November 27th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 1st December at 9pm. Catering on Fri 1st Dec will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine O’Shea. On Fri 8th Dec will be: Breda Bradley, Geraldine Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington.
On Fri 15th will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Anne O’Brien & Eileen Moran.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 17th Nov were: Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Chris Byrne, Ann Lawlor, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, John Murphy and Tom Rochford
 
SPLIT THE POT
The next draw in the Adamstown N.S. Parents Assoc. Split the Pot will be on this Tuesday 28th Nov. envelopes costing €2 available in Adamstown Pharmacy, Cullen’s Pub, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school.
 
SOCIAL DANCING – CAMROSS HALL
Social dancing in Camross Hall Friday 1st Dec, 10pm till 12am. Ticket price €8. Music by Brendan & Patricia Lee, proceeds in aid of Caroreigh parish funds. Tea served and door prizes.
 
ICA NEWS
A few places on the bus going to Newbridge Silverware and Whitewater Shopping Centre on 2nd December for our Christmas outing and Christmas dinner that evening on the way home in Lord Bagheal Inn. If interested give your name to any ICA member. The cost is €55, bus leaving Adamstown at 9am.
The Senior Citizen Christmas Party will take place in the Horse and Hound on Sunday 10th December at 6pm. Invitations will be out this week. But if you don’t get an invitation and you are eligible to go please let any ICA member know, thank you.
 
MENS SHED
Kindling and Christmas logs available at the Men’s Shed Tomgarrow, every Monday from 1.00pm - 4.30pm.
New members always welcome.
 
CLEANER WANTED
Wanted in Raheen, Adamstown area, cleaner for 2-3 hours per week for more information ring 087 2360613
 
LOCAL TRANSPORT
Local Link Wexford provides a Bus Service from Adamstown to Wexford at 10am on Wednesdays. Door to door service may be available if required. Please contact us at 053 9196276 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for full details of these and all our services.
 
MEALS DELIVERY
A meals delivery service is available for Senior Citizens in the community from Raheen FRC. This service takes place every Tuesday in the Raheen, Clonroche, Adamstown and Newbawn area. The menu consists of soup and main course or main course and dessert, which vary each week. If you require any more information or wish to avail of this service please contact 051-428805
 
ATHLETICS
People travelled from all over Leinster to the Uneven Ages Leinster Cross Country Championships, which was held in Adamstown recently. Some old hands were saying it was the biggest crowd they have seen at a Leinster Cross Country in years. Our athletes really enjoyed the occasion on home soil. Our first athlete to run Aine Crean had a great run finishing 10th in the U9 girls race. Next up was our boys u11 team of Ross English, Jack O’Shea, Watt Crean and Bobby McDonald. They had a great performance with Ross finishing best of the team in 19th place. Well done to our u13 girls team of Niamh English, Grainne English, Sadbh Crean and Isobel English, the girls all put in a fine performance on home soil. Well done to Donny McDonald who competed in the u13 boys race and Katie English and Aoibhinn Crean competing in the u15 girls race, they all ran great races in tough and competitive fields. Ben Wall was the fourth Wexford athlete home in the u15 boys race with his brother Robert also running in this race both athletes putting in a great performance out of their age category. Mairead Crean ran a great race to finish just outside the top 12 medal positions in 13th place in the u17 girls race.
Well done to all our athletes on fantastic performances in such large and competitive races. A huge thank you to all our helpers on the day, to everyone that gave up their time to help run this very successful event. Thanks to all that contributed by sponsorship or donations to our onsite shop. Thanks to all those that helped to get the course ready and for the clean up afterwards. A special thanks to the owners of the field where we got to host this event and to all the local community for their help and support. Thanks to County and Leinster stewards who helped Adamstown A.C. make this event a well-run and successful event. A final word of thanks to all the athletes who came from near and far and to all the Adamstown A.C. committee members for hosting this event.
 
CAN’T STOP – there is a solution
Call Alcoholics Anonymous; General Service office
01 8420700
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 25th – For all who died during the year
Sun 26th – James Power, Raheenduff (A)
Sat 2nd Dec – Martin & Anna Mai Furlong, Castleview (A)
Sun 3rd – Maggie Hewer, The Barracks (A)
Pray for Mary Sinnott and Michael Lawlor, Knockreigh
Tuesday 7.30pm – Patrick Cullen, Adamstown (A)
Friday 1st Dec – Liam Kelly, Ballyvergin (A)
May they rest in peace
 
First Friday Mass 9.45am & 7.30pm
First Saturday Mass 9.30am
 
Visitation of the Sick Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm
Prayer Group gathers every Sunday night from 7-8pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 25th – Ulick Stafford Sun 26th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 2nd Dec- Liam Whelan Sun 3rd – Kay Whelan
Sat 9th – T.J. McDonald Sun 10th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
SERVERS
Sat 25th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle, Stephen Power.
Sun 26th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 2nd – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin, Jack O’Shea
Sun 3rd – Niamh & Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman
 
WORLD DAY OF CARE FOR THE POOR
Following Pope Francis plea to support World Day of Care for the Poor, our Parish took this on board and following Fr. Nolan’s gesture of giving the basket collection at Masses last weekend, people also answered the plea and gave most generously.
The amount donated came to €1165 which was a great response, this money is being forwarded to Brother
Kevin Crowley, Capuchin Day Centre, Dublin.
Many thanks for your support and generosity.
See Notice Board in Church Porch for an insight into the work Br. Kevin and his fellow helpers do on a daily basis.
 
SCHOOL CHILDREN HELPING OTHERS
Children from Adamstown National School have been busy over the past few weeks, filling Christmas Shoe Boxes with toys, toiletries, scarves, gloves, hats and other items to be sent to needy children in Eastern Europe and Africa.
42 boxes lovingly filled were delivered to the depot this week. Thanks Amy for safely delivery them .
 
Just remember: A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.
 
M.S. READ-A-THON - Multiple Sclerosis
As the school has done for the past number of years, the children from 1st class upwards, took part in
MS Read-a-thon. Reading books and getting sponsorship for doing so, they raised the fantastic amount of €854.for the Society. Well done everyone and many thanks to those who generously sponsored the Read-a-thon.
 
GAA CLUB NEWS
St Abban’s GAA Club AGM will be held on Sunday December 3rd at 4.30pm. All nominations for positions within the club can be sent to the secretary. 2017 has been a watershed year for the club in purchasing land adjacent to the community centre and we hope to embark on an ambitious pitch construction plan in 2018 so please come along to the AGM to keep up to date on developments. New club members welcome as always.
Mass for the deceased members of the GAA Club in Newbawn on Saturday 25th Nov at 7.45pm.
Leinster Quarter Final – The Junior B Hurling Team were
unlucky to lose to Brosna Gaels (Offaly) by one point after extra time in the Leinster quarter final. They had a brilliant season, winning the county final and getting promotion to Junior A. well done to all the players and the dedicated management team.
 
MOTHER
M – is for the million things she gave me
O – means only growing old
T – is for the tears she shed to save me
H – is for a heart as pure as gold
E – means eyes with love light shining
R – means right and right shall always be
Just to put them all together and they spell
MOTHER
A word which means all the world to me
 
LESLIE DUNNE ALBUM LAUNCH
Leslie Dunne will launch his new solo album with a special concert in The Church of the Assumption Bree on Sunday afternoon 26th November at 2.30pm. Guests Theresa & the Stars, Bree Parish Choir, Stephen Murphy, Jimmy Hogan & Lar Kenny, The Moynihan Brothers, Leslie & John Blue Lace! MC is Tony Kehoe – South East Radio.
ADM €10. Tea and coffee and light refreshments will be served. The Album will be available to buy at the concert.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers in the Lotto draw on Fri 24th were:
3 – 8 – 17 – 19. There was no Jackpot winner. The following 4 players matched three numbers: Thomas Bolger, New Ross, Thomas Furlong, Grallagh, Pauline Doyle, Rathurtin & Tom Hendrick, Barrack’s Rd. Seller’s Lucky Dip - Matt O’Neill. Next draw Friday 8th December.
 
A THOUGHT
Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.