October 29th

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 3rd November at 9pm. Due to the power outage there was no card game last week.
Catering on Fri 3rd Nov will be: Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick, May Larkin & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 10th Nov will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa. On Fri 17th will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. On Fri 24th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
We the family of Fr Denis Doyle wish to express a sincere thank you to all the people from Caroreigh, Taghmon, Adamstown and beyond for your prayers, Mass bouquets, good wishes to him for a speedy recovery. He still needs prayers for to get him to the next part of his journey (one hail prayer). He is doing well thank God. We sincerely thank you once again. Doyle Family
Our Community and our Environment
Please keep Adamstown clean and tidy by reporting illegal dumping confidentially on 053 9196313.
The lucky winner in the split the pot draw on Tuesday 24th was Mary Kirwan who received €63. The seller’s prize of €10 in the school was Cillian O’Shea.
Our festival play has been accepted by 5 festivals – Goresbridge, Moate, Kilmallock, Cavan and Cork. Local performance in Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Thursday 9th November at 8pm. €10 on door.
Congratulations to Maggie Connors, Woodview Drive on her marriage to Mylie Doran, New Ross in St Abban’s Church on Tuesday 17th October 2017. Wishing them health and happiness in their married life.
Reserve Saturday November 11th for a night of fun and craic. St. Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club will be crowning their Prickly Rose 2017 in Adamstown Ballroom. Music and bar on the night.
All those interested in tendering for extension works in Newbawn Hall please email details and contact numbers to 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. by November 7th.
The Shamrock Vintage Club will hold its AGM on Tuesday 7th November in Raheen at 9pm. All members and new members please attend. Anyone seeking Reg no’s for insurance for 2018 need to register on that night. The club will hold its fifth Annual Ploughing Match in New Ross on Sunday the 3rd Dec, starting at 11 o’clock, full details later. Proceeds to local charities.
The Christmas party will be held on Saturday 16th Dec at Scully’s the Maudlin, with a sit down meat at 8.30, a limited no of tickets available, €20. Contact 087 2829722.
The Adamstown ICA held their monthly meeting on 11th October. There was a good attendance.
Our sponsored walk is on this Sunday 29th October at 2pm from the Community Centre, proceeds in aid of Senior Citizens Christmas Party. Any walkers out there come and join us on the day. Raffle was won by Sheelagh, competition was won by Frances. New members always welcome. The hostesses on the night were Cait & Liz.
Christian Art Calendars are available in the porch of the Church at the very modest cost of €2 each. You may place your contribution in any one of the shrine boxes. These beautiful calendars give the dates of the major Liturgical Feasts of the year 2018. It would be appropriate that each family should have one of the calendars in our Catholic homes. Containing the feast days of our various saints and martyrs who are the models of Christian living, as we look forward to the visit of the Holy Father to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018.
Annual Candle for Hope Service
We would like to invite all those who have been touched by cancer (or other illnesses or loss) to join us at the annual Candle of Hope Service on Friday 3rd November in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy at 8pm. If you are unable to attend you can still partake by lighting your own candle and listening to South East Radio who will broadcast the service live on air.
Don’t forget to put your clocks back this Saturday night as Wintertime begins. Mass on Sunday morning will be at 10.30am wintertime.
Safeguarding Representatives in St. Abbans.
Mrs. Cáit Bradley – 087 6964082
Mrs. Anne O’Brien – 053 9240786

Sat 28th – Kathleen Rothwell, Groveside (A)
Sun 29th – Patrick, Kathleen Murphy, Kilrane, deceased members of the Murphy family, Coolnagree
also Babs Carr (A)
Pray for Robert and Margaret Furlong, Misterin (A)
May they rest in peace
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week in St. Abban’s Oratory. Please come along one evening.
St Anthony’s Mass continues each Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
Prayer Group gather each Sunday evening from 7pm – 8pm in St. Abban’s Oratory and all welcome.
Visitation of the Sick:
Fr Robert Nolan P.P will visit the sick and housebound on Friday 3rd & Sat 4th Nov.
Feast of All Saints, Wednesday November 1st.
Holy day of Obligation; Mass at 10.30am and 7.30pm
Thursday 2nd Nov – Feast of all Souls
Mass at 10.30am & 7.30pm.
First Friday 3rd Nov – Mass at 7.30pm
First Saturday 4th Nov –Mass at 9,30am.
Sat 28th – Ulick Stafford Sun 29th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 4th Nov – Liam Whelan Sun 5th – Kay Whelan
Sat 11th – T.J McDonald Sun 12th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 28th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 29th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan
Sat 4th Nov – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 5th Nov- Jack Carty, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Sat 11th Nov – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 12th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne & Richard and Joe Whelan
The total amount contributed for Mission Sunday came to €375. Thanks to all those who contributed.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 27th Oct were: 3 – 13 – 14 – 24. There was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners.
Luck Dip winners get €50 – Joan Murphy, Moorefield, Kate English, Tinnecarrig, Maura Carroll, Templenacrow, Carmel Hanley. Seller’s prizewinner – Maureen Bradley.
Next draw on Friday 10th Nov in the Community Centre
Many thanks for your support.
The November Mass for the Holy Souls will take place from Mon 20th Nov – Fri 24th. All Masses at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory. At the end of Mass each person present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting in front of the altar.
Monday 20th Nov – Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh & Coonogue
Tuesday 21st – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey & Fairfields
Wednesday 22nd – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle & Adamstown
Thursday 23rd – Kellystown, Raheenduff, Chapel & The Barracks
Friday 24th – Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla & Woodview Drive
Saturday 25th – for all those who have died during the year.
May they rest in peace.
November Mass envelopes will be in the Porch of the Church, please take one and return with the names of those you wish to have included in the Masses. You are welcome to come every night or any other night.
Thanks to the ladies from Doononey/Rathkyle for looking after the Church and altars for the month of October, it is now the turn of the parishioners from Kellystown for the month of November.
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK (St. Teresa of Avila)
May today there be peace within,
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you
May you be content knowing you are a child of God
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.
A THOUGHT (G.K. Chesterton)
You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink”
Halloween comes from two words, Hallow and evening. Hallow is another word for holy, it occurs on the day before the feast of All Saints in the church calendar. We pray to the saints and to our relatives and friends who have left this earth and are living in Heaven with God. Let us also remember the people who have stopped off in Purgatory – similar to heaven’s waiting room – who need our prayers to complete the journey home to God.
Happy Halloween – and remember to keep safe.