September 24th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 29th September at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 29th will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J Furlong. On Fri 6th Oct will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle, and Maria Carty. On Fri 13th Oct will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Card winners on Fri 15th Sept were: John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Betty O’Shea, M.J Booth, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Phil & Mary Jackman, Bridie Dillon and Chris Byrne.
 
CARBON MONOXIDE AWARENESS WEEK
September 25th to October 1st is Carbon Monoxide week.
Carbon Monoxide known as “the silent killer” can be produced from any fuel when burned – coal, turf, oil, gas and even wood. Have fuel-burning appliances serviced annually by a Registered Installer. Keep vents and flues clear and make sure rooms have proper ventilation. Chimneys should be swept annually. Have at least one audible carbon monoxide alarm installed; they are available in most hardware or DIY shops. On average, six people in Ireland die every year as a result of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. www.carbonmonoxide.ie
 
IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION COLLECTION
Church Gate collection 7th & 8th October 2017. Please give generously.
 
ADAMSTOWN A.C NEWS
Our Cross Country athletes travelled to Taghmon on Sunday 17th September for their 3rd Annual Open Cross Country. It was a lovely sunny day and we came home with many individual and team medals. The individual medals were won by Aine Crean 3rd U9 Girls, Bobby McDonald 10th U10 Boys, Ross English 2nd U12 Boys, Ben Wall 2nd U14 Boys, Aoibhinn Crean 2nd U16 Girls, Marie Mooney 3rd Senior Ladies and Triona Mooney 1st Junior Ladies. The team medals went to Ross English, Watt Crean and Jack O’Shea 3rd team U12 Boys race, Niamh English, Isobel English and Ciara Mooney 2nd Team U14 Girls race and Ben Wall, Robert Wall and Donny McDonald 2nd Team U14 Boys race. Well done to Abigail Crean in the U8 Girls race, Bobby O’Shea in the U8 Boys race, Riain O’Shea in the U10 Boys race, Grainne English and Sadbh Crean in the U12 Girls race. Well done to all our athletes on such great performances and are now in training for the County Cross Country beginning on the 1st October in JF Kennedy Park.
 
CEMETERY MEETING
A meeting of the Cemetery Committee will be held in the Community Centre this Tuesday 26th Sept at 9pm. All members please attend.
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to the family of Philomena Sinnott nee Walsh, Haggardstown, Killinick, formerly Woodview Drive, and Kellystown Adamstown. Our sympathy is also extended to her mother Breda, her children Mick, Ellen, Philip, Patricia and Jimmy, her extended family, relatives and friends. Her funeral Mass took place in St Fintan’s Church, Taghmon on Sunday 17th September with burial afterwards in Taghmon cemetery. May she rest in peace.
 
I.C.A NEWS
Our first meeting of Adamstown ICA after the summer break was held in the Community Centre on Sept 13th. 14 members attended all items were dealt with. Our annual walk in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas Party is on 29th October sponsorship cards will be out soon. Art classes ‘painting’ start on Monday 2nd Oct at 7.30pm. Anyone interested contact ICA members. Our hostesses on the night Geraldine and Ann served up a lovely cup of tea. Draw was won by Rita, Sheelagh won the competition. New members always welcome.
 
IRISH HEART FOUNDATION COLLECTION
The Irish Heart Foundation’s Annual Church gate collection will be taken up after Masses this weekend, please be as generous as you can.
 
ADAMSTOWN RESIDENTS – ROAD SAFETY
Woodview Drive, Barrack’s Road, Fairfields:
With these long dark wet mornings and evenings with us again all road users should be extra vigilant. Pedestrians and cyclists should carry a light or at least wear reflective
arm band. The life you save could be your own. All drivers of vehicles should also be extra careful because we never know what’s around the corner.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The Parents Association in Adamstown National School have resumed their Split the Pot Draw, which took place in the school on Tuesday last. The lucky winner of €101 was Caroline Delaney, Adamstown N.S. The winning seller in the school was Emily Kate English who received €10. The next draw will be in two weeks time on Tuesday 3rd October.
 
PIANO & GUITAR LESSONS
Piano and Guitar lesson are now available in Adamstown, if interested please contact Rosaline Power, on 087 1304844.
 
BLOOD DONATIONS
Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. Sunday 24th Sept from 12.30 – 3.00pm. Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th Sept from 4.30-8pm.
wwwgiveblood.ie. LoCall 1850 731 137.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
Sat 23rd – Peter Thorpe Sr, Peter Thorpe Jr, Newtown (A)
Sun 24th – Kevin & Molly Whelan &
Moira Pierce, Adamstown (A)
Sat 30th – John & Kate Power, The Leap (A)
Sun 1st Oct – People of the parish
May they rest in peace
 
There will be no Prayer Group meeting on the following Sunday nights: Sunday 1st and Sunday 8th October.
No St. Anthony’s Mass on Tuesday 3rd October
No Adoration from Mon 2nd – Fri 6th October.
 
Due to St. Abban’s Oratory being painted and decorated it will be out of use for the week of Monday 2nd October until Friday 6th October.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 23rd – Frances Gallagher
Sun 24th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 30th – Liam Whelan Sun 1st Oct – Kay Whelan
Sat 7th – Anthony McGee Sun 8th – Sheelagh Delaney
 
SERVERS
Sat 23rd – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 24th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Don’t Quit
When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill.
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must but do not quit
 
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.
 
WE EXTEND OUR DEEPTST SYMPATHY TO THE FOLLOWING:
To Eddie Crean, (Colaiste Abbain) and all the family on the death of his wife Geraldine on Monday 18th Sept.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Senan’s Parish Church on Thursday with burial in Enniscorthy Cemetery.
May she rest in peace.
To Joan O’Neill (nee Furlong, The Boola) and all the family on the death of her husband Eamonn on Tuesday last.
His funeral Mass and burial took place in Askamore on Thursday. May he rest in peace
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Martin Kehoe, who lost his life so tragically this week.
To his wife, children, father, brother, sisters, many relatives and friends in the Adamstown area our condolences also.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
 
 
BLESSING OF SCHOOL BAGS
School children are invited to bring their schoolbags to 10.30am Mass this Sunday for a Blessing as they start the new school year.
 
WEXFORD HOSPICE HOMECARE FUNDRAISER
A Coffee day in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will be
held at the home of Gerald & Mary Kelly, Wilkinstown, near Barry’s Cross on Thursday September 28th from 10.00am –
10.00pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated
 
 
LIFE IS NOT FAIR, BUT IT’S A GIFT
This is part of a famous piece written by Regina Brett when she was 90 years old to celebrate growing older.
Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good
When in doubt, just take the next small step,
Life is too short to waste time hating anybody
Change the way you think
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick
Your friends and family will – stay in touch
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree
Cry with someone, it’s more healing than crying alone
Release your children when they become adults, it’s their life now
Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. Don’t compare your life to others
You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood
But the second one is up to you and no one else
Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie
Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special
Just because you believe you are right
Doesn’t mean you are. Keep an open mind
No one is in charge of your happiness but you
Forgive everyone everything
What other people think of you is none of your business
Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change
Don’t take yourself too seriously. No one else does.
Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Ireland is the only country in the world where the windmills turn in a clockwise direction.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 22nd Sept were: 2 – 13 – 16 – 19. There was no Jackpot winner, the following three players matched 3 numbers and each got €70. Matty Sullivan C/O Matt, Harry Curtis, Raheen, Ciara Mooney, Knockreigh. The winning seller was Cáit Bradley. The next draw is on Friday 6th Oct in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000.
 
A THOUGHT (Nelson Mandela)
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.