October 14th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 19th Oct at 9pm.
Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.
Catering on Fri 19th will be: Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. On Fri 26th will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong. On Fri 2nd Nov will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty.
On Fri 9th Nov will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Card winners on Fri 5th were: James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Andy Reville, Nick Doyle, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Sean Cullen & Johnny Nolan.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 19th Oct in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,500. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance.
 
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN
The next Social Dance will take place in Adamstown Hall on Saturday 20th October. Dancing to Thomas Maguire and Fhiona Ennis. Your support is much appreciated.
 
ADAMSTOWN NS. PARENTS ASSOCATION AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown National School Parents Association took place in the school recently.
There was a large attendance that were welcomed by new Principal Thomas Cousins. Fr. Nolan also thanked those present and wished them the best for the coming year.
The new Committee is:
Chairperson – Michelle Payne.
Secretary – Orla Doyle
Members: Yvonne English, Caroline English, Annette English, Sharon Bailey, Lisa Egan, Maryka Graham, Orla Doyle, Bridget Colfer & Ann-Marie Nolan.
The retiring Committee were thanked for their work and support to the school over the past few years.
We wish the new Parents Association every good wish for their term.
 
SPLIT THE POT DRAW
The winners in the Draw on Tuesday 9th Oct were:
School seller – Emma Carty & Pippa Fortune, Senior Infants won €50. Thanks for your continued support.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE SCHOOL:
Book & Bake Sale on Wednesday 24th October
 
Children from 3rd – 6th class are taking part in the
Sing Out Loud’ Concert in the Opera House on Saturday 19th November. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to perform in such a prestigious venue. They are currently practicing very hard on their songs.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB
Forthcoming dates for your Diary:
Saturday 24th November – Christmas Party in Scully’s. the Maudlins.
Sunday 2nd December – Ploughing at New Ross.
Tuesday 4th December – Annual General Meeting in Raheen.
Sunday 7th April 2019 – Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run in aid of heating for St. Abban’s Church.
 
ST ABBANS – LIMITED LOTTO SYNDICATE
240 per year (€20 per month) to be part of a limited lotto syndicate that will purchase 16 Euro Million plus lines and 16 National Lottery plus lines per draw every week. All lines will be quick pick. Included will be a FREE Model County Draw ticket (value €50) where you will get a chance to win many prizes including 3 cars. There will be a draw for members paid in full before the start date with a chance for 2 members to win €200 each. A special draw for syndicate members will take place monthly for 2 prizes of €100. Al lottery winnings will be divided equally amongst all fully paid up syndicate members at the end of 12 months. Predicted start date January 2019. Syndicate open to everyone. Join today and support the development of the astro turf/lights and the new GAA grounds. Get you application form by phoning or texting Marie 087 7984531, Majella 087 2719723, GAA phone 087 1852949. If you’re not in you can’t win!!
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS
Adamstown AC hosted the Mr. Oil Juvenile County (Even ages) Cross Country Championships on Sunday 7th October in Crean’s field in Ballyeden. The first race was the girls U-10 non-championship race with Áine Crean finishing strong in 2nd place. Our next athletes to compete were Ross English, Watt Crean and Jack O’Shea in the U-12 boys 2K race. Ross ran a great race to finish in 3rd place and all 3 boys finished 3rd in the U12 boys team event. Well done to all the girls that ran in the U14 girls 3K race – Gráinne English, Niamh English, Isobel English, Sadbh Crean, and Ciara Mooney finishing 3rd in the U14 Girls Team event.
Aoibhinn Crean ran a great race to finish in 4th place in the U-16 Girls race. Mairéad Crean ran a fantastic race to finish in 1st place in the U-18 Girls race, running on home turf.
Well done to all our athletes on such great performances. Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way to host this event. A special word of thanks to Deirdre and Eamonn Crean for the use of their land. The Mr. Oil County Wexford Senior and Juvenile (uneven ages) Cross- Country Championships take place on Sunday October 14th at JFK Park & Arboretum, New Ross.
 
COFFEE BREAK AND BINGO
Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Break and Bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday 16th October from 10.30am – 12.30pm for older members of the community. The cost is €3 and all re welcome.
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 13th – Willie & Hannah Coady, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 14th – Denis & Mary Dunne, Raheenduff (A)
Sat 20th – Denis & Elizabeth Cummins, Raheenduff (A)
Su n 21st – Bernard Doyle, formerly Oldcourt (A)
Pray for Thomas & Elizabeth Walsh,Brocurra,
Robert & Margaret Furlong, Misterin.
May they rest in peace.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week night.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
 
MISSION SUNDAY – Sunday 21st October 2018
A collection will be taken up after Masses.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 13th T.J. McDonald. Sun 14th – Kay Whelan
Sat 20th – Liam Whelan. Sun 21st – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 27th – Anthony McGee Sun 28th – Kathleen O’Connor
 
SERVERS
Sat 13th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 14th – Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 20th – Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 21st – Watt Crean, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 27th – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Stephen Power
Sun 28th – Róisin Colfer, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue.
 
Feast Day this week: St. Teresa of Avila,
Monday 15th October: Virgin and doctor of the Church.
St. Teresa 1515-82, deeply contemplative, highly active and practical, established Carmelite convents under a reformed rule, and wrote much on prayer and the spiritual live.
Patron saint of Spain.
 
LOCAL SPORTS STARS IN COLAISTE ABBAIN
Congratulations to Nathan O’Brien, a current Transition Year pupil in Colaiste Abbain who was recently called up to the Leinster Boxing Squad. Nathan recently won a silver medal in Monkstown Boxing Club, an international boxing tournament. He succeeded in beating his opponent Jordan Donnel, from Northern Ireland.
Well done also to Graham O’Reilly who has made the Under-17 League of Ireland Wexford FC team. Graham has been playing in the league of Ireland with Wexford FC since Under-15 and we wish him the best of luck in the future.
Congratulations also to Sam Murphy, who has only been swimming for two years, and swims with the professional Club Slane Sharks and continues to make great progress with them. He won a gold medal recently in 200m (Individual Medalling) he trains 5-times a week beginning at 7am.
Sam is 6’1” and this proves to be a great advantage when swimming. We wish him every success for the future.
 
THE MAN THE DOCTORS WANTED TO ABORT
With passion, Pope John Paul, the man who doctors wanted to abort, declared, “Today there exists a great multitude of weak and defenceless human beings, unborn children in particular, whose fundamental right to life is being trampled upon………
Emelia, the wife of Karol Wojtyla was expecting a baby in 1920, Polish law allowed abortion. Emeila had a heart condition doctors advised her to have an abortion. Karol and Emelia rejected this advice. Their son became Pope John Paul 11.
 
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.
Each evening we will gather in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
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.
 
THE MORAL OF THE FROGS – (Pioneer Magazine)
A group of frogs were travelling through the woods when two of them fell into a deep hole. The other frogs gathered around the hole and when they saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope for them. However, the two frogs decided to ignore what was being said and they proceeded to try and jump out of the hole. Despite their efforts they were exhausted and in pain, while the frogs at the top shouted at them to stop. One of the frogs gave up and sat in the hole, resigning himself to his fate. The other frog kept jumping and, with one giant leap, he finally made it out of the hole. The other frogs said to him “Did you not hear us?” He explained that he was deaf and thought they were encouraging him. Sometimes, people’s words can have a large impact on our lives. Think about what you say before it leaves your mouth. Let your words first pass through the three gates of,
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?
It is true?
It might be the difference between life and death.
 
REFLECTION
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps,
If you are not willing to move your feet.