July 8th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 13th July at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 13th will be: Ann McDonald, Una McDonald & Sinead O’Gorman. On Fri 20th will be: Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer & Margaret Furlong. On Fri 27th will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O’Gorman & Ann O’Gorman. Proceeds going to Parish funds.
Card winners on Fri 29th June were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Terry McDonald and Pat Byrne.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 29th June were: 14-20-21-23. There was no Jackpot winner and just one match 3 player who received €200, Kate & Paddy Rochford, Tomgarrow. Winning seller was Cáit Bradley. The next draw is on Friday 13th July in the Community Centre. Keep buying the tickets – don’t mind Friday 13th!
 
CEMETERY COMMITTEE NOTICE
NEW CEMETERY PATH
Work will begin on the laying of a new cement path along beside the Church, as far as the toilet area, from Monday 16th July. All visitors to the cemetery are asked NOT to use the Church entrance for the moment. The Cemetery Committee apologise for the temporary inconvenience. Annual Patron will take place in St Abban’s Cemetery on Sunday 2nd September.
 
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Gorta Self Help Africa will hold a Church gate collection in Adamstown this Sat 7th and Sun 8th July. Please be as generous as you can.
 
ADAMSTOWN ICA NEWS
Ladies, don’t forget Adamstown ICA Guilds summer outing to Waterford Crystal, Bishops Palace, Copper Coast & Bunmahon on Wednesday 18th July. Still time to book your seat on the bus. This will be a lovely relaxing outing, not too far from home and in good company. Other guilds & non-members welcome. Contact Helen on 086 3454036, Breda 087 6149947, Cait 087 6964082
 
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS
Some local residents have expressed an interest in starting up a Tidy Towns Committee in Adamstown. A meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday 10th July at 8pm in the Community Centre. We would love to see you there.
 
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Have you suffered a bereavement in your life?
Would it help to talk?
New Ross Parish Bethany Bereavement Support Group hold their monthly Drop-In-Centre in the Parish Pastoral Centre, Robert Street, and New Ross the first Thursday of each month from 11.00am – 12.00pm. Why not come along and join us for a cuppa and a chat. Contact no: 087 3846577
 
CARRIGBYRNE FIELD DAY & VINTAGE RALLY
The annual Carrigbyrne 2nd Sunday Field Day & Vintage Rally takes place this Sunday 8th July at 2pm in Newbawn Sportsground. There is a special trad music session in honour of the late Tom White, a local musician and Uileann pipe-maker. Many of Tom’s friends will be gathering together on the day to share their musical talents.
The usual Field Day events will also take place, teas & refreshments available.
 
A BIT OF LAUGHTER
Hit and Miss
An old lady went into a pharmacy and bought a packet of mothballs. The next day she returned and bought another packet. On the third day, she did the same. When she appeared on the fourth day, the chemist could not restrain his curiosity. ‘You must have a lot of moths, madam,’ he queried. ‘Yes, I have,’ she replied. ‘And I’ve been throwing these balls at them for three days now and I haven’t hit one yet!’
 
WHAT’S ON IN NEW ROSS LIBRARY FOR JULY
Fairy Tales with Baya the Storyteller:
Sat 14th July 11am.
Children will be treated to three fantastical fairy tales followed by a chance to paint one of the main characters in the story.
A Dog’s Life: Monday 16th July 11.00am
We are delighted to welcome back Heather and Ted from Dogs Trust for this popular workshop on responsibility dog ownership.
Storytime with Susan: Saturday 28th July 11.30am
Stories, games and fun for children aged 7 and under.
An Introduction to Eugene O’Neill:
Tuesday 17th July 7.00pm
New Ross Library invites you to an introduction to the playwright, his life and works with Marie Duffin.
 
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN
Social Dancing in Adamstown Hall on Saturday 21st July.
Music by Theresa & the Stars. Please support
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 7th - People of the Parish
Sun 8th – Bridget Kiely, Glenour (A)
Sat 14th – Eamonn & Martin Furlong, Greenview (A)
Sun 15th – Jay Roche, Ballyshannon (A)
Pray for Tom, Mary, Seamus and Breda O’Brien, Tomgarrow (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 will take a break for July & August and return in September.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 7th – Anthony McGee Sun 8th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 14th – T.J.McDonald Sun 15th – Kay Whelan
Sat 21st – Liam Whelan Sun 22nd – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 28th – Eoghan Greene Sun 29th – Kathleen O’Connor
 
SERVERS
Sat 7th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman, Stephen Power
Sun 8th – Jack Carty, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Sat 14th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 15th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 21st – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 22nd – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 28th – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 29th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
 
POPES INTENTION FOR JULY
Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
12 things to remember in life:
The past cannot be changed
Opinions don’t define your reality
Everyone’s journey is different
Things always get better with time
Judgements are a confession of character
Overthinking will lead to sadness
Happiness is found within
Positive thoughts create positive things
Smiles are contagious
Kindness is free
You only fail if you quit
What goes around comes around.
Author unknown
 
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
I expect to pass through this life but once. If, therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again
ADAMSTOWN UNDER 14 GIRLS TAKE PART IN FÉILE
Adamstown U-14 Girls Football team represented their Club and County at the National Féile Péile na nÓg last weekend.
This was an unique occasion for this talented team.
The féile is firmly established as a high point in the GAA season for clubs. Adamstown girls were hosted by St. Kevin’s GAA Club, Co. Louth and the girls have made new friends from the various host families involved over the weekend. An event like this requires enormous planning and preparation and the Adamstown Backroom Team of Kevin Bates, Claire Furlong, Jackie Roche, Jeremy English and Liam Gill are to be saluted as they worked tirelessly to enable these girls to progress to National Club level and come away with memories and experiences that will keep them involved in the game for years to come.
The surge of pride that the girls felt when they were waved off on Friday morning by club members, families, community, teachers and school mates was palpable, and the great pride of wearing their club jersey in National Competition. The team progressed to quarter final stage and were narrowly defeated by Ballymacarbery, Waterford.
Interestingly, Adamstown ladies football team encountered the same blue jerseys of Ballymacarbery in their National Senior Club All Ireland victory in 1988.
Our U-14 girls have a bright future as they were right up there with the best of teams, but they have no regrets after playing their hearts out and performed brilliantly in all their games. More important, however was the chance to get away together and get to know each other a little better and forge new friendships. It was really an experience that they’ll never forget and they should be so proud of the way they represented their Club and County. Thanks also to everyone from the club for the welcome home on Sunday evening.
The Team: Aoife McCabe, Róisin Gill, Caoimhe Curtis, EllenGill, Ellie Kehoe, Liz Dempsey, Isobel English, Leah Furlong, Katie English, Niamh English, Sinead Roche, EllenDuggan, Karolina Jaglarz, Rebecca Ogilvie, Niamh Bates, Chloe O’Neill, Ciara Mooney, Eilish Roche, Ella Furlong, Maeve O’Neill, Clodagh Crean & Erin McDonald.
 
FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES CELEBRATION
Any family wishing to attend the Festival of Families Celebration in Croke Park on the evening of August 28th, please contact Fr. Nolan as soon as possible.
 
 
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GOOD WISHESCongratulations and best wishes to Tommy and Kathleen O’Connor, Misterin who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 3rd July. Wishing them many more years of happiness and good luck.