April 16th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 21st April at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering 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 7th were: Mick Bolger, Seamus Wickham, Phil Jackman, Jim Wickham, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Matty Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 7th April were: 13 – 17 – 18 – 26 . There was no Jackpot winner, the following 6 players matched three numbers and received €35: Orla Doyle, Rathurtin, Alice Doyle, Duncannon, M.J. Booth, Adamstown, Tom Foley, Brownstown, Ann-Marie Cooper, Newbawn, Pat & Clodagh Nolan, Finchogue. The next draw is this Friday 21st April in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000. Keep on buying the tickets, it might be you next time.
 
SOCIAL DANCING
A Social Dance will be held in St Abban’s Hall this Saturday 22nd April starting at 9pm. Tea and coffee served. Come and enjoy the dance and social event, with proceeds going to Adamstown Community Centre. Your support is very much appreciated.
 
WELL DONE
Well done to James Breen, Scullabogue, who was among the top players in Wexford hurlers well-deserved recent victory over Kilkenny, and he will line out again against Tipperary in the League semi-final this Sunday. Also to Shane O’Gorman, Kellystown, who is among the substitutes. Michael Furlong of Grallagh also deserves credit for his role in Wexford footballer’s promotion in the League.
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES
Well-done to 3 athletes who took part in the Athletics Ireland Spring Throws on Sunday 2nd April at AIT Athlone. Sonia Mooney was 5th in the Javelin, Kate Jackman was 7th in the Javelin and Marguerite Furlong was 6th in the Discus. Well done to Joe Mooney who competed on the Irish Junior Men’s race Walking team in the Czech Republic on Saturday 8th April. The annual sponsored walk was held at Dolly’s and Carrigbyrne on Sunday April 9th at 11.30am. There was a great turnout on the day and it was a really enjoyable day for all involved. Thanks to Dolly for all the fabulous cakes and goodies and her husband Pat for their hospitality. Thanks to all those who helped out on the day. Well done to all the athletes who ran and raised lots of money for the Athletic Club. If you have not yet returned your sponsorship card can you please return the card and any outstanding money at training.
ICA
The Adamstown ICA Got Talent are preforming in the
National Final in Camross Hall on Sunday 23rd April at 11.30am. On stage are Callie Doyle, Mary J Furlong, Helen Furlong, Frances Gallagher, Geraldine Bradley, Liz Furlong, Breda Bolger, Sheelagh Delaney, Cait Bradley and Ann McDonald. Your support would be appreciated.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB.
The Shamrock Vintage Club will present the proceeds of the recent Road Run to Coláiste Abbain on Monday April 24th at 8.30pm.  Presentation will be made in the College.  All are welcome.  If anyone would like to make a donation they are welcome to do so before the presentation night.  The club would like to express their thanks to everyone who made the day such a success.
 
GAA DRAW
All roads lead to Cullen’s of Adamstown on this Easter Sunday night for the big draw organised by the local St. Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club that takes place there at 9pm. The first prize is a brand new Fiesta car with a total of 10 prizes in all. There will also be music and refreshments, so it should be a very enjoyable occasion. The club wishes to thank the generous sponsors and supporters including ticket buyers and sellers and anyone else that helped in any way.
 
HISTORY OF NATIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION
Kathleen Holohan, B.Ed, will give a presentation on National School Education from 1850 to O’Malley’s Free Education in 1967 with special reference to Clonroche National School, on Wednesday night April 19th at 8.30pm in Clonroche N.S.
The event is under the auspices of Clonroche Historical Society. Ms. Kathleen Holohan has extensively researched the history of Clonroche National School. All welcome.
 
SPINA BIFIDA ASSOC, COLLECTION – THANKS
A word of thanks to all those who supported our Church Gate collection last weekend, €250 was received.
 
STRESS CONTROL
Registration is under way for a six-week ‘Stress Control’ programme being offered by the mental health charity GROW in conjunction with the HSE and FDYS. Taking place over six consecutive Tuesday evening from 7.30 – 9pm in the Horse and Hound in Ballinaboola, ‘Stress Control’ is a multi-session evening class for adults and commences on Tuesday April 25th. The weekly sessions are free however, participants are asked to contribute €10 at the first session to cover course materials. A limited number of places are available for the course. The closing date for registration is Tuesday April 18th. If you would like to sign up contact FDYS Wexford between 9-5pm from Monday to Friday at 053 9123262
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 15th – Holy Saturday, for the people of the Parish
Sun 16th – Easter Sunday, Nolan Family
Mon 17th – Paud Delaney, Glenour (A)
Sat April 22nd – Lena Doyle, Ballagh, Pat Doyle, New Ross.
 
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 22nd – Frances Gallagher Sun 23rd – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 29th – Liam Whelan Sun 30th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 6th May – Ulick Stafford Sun 7th – Betty O’Shea
 
SERVERS
Sat 22nd- Isobel & Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 23rd – Anthony Doyle, Liam Dooley, Kyle & Cara Whelan
Sat 29th – Dara Furlong, Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 30th – Katie, Niamh, Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
 
ST ANTHONYS WEEKLY MASS AND NOVENA
St Anthony’s Tuesday night Mass and Novena will take a break for Easter and will resume on Tuesday May 16th 2017.
 
EXTENDING SYMPATHY TO THE FOLLOWING:
We extend our deepest sympathy to:
The Moloney family, Raheen on the death of their mother Mrs. Maria Moloney who died recently in her 103rd year.
Her funeral Mass took place in Raheen Church on Sunday 8th April with burial in Newbawn Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy also to Philip & Rosie Siggins and family, Coolnagree on the death of Philip’s father, Philip, Corish Park, Wexford. His funeral Mass took place on Tuesday last in Clonard Church with burial in Crosstown Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Condolences also to John Nolan and family (Deputy Principal, Colaiste Abbáin) on the death of his mother Mrs. Stella Nolan, Ballygarrett. Her funeral Mass took place on Wednesday. May she rest in peace.
 
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY ‘The King of Mercy’
Divine Mercy Sunday with Solemn Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Aidan’s Church, Ferns on Sunday 23rd April at 3pm.
Celebrant: Very Rev. Paddy Cushen. P.P.
Confessions during devotions.
 
SR. HELEN SENDS EASTER GREETINGS
Sr. Helen sends her good wishes to all parishioners from Uganda for Easter in grateful thanks for your support for her over the past years. She will remember you all in her prayers this Easter Season. God bless you all.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Every day is a gift from God
 
CADBURY’S ACCUSED OF BURYING EASTER WITH EGG GAME.
In England this Easter, Cadburys and the National Trust are planning more than ‘300’ alternative Good Friday events, with egg hunts due to take place, not only on Easter Day, but also on Good Friday from 10.am to 4pm.
Many people including the PM. Theresa May have raised concerns about the appropriateness of setting up a secular rival to the religious festival – replacing the Passion of Jesus with the hunt for a Cadbury bunny.
The word ‘Easter’ has been dropped from all marketing and publicity as they have been expanded this year with more than a million families targeted and 380,000 children expected to attend. (The Universe 7th April 2017)
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB
The Shamrock Vintage Club will present the proceeds of the recent Road Run to Colaiste Abbáin on Monday April 24th at 8.30pm. Presentation will be made in the College.
All are welcome. If anyone would like to make a donation they are welcome to do so before the presentation night.
The Cub would like to express their thanks to everyone who make the day such a success.
 
EASTER REFLECTION (Helen Steiner Rice)
With OUR EYES we see
The beauty of Easter
as the earth awakens once more……
With OUR EARS we hear
The birds sing sweetly
to tell us Spring again is here….
With OUR HANDS we pick
the golden daffodils
and the fragrant hyacinth….
But only with OUR HEARTS
can we feel the MIRACLE of GOD’S LOVE
which redeems all men………..
And only with OUR SOUL
can we make our ‘pilgrimage to God’
and inherit His Easter Gift of ETERNAL LIFE.
 
 
EASTER GREETINGS
Best wishes to all our parishioners for a Happy Easter. We send our greetings to all who are in hospital, nursing homes, or being looked after at home. Our thoughts are with our parishioners who are abroad for a very Happy Easter.
 
 
Welcome home to all visiting our Parish over Easter and may you all enjoy your visit home.