Adamstown Parish Newsletter Weekend of Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd January 2022 Volume 23. …
Adamstown Parish Newsletter
Weekend of Sat 6th & Sun 7th November 2021
Volume 22. Number 42
COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTICE
Adamstown Community Centre is running a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday December 11th from 12.00 noon until 5.00pm. Tables are limited. Phone 087 9539291 to book your spot. We will be running a Christmas Raffle on the day with lots of great prizes. Tickets will be on sale soon.
All proceeds will go towards the running of the Community Centre.
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club will take place on Tuesday 16th November at 9pm in Raheen. New members welcome. Membership due on that night.
ADAMSTOWN ICA NEWS
Adamstown ICA have provisionally booked the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola, for the Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party on Sunday 12th December 2021.
Anyone interested in attending please contact Helen on
086 3454036, or Sheelagh at 087 9856504 with your contact details. Due to the ongoing daily increase in Covid cases, this may be cancelled.
In the meantime, stay safe and look after each other.
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Monday 8th November in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €10,800. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance. Tickets to be returned to Cullen’s Gala by 8pm on the draw night.
REGISTER OF ELECTORS
If you are not on the Register of Electors, You Cannot Vote
Register to Vote by 25th November 2021
Wexford Co. Council has created a new draft Register of Electors and it is available to view until 25th Nov at Local Authority Offices, Post Offices, Libraries, Garda Stations, Citizen’s Information Centres and online at www.checktheregister.ie
If you will be aged 18 or over on or before 15th February 2022 make sure that you are on the Draft Register and that your name, address and other details are correct.
If you have recently become an Irish Citizen, please contact Wexford County Council to have your details entered or updated on the Register.
ADAMSTOWN FOLK GROUP NOTICE
There will be a Folk Group practice in St. Abban’s Church on Wednesday 17th November at 7pm.
CONDOLENCES: Tom Furlong, Junior – RIP
Adamstown GAA Club:
Another very sad day in our community as we post funeral details for Tom Furlong, Junior, Castlelodge, Adamstown.
Both Tom and Louise have been ever present on the sidelines in recent years as their beloved boys Dara and James came up through Coiste na Nóg with Dara part of a very successful Féile na Gael hurling team and James recently captaining our U-13 footballers to Co Final victory. Tom was exceptionally proud of his boys and their achievements, academically, artistically and sporting. Despite a busy farm he always made the effort to support them, their team mates and the club. Tom will be very much missed by all the community and we send our heartfelt condolences to Louise, Dara, James and the Furlong family at this sad time. Rest easy our friend Tom and we all sincerely hope that your pain has now abated. While you are gone far too young, your spirit, love of family and of place will never be far away when the black and amber jerseys are on the field. God bless you.
Adamstown Soccer Club:
Everyone at the club is saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Tom Furlong, Knockreigh. Tom’s love of sport was evident to everyone. In recent years Tom would be seen on the side line of many soccer matches and was involved with the current U-14 team since they were U-10’s. Our thoughts are with Lou, Dara, James and all of Tom’s family. Rest in peace Tom.
Adamstown Community Centre:
Adamstown Community Centre committee offers its sincere condolences to the Furlong family on the recent passing of Tom Junior. Tom was a committee member in years gone by and supporter of all things Adamstown and will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.
Adamstown Lotto Committee:
Adamstown Lotto Committee members extends their deepest sympathy to Lou, Dara, James, Tom, Angela, Niamh, Majella, Fr. Ódhran, and the extended Furlong and Buckley families on the sad death of Tom Junior. Tom was a hard-working member of the Lotto Committee for several years. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Adamstown Athletic Club:
It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of the passing of Tom Furlong, Jnr, Tom and his family gave so generously to the athletic club. We trained cross-country, held open & county championships on their land. He parked cars, drank tea and gave guff. Tom will be sorely missed by the athletic community of Adamstown.
Condolences to Lu, the boys and the Furlong family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Sat 6th Nov – Kathleen Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 7th – Willie & Hannah Coady, Oldcourt (A)
Sat 13th – Joe Kelly, Coonogue (A)
Sun 14th – Jimmy Colfer, The Leap (A)
Pray for Paddy Connors, The Hill (A)
May they rest in peace.
NOVEMBER MASSES FOR THE HOLY SOULS
We Shall Remember Them
The following November Masses will take place as follows:
Monday Nov 22nd – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle,
Tuesday Nov 23rd – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey,
Wednesday Nov 24th – The Leap, Knockreigh, Coonogue.
Thursday Nov 25th – Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff,
Friday Nov 26th – Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla,
Each evening we will gather in St. Abban’s Church
All present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.
TRÓCAIRE EAST AFRICAN HUNGER CRISIS APPEAL
A special collection will be taken up this weekend of Sat 6th & Sun 7th Nov in St. Abban’s Church to help alleviate the suffering of so many thousands of people in East Africa.
Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in St. Abban’s Church every Thursday from 10.00am – 3.00pm. Perhaps you might consider spending some time during those hours in St. Abban’s in quiet prayer and reflection.
A NOVEMBER PRAYER
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.
IT HAPPENED IN NOVEMBER
7th November 1990
Ireland went to the polls to elect its first female President in the history of the state. Mayo native, Mary Robinson was inaugurated within the month on 3rd December as the seventh President of Ireland.
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Reminder – Adamstown Athletic Club – Open Cross Country in Adamstown, Sunday November 14th 2021.
ST ABBAN’S BOXING CLUB
St. Abban’s Boxing Club had a fantastic win with Jack Egan in the Celtic Box Club last weekend. He had two competitions where he won the semi finals by a unanimous decision and then went on to the finals where he won by a split decision 4: 1. Well done Jack and continued success to the Club.
BRIAN J CANTWELL – MEMORIALS OF THE DEAD
Brian J. Cantwell’s Memorials of the dead transcripted 67,300 people from 24,000 memorials, taken from over 540 graveyards and churches primarily from counties Wexford, Wicklow and South Dublin. The fieldwork conducted from 1970 to 1991 included all visible memorials, in graveyards and all interior church memorials. Adamstown graveyard is steeped in history with St. Abban’s Cross dating back to the eight or ninth century. Myles O’Brien (1782-1806) was renowned as one of the greatest craftsmen of his time. Headstones carved by him frequently depicted the Crucifixion, The Sun and the Moon as well as the Lotus Tree, which was the symbol of The Resurrection.
Brian J. Cantwell, in October 1984 said, “Adamstown had the largest collection of Passion type carvings of any graveyard in the Southern part of the country.
Other local engravers were Nolan’s of Rathduff (1802-35)
J Nolan of Ferns (1824-35) and Powers of New Ross (1833)
(Above given by the late Tom McDonald)
We offer our sympathy to the family of the late Bridget Naughnane (née Fortune), Killurin who died on Thursday last. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Laurence’s Church, Glynn on Saturday 4th followed by burial in Adamstown Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
He, who loses money, loses much.
He who loses a friend, loses much more,
he who loses faith loses all.
A PRAYER IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 (Fr. Brian Grogan)
Dear God, in 1879 the Apparition at Knock gave hope and courage to the people of Ireland in difficult times.
We ask that Our Lady may now protect your beloved people from Covid-19. May its victims be strengthened by the spiritual support of the Christian community and restored to full health.
We pray also for the medical personnel who deal with this virus.
This we ask in confidence through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.
MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION – 24th October
Thanks to those who contributed to the Mission Collection, the amount received came to €240.00