April 1st 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 6th April 2018 at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 6th will be: Rosie Siggins, Marie Murphy & Maura Barden. On Fri 13th April will be: Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. On Fri 20th April will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong. On Fri 27th April will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Friday 23rd Feb were: Bridie Dillon, Chris
Byrne, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Patsy Byrne & Seamus Joyce.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 6th April in the Community Centre. The Jackpot is still there to be won, do buy a ticket and be in with a chance.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB ROAD RUN
The Shamrock Vintage Club Road Run takes place this Sunday 1st April. Registration from 11.30am. The Run will start at 1pm from the Hall Car Park. All vehicles welcome, must be insured and drivers over 16 years old. A three course hot lunch will be served to all entrants and a draw for prizes in Coláiste Abbain. Proceeds will go to Coláiste Abbain for furniture for a new canteen. Your support would be most welcome.
 
SPRING CLEAN WEEK – ADAMSTOWN & SURROUNDS
Clean up week in the whole Parish of Adamstown will start on 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 community will come on board and pick up rubbish that is a blight on our country roads and lanes. Bags, gloves will be provided and can be collected from Cullen’s Gala. All rubbish must be placed in bags to ensure collection. When bags are full they may be brought to the collection point between the Church & Berry’s on the left hand side of the road.
Wexford County Council will then collect rubbish from there.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
The phone number for the Sacred Heart Conference of St Vincent de Paul is 087-9032375. The conference covers the areas of Adamstown, Raheen and Newbawn
 
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN
The April dance will be held in St Abban’s Hall on Saturday
April 21st. Music by T Bone Country, doors open at 9.30pm to midnight, admission €10, including tea. Please support.
 
ARTS
The Arts department of Wexford County Council is pleased to announce several upcoming opportunities:
Creative communities programme in partnership with Creative Ireland provides 50% matched funding, up to a maximum of €3,000, to enable meaningful collaboration between artists from our artist panel and all community groups affiliated to Wexford Public Participation Network for arts projects of 1 intensive week to 5 months in duration
Drama league of Ireland Scholarship provides two scholarships for the Drama League of Irelands 53rd Residential Summer School which takes place at the University of Limerick from 28th July-4th August 2018. Local amateur participants and members of drama societies are invited to apply for this scholarship
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary enables two artists who are resident in County Wexford to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, the artists’ workplace in County Monaghan. Each bursary covers all board and lodging expenses for a two-week period, contribution towards expenses plus the use of a studio if necessary. All application forms and further info can be downloaded from www.wexfordcoco.ie/arts-and-culture
The deadline for receipt of all applications is Thursday 12th April 2018 on or before 4pm.
For more info contact The Arts Department, Wexford County Council, County Buildings, Carricklawn, Wexford.
Phone 053 9196441, 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.
 
ANNUAL LOURDES DRAW – SUNDAY 8TH APRIL
Tickets for our Annual Lourdes draw are currently on sale throughout the Parish, the draw takes place on Sunday next 8th April during Mass at 10.30am. Households may purchase up to four tickets, which cost €5 each.
Hopefully three parishioners will be able to travel to Lourdes in May with Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage.
Draw confined to Adamstown Parish.
 
LOOKING BACK – WHAT HAS CHANGED?
2015 marked the thirtieth anniversary since the phenomenon of Band Aid. In 1985, nearly one million people died of hunger following drought and conflict in Ethiopia.
33 years on hunger is still a major problem in the world with millions of people still depending on food aid, war and drought is still a major problem for many parts of the world today. Spare a thought for these poor people when you are returning your Trocaire Box and give generously.
 
Thank you if you have already returned your Trócaire box already, if not please do so as soon as you can.
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to parishioners from Brocurra for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of March, it is now the turn of ladies from Ballyvergin & Glenour for the month of April
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 31st March – Syl Furlong, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun April 1st – Johnny Crean, Clonard & formerly
Glenour (A)
Sat 7th April – Joe Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 8th – Bill Bradley, Woodview Drive, (A)
Mon 2nd – Mass at 11am: Paud, Bertie & Kit Delaney, Glenour (A)
Tues 3rd – 7.30pm: John & Nellie Finn, Rathsilla & deceased members of the Whelan family, Adamstown (A)
Pray for Michael & Catherine Barron, Coonogue (A)
John Moore, 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 at 7.30pm.
 
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
 
EASTER SUNDAY
Easter Sunday if the greatest feast of the Church’s year, for today we celebrate Christ’s glorious resurrection, his victory over death.
Easter represents a new beginning for the human race.
Alleluia is the great refrain that echoes throughout the Easter season.
It expresses the tremendous joy we feel at this time. The word itself is Hebrew, meaning “Praise God”
Today we begin the season of Easter, which will continue for fifty days until Pentecost.
 
Mass Monday 2nd April at 11.00am.
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR APRIL
Universal: For those who have responsibility in Economic Matters:
That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.
 
MY CROSS
Dear Lord,
Help me to carry
the cross you have
given me.
As you share
with us the new
light of Easter
Sunday morning,
lighten my burden
and inspire me
with new hope. Amen.
 
 
Wishing Everyone A Happy
And Peaceful Easter
SHEEP & LAMBS (Katherine Tynan)
All in the April evening
April airs were abroad,
The sheep with their little lambs
Passed me by on the road.
 
The sheep with their little lambs
Passed me by on the road;
All in the April evening
I thought on the Lamb of God.
 
The lambs were weary and crying
With a weak, human cry.
I thought on the Lamb of God
Going meekly to die.
 
Up in the blue, blue mountains,
Dewy pastures are sweet;
Rest for the little bodies,
Rest for the little feet.
 
But for the Lamb of God,
Up on the hill-top green,
Only a cross of shame
Two stark crosses between.
 
All in the April evening,
April airs were abroad;
I saw the sheep with their lambs,
And thought on the Lamb of God.
 
KEEPING HOPE – Michel Quoist
If each note said…
If each note ofmusic were to say; one note does not make a symphony,
there would be no symphony.
If each word were to say: one word does not make a book,
there would be no book.
If each brick were to say: one brick does not make a wall,
there would be no house.
If each drop of water were to say: one drop does not make an ocean.
there would be no ocean.
If each seed were to say: one grain does not make a field of corn,
there would be no harvest.
If each one of us were to say: one act of love cannot save mankind.
there would never be justice and peace on earth.
The symphony needs each note.
The book needs each word.
The house needs each brick.
The ocean needs each drop of water.
The harvest needs each grain of wheat.
The whole of humanity needs you
as and where you are.
You are unique.
No one can take your place.