January 14th

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 19th January at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering 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 5th Jan were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, James Hendrick, Mick Bolger, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Seamus Joyce & Bridie Dillon.
 
ADAMSTOWN SOCIAL DANCING
Adamstown Social Dancing will take place in Adamstown Hall on Saturday 20th January. Music by Thomas McGuire & Fiona Ennis. Doors open at 9.30pm and refreshments served. Please support
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Training starting back Thursday 18th January in the hall. Training will start at 7pm-7.40 for 2nd/3rd/4th class athletes. 7.40-8.15 for 5th/6th class athletes and 8.15-9pm for secondary school athletes. A weights session for age 16+ in the hall at 7.40-8.15pm. Registration is now due for 2018. The cost is €25 per athlete or €20 per athlete if more than one registering from the one family.
Our Annual Awards Night will be held on Sunday 21st January. All welcome
 
ALERT SCHEME A BIG SUCCESS
So many over 65’s are registering for the senior alert scheme. The Government has allocated another €400,000 to the scheme. The objective of the senior alert scheme is to offer support for vulnerable people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms. To enable older people of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes. The minister widened the eligibility criteria for the scheme. You can find out more about this from your local group, by logging in to www.pobal.ie or phoning 01 5117222
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to the family of the late Lila Kent, Adamstown who died Saturday 7th January. Lila was predeceased by her husband James. She will be sadly missed by her family, her sons Walter, Joe and James, daughters Margaret, Ann, her son-in-law, daughter-in-law, her grandchildren, her sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-laws, her extended family, relatives, friends and neighbours. Lila’s funeral Mass took place in St Abban’s Church on Tuesday 9th January at 12o’clock with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
The Sacred Heart Conference of St Vincent de Paul would like to say a sincere thank you to all those who contributed to the recent collection in Newbawn, Raheen and Adamstown. The generous response was very much appreciated. The number for the Sacred Heart Conference of St Vincent de Paul is 087 9032375. The conference covers Newbawn, Raheen, Adamstown and Clonroche.
 
GPO CELEBRATES 200 YEARS WITH NEW STAMP
It is the oldest still functioning postal headquarters in the world and the General Post Office in Dublin is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its opening on O’Connell Street.
Since it opened on 6th January 1818, the GPO has been a centre of communications and commerce, the headquarters of a revolution, and part and parcel of Dublin city.
Stephen Ferguson, Assistant Secretary with An Post said:
There was an expectation that the post office would be serving people for the next 50 to 100 years, but 200 years is quite a long time, and let’s hope we can go on a little longer than that too.”
The GPO was originally located in College Green and as the postal service expanded a decision was made to move it to O’Connell St. Frances Johnston, an architect from Armagh, was given the job of designing what is now on of Dublin’s most iconic building.
It was chosen to be the headquarters of the 1916 rebellion, an event commemorated on its doorstep annually.
The way rebels today might take control of the internet, in those days, the 1916 rebels said ‘Let’s take over the post office and we will control the communications with the government and with Britain at the time.
In 1840, a postage stamp cost one penny. The postal service in Ireland was efficient and reliable. It kept people in touch with their friends and relatives, particularly important for Irish people who had so many loved ones living throughout the world. Will the GPO still be a post office in 200 years’ time – let’s hope it will?
 
ADAMSTOWN NOTES
If anyone needs to put any notes into the paper for Adamstown please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 087 7681866
 
 
Safeguarding Representatives
 
Cáit Bradley – 087 6964082
Anne O’Brien – 053 9240786
 
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
Sat 13th Jan – Pat & Catherine Doyle, Josie Galway, Breezemount (A)
Sun 14th – Ned & Margaret Finn and deceased members of the Finn family, Kellystown (A)
Sat 20th – John & Elizabeth French and deceased members of the French family, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 21st – Mary & Nicholas Byrne, Kellystown (A)
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week night.
Prayer Group gather every Sunday night from 7-8pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 13th – Anthony McGee Sun 14th – Callie Doyle
Sat 20th – T.J McDonald Sun 21st – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 27th – Ulick Stafford Sun 28th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
SERVERS
Sun 14th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 20th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 21st – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard & Joe Whelan.
 
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISIAN UNITY
(Thurs 18th – 25th Jan)
Reflections for each day (Africa Magazine)
Day 1 – You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt
Day 2 – no longer as a slave but a beloved brother
Day 3 – Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
Day 4 – Hope and healing
Day 5 – Hark, the cry of my poor people, from far and wide in the land
Day 6 – Let us look to the interests of others
Day 7 – Building family in households and church
Day 8 – He will father the dispersed – from the four corners of the earth.
Prayer
Lord, we humbly ask that, by your grace, the churches throughout the world may become instruments of your peace. Through their joint action as ambassadors and agents of your healing, reconciling love among divided peoples, may your Name be hallowed and glorified. Amen
 
EVERY HOUSEHOLD WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF ABORTION (Kevin Doyle – Independent 7/1/18)
In the absence of a full Cabinet decision, which won’t be able to made until after the Dáil has debated the issue, Health Minister, Simon Harris wants to focus his work on the recommendations of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amendment. It proposed repealing the amendment, which gives equal status to a woman and her unborn child, and replacing it with legislation allowing unrestricted terminations up to 12 weeks into pregnancy.
 
CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS:
Envelopes will be distributed during the coming week. Fr Nolan would like to thank you for your generosity.
FAMILY CARERS IRELAND – SUPPORT GROUP
A support group has been set up in New Ross within the Healthy Living Centre. This began on Monday December 11th 2017 and running second Monday of every month. Support Group will be for carers of:
People with Mental Health Issues, Physical Disabilities, People suffering from Dementia, People who fall under the Autism Spectrum. For more information & supports that we provide please get in touch with us either on our office number 053-9140511 or on our care line which is a fee phone number 1800 24 07 24.
 
RAINBOWS IRELAND – Raheen Family Resource Centre
Supporting Children with Bereavement and Parental Separation.
Rainbow offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation. Start Date: 29th January 2018
Venue: Raheen Family Resource Centre.
Time: To be confirmed. Contact: Jeanette/Joyce on
051 428805. Visit www.rainbowsireland.ie for more information on the Rainbows Service.
 
12 STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
(Daily Reflections – by A.A. members for A.A. members)
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when we do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and mediation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
 
LOTTO RESULTS – 12th January 2018
Winning numbers: 5 – 6 – 16 – 19. No Jackpot winner.
3 match 3 winners – Tom Doyle, Clonroche, Nathan & Ollie Morrin, Oldcourt & Maria O’Gorman, Kellystown each get €70. Seller’s prize winner Tom Furlong, Castleview.
Next draw Friday 26th Jan in the Community Centre.