April 9th 2017


The weekly ’30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 14th April at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 14th will be: Ann Redmond, Mary Furlong & Ann Marie Mackey. On Fri 21st will be: Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick, May Larkin & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 28th will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Fri 31st were: Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Chris Byrne, Bridie Dillon, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Kathleen Whelan, and Ann Lawlor.



Dale Kirwan was the lucky winner of the Split the Pot draw in Brad Og’s on Tuesday last winning €152. The next draw takes place on Tuesday 2nd May in the National School. Envelopes in Adamstown Pharmacy, Cullen’s Pub, Bernie’s Pub & chipper and in the school. €2 per entry.



ANCCR Area Development currently has 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.



On Friday night 31st March the ladies from the local guild performed in ‘The ICA has got Talent’ competition in The Horse & Hound. Eighteen acts from all over the county participated. Congratulations and well done to the following Mary J Furlong who recited a beautiful poem called “The Net”. Congratulations to Callie Doyle on winning the solo singing with her beautiful rendition of “The Working Man”. The icing on the cake was when the novelty act won the overall prize. The ladies who performed ‘Write it down there Bridie’ are as follows: Frances Gallagher, Helen Furlong, Cait Bradley, Geraldine Bradley, Sheelagh Delaney, Liz Furlong, Breda Bolger and Ann McDonald.


The AGM will take place on Wednesday 12th April at 8pm in the Community Centre. Membership to be paid on the night. New members are always most welcome. Catering on the night are Marie Dunphy and Eleanor Power. The competition is for an arrangement using five blooms. Foliage can be used. Maximum height including container is 20 inches.



Social Dance on Saturday 22nd April in St Abban’s Hall starting at 9.30pm. Tea and coffee served. Come and enjoy, money going to Adamstown Community Centre, your support is much appreciated.


St Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club will hold their Monster Draw on Easter Sunday night, 16th April at 9pm in Cullen’s Lounge, Adamstown. First prize is a magnificent Ford Fiesta with nine other prizes included in the draw. There will be music and refreshments on the night so come along for a great night. The club would like to thank our generous sponsors, our many supporters who bought tickets and to our dedicated hard working ticket sellers for their support.



Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April 2017. Bus leaving Wexford Sat 29th at 7am. Enniscorthy 7.30am & Gorey at 8am. Total cost €95 include: Bus fare, 1 dinner, bed & breakfast in Knock House Hotel (children half price). For booking please contact Monica at 087 6419960 or John on 085 8500056.



On Easter Sunday night on RTE the Programme ‘Room to Improve’ presented by John & Francis Brennan they visit Grange Villa, Fethard on Sea home to Joe & Ellie Foley (nee Whelan, Adamstown) and daughter Finola to give them advice and help with their B & B enterprise.

The programme is broadcast at 8.30pm.



Congratulations and very best wishes to Nancy Lambert, Adamstown who is celebrating her 80th birthday this weekend with family and friends. Many more years of good health and happiness Nancy.


GROW – A Community based mental health organisation

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression?

Finding life difficult? Feeling isolated? In need of support?

GROW is here to help you.

GROW is a community based organization which holds weekly meetings in your local community. Meetings are confidential and no referral is necessary, simple come along. GROW promotes breaking social isolation and promoting social connectedness and is centetred around the idea that

I alone can do it, but I cannot do it alone’

Groups: Monday at 7.30pm, The Presentation Centre, Nunnery Road, Enniscorthy.


St. Vincent de Paul - Local Confidential contact Line:

087 1413153


Global Catholic Newtork: www.ewtn.com






Sat 8th – Joe Kidd, Oldcourt (A)

Sun 9th – Owen Doyle, Rathkyle (A)

Sat 15th – Holy Saturday, for the people of the Parish

Sun 16th – Easter Sunday, Nolan Family

Pray for Patrick, Ellen & Philip Delaney, Brocurra (A)

May they rest in peace


Due to the Blessing of Holy Oils in St. Aidan’s Cathedral this Tuesday night, St. Anthony’s Mass will not take place.

There will be NO Adoration this week.

Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome



Sat 8th – Liam Whelan Sun 9th – Betty O’Shea



Sat 8th – Oscar MacGabhann, Roisin NicGabhainn, Leah Sinnott

Sun 9th – Ciara Mooney, Jack Carty, Cillin Duggan, Roisin Colfer & Faye Hynes


The Easter Garden will be erected on Good Friday evening at 5pm. Flowers and pot plants will be appreciated also help in putting up the garden.


Lourdes tickets to be returned on Good Friday night at 8pm.


Easter Ceremonies in St Abbans

Wed April 12th – Mass & Anointing of the sick in St Abban’s Oratory at 3pm.

Penitential Rite on Wednesday 12th at 7.30pm, this is an opportunity to make your peace with our Heavenly Father and one another.

Holy Thursday 13th April – Mass at 7.30pm

Good Friday 14th April- Way of the cross at 3pm

Good Friday – Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm


Collection on Good Friday in aid of Church in Need, which is the main benefactor of Christians in the Middle East.


Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence


Holy Saturday 15th – Vigil of Easter at 7.30pm

Easter Sunday 16th – Mass at 10.30am



Holy Thursday 7pm - Good Friday after 3pm ceremony & after Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday – 11am


Please remember to bring back your Trocaire Box.



Easter Dues envelopes will be distributed shortly. Fr Robert Nolan would like to express his thanks to all those who have contributed to his support over many years. God bless & reward you.


The death has occurred of Paddy Malone, formerly Misterin and Carrickart, Co. Donegal this week. His funeral Mass will take place this Sunday in Donegal. Sympathy to Tommy & Tina Whelan and family. May he rest in peace.


PAPAL TWEETS by Pope Francis

When the journey is uncertain and you fall, God rich in mercy will extend his hand to pick you up.

The Christian heart is always full of joy. Always. Joy received as a gift and kept in order to be shared with everyone.



The response to the 24 Hour Adoration on the weekend of Sat April 1st & Sun April 2nd was most encouraging.

St. Abban’s Oratory was a place of peace and contemplation the comfortable atmosphere added much to the solemn silence. We are very grateful to both parishioners and those who came from outside the parish, who were present during the day time, but especially for those who made a great sacrifice by coming in the early hours of Sunday morning. God Bless you all.



A famous artist drew a beautiful picture of Christ with his head crowned with thorns and a lantern in his hand, knocking at a closed door. He called the picture ‘The Light of the World’. A friend of his who was familiar with the painting said to him “you have put no handle on the door”. The artist answered “You forget…….. the handle is on the inside”.



Living God, present to us and in us,

At Easter you spoke your “Yes” to the world and in doing so you gifted us with faith, hope and love.

Through our celebration of Holy Week we ask you to

deepen our faith, so that we may trust that you are with us in all we do.

Strengthen our hope, so that we may continue to walk with you.

Enliven our love, so that others may come to know

that we are indeed and Easter people and that alleluia is our song.

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.