April 30th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 5th May at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering 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, Geraldine 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 21st were: Mary Jackman, Ann Lawlor, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Matty Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
 
ICA
All roads led to Camross Hall on Sunday April 23rd for the All Ireland Final of the Eleanora Gibbon Cup for drama. Eight groups participated in the final. They were from Clare, Cork, Roscommon, Wicklow, Meath and Wexford. The adjudicator Catherine (Biddy) Walshe gave great positive feedback to the groups before announcing the winners. 1st place went to Ashford Guild, Co Wicklow, 2nd place was Adamstown and 3rd place went to Violet Hill Guild, Co Roscommon. The competition was for 20 minutes from empty stage to empty stage. The ladies from the local guild opened the show with Frances giving a beautiful rendition of “The Cuckoo” followed by Geraldine & Helen dancing a two hand reel. Then we had Callie singing “The Working Man”. The show finished with the novelty act “Write it down there Bridie” performed by Frances Gallagher, Helen Furlong, Cait Bradley, Geraldine Bradley, Sheelagh Delaney, Liz Furlong, Breda Bolger and Anne McDonald. Well done ladies you are indeed a credit to your guild, your community and your county. We would like to extend a big thank you to Breda Banville, Secretary of the National Organising Committee and everyone who helped her on the day. Last but not least we would like to thank all the people from the area who came to cheer us on, your presence there was very much appreciated.
Special Occasions Competition is our next venture. The theme is Irish Country Garden, June Wedding. You all have your list so put your thinking caps on and bring your ideas to our next meeting on Wednesday May 10th. Summer Outing: Nothing arranged yet, we will decide at our next meeting, so if there’s anywhere in particular you would like to visit please have some information for us on the night. The competition for our May meeting is the best recipe for a cold starter suitable for an Irish Country Garden, June Wedding Catering on the night will be Sheelagh & Callie.
 
BOXING
Congratulations to Nathan O’Brien, Oldcourt who won a silver medal in the All Ireland Boy 3 40kg, in the National Stadium last Saturday. He has three National titles this year. 2 Gold and 1 Silver IABA. Continued success Nathan.
 
WEXFORD LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
LITTLE JOBS SERVICE
Little Jobs Service is available in your area Adamstown. To qualify for the service you will need to be in receipt of state pension or a non-contributory pension. A yearly subscription of €20 will apply. This is a once off annual subscription payment. Contact details for Little Jobs Service, Wexford Local Development, Spawell Rd, Wexford. Aidan Power 087-2499699, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It provides the following: Power washing small areas, Installing hand rails, moving items to the attic, Hanging curtains-poles, moving furniture, minor touch up decorating jobs, weeding and other small outdoor jobs, grass cutting in small garden, potting plants. Important security information for all little jobs service staff will carry photographic identification and will arrive by appointment, handymen are all garda vetted and fully insured.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The next Split the Pot draw takes place on Tuesday 2nd May, envelopes €2 and can be purchased in Adamstown Pharmacy, Cullen’s Pub, and Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. Your support is very welcome.
 
ALZHEIMERS TEA DAY
Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow will host an ‘Alzheimer’s Tea Day’ on Saturday 20th May from 2pm - 5pm at their home. Hand knitted exhibition ‘Dinosaurs & Friends’ your support is much appreciated.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 5th May in the Community Centre for a jackpot of €13,000. Do keep on buying the tickets; it could be you this time. Proceeds going to Adamstown GAA, Soccer Club & Parish Committee.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN THANKS!
Our sincere thanks to the Shamrock Vintage Club and all who participated in their recent Road Run, which was a huge success. Thanks also to all who helped out with food and refreshments and parking of cars. The Principal, Staff and Parents Association are very thankful for all the support.
The total amount raised came to €3,000 which was presented to Coláiste Abbain on Monday night 24th April in the College. A wonderful achievement.
 
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
We remember in our prayers the children from 2nd class in Adamstown N.S and their parents as they prepare over the next few weeks for the celebration of their First Holy Communion on Saturday 13th May at 11am in St Abban’s Church
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 29th – Josie Barden, Doonooney (A)
Sun 30th – People of the Parish
Sat 6th May – Breda O’Brien, Templeshelin (A)
Pray for Nicholas and Catherine O’Neill, Michael Booth, Misterin & Shane O’Neill, Carrigbyrne (A)
May they rest in peace
 
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 29th – Liam Whelan Sun 30th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 6th May – Ulick Stafford Sun 7th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 13th – T.J McDonald Sun 21st – Callie Doyle
Sat 20th – Anthony McGee Sun 21st – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 27th – Frances Gallagher Sun 28th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
SERVERS
Sat 29th – Dara Furlong, Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 30th – Katie, Niamh, Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 6th - Aidan Whelan, Laurence Power
Sun 7th – Karolina Jaglarz, Tosia Swierczynska, Clodagh & Watt Crean
Sat 13th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 14th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan
Sat 20th – Oscar MacGabhann, Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 21st – Ciara Mooney, Jack Carty, Cillin Duggan, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR MAY
Christians in Africa’. That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice and peace.
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATIONS
Thanks to the ladies from Misterin for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of April, it is now the turn of parishioners from Adamstown for the month of May.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
I believe God is managing my affairs and that he doesn’t need any advice from me with God in charge. I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about? Henry Ford
 
TROCAIRE
So far 29 boxes/envelopes have been returned, if you have one at home please bring it back as all donations are valuable.
 
WISE WORDS
A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find, lucky to have.
 
ROSARY AT KNOCKREIGH GROTTO
The Rosary will be recited at the Knockreigh Grotto at 8pm Monday – Friday for the month of May, all welcome to come along and join in.
 
MARY’S MONTH (Africa Magazine)
The tradition which observes all of May as Mary’s month dates from the seventeenth century, though of course the practice of special devotion of Our Lady goes back to the earliest centuries of the Church. We honour Mary as the Mother of God, and our mother. We recognise her too as the first disciple and perfect example of a follower of Christ, from the moment when she answered the Angel Gabriel with the words, I am the handmaid of the Lord, let what you havesaid be done unto me (Luke 1:38)
This month of May we celebrate the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, in Portugal, Fatima, Knock, Walsingham, Carfin, Guadalupe, Aparecida, Lourdes and many more places are testimony to the great affection of Our Lady in the hearts of the faithful.
 
BRING FLOWERS OF THE RAREST
Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodland and hillside and dale.
Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower on the vale.
 
Chorus: O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
 
Their lady they name thee, their mistress proclaim thee.
Oh, grant that thy children on earth be as true,
As long as the bowers are radiant with flowers,
As long as the azure shall keep it’s bright hue.
Chorus: ……………………..
 
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Families (Author Unknown)
Some families are big, some families are small, but no matter what size, it’s the same for them all.
Families are fathers that frown and say “We didn’t do things like that in my day! That shirt’s rather bright, that skirts far too tight, now tell me again where you’re going tonight.
Families are mothers, who flap and fuss, “Hurry up now or you’ll miss the school bus” straighten your tie, tidy your hair, are you sure those big ear-rings are what you can wear?
Families are brothers that joke and tease, and when you’re not looking they give you a squeeze. They think they’re much bigger and better than you, and far more important in all that they do. Families are sisters who share all your things, your bedroom, your records, your bracelets and rings. They use all your perfume and ladder your tights, then keep you awake playing music all night. But God’s family’s a unit where we all belong. He supports us in trouble, when things have gone wrong. He shares in our gladness our sadness and fears. He loves us and cares for us through all of the years.