The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 12th January at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 12th will be: Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer & Margaret Furlong. On Fri 19th will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O’Gorman & Ann O’Gorman.
On Fri 26th will be: Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Kay Whelan & Agnes Whelan. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 29th Dec were: Mick Bolger, James Handrick, Pat Quinn, Ann Lawlor, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, James Gaul & Pat Byrne.
Wishing all card players a Happy & Peaceful New Year.
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place in the Community Centre this Friday 12th January for a Jackpot of €11,500. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance, it could be a lucky New Year for some punter.
All proceeds to Adamstown GAA, Soccer Club & Parish Committee. Thanks for your support over the past year.
Our first meeting for 2018 is in the Community Centre this Wednesday 10th January at 8 o’clock. On ‘tea duty’ on the night is Ann Mc & Mary J. Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and have a Happy New Year.
ADAMSTOWN SOCIAL DANCING
Adamstown Social Dancing will take place in Adamstown Hall on Saturday 20th January. Music by Thomas McGuire and Fiona Ennis. Doors open at 9.30pm. Refreshments served, Please support.
Training resumes on Thursday 11th January 2018.
1st class to 4th class training 6.30pm – 7.15pm.
5th & 6th class training 7.30pm – 8.15pm.
Secondary school 8.15pm – 9.00pm.
Club registration is now due for 2018.
Adamstown Athletic Club Awards Night is on Sunday 21st January. All welcome on the night.
Wishing the Club every success in 2018.
CUSHINSTOWN LINE DANCING CLASSES
Line Dancing Classes starting on Monday 15th January
in the morning at 10.30am in Cushinstown Hall. All welcome.
For more information contact – Sarah on 087 9792483
Our very first Parish Newsletter was published on 19th December 1999 – let’s hope you’ve enjoyed them over the years and will continue to do so! Happy reading.
WEXFORD CO. COUNCIL CHRISTMAS TREE SHREDDING
Please note the following times:
Enniscorthy Household Recycling Centre, Old Dublin Road,
Wednesday 3rd Jan – Saturday 13th Jan:
Opening times: Tuesday – Friday 8.15am – 12 noon.
1.00pm – 4.00pm.
New Ross Household Recycling Centre, Hewittsland
8.15am – 12 noon. 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
Holmestown Recycling Centre, Barntown
8.15am – 12 noon. 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
Redmond Park, Wexford same as above.
For further information please contact Environmental Section Wexford Co. Council at 053 9196313 or 053 91919600
PALACE EAST FLANAGAN’S FINE DOUBLE
Sean Flanagan from Palace East, Clonroche had one of his best days of his riding career at Leopardstown Racecourse recently. Winning the €150,000 Grade 1 Christmas Chase with ‘Road to Respect’ and made it a double in the next race with ‘Snow Falcon’ both trained by Noel Meade.
Sean has already over 50 winners, two-thirds in this season, with last year’s best being 43 winners.
Continued success Sean.
The first rehearsal for the play will be held in Camross Hall on Tuesday 9th January at 8pm. (please note change of date) All interested in performing please come along, performers from previous productions are very welcome as are those of you who have not been with us before.
New talent is required so we hope to see you all on Tuesday 9th at 8pm.
WEDDING BELLS IN DECEMBER
Congratulations to Aidan Furlong and Ann Marie Banville whose marriage was solemnised in St. Garavan’s Church, Carroreigh on Friday 15th December.
Louise Power and Colin McGowan whose marriage was solemnised in St. Abban’s Church, Adamstown on Saturday 16th December.
Ger McDonald and Margaret Walsh whose marriage was solemnised in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Galbally on Friday 29th Dec.
Ring out the Old, Ring in the New.
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to parishioners from Adamstown for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of December, it is now the turn of ladies from Knockreigh for the month of January.
Sat Jan 6th - 7.30pm: Michael Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)
& Syl & Statia Barron, Coonogue (A)
Sun Jan 7th – James Kent, Adamstown (A)
Sat Jan 13th – Patrick & Catherine Doyle, Josie Galway
Sun 14th – Ned & Margaret Finn & deceased members of the Finn family, Kellystown (A)
Pray for Lizzy Byrne & deceased members of the Byrne family, Tomgarrow (A)
May they rest in peace.
Sat 6th Jan – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 7th Jan – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 13th Jan – Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 14th Jan – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 20th Jan – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 21st Jan – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan.
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sun 7th Jan – Kay Whelan.
Sat 13th – Anthony McGee. Sun 14th – Callie Doyle
Sat 20th – T. J. McDonald.
Sun 21st Jan – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 27th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 28th – Geraldine Ridgeway.
WALK IN THE WAYS OF THE LORD
(St. Martin’s Magazine)
One of the many gods of the ancient Romans was named Janus. He had two heads and two pairs of eyes and was represented as looking in two directions, back and forward, at the same time. He was the god of beginnings and endings. The month of January was called after him. For many of us Christians this first month of the year is also a time for looking back at the past year and looking forward to the coming twelve months. Looking back we thank God for His goodness to us and for the good things which, with His help, we were able to do. On the other hand we ask his forgiveness for the times we sinned and failed to live up to our Christian calling.
God is our help in our weakness and at the beginning of this New Year of 2018 we pray to Him to fill us with His Spirit so that this coming 12 months will be, for all of us, a time of growth in the spiritual life, a time ‘when we will walk in the ways of the Lord’ (Ps 128)
The first of January is the feast of Mary Mother of God. We begin the New Year by honouring her and praying to her.
Our mother also, she loves us and will, if we ask her, lead us to a deeper and closer union with her son Jesus Christ.
At the start of this New Year we pray to her and place ourselves in her care.
‘Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us’
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find, lucky to have.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EASTER
The season of Christmas ends with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. As the season draws to an end, the solemnity of the Epiphany offers an opportunity to proclaim the centrality of Christ’s paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life. The Easter Triduum of the Passion, death and Resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year. The proclamation of the date of Easter may be announced on the solemnity of the Epiphany after the homily or after the Prayer after Communion. The Announcement with music is to be found in RM, pp.1351-2
Know, dear brothers and sisters that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour.
On the fourteenth day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the first day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the thirteenth day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the twentieth day of May the feast of Pentecost.
On the third day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the second day of December, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.
to whom is honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
POPE’S INTENTION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
Evangelisation: Religious Minorities in Asia:
That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.
MARY’S POWER OF INTERCESSION – STORY
Fr. Andrew Greeley is credited with the following story. He said that when he was young in Chicago he learned it from the nuns who taught him.
One day God made a tour of heaven to check out the recent arrivals. He was taken aback at the quality of many of those allowed in and he went out to confront St. Peter about it.
‘You’ve let me down again’ he told Peter. ‘What’s wrong now? Peter asked. ‘You have let a lot of people in that shouldn’t be there’ I didn’t let them in’ said Peter.
‘Well who did? ‘When I turned them away at the front door, they went round the back and your mother let them in’.
That is only a story for children to let them see the importance that Mary has in our lives, and how powerful her intercession is before God. Mary’s importance, Mary’s power of intercession comes from her role as Mother of God, we celebrated her feast day on January 1st.
(St. Martin Magazine)
Wife: “I’ve made chicken soup”
Husband: Good! I was worried it was for us”