March 7th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 12th April at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 12th will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. On Fri 19th will be: Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy & Maura Barden.
This finishes the year’s rota, if anyone else would be prepared to cater for the card, please let Fr. Nolan know.
Catering on Fri 26th April will be: Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 12th April in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €4,800. Do keep on buying the tickets and in doing so you are supporting our local GAA, Soccer and Parish.
 
PAT BYRNE MEMORIAL ROAD RUN
The Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run takes place this weekend. Registration at 11.30am & starting time 1.00pm, with vehicles travelling 32km. All drivers will be back at the Community Centre for food at 3.30pm. All help and donations of sandwiches & confectionery welcome.
All proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Funds.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN NEWS
Our new GAA Kit.
Past student John Murphy Brothers presented our GAA teams with a new kit and jerseys this week. We are very grateful for their generous sponsorship. A big thanks to Mr. Lillis for his assistance in getting this new kit.
Wexford Enterprise Award Winners 2019
Well done to Junior Section Winner Jack Cullen for his business Jack’s Class Glass. Jack will now go forward to the National Finals in Corke Park and we wish him all the best.
Other winners were: Brianna & Sam with their B & S Cups & Saucers and Nikhitta– Kita’s Memories.
Another big winner was teacher Rita Breen who won the prestigious award of Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year 2019. Well done everyone, fantastic achievements.
Youth Garda Awards
Congratulations to Megan Butler on receiving her Youth Garda Award. Megan has been a student for the past six years and is currently our Head Girl. She has been recognised for her achievements at the annual school awards and on the sports field. Outside the school she is an avid sportsperson, and played with Kilkenny United Women’s Football club in 2015 and 2017. She currently plays for Adamstown Ladies Soccer Club and Under 19’s County Wexford Gaynor and for the Women’s County Soccer team. Upon trials in Ireland and London Megan was offered a sports scholarship in America and this scholarship will enable her to study while playing her favourite sport.
Megan is a remarkable student that possesses the combination of personality and leadership skills that makes others want to follow her or in her direction. Megan really is a shining example to others.
LOURDES DRAW
All tickets and money to be returned on Friday 12th April at 7pm, in the Parochial House and hopefully we will be able to send three parishioners on the Pilgrimage this year.
Draw takes place at Mass on Palm Sunday 14th April.
Thanks for your continued support.
 
EVENT IN NEW ROSS LIBRARY IN APRIL
Dementia Awareness – Tuesday 30th April 7pm.
A dementia awareness presentation in association with Bluebird Care and the Understand Together Campaign.
The aim of this talk is to raise awareness of the issues and challenges around dementia and to discuss ways of supporting the person with dementia.
Images of Autism Exhibition
This exhibition opened on Tuesday 2nd April and will run until April 30th.
 
ADAMSTOWN I .C.A. NEWS
Reminding members that the monthly meeting takes place in the Community Centre this Wednesday April 10th at 8pm.
This is also our A.G.M, so hope to have a full attendance.
The Federation Representative for our area, Gretta O’Connor, will attend this meeting. Any money owed for membership to be paid in full on the night.
Competition is to create an Easter Bunny, using only the inner cardboard tube of toilet rolls, and one other element.
The winner will go forward to represent the Guild at the next Federation Meeting.
 
GO FOR LIFE - GET WALKING!
“There is ample evidence to show that physical activity is associated with significant improvement in functional ability and health status and may frequently prevent certain diseases or diminish their severity.” (Ageing and Health Programme, World Health Organisation - 1997)
THE BENEFITS OF WALKING
A huge amount of scientific evidence now clearly proves that regular walking
- helps increase bone density thus preventing osteoporosis
- improves over physical and psychological health
- helps to preserve independent living
- reduces the risk of developing coronary heart disease
- helps in the control of stress, obesity and diabetes
SOME PRATICAL TIPS
- wear proper walking shoes
- use socks with padded soles
- be seen - wear bright clothes and reflective armbands
- wear layer of light, loose clothing that can be removed as you warm up
- use wind/waterproof gear to protect against the elements
- enlist the support of family or friends.
If your suffering from health problems or are worried about any aspect of your health, ask your doctor’s advice before you start a walking programme.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 6th April – Sylvie Furlong, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 7th – John, Katie, Eileen Delaney, Oldcourt (A)
Sat 13th – Lena Doyle, Ballagh & Pat Doyle, New Ross (A0
Sun 14th – Seamus Fortune, (Month’s Mind)
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
Sun 7th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
Sat 13th – Leah Sinnott, Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power.
Sun 14th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
Sat 20th – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shóna Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea.
Sun 21st – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 6th – Frances Gallagher. Sun 7th – Callie Doyle
Sat 13th – Liam Whelan. Sun 14th – Ann Ryan.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to James Dobbs (Cullen’s Gala) and all the family on the death of his grandfather James (Jim) Dobbs, Cherryorchard, Enniscorthy. James is survived by children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Aidan’s Cathedral on Thursday last with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. James had the
Our sympathy also to Phil Mahon, Woodview Drive and all the family on the death of his brother Francis (The Boxer) Mahon, The Villas, Clonroche. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday in St. Clement’s Church, Cloughbawn with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
May they rest in peace.
 
CHURCH & ALTARS
Thanks to the ladies from Kellystown for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of March, it is now the turn of parishioners from Raheenduff for the month of April.
 
POPE’S INTENTION FOR APRIL
Universal: For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
 
COFFEE/BINGO MORNING
There will be a coffee/bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday 16th April. It is run from 10.30am – 12.30pm and is an opportunity for people to meet, have a chat and some fun.
 
WORDS OF WISDOM
The only job where you start at the top is when digging a hole.
 
St. Vincent De Paul. Confidential contact line;
087 1413153
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS
Adamstown Tidy Towns have organized Free CPR training in Adamstown Community Centre on Monday 29th April 2019
There will be 3 one-hour sessions, beginning at 5pm, 6.30pm and 8pm. offering basic CPR skills training.
They will be delivered by an experienced Irish Heart Foundation Instructor and all practicing will be done on manikins. Participants must be over 18 years old. Booking is essential and can be done online via www.handsforlife.ie or alternatively a booking sheet is available for signing in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown. Each individual that attends will receive an email after the training that will include their Certificate of Attendance. Open to all individuals, clubs or organizations.
 
CAMROSS DRAMA GROUP PRESENTS -
An evening of entertainment with 3 One-Act Comedies.
Man on the Floor by Neil Simon
Will on the Side by Anita O’Loughlin
Darlings, You were Wonderful by Derek Lomass
Venues & Dates: Fethard on Sea – Sun 21st April
Carrig on Bannow – Friday 26th April
Arts Centre, Wexford – Sat 27th April
Camross Hall – Sun 28th April
Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola – Wed 1st May.
All Shows 8pm. Adm: Adults€10 /Child €5
 
THE LITTLE SEA MUSICAL SOCIETY AND KSM CONCERT ORCHESTRA IN CAMROSS HALL
Presents Movies & Musicals, All your favourites from
The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman and more.
12th & 13th April in Camross Hall.
All proceeds are in aid of Caroreigh Church Funds &
Clongeen Community Development Group.
Book now 089 9765414 or WWW.THELITTLESEAMUSICALSOCIETY.COM
 
Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 9th – 16th October
Led by: Bishop Denis Brennan. Pilgrimage Directors:
Fr. Thomas Doyle & Fr. Denis Browne. 7 nights, full board at Hotel Catolica. Price €795 per person sharing.
Full details from O’Leary Travel 053 9233178
 
Listen online to Radio Maria. www.radiomarie.ie/ App available for your phone. Saorview Channel 210
 
AN EASTER PRAYER (Divine Word Missionaries)
Lord, the resurrection of Your son
has given us new life and renewed hope.
Help us to live as new people
in pursuit of the Christian ideal.
Grant us wisdom to know what we must do,
the will to want to do it.
the courage to undertake it,
the perseverance to continue to do it,
and the strength to complete it. Amen.