in Adamstown Pitch at 9.30am. Alan Bradley & his team mates are hosting this walk, as a way of repaying a debt of gratitude for the vital care received by parents & infants and also to ensure that anyone who requires assistance in the future will have it available. 100% of funds raised will go to the hospital. Donations can also be made using the following link so please give generously – you never know when another local family may need help and specialist care.
ADAMSTOWN NS PARENTS ASSOCIATION
Adamstown National School Parents Association is having a Clothes Collection in aid of funds for the school, which will take place on Tuesday 17th January. Clothes can be left outside the Hall opposite the school from 9.00am – 9.30am. Good condition and reusable clothing, paired shoes, handbags. Belts, hats, scarves are collected.
No duvets, cushions, pillows, teddy bears or children’s toys.
Thanks for your support.
The examination paper said, “Name the two books which have helped you most”
The candidate wrote, “My mother’s cookery book and my father’s cheque book”. She passed with distinction.
Sat 7th Jan – Terry McDonald, The Leap (A)
Also Statia & Syl Barron, Coonogue (A)
Sun 8th – Mai Whitty, The Ballagh (A)
Sat 14th – Willie Stafford, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 15th – Mary & Nicholas Byrne, Kellystown (A)
Pray for Thomas (Tony) Comerford, Waterford & Oldcourt
Also Mrs Alice Kehoe, Bridgetown (mother of Marian Kelly)
who both died during the week.
May they rest in peace
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sun January 8th. – Callie Doyle
Sat 14th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 15th – Neasa Cloney
Sat 21st – Anthony McGee. Sun 22nd – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 28th – Annette English Sun 29th – Kay Whelan
A sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the Christmas Dues
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EASTER
Know, dear brothers and sisters, that as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his resurrection, who is our Saviour.
On the twenty-second day of February will fall
Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the ninth day of April you will celebrate with joy
Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the twenty-first day of May will be the Ascension of
Our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the twenty-eighth day of May, the feast of Pentecost.
On the eleventh day of June, the feast of the
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the third day of December, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.
to whom is honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
YOU’LL NEVER BEAT THE IRISH!
You will never beat the Irish for their generosity, which is so evident with the Irish branch of the Mary’s Meals movement, a Catholic group which supports those in need in the developed world. More than 150 volunteers across Ireland are making a significant and enduring contribution towards feeding thousands of starving children in Northern Kenya, helping to raise an incredible 43% of total donations. Each school day, Mary’s Meals feeds more than 2.2 million children in 20 of the world’s poorest countries, where for many children, the daily meal provided by Mary’s Meals by its army of volunteers, would be all they ate that day.
(Catherine O’Toole – Alive, Catholic Monthly Newspaper)
POPE’S INTENTION FOR JANUARY
For Educators –
We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.
A POEM FOR THE NEW YEAR
In Memoriam, (Ring out, wild bells)
Ring our, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true
Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
(Alfred, Lord Tennyson – 1809 – 1892)
PRAYER FOR GOOD HUMOUR (St.Thomas More)
Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humour to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments, nor excess of stress,
because of that obstructing thing called ‘I’
Grant me, O Lord, good sense of humour.
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke, to discover in life a bit of joy, and to be able to share it with others.
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – (Victor Hugo)
Home, Sweet Home
“A house is built of logs and stone,
Of piles and post and piers:
A home is built of loving deeds,
That stand a thousand years”