September 22nd 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 27th Sept at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 27th will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine J. Kelly, Catherine L Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 4th Oct will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. On Fri 11th Oct will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 13th were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Seamus Joyce & Patsy Byrne.
 
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN NEWS
TY Community Involvement Programme
This year our TY students are embracing a Community Involvement Initiative as part of their studies. Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. It enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most. If you see us out and about please pop over to say hello – maybe there is something we can help you with. If you need further information please contact Rita Breen on 053 9240564.
Wednesday Walks -
TY students have a morning community walking group every Wednesday 9.00am – 9.40am around the track at the Community Centre. (weather permitting) All welcome!
 
Christmas Craft Fair Bookings:
Tables are booking up fast for our Christmas Craft Fair on December 12th 2019. If you wish to book a table please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. SPLIT THE POT DRAW
The next draw takes place in the school this Wednesday 25th September. Envelopes are available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. Your support is very much appreciated.
 
EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT
European Week of Sport takes place from Mon 23rd – Monday 30th September.
Activator session with Sports Active on Thursday 26th September in New Ross Library.
Why not try a free Activator Poles taster session?
Walking with Activator Poles improves stability, reduces impact on hip and knee joints, and improves core strength and posture. The poles may be suitable for those with post/hip knee surgery, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Osteoarthritis, Fall Prevention and overall fitness levels. This is a fun, enjoyable class set to music.
Phone 051 421877.

ROUNDERS ALL STARS
Two girls off the silver medal All-Ireland winning team have been further honoured when recently announced as All Star award winners. They will be honoured with the other All Star winners at a special banquet in the Green Isle Hotel, Dublin at the end of the month. Congratulations and well done to the successful ladies Marie O’Sullivan of Carrigbyrne and Jo Ann Murphy from Raheen.
 
HEARING IS BELIEVING by Life’s Like That!
The grandfather was becoming very deaf and his doctor finally told him to get a proper hearing aid, and this made a huge difference. When he went back to the doctor for an examination, the doctor was very happy. “Your hearing is greatly improved. Your family must be delighted!” “Oh, I haven’t told any of them yet. I just listen. And I’m changing my will!” came the reply.
 
LOOKS FORWARD TO NEWS FROM HOME
An Adamstown native, Statia Walsh, Coolangree and now living in London was home for a visit recently and said the following: “ On going on to the Adamstown Parish Website every week to get all the information about my local area, I love the bits of history, thought for the week, words of wisdom, sympathies, church notices and everything else associated with the parish. To people living abroad and away from home a telephone call or a letter from someone in your own area means a lot. The Parish Newsletter has it all and I hope it will continue for many years to come.
Thanks to all those involved in the Newsletter.
 
P.S. It is lovely to hear that our local newsletter is appreciated by people abroad and words of thanks are always welcome, so thanks Statia.
 
ANNUAL PIONEER PRAYER AFTERNOON
In Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre on
Sunday 6th October. Registration at 1.30pm, commencing at 2pm. Cost €25 per person. To book a place contact Peter Canning at 087 2101284
 
GROW: Are you struggling with Anxiety or Depression?
Finding Life Difficult? Feeling Isolated? GROW is here to help you. Our Mental Health Support groups are free and confidential and open to all, no referral or booking needed. Meeting Time is every Monday at 2pm, The Presentation Centre, Nunnery Rd, Enniscorthy. You will be made most welcome.
 
ADAMSTOWN GAA NEWS
Date for your Diary: - Adamstown GAA Club are holding a Table Quiz in Foley’s, Newbawn on Friday 4th October at 8.30pm. All welcome to come along & support your local club.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 21st – Peter Thorpe (Senior) & Peter Thorpe (Junior), Newtown (A)
Sun 22nd – Padraig O’Gorman, Kellystown (Month’s Mind)
Sat 28th – Bridie Wakeman, Newcastle & Raheenduff &
James Power, Raheenduff (A)
Sun 29th – Kevin, Molly Whelan & Moira Pierce,
Adamstown (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
Sat 21st – Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power.
Sun 22nd – Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy
Sat 28th – James Furlong, Sean Doyle, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 29th - Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy Connors.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 21st – Eoghan Greene. Sun 22nd – Callie Doyle
Sat 28th – T. J. McDonald. Sun 29th – Ann Ryan.
Sat 5th Oct – Ulick Stafford.
Sun 6th – Betty O’Shea.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week night.
Feast Days this week:
Mon 23rd – St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) died on 23rd September 1968, Capuchin friar, stigmatist, confessor, friend of all who suffer. (See below)
Wed – St. Finbarr, Bishop.
Friday – St. Vincent de Paul. 1580 – 1660, founded the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians) and the Daughters of Charity (1633), the first sisters to work outside their convents in active service. He is the patron of all charitable works.
 
11TH ANNUAL ST. PIO HEALING MASS
Monday 23rd September at 7.30pm in St. Aidan’s Church, Ferns. Individual Blessings with glove of St. Pio. Confessions available throughout. Concelebrated Mass Fr. Bryan Shortall O.F.M. Cap., and The Very Rev. Fr. Paddy Cushen P.P. Early attendance advisable.
 
THE HOOK OF FAITH
Check out the latest resources at the www.hookoffaith.com
The homily for this 25th Sunday of Ordinary time is again from Fr. Martin Pender of Ballymitty who reflects on our call to honest stewardship. Our interview this week is with Mary Gannon, a parishioner of St. Aidan’s Parish in Enniscorthy who has recently been awarded the ‘Bene Merenti’ medal by Pope Francis. The video this week features the remarkable story of Marion Carroll whose healing at Knock has now been recognised by the Church. We have an article by David Quinn who debates morality with atheists and finally more inspirational writing from the heart and pen of Lorcan Brennan.
 
PLEASE TAKE THE NEWSLETTER HOME WITH YOU & GIVE TO A NEIGHBOUR OR FRIEND
PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH
All-powerful God,
You are present in the whole universe and
in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness
all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live as
brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the
abandoned and forgotten of this earth.
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing into our lives, that we may
protect the world and not prey on it, that
we may sow beauty, not pollution
and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only
for gain at the expense of the poor
and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each
thing, to be filled with awe and
contemplation, to recognize that we are
profoundly united with every creature as
we journey towards infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for
justice, love and peace. Amen.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Whatever befalls the earth
Befalls the children of the earth.
We did not weave the web of life,
We are merely strands in it.
Whatever we do to the web,
We do to ourselves.
 
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS
Adamstown Tidy Towns would greatly appreciate all donations of spring bulbs, crocus, snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils. Donations can be dropped into Cullen’s Gala shop.
 
LITTERING OUR ROADS!
We ask those thoughtless people who dump their rubbish on our local roads continually to please STOP – have a little bit of consideration for those who work so hard to keep our village neat and tidy.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Fri 20th Sept were: 4 – 11 – 19 – 24. There was no Jackpot winner. The following 5 players matched three numbers and each got €40. Cáit Bradley, Barrack’s Rd, Michael McLaughlin C/O Tom Foley, Shauna Harrington, Ballyvergin, Michael Thorpe, Newtown & Edel Doyle, Ballyvergin.
The next draw is on Friday 4th October in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €7,200. Many thanks for your continued support.