February 4th 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 9th Feb at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 9th Feb will be: Ann Foley, Margo O’Reilly, Mary Power & Dympna Bradley. On Fri 16th will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 26th Jan were: Pat Quinn, Kay Whelan, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Matty Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
The athletic club recently held their awards night. We had a great night celebrating all the athletes’ performances and achievements in 2017. We had many athletes who reached and competed in an All-Ireland, these athletes were; Triona Mooney 4th in the All-Ireland Schools T&F in the Senior Girls Walk, Marguerite Furlong who was 1st in the U18 All-Ireland Shot Putt and Discuss and 1st in the All-Ireland Schools Intermediate Girls Discus, Sonia Mooney in the All-Ireland Juvenile T&F U17 Girls Javelin, Robert and Ben Wall who were both on the U14 Boys Wexford Cross Country team that were 2nd overall at the All-Ireland Even Ages Cross Country, Ciara Mooney 3rd in the Leinster T&F Championships in the U13 Girls Shot Putt, Eadaoin Stafford 3rd in the U17 Girls Shot Putt and Discus at the Leinster T&F Championships, Tara Doyle 1st in the U17 Girls Triple Jump at the Leinster T&F Championships. We had 2 athletes that competed at Senior National Level and both came 1st in their respective events, these were Ryan Carthy Walsh who was 1st in the Senior National Men’s High Jump and Joe Mooney who was 1st in the Senior Men’s 10K Race Walk, The Club Person of the year went to Sonia Mooney and Athlete of the year went to Marguerite Furlong. Ella English received an award as she handed back the Club Person of the Year award for 2016. There were 2 underage awards for athletes aged under 12 this year; these went to Áine Crean for the Girls Athlete of the Year and to Bobby McDonald for the Boys Athlete of the Year. Presentations of hampers were made to the Rothwell, Whelan and Redmond families for the use of their land to host our athletics Cross Country events in 2017. A presentation of fruit trees was made to Dolly to thank her for her hospitality for our annual Sponsored Walk. Presentations of a bottle of whiskey were made to Eamonn for all his hardwork behind the scenes for the Athletic Club and Nicky Cowman for training our athletes on a Wednesday night.
Well done to Joe Mooney starting the 2018 season off to a good start on winning the U23 Indoor National Walk. Adamstown Athletic Club will host their AGM on Tuesday 6th February at 8pm in the Community Centre; all parents of athletes are asked to attend. Registration is now due for 2018, €25 per athlete, €20 per athlete if 2 or more in the family.
A date for your diary: Adamstown GAA club are organising a Dinner Dance in the Riverbank Hotel, Wexford on Saturday 17th February.  Enjoy a 3-course meal and D.J. on the night is Pat Doyle. This promises to be a great night out to celebrate the work done to date and a great start to the new season.  Tickets will cost €25 and can be ordered from Deirdre Whelan (087 - 9389372), Gillian O'Neill (086 3019970), Majella Stafford (087 2719723) and Trish Doyle (087 6951531)
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 9th Feb in the Community Centre for a jackpot of
11.900. The big money is still there to be won, buy a ticket and be in with a chance.
The next draw in the Adamstown N.S Parents Association Split the Pot is this Tuesday 6th Feb; envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen’s Pub, Adamstown Pharmacy, and Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. Thanks for your continued support.
Enrolments are now open for children due to start school in Adamstown National School in September 2018. Please call in to school to collect an enrolment form or phone 053 9240694 during school hours to have one posted out to you.
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Community Centre will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday 7th February at 8.30pm. All clubs and organisations using the Centre are requested to be represented at this meeting. This meeting is also open to all parishioners. Anyone interested in Adamstown Community Centre, please attend this most important meeting.
Irish Rural Link is starting free computer classes for farmers in Raheen Family Resource Centre in the coming weeks at night time from 7-9pm. The areas covered include; how to set up an email address, searching online, how to access the department of agriculture website, completing your herd register, online banking and internet safety and security, for further information or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 428805.
Prayer Service of Light will take place in St Abban’s Church this Wednesday 7th February at 7.30pm for all children receiving their Confirmation on Wednesday 18th April 2018
Sat 3th Feb – Margaret Comerford, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 4th – Tommy Leacy, Woodview Drive (A)
Sat 10th – Nicholas & Bridie Wickham, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 11thtFeb – Jack, Patrick, Anne O’Gorman, Kellystown (A)
Lilah Kent, Adamstown, Months Mind
May they rest in peace
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
Wednesday Feb 14th – Ash Wednesday – Mass at 9.45am and 7.30pm
Distribution of ashes after Mass.
Sat 3rd Feb – Anthony Mc Gee Sun 4th – Callie Doyle
Sat 10th – Frances Gallagher
Sun 11th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 17th – Eoghan Greene Sun 18th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sun 4th Feb – Jack Carty, Róisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Sat 10th – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin, Jack O’Shea
Sun 11th – Niamh & Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 17th – Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 18th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Thanks to parishioners from Knockreigh for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of January, it is now the turn of ladies from Oldcourt for the month of February.
Say “No” to Corruption:
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
A free Safe Pass course will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. This course will start at 7.30am and finish at 5.15pm. The course is being organised by Raheen Family Resource Centre in conjunction with ESB Energy for Generations and it will be facilitated by AMPM Safety. Participants must be over 16 years of age and they must supply their PPS number before the course. The participants will need photo ID and a passport size photo. For further info or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 428805
The Shamrock Vintage Club will hold its monthly meeting in Coláiste Abbain on Tuesday 6th February at 8.30pm. Details of the forthcoming Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run will be announced. All members, non-members and parents of children attending the College are welcome. The run will be held on Sunday 1st April.
Projects will be considered within Private Housing Estates, which are designed to improve community facilities or enhance the appearance of the area concerned. Works that will qualify include, but is not limited to: Planting of trees, shrubs, landscaping, community development initiatives, promoting social inclusion, promoting local heritage.
The maximum grant payable is €600
Application forms and full particulars are available from your local municipal/borough district office, details below or from our website www.wexfordcoco.ie, where you can also make an online application.
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Dementia Awareness Talk:
Would you like to know more about dementia?. As part of the nationwide Healthy Ireland initiative, Michael Corcoran from Bluebird Care will give a talk on Dementia Awareness this Tuesday 6th February at 7pm.
Family Carers Talk:
Family Carers Ireland is Ireland’s national charity for family carers in the home. Sue Eccleston will guide you through what this organisation can offer you as a carer.
Tuesday 20th February at 7.00pm.
Family History Research Clinic:
If you have hit a brick wall with your family history research or just don’t know where to begin, book in for a free fifteen-minute, one-on-one advice clinic with Celestine Murphy, our family history researcher.
Saturday 10th February – All Day Event.
To book any of the above call 051 421877
Adamstown National School is holding a ‘Book & Bake’ Sale
in the school hall on Friday morning 9th February from 9.45am to 10.45am. If you have books you no longer need we would really appreciate you donating them to the school, also cakes, buns etc for the sale. Everyone welcome to attend. This is a fundraising event for the purchase of a programme of graded reader books to improve reading and comprehension in the cost costing €3,500 approx.
Everyone who breathes high and low, educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman, has a mission.
We are not sent into the world for nothing; we are not born at random; we are not here that we may go to bed at night, and get up in the morning, toil for our bread, eat and drink, laugh and joke, sin when we have a mind, and reform when we are tired of sinning, rear a family and die.
God sees every one of us. He creates every soul…..for a purpose.