June 25th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 30th June at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 30th will be: Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Kay Whelan & Agnes Whelan. On Fri 7th will be: Rita Furlong, Mary Dunne & Bernie Power.
On Fri 14th will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power & Ann Jackman. On Fri 21st will be: Ann Foley, Margo O’Reilly, Mary Power & Dympna Bradley. On Fri 28th will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 16th June were: Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Mick Bolger, Seamus Joyce, Pat Doyle, Richie Murphy, Seamus Wickham & Paddy Furlong.
 
ADAMSTOWN SHOW NEWS
All roads lead to Adamstown next Saturday 1st July for the 70th Annual Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade and Vintage Show. The officers and show committee have left no stone unturned to make this year’s event the best ever. The committee are very appreciative for the use of the span-new Coláiste Abbain for all the indoor classes, as always. There are 222 classes in total to be judged and 38 valuable cups and trophies to be won.
The show also features €1,500 Tattersalls & Redmills Thoroughbred Brood Mare Championship. Coolmore Puissance with €2,000 prize fund and Cooney-Furlong 1.10 with €1,000 prize money. The €500 plus Shannon Stone Trophy for “Search for a star” sponsored by Slaney Foods and the Byrne Bros. Agri Contractors young riders 1m with €300 prize money. Show jumping, sheep judging, trade stands, vintage display and various amusement stands. Dog show, hunt chase, Dolly’s butter and jam, Carriage driving classes. Selection of Hot/Cold refreshments all day. South East Radio, kindly sponsored by Whitfield Hospital, Waterford. Admission (adults) €8, O.A.P’s and students €5. U12’s free. Free parking in show field and adjacent field for over 1,000 vehicles. Please attend your local show, come early and thank you for your support.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday 16th were: 10-24-25-26. There was no Jackpot winner, the following three players matched 3 numbers and each got €70. Eileen N .Walsh, Brocurra, Roisin Dillon, Newbawn & Trish O’Neill, Tramore. The next draw takes place on Fri 30th June in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000. When this Jackpot is won the next Jackpot will start at €9,100. Keep buying the tickets, it just could be you!

 
GET WELL WISHES
Our thoughts and good wishes are sent to John O’Brien, Templeshelin, Adamstown who had a very bad motor cycle accident and suffered catastrophic injuries on the Taghmon to Wexford road recently.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The next draw in the Parents Assoc. Split the Pot draw takes place in the school on Wednesday next 28th June, this will be the last one before the summer holidays, so do get your envelope costing just €2 in Adamstown Pharmacy, Cullen’s Pub, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper or in the National School.
 
FEILE NA NGALE
Well done to the Adamstown U14 boys on winning the Div. 7 Shield Final in Ferns Centre of Excellence on Sunday 18th June. The long journey started off on Friday 16th June evening when they travelled up the road to Cloughbawn to play their first round against Roscrea of Tipp, and won 1-7 to 0-5. Round 2 they played Cloughbawn and lost 2-3 to 0-3 but that did not worry them on day one.
Day 2. Adamstown played host team St Mollarans, Waterford and were beaten 1-5 to 0-2. In Adamstown, later that day back up to Cloughbawn for game four where we took on St Mary’s Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim. Adamstown had a good win here 11-7 to 0-1. Now the boys were in the shield semi-final. Day 3 Sunday 18th June on to Ferns to play Castleblaney, Monaghan at 10am. The boys put on a good display and won 1-7 to 0-2. So it all came down to the final at 1.45, they came up against Roscrea of Tipp again, this time Tipp were really up for it, but our boys stuck in to them from the word go, and won on a final score of 0-10 to 2-0. Well done boys, the team was as follows; Liam Furling, Craig Bradley, Mattie O’Neill, Conor Whelan, Thomas Jackman, Adam O’Gorman, Diarmuid Murphy, Kevin Dunleavy, Rob O’Brien, Colin Stephenson, James O’Keefe, Dean Kehoe, Conor Gahan, Aidan Whelan, Dara Furlong, Tadhg McDonald, Laurence Power, Ben Wall, Robert Wall, Oscar McGabhann and Philip Kearns. In total over the six games the boys scored 13-36 and conceded only 5-16, not bad. A big thanks’ to Tom Galway and Brendan Furlong and to all the other people for helping out on this memorable victory for St Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club.
 
CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 2016- THANKS
Thank you to all who donated to our collection Christmas 2016 in aid of Medecin Sans Frontieres. A sun of €250 was forwarded to same. Best wishes, Dr. Catherine O’Donohoe, Adamstown Surgery.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 24th – Batty, Philomena and Theresa Delaney, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 25th – Mass for the people of the parish
Sat 1st July – Robert Barron, Kildare & The Leap
Sun 2nd – Liam O’Brien, Rathkyle, Month’s Mind
May they rest in peace
 
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
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 24th – Anthony McGee Sun 25th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 1st July – T.J. McDonald Sun 2nd – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 8th – Frances Gallagher Sun 9th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 15th – Liam Whelan Sun 16th – Betty O’Shea
 
SERVERS
Sat 24th – Dara Furlong, Caragh McDonald
Sun 25th – Katie, Niamh, Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 1st July – Aidan Whelan, Laurence Power
Sun 2nd July – Karolina Jaglarz, Tosia Swierczynska, Clodagh & Watt Crean
Sat 8th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 9th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan
Sat 15th – Oscar MacGabhann, Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
The new monthly list for looking after the Church & Altars for the coming year was drawn up on Sunday last during 10.30am Mass and is as follows:
2017
July – Coonogue August – Tomgarrow
Sept – Raheenduff Oct – Doononey/Rathkyle
Nov – Kellystown Dec – Adamstown
2018
Jan – Knockreigh Feb – Oldcourt
March – Brocurra April – Ballyvergin/Glenour
May – Misterin June – Newtown/The Leap
A sincere thanks to the ladies who look after the flowers each month with such care and attention and for the generosity of neighbours and friends in the town lands.
God bless you all.
 
 
MIDSUMMER DUES
Fr Nolan would like to thank all those who regularly contribute to the dues, at Christmas, Easter, Mid-Summer and autumn. Your generosity is very much appreciated. Mid-Summer dues envelopes will be distributed shortly. A word of thanks also to those who very kindly distribute these envelopes.
 
 
OLD IRISH PROVERB
A patient ear, a kindly eye, a ready, helping hand
A gentle spirit and a heart that’s quick to understand;
with these, in my small corner, may I spread joy and light. And take a friendly candle into someone else’s lonely night.
 
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Thank God for what you have
Trust God for what you need.
 
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE
To celebrate the Ferns Diocesan Day, there will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine, Co Mayo on Sunday July 2nd. Pick up points: Wellingtonbridge, The Hollow Bar, Ramsgrange, Campile and New Ross. Fare €55 incl. 2
meals. Contact Nicholas Bowe 051 388437 or 087 9418661
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB.
The Shamrock Vintage Club will have a vintage display at the Adamstown Show on Saturday July 1st and the club extends an invite to members of other vintage Clubs to take part in the display. For full details please contact Pat Roche on 087 2132547 or John Kehoe on 087 2984904.
As this year is the celebration of 70 years of Adamstown Show the club has a limited number of reprints of the original catalogue from the first show for sale.  The first show was held on 24th of July 1947 and was in the same grounds as this year’s show. This catalogue will give people a great opportunity to see what was happening at the first show and to see entries for various classes at the first show.
 
WEEKLY ENVELOPES
I wish to thank all those who have made a contribution to the Weekly Envelope Collection over the past year, either, weekly, annually or by standing order.
For those who have not made a contribution and perhaps might like to do so, envelopes printed with Annual Contribution 2016-2017 are available in the Church porch beside the Newsletters. Thank you – Fr. Robert Nolan.
 
THE TITANIC – AN ESCAPE
Fr. Francis Browne (1880-1960) died on 8th July 1960, forty-eight years after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Fr. Browne was on the ship from Southampton to New York city via Cherbourg and Cobh on its maiden voyage. On reaching Cobh, he communicated with his Provincial about a free ticket he was given to New York. A short but direct telegram read: ‘Get off that boat’. True Jesuit that he was, he obeyed and won forty-eight years life he would have lost had he remained on the Titanic. His short stay on board resulted in the many photographs he had taken providing details of the ship that would have been lost forever. Fr. E E O’Donnell S.J. has been associated with these photographs since his discovery in 1985 of the 42,000 neatly dated and captioned negatives in an old trunk.
 
A THOUGHT (Nelson Mandela)
Do not judge me by my successes, judge my by how many times I fell down and got back up again.