March 3rd 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 8th March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 8th will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O’Rourke & Elizabeth Greene. On Fri 15th will be; Catherine Walsh, Eileen J. Walsh, Eileen N. Walsh. On Fri 22nd will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 22nd Feb were: Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, John Hanley, Pat Quinn, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Denis & Maria O’Connor.
All the card players send their best wishes to Matt for a speedy recovery and be back playing soon.
 
ANNUAL ADAMSTOWN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
The Annual Adamstown Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on 17th & 18th June 2019. Staying at the 4* McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris. B& B & 1 Evening meal.
Cost: €100 per person sharing. Deposit of €20.
Limited Availability. For booking & further information please contact: Carmel at 086 1010120 or
Rita at 087 9329616
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
The lucky winner in our Split the Pot draw on Wed 27th Feb was Mary Lawlor, Newtown who won €101. The school winner was Laura O’Gorman. Thanks for your continued support.
The Parents Association are having a ‘Clothes Recycling’ collection this Thursday 7th March outside the school at 9.30am and we appreciate your support.
Our Annual Book Fair will start this Friday 8th March and continue until Wednesday 13th March.
Our First Holy Communion children made their First Confession on Wednesday night last, and they are working hard in preparation for their First Holy Communion day on Saturday 18th May 2019.
Our junior classes had a lovely time visiting Cólaiste Abbain recently where they saw baby chicks and some lambs, thanks to Mr. O’Connor and his team.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN NEWS
Well done to Mr. Haddigan for organizing the ski trip to Italy creating fantastic memories for our students and exposing them to new cultures and expanding their worldview.
Mr. O’Connor and the Agri Club have been very busy recently hatching eggs in the incubator, and looking after the baby chicks. We are so delighted that all aspects of rural life are being promoted and celebrated in Colaiste Abbáin and it is great to see the 1st year students so interested in the Agri Club. Well done to all involved.
Thanks to Brianna Furlong McGrath for designing our PAST PUPILS notice board outside the office. Hopefully this will encourage our exam students to work harder.
 
ANNUAL LOURDES TICKET DRAW
Tickets are on sale now for our Annual Lourdes Draw in which we hope to send three parishioners to Lourdes in May. Tickets cost €5 and any household may purchase up to 4 tickets. Draw confined to Adamstown Parish.
Draw will take place on Palm Sunday 14th April 2019.
Your support is very much appreciated.
 
ADAMSTOWN ACTIVED RETIRED
Adamstown Active Retired is having a meal in the Horse & Hound this Thursday 7th March at 1.30pm and all welcome.
 
COFFEE & BINGO MORNING
Coffee & Bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre this Tuesday 5th March from 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Why not join us for a coffee, tea, toast & novel bingo, have a chat and meet new and old acquaintances. All older members of the community are welcome.
 
G.A.A. DANCE IN ADAMSTOWN HALL
Adamstown G.A.A is having a dance in Adamstown Hall on Saturday March 9th. Full bar on the night & tickets are €20, available from all committee members or by contacting 087 1852949. Music by The Kilkenny’s. Over 18’s only.
 
PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND
Adamstown Prayer Group
Pilgrimage to Poland 27th September – 3rd October 2019.
6 nights Krakow – Half Board. Fully Escorted Tour.
Staying at Hotel Wyspianski, within walking distance of Krakow’s Old Town.
Includes guided tour of Krakow, visit to Divine Mercy Shrine, Auschwitz, Saltmines and the birthplace of
Pope John Paul 11. Cost €929 per person.
Accompanied by Spiritual Director.
For information, please contact
Martin Colfer – 087 259 6159 or Joe Walsh Tours
01 241 0800.
 
ST. PATRICK’S WEEKEND RUN/WALK
Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 10k run and 5k walk on bank holiday Monday, March 18th. The event will begin at 11 am, with registration taking place from 10 am onwards. Entry fee is €5 for the 5k walk and €10 for the 10k run. Both events are open to all ages and abilities. The 10k race will be chip timed and there will be prizes for the first man and woman home. Refreshments will be served to all participants in the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along and get involved in what promises to be a great community event.
 
ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRAD MUSIC SESSION
In Cullen’s Lounge commencing at 9.30 pm March 17th, music by local musicians. Fundraising in aid of Community Centre Development Fund. Tickets €5 each, door prizes and raffle.
CHURCH NOTICES
Sat 2nd March – Edward Whelan & deceased members of the Whelan family, Brocurra (A)
Sun 3rd Mar – Greg & Annie, Nell Bolger, Misterin (A)
Sat 9th – Nicholas & Bridie Wickham, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 10th – Sean, Patrick & Kathleen Doyle, Ballyvergin (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Ash Wednesday 6th March – Day of Fast and Abstinence.
Mass at 9.45am & 7.30pm. Distribution of ashes at both Masses.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday
 
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
The Origin of Saint Anthony Guide – SAG
The custom of invoking St. Anthony’s protection in regard to mail is based on a tradition, which dates back to 1729.
It is related that a certain merchant left Spain for Peru. Although his wife wrote several letters to him she never received a reply, which greatly worried her. Finally she invoked St. Anthony’s aid. Filled with childlike confidence she went to the Franciscan Church in Oviedo where she placed a letter in the hands of a statue of St. Anthony begging him to deliver it to her husband. Later she returned to the church, and, to her great joy, found in place of her letter a reply from her husband, together with several gold pieces. The letter, which may still be seen at Oviedo, is dated Lima, 23 July 1729, and states that the wife’s letter was delivered by a Franciscan Father. From this grew the laudable custom of writing SAG on letters and of sealing mail with St. Anthony Guide stamps.
 
Candlemas Day:
A word of thanks to all those who donated Candles for Church use.
 
SERVERS
Sat 2nd March – Watt & Aine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan.
Sun 3rd – 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, Sinead Duffy, Paddy Connors.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 2nd – Liam Whelan. Sun 3rd – Ann Ryan
Sat 9th – Anthony McGee Sun 10th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 16th – T. J. McDonald Sun 17th – Kathleen O’Connor
 
CEMETERY COMMITTEE
Adamstown Cemetery Committee invites applications for tenders for the laying of a new path from the Cemetery entrance in the Churchyard to the Cemetery toilets. All applications to be submitted to the Hon Secretary Liam Whelan, Kellystown, Adamstown no later than March 15th.
 
 
PAT BYRNE MEMORIAL ROAD RUN
A public meeting will be held in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday 5th March at 9 o’clock to make arrangements for the Pat Byrne Memorial Road run. The total proceeds will go to the St. Abban’s Church Parochial funds. All are welcome.
 
ADAMSTOWN ACTIVE RETIRED MEAL
Adamstown Active Retired is having a meal in the Horse & Hound on Thursday March 7th at 1.30pm. All welcome.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sympathy to the wife and family of the late Jimmy Stenson, Dublin Rd, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim who died on Tuesday last. Jimmy was in his 99th year and worked on the building of Adamstown N. S and
Caroreigh N.S. many years ago.
May he rest in peace.
 
WORKSHOPS PLANNED FOR ACROSS COUNTY
A new education initiative focused on mental health and addiction, The Recovery College South East is hosting 3 workshops across the county throughout the month of March. The primary goal of the college is to develop and deliver educational workshops in Recovery and Wellness in Mental Health and Addiction. Their workshops are open to everybody and are all co-produced and co-delivered in partnership with the people who have lived experience, their families, supporters and the professionals working in the mental health and addiction areas. A workshop called ‘Let’s Talk Recovery’ takes place from 9.30 am to 1 pm at the Healthy Living Centre in New Ross on Tuesday, March 5th. The following day, Enniscorthy Library is to host a workshop on ‘Developing Confidence and Self Esteem’ from 11 am to 1.30 pm. Finally, ‘WRAP Café’ will take place in LINK Enniscorthy from 11.30 am to 1 pm on Friday, March 8th. All are welcome to attend. For more information, see www.recoverycollegesoutheast.com .
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 1st March were: 11 – 17 – 19 – 20. The lucky winner of the €15,100 Jackpot was John O’Brien, Ballyvergin.
Congratulations John. The following 6 players matched 3 numbers and each got €35. Thomas Furlong, Kathleen Lawlor, Mossie Morrissey, James Stephenson, Katie Bradley & Alan Bradley. Next draw on Friday 15th March.