December 3rd 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 8th December at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 8th Dec will be: Geraldine Bradley, Breda Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. On Fri 15th will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Anne O’Brien & Eileen Moran. On Fri 22nd will be: Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean & Marie Dunphy. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 24th Nov were: Tom Rochford, Pat Quinn, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Pat Murphy & Matty Sullivan.
Christmas Ham winners were: Liam Whelan and Paddy Furlong.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The lucky winner in this weeks Split The Pot draw was Kate Whelan,Seniorr Infants, Adamstown N.S. who received €80. Sellers prize went to Ross English.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto draw takes place this Friday 8th December in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €11,100
 
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Emma Doyle, 26 Woodview Drive, Adamstown on her graduation in Waterford College
On 22nd Nov. ‘Beauty Therapy’ level 6. Emma attended Adamstown N.S and Coláiste Abbain, Adamstown. She is daughter of Pat & Marie, granddaughter of Seamus & Callie and now working in The Lodge, Beauty Therapy, Ballymitty. Well done Emma.
 
ICA NEWS
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.
The December meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday 13th at 8pm. New members are always welcome.
 
NATIONAL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The National School Christmas Concert takes place in Colaiste Abbáin on Thursday 14th December from 7.00pm
To 9.20pm. Beginning with the Junior class and continuing upwards to the senior classes. The Parents Association is holding a Raffle with some wonderful prizes.
Your support is most welcome.
  
MENS SHED
Kindling and Christmas logs available at the Men’s Shed Tomgarrow, every Monday from 1- 4.30pm. New members always welcome.
 
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.
 
IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE
Some dogs have to wear a muzzle. Did you know that under the Control of Dog Regulations Act 1998, the following dogs must, when in public, be led by their owner on a strong chain not exceeding over 2 metres in length and the dogs must be securely muzzled: This applies to:
American Pit Bull Terrier, Bull Mastiff, Doberman Pinscher, English Bull Terrier, German Shepard (Alsatian), Japanese Akita, Japanese Tosa, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
To every dog known as a ban dog or (Bandog) and to every other strain or cross of every breed listed above. Fines of up to €1,000 may be imposed by the district court for a beach of the above regulations. For more info contact the Environment Section of Wexford County Council 053 9176619
 
MOSAIC CLASSES
Free Mosaic Classes will start in Clonroche Community Centre on Tuesday, Nov 28th from 10am – 1pm. These classes are free of charge and open to all regardless of level of experience. For further info, contact Bridget or Joyce on 051 428805. These classes are organised by Raheen FRC and Waterford and Wexford ETB Community Education Section.
 
DEVINE INTERVENTION
The Musical Comedy ‘Devine Intervention’ will open in Clonroche Hall this Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th December.
at 8pm. Bookings to 085 7850794
Adults €10 & students €5
 
TABLE QUIZ
Local lad Paraic Wickham is heading to Chernobyl to work in an orphanage for 1 week as part of his TY programme. He needs to raise between €800 & €1000 for the orphanage. He is holding a quiz in The Horse & Hound Fri 8th Dec @ 8pm, lots of great   prizes to be won. Tables of 4 Adults (€40 a team) u18s (€20 a team) your support would be greatly appreciated.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 2nd Dec – Martin & Anna Mai Furlong, Castleview (A)
Sun 3rd – Maggie Hewer, The Barracks (A)
Thurs 7th 7.30pm Willie Coady, Oldcourt (A) 7.30pm
Fri 8th 10.30am – The people of the parish
Sat 9th – Josie Thorpe, Newtown (A)
Sun 10th – Gerry Bradley, Ballyvergin (A),
Pat Byrne, Raheenduff (A)
May they rest in peace
 
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday 8th December is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Vigil Mass on Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm, Friday 8th December 10.30am.
 
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 gather every Sunday night from 7-8pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 2nd Dec- Liam Whelan Sun 3rd – Kay Whelan
Sat 9th – T.J. McDonald Sun 10th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
SERVERS
Sat 2nd Dec – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin, Jack O’Shea
Sun 3rd – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 9th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 10th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
 
WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION FOR NOVEMBER
5th Nov - €246. 12th Nov - €460
19th Nov - €653 26th Nov - €261
A sincere thanks to all those who contribute to our weekly envelope collection, by weekly envelope, standing order, monthly or annually, your generosity is much appreciated.
 
ANNUAL ST. VINCENT de PAUL COLLECTION
Our Annual St. Vincent de Paul Collection will be taken up next weekend Masses on Sat 9th & Sun 10th December. Please be as generous as you can.
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Kellystown for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of November, it is now the turn of the ladies from Adamstown for the month of December.
 
POPES INTENTION FOR DECEMBER
The Elderly:
That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.
 
 
WORDS WE USE
Monday is from the Latin dies Lunae, ‘day of the moon’
Tuesday is modelled on the Latin dies Martis ‘day of Mars’
Mars was the Roman god of war, but this name did not appeal to the Germanic people, who substituted the name of their own god, Tiu.
Wednesday was modelled on Latin dies Mercurii ‘day of Mercury’. Once more, the Germanic people didn’t like the idea of a Roman god giving his name to their week-day, so they substituted the name of their own god, Wotan (or Odin)
Thursday following the pattern. The Romans called the day dies Lovis, or the day of Jupiter; the Germanic people equated Jupiter with their own thunder God, Thonar, and called the day after him
Friday was called by the Romans dies Veneris ‘the day of Venus’ Goddess of love, this did not satisfy their northern neighbours, who gave the day the name of their own love goddess Friya or Frigg.
Saturday was literal translation of dies Saturni ‘day of Saturn’ neither it nor
Sunday dies Solis ‘day of the sun’ was changed by the warlike northerners who gave us the English language.
 
TAGHMON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The 2018 calendar is now available in all the usual outlets at a cost of €10.
 
SYMPATHY
Extending sympathy to the Whelan family, Adamstown on the death of Nora Whelan, Camolin (wife of the late Joe).
Her funeral Mass and burial took place on Thursday in Camolin. To her sons Gerard, Fergus and daughter Celine our sympathy. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN NEWS
Colaiste Abbáin will host the Southeast Plate Blitz in the Girls Under 19 Basketball in their sports’ hall on Thursday 7th Dec.
Teachers and students will be attending a Champions League Game in Manchester this Tuesday 5th and we hope they have a wonderful time.
Our College had 9 representatives at the recent Wexford schools cross country in the Good Counsel College.
Well done to all the students & to Jamie Fitzpatrick who finished 4th in the U14 boys 1000m.
 
NOVEMBER MASSES FOR THE HOLY SOULS
The November Masses for the Holy Souls which took place last week were very well attended, with an average of over 50 attending each night. Thanks to Fr. Nolan, the servers, Cáit . St. Abban’s Oratory is a beautiful space for prayer and silent thought at any time, but for occasions like November Masses it becomes a place of welcome and comfort for those who have been bereaved.
 
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Bless those without a home, those desperate for shelter and those who live alone.
 
A BIT OF HISTORY
In January 1909, the Old Age Pension was introduced in Ireland and a criteria for establishing those eligible was if they could remember the night of the big wind, which occurred in 1839, on 6th January. It was an era in our country when there were scant registration of births, deaths and marriages and a lot of illiteracy, so if you remembered that date you were on the State pay roll. The first payment consisted of five shillings per week and seven shillings and six pence per couple. In 1966, Canada introduced its earnings-related social insurance programme, the Canada Pension Plan. At the age of 65, the CPP provides regular pension payments calculated at 25% of the average contributory maximum over the last 5 years. The 1st of January 1961 saw the farthing cease being legal tender in Britain.