March 5th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ’30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 10th March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 10th will be: Cathy Delaney, Breda Bolger & Helen Furlong. On Fri 17th will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J Furlong. On Fri 24th will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 24th were: Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Andy Reville, Nick Doyle, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Phil & Mary Jackman, Bridie Dillon & Chris Byrne.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 10th March in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000. Keep buying the tickets, someone will have to win.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO – THANKS
St Abban’s Parish recently received a cheque for €5000 from the Lotto Committee for which we are very grateful. The Lotto is indebted to all our supporters who regularly buy tickets. The beneficiaries are the GAA, Soccer and Parish. We thank also those who sell the tickets and the committee who meticulously steward the fortnightly draw. Thank you all.
 
NATIONAL SCHOOL BOOK FAIR
The Annual Book Fair will take place in the school from this Friday 10th March to Thursday 15th March from 9.30am – 10am each week morning.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The next draw in the Adamstown N.S Parents Association fundraiser takes place this Monday March 6th. Envelopes available in Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Og’s Pub & Chipper, Cullen’s Pub and in the National School.
2 per entry. This draw takes place in the school.
 
ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE - DANCE
There will be a Social Dance in St Abban’s Hall on Saturday 18th March 10-12. Music by Thomas McQuike, Fiona Ennis. Admission €8, teas and coffee served. Doors open at 9pm. Funds going to Adamstown Community Centre.
 
ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY GAMES
There will be a Cabaret in Cullen’s Lounge, Adamstown on Friday 17th March 2017 for Adamstown Community Games. There will be music on the night as well as light refreshments and a raffle. Tickets are now on sale €3 for a ticket or 2 tickets for €5.
Your support is much appreciated to help support and promote Community Games in the area.
 
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES
Well done to the athletes that travelled to the Leinster Indoors last weekend in Athlone. There was great success for our athletes in the Triple Jump event with Kate Jackman finishing in 2nd place in the Girls U16 Triple Jump, Tara Doyle 2nd and Sonia Mooney 3rd both competing in the Girls U17 Triple Jump and Shannon Wall was 3rd in the U19 Girls Triple Jump. Well done to Eadaoin Stafford as she finished in 4th place in the U17 Girls Shot Putt and Marguerite Furlong who was 2nd in the U18 Girls Shot Putt. Ryan Carthy Walsh won the U19 Boys High Jump and Triona Mooney won the Junior 3K Race Walk. Great results and well done to all the athletes that competed. Joe Mooney travelled to the Isle of Man Grand Prix Senior 10K Race Walk and finished in 2nd place. Many of our younger athletes were competing with Adamstown N.S. at the Sportshall County Athletics Final in Enniscorthy last Wednesday. There were 4 teams with a 3rd/4th class girls team, 3rd/4th class boys team, 5th/6th class girls team and 5th/6th class boys team. The 3rd/4th class girls team finished in 1st place and the team was Roisín Nicgabhainn, Kate Whelan, Roisín Colfer, Aoife McCabe, Megan Martin, Molly O’Reilly, Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman, Molly Cloney and Eilish Roche. The 3rd/4th class boys team finished in 3rd place and the team was Jack O’Shea, Ross English, Watt Crean, Callum Martin, Stephen Power, Joe Whelan, Jack Furlong, Darragh Guinan, Alfie White and Johnny Smyth. The 5th/6th class girls finished in 1st place and their team was Ciara Mooney, Clodagh Crean, Isobel English, Maeve O’Neill, Caragh McDonald, Katie English, Aisling O’Dowd, Niamh English, Abbie Carthy Walsh, Sinéad Roche and Ella Furlong. The 5th/6th class boys team finished in 1st place and their team was Oscar MacGabhann, Aidan Whelan, Laurence Power, Dara Furlong, Ben Wall, Robert Wall, Jack Davitt, Luke Murphy and Luca.Well done to all involved - 3 teams will now go on to represent Wexford at the National Sportshall Final in Athlone on Wednesday the 22nd March, best of luck to the 3rd/4th class girls team, the 5th/6th class girls team and the 5th/6th class boys team. .
CO. WEXFORD GARDEN & FLOWER CLUB
Are hosting a Spectacular demonstration of Floral Art by wonderful International Designer Kate Kerr in Riverside Park Hotel Enniscorthy on Friday 24th March @8pm. Tickets available on the door on the night.
 
CAROREIGH ANNUAL VEHICLE RUN
Date – Sunday 12th March. Venue – Camross Hall.
Registration; From 12 midday. Departure 1.00pm.
Cost €20 per vehicle. Refreshments served before and after run. Vehicles must have an up to date insurance cert.
Drivers must be over 16 years.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 4th March – Edward Whelan, Brocurra (A)
Sun 5th – Greg & Anne Bolger, Nell Bolger, Misterin (A)
Sat 11th March – Nicholas & Bridie Wickham, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 12th – The People of the Parish
Pray for Charles & Mary Walshe, Coonogue (A)
Nicholas Bradley, Ballygoman
May they rest in peace
 
Best wishes to the boys & girls of Raheen and Newbawn who are being confirmed on Friday.
 
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pmand all welcome
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 4th March – Anthony McGee Sun 5th – Catherine Moore
Sat 11th – Liam Whelan Sun 12th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
SERVERS
Sat 4th Mar – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 5th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan
Sat 11th – Oscar MacGabhann, Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 12th – Ciara Mooney, Jack Carty, Cillin Duggan, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
 
TROCAIRE BOXES
Trocaire Boxes are available in the Church Porch, please take one home with you and be as generous as you can.
 
GORTA CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Gorta Self Help Africa will hold a Church Gate collection at all Masses in Adamstown on Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th March. Your support is much appreciated.
 
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
The 48th Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from May 17th-22nd. Our Annual Parish Draw for tickets will again take place this year; tickets will be on sale throughout the Parish shortly.
 
DIOCESE OF FERNS, Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage
The Diocesan Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage “The Way” Calzadilla de Ios Hermanillos to Ponferrada, 16th-23rd August 2017. Cost €517. Booking with O’Leary Travel at
053 9233178
 
WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION FOR FEB
Feb 5th - €787 Feb 12th - €187
Feb 19th - €242 Feb 26th - €179
This includes an Annual Contribution to the Parish. Thanks to all who support our Parish.
 
ICA NEWS
Since our last meeting we have been very busy. A group of ladies had a most enjoyable time at the cinema when they went to see La La Land. Our table quiz team came second in The Federation table quiz in Bree last Thursday night. Well done to Sheelagh, Frances and Breda. Congratulations also to Sheelagh who came second in the county competition with her love poem in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Monday night.
Craft Classes;
Craft classes will commence on Tuesday March 14th in the Community Centre for anyone who is interested in learning the art of Chicken Scratch (embroidery on gingham). These classes are open to non ICA members also. Please contact any ICA member if you are interested.
Drama;
Rehearsals will start on Monday night for our upcoming play in the ICA’s Got Talent competition to be held at a later date.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday March 8th at 8pm in the Community Centre, catering on the night are Cait & Rita.
Will anyone who has knitted squares for the Guinness Book of Records blanket please bring them along to the meeting.
 
AWARE SUPPORT LINE
Are you finding things difficult or are you concerned about a loved one. Talk to a trained volunteer at 1890 303 302
 
SENIOR HELPLINE
Ireland only confidential listening service for older people. Provided by older volunteers at 1890 303 302
 
SOUTH EAST TOPS
South East Tops in Taghmon: 1st show Thursday 16th March, 2nd show Wednesday 22nd March. Rosslare/Kilrane; Adamstown and Taghmon.
 
ILLEGAL DUMPING
Please report any illegal dumping in your local area. Hotline number 1800 386 733 (contact during office hours)
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR MARCH
Daily Offering:
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of a new day. I place my heart in the heart of your son Jesus, who gives himself to us in the Eucharist. May your Holy Spirit strengthen me to be a living witness to your love and mercy. Amen.
I Offer You This Day for the Intentions of Pope Francis For This Month:
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
 
BLESSING OURSELVES (Messenger Magazine)
What do we mean by blessing ourselves? We do it with a gesture, with holy water, or with words; and it is always asking God to we with us, and approve of us. You see people blessing themselves in all sorts of situations; absent-minded on the way into church, solemnly at the end of Mass; in delighted gratitude, when a footballer scores a goal etc.,
This sign can grow hurried and thoughtless through custom, but in moments of crisis and deep emotion, there are few such gestures as rich in meaning as blessing yourself