October 21st 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 26th Oct at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 26th will be; Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong. On Fri 2nd Nov will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. On Fri 9th Nov will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. On Fri 16th Nov will be: Ann Marie Mackey & Ann Redmond. On Fri 23rd Nov will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Friday 12th Oct were: John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Richie Murphy, Pat Quinn, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, James Handrick & Mick Bolger.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB
Forthcoming dates for your Diary:
Saturday 24th November – Christmas Party in Scully’s. the Maudlins.
Sunday 2nd December – Ploughing at New Ross.
Tuesday 4th December – Annual General Meeting in Raheen.
Sunday 7th April 2019 – Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run in aid of heating for St. Abban’s Church.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
The monthly I.C.A. meeting was held on Wednesday 10th October in Adamstown Community Centre. After the prayer and singing of ‘My Land’ the President, Helen Furlong welcomed all and introduced Jill, a potential new member to the guild. Our Sponsored Walk for the Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party fund is on Sunday 28th October at 2pm.
starting from the Community Centre. Support is much appreciated and all welcome to take part.
The Bowling Tournament takes place in Leisure Max on November 16th. Ladies, if anyone is interested in travelling to Manchester for Christmas Shopping, a bus will be organized, depending on interest. The trip is for two nights and includes B & B, and return coach and boat for €189 per person, this is also open to non I.C.A. members.
Art classes to commence soon, also open to non-members. The competition for ‘nicest hand-tied bouquet of, Autumnal leaves and berried was won by Helen Furlong and the raffle was won by Geraldine Bradley.
As it was Breast Cancer Awareness Week, it was decided to donate the raffle money to the cause, amount collected €65.
A lovely tea was served by Rita Furlong and Ann McDonald. We ended the night with a fun filled hour of card playing, “Gin Rummy? (no Gin or rum involved) courtesy of Kathleen, what a laugh we had.
New members are always welcome, next meeting on Wednesday 14th November. Competition if a Christmas Table Arrangement with candle.
 
NEW PHONE NUMBER
Raheen Family Resource Centre has a new direct phone line, the number is 051 442888
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN
The next Social Dance will take place in Adamstown Hall this Saturday 20th October. Dancing to Thomas Maguire and Fhiona Ennis. Your support is much appreciated
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
Book & Bake Sale this Wednesday 24th October from 9.20am. We has such a big response to our request for books last time, we do not need any for this event.
Cakes, buns, confectionary very welcome, doors open to receive same at 8.30am. All proceeds from this day are being spent on Music equipment, -Keyboard and other items.
Split the Pot Draw this Wednesday in school, envelopes are now available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. Envelopes cost €2.00. Profits from the Split the Pot draws up to Christmas will be going to the purchase of extra P.E. equipment.
Your support for both is very much appreciated. Many thanks.
Christmas Shoe Box Appeal – The children are again this year filling shoeboxes with gifts for children overseas who have so little. Suitable items – Toiletries, pens/pencils, colouring books, crayons, socks, hat, scarf, underwear, skipping rope, doll, cuddly toy, ball etc. Leaflets are available in the church porch and filled boxes may be returned to Adamstown N.S. by November 9th.
 
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN NEWS
Open Night 2018
A sincere thank you to all members of staff and students who made positive contributions to our Open Night. We had a huge turnout again this year from a much broader range of schools with enrolment forms coming from Bree, Rathgarogue, Glynn, Clonroche, Taghmon, Caroreigh, Donard, Raheen, Courtnacuddy, St. Mary’s Enniscorthy, Adamstown etc. The feedback from parents has been very positive and they are thankful to those staff members who facilitated guided tours on the night.
A sincere thank you to our Parents Association who played an active role on the night providing refreshments.
Craft Fair 2018
The Annual Craft Fair will take place in Coláiste Abbáin on Thursday 6th December from 6pm – 9pm. and will be a fundraising activity for the college. Well done to all involved.
 
FREE HEALTH CHECKS
The Irish Heart Foundation is providing free Health Checks in their mobile unit, which will be located at Adamstown Community Centre on Thursday Nov 1st from 10.30am – 4.pm. In Raheen Family Resource Centre on Fri 2nd Nov same times. To book contact 051 428805
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 20th - Denis and Elizabeth Cummins, Raheenfuff (A)
Sun 21st – Bernard Doyle, Oldcourt (A)
Sat 27th – Kathleen Rothwell, Groveside (A)
Sun 28th – Patrick, Kathleen Murphy, Kilrane and deceased members of the Murphy family, Coolangree also
Babs Carr. (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
St. Anthony’s Mass and Prayers continues every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each evening.
 
NOVEMBER MASSES FOR THE HOLY SOULS
The November Masses will take place as follows:
Monday 19th – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle,
Adamstown, Coolnagree.
Tuesday 20th – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey,
Woodview Drive.
Wednesday 21st – Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh,
Coonogue.
Thursday 22nd - Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff,
The Barracks.
Friday 23rd - Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla,
Fairfields.
May they Rest in Peace.
Each evening we will gather in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
All present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament.
Please return your envelopes as soon as possible,
an offering is optional.
You are welcome every night or any other night.
 
SERVERS
Sat 20th – Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 21st – Watt Crean, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 27th – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Stephen Power
Sun 28th – Róisin Colfer, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue.
Sat 3rd Nov – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle.
Sun 4th – Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 20th – Liam Whelan. Sun 21st – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 27th – Anthony McGee Sun 28th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 3rd Nov – Frances Gallagher. Sun 4th Callie Doyle
Sat 10th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 11th – Betty O’Shea
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Make new friends,
But keep the old,
One is silver,
The other is gold.

SUN 21ST OCTOBER – WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Today we come together for a truly incredible celebration of solidarity and unity within our Church – World Mission Sunday! Today, every single parish worldwide – and YOU – share what you can so the life-transforming work of missionaries overseas can continue. Today, through your prayers and contributions, you are fully appreciating the dedication of our missionaries who live and work in communities that are struggling and often war-torn.
World Mission Sunday is co-ordinated by “World Missions Ireland”, originally known as the Pontifical Mission Societies and the Church’s official charity for overseas mission.
It is part of a worldwide network of over 120 charities.
Many of the international offices go by the name ‘Missio’.
World Missions Ireland and their fellow charities ensure that today’s contributions are distributed justly to where the need is greatest within our Universal Church.
A collection will be taken up after Saturday night & Sunday morning Masses this weekend.
 
30th ANNIVERSARY OF WIN
The Adamstown/Cloughbawn ladies’ football team of 1988 are celebrating their 30th Anniversary of winning their All-Ireland Club football Championship. This function is taking place in the Cloch Ban, Clonroche on Saturday October 27th. The night will begin at 8pm with the match being played on the big screen, followed by refreshments and music.
This will bring back some wonderful memories of that day in Callan on Nov 20th 1988 when the ladies defeated Ballymacarbry, Waterford on a score line of 2-6 to 1.4. to win the Dolores Tyrrell Memorial Cup. All families, friends and supporters are invited to attend.
Management of the 1988 team were: Matt O’Neill, Benny McCabe, Michael McCabe, Peter Caulfield & John Michael Porter. Team – Ann Barron, Mag Doherty, Mary Moore, Ann English, Pauline Bradley, Kathleen Moore, Anna Whitty, Catherine Murphy, Bridget Bradley, Lillian Doyle, Ann Reddy, Bernie Byrne, Jackie Codd, Josephine O’Connor, Geraldine Codd, Bernie Bradley, Eileen Ryan, Mary Greene, Mary Fleming, Ann Doyle, Caroline O’Connor, Ann Kent and Kay McCabe. Wishing all the ladies a wonderful get-together.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 19th October were: 11 – 14 – 15 – 29. There was no Jackpot winner. The following five players matched three numbers and each got €40. Barron Boys, C/O A & M Hardware, Ava & Grace Kelly, Doononey, Mick Bolger, Robinstown, John Jordan, C/O Peter Kelly, Catherine Sullivan, Clohass. The next draw is on Friday 2nd November for a Jackpot of €13,500. Keep on buying the tickets.
 
The Autumn of our Lives: (Pope John Paul 11)
Grant, O Lord of Life, that we may savour every season of our lives as a gift filled with promise for the future.
 
Seanfhocaill
An rud is annamh is iontach.
That which is rare is wonderful.