September 16th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 21st September at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 21st will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine L Kelly, Catherine J Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 28th will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. On Fri 5th will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. Proceeds going to Parish funds. Card winners on Fri 7th Sept were: Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Chris Byrne and Bridie Dillon.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 21st September in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,500. Keep on buying the tickets, it might be your lucky day!
All proceeds going to Adamstown GAA, Soccer Club and Parish Committee
 
PRESENTATION TO PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS
President Michael D Higgins visited the JFK Arboretum last Saturday to mark the 50th Anniversary of its opening. While there he was presented with a Blackthorn Walking Stick by Dr Matthew Jebb, OPW. This blackthorn walking stick with an emblem of J.F Kennedy was hand crafted by local stick maker Pat Walsh, Tomgarrow. Pat was delighted to have one of his sticks chosen as ‘Fit for a President’.
 
FUNDRAISER IN TEMPLESHELIN
Vintage Day at Bradley’s Templeshelin this Sunday 16th September 2018 at 1pm. Proceeds going to Wexford Hospice. Your support is very welcome.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN NEWS
Our History teacher brought his History class out to learn some local history in Adamstown recently. Using technology to discover their past, they learned some IT skills while gaining some insight into the colourful history of their locality.
On Fri 7th Transition Year Students participated in the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross, which aims to celebrate Irish American History, Culture and Politics.
They were treated to inspiring words from Senator Lynn Ruane, Sinéad McSweeney – MD of Twitter and 2FM DJ Chris Greene with the main theme of positive mental health and achieving your full potential no matter what obstacles you may face.
Well done to all our Junior Cert students on their results.
 
Colaiste Abbáin Parents Association AGM this Thursday 27th September in the College at 7pm.
 
MEALS DELIVERY SERVICE
Affordable, healthy meals available to purchase every Tuesday for those living alone, recovering from illness and for anyone requiring a hot meal. 2 course meals are available for collection from Raheen FRC and delivery in Raheen, Clonroche, Newbawn and Adamstown areas. Booking essential. Please ring 051 428805 to book or for more info.
 
COUNSELLING
An affordable counselling service for children, young people and adults is available in Raheen Family Resource Centre. For more info contact Jeanette at 051 428805
 
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
Congratulations to Jimmy Roche, Woodview Drive who celebrated his 90th birthday recently with his family. Wishing Jimmy many more years of health and happiness. To celebrate Jimmy’s birthday Adamstown Active Retirement are having a meal in the Horse and Hound on Thursday 4th October at 1.30pm. All are welcome to come along. Jimmy was a member of Adamstown Active Retirement for many years. We need to book The Horse and Hound for the meal, so anyone interested in going to the meal, please ring Betty O’Shea on 053 9240777 or Callie Doyle on 053 9240972
 
HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING
A coffee morning in aid of County Wexford Hospice Homecare is been organised by Kathleen O’ Sullivan of Carrigbyrne. The event will take place in Foley’s Pub in Newbawn on 20th September from 9am to 2pm. A generous response is appreciated for such a worthy cause. This day is National Hospice Homecare fundraising day. All donations received in Newbawn will remain local. So why not come along and enjoy the morning cuppa to make much needed funds for Hospice. All donations will be gratefully received.
 
JUNIOR CERT RESULTS
Congratulations and well done to all students in the parish that received their Junior Cert results this week.
 
DAY CENTRE
Raheen FRC Day Centre offers older members in the community a social outlet and a place to meet in friendly and warm surroundings. The Day Centre is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 3pm. Please contact Moira if you wish to join or for more info on 051 428805
 
SOCIAL DANCING
Social dancing in Adamstown Hall this Saturday night 15th September. Music by Stuart Moyles. Your support is appreciated
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 15th – Aoife Kelly, Doonooney (A)
Sun 16th – People of the parish
Sat 22nd – Peter Thorpe Snr & Peter Thorpe Jnr, Newtown (A)
Sun 23rd – People of the parish
Pray for Hannah and Willie Coady, Oldcourt
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
Saturday 15th Sept: Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 15th – Family Mass Sun 16th – Callie Doyle
Sat 22nd – Frances Gallagher.
Sun 23rd – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 29th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 30th – Betty O’Shea
 
SERVERS
Sat 15th – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Stephen Power
Sun 16th – Róisin Colfer, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 22nd – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 23rd – Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman
 
SAINT PADRE PIO HEALING MASS
St Padre Pio Healing Mass will take place in St Aidans Church, Ferns on Friday 21st September commencing at 7.30pm. Individual Blessings with the Glove of Padre Pio. Confessions available throughout. Concelebrated Mass: Fr Sean Kelly, O.F.M. Cap, The Very Rev. Fr Paddy Cushen P.P., Rev Fr Richard Redmond C.C.
 
THE ROLE OF RELIGION (Author unknown)
Western civilisation these days place great importance on filling the human brain with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human heart with compassion, this is what the real role of religion is.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to Mary Whelan and family, Kellystown on the death of her sister Katie O’Brien, Graiguenamanagh who died recently. May she rest in peace.
 
A CHOICE
An Atheist was climbing up a rock face and realised he was in danger of falling. He clutched the bush, but knew it was only a matter of time before he would have to let go.
He shouted at the top of his voice “Please help me, is anyone there?”. A voice responded, “Let go. This is God, I will catch you.” There was a long pause and then the man said “Excuse me, is anyone else there, please?”.
 
Seanfhocail
Is gaire cabhair Dé ná as doras
God’s help is never farther than the door.
 
TWIN TOWERS IN FLAMES IN NEW YORK – TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2001
Two hijacked passenger airliners crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, World Trade Centre, both towers collapsed with the loss of thousands of lives. Sending out great clouds of thick dust that covered buildings and people in the streets, lower Manhattan was evacuated and the New York Skyline was changed forever. Authorities were trying to evacuate the World Trade Centre when its towers collapsed within minutes of each other, about 50,000 people worked there and tens of thousands visited The Twin Towers every day. Financial centres were paralysed while Wall Street closed indefinitely and shares plunged across the world. Buildings and thousands of people in the street below were covered in a thick coating of dust thrown up by the collapsed towers. This was more than a strike against the United States it was an attack on civilisation said President Mary McAleese. Irish independent, 100 years of news, 1905-2005
 
PARISH HISTORY – CENSUS FOR RATHKYLE 1901
Brien Michael (56) farmer, Catherine (54) wife: Moses Moran 84 (Uncle)
Canning Patrick(60) farmer, Mary Canning (70) sister
Daly Catherine (46) widow, Mary (22), Ellen (17) James (9)
English Johanna (41) farmer/widow, Michael (20), Anne (16), Gregory (15), Bridget (9)
Furlong James (55) farmer, Mary (64) wife, Bridget (26),
Margaret (22), Catherine (19)
Keeley James (35) farmer, Mary (36) wife, Mary (7),
John (3)
Martin Patrick (49) farmer, not married
Murphy Catherine (47) Farmer/widow, William (26),
Vonnie (23), Margaret (17)
Roche Nicholas (58) Mary (60) wife
Somers Richard (41) farmer, Matthew (45) brother, Margaret (38), Catherine (34) sisters
Stoneham Ellen (50) farmer/widow, John (27), William (22), Mary (20), Andrew (18), Ellen (17)
Whelan Anthony (61) farmer, Johanna (46) wife, Anthony (25), John (23), Daniel (21), James (19), Peter (15), Patrick (12), Bridget (9), Walter (4)
Whelan Matthew (40) farmer, Mary (31) wife, Peter (5), Patrick (4), Margaret (3), Johanna (1), Mary (7 months), Mary (39), Bridget (30) Whelan sisters.
 
FINDING THE TRUE CROSS
According to St. John Chrysostom, Sr. Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine, longed to find the cross of Christ. For this reason she travelled to Jerusalem where she organized a dig at the hill of Calvary. The diggers uncovered three wooden crosses. They could not tell which was the cross of Jesus and which were the crosses of the two thieves crucified with him. Finally they brought a sick woman and a dead man who were being carried to burial. The three crosses were placed one after the other on the sick woman and on the dead man. Two of the crosses had no effect, but on contact with the third cross, the sick woman was healed of her infirmity and the dead man came to life. These miracles clearly indicated which of the three was the holy cross.