October 7th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 12th October at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 12th will be: Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy & Maura Barden. On Fri 19th will be: Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. On Fri 26th will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J Furlong.
Proceeds going to Parish funds.
Card winners on Fri 28th Sept were: Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Jim Wickham, John Furlong, Chris Byrne, Bridie Dillion, Patsy Byrne & Seamus Joyce
 
JAMES IS MANAGER OF THE YEAR!
Congratulations and well done to James Dobbs Cullen’s Gala, on winning the overall award for Manager of the Year at the 2018 Gala Annual Conference and BEST Awards at a lavish ceremony in The Kilashee Hotel, Naas recently. Another award for our local Gala supermarket. Great news!
 
ST ABBANS – LIMITED LOTTO SYNDICATE
240 per year (€20 per month) to be part of a limited lotto syndicate that will purchase 16 Euro Million plus lines and 16 National Lottery plus lines per draw every week. All lines will be quick pick. Included will be a FREE Model County Draw ticket (value €50) where you will get a chance to win many prizes including 3 cars. There will be a draw for members paid in full before the start date with a chance for 2 members to win €200 each. A special draw for syndicate members will take place monthly for 2 prizes of €100. Al lottery winnings will be divided equally amongst all fully paid up syndicate members at the end of 12 months. Predicted start date January 2019. Syndicate open to everyone. Join today and support the development of the astro turf/lights and the new GAA grounds. Get you application form by phoning or texting Marie 087 7984531, Majella 087 2719723, GAA phone 087 1852949. If you’re not in you can’t win!!
 
ADAMSTOWN ICA GUILD NEWS
On Monday 24th September three members Eileen Thorpe, Helen Furlong & Sheelagh Delaney travelled to the ICA Federation meeting in Ramsgrange. Helen represented the guild in the Federation competition ‘sell that’ and performed very well, getting a good response from the attendance. Fr Colm Murphy spoke on Mental Health & thanked the ICA for their help over the years. Adamstown guild monthly meeting takes place next Wednesday 10th in the Community Centre, at 8pm in Adamstown. Competition is the nicest hand tied bouquet of autumnal leaves and berries. Don’t forget new members always welcome. You can come along to a meeting without joining the guild, just to see if it is something you would like to join.
 
FILM MAKING WORKSHOP
A free film-making workshop for young people from 13-15 years old is starting in Raheen Family Resource Centre on Friday 5th October from 6pm to 8pm. This will be an opportunity for young people to learn how to write a script, design props, record and edit a film and make new friends in a safe, fun, friendly environment. The facilitator will be Therese Dalton and the project is financially supported by Wexford County Council Creative Communities Programme.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN – OPEN EVENING
Tuesday 9th October 2018 – 7-9pm. All welcome. Principals address at 8pm. For 5th and 6th class students come and see our magnificent state of the art facilities in Adamstown. Facebook: Colaiste Abbain, www.colaisteabbain.ie, 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.
 
COFFEE MORNING THANKS
The recently held coffee morning organised by Kathleen O’Sullivan at Foley’s of Newbawn in Aid of Hospice Homecare was well supported with a sum in the region of €1,000. Kathleen and her fellow workers wish to thank all for their support including Frank for the use of his premises. Anyone who still wishes to donate may do so.
 
WEXFORD LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Home insulation free of charge. The Warm Project provides a range of energy saving measures, which include attic and cavity wall insulation, draught proofing of doors and windows, lagging jackets for hot water cylinder and cold-water storage tanks, low energy light bulbs and energy advice. These services are available to homes, which meet the following criteria: Privately owned (owner occupied), constructed before 2006. Home owner must be in receipt of one of the following payments: Fuel allowance, jobs seekers allowance for over 6 months and with a child under 7 yrs old, working family payment, one parent family, domiciliary care allowance, carers allowance and live with the person they are caring for. Contact: The Warm Project, Green Street, Wexford. Tel: 053 9160752, Fax: 053 9174030, 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.
 
COFFEE BREAK AND BINGO
Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Break and Bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday 16th October from 10.30am-12.30pm for older members of the community.  The cost is €3 and all are welcome.
 
Seanfhocail
Ní thagann ciall roimh aois.
You can’t put an old head on young shoulders.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 6th – Josephine Phelan, Waterford (A)
Sun 7th – Mai Furlong, Misterin (A)
Sat 13th – Willie & Hannah Coady, Oldcourt (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 6th Oct – Eoghan Greene. Sun 7th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 13th – T.J McDonald. Sun 14th – Kay Whelan
Sat 20th – Liam Whelan. Sun 21st – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 27th – Anthony McGee. Sun 28th – Kathleen O’Connor
 
SERVERS
Sat 6th Oct – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Stephen Power
Sun 7th – Roisin Colfer, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 13th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 14th – Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 20th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 21st – Watt Crean, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia Swierczynska
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER
Evangelisation: The Mission of Religious
That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.
 
Feast Day this Week: St. John XX111 (Optional memorial)
Thursday 11th October
St. John XX111 born in Sotto il Monte, diocese of Bergamo, 1881, taught in the seminary, worked as a military chaplain in World War 1, apostolic delegate in Bulgaria, later in Turkey and Greece, nuncio in Paris, Patriarch of Venice 1953, elected Pope 28th October 1958. Called the Second Vatican Council, which began on 11th October 1962. He died 3rd June 1963
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St. John XX111, Pope - Prayer
Almighty and eternal God,
who in the Pope, St. John the Twentieth-Third,
gave to the whole world
the shining example of a good shepherd,
grant that, through his intercession
we may with joy spread abroad the fullness of Christian charity.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in unity with the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
WEDDING BELLS
Congratulations to Annette Doyle, Fairfields and John Somers, Enniscorthy who were married in St. Abban’s Church on 29th September 2018. Wishing them every blessing for their future.
THE CONVERSATION OF A 1 DOLLAR AND A
100 DOLLAR BILL (Pioneer Magazine)
One day, a dollar bill and a hundred dollar bill became folded together in a wallet, and they struck up a conversation about life experiences. The hundred-dollar bill began to boast: ‘I’ve had a great life,’ he bragged. ‘I’ve seen all the big hotels, been to a casino with a famous Hollywood legend, who I won’t mention. I’ve been in the wallets of the richest man in the world, flown from one side of the world to the other! I’ve even been in the wallet of two Presidents of the United States, and one of them bought the finest crystal chandelier with me.’ In awe, the dollar humbly responded. ‘Nothing like that has ever happened to me, but I’ve been to church a lot.’
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in his arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cars for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 5th October were: 3 – 5 – 21 – 29. There was no Jackpot winner, the following three players matched 3 numbers and each got €70. Seamus Doyle, Knockreigh, Kate English, Tinnecarrig & Seamus Doran c/o online lotto.
Winning seller was James O’Neill. Next draw on Friday October 19th in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,500.
 
A SINCERE THANKS!
Fr. Robert Nolan would like to thank you for your prayers, good wishes and Mass Bouquets. He has completed his daily visits to Whitfield Clinic for Radiation and is thankful to all those who offered transport. The Clinic is blessed with wonderful personnel whose kindness and professional competence is very much appreciated by all those who are fortunate to be able to avail of their services.
Thank you to one and all and God Bless you.
 
FERNS DIOCESAN OFFICE NOTICE
Dates for Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019 & 2020
The Pilgrimage to Lourdes will change with effect from 2019.
The 2019 Pilgrimage will take place from 11th – 16th May
The 2020 Pilgrimage will take place from 8th – 13th May
This may be useful when scheduling dates for Confirmation & Holy Communion.