May 5th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 10th May at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 10th will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. On Fri 17th will be:
Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. On Fri 24th will be: Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond & Catherine Furlong. On Fri 31st will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 26th April were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Phil Jackman & John Hanley.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday May 10th in the Community Centre.
 
EVENTS IN NEW ROSS LIBRARY IN MAY
Martin Doyle - British Hero and Irish Freedom Fighter -
Tuesday 7th May at 7pm.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the award of the Victory Cross to CSM Martin Doyle, we are hosting a lecture given by Irish Times journalist, author, editor and presenter Ronan McGreevy.
The 800th Anniversary of William Marshal -
Saturday 11th May at 3 pm.
William Marshal founded the town of New Ross in 1207 and built the first bridge over the Barrow. Seamus Kiely, Jack Stacey and Mick Conway will be in the library to tell the story of William marshal, with a twist.
Biodiversity Talk with Jim Hurley - Tuesday 21st Mat at 7 pm.
To celebrate Biodiversity week, Jim Hurley will be here to discuss species and habitats.
A Guide to Early Speech & Language Development -
Tuesday 28th May at 7 pm.
This talk will give information about the development of early attention, play attention, play and communication skills. It will look at strategies to support communication in young children and give advice regarding delayed communication.
The Kennedy Book and Research Archive:
New Ross Library are delighted to have on display a collection of books, publications, audiovisual recordings and other research materials on the Kennedy presidency, Kennedy family, and the link between the Kennedys and Co. Wexford. The collection contains items of unique interest, including a number of books written by John F. Kennedy before taking up political office, LIFE magazine from the 1960’s, and other contemporary publications. This collection will be added to over the years and maintained for public use. For more information phone: 051 421877.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. SPLIT THE POT DRAW
The school winner of the draw on May 1st was Rory Kelly.
Paul Cullen was the winner of €84. Thanks for your support.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB PRESENTATION
Shamrock Vintage Club had their ‘Presentation Night’ from their very successful Pat Byrne Road Run on Friday 26th April in Cullen’s Lounge.
Vintage club representatives Phil Jackman and Mogue Curtis presented Fr. Robert Nolan P.P. with a cheque for €3,000 for Parochial Funds. Fr. Nolan thanked the Shamrock Vintage Club for organizing the Road Run and their thoughtfulness and generosity in donating the total proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Funds. Thanks also to the drivers, sponsors, those who gave donations, food or helped on the day to make it such a success. Well done to all concerned. Thanks to the ladies for the cuppa & bisc.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to Tommy and Dympna Rochford and family on the death of Tommy’s father John (Jack) Rochford, Ballyleigh, New Ross, which occurred on Tuesday 30th April.
Sympathy also to his wife Josie, daughter Mary and all the family. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Drummond on Friday last with burial in Rathgarogue Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy also to John O’Connor, Newtown and all the family, on the death of their aunt Margaret (Peggy) Kenny, (nee O’Connor) Ballinguilla, Crookstown, Cork on 23rd April.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday 26th in St. Aidan’s Church, Clongeen with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Clongeen. May she rest in peace.
Sympathy also to Diane & Adrian Kelly and family Doononey, Adamstown on the death of Diane’s father John Jordan, Kyle, Crossabeg recently. His funeral Mass took place in Crossabeg Church with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
 
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS NEWS
As part of Wexford County Council's National Community Event this coming May Bank Holiday Weekend, Adamstown Tidy Towns are hosting a Painting & Planting Morning on Monday 6th from 9 - 11am. All volunteers are welcome and all materials are provided. This is a great opportunity to get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in our village, with thanks to Wexford County Council.
 
AFTERNOON TEA PARTY
A reminder of the I.C.A.’s ‘Afternoon Tea Party” on Bank Holiday Monday in the Community Centre at 2.30pm. This event is funded by Wexford County Council as part of their ‘Get to know your neighbour’ initiative.
 
MODEL COUNTY DRAW
Tickets for this season’s Model County Development Draw are now on sale and can be purchased from any GAA club member. Three monthly draws for € 50 with over €85,000 in prize money. The local club will receive a fair percentage of the proceeds, so it deserves good support.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 4th May – Breda O’Brien, Templeshelin (A)
Sun 5th – Peg Kelly and deceased members of the Kirwan family, Coonogue (A)
Sat 11th – Patsy O’Connor, Newtown (A)
Sun 12th – People of the Parish
May they rest in peace.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon - Friday in St. Abban’s Oratory.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30 pm
Rosary at the Grotto in Knockreigh every week night for the month of May at 8 pm.
 
St. Joseph the Worker – Feast Day May 1st
In 1870, Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph to be the patron saint of the universal church. This silent saint, who was given the task of caring for and watching over Mary and Jesus, would now care for the whole church. In doing so, he would serve as a model for the dignity of human work.
 
TRÓCAIRE LENTEN COLLECTION
A gentle reminder if you have not already returned your Trócaire Box, to please do so in the coming days. Thank you.
 
SERVERS
Sat 4th – Ross English, James Furlong, Conall Doyle, Aoife McCabe
Sun 5th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 4th – Frances Gallagher. Sun 5th – Kay Whelan
Sat 11th – Anthony McGee. Sun 12th – Ann Ryan.
 
POPE’S PRAYER INTENTIONS: MAY 2019
That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.
 
SHORT TERM LET! (Fr. Martin Delaney - Irish Catholic)
One of Joseph of Arimathea’s friends said to him;
That was such a beautiful tomb you bought. Why did you give it to that preacher Jesus to be interred in?.
Oh” said Joseph, “he only needed it for the weekend.”
 
 
IRELAND OWN
Waste not; want not, is a maxim I would teach.
Always let your motto be, practice what you preach;
Never let your chances, like the sunbeams, pass you by;
For you’ll never miss the water till the well runs dry.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK by Ireland’s Eye
Have a good week, count your blessings and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
 
ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY CHANGE OF DATE
The Alzheimer’s Tea Day at the home of Ellie Walsh & family postponed from this Saturday will now take place on Saturday 23rd May from 2pm – 5pm.
 
IS YOUR HUT BURNING?
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Everyday he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.
But then one day, after scavenging for food a distance from the hut, he arrived back to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst thing possible had happened, he thought, everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. “God, how could you do this to me!” he cried. He slept in the open that night. Early the next morning, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. “How did you know I was here”? the weary man asked his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal!” they replied.
It is easy to get discouraged when things are going wrong, but we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is working in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground; it just may be the smoke signal that summons the grace of God to your rescue.
 
PRAYER FOR PEACE
Heavenly Father, Your Son Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace died on the Cross a victim of violence. We pray that your peace will come to the whole world. Our hope for peace rests entirely on you. We pray for all victims of violence that they may enjoy eternal peace. We pray for those who have been injured in body, mind and spirit that they may be healed. We pray for the perpetrators of violence that they may reject their violent ways, and we pray for reconciliation amongst all peoples. Amen.
 
PETER KELLY R.I.P.
The whole community was deeply shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of Peter on Wednesday last.
To his wife Marian, daughter Emma, grandchildren, brother, sisters, extended family, neighbours and friends our heartfelt sympathy. Peter was predeceased by his daughter Aoife.
Peter was laid to rest in St. Abban’s Cemetery on Saturday following funeral Mass in St. Abban’s Church.
May his kind soul rest in peace.