March 24th 2019

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 29th March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 29th will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine J. Kelly, Catherine L. Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 5th April will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. On Fri 12th will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 15th were: Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Richie Murphy, Paddy Finn, Phil Jackman & Kay Whelan.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Monday 18th March were: 5 – 8 – 9 – 18. There was no Jackpot winner. The following 2 players matched three numbers and each received €100: Michelle Doyle, Bree and John Devereux, Courthoyle. The next draw is on Friday 29th March in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €4,600.
 
SPINA BIFIDA CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The Annual Spina Bifida Church Gate collection will be taken up at Masses on Sat 6th & Sunday 7th April. Your support is greatly appreciated.
 
ANNUAL LOURDES DRAW
Tickets are currently being sold in the Parish for our Annual Lourdes Draw which takes place on Sunday 14th April.
Hopefully, we will be able to send 3 parishioners on the Pilgrimage to Lourdes in May. Draw confined to Adamstown Parish. Any household may purchase up to four tickets and your continued support is very much appreciated.
 
COFFEE & BINGO MORNING
Coffee/Tea, Toast and Novel Bingo this Tuesday 26th March in the Community Centre from 10.30am – 12.30pm. This is an opportunity for older members of the community to meet friends and have a chat and a cuppa.
 
PAT BYRNE MEMORIAL ROAD RUN
The Pat Byrne Memorial Road run will take place on Sunday 7th April. Registration at 11.30am start at 1.00pm.
All vehicles welcome. Total proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Funds.
There will be a meeting on Tuesday April 2nd in the Community Centre at 9pm to make the final arrangements for the Pat Byrne Road Run. All support at the meeting and on Sunday 7th April greatly appreciated.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. SPLIT THE POT DRAW
The next Split the Pot draw will be this Friday 29th March in the school. Envelopes €2 in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Og’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. Thanks for your support.
Good luck to our girls who travel to Athlone this Wed to take part in the Sports Hall Athletics.
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS
Reminder of the Spring Clean 2019 taking place locally. Adamstown Tidy Towns will have Bags, Gloves etc., available to collect at Cullen’s Gala from this Monday 25th March. We urgently need volunteers from all towns lands in our Parish to help us clean up our area. For further info contact Lorna at 087 7631442
As with other years bags may be left from 1st April for collection by Wexford Co. Council.
 
MEALS DELIVERY
A Meals Delivery Service is available from Raheen FRC. This takes place every Tuesday in Raheen, Clonroche, Adamstown and Newbawn area. This service is available to people of any age from the community who would like a meal to be delivered to their home. The service can be used for a short term if necessary, for example when somebody is recovering from surgery or illness. Anyone wishing to avail of this service please contact Kay on 051 428805.
 
TOMI REICHENTAL
Raheen Family Resource Centre is delighted to be hosting the renowned author, person of the year recipient and Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental in Raheen Community Centre on Wednesday, April 24th; at 8 pm. Tomi is an inspirational speaker and gives a very honest account of his time as a captive in Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp between 1944 and 1945. He has received many awards for his work and tireless efforts to promote tolerance and to educate people about the importance of remembrance and reconciliation and it has made him one of the most inspirational figures in modern Ireland. All are welcome to come along and listen to his story.
 
DANCING AT CAMROSS
Liam Mannering will have you all tripping the light fantastic at the April dance which will be held on Friday, April 5th, from 9.30 pm till late. Liam is very popular visitor to Camross so come along and have a great night among friends. Adm. €10 including the tea.
 
HANDS FOR LIFE
Hands For Life’ Free CPR training will be available in Camross Hall on Monday, April 8th. There will be three, ONE HOUR Sessions running 5 pm to 6 pm, 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm and 8 pm to 9 pm. These free ONE-HOUR sessions offer basic CPR skills training in your community and is delivered by an experienced Irish Heart Foundation instructor. Participants must be over 18 and no assessment or certification is included. Booking is required at HandsforLife.ie. Wexford PPN has come on board to offer this training. If you have any queries contact Breda Banville, 087 9270327.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 23rd – Michael, Catherine Barron, Coonogue (A)
Sun 24th – Aidan, Kathleen, Michael & Jack Furlong, Coonogue and Myosh Kavanagh, Adamstown (A)
Sat 30th – Joe Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 31st – Kitty Furlong, Taghmon (nee Bradley, Adamstown) (A)
Tuesday 26th – Pat, Mary Ellen, Willie, Aidan and Brian Lawlor, Newtown (A)
Pray for Betty Forrestal, Bagenalstown (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
Sat 23rd – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shóna Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 24th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
Sat 30th – Watt & Áine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan
Sun 31st – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 23rd – Ulick Stafford. Sun 24th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 30th – Eoghan Greene Sun 31st – Kay Whelan
Sat 6th – Frances Gallagher. Sun 7th – Callie Doyle
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
 
Monday 25th March: Feast Of the Annunciation of the Lord
 
FORMS OF FRIDAY PENANCE
The following are suggested as ways of fulfilling Friday penance.

Abstaining from meat or some other food;
Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking;
Making a special effort at involvement in family prayer
Making a special effort to participate in Mass on Fridays;
Visiting the Blessed Sacrament;
Making the Stations of the Cross;
Fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and perhaps giving what is saved to the needy;
Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.
 
 
CARRIGBYRNE WALK
Wexford Walking Trails is holding a Spring walk in Carrigbyrne commencing at 2 pm on Sunday, March 31st. So get your walking boots out and be ready for the off.
 
SAMARITANS
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SR HELEN’S REPORT FROM UGANDA
Service and Training for Development (SERTRAD)
Is a registered community based organisation of the Medical Missionaries of Mary in Masaka Diocese. They operate in 610 villages with the help of 36 community liaison volunteers and existing community structures.
Sr. Helen with this service has been carrying on the following activities in Lwengo district.
Regular home visitations to vulnerable families,
Training vulnerable orphans in apprentice skills,
House construction for the very needy, and pit latrine
Water harvesting (shallow wells)
Eye and dental camps, Education, Youth Program
They very much appreciate the financial support they receive from the Irish Community who continue to help the very needy in Uganda.
Sr. Helen and her fellow workers send their good wishes to all at home for continuing to remember them in their prayers and support.
 
NINE TUESDAYS IN HONOUR OF ST. ANTHONY
A noble lady of Bologna had been childless for twenty-two years. She prayed to St. Anthony with many tears before his altar in the Franciscan church. One night the saint appeared to her and said: “Visit my shrine in the church of the Friars Minor for nine consecutive Tuesdays, receive the Sacraments, and your prayer will be heard” She obeyed full of confidence and her wish seemed about to be granted.
A little boy was born to her, but he was so deformed that he was scarcely like a human being. Her husband was enraged and reproached her in the most violent terms. Once more the unhappy mother had recourse to the wonder-worker of Padua; she had her child laid on the altar of the saint and earnestly besought him to finish the work he had begun.
All at once the child began to cry and the spectators soon perceived that every trace of deformity had disappeared.
A beautiful child was carried back, the sight of which at once disarmed the father’s anger and filled the mother’s heart with joy.
 
A GENTLE PRAYER FOR THOSE GROWING OLD
Lord, Thou knowest I am growing older.
Keep me from becoming talkative and possessed with the idea that I must express myself on every subject.
Release me from the craving to straighten out everyone’s affairs.
Keep me from the recital of endless detail.
Give me wings to get to the point.
Seal my lips when I am inclined to tell of my aches and pains.
They are increasing with the years and my love to speak of them grows sweeter as time goes by.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong.
Make me thoughtful but not nosey, helpful but not bossy.
With my vast store of wisdom and experience it does seem a pity not to use it all.
But Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end. Amen.