October 6th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 11th October at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 11th will be; Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. On Fri 18th will be: Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy & Maura Barden.
On Fri 25th will be; Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 27th Sept were: Matt Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Matt O’Neill & John Hanley.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. SPLIT THE POT
The next draw in the N.S. Split the Pot takes place this Wednesday 9th Oct in the school. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. All monies raised for the time being goes to fitting out their Sensory Room.
Thanks for your continued support.
 
CÓLAISTE ABBÁIN OPEN EVENING
Reminding all 5th & 6th class pupils in Primary school and parents that the Open Night takes place this Wednesday 9th October. Principal’s Address at 8pm.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
Our October meeting takes place this Wednesday 9th October in the Community Centre at 8p.m. and new members always welcome.
 
NATIONAL FIRE SAFETY WEEK 7TH – 13TH OCT 2019
Safer Together” is the main theme for this year campaign, we are not only encouraging people to have smoke alarms and test them, we want to encourage the wider community to look out for each other – especially the most vulnerable and at risk. We can all be ‘Safer Together’
Let’s STOP fire together, S is for Smoke alarms, T is for Testing smoke alarms weekly, O is for Obvious dangers, P is for Plan your escape. Wexford County Council provide services to promote fire safety in communities and in the home, please visit Wexford County Fire Services section on the Council Website to see further details as follows:
Wexford Co. Council’s website at the Fire Services section at www.wexfordcoco.ie/emergency-serives/fire-services
and the Government website www.firesafetyweek.ie for further advice.
 
FIRE SAFETY WEEK – FIRE STATIONS OPEN NIGHTS
- DEMONSTRATIONS
Meet Fire Brigade Personnel and learn about Home Fire Safety. All are welcome (including children) to visit the fire station during this coming week as follows:
Wexford, Gorey, Enniscorthy and New Ross Fire Stations –
Tuesday 8th October 2019 from 6pm – 8pm.
Bunclody Fire Station – Wednesday 9th Oct from 7pm – 9pm.
 
TREES FOR WEXFORD CAMPAIGN 2019
Applications are now being sought for Wexford Co. Council’s ‘Trees for Wexford Campaign’. If you are a voluntary community group, residents association or school and interested in receiving free trees, an application form can be submitted by logging onto: www.wexfordcoco.ie/tree
Closing date is Friday October 25th.
 
FREE ART & CRAFT CLASSES
Free Art & Craft classes for adults will start in Raheen Community Centre on Wednesday 16th October at 7.30pm. the classes will run for nine weeks. For further information or bookings contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888
 
BIRD FEEDING
A talk called ‘Attracting and Feeding Birds in your Garden’ with Simon Ryan takes place at New Ross Library on Tuesday October 8th at 7pm. Join Simon for this fascinating nature talk on how to attract birds to your garden. Booking essential on 051 421877.
 
ALL-STARS
Congratulations Yvonne & Ann Hanley, Raheen Adamstown on winning 2 All-Stars Awards with Glynn, Barntown Rounders recently.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB - FORTHCOMING DATES
Saturday October 26th - House of stories - The Maudlins
Tuesday November 5th - AGM Raheen
Sunday December 1st - Ploughing & Working day, New Ross
Saturday December 14th - Christmas Party, New Ross
Sunday April 5th 2020 - The Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run.
 
CLONROCHE AMENITY PARK
Everyone is welcome to enjoy this facility including our neighbouring communities and parishes. We welcome people from Adamstown, Courtnacuddy, Raheen to come and avail of and enjoy this pleasant area. Have a walk around the extensive track, sit and relax or meet new friends, take your children and grandchildren for a period in the Children’s Play Area. And ... it’s Free.
 
A BIT OF HISTORY - FERNS CATHEDRAL GRAVEYARD
Originally a 6th century habitation, the old cemetery located adjacent to St. Edan’s Cathedral, contains the remains of some extremely important historical figures, most famous of these being Diarmuid MacMurrough, King of Leinster. Also interred here is the late Fr. Ned Redmond who, as a student in France, was credited with saving the young Napoleon Bonaparte from drowning, thus altering the course of European history. It is reputed that, in the same grave, lie the charred remains of Fr. John Murphy, executed leader of the rebel forces in the rebellion of 1798.
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CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Oct 5th – Willie & Hannah Coady, Oldcourt (A)
Sun Oct 6th – Mai Furlong, Misterin (A)
Sat Oct 12th – Thomas & Elizabeth Walsh, Brocurra (A)
Sun Oct 13th - People of the Parish.
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
Sun 6th – Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty
Sat 12th – Jack O’Shea
Sun 13th – Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 5th Oct – Ulick Stafford. Sun 6th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 12th – Frances Gallagher.
Sun 13th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 19th – Anthony McGee. Sun 20th – Kathleen O’Connor
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week night.
Prayer Group will meet in St. Abban’s Oratory on Sunday 13th October from 7pm – 8pm and all welcome.
 
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Monday 7th – Our Lady of the Rosary
‘Today’s celebration urges all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was in a special manner associated with the incarnation, Passion and glorious Resurrection of the Son of God’
Wednesday 9th – Blessed John Henry Newman
He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI at Cofton Park, Bermingham, on 19th September 2010. The memorial of the new Blessed is 9th October, the anniversary of his reception into the Catholic Church on 9th Oct 1845.
Blessed John Newman will be declared a saint on 13th October 2019.
 
POPE’S INTENTION FOR OCTOBER
Evangelisation – Holy Spirit
That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the church.
 
SYMPATHY
The death occurred on Thursday last of Benny McCabe. Templenacroha, to his wife Kay, daughters Marie, Therese, Bernie and son Aidan, grandchildren, sisters our deepest sympathy. Our sympathy also to his brother in law Jack Galway, sister in law Anna McCarthy, extended family, neighbours and friends. Benny’s funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of St. John Paul, Raheen on Saturday 5th Oct with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery.
May his kind soul rest in peace.
 
NIGHT PRAYER (Messenger Magazine)
As the sun sets, I meditate on your activity in my life today. Was I open to your Spirit? Did I follow your path of peace?
Stay with me tonight, Lord, and grant me the grace tomorrow to be aware of your constant presence. Amen.
 
 
SENIORS ALERT SCHEME
What is it?
Its purpose is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind by providing them with a free personal monitored alarm. It is administered locally by community and voluntary groups from your area.
How does it work?
Older people get a free personal alarm or pendant. The alarm can be worn as a pendant or around the wrist like a watch. When pressed it connects wirelessly to a base unit, usually attached to a phone. The base unit immediately sends a call to a 24-hour monitoring centre.
How do you get an alarm?
Simply contact a local community or voluntary group operating the scheme in your area and they will apply on your behalf. The list of approved registered groups is on the Pobal website.
Can two people receive an alarm or pendant?
Yes, as long as they both meet the eligibility criteria.
Can I make an application on behalf of another person?
Yes. You can contact your local community group on behalf of a loved one or neighbour. However, the application details must be in that person’s name.
How much will it cost?
It’s free. You will get the equipment with one year’s monitoring. The scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Pobal. However, after year 1 you will be asked to pay the monitoring fee. Your local group can advise you.
Who is eligible to apply for an alarm?
A person will be eligible if he or she is:
Aged 65 years or older:
Of limited means or resources;
Living alone, living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria, living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household;
Resides within geographical area of the relevant registered organisation;
Able to benefit from the equipment supplied;
Prepared to maintain contact with the registered organisation.
How long will it take for the equipment to be installed?
A local group from your area will apply to Pobal on your behalf. Once a participant application has been approved by Pobal, the registered group contacts the designated supplier to arrange the installation. The equipment is installed as soon as possible.
 
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK by Unknown Author
If God stays at your house during the week, you ought to visit his house on Sunday.