April 14th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 19th April at 9pm Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 19th will be: Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy & Maura Barden. On Fri 26th will be: Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 5th April were: John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Seamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville.
 
SPLIT THE POT WINNERS
The lucky winner of €90 in the Adamstown school Split the Pot draw on Wednesday last was Faye Hynes. School seller winners were Kate Whelan and Shóna Duggan.
Thanks for your continued support. The next draw takes place on Wednesday 1st May.
 
SYMPATHY
The death occurred on Sunday 7th of Adamstown native, Nick O’Brien, The Old Bridge Bar, Rosbercon, New Ross.
To his son T.J. and all the family our deepest sympathy. He was predeceased by his wife Kathy (Booth, Adamstown) daughter Marian, and brother Pat. Our sympathy also to his relatives in Adamstown Parish. May he rest in peace.
 
PAT BYRNE ROAD RUN
A sincere thanks to vehicle drivers who took part in the Pat Byrne Road Run on Sunday last, over one hundred and thirty registered for the run. To the sponsors, those who gave donations, provided food, raffle prizes, many thanks. A big thanks also to the ladies who worked hard all afternoon to cater for the drivers on their return to Adamstown. Thanks to the Shamrock Vintage Club for organizing and carrying out the overall running of the drive, and their generosity in donating all proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Committee.
The total figure is not known yet, and if you wish to make a donation, there is still time. Presentation night will be held on Friday 26th April in Cullen’s Lounge, details in next week’s newsletter. Again many thanks to all those who helped make the day a success.
 
EASTER GARDEN
The Easter Garden will be erected on Good Friday evening 19th April at 5pm. Gifts of plants or flowers will be appreciated.
A new fountain has been donated for the Easter Garden and we thank the generous donors. We also thank the donors of the two planted urns, which are now in place at our Lady’s Altar.
 
COFFEE/BINGO MORNING
There will be a coffee/bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre this 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.
ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY
Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow are hosting an Alzheimer’s Tea Day at their home on Saturday 4th May 2019 from 2pm – 5pm and would love your support for
this very deserving cause, all profits go to Wexford Alzheimer’s Society Branch.
 
FREE CPR TRAINING
In Adamstown Community Centre Mon 29th April at 5pm, 6.30pm & 8pm. Each session lasts 1 hour. Basic CPR skills provided by an experienced Irish Heart Foundation Instructor Open to individuals, clubs, organizations. Over 18’s only.
Booking sheet in Cullen’s Gala or book online at www.handsforlife.ie. Remember you could save a life!
Organized by Adamstown Tidy Towns.
 
GAA EVENTS
Well done to Joshua Power, who was granted a subsidised scholarship to Coláiste Laighhan during the summer. We wish him well.
Any club members who wish to help out at big match days in Wexford Park etc are requested to contract our club secretary.
On the playing fields St Abban’s club footballers had mixed luck in recent games. In the first championship games of the season the intermediate footballers went under to St. Martins by a three point on a final score of 2-8 to 0-11 while the juniors had better luck as they defeated the St Martin’s third team on a score of 2-10 to 1-12. The under-17 footballers did best of all with a 3-18 to 2-6 win over Taghmon-Camross.
 
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.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO DRAW
The Lotto draw was postponed on Friday night and will now take place this Monday night in Cullen’s Lounge.
 
DON’T FORGET TO BRING BACK YOUR TRÓCAIRE BOX THIS WEEK – All donations very much appreciated.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 13th – Lena Doyle, Ballagh & Pat Doyle, New Ross (A)
Sun 14th – Seamus Fortune, Month’s Mind
Sat 20th – People of the Parish
Sun 21st – People of the Parish
May they rest in peace.
 
HOLY WEEK
Mass of Chrism – Tuesday 16th April at 8pm in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy and everyone welcome
 
St. Abban’s Church:
Wed 17th April – Mass and Anointing of the Sick at 3pm.
Wed 17th Penitential Rite at 7.30pm
Holy Thursday April 18th - Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm. Watching over the Blessed Sacrament till 10pm
Good Friday - The Passion of the Lord 3pm
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm
Holy Saturday – Vigil Mass at 7.30pm
Easter Sunday – Mass at 10.30am
Easter Monday – Mass at 11.00am
 
SERVERS
Sun 14th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue,
Emma Carty
Sat 20th – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shona Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 21st – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 13th – Liam Whelan. Sun 14th - Ann Ryan
 
I SEE HIS BLOOD - (Joseph Mary Plunkett)
I see His blood upon the rose
And in the stars the glory of His eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.
 
I see His face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds.
Are but His voice – and carven by His power
Rocks are His written words.
 
All pathways by His feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree.
 
ST PATRICK’S SCHOOL – CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Church Gate collection in aid of St. Patrick’s Special School Enniscorthy, on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April.
Serving Special Needs in all of Co. Wexford.
Your support will be very much appreciated.
  
PALM SUNDAY (Curates Diary)
Little Johnny had a bad sore throat and so had to stay home from Mass. When his older brother and sisters arrived home, they were carrying little green branches. “What are they?” Johnny asked. “Branches of palm?” he was told. “What are they for? he asked. “People used to welcome Jesus” his father told him. “Well, wouldn’t you know it” he muttered. “The only Sunday I miss Mass and Jesus himself showed up”
Tuesday 16th April – Feast day of St. Bernadette
 
THE HOOK OF FAITH: THIS WEEK’S CONTENT
Check out the latest resources at www.thehookoffaith.com
This week’s interview is with Sr Mary Rowsome, a St. John of God Sister who hails from Monageer but is now the leader of Ballyvalloo Retreat and Conference Centre in Blackwater. In this interview Sr. Mary describes the work, and mission of the retreat centre as a fantastic resource for spiritual renewal in our diocese. Our homily for Palm Sunday comes from Mgr. Joe McGrath, P.P. New Ross and we have the fourth in the series of video reflections on Jesus’ ‘Seven Last Words’ this time on his gift of Mary his mother to every Christian – ‘Mother behold your son/daughter, son/daughter behold your Mother’ We have an article by Sean O’Leary on the question posed by Pilate to Jesus at his trial that continues to haunt us: ‘What is truth? Finally we have a commentary by Philip Quirke on one of the greatest poems ever written – ‘Love’ by George Herbert.
 
LOCAL SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS
Well done to the following local sportspeople who achieved success recently.
Éadaoin Stafford won silver in the girls U-19 shot putt at the Irish Life Health national Juvenile Championships in Athlone last weekend, with a second round throw of 9.88 her best of the series secured her silver.
Ryan Carthy Walsh also competing in Athlone in the Universities Outdoor Championships, and representing W.I.T won gold, clearing 1.95m, the only athlete to do so.
Race walker Joe Mooney, competing for D.C.U. fresh from his success in winning the Isle of Man 20k race walk, beat off all competitors and won gold. Well done to all.
F.A.I. Under-19 Inter League Final
Wishing Jasmine Martin (Adamstown) and all the squad every success as they meet Dublin’s M.G.L. in the final this Sunday in Lamberton Park, Arklow at 3pm.
 
ST. VINCENT de PAUL CELEBRTATES 175YEARS
One hundred and seventy-five years ago the first St. Vincent de Paul Conference was formed in Dublin, just at the onset of the famine. Even though times have changed fundamentally since then, the core need still continues to be much the same. Members of SVP still go out every night throughout Ireland helping people with food, fuel and shelter.
A day of thanksgiving, celebration, and reflection was held on Sat 13th April in Dublin. Speakers included President Michael Higgins, Minister Regina Doherty, Brian Cody.
SVP has 11,000 thousand volunteers in Ireland.
St. Vincent de Paul confidential contact line: 087 1413153