Adamstown Parish Newsletter Weekend of Sat 24th & Sun 25th February 2024 Volume 24. Number…
Adamstown Parish Newsletter
Weekend of Sat 4th & Sun 5th Sept 2021
Volume 22. Number 34
Birthday wishes are sent to Jimmy Roche, Woodview Drive who celebrates his 93rd birthday on Monday 6th September. Wishing Jimmy many more happy years of health and happiness from all his family, neighbours, friends and the whole community of Adamstown.
PADDY POWER (Woodview Drive) SAYS THANKS!:
I would like to say thank you to the Irish Blind Golf Society for having me as part of their team at Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Co. Antrim recently in the UK Blind Open.
It was an honour for me to play for my County, Country and New Ross Golf Club. Finally, a big ‘thanks’ to Brian Teague, Marianne Sutton, Davy Doran and Leo Booth and to James and Stephen in the prop shop. Thanks all for a great time.
ADAMSTOWN N.S. PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION NEWS
Adamstown National School Parents Association have organised a Clothes Collection fundraiser for Tuesday 14th September between 9.00am – 9.30am outside the Hall opposite the school.
Good condition clothes, shoes, belts, bags accepted. NO duvets, pillows, cushions, curtains, teddy bears or kids toys. If you have any bags of clothes to donate it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support.
ADAMSTOWN N.S. – New Tarmac area is completed
For the last two years in conjunction with the school, the Parents Association were fundraising to raise €10,000 to fund the installation of a new tarmac (dry) area in Adamstown N.S. playground. We are delighted to say that the total funds were raised at the end of last school year. Huge thanks to everyone who supported our various fundraising over the past two years.
The school’s Board of Management quickly made arrangements and were able to get the tarmac area completed during the summer months in time for the new school year. The new area is a huge asset to the school and gives the children additional dry area space to play especially on the wet days. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this happen.
OUR LADY’S ISLAND CEREMONIES THIS WEEK
Daily Mass in the church at 3pm
Closing Ceremony Wednesday 8th September –
Mass in the Church at 3pm celebrated by Bishop Ger Nash.
LEAVING CERTIFICATE RESULTS
Congratulations to all students in the Parish who received their Leaving Certificate results on Friday 3rd September. Wishing them every success as they start the next phase of their lives be it in University, apprenticeship, or other career choice we wish them well.
175th ANNIVERSARY OF 1st MASS
CELEBRATED IN ST. AIDAN’S CATHEDRAL.
The first Mass celebrated in St. Aidan’s
Cathedral took place on 29th June 1846.
The Cathedral was designed by the famous Victorian architect Augustus Welby.Pugin (1812-1852), who also designed Westminster Palace.
Bishop James Keating was the primary motivator of St. Aidan’s Cathedral building. He died three years later in 1849 having realised his dream. Among those who share his family tree was John Doran, who captained the Wexford County Football Team’s 4 in a row which took place during the 1st World War.
ORDINATION OF NEW BISHOP
The ordination of the new Bishop of Ferns, Fr. Ger Nash will be broadcast live on South East Radio this Sunday
(5th September) from 2.30pm. The ceremony which will take place in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy will commence at 3pm will also be broadcast on the Cathedral web cam. Parishioners are invited to participate through the broadcast or online. We remember Fr. Ger in our prayers and extend our good wishes to him.
(Taken from Newsletter 2nd/3rd Sept 2006
In 1981, new ground was needed for graves. Former Parish Priest Canon Noel Hartley approached M.J. & Evelyn Cullen, with a view to purchasing land adjoining the Old Cemetery.
The generous response of the Cullen family to give the ground free gratis and for nothing is something that the Parish has every reason to be grateful for. A glance at the Ordinance Survey Map indicates that the Old Church dedicated to the Holy Cross in use before the present Church (1835) stood on the ground of the New Cemetery (which was part of the Church Meadow) We remember especially in our prayers to day the happy repose of the souls of M.J. and Evelyn Cullen. May they rest in peace.
Death is not a journey
into the unknown land,
it is a voyage home.
We are not going to a strange country,
but to our Father’s house,
And among our kith and kin (John Ruskin)
Donations towards the upkeep of the Cemetery may be dropped into the Weekly Envelope Box in the porch of the Church. The Cemetery Committee thank you for your support.
Sat 4th – Paddy & Molly Larkin, Adamstown (A)
Ann English, Glenour (A)
Sun 5th -Peg & Paul Kearns, Raheen (A)
And all the deceased parishioners
Sat 11th – Josie Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 12th – Richard Fortune, Doononey (A)
Thurs 9th Sept at 9.30am – Jimmy & Josephine Bradley, Barrack’s Rd (A)
May they rest in peace.
Feast Days this Week:
Wed 8th Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thu 9th – Saint Ciaran of Clonmacnoise
We extend our condolences to our Parish Priest, Fr. Robert Nolan on the death of his cousin, Patrick Nolan, Ballinastraw, Glenbrien on Sunday 29th August. To his wife Lily, children Myles, Aileen, Mikie and Rory, extended family neighbours and friends our sympathy also. A private family funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Peter’s Church, Glenbrien on Tuesday last with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Sympathy to the Nolan family also from all GAA followers past and present for the wonderful enjoyment Pat gave to many thousands of fans for his fantastic goalkeeping skills.
May he rest in peace.
ON THIS SUNDAY WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN OUR ANNUAL PATRON DAY –
LET US REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING WHO HAVE DIED SINCE LAST PATRON
Nancy O’Brien, Rathkyle.
John McCabe, Ballyvergin.
Bridget (Bud) O’Neill, The Boola.
David & Betty Forrestal, Oldcourt.
Jim Connors, Mooncoin & The Hill.
Canon Noel Hartley, Wexford.
Louise Duggan, Tomgarrow.
Geraldine Ridgeway, Misterin.
Mary Furlong, Tomgarrow.
Elizabeth (Betty) McGrath, Adamstown.
Paudge Curtis, Carlow & Raheen.
Noel Whitty, Clonroche.
Tom O’Neill, Carrigbyrne.
Harry Curtis, Raheen.
Baby Jamie Carroll.
Mary Ring, Rocklane.
John McDonald, Templeshelin.
John Dunne, Ballybrennan.
Eternal rest grant onto their souls O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon them
May they rest in peace. Amen.
KNOCKREIGH GROTTO GETS A FACE LIFT
Thanks to Ann Marie Nolan who has done a wonderful job of repainting the statues at Knockreigh Grotto. The grotto at Knockreigh in a beautiful setting is a place of tranquillity and peace, a place to drop in to, say a prayer and just switch off from the worries and troubles of the day.
LADIES FOOTBALL ALL IRELAND FINAL
All roads lead to Croke Park this Sunday as Wexford Ladies Intermediate Football team contest the All Ireland Final against Westmeath at 1.45pm.
Everyone in the area is bursting with pride to have local ladies Katie White as a vital part of the team and Lizzie Kent further enhancing her deserved reputation as a top class manager. Both are an example to every boy and girl in the area showing that with hard work and dedication, you too can one day grace the hallowed grounds of Croke Park.
Best of luck Katie & Lizzie.
THE STORY OF THE SAMARITANS
Recently I saw a collection of beer mats and was struck in particular by one depicting a young, handsome, determined-looking boxer under the words, LEFT HOOK, RIGHT UPPERCUT and the slogan Whatever life’s done to you, we’ll help you find your strength. This was an advertisement for the Samaritans and an effective one showing as it did how anyone of us, even the perceived ‘tough guy’ may be vulnerable and in need of help. This, now registered charity, was founded in 1953 by Chad Varah, a vicar in the London diocese as a result of the particularly disturbing suicide of a young girl in a previous parish. The Samaritans maintain that just offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence, and accepted without prejudice, can take that despairing edge off a person’s current emotional disposition.
Sometimes just to hear a human voice will quieten them and provide them with a calmer space. People contact the Samaritans for many different reasons, breakdown of relationships, financial pressures, loss and grief, abuse of alcohol and drugs, stress in the home or workplace, the all too prevalent torments of the bullies or the bitter pain of loneliness. ( Marie Therese Cryan – St. Martin’s Magazine)
Established in Ireland in 1961, there are now 21 branches across Ireland with more than 2000 volunteers.
Samaritans Ireland provides a 24-hour service 365 days a year. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Call 116 123 for free.
Every day, we respond to around 10,000 calls for help. No judgement. No pressure. We’re here for anyone who needs someone.
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Lotto draw on Fri 3rd Sept were:
1 – 23 – 24 – 28. There was no Jackpot winner, and one match three winner Pauline Kavanagh, Oldcourt who got €200. The next draw is on Friday 17th September for a Jackpot of €10,200. Thank you for your support.
WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION
.A sincere thank you to all who continually support our Parish of St. Abbans, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Thank you all.