September 2nd 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 7th Sept at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 7th will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen J. Walsh, Eileen N. Walsh. On Fri 14th will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong. On Fri 21st will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine L. Kelly, Catherine J. Kelly & Mary Fortune.
On Fri 28th will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 24th Aug were: Ann Lawlor, Kathleen Whelan, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Seamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, John Murphy, Sean Cullen & John Murphy.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 7th September in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,500. Keep on buying the tickets, it just could be you this week.
 
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
The Irish Cancer Society needs an extra 15 drivers for Volunteer Service in Wexford. Particularly in the following areas: Ferrybank, Coolcotts, Rosslare and Castlebridge to drive cancer patients to Waterford University Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin and other hospitals. We are looking for drivers with free weekday availability and have a car available to them.
Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All volunteer expensed are paid for. If you would like to volunteer, please call Laura on 01 2310594, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.
 
MUSIC, THEATRE, DRAMA
Names are now being taken for Colla Voice Performance & Musical School’s Musical Theatre Class in Raheen Hall from Thursday 13th Sept. Covering all aspects of stage; drama; movement/dance and singing as well as lots of games and improvisation fun.
Thursday evenings at 5.00 - 5.45pm for 4 – 8 year olds.
5.45 to 6.45pm for 9 – 12 year olds. To register please call 086 1073841.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Life’s struggles come along
to make us better, not bitter”
 
END OF AN ERA OF FAMILY POSTAL DELIVERY SERVICE
On Friday 21st August, Kathleen Rochford (nee Whelan) Tomgarrow retired after 20 years from Postal Delivery service, mostly in Camolin bringing to an end over one hundred and thirty years of family service to An Post. Beginning with her grandfather Bill Whelan, Adamstown who was at 19 years old, listed in the 1901 Census as a postman and he continued until he retired at 65. Following on was Mick Whelan (Kathleen’s father) who served as a Postman in Adamstown & Ballywilliam for 27 years. Uncles Joe served in Camolin and Kevin served in Adamstown, both with many years of service also. As the Whelan family Postal tradition comes to an end we wish Kathleen long life and happiness in her retirement.
 
SYMPATHY
The death occurred on Wednesday 29th August of Philip Doyle, Breezeleigh, Forth Mountain and formerly Breezemount, Adamstown. To his wife Brigid, sons Paul, Philip and Frank, brothers Frank, Jim, Paddy, Ger, sister Nell and all the extended family our deepest sympathy. Philip’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St.Catherine’s Church, Murrintown on Friday with burial in The New Cemetery, Murrintown.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. WELCOMES NEW INFANTS
Adamstown National School welcomes its new Junior Infants: Noel, Darragh, Daniel, Juan, Terry, Jessica, Tomás, Caoimhe, Mason, Óisin, Mia and Alice.
We also welcome Hanry and Kieran to other classes.
We hope they have a happy time in our school.
 
MANAGING BEHAVIOUR PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS OF THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH ASD
Autism Ireland are bringing this programme to Wexford for parents and this is being supported by Cottage Autism Network and Aviva.
Venue: St. Michael’s Hall, Green St, Wexford Town.
Each Thursday for 8 weeks beginning 13th September.
Sessions Available: 11.00am – 1.00pm.
or 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Cost €50 for the programme.
For more info/to book contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
WORDS OF WISDOM
All of us could take a lesson from the weather,
It pays no attention to criticism.
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Sept 1st – Molly and Paddy Larkin, Adamstown (A)
and Ann English, Glenour (A)
Sun 2nd – Peg and Paul Kearns, Raheen (A)
Sat 8th – Josie Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 9th – Joe Bradley, The Hill, (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday.
St. Anthony’s Mass and prayers continue every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory.
 
SERVERS
Sat 1st – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle.
Sun 2nd – Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 8th – Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 9th - Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 1st – Anthony McGee.
Sun 2nd – Kathleen O’Connor.
Sat 8th – Family Mass.
Sun 9th – Kay Whelan.
Sat 15th – Eoghan Greene.
Sun 16th – Callie Doyle.
 
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK
Wednesday 5th – St. Teresa of Calcutta
Saturday 8th – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Saturday 1st September - World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Today, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for sins committed against the world in which we live.
(Pope Francis)
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Misterin for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of August. It is now the turn of parishioners from Newtown/The Leap for the month of September.
 
THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER
Universal: Young People in Africa.
That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.
 
PATRON MASS AT 1.30PM THIS SUNDAY – Mass will be celebrated in the Cemetery (weather permitting) otherwise in the Church.
Blessing of graves will take place following Mass.
 
LET US REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THE
FOLLOWING WHO HAVE DIED SINCE LAST PATRON.
Tom Cahill, Raheenkennedy,
John Doyle, Palace,
Lila Kent, Adamstown,
Michael Power, Templeshelin,
Tommy Whitty, Oldcourt.
May they rest in peace.
 
REFLECTIONS ON PATRON SUNDAY
You can shed tears that they are gone,
Or you can smile that they have lived.
You can close your eyes that they will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all they have left.
 
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them,
Or you can be full of the love you shared with them.
You can turn you back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday.
 
You can remember them and only that they are gone,
You can cherish their memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what they would want you to do,
Smile, Open your eyes, Love and Go on.
 
Taken from Newsletter 2nd 3rd Sept 2006
In 1981, new ground was needed for graves. Former P.P. Canon Noel Hartley approached (the late M.J & Evelyn Cullen) with a view to purchasing land adjoining the Old Cemetery. The generous response of the owners to give the ground free gratis and for nothing is something that the Parish has every reason to be grateful for. A glance at the Ordinance Survey Map indicates that the Old Church dedicated to the Holy Cross in use before the present Church (1835) stood on the ground of the New Cemetery which was part of the Church Meadows. We remember especially in our prayers to-day the happy repose of the souls of M.J & Evelyn Cullen. May they rest in peace.
 
Death is not a journey
into the unknown land,
it is a voyage home.
We are not going to a strange country,
but to our Father’s house.

And among our kith and kin. (John Ruskin)