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September 12th, 2021

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat 11th & Sun 12th September 2021

Volume 22.  Number  34.



The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 17th September in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €10,200. Tickets to be returned to Cullen’s Gala by 8.30pm on the night of the draw. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance – it could be your lucky day.


Reminder – Adamstown National School Parents Association have organised a Clothes Collection fundraiser for this 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.


New Ross Library is open for browsing, “contact and collect” along with printing, photocopying and scanning services with normal opening hours. Computer access and study facilities remain unavailable until further notice.

Outdoor Events in Library Park:

Come Together Again – Friday 17th Sept at 4.15pm

Culture Night – Sean Nós Dancing with Niamh Page.

Join Niamh for a lively demonstration of Sean Nós dance as part of the national Culture Night celebrations, she will give a brief introduction to traditional Sean Nós dance and be accompanied by live music. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Telephone 051-421877. All attendees must check into New Ross Library before event & adults will be required to wear facemasks for the duration of the event and social distancing guidelines will be in place.


We send our good wishes to Liz Furlong, Tomgarrow who retired on Tuesday last from Coláiste Abbáin, having spent eighteen years working there. Best wishes Liz and enjoy your retirement.


Congratulations to Tom Stafford and David Duggan who finished 3rd in the Men’s Double at the Irish Shore Championships recently. Tom and David will now be turning their sights to the 2021 World Rowing Coastal Championships in Oeiras, Portugal on 24th September.

We wish them and all the Irish travelling to the event the best of luck.


Well done to Ciara Mooney who won 1st place in the 3K Walk, making the Adamstown athlete the 3rd of Wexford’s three athletes on the Leinster team.

Well done to all.


Sending best wishes to the Adamstown Ladies this Sunday in the All Ireland Senior Rounders Final when they play Glynn/Barntown at the GAA Centre, Abbotstown at 12.00noon. Come on Adamstown


We send our good wishes also to the Wexford Junior Camogie Team as they face Armagh in the All Ireland Junior Camogie Championship Final in Croke Park, at 12 noon this Sunday.


Just to say a massive ‘thank you’ to each and everyone of you who liked/shared & left lovely comments regarding our 10th Anniversary. We would not be here without all of you, our lovely customers, it is greatly appreciated.

Ye are a great bunch and thanks to all who popped in on Saturday 4th September, it was a great day. Regarding the in-store draw, the winners list is posted in Store, so check it out when you are next in the store. Congratulations to all winners. Thanks again folks, Anthony, Pat and Staff.


Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities, where poverty and hunger often prevent children from gaining an education. The community-run school-feeding model is a simple idea, but it works. By providing one daily meal in a place of learning, Mary’s Meals attracts chronically hungry children into the classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty. The Mary’s Meals campaign was born in 2002 when Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow a devout Catholic from the Highlands of Scotland, visited Malawi during a famine and met a mother dying from AIDS. When Magnus asked her eldest son Edward what his dreams were in life, he replied simply: “I want to have enough food to eat and go to school one day”. Mary’s Meals not only provides a life-line to hungry children by offering a nutritious daily meal in a place of education, it brings communities together all over the world, united in their desire to see children fed and educated. Local community volunteers are an essential part of the way Mary’s Meals works. Each time a school is welcomed into the Mary’s Meals feeding programme, community volunteers pledge to give their time to prepare and serve the meals – often walking long distances in the morning to collect firewood and begin cooking for the children. (Aoife Martin – St. Martin’s Magazine)

Today Mary’s Meals feeds 2 million children every day, it costs just €18.30 to feed 1 child for a whole year.

Locally Martin Colfer is deeply involved in fundraising for Mary’s Meals with a monthly on-line Quiz which has been very successful.



Sat 11th – Josie Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)

Sun 12th – Richard Fortune, Doononey.

Sat 18th – Aoife Kelly, Doononey (A)

Sun 19th – Joe Bradley, The Hill (A)

May they rest in peace.

Feast days this week:

Mon 13th – St. John Chrysostom: One of the four great Greek Doctors, t he ‘Golden-mouthed’ preacher, was Archbishop of Constantinople. He incurred much opposition and died in exile. He is patron saint of preachers.

Tues 14th – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The discovery of the True Cross is dated to 14th Sept 320. On 13th Sept 335 the churches of Calvary were dedicated and the cross that St. Helena discovered was venerated there the next day. The annual commemoration of that event has been celebrated since, in praise of the redemption won for us by Christ.

Wed 15th – Our Lady of Sorrows – Mary, standing by the cross ‘suffered intensely with her only begotten Son and united herself as his Mother to his sacrifice, consenting with love to the offering of the victim who was born of her’ whom she also offered to the eternal Father (Marialis Cultus)


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament began in St. Abban’s Church on Thursday last and will continue every Thursday.

Times: 10.00am – 11.00am;  11.00am – 12.00pm.

12.00pm – 1.00pm; 1.00pm – 2.00pm & 2.00pm – 3.00pm.

Concluding at 3pm with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  If you would like to be present for 1 hour during those times, please just come along.


The Irish Catholic Newspaper is available in the porch of the Church, price €2.50, you may place the money in any of the shrines. Most newspapers are full of bad news, murders, violence, conflict and disputes; the Irish Catholic is full of good news, which is another name for the Gospel. Bring the good news home with you on Sunday and bring home the Irish Catholic and spread it around.   Thank you, Fr. Nolan.


Adamstown Prayer Group will gather in St. Abban’s Church this Sunday 12th September from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.

A Healing Service will take place with Fr. Jim Furlong. Looking forward to seeing you all.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Marian Kelly and family, Doononey on the death of her brother Liam Kehoe, Oldhall, Bridgetown who died on Saturday 4th September. Our sympathy also to his mother Alice, sons Raymond and Jason and extended family.  Liam was predeceased by his wife Ann. A private family funeral took place on Monday last. May he rest in peace.


Actor Shia LaBeouf has been cast as Padre Pio for a film which will focus on the life of the Italian saint. Veteran actor William Dafoe is also set to receive a role in the movie.

A former Disney Channel star, Mr. LaBeouf, 35, recently appeared in a video with a group of Franciscans, as he spends time with them in preparation for his role in the movie.


On Saturday September 11th two decades on, America remembers the horror when terrorists in hijacked planes brought down the World Trade Centre, attacked the Pentagon, crashed a plane into a field in Pennsylvania, killed more than 3,000 people. The commemoration ceremony took place, with family members gathered on the Memorial plaza to read aloud the names of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, marking the passage of two decades since the day that changed their lives forever. We remember those who lost their lives and the many people who remain missing and unidentified and the families still in mourning.

May they rest in peace,


Cllr. Pat Barden recently opened The Norman Festival in Baginbun which commemorates the 850th Anniversary of the landing of The Normans. Also in attendance at the opening was the deputy French Ambassador to Ireland

Ms. Marianne Barkan-Cowdy, who unveiled the plaque at the monument, which commemorates the landing. She said never before have French and Irish relations have so much potential, pointing out that Ireland’s closest European ally is now France, in the post-Brexit world.

There is an old Wexford saying, “At the creek of Baginbun, Ireland was lost and won”

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – (Author Unknown)

It’s your road and yours alone,

Others may walk it with you,

But no one can walk it for you.

MOTTO FOR SUCCESS – (Maria Fontaine)

Look ….

                behind you at what you have already accomplished

                up and believe that the sky will clear.

                down to make sure you’re on the right path.

                ahead and claim victory over every obstacle!


Stay with us Lord, when our family is united,

when joy and laughter make life easy.

Stay with us Lord, when there is trouble at home,

when discord and anger upset our peace.

Stay with us Lord, when there is sickness at home,

when we need your courage and support.

Stay with us Lord, when the journey of life is over,

and take us to our heavenly home

to stay with you Lord, in peace forever.  Amen.

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