August 19th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 24th August at 9pm.
Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 24th will be: Brighid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. On Fri 31st will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O’Rourke & Elizabeth Greene.
On Fri 7th Sept will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen J. Walsh, Eileen N. Walsh. On Fri 14th Sept will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 10th were: John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Mick Bolger, Ann Lawlor, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Sean Cullen & John Nolan.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next Adamstown Lotto Draw takes place this Friday 24th August in the Community Centre at 10.30pm.
The Jackpot is €13,500. Buy a ticket and give yourself a chance of a nice bonus. Proceeds going to Adamstown GAA, Soccer Club & Parish Committee.
 
NIGHT TO REMEMBER AT ADAMSTOWN BALLROOM
For all patrons of the ‘Show Years’ a large collection of photographs, posters etc, as far back as the 60s, 70s, and 80s will be displayed in Adamstown Ballroom on the 24th August during a Charity Dance for Sr. Helen Delaney. Sr. Helen works in Uganda.
Danny Doyle of the Dance Hall era has a large collection of photos etc and is kindly offering them for a display. This will bring back happy memories of the great dance in the Ballroom with bands such as Big Tom - Larry Cunningham – The Indians – Margo – Brendan Bowyer – and The Great Dana.
The late Pat Hays was constantly seen in the Ballroom snapping the famous top stars of the time.
 
Dancing on Fri 24th August in Adamstown Ballroom, music by Philip English. Admission €10 with all proceeds going to Sr. Helen Delaney.
Your support is much appreciated.
 
DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE
Divine Mercy Pilgrimage in Our Lady’s Island on Tuesday 21st August. Rosary at 7pm. Mass at 8pm
Everyone welcome.
 
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN
Social Dancing in Adamstown Hall this Saturday 18th August. Music by Glen Flynn. Your support is much appreciated.
ADAMSTOWN UNDER AGE SOCCER CLUB CELEBRATIONS
Eighty-five children between the ages of 9 and 16 received medals and trophies in the Community Centre on Tuesday evening August 14th.
A great evening was enjoyed by all the children; the presentation was followed by a party, which was very much appreciated.
The Girls U-14 Division 1 winners of the Wexford and District League received their winning medals and trophy on winning Division 1. Well done girls.
Congratulations to all the young players, mentors, and the many adults involved with the teams over the past year. It is wonderful to see eighty-five young people playing sport and having fun and enjoyment in the process.
NOTE: If anyone is interested in managing the U 10 boys Soccer team please contact Graham Bradley on 087 9514355.
 
IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is holding a Church Gate collection on weekend of Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August in Adamstown. The monies raised will be used to help send young people with special needs to Lourdes at Easter 2019. Your support us appreciated.
 
ST. ABBAN’S GAA CLUB DRAW
Congratulations to Finbarr Bradley, Barracks Rd, who was the lucky winner of two All Ireland Tickets in St Abban’s Club recent draw.
The Club would like to thank all those who supported the draw by buying tickets.
 
EXAM RESULTS
As our young students from the Parish received their Leaving Certificate results this week and now embark on their chosen careers, be it in College or in the work place, we wish them every good wish for the future.
There are many opportunities currently for young people and enthusiasm and hard work will ensure success.
 
SYMPATHY
Our deepest sympathy is extended to Fiona and Liam Booth and family, Woodview Drive on the death of Fiona’s sister, Eileen Delaney, Newtown, Ramsgrange.
Sympathy also to her children and extended family.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated in Star of the Sea Church, Duncannon on Monday last with burial in the New Cemetery, Ramsgrange. May she rest in peace.
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 18th – Tom (Tiddler) Byrne, Kellystown (A)
Sun 19th – Dennis Matthews, Wales (Month’s Mind)
Sat 25th – John, Bridie, Nicholas, Sister Eleanor
Whelan, Kellystown (A)
Sun 26th – Pat Power, The Leap (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
PATRON IN ST. ABBANS – SUNDAY 2ND September
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 18th – T. J. McDonald.
Sun 19th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 25th – Liam Whelan.
Sun 26th – Geraldine Ridgeway.
Sat 1st – Anthony McGee
 
SERVERS
Sat 18th – Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea.
Sun 19th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 25th – Megan Martin, Róisin Colfer, Faye Hynes, Stephen Power.
Sun 26th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 1st – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday in St. Abban’s Oratory.
St. Anthony’s Mass and Prayers continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.
 
FEAST DAY THIS WEEK
Wednesday 22nd – Feast of Our Lady Queen and Mother.
The Queenship of Mary – During the Middle Ages, Mary was venerated as queen of the angels and saints. Pope Pius X11 prescribed the memorial for the universal Church at the close of the Marian Year 1955.
It is placed on this date to stress the connection of Mary’s queenship with the Assumption.
 
RECENT DEATH
The death occurred on Aug 10th of Mary Doyle, Dublin,
(nee Delaney, Tomgarrow). Our sympathy to her sisters Mamie and Kathleen, son Eddie, daughter Betty, her many relatives in the Adamstown area.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Mon 13th in the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery.
Mary was laid to rest on her 90th birthday.
May she rest in peace.
 
OUR LADY’S ISLAND PILGRIMAGE THIS WEEK
Sun 19th – Mass of Healing- With Blessing of the sick at 3pm. Daily Mass at 3pm & 8pm.
Eucharistic Holy Hour 5.30 – 6.30pm Tuesday & Thursday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation usually before 8pm Mass.
 
A BADGE OF HONOUR (Mary Kenny – Irish Catholic)
I like the new ‘Baby on Board’ badges that pregnant women are being encouraged to wear on public transport as a prompt to the public to offer expectant mothers a seat. It’s a point of respect, of consideration and of maternal health: It can be stressful, especially in the second half of pregnancy, to have to stand on public transport. But I see that some public notices are now following the practice absurdly pioneered by London Transport, of referring to ‘pregnant people’, to maintain ‘gender-neutral’ language. Look, folks, pregnancy is a function – and a privilege – of the female sex, in all mammalian species. And it is disrespecting women’s unique capacity for bringing human life into the world by gender-neutralising the role.
 
CHOIR PRACTICE FOR PATRON MASS
Choir Practice in St. Abban’s Church on Monday evening August 20th at 7pm.
 
FREE Gity & Guilds Dementia Care Workshop for Family Members.
Home Instead Senior Care Wexford – Office R 9, Clonard Village Centre, Clonard, Wexford. Y35 E938
To book your place call 053 9184042 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dates: Tuesday 4th September: 6 – 7.30pm
Wednesday 12th Sept: 6.30 – 8pm.
Tuesday 18th Sept: 7 - 8.30pm.
Wednesday 26th Sept: 8 - 9.30pm
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Indian Traditional Code of Ethics
Treat the earth and all of her aspects as your mother. Show deep respect for all the mineral world, the plant world, and the animal world. Do not pollute our Mother; rise up with wisdom to defend her.
 
ANNUAL PATRON IN ST. ABBANS – Sunday 2nd September
 
Old Irish Prayer:
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you will be
So please, say a prayer for me as you pass by.