April 8th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 13th April at 9pm.
Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 13th will be: Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong.
On Fri 20th will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong.
On Fri 27th will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Friday 30th were: Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Tom Rochford, John Murphy,
Owen Elmes, Pat Doyle, James Handrick & Mick Bolger.
 
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN
The April dance will be held in St. Abban’s Hall on Saturday 21st April. Music by T Bone Country, doors open at 9.30pm to midnight, admission €10, including tea. Please support..
 
SPRING CLEAN UP CONTINUES
The big ‘Clean Up’ is well under way this weekend; many parishioners have been out picking up litter from our roadways and lanes. You still have time to get out in your area if it is not already covered. Please leave rubbish bags at the collection point above the Church for Wexford Co. Council to collect on Thursday next 12th April. Thank You.
 
CÓLAISTE ABBÁIN NEWS
Enterprise Awards:
Well done to the following students on their achievements at the Junior Enterprise Awards on Thursday 22nd March: Niamh Doyle – Best Interview: Evan Roche – 3rd Junior Category;
Jack Barron – Winner Junior category, Jack will now go on to represent Wexford Enterprise at the National Awards in Croke Park.
Lourdes Pilgrimage Raffle winners were:
1st prize – John Stoneham. 2nd – Paul O’Brien; 3rd – Pauline Kavanagh; 4th – Joe Hornick;
5th – Eileen Nolan; 6th – Luke Gaul; 7th – Diane Furlong; 8th – Mary Kelly; 9th – Mary Cullen; 10th – Ellie Delaney; 11th – Mary Thorpe; 12th – Fionn Doyle; 13th – Lorraine Simmons.
Thanks to all supported the draw.
 
NEW ROSS COMMUITY HOSPITAL – THANKS
The amount collected for New Ross Community Hospital at the recent Church gate collection came to €271.42.
Thanks to all who contributed.
 
TRIP TO KNOCK
A two-day trip to Knock from Adamstown is being organized to take place on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th June. The cost per person is €110 of which a €20 deposit must be paid as soon as possible. Please contact 087 2596159 for more information or booking.
 
PLEASE RETURN YOUR TRÓCAIRE BOX IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Adamstown Athletic Club will have their Annual Sponsorship
Run/Walk on Sunday 22nd April at Dolly’s. All athletes can collect their sponsorship card at training.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown ICA will take place this Wednesday 11th April at 8pm in the Community Centre. The competition on the night will be an Easter Floral Display of Tulips in a glass vase. Hostesses for the night will be Helen & Geraldine. New members welcome.
 
NEW ROSS LIBRARY – APRIL EVENTS
Autism Talk – Tuesday 24th April at 7pm.
As part of our Parenting series and National Blue Nose Week, Cottage Autism Network will give a talk on Autism and their charity.
Paddy Delaney Exhibition: 16th – 21st April.
Showcasing some of Paddy’s photographs over 25 years, the exhibition by the former New Ross Standard photographer offers a window back in time and a chance to reminisce.
Family History Clinic – Saturday 28th April
All Day Event:
Our family history researcher Celestine is back to provide follow up sessions for those who attended her clinic in February. New appointments can also be booked.
Scrabble Club – Every Friday 3.30pm.
For both beginners and advanced players.
To book any of the above or for more information please ring 051 421877
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 6th April were: 1 – 14 – 25 – 20. There was no Jackpot winner. The following two players matched 3 numbers and each got €100. Ciaran English, Tinnecarraig & Patrick Roche, Rathsilla. The seller’s prize went to Patrick O’Gorman. The next draw is on Friday 20th April.
Thanks for your continued support.
 
EASTER IN ST. ABBAN’S
A sincere thanks to all those who attended the ceremonies for Holy Week in Adamstown, thanks to Fr. Nolan, the Folk Group and Choir for their beautiful singing, greatly enhancing the liturgies. Thanks to those who prepared the Church & Altars so beautifully, the Easter Garden, Readers, Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Collectors, Cáit and Joe and each and every one who helped in any way to make Holy Week a prayerful occasion for parishioners and visitors alike.
 
Did you know?
Easter Sunday was celebrated this year on the 1st day of April, It is 90 years since Easter Sunday was last celebrated in 1928 on the 1st day of April.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES:
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 7th – Joe Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 8th – Bill Bradley, Woodview Drive (A)
Sat 14th – Eileen, Kate & John Delaney, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 15th – People of the Parish.
Pray for Maureen Whitty.
May they rest in peace.
 
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 14th April – Ulick Stafford.
Sun 15th – Geraldine Ridgeway.
Sat 21st – Frances Gallagher. Sun 22nd – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 28th – Anthony McGee. Sun 29th – Callie Doyle
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri night
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory
Prayer Group gather every Sunday evening from
7pm8pm.
 
CONFIRMATION
In just over one weeks time on Wednesday 18th April at 11.00am Bishop Denis Brennan will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on 5th & 6th class children in Adamstown N.S. Please remember the children and their families in your prayers.
 
WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION FOR MARCH
No collection on Mar 4th due to inclement weather.
Mar 11th - €360.00 Mar 18th - €195.00
Mar 25th - €241.00.
Thanks for your contributions to our Parish, either weekly, standing order, monthly or otherwise, it is greatly appreciated.
 
GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION:
The proceeds of the collection in Aid of the Church in Need came to €205, many thanks to all who contributed. This money will be used to help our fellow Christians in the Middle East.
 
ST. PATRICK’S DAY COLLECTION:
The proceeds came to €300 and will go towards the Education off Seminarians studying for the Priesthood in the Diocese of Ferns. Many thanks to our generous donors.
 
ANNUAL LOURDES DRAW
Our Annual Lourdes Draw takes place this Sunday during 10.30am Mass. Thanks to all those who purchased tickets and to the sellers for their help. Good luck to everyone.
THANKS:
The Parish Committee would like to thank Mr. Philip Murphy, Printer, Misterin who kindly printed the Lourdes Tickets.
We are also thankful for his beautiful Pictures of Leonardo di Vincis the Last Supper, which were distributed on Holy Thursday at the Mass for the institution of the Last Supper.
 
 
SYMPATHY
Our deepest condolences to Paddy & Bridget English and family Raheenduff on the death of Paddy’s sister, Eileen Quigley, Ballindoney, Ballywilliam who died on Monday 2nd April. To her family, relatives and friends our sympathy also.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated in Christ The King Church, Poulpeasty on Wednesday last with burial in the new Cemetery, Poulpeasty. May she rest in peace.
 
Our deepest sympathy also to Tom and Ann O’Brien, Killegney, Clonroche on the death of their beloved son Jack on Tuesday 3rd April. To his grandparents, Jimmy & Maisie Colfer and all the Colfer family, the Leap our sympathy also.
Jack’s funeral Mass was celebrated in Christ the King Church, Poulpeasty on Friday last with burial in the adjoining Cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
Our sympathy also to Rita Power and family, the Leap on the death of Rita’s sister Anne Bane Kelly, whose funeral Mass took place on Monday 2nd April in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
May she rest in peace.
 
PRO-LIFE
The amazing advances in ultrasound technology illuminate the truth that the unborn child is a human being – a human life with potential, not a potential human life.
 
HORSE & DONKEY TALE (Joe Brolly, Sunday Indo)
Horse goes into a pub and falls into a conversation with a donkey. Says to the donkey, “What do you do for a living? Donkey says “I take kids on my back at the beach. What abut yourself? Horse says, “I’m retired now, just taking it handy” What did you do? asks the donkey. Horse says “I don’t want to blow my own trumpet but I used to be a champion racehorse”. “No way”, says the donkey. “I ran on the flat and over jumps. Won the Derby, the St. Leger and, in the twilight of my career, I won the Grand National”. “Wow”, says the donkey. The two hit it off, share a half-dozen pints, and before they parted, the horse agrees to come to the donkey’s for dinner the following Friday. The donkey, desperate to impress his new friend, goes out next morning, buys a photograph of a zebra and hangs it over his mantelpiece. When the horse arrives for dinner on Friday evening, he says, “Who is that in the photo?” Donkey says,
That’s me when I played for Juventus”.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Sir Winston Churchill.
All the great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word, freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy and hope.
 
Monday 9th April is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord.
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
As we pray this week, let us remember our farmers, who struggle so much at this time to cope with the difficulties our continued bad weather is imposing on them.
Let us also pray for good weather.