November 25th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 30th Nov at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 30th will be: Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick & Betty Cullen. On Fri 7th Dec will be: Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa & Betty Cullen. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 16th were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Paddy Finn & Pat Quinn.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 30th Nov in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,900. Do buy a ticket and it could be very nice Christmas present.
 
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN NEWS
Coláiste Abbáin Parents Association present
An Evening celebrating a variety of Traditional & Christmas Carols’
featuring members of the New Ross & District Pipe Band and Coláiste Abbain School Choir with Guests.
In St. Abban’s Church, Adamstown
On Monday 10th December 7.30pm
Tickets €5.
 
Mental Health Awareness Winners:
Congratulations to Ms. Quirke & Ms. Byrne for their collaborative work with TY students who won the Mental Health expressions competition in the Riverside Park Hotel recently.
2019 Pantomime:
We will now be hosting a Matinee for Primary School pupils on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. Letters will be sent to Primary schools in the near future. Tickets €3
Craft Fair December 6th:
Craft Fair & Santa’s Grotto on Thursday 6th December from 6pm – 9.00pm. Entry is free to Fair.
Santa’s Grotto will be open from 6pm – 7.30pm entry is €3. Looking forward to your support.
Boxing Success
Well done to Nathan O’Brien on his recent success in the International Competition in Germany where he attained a Bronze Medal.
 
RAHEEN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE EVENT
Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a ‘Coffee Break & Bingo in Adamstown Community Centre from 10.30am – 12.30pm this Tuesday 27th November. Cost is €3 and everyone welcome to come along.
 
CHRISTMAS TREES FOR SALE IN TOMGARROW
Phone Danny at 086 3311950 for your Christmas Tree.
 
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
On Saturday night last the children from 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th classes performed ‘Sing Out Loud’ on the stage in the Wexford Opera House. Joining other schools, they put on a vibrant, enthusiastic show, which all the parents thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks to the class teachers who had been rehearsing with the children for many weeks. They were a credit to their families and school. Well done to all.
Split the Pot Draw.
The next Split the Pot draw takes place in the school this Wednesday 28th Nov. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie’s Put & Chipper and in the school. Your support is much appreciated.
Clothes Recycling Collection
The Parents Association is holding a Clothes Recycling Collection outside the school on this Wednesday 28th Nov from 9.30am.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
The monthly meeting was held on Wednesday 14th November and was well attended. The President, Helen Furlong welcomed all and congratulated Breda Bolger who was on the winning bowling team at the recent I.C.A. Federation Tournament.
A very enjoyable makeup demonstration was given by Nicola Roche from Adamstown Pharmacy and Eileen Thorpe was the lucky model. Nicola spoke about skincare and gave us some very good advice, many thanks to Nicola.
Winner of the Competition for a “Christmas Table Decoration with Candle” was won by Mary J. Furlong who will now represent our guild at the Federation meeting on Monday 26th November.
The raffle was won by Rita Furlong and Eileen Thorpe. A lovely tea was served by Mary J and Ann McDonald.
The invitations for the Senior Citizens Christmas Party, which takes place in the Horse & Hound on Sunday evening 2nd December, are out and if you are eligible to attend and did not get an invitation, please let any I.C.A. member know.
 
G.A.A. NEWS
The Annual General Meeting of St. Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club will take place on Sunday December 2nd in Newbawn Hall at 5.30pm.
 
THE SHAMROCK VINTAGE NEWS
The Shamrock Vintage Club will hold its 7th Annual Vintage Ploughing on Sunday 2nd December on the Scully farm, The Maudlins, New Ross. All the usual classes are welcome.
Your support would be much appreciated.
 
MUSIC, SONG AND STORIES
A house of Music, Song and Stories on Saturday 8th December in Scullys, the Maudlins, New Ross from 9pm – 11pm. All Musicians, Singers and Story Tellers welcome.
Refreshments served.
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 24th - For all who died during the past year.
& John O’Brien, Oldcourt (Months Mind)
Sun 25th – Joe Kelly, Coonogue (A)
Sat 1st Dec – Martin & Anna Mai Furlong, Castleview (A)
Sun 2nd – James Power, Raheenduff (A)
Pray for the following:
Mary Kate Sinnott and Michael Lawlor, Knockreigh (A)
Patrick Cullen, Adamstown (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES COLLECTION
Our thanks to those people who responded to the Bishop’s Appeal for the World Meeting of Families Collection, which came to €145.
 
SERVERS
Sat 1st Dec – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shona Duggan,
Katelyn O’Shea.
Sun 2nd – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska.
Sat 8th Dec – Watt & Aine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan.
Sun 9th – Róísin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 24th – T. J. McDonald. Sun 25th – Kay Whelan
Sat 1st – Liam Whelan. Sun 2nd – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 8th – Anthony McGee. Sun 9th – Kathleen O’Connor
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Doononey/Rahtkyle for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of November, it is now the turn of parishioners from Knockreigh for the month of December.
 
THE HEARTBEAT (The Irish Catholic)
The Ohio House has passed a pro-life bill that would ban abortions after a baby’s heartbeat is detected. “This bill basically says if there is a heartbeat you cannot abort.
If there is a heartbeat, there is life…… there is no debating that,” said Rep. Ron Hood, Republican representative for Ashville.
 
WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL - FREE EVENT
Cookery Demonstration with Catherine Fulvio at the Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford on Wednesday 28th November at 7.30pm. For further info, or to reserve a place please contact Environment Section at 053 9196684 or e.mail 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.
 
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS
Adamstown Tidy Towns will be selling Traditional Handmade Christmas Wreaths at the upcoming Coláiste Abbáin Christmas Craft Fair on Thursday 6th December from 6pm – 9pm. Holly and Dry Wreaths all €10. Your support will be appreciated.
 
RUGBY ACE OPENS UP ABOUT FAITH
Irish eyes were certainly smiling in Dublin at the weekend as Ireland secured an historic win over the All Blacks, but star player Jacob Stockdale takes it all in his stride putting his rugby career firmly in the hands of God. The Ulster player – who electrified the Aviva Stadium with his winning try over New Zealand – is a devout Christian and puts prayer at the centre of his professional life. “My dad, growing up, he was a minister, so I always grew up in a Church environment, a Christian environment. So it’s something that’s always been important to my life, and our life as a family.” Mr. Stockdale told a recent church gathering in Co. Down that his deep Faith also helps him cope when things go wrong. “Whenever I have a bad game or I screw up, or do something stupid, I can just let it go and say: ‘God you know what you’re at here, so I’ll let you sort it out’. And that takes a lot of pressure off.”
Life of Faith – However, he also admitted that it can be difficult to combine a life of faith with a rugby career. “It can be incredibly hard. It’s probably something that I haven’t quite mastered myself. “You work with your mates – 40 lads – and it’s quite easy to get caught up in lad banter, and to do things everybody else is doing because it’s the easiest thing to do. “The one thing that I found is to keep coming back to the Church, to keep getting refilled, refreshed. That makes it easier to go back into Ulster (rugby) every week, and be who I want to be,” he said. (Irish Catholic)
 
ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS
Adamstown A.C. hosted the Leinster Uneven Ages Juvenile and Senior Championships. There was a huge turn out on the day. Well done to all the Adamstown athletes that braved the conditions and put in great performances. Well done to Donny McDonald on winning his first Leinster Cross Country medal. Thanks to all the people who helped out or contributed to the event. Thanks to the Redmond and Whelan families for the use of their lands. Well done to all the Adamstown A.C. committees, trainers and athletes for hosting this great event in Adamstown village.
 
CHRISTMAS COOKERY EVENT
Raheen Family Resource Centre is organizing a ‘Free Cookery and Wreath Making Day’ in Adamstown Community Centre on Monday 10th Dec, and in Raheen Community Centre on Fri 14th. Cookery takes place from 10am – 1pm.
and wreath making from 2pm – 4pm. For further information or to book a place contact 051 4422888.
 
THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
In the aftermath of World War 1, Pope Pius X1 instituted the feast of Christ the King in his 1925 encyclical Quas Primas.
This solemnity was originally celebrated on the last Sunday in October. In 1969 Pope Paul V1 gave the feast its current date on the last Sunday in ordinary time – the last Sunday of the liturgical year before the first Sunday of Advent. He also established it as a solemnity – the highest liturgical rank- and entitled it, The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe. The feast is also observed in Lutheran, Anglican, and other Protestant churches.