June 11th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 16th June at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 16th will be: Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer & Margaret Furlong. On Fri 23rd will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O’Gorman & Ann O’Gorman. On Fri 30th will be: Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Kay Whelan & Agnes Whelan. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 2nd June were: Denis & Marie O’Connor, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Seamus Wickham and Bridie Dillon.
 
ADAMSTOWN SHOW NEWS
The 70th Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade & Vintage Show will be held in Adamstown on Saturday 1st July at 10am. The Show Committee are going all out this year for their 70th show. There will be lots of new attractions and a total of 222 classes to be judged. Horse entries to: Abi Kent, Adamstown Stud – 087 9154730 – 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..
Led Ponies entries to: Brigid O’Gorman – 087 2447049 – 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..
Hunter Pony entries to: Dorothy Cahill – 085 7747325 – 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..
Sheep entries to: Gavin Rothwell – 087 2035784 – 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..
Home Produce, Horticultural, Craft & Arts etc., to: Mary Mernagh, Horetown – 087 6320174 – 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..
Trade Stands: Eunan Flood – 087 6143207
Dog Show: Entries on Show Field
Vintage: Enquires to Pat Roche – 087 2132547 or John Kehoe – 087 2984904
Show Jumping: - Patrice Byrne – 087 6166926
Hunt Chase: Martin Marshall – 086 8551804
 
If you have not received a schedule, please contact any of the above. Entries close on Wednesday 21st June. Please exhibit at your local show. www.adamstownshow.com.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 16th June in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance.
 
SYMPATHY
The death occurred on Saturday 3rd June of Liam O’Brien, Rathkyle (formerly of Coolgraney, Gorey and Oxford, England). To his wife Nancy, sons David, Shay, Kevin, Steve, grandchildren and extended family our deepest sympathy. Liam was predeceased by his daughter Margo. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Abban’s Church on Wednesday 7th June with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace
 
ADAMSTOWN GAA NOTES
A lot of work is taking place in the club to ensure we have a successful weekend when we host Feile on 16th, 17th and 18th of June. We will need help on Friday and Saturday of this weekend, so if anyone would like to lend a hand on this weekend please contact TJ McDonald 087 6798376 or Deirdre Whelan 087 9389372. We will be hosting St. Mollerans, Carrick on Suir, Co Waterford. Two hurling matches will be played in Cloughbawn on the Friday evening. The 1st match is at 5pm. Our match against our visitors will be played in Adamstown on Saturday morning. The club is running a fundraising cycle. €2 a line, to guess how long it will take Martin Smyth to cycle 100km on Sunday June 11th.
 
SOCIAL DANCING
Social dancing in Adamstown Hall, music by Glen Flynn on Saturday 17th June. Please support, money going to Adamstown Community Centre.
 
AWARE SUPPORT LINE
Are you finding things difficult or are you concerned about a loved one, talk to a trained volunteer on 1890 303 302
 
SENIOR HELP LINE
Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open 365 days of the year. LoCall 1850 440 444
 
ICA TRIP
ICA trip to Kildare, Wednesday 19th July 2017. Visiting Castletown House, Celbridge, Newbridge Museum of Style Icons, Newbridge Silverware Visitors Centre and other attractions. Cost €60 approx., more details to follow. Anyone interested can contact any ICA member.
 
RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME
Wexford Local Development is currently updating its Rural Social Scheme waiting list for the 2017/18 year. Are you a farmer with an active herd number, a recipient of the EU Single Farm payment/BPS Scheme and in receipt of one of the following social welfare payments? – Farm Assist, Job Seekers Allowance, One Parent Family, and Disability Allowance. If so, you may be eligible to gain employment on the Wexford Rural Social Scheme. For more information and an expression of interest form, please contact Fiona Byrne at 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 087 0572951
 
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 1st July – 70th Annual Adamstown Show
Tuesday 15th August – Our Lady’s Island
Sunday 3rd September – Annual Patron
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 10th - Bena Barron, The Leap, Maura Kelly, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 11th – Deceased members of the Heffernan family, Ballyshannon, Tess & Tony Kennedy, Rathsilla, (A)
Sat 17th – Tommy & Joey Kelly, Doonooney (A)
Sun 18th – Jimmy, Mai, William, Johanna Kelly, Doonooney (A)
Pray for Jim & Joe Redmond, Misterin and
Tom & Bridie Askins, Enniscorthy. May they rest in peace
 
St. Anthony of Padua – Feast Day 13th June:
St. Anthony was born in 1195 at Lisbon, at the age of 15 he joined the Augustinians, and moved to the monastery at Coimbra. He later joined the Franciscans and travelled to Africa with them. He joined St. Francis at Padua and followed the directive of St. Francis to live a life of poverty and prayer. He lived in a cave, the poor, the afflicted and the sorrowful turned to him for help. He consoled them in their troubles and performed the most touching miracles.
St. Anthony died on June 13th, 1231 at the age of 36.
His remains rested in the chapel of Friar’s minor in Padua, Italy. He was canonised the next year by Pope Gregory IX,
At Padua a magnificent basilica was built in his honour, his holy relics were entombed there in 1263. Countless miracles have occurred through St. Anthony’s intercession.
Many parishioners have great belief in St. Anthony and every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory, Mass is celebrated in his honour at 7.30pm and to ask his favour.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 10th – Ulick Stafford Sun 11th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 17th – Liam Whelan Sun 18th – Callie Doyle
Sat 24th – Anthony McGee Sun 25th – Sheelagh Delaney
 
SERVERS
Sat 10 – Aidan Whelan, Laurence Power
Sun 11th – Karolina Jaglarz, Tosia Swierczynska, Clodagh & Watt Crean
Sat 17th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 18th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan
 
SPORTING EVENTS
We wish every good luck to Adamstown National School Girl’s Rounders team who play in the County Final in Taghmon this Thursday 15th June at 2.30pm. Their opponents are Glynn N.S.
We send our good wishes also to the boys and girls from our National School who are competing in the County School Sports at the Enniscorthy Sports Hub on Wednesday 14th June and we wish them every success.
 
REFLECTION (Mother Theresa)
I can do things you cannot; you can do things I cannot;
Together we can do great things
OUR CHURCHES – HOME OF THE SOUL
John O’Donohue left us a beautiful reflection on what our local church means to us:
Over the years the interior of this place has become threaded with the desires, intimacies and longing of the people who have gathered here. When one enters here, one does not simply enter a building; rather one enters unknowingly into gathered memory. People have come into this house with burdens of heart that could find healing nowhere else in the world. They have come too to give thanks for blessings and gifts received that they could neverhave earned. (Divine Beauty, 2004)
Ireland has 2,652 Catholic Churches. Very few of them attract tourists, yet each one is treasured by the people who regard it as their church. Each of us was carried into our church by our parents for baptism. At the end of life, the situation is reversed as children carry their parent on their shoulders into their church for their final visit. These are sacred moments in a place consecrated by the many, many hallowed moments in between. Perhaps Pope Benedict’s suggestion of a pilgrimage to our place of baptism, a quiet prayer by the font where we were immersed in the faith, might be something we call could do this summer.
(The Sacred Heart Magazine)
 
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Respect your parents, they love you, be loving enough to obey, you’ll be growing up some day.
Get along with brother and sister; they’re your family. Always tell the truth, it’s the right thing to do.
Choose the right kind of friends, you become as they are. Be kind to others, they will be kind to you.
Though others may do wrong, have courage to do right. Think kindly of yourself; you are really a nice person. Develop good habits; they’ll be with you always.
Do your duties, as you should, laziness is a poor excuse. Begin the day with a smile, you’ll find life worthwhile.
Have faith in God; you’ll have faith in others.
Believe in yourself. (Author unknown)
 
A BIT OF HISTORY
The Battle of Messioners in Flanders in Belgium, the major Battle of the First World War, which broke out on June 7th 1917. The battle lasted for 7 days, soldiers of the Irish Division North and South, Protestant and Catholic fought together. Many lost their lives in that battle. They are remembered this week.
 
LAST CALL FOR TROCAIRE COLLECTION
If you have a Trocaire Box at home, please bring it back this week, as the contributions will be sent to the Bishop’s house at the end of this week. Thank You.