January 28th 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 2nd Feb at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 2nd will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power, Ann Jackman. On Fri 9th will be: Ann Foley, Margo O’Reilly, Mary Power & Dympna Bradley. On Fri 16th Feb will be; Brighid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 19th were: Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Sean Cullen, John Nolan.
Hope Cancer Support Centre GLG – Children’s Services: Climb Programme for children whose parent has/had a cancer diagnosis.
Starting on Thursday February 22nd 2018. This is a six-week programme for children aged
5 – 12 years who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis of a parent or other significant adult. This will take place each Thursday in the Hope Centre, Enniscorthy from 4.30pm – 6pm. It is a fun, sharing, interactive experience, using drama, art and play.
For participation in the programme, contact the Hope Centre, Enniscorthy on the following:
Phone: 053 9238555.
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Website: www.hopesupportcentre.ie
Colaiste Abbain students will join schools across Ireland to participate in The SchoolsGoOrange 2018, on 9th February.
Studentsare invited to ‘Go Orange for a day, raising awareness that:
It’s OK not to feel OK! and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help!.
Auditions took place on Thursday 18th January and the school is delighted to have Mr. Senan Lillis and Mr Walsh back to facilitate our 2018 production of Snow White and The Babes in the Wood.
Mr. Eddie Lucy was of course a Science Teacher in Adamstown Voc School in the late 50’s, apologies for error last week.
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Show Committee will take place this Thursday 1st February in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Intending new members will be most welcome to attend this important meeting. Please come along and help to organize our local show.
A big thank you to everyone from Adamstown on their generosity from the Epilepsy Association, a total of €112 was raised.
If you are worried about suicide or depression and have concerns for yourself, a friend or family member, talk to someone.
The Samaritans: 116 123, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Childline: 1800 666 666 666 or text ‘talk’ 50101
Teen-Line Ireland: 1800 833 634
Aware: 1890 303 302
It’s Good to Talk: 053 9126596. www.itsgood2talk.com
Personal Safety - Staying Safe:

Plan for the possibility that winter weather may disrupt your homecare service.
In icy weather, wear well-fitted shoes with non-slip soles if you have to go out, but try to limit walking outside during the cold weather.
If you use a mobility device, make sure it can grip any icy surface.
If you have a ramp, make sure it is well gritted in icy weather.
If you have a mobile phone, make sure it is charged up and bring it with you when you are going out.
Consider wearing a personal alarm, so that family or neighbours are alerted if you fall.
If you have a fall, even a minor one, make sure you can visit your doctor for a check up.
Do remember to keep an eye on people with disabilities:
The lucky winner this week of the N.S. Parents Association Spilt the Pot was Kay McCabe, who won €96 & Ross English won the school’s sellers prize. Next draw on Tuesday 6th February.
A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from
18th – 26th October 2018. Places visited will be: Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Jerico, Nazareth, Cana, Mount Tabor, Mount Carmel and many more. Price €1395.00
For further information contact: Fr. Danny McDonald on
053 9388521 or Theresa Wickham on 053 9120124
Rehearsals are now in full swing for the Passion Play 2018 which will be staged in Camross Hall on the following dates:
Palm Sunday 25th March. Tuesday 27th March.
Good Friday 30th March & Easter Sunday 1st April
The committee are still looking for some male performers to play the roles of soldiers and apostles and also males/females to take part in the crowd scenes.
Sun Jan 28th: Ellen, Johnny, Jim & Sonny Kehoe,
Liz & Tom Murphy, Mogue & Mary Kealey,
Rathurtin and The Leap. (A)
Sat Feb 3rd: Margaret Comerford, Oldcourt &
Thomas & Kathleen Comerford (A)
Sun Feb 4th – Tommy Leacy, Woodview Drive (A)
May they rest in peace.
Sat 27th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle, Stephen Power
Sun 28th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 3rd Feb – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 4th – Niamh & Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 27th – Ulick Stafford.
Sun 28th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 3rd – Liam Whelan. Sun 4th – Kay Whelan
Sat 10th – Anthony McGee
Sun 11th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 17th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 18th – Kathleen O’Connor
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week.
Prayer Group gathers every Sunday evening in St. Abban’s Oratory from 7pm - 8pm and all welcome.
Tuesday Jan 30th – Feast of St. Aidan, Patron of the Diocese of Ferns. Mass at 9.30am.
Thursday 1st Feb – Feast day of St. Brigid: Patron of Ireland – Mass at 9.30am.
Friday 2nd Feb – Presentation of the Lord,
Candlemas Day: Mass at 9.45am & 7.30pm.
Traditionally people made donations of candles for Candlemas Day. These candles are for us in the Church and at home. Again, I would appeal to parishioners to donate candles, which will be blessed on Fri Feb 2nd.
Thank You.
Saturday 3rd Feb – Feast of St. Blaise
Blessing of St. Blaise – The tradition of blessing of throats will take after 7.30pm Mass on Sat Feb 3rd and on Sun Feb 4th after 10.30am Mass.
Fr. Nolan will visit the sick and housebound on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd February.
FEAST OF ST. BRIGID – Clonard Church
Join us for an evening of song, poetry and prayer on Sunday February 4th 2018 in Clonard Church, at 7pm.
February 1stl, the first day of Spring is known as La Fheile Bride (St. Brigid’s Day) By Feb 1st the winter’s hard grip is usually softening and the shoots of plants are pushing up. By now the snowdrops are out and the humble, but cheerful dandelion should be appearing. The dandelion is sacred to St. Brigid and used to be called ‘Bridget’s Flower) There are thousands of holy wells dedicated to St. Brigid, and together with St. Patrick and St. Colmcille have always been considered the three most famous of Irish Saints. St. Brigid is often referred to as ‘Mary of the Gael’ St. Brigid’s crosses were made with rushes or straw. Prayers were said and the crosses hung above the door of the dwelling house, they byre and the stable. It was believed that the cross offered protection from fire, lightening, infectious diseases and the evil eye.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 26th Jan were: 1 – 11 – 17 22. There was no Jackpot winner, the following six players matched 3 numbers and each got €35. Paula Redmond, Misterin, Paul Webster, C/O Outhouse, Thomas Furlong, Grallagh, Mollie Carroll, P.J. Carroll, Templenacroha, Rachel Byrne, C/O Outhouse.
Next draw is Friday 9th Feb. Winning seller was Cáit Bradley. Thanks for your continued support.
PRAYER – St. Gregory of Nyssa, Turkey
St. Gregory explains that ‘through prayer we guard our chastity, control our temper, and rid ourselves of vanity; it makes us forget injuries, overcomes envy, defeats injustice, and makes amends for sin. Through prayer we obtain physical well-being, a happy home, and a strong, well-ordered society. Prayer is a pledge of faithfulness in marriage; it shields the wayfarer, protects the sleeper, and gives courage to those who keep vigil. It will refresh you when you are weary, and comfort you when you are sorrowful. Prayer is the delight of the joyful as well as solace to the afflicted. ‘Prayer is intimacy with God. It satisfies our yearnings and makes us equal to the angels. Through it good prospers, evil is destroyed and sinners will be converted’
In insisting that prayer is intimacy and union with God, St. Gregory points out that ‘if someone is with God, he is separated from the enemy!’ ‘Of all the things valued in this life’, says St. Gregory, ‘nothing is more important than prayer.
Enrolments are now open for children due to start school in Adamstown National School in September 2018. Please call in to school office to collect an enrolment form or phone
053 9240694 to have one posted out to you.
Sr. Stan Kennedy in Gardening the Soul)
Nature teaches us that nothing lasts forever and nothing ever continues as it began. This gives us the courage to seek solutions to our difficulties, the courage to get through any hard times, because we know that no matter how hard it may seem at any given moment, it will go away.