October 28th 2018

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 2nd Nov at 9.00pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 2nd will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. On Fri 9th will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. On Fri 16th will be: Ann Marie Mackey & Ann Redmond. On Fri 23rd will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 19th were: Richie Murphy, Tom Rochford, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Phil & Mary Jackman, James Handrick & Mick Bolger.
All the card players extend their deepest sympathy to the
O’Brien family, on the death of John O’Brien, Oldcourt.
John was for many years a weekly card player in Adamstown. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
HALLOWEEN FIRE SAFETY MESSAGE

Bonfires should be in a safe area, away from house/ buildings/commercial premises and overhead cables and pylons.
A bonfire should be supervised by adults.
Residents Associations and members of the public are required to ensure that bonfires do not occur in housing estates, green areas.
All communities and neighbourhood watch should be on the alert for the dangers that are associated with Halloween bonfires.
Have a Happy and Safe Halloween.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sympathy to Mrs. Helen Furlong and family, Misterin on the death of her uncle Morgan Dunne, Enniscorthy on Sunday 21st. His funeral Mass took place on Thursday Oct 25th in St. Senan’s Church, Enniscorthy. May he rest in peace.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sympathy to Fr. Noel Hartley, and all the Hartley family on the death of his brother Mr. Tom Hartley, Ballinclare, Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny. His funeral Mass took place in Glenmore Church on Monday last. May the rest in peace.
Our sympathy also to Mrs. Mary Galway and family, Tomgarrow on the death of her mother Mrs. Anastasia (Stasia) Sinnott, Coolroe, Clonroche, which occurred on Saturday 20th October. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Clement’s Church, Cloughbawn on Monday last with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 2nd November in the Community Centre.
Keep on buying the tickets, it could be you next time.
 
 
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
A huge thanks to all who supported our Book & Bake Sale in the school on Wednesday last. A big thanks for all the lovely confectionery, thanks to the parents’ association for their help and to the students who helped out also. The proceeds amounted to €337.
Split the Pot Draw: School seller was Myia Siggins.
Draw winner was Harry Whelan, 2nd class who got €65.
Thanks again for your continued support.
 
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
 
NEW PHONE NUMBER
Raheen Family Resource Centre has a new direct phone line, the number is 051 442888
 
HALLOWEEN DISCO FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL KIDS
Get ready for a Primary School Kids Halloween Fancy Dress Disco on Monday October 29th in Adamstown Community Centre from 6pm – 8pm. Entry €3.
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS
Leinster Cross Country
Adamstown Athletic Club will be hosting the Leinster Uneven Ages Cross Country in Adamstown on Sunday 11th November. We would appreciate any help on the day, so if you can work, e.g. making sandwiches/buns/cakes or Car Park track steward officials, shop staff please contact Maria on 087 66 75 182, Proceeds will go towards the new outdoor gym at the Community Centre which will be available for everyone in the community to use.
 
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Festival Book and collectables Fair in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford at 11.00am. Sale of rare and collectable books including extensive collection of books of County Wexford interest. Entrance Fee €2. Children free.
Runs until 5pm.
 
JOHN O’BRIEN RIP
One of our oldest parishioners John O’Brien, Oldcourt passed to his eternal reward on Monday 22nd October.
John had been a patient in Cherrygrove Nursing home for the past number of years. Predeceased by his brothers, Denis, Martin, Andy and sister Nita. To his nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends our deepest sympathy. John’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Thursday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Oct 27th – Kathleen Rothwell, Groveside (A)
Sun Oct 28th – Patrick, Kathleen Murphy, Kilrane and the deceased members of the Murphy family, Coolnagree, also Babs Carr (A)
Sat Nov 3rd – Michael, Maureen, Br. Brendan, Edward, Bridget and Thomas Delaney, Misterin (A)
Sun Nov 4th – Paddy and Anty Moore, Tomgarrow (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Feast of All Saints – Thursday 1st November is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Vigil Mass Wednesday 31st Oct at 7.30pm.
Thursday- Mass at 10.30am
Friday Nov 2nd – Feast of All Souls.
Mass at 10.30am & 7.30pm.
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd. If there is anyone in the Parish that you would like Fr. Nolan to call to or visit in hospital, please let him know.
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.
 
Prayer Group will meet in St. Abban’s Oratory on Sunday November 4th from 7pm – 8pm.
 
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 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.
 
MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION
Our grateful thanks to those who contributed to the Mission collection last weekend. The total amount came to €225.
READERS OF THE LITURGY
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.
 
HALLOWEEN!
Halloween comes from two words, Hallow and evening. Hallow is another word for holy, it occurs on the day before the feast of All Saints in the Church Calendar. We pray to the saints and to our relatives and friends who have left this earth and are living in heaven with God. Let us also remember the people who have stopped off in Purgatory – similar to heaven’s waiting room – who need our prayers to complete the journey home to God.
 
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
Wexford General Hospital is holding their Service of Remembrance in Clonard Church, Wexford on Friday 16th November at 7.30pm. This is an annual event, the Service is particularly intended for families and friends of those who have died at Wexford General Hospital over the past year or who have strong connections with the hospital. However, the service is also open to anyone who wishes to attend.
 
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
School Lunch – The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The teacher put a note on the apple tray:
TAKE ONLY ONE. GOD IS WATCHING! Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note:
TAKE ALL YOU WANT. GOD IS WATCHING THE APPLES!
 
ABORTION BILL – CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION
The post-referendum changes on conscientious objection are designated to limit even further the rights of people not to involve themselves in abortion. The earlier version stated that “nothing in this Bill shall be construed as obliging any medical practitioner, nurse or midwife to carry out, or toassist in carrying out, a termination of pregnancy… "
Now the Bill does not oblige anyone “to carry out, or to participate in carrying out” an abortion. This change significantly reduces the freedom of nurses and midwives to refuse to be involved with abortions. Many activities that “assist” with an abortion could be required since they do not involve actual participation in it. (Family & Life 26 Mountjoy Sq, Dublin)
 
CLOCKS GO BACK THIS WEEKEND
Don’t forget to put your clocks back this Saturday night as wintertime begins. Mass on Sunday morning will be at 10.30am wintertime.
 
Seanfhocail:
Ní neart go cur le chéile.
There is no strength until there is cooperation.