March 12th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ’30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 17th March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 17th will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J Furlong. On Fri 24th will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. On Fri 31st will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. On Fri 7th April will be: Liz Furlong, Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 3rd were: Chris Byrne, Bridie Dillon, Seamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Phil Jackman, J Furlong, Matty Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The winner of the Adamstown N.S Parents Assoc Split the Pot draw on Tuesday 7th March was Tony Bradley, who received €95 with the P.A. getting the same amount. Tony bought his ticket in Brad Og’s. The next draw is on Tuesday 21st March, please note the draw day has been changed to Tuesday. Envelopes cost €2.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to Leila Kent and family Adamstown on the death of Leila’s sister in law Ina Kent, Enniscorthy who died on Friday 3rd March. Beloved wife of the late Martin, our sympathy also to her sons, daughter, her extended family, relatives and friends. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in
St Aidans Cathedral with burial afterwards in St Mary’s cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Our condolences also to the Goldsmith family, Killinick, on the death of Frank Goldsmith, who died on Friday 3rd March. To his wife, sons, daughters and extended family.
His funeral Mass took place on Sunday 5th March in St Mary’s Church, Ballymore, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
CE VACANCIES
ANCCR Area Development currently have vacancies on their Community Employment Scheme. Support worker in Raheen, 1 General Operative in Clonroche and 1 in Newbawn, receptionist in Raheen. You must be over 25yrs of age and be in receipt of a social welfare payment for at least 12 months. Apply in the first instance to the supervisor on 087 4144313. DSP criteria applies.
 
ADAMSTOWN SHOW SOCIETY AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Show Society takes place on Thursday 23rd March at 8pm. in the Community Centre.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8th. It was celebrated across the world. International women’s day has its origins in a campaign for change which began in New York City as far back as 1908, some 15,000 marched in that year, demanding shorter working hours and better pay. The following year, International women’s day was marked across the United States; The United Nations celebrated International Women’s Day for the first time in 1975. Two years later in December 1977 the body’s general assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International peace to be observed by member states in accordance with their history and traditions. Women in County Wexford for example are at the helm of several successful businesses in County Wexford. Also women play vital roles in voluntary and community organisation. Together we can bring about change in the 21st century.
 
DAFFODIL DAY
Daffodil Day, the flagship fundraising day for the Irish Cancer Society, helps cancer patients at every stage of their cancer journey. From the point of diagnosis where cancer patients are given information and support by the Society’s Nurses on the Cancer Helpline 1800 200 700, or in one of the 13 Daffodil Centres across the country, to being driven to and from chemotherapy treatment by the volunteer drivers, t receiving emotional support through the professional counselling service, Daffodil Day makes sure cancer patients can access these services free of charge when they need it most. We are asking the local community to come out and support us as you have been doing over the last 25
years. If you can spare one hour on 24th March, please contact Catherine at 087 2988459 before 16th March 2017. We also need your help in providing fresh daffodils for our big fundraising day. Please drop your daffodils to the Legion of Mary Hall, Enniscorthy on Thursday evening 23rd March from 5pm-7pm. Every daffodil helps. Thanks for your continued support.
 
SOCIAL DANCE – ST. ABBAN’S HALL
Adamstown Community Centre Committee are holding a Social Dance in St. Abban’s Hall on Saturday 18th March 10.00pm – 12.00. Adm €8.00 Teas & Coffee served.
Music by Thomas McQuirke & Fiona Ennis. Proceeds going to Community Centre.
 
COMMUNITY GAMES CABARET
Fundraising Cabaret in Cullen’s Lounge on Friday 17th March in aid of Adamstown Community Games.
Music, refreshments & raffle. Tickets on sale …€3 or 2 for €5. Your support is much appreciated.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 11th March – Nicholas & Bridie Wickham, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 12th – The People of the Parish
Thurs 16th – 7.30pm Vigil of the Feast of St Patrick’s Day
Mosey McCabe, Ballyvergin (A)
Fri 17th 10.30am - James, Ellen & Tommy O’Shea (A) Adamstown also Mary Wilmore & Eileen Hayes
Sat 18th – Richard Whelan, Kellystown (A)
Sun 19th – Aidan, Kathleen, Michael & Jack Furlong, Coonogue (A)
May they rest in peace
 
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-8pm and all welcome
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 11th – Liam Whelan Sun 12th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 18th – Frances Gallagher Sun 19th – Callie Doyle
Sat 25th – T.J McDonald Sun 26th – Sheelagh Delaney
 
SERVERS
Sat 11th – Oscar MacGabhann, Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 12th – Ciara Mooney, Jack Carty, Cillin Duggan, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Sat 18th – Isobel & Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 19th – Anthony Doyle, Liam Dooley, Kyle & Cara Whelan
 
AFRICA SELF HELP (GORTA) COLLECTION THANKS
The amount donated to the Gorta Self Help collection last weekend amounted to €164.00. Many thanks for your support.
 
VISITORS FROM BELARUS
The Sisters of St Elizabeth Convent in Belarus are very grateful for the support of their charitable activity during their visit to Adamstown.
 
ST PATRICKS DAY, A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Mass at 7.30pm on Thursday March 16th and on Friday March 17th @ 10.30am. A collection will be taken up at the offertory of the Mass in aid of the annual costs associated with studying for the Priesthood of the Diocese of Ferns. This collection normally goes for the support of the priest. Last year this collection taken up in the churches of the Diocese on St Patrick’s Day and forwarded to the Bishops house totalled €35,951. Bishop Denis Brennan would like to thank you for your generosity.
 
Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day
 
 
 
THE BREASTPLATE OF ST. PATRICK
I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach
His hand to guide, His shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger.
Christ in hearts of all that love m e.
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Fri 10th March were: 15 – 19 – 23 – 24. There was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners. The next draw takes place on Friday 24th March and the Jackpot remains at €13,000 and still there to be won.
 
CONFLICT
When people grow up in a conflictual family where they were frightened by the conflict: they either relive the past by living in conflictual marriages or they avoid conflict altogether in their relationships with their significant other.
According to Martin H. Padovani, “we can relive the past by either repeating it or by rebelling against it or by reconstructing it”. We can change how we deal with conflict by learning from the dysfunction of our family of origin.
By doing this we can learn healthy ways of dealing with conflict. Tips on fair conflict next week.
(Bernadette Whelan, Counsellor)
 
THE PHOTOGRAPH THAT OPENED BORDERS
The war in Syria had been going on for more than 4 years when Alan Kurdi’s parents lifted the 3-year old boy and his 5-year old brother into an inflatable boat and set off from the Turkish coast for the Greek island of Kos, just three miles away. But within minutes after they pushed off, a wave capsized the vessel, and the mother and both sons drowned. On the shore near the coastal town of Bodrum a few hours later, Nilúfer Demir of the Dogan News Agency came upon Alan, his face turned to one side and bottom elevated as if he were just asleep. “There was nothing left to do for him. There was nothing left to bring him back to life” she said. So Demir raised her camera. “I thought, This is the only way I can express the scream of his silent body”
The resulting image became the defining photograph of an ongoing war that had killed 220,000 people by the time Demir pressed her shutter. Yet it wasn’t taken in Syria, a country the world preferred to ignore, but on the doorstep of Europe, where its refugees were heading.
The then British P.M. David Cameron said “As a father, I felt deeply moved by the sight of that young boy on a beach in Turkey” (Nilúfer Demir, Time Magazine)