March 25th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 30th March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 30th will be:
Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune.
On Fri 6th April will be: Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy & Maura Barden. This finishes the year’s rota and a sincere thanks to all the ladies who faithfully each Friday night look after the card players so well.
Card winners on Fri 16th March were: John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Phil & Mary Jackman, Seamus Wickham & Pat Quinn.
 
SPRING CLEAN WEEK – ADAMSTOWN
Clean up week in the Parish of Adamstown will start on the week of Monday 2nd April to Friday 6th April.
It is that time of year again when our Annual Spring Clean campaign begins, hopefully residents in all towns lands of our Parish will come on board and pick up rubbish that is a blight on our country roads and lanes. Bags, gloves and pickers will be provided and can be collected from Cullen’s Gala from 26th March. All rubbish must be placed in bags to ensure collection. When bags are full they may be brought to the collection point opposite the Pump above the Church in Adamstown from Friday 6th April Wexford County Council will collect rubbish from there.
For more information contact 087 7631442 (after 6pm)
 
THE SHAMROCK VINTAGE ROAD RUN
The Shamrock Vintage will hold its Annual Road Run on Sunday 1st April. Starting at 1 o’clock from the Hall car park in Adamstown. Registration from 11.30. The route will take place through the following town lands, Knockreigh, Oldcourt, Templeshelin, Ballagh, Templenacrow, Robinstown, Knockroe, Kathy’s Cross, Kehoe’s Cross, Lacken, Old Ross, Moorfields, Courthoyle, The Boola, Misterin, The Barracks and back to Adamstown, a distance of just 20 miles. A three course hot lunch will be served to all entrants and a draw for prizes in Colaiste Abbain. All vehicles welcome, must be insured, and drivers over 16 yrs. old. The proceeds will go to Coláiste Abbain, towards furniture for a new canteen. Your support would be most welcome.
 
FOLK GROUP NOTICE
The Folk group will have a rehearsal in St. Abban’s Church this Monday night 26th March at 8pm.
 
FREE MOSAIC CLASSES
Raheen Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Waterford and Wexford ETB Community Education Programme are running classes in Newbawn Community Centre, starting on Monday April 9th from 9.30am to 11.30am.
For further details or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 428805.
 
ADAMSTOWN HEALTH CENTRE –
EASTER OPENING HOURS
The Health Centre is closed from Good Friday to Bank Holiday Monday incl.
Caredoc is covering during this time and can be contacted on 1850 334 999
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
The ICA held their monthly meeting in the Community Centre on Wednesday 14th March. There was a good attendance on the night. All the business was dealt with. The competition was a St. Patrick’s Day Badge, it was won by Liz. The raffle was won by Dympna.
On Sunday 11th twelve members went to see Top Hat in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross. James Dobbs was the star attraction. Very good show James.
Next meeting on Wednesday 11th April.
 
DANCING IN CAMROSS
The April dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday 6th April. Music by the very popular Peter Burke.
Dancing 10.00pm to midnight. Admission €8 including tea.
 
CAMROSS PASSION PLAY
Camross Passion Play opens on Palm Sunday March 25th.
Other performances, Tuesday March 27th, Good Friday March 30th, Easter Sunday April 1st.
All performances start at 8pm. Reserve your tickets now by contacting 087 6990031 or 086 8369074 and don’t be disappointed. Adults €12.00, children €7.00
 
ADAMSTOWN GAA MEMBERS RECEIVE AWARDS
Two members of Adamstown GAA Club received awards at New Ross District presentation night on March 10th in the Horse & Hound.
Grallagh native Jimmy Furlong received his award as a member of the All Ireland winning Wexford Hurling team of 50 years ago in 1968, when Wexford defeated Tipperary.
Adrian Morrissey received his award as Manager of local hurling and football teams over a long number of years.
Adrian played both hurling and football in the past and lined out with Wexford Senior Footballers on many occasions.
He was on the County Football & hurling Coaching Scheme and assisted many up and coming players on his visits to the various schools around the area.
Congratulation to Jimmy and Adrian.
 
CLOCKS GO FORWARD
Remember to put your clocks forward this Saturday night as we welcome Spring and Summer, long bright evenings and warm weather.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 24th – Lizzy Byrne & deceased members of the Byrne family, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 25th - Aidan, Kathleen, Michael & Jack Furlong, Coonogue and Myosh Kavanagh, Adamstown (A)
Sat 31st – Syl Furlong, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 1st April – Johnny Crean, Clonard & formerly Glenour (A)
Pray for Sean Doyle, Ballyvergin (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
EASTER CEREMONIES
Holy Thursday March 29th: Mass at 7.30pm
Good Friday, March 30th: Way of the Cross at 3pm
Stations of the Cross Good Friday at 7.30pm
 
Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence
 
Holy Saturday March 31st – Vigil of Easter at 7.30pm
Easter Sunday April 1st – Mass at 10.30am.
 
COLLECTION ON GOOD FRIDAY
A collection will be taken up on Good Friday in aid of the church in Need (ACN) The proceeds of this collection will go to help the Churches in the Middle East.
 
RECONCILIATION SERVICE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7.30pm.
 
Please return your Trocaire Box during Holy Week
 
EASTER GARDEN
The Easter Garden will be erected on Good Friday evening at 5pm. All donations of flowers or pot plants will be very welcome. If you would like to give a hand putting up the garden, please come along on Friday evening.
 
I SEE HIS BLOOD UPON THE ROSE
I see his blood upon the rose
And in the stars the glory of his eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.
 
I see his face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds
Are but his voice-and carven by his power
Rocks are his written words.
 
All pathways by his feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree.
(Joseph Plunkett)
 
SUPPORT NUMBERS
Aware – 1890 303 302
Caredoc – 1850 334 999
Childline – 1800 66 66 66
Samaritans – 116 123
Mental Health Ireland – 01 284 1166
Farm & Rural Stress Helpline – 1800 742 645
LIFE – 2018 – ‘Choose Life’
“I am challenged on my views a lot because I am a man.
I like to engage with my friends and encourage them to take part in this important debate. Some people feel I shouldn’t have an opinion. As a father, I say, we should all have a voice in this debate. It’s a family issue at heart.”
The existence of the Eight Amendment has had a positive impact not only on women but also on men. I would encourage all men to speak out and express their views on this fundamental social topic” “Sean’s story”
Your Questions
Does Life begin at conception?
Yes. But this is not just a question of belief – it’s a scientific fact. At the moment of conception a new, unique human being with his or her own DNA comes into existence.
In recent years, amazing advances in ultrasound technology provides us with a window into the womb and reveal the truth that the unborn child is undeniably one of us – a human being and much more than ‘a clump of cells’. In the past, some people may have pleaded ignorance to the humanity of life in the womb but today we no longer have this excuse.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
In God’s eyes,
No one on this planet,
Is any better than you.
 
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 23rd March were: 2 – 3 – 18 – 21. There was no Jackpot winner, with just one match three player who received €200 – Matt Black, Ballyshannon Lane.
The seller’s prize winner was Mary Thorpe.
The next draw is on Friday 6th April in the Community Centre.
Thanks for your continued support.
 
REFLECTION
Is this what we are preparing for?
Rolled away stone, rolled up clothes.
As if everything was over.
And we know – how marvellous –
The new Christ – we are his body –
It is just the beginning.
 
CONFIRMATION
Forty children will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Abban’s Church on Wednesday 18th April at 11.00am.
Please remember the children and their families in your prayers.