The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 11th August at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 11th will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N Walsh, Eileen J Walsh & Denise Carthy Walsh. On Fri 18th will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong. On Fri 25th will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine L Kelly, Catherine J Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 1st Sept will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 28th July were: Nick Doyle, Joe Deacon, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Phil Jackman, and Mary Jackman.
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 11th August in Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000. Keep on buying the tickets and be in with a chance.
LOCAL LINK WEXFORD
LOCH MAHON FISHING LAKES
Superb fly-fishing on two lakes, coarse lake ideal for beginners and kids, all equipment available to hire if required. Enjoy a BBQ or picnic on the large lawn area. Open every day 10am to 9pm. Adamstown, Co Wexford. Phone 087 2765664. www.lochmahon.com
NEW ROSS HISTORY TALK
New Ross man Seamus Kiely will present an entertaining evening of history and song on Tuesday 15th August at 6.30pm called “The History behind the Song”. Seamus has extensively researched the history attached to Barrack Lane, New Ross and many of the prominent landmarks of the surrounding areas of the town. On Tuesday 15th August in New Ross Library, Seamus will provide a local history talk titled “The History behind the Song”; guests will be treated to a complement of music on the night also. This event is a must of all interested in local history.
ANNUAL GARDENING SHOW
An invitation is extended to keen gardeners from all over Wexford to compete in this year's Gardening Show. The Show will be held in the Agricultural Museum (Johnstown Castle) on the 9th & 10th September.
Any Flowers, Fruit, and Vegetables can be entered as well as homemade Preserves, Jams, Pot Plants, and Floral arranging, there are special sections for children.
New category Best Scarecrow! This is a show all the family can take part in.
For full details contact Jimmy 087 7653924.
PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR SME EMPLOYMENT
Major Award Level 5
This is a full-time training programme run by Enniscorthy Enterprise and Technology Centre, funded by Waterford & Wexford Education & Training Board. The programme is aimed at students primarily under 35 years of age that do not hold a level 5 Major Award or Leaving Certificate.
You will gain an award that is recognised by employers, with an emphasis on subjects that will give multi-skills required by local businesses.
Accounting Manual and Computerised
While studying you will receive a training allowance from Waterford & Wexford Education & Training Board subject to qualification.
If you require further information please contact:
Siobhan. 053-9237499. www.eetc.ie
SOCIAL DANCING- IT’S SWEEPING THE LAND
Yes, the craze called social dancing is sweeping the land! In halls, community centres and hotels. This movement has grown in momentum in the past few years. There is nothing new, just the term itself. These are the very same dances that were held during the dancehall and ballroom era of the 1930’s to 1970’s and they are being continued today. The dance bands, showbands and the Ceile groups were all the rage in decades past. Socially it gets you out of the house and meeting others. At the physical level it gets the heart working and helps the lungs as well as the psychological level, raising the serotonin levels that help us stave off depression. It is another excellent means of weight control. So join the social dancing movement and remember the words of the Brian Coll hit of the sixties –“Ireland swings like no place else can swing to the sounds of the big showbands” come on, trip the light fantastic somewhere this evening.
Adamstown Hall – Saturday 19th August from 9.30pm, music by Wicklow Man. All welcome, refreshments served.
Sat 5th Aug – Bob Barron, The Leap (A)
Sun 6th – Polly, Mike & Nick O’Brien, Adamstown (A)
Sun 13th – Susan O’Gorman, Kellystown (A)
May they rest in peace
Mass on Bank Holiday Monday August 7th will be at 11am
Mass at the Rock, Carrigbyrne this Sunday evening at 7pm and everyone welcome to come along.
St Anthony’s Mass and Novena Prayers will take a break for August and will resume in September
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will also take a break for the remainder of August and will resume the first week of September. My thanks to all who participate so faithfully each week during the year.
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 5th Aug – T.J. McDonald Sun 6th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 12th – Frances Gallagher Sun 13th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 19th – Liam Whelan Sun 20th – Kay Whelan
Sat 5th Aug – Aidan Whelan, Laurence Power
Sun 6th – Karolina Jaglarz, Tosia Swierczynska, Clodagh & Watt Crean
Sat 12th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 13th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan
Sat 19th – Oscar MacGabhann, Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 20th – Ciara Mooney, Jack Carty, Cillin Duggan, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Our deepest sympathy to Liam Morrissey on the death of his sister Anne Hannon, Taghmon recently. Anne is sadly
missed by her husband Paul, daughter Katrina, sons Chris & Brian, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, friends and many relatives in the Adamstown area. Her funeral Mass took place in St. Fintan’s Church, Taghmon with burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
A SHORT COURSE IN HUMAN RELATIONS
The six most important words, “I admit I made a mistake”
The five most important words, “You did a good job”
The four most important words, “What is your opinion”
The three most important words, “If you please”
The two most important words, “Thank You”
The one important word, “We”
The least important word, “I”
DID YOU KNOW?
A coin bearing the image of St Patrick was once legal tender in America. Back in 1690, there was a coin shortage in the Colonies, which were forbidden to mint their own money. The New Jersey Assembly authorised the circulation of a lot of Irish copper coins. The farthing showed St Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland. On the reverse side was King David playing a harp. The inscriptions read, in Latin “May the King prosper,” and May the People be quiet” (Notes of Interest – March ’53)
TROCAIRE – EAST AFRICA EMERGENCY APPEAL
The emergency collection for Trocaire taken up on Sunday July 23rd came to €710. Many thanks to the generous donors.
NEED TO TALK
CONSOLE– 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444
CHILDLINE – 1800 66 66 66 or text TALK to 50101
TEEN-LINE IRELAND – 1800 833 634 (every night 8-11pm, Wednesdays 4-11pm)
AWARE– 1890 303 302 (10am-10pm)
BETTER TO LIGHT A CANDLE
Too often, people are overwhelmed by the pain and poverty and evil and misery in the world. But they care wrong in feeling they can do nothing. They ask the question; what can one person do? Rather than cursing the darkness each one of us can light a candle. That can mean many things.
Smile at a stranger. Wish a person a blessed day. Visit a sick person in hospital or a person living alone. Buy food for a person who is hungry, perhaps just one meal for one person if that is all we can afford. Make time for those who need someone to listen to them. Say a prayer for all those in any kind of need. These are some of the many ways in which we show our love of God and our neighbour. This is how we light a candle in the darkness of pain and suffering in the world.
THE MASS ROCK – CARRIGBYRNE (Author unknown)
Forget you not the Mass Rock that made us what we are,
That nurtured us though slavery, through famine and through war.
Where our forebears gathered, sustained by faith alone,
Ragged, brogue less, hungry by an Altar made of stone.
No grand Hosannas here were sung, no songs of joyous praise,
Just here creatures of the hedgerows heard their Paters and Aves,
Humbly knelt on the rain soaked ground, the despised and oppressed.
Until a hunted priest in tattered cloak whispered
“Ite Missa Est”
Forget you not the Mass lest you forsake your race,
The nameless ones who worshipped here, ourselves in tongue and face.
When the mighty Slaney ends its flow and
Carrigbyrne is just a hill,
May the glory of the Mass Rock be on and in us still.