May 6th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 11th May at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 11th will be: Ann Redmond & Ann Marie Mackey. On Fri 18th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. On Fri 25th will be: Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 6th June will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa.
Proceeds going to parish funds. Card winners on Fri 27th April were: Phil & Mary Jackman, Ann Lawlor, Kathleen Whelan, Seamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Matt O’Neill & John Hanley.
 
ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY
Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow will host an Alzheimer’s Tea Day at their home on Saturday May 12th from
2pm – 5pm. Your support is much appreciated. All donations collected go to Wexford Branch of Alzheimer’s Society.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
The monthly I.C.A. meeting due to be held on Wednesday 9th has been deferred until Wednesday 16th May as a number of our members are away.
Congratulations to all the ladies who took part in “I.C.A’s Got Talent” last week. Liz, Ann, Mary J, Geraldine, Sheelagh, Helen, Cáit, Frances, Callie & Breda, we came 2nd overall, a great result. At the Bowling Competition last Sunday, Breda, Helen, Eleanor, Eileen took part; Eleanor was on the runner up team, well done Eleanor.
Eight members attended the Federation A.G.M. in the Ferrycarraig Hotel last Monday evening. Liz represented the Guild in the competition which was an Easter Arrangement of Tulips in a clear glass vase height 18”.
A busy few weeks for the ladies indeed! We always welcome new members, so feel free to come along to one of our meetings, usually the 2nd Wednesday night of the month.
 
SUMMER CAMPS
Raheen Family Resource Centre is running the following summer camps this year. July 9th – 11th Sport and art for 4-6 year olds from 10am to 1pm. Cookery summer camp July 16th – 18th for 7-9 year olds from 10am to 1pm. The cost of both camps is €30 per child with a €5 deposit to secure your place. For further details or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 428805
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB
A few seats still available for the trip to Donegal on the weekend of June 22nd to 25th. Contact Seamus at 087 2829722
 
LOTTO DRAW TAKES PLACE THIS MONDAY 7TH MAY
 
 
EVENTS IN NEW ROSS LIBRARY IN MAY
Grow it yourself – Tuesday 15th may 7pm. If you are a keen gardener or interested in becoming one, then book your place for this popular event and learn the tips and tricks you’ll need to grow it yourself
An Extreme Irishman – The Life and Death of Major Willie Redmond – Tuesday 22nd May at 7pm. This lecture has been prepared by librarian and local historian Jarlath Glynn who has researched the history of the Redmond family over a long number of years.
Creative writing group – Tuesday 8th May at 7pm. Whether you are interested in fiction, prose or memoirs why not join us?
Irish Conversation Classes – An bhfuil cupla focail agat? Would you like to learn more Irish or get some practice to revive the skills you have? If so, then join us every second Wednesday at 12pm. Failte roimh chach.
An Introduction to Calligraphy – Tuesday 29th May at 7pm. Calligrapher Jagdeep Sahans will guide you through this introduction to the beautiful art of calligraphy. Book your spot, as places are limited.
To book any of the above please contact 051 421877
 
A BIT OF HISTORY
It is said that during the Second World War some soldiers serving in France wanted to bury a friend and fellow soldier who had been killed. Being in a foreign country they wanted to ensure their fallen comrade had a proper burial. They found a well-kept cemetery with a low stone wall around it, a picturesque little Catholic Church and a peaceful outlook. This was just the place to bury their friend. But when they approached the priest he answered that unless their friend was a baptised Catholic he could not be buried in the Cemetery. He wasn’t. Sensing the soldier’s disappointment the priest showed them a spot outside the walls where they could bury their friend. Reluctantly they did so. The next day the soldiers returned to pay their final respects to their fallen friend but could not find the grave. ‘Surely we can’t be mistaken. It was right here’ they said. Confused they
approached the priest who took them to a spot inside the Cemetery walls. ‘Last night I couldn’t sleep, said the priest I was troubled that your friend had to be buried outside the cemetery walls, so I got up and moved the fence’
Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell. Bill Copeland
 
WWW.THEHOOKOFFAITH.COM
Digitally proclaiming the Gospel in the Diocese of Ferns and beyond. A new way of sharing the Good News.
Join us for the website launch with Bishop Denis Brennan and Special Guest speaker Breda O’Brien, journalist with the Irish Times. Tuesday 8th May at Riverside Park Hotel,
Enniscorthy. Begins at 7.30pm. All welcome.
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in the darkness but have the light of llife. John 8:12
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 5th – Breda O’Brien, Templeshelin (A)
Sun 6th – Peg Kelly, Coonogue (A)
Sat 12th – Patsy O’Connor, Newtown (A)
Pray for Nicholas, Catherine O’Neill & Michael Booth, Misterin, Shane O’Neill, Carrigbyrne, Michael & Maura Hanley, Ballylanders and Jack Hanley, Knockanean, Co Cork (A)
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
St. Anthony’s Mass & Devotions continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
 
Wednesday next 10th May – Feast of the Ascension of the Lord.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 5th May – T.J McDonald Sun 6th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 12th – Liam Whelan Sun 13th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 19th – Eoghan Greene Sun 20th – Kay Whelan
 
SERVERS
Sat 5th – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 6th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Richard Whelan
Sat 12th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman, Stephen Power
Sun 13th – Jack Carty, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Sat 19th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
 
ROSARY AT KNOCKREIGH GROTTO
The Rosary will be recited at Knockreigh Grotto at 8pm Monday – Friday for the month of May, please come along and join us.
 
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
First Holy Communion will take place in St. Abban’s Church, on Saturday 19th May at 11.00am for second class children in Adamstown N.S. We ask your prayers for the children and their families at this special time in their lives.
 
FAMILY FUN EVENING – ADAMSTOWN N.S.
The staffs with support and help from the Parents Assoc, and parents is holding a ‘Family Fun Evening’ in the school grounds on Thursday 31st May from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. As this is the 70th anniversary of the school’s opening, we invite past pupils to come along also and join in the fun and games. Further details later.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
The telephone number for the Sacred Heart conference of St Vincent de Paul is 087 9032375. The conference covers the areas of Raheen, Adamstown, Newbawn and Clonroche. If you are in need of assistance please contact this confidential number.
 
 
HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
The Right to life shared internationally
As long ago as 1924m the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child stated that, ‘the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth’. ‘This statement was repeated in the 1959 UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and in the 1990 UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. ‘The view that an unborn child has the right to life is a view which is shared by millions across the world’. Baroness Nuala O’Loan
 
CURA
After I had my baby, my friends were all in college or working. It was like we had nothing in common anymore, I emailed Cura and they put me in contact with my local centre. I went to see a counsellor a few times. She was brilliant’. Jenny 22
Cura number 1850 6220626. www.chooselife2018.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sincere sympathy to the family, friends of the late Christopher Eustace, Eustace’s Corner, Raheenvarren, Newbawn who died on Monday 30th April. Christopher had been a patient in Oakfield Nursing Home, Courtown for several years; he will be missed by staff and residents also.
His funeral Mass took place in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Newbawn on Wednesday last, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
SOCRATES AND THE MARKETPLACE
True philosopher that he was, Socrates believed that the wise person would instinctively lead a frugal life. He himself would not even wear shoes; yet he fell under the spell of the marketplace and would go there often to look at all the wares on display.
When one of his friends asked why, Socrates said: “I love to go there and discover how many things I am perfectly happy without. (Anthony de Mello – St. Martin Magazine)
 
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Thank you Lord for all mothers; on this day let us think of them.
Whether they are with us or gone to their heavenly reward. We think of their kindness their compassion, their care for us and all their unconditional love.
We pray that you will watch over them and support them in the joys and struggles of their daily lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
 
TRÓCAIRE LENTEN APPEAL
The response to this year’s Trócaire Lenten Appeal
has been very welcoming with a huge response from the Parish of Adamstown. The amount donated to date is €1,310. A sincere thanks to all those whose generosity will make a massive difference in the lives of all who will benefit from it.
God bless you all.