April 23rd 2017

CARDS
The weekly ’30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 28th April at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 28th will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa. On Fri 5th May will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. On Fri 12th will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine O’Shea. On Fri 19th will be: Breda Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. On Fri 26th will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Ann O’Brien & Eileen Moran. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 14th were: Matty O’Sullivan, Pat Murphy, John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Mick Doyle, Andy Reville, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Betty O’Shea, and Sam Deacon.
The card players extend their sympathy to the family of the late Michael Kelly, The Rower, who was a regular card player in Adamstown over the years and who died last weekend. May he rest in peace.
 
ICA
The AGM of Adamstown ICA was held on Wed April 12th.
A large number attended on the night. Our president Helen welcomed everyone and extended a warm welcome to Federation President Deirdre Connery and Information Officer Gretta O’Connor who were our special guests. The election of officers took place after all other business was dealt with. President – Helen Furlong, Vice President – Sheelagh Delaney, Secretary – Frances Gallagher, Correspondence Sec – Mary Lawlor, Treasurer – Cait Bradley, PRO – Liz Furlong, Sports Officer – Ann McDonald & Eleanor Power, Competitions – Sheelagh Delaney.
Our special guests Deirdre and Gretta gave a very interesting talk about the ICA and what it meant to them when they first joined as young married women. They congratulated the guild on their achievements and participation in competitions throughout the year. President Helen presented each of them with a bunch of flowers that was very much appreciated. They wished the guild the best of luck on Sunday 23rd at the ICA has got talent in the All Ireland Final in Camross. After the meeting a lovely cup of tea was served by Marie Dunphy and Eleanor Power. The competition was won by Mary. J. Furlong. The raffle was won by Eleanor Power. Memberships were paid on the night, new members are always most welcome.
 
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. 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 MONSTER DRAW RESULTS(Congratulations of all winners)
1st Prize: A New Ford Fiesta – J.P. Furlong, Forrestalstown, Clonroche
2nd Prize: €1,500 Holiday Voucher - Chloe Morrissey, Kilrane, Rosslare
3rd Prize: €350 Voucher from The Riverside Park Hotel
The Doolan Family, Ballyveneen, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny
4th Prize: Weekend Break at The Tullamore Court Hotel 
Stephanie Connolly, Tullogher, Co Kilkenny
5th Prize: €200 Voucher from Wallaces, Wellingtonbridge
Noreen Ryan, Creacon, New Ross
6th Prize: €200 Voucher from Cooney Furlong -
Mrs. Maria O'Rourke, Brookhill, Ballyhogue
7th Prize: €100 Voucher from The Brandon House Hotel
Jim Ryan, Toberona Bridge, Enniscorthy
8th Prize: Luxury beauty hamper from Sam McCauleys
Joe & Breda English, Carrenroe, The Rower
9th Prize: Leisure Pass from Whitford House Hotel
John & Veronica Quigley, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy
10th Prize: Lunch for 2 at The Talbot Hotel
Martin Phelan 2 Airmount, Slieverue, Co Kilkenny
 
Adamstown GAA Club would like to sincerely thank everyone whom purchased a ticket in the draw. Funds are going towards the purchase and development of our new pitch and facilities so all past, present and future members of the club are indebted to you for your kindness and support. In addition to funds put aside by forward thinking former Club committees and the proceeds of this Monster Draw has now ensured that the land has been purchased without the need for a bank loan, which is a tremendous achievement. The club is currently endeavouring to secure available grants & subsidies to begin funding the development of the grounds and no doubt we will need further support from the parish in the years ahead to bring this project to life. Thank you all sincerely for your support thus far.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB
The Shamrock Vintage Club will present the proceeds of their Road Run to Coláiste Abbain this Monday night April 24th at 8.30pm in the College. The club would like to express their thanks to all those who helped in any way to make the day such a success.
 
LOURDES TICKET WINNERS
The lucky four parishioners whose names came out of the drum on Easter Sunday were: Kathleen Delaney, The Barracks, Martina McCarthy, Oldcourt, Daniel Murphy, Misterin and Marie Butler, Glenour. Congratulations to you all and hoping you have a memorable trip to Lourdes in May. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw, it was great to be able to fund four parishioners this year, thanks also to our sellers for their help in calling to homes throughout the parish
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat April 22nd –7.30pm Lena Doyle, Ballagh, Pat Doyle, New Ross
Sun 23rd – 10.30am People of the Parish
Sat 29th – Josie Barden, Doonooney (A)
Sun 30th – People of the Parish
 
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each weeknight.
 
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
 
EASTER IN ST ABBAN’S
The Easter Ceremonies in St Abban’s were well attended over Holy Week, and a word of thanks to the following: the Servers, Choir and Folk Group, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Collectors. A big thanks to those who prepared the Church and Easter Garden so beautifully, to Cait and Joe for their dedication and commitment at all times. Thanks to all who returned their Trocaire Boxes, and if you have one at home still, please bring it back as soon as you can. Thanks to Fr Nolan and Fr Furlong for helping to make Easter a time of thought and reflection for all.
 
COLLECTION FOR CHURCH
The proceeds of the collection taken up in Holy Week for Aid to the Church in Need amounted to €305. The money has been forwarded to CAN. We are very grateful to you for your generosity.
 
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: 29TH & 30TH April
St Patrick’s Special School, Enniscorthy, Church gate collection 29th & 30th April 2017. Serving special needs in all of Co Wexford. Thanks for your continued support.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (Mark Twain)
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living, the world owes you nothing, it was here first!
 
WORDS OF WISDOM
All of us could take a lesson from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism.
 
The most lost day of all is the day on which we do not laugh.
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A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK A Recipe for a happy life
Live each day to the fullest; get the most from each hour each day, and each age of your life. Then you can look forward with confidence, and back without regrets. Be yourself – but be your best self. Dare to be different and follow your own star, and don’t be afraid to be happy. Enjoy what is beautiful, love with all your heart and soul. Believe that those you love, love you. Forget what you have done for your friends, and remember what they have done for you. Disregard what the world owes you, and concentrate on what you owe the world. When you are faced with a decision, make that decision as wisely as possible then forget about it. The moment of absolute certainty never arrives. Above all, remember that God helps those who help themselves. Act as if everything depends on you, and pray as if everything depends on God. Author Unknown
 
MIND YOUR MANNERS
A young girl was going to a party, and before she left, her mother told her not to forget to thank the hostess. When she returned home after the party, her mother asked her if she said Thank you to the hostess. The young girl replied ‘No’. The girl in front of me did, and the lady said, ‘don’t mention it – so I didn’t’. Always remember to say please and thank you. It doesn’t cost anything to the person who says it, but means a lot to the person who hears it. Even the smallest request deserves a ‘please’ and the tiniest gesture warrants a ‘thank you’.
 
FOROIGE VOLUNTEERS
Foróige is looking for adult volunteers across county Wexford. Whether you have an hour a week, a few hours a month or a day a year, we have a variety of opportunities both behind the scenes and working with young people. With full support and training, you can experience the fun, friendship and adventure of Foróige for yourself, all on a flexible basis. To find out more contact Rosie O’Brien Foróige Regional Youth Officer on 086 2997677 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 21st April were: 11 – 15 – 17 – 21. There was no Jackpot winner. The following three players matched 3 numbers and each got €70. Thomas Furlong, Grallagh, John Bolger, Lacken & Geraldine Ridgeway, Misterin.
The next draw takes place on Friday 5th May in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000.
All proceeds go Adamstown Soccer, Club, G.A.A. Club & Parish Committee. Do keep on buying the tickets.
 
DID YOU KNOW?
The word terrier comes from the Latin word ‘terra’ which means earth, because these breeds of dogs were once used to drive game out of holes or burrows.
 
Ireland’s 15 principal Railway Stations are named after the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.