September 3rd 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 8th Sept at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 8th will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. On Fri 15th will be: Rosie Siggins, Marie Murphy & Maura Barden. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 25th Aug were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Phil Jackman, Mick Bolger, Willie Kehoe, Rich Murphy & Pat Doyle.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 8th September in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000. Keep on buying the tickets, it will have to go sometime and it just could be you!
Ned Furlong was the winning seller last draw receiving €100.
 
ADAMSTOWN CROSS COUNTRY
Adamstown AC is holding a Cross Country Competition on Sunday next 10th Sept, starting at noon in Rothwell’s field opposite Adamstown Church. Races: U14 & U15 (1600m),
U12 & U13 (1200m), U10 & U11 (800m), U0 (400m) junior & senior. Medals for first 10 individuals from U9-U16 and top 3 junior & senior. Contact Edel after 4pm on 087 1277699 for more information.
 
ADAMSTOWN GAA QUIZ
Adamstown GAA club are hosting a Table Quiz on Friday 15th Sept in the Horse & Hound at 8.30 sharp. Table of 4 €40
Raffle on the night, prizes include a Davy Fitzgerald signed Wexford Jersey. Please come and support, plenty of caric to be had! All in aid of the Prickley Rose. Thank you.
 
WEXFORD V.T.O.S.
Interested in beginning a Course in September?
To find out more about options and choices and what it would mean to return to education, please contact:
Ann on 053/9146188 or Wexford Adult Education Centre, Westgate Education Centre, Wexford at 053 9146188.
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DEVELOPMENT GROUP AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Raheen Community Development Group Ltd by Guarantee, will be held in Raheen Childcare Centre on Thursday September 28th at 7pm. We are now seeking nominations from the local community for consideration at our Company AGM to replace retiring directors. If you would like to be considered for election to the board of nominees forms are available at reception. For further information you can contact any of the current directors or phone 051 428805
 
NEW ME GROUP – NEW ROSS
Supporting Mental Health, the group meet up every Wednesday night at 8pm in The Shambles, Mary Street. Everyone is welcome to come along for an informal chat.
 
ADAMSTOWN SOCIAL DANCE
The next Social Dance in Adamstown Hall takes place on Saturday September 16th. Music by Michael Collins, doors open at 9pm with dancing form 10.00pm to 12.30am.
Teas served. Please support.
 
AN POST LAUNCHES ITS NEW MONEY SAVING SMART ACCOUNT.
An Post has launched its new Smart Account in Wexford. So far nine Post offices are offering this new service.
Castlebridge, Foulksmills, Mill Park Rd, Enniscorthy, The Avenue, Gorey, Charles Street, New Ross, Anne Street, Wexford, Campile, Killinick & Market Square, Taghmon.
An Post says it will enable customers to make substantial money back savings on their Annual Household Bills.
The Smart Current Account holder can lodge, withdraw and check balances in participating Post Offices.
 
ST. ABBAN’S HIGH CROSS
Located in Adamstown graveyard is this stunning high cross. This possible 8th century 3.8 metre cross towers above the surrounding grave markers. The plain Latin cross is cut from a green coloured stone and sits in a rectangular base buried in the ground. St. Abban, from whom the name Adamstown was derived, established a church here in the late 6th century. As well as establishing the church at Adamstown he is also associated with Killabban in County Laois and is credited with founding the church at Ballyvourney before surrendering it to St. Gobnait. There is also an association with Killagh Abbey in County Kerry. There is a grave marked with tow ogham stones and a bullaun stone in the woods near Ballyvourney traditionally believed to be the burial place of St. Abban. He died c.620AD.
 
FREE HEART HEALTH CHECKS - RAHEEN
The Irish Heart Foundation Mobile Health Unit will be located at Raheen Family Resource Centre on Mon 4th & Tue 5th Sept from 9.30am – 4pm. Checking – heart health checks, blood pressure, cholesterol & glucose check, weight measurement, overall individual assessment and information & recommendations on healthy eating, alcohol consumption, physical activity and stress. This is a free service. Booking essential contact Joyce at 051 428805
 
MEETING – PARISH COMMITTEE
A meeting for all members of the Parish Committee will take place in the Parochial House this Wednesday 6th September at 8pm.
 
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Sept 2nd – Paddy & Molly Larkin, Adamstown (A)
Ann English, Glenour (A)
Sun Sept 3rd – Peg & Paul Kearns, Raheen (A)
Sat Sept 9th – Josie Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun Sept 10th – Joe Bradley, Doononey (A)
Pray for Laurence Power, Adamstown (A) &
Annie Kent, Adamstown (A)
Pray for Canon Mathias Glynn, P.P. Tagoat who died during the week.
May they rest in peace.
 
Prayer Group will resume on Sunday September 10th 7pm – 8pm and everyone welcome.
Weekly Mass and Novena to St. Anthony will resume on Tuesday Sept 12th at 7.30pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Monday Sept 11th.
 
SERVERS
Sat 2nd Sept – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 3rd – Niamh & Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 9th – Joshua Power & Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 10th – Clodagh & Watt Crean
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 2nd – T. J. McDonald
Sun 3rd – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 9th – Family Mass
Sun 10th – Sheelagh Delaney.
 
ANNUAL PATRON
Our Annual Patron takes place this Sunday 3rd September.
Commencing with the Patron Mass at 1.30pm, which will be celebrated by Fr. Robert Nolan P.P. Weather permitting the Mass will be celebrated in the Cemetery otherwise Mass will be in St. Abban’s Church; blessing of graves will follow mass. Patron Sunday is a very special day in our Parish, a day when we remember all those who have gone to their eternal reward over the years. It is also a very sad day for many parishioners; particularly those who have lost much loved family members, relatives and close friends since the last Patron. We think and pray today for the following that God has called from this life in the past year.
Kathleen Redmond, Ballintubber and formerly Misterin.
Mai Flanagan, Templenacrow.
Jack Wickham, Caim and formerly Misterin.
Patrick Murray, Templenacrow.
Bridie Whelan, Chapel and formerly Brocurra.
Josie Ryan, Graiguenamanagh formerly Rathkyle.
Theresa Delaney, Brocurra.
Willie Coady, Oldcourt.
Hannah Falvey, England and formerly Raheenduff.
Ned Finn, Kellystown.
Liam O’Brien, Rathkyle.
Evelyn Cullen, Clonard and formerly Adamstown.
Martin Furlong, Templeshelin.
May they rest in peace.
Note:Would all Cemetery Committee members, please turn up for collection and parking duties at 12.30pm
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
Parishes: That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.
 
OUR LADY’S ISLAND – PARISH PILGRIMAGE
Our Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island will take place this Monday 4th Sept, meeting up outside the Church at 6.30pm. Procession around the Island, followed by Ecumenical Service in Our Lady’s Island Church at 8pm.
Refreshments afterwards in the Cooper’s Inn and all welcome.
Closing Ceremony – 8th September:
Birthday of Our Lady.
Mass at 7pm – Celebrant Bishop Denis Brennan.
Renewal of Commitment, followed by Torchlight Procession.
 
THE DASH (Linda Evans)
I read of a man who stood to speak, at the funeral of a friend,
He referred to the dates on her tombstone, from the beginning to the end.
He noted that first came her date of birth, and spoke the following with tears.
But he said what mattered most of all, was the dashing between those years.
For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth,
And now only those who love her, know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash.
What matters is how we live and love, and how we spend our dash.
 
So think about this long and hard, “are there things you’d like to change?”
For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged.
If you could just slow down enough, to consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand, the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives, like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile.
Remembering that this special dash, might only last a while.
So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash.
Would you be proud of the things they say, about how you spent your dash?
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (Written inside a church)
When I see a church, I always stop and visit,
So when they carry my coffin in, the Lord won’t say
Who is it?”