February 25th 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 2nd March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 2nd March will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O’Rourke & Elizabeth Greene. On Fri 9th March will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong. On Fri 16th will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine L Kelly, Catherine J Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 23rd will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. On Fri 30th will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 16th Feb were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Matty Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
John Evoy of Newbawn is the new Manager of the Social Enterprise Development Fund, organised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland. A new €1.6 million fund to support Social Enterprises in Ireland has been established by Social Innovation Ireland (SIFT) in partnership with Wexford County Council and all local authorities across Ireland. John is founder member of the Men’s Shed Movement in Ireland, and this course will be delivered of two years and up to eight. Successful applications per year will receive a grant of €50,000 to invest in growing their organisation. Social Enterprise tend to be set up in the heart of the community, the fund is now open for application from Social Enterprises in County Wexford applications are accepted until 28th March, by ringing Wexford County Council for more details at 053 9166900, www.wexfordcoco.ie
Adamstown ICA had their meeting in the Community Centre on Wednesday 14th Feb. There was a good attendance, all matters were dealt with. Dympna won the nicest ginger bread cake and it will go forward to the Federation meeting on next Monday night 26th February. Mary Lawlor won the prize. All ladies are busy knitting to decorate the Bullring in Wexford with yarn bombing for International Women’s Day on March 8th. Next meeting 14th March. Dympna & Callie on the teas that night. Our meeting finished with a cup of tea served by Mary Lawlor & Liz.
The lucky winner in this week’s National School Parents Association split the pot draw was Rory Kelly, a pupil in 1st class who won €85, the school winning seller was Luke Siggins. Thanks for your continued support.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Lillis and Mr Walsh are back to do a 2018 Pantomime production called ‘Snow White and the Babes in the Wood’. Auditions took place in Coláiste Abbain in January. Mr Lillis and Mr Walsh were most impressed especially with the talented first year students in Coláiste Abbain. We are really looking forward to this production and know that it is going to be a huge success. This will enable us to demonstrate to the community how talented our students are.
Wexford Public Participation Network, the PPN, is a network of community and voluntary organisations across Co Wexford.  Wexford PPN are holding their County Membership Meeting on Thursday 1st March at Riverside Park Hotel Enniscorthy, 6-9pm.  The membership event includes an expo; drop in information sessions, members meeting, and keynote address from Tom Enright, Chief Executive, and Wexford County Council.  Find out more and reserve your place through Wexford PPN website, facebook page or by getting in touch.  Not a member? Get in touch to join today.   Further information at wexfordppn.ie or 053-9196553.’  
Coláiste Abbain is holding a church gate collection at this weekend masses in aid of Coláiste Abbain School Pilgrimage to Lourdes fund. Your support will be much appreciated.
Vehicle Run in aid of Parochial Funds on Sunday March 4th.
Registration at Camross Hall at 11.30am. Refreshments afterwards in Carmross Hall. €20 per vehicle. Over 16’s only. Must have insurance.
YOU ARE INVITED! Join us! We are hosting a visit of
A Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
When: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Where: Anthony McGee’s, The Leap, Adamstown.
Ireland Needs Fatima’s life-like statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be displayed in our home for all to venerate. This Beautiful image of Our Blessed Mother and Her message will surely stir your Soul. The Marian program features an inspiring audio-visual presentation on the 1017 miraculous Fatima apparitions, followed by a group Rosary. Ireland Needs Fatima custodians will be displaying a wide selection of fine religious articles, such as rosaries, medals and books. For more information – phone 087 6685077 or
087 2984902
Sat 24th – Biddy, Mick Kehoe, Hannah & Willie Coady,
Nan Fortune, Frank & Margaret Brady (A)
Sun 25th – Gillian Bradley, Ballyvergin & Julian Rothwell (A)
Aidan Hickey, Kellstown (A)
Sat 3rd March – Edward Whelan, Brocurra (A)
Sun 4th Mar – Greg, Annie Bolger & Nell Bolger, Misterin (A)
Wed 28th Feb – Mass at 9.30am – James &
Mary Jo Redmond, Tomgarrow (A)
May they rest in peace
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
St Anthony’s Tuesday night Mass and Devotions resumes this Tuesday 27th Feb at 7.30pm.
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
First Friday 2nd March Mass at 9.45am & 7.30pm
Visitation of the sick and housebound on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd.
Sat 24th – T.J McDonald Sun 25th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 2nd March – Ulick Stafford
Sun 3rd – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 9th – Liam Whelan Sun 10th – Kay Whelan
Sat 24th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle, Stephen Power
Sun 25th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard Whelan
Sat 3rd March – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 4th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Thanks to parishioners from Oldcourt for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of February, it is now the turn of ladies from Brocurra for the month of March.
There will be a service to celebrate the Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday March 2nd at 11am in St Mary’s Church, New Ross. This year the service is prepared by the women of Suriname, South America and the theme is “All God’s Creation is very good”. Everybody is very welcome to attend and there will be refreshments after the service. If you would like to participate please contact 087 9517152
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 23rd Feb were: 6 – 11 – 13 – 22. There was no Jackpot winner, and one match three winner Billy, Kinsella, Killengney. Winning seller was John Hanley. The next draw is on Friday March 9th in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €12,300.
Our deepest sympathy to the Booth and Bradley families on the death of a niece and cousin, Kathleen (Kay) Kelly (nee Booth) Garryhaston, Clonegal which occurred on Mon 19th Feb. Kay was daughter of the late Paddy and Anastasia Booth, Adamstown. Our sympathy also to her husband Pat and sons Donal & Dylan. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St Brigid’s Church, Clonegal on Saturday 24th with burial in the adjoining Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Our condolences also to Maureen Bradley, Glenour and all the family on the death of her brother Patrick Kehoe, Kilmannock, Campile which occurred on Monday 19th Feb. to his wife Veronica, sons, daughters, brothers, sister our sympathy also. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St James Church, Horeswood on Thursday 22nd with burial in Horeswood cemetery. May he rest in peace
New Ross Musical Society presents Top Hat in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross from Monday 5th March until Saturday 10th March at 8pm each night. Based on the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers movie, telling the story of Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremnot. Our very own ‘Fred Astaire’ James from Cullen’s Gala plays the part of Jerry Travers, and we have no doubt he will perform as brilliantly as usual.
Good luck James & all the cast.
Keep the 8th DVD, Wednesday 28th Feb at the Anthenaum, Enniscorthy, 1.15pm & 7pm with teas and refreshments and Pro-Live speakers, all welcome.
Rally to Save the 8th, Saturday 10th March, Parnell St, Dublin. Contact Mary Gannon 053 9234414 & 087 7700472.
Week 7
Hi Mammy!
I’ve doubled in size since last week! I’m now the size of a prune and every part of my body is developing. My fingers and toes are webbed but they will soon separate.
Most people don’t know that I already have eyelids. My skin is so thin they appear to be transparent. You can’t feel it yet
but this week I started moving around! I’ve been waving my arms, kicking my feet, and even rolling my eyes. It won’t be long until I get your attention.
Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives.
May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected.
Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness of every human life from conception to natural death. Amen.
(Choose Life Prayer for the Child in the Womb, Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference)