Adamstown Parish Newsletter Weekend of Sat 16th & Sun 17th September 2023 Volume 23. Number…
Adamstown Parish Newsletter
Weekend of Sat 1st & Sun 2nd January 2022
Volume 23. Number 1
ADAMSTOWN N.S. PARENTS ASSOCIATION BUMPER CHRISTMAS RAFFLE RESULTS
Prize Sponsor Winner
1. €100 onf4all (MD Design Concepts) Susan Casey
2 Hamper – (Adamstown Pharmacy – Cullen Family
3 – Iced Christmas cake (Mervyn Cooney) Edel Whelan
4 – Hamper (Cullen’s Gala) Akber Quli
5 – €30 voucher (Foulksmills stores) Melindi Synman
6 – Turkey 16lbs or 10lb Ham (Stafford’s Butchers)
7 – €25 voucher (Smyth’s Hardware) Maryka Graham
8 – Hamper – (Residential & Commercial Frames )-
9 – €25 voucher -( SuperValue, Ey) – Conor Murphy
10 – €100 voucher (Mr. Oil) – Sharon Whelan
11 – Family Entry to National Heritage Park voucher –
12 – 10 Family passes (Maldron Hotel) Emily Casey
13 – 3 Private Kids Swim lessons -(Club Vita @ Maldron Hotel) – Catherine Casey
14 – Hamper (Clonroche Pharmacy) Ross Siggins
15 – Cream Bag – (No 58 Boutique, Wx) – Ben Moran-
16 – €25 voucher (MySport, Ey) – Dylan Egan
17 – Family Day Pass, grounds & museum -(Johnstown Castle) – Lisa Kirwan
18 – Hamper (Funky Fairies) – Cian Quirke
19 – Hamper (CarrigDonn, Wx) Geraldine Bradley
20 – Hamper (O’Shea Joinery) Elaine McDonald
21 – Bowling Voucher (Leisure Max) – Ellie Walsh
22 – Hamper (Power & Maintenance Fitting) – Caroline English
23 – €50 voucher (Slaney View Motors) John O’Shea
24 – €50 voucher ” ” ” Babs Wickham
A sincere thanks to all those who purchased tickets and our generous sponsors & all those who sold tickets, your generosity in making our Raffle so successful is much appreciated. Many thanks everyone.
ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE CHRISTMAS RAFFLE WINNERS
Prize Winner Sponsor
Hamper Brídín Cunningham Betty O’Shea
Hamper Lynda Walsh Cullen’s Gala
Hamper Fr. Nolan Helen Furlong
Hamper Mary Furlong Adamstown Pharmacy
Hamper Daniel Payne Adamstown Pharmacy
Hamper Dick Fortune Sensible Safety
Toaster Eoin Kelly Joyces &
€20 Dunnes Voucher Eoin Kelly Betty O’Shea
Hamper Marie Mooney Brad Og’s
Wine Marie Mooney SuperValu
€50 Susan O’Shea Adamstown Soccer Club
€50 voucher Eddie Dillon SuperValu
€100 Joe Whelan Sensible Safety
A big thanks to all our sponsors for their generosity and thanks to all those who purchased tickets & all the sellers.
CHRISTMAS TREE SHREDDING
Wexford County Council will again be arranging for the FREE shredding of Christmas trees at the below locations.
If only bringing a Christmas tree for shredding, there is no entry charge. €2 entry charge applies for all other waste.
Christmas trees can only be left on the dates below:
Enniscorthy Household Recycling Centre, Old Dublin Rd.
New Ross Household Recycling Centre, Hewittsland
Holmestown Household Recycling Centre, Barntown
Opening Hours for above:
Tuesday – Friday 8.15am – 12 noon & 1pm – 4.00pm
Saturday – 8.15am – 12 noon & 1.00pm – 3pm.
Closed for lunch 12 noon – 1.00pm
Please Note: Wexford County Council will move to a single contact number for Day to Day and Out of Hours calls.
From 01 January 2022, please phone 053 919 6000, for issues at any time day or night.
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN NEWS – LEINSTER FINAL WIN
We were thrilled with the fantastic display of our footballers
in gaining victory over Co. Wicklow team Coláiste Raíthin from Bray in the Leinster Post Primary Schools Senior Football D1 final in St. Patrick’s Park on Monday 20th Dec.
The boys gave a wonderful display and were very much in charge of the game from the very start and were 1-7 to no score at half time. It took fourteen minutes in the second half for Raíthin to get their first score, they improved in the final quarter scoring 1 – 4 to bring the final score Coláiste Abbáin
2 – 11 to 1 04. A brilliant display from the team:
CHRISTMAS DAY FLOODS
Our community woke up on Christmas morning to a sight never seen in living memory in the area, and as the day continued with torrential rain, widespread flooding occurred.
Fields were turned into lakes, houses flooded, roads flooded, bridges damaged and roads washed away Severe damage was done to bridges at Chapel Station, Little Cullenstown, and many more in neighbouring areas also. The flooding also left some houses destroyed and Wexford County Council workers and emergency services fought for hours to help people in flooded areas and those stranded in cars. Rivers that are at most times just small scale, turned into raging monsoons on Christmas day with devastating results.
Our thoughts are with the many people affected throughout the county.
We extend our sympathy to Fiona & John O’Shea, Ballyvergin on the death of Fiona’s uncle Liam Keane, Cabinteely, Dublin & late of Ballycogley, Co. Wexford. His funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Holy Family, Kill O’The Grange on Friday last. May he rest in peace.
Sat 1st Jan – Mick & Josie Whelan, Tomgarrow &
Phyllis Bernie, Tomgarrow & Dublin
Sun 2nd – James & Lila Kent, Adamstown (A)
Sat 8th – Terry McDonald, The Leap (A)
& Willie Stafford, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 9th – Lucille Duggan, Tomgarrow (A)
Pray for Tom Galway, Tomgarrow (A)
Pray for Statia & Syl Barron, Coonogue (A)
May they rest in peace.
Vigil of the Epiphany –
Wednesday 5th January – Mass at 7.30pm
Thursday 6th – Mass at 10.30am – Sr. Máiréad Hayden (A)
Mass for First Friday 7th at 9.30am
Visitation of the sick & housebound Fri 7th & Sat 8th.
We also keep Fr. Jimmy Moynihan in our prayers
THANKS FROM ST. ABBAN’S PARISH
St. Abban’s Church looked splendid for Christmas time and we extend our sincere thanks to Catherine & John Hanley for the wonderful display of flowers throughout the Church and Altars, the Church Porch, Crib, Christmas tree and
window displays. It received great acclaim and comments from those attending the Christmas Ceremonies and visiting the Church over the Christmas time.
Also helping out Catherine & John with the Crib and lovely Christmas tree were: Joe & Cáit Bradley, Anne O’Brien & Lorna Komsa. Many thanks to you all.
The Church was decorated on behalf of parishioners from Kellystown for Christmas.
FROM CANTEBURY TO WEXFORD
St. Thomas Becket was born in London in 1118. His close friendship with King Henry 11 led to high office, first as Lord Chancellor and later as Archbishop of Canterbury. In return Henry expected unwavering loyalty. However when a conflict arose between Henry and Thomas over the rights of the Church, Thomas courageously defended these rights. They became bitter enemies and Thomas was forced to flee to France to escape the wrath of his erstwhile friend. After 6 years Thomas returned to resume his office as Archbishop of Canterbury. A fresh quarrel broke out between the two shortly after Thomas ‘return’. In his fury the King was quoted as saying ‘WHO WILL RID ME OF THIS TURBULENT PRIEST’. Anxious to please the King some knights made their way to Canterbury on Dec 29th 1170, Thomas courageously confronted them and was slain in his own Cathedral. The shocking news spread rapidly and Canterbury soon became a place of pilgrimage. Many people came to pray at the site of this sacrilegious crime. King Henry came to Ireland in 1171. He visited Wexford and in Lent of 1172 did penance for his crime in Selskar Abbey. While hunting his life was saved by one John Furlong, when the King was attacked by a wild boar. Furlong was generously rewarded with a substantial grant of land by the grateful King. We celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Becket on December 29th.
Wishing everyone a Happy & Peaceful New Year
We send our congratulations and good wishes to Mrs. Kate Power who celebrated her 92nd birthday on Christmas Day and wish her every blessing for the New Year.
BILL DESERVED SUPPORT (Letters Page, Irish Daily Mail)
It was deeply disappointing to learn of the defeat of the Foetal Pain Relief Bill, introduced by Deputy Carol Nolan, in the Dáil last week. This was an attempt to introduce a modicum of compassion into the tragic experience of late-term abortion. It deserved universal support. I applaud the TDs who supported this Bill and hope their constituents will reward their valiant defence of human rights and dignity in the next election. But what of the TDs who voted to block it?
One explanation is this: in order to support foetal pain relief in late-term abortion, one has to concede the procedure involves the ‘termination’ of a tiny living being, probably only weeks or even days away from birth. Clearly that is uncomfortable terrain, especially for the architects of the current abortion legislation.
IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION
A grateful thanks to the many people who gave tirelessly of their time and talents to St. Abban’s Parish over the past year. To the Fás workers, the Cemetery Committee & the stewards who take care of car parking for funerals.
To the members of both Choirs, the ladies who polish the brasses in the Church during the year, to parishioners from all towns lands who look after the flowers on the altars each month. To Cáit & Joe who sanitize the church after all Masses & help out for the many occasions during the year.
To those who compile, print & publish our weekly Newsletter.
To T.J. for bringing our Parish Mass into so many homes during lockdown, it was really appreciated.
Thank you to Fr. Nolan for all his kindness & help over the years. Thank you all so very much.
To an open house in the evening
Home shall men come,
To an older place then Eden
And a taller town than Rome.
To the end of the way of the wandering star,
To the things that cannot be and that are,
To the place where God was homeless
And all men are at home.
(Last Verse taken from G.K. Chesterton’s poem
The House of Christmas)
NEW YEAR WISHES
Adamstown ICA Guild would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Senior Citizens, Parishioners & friends a happy, healthy and safe New Year. We hope you have managed to spend some time with family, during the Christmas holiday & please God we will be able to meet for our Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party in 2022.
THANKS FROM FR. NOLAN
I would like to thank you all for your generosity to me during the pandemic and for your kind gifts over Christmas.
God bless you all.