March 10th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 16th March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 16th will be; Catherine Walsh, Eileen J. Walsh, Eileen N. Walsh. On Fri 22nd will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong. On Fri 23rd will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine L. Kelly, Catherine J. Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 29th will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 1st March were: John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Sean Cullen, Johnny Furlong.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next Adamstown Lotto Draw is on Friday 15th March in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €4,400.
Keep on buying the tickets and in doing so, helping our local clubs and parish.
 
ANNUAL LOURDES DRAW
Tickets are currently being sold in the Parish for our Annual Lourdes Draw which takes place on 14th April, any household may purchase up to four tickets and draw confined to Adamstown Parish.
 
ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRAD MUSIC SESSION
In Cullen’s Lounge commencing at 9.30pm March 17th, music by local musicians. Fundraising in aid of Community Centre Development Fund. Tickets €5 each, door prizes and raffle.
 
CEMETERY COMMITTEE NOTICE
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, (phone 087 0687709)
no later than March 15th
 
SPLIT THE POT DRAW
The next Split the Pot draw in Adamstown N.S will take place this Thursday 14th March, due to the Sportshall Athletics on Wednesday.
Your support is much appreciated.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
Reminder to ladies that the monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th March at 8pm in the Community Centre.
Guest speaker will be Siobhán Freaney, who will give a talk about breast cancer. Tea hostesses are Dympna Rochford and Mary Lawlor.
Congratulations to Nell Delaney on winning the Gael Linn half scholarship to the Gaelteach, Donegal, sponsored by Wexford Federation I.C.A.
ADAMSTOWN SHOW SOCIETY A.G.M.
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Show took place in the Community Centre recently. The Chairman, James Stephenson, welcomed everyone and thanked all present for their work and support during the year.
Joint Treasurer, Gavin Rothwell, presented a comprehensive financial report to the meeting, Despite the Show Committee’s efforts to keep costs to a minimum, last year’s show cost €33,256.00. Thanks to our generous sponsors, plus a €7,000 grant from the Dept. of Agriculture & Food, the meeting was glad to hear there was a reasonable profit on the event. In the election of officers, a new position of President was proposed and agreed. The unanimous choice of all present was that the honour should go to Eddie Roche of Blackhall. The other positions remain unchanged.
Chairman – James Stephenson’;
Vice Chair – Walter Kent.
Hon. Sec – Patrice Byrne.
Joint Treasurers – Gavin Rothwell & Tony Whelan.
P.R.O. – Eunan Flood.
The Show Day Sec’s: Aby Kent, Patrice Byrne, Anne Kent and Mary Mernagh agreed to stay in place.
All present stood for minuets silence for all members, sponsors, exhibitors, and supporters, who have lost family members and friends during the year.
The 72nd Adamstown Show will be held on
Saturday 6th July 2019.
Best wishes to the Show for another great day out for young and old.
 
IRISH SCHOOL OF DANCE
A massive congratulations to all of the dancers at Margo Murphy & Niamh Weller Dance Academy in Adamstown on their amazing day out at the CRG Leinster Open Championships in Kildare recently.
Adamstown winners were: Lauren Cadogan 1st & Emma Cadogan 3rd. in Championship. Leinster Champion U15, Lauren Cadogan. Many other winners of the Dancing school from Raheen, Templeudigan/Rathnure areas.
We have a tiny tot academy from 4 – 7 years at 6pm – 6.45pm in Adamstown Hall on Wednesdays. All are welcome.
We are also starting an Irish Step Dancing and Ceili Class for Adults in Adamstown Hall for 8 weeks with dates and times to follow later. For more information contact Margo on 098 2263350.
 
WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY:
A workshop to assist family Historians and Genealogists who wish to transform their research into absorbing, informative and inspirational stories.
Starting Wednesday 13th March, 2pm – 4pm in Taghmon.
5 per session. Contact 087 285 9135
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CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 9th – Nicholas, Bridie Wickham, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 10th – Sean, Patrick & Kathleen Doyle, Ballyvergin (A)
Sat 16th – Mosey McCabe, Ballyvergin (A)
Sun 17th – James, Ellen & Tommy O’Shea, Mary Wilmore, Eileen Hayes, Adamstown (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 9th – Anthony McGee Sun 10th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 16th – T. J. McDonald Sun 17th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 23rd – Ulick Stafford Sun 24th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 30th – Eoghan Greene Sun 31st – Kay Whelan
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
 
Prayer Group will gather in St. Abban’s Oratory this Sunday 10th March from 7pm – 8pm.
 
SERVERS
Sat 9th – Ross English, James Furlong, Conall Doyle, Aoife McCabe.
Sun 10th – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinead Duffy, Paddy Connors.
Sat 16th – Leah Sinnott, Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power.
Sun 17th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
Sat 23rd – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shóna Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 24th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Oldcourt for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of February, it is now the turn of parishioners from Kellystown for the month of March.
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR MARCH
Evangelisation: That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.
 
DON’T FORGET TO BRING HOME YOUR TRÓCAIRE BOX, ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME
 
THE LADY CHAPEL
Traditionally Catholic Churches have a Lady Chapel dedicated to Our Lady. Presently the Statue of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is being restored and repaired by master craftsman M. J. Booth. For the moment the beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima has been relocated to Our Lady’s Chapel. This statue made of Brazilian Oak was brought here many years ago by former Parish Priest
Fr. Thomas Doyle.
 
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to the following local families who suffered bereavements recently.
To Patricia Sinnott, Woodview Drive and family on the death of her sister Kitty Fitzgerald, Monastery Avenue, Taghmon.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Taghmon on Saturday 2nd, with burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery.
To the family of the late Seamus Fortune, 58 Pearse Rd, Enniscorthy and formerly Canon Murphy Park, Clonroche who died on Tuesday 5th March. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Thursday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Seamus was predeceased by his wife Ann (Brady)
May they rest in peace.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sympathy also to Mrs. Sonia Tierney (Adamstown N.S) and all the family on the death of her brother Donogh, following a long illness. His funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown, Cork on Thursday last.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
PAT BYRNE MEMORIAL ROAD RUN
All Vehicle Road Run on Sunday 7th April, assembly at Adamstown Hall 11.30am. Run leaving at 1.00pm.
Proceeds from the day are being kindly donated to Adamstown Parish Funds. Donations of sandwiches and confectionery welcomed also help needed to serve food on the return of the vehicle drivers. As is customary on Road Runs, drivers taking part are included in a Raffle, items for raffle also welcomed. A meeting will take place at a later date for those willing to give a hand. Many thanks.
 
ST ANTHONY’S BRIEF
Origin and History
The devotion of St Anthony’s Brief dates back to the thirteenth century. A poor Portuguese woman was severely tempted by the devil. Taunted with it by her husband and his ascribing it to guilt on her part, she determined to end her life by drowning herself. On her way to carry out her terrible purpose she passed a Franciscan church. She entered the church to say a last prayer. She knelt before the statue of St Anthony whose feast was being celebrated that day. As she prayed she fell asleep. She seemed to see the saint holding out a piece of paper to her, saying ‘Arise, woman, take this paper and it will free you from the evil one.’ She awoke to find herself free from the molestations of the devil, and hung around her neck the brief or letter of St Anthony – a piece of paper with these words: Ecce crucem Domini. Fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Juda, Radix David, Alleluia. Alleluia.
English translation:
Behold the Cross of the Lord.
Fly, ye enemies of our salvation.
The Lion of the Tribe of Juda,
The Root of David hath conquered.
Alleluia, Alleluia.