April 29th 2018
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 4th May at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 4th will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. On Fri 11th will be: Ann Redmond & Ann Marie Mackey. On Fri 18th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 20th were: Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Mickie Murphy & Pat Finn.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 20th April were: 1- 4 – 14 – 26. There was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners. Lucky dip winners were Liz Bradley, Shanoule, Kay White, Newbawn, Harry Curtis, The Boola, Caoimhe Dillon, Newbawn. Seller’s prize winner was Ned Furlong. Next draw on Friday 4th May.
ANCCR Area Development currently have vacancies on their Community Employment Scheme. Support worker in Raheen, 1 General Operative in Clonroche and 1 in Newbawn. You must be over 25 yrs of age and be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for at least 12 months. Apply to the supervisor on 087 4144313. DSP criteria applies.
ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY
Ellie Walsh & family, Tomgarrow will host an Alzheimer’s Tea Day at their home on Saturday 12th May from 2pm -5pm. Your support is much appreciated. All donations collected go to Wexford Branch of Alzheimers Society.
Having a party? Take the stress out of it by hiring Raheen Catering Service to provide the food for your party. Raheen Catering Service offers a fantastic range of salads, sandwiches, hot food, finger food and desserts at competitive prices. Please contact Berni or Martina for more info or to place an order on 051 428805 from 9am to 2.30pm.
COLAISTE ABBÁIN SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS
Congratulations to Graham O’Reilly who has been signed up again this year with Wexford Youths. We acknowledge the commitment that is required to play at this level and we wish him the very best this season.
Rugby – Well done to Paul Dier and Jack Barron who both play with Wexford Wanderers. They will be great ambassadors for rugby in our College.
Player of the Match – Well done to Megan Butler on getting player of the match recently and continued success.
Sympathy to John O’Neill, Glenour, Adamstown on the death of his beloved wife Mary, who died recently, to her sons, daughters, brother, sister, grandchildren, great-grandchildren extended family, neighbours and friends. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally, Co Laois with burial afterwards in St Kieran’s Cemetery, Kilkenny. May she rest in peace.
The family of the late Mary O’Neill, Glenour, would like to extend our thanks to all our neighbours and friends for their help and support during this sad time. She was a very special person, had a smile for everyone and was a lady right to the end. She will be sadly missed.
Our sincere sympathy also to Pat & Ellie Walsh, and family Tomgarrow on the death of Pat’s mother, Mrs Mary Walsh, 21 Mary St, New Ross on Thursday 19th April, having celebrated her 96th birthday the previous Sunday.
Sympathy also to her sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in the Parish Church, New Ross on Saturday last with burial in St Stephen’s Cemetery.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
MODEL COUNTY DRAW
Tickets are presently on sale from the local GAA club committee members and players, for this year’s club and county development draw. As usual many valuable prizes are on offer to be won including a new car for each of the three months draw. The €50 cost of a ticket to cover the three months offers good value considering the number of valuable prizes to be won and also considering that the proceeds will be divided between the local club and county. Support would be much appreciated.
NEWBAWN HALL RENOVATION – BUY A BRICK
Fundraiser launch night in Newbawn Hall Saturday 28th April 2018 at 8.15pm. Newbawn Hall has served the community for over 150 years; as a national school from 1860-1909 and then as a community hall and worthy of preservation and support of the community. However, it is now time to give the Hall a makeover to facilitate more activities as requested in the community household survey. The project will incorporate an extension and will deliver the following; Extended hall area, new kitchen area, outside toilets, central heating system, disability access and French doors overlook the garden. Buy a brick campaign is asking each household in the community to sponsor a brick. The names of those who purchase bricks will be on display in the hall on the Wall of Friends. This wall will be a permanent testament to the individuals who donate to the project, be it in their own name or the name of a loved one. The number of bricks is limited, don’t miss out, record your name in history!
Sat 28th – John & Josie Barden, Doonooney
Sun 29th – The People of the parish
Sat 5th May – Breda O’Brien, Templeshelin
Sun 6th – Peg Kelly, Coonogue
Pray for Patrick Nolan, New Ross (A)
May they rest in peace
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
St Anthony’s Mass and Devotions continue every Tuesday night in St Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 28th – Anthony McGee Sun 29th – Callie Doyle
Sat 5th May – T.J. McDonald Sun 6h – Betty O’Shea
Sat 12th – Liam Whelan Sun 13th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 28th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 29th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 5th – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 6th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard Whelan
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Ballyvergin/Glenour for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of April. It is now the turn of parishioners from Misterin for the month of May.
ROSARY AT GROTTO IN KNOCKREIGH
The Rosary will be recited at Knockreigh Grotto each weeknight for the month of May, the month of Our Lady.
Please come along and join with us.
Bring Flowers of the Rarest:
Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodland and hillside and dale.
Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower on the vale.
Chorus: O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today
Queen of the Angels and queen of the May.
Their lady they name thee, their mistress proclaim thee.
Oh, grant that thy children on earth be as true,
As long as the bowers are radiant with flowers,
As long as the azure shall keep it’s bright hue.
Mary, our model and mother,
by your obedience and patience you have taught us
how to be true children of God.
Please help us by your powerful assistance
to overcome all our weaknesses,
and to fulfil perfectly our tasks throughout this day.
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR MAY
Evangelisation: Formation in Spiritual Discernment
That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.
THE LATE POPE PIUS XII
Never and in no case has the Church taught that the life of a child must be preferred to that of the mother. It is erroneous to put the question with this alternative; either the life of the child or that of the mother. No, neither the life of the mother nor that of the child can be subjected to an act of direct suppression. (Pius XII, 1951)
Stay with us Lord, when our family is united, when joy and laughter make life easy.
Stay with us lord, when there is trouble at home, when discord and anger upset our peace.
Stay with us Lord, when there is sickness at home, when we need your courage and support.
Stay with us Lord, when the journey of life is over, and take us to our heavenly home, to stay with you Lord, in peace forever. Amen
Envelopes will be distributed during the week. Thank you for your generosity.
THE CAREFREE CUCKOO (Elizabeth McArdle – Far East Magazine)
After months of dark, gloomy weather, the cuckoo arrives to deliver good news that summer is almost here. The famous ‘cuck-coo’ call of the male give the bird its name and ‘onomatopoeia’ is the big word to describe this. The cuckoo is one of the few birds that is rarely seen and yet well known. One of its most unique features is its feet which are ‘zygodacty! This second big word means that’s its two inner toes point forward and the two outer toes point backwards. Cuckoo mothers are famed for laying their eggs in other birds’ nests and leaving other birds to feed and rear their offspring. They will select a nest in which the eggs are similar in colour to their own. Upon hatching, the cuckoo chick will not tolerate the other chicks and extends one of its powerful legs and back-kicks the other hatchlings or eggs out of the nest. The cries for food of the young cuckoo can be so loud and demanding that other birds are often, persuaded to feed it and oftentimes, the young cuckoo will grow even larger than its foster parents. When they are fully-grown, the juvenile cuckoos will fly to their wintering areas in tropical Africa, despite never having been there before. Their biological parents will have travelled some weeks earlier.