June 10th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 15th June at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 15th will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine Thorpe. On Fri 22nd will be: Breda Bradley, Geraldine Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. On Friday 29th will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Anne O’Brien & Eileen Moran. Proceeds going to Parish funds.
Card winners on Fri 1st June were: John Hanley, John Nolan, John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Pat Doyle, Seamus Wickham.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto take place this Friday 15th June in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,500.
Do keep on buying the tickets – it could be your lucky 4 numbers.
 
ADAMSTOWN SHOW
The 71st Annual Agricultural Horticultural, Trade and Vintage Show will take place in Adamstown on Saturday 7th July. The Organizing Committee is leaving no stone unturned to have this year’s show the best ever. Entry forms for all 230 classes are now available from the Hon. Secretary, Patrice Byrne, Chapel, Clonroche, contact 087 6166926 or any member of the show committee.
Horse entries: Abi Kent – 087 9154730
Ponies: Patrice Byrne – 087 6166926
Sheep: Gavin Rothwell – 087 2035784
Home produce & Hort: Mary Mernagh – 087 6320174
Trade stands: Eunan Flood – 087 6143207
Vintage: John Kehoe – 087 2984904 or Pat Roche – 087 2132547. Hunt Chase: Martin Marshall – 086 8551804
** Show Jumping & Dog Entries taken on Show field
** You are most welcome to exhibit at Adamstown Show
** Latest date for entries is Wednesday 27th June
Please support your local show.
 
THE SPEECH CENTRE
Speech and Language Therapy – Free information session. Wexford Public Library on Tuesday 19th June at 7pm.
Topic: how to prepare your child for starting school. Language skills, core vocabulary and following instructions. Joining conversations, making friends, and social skills. Speech clarity. All are welcome, no need to book.
 
KNOCK TRIP
2-day trip to Knock will take place on June 25th/26th. Cost is €105 which includes bus, evening meal, and hotel accommodation/breakfast. For further info contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159
 
Social Dancing in Adamstown on Saturday 16th June. Music by K JOE
FAMILY FUN DAY
To celebrate World Meeting of Families – Family Fun Day at Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday 17th June 2.30pm-4.30pm.
Official opening by Bishop Denis Brennan.
Musical line up – 2.30pm Ballindaggin Pipe Band.
3pm The Mustard Seeds.
3.30pm Danescastle Scor Champions.
4pm Cumas Band, New Ross.
Other activities: Penalty Shoot-out/children’s activities beginning at 2.30pm. Sports action with stars Lee Chin and Mark Fanning. Fitness challenge designed by Davy Fitzgerald.
Floral arranging demonstration all afternoon. Tea/coffee available to purchase. Mickey & Minnie Mouse and Paws. Ice-cream free for children. Tour of dressing rooms.
RNLI Lifeboat activity. Bricks for Kidz-lego. Face painting. Children’s drama and storytelling at 3pm – 3.20pm and 3.40pm – 4pm.
For a day to remember with fun, frolics and sporting challenges – get to Wexford Innovate Park this Father’s Day 17th June 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A.
Adamstown ICA Guild meeting on Wednesday next 13th June at 8pm. Competition is photo of a Rose,
dimensions 5 X 7. ]
Arrangements for our Annual Outing are progressing well; further updates will appear in the Parish Newsletter.
Date of Outing – 18th July, non-members very welcome.
 
COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES CENTENARY
Did you know that the name Columban comes from Columbán meaning white dove and from the scientific family name for doves: Columbidae! St. Columban was often seen with doves and small animals wrapped in the folds of his cloak. As we commemorate 100 years since the founding of the Maynooth Mission to China in 1918 let us remember St.Coumban and the Collared Dove which was dearly loved by him.
(Elizabeth McArdle – Far East Magazine)
 
June 13th – Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua
Fernando Martins was born to a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal in 1195 and is held in great esteem in that city.
He became a monk in the Abbey of Santa Cruz in Coimbra and was ordained a priest. He later joined the newly established Franciscan Order and became known as Anthony. He died in Padua in Italy in 1231 at the age of 35. He was canonized the following year.
 
Every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory Mass is celebrated in honour of St. Anthony at 7.30pm
  
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 9th June – 7.30pm: Bena Barron, The Leap (A) &
Maura Kelly, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 10th June – 10.30am: Tony & Tess Kennedy, Rathsilla (A) the deceased members of the Heffernan Family, Ballyshannon (A)
Sat 16th June – 7.30pm: Tommy Whitty, Oldcourt,
Month’s Mind
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
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 9th – T.J McDonald Sun 10th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 16th – Eoghan Greene Sun 17th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 23rd – Ulick Stafford Sun 24th – Callie Doyle
Sat 30th – Frances Gallagher Sun 1st July – Betty O’Shea
 
SERVERS
Sat 9th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 10th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 16th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 17th – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 23rd – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
 
POPES INTENTIONS FOR JUNE
Universal – Social Networks
That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.
 
MORNING PRAYER
Heavenly Father, I start out this day in your presence
May your Spirit guide me in the simple and small things of today, even doing that which will go unnoticed for your glory. Grant me the grace to live the gospel with my whole heart, my whole soul, my whole mind and my whole strength. I offer you this day for the Pope’s monthly intentions. Amen
 
WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTIONS
May 6th - €517 May 13th - €437
May 20th - €229 May 27th - €191
Thanks to all our generous subscribers, weekly, annually, occasionally or by Bankers Order.
 
WEEKLY ENVELOPES FOR 2018-2019
These envelopes will be distributed in the next few weeks.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are all so dependent on other kindness how can it be that in the middle we neglect kindness towards others.
 
WEDDING BELLS
Our best wishes to Joanna McCabe and Philip Grace and Deirdre Larkin and Colm O’Grady who were recently married in St. Abban’s Church, Adamstown.
 
PRE-MARRIAGE COURSE
The Diocese of Ferns requires all couples preparing for Marriage in the Catholic Church to do a Pre-Marriage Course under the auspices of Accord.
The following aspects of marriage are dealt with in each course.
ACCORD’s Marriage Preparation Course
MARRIAGE, A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION”
Exploring the richness of the Sacrament of Marriage.
 
The Eight Modules of the Course are:

Marriage and your Family of Origin and Self Awareness

Marriage and how you Communicate

Choosing the Sacrament of Marriage

Marriage and your Conflict Management

Marriage and your Sexuality and Intimacy

Marriage and your Fertility Awareness and Well-being

Marriage and your being Parents

Marriage and your Commitment.

LIFE IS FOR LIVING !

Relationships don’t just happen. They’re not accidental. They’re an achievement. It takes two people giving eighty percent to each other to maintain any relationship.

Relationships of their very nature must be more than maintenance. If this is true of humans in their relations, it is more true of our relationship with God.

We are born into relationships. We are made for relationships. Ultimately, our relationships are all that matter. Relationships are the only things in life that endure.

They last forever. (Vincent Travers OP – Messenger Mag)

HOW MUCH DOES A MAN NEED? (Leo Tolstoy)

A famous Russian novelist wrote this story about a man named Pahom. Pahom, who was a greedy man, had accumulated a lot of property. Then he hears that the Bashkirs, a minority race in Russia, are practically giving their land away. He decides to visit them and they offer him as much land as he wants, provided he can walk its perimeter in one day. Pahom agrees and goes out on his trek, but when the sun starts to set, he finds he has walked too far. Running back, Pahom collapses at the starting point just as the sun disappears behind the horizon. The Bashkirs try to congratulate him, only to find him dead.

In answer to the question posed in the title, the Bashkirs bury him in a hole six feet long by two feet wide.

THREE THINGS

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back:

Time,

Words

Opportunity