February 17th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 22nd February at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 22nd will be:
Ann Foley, Margo O’Reilly & Dympna Bradley. On Fri 1st March will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power.
On Fri 8th March will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O’Rourke & Elizabeth Greene. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 8th Feb were: Phil & Mary Jackman, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Sean Cullen & Johnny Nolan.
 
CÓLAISTE ABBÁIN NEWS
Our U-14 hurlers had a brilliant time with Keith Rossitor from Outlart/The Ballagh and former Wexford player when he gave them a training session and talk as they prepare for their championship next week. Keith is now working as a selector with the Wexford Senior hurling team. Our lads really enjoyed their session and the future of GAA looks very bright in Coláiste Abbáin.
Our TY students had a trip to Leisure Max and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Thanks to Pauline and the ladies for t heir hard work in preparing healthy, nourishing and exciting menus for our students, their new healthy wraps went down a treat.
Well done to our History and Home Economic students who worked hard on their respective projects, it is lovely to see students engaging in independent self-directed learning and to be so proud of their individual creative work.
 
NEW ROSS BEEKEEPERS
The New Ross Beekeepers Association is delighted to host an interactive evening with Mullingar Practical Bee Master, Jim Donoghue (who will take your questions and demonstrate his practical approach to Spring Hive Management on Monday, February 25th at 7.30pm upstairs in Corcoran’s Pub, New Ross. Everyone is welcome to attend.
 
GIY TALK
New Ross Grow-it-Yourself group will inspire and empower you to grow some of your own food at New Ross Library, on Tuesday Feb 19th at 7pm. GIY is free to join and all are welcome to the monthly meetings. For more info phone
051 421877.
 
YOGA IN NEWBAWN
The yoga sessions continue in Newbawn hall every Thursday morning at 9.45 am. Beginners welcome. Please contact Ann at 087 9878182.
 
NEW ROSS PARISH
BETHANY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
The name Bethany recalls the visit of Jesus to Mary & Martha on the death of their brother Lazarus. In today’s world, people tend to be unaware of the grief associated with bereavement. It is not widely understood that the grieving process may be long and severe. Understanding the stages of grief can be helpful and reassuring.
The most important thing to realise is that you are not alone’.
Bethany’ bereavement 3 way support programme:
- home visits
- occasional public talks on topics related to bereavement
- phone conversation or meeting with you
We have a private neutral venue for meeting, by appointment. Confidentiality is assured. To speak with members of the support group please contact us on our special ‘Bethany’ phone 087 3846577.
 
Words from Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’
It hurts to live after someone has died. It just does. It can hurt to walk down a hallway or open a fridge. It hurts to put on a pair of socks, to brush your teeth. Food tastes like nothing. Colours go flat. Music hurts, and so do memories. You look at something you’d otherwise find beautiful – a purple sky at sunset or a playground full of kids – and it only somehow deepens the loss. Grief is so lonely this way”
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. NEWS
The Parents Association of Adamstown N.S is holding a Clothes Recycling Collection on Thursday 7th March outside the school from 9.30am and your support is appreciated.
The Annual Book Fair will visit the school from Friday 8th March until the following Wednesday 13th March.
The next Split the Pot Draw takes place on Wednesday 27th February in the school. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school.
Enrolments: If you have a child due to start in Adamstown N.S. in Sept, please contact the school to collect an Enrolment Form.
 
SLEEP BETTER [NEW ROSS] LIBRARY TALK
If you’re finding it difficult getting to sleep you could do far worse than attending a Healthy Ireland - Sleep Hygiene Strategies: how to get a good night’s sleep with Deirdre McSwiney on Tuesday, February 26, at 7 pm [at New Ross Library]. Learn how to develop good sleep habits and help tackle insomnia and sleep deprivation. Deirdre is an insomnia and sleep technologist who honed her skills in the Mater Private Hospital Sleep Disorders Clinic. She trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia and is a member of the Irish and British Sleep Societies. This event is part of the nationwide Healthy Ireland Campaign. To book phone 051 421877.
 
CHURCH NOTICES:
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 16th Feb – Paddy Connors, Newtown (A)
& Joe Crosbie (Month’s Mind)
Sun 17th – Patrick Lawlor, Newtown (A)
Sat 23rd Feb – Biddy & Mick Kehoe, Hannah & Willie Coady, Nan Fortune, Frank & Margaret Brady, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 24th – Gillian Bradley & Julian Rothwell (A)
& Aidan Hickey, Kellystown (A)
Pray for Alice and Mary Connors, Woodview Drive (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
Sat 16th – Leah Sinnott, Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power.
Sun 17th - Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors.
Sat 2nd March – Watt & Aine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan
Sun 3rd Mar – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
Sat 9th – Ross English, James Furlong, Conall Doyle, Aoife McCabe.
Sun 10th - Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 16th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 17th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 23rd – Frances Gallagher. Sun 24th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 2nd March – Liam Whelan. Sun 3rd – Ann Ryan.
 
Feb 17th – Feast of St. Fintan – he was born in Leinster. He received his religious formation in Terryglass, Co. Tipperary, under the abbot Colum, and was deeply influenced by his penitential practices and the severity of the Rule. Fintan made his own foundation in Clonenagh, Co. Laois.
He died in 603.
 
OUR LADY OF FATIMA STATUE VISITS PARISH CHURCH, NEW ROSS
The Centennial Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which has been blessed by Pope Francis will visit New Ross Parish Church from Sat 16th at 6pm and will remain there for 12.00pm Mass on Sunday. At each Mass there will be an opportunity to venerate the statue and take part in Saint Pope John Paul’s Consecration to our Lady and Investiture in the Brown Scapular.
 
WORDS OF WISDOM
God gives every bird its food, but does not throw it into the nest. Work is an unpopular way to earn money.
 
WEEKEND MEDITATION - (St. Martin Magazine)
A woman has a dream where she wanders into a shop in a Shopping Centre and finds Jesus behind the counter. She is overcome with joy at meeting the Lord and waits for Him to speak. He asks her what she would like and adds that she can have anything her heart desires.
Astounded but pleased, she asks for peace, joy , happiness, wisdom, and freedom from fear. Then she adds, “Not just for me, but for the whole earth.” Jesus smiles and says,
I think you misunderstand me. We don’t sell fruits, only seeds.” It’s true……what we sow we reap. If we sow bitterness, we reap bitterness. If we sow disharmony, we will reap disharmony. But if we sow joy, we will reap joy, and if we sow love, we will reap love. So whatever you do be sure to plant the seeds of whatever it is you want to reap..
 
DIOCESE OF FERNS PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019
Led by Bishop Denis Brennan. Pilgrimage Director: Fr. Matt Boggan. Spiritual Director: Fr. Brian Broaders.
11th May – 16th May:
Booking is by application directly with Joe Walsh Pilgrim Tours. You can contact their office directly on 01 2410802 or you can book online at www.joewalshtours.ie and avail of a €10 discount per person. Further details from Susan O’Mahony, Joe Walsh Pilgrim tours on 01 2410802 or
Fr. Matthew Boggan, Gorey 053 9421117.
 
RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION

The Sign of Peace is optional in all liturgy. If included, it may be shared in many ways: by a handshake, or a friendly smile; or a reverent bow or by waving a warm salute or by quiet words of blessing with your neighbour. All these are perfectly acceptable, and the choice is yours.

We approach the real presence of the Lord in Holy Communion with great love, thanksgiving, humility and joy.

As a sign of your please consume the host before walking away from the priest or Minister of Holy Communion.

The Precious Blood of Jesus is also available for everyone, especially those with coeliac issues.

Those who – for any reason – wish to receive a blessing from the priest instead of Holy Communion can indicate this by approaching him at Communion time with arms crossed over their breast.

 

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS:

The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 15th Feb were: 18 – 22 – 24 – 30. There was no Jackpot winner, and just match three – Debbie & Cathal Delaney, Newbawn who received €200. The next Lotto draw takes place in the Community Centre on Friday 1st March for a Jackpot of €15,100. Keep on buying the tickets.