May 27th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 1st June at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 1st June will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa. On Fri 8th will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. On Fri 15th will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine Thorpe. On Fri 22nd will be: Breda Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. Proceeds going to Parish funds.
Card winners on Fri 18th were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Johnny Furlong, Seamus Wickham, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Pat Doyle and Owen Elmes.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place in the Community Centre on Friday 1st June. Do keep buying the tickets; the big money is still there to be won.
 
ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY – THANKS
Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow would like to express their sincere thanks to all those who attended their recent Tea Day for Alzheimers, also those who gave donations. The amount raised was €623 which will go to support the Society in County Wexford.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL –
Family Fun Evening”
The staff, Parents Assoc. and parents are having a ‘Family Fun Evening’ in the school grounds this Thursday 31st May from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of extra goals for the children, in particular the younger ones. Among the events will be: Bottle Stall, Wheel of Fortune, Family Hamper Raffle & Split the Pot, Fishing, Number Shoot, Giant Inflatable obstacle course, Lucky Dip, Book & Bric a brac stall, Face Painting, Throwing wet sponges, Egg Throwing, Teas & Refreshments, the athletic club will have an obstacle course. The school is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year and there will be a display of old school records. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you all.
 
PLANTING GRANT 2018
Important notice for all voluntary community groups, tidy town groups, resident associations and schools interested in planting projects for public area.
Applications for planting grants are now available. An application form can now be submitted by logging onto www.wexfordcoco.ie/plantinggrants
Closing date is 5pm on Friday 8th June 2018
For more info contact the Environment section at 053 9196313
 
DEVASTING FOREST FIRE AT CAMROSS HILL
On Friday afternoon just before 4pm, the fire started and quickly spread through the young forest, destroying all in its path. New Ross Fire Crews quickly arrived on the scene with two brigades, but had to contend with very rough terrain, a further fire crew from Wexford came to help later. They fought throughout the night to contain the blaze, having to bring water from the Barracks River; at times the fire appeared to be blazing in many different parts of the forest. Unfortunately it started up again on Saturday morning. Later in the day Coillte’s Forestry Manager Mr Liam Stafford ordered in helicopter to help deal with the fire, the helicopter carried 400 litres of water from a local lake on many trips back and forward over one and a half hours, and thankfully were able to declare the area safe on Saturday evening. A word of praise and thanks to all the fire crews for their valiant work under very tough conditions. This area is regularly used as a rubbish dump and some months ago a car was set on fire there, it is such a shame to see a beautiful forest reduced to such a blackened state, around 15 hectares of land affected, with a cost in the region of €200,000 to Coillte.
 
GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTION CLONGEEN
A recording of old inscriptions on the old graveyard in Clongeen is presently on the way. Some people from the Adamstown and Raheen area have relatives and friends buried in the old graveyard cemetery. Unfortunately some of the inscription have faded away and are almost totally illegible due to weathering. Your help is required if your family’s headstone no longer bears the information as it once did and is important to preserve.
Please ring 087 2363903 for more info.
 
CAMOGIE TRAINING
For any girls in the Raheen, Adamstown or Newbawn parish wishing to start camogie training, the training is 7-8pm on Wednesday nights at the pitch in Newbawn. Age group, children born during or before 2012. Contact Club secretary Janet Kelly 087 0618824 or Child Safety Officer Karen Myers 087 9665003
 
KNOCK PILGRIMAGE
There will be a One-Day Coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday 1st July for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick up points: Wellington Bridge, Hollow Bar, Ramsgrange, New Ross.
Fare is €55 including two meals. For more details contact
Michael Bowe at 051 388437 or 087 9418661
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 26th May – Bernie Whitty, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 27th – Frances Furlong, Misterin (A)
Pray for Syl & Statia Barron, Coonogue (A)
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
 
First Friday Mass 1st June at 9.45am
Visitation of the sick and housebound on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 26th – Frances Gallagher Sun 27th – Kay Whelan
Sat 2nd – Anthony McGee Sun 3rd – Sheelagh Delaney
 
SERVERS
Sat 26th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 27th – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 2nd June- Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 3rd – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
 
Rosary at the Grotto in Knockreigh at 8pm each week night for the May.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Live simply, love generously, and care deeply.
Speak kindly, leave the rest to God
 
Wexford MABS
Free professional and confidential support in all money worries. Call 0761072780 for an appointment
 
NEED TO TALK
The Samaritans – 116 123, 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.
Console – 1800 247 247, text HELP 51444
Childline – 1800 666 666, text TALK 50101
Teen-Line Irl – 1800 833 634
Aware – 1890 303 302
 
ADORATION – THANKS
Thanks to all those who spent time in Adoration from
10.00pm on Wednesday night last until 8.00am on Thursday morning in St. Abban’s Oratory for Pro-Life.
 
THE HOOK OF FAITH
www.thehookoffaith.com. A new way of sharing the Faith, digitally proclaiming the Gospel in the Diocese of Ferns and beyond, which was launched by Bishop Denis Brennan on Tuesday 8th May
 
HEAVEN’S POST OFFICE – Angels at Work
A newly arrived-soul in Heaven was met by St. Peter.
The saint toured the soul around Heaven. Both of them walked side by side inside a large workroom filled with angels. St. Peter stopped in front of the first section and said, “This is the Receiving Section. Here, all the petitions to God said in prayer are received.” The soul looked at the section, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets from all the people in the world. They walked again until they reached the 2nd section, and St. Peter told the soul, “This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are packed and delivered to the persons who asked for them down on earth” The soul saw how busy it was. There were so many angels working in that room, since so many blessings were being packed and delivered to earth. Finally at the farthest corner of the room, the soul at the last section. To the surprise of the soul, only one angel stayed there idly, doing nothing. “This is the Acknowledging Section”, St. Peter told the soul. “How is it that, there is no work here. “? That’s the sad thing,” St. Peter answered. “After the people receive the blessings they ask for, very few send their acknowledgements.” How does one acknowledge God’s blessing?” “Simple”, St. Peter answered. “Just say, “Thank you, Lord.”
(St. Martin Magazine)
 
WORDS TO PONDER – Nothing Lasts
(Sr. Stan Kennedy in Gardening the Soul)
Nature teaches us that nothing lasts forever and nothing ever continues at it began. This gives us the courage to seek solutions to our difficulties, the courage to get through any hard time, because we know that no matter how hard it may seem at any given moment, it will go away.
 
SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION SESSION
Diocese of Ferns Safeguarding Information Session in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross this Monday 28th May from 7.00pm – 9.00pm for Parishes in the New Ross area.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility so please come along and get informed about safeguarding practice.
 
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Throughout Ireland, preparations are well under way for the World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Dublin from 21st to 26th August 2018. This event is held every three years and is a time when families from all over the world gather to pray, and to celebrate marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church.
The theme of the meeting, chosen by the Holy Father, is The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World.