December 10th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 15h December at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering 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 1st were: Pat Quinn, Ann Lawlor, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Denis & Marie O’Connor, Sean Cullen and Johnny Nolan. Christmas Ham winners were: Ann Lawlor & James Hendrick.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The next draw in the N.S Parents Assoc Split The Pot takes place on Tuesday 19th December. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Adamstown Pharmacy, Cullen’s Pub, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school.
 
SCHOOL CONCERT
Adamstown National School Children’s Christmas Concert will take place this Thursday 14th December at 7pm sharp, in Colaiste Abbain. Your support is very welcome.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN Adamstown Vocational College
Old Trafford
Students and teachers from Coláiste Abbain attended a Champions League match in Old Trafford on Tuesday 5th December. A huge thank you to Mr Halligan for organising this trip and to Ms Neville, Mr Cummins, Mr O’Connor and Ms Holohan who travelled with the students. They returned safely on Wednesday morning at 9.15 exhausted from their voyage but filled with great memories of a very successful school tour.
053 9240564. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Adamstown, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB
The Shamrock Vintage Club held its 5th Annual Ploughing at the Maudlin New Ross on Sunday 3rd Dec. The results were the following: Single Furrow – 1st Phil Jackman, 2nd Nick Walsh, 3rd Dave Levingstone, 4th Joe Kehoe. 2 Furrow TVO – 1st Tommy Cullen, 2nd Tommy Kielty, 3rd Liam O’Reilly, 4th Kieran Egan. 2 Furrow Diesel – 1st JJ Wickham, 2nd Aidan O’Neill, 3rd John Moore, 4th Dennis Neville. Trailer Class – 1st Jim Cullen, 2nd Seanie Murphy. The total proceeds from the day amounted to €1020 which has being divided between Adamstown, Raheen and Newbawn senior citizens Christmas parties. The club would like to thank all its sponsors for their help, the landowners, judges and the ladies for their catering and anyone else who made the day so good.
 
 
CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING
A meeting of the Cemetery Committee will be held in the Community Centre this Tuesday 12th December at 8.30pm. all members are asked to attend.
 
RATHNURE PANTOMIME
Rathnure Pantomime Society presents their Christmas Panto "A Fairytale Wedding: And You're Invited! A show not to be missed!! Call the Box Office now on 0870687801 or 0876954112 to book your tickets now. The show runs from Dec 10th @ 6.30pm, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th @ 7.45pm, 17th @ 6pm, 18th @ 7.45pm, 27th & 28th
@ 6pm, 29th @ 7.45pm.
 
WELL DONE JACK – 1ST PLACE IN IRELAND
Congratulations to Jack Whelan, son of Tony & Deirdre, Rathkyle who achieved 1st place in Ireland in Higher Level Junior Cert Technology. Jack and his family and technology teacher, Darren Kenneally, attended a Ceremony hosted by the Engineering and Technology Teachers Association in Letterkenny recently. Jack is currently a Transition Year student in The Good Counsel College.
 
MESSENGER MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION NOW DUE
The annual subscription for the Messenger Magazine is now due; please give to Cáit as soon as possible. Thank you.
 
ADAMSTOWN SOCIAL DANCE
Social Dance in Adamstown Community Centre on Saturday 16th December. Music by Jim & Lar. Doors open at 9pm.
Teas & refreshments. Please support.
 
LADIES FOOTBALL – CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Adamstown Ladies Football Club will have a Church gate collection after Masses next weekend16th & 17th Dec outside church gates.
 
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL
A staggering 9605 Shoe Boxes from all over Wexford left Celtic Linen on Tuesday 5th Dec. 7579 boxes are on their way to Malawi, Africa and 2026 to Europe. That’s 9605 very, very happy children this Christmas. Thanks to all who donated boxes.
 
ROAD TRAGEDY
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Alexander family in their tragic loss on the New Ross road recently, also to the Keevy family, Lacken our sympathy. May the good Lord comfort them and may those who died rest in peace.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (William Shakespeare)
The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM:
Sat 9th – Josie Thorpe, Newtown (A)
Sun 10th – Gerry Bradley, Ballyvergin (A), Pat Byrne, Raheenduff (A)
Sat 16th – Kit O’Connor, Newtown (A)
Sun 17th – The people of the parish
Pray for Monsignor Lory Kehoe who died recently.
May they rest in peace
 
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 16th – Frances Gallagher Sun 17th – Sheelagh Delaney
 
SERVERS
Sat 16th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 17th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan
 
CHRISTMAS IN ST. ABBAN’S
Mass and Anointing of the Sick – Wed 13th at 3pm
Penitential Rite – Wednesday 13th at 7.30pm.
Saturday 23rd Mass at 7.30pm
Sunday 24th – Mass as usual at 10.30am
Vigil of the Nativity –Sunday 24th Mass at 7.30pm
Christmas Day – Monday 25th – Mass at 10.30am.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
The annual St Vincent de Paul collection will take place this weekend in our Parish. Please be as generous as you can.
 
IRELAND OF THE MANY LANGUAGES
In April 2016, a total of 535,475 foreign nationals were living in the Republic and almost 400,000 of them were born in Ireland. The three largest non-Irish groups, are Polish, Lithuanians and British. In many Irish primary and post-primary schools at present, there are well in excess of twenty different nationalities of school goers attending, and some schools have more than thirty different nationalities.
 
THE CAPUCHIN DAY CENTRE – THANKS
Br. Kevin Crowley expresses his sincere thanks to the people of Adamstown for their generous donation of €1165.
He says: On behalf of the people who attend the Centre and the Irish Capuchin Franciscan Order, we offer renewed thanks and our prayers for God’s blessings on you and all you hold dear. You will be included in a Christmas Novena of Masses celebrated at the Capuchin Friary, together with a special Mass on Christmas day celebrated by Fr. Sean Donohue.

SAFETY MEASURES – CARBON MONOXIDE
Ensure that rooms in your home containing heating appliances are properly ventilated – NEVER BLOCK VENTS
Make sure all chimneys are regularly swept and kept clear
Use appliances only for the PURPOSE for which they were designed, e.g. do not use a cooker to heat a room.
NEVER use any appliance if you suspect it might be faulty.
If undertaking alternations to your home follow this advice:
Do not block or build around any existing air vents or flues
If creating a new living space, ensure it has ventilation in accordance with Building Regulations
If adding additional radiators ensure that your boiler can cope with the additional capacity.
If you are altering or adding appliances to a natural gas or LPG installation, ensure that work is carried out to IS813: 2002 Domestic Gas Installations.
Get professional advice on ventilation and flueing before embarking on alterations to your house. Contact your fuel supplier substitute for regular inspection and maintenance of appliances, vents, flues and chimneys. Check that the Carbon Monoxide alarm complies with the EN 50291 standard. Natural Gas choose room-sealed appliances. With room-sealed appliances fresh air intake for combustion comes from outside of the house and emissions are then discharged outside also. As such, the air in the room where the appliance is fitted is not used or affected by the appliance. There room-sealed appliances (balanced flue or fanned draught types) are recommended for new and replacement boilers and water heater. Do you have an unsafe water heater? Flueless gas water heaters are considered dangerous because they consume the air inside the room. This causes the products of combustion – including toxic Carbon Monoxide, to discharge directly into the room where the heater is fitted. If used for extended periods, the levels of Carbon Monoxide can build up to dangerous levels if there is a lack of ventilation. Open flue-type water heaters located in bathrooms are also considered unsafe. If you think you may have an unsafe gas water heater contact Bord Gais Networks on 1850 797979 for a free safety check.
Benefits of using an RGI – by using an RGI you have the peace of mind that you are dealing with a trained installer who has the required expertise in gas safety to ensure your gas installation is safe.
How do I recognise an RGI – each RGI carries an ID card which is renewed annually. The ID on the card is a number from R0001 to R3000 and the photo is one of the installer. Ensure the card is in date. If in doubt contact us 01 4997998
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Lotto Draw on Fri. 8th were:
2 – 9 – 23 – 27. There was no Jackpot winner, the following 3 players matched three numbers and each got €70.
Jimmy O’Shea C/O An Post, Moses McCabe, Rathsilla, Andy Culleton, A & M Hardware. Seller’s prizewinner was Matt O’Neill. Next draw Friday 22nd December.