August 13th 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community
Centre this Friday 18th August at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering 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 4th Aug were: Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Sean Cullen & Johnny Nolan.
Well done to Marguerite Furlong who was 2nd in the U-18 Girls Discus representing Ireland at the Celtic Games.
Great achievement Marguerite.
Dancing continues in Adamstown Hall this Saturday 19th August from 9.30pm. Music by The Wicklow Man.
All welcome, refreshments served.
Our deepest sympathy to Frances Doyle and family, Ballyvergin on the death of her brother, Thomas Molloy, Fethard on Sea who died on Friday 4th Aug. His funeral Mass was celebrated in Templetown Church on Monday.
May he rest in peace.
The interest in our weekly Newsletter is rising all the time,
either by printed matter or online. Any bits of news to do with the Adamstown area would be greatly appreciated, so as we can have a broad range of items included each week.
Thank you.
Car Boot Sale in Tesco, New Ross now takes place on every fourth Saturday of each month. The cost is €10 per car. It runs from 9.00am – 4.00pm in Tesco car park.
All proceeds go to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
Also, if you would like to donate your small coins for Temple Street Hospital, phone Mary in Tesco for more info at –
089 - 4558252.
We remember in our prayers at this time, our students who receive their Leaving Certificate results this week, and may all their hopes and dreams come true for them.
The winner in the Primary School Parents Assoc. Split the Pot draw on Wednesday was Ronan Bolger who received €60.
The pilgrimage season opens from 15th August to 8th September this year, details as follows:
Tues 15th Aug – Official Opening of Pilgrimage – Speaker Bishop Denis Brennan. Mass at 3pm followed by Blessed Sacrament Procession with Banners.
Sun 20th Aug – Mass of Healing – With Blessing of the Sick at 3pm.
Wed 23rd Aug – Whispering Angels at 8pm – Speaker:
Francesca Browne (Author)
Sun 27th Aug – Celebration of Life – Remembering the Little Ones – Mass at 3pm. Special Ceremony for all who have suffered through Miscarriage, Stillbirths, Abortions or Early Deaths.
Wed 30th Aug – A Time to Heal – 8pm.
Sun 3rd Sept – Groups invited to come with Banners.
Mass at 3pm. Speaker: Charlie Wyn – Founder of
I’m a Friend Movement’. Reclaiming our Power:
Bullying in the Home, School and Workplace.
Mon 4th Sept – Ecumenical Service at 8pm.
Fri 8th Sept – Birthday of Our Lady – Mass at 7pm.
Celebrant: Bishop Denis Brennan.
Renewal of Commitment – Followed by Torchlight Procession.
Daily Mass during season 3pm & 8pm.
Healing Blessing with oils after 3pm Mass.
Sacrament of Reconciliation usually after 8pm Mass.
Parish clusters and organizations are invited to come for individual pilgrimages during season.
Enquiries: 053 –9131023 Mon – Thurs 9am – 2pm.
Or 053 9131235 from 2 – 6pm weekdays.
Our Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island will take place on Monday 4th September with procession around the island at 6.30pm, followed by Mass at 8pm.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Fri 11th August were: 7 – 12 – 18 – 24. There was no Jackpot winner, the following 6 players matched 3 numbers and each got €35. Danny Linehan, Seamus Bradley, Jim Wickham, Nick Walsh, Tia O’Connell & Amy Stafford. Sellers prize of €100 was John Hanley.
The next draw is on 25th Aug in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000.
Sat 12th Aug – Bridie Wakeman, Newcastle
& Raheenduff (A)
Sun 13th – Susan O’Gorman, Kellystown (A)
Sat 19th – Michael, Maureen, Brother Brendan, Thomas & Edward ,Bridget Delaney, Misterin (A)
Sun 20th – Thomas (Tiddler) Byrne, Kellystown (A)
Pray for Anna Mai Furlong, Castleview (A)
May they rest in peace.
Tuesday 15th August – Feast of the Assumption
Vigil Mass: Monday 14th at 7.30pm
Mass Tuesday 15th at 10.30am.
Sat 12th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 13th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan.
Sat 19th – Oscar MacGabhann, Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott.
Sun 20th – Ciara Mooney, Jack Carty, Cíllin Duggan, Róisin Colfer & Faye Hynes.
Sat 26th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle.
Sun 27th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan.
Sat 12th – Frances Gallagher.
Sun 13th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 19th – Liam Whelan,
Sun 20th – Kay Whelan
Sat 26th - Anthony McGee
Sun 27th – Betty O’Shea.
14th August – 22nd August 2017
If you cannot take part in the Novena devotions at Knock Shrine, you can share in all of its blessings.
You can say the Novena Prayer and the Rosary on the nine days in your own home or in the church.
Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in their sorrow.
You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your Divine Son.
Remembering His promise – “ask and you will receive, seek
and you shall find”
Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven.
Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me.
Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed.
Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass.
Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.
SAINT OF THE WEEK(The Universe Fri 11th Aug 2017)
St. Maximillian Kolbe – Feast Day 14th August.
St. Maximillian Kolbe was born as Raymond Kolbe on 8th January in the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. In 1918 he was ordained a priest and over the next several years, Kolbe too to publishing. He founded monasteries in both Japan and India. In 1936 his poor health forced him to return to Poland and once the invasion by Germany began, he opened up a temporary hospital to aid those in need. When his town was captured, he was sent to prison but released three months later. On his release he continued to work providing shelter for refugees – including hiding 2,000 Jews from German persecution. On 17th Feb 1941 Kolbe was arrested and taken to Pawiak prison, three months later, he was transferred to Auschwitz. He was subject to severe violence and harassment, towards the end of this second month in Auschwitz; men were chosen to face death by starvation to warn against escapes. Kolbe was not chosen but volunteered to take the place of a man with a family. During the last days of his life Kolbe led prayers to Our Lady with the prisoners. The group of victims slowly died of starvation but Maximillian remained alive. In exasperation the guards gave him a lethal injection of carbolic acid. St. Maximillian Kolbe died on the eve of the Assumption and his remains were cremated on the feast day itself 15th August.
A memorial Requiem Mass to celebrate the life of Suffolk humanitarian and philanthropist Leonard Cheshire is to be held on 7th Sept, the centenary of his birth, in his home village of Cavendish. He is best known for his work creating hundreds of homes around the world to care for disabled people, but he was also an outstanding war-time leader and pilot who was awarded the VC. He converted to Catholicism at the age of 31. He was received into the Church on Christmas Eve 1948. He found people coming to him for help and so started what was to become the world-wide charity Leonard Cheshire Disability with 80 homes in the UK and over 250 worldwide including several in Ireland.
He was married to Sue Ryder and together they established the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation. He developed Motor-Neurone Disease and died on 31st July 1992.
(The Universe Friday 4th August 2017)
It’s great to think that we still grow the potato to this day in Ireland. The potato originated in the highlands of Peru and was first domesticated at least seven thousand years ago. There is debate as to whether the Spanish, at the time of the Armada in 1588, or Sir Walter Raleigh from Myrtle Grove Estate, Youghal, in Co. Cork, first introduced the potato into Ireland two years earlier. The British Queen potato is over one hundred years old and still prized for it high yield, shape, floury texture and delicious flavour. Scotsman Archilbald Finlay, a prolific breeder of potatoes, at the end of the nineteenth century, introduced the British Queen potato from England. (Ireland’s Own)