May 20th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 25th May at 9pm.
Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 25th will be: Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 1st June will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa. On Fri 8th June will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 11th May were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Richie Murphy, Paddy Finn, Pat Quinn & Willie Kehoe.
 
AUTISM COLLECTION THANKS
The Annual Church gate collection for Irish Autism Society was taken up last weekend. The total donated came to €203. Sincere thanks to all those who made a contribution.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN NEWS
Sport:
Well done to our athletes who competed in the South Leinster Track and Field competitions at Waterford Regional Sports Centre. Sophie Codd took 2nd place in the 300m, and stormed home in 1st place in the inter girls 8Om. Oscar MacGabhann was 5th in the final of the U-14 high jump. James Fitzpatrick came 6th in the 500m and 4th in his 100m heat. Graham O’Reilly competed well in the U-16 200m and finished 4th in the Long Jump. Leon Sinnott narrowly missed out on a place in the inter boys 100m final.
A huge congratulations to Sam Muprhy who won a gold medal at the Leinster Swimming Championships, he came first in the 200m Freestyle.
Grad Ceremony:
Our 6th Year Graduation Ceremony will take place on Thursday 24th May in St. Abban’s Church at 11.00am.
Panto:
Well done to all involved in the Panto ‘Snow White & The Babes in the Wood’ which was staged on Tuesday & Wednesday nights. It was a wonderful production and a very talented group of young people. The audiences loved the show and all concerned should be very proud of themselves. To Paul, Fiona, Dean – for their enthusiasm and leadership of this production a massive thanks.
Hoping our two students will have a wonderful time in Lourdes this week.
 
BOXING EVENT
St. Michael’s Boxing club, New Ross are hosting a boxing event “Battle of the Boro” in Clonroche Community Hall on Saturday 26th May. Doors open at 7.30pm. MC for the night is South East Radio presenter Alan Corcoran. 10 Top Class Bouts featuring local talent.
 
CAMOGIE TRAINING
For any girls in Adamtown/Newbawn/Raheen areas wishing to start playing camogie, training from 7pm – 9pm on Wednesday night in Newbawn Sports Ground.
All age groups are welcome, you don’t need to have played previously, just come along. Age Groups – children born during or before 2012.
Contact details 087 8618824. Club Sec. Janet Kelly. Or 087 9665003 – Karen Myers Child Safety Officer.
 
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE
There will be a One-Day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday 1st July for the Ferns Diocesan Day.
Pick up points: Wellington Bridge, Hollow Bar, Ramsgrange, Campile, New Ross,
Fare is €55.00 including two meals. For more details contact Michael Bowe at 051 388437 or 087 9418661.
 
MARTIAL ARTS CAMP
Raheen Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Irish Heart is running a free Martial Arts Summer Camp in Adamstown Community Centre from July 9thh – 11th for 10 to 12 year olds.
July 16th – July 19th for 13 – 16 years old.
The camp will be delivered by John Philips who has a fourth degree Black Belt. For more information or to book a place contact Joyce at 051 428805.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL ‘FAMILY FUN EVENING’
Adamstown National School will have a ‘Family Fun Evening’ in the school grounds on Thursday 31st May from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. With help from parents and the Parents Association they have put together a full programme of events. Face painting, Hamper & Split the Pot, Fishing, Bottle Stall, Number shoot, Throwing wet sponges, Egg Throwing, Giant Obstacle Course, Wheel of Fortune, Book & Bric a Brac stall, teas & refreshments. Lucky dip and much more. All proceeds going to school funds. The school is celebrating it’s 70th anniversary this year and we will have a display of old records etc on display. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you there.
 
VINEGAR HILL ARCHEOLOGY CONFERENCE 2018
25th – 27th May at the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy.
Shedding new light on old stories of the 1798 Rebellion.
Learn of the findings from four years of research and study.
25 pp to include: Reception on Friday evening
Light lunch & refreshments on Saturday
Site visit to Vinegar Hill on Sunday.
Book online at www.enniscorthycastle.ie. Tickets also available from Enniscorthy Castle 053 9234699

CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM:
Sat 19th – People of the Parish
Sun 20th – People of the Parish
Sat 26th – Bernie Whitty, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 27th – Francis Furlong, Misterin (A)
 
SERVERS
Sat 19th May – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 20th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue.
Sat 26th – Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 27th – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman.
Sat 2nd June – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin.
Sun 3rd – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 19th – Eoghan Greene.
Sun 20th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 26th - Frances Gallagher. Sun 27th – Kay Whelan.
Sat 2nd June – Anthony McGee.
Sun 3rd – Sheelagh Delaney.
 
Rosary at the Grotto in Knockreigh Monday to Friday at 8pm each night for the month of May.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri in St. Abban’s Oratory.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to the Whitty and Hayden families on the death of Tommy Whitty, Oldcourt who died on Tuesday May 15th. Tommy was predeceased by his wife Bernie (Hayden)
Tommy was a lifelong pioneer, in his earlier life he was
deeply involved in drama, a staunch Fianna Fáil supporter and a member of the VEC. He fought tirelessly for our Vocational School to prevent cut backs in the early eighties. He was convinced that a good education was the way forward for our young people. He lived to see his dream come to fruition a few years ago with the building of a fine new College at the cross of Adamstown. Tommy will be sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, relative and friends.
His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Thursday, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
May his kind soul rest in peace.
 
Our sympathy also to the Rothwell family on the death of Percy Rothwell, Borovale on Sunday 13th May.
His funeral service took place on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Church, Rossdroit with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.
 
Our sincere sympathy to the Nell & Patsy Asple and the all the family on the sad death of Ciara, also to her relatives and friends in the Adamstown area.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
 
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
The monthly I.C.A. meeting was held on Wed 16th in the Community Centre, Adamstown. The President, Helen Furlong welcomed everyone. After the business of the meeting concluded, Eileen & Jenny from Sweeny Garden Centre, New Ross gave a very informative talk and demonstration on planting containers and hanging baskets. They kindly donated a beautiful planted container for our raffle. The competition for the nicest decorated mini May Bush was won by Helen. There were three prizes for the raffle and these were won by Callie Doyle, Mary Lawlor and Ann Stafford. A lovely cup of tea was served by Cáit Bradley and Frances Gallagher. The Summer outing has been set for Wednesday July 18th, visiting Waterford Crystal, a tour of the Bishop’s Palace, then on to the Copper Coast and Bunmahon, ending the day on the return journey, with a meal in Waterford City. Now I.C.A. members are very welcome on the outing, cost will depend on the numbers interested. More details will be published in t he Parish Newsletter in the coming weeks. Competition for June is the photograph of a Rose – size 5 X 7.
 
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
In lovely sunshine eleven children from 2nd class in Adamstown National school received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 19th May. Having spent many months preparing for this ceremony with help from family and school, the children were really prepared for this special day. Thanks to Fr. Nolan, and their teacher Ms. Amy Rea for their help and guidance and in particular the parents who as we all know are the first teachers of faith to the children, thanks to Rosaleen and the school choir for their lovely hymns, thanks also to Catherine for the lovely flowers.
They had prepared lovely artwork and were beautifully dresses for this special day.
The following children received their First Holy Communion.
Abigale Hurley, Ava Kelly, Louise Mahon, Patrick Mooney, Orlaith Nic Gabhainn, Cian Murphy, Alanna O’Shea, Katie Rochford, Brody Whelan, Emma May Whelan, Kerina Whitty. We hope the children and their families had a lovely day and God’s blessing be always with them.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO DRAW RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 18th May were: 2 – 5 – 23 – 25. There was no Jackpot winner, the following four players matched 3 numbers and each got €50. Lorraine Wickham, Anne Cullen, Newbawn, Kay Somers, Campile & Bridget O’Neill.
Winning seller was James O’Neill. The next draw is on Friday 1st June, keep on buying the tickets, the Jackpot is still there to be won.
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK – POPE FRANCIS
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. Laudato Si (246)