March 4th 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 9th March at 9pm.
Thanks to the ladies for the teas on 23rd Feb.
The card game had to bow to ‘The Beast from the East’ like everything else this weekend.
Card winners on Fri 23rd were: Phil Jackman, John Furlong, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Betty O’Shea, Ka y Whelan, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Matty Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place in the Community Centre this Friday 9th March for a Jackpot of €12,300. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance, - you could have a lovely holiday in the sun to get over the snow & cold this week. Happy Days!
Hope and Dream 10 will be a run to raise funds and awareness for the Hope Cancer Support Centre CLG, County Wexford Hospice Homecare Service and the MRI Now project for Wexford General Hospital.
Taking place on Sunday April 8th at 10.15am at The Promenade, Enniscorthy. Entry forms in local papers, or from 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. or 087 2379035.
You can choose from 10 mile or 10K.
Since 2012 an amazing €828.914 has been raised. This money has made a huge difference to the quality of life for many people. However, new services are always in demand and, with your help, we can develop services further in 2018. Please register now!
If we do nothing, nothing will happen’
Our deepest sympathy to Marie & Ciaran Mooney and family, Knockreigh on the death of Marie’s father Noel Walsh. Our sympathy also to his wife and family.
Noel’s funeral Mass was celebrated in Terrerath Church on Thursday with burial in Terrerath Cemetery.
May he rest in peace.
Rally to Save the 8th this Saturday 10th March at 2pm in Parnell Square, Dublin. We need you at the most important Rally for Life in Irish History.
Bus leaving Adamstown at 9.30am.
Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in Anthony McGee’s, The Leap this Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm.
BILLY GRAHAM – RIP ( Sunday Independent)
American evangelist who spread the word of God to millions of people across the world for over 50 years.
Billy Graham, the American evangelist died on Wednesday 21st February aged 99 years.
Over the course of nearly 60 years he called upon more than 210m in live audiences and countless millions more through television and radio to “accept Jesus Christ as your personal saviour” He told his audiences “In Heaven at this moment there is a great sign that says ‘Welcome’” “A sign on the Cross and an empty tomb. His international standing was given a boost with a highly successful 12-week mission to Britain in 1954. An open-air meeting in Trafalgar Square drew 12,000, the biggest crowd since VE Day. A rally in Hyde Park attracted another 40,000 and despite pouring rain, two closing rallies in White City Stadium and Wembley, drew 185,000, the largest crowds for a religious event in British history. During the 1990’s Graham contracted Parkinson’s Disease, and in 2000 he announced his retirement.
(Elizabeth McArdle – Far East Magazine)
Hares are among our most cherished of mammals and are often confused with rabbits. Whilst they are relatives of the rabbit and share many of their traits, they also have many differences. Weighing around 3 kilograms, they spend their time above ground, sleeping and breeding in a shallow depression in grassy areas called forms. Baby hares, known as leverets, are born with their eyes open and have a full coat of fur. Just minutes after they are born they can hop around. Because they are not born into the safety of a burrow like rabbits, they quickly learn self-protection and are often able to look after themselves from a very early age. Very long ears and an amazing sense of smell enable them to detect oncoming predators often before the predator has noticed them. To make their escape they hop away very quickly, in a similar way to a kangaroo. Their top speed can be 72km/h or 45mph. They lead solitary lives, enjoying their own company and the natural world around them. Perhaps we could learn from the hare to value time spent in quiet solitude, far away from electronic gadgets and other noisy pursuits. God will be present in this quiet space.
Congratulations to Dympna on coming 3rd in the Ginger bread Competition at the Federation Meeting on Monday night 26th Feb.
Sat 10th – Philip & Elizabeth Jackman, Raheenduff (A)
May they rest in peace.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week night.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
Prayer Group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm – 8pm and all welcome.
Sat 10th – Liam Whelan.
Sun 11th – Kay Whelan.
Sat 17th – Frances Gallagher
Sun 18th – Kathleen O’Connor
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
That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.
There will be a Church Gate collection at this weekend Masses in aid of the Community Hospital, New Ross.
Please be as generous as you can, as this is a valuable facility in our local area. Many families have benefited from their respite beds and other facilities.

There is one rule for being a good talker-
learn to listen.
People who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eyes.
A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
The most effective water-power in the world is a woman’s tears.
A cold is both positive and negative – sometimes the eyes have it, sometimes the nose.
Great love and great achievements involve great risk.
Talk slowly, thing quickly, act rationally.
This week the country faced the worst weather conditions for decades. Snow, winds and blizzards hit all parts of the country, bringing virtually everything to a standstill. Thankfully, in our area although snow drifted up to 6 – 7 ft in places, in most places there was no loss of electricity or water. Emergency crews worked tirelessly to keep services in operation. A word of thanks to Co. Council staff, Order of Malta, Ambulance crews, the Army, Gardai, ESB crews, Civil Defence, Doctors, Nurses, Hospital staff, delivery van drivers. Also to people who helped clear the roads, looked in on neighbours, and farmers who faced difficult conditions to keep their animals safe and fed and watered. The children really had a ball; many up to the age of 8 had never seen snow of any great depth took advantage of school being closed to enjoy the time out. Thanks also to Paul and staff in Cullen’s Gala who did their very best in the difficult conditions, it was lovely to get freshly baked rolls on Sunday morning – they were really appreciated.