September 23rd 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 28th September at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 28th will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. On Fri 5th Oct will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. On Fri 12th will be: Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy & Maura Barden. Proceeds going to Parish funds.
Card winners on Fri 14th Sept were: Jim Wickham, Johnny Furlong, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, James Handrick and Mick Bolger
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN PARENTS ASSOC AGM
Reminder: Colaiste Abbain Parents Assoc. Annual General Meeting this Thursday 27th September in the College at 7pm
 
SYMPATHY
The death occurred on Sunday last of Maimie Breen (nee Delaney, Tomgarrow) Rathimney, Gusserane, just a few days short of her 96th birthday. Sympathy to her sons Pat, Tom, Laurence, Gerard & Andrew, daughters Ann and Joan,
sister Kathleen (Wales) extended family, neighbours and friends. Sympathy also to her many relatives in our parish. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday 28th in St John the Baptist Church, Gusserane with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
 
GREAT WAR SHOW
A Great War centenary memorial concert is taking place in St. Michael’s Theatre on Saturday November 10th.
The concert will pay homage to over 250,000 Irishmen who went to fight in the war between 1914 and 1918, including the youngest Irish soldier to die, 14-year old Waterford youth John Condon. There will be a great variety of familiar war songs, also anyone with any memorabilia are asked to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 051 421255
 
LOCAL LINK WEXFORD
To book your seat on the local link bus, please contact the office at 053 9196276 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.
 
TREES FOR WEXFORD CAMPAIGN 2018
Applications are now being sought for Wexford County Council Trees for Wexford Campaign. If you are a voluntary community group, residents association or school and interested in receiving free trees, an application form can be submitted by logging onto www.wexfordcoco.ie/trees. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19th October 2018. If you require more info regarding the scheme, contact the environment section at 053 9196375
 
BIRTHDAY MEAL – FOR JIMMY
To celebrate Jimmy’s Roche’s 90th birthday recently, Adamstown Active Retirement are having a meal in the Horse and Hound on Thursday 4th October at 1.30pm. All are welcome to come along. Jimmy was a member of Adamstown Active Retirement for many years. We need to book The Horse and Hound for the meal, so anyone interested in going to the meal, please ring Betty O’Shea on 053 9240777 or Callie Doyle on 053 9240972
 
TEMPLESHELIN CHARITY DAY
The Bradley family would like to thank everyone who contributed in making this day such a success. They would like to thank the people who volunteered to work on the day, who brought food. The vintage men who brought machinery to display and worked so hard in giving a fantastic vintage demonstration. Our sponsors who donated prizes to the raffle and all who helped. The following were the prize winners in the raffle: Anne French, Cait Bradley, Aidan Curtis, Ciara Stephenson, Patricia Wickham, Eileen Walshe, Jack Roche, Murt Hendrick, Martin Cloney, PJ Murphy, Colm McEvoy and Seamus Murphy. The total amount collected to date is €4650.01. a cheque presentation will be arranged and the cheque will be presented to Wexford Hospice Homecare.
 
ADAMSTOWN ICA GUILD NEWS
The Adamstown ICA Guild held their first meeting since the summer break, on Wednesday 12th September in the Community Centre. Our president Helen Furlong welcomed all and thanked the ladies for putting on a great display at the ICA stand at the Adamstown show. She had a special word of thanks to Cait Bradley for organising a lovely summer outing and to Dympna Rochford for representing her guild and county at the ICA Pitch and Putt competition. Helen also mentioned we had helped set a new world record by knitting hundreds of woollen squares, all of which were sewn together to form a huge blanket, which beat the previous world record. It was started by Valerie Larkin from Ennis Co Clare and she advertised for groups to help her and now it will be cut into smaller blankets and distributed to the Red Cross for use. A lovely tea was served by Eileen Thorpe and Breda Bolger. The raffle was won by Liz Furlong and Geraldine Bradley. Next meeting Wednesday 10th October @ 8pm in the Community Centre, new members welcome.
 
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CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 22nd – Peter Thorpe Snr & Peter Thorpe Jnr, Newtown (A)
Sun 23rd – John & Kate Power, The Leap (A)
Sat 29th – Bridie Wakeman, Raheenduff (A)
Sun 30th – Kevin & Molly Whelan & Moira Pierce (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 22nd – Frances Gallagher
Sun 23rd – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 29th – Ulick Stafford Sun 30th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 6th Oct – Eoghan Greene Sun 7th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 13th – T.J McDonald Sun 14th – Kay Whelan
 
SERVERS
Sat 22nd – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 23rd – Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 29th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 30th – Watt Crean, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 6th Oct – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Stephen Power
Sun 7th – Roisin Colfer, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
 
Feast Day this week: Thursday 27th Sept – St Vincent de Paul: 1580 – 1660, committed to care for the disadvantaged and the oppressed, founded the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians) and the Daughters of Charity (1633), the first sisters to work outside their convents in active service. He is the patron saint of all charitable works.
 
EVENT FOR BEREAVED
The Hope Cancer Support Centre is hosting an evening for people who have been bereaved by the death of a loved one from cancer. This will take place in the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy this Tuesday Sept 25th from 8pm – 9pm.
It will be presented by Denis O’Connor, for more info please contact 053 923855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
BLESSING OF SCHOOL BAGS
A blessing of school bags for the new school year at Adamstown National School will take place at 10.30am Mass in St. Abban’s Church on Sunday 30th September.
Children are invited to come along & bring their school bags for this Blessing which since it was introduced a couple of years ago has proved to be a very welcome event.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Centuries ago the Philosopher Vutaire said God gave us the gift of life. It’s up to us to give ourselves the gift of living.
 
OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES (St. Martin’s Mag)
In a school lesson the teacher was explaining about whales. A little girl piped up and said, “I just learned that Jonah in the bible was swallowed by a whale”. The teacher said it was impossible for a whale to swallow a human, because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was relatively small. The girl said: “I am sure Jonah was swallowed by a whale”. The teacher again said it was impossible. The little girl replied, “My Sunday school teacher told me Jonah was swallowed by a whale and she would not lie to me”. A bit perturbed by this, the teacher proclaimed: “That is a “story” from the bible, it is not factual, and I will not argue with you”
After a little thought, the girl responded: “Well, when I go to heaven, I will ask Jonah”. Now challenged, the teacher spouted: “What if Jonah didn’t go to heaven?
Not at all daunted, the girl quipped, “…ok then you ask him”.
 
PIONEER PINS
Adamstown Pioneers are currently arranging for the presentation of Silver and Gold Pins to our members.
If you think you may be entitled to a Gold or Silver Pin, please contact Ellie Walsh in the next week.
 
Coffee BREAK & BINGO
Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Break & Bingo in Adamstown Community Centre this Friday 28th September from 10.30am – 12.30pm. They invite you to come and join them for a tea/coffee and finish off the morning with a Novel game of Bingo. Cost is €3.00
 
OPPORTUNITY WELL SPOTTED
During the World Meeting of Families the staff and volunteers of the Dominican run St. Martins Magazine
Distributed thousands of free promotional copies.
One such distributor was moved by a young man who asked for a few dozen copies, and innocently handed a bundle over to him. The same fellow was later selling them outside Croke Park for “only a euro each”.
The Lord did tell us to be “as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves” (Mt 10:16) it’s good to see both virtues alive and well in the Church!
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 21st September were: 5 – 7 – 13 – 19. There was no Jackpot winner, the following 4 players matched three numbers and each got €50. Nikki Dunphy, William Cash, Knockreigh, Peter & Alannah Kelly, Doononey, Tom Foley, Brownstown. Winning seller A & M Hardware.
Next draw is on Friday 5th October in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,500.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL PARENTS ASSOC. AGM
Adamstown National School Parents Association will take place in the school on Thursday 4th October in the school at 8pm.
 
Seanfhocail
Binn béal ina thost.
Silence is golden.