November 4th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 9th Nov at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering 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 26th Oct were: Seamus Wickham, Ann Lawlor, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Matt O’Neill & John Hanley.
 
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 Marie 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.
 
ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE CABARET
Adamstown Community Centre Committee will hold a Cabaret in Foley’s Pub, Newbawn on Saturday 10th November 2018. Music by Dermot Hynes.
Light refreshments. Entry €5.00. Door and Raffle Prizes. Please support.
 
MUSIC, SONG & STORY
House of Music, Story and Song in Scully’s Lounge, The Maudlins, New Ross on Saturday 17th November from 8.30 – 11.30. All welcome.
 
CAMROSS DRAMA GROUP
Rehearsals continue for the upcoming hilarious three-act comedy ‘Canaries’ by Bernard Farrell. Director Michael Stafford is dong a great job, organising his twelve strong cast. Performances as follows:
Camross Hall - Friday 30th Nov and Sunday 2nd December.
Wexford Art Centre – Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December. All our news is on Camross Drama Group face book page.
 
BINGO
Taghmon Action Group (TAG) presents Bingo every Tuesday night at the TAG premises at 8pm. Also Split the Pot on the night. Tea & coffee available. Doors open at 7.30pm.
 
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL
Reminder – If you have filled a Shoebox, please leave in to Adamstown National School by Friday 9th November. Many thanks.
 
RAHEEN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE EVENT
Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee break and Bingo in Adamstown Community Centre this Tuesday 6th November from 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Also on Tuesday 18th Nov & Tuesday 18th December. Every three weeks for the older members of the community. Cost is €3 and all welcome.
 
KINDLING FOR SALE
The members of the Shamrock Men’s Shed are selling bags of kindling for only €1,50 per bag. If you would like to buy kindling, the Men’s Shed is in Raheen Resource Centre every Monday from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
 
REMEMBERING WORLD WAR 1
A Great War centenary memorial concert is taking place in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross on Saturday November 10th. Featuring music, songs, poems and letters, the concert will pay homage to over 250,000 Irishmen who went to fight in the war between 1914 and 1918. Tickets are available from St. Michael’s Theatre at 051 421255.
 
New Ross Singers will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 with a performance of Karl Jenkins’ well-known choral work “The Armed Man” on Sunday, November 11th in St. Michael’s & St. Mary’s Parish Church, New Ross at 8pm. Tickets are €20 (students €10) are available at 051 421644/421766.
 
NEW BOILER & WORKS IN THE CHURCH
The Parish Committee has engaged a Plumbing contractor to replace the 50 year old boiler and associated works in St. Abban’s Church over the past few weeks.
Replacing the old boiler with a new 100kw firebird condensing boiler and new flue pipe. Also supplying and fitting new Mag 3 circulation pump & flanges, replacing all piping and fitting fuel lines. Materials and labour amounted to €9,935.38. Electrical work carried out in association with these works, amounted to €607.22. It is with grateful thanks that upkeep and maintenance like this of our Church can be paid for by the generosity of parishioners. The heating in the Church should be much more effective and efficient from now on.
The Parish Committee would also like to thank the Shamrock Vintage Club who has offered to give the proceeds of their Pat Byrne Road Run on 7th April 2019 towards the above works.
 
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES COLLECTION
The 5th Collection for the World Meeting of Families will be taken up in the Porch of the Church at Masses on Saturday next Nov 10th & Sunday Nov 11th towards the expenses of the recent World Meeting of Families, in Ireland, as there was a shortfall of 4 million euro. Your support is greatly appreciated.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Nov 3rd – Michael & Maureen Delaney,
Br. Brendan, Edward, Bridget and Thomas Delaney, Misterin (A)
Sun Nov 4th – Paddy and Anty Moore, Tomgarrow (A)
Sat Nov 10th – Thomas & Elizabeth Walsh, Brocurra (A)
Pray for Paddy Connors, The Hill (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
Sat 3rd Nov – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 4th – Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 3rd Nov – Frances Gallagher.
Sun 4th – Callie Doyle
Sat 10th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 11th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 17th – Ulick Stafford Sun 18th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 24th – T. J. McDonald. Sun 25th – Kay Whelan
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday in St. Abban’s Oratory
St. Anthony’s Mass and Prayers continue every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.
Prayer Group will meet in St. Abban’s Oratory this Sunday evening Nov 4th from 7pm – 8pm.
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER
Universal: In the Service of Peace
That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
 
NOVEMBER MASSES
The November Mass for the Holy Souls will take place from Mon 20th Nov – Fri 24th. All Masses at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory. At the end of Mass each person present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting in front of the altar.
Monday 20th Nov – Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh & Coonogue
Tuesday 21st – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey & Fairfields
Wednesday 22nd – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle & Adamstown
Thursday 23rd – Kellystown, Raheenduff, Chapel & The Barracks
Friday 24th – Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla & Woodview Drive
Saturday 25th – for all those who have died during the year.
May they rest in peace.
November Mass envelopes will be in the Porch of the Church, please take one and return with the names of those you wish to have included in the Masses. You are welcome to come every night or any other night.
 
Seanfhocail:
Is fearr an tsláinte ná na táinte
Health is better than wealth
 
PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER
Lord God,
whose days are without end
and whose mercies beyond counting,
keep us mindful
that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
Let your Spirit guide our days on earth
in the ways of holiness and justice,
that we may serve you
in union with the whole Church,
sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
And when our earthly journey is ended,
lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
where you live for ever and ever. Amen.
 
FEAST OF ST. MARTIN – NOVEMBER 3rd.
Part of Pope John 23rd’ homily at Martins Canonization.
He excused the faults of others. He forgave the bitterest injuries, convinced that he deserved much severer punishment on account of his own sins. He tried with all his might to redeem the guilty; lovingly he comforted the sick; he provided food, clothing and medicine for the poor; he helped as best he could, farm labourers and Negroes, as well as mulattoes, who were looked upon at that time as akin to slaves: thus he deserved to be called by the name the people gave him: ‘Martin of Charity’”
He was born at Lima in the year 1579, the son of a Spanish father and a coloured mother. As a young man he learnt the art of a dispenser of medicines, and afterwards when he found the Dominican Order he practiced this for the sake of the poor. He led a humble and simple life and had a great devotion towards the Holy Eucharist. He died in the year 1639.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 2nd November were: 1 – 2 – 3 – 16. There was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners. The following Lucky Dip winners were: Peig Buckley, Rathurtin, Nicola White, Brocurra, Brendan Colfer, Ballyclemock & Caoimhe Dillon, Newbawn each receiving €50. The next draw is on Friday 16th November in the Community Centre.
Keep on buying the tickets – the Jackpot will be won at some time.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (St. Martin Magazine)
We sow seeds right where we are. The harvest is where we are. We may never see the results of our efforts. We never know the impact we make on the lives of other people.
But God does. God sees and God notices. There is no greater audience.