May 21st 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 26th May at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 26th will be: Breda Kelly,
Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Ann O’Brien & Eileen Moran. On Fri 2nd June will be; Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean & Marie Dunphy. On Fri 9th June will be; Ann McDonald, Sinead O’Gorman & Una McDonald.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 12th May were: Andy Reville, Mick Kavanagh, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Phil & Mary Jackman, Paddy Furlong & Seamus Wickham.
 
IRISH AUTISM COLLECTION
Many thanks to all those who supported the Irish Autism Collection last weekend, the amount collected was €136.77.
 
ANNUAL VARIETY CONCERT
Silvertones Annual Variety Concert in St. Aidan’s Cathedral , Enniscorthy on Thursday 25th May 2017 at 8pm.
Silvertones Choral Director: Eithne Corrigan.
Proceeds going to Co. Wexford Hospice Homecare and
Wexford Womens Refuge.
Tickets €10. The Concert is part of the Belataine Festival Celebrating ‘Creativity as we Age.
 
SPLIT THE POT DRAW
The lucky winner of the Split the Pot draw this week was Daniel O’Gorman who received €95.00, winning seller in the school was Gráinne English. The next draw takes place on Tuesday 30th May. Envelopes available for €2 in National School, Brad Og’s Pub & Chipper, Adamstown Pharmacy & Cullen’s Pub.
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS
Day 2 of the County T & F Championships was held at the Sportshub, Enniscorthy on Sunday 14th May. We had many great performances in a wide range of events. Well done to all our athletes who competed on both days. Day 1 and Day 2 results of the County T & F Championships have not been published and therefore these results will follow next week.
Well done to Aoibhinn Crean, Rachel Power, Cormac Byrne, Tara Doyle and Kate Jackman as they all competed at Day 1 of the Leinster Schools T & F in Santry on Wednesday 17th May. Aoibhinn was 5th in the Junior Girls Walk, Rachel was 4th in the Triple Jump and Cormac was 5th in the Junior Boys Javelin.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 19th May were: 4 – 18 – 28 – 30. There was no Jackpot winner, the following 3 players matched three numbers and each got €75.00, Tom Hussey, C/O Tom Furlong, Michael Fitzpatrick, Woodview Drive, Adamstown Athletic Club. The next draw is on Friday 2nd June for a Jackpot of €13,000. It’s still there to be won.
 
COMMUNITY GAMES NEWS
The Adamstown area for Community Games will be holding races on Thursday 25th May at 6.30pm in the Community Centre. This is for anyone interested in competing in the Community Games Athletics County Final in Enniscorthy.
Children U 8 (age 6 or over on or before 31st July 2017) to U 16 can take part. You don’t have to be a member of the athletic club to take part in the Community Games. There will be an entry fee of €1.00.
ALSO: Any chid interested in taking part in the School Sports in Enniscorthy on 14th June, training will take place on Thursdays in the Community Centre at 6.30pm.
 
TAKEN FROM THE ECHO NEWSPAPER
24TH DECEMBER 1937
ARCHAEOLOGISTS VISIT DOONOONEY CHURCHARD
A party from the Irish Archaeological Society visited the lands of Mr. Marks Byrne, Doonooney, Adamstown some days ago to see the ancient churchyard and monastery site and it is believed excavations will shortly be made.
Some time ago candlesticks and old coins were found in the place on which formerly stood a castle. It is interesting to note that the coins were found at the tunnel in Clonmore, and some months ago at the site of the monastery at Kilcarbery have the same inscription “Camack, Kyan and Camack”.
Some years ago when repairs were being carried out to the residence at present owned by Mr. Patrick Fortune, Doonooney, a tombstone with an inscription dated October 1798 was unearthed in the floor of the kitchen. It was immediately conveyed back to the site of the old graveyard a few fields distant and can still be seen there. There is now no trace of the graveyard boundaries or any mark to show such a place existed.
 
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION IN ADAMSTOWN
On Saturday last 21 children from Adamstown National School received their First Holy Communion in St. Abban’s Church. All the children participated fully in the Mass and a word of thanks to teachers Mrs Tierney & Ms Rea, together with parents and Fr. Nolan for the many weeks of preparation for their big day. Congratulations to Emma Carty, Paddy Connors, Áine Crean, Luke Cullen, Shóna Duggan, Sinéad Duffy, James Furlong, Nicole Komsa, Callum Martin, Thomas Mooney, Alex Moran, Bobby McDonald, Daniel Murphy, Eva O’Gorman, Maeve O’Gorman, Katelyn O’Shea, Ríain O’Shea, Myia Siggins, Cathal Staunton, Amelia Swierczynska and Millie Thorpe.
Thanks also to Catherine for the lovely floral arrangements and to Cáit for her help and co-operation. The school choir under the leadership of Principal Ms. Caroline Delaney greatly enhanced the ceremony with their lovely hymns.
Well done everyone.

 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat May 20th – Mary Kate Galway, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun May 21st – Patrick, Maryanne Nolan, New Ross
Sat May 27th – Bernie Whitty, Oldcourt (A)
Sun May 28th – Francis Furlong, Misterin (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
Sat 20th – Oscar MacGabhann, Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott.
Sun 21st – Ciara Mooney, Jack Carty, Cillin Duggan, Róisin Colfer, Faye Hynes.
Sat 27th – Isobel & Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 28th - Anthony Doyle, Liam Dooley, Kyle & Cara Whelan.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 20th – Anthony McGee
Sun 21st Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 27th – Frances Gallagher.
Sun 28th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
St. Anthony’s Mass resumes this Tuesday night at 7.30pm
 
ROSARY AT KNOCKREIGH GROTTO
The Rosary is recited at Knockreigh Grotto each week night at 8pm for the Month of May.
 
FR. NOLAN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE – Friday 26th May.
Fr. Nolan’s Golden Jubilee Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Denis Brennan on Friday 26th May at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Church and everyone welcome to attend.
 
If you would like to give a hand this Thursday night May 25th at 7pm setting up the tables in St. Abban’s Hall for refreshments following Mass please come along.
Also on Friday 26th between 4.30pm – 5.30pm sandwiches and confectionery may be left in to the Hall, help will be welcome during this hour to prepare food for after Mass so that everyone will be able to attend Mass also.
Many thanks for your help and co-operation for this very special occasion in our Parish.
 
FOROIGE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Foróige are looking for adult volunteers across County Wexford, they have a variety of opportunities working with young people. To find out more please contact Rosie O’Brien, Foróige Regional Officer, on 086 2997677 or 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.
 
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE
There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 2nd for the Ferns Diocesan Day.
Pick-up points: Wellingtonbridge, Hollow Bar, Ramsgrange, Campile & New Ross. Fare €55 including 2 meals. For info contact Nicholas Bowe 051 388437 or 087 9418661.
 
 
DID YOU KNOW? (Messenger of St. Anthony Magazine) P
Doctors at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in London are urging parents to curb the amount of time children spend watching televisionto prevent long-term harm. Guidelines in the US, Canada and Australia already urge limits on children’s screen time. Psychologist, Dr. Aric Sigman, says the negative effects on health kick in after about two hours of sitting still, with increased long-term risks of obesity and heart problems. The critical time for brain growth is the first three years of life, Sigman says. That is when babies and small children need to interact with their
parents, eye to eye, and not with a screen. The American Academy of Pediatrics has also issued guidelines saying – “media – both foreground and background – have potentially negative effects and no known positive effects for children younger than 2 years, and the Canadian Pediatric Society says no child should be allowed to have a television, computer or video game equipment in his or her bedroom.
 
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is recruiting new members now! The Society was established in Ireland in 1844 and has more then 11,000 voluntary members in the thirty-two counties. The Society currently attracts a large and diverse membership from all sections of Irish society; in addition there are almost 1 million members of the SVP worldwide in 143 countries. Volunteering with the Society offers you many opportunities for friendship, fulfilment, personal and spiritual growth. The work is challenging, rewarding and worthwhile and you will find opportunities to put your unique talents and skills to good use.
If you have approx. 3 hours per week to spare, you too can contribute to the achievement of this shared goal.
In particular we are looking for Volunteers in the Clonroche, Adamstown, Newbawn areas for visitation work and in New Ross for shop and visitation work.
If you have computer skills we would very much like to hear from you. Garda Vetting will be required for all applicants and full training will be given.
For more details or to request an Application Pack, please contact Nicholas Foley by Email on 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. or mobile 085 1688143
 
WORDS OF WISDOM (Bishop Fulton Sheen)
Life is like a cash register in that every account, every thought, every deed – like every sale is registered and recorded.
 
SAMARITANS IRELAND - 116 123
Remember – We’re always here, round the clock, every day of the year. Talk to us any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
All the races and tribes in the world are like different coloured flowers of one meadow. All are beautiful. As children of the Creator they must all be respected.
(Indian Traditional Code of Ethics – Pioneer Magazine)