August 26th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 31st August at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 31st will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O’Rourke & Elizabeth Green. On Fri 7th Sept will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen J Walsh, Eileen N Walsh. On Fri 14th will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish funds.
Card winners on Fri 17th August were: John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Sean Cullen & Johnny Nolan.
 
ANNUAL PATRON
The Annual Patron, Rosary and Blessing of graves will take place in Adamstown next Sunday 2nd Sept. The Mass will be celebrated outdoor (weather permitting) at 1.30pm otherwise in St Abban’s Church. A large attendance is expected, so please come early, particularly if you would like a seat. We owe everything we have today to all those who have gone to their eternal reward. It is only right and proper that we remember and pray for all our relations, friends and neighbours, who have passed on over the years.
May they all sleep in the happiness of Heaven.
Would all members of the Cemetery Committee please report for duty at 12.30pm. Please obey the parking stewards and be as generous as possible to Cemetery Collection. This is the 25th Patron that the local Cemetery Committee has organised. Keep up the good work.
 
As with other years a trailer will be left in the Cemetery this week, we ask everyone attending to the graves of their loved ones, to please put any debris from the graves into this trailer. A sincere thanks to John Kehoe for the use of the trailer during the week.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN NEWS
Coláiste Abbain in Adamstown is a school which is introducing Senior Cycle PE. Principal John Nolan said ‘We will be opening that up to our 5th year students this year along with German for the first time as a Leaving Cert subject and Agricultural Science also. With our new school we have expanded to a dynamic Curriculum and we are able to offer students smaller class sizes of around 24 students compared to other schools in the area, which makes for stronger relations with teachers and classmates.
 
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
A drop-in bereavement support group is held in New Ross on the first Thursday of every month in the Pastoral Centre on Robert Street from 11.00am to midday. The New Ross Parish Bethany Bereavement Support Group is there for people who have suffered a bereavement.
 
NOTICE OF AGM
Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of Raheen Community Development Group Company Ltd by Guarantee will be held in Raheen Parish House on Thursday 20th September at 8pm. We are now seeking nominations from the local community, for consideration at our Company AGM to replace retiring directors. If you would like to be considered for election to the board, nomination forms are available at reception. Raheen Community Development Group Company Ltd by Guarantee is the Governing body of all the projects taking place at the centre under the Family Resource Centre Programme. The overall aim is to work in collaboration with the local community and relevant agencies to provide family support through develop community-based responses for families and the community. For further information you can contact any of the current directors or phone 051 428805. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the retiring directors for their contribution to the project during their time with the board and we wish them well in the future.
 
NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR LOCAL POST OFFICE
You are now able to get UK Sterling and US Dollars in Adamstown Post Office. We encourage everyone to support our local Post Office, because rural Post Office all over Ireland are being forced to close and like everything “you’ll never miss it ‘till it’s gone”
 
DYSLEXIA
New Ross Dyslexia Workshop, September new enrolments now being taken. If your child has difficulties with reading, writing or has been diagnosed with dyslexia we’re here to help. We have a limited number of places available for the new school year. Classes are on Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm in Kennedy College, New Ross starting September 18th. For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Call Kathleen on 087 2045715 or Marianne on 0868324550
 
IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
A Church gate collection takes place this weekend Sat 25th & Sun 26th after Masses in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. Your support is very much appreciated.
 
FREE City & 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
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 25th Aug – John, Bridie, Nicholas & Sister Eleanor Whelan, Kellystown (A)
Sun 26th – Pat Power, The Leap (A)
Sat 1st Sept 7.30pm: – Molly & Paddy Larkin, Adamstown and Ann English, Glenour (A)
Sun 2nd 10.30am: – Peg & Paul Kearns, Raheen (A)
Sat 1st Sept, Mass at 9.30am, Laurence Power & Annie Kent, Adamstown (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.
 
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 25th – Liam Whelan Sun 26th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 1st – Anthony McGee Sun 2nd – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 8th – Family Mass Sun 9th – Kay Whelan
 
SERVERS
Sat 25th – Megan Martin, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes, Stephen Power
Sun 26th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 1st Sept – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 2nd – Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 8th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 9th – Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
 
OUR LADYS ISLAND PILGRIMAGE THIS WEEK
Sun 26th – Papal Mass at 3pm on Big Screen. Come along and experience with others and family this once in a lifetime event.
Wed 29th – Ministry with the Angels 8pm. Speaker: Francesca Browne (author)
Daily Mass during the season at 3pm & 8pm. Healing Blessing with oils after 3pm Mass.
Eucharistic Holy Hour 5.30 – 6.30 Tues & Thurs
Sacrament of Reconciliation usually before 8pm Mass
Pilgrimage continues until Sunday 9th September – Birthday of Our Lady. Mass at 7pm followed by Torchlight Procession. Celebrant: Bishop Denis Brennan.
 
BLESS YOUR FAMILY
Keep holy water by the front door, as they are leaving,
simply sprinkle, bless yourself and say God Bless You, safe journey, God bring you back safely.
Use for exams, interviews, and meetings at all times.
 
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.
 
PAPAL MASS – BIG SCREEN - 26th August 2018 @ 2pm You are invited to view the Papal Mass from a large screen in St Mary & St Michael’s Parish Church, New Ross, rather than view at home alone – it would be nice to gather as a community and feel part of the celebration. Weather permitting it would be nice to have a picnic in the grounds afterwards. You are invited to bring your own picnic and flags. Tea will be available in the Legion of Mary Pastoral Centre. Looking forward to seeing you there.
 
OUR LADY’S ISLAND
30TH August New Ross Pastoral Area Mass @ 8pm
Bus departing Parish Church @ 6pm
9th September Closing Mass @ 7pm
Bus departing Parish Church @ 5pm
Bus calling at Cushinstown Church and Carrigbyrne.
If you wish to attend either one or both, please contact Parish Office to book a seat.
 
YOUR LOCAL BUS SERVICE
Local Link Wexford (LLWx) expects to carry over 100,000 passengers in 2018 and is fast becoming the main transport service for people of all ages living in rural parts of Co Wexford. It is a public bus service for those who wish to get into their nearest town or neighbouring village to carry out business like shopping, attend college, pay bills or just to socialise. Where people are unable to get to a pick-up point we will collect them at their homes if possible. Just because a service is going to Wexford doesn’t mean you can’t get off at a village along the route. Information on all services available through its facebook page, website www.locallinkwexford.ie, by phone 053 9196279. Information can also be accessed by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL REOPENS
The news that all school going children have been waiting for! Adamstown National School reopens this Thursday August 30th at 9.20am.
We welcome back all our staff and our new Principal, Mr. Tom Cousins and extend every good wish to Ms. Caroline Delaney who has taken up a new Principal position in Wexford and to Mrs Sonia Tierney who has returned to her native Cork. We extend a warm welcome to our new Junior Infants and to all our other students. Wishing every success to our 6th class who are now embarking on a new path in their lives.
Quoting from an old Adamstown Parish Priest – Fr. Wallace who was very fond of saying: The school reopens tomorrow and the proper place for a school child on a school day – is in school”
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Fri 24th August were: 1- 5 – 16 – 24. There was no Jackpot winner. Just one match three winner Shane Bradley, Glenour who won €200. The winning seller was Callie Doyle.

Next draw Friday 7th Sep for a Jackpot of €13,500.