November 18th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 23rd November at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 23rd will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. On Fri 30th will be: Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 7th Dec will be: Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa & Betty Cullen. Proceeds going to Parish funds.
Card winners on Fri 9nd Nov were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Betty O’Shea, Kay Whelan, Seamus Joyce & Mick Bolger.
 
SPLIT THE POT – ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL
The lucky winner in Adamstown National School Split the Pot draw on Wednesday 14th was Breege Cosgrave who got €94. The winning school seller was Liam Duffy. The next draw is on Wed 28th Nov. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Og’s Pub and Chipper and in the school. Thanks for your support.
 
RECYCLING COLLECTION
The Parents Association in Adamstown N.S will hold a Clothes Recycling Collection outside the school on Wednesday 28th November from 9.30am. Your support is much appreciated.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to Maisie Colfer, The Leap, Adamstown on the death of her husband Jimmy in his 92-year on Saturday 10th November much loved father of Sean, Seamus, Ann, Joan and MJ. Sadly missed by his sons in law, daughter in law, brother in law, sister in law, grandchildren, extended family, friends and neighbours. Jimmy’s funeral Mass took place on Monday 12 November in St Abban’s Church with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
Our sympathy also to the Sinnott and McDonald families on the sad death of Richie Sinnott. His funeral Mass took place in Raheen Church on Sunday 11th with burial in Cloughbawn Cemetery. May his kind soul rest in peace.
 
THANKS
Adamstown Community Centre committee held a Cabaret in Foley’s Pub, Newbawn on Saturday 10th November.
We would like to thank all those who sold tickets, all who bought tickets and supported the event, those who donated raffle prizes & door prizes. Congratulations to all the winners. The money raised from this Cabaret will go to much needed funds for the Community Centre. Thanks also to Dermot Hynes who provided the music. A great night was enjoyed by all.
 
 
PTAA REUNION
The Annual Ferns Diocesan Pioneer Reunion will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Friday November 23rd. Mass will commence in the hotel at 7pm and will be followed by the meal.
 
FOOD/TOY COLLECTION
Raheen Family Resource Centre is organising a collection of non-perishable food items and new toys to be distributed to families in need on our area this Christmas. If you would like to make a donation you can leave items in to Raheen Childcare Centre or to Raheen FRC in the Parish House before Friday 7th December.
 
DANCING AT CAMROSS
The December dance and last one for 2018 will be held on Friday 7th December with music by the ever-popular Liam Mannering. Dancing at the earlier time of 9.30pm until midnight for the winter months. Admission €10 including the tea thanks to all who supported our Nov dance with music by T Bone Country.
 
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Enniscorthy Monart Union Christmas Bazaar
in the Church Institute, Church Street, Enniscorthy
on Saturday 24th November 11 am - 2.30 pm
Bags & Bling Stall, Bottle Stall, Country Produce, Bric-a-Brac, Books & Toys, Cake Stall, Raffle for Hamper & Christmas Cake.  Refreshments Served.
 
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN CHRISTMAS FAIR & SANTA GROTTO – 6TH DECEMBER 2018
Coláiste Abbáin is holding their Christmas Craft Fair on Thursday evening 6th December from 6pm – 7.30pm.
Free entry to Fair – All welcome. Items on show will be wreaths, candles, fabric/knitted crafts, Christmas decorations. /table centrepieces, buns/cakes, gifts and much, much more. This year trading is open to outside craft people along with our own student’s creations. Looking forward to seeing you all there to enjoy the enterprise and creativity that is vibrant in Adamstown.
Santa’s Grotto will be open from 6pm – 7pm. Entry to Santa is €3. Looking forward to your continued support.
 
BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
Congratulations to Nathan O’Brien, Oldcourt who won a Bronze Medal in the International Boxing Tournament in Schievienee, Germany on Saturday November 10th as a Junior 1 54kg. Nathan boxed as part of the Mick Darby Leinster Development Squad in Athy.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 17th – Maggie Hewer, The Barracks (A)
Sun 18th – Mary Theresa Delaney, Brocurra (A)
Sat 24th – for all who died during the year &
John O’Brien Oldcourt, Months Mind
Sun 25th – Joe Kelly, Coonogue (A)
Pray for Jimmy Colfer, The Leap who died during the week.
May they rest in peace
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 17th – Ulick Stafford Sun 18th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 24th – T.J. McDonald Sun 25th – Kay Whelan
Sat 1st Dec – Liam Whelan Sun 2nd – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
SERVERS
Sat 17th – Watt Crean, Aine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan
Sun 18th – Roisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty
Sat 1st Dec – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shona Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 2nd – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
 
Feast Day this week: Wed 21st
Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This feast day originated in the East and was included in the General Calendar in the sixteenth century. It celebrates Mary in her grace-filled life, wholly given over to the Holy Spirit.
 
Friday 23rd – St. Columban – Abbot and missionary.
 
NOVEMBER MASSES FOR THE HOLY SOULS
The November Masses will take place as follows:
Monday 19th – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle,
Adamstown, Coolnagree.
Tuesday 20th – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey,
Woodview Drive.
Wednesday 21st – Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh,
Coonogue.
Thursday 22nd - Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff,
The Barracks.
Friday 23rd - Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla,
Fairfields.
May they Rest in Peace.
 
All present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament.
Please return your envelopes as soon as possible,
an offering is optional.
You are welcome every night or any other night.
 
CHRISTMAS CAROLS SERVICE IN ST ABBAN’S CHURCH
Monday 10th December 2018 at 7.30pm. Full details next week. Tickets will be available next week your support would be gratefully appreciated
 
 
SENIOR CITIZEN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Adamstown Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party will take place in The Horse & Hound on Sunday 2nd December at 6pm
 
AN OLD-TIME RHYME OF WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
Roses while roses red
For the bride just one year wed;
Five years wed – ‘tis understood’
Pretty presents all of wood,
Ten, with jollity and din,
Come the treasures made of tin
Twelve means line soft and sheer
Fifteen, crystal bright and clear
Twenty, dishes patterned gay
For the china wedding day
Twenty-five comes clear and shining
All the clouds have silver lining
Thirty is the year of pearls
For the loveliest of girls
Forty is of amber mellow
Fifty is of gold, so yellow
Sixty years together spent
Tenderness and sweet content
Sixtieth anniversary
Brings the diamond jubilee.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 16th Nov were: 3 – 26 – 27 – 29. There was no Jackpot winner or no match three winners. The following 4 players were lucky dip winners and received €50 each. Deirdre O’Connor, Taghmon, Mary Jo Delaney, Newbawn, Bridie Dillon, Newbawn, Adamstown F.C.
The next draw is on Friday 30th November for a Jackpot of €13,900.
 
REMEMBERING THE 1918 FLU VICTIMS (Irish Catholic)
In this decade of commemorations it’s worth remembering that the experience of World War 1 shaped the celebrations of All Souls’ Day. In 1915, Pope Benedict XV gave permission to priests to celebrate three Masses on that day.
This was because of the huge numbers of young soldiers and civilians who had already lost their lives. What is less remembered is that the so-called Spanish flu pandemic of 100 years ago would dwarf that death toll by taking between 50 and 100 million lives. They too should be remembered.
 
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Caredoc – 1850 334 999
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Seanfhocail:
Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb.
A windy day is not a day for thatching.