February 3rd 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 8th Feb at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 8th will be: Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan & Kay Whelan.
On Fri 15th will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power & Ann Jackman. On Fri 22nd will be: Ann Foley, Margo O’Reilly & Dympna Bradley. On Fri 1st March will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 25th Jan were: Pat Doyle, Owen Elmes, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Pat Byrne, John Murphy, Kay Whelan & Betty O’Shea.
 
FREE ELECTRICAL RECYCLING DAY
Weee Ireland are holding a FREE Electrical Recycling Day at Wexford Racecourse, Carricklawn, Newtown Rd, Wexford on SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY FROM 10.00am – 4pm.
Any household waste electrical items, batteries or energy saving light bulbs accepted, large or small from:
Fridges to Phones; Laptops to Lawnmowers, Toys to Power Tools, and everything in between. WEEE recycle anything with a plug or battery! Electrical, Battery and Lighting waste can also be recycled at your local Authority Recycling Centres and other recycling plants visit weeeireland.ie.
 
JOE MOONEY WINS GOLD
Congratulations to Joe Mooney, Knockreigh on his great achievement in coming first in the Irish Life Health National Indoor U-23 Championships which were held in Athlone I.T. on Sunday 27th January. Joe came first in the U-23 3,000 walk in a time of 13.01.52 minutes. Well done Joe and continued success.
 
IRISH SUPPORTERS TO HONOUR KEVIN DOYLE
Former Republic of Ireland soccer star Kevin Doyle is to be honoured by the Wexford Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Club on their 5th anniversary on March 1st.
The event will take place in The Bailey, Enniscorthy.
All funds raised on the night will go directly to both the John Giles Foundation and the Irish Society for Crohns and Colitis. Tickets cost €20 and can be purchased from Patrick at 087 9061857 or Robbie at 087 74127118 or
Rob a t 086 1428585. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
COFFE BREAK & BINGO
Come and join us for Coffee, Tea, Toast and finish off your morning with a Novel game of Bingo on Tuesday 12th February from 10.30am – 12.30pm in Adamstown Community Centre.
 
FERNS LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
The Annual Ferns Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this year from May 11th – May 18th. Application forms from O’Leary Travel, Enniscorthy or Wexford offices.
SYMPATHY
We extend our deepest sympathy to the following who suffered bereavements recently.
To the son, and daughters, brother of the late Mrs
Mary (Poll) Kane (née Prendergast) Courthoyle, who died on Friday 25th Jan. Sympathy also to her extended family, relatives and friends. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of St. John Paul 11, Raheen on Monday 28th with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Our sympathy also to Paddy and Ann Foley and family on the death of Paddy’s brother William (Bill) Foley, Ballyclemock on Sunday 27th January. Our sympathy to his sisters, extended family, relatives and friends.
Bill’s funeral Mass was celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, Newbawn on Tuesday 30th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
 
The death has also occurred of Shay O’Brien,
Oxfordshire, England son of the late Liam and Nancy O’Brien, formerly Rahtkyle. Sincere sympathy to the O’Brien family. May he rest in peace.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS:
ENROLMENTS
If you have a child due to start in Adamstown National School in the next school year, please call to the school to collect an Enrolment Form or phone 053 - 9240694 to have one posted to you.
 
SPLIT THE POT DRAW
The next draw in the Adamstown N.S. Split the Pot takes place this Wednesday 6th in the school. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Og’s Pub & Chipper and in the school.
Your support is much appreciated.
 
SOUTH WEXFORD M.S. FUNDRAISER
Our Student’s Council must be commended for their fundraising prior to Christmas. In total they raised €320 for M.S. Wexford through their Skittle Count, Christmas Jumper Day and Disco. M.S. representative Ruby Murphy, visited the school on Friday 1st to be presented with the cheque.
She was delighted to receive the money, as they are so dependent upon voluntary contributions. Well done boys and girls.
The Parents Association will hold a Clothes Recycling collection on Thursday 7th March.
 
First Confession takes place in St. Abban’s Church on Wednesday night 27th February at 7.30pm.
First Holy Communion take place on Saturday 18th May.

CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 2nd Feb – Margaret Comerford, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 3rd – Jack, Patrick & Annie O’Gorman, Kellystown (A)
Sat 9th Feb – Fr. Aidan Redmond, Adamstown (A)
Sun 10th – Tommy Lacey, Woodview Drive (A)
Pray for Billy Foley & Poll Kane.
May they rest in peace.
 
Monday 11th February – World Day of Prayer for the Sick
& Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes
Mass at 3pm for the repose of the soul of Fr. Aidan Redmond whose 40th anniversary occurs at this time.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon - Friday.
St. Anthony’s Mass and prayers continues every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
 
SERVERS
Sat 2nd – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman
Sun 3rd – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
Sat 9th – Ross English, James Furlong, Conall Doyle, Aoife McCabe
Sun 10th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty
Sat 16th – Leah Sinnott, Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 2nd – T.J. McDonald. Sun 3rd – Kay Whelan
Sat 9th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 10th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 16th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 17th – Callie Doyle
Sat 23rd – Frances Gallagher Sun 24th- Sheelagh Delaney
 
CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS
Envelopes will be distributed during the week. These contributions are for the support of the Priest and are taken up at Christmas, Easter, Mid-Summer and Autumn Time.
The weekly envelope collection is for the support of the Parish. I would like to thank all our contributors for their generosity. I would like also to acknowledge the generosity of deceased parishioners. May they rest in peace.
Thank You. Fr. Robert Nolan P.P.
 
CHURCH & ALTARS DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Tomgarrow for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of January. It is now the turn of parishioners from Oldcourt for the month of February.
 
NOTICE FROM DR. CATHERINE O’DONOHOE.
G.P. ADAMSTOWN
Due to travelling to Dublin to attend GP protest march on Wednesday February 6th, there will be emergencycover only available that morning in the Surgery. Please contact us in the practice if you have any queries regarding same.
 
ST. ABBAN’S GAA LOTTO SYNDICATE
The draw for fully paid up members of the newly established Adamstown GAA Club Lotto Syndicate took place recently.
Congratulations to the following winners: John Power, Coonogue €200; Billy & Breda Holohan, Templeudigan €200; Ann & Andrew Boland, Courthoyle €100; Sean Doran, Glenour €100.
 
ST. ABBAN’S ADAMSTOWN GAA CLUB DANCE
Adamstown GAA Club will hold a Dance in Adamstown Hall on Saturday 9th March. Music by The Kilkennys.
Dancing from 8.30pm. Full Bar – Admission €20.
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR FEBRUARY
Universal: For a generous welcome to victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.
 
FEAST DAY OF ST. BRIGID – FRIDAY FEB 1ST
St. Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care of the sick. She was born c.454. She received the veil and spiritual formation probably from St. Mel and stayed for a period under his direction in Ardagh. Others followed her example and she found a double monastery in Kildare with the assistance of Bishop Conleth. She died in 524 and her following is widespread not only throughout Ireland but in several European lands. The St. Brigid’s Cross, normally made from rushes, in legend used by Brigid to explain the Christian faith, remains a popular sign of God’s protection.
 
BE AN ENCOURAGER (UCB Ireland)
When Enrico took his first voice lesson at ten, the teacher said, ‘You haven’t any voice at all.’ But Enrico’s mother heard greatness in her son’s voice. She believed in his talent. And even though they were very poor she put her arms around him and said, ‘My boy, I’m going to make every sacrifice to pay for your voice lessons.’ Her confidence in him and her constant encouragement paid off, because he became one of the most beloved and widely acclaimed singers of all time. His name? Enrico Caruso. When the world tries to tear us down, we need people who build us up, people who recognise our talent and help us make the most of it.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 1st Feb were: 4 – 5 - 13 – 30. There was no Jackpot winner, and just 1 match three winner. Dessie Doyle, Ballyvergin who receives €200. The next draw is on Friday 15th February for a Jackpot of €14,900.