January 6th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 11th Jan at 9pm. thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 11th will be: Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean & Marie Dunphy. On Fri 18th will be; Ann McDonald, Una McDonald & Sinead O’Gorman. On Fri 25th will be:
Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer & Margaret Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri
 
HOUSE OF SONGS, STORIES & MUSIC
House of Songs, Stories & Music in Scully’s the Maudlins, New Ross this Saturday 12th January at 9pm.
All welcome.
 
GARDA POLICY PLAN APPEAL
New Ross Garda are appealing to people to highlight issues they want to include in the local force’s policing plan for the New Ross District for this year. Sergeant Eddie Wilde said: We are asking for the public to highlight issues that they wish New Ross Gardai to deal with. Contact 051 426030
 
SYMPATHY
Our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Mrs. Catherine (Kitty) Wickham, Templenacrow who died on Monday 24th December. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Paul the Second Church, Raheen on Thursday 27th Dec with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
 
Our sympathy also to Ian Cullen and family, Barrack’s Rd and Padraig O’Gorman and family, Kellystown on the death of Martin Ryan, Forrest, Barntown (formerly Old Boley, Taghmon) Also sympathy to his sons, daughters and extended family. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Laurence’s Church, Glynn on New Year’s Day with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
May he rest in peace.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
The first meeting for 2019 of Adamstown I.C.A. guild takes place on Wednesday 9th January in the Community Centre at 8pm. This is also our A.G.M, and reminding members that full membership fees due on the night. It is also a good time for new members to join our guild, so make it your New Year’s Resolution’ come and join in the fun.
Wishing everyone a very Happy 2109 from Adamstown I.C.A. Guild.
BEER – A TONIC? (Ireland’s Eye)
Back in the 1500s in Ireland, according to a leading researcher in Early Modern History, beer was considered as important a part of the daily diet as bread, and some Irish workers received a daily allowance of up to 14 pints of ale. Dr. Susan Flavin, who is a Lecturer in Early Modern History at Anglia Ruskin University, pored over household accounts, port books and soldiers’rations from 16th century Ireland and found that ale and beer were viewed as vital parts of the diet. She found that stonemasons working in a quarry at Clontarf in January 1565 were given an allowance of 14 pints of ale per day by the proctor at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Dublin Castle documents showed household staff were using 264,000 pints of beer in 1590, averaging 8 pints each per day – which was much the same as was typical in England at that time. Also, while we associate barley with beer and ale, back then, the beers had a high oat content, because oats was much more easily grown in Ireland. The researchers also estimate that most beer at the time has an alcohol content of from 7% to 10%
 
RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES
Wexford Co. Council are arranging for the FREE
Shredding of Christmas trees at the below locations in Co. Wexford.
Locations: Enniscorthy – Old Dublin Road
New Ross – Household Recycling Centre, Hewittsland
Holmestown Household Recycling Centre, Barntown
TIMES: Wednesday 2nd Jan – Saturday 12th January
Closed Sundays & Mondays
Closed for lunch from 12 noon – 1.00pm.
Tue – Friday - 8.15am - 12 noon & 1pm – 4 pm
Open Saturdays – 8.15am – 12 noon. & 1pm – 3pm.
 
SHARE THE UNTOLD – STORIES OF COUNTY
A New Initiative Supported by Wexford Co. Council.
‘Wexford Trails and Ask The Locals Campaign’, aims to tell Wexford’s best stories that otherwise may be lost to history. Stories will be collected between now and March and will be compiled into a data base to be shared with everyone in the ‘Ask the Locals Campaign’
You can send your stories directly to Lorraine by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to the Face Book Page “ask the locals story campaign”
Public meetings will be held in January and February where organisers would love to hear the stories; the more stories supplied the better.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
Sat Jan 5th – Michael Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)
Statia & Syl Barron, Coonogue (A)
Sun Jan 6th – James & Lilah Kent, Adamstown (A)
Sat 12th – Willie Stafford, Oldcourt (A)
Josephine Lambert, Oldcourt, (Months Mind)
Sun 13th – Mary & Nicholas Byrne, Kellystown (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY – Sun Jan 6th.
The celebration of the Epiphany recalls the signs given to us of God’s presence in our world. God’s love has been revealed, and each time we celebrate the Eucharist we proclaim that manifestation and look forward to its final revealing.
 
SERVERS
Sat 5th – Ross English, James Furlong, Conall Doyle, Aoife McCabe.
Sun 6th – Gráinne English, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 12th - Watt & Aine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan
Sun 13th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 5th Jan – Frances Gallagher
Sun 6th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 12th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 13th – Callie Doyle
Sat 19th – Liam Whelan. Sun 20th – Betty O’Shea
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday – Friday each week night.
 
TAKING OUR BLESSINGS FOR GRANTED
A story is told of Abraham Lincoln. One day the President summoned to the White House a surgeon in the Army of the Cumberland from the state of Ohio. The major assumed that he was to be commended for some exceptional work. During the conversation Mr. Lincoln asked the major about his widowed mother. She is doing fine, he responded. ‘How do you know asked Lincoln. You haven’t written her. But she has written me. She thinks that you are dead and she is asking that a special effort be made to return your body. At that the Commander and Chief placed a pen in the young doctor’s hand and ordered him to write a letter letting his mother know that he was alive and well. We take so many things for granted.
It was Shakespeare who worded it more appropriately than ever we could. He wrote: Blow blow thou winter
wind. Thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.
 
 
ANNOUNCMENT OF EASTER
The season of Christmas ends with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. As the season draws to an end, the solemnity of the Epiphany offers an opportunity to proclaim the centrality of Christ’s paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life. The Easter Triduum of the Passion, death and Resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year. The proclamation of the date of Easter may be announced on the solemnity of the Epiphany after the homily or after the Prayer after Communion. Know, dear brothers and sisters that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour.
On the sixth day of March will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the twenty-first day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the second day of June will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the ninth day of June, the feast of Pentecost.
On the twenty-third day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the first day of December, the First Sunday of Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ,
to whom is honour and glory for ever and ever… Amen.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the first Lotto Draw for 2019 were: 4 – 19 – 22 – 23. There was no Jackpot winner. The following four players matched 3 numbers and each got €50. Oisin Redmond, Brocurra, Jake Cadogan C/O Brad Og’s, John Morrissey, Rathsilla, Kathleen Flood, Oldcourt. The next draw takes place in the Community Centre on 18th January for a Jackpot of €14,500.
 
THE MAGI (Michael Walsh – Poet)
Of all the dawn- flushed mornings of the earth
That lit the east throughout your space of days
Was none like this …………..
 
For you were travellers on
The highest Quest of all: no dreamers lured
By fabled lands within the setting sun
Nor lost Atlantis where the sky is low……
 
What thoughts were yours, Kings riding in the dawn
When God gave to your morn another star!